Clinton Power + Associates
Online Counselling Services in Perth
(02) 8968 9323
Couples Counselling: Perth
Relationship counselling can lead to a stronger connection, more intimacy, effective communication and improved happiness in your relationship.
Couples in long-term healthy relationships often indicate that relationship counselling gave them the help they needed to build a stronger and more secure relationship with their partner.
Clinton Power is a marriage relationship counsellor who provides online relationship support services and counselling in Perth and surrounding communities.
Clinton provides online relationship counselling services to clients in Perth, WA, using Zoom videoconferencing technology.
Counselling can involve one partner or both. There are benefits to both counselling methods in fulfilling relationships, but optimal results in the relationship are achieved when both partners attend couples counselling.
Marriage counselling can help resolve relationship problems related to:
- starting or maintaining a relationship
- dating or finding a long-term mate
- anger, fighting and unresolved conflict in your relationship
- jealousy and trust issues in your relationship
- overcoming past relationship pain
- sexual and intimacy issues affecting your relationship
- separation and divorce issues
- family conflict and parenting issues
- childhood trauma and abuse that is affecting your relationships
- sexuality, sexual identity and same-sex relationship issues
- effective and supportive communication in your relationship
- self-esteem and mental health
- grief and loss that may be impacting your relationship
If you struggle with any of these problems, it may be time to get in touch and seek relationship counselling in Perth.
Relationship counselling: Perth
Clinton provides online couples counselling for clients in Perth, WA and the surrounding areas. His practice serves communities including Jarrahdale, Aveley, Wooroloo, Mundaring, Armadale, Ashendon, Mardella and more.
A psychologist or a therapist?
A therapist's training focuses on emotional support and deeper change. They commonly start by developing a sense of the big picture of an important relationship in your life. A therapist will help you discuss your feelings, talk about the difficulties you're facing, and address problems in healthy ways. The practice of a therapist can include couples and marriage counselling, if they have specific training in that field.
In contrast, a psychologist's training is more academic and focused on the science of psychology. A psychologist can give a diagnosis (but not a prescription). The practice of a psychologist is research-centred. Most relationship psychologists are not trained in couples therapy.
What training and qualifications does Clinton have?
Clinton has extensive training and experience in psychotherapy and relationship counselling. He has an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a post-graduate degree in counselling and psychotherapy.
Clinton's specialisation in relationship concerns and issues has been helping couples work through their problems for over 20 years. He has comprehensive training in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, the Psychological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, 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 couples counselling
Clinton's practice in Perth can help you and another person in your family address the challenges you're facing and build the healthy relationship you want. Relationship counselling with Clinton focuses on the people in the relationship, how they feel, and developing the skills to help them better understand each other.
Couples counselling intends to improve communication, help both individuals learn about each other and develop the tools to help them feel love and support in the relationship. Getting to the centre of the issue isn't always straightforward, but learning how to do that and then working to resolve it together can bring couples closer and strengthen their bond.
A significant part of marriage counselling is the relationship you build with your therapist. Both you and your partner need to feel comfortable with your relationship counseling and therapist, and if one feels comfortable and one does not, that is not the right therapist for your needs.
You want to feel like your needs are being heard and seen, and it's best to find a therapist that makes you both feel that way.
Clinton works with you to meet both your individual and joint needs. The goal is to know both yourself and your partner well enough to work together to support each other's needs. Once you gain that mutual learning and understanding, you can make new patterns in your relationship to meet both sets of needs.
The first appointment
Your first appointment will include a comprehensive assessment. The conversation will focus on your current situation, relationship problems and relationship difficulties that you are facing, and why you've chosen relationship counselling. It's also an opportunity to get a sense of what it will be like working with Clinton and see if you are a good fit for each other.
The first session concludes with Clinton sharing his feedback and recommendations. Together you will map your relationship breakdown and how to proceed through therapy in the best way for you. You will discuss the frequency and approach of sessions, arriving at a mutual understanding of your goals and desired results from marriage counselling.
How many sessions are needed?
Clients stay for 6-10 sessions, on average, of couple counselling, with some couples requiring fewer sessions and other couples requiring more sessions. The duration of marriage counselling depends on the nature of the relationship problems you address.
Counselling can help deeply rooted foundational problems and temporary circumstantial problems. So, the number of sessions you need will be custom to you and what the relationship problem you choose to work on in therapy.
Consistently attending regularly scheduled appointments is more important for making progress, fulfilling relationship, and achieving results than how long you attend marriage counselling.
Hours of operation
Appointments with Clinton's Perth practice are offered online during the following times:
Monday - Wednesday 12 PM - 6:30 PM
The last appointment of the day is 5:30 PM
Attending appointments during the regular business day can be challenging. For your convenience, after-hours appointments are available, and there is no additional fee to book an appointment after-hours. However, these time slots are the most in-demand and often have a waitlist.
“My husband and I both work and have 3 young children. We had discussed our pressing need for counselling for the last few years or so, however, committing to it, particularly from a practical perspective, was difficult. We were so relieved to find Clinton’s online couples counselling practice as it suited our needs to do sessions from home. Clinton’s calm and kind approach was great – he was so supportive of our struggles and helped us understand how we had got stuck in unhelpful communication patterns. He also taught us new ways to resolve our differences. Within a few sessions, our relationship had significantly improved. We wondered why we had left it so long before reaching out for help. Forever grateful to Clinton!”
- Couple, Swanborne, Perth (Name withheld for privacy)
Are you based in Perth 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 Perth
(02) 8968 9323
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