Online Expert Relationship Counselling
Professional and private relationship counselling, online via telehealth.
No relationship is perfect. Often, we find that situations arise where small, unchecked relationship issues can evolve into much deeper and difficult to overcome problems.
Online relationship counselling provides a safe, supportive and collaborative environment where both partners can openly discuss problems in their relationship and highlight what is important to them.
The process of relationship counselling online involves meeting with a professionally trained psychologist to facilitate and navigate the complexities of a relationship.
The counselling is provided in an empathetic, non-judgemental and neutral manner.
We’ve seen many couples leave relationship counselling sessions thankful and appreciative for the guidance and support and going on to have a much happier and healthier relationships.
Incredibly – research has shown that relationship counselling has a success rate of around 70%, and whilst some relationships simply don’t work-out, the evidence suggests that relationship counselling is a proven way to improve your relationship.
Medicare rebated relationship counselling with a personally matched, experienced psychologist.
One of the misconceptions with online relationship counselling is that it’s not rebated through Medicare – this is not the case.
At Online Psychologists Australia our sessions are claimable through Medicare.
You’ll be individually matched with an expert psychologist that best meets your relationship’s unique needs.
What can you expect engaging in online relationship counselling?
What you will find in the first session of relationship counselling is that your professional psychologist wants to get to know you, your partner and to get to know your relationship.
In a completely non-confrontational and non-biased way, the counsellor wants to form an understanding of what has brought you to engage with a counsellor.
In some cases, one side of the relationship is content with how things are and does not wish to confront the issues – this is completely normal and can be helped!
Once the initial foundations have been built, together with the counsellor you will work through some relationship goals and build up ways to have more positive interactions. You may be given some tasks to complete at home or you’ll talk through situations in a calm and non-confrontational way – where both parties are able to freely and safely express themselves.
Online relationship counselling isn’t just a “venting” session however, it’s a place where relationship burdens can be deconstructed and lifted off your relationship’s back.
What are the signs it might be time to speak to a relationship counsellor?
Every relationship is different, but experience has shown us there are a number of common signs that it’s time to engage a professional relationship counsellor online include:
- When communication has significantly broken down, and you’re no longer talking
- When you’re continuously engaging in negative communication, leaving each other feeling judged, shamed or insecure
- When there is hesitance or apprehension to talk to about issues
- When affection is withheld as a punishment
- When you see your partner as an antagonist
- When you’re keeping secrets from one another
- When you contemplate, or are having an affair
- When you’re living totally separate lives
- When your sex life or intimacy has shifted significantly
- When you’re constantly fighting and bickering over the same little things.
While the above signs are a good first step at looking objectively at a relationship, often times it’s one partner that is pushing for change, and another in denial – in these situations online relationship counselling is a fantastic solution.
What are the benefits of online relationship counselling?
Online relationship counselling has dramatically increased the rate of which couples are proactively engaging in professional support.
The fact that the counselling sessions are available online means the barrier to engaging is much lower – this makes it much easier for a reluctant partner in a relationship to come around to it.
Other benefits of engaging in relationship counselling online include:
- Added flexibility around treatment times (after or even before regular working hours)
- Reduced pressure or treatment stress for the couple
- Private and discreet sessions
- Medicare rebated sessions
- Couples often feel more comfortable engaging in counselling online, and this can actually speed up their counselling process
- Couples are more likely to keep up consistent sessions due to lower barriers
How can you make online relationship counselling a success?
Like all forms of counselling and support – it actively requires a lot of input and work from you. There really is no short cut or quick fix answer when receiving relationship counselling.
Relationship counselling is proven to having positive outcomes for both members of the relationship, and the relationship itself. However, if you’re being dishonest with your counsellor, your partner and yourself – it’s likely the counselling efforts will fail.
What can you do to increase the likelihood of success?
- Focus on the things that matter most – there’s no benefit in resurfacing petty disputes just to get back at your partner
- Being honest with your counsellor, your partner and yourself
- Allow your partner to speak freely – without fear or apprehension that there will be some hurt feelings for what they might say
- Engage in the tasks or activities provided by the counsellor with focus and dedication
Improvements we often see following relationship counselling
Often, we see that relationships start to find consistent improvement after around six to eight sessions. Once the members of a relationship better understand one another, they’re able to navigate and diffuse negative situations before they even occur.
The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of couple’s experience benefits such as:
Improved sex life and intimacy
Decreased in the frequency and severity of arguments
Overall greater and more frequent feelings of happiness and contentment
Increased levels of trust
Start fixing things by going through relationship counselling online today with a professional psychologist
Reaching out and accessing counselling for relationship struggles can be tough, however the benefits of doing so are incredible. It could very well save a good relationship from completely unravelling.
Our warm, empathetic and understanding team of professionals are ready to help.
At Online Psychologists Australia, we offer a free, no obligation 15-minute consultation where we’ll personally match you with a psychologist that best meets your relationships unique needs and preferences.
All of our sessions are claimable with a Medicare rebate..
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"The privacy and comfort of having sessions online, but still face-to-face over Zoom made me feel so much more at ease. I was able to open-up much quicker and felt like I was making progress after just my first session."
What our clients are saying
"Being able to book in appointments that work around my schedule has been incredible. Speaking to Rob has had the most positive impact on my mental wellbeing given the isolation I experienced in 2020."
"The fact I was able to get medicare rebate on my sessions made the whole process so much easier. I've already recommended Online Psychologists Australia to a few friends that have been struggling lately.