At the Beginnings Institute, our couples therapy approach is based on the John Gottman method, a research based couples therapy model combining research, data and wisdom spanning nearly forty years.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples understand and work through patterns and issues to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships.
Research demonstrates that for relationships to last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflicts and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.
Melanie is a highly respected and experienced Mediator and Counsellor based in Newcastle. She has been working in counselling and conflict resolution for over 15 years.
As your Relationship Therapist, Melanie adds unique value through:
Melanie has a passion for helping others and she views the role she plays within her clients’ lives as a privilege.
Make an appointment time for a clarity call to decide if couples counselling is the right next step.
Schedule a one-hour joint session.
Complete the Gottman Questionnaire (both parties).
Schedule one-off individual session (both parties).
Schedule a second joint session.
Undertake further joint sessions.
-Gottman Connect Questionnaire, including resources
-5 x Joint Sessions (90 min) and 2 x Individual Sessions (60 min)