Clinton Power + Associates
Online Marriage Counselling Services Wollongong, NSW
(02) 8968 9323
Couples Counselling Wollongong
Marriage counselling can be a healthy tool for cultivating connection and intimacy in your relationship. Counselling can help you resolve difficult issues within your marriage and build a stronger bond of love and support with your partner.
Working with a counsellor to develop new skills to support your relationship has been shown to improve happiness and satisfaction in relationships.
Clinton Power is a couples therapist who offers online therapy and counselling services in Wollongong and the surrounding communities. Clinton works with partners and individuals to find solutions to the challenges in their relationships.
In Wollongong, NSW 2500, Clinton's counselling practice provides online counselling via videoconference technology (Zoom).
Couples counselling can cover a wide range of issues and is unique to the individuals in the appointment. Relationship counselling can provide support for the following problems:
- difficulty starting or maintaining a relationship
- issues with dating or finding a long-term mate
- fighting and unresolved conflict in your relationship
- jealousy and trust issues in your relationship
- difficulty in overcoming past relationship pain
- sexual and intimacy issues affecting your relationship
- separation and divorce issues
- family conflict, children and parenting issues
- childhood trauma and abuse that is affecting your relationships
- sexuality, sexual identity and same-sex relationship issues
This list is not extensive; if you seek support for other issues, please call our location at (02) 8968 9323 for a [free?] consultation.
If these problems are a part of your relationship, it may be time to seek marriage counselling in Wollongong.
Clinton's practice offers online counselling to clients in Wollongong, NSW and the surrounding area, including Wollongong NSW 2500, Cordeaux Heights, Mount St. Thomas, Coniston, Keiraville, Fairy Meadow, Mount Kembla and more.
Differentiating between a psychologist and a therapist
A psychologist's training usually doesn't include couples therapy. Instead, their practice is academic-based, focusing on research and science. A psychologist can provide a diagnosis to clients but cannot write prescriptions.
In contrast, a therapist's practice focuses on emotional support and effecting change. They will talk with you to understand the context of your life and discuss your feelings and problems. Therapists work with you to process and resolve issues positively and constructively.
What are Clinton's training and qualifications?
Clinton is an accomplished counsellor and psychotherapist. He has an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a post-graduate degree in counselling and psychotherapy.
Clinton's counselling practice has been helping couples with their relationship problems since 2003. He has comprehensive training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, the Developmental Models of Couples Therapy, the Psychological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), and couples work using Gestalt Therapy.
Registered with Gestalt Australia New Zealand (GANZ) and the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), Clinton's work follows the ethical guidelines of both organizations.
What to expect in marriage counselling
Counselling aims to help you and your partner address challenges and build the relationship you want. The process is about working with the people in the room, talking about what you feel, and building skills that will enable you to understand each other better.
Cooperating to resolve your problems helps build a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner. Clinton works with you to facilitate this mutual learning so that you can foster a loving and supportive relationship between you.
A critical component of therapy is the relationship you have with your counsellor. When you attend a counselling session, both partners need to feel comfortable with and trust their therapist. If one of you likes your counsellor, but the other finds it difficult to be open with them, find another therapist. You both deserve to feel like you are being seen and heard in therapy and by your therapist.
Counselling services target both individual and joint needs. What you need will be different from what your partner needs, and what you each need individually will also be different from what is required for your relationship to thrive. Therapy helps your marriage flourish by catering to all requirements, enabling you and your partner to find harmony.
Clinton will assist your growth and learning together by engaging in dialogue that will help you get to know one another more profoundly and mutually support each other. By providing communication frameworks and psychology-based recommendations, Clinton will help you develop new patterns of behaviour to help you address difficulties more effectively.
What happens at your first appointment
In your first meeting with Clinton, you will discuss the broad context of your life, the personal challenges you are facing, and what brought you into therapy. You will both be getting a sense of each other and whether you are a good fit.
At the end of your first appointment and comprehensive assessment with Clinton, he will share his feedback and professional recommendations. You will map out what your counselling journey together will look like based on a mutual understanding of the goals you want to meet. You will agree on a therapeutic approach and frequency of appointments to achieve the best results.
How many sessions of relationship counselling are needed?
The duration of marriage counselling will be customized to your needs and the issues you choose to address. Couples take an average of 6-10 sessions to resolve the concerns they bring to therapy.
Counselling can address strongly ingrained problems and temporary circumstantial short-term problems — the more challenging or deeply rooted the problem, the more time it will require.
It is more important to schedule and attend sessions regularly than to have a certain number of sessions. Those who meet with their counsellor consistently and frequently yield better results from their counselling experience.
Hours of operation
Online counselling in Wollongong is offered 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 also an option at no additional fee to keep your appointments as convenient as possible. These appointment times are the most frequently asked for, and there is often a waitlist for them.
Getting started with counselling in Wollongong
Marriage counselling can have lasting positive impacts on your health and relationship. If you struggle to find your way through difficulties in your relationship, Clinton can offer you the information and encouragement you need to turn your marriage around.
Contact us by phone at (02) 8968 9323 or use our online appointment scheduler to book your first meeting with a qualified relationship therapist near you today.
“ My partner and I were in a bad spot and I was worried we might be headed for a breakup. Unfortunately, there are very few good counselling services in my area, so we were relieved when we found Clinton's website and saw he did online couples counselling. Clinton has a very kind and gentle approach. We both felt safe and supported as he helped us understand what was going on and how we could turn things around. It ended up being the best decision to work with Clinton because our relationship is now stronger than ever."
- Couple, Austinmer, Wollongong, NSW (Name withheld for privacy)
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Clinton Power + Associates
Online Relationship Counselling Wollongong, NSW
(02) 8968 9323
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