Many couples today are finding that they have lost that sense of connection that they once had.
This can be due to many factors, including the stress of everyday life commitments.
Having relationship issues, can’t see a way to resolve your problems, going around in circles trying to solve the same issues with no resolution, tired of the fighting and feel like walking away?
Do you feeling lonely in your relationship?
Are you experiencing a disconnect with your partner?
Would you like to have more emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship?
Have either you or your partner had an affair that is threatening to destroy your relationship?
If you have experienced, or can relate to any of the above, then I am here to help you.
If this is you – you are not alone.
I have helped countless numbers of couples to reconnect to each other and find their relationship they once had.
In couples and family counselling there is no judgement or taking sides. My role is purely to assist you as the client – to help navigate your relationships. I provide a safe space for you to explore your issues and listen for you preferred options.
I work very individually with all my clients, having a background of teaching counselling for many years at university level equips me with the many different theories and approaches to counselling. Therefore you may have a similar problem to other clients, such as communication issues, but how you wish to solve it will be unique to your own personal relationship.
I believe the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. This is the main premise of my work.
Many couples don’t see a counsellor until their relationship is in crisis. Don’t wait until your partner has walked out before you ask for help.
Many of my clients tell me that after our sessions together they gain clarity about their issues in their relationship, whereas at home they go around and around locked in conflict and eventually getting nowhere.
When couples have been in a pattern of communicating for some time it is often hard for them to change.
That’s where a third person trained and experienced in relationship counselling can help people to see the wood from the trees.
With my background in teaching counselling and communication I can teach you how to listen and talk to each other assertively so that each person feels heard and their feelings are validated.
As I often say to clients “we are taught to talk but not to communicate”. You will then feel confident to discuss and solve issues as they arise in the future.
With fifteen years experience in both the academic and personal elements of counselling, I welcome your contact to discuss your specific situation.
I am here to help.
Fast Track Your Relationship: Couples Counselling Sessions
Have a crisis situation that you would like resolved sooner rather than taking several visits over weeks or months to a therapist? Then I offer intensive therapy sessions over the weekend Saturday and Sunday in Bangalow. Sessions comprise of four hours each day with individual and couples sessions. Learn how your family of origin has influenced the way you see the world and how you communicate. I create a safe space for you both to briefly explore the past to see how it may be impacting the present and the future.
Come to beautiful Byron Bay for the weekend and work on renewing your relationship and reconnecting to your partner. Leave with tools that you can then use when you get home. You may be locals who would also like to take advantage of this intensive couples counselling.
Please call me on 0438 695 310 for any further information you may require.
“Hi Helen, I just wanted to thank you for your time today. I realise it’s your job, but it is a difficult one and one where you can make significant changes to peoples’ lives. It was a really big day for both of us and we both enjoyed your involvement and what occurred. I think we have a long way to go but we are excited we have found you and what you can do to help us get through this together. Much appreciated.”
– L and B, Tenterfield.
“I have been a client of Helen’s for almost two years. My situation was extremely difficult and I was isolated from friends and family with little support. I recall contacting Helen on a Saturday as the situation with my ex partner was extremely volatile. I was at my lowest point not knowing which way to go. I found Helen to be a lady that understood my grief which was very deep, the word trust comes to mind when I think of her. Helen showed me that I deserved the best and helped me recognise that my situation was not how a relationship should be. I am honoured to have met Helen and will continue to work with her to achieve my dreams of a beautiful loving relationship with a person of equal integrity. Thank you so much Helen”
– K.C. Sydney.
“Thank you so much Helen for getting us to this point, we couldn’t have done it without you and we feel so appreciative of you Helen, your personality is so suited to your work we feel like we have known you forever”.
– H and S, Bangalow.
“Before seeing Helen My partner and I had come to a crossroad, we were having communication issues and after many frustrating discussions we decided that without addressing these issues we would most likely separate. We made an appointment to see Helen.Throughout our therapeutic process with Helen my partner and I found her to be very caring and always concerned about our well being. Over the time we spent with Helen we were able to rebuild our connection and look forward to our happy future together.
Helen is a beautiful soul and I feel blessed that she came into my world at a time when I had lost faith in the future of my long term relationship. I am forever grateful for her support and genuine compassion and absolutely recommend her services to anyone needing a therapist.”
– M and S, Lismore.
“I have been a client of Helen’s for almost 3 years now, for both couple and individual couselling. Helen is extremely warm and easy to talk to (good thing in a counsellor). I did not know what to expect when we initiated the couple counselling and we were both very nervous. Helen managed to draw out issues seamlessly and naturally creating a comforting and non threatening environment.
Helen was able to provide significant and useful information/tools that enabled us to identify and manage our individual behaviours so that together we were able to dislodge confusing and destructive patterns that had been created within the relationship. We both now have a greater understanding of each others’ weaknesses and strengths and with Helen’s guidance we have been provided with a better understanding of navigating our way through challenging times more harmoniously ( a good thing in a relationship)”.
R.H. Tweed Valley.
For first time callers, I offer a free, confidential, 15 minute conversation.
I offer Clinic Appointments in Bangalow and Ballina.
Please call to schedule your appointment.
Contact Phone: 0438 695 310
Mobile Service Area
I also offer a mobile service, for counselling, workshops and speaking engagements to all areas within the Northern Rivers, including;
- Byron Bay
Telephone and Internet Counselling
I work with many people around Australia and the World via the Telephone and Internet.
Please make contact so that we can begin.