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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.

Personal Trainer for Couples

By |2018-07-18T11:48:43+10:00July 18th, 2018|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

What if the thinking around couples counselling could change?  Seeking Couples Counselling like your weekly PT workout.  I bet you don’t keep that a secret that you go to your PT? Happy couple smiling at camera at the beach There is such a shame, secrecy around seeing a couple’s therapist.  I’m so hoping in time that this will change.  We seek support for our physical and tell everyone as we are proud of it.  What about the emotional and mental.? For many people there is a fear in having couples counselling.  To visit a counsellor for some people is saying … Read More

Is stress slowing killing you?

By |2018-06-18T14:45:11+10:00June 18th, 2018|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

When you encounter stress, a physical change take place in your body. These changes allow you to react quickly and to use your body's resources to cope with the stress. The changes that occur can be either helpful or harmful. Their effect depends on your response the length of time they last coping strategies, you use. 3 Stages of Stress As your body copes with stress, it must adapt, or adjust, to the stressor and the changes it causes. This process of adapting, called the general adaptation syndrome, occurs in three stages. The three stages are; Alarm stage Resistance stage Exhaustions stage … Read More

Resolve Marriage Issues Early

By |2018-05-02T12:36:10+10:00May 2nd, 2018|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, Marriage Counselling|

Working with couples for 10 years now I often see a theme that occurs in relationships. The relationship is no longer a priority, as important as it use to be.  If this continues long term it can be damaging to the quality of the relationship and the longevity. Focusing on some very practical easy skills can create enormous change in your relationships if you do not leave it too late to try.  Prepare/enrich is a terrific resource to begin making some changes. DAILY DIALOGUE AND DAILY COMPLIMENTS Daily Dialogue is an intentional effort to talk about your relationship, rather than discussing your … Read More

Tune up your relationship today

By |2017-11-14T09:47:37+10:00November 14th, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

How does your relationship stack up? Start a conversation today ( yes we all put it off to wait for the right time) with your partner to elevate your relationship. A relationship takes time and commitment and we all deserve to have a fulfilling relationship. If you’re not in one start asking yourself questions as to what can I do to change the situation. Create the space for you both to share how you are feeling. Here's some ideas to tune up your relationship. Start with one and work towards doing more in the future * Spend quality time together where you … Read More

How to move on after a breakup

By |2017-08-23T14:12:07+10:00August 23rd, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Self Esteem|

There is know one easy way to move on after a breakup.  For most people its extremely painful, heartbreaking and rocks you to your core.  Its a journey that starts with a conscious decision that you have let go. There are tools that can help you progress, but the process is unique for each one of you. You may need to try some different approaches to find what is right for you. It requires patience and might take months or even years. The process of acceptance of your new reality  takes hard work and commitment. You may feel uncomfortable at times during … Read More

The Road to Divorce Recovery

By |2017-06-09T17:34:08+10:00June 9th, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, Marriage Counselling|

People say that divorce is one of the most painful experiences that a person can go thru. It’s not only your marriage that you’re losing but also yourself. The death of a marriage is not just a moment in time, but a process that is filled with many different feelings. Grief is not linear! In other words, you cannot just pass through the stages of shock, denial, anger, and acceptance in a well-defined order. Divorce, like grief, is chaotic and circular, with the stages changing daily or moment-to-moment. It is normal for the initial stage and the first emotion to be one … Read More

7 Ways to remove negative energy

By |2017-04-05T13:18:36+10:00February 16th, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

Having a day like no other? Feeling uncentered, vulnerable, anxious or overwhelmed.  Having some daily skills to assist you can be so very supportive. Grounding is an important tool that enables you to feel centred and balanced no matter what life puts in front of you. Grounding keeps you in the present moment and stops you from being unbalanced and weighed down by negative energies. Have you ever noticed when you have been having a relatively happy day and then after spending some time with a negative person, you notice the joy you had has gone and instead you are feeling heavy, … Read More

Are you filled with resentment and hurt?

By |2017-04-05T13:26:43+10:00February 10th, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling|

So, your relationship is over and your feeling pain like you have never experienced before?  Your mind is like a monkey mind, never turning off and what about the waves of emotion that come in and you feel like your drowning at sea? Am I on the right track as to what’s happening for you?.  Perhaps you’re over the shattering stage, denial and shock stage and you’re so angry and holding on tightly to the resentment because if you let it go they have won? Do you want to be free of all this turmoil, pain, anguish?  If you do read on … Read More

Is your relationship in great shape? Is yours 7 out of 7

By |2017-04-05T13:29:01+10:00January 16th, 2017|Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, Marriage Counselling|

1.Ultimately it all comes down to each of you looking forward to being with your partner at the end of the day. This means you spend quality time together and you genuinely enjoy each other’s company. The extension of this is that you enjoy your intimate times together also. 2. Trust in your relationship is number one. To trust each other totally, are faithful and dependable. To know that a good relationship just doesn’t happen it takes commitment and open and honest communication with each other. 3. You also have mutual goals and dreams together as well as individual goals and aspirations. … Read More