Hargan Psychology

Relationships are essential to our life; the quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships, whether they are friendships, family or couples. Life’s inevitable bumps can fray those relationships, leaving you lost in a maze of communication breakdowns, hurt feelings, and unanswered needs.

Hargan Psychology’s couples therapy offers a safe harbour, a place where both voices are heard and hope for your connection resurfaces. Most couples will experience challenges in their relationship and times when professional marriage counselling can help to get things back on track. There are different and very personal reasons why couples come to us for support seeking couples counselling, and we always take an individualised approach.

You may be looking for help with any of the following challenges:

  • You feel like your partner is not listening to you.
  • You spend more time fighting than talking.
  • You are not “on the same page”.
  • You can’t agree on the best way to parent your children.
  • You frequently argue and don’t reach a resolution.
  • One or both of you are feeling stressed, and you take it out on each other.
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Why Choose Couples Therapy?

Most couples, even the strongest ones, face hurdles. It’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of courage to seek help when you need it. Whether you’re struggling with:

  • Communication roadblocks: Feeling unheard, misunderstood, or lost in arguments?
  • Dissatisfaction and disconnection: Do sparks feel dampened, replaced by frustration or indifference?
  • Parenting disagreements: Clashing values and approaches creating tension in your family unit?
  • External stressors: Financial pressures, job demands, or family struggles impacting your bond?
  • Unresolved past hurts: Trauma and baggage weighing on your present connection?

Hargan Psychology’s Couples Therapy can help. Our couples relationship counselling goes beyond band-aid solutions. Our couples therapists dig deeper to understand the root cause of your challenges.

Tailored Support for Your Relationship Journey:

  • Understanding Each Other: Our couples therapists may suggest mental health assessments or cognitive assessments to gain insights into individual triggers and perspectives.
  • Building Bridges: We utilise psychological tests and functionality assessments to evaluate communication patterns and identify areas for growth.
  • Strengthening Communication: We help you learn effective communication skills, fostering empathy and understanding through conflict resolution techniques.
  • Rekindling Intimacy: We can help you discover ways to reconnect, rebuild trust, and reignite emotional and physical intimacy.
  • Moving Forward Together: We assist you in developing healthier conflict management strategies and set collaborative goals for your future.

Beyond Talk Therapy:

We believe in a holistic approach. In addition to traditional talk therapy included in couples counselling, we may incorporate:

  • Functionality assessments: Exploring emotional and social dynamics within your relationship.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Learning to accept difficulties without letting them control you, focusing on shared values and strengthening your bond.

 

Hargan Psychology couples therapy is your map back to connection. We’ll walk with you every step of the way, providing a safe space, practical tools, and expert guidance to rediscover the love and joy in your relationship.

Take your first step towards a stronger, happier bond. If you are looking for a respite from your marital problems, contact our psychologists in hawthorn today for a free couples counselling consultation.

Remember, you’re not alone. Together, we can rewrite the narrative of your relationship, making it a story of resilience, understanding, and enduring love.

How can therapy help?

The right approach can help you and your partner to:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Remember why you fell in love
  • Reconnect and regain intimacy
  • Focus on the future not the past
  • Move forward together
  • Understand each other better
  • Feel appreciated and valued

Our approach

Future Focused: Rather than dwelling on the past, our focus is toward the future and what it is you and your partner want to create together.

Individualised: Therapy is tailored to meet the unique needs of you, your partner, and your family situation.

Strengths-based: Topics we may explore include reflecting on what attracted you to be together in the first place and how to disagree in a constructive strengths-based way.

Communication: Opening up communication is a priority within session to ensure both partners are heard and have a voice. You may be encourged to create an agenda together as to what you both want to discuss in therapy sessions.

Connectedness: Sessions aim to reconnect you and your partner and to increase awareness of the things in life that disconnect us from being present and intimately connected in our relationships.

Intimacy: With increased connectedness, our aim is to support you and your partner to feel closer, regaining any lost sexual and emotional intimacy. Referrals for sex therapists are available if more specialised support is required.

Happier families: Our aim is to support couples to become better aligned and assist them to find constructive ways to work together to create a happier, healthier, and more harmonious family unit.

Enquire below to speak with one of our experienced and dedicated psychologists.

David

Meet David

David Wu is our provisional psychologist with experience in supporting Mandarin and Cantonese speaking couples and takes a culturally sensitive approach. David has worked with clients experiencing difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, schizophrenia, substance use and addiction, as well as clients with legal issues. 

To book an appointment with David, please get in touch today!

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