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Relationship Counselling

Relationship Counselling in Melbourne

Are you having difficulties with your relationship? At Enriching Minds Psychology, we understand that relationships can be challenging. Problems can occur between partners, parents, children, siblings, friends, and other important people in your life. Experiencing problems in personal relationships is normal, but sometimes these problems can become severe and overwhelming.

Fortunately, we can provide effective relationship counselling in Melbourne that facilitates honest communication, mutual understanding, and amicable resolutions. Our professionals can deal with arguments, disagreements, breakdowns in communication, angry outbursts, avoidance, and even physical conflict. You can trust us to help you maintain healthier, more harmonious relationships.

Relationship Difficulties

What Causes Relationship Problems?

Our relationship counselling aims to identify and deal with the causes of relationship problems, which can include one or more of the following:

  • Differences in opinions, values or goals
  • Changes in family circumstances (e.g. separation and break ups, new baby, etc.)
  • Changes in life circumstances (e.g. moving to a new house, homelessness, health problems)
  • Financial problems (e.g. unemployment, gambling)
  • Stress (e.g. pressures at school/work, lack of time)
  • Births, deaths, and marriages
  • Issues relating to sexuality
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Lack of trust or respect

What you can do

Our relationship counselling in Melbourne encourages participants to do the following:
  • Be willing to work on your relationships
  • Learn how to accept positives and negatives
  • Manage stressors as they arise
  • Understand your own emotions, feelings, and behaviours
  • Talk about it, allowing both parties to have their say.
  • Accept your differences
  • Have fun together and find time to do things you enjoy with your family or friends
  • Work together to develop a plan of action that you all agree on
  • Balance your demands and prioritise what is important to you
  • Be yourself and work on feeling good about yourself
  • Be supportive and try not to judge, criticise or blame others
  • Remind yourself that friendships are a team effort

Your Individual Rights

When disagreements and arguments arise, remember that you have the right to:

  • Express your opinion
  • Say ‘no’
  • Make mistakes
  • Change your mind
  • Disagree with others
  • Ask for what you want
  • Be treated with respect
  • Not take responsibility for other people’s problems
  • Seek professional support or advice from a counsellor, the police or a legal representative

How we can help

There may be times when you are not able to solve your family and relationship problems alone and need some external help. There are many different types of assistance available, including parent and relationship counselling as well as mediation, courses and workshops in communication, parenting, problem-solving, and positive coping skills.

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our skilled clinicians for relationship counselling in Melbourne.