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Ros Yuen Psychology
Ros Yuen Psychology

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Adelaide

Enhance communication, respect, intimacy, and understanding in your relationship with evidence-based Gottman Method counselling with Ros Yuen.

Clinically Trained Gottman Method Therapist

Couples therapy sessions have the potential to strengthen, revitalise, or repair a partnership. One approach to therapy is to incorporate the Gottman Method, which involves interventions that stem from the Sound Relationship House Theory. This style of therapy may support you towards your goals as a couple, enhance your connection, and reduce negative conflict patterns.

By incorporating evidence-based techniques and interventions, the Gottman Method involves working together with a qualified psychologist to strengthen your partnership. 

Gottman Method couples therapy Adelaide
Gottman Method therapist Adelaide

What is the Gottman Method?

Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman developed the Gottman Method. According to their mission, this approach aims to “disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.”

This form of couples therapy incorporates research that spanned more than four decades. This involved steps such as empirical and longitudinal studies with thousands of couples at varying stages of relationship difficulties and breakdowns.

The Gottman Method establishes four behaviours that frequently lead to relationship difficulties and breakups. These are criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and withdrawal from interactions. By analysing a relationship with these elements in mind, a trained psychologist can recommend changes and development options.

This form of relationship therapy involves what is known as the Sound Relationship House Theory, which is a metaphor for a strong relationship. The metaphorical house has seven different floors and two weight-bearing walls. We can discuss these elements in detail in your session. When covering each floor, there is the opportunity for you to establish new skills and strategies. 

Benefits of The Gottman Method

The Gottman Method has the potential to improve or resolve a variety of problems and challenges that impact relationship health.

Many couples have seen benefits from Gottman Method counselling, such as:

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My Gottman Method Counselling Process

We begin with a comprehensive assessment, which will help me to develop a personalised plan that utilises this method. I will then guide you to learn and implement tools and strategies that employ a research-based self-assessment process, a digital relationship health plan, and a thorough analysis of your progress.

Assessment of a relationship is important to establish strengths, issues, and progress. The Gottman Method explores three profiles in every relationship during an assessment. These are the friendship profile, the conflict profile and the shared meanings profile.

Based on the outcome of this assessment, which involves a questionnaire followed by one to two interviews, I will develop interventions that suit the specific needs of the couple. These may involve options such as identifying persistent and solvable problems, establishing an approach to conflict that is compassionate and understanding, and learning repair and recovery dialogue techniques. 

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Who is The Gottman Method Suitable For?

The Gottman Method has the potential to be particularly pertinent when addressing couples relationship issues that are ingrained and persistent. People of any sexual orientation, economic status, race, or cultural sectors can benefit from the Gottman Method therapy.

Couples who have benefitted from this form of therapy include those who were dealing with a variety of issues, such as:

There are some people who the Gottman Method is not recommended for. When there is a significant domestic abuse in the couple relationship, all forms of couple therapy aimed at enhancing emotional connection between the partners will increase the victim’s vulnerability and therefore unsafe to undertake. Triaging for safety is part of the intake process at Ros Yuen Psychology.
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Ros Yuen Psychology

Develop Healthy Relationships with the Gottman Method

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy, developed by John and Julie Gottman, aims to help you replace negative conflict patterns, increase positive interactions, develop a healthy relationship, and bring back the fondness and admiration to your partnership.

As a clinically trained Gottman Method therapist, I am here to assist you in establishing a positive perspective and work to deepen the emotional connection between you and your partner. If you are interested in learning more about Gottman Method couples therapy sessions, please contact me to discuss and to organise your initial consultation. 

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