Gottman Method Couples Therapy

 

Opposites Attract…

…And Then They Drive Each Other Insane

 

The decision to consider couples or family therapy is often difficult and confronting. But relationship therapy is a smart investment to create a secure and stable future for you and your partner.

I have created a warm, delightful counselling room where you can relax, learn more about yourself, your relationships with others and breakdown barriers to achieving your goals and dreams.

I create a trusting and non-judgemental working relationship with my clients and I welcome couples and families of every age, ability and sexual orientation.

Regardless of why or how long you’ve been unhappy and unfulfilled, professional counselling and guidance can help you in your decision-making process. You may be considering relationship therapy with serious doubts that you can resolve repetitive arguments and emotional distance. Perhaps you fear it is far too late to end ongoing criticism, blame and resentment.

Let me show you how to create and maintain a lasting, loving relationship, based on Gottman Method Couples Therapy which is backed by more than 40 years of research, science and education about the skilful arts of love and family life.

Relationship counselling aims to build hope and confidence and remove criticism and defensiveness. You explore how to increase respect and appreciation with each other, to reignite your closeness and intimacy.

For more information, download the EWS Relationship Councelling Services Information sheet here

Get in touch today, or book online HERE

 

Repairing Emotional Distance

 

 
Do you feel like you have lost your best friend and find stranger in their place?

 

Gottman Method Couples Therapy empowers couples with a range of new skills, techniques and strategies to use in your lives on a daily basis. You can learn how to continuously deepen your friendship, trust and intimacy.

In therapy, couples engage in a series of essential conversations, and with skilled guidance, change negative interactions and learn to respond non-defensively, expressing empathy and kindness. Couples are supported to heal past and ongoing conflicts, connect in the present and create a positive future together. They share a deeper understanding of each other’s perspectives, needs and dreams. The benefits are a deep sense of shared meaning and high levels of trust and loyalty.

You can learn the skills that really work to create a deeper connection. You can bring back that love you have shared and look forward to the years ahead together.

Get in touch today, or book online HERE

 

Healing from Affairs and Betrayal

 

 
After the discovery of an affair or betrayal nothing seems the same

 

Intense emotions and recurrent crises are the pattern after the devastating discovery of an affair or betrayal. It is common for both partners to experience depression, (including suicidal thoughts), anxiety, and a profound sense of loss following the initial disclosure of an affair.

Other Forms of Betrayal
  • Physical, financial and emotional abuse
  • Forming coalitions with family or friends against your partner
  • Breaking promises and repeated lying
  • Conditional commitment
  • Emotional affairs
Reactions to Learning about Betrayal

The reactions of the betrayed partner often resemble the post-traumatic stress symptoms of the victims of catastrophic events. These include –

  • Shattered assumptions about their partner
  • Feeling surrounded by lies
  • Obsessively pondering details of the affair
  • Continuously watching for further signs of betrayal
  • Physiological hyperarousal, flashbacks and intrusive images
  • Loss of trust in themselves and the world around them

Unfaithful partners may –

  • Fear that they will be punished forever for the betrayal
  • Grieve for the lost dreams
  • Avoid or become angry when talking about the affair
  • Feel unable to help their partner heal
  • Struggle with overwhelming guilt and shame

There is hope. Professional counselling can help you assess, in an informed way, if there are opportunities to change and repair your relationship. With support through Gottman Method Couples Therapy, research data has shown that the majority of couples can survive infidelity and repair betrayals. You can recover, rebuild and develop an even stronger relationship.

Get in touch today, or book online HERE

 

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

 

 

For more than 40 years, Dr John Gottman has identified and tested the elements of an enduring, successful relationship. Gottman and his wife, psychologist Julie Schwartz Gottman, created the clinical treatment framework known as the Gottman Method and launched the Gottman Institute, a centre for training, research, and education. This is the only scientifically based approach to predict what it takes to make a great relationship and what predicts relationship disappointment and failure.

The Gottman Method has a wealth of great resources to help you to rebuild a resilient and happy relationship and has proven to be successful worldwide in helping couples re-ignite their relationship. Gottman Method is a broad-based treatment that serves all couples, at any age, and in any stage of a relationship.

 

 
Elizabeth is a certified Gottman Institute member and one of the very few therapists in Adelaide to offer this type of relationship therapy
 
Gottman Method Couples Therapy aims to…
  • Build positive habits of appreciation and understanding
  • Increase communication skills
  • Manage conflict in a healthy, positive way
  • Resolve ongoing arguments and tensions
  • Improve the friendship and intimacy in your personal relationships
  • Create positive ongoing changes
  • Maintain improved communication and problem solving over many years

Get in touch today, or book online HERE

 

Proudly providing couples and families with resources from The Gottman Institute, committed to ongoing research that increases the understanding of relationships, and carefully evaluated interventions to create and maintain greater love and health in relationships.

 

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