Couples Therapy in Australia

Couples Therapy in Australia

How Couples Therapy Works on TYHO

Couple therapy in Australia

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Couple therapy in Australia

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Couple therapy in Australia

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Start your therapy journey by filling out the Intake Form. Receive a personalised Therapeutic Plan and structured therapy program to achieve your couple’s goals.

Relationship Counselling in Australia: Introduction

Couple therapy in Australia Why choose online
relationship counselling?

Online relationship counselling in Australia is highly accessible, convenient, and removes geographical barriers. 

Choosing online couples counselling means giving it the care and support that it deserves – even if your situation makes it difficult to access in-person couples therapy. 

Online couples therapy is especially helpful if:

  • You or your partner cannot travel to appointments for some reasons
  • You live in a remoter part of Australia
  • You have children or older adults who need constant care
  • Your work schedule makes it impossible to commute and attend offline sessions
  • You live away from your partner
  • You travel a lot and can’t make it to in-person sessions all the time
  • You find sharing your problems in person too overwhelming

Even if not for the above reason, you can still choose online relationship therapy in Australia if you simply prefer it. 

At TYHO, our Australian couples Therapists offer both online audio and video therapy sessions. 

During audio calls, you may engage in a discussion with your online Therapist along with your partner. 

In contrast, you may need to switch on your videos during video call sessions. 

We recommend video sessions as your body language, physical interactions with your partner, eye contact, and other subtle details can give your Therapist a bigger picture of your problems and dynamics. 

You can save extra expenses such as travel costs with online counselling. 

Moreover, online counselling is becoming popular among Australians, especially because it saves time, energy, money, and effort. 

According to 2020-21 research, nearly 3.4 million people in Australia saw a professional for their mental health. In addition, almost 612,000 Australians seek support via phone, video calls, digital technologies, and online counselling services. 

Online couples therapy in Australia at TYHO Is online relationship
counselling effective?

Reaching out for help is hard, especially if it’s for your relationship. If you find the need for couples therapy, you may have to talk to your partner about it. 

Sometimes, you or your partner may not feel comfortable going for offline counselling – as you may have to make time specifically for travel to and fro. 

Many couples believe that online couples therapy is not as effective as in-person sessions. However, rather than making time for offline counselling, couples usually give up seeking help. 

Several recent research prove our beliefs wrong. For example, a paper found that couples seeking online therapy ‘consistently’ experienced positive changes and reported that they could strongly connect with their couples Therapist. 

Online therapy works for couples – albeit it may not be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ platform (ie some may prefer audio calls, whereas others may benefit from video sessions).

According to a 2016 study, people who received online cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) gained a greater outcome than those who engaged in their traditional counterparts. 

On top of this, clients also found online CBT to be a more ‘affordable’ treatment option. 

Additionally, the Journal of Psychological Disorders published a 2018 study that showed that online CBT is ‘effective, acceptable, and practical’. 

Researchers also proved that online therapy was as effective as in-person for various issues such as major depression, anxiety disorders (especially social anxiety disorder and generalised anxiety disorder), and panic disorder. 

Ongoing research consistently shows that clients experience a stronger therapeutic alliance and satisfaction through online therapy in Australia

At TYHO, we provide services in many Australian cities, including but not limited to couples therapy in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and more. 

Through online couples counselling, you can communicate better, resolve conflicts, and build happier and healthier relationships. The key is to find the right couples Therapist for your needs. 

Take the first step today and reach out to us for support from expert Australian counsellors

Getting Started with Couples Counselling

What are the signs I might need relationship counselling?

Below are some of the key signs to be aware of:  

  • You find it hard to find joy when you spend time with your partner.
  • You always argue over the same topics, and quarrels have become a common pattern in your relationship.
  • You tend to be more critical and annoyed when thinking about your partner. 
  • You and your partner have started to hide things from each other. 
  • You feel uncomfortable or hesitant to express your true emotions. 
  • You feel apathetic towards all the issues you face in your relationship. 
  • You find it unbearable to return home to your partner. 
  • You or your partner experiences emotional or physical abuse and manipulation. 
  • You feel lonely and isolated even when you are with your partner. 

Please note that all the signs above apply to both you and your partner. If either one of you finds one or more of these signs familiar, you may need couples therapy in Australia.  

Important Reminder: If you or someone you are aware of is facing immediate risk due to any form of abuse in a relationship, it’s crucial to contact emergency services immediately. Our crisis resource page offers a list of organisations in various countries that help in such situations.

Who could benefit from couples counselling?

Couples counselling in Australia is a service that goes beyond merely addressing problems in a relationship.

At TYHO, we recommend couples counselling for anyone who may need that helping hand to cope healthily in life, especially if it’s along with a partner. 

For example, you may need couples counselling if you are navigating a significant change in life, such as moving in together or if you are considering getting married. 

Our team of couples counsellors at TYHO specialise in pre-marital counselling and can help you prepare for this exciting new phase of your life. 

