Clinton Power + Associates
Online Counselling Services in Adelaide
(02) 8968 9323
Couples Counselling Adelaide
If you feel disconnected from your partner or alone in your relationship, marriage counselling can help resolve these issues and build a relationship of love and support.
Working with a therapist to develop the skills you need to allow your relationship to grow has lasting positive effects, including a happy and fulfilling connection that supports the life you want with your partner.
Clinton Power provides online relationship counselling and therapy services in Adelaide and the surrounding community. In his practice, Clinton will work with you and your partner to help address the challenges you're facing in your relationship.
Clinton is a relationship counsellor offering couples therapy via videoconference technology (Zoom).
You can do relationship counselling independently or with your partner, and each method offers benefits. Marriage counselling provides more effective and lasting solutions to optimize communication and understanding of both people in the relationship.
Couples counselling can provide support for problems related to:
- difficulty starting or maintaining a relationship
- issues with dating or finding a long-term mate
- conflict in your relationship
- issues with self-worth and self-esteem
- jealousy and trust issues in your relationship
- difficulty in overcoming past relationship pain
- sex and intimacy issues affecting your relationship
- separation and divorce issues
- family conflict and communication issues with children
- childhood trauma and abuse that is affecting your relationships
- sexuality, sexual identity and same-sex relationship issues
If these problems are a part of your relationship, it may be time to seek marriage counselling in Adelaide.
Relationship counselling: South Australia
Clinton's practice offers online marriage counselling to clients in Adelaide and the surrounding area, including Kensington, Dulwich, Thebarton, Gilberton, Mile End, Stirling, Woodside, Lobethal, Salisbury and more.
An online counselling practice does not rely on location. Suppose you move or need to be away from home during an appointment. In that case, meeting online allows you the flexibility to attend therapy from anywhere, so long as you have a stable internet connection.
Differentiating between a therapist and a psychologist
Therapists' training is emotional support-focused and centred on deep change. A therapist's approach begins by gaining a big-picture understanding of your life. With a therapist, you talk about how you feel, the challenges you're dealing with, and ways to address those problems. A Therapist's professional practice includes marriage counselling or couples therapy.
The training of a psychologist focuses on the science of psychology and is academic-based. Psychologists can supply a diagnosis but cannot write a prescription. Couples therapy usually isn't part of a psychologist's training.
Clinton's qualifications and training
Clinton is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. He has an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a post-graduate degree in counselling and psychotherapy.
Clinton's practice concentrates on relationship counselling, and he has been assisting couples with their relationship problems for over 15 years. He has extensive training in the Developmental Models of Couples Therapy, the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, the Psychological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), and couples work using Gestalt Therapy.
Clinton is registered with Gestalt Australia New Zealand (GANZ) and The Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA). He follows the ethical guidelines of both organizations in his practice.
What to expect in therapy
The service Clinton offers in his Adelaide practice allows clients to talk about their experiences, express how they're feeling, and learn ways to address and overcome these challenges. Relationship counselling focuses on learning more about yourself and your partner and how best to show them they are loved and supported.
A pivotal aspect of counselling is understanding each other deeply and communicating well. Many couples come to therapy and learn how to do these things together. Treatment is about finding the way forward that works for you and your partner.
Do not discount the importance your relationship with your counsellor has on your experience in therapy. It is essential that both partners like their therapist's approach and personality fit. Feeling supported and that the progress you're working toward is critical in counselling.
Consider getting a new counsellor if you find yourself in a position where one partner likes your therapist, and the other doesn't feel completely comfortable with them. Both partners must feel able to express difficult emotions and be vulnerable in a session to make significant and lasting progress in relationship counselling.
Clinton builds a relationship with his clients based on trust, respect, and an understanding that you need a safe and secure space to experience when you come to counselling. His job is to provide that and help you along the path as you learn and grow your relationship.
At your first couples counselling appointment
The first appointment with Clinton will be about getting to know you and assessing your needs and situation. Communication will be centred around your circumstances, what difficulties you are experiencing, and why you're pursuing relationship counselling. This appointment is an opportunity to feel each other out and decide if you are a good fit to take this journey together.
Clinton will share his thoughts and initial assessment with you by the end of the first session. Together you will decide the best way to tackle the issues that brought you in and how frequently you will attend sessions.
How long does couples therapy take?
The duration of your relationship counselling time will depend on what you come to work on. On average, clients use 6-10 sessions to get through the complex issues they're addressing.
When it comes to marriage counselling, you get out what you put in. If you choose to work on deeply-rooted longstanding issues, expect your counselling journey to take longer. If the problem you bring is temporary or circumstantial, you may not need many sessions.
The help each couple requires is different, and so too is the amount of time they spend in relationship counselling.
The most important aspect to achieving the best results in relationship counselling is regularly scheduling and attending appointments.
Hours of opening
Clinton offers online marriage counselling appointments for clients who reside in Adelaide during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 6:30 PM
The last appointment of the day is 5:30 PM
After-hour times are also available. Note that these time slots are highly sought after, and there is often a waitlist for them.
Starting relationship counselling in Adelaide
Every couple can have a great relationship. Sometimes you need a little help to make your relationship everything you want.
“ I was initially sceptical that online couples therapy would work but we struggled to find someone good and available in our local Adelaide area. My girlfriend found Clinton’s online practice and we decided to try a session. Clinton put us at ease from the first meeting. We had lots of problems in the past with arguments that didn’t get resolved and Clinton was able to help us understand each other and helped us to prevent our fights from getting out of hand. Once we stopped fighting and could listen to each other, we were able to get back to a more connected place in our relationship. We’ll definitely use Clinton again if we run into any relationship problems in the future.”
- Couple, Prospect, Adelaide (Name withheld for privacy)
Are you based in Adelaide, South Australia, and want to book an online couples therapy appointment?
We can provide you with further information about how Clinton works and his current availability.
Clinton Power + Associates
Online Counselling for Adelaide
(02) 8968 9323
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