Sydney CBD or Newtown relationship counselling services
We provide relationship counselling for individuals and couples in-person and by appointment, at either of our three offices in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Newtown, in the Inner West and Coogee in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Individual relationship counselling
We have extensive experience and training in many areas of the counselling field, however our speciality is working with individuals that are experiencing relationship pain. Visit our individual counselling page to read more.
We work with couples that are experiencing negative and destructive patterns of relating and help them develop the skills for forming and maintaining healthy and loving relationships. Visit our couples therapy page to read more.
Employee assistance programs (EAP)
Clinton Power & Associates only accepts EAP referrals from employers who have us listed as a preferred provider. We are currently a provider for ComPsych. If you are unsure if we are a provider for your company, check this with your employer.
Length of sessions
We meet with individuals and couples according to your unique goals and needs. Together we decide what is best for you and your schedule.
All sessions with Clinton Power are 60 minutes in length.
All couple sessions with Lidia Smirnov are 90 minutes in length.
Referrals from a Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be 50 minutes long and are limited to 5 or 6 sessions, depending on the employer agreement.
• initial sessions
In the initial session we work with you to gain a full understanding of your needs and provide a thorough and comprehensive assessment. In the initial session you will experience how we work and have a strong sense of how we can work together. You may feel hopeful and a sense of relief because you have taken the first step in creating the relationship that you desire. Clients often report that they experience new awareness and insights from this initial session.
After we confirm your appointment, please visit our client forms page to download, print and fill out the documents you need to bring to the initial counselling session.
• subsequent sessions
For individuals, subsequent sessions are 60 minutes. For couples, sessions are 60 minutes with Clinton Power and all couple sessions with Lidia Smirnov are 90 minutes in length.
Couples in relationship crisis
We recommend that couples that are in relationship crisis commit to six sessions before they decide to end the therapy or the relationship. We have found this approach extremely valuable for couples that are close to ending their relationship as it gives you the time explore what changes are possible to improve the quality of your relationship.
Length of therapy
This of course is a very difficult question to answer because every client is different and has unique needs. The length of therapy can depend on a number of factors, which may include the type of issue, the length of time that negative patterns have been ingrained and the willingness and motivation you have to change.
On average, clients can tend to have between 8-20 sessions. Some research suggests that it can take 3-4 months to start to experience long-lasting change, however many clients report that they notice changes after only a few sessions. Some clients may need medium to longer term therapy, which may last longer than a year.
Together we determine how often you will attend, based on your needs and schedule, which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In our experience, the clients that have the most positive outcomes from therapy attend weekly, or schedule and attend sessions on a regular basis.
Sydney Central Business District Counselling Office:
The William Bland Centre, Suite 805, Macquarie St, Sydney 2000
• Close to Martin Place
• Directly opposite the Sydney Eye Hospital
• Minutes from Martin Place, Town Hall and Wynyard train stations.
• Parking is available at the Domain car park
Newtown, Inner West Counselling Office:
Wells St, Newtown, 2042
• 5 minute walk from St Peters station or 15 minutes from Newtown station
• Ample free street parking
Visit my contact page to view location maps of my offices.
Oatlands, North West Counselling Office
1-1 Gibbons St, Oatlands, NSW 2117
We see clients Monday through Friday from 9.00 am to 6 pm with some appointments after 6pm. Saturday mornings are available in Newtown.
Please enquire by phone or book an appointment online to view our current fee schedule.
We accept VISA, Mastercard, Eftpos or cash. Electronic funds bank transfer is also available if arranged in advance.
Relationship counselling for individuals or couples may be the best investment you make in your lifetime.
Are you ready to move out of relationship pain?
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