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Online Progressive Intensive Couples Therapy with Trish Purnell-Webb

Progressive Intensive Couples Therapy is an approach designed specifically for working with couples in an online environment using Gottman Marital Therapy. Online Progressive Intensive Couples Therapy is an increasingly popular and successful way for couples experiencing distress to stabilise their relationship and begin to re-design, re-imagine and re-build a better more satisfying and happier life together.  

Progressive Intensive Couples Therapy is an approach designed specifically for working with couples in an online environment. 

This always begins with a thorough Relationship Assessment.  

What is a Relationship Assessment?

A Relationship Health Assessment is a simple, affordable evidenced-based process to help you take a snap shot of just how healthy your relationship is right now and gain some professional feedback, ideas, strategies, tools and activities to help you learn how to ensure your relationship continues to grow into a healthy,  stable, satisfying, long term proposition for you both.

​There are 3 options for completing a Relationship Health Assessment:

Option 1 - The Complete Love Lab Relationship Assessment (4 hours Zoom assessment consultations, completion of the Gottman Checkup Questionnaires, analysis of 2 ten minute couple conversations by the online Gottman Institute Love Lab, access to the Gottman Relationship Builder Online Video Program)  Click here for more details

Option 2 - Full Zoom assessment and feedback process (4 hours in person consultations including Gottman Checkup Questionnaire results) Click here for more details

​Option 3 - Written assessment and In person via Zoom feedback session (90 minutes in person consultation)   Click here for more details

Please contact Kylie-Jo via phone or email for Trish Purnell-Webb's availability and booking process

Once you have completed the above, you can then move through to the next phase of your therapy.

​​Phase 2 - Intensive Therapy

If it is determined that an online approach is likely to be helpful and you wish to proceed, you will be prioritised and scheduled for (minimum) three 4 hour online intensive therapeutic sessions that will be completed within the following 2 weeks.  The focus of these sessions will be to help you learn how to move out of painful gridlocked escalated conflict, repair old unprocessed hurts and misunderstandings and move towards a relationship that feels more understanding, connected and attuned.

​At this point you will most likely have developed a range of new relationship skills and ideas for how to keep working on your relationship.  You and your therapist will together to discuss your progress and any ongoing needs for additional follow-up appointments as you move into Phase 3.

Phase 3 - Integration

Now is the opportunity to spend time working together at home to ensure you can consistently put your new skills, strategies and behaviours into action.  Generally speaking, most couples will continue to engage in fortnightly 1 or 2 hour follow-up appointments for a few weeks to ensure they are able to consistently utilise the skills, strategies, and ideas that have been learned.

​Phase 4 - Relapse prevention

At this point most couples feel confident to continue their re-building on their own and our research has indicated that continuing with monthly check in appointments for a few months are important in guarding against relapse.  These are then faded out to 3 monthly and perhaps 6 monthly (just like your dental check ups) until you feel confident you have all the skills to continue to deepen and strengthen your relationship on-goingly.

Trish also offers the exclusive Online Couples Coaching service

Online Couples Coaching is a structured 6 week psycho-education and skills development program.  Based on the world renowned, evidenced based Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop developed by Drs John and Julie Gottman, in this program you will be guided through the information and activities from the comfort of your own home in complete privacy.

​Together you will learn how to:

-  strengthen and maintain your friendship and intimate connection;

-  better manage conflict by learning a range of fail safe communication skills;

-  repair when mistakes, misunderstandings or hurtful fights occur;

-  support each other against the stresses of daily life;

-  build a culture of appreciation through a range of activities and rituals of connection;

-  develop shared meaning, understanding and meaningful stories that deepen your connection;

-  create safety and stability that leads to a long lasting, successful, satisfying and fulfilling relationship together.

Click here for more details or email [email protected]  for more information

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