During pre-marriage therapy, you may engage in a structured program where you will:

  • Set realistic expectations for marriage
  • Develop shared goals and timelines
  • Recognise and understand each other’s strengths in the relationship
  • Assign roles and responsibilities before marriage

Such important moments in a relationship (ie marriage or live-in) bring noticeable shifts in how you interact, bond, or communicate with your partner (Also see: Deep Questions to Ask to Truly Get to Know Someone). 

These shifts, while sometimes subtle, can often cause distress or misunderstanding among each other, especially if one partner struggles to adapt to these changes. 

Therefore, viewing the dynamics of your relationship in a new light and from a supportive and unbiased setting can help you prevent any future problems. 

We recommend online couples counselling if either partner feels the need to work on specific aspects of the relationship or believes that professional help is necessary. 

Hence, anyone can benefit from couples counselling, regardless of whether or not your problem is ‘severe enough’. 

To choose the right couples Therapist in Australia, you need to find someone you and your partner can trust and feel comfortable with. 

Work with your partner to select an Australian Therapist that meets both of your needs. 

Explore the profiles of various couples counsellors on our platform to learn about the issues they specialise in. 

How does couples therapy work?

At TYHO, therapy sessions are typically scheduled for about an hour. On our platform, it is common for couples to opt for weekly sessions. 

This is because consistency helps both the clients and the Therapist build and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship.  

Nevertheless, the frequency of therapy sessions can be tailored based on your needs and preferences. You can fix a proper schedule after discussing the same with your Therapist. 

You may need to actively participate during sessions to get the most out of couples counselling. 

For example, you could use the therapeutic tools during and outside therapy sessions, finish all your therapy homework (either individually or with your partner based on the exercise), and discuss your feelings openly and honestly. 

Prepare a list of questions and doubts you have before your first session. Your online couples Therapist will be happy to clarify your concerns. 

You can discuss topics such as the choice of therapeutic approach, frequency of sessions, therapy goals, and your Therapist’s background. 

Your Therapist is also likely to ask you some questions to better understand your relationship dynamics, family backgrounds, personal challenges, and hopes for the future.

Try to be as open and honest as possible, as your transparency can help develop a healthy therapeutic alliance – which is instrumental in experiencing positive therapy outcomes. 

In the beginning stages of therapy, your Therapist might evaluate your needs both individually and as a couple.

Once your core concerns and expectations from therapy are identified, your Therapist will then collaborate with you to create a tailored therapeutic plan.

The therapy plan might involve a single method or a combination of various approaches to address your specific concerns. 

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Online couples therapy in Australia at TYHO

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the success rate of couples Counselling?

Research published in the Family Therapy Journal indicates that approximately 70% of couples experience positive outcomes from couples counselling. 

In line with this, the National Council for Marriage and Family Therapy reports that 90% of couples who receive therapy from a well-trained Therapist notice an improvement in their emotional health. 

While outcomes and timelines may vary based on the couples Therapist’s expertise and other factors, a significant majority, ranging from 70% to 90%, find couples therapy helpful.

It’s essential to understand that the effectiveness of couples counselling tends to increase with more sessions. 

Therefore, the more frequently and consistently you attend therapy, the sooner you will notice change and progress in your relationship. 

Is couple Counselling worth it?

Yes, couples counselling is definitely worth it! 

Regardless of the severity of your problem, couples counselling in Australia can help you improve several areas of your life. 

TYHO couples Therapists may use tools such as emotionally focused therapy and Gottman’s Method to help you:

  • Solve arguments constructively
  • Avoid fights 
  • Take up personal space without hurting each other
  • Set and maintain boundaries
  • Unlearn negative patterns
Can couples Counselling save a relationship?

Through couples counselling in Australia, you can learn the relevant and scientific tools required to improve your relationship. 

TYHO psychologists in Australia may teach you tools such as cognitive restructuring (ie changing a negative thought to a positive one) and solution-focused techniques to help you:

  • Improve your bond
  • Develop trust
  • Become more affectionate
  • Resolve arguments and misunderstandings

Hence, although couples counselling can make all the difference – it is on you and your partner to apply them sincerely. 

The more you use the insights from your therapy, the sooner you can solve all your relationship issues. 

Do I get the same counsellor every time?

Yes, you can continue seeing the same couples counsellor after your first session if you wish. 

Your counsellor will share their clinical impressions and therapeutic plan with you – hence, consistently showing up for sessions can improve your relationship!

However, do note that you are free to change your counsellor anytime you want. 

There are no rules about sticking with the same counsellor – especially if you or your partner are uncomfortable. 

Is online couples counselling right for me and my partner?

Online couples therapy in Australia can make you self-reliant to come up with practical solutions to your problems. 

Online counselling is right for you and your partner in several situations: 

  • When you and your partner are geographically separated. For example, if you live in different cities or if either of you are often away for work commitments.  
  • If either of you are hesitant about participating in face-to-face therapy sessions. 
  • If you are in a situation where you live in an isolated area with limited access to offline counselling. 
  • When both of you have demanding schedules and the only feasible time for therapy is outside regular working hours.

At TYHO, our relationship counsellors in Australia are available after work hours, during the evening, and even on weekends. Feel free to reach out to us for further details! 

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