Couples therapy is an important and well recognised therapy that can support couples to gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve overall satisfaction. Couples therapy not only focuses on the difficult and destructive cycles within relationships, but helps to build on the existing strengths and resources of a couple. Couples come for therapy to navigate through all sorts of relationship issues. Common presentations include communication issues, emotional intimacy, parenting, infidelity and sexuality.
At Thrive, our Couples therapy provides a place where couples can begin to slow down and rest. Opening their minds and hearts to each other, feeling confident in the safe, assured environment of the clinic and practitioners.
Same-Sex Couples Therapy
Thrive Clinic is a proud member of the ACON ‘Welcome Here Project’ and recognise same-sex couples experience most of the same relationship issues as heterosexual couples. However, there can be added pressure caused by the difficulty of maintaining a strong relationship due to personal and societal heteronormative prejudices. The practitioners collaborating with Thrive all have experience and training working with same-sex attracted and diverse gender communities and approach couples therapy with the same acceptance, care and understanding as any clientele.
Thrive also offers a Couples Coaching service for connected couples. This is for couples at any stage of their relationship where they are looking to do a health check and refinement on their relating. Utilising an online program, and feedback sessions, Couples Coaching creates an opportunity to understand, with more depth, couples existing strengths and possible areas of growth through contemporary, evidence-based research, therapeutic discussion and education. Couples Coaching is offered by Sean Tonnet and is an essential ingredient for those looking to enrich their existing relationship well-being.
We understand that relationships sometimes end. And we know that can be painful and often complex, especially when kids are involved. At Thrive we offer support for separating couples navigating a transition from their relationship that can translate into a kinder, more accepting position around ending, with a strong child focus. Through counselling services and education programs couples are able to build a stronger platform for separating consciously. In addition, specialised family mediation and family dispute resolution services is available through Kate Pearce.
Note: It’s important to note that couples therapy is not recommended for partners experiencing domestic/partner violence. Please contact one of the practitioners below to discuss best practice options and check out our resources page for contact information to domestic violence and Mens behavioural change programs.
Practitioners Working with Couples @ Thrive:
It’s important to get the right therapist for your relationship. Couples services are offered through a number of different approaches and techniques by practitioners collaborating with Thrive. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here