Relationship Counselling


Relationship counselling is a type of therapy that focuses on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening the emotional bond between people. Relationship counselling can also be beneficial for non-romantic relationships. We find that relationship counselling also has positive impacts within family or other dynamics where two or more people may be struggling to communicate.

Common reasons people seek counselling:

  • Conflict:
    • Mismatched communication
    • Frequent arguments
    • Parenting differences 
    • Struggles with other family connections
  • Emotional:
    • Uncertainty about the future of the relationship
    • Incompatibility in lifestyle or interests
    • Mismatched expectations – differences in values, goals or financial outcomes
    • Inattention to emotional needs
    • Traumatic past relational experiences
    • Emotional or physical abuse
    • Power struggles
  • Intimacy:
    • Lack of intimacy
    • Jealousy and insecurity
    • Infidelity or betrayal
    • Trust issues
    • Sexual related issues

Why choose Invictus Health for relationship counselling?


Relationships vary from person to person, and our team understands that these differences are important. People may seek counselling support in monogamous or polyamorous relationships, child-parent/family connections and even amongst friends.

Our counsellors know that this can be a challenging time for you and/or your partner/s, and we’re ready to go the extra mile to support you and your relationships while you explore and improve them through couples and relationship counselling.


What should we expect from Relationship Counselling?

Relationships are complex and can become challenging to navigate. Human nature allows us to love someone very deeply, whilst also finding them frustrating or upsetting. For people who are experiencing relationship challenges, it’s important to know that it can be hard to resolve these challenges alone. Working as a team against your shared challenges is the best approach.

In your relationship counselling sessions you can expect our counsellors to:

  • Work with both you and your partner’s experiences, feelings, needs and expectations. 
  • Encourage you to share as well as listen with your partner, and then work together to develop strategies, and tackle your individual growth points. 

All of this will occur with the unwavering support of your counsellor to ensure that this process is safe for both people and lead to positive outcomes for your relationship.

How can relationship counselling improve your relationship?

People who engage in relationship counselling before and/or after marriage have noticed and reported a remarkable improvement in their connections. They report feeling supported and understood by their partner as well as a significant increase in their overall relationship satisfaction and sense of intimacy, including sexual connection.

Relationship counselling can help you:

  • Cover a wide range of issues, including communication problems, conflicts, trust issues, intimacy issues, infidelity, and more.
  • Identify the underlying issues that are causing the challenges in their relationship, and then develop healthy strategies to manage and overcome them.
  • To learn conflict resolution skills to help both parties to connect more deeply with their emotional needs, leading to healthier discussions.
  • Improve their communication, emotional connection, and overall well being. 
  • Experience improved emotional connection, intimacy, and mutual respect

How can you make relationship counselling successful?

Relationship counselling offers a structured and supportive environment for individuals/ couples to explore their dynamics. Our counsellor Maxi Xie writes more about how to make your relationship counselling impactful:

“I believe that a successful journey in relationship counselling requires:

  • The couple’s initial willingness to actively engage and genuinely listen to each other. Communication, I find, is a two-way path that extends beyond the obvious context. 
  • Diving into various layers of understanding, including exploring their deep level of emotional needs. 
  • True success emerges when couples approach the process with authenticity – being honest about their own selves and open to vulnerability. 
  • A willingness to be vulnerable is super super important. This willingness to gradually help them to reveal, connect their thoughts and feelings, even if it takes time, becomes a crucial step towards being heard and healed.
  • Embracing the possibility of positive change and maintaining a curious attitude fosters deep self-discovery and a better comprehension of one another within the session.”


What are the benefits of going to couples counselling?

Relationships can be challenging, and it’s normal to experience difficulties in any stage. Our counsellors offer relationship counselling dedicated to helping you improve your relationship all whilst creating a safe and supportive environment to help you. 

There are many benefits of relationship counselling, including:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced emotional connection and intimacy
  • Better understanding of each other’s needs and expectations
  • Identification of underlying issues causing conflicts
  • Development of healthy strategies to manage conflicts
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Increased self-awareness and self-growth.

At Invictus Health, our experienced counsellors are committed to helping you improve your relationships and achieve your goals within your relationship/s. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier relationship, book online below.

We offer Individual & Couples Therapy

Couples can benefit from counselling in various forms, although relationship therapy is ideally engaged in together, an individual can also seek relationship counselling. 

Our relationship counselling team can also provide an individual therapy to help navigate the complex terrain of love and relationships. We understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to learn about love and healthy expressions within relationships. Our individual therapy sessions are designed to empower individuals to build self-confidence, gain insight into their needs and desires, and develop the skills necessary for nurturing fulfilling relationships. 

Whether you’re seeking to improve yourself or build towards couples therapy, Invictus is here to guide you on your journey towards healthier and happier connections. Don’t let the past define your future; let us help you find your path to love and happiness.