We can help by providing Gold Standard Gottman Relationship Therapy either in person at Burleigh Heads or via ZOOM.
If you are in a relationship that is in distress, you may feel that there is no way out or that you are continuing a downward spiral.
Evidence-based approaches are key to understanding effective therapy, whether for individuals or for couples.
At Relationship institute Australasia through our Burleigh Heads Psychology & Relationship Clinic - our Couples Therapists are highly trained in Gottman Method Couples therapy and, in some cases, Emotion Focussed Therapy for Couples as well.
Backed by over 40 years of research Gottman Method Couples therapy is a world renowned, successful approach to helping you better manage conflict, deepen your friendship, intimacy and emotional connection and create a rich sense of shared meaning together.
Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan are Certified Gottman Couples Therapists, Advanced Clinical Trainers and Consultants for the Gottman Institute. There are less than 30 world wide with these credentials. We are passionate about delivering excellent couples therapy to obtain the best results for the couples we work with.
This evidenced based approach to couples threapy has 3 phases.
1. The first phase is the ASSESSMENT PHASE. Before we can successfully help you repair, rebuild or rejuvenate your relationship - we first have to understand how it got there. Once we book you in, we then send you both a very thorough online assessment for you each to complete. These are completed individually and privately to each other.
We then see you for first 4 x 1 hour assessment appointments. These first 4 sessions need to be completed within 7 to 10 days.
Appt 1 - Is a 1 hour introduction where you both come in together to meet with your therapist
Appt 2 & 3 - This is where you each have your own - private 1 hour appointment indivually.
Appt 4 - You will both come back in together for your 1 hour feedback session.
2. The second phase after assessment is the THERAPY PHASE - where we will have already scheduled the next 6 therapy sessions which are always 2 hours per week for the next 6 weeks.
After you have completed these initial sessions, it is then decided how many more sessions and how often would be best suited to you as a couple and the support that you need.
In Person or via ZOOM
We have 4 highly trained therapists at our Gold Coast offices at Burleigh Heads Psychology & Relationship Clinic that can see you for 'in person' or via ZOOM sessions
This is 2 intensive days just focused on you and your relationship – weekday and weekend marathons are available in our offices on the Gold Coast.
Please see our COUPLES WORKSHOP TAB for more information.
The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop
A well researched and validated 2 day workshop for couples of all types, at all stages of relationship, this workshop is filled with practical, simple tools and exercises that confirm, strengthen and/or restore your satisfaction, fulfillment and love in your relationship. Please see our COUPLES WORKSHOP TAB for more information.
Bringing Baby Home
This video workshop for new and soon to be parents that teaches couples how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy and regulate conflict, during that testing time of bringing home a new baby, and/or parenting a houseful of small children. Couples also learn about child development, how to co-parent with their partner, and discover ways to keep both parents involved. Please see our COUPLES WORKSHOP TAB for more information.