Couples Therapy

What Our Clients Say About
Our Approach to Couples Therapy.

We were one week away from separating. We had seen Tom Skotidas speak at a conference, and decided to work with him to save our marriage. From the first session, Tom had us communicating in ways that felt authentic and fulfilling. He created a safe space where we could be vulnerable with each other. Tom never took sides; he gave each of us the same attention and care. We discovered the blind spots in our communication process and learned so much about each other. It’s hard to believe but after 5 sessions, we are communicating effectively. We are happy. 🙂 Not only did Tom’s couples therapy approach save our marriage, but as a couple we are stronger than we have ever been.

S. & M. Jansen, Sydney

Discover Our Couples Therapy Strategies.

Psychotherapy Insights on Couples Therapy.

Notes on Couples Therapy.

In this article, Tom Skotidas explores the transformative effects of couples therapy, focusing on the power of emotional expression to improve communication in relationships. He then highlights 3 strategies in couples therapy to facilitate deeper connection.

Three Word Dialogue for Couples

Introducing Three Word Dialogue.

In this article, Tom Skotidas shares one of his most simple and effective communication techniques for Couples Therapy. This technique can be used by any “couple” – business partners, best friends, or parent and child.

More Notes on Couples Therapy.

More Notes on Couples Therapy.

In this article, Tom Skotidas builds on his initial set of notes on couples therapy. He highlights 3 new strategies in couples therapy, to enable couples to repair conflict, transform their relational communication, and deepen their connection.

Meet our Principal Therapist

My name is Tom Skotidas. I am a Psychotherapist and the Director of Intermind. I help couples overcome their relationship challenges, using evidence-based psychotherapy.

Tom Skotidas - Psychotherapist, Couples Therapist, and Family Therapist

We engage all of our clients with compassion, collaboration, and unconditional acceptance.

We Use Evidence-Based Therapy Models to Help Couples Thrive.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT guides you to embrace your thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them. Through mindful action and clarifying your values, it supports you in building a rich and meaningful life while handling painful experiences.

Chairwork Psychotherapy

Chairwork allows you to engage with different aspects of yourself or with others in a structured manner. Using chairs to represent different perspectives or voices, it facilitates deeper self-exploration, and helps you to resolve internal conflicts and develop a healthy self-view..

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT empowers you to address negative thought patterns, helping you to develop more balanced and positive ways of thinking. CBT helps you learn practical skills to manage anxiety, depression, and other challenges, fostering a healthier mindset.

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT encourages you to embrace and understand your emotional experiences. Through exploring emotional states in therapy, EFT empowers you to create a healthy relationship with your emotions, leading to greater well-being and resolved inner conflicts.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy invites you to foster self-awareness by focusing on your present experiences and perceptions. It encourages holistic healing by integrating fragmented parts of self, facilitating personal growth and helping you to respond to life situations more authentically and spontaneously.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT addresses relationship issues. Through dialogue and role play, it helps you improve your interpersonal communication and relationship building skills. In doing so, it increases your sense of belonging while reducing depressive symptoms.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing helps you identify your goals and reasons for change. The method then helps you overcome ambivalence, sharpen your intrinsic motivators, and develop a plan of action.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT encourages you to envisage the future you desire and identify the steps to achieve it. Focusing on solutions rather than problems, it helps you leverage your existing strengths and resources, fostering swift and sustainable change.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy helps you identify and change deep-seated patterns or “schemas” that govern your life. By understanding these, you can break free from self-defeating habits, fostering healthier relationships with yourself and others, and navigating life with renewed insight and balance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is our fee structure for Couples Therapy:

  • Standard Session (75 mins): $230
  • Extended Session (90 mins): $270
  • Intensive Session (105 mins): $300
  • Single-Session Therapy (120 mins): $330

Please note:

  • All of our prices include GST and transaction fees.
  • Medicare does not offer rebates for Couples Therapy or Family Therapy.

In Couples Therapy, both members of the couple attend each therapy session. In approx. 30% of the couples we work with, we ask to see each member of the couple for individual therapy on a brief basis, usually for 3-5 hours. The reason is to to help both members of the couple improve their cognitive, emotional, and behavioural process, which will yield significant improvements toward couples therapy.

Yes, we can have sessions via Online Meeting.  You can read more here.

Yes, we are happy to work with couples in which both participants are 18 years of age or older.

Yes, we warmly welcome all couples, regardless of the gender orientation of either member.

Yes, Single-Session Therapy is available to Couples. However we will need to have an initial consultation to understand the extent of your challenge. If we agree to proceed with SST, we will invest in a 120-minute session.

We recommend booking a free initial consultation. We will meet online for 15-25 minutes and discuss your challenges, without any obligation. You can book an initial consult here.

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