Clinton Power + Associates
Online Relationship Counselling Brisbane
(02) 8968 9323
Couples Therapy: Brisbane
Couples counselling can be daunting, but working with someone like a relationship therapist to develop skills that will assist you in resolving recurring conflicts can lead to a healthy relationship.
Most people who attend relationship counselling report being happier and more connected in their relationship. Couples counselling or pre-marriage 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 the stronger path forward is to seek couples counselling and relationship therapy.
What is the benefit of working with a relationship therapist?
Relationship experts are professionals who provide couples with tools to improve their relationships.
Relationship counselling can help you:
- learn how to start or maintain a relationship
- move forward from past hurts and unresolved issues
- express and re-build your love with acceptance and understanding
- end the blame game and unhelpful patterns so you can resolve conflict in your relationship
- address life adjustment challenges with positive change
- talk and listen actively so you both feel heard
- identify differences in values, behaviour patterns, and habits
- build intimacy together and improve sex
- process and overcome relationship pain from an affair
- express how you are feeling in constructive ways
- collaborate with your partner to address relationship difficulties together
- explore your sexuality, sexual identity, or same-sex relationship
- resolve family conflict and improve parenting of your children
- 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 psychotherapist
Many couples don't realise that couples therapy is a specific type of therapy that requires specific training. Psychologists' training tends to be science and academic-focused, and they tend to focus more of their practice on research. A relationship 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. A couples therapist often starts 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.
Relationship counsellor Brisbane: 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 (developed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman), 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.
Clinton works with all couples - dating, de facto, married, and same-sex couples.
What will I get out of relationship counselling?
At Clinton's practice for residents of 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 particular needs of both partners and using positive communication models to help them 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 or skilled 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 process. Clinton will ask about your current situation, issues you're facing in your relationship, and what has brought you to attend 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 of the therapeutic goals that is right for you.
How many sessions will marriage counselling take?
Most couples therapy usually lasts for 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 if you seek couples counselling
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 expert help you're looking for and start working through your relationship challenges to have a deeper understanding of each other.
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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