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PROFESSIONAL FAMILY COUNSELLING?
Family Counselling supports families in discovering solutions that strengthen the wellbeing of adults, adolescents, and children. Therapy can help improve communication, resolve relationship issues, and create healthier and more positive family connectedness.
We recognise the make-up of families is diverse and that a family unit experiences changes over time. Family life is sometimes complex and unpredictable. Access to a professional family counsellor offers the opportunity to get the right help, support, and guidance.
Family therapy provides a safe, nurturing and empowering environment to help family members grow and flourish. Support may include gaining greater self-awareness along with learning valuable skills and insights to grapple with life’s challenges. Therapy can also equip you in understanding and effectively managing emotions and actions, as well as offer guidance and strategies to more positively respond to the different attitudes and expectations of others.
When family life is stable, secure, loving, and caring, you are more likely to feel happier and enjoy a higher quality of health and wellbeing.
Our qualified and experienced counsellors have the training, resources, and skills to offer genuine help and real solutions so that you have the support to flourish and enjoy healthy relationships and a more fulfilling family life.
CONNECT WITH GO-TO COUNSELLOR ROHAN WATSON
Rohan Watson and specialist team of therapists offer in-person expert therapeutic help for families and couples in Toowoomba Qld and Darwin NT, as well as phone or online web consults to clients nationally.
Rohan brings a plain-speaking, compassionate down-to-earth style of communication.
His deep psychological insights and break-through practical solutions are honed from thousands of hours spent counselling and coaching people from all walks and seasons of life.
He combines that experience with extensive university training spanning the fields of psychology, counselling, and education to deliver the solutions that you believe is right for you and your situation.
Rohan also draws upon an eclectic repertoire of research-proven approaches and techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Take a Positive Step Forward and Talk to Us!
Reaching out for counselling support is your positive step towards finding real solutions for repairing relationships and resolving other challenges of family life.
We’re committed to helping people improve relationships, outlook on life, and overall wellbeing, within a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private.
We offer modern evidence-based approaches to tailoring therapy that best meets the unique needs of each individual, couple, or family unit.
Contact us online using the “Get in Touch” section on this page or text or call 0400 854 553.
Suite 1, 136-140 Russell Street Toowoomba QLD 4350.
Suite 3, 1 Buffalo Court Darwin NT 0800.
Rohan Watson MACA MIAAN
Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Move Your Life Forward and Flourish with Family Therapy
When your family situation starts faltering or crumbling from any of life’s stressors, getting support early is important to stop a downward spiral or a snowballing effect that might negatively impact the wellbeing of yourself or others.
Our family counselling practitioners are qualified and skilled in helping people facing difficult and complex circumstances. That includes conflicts in blended families, bereavement, relationship breakdown, sibling rivalry, separation and divorce, family member illness or disability, aggression or anger issues, and challenging emotional and behavioural patterns in teenagers and young adults.
Family therapy serves as an effective way for a couple and/or other members of a family unit to come together, and to communicate and collaborate in a safe and confidential space.
A professional counsellor is independent and non-judgemental, offers guidance, presents fresh perspectives, and provides support to help conquer barriers, problems or challenges and make it easier to pursue a positive path forward.
Your counsellor will listen carefully to understand what has brought you to this present point, and will explore with you, the goal or outcome from therapy that you believe is important to you.
Your uniqueness and individuality will be respected, as your therapist supports you in overcoming the issues that are impacting you, and which you want to resolve.
In our Practice, we make your wellbeing our professional priority, while helping equip and empower you to heal, resolve and renew, to positively move your life forward, and more smoothly navigate life’s challenges and opportunities.
Family Counselling — 4 Relationship Therapy Tips
To get the best from family counselling sessions, when fixing a relationship is a priority, here are 4 tips to consider mindfully putting into practice:
- OPENNESS — Coming to therapy with an open mind to receive support and guidance, and with a willingness to genuinely connect, transparently communicate, and cooperatively collaborate for the common good of all, is vital for beginning a process of relationship repair and renewal. Clutching to your own agenda or having a closed mindset to embracing different perspectives, concepts, and strategies, will only scuttle any real chance for success in strengthening relationships.
- OWNERSHIP — Take responsibility and own your part in any missteps, mistakes or mess-ups in your family relationships. Keep yourself from blame-shifting and fault-finding. Instead, focus on what you can change to contribute to positive transformation in your relationship with your partner or other family members.
- ACCEPTANCE — How you think and act is a matter for you. But how other people think and respond about life issues, is their responsibility. Accepting you cannot expect everyone else to think or behave in the same way as yourself, opens the door to embracing greater understanding and tolerance. Anger, resentment, and frustration fall away faster by genuinely accepting and valuing one another’s uniqueness and individuality.
- FORGIVENESS — Holding onto thoughts and feelings of negativity towards others keeps you stuck. Your wellbeing stays stifled and sabotaged. Forgiving others for hurt, pain or trauma caused, may seem a formidable thing to do. The idea of it alone, may grate against every fibre of your being. However, forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. Forgiveness frees you from a hold or control that another person has over you. By extending mercy unconditionally, there’s a letting-go process of unshackling from past hurt and pain, leading to healing, growth of inner strength, and a capacity to move forward with fresh purpose. The more you forgive, the more freed you become to easier love yourself and others.
How Couples Therapy Helps Rescue Relationships
Partnerships, especially long-term ones, can often be tough to sustain in the pressure-cooker of life. Couples Therapy is a way of getting support and real solutions for saving relationships. What’s important, is seeking help early before your relationship winds up in serious trouble, and before potentially impacting other family members, friends, finances, housing arrangements, or career.
Even when partners have the best of intentions of fixing a relationship, they usually lack the special skills necessary to work through the complexities of raw human emotions. It is extra hard too, when partners intricately know, and can leverage, each other’s weaknesses or vulnerabilities. So that’s where the expertise of a trained and experienced relationship therapist can step in and is able to confidentially and impartially offer the right support and guidance. Click here to learn more.
Psychotherapist Rohan Watson
Rohan Watson is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and a general member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience. He holds qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Education from Monash University and USQ including a Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice) degree awarded with Distinction.
As a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mental Health Researcher, Rohan helps unlock the potential in people to live healthier, happier and more purposeful. Rohan is genuinely caring, and offers clients a private, professional and safe counselling setting. His focus is on providing genuine support and real solutions for achieving positive and transformational outcomes.