Clinton Power + Associates
Online Counselling Services in Brisbane
(02) 8968 9323
Couple Therapy: Brisbane
Couples counselling can be daunting, but working with someone to develop skills that will assist you in resolving recurring conflict in your relationship can lead to a happier and stronger marriage.
Couples who attend relationship counselling report being happier and more connected in their relationship. Couples counselling addresses stressful issues, allowing your relationship to become secure-functioning, with love and support from your partner.
Clinton's couples counselling practice serves the Brisbane community, and Clinton will work with you (and your partner) to help resolve the relationship problems you feel are impacting your life.
Clinton Power is a relationship counsellor who provides marriage counselling and couples therapy services for clients in Brisbane, QLD.
Clinton provides online couples counselling via videoconference technology (Zoom).
Couples counselling can be done individually or with your partner, and there are benefits to both forms of counselling. However, if your goal is to improve the understanding and communication of both people in the relationship, then couples counselling is the stronger path forward.
Relationship counselling can help you:
- learn how to start or maintain a relationship
- move forward from past hurts
- express your love with acceptance and understanding
- resolve conflict in your relationship
- listen actively and effectively to your partner's needs
- build intimacy together
- process and overcome past relationship pain
- express how you are feeling in constructive ways
- collaborate with your partner to address relationship issues together
- explore your sexuality, sexual identity and same-sex relationship
- address family conflict and parenting issues
- manage the separation or divorce of your relationship
- build trust and security in your relationship
- deal with childhood trauma and abuse that is affecting your relationships
If you struggle with these problems, it may be time to seek relationship counselling in Brisbane.
The difference between a psychologist and a therapist
Psychologists' training is science and academic-focused, and they tend to focus more of their practice on research. A psychologist can provide a diagnosis (but not prescribe medication). Most psychologists aren't trained in couples therapy.
Therapists' training focuses on deeper change and emotional support. Therapists often start by building an understanding of the big-picture of your life. They help you discuss your feelings and problems and address issues and experiences in constructive ways. Their practices often include couple and marriage counselling.
Clinton's training and qualifications
Clinton has comprehensive experience with relationship counselling and psychotherapy. He has a post-graduate degree in counselling and psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy.
Clinton specializes in relationship counselling and has been helping couples deal with their relationship issues since 2003. He has extensive training in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, and couples work using Gestalt Therapy.
Clinton is registered with The Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Gestalt Australia New Zealand (GANZ), following their ethical guidelines in his practice.
Clinton is certified to practice in all of Australia, not just in Brisbane. If you move, your marriage counselling is one aspect of your life that does not need to change or be interrupted.
What will I get out of relationship counselling?
At Clinton's practice in Brisbane, the goal is to help you achieve the life and relationship you want with your partner. This is done by addressing the feelings and needs of both partners and using positive communication models to help you see and understand one another better.
Couples counselling aims to help you and your partner learn about each other and develop tools for interacting with each other in a way that feels better than it does right now.
Relationship counselling helps a person better know their own and their partner's needs. If you know yourself better and know your partner better, it will make it easier to manage things in your relationship well.
An essential aspect of marriage counselling is your relationship with your therapist. You want to feel like your counsellor is someone you will be comfortable opening up to and being vulnerable with.
Even if one partner has a great rapport with your counsellor, consider working with a different therapist if you're not both entirely comfortable with your current relationship counsellor. You both want to feel like your needs are seen, and you have the opportunity to learn and grow together in a safe and judgement-free environment.
Clinton will work with you to meet your individual and joint needs. Marriage counselling focuses on providing the support you need to do the work necessary to understand more about yourself, your psychology, and your partner.
Your first appointment
The first counselling appointment with Clinton is a comprehensive assessment. Clinton will ask about your current situation, issues you're facing in your relationship, and what has brought you into counselling. The first session is also a chance to feel each other out and understand whether Clinton's approach is a good fit for you.
The first session will conclude with Clinton sharing his assessment. You will get his feedback and recommendations on the best way to proceed through therapy. You will establish the approach and frequency of sessions together, ensuring mutual understanding and a therapeutic journey that is right for you.
How many sessions will relationship counselling take?
Couples usually use 6-10 sessions. Some couples attend therapy for longer, and some don't need as many sessions to work through the issues they're addressing.
Scheduling and attending appointments regularly are more important for achieving the best results than how many appointments you attend.
Hours of operation
Clinton's Brisbane practice offers counselling appointments online during the following times:
Monday - Thursday 12 PM - 6:30 PM
The last appointment of the day is 5:30 PM
After-hours appointments are available. We understand it can be challenging to keep personal appointments during regular working hours, and there is no additional fee for after-hours appointments. However, Clinton's after-hours appointments are the most in-demand time slots, and there is often a waitlist for these times.
How to get started
Relationship counselling is not an exploration that is done alone. Your relationship is a significant part of your life, and couples who attend couples counselling report being happier in their marriage after the fact.
Book your first Brisbane counselling session with Clinton to find the help you're looking for and start working through your relationship challenges. Call today on (02) 8968 9323 or book online with our online appointment scheduler.
"My marriage was on the brink of divorce. My wife was threatening to leave if things didn’t change, so I’m so glad we found Clinton when we did. I wasn’t sure if online sessions would work, so I was really surprised by how effective they were. Clinton worked with us to understand what had gone wrong in our marriage. He helped us learn new ways of communicating so we could stop fighting and work as a team together. I hate to think where we’d be if we hadn’t done the work on our marriage with Clinton.”
- Couple, Ascot, Brisbane (Name withheld for privacy)
Are you based in Brisbane 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 Brisbane
(02) 8968 9323
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