About Relationship Counselling
Relationship counselling is designed to assist couples to fix their issues, problems, and resolve conflicts and areas of disagreement.
Our counsellors will use a range of relationship counselling techniques to help you, your partner and your relationship in the process of counselling.
These methods may include:
- discussing difficult topics
- sharing and reflecting on feelings
- analysing behaviour and behavioural patterns
- improving your communication style
- teaching you and your partner techniques and strategies to assist in your conversation style and behavior
- role playing and role modeling
- asking and talking to you about your childhood and family history
- pointing out, analyzing and correcting behaviour and communication used in your everyday relationship.
Our Philosophy and Approach
At Thinking Families, our core philosophy and approach to couples and relationship counselling are deeply rooted in a compassionate, understanding, and client-focused ethos. We believe in the power of listening and caring, as reflected in our motto: “We Listen. We Care. Talk to Us.”
Can relationship counselling help? Absolutely. Our approach has proven effective in numerous cases, providing significant relationship help and improvement.
Holistic and Empathetic Care
Our approach is holistic, considering not just the immediate concerns but the overall well-being of individuals and their relationships. We understand that each couple’s journey is unique, and we tailor our counselling to meet these diverse needs.
Specialized in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Our couples and relationship counselling is designed to bridge gaps, restore passion, and bring partners back together. We focus on creating a safe and supportive environment where both individuals can openly express their feelings and work towards a common goal of relationship enrichment.
Couples therapy for trust issues is a specific area where we have seen considerable success, helping couples rebuild trust and strengthen their bond.
Experienced and Accredited Team
Our resident accredited social worker specializes in various aspects of mental health and relationship therapy. This diversity in expertise ensures that we can offer comprehensive support, addressing a wide range of issues from different professional perspectives.
Commitment to Accessibility
We are committed to making our services as accessible as possible, offering flexible hours, weekend appointments, and Medicare & private health rebates. This commitment ensures that our services are available to all who need them, regardless of their schedule or financial situation.
How do I know if I have relationship problems?
Signs that you have relationship problems include:
- a lack of chemistry
- a feeling of fleeting chemistry
- a controlling and demanding personality
- continuous repetitive fights (for example financial disagreements)
- issues from the past continually resurfacing
- lack of trust, respect, and honesty
- lack of communication or having emotional walls up
- difficulty being vulnerable
- you don’t enjoy each other’s friends or family
Is couples counselling actually effective?
There are many benefits to couples counselling, including: preventing a separation or divorce, clarifying needs and feelings, deepening the connection between two parties, removing obstructions and creating strategies and techniques to avoid arguments and miscommunication.
Counselling can also be beneficial and effective in:
- Learning communication skills
- Listening to your partner before making judgement or starting an argument
- Better understand the struggles, challenge, worries, concerns and fears of your partner and yourself
- Learning how to fight and disagree in a safe way
- Improving intimacy and overcoming the boundaries involved
- Learning how to respect family relationships, needs and boundaries
- Learning about personal boundaries and needs as well as past history
- Deciding whether to stay in the relationship and fix the issues or to part ways.
Many couples have found that counselling has saved their relationship, made a transition easier, allowed for a mutual and safe break up or provided the support that they required while teaching, helping and creating an open space to resolve their issues.
How do I know if I have relationship problems?
At Thinking Families 80% of the couples involved in couples counselling have found improvement in their relationship by the end of their counselling schedule.
We are highly experienced and knowledgeable as couples therapists, using techniques created to help couples communicate and build stronger, loving relationships that result in long term happiness and success.
If you and your partner are in the process of separating or have separated, counselling can assist in helping the transition to be an easy and simple process for everyone involved, especially if there are young children in the equation.
How We Can Help You
Thinking Families can provide the support and neutral party that a couple requires.
We are able to provide the strategies and techniques that contribute to a positive relationship while providing a listening and supportive ear.
The team of highly experienced therapists and counsellors put in the effort and time in understand your individual background and needs, and help you and your partner move forward towards a happy, healthy and long-lasting relationship.
We are located at 87 Baroona Rd, Paddington, QLD, 4064
Glenn was easy to talk to and confident he could help us to improve our relationship. The exercises we practiced in sessions were really helpful and focused on teaching us other, more productive ways to resolve our issues. The homework tasks he gave us were fun but relevant. Our relationship has never been better or closer. We highly recommend Glenn and Thinking Families for couple and relationship counselling.Kate Scarce
Excellent and attentive psychologists. I went to get an educational assessment for one of my children. The detail they came back with was really useful and allowed us to really focus on both areas for improvement and areas that could be leveraged for even better results. It was also a very personal approach which helped alleviate any concerns my child had with doing the assessment.Matthew Venamore
My family and I have been seeing Glenn Munt over a period of 4 years for both individual counselling/therapy and family based counselling. During this time we have found his experience and wisdom in family based counselling extremely beneficial and useful to my family in navigating the challenges of life. Glenn assisted us in reassessing our values as a family and provided us with valuable tools in dealing with everyday issues.
Glenn has always made himself available to us when we needed him and has always shown compassion, gentle guidance and a listening ear regardless of the issue at hand. He is non-judgemental and is able to tackle the hard conversation that families need to have from to time to time. Glenn has been a valued asset to my family and we continue to see him on a regular bases.Cindy Grigolo
Frequently Asked Questions
Opting for couples counselling can be a pivotal step in enhancing your relationship. It provides a supportive environment to address issues, develop communication skills, and deepen mutual understanding.
Couples therapy is beneficial for all types of couples, not just those who are married. It’s designed for anyone in a committed relationship, whether dating, engaged, living together, or in a long-term partnership, looking to improve their relationship dynamics.
The frequency of couples therapy sessions depends on the specific needs and objectives of each couple. While some may find weekly sessions beneficial, others might prefer a bi-weekly or monthly schedule.
The appropriate couples counselling approach depends on your relationship’s specific challenges and dynamics. An initial assessment will help identify the most suitable counselling approach for you.
The standard rate is $220 per session.
Thinking Families offers couples counselling in Brisbane, including specific areas like Paddington, Kelvin Grove, South Brisbane, and the broader Brisbane region.