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Couples Counselling Online 

“I 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”


Online Gottman Couples Counselling 

We use the Gottman approach in providing relationship counselling and marriage counselling online to couples. Gottman Method Couples Counselling draws on 40 years of research and clinical practice to help couples break through barriers, and improve the level of connection, intimacy and understanding within their relationships. Gottman Online Couples Counselling is structured, evidence-based, and goal-oriented. The interventions used in couples counselling were developed as a result of research data, from a study conducted by Dr Gottman on more than 3000 couples.

Gottman Online Couples Counselling is designed to help couples:

• Increase understanding between partners
• Increase closeness, respect and affection
• Break through and resolve conflict, when partners feel stuck
• Keep calm when discussing conflict

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Online Couples Counselling Assessment:

Getting to Know You and Your 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).

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Online Couples Counselling Assessment Day



In your first online couples counselling appointment, you and your partner will have the opportunity to share what has brought you to couples therapy and you will discuss the history of your relationship with your online couples therapist. Your couples therapist will ask questions about how you met, how your relationship has evolved over time and how you communicate and connect as a couple. 

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Session 2 and 3 are conducted as individual sessions and provide an opportunity to get to know each of you as individuals. These sessions enables your online couples therapist to develop an understanding of how your background, past and present experiences influence your current experience of your relationship. 



In session 4 your online couples therapist / marriage counsellor will share the understanding they have gained throughout the assessment process and each member of the couple shares how this summary compares with their own experience of the relationship. You will discuss potential goals for online couples counselling that arise from this assessment and work together to develop a plan forward.

Couples Therapy Online Assessment Process = $1500

The assessment process fee includes:

  • All online questionnaires
  • Dedicated preparation time for your online Couples Therapist to review all questionnaires and prepare for your assessment day, to ensure that you get the most out of your time together
  • 3 online assessment sessions- 1 as a couple and 1 each as an individual.
  • Dedicated time for your online Couples Therapist to review all of the information you have provided throughout the assessment process. 
  • The development of a comprehensive treatment plan by your highly qualified online couples therapist.
  • Feedback session with you as a couple where your online couples therapist will present their findings and identify collaborative goals for treatment, 

Online Couples Counselling

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.  

Couples Counselling Session Fees

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