Taking steps towards repairing your relationship

When we surround ourselves with positive relationships, the beneficial and positive effects are evident in our lives. Our wellbeing - especially emotional stability - can be greatly enhanced through loving relationships. Unfortunately, when relationships are not displaying these strengths, we can find ourselves feeling the opposite. We find they create a feeling of separation, betrayal, sadness and even anger.

With no clear rules or design to success in relationships, everyone goes through highs and lows, doing the best they can. When this stops working functionally for us and things begin to fall apart, we may struggle to see a resolution.

Where do we turn when our relationships are in trouble?

When is relationship counselling right?

Are you frequently in conflict? Is constant hostility and animosity prevalent in your home? Are signs of intimacy diminishing? These seemingly trivial but frequent relationship problems can be signs of larger issues causing the relationship to falter. Relationships can often be challenging. Different beliefs, opinions, cultures, and/or backgrounds between partners can often be the cause of differences in opinion, and interpersonal conflict.

Life Supports accredited counsellors and psychologists will facilitate a solution for you, both as a couple and individually, by identifying the core issues you face.

Further, Life Supports will help you revive your relationship with a fresh sense of understanding, and clear path forward. Our relationship counsellors are pleased to offer their services to all relationships.

Offering counselling to those that are married

Pain is very prevalent when a marriage begins to stop functioning, especially when there are children involved. A skilled relationship counsellor can help attain accord, harmony and agreement again by breaking through the surface and discovering an agreed solution to marital issues. It is common for a relationship to meet barriers, such as:

  • Extra-marital affairs
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Sexual problems
  • Imbalance of power
  • Controlling or abusive behaviour
  • Family issues

The understanding and proficiency of Life Supports relationship counsellors can guide you to healthy lifestyle and agreed solutions. While we pay attention and assist this we also put strong plans in place and put into practice strategies that will make a lasting impact to your relationship.

Fixing fences and building relationship bridges

Attending to the relationship needs of the couple and each individual within the partnership, skilled relationship counselling brings about change. The results include enhanced self-awareness, and deeper insight into your partner's relationship needs. Life Supports can help you clarify the issues affecting your relationships and marriage.

By exposing the underlying issues, we help strategise the plan needed to maintain a collaborative, respectful and happy solution. In understanding the core issues and how they affect you and your partner.

You can take positive steps to make it a successful and strong relationship - begin by talking again; start now, call us on 1300 735 030 today.

Life Supports Relationship Counsellors in Adelaide

Our Adelaide-based network of Life Supports accredited counsellors are industry leaders in helping relationships and delivering effective relationship counselling. Life Supports offers unbiased, professional and emotional support to couples going through relationship issues. Take a look at the Life Supports network of counsellors and psychologists, and inform our intake consultants when you call of your preferred practitioner. We will endeavour to accommodate you and your partner.

Life Supports counsellors offer confidential relationship counselling services from offices in all major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Gold Coast and many other various local towns and cities through-out Australia.

Find Relationship help near you

City Locations

  • Relationship Counselling Melbourne

  • Relationship Counselling Sydney

  • Relationship Counselling Brisbane

  • Relationship Counselling Gold Coast

  • Relationship Counselling Perth

  • Relationship Counselling Adelaide

  • Relationship Counselling Canberra

Relationship Counselling FAQs

It is common for one or two family members to initiate the counselling process, with other family members joining in if and when they are ready. We also provide individual family counselling if you need a non-judgmental, confidential space to explore and address your own family issues. Family counselling is suitable for both small and larger family groups– there are no prerequisites that the entire family needs to be present.

In fact, family counselling can be incredibly effective even if certain family members choose not to participate. Your Life Supports relationship counsellor or psychologist will collaborate with your family to build on relational strengths and encourage change and interpersonal growth opportunities.

Life Supports relationship counselling helps families to:

  • Clearly identify issues affecting each family member
  • Foster inclusiveness and consideration of every family member’s needs
  • Develop clear family goals (e.g. reducing the frequency of conflict)
  • Practice safe, effective ways to address family challenges and grievances
  • Cease engaging in blaming behaviour, by taking responsibility for the family’s welfare as a group
  • Use effective, respectful communication when discussing distressing or challenging issues
  • Break the cycle of family conflict by encouraging new ways of relating
  • Recognise setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning
  • Focus on and celebrate the family’s unique strengths
  • Review progress and maintain improvements

Often couples that are new to the counselling experience are worried that relationship therapy may be biased towards one partner, emotionally confrontational, or that it simply won’t work. To ensure this is not the case, each session is:

  • Tailored to be inclusive of both partners
  • A discreet, nonjudgmental space to unpack your relationship concerns
  • Focused upon giving you an insightful understanding of your individual situation
  • Designed to give you practical tools to address problems and create long-lasting, positive changes
  • Couples and relationship counselling often involves a blend of joint and solo counselling sessions, depending on your personal therapeutic needs. This flexibility allows your counsellor to accurately assess your communication styles, patterns of behaviour and relationship needs as individuals, and as a couple. Our team of relationship counsellors are compassionate, competent and capable of helping you to achieve your relationship goals.

We frequently see clients for individual relationship counselling. Sometimes one partner is reluctant to seek help, or simply unable to attend counselling due to work commitments or geographical distance.

The great news is that individual counselling is just as effective as joint couple counselling when it comes to improving relationship quality. Recent research by clinical psychologist Dr Howard Markman studied 300 married and unmarried couples who attended relationship skills counselling together or individually: results from the study indicated that those who attended counselling individually showed a marked improvement in the quality of their relationships, on par with those who attended counselling with their partner. 

You may be struggling with conflicting thoughts and feelings about your relationship; you might be having difficulty balancing your own needs with the demands of your partner or family. In some cases, you may be experiencing the feelings of depression, anger, anxiety or grief associated with separation or divorce.

Whatever you bring to counselling, your Life Supports relationship specialist will work alongside you to help make sense of your experience, and support you moving forward in a constructive and positive way. For some clients, simply talking through issues can be a helpful process, while others may be looking for specific guidance or strategies to enhance their relationships. Together we will identify the most constructive and useful way that we can support you to make sense of your relationship and bring about positive change in your life.

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