Last updated on July 3rd, 2023 at 11:46 am
Please call us on 0434 559 011 today to book your free 15 minute call
Marriage Works is an Imago relationship counseling psychology service designed to give you practical, research-based communication skills and relationship advice to help you deal with your marital issues, roadblocks, personal stresses, and intimacy problems. We see couples or individuals, coaching for success.
If you are looking to have a better relationship with your life partner, your family, your child, your friends, your colleagues, and your community, Marriage Works will help achieve this with practical, common sense, real-world solutions for YOU.
Offering Imago relationship counseling, family therapy, marriage, and couple therapy to partners and individuals, Marriage Works is run by husband and wife team Philipa Thornton and Chris Paulin who are both recognized and qualified registered Sydney and online eastern suburbs psychologists and are fully accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Medicare.
Do you recognize yourself or your partner in any of these statements?
- My partner has had an affair and I just cannot get over it.
- All we ever do is argue, fight, and never get anywhere.
- We just can’t seem to communicate anymore.
- I am sick of the misunderstanding, hurt, and pain.
- Things just aren’t the same after the baby arrived. I feel lonely and alone.
- Since we had kids, we have forgotten about ‘us’. It’s like we are living separate
- We have lost the spark –HELP! There is no sex or romance. Can we ever get it back again?
- I just don’t know what to do anymore.
You may be in tears while reading this. We understand this is a painful time but please continue reading on for ways to find relief.
Are You are Ready to book now? Sick and tired and can’t wait any longer? Please call us on 0434 559 011 on weekdays 9-5.
For those not in a relationship we offer coaching for healing and getting you back out there.
You Are Not Alone
Help is at hand – We will work with you to give you back HOPE. And the fact you are here on our couples counseling website is actually a great start.
If this is a relationship emergency where your spouse has dropped the D word bombshell go here for the Last Resort support immediately:https://marriageworks.com.au/relationship-advice-for-couple-counselling/the-last-resort-technique-marriage-saving/
Decades of scientific research from Professor John Gottman support this. Professor Gottman is an expert in psychology, specializing in predicting divorce by watching couples attempt to resolve marital conflict. His studies show that most couples face these and other serious problems:
- Affairs and infidelities
- Communication problems – criticism, blame, attacking, and defensiveness
- Distrust and fear from past unresolved issues
- Money worries
- Grief and loss
- Parenting issues
- Separation issues
- Conflict avoidance
- Challenges of blended families
- Sexual problems and intimacy issues
- Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental and physical health problems
- Family problems and crises – miscarriage, job loss, natural disasters, bushfires, tsunamis… you name it!
Although this seems to be a long list and a little overwhelming to read, we are certain that you saw your problems laid out for you. And your decision to visit our website means you are determined to get expert professional relationship help. Have no fear, you are in good hands and we are committed to giving you the help that you need.
Break Free from the rut and get out of the trenches! Relationship counseling will free you from corrosive patterns of pain and help you create the loving relationship of your heart’s desires.
We will help you and your significant other learn new skills and heal emotional pains. Know you are not alone in your pain. Truly, it doesn’t have to be this way. Marital therapy and relationship counseling can help you rebuild your relationship.
Please call us on 0411144646 for help today
With relationship counseling or marriage therapy, you can:
- Achieve connection and enhanced intimacy by being in a safe, caring, and committed partnership – on the same team
- Feel truly heard and able to express your feelings with open, honest, and respectful communication skills
- Resolve conflict in a healthy, cooperative, and collaborative way
- Have compassion for yourself and your partner that creates closeness, understanding, and validation
- Heal from past hurts and be free of resentment
- Create a loving, open, and honest space that shows your children what a strong bond and healthy respectful partnership looks like
- Attain sexual excitement and vigor through increased intimate partner connection
- Enhance emotional connection and support in all areas of your life
- Achieve a life vision that inspires and encourages the best for you and your future life relationship together
Partner won’t come?
Not an issue. We can work solo with you – as a friend of mine Michele Weiner-Davis says “It only takes one to Tango.” We have helped many individuals work on their relationships without their partners attending. From single to engaged. Separated to saying I do. Find our Prepare Package pre-marriage kit here. Call us now at 0434 559 011 for a free 15-minute consultation. You may also email Philipa Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Help -My wife wants a divorce, help my husband has said he wants to separate, she said she doesn’t love me anymore, I love you but I am not in love with you, and the worst feeling of all – it’s over. You need the Last Resort for when your partner is about to leave or already out the door. If you want Marriage Saving Advice click here https://marriageworks.com.au/relationship-advice-for-couple-counselling/the-last-resort-technique-marriage-saving/
Find the Secret to True Intimacy & Love in Your Relationship Today!
