I have been a Psychologist for more than 20 years and have been in private practice for more than 12 years here on the Coast. Recently I became a Certified Gottman Marital Therapist - the first on the Sunshine Coast. I have a strong passion for working with couples to overcome challenges in their relationship, learn new skills and deepen their connection with each other. I've been married for more than 20 years and understand that how we feel in our relationship sets the tone for almost every area of our life.
I provide Couples Therapy here on the Sunshine Coast in both a weekly format to suit local couples and an intensive marathon format to suit those who may find it difficult to come to weekly sessions and also for couples from other areas who may want to combine a stay on the Sunshine Coast with Couples Therapy. My practice has recently relocated to Bradman Avenue Maroochydore and is now trading as Sunshine Coast Couples Clinic Pty Ltd.
Our relationship can be the source of great joy and contentment and when things aren't going well it can also be the source of a lot of pain and hurt. I am passionate about working with couples to overcome past hurts, address current issues, develop a deeper understanding of each other and to learn new ways of approaching conflict. In my work with couples I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, an evidence based approach that has been developed in conjunction with more than 40 years of research into what makes relationships work. I understand that the thought of embarking on couples therapy can be daunting for most couples and I seek to make the entire process as safe and comfortable as I can to ensure both members of the couples feel heard and understood.
I am excited to be able to offer the two day Gottman Art and Science of Love Workshop . This interactive workshop is a blend of learning the secrets the science of what it takes to build a good relationship as established form decades of research and interactive learning of new skills alongside your partner under the guidance of Certified Gottman Therapists. This workshop has been found to produce results similar to 6 months of marital therapy and is suitable for all couples in a committed relationship.
Marathon Couples Therapy is a dynamic and effective alternative to traditional weekly sessions in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. It is a focussed approach to couples therapy that will provide you with the time you need to address specific issues and get your relationship back on track in a short but intense period of time. Marathon Couples Therapy consists of two consecutive days in which you and your partner engage in intensive marital therapy roughly 7 hours per day focussing on processing past hurts, learning more effective ways of communicating and managing conflict, developing a deeper understanding of each other and reconnecting and rebuilding your bond. We will also formulate a plan to maintain the changes you have made over time.
Sunshine Coast Couples Clinic and has moved to a beautiful new riverfront location.
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