Couples Counselling Testimonial: "I gained a lot in only one session. I am so grateful for your help, it stops me thinking and reacting without perspective. We are seeing great benefits." R. Murphy (30), Reedy Creek, (Couples Counselling).
Create a Great Gay or LesbianRelationship If you are seeking gay or lesbian couples counselling, you will want to work with a therapist who intimately understands the context and issues of your choices and lifestyle.
After coming out in her forties, Ghita understands many of the relationship problems that you may be dealing with. Ghita has specialised training and experience in relationship therapy and has helped many gay and lesbian couples to create long-lasting and loving relationships.
Do you relate to any of the following?
You and your partner are living increasingly separate lives where you struggle to connect with each other
You feel anxious and depressed because of the endless cycles of fighting and distancing
You constantly hurt each other in painful fights where conflict is never resolved
You both feel unheard and have given up trying to communicate
The spark has gone out of your relationship; it feels like you are living together as friends or flat-mates
You notice a lack of affection and your sex-life is diminishing or non-existent
You think your partner is cheating and you both keep secrets that create more pain and distance
You struggle to trust each other and are suspicious, jealous or insecure about your relationship and where it is going
When your relationship is not working it can affect every aspect of your life; your work, relationships with friends and family and your overall ability to be happy and to feel joy. Relationship conflict can lead to anxiety, depression, shame and poor physical health. - Ghita When complaints lead to criticisms and defensiveness leads to stonewalling, you may be finding yourself in a relationship where you feel contempt, disrespect and disconnection. You don’t know how you got there, because it was all so easy-going in the beginning. Perhaps you are increasingly feeling alone and unsupported by your partner. You keep hitting roadblocks every time you try to work through your differences and you’re left feeling frustrated and desperate.
Through couples or relationship therapy you can:
Build bridges to reconnect with each other to form a safe, loving and respectful relationship
Discover how to work through conflict in a way that brings you closer together
Understand and begin to change the negative, destructive and ingrained cycles of relating
Learn how to listen deeply and speak honestly in a way that enhances your ability to support and grow together as a couple
Reignite the spark that you once had and rediscover the love that brought you together in the first place
Deepen your physical and emotional connection with each other; make your sex-life a haven for connection and nourishment
Develop a clearer sense of self so that you feel more confident, motivated and self-assured
Overcome anxiety and depression as your relationship improves
Learn to communicate in effective and powerful ways, which supports your relationship becoming stronger and more resilient
When your relationship is in trouble, couples counselling can be the best investment in your future happiness and well-being. If you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans-gendered person, your relationship issues are unique and can benefit from the attention of a specialised LGBT therapist. Call Ghita for a free 10 minute phone consultation on 0439 888 070.