Couples usually look for therapy when there is distress, frustration, unhappiness or there is a sense of disconnect. It is not always easy to ask for help but at the same time, it is so important. If any other important part of your life was to go wrong you would ask for professional help, so you are making the right decision to look for support to improve your relationship.
John Gottman wrote in one of his bestsellers: “One of the reasons a marriage dies is that neither spouse recognises its value until it is too late”. Fortunately, if you are seeking help now then you are not one of those couples who ignores the value of their relationship.
Clinical Psychologist & Relationship Expert
My name is Dr. Yuliya Richard and I am a clinical psychologist, working in private practice in Australia for more than 14 years.
Throughout my career I have been helping people to battle addiction, overcome emotional distress, and to change their unhealthy and often destructive habits. I work with people who struggle in their relationships, at work, or are simply feeling overwhelmed. If people, or couples are willing to change their current situation but are not sure how to do it, I can help.
Helping couples reconnect and deepen their relationship has become a part of my work which I found particularly rewarding. I started Loving Couples to allow me to explore my interest more deeply. Here you’ll find resources for couples, links to helpful websites, and tools that you can use to bring trust, happiness and connection back to your relationship.