Couple Counselling - Overview
Couples decide to seek counselling for all sorts of reasons. It may be that the relationship is just needing a bit of a tune-up, or perhaps there is an issue that feels too big to be resolved without help, or high stress is impacting from changes such as new babies, teenage issues, job loss, or financial difficulties. If the relationship has become stuck in a long-term cycle of distress, lasting positive change may require quite a number of sessions over a long period of time. It is important for both parties to understand this, and to commit to a process of change. No matter how expert, no Therapist can “fix” the relationship. Instead both partners will be invited to take responsibility for their part in the negative cycle, and trying something different to help create more closeness, safety and connection.
In addition to counselling, Maggie - together with former head of RAV counselling training Linda Murrow - offers weekend workshops for couples. The next workshop will be Saturday and Sunday 26 & 27 November at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. These intensive evidence-based workshops are equivalent to many private sessions and are highly recommended for anyone seeking to transform their relationship. For more information click here.
If you are hoping to claim your sessions through Medicare, please discuss this with Maggie before your first appointment. Unfortunately Medicare does not have a separate category for Couples, so it is important to consider this and plan financially before you commence the process. Sometimes depression or anxiety is caused from relationship distress. If this is the case and your GP is supportive, you may each be able to claim back a rebate for 5-10 sessions, providing the sessions are not being used for additional individual therapy.
For booking information and more general information about Couple Therapy and the specific models that Maggie uses, please click the buttons below.