Sydney Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist
I am a therapist who is passionate about helping couples find meaning, fulfilment and connection in the fullness of their relationship. I share the view that we are not wired, nor designed, to function in this world alone.
As social creatures, we are programmed for connection. Relationships and connections come in many forms and can help us to thrive. And yet, relationships are also among some of the most complex and challenging elements of our lives. How we navigate this spectrum of possibility is what excites me about couples counselling!
How I work with couples
My work as a couples counsellor is to help you and your partner achieve healthier ways of relating and communicating with each other. I work with you to build (or re-establish) trust, respect and safety within your relationship. I accompany you through the rocky terrain of conflict and discord.
I coach you to build empathy and understanding for one another. And ultimately, I invite you and your partner to define and demonstrate healthy boundaries within the relationship for each party.
Relationships experience ruptures all the time. A rupture can range from the volume of the TV, to being 5 minutes late to a dinner, to a full blown screaming match. It’s often ruptures that bring couples to counselling.
I enjoy working with couples to unearth what’s really at play in these moments. Is there a want or desire seeking expression? Is this escalation the result of some other unresolved issue? What’s the real need and how do you articulate this? Through such exploration, my intention is to promote repair (following the rupture), so that your relationship can develop resilience, dignity and connection.
How I work with individuals
With individuals, my intention to support your achievement of connection, meaning and fulfilment remains the same. By sensitively and respectfully working through the various chapters of your life – including anxiety, grief and loss, loneliness, trauma, death anxiety, sexuality and gender identity issues, relationships and intimacy and more – we will work together to increase understanding, acceptance and resolution to these defining and significant moments.
By working through personal anguish and despair, by building your resilience and by testing out new ways of being, we will journey towards the life you really want.
Through observation and feedback of what I notice between you and your partner, I endeavour to raise your awareness of how you are in your relationships. Sometimes there are “things” in your blind spots that influence how you behave in your relationship.
By illuminating these, I empower you with new choices and options for defining and experiencing the relationship you seek. And with couples, in particular, I am inspired by Brene Brown’s work around the significance of vulnerability. Vulnerability is the glue of connection. Hence, I work with you to help you access your vulnerability with your partner in a safe, respectful and honourable way so as to fortify bonding and connection.
Qualifications and Professional Membership
I hold a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change and a Graduate Certificate of Gestalt Therapy. I have also completed trainings in the US in embodied leadership and facilitation. Lastly, I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association and adhere to its code of practice and ethical guidelines.
How to contact therapist Brandon Srot
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