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Relationship & Marriage Counselling

Dr Matt says that narcissistic abuse is way too common in relationships these days. He strongly advises that if you are in an abusive relationship to seek support.

The main issues with relationships are:

  1. Resentment from unmet needs and
  2. Shame from feeling like a disappointment.

Dr Matt uses a unique approach to assist you to understand the underlying issues that are driving the problems within your relationship and help you to improve them.

Can Counselling Work And Save A Relationship?

Although there are no silver bullets relationship counselling helps partners to unpack the origins of their problems as well develop strategies and provides you with practical tools to build a new relationship. The process requires commitment from both partners.

What Happens In Marriage Counselling?

Essentially both partners provide their version of the issues within the relationship. Each partner’s needs are identified and strategies developed to help each partner have their needs met.

When Should You See A Couple’s Psychologist for Relationship Therapy?

It’s a good idea to see a Relationships Psychologist if: you have been, arguing a lot; avoiding each other; there has been infidelity or you just want to check in like a maintenance check.

Which Relationships may benefit from Couples Therapy

Regardless of the type of intimate relationship, you have Dr Matt will get to the root of your issues and help you to resolve them.

Is It Weird To Seek Couples Therapy If We Aren’t Married?

No. Relationship counselling is for everyone as both marriage issues and couple issues are very similar and can be dealt with in the same way.

We Don’t Really Have “Problems” But Still Feel Like We Need Some Therapy

We tend to understand a condition of therapy as “having problems”. It is clear when we fight and argue about trivial matters that turn into tears. Sometimes there is not much wrong and yet one or both want more from the relationship.

More intimacy.
More fun.
More variety.
Better sex.
More freedom.
A better partnership as parents.

What’s great in these cases is that the work can be driven not by problems but by wanting a powerful force for growth if we let it.

If We Fight The Whole Time, Is That Wasting Your Time?

As part of the process of sorting through the challenging relationship stuff sometimes intense feelings will come out. The role of a great couples therapist is to provide a place where these feelings can be expressed but also insure it won’t get out of control.

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Meet Dr Matt Worthington

DPsych (Clinical), MSc (Psych) (with Commendation), BA(Hons) Bus. Executive Coaching Programme (Distance) Cambridge University
Level 1, 2 and 3 of Gottman Couples Training.
9 Months Training (online) with Boston Trauma Centre Massachusetts

Dr Matt has a flexible, down to earth, warm, easy going, value-based and compassionate approach to best accommodate his clients. He often says “being a psychologist is just about being human”. He strongly believes that the therapist’s personality, ability to build rapport and relate to a client’s world-view are of utmost importance in therapy. He is effective at quickly getting to the root of his clients’ worries and drawing on a range of evidence-based interventions to assist his clients to cope with their issues. Dr Matt can help you with Court Report WritingLife Coaching and Motivation Issues, Relationship and Marriage Issues, Academic and Self-worth Issues, as well as Workplace and Bullying problems.

Better Health is Our Mission

Let Dr Matt help you today.

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