Find out HOW you can move forward into being the couple you love and admire, desiring each other, caring, emotionally connected, and committed.
Free yourself from the worries of the past and resolve your relationship problems now. Let your children see parents that live, love, and stay together through the toughest times.
As trained Imago Therapy relationship psychologists, we at Marriage Works know how Marriage Therapy and Relationship Counselling can help you to break free from unhappy and unhealthy relationship patterns.
Don’t wait until it gets really bad. Please call us now at 0434 559 011 to begin experiencing the changes you want today.
Advantages of Working with Registered Psychologists
The advantages of working with fully qualified psychologists who are registered with the Australian Psychology Board, the Australian Psychologist Association (APS), and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) cannot be underestimated.
Philipa is a psychologist who is registered with Victims Services NSW part of the Attorney General’s office. Sorry her books are closed on this service please see the list of other therapists here. This means she specializes in working with individuals to overcome Attachment issues, Domestic Violence, Trauma Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Complex PTSD and regain their self and life back.
We can offer you Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Claims with HICAPS and EFTPOS on-site, claiming for rebates in most instances.
What Does This Mean for You?
Peace of mind, knowing that you have a mental health professional who operates within a code of ethics, is consistently updating their skills, is committed to excellence, and is trusted to be backed by the Federal Government’s Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
If you are eligible, you may benefit further by being able to access Medicare Rebates under the Department of Health. With the Better Access Initiative, your doctor can refer you to psychologists and mental health practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS). For more information on the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative click this text.
Get the Help You Need from Qualified and Experienced Relationship Psychologists
As a married couple We SPECIALIZE in relationships, and you get the additional benefits of top credentials and an experienced professional couple therapist.
Philipa successfully completed the Australian Institute of Relationship Studies (AIRS, a division of Relationships Australia) Graduate Diploma of Systemic Couple Therapy. This course incorporates theory and practice in order to qualify to their high standards of professional service.
Chris has a Master in Psychology Degree. He previously worked for the Health Department and we are lucky to have him at Marriage Works. Chris is seeing both couples and their families. Please call Chris on 0411144646 now to book your time.
As field-proven Eastern Suburbs Psychologists with over 50 years of counseling training and experience in working with singles and couples on relationship issues, Philipa and Chris possess the tools, techniques, and strategies that can help you discover insights and take action to change your love patterns.
We feel truly blessed to have the skills, knowledge, ability, and opportunity to work with couples and individuals who are struggling with what seems like impossible odds.
At Marriage Works, you can benefit from:
- Counselling services using evidence-based psychological therapies that are tried and true
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Resource Therapy ( Advanced Ego State)
- Research proven Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Tapping for depression and anxiety
Resource Therapy for sexual abuse, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, addictions, OCD, Phobias, and low self-esteem
New to relationship counseling?
Check out what to expect in couples sessions and how you can prepare for a better relationship in the relationship advice section. Please read this to make the most of your couple therapy session before your appointment with us.
It’s an emergency my spouse has dropped the divorce bomb. You need the LAST Resort Technique to turn your relationship around today. Click the link Relationship breakdown, then the LRT is for you.
Engaged and about to get married?
We invite you to look at our pre-marriage counselling packages. We offer very super reasonable rates for our Prepare/Enrich Program.
At Marriage Works, you get to work with trained Medicare-registered psychologists in Randwick, near Bondi Junction/Woollahra. Our practice location is very close to Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, Chifley, Centennial Park, La Perouse, Maroubra, Kingsford, Daceyville, Queens Park, Charing Cross, and Kensington areas. There is plenty of free parking for your convenience.
Public transport is easily accessible, as we are conveniently located in the Eastern Suburbs. Both our Randwick Junction office 2031 and our Edgecliff Road Woollahra premises are easily accessible from the Bondi Junction train station and bus interchange. There are several regular buses available to our practice location in Randwick via East Gardens (314, 316, 317, 370, 377, 373, 410, 348, 400, M50), Clovelly, or Sydney City. Of course, you can always grab an Uber or taxi if you choose!
Marriage Works Randwick Location in Sydney NSW, Australia:
Contact Us Today and Start Working Towards Your Ideal Relationship Rapidly
At Marriage Works, you will find the help and hope you need with your relationship problems. We are looking forward to encouraging safety and trust, so you can ease into your relationships, marriage, and life.