Couples Therapy 2019-08-09T15:27:04+00:00

Couples Therapy

Campbell is a Certified Gottman Therapist, meaning he has completed all training and gone on to qualify as a specialist couples therapist with the Gottman Institute. Gottman Method Therapy is evidence based, drawing on 40+ years of research on couples relationships by John Gottman and his colleagues.

Gottman Method Therapy uses interventions that address particular issues, such as communication problems, sexual problems, tensions with family and resolving long standing conflicts. It has also developed a method for dealing with affairs or significant betrayals.

There are two parts to couples therapy, starting with assessment interviews and completion of online psychometric testing, and then moving to couples therapy sessions.

Why a couple might come for therapy:

  • Communication problems

  • Conflict

  • Aftermath of an affair

  • Dealing with complexities of blended families

Option 1

A two hour assessment interview and the completion of a 45 minute online psychometric assessment, followed by weekly 60 minute couples therapy sessions. Research shows couples benefit greatly from as much therapy at the start as possible, then widening the gaps between sessions once improvements in the relationship have taken hold.

Typically this method is used by couples who live within an hour’s drive of Campbell’s Mittagong office.

Option 2

Assessment followed by two full consecutive days of therapy to deal with particular critical issues which have created a bottle neck in the relationship. This could be the aftermath of an affair, or gridlocked conflict in which the couple feel trapped and unable to break through to each other.

These sessions are called Marathon Sessions in Gottman Method Therapy, and can be helpful for couples who live further than an hour’s drive from Campbell’s Mittagong Office. Campbell regularly sees couples in this way from Sydney and the Illawarra.

Marathon Sessions are typically followed up with further full or half-day sessions, to continue the path of change in the relationship.

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