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Adult and couples therapy

Personal experiences of depression and anxiety, grief and bereavement, and coping with work or financial stress are just some of the reasons why people seek therapeutic support. Challenges in marriage, family, work and personal relationships are also common reasons for people to seek counselling from a psychologist. 

Therapy can also help people to respond to unexpected changes to personal circumstances such as the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or the sudden loss of employment.

Therapy can assist individuals and couples to explore the ways in which their best efforts to cope with violations of love and trust in their personal lives, now and in the past, can lead to destructive patterns of feelings and behaviours which often have far-reaching effects on various aspects of our lives. By assisting individuals to gain insight into these patterns and helping them develop the skills to change them, therapy provides a safe space in which personal growth and change can begin to occur.

Therapy can also assist individuals to find a greater sense of identity, freedom, acceptance and self-esteem linked to the sensitive personal questions around gender identity and sexual orientation.


Couples and married couples experiencing the pain of ongoing conflict may seek couple therapy or marriage therapy in order to gain insight into the destructive patterns which may be keeping them from experiencing the love and security which they once enjoyed.

Couple counselling and marriage counselling can assist marriages and couples to deal with the pain of neglect, withdrawal, abuse and manipulation in order to find opportunities to reconnect and begin to re-establish trust and intimacy. Couples therapy may begin with one or both partners coming for therapy as they reach out for the assistance they need to begin working on themselves and their relationship. Children and teenagers are often affected by parent's relationship struggles and may require their own personal support in order to make sense of the situations they face at home.

"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation."

Oscar Wilde

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