Couples Counselling

Intimate partner relationships can be the source of our greatest joy, and our greatest pain. It is very often with our intimate partner, that we make ourselves most vulnerable. We seem to require more of this relationship; expect more; feel things more intensely.

According to Canadian Psychologist Dr Susan Johnson, when we fight with our partner, we are really protesting over emotional disconnection. Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other.

“Can I count on you, depend on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and respected by you? Do you need me, rely on me?” (Johnson, 2008).

Most often, this ‘protest’ is coming from a place of wanting to re-establish a sense of safe connection with each other, but maybe not being sure how. This is where Couples Counselling can be extremely helpful. It gives the couple an opportunity to examine the patterns that exist in their relationship and to help them to renegotiate a safe connection.

Please contact Deborah on 0416 166 501 to arrange an initial consultation.

Do you have questions or would you like to enquire about an appointment? Please leave your details below and I will be on contact with you soon.

We are situated in Lexington Drive, Bella Vista. Please feel free to contact Deborah Sanasi on 0416 166 501 to arrange an initial consultation.

6 + 15 =

All This Talk About Walls

All This Talk About Walls

There seems to be a lot of talk about building walls at the moment. Walls that are intended to keep out the ‘illegals’ and provide a sense of security for those on the inside. Politics aside - it has made me aware that I work with walls every day of my working life:...

read more
Social & Emotional Changes in Adolescence

Social & Emotional Changes in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development for your child. It helps to know what to expect and how to support your child through the changes. Social changes and emotional changes: what to expect in adolescence Supporting social and emotional...

read more
Connecting With Your School Age Child

Connecting With Your School Age Child

Family relationships are still the biggest influence on your school-age child’s development. Fitting in with friends and finding role models are also important, and you can help your child with these parts of her social and emotional development. Understanding...

read more
Sibling Fighting: What You Need To Know

Sibling Fighting: What You Need To Know

‘Who said you could wear my clothes?’ ‘Get out of my room!’ ‘You’ve been on the computer for hours!’ It’s normal for teenage siblings to fight over all sorts of things. Teenage siblings argue just as much as younger children, but they tend to fight about different...

read more
How To Save Your Marriage And Stop Being Controlling

How To Save Your Marriage And Stop Being Controlling

Are you trying to save your marriage after hearing a spouse tell you that you are always controlling. How can you save a marriage when a spouse has given up, due to your controlling behavior? Hang in there, and we will explore that question.I hear from people almost...

read more