We teach couples how to repair past hurts and replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions.
Couples Therapy Helps Partners To…
Increase respect, love & affection
Break through & resolve conflict when they feel stuck
Keep conflict discussions calm
Feel emotionally connected again
Brings the friendship back to their relationship
Why Leading Change Psychology?
Couples Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Couples who enter into therapy with us begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention. Assessment involves a conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner. Couples complete Gottman Relationship questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.
It is designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning.
No, the Medicare Benefits Scheme, governed by the Department of Human Services unfortunately does not cover couples counselling. Be aware if you are advised by another service that you can claim Medicare rebate for couples’ therapy you may be at risk of accessing a service where the clinician is not couples therapy trained.
Rebates are available through your private health insurance. Check with your provider to see whether you are eligible for a psychology rebate.
If you don’t have private health insurance you may be able to access our couples therapy for free through your work’s EAP (Employee Assistance Program). You can ask for this service to be approved for Leading Change Psychology.
Be aware if you are advised by another service that you can claim Medicare rebate for couples’ therapy you may be at risk of accessing a service where the clinician is not couples therapy trained.
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions. Fortnightly sessions are ideal because they give couples enough time in between sessions to practice what they have learned in therapy.
In the assessment process you will both have an individual interview however after this point you will attend all the therapy sessions together.