Gold Coast Relationship Counselling

Many couples often wait until very late in the game to seek relationship counselling and by then, one or both may have decided to call it quits. If you're part of a couple in distress, you may feel that there's no way out of your troubled relationship.
 

Signs That Your Relationship May Be in Trouble

Here are some frequently noticed signs that can indicate your relationship is in jeopardy:
  • No matter what is said, it is being taken the wrong way.
  • Feelings of walking on eggshells to avoid increasing conflict, criticism or disapproval
  • Feeling completely misunderstood, or hopeless
  • Feelings of loneliness or lack of connection
  • You and or your Partner are only noticing the bad things/problems/faults
  • Dissatisfaction with the frequency and quality of sex,/communication,/giving and taking.
  • Feeling like you have lost your “voice” in the relationship, that you have no say any more
  • Feeling stuck in the same bad place over and over
  • Giving up or withholding effort, affection or information you used to share. Hiding things.
  • Poor behaviour including trading insults, threats, physical violence
  • Telling your friends or family private matters to do with the relationship. 
  • Constantly worrying or venting to others about your relationship
  • Starting to form separate lives, daydreaming about or taking a lover or cultivating a special friendship
  • Daydreaming about escape, researching, or making escape plans, or not being able to make plans for the future together
 

Gold Coast Relationship Counselling Services

Relationship problems are some of the highest forms of stress for most people. Rosalind, an experienced Gold Coast relationship counsellor, works with couples to understand the presenting problems, clarifies and simplifies what is happening, analyses and modifies dysfunctional choices, encourages emotional awareness, reduces conflict and upset, increases communication skills and promote strengths within the relationship.
 
Effective relationship therapy suggests ways that couples can build and maintain positive close relationships.  Take an objective look at your relationship, to get help to reduce dysfunctional behaviours, feel that you can share your emotions, communicate effectively, and emphasise what's working.  Most importantly, by remembering that each relationship has its unique challenges and strengths, you'll be giving yours the best chances for survival.
 
Rosalind's therapy sessions facilitate problem solving, conflict resolution, meeting differing needs and relationship empowerment.

People have unique histories and they bring their ideas, values, perceptions and expectations into their relationships.
 
Differences often occur in:
  • Rules, values styles and beliefs
  • Goals
  • Expressed affection
  • Sexual activity and fulfilment
  • Child rearing and discipline
  • Communication
  • Recreational companionship
  • Honesty and openness
  • Physical attractiveness
  • Financial responsibilities and support
  • Domestic support
  • Family commitment
  • Respect
  • Education
  • Assertion
  • Enhancement
  • Self-esteem
  • Clarifying problems
  • Fair fighting
 
Rosalind provides a pre-marital/pre-commitment counselling service. Clients are able to clarify their key values and goals. They learn assertive and more honest communication skills and how to reduce conflict and increase shared understanding and teamwork. 
 
Many families are challenged by F.I.F.O. (Fly-in, Fly-out) arrangements for work. This can strain the best relationships. Meeting with a respectful, trained Therapist can help clarify problems and clear blockages to the healthy flow of loving relationships.
 

Contact Rosalind

Conflict and differences cause each person distress, tension, sadness, worry, fear, and other physical and mental health problems. Please feel free to come along and discuss your issues with Rosalind in safe and structured confidentiality. Come sooner rather than later- it's better to get on to it as early as possible and limit the damage.
 
If you feel that you are experiencing relationship problems, please refer to the Contact page or speak to Rosalind directly on 07 55 911 411.