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Relationship counselling, also known as couples counselling or couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping couples improve their relationship. By working with a relationship therapist, couples can explore challenges in their relationship, improve their communication, deepen their connection and understanding of one another, and resolve current conflicts. Read our blog articles to get some tips on how to improve your relationship.

Was It Something I Said?: How Your Conversation Style Impacts Your Mental Health

Was It Something I Said?: How Your Conversation Style Impacts Your Mental Health

Did you know that your ability to communicate effectively can have a significant impact on your mental health, as well as your relationships with others? We’ve all experienced moments when our conversations take an unexpected turn or leave us feeling emotionally drained. It might not even happen until well after the conversation has ended. In some cases, talking with family, friends,...

Can Human Connection Help You Fight Depression?

Can Human Connection Help You Fight Depression?

Building Strong Connections and Seeking Counselling for a Healthier You According to one recent study by Massachusetts General Hospital, “social connection [is] the strongest protective factor for depression.” Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. And although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to overcoming depression, studies have shown that...

6 Reasons to do Relationship Therapy on Your Own

6 Reasons to do Relationship Therapy on Your Own

Are you having trouble within your long-term relationship or marriage and your partner isn’t ready or willing to try counselling? You may just decide to go to relationship therapy on your own. Experts say that with one partner willing to seek help, the relationship stands a chance of being salvaged and becoming stronger. So, if you’re thinking your relationship could use some help, there’s no...

What does ‘toxic’ mean in a relationship?

What does ‘toxic’ mean in a relationship?

We’ve all heard it before: Relationships are hard work! They take both commitment and compromise to make them last. But there’s more to a relationship than longevity. And simply trying to make a relationship last can have us overlooking legitimate causes for concern. The fact of the matter is, a long relationship is not necessarily a healthy one. Many unhealthy, or toxic, relationships are the...

How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

Social isolation and loneliness levels reached an all-time high even before the outbreak of the current global pandemic. In fact, one in ten Australians (or 1.8 million) over the age of 15 reported as lacking social support in a study conducted in 2016. At the time of the study, one in four reported feeling socially isolated at the time of reporting, and a staggering one in two reported feeling...

Your Relationship: Is it Love or Attachment?

Your Relationship: Is it Love or Attachment?

It’s a timeless question, one that most of us have asked ourselves at least once in our lives: Is it love? How do you know? Meeting someone new and starting a new relationship can be thrilling, exhilarating, and wonderful…as well as complicated, stressful, and downright nerve-wracking! In these uncertain times we are living in, many of us have found ourselves spending either more time (hello,...

What is Intuitive Dating? How to Date with Intention

What is Intuitive Dating? How to Date with Intention

Results for "" The most common complaint about dating these days is that it’s exhausting. Nowadays, online dating means spending countless hours sifting through seemingly limitless profiles, writing messages to strangers, waiting for replies (which often don’t come), and then getting up the courage to go and meet some of these prospects in person. Then, when it doesn’t work out, starting that...

Online Dating: The Psychology of Dating in a Digital World

Online Dating: The Psychology of Dating in a Digital World

Results for "" What happened to the days when you’d meet someone at work, through a mutual friend, or even at the local bar? Nowadays, online dating is no longer seen as something for ‘desperate lonely singles’ as it once might have been. Instead, it’s become just as normal as having a social media account. However, there are a few key important psychological differences when it comes to online...

Communication Styles and Common Myths

Communication Styles and Common Myths

Results for "" In our last blog article, we covered the key (but often unknown) differences between introverts and extroverts. However, understanding these differences is only part of the key to unlocking better relationships with your partner, loved ones, friends and colleagues. Understanding the communication styles of those you interact with is also crucial to making the most of your...

The Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts

The Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts

Results for "" You may think you know the differences between introverts and extroverts. Introverts are quiet and reserved, whilst extroverts and louder and more confident, right? The truth is, these stereotypes don’t even nearly begin to cover the full depth of differences between introverts and extroverts. Some of these differences are subtle, and some are more obvious. Understanding the key...

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