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MARRIAGE COUNSELLING ALTERNATIVE- RELATIONSHIP COACHING FOR NEWCASTLE, LAKE MACQUARIE AND THE HUNTER VALLEY

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Stop looping and start making decisions with clarity using the commitment criteria.

How is Marriage Counselling different to Relationship Coaching?

Relationship coaching shares many of the same tools & techniques that are used in traditional marriage counselling or couple therapy.

The key difference is the training of each practitioner, the school of therapy that informs their approach, and the requirements of professional bodies for registration and supervision. In Australia, coaching does not have a regulating body, nor requirements for registration or supervision.

Having said that, my commitment to professionalism and high standards means that I continually participate in ongoing education, and seek out supervision and mentoring from professionals in this space.

Are you SICK of talking your problems to death? Going around in circles, only to end up back at square one?

You’re definitely in the right place!

You may have already been to marriage counselling or couples therapy and things were okay for a while, but now it feels like nothing has changed.

It can be exhausting, frustrating, and ultimately heartbreaking to talk your problems to death, only to find yourself back at square one, wondering "are we compatible at all?" So, yeah, you love each other deeply, but there is still something vital missing for you.

Would you like to have clear TOOLS and STRATEGIES so you know what to DO, instead of just talking about your problems?

It is important and helpful to talk about your your problems, but unless you find a way to SOLVE them, you can actually be making things worse.

Solving relationship issues requires a combination of education, skills, and strategy. What I find, time and time again, is that relationships are failing because couples are relying on love, but don’t understand the fundamental structures that create relationship success.

Marriage counselling, couples therapy and relationship coaching are all great ways to work on your relationship - I work in a way that is strategic and teaches you what to DO in order to get the results you want. I find that just talking about things ad finitum only serves to increase resentment and leads to feeling, well, even more pissed off!

Using a combined approach of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Instant Insight Communication Systems™, e-DISC Behavioural Profiling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and inspired by the work of Alice Haemmerle, Michaela Boehm, Steve James, Brené Brown, and Esther Perel, plus my own unique mix of life experience and study, I work with people to make sure they have actionable steps to take every time to help them bridge the gap.

How do we GET STARTED?

Whichever modality you choose, whether it is marriage counselling, relationship coaching, or another form of therapy, it is important that you like your practitioner and feel like they "get" you.

It is also really important that BOTH partners have an opportunity to meet & choose the practitioner you will be working with. That way we are all on the same page from the get go.

That is why the first step is for us to have a phone conversation. It gives us all an opportunity to see if we are a good fit, and allows you to ask any questions you may have. That usually takes about 15 - 20 minutes (depending on your questions!).

You can do that by phoning or texting me on 0423 953 366, emailing me at tara@thesugardoctor.com.au, or by booking a "Meet & Greet" directly into my calendar.

COVID-19 Update

This is an unprecedented time, and the COVID-19 pandemic has already put extraordinary pressure on relationships all over the world.

I am still taking new clients, and making myself even more available to make sure that you get the support you need.

My sessions at this time are all being held via Skype (that is, no face-to-face) until at least the end of June, and longer if required.

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NICE THINGS THAT CLIENTS SAY:

Tara has  been the catalyst of teaching me a whole new way to love and be loved. I’m madly in love with my man and even though my relationship has been through the wringer, with Tara’s wisdom, support and wealth of knowledge, I have been able to navigate it all successfully and be even more in love than ever. 

I feel secure, know how to pilot treacherous waters and all thanks to Tara.

She knows when I need to set boundaries, when I need to put my big girl panties on and be the grown up, when I need to slow down and when I need more self care. She makes me work but sure as shit knows her stuff.  Do yourself (and your relationship) a favour and get in touch. She’s the bomb.

Katie N*
Melbourne

Katie N

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