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Can anyone recommend a good marriage councelor/therapist in Sydney?

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  • Can anyone recommend a good marriage councelor/therapist in Sydney?

    My husband and I are really struggling at the moment. For the most part he is a loving, caring, wonderful husband and father to our 5 month old son but he also has a really dark, destructive side to his personality that rears it's ugly head when we fight. He comes from a seriously emotionaly disfucntional family where there was alot of abusive (more verbal than physical) behaviour that he was exposed to. Consequently he has never learned to deal with his emotions in a healthy way and when I challenge him in a fight his natural reaction is to become defensive and aggressive and it becomes all about "winning' the fight for him no mater what the cost. He has agreed to go to counseling but I'm not sure where to start. I don;t want to just pick a name out of the white pages but would prefer to go to someone that has been recommended. I would love to hear anyones suggestions

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    So sorry you are having this difficulty with your DH . Counselling can definitely help and its great that he's agreed to go

    I will send you a PM with counsellor details.

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    • #3
      I was wondering how you went with the councelling? We are in similar situation and would really like to seek help from a good councelor/therapist. Thanks

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      • #4
        Marriage Counsellor recommendation please!

        Hi did you receive any good recommendations?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kw77 View Post
          My husband and I are really struggling at the moment. For the most part he is a loving, caring, wonderful husband and father to our 5 month old son but he also has a really dark, destructive side to his personality that rears it's ugly head when we fight. He comes from a seriously emotionaly disfucntional family where there was alot of abusive (more verbal than physical) behaviour that he was exposed to. Consequently he has never learned to deal with his emotions in a healthy way and when I challenge him in a fight his natural reaction is to become defensive and aggressive and it becomes all about "winning' the fight for him no mater what the cost. He has agreed to go to counseling but I'm not sure where to start. I don;t want to just pick a name out of the white pages but would prefer to go to someone that has been recommended. I would love to hear anyones suggestions
          This is a very old post I don't even know if the poster is still on bubhub? If you are I'd love to hear how things went. This sounds so like my dp. I used to go along with so many things just to avoid arguments as he quickly gets nasty if we disagree. I try and keep things objective and look at what's happening (not that I'm perfect and have never fought back) but he shuts down conversations he doesn't like by shouting at me and making it all seem like my fault. I can see him getting into that mode only in hindsