define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without
judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”
Before you commence couples therapy online you will complete the Gottman method couples counselling 3 part assessment process. The online relationship assessment process is designed to get a clear picture of your relationship including: the strengths and issues you bring into couples counselling, as well as understanding each of you as individuals.
1. ONLINE ASSESSMENT: Before you meet with your couples therapist online you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your relationship, as well as questions about you as an individual. Your couples therapist/marriage counsellor will review this information and begin to develop a framework for treatment before you attend your assessment day.
2. ASSESSMENT SESSIONS: On the day of your assessment your online couples therapist will spend 3 sessions developing a deeper understanding of you and your relationship. You will then have a short break whilst your couples therapist finalises your treatment plan,
3. TREATMENT PLANNING & FEEDBACK: The last session of the day is a feedback session where your online couples therapist will present their findings, based on their thorough understanding of your relationship. Together you will develop treatment goals that will identify the areas of focus for your online couples counselling sessions as you enter into the treatment phase. You will also discuss the most appropriate format for treatment (e.g., regular weekly sessions or a more intensive approach such as half day sessions or online couples marathon therapy).
The assessment process fee includes:
Once you have completed your assessment process you may commence online couples counselling with your dedicated couples therapist. The format of online couples counselling will depend on each couple's unique situation. Our aim is to ensure the most effective mode of treatment to suit each couple's individual needs. For some couples this will be weekly online couples therapy 80 minute sessions. For other couples it may be half day sessions that offer the time needed to focus on their relationship and begin making meaningful changes, Many couples will benefit from a more intensive approach sometimes referred to as marathon couples counselling (see our couples retreat package) which we offer in a retreat style format at accommodation of your choosing or from the comfort of our practice rooms.