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Is It Time to Lighten Up?

With the longer days, I am enjoying all the light that pours into my office and home right through into the early evening. At this time of year, I find many of the couples I work with in counselling are stressed and serious. It made me think about how we might all...

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It’s Not About The Money

Seven out of ten Australian couples report that money causes tension in their relationships, with disagreement over finances being a stronger predictor of divorce than other commonly cited causes of marital conflict. As a couples counsellor and relationship therapist,...

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Five Ways to Get More Sleep

As a relationship counsellor I work with new parents everyday on all aspects of their relationships and their lives. A big factor that leads to conflict, irritability and even depression is sleep deprivation. While sleepless nights and disrupted sleep are part of the...

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How Your Childhood May Be Impacting Your Parenting

As a couples and relationship counsellor, I see many clients whose childhood issues begin to resurface when they become parents. These unresolved issues could put extra strain on both partners as well as the family unit. This is a very common experience and we know...

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What Do You Need to Release Repair or Refresh?

It’s September and Spring is here! Flowers and leaves are returning to the trees and the days are getting longer. Just like the ever changing cycles of nature, you are also going through cycles of change in your life. Although we may want things to always stay the...

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Yours and Mine – Coming Together As A Blended Family

It can be wonderful when you fall in love and want to move forward in your commitment to your new partner. However when both you and your new partner already have children from your previous relationships, it will add a few layers of complexity to your relationship...

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The 3 Things That Can Save Your Relationship

There is a wealth of research from both overseas and here in Australia which indicates that marital and relationship satisfaction decline once a couple become parents. It is estimated that as many as 67% of couples become dissatisfied after they have children. That is...

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Stuck at Home With Baby and Your Partner Doesn’t Get It?

Sometimes as a new parent there may be days when you never leave the house, have a shower, or manage to get out of your pyjamas. What happens when your partner implies you have been doing nothing all day, but “playing with the baby”? Comments like those from your...

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Cuddle Up a Little Closer

Winter is well and truly here! With the colder weather, it’s natural to want to stay inside where it’s warm and cosy. Winter is a season of introspection and hibernation and is a great time to connect as a couple. You naturally want to cuddle up a bit closer when it’s...

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How to Love Your Body Post Baby

I see many women in counselling who feel disappointed that their bodies don’t bounce back to bikini ready in just a few weeks post-baby.This is such a common topic that I was recently interviewed for Kinderling radio on exactly this issue (click here to...

read more

Is It Time to Lighten Up?

With the longer days, I am enjoying all the light that pours into my office and home right through into the early evening. At this time of year, I find many of the couples I work with in counselling are stressed and serious. It made me think about how we might all...

read more

It’s Not About The Money

Seven out of ten Australian couples report that money causes tension in their relationships, with disagreement over finances being a stronger predictor of divorce than other commonly cited causes of marital conflict. As a couples counsellor and relationship therapist,...

read more

Five Ways to Get More Sleep

As a relationship counsellor I work with new parents everyday on all aspects of their relationships and their lives. A big factor that leads to conflict, irritability and even depression is sleep deprivation. While sleepless nights and disrupted sleep are part of the...

read more

How Your Childhood May Be Impacting Your Parenting

As a couples and relationship counsellor, I see many clients whose childhood issues begin to resurface when they become parents. These unresolved issues could put extra strain on both partners as well as the family unit. This is a very common experience and we know...

read more

What Do You Need to Release Repair or Refresh?

It’s September and Spring is here! Flowers and leaves are returning to the trees and the days are getting longer. Just like the ever changing cycles of nature, you are also going through cycles of change in your life. Although we may want things to always stay the...

read more

Yours and Mine – Coming Together As A Blended Family

It can be wonderful when you fall in love and want to move forward in your commitment to your new partner. However when both you and your new partner already have children from your previous relationships, it will add a few layers of complexity to your relationship...

read more

The 3 Things That Can Save Your Relationship

There is a wealth of research from both overseas and here in Australia which indicates that marital and relationship satisfaction decline once a couple become parents. It is estimated that as many as 67% of couples become dissatisfied after they have children. That is...

read more

Stuck at Home With Baby and Your Partner Doesn’t Get It?

Sometimes as a new parent there may be days when you never leave the house, have a shower, or manage to get out of your pyjamas. What happens when your partner implies you have been doing nothing all day, but “playing with the baby”? Comments like those from your...

read more

Cuddle Up a Little Closer

Winter is well and truly here! With the colder weather, it’s natural to want to stay inside where it’s warm and cosy. Winter is a season of introspection and hibernation and is a great time to connect as a couple. You naturally want to cuddle up a bit closer when it’s...

read more

How to Love Your Body Post Baby

I see many women in counselling who feel disappointed that their bodies don’t bounce back to bikini ready in just a few weeks post-baby.This is such a common topic that I was recently interviewed for Kinderling radio on exactly this issue (click here to...

read more

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