Relationship Counselling

Is your relationship facing these challenges:

We help you work on your relationship and do better together

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.

Explore the benefits of Relationship Therapy

Get results from an expert

Support from a Qualified & Experienced Practitioner

Guided Sessions that work through your needs

Proven Results through Research Based Therapy

Your Qualified and Experienced Relationship Therapist

Meet Melanie

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.

Your Qualified and Experienced Relationship Therapist

With you every step of the way

Melanie aims to empower couples to practice all they have learnt in their real lives, setting them up for success beyond the counselling sessions.


15 Minute
Clarity Call

Make an appointment time for a clarity call to decide if couples counselling is the right next step.


Joint Session

Schedule a one-hour joint session.



Complete the Gottman Questionnaire (both parties).


Individual Sessions

Schedule one-off individual session (both parties).


Second Joint Session

Schedule a second joint session.


Next Steps

Undertake further joint sessions.

Your Investment to do better together

-Gottman Connect Questionnaire, including resources

-5 x Joint Sessions (90 min) and 2 x Individual Sessions (60 min)

$1,950 (inc gst)

Get Started today

Book your free 15 min consult

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