A Stronger, Healthier Relationship Starts With Just One Step
"What led you to this page?"
Has your relationship lost its spark?
Are you experiencing challenges and difficulties that are causing you and your partner to feel more and more detached and unhappy ?
If this is your story, read on!
Richard has a unique way of getting to the heart of your problems without making you feel judged or shamed. His help over the years has been a great benefit both to myself and my marriage. I highly recommend him
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
"What I'm about"
Hi, I'm Richard.
I'm a professionally registered counsellor with over fourteen years experience working on the Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim. I hold a BA (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Queensland and I am a Member of the Australian Counselling Association (MACA Level 4). I follow an integrated approach to counselling using several evidence-based methods and interventions that are proven to be effective in helping people facing personal and relationship difficulties.
One of the early signs of a relationship in trouble is the constant presence of a heightened level of conflict. Some conflict is a normal part of any relationship -provided it is managed properly, but when that conflict causes those involved to become more and more unhappy and detached, it's time to seek help. Don't wait for a crisis to occur. Call or text me on 0490 749 930 to make an appointment. Alternatively just complete and return the form below.
Issues frequently addressed in therapy include :-
- Conflict and Communication
- "Stuckness" with nothing ever getting resolved
- Seeking comfort and support outside of the relationship
- Feeling disrespected and unappreciated
- Sexual intimacy
- Emotional distancing and loneliness
- Infidelity, betrayal and trust
- Anxiety and depression
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
"What Can We Expect From Counselling?"
On being interviewed by Oprah about her new book "Becoming", Michelle Obama spoke of her first experience with counselling. She had this to say.."You go because you think the counsellor is going to help you make your case against the other person but lo and behold, it wasn't that at all. It was about me exploring my sense of happiness.Yes I needed support and some from him but above all else, I needed to figure out how to build my life in a way that works for me."
My aim is to provide you with a compassionate, affordable and professional service that will help you deal with those issues that are affecting you personally or preventing you from feeling secure and happy both within yourself as well as in your relationship.
The first session is about hearing your story, conducting assessments and setting goals for counselling. In subsequent sessions we will explore and identify the issues that are causing your relationship to fall into disrepair and what needs to be done to rebuild, and restore it.
"Richard does a really great job of listening and getting to the heart of the problem without making you feel attacked or overwhelmed. It really made me feel like I could take control again and move forward."
Southport, Gold Coast
"Richard provides compassionate and caring counselling, which has given us real understanding of the dynamics within our marriage. The skills and practices that were suggested have helped circuit-break our thought and action habits.
We highly recommend him for his relationship insight and professionalism."
My husband & I had many marriage counselling sessions with Richard and I cannot say enough about how thankful we were to have found him. Ours was a difficult case and he made us feel valued as people. He is so non-judgmental, caring and and empathetic, We felt totally at ease with him...
(Extracted and summarised from Google Review)
Rhonda M; Gold Coast
Every situation is different and the number of sessions required will vary from couple to couple. On average 4-6 sessions are required.
$75 per (one hour) session.