Relationship Institute Australasia is the brainchild of Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flangan.
They first met in 2005 when asked to co-facilitate a lifestyle management program with a group of Vietnam veterans. During the program, they discovered that they shared an interest in helping people live more satisfying, fulfilled and enjoyable lives.
Over several years of working together and refining their thinking and knowledge about what works and what doesn’t work in helping couples, they conceived the idea of Relationship Institute Australasia.
Since meeting in 2005 we have been honing our skills, and adding to our theoretical knowledge and clinical skills through formal training and reflective practice. Finally, RIA was launched in September 2012.
The guiding principle, is to utilise sound, evidenced-based approaches to help people build, repair and rejuvenate strong, sustainable relationships. Trish and John are also committed to developing and training relationship therapists across Australia, NZ, and Asia. Expanding the network of expert therapists will assist them to reach as many people in as many communities as possible.
Together, they have more than 60 years of career experience in the fields of community engagement, organisational development, group process, clinical practice, relationship counselling, life coaching and professional training.Find out how we can help