Having a special wedding day is wonderful.
Having a special marriage is even better!
At Well Of Life, we want to help you have the connection, understanding and skills that enable you to grow closer through life’s ups and downs rather than falter or drift apart. The Well Of Life vision is one of building strong couples, strong families, and strong futures together. It’s possible that you know there were gaps in the modelling you received from your parents, or maybe you just want to make sure that you give your marriage the best start possible. At Well Of Life, we use the Prepare-Enrich program; an evidence-based process for pre-marriage counselling to support your journey.
Over the past 35 years, 4 million couples, from many different countries have used the Prepare-Enrich program to improve their relationship skills and happiness.
- an initial session with your counsellor,
- individually completing online questionnaires that take approx. 45 mins,
- a feedback session to go through the strengths and growth opportunities that have been identified in your relationship and
- follow up appointments as decided with your counsellor (usually somewhere between 2-6).
The Prepare-Enrich program includes workbooks to support your conversations and skill building outside of the time spent with your counsellor. This enables you to work effectively on your growth opportunities outside of the sessions if you choose to. This generally results in you needing fewer sessions with your counsellor. The workbooks are also a valuable ongoing resource that you can refer to down the track.
If you would like support for more complex issues that arise, your counsellor will undertake further assessment / provide additional assistance as needed.
Contact Well Of Life for a fee schedule. You might also wish to discuss the possibility of rebates from your health insurance provider.
Even before Covid hit, studies on the effectiveness of counselling online or by phone had been conducted… and the good news is that telehealth counselling is just as effective as face-to-face therapy. In fact, there are some significant benefits of online and phone therapy. Not least is ease of access, particularly for those in remote or rural settings. Many clients also reported that benefits from the session transferred more easily to their usual environment when the session had been conducted virtually in that environment. From a practical point of view, many clients also appreciate saving travel time. An additional benefit of telehealth through covid has been continuity of therapy through lockdowns, isolations/quarantine and mild illness.
At Well Of Life, individual sessions can be conducted either by secure video platform or phone. Couple sessions are conducted by video only. Good internet connection, along with suitable camera and microphone are required.
Professionals - Work with Anne
As a health professional supporting patients in the perinatal period you want the very best for the families you support. Whether you’re an obstetrician, GP, midwife, maternal and child health nurse or allied health professional you want more than a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery or a great start to a new life. You want a baby to belong in a stable, loving home; one that supports growth and development into a happy and secure childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
The reality is that transition to parenthood is tough. John Gottman found that 60% of parents in the first year say they don’t feel as close as they did prior to baby’s arrival. For parents to learn evidence-based, practical skills for strengthening their relationship is a huge gift. John Gottman says that the greatest gift children can have is a strong relationship between their parents.
The Bringing Baby Home workshop supports couples, as they transition to parenthood, to strengthen their own relationship skills, building their capacity to be the kind of parents they really want to be.
Bringing Baby Home is a fun, engaging, evidence-based education program to support parents at this critical stage of life.
Anne is also accepting referrals for expectant, new, and early years parents for individual and couple therapy to support emotional and relational wellbeing.
Anne would be very happy to discuss how she can work with you to offer your patients and their families the very best of care.