Professional Counselling Services in Melbourne

Light Mind Counselling practitioners offer couples counselling in Melbourne for our clients to sustain their relationship wellbeing.

Studies show that people in healthy relationships are leading towards longer life expectations and experience comparatively lesser physical and psychological health issues.

On the other hand, chronic relationship issues are identified as a common issue connected to poor self-satisfaction and many other areas in life. People with poorer mental and physical health are more exposed to a greater risk of anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders.

Relationship problems don’t have a single cause that we could pinpoint, but a number of factors could lead to breaking the relationship over a period of time. A person’s family and upbringing have a significant impact on the values and beliefs they carry to their relationships in adulthood. Studies are shown that people whose parents are divorced are more likely to experience relationship breakdowns than those whose parents remain together. Moreover, our life transitions, personal and physical stressors, other external stressors, habits and behavioural factors are also providing a significant indication of the couples’ relationships.

Couples counselling Melbourne supports the client to improve their ability to manage negative emotions in life and express their emotions with each other. We help our clients to recognise strengths in their relationship and work on any challenges they face within their relationship.

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Our Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising therapeutic counselling goals.

Our Therapeutic Practice

Our experience enables us to offer individualised counselling and psychotherapeutic care. We work to improve individual wellbeing and provide a nonjudgmental space for individuals, families, and couples.

Our Client Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

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Marriage counselling Melbourne has provided support for thousands of couples and families to best manage their relationship issues.

Light Mind Counselling has trained practitioners to provide Gottman couples therapy; one of the most effective marriage counselling approaches in the world. This is a structured and a practical approach to building happiness and intimacy in a relationship. Unlike many other marriages and couples therapies, the Gottman couples therapy is a research based and evidence based approach with more than 30 years around the world. This means the work done by Gottman Institute Seattle has proved the validity and effectiveness of the Gottman couples therapy.

In Gottman’s couples and marriage therapy, our clients work on relationship difficulties caused by “four horsemen” named after the famous Albrecht Durer engraving Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. These factors predictive of divorce include Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and Contempt. Marriage Counselling Melbourne has identified a range of common issues in couples. Starting poor love maps and mismanaging conflicts, the issues of the couple could lead up to infidelity and trauma in relationships.

Marriage Counselling Melbourne has identified a range of common issues in couples. Starting poor love maps and mismanaging conflicts, the issues of the couple could lead up to infidelity and trauma in relationships.

The trauma could be generational and lead to the next generation if not treated when we recognise them. Abusive marriage relationships provide a greater depth of trauma for their offspring. The more intense the trauma, over the period of time, a person will spend more energy from their biological and psychological system to keep the mind and body regulated. This can feel like being on the verge of a panic attack, or on the verge of shut down or numbness.

Marriage counselling Melbourne provides support for healing from trauma for couples by supporting them to acknowledge and validate their feelings. Learning to reflect on their feelings and understand the emotional context of their partners has helped couples to build a connection with each other in traumatic life experiences. Light Mind Counselling helps our couples to find the best therapeutic approach for their individual needs and tailor made the therapeutic interventions to provide the best support they need.

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At Light Mind Counselling, we offer a range of relationship counselling therapy, including:

  • Couples counselling — In relationship counselling therapy, we provide our clients with the support they need to manage negative emotions and express them with each other. We help our clients recognise their relationship’s strengths and work on any challenges they face.
  • Marriage counselling — Our marriage counselling in Melbourne has supported thousands of couples and families to manage their relationship issues.
  • Gottman’s couples and marriage therapy — In Gottman’s couples and marriage therapy, couples face their relationship difficulties through the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and Contempt.
  • Gottman Couples therapy + EMDR Therapy — Our integrative approach for couples therapy has helped to process any unprocessed trauma in their lives and navigate with Gottman strategies to build a better relationship.

Our couples counselling sessions, face-to-face and online relationship therapy run for 90 minutes. For couples who request to have shorter sessions, we have 60-minute appointments available.

Book relationship therapy online by selecting the location, choosing between online relationship therapy or face-to-face, selecting your practitioner and appointment time and providing your personal information. Alternatively, please contact our team over the phone or email — they would be happy to assist.

Since counsellors in Australia are not covered under Medicare, we are a privately billed practice and require full payment during your session. You may be eligible to claim private health insurance rebates if you check with your private health fund. Talk to your practitioner to discuss available health fund options.