Relationship & Marriage Counselling

Sexual Health Australia provides Relationship Counselling or Marriage Counselling and Sex Therapy to individuals or couples.

Face to face counselling is offered in Sydney and phone counselling is offered Nationally.

Desiree Spierings is one of our friendly, qualified, and experienced relationship/marriage counsellors. She offers individual and couples counselling. If you want to know more about her qualifications, or contact her directly please click here

Please don't hesitate to contact us, if you want to make an appointment or require further information: 


Who is Relationship Counselling for?

All couples will have to face life challenges together and will experience some relationship issues from time to time; this is just part of sharing your lives together. But it is about how well you are dealing with these challenges together what really matters.

Relationship Counselling or Marriage Counselling might be useful for couples or individuals who are trying to cope with:

Additionally, Sexual Health Australia recognises that even the most perfect relationships, need support and help from time to time, and therefore relationship or marriage counselling is also offered for couples or individuals who would like to work on:

How does Relationship Counselling Work?

Relationship Counselling, Relationship CounsellorAt Sexual Health Australia relationship or marriage counsellors take an Integrative Couples Approach in that we would draw from multiple theories and treatment strategies depending on your needs. In relationship counselling, the counsellor predominantly tends to take a Solution-Focused Approach, which means we are most concerned with finding a solution to your problem and work through it together. The relationship/marriage counsellor will be active, directive and goal oriented.

Additionally, the relationship counsellor will selectively borrow techniques or strategies from other approaches or theories depending on your needs, which may involve Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Intergenerational, Problem-Focused, Narrative and Psychodynamic approaches.

Most relationship issues do not get better on their own. It requires some commitment from you and at Sexual Health Australia, our relationship/marriage counsellors will guide you through the process, will motivate you and most importantly we are there for support every step of the way. It is also important to us to provide you with useful skills that you can implement in the absence of the counsellor and throughout your life.

In the counselling sessions we may work on the following:

  • Establishing common goals
  • Reconstructing and reinventing the relationship
  • Building trust
  • Making sense of each other’s feelings
  • Handling conflict/anger
  • Implement specific behavioural tasks
  • Anxiety reduction/relaxation techniques
  • Regain stability in your life
  • Communication/Listening exercises
  • Building intimacy skills


Sex therapy and Relationship Counselling is available in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) -  Melbourne, Victoria (VIC) -  Adelaide, South Australia (SA) -  Perth, Western Australia (WA) - Darwin, Northern Territories (NT) -  Hobart, Tasmania (TAS) - Brisbane, Queensland (QLD) - Canberra, Australian Capital territory (ACT)



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