New Hope Therapy - Counselling & Mediation

Individuals, Couples & Families. Child inclusive. Accredited with the Attorney General.
No waitlists. GP referrals accepted. NDIS approved. Rockingham, Western Australia

Relationship counselling

Our programs include practical strategies to strengthen your relationship. We have a range of couples therapy options, depending on your circumstances. Contact us for further details or to find out which program is best suited to you and your partner.


Marathon Couples Therapy is a specific type of counselling that is short term and intensive. It consists of 2 full days in which you and your partner engage in therapy focusing on rebuilding your relationship. During your marathon we will work together where you will learn new skills such as communication, conflict resolution, repairing past hurts, strengthening your friendship and increasing intimacy. Prior to commencement of the therapy, you and your partner will complete a questionnaire which helps consolidate the main issues to work on. After the marathon sessions, I recommend a follow up hourly session a fortnight later. The package includes a thorough pre-marathon assessment process, 2 full days working on your relationship in a safe and calm environment with an experienced clinician and a toolkit full of resources to take home that assists you to continue to strengthen your relationship.


The Gottman Relationship Check up is a confidential online assessment tool that scores a couple's strengths and challenges. As an approved Counsellor, the information from the assessment allows us to provide specific therapeutic interventions. Click on The Gottman Relationship Checkup icon for more information.

Gottman sound house

Combining the knowledge and wisdom of nearly forty years of studies and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples. This research shows what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship.

The Gottman Method assessment process involves the following:
Initial intake session including history of relationship
Completion of comprehensive online questionnaire
Two individual sessions
Conjoint feedback session, treatment plan & goal setting
Subsequent conjoint sessions 
The Sound Relationship House image is the model used for the Gottman Method.




Premarital & Marriage Counselling

Relationship marriage

Prepare/Enrich is a highly effective program for marriage enrichment and pre-marital counselling. A customised couple's assessment is completed online which gives us detailed information on the couple's strength and growth areas. We provide specific feedback and skills to improve on areas of growth in the relationship. The couple receives a 2x reports and 2x workbooks to compliment the strategies learnt during sessions.


PREPARE/ENRICH will help you:

  • Identify strength and growth areas
  • Explore personality traits
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Resolve conflicts and reduce stress
  • Compare family backgrounds
  • Comfortably discuss financial issues
  • Establish personal, couple, and family goals

For more information visit 
http://www.prepare-enrich.com.au/for-couples/