Relate Marriage and Relationship Therapy Specialists

Why do informed couples choose Relate for Couples Counselling?

Training: Relate's therapists are specialists, trained in at least two specialist models of couples therapy. Most therapists working with relationships are not specifically trained in counseling couples.

Experience: In addition they have at least 200 hours of therapy experience with couples - many have over 1000 hours our Director Steven has over 10 000 hours.

Support: Our team meets regularly for ongoing training and support, tapping into over 100 years of combined clinical experience. Even our newer team members benefit from this extensive support network.

How does this help your relationship?

Faster:  We don't spend a lot of time figuring it out as we go – our expertise allows us to focus on what's truly relevant for your care.

Effective: You're not paying for therapy that doesn't work. While every couple's journey is unique, our approach empowers you with the tools needed to strengthen your relationship and achieve success, whether that means reconciliation or a healthier path forward.

Cheaper:  While our rates may be slightly higher at times, our efficiency and effectiveness often make us the more cost-effective choice in the long run. Consider this: the potential costs of relationship failure – financial, emotional, and otherwise – can be catastrophic. Investing in the right therapy is an investment in your well-being and future.

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New Zealand Couples Counsellors


Where do I find a couples counsellor?

If you are struggling in your relationship, you are likely to face 3 key challenges:

  1. How do you find the right marriage therapist?
  2. Who do you trust?
  3. What will it cost?

Find the right Relationship Counsellor

Pre-therapy consults to match you with the right couples counsellor for you book here.

All our team members (including our interns) are trained in a minimum of two approaches to couples therapy.

Our in-house model, Presence Oriented Relationship Therapy (PORT) integrates insights from 6 models of Relationship therapy including Imago, Gottman, EFT, Developmental Method, PACT and HEART

Get Help Now with Online Resources

We have an extensive (and growing) library of digital resources available for the cost of a Netflix subscription check out the free trial here.

Book an Assessment

If you have a complex challenge you can book a 2 hour Rapid Assessment with our Director Steven here.

If you are facing a catastrophic problem e.g. an affair/ someone threatening to leave etc. you can book a 3 hour in-depth assessment with Steven here.

Relate Unlimited: Every Course Skill and Strategy for One Price

Relate Unlimited - it’s all the good stuff! Conversations with our therapists and visiting experts.  Short and long courses on all things Relational. It’s what you need to know to create great relationships.  Regularly updated and interactive - send in your questions for tailored answers.  Always available on any device, it's there when you need it.

All offered for the monthly cost of a Netflix subscription.

Relate Unlimited will help you answer questions like: 

  • Can my relationship be better? 
  • Will couples therapy help? 
  • What are the secrets of awesome relationships? 
  • Why do we fight (even though we want to stop)?
  • Why does it feel like we are speaking different languages? 
  • And many, many more.

Relate Unlimited also includes specialized courses including:

  • How do I survive a betrayal? 
  • Escaping toxic masculinity?
  • Managing sex and pornography addiction

As therapists we know the need is vastly greater than our capacity to see clients.  Combining great therapy with key information helps us become more effective, therapy is easier, faster cheaper and more powerful. We want to make Relate Unlimited irresistible.

We priced Relate Unlimited at $15, because Netflix is $15 a month and a decent lunch is $15. In our minds making your relationship better is worth at least the cost of Netflix or lunch.

And just to make it easier we even included a free trial to see if you agree …

Relate’s mission is to provide you with expert relationship counselling or couples therapy help.  We specialise in working with marriage and relationship issues for couples and singles.  Our team are experts in relationship counselling and are committed to help you improve or even rescue your relationship.

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