Couples and Families

Counselling is beneficial in learning to be aware of attachments and ways of being in the world that lead to relationship dissatisfaction.

Successful intimate relationships lead to happiness, wellbeing and fulfilment in life. It’s completely normal to experience some issues along the way. Working with a couples counsellor or family worker can enhance the quality of your partnership, parenting and family relationships. Or help you find ways to overcome persistent problems. 

delivering interventions


Healthy partnerships can be open, honest and trusting. Even couples who begin that way find long term habits set in and undermine the relationship. Effects range from poor communication to emotional avoidance or even anxiety and depression.

Couples therapy often assists partners through:

  • Trouble communicating

  • Poor marital attunement

  • Redefining roles

  • Resolving conflict

  • Power struggles

  • Sexual discontent

  • Low intimacy

  • Infidelity

SALTIE’s couples counsellor guides you and your partner in important conversations and discoveries.


Even healthy, caring families can experience problems. Unresolved family issues manifest as challenging, frustrating behaviour on all sides. Family counselling helps members to unravel the intense emotions that lead to problem interactions.

 Family therapy assists in responding to issues like:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Money problems

  • Child behaviour or academic performance

  • Substance abuse

  • Mental health concerns

  • Disordered eating and body image issues

  • Chronic illness (parent or child)

  • Grief and unhappiness

  • Parenting conflicts

  • Separation and blended families

SALTIE’s family worker will encourage members to work collaboratively on thoughts, feelings and communication to improve family functioning.

Family therapy