NorthSide Counselling is a small private group of experienced counsellors who work with individuals as well as couples for counselling, relationship assistance and marriage guidance.
Our extensive experience and training ensures we are using the latest and most suitable methodology for you and your situation.
The approach we take is a proactive one , with a focus on communications styles and techniques while addressing issues and concerns... based on a recognised coaching model, but still incorporating counselling where required.
How Do We Help Individuals?
As counsellors we have training across a range of modalities and methodologies to help men, women and teens. After listening to your story and understanding the challenges or issues you are facing we are then able to take the best approach for you, assisting with change from the very first session. It may be about just being heard through to practical exercises, interventions or new ways of thinking. We use a broad range of modalities that we have trained in including Holistic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused methods. We always discuss the options first as you have to be totally comfortable with any approach we take.
Our focus is to help you based on the goals you have for coming along - but more importantly - what you are ready to change. Other training also enables us to draw on NLP, Hypnotherapy and Timeline Therapy if appropriate and you are in agreement.
Couple and Relationship Counselling
Is your marriage or relationship struggling ... have you lost the passion, do you feel like housemates, are you arguing over inconsequential things? If you answered yes then choosing the right relationship counsellor is the MOST IMPORTANT DECISION you may ever have to make in your life - as your relationship has more impact on your, health and overall happiness than any other aspect of you life (click here to read testimonials).
Relationships Are Never Easy
People are very different, men and women are very different, and our minds are far more complex in how they operate and react than most of us have any idea of - yet we expect to be able to share our lives (24 hours, 7 days a week!) with someone who has their own individual personality with different beliefs, values, experiences and aspirations.
And we expect to achieve this with limited knowledge, understanding and skills to deal with all the challenges a relationship presents, something that every couple is least prepared for.
Relationship Counsellors Require Special Training
It is widely acknowledged that marriage and relationship counselling is by far the most challenging of any counselling, and being a relationship counsellor requires an entirely different approach and training to regular counselling - it is like comparing your GP to a personal trainer (click here to read about the Gottman Method).
Therefore, when trusting a counsellor to help you with your future happiness, ensure you are choosing a counsellor who is a a specialist in relationship and marriage counselling ... a counsellor who has the knowledge, training, experience, materials and tools ... the the passion and commitment to help you achieve your goals.
Every counsellor with The Relationship Specialists is totally passionate about couple counselling and is 110% committed to helping make your marriage and relationship work - and for you to achieve your desired goals. (click here for contact details & locations).
Counsellor or Coach?
Although we are usually referred to as a relationship or marriage counsellor, in many ways we are more a coach or mentor, as we help you 'work on' your relationship - which is a separate entity to you as individuals. Watching the Olympics there were amazing floor gymnasts who had incredible ball skills - but put them all together on a basketball court and they would fail against a competitor with lesser individual skills but with a strong team approach. Individually you may be good people, but that does not mean you are great at relationships, or work well as a couple - our job as a counsellor / coach is to help you work well as a couple - to help make the marriage and relationship strong!
The Top 20 Contributors to Divorce
There has been much research to identify the key factors that contribute to divorce. Although it varies greatly with every couple, there are certain behaviours that if continued almost guarantee in the relationship failing. (click here to read The Top 20 List). If you are willing to acknowledge that these behaviours are unacceptable, and are willing to put your partner's feelings first - then you can once again enjoy a great relationship.
Other Useful Articles
You will find in the library articles about relationships, marriage, couples and individuals, as well as book reviews and a relationship questionnaire. If there is something that is of help please download it and print it off. If you can get your relationship back on track without having to see a counsellor - then that is even better news!
Our Commitment To You
Our promise to you is that we will give 110% to helping you work through your marriage and relationship issues, to enable you to enjoy being a couple again.
We will also continue to develop our knowledge, tools and handouts along with world-wide best practices - and that you, client, will always receive the very best support and help possible (click here to learn more about us).
We also undertake regular ongoing training and professional development to keep up to date with the latest methods and learnings, as well as meet regularly 'in-house' to insure our clients are receiving the best help possible.
For bookings, enquiries or a confidential, obligation free 'chat' call now on 9983 1391
you said if we were "both committed...." and you were right
… things couldn’t be better!! We have been relating really well to each other and spending a lot of time together again.
… so all in all, you have worked miracles! … I’d like to thank you for all your invaluable advice and your impartial position. JB
Individual and Couple Counsellors in Sydney
Couple, Marriage and Individual Counselling St Ives - Karen Adams
Couple, Marriage and Individual Counselling Crows Nest - Dyanna Hunt
Couple. Marriage and Individual Counselling Turramurra - Neil Buckley
Couple, Marriage and Individual Counselling Bondi - Annie Peros
A counsellor is available for individual and couple counselling 7 days a week - daytime and evenings - whether by phone or face to face.
Relationship and Couple Counselling is our Speciality
Our Counsellors provide Individual, Couple, Marriage and Relationship Counselling across the Sydney North Shore and Sydney Eastern Suburbs including Mona Vale, Newport, Thornleigh, Pennant Hills, Hornsby, Turramurra, Pymble, Wahroonga, St Ives, Gordon, Lindfield, Crows Nest, St Leonards, North Sydney, Cremorne, Mosman, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Tamarama, Clovelly