Relationship problems can be the most demanding and stressful problems that any of us may have to face. However, a relationship that works well is a source of great happiness and satisfaction in life. Therefore, coming in together to address these issues can be a way to minimise these stresses and move forward productively. Some couples prefer to attend such therapy together. Other couples prefer to attend for an individual session before proceeding to couple therapy. It is important to note that when the psychologist is operating as a couples’ therapist it is vital that she is neutral and impartial at all times. Thus, if a couple decides to have an individual session it is important that both parties attend equally for such a session.
Couples counselling, relationship therapy or marriage guidance are all different names for this helpful process. Please note; couple therapy is not covered by Medicare. However, it may be covered by the extras tables of your private health fund. You will need to check if you have this type of cover. More information about fees is available here