LGBTi Couples Counselling
Some things are same same, even though to others they might appear different. All couples experience good times and bad together. Yet, you may have noticed in your relationship that you:
- get stuck over and, over again in the same arguments or misunderstandings
- are unable to resolve your differences
- feel alone, confused, disappointed, or disheartened
- felt close but have now drifted apart
- crave more intimacy and sexuality
- want to create a closer, more loving bond.
Who is couples counselling for?
It may be difficult to understand how your relationship has evolved over time. Some couples are able to navigate the challenges of life, misunderstandings or hurts and seemingly ‘bounce back’ resolving things relatively easily. Other couples get stuck; stressors and misunderstandings evolve into a pattern of negative interactions and the couple are unable to resolve differences. This fundamentally affects how close, secure and respected you may feel in the relationship.
Whether you are in a long-standing relationship, are newly committed, feel really satisfied or quite disheartened in your relationship, counselling can be useful. By helping your go deeper into understanding yourself, your partner and the dynamics of your relationship, you can find lasting solutions, to ensure your relationship is strong, no matter what life brings your way now or in the future.
How will the couples counsellor support me?
landscape of life provides couples counselling using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is an approach to couples counselling that works (for LGBTi couples too). Research indicates up to 90% of couples that undertake a course of EFT report significant improvement in their relationship and up to 75% of couples recover from relationship distress. Changes in the relationship have been shown to last, even in couples facing significant life stressors.
Couples counselling sessions
Couples counselling sessions with Jo Gniel (held either in-person, via Skype or telephone) are usually conducted weekly or fortnightly. Relationship intensives are also available for couples. You are welcome to choose intervals that suit your personal needs. The opportunity to check in with Jo on a regular ongoing basis is invaluable. If your counselling sessions are in-person, you will be meeting Jo at:
The Health and Wellbeing Studio
1160 Toorak Rd
Couples counselling fees
Couples counselling consultation fees (single session) are as follows:
- Counselling consultation (business hours) - $150/hour
- Counselling consultation (after hours) - $170/hour
Initial counselling consultations:
- Individuals - 1 hour
- Couples - 1.5 hour
- Couples in crisis - 2 hours
Sometimes in a couple relationship there are significant events that challenge a couple and intensive support maybe needed to help them through that period. Other couples want to dedicate time to focus their attention on growth within the relationship. This is where intensive support over a period of days or weeks may assist. Fees are available upon request.
Still not sure if you are ready for couples counselling?
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