Couples and Marriage Counselling
Attending relationship counselling can be both time consuming and expensive. It can be helpful to learn about your psychologist’s training and their particular approach to couple counselling. Sati Psychology in Springwood, Blue Mountains, offers couples counselling and marriage counselling based on the Gottman Method (an evidence-based form of couples therapy that has been developed on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples).
I believe that effective couple counselling must be based on a thorough assessment of the couple’s strengths as well as areas for improvement. I have completed two levels of training in the Gottman Method as well as additional training in helping couples dealing with Trauma, Affairs and Addictions.
The Assessment phase consist of a first appointment with both partners followed by individual interviews. You will both then receive a link to complete an online questionnaire (The Gottman Relationship Check-up) about your friendship, intimacy, how well you know your partner, how you share your values and goals and what gives meaning to your lives. There are also other important aspects that will be explored such as Trust and Commitment. The questionnaire is completely confidential and fully HIPAA compliant. The cost of the questionnaire is 39USD payable directly to the Gottman Institute (Please note that I do not charge extra to interpret results and prepare for the feedback session).
Once the Assessment phase is completed, I will discuss the results with both of you and I will suggest a treatment plan for improving and strengthening your relationship.
The Gottman Method is based on The Sound Relationship House Theory which consist of nine components of healthy relationships. It is an informative and effective model to guide interventions aimed at improving the most important areas of any relationship. It is hard work but absolutely worth it.
I look forward meeting you!