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Couples counselling creates a safe environment for couples to talk through issues within the relationship.

Couples counselling is not a test but a place where couples can become clear about what is happening between them.

Helen has helped hundreds of couples, throughout the Redlands to work through difficult times. Helen’s private office in Cleveland is a haven for couples undergoing counselling, helping couples to enjoy a happy partnership or end a difficult relationship.

The following blog posts provide information to help couples. If you would some more personalised strategies, contact Helen Harrison on 0439 889 969.

10 Warning signs you’re in a Toxic Marriage

By |2020-03-09T18:26:14+10:00March 30th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling|

10 Warning signs you're in a toxic marriage: There is no such thing as a perfect marriage/relationship.  Our intimate relationship I believe has a huge bearing on our own worthiness to give and receive love.  What we are willing to accept is deeply connected to our level of self-esteem and how conscious we are and how available we are to ourselves to release any suppressed traumas and healing our wounds. There are 10 warning signs you’re in a toxic marriage 1. Absence of trust: If you lack trust you need to ask yourself why? Without trust, a relationship has no real foundation. … Read More

Happy Marriage Happy Kids

By |2020-03-09T16:04:34+10:00March 16th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

Happy Marriage, Happy Kids: An interview with Megan Warren from Key to Kids. Teaching for 18 years, mother, business owner and passionate in supporting parents to build a strong relationship with children. Megan's website is Key to Kids - https://keytokids.com.au/ Megan offers beneficial skills in building a relationship with children because children will do anything for you if they: feel that they're loved if they feel that they're valued and you have that relationship with them Megan offers online courses one-hour information sessions for parents and educators workshops for teachers. The first seven years of a child's life are so important and … Read More

Fall back in love with your partner

By |2020-03-02T09:54:20+10:00March 2nd, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Fall back in love with your partner: You hear those hated words, “I’m not in love with you.” Or maybe your partner thought they made it a little easier for you by saying, “I love you but I’m not in love with you.” Or…maybe the things they said were blunt and hurtful. Tearing you down. Making it sound like it’s your fault that they want to leave. It hurts. You love your partner but for whatever reason, your partner no longer wants to be with you. You can fall back in love with your partner. To be in love with each other again can happen … Read More

Tired adrenals, the marriage killer

By |2020-02-09T13:13:05+10:00February 17th, 2020|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Couple meditating together An interview about "Tired adrenals, the marriage killer" with Gary Borman from Feeling Great Naturally. Listen to the complete interview on the Empowered Marriage Podcast. Tired adrenals are something Garry see lots of and how numerous health conditions can all come back to this one common syndrome.  Tired adrenals and the syndrome that surrounds it, it's just a grouping of so many different problems that people don't recognize. What are the main symptoms if you're suffering from adrenal fatigue syndrome? There’s a whole bunch of different symptoms and it's not one disease or condition. Fatigue and really … Read More

Mend my marriage

By |2020-02-09T14:15:07+10:00February 10th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Attending Marriage Counselling When you have a problem in your life you work out what your doing wrong, come up with a solution and you try and fix it yourself or seek assistance. What I find in the couples I have worked with is when there are problems in the marriage generally each partner blames each other and waits for the other to change. This waiting and blaming is very destructive to yourself and your marriage. Each of you needs to take responsibility for the problems and aide in the solutions. Common relationship problems include: • Sexual issues • Different … Read More

Is Anxiety destroying your marriage?

By |2019-12-26T20:05:24+10:00December 30th, 2019|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, FAQ, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Anxiety in the suburbs is rampant and I see firsthand how it is affecting the marriages of Australia. It's putting strain and stress on marriages and not creating room for pleasure and desire.  Is anxiety destroying your marriage? Understanding it and healing it will make for a much happier empowered marriage. Do I have anxiety? 2 Questions to ask yourself Is my reaction over the top for what’s presenting? Are you finding it difficult to do things that you use to find easy? E.g. Groceries, riding in an elevator or being in a crowd. If you answered yes to either of these … Read More

Map your marriage

By |2019-12-15T15:48:55+10:00December 23rd, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Is it time to map your marriage? When did you last reflect on your marriage and the reality you are living? What is the reality of your marriage, not the stories in your head? Are you in an Empowered marriage filled with passion, desire and love? Or perhaps your feeling some of the list below. Feeling lost, anxious, confused, sad, regret, caged, unfulfilled? Not feeling heard or a priority? There’s no intimacy with your partner? Tired of not having enough money in your marriage? Your so stressed and run down and feel unsupported with your partner? You're feeling restless, you’re not living … Read More

Room mates and best friends

By |2019-12-15T15:49:54+10:00December 16th, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

If you are feeling more like room mates and best friends, not lovers, then I'd encourage you to look at your relationship. The longer you leave this, the harder it is to come back from. It’s very painful if you are in this position in your marriage. Here are 8 ideas to get you started. Go down memory lane: I want you to go right back to when you first met. What was it like? What was it that attracted you to your partner? Was it confidence? Was it the passion for whatever their purpose was? Perhaps an artist, riding or sailing … Read More

From Adrenaline addiction to authentic living – Part 2

By |2019-12-09T13:59:18+10:00December 9th, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help, Unlock all of you|

Adrenaline addiction can creep up on you and you may not even realize you suffer from this. A sure sign the push, push way of living. The hyper-arousal, the hyper-vigilant way of living. Living is survival for you. Then it's time to go from Adrenaline addiction to authentic living. Deciding you want to change this and live in a calmer way; a thriving way is a personal decision and often brought on because it’s affecting the quality of your marriage. Signs that you are overcoming adrenaline addiction Automatically drift off to sleep – Perhaps the easiest way to know that you’ve overcome … Read More

From Adrenaline addiction to authentic living – Part 1

By |2019-12-03T11:33:07+10:00December 3rd, 2019|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

The Cost to you and your marriage From adrenaline addiction to authentic living. You get busier and busier with no relief in sight. You push and push yourself and create situations to get a hit of adrenaline. Extended periods of stress will in time catch up to you and roll into chronic stress which will in time affect your health. You cannot live this way forever and something must give…. Are you constantly late so then you must rush? Constantly checking emails, social media and booking a tight schedule? Do you leave things to the last minute, e.g. A project or preparation … Read More