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What Is Codependency? Recognising codependent relationships

Codependency can prevent people from living fulfilled and independent lives. Codependent relationships display an unhealthy dynamic that is caused by a person’s sense of worthlessness and low self-esteem. However, with counselling and therapy, many people can overcome their codependent behaviours and pursue healthy and rewarding relationships. Defining Codependency Codependency refers to a reliance on another

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Can Marriage Counselling Save Your Marriage?

Are you considering marriage counselling to improve your relationship? Every relationship faces times of conflict or difficulty, and it is not at all uncommon for couples to feel that they aren’t connecting. Marriage counselling with an experienced and compassionate counsellor can assist couples to work through their differences, improve their communication skills, and rebuild trust

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A Guide to Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a gentle yet powerful therapy that supports clients to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings and responses. Gestalt therapy fits very well with other types of counselling approaches such as Gottman Method and is very beneficial for couples therapy and relationship counselling, and to assist people to gain insights into how

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy vs. Gestalt Therapy – Choosing the Right Therapy for You

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gestalt Therapy are often considered to be very similar psychological approaches. While both focus on the importance of investigating behaviour and learning strategies for dealing with negative thinking and conflict, there are some important differences in the techniques used to help clients reach their goals. What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive

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What To Expect at Your First Couples Counselling Session

What can you expect when you attend your first couples counselling session? Even within strong, secure relationships, all couples can experience difficulties or conflict where they need outside expert help occasionally. Relationship differences are common and can be caused by many factors, including environment, career and family changes. These differences unless managed well and respectfully,

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Communication Issues? Could Your Relationship Do with Some Fine-Tuning?

Communication issues are one of the most frequently cited reasons for relationship trouble. You and your partner don’t need to be anywhere near considering separation or dealing with infidelity for communication to be a concern. A breakdown in communication can be where everything starts and the point at which all other problems can begin to

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As restrictions surrounding COVID-19 begin to ease in Western Australia, Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy is once again offering face-to-face sessions, in addition to online sessions. For those of you visiting us in-person, rest assured that we are strictly following social distancing regulations and will not have any physical contact with clients. If you have any questions, please contact your therapist for more information.