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Relationship  - Couples -  Marriage Counselling

Don't wait until your relationship is in trouble to see me, the average for couples counselling is 6 months, which is cheaper than a divorce !


Certificate 1 - Gottman Relationship training

Certificate 2 - Gottman Relationship training

Certificate 3 - Gottman Relationship training

Post Grad in Psychology

Bachelor of Counselling

Diploma of Counselling


Matt is a highly experienced and qualified relationship/couples counsellor

Relationship Counselling Redlands, Marriage Counselling

How can relationship counselling can help you?

Gottman Relationship Counselling can help couples in several ways, including:

  1. Improving communication: One of the main goals of Gottman Relationship Counselling is to help couples communicate more effectively. By learning how to listen actively, express themselves clearly, and resolve conflicts in a constructive way, couples can build stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

  2. Strengthening the friendship: Gottman Relationship Counselling emphasizes the importance of building a strong friendship as the foundation of a healthy relationship. By engaging in shared activities, expressing appreciation, and spending quality time together, couples can deepen their friendship and develop a stronger connection.

  3. Building intimacy: Intimacy is a critical component of any relationship, and Gottman Relationship Counselling can help couples develop emotional and physical intimacy. By sharing their dreams, goals, and aspirations, couples can deepen their emotional connection, while engaging in activities such as physical touch and sexual intimacy can strengthen their physical connection.

  4. Resolving conflicts: Every relationship has conflicts, but Gottman Relationship Counselling can help couples learn how to manage conflicts constructively. By developing skills such as active listening, empathy, and compromise, couples can work through their differences and find solutions that work for both of them.

  5. Developing a shared vision: Gottman Relationship Counselling encourages couples to work together to develop a shared vision for their future. By setting goals together and working towards a common purpose, couples can strengthen their bond and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship.

Overall, Redlands Counseling Service using Gottman Therapy can help couples improve their communication, deepen their intimacy, and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship. By working with a trained therapist and developing specific skills and strategies, couples can overcome challenges and create a more satisfying life together.

What can I expect in a relationship counselling session?

Often couples that are new to the counselling experience are worried that relationship therapy may be biased towards one partner, emotionally confrontational, or that it simply won’t work. These are common concerns, but at Redlands Counselling Service, Matt has been working with couples for over 10 years and  has strategies to ensure that each session is:

  • tailored to be inclusive of both partners

  • In session making sure no more harm is coming to your relationship from negative communication

  • a discreet, nonjudgmental space to unpack your relationship concerns

  • focused upon giving you an insightful understanding of your individual situation

  • designed to give you practical tools to address problems and create long-lasting, positive changes

Marriage and relationship counselling often involves a blend of joint and solo counselling sessions, depending on your personal therapeutic needs. This flexibility allows your counsellor, Matt to accurately assess your communication styles, patterns of behaviour and relationship needs as individuals, and as a couple. Matt is a relationship specialists who is calm, compassionate, competent and capable of helping you to achieve your relationship goals.

Redlands Counselling main Relationship specialisation

One of the models at Redlands Counselling Service I am trained in is Gottman Therapy. This is one approach I can use for your relationship issues. 

Below is taken from Gottman website

The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory(see below). There is a 337 questionnaire that thoroughly explores your relationship and how you are coping. These are all psychological standardised assessments .This questionnaire costs  $39, Redlands Counselling Service does not own the rights to the assessment, so it does cost you. 


​​Gottman Therapy begins with an assessment process to identify what interventions and frameworks that suite the needs of your relationship.

Marriage Counselling Redlands, Marriage Counselling Brisbane
Redlands counelling, Brisbane counselling

Redlands Counselling Service provides Counselling to Birkdale, Wellington Point, Capalaba, Manly, Ormiston, Wynnum, Cleveland, Thorneside, Thornlands, Wakerley, Redland Bay, Mount Cotton, Chandler, Sheldon, Victoria Point, and other suburbs across Brisbane.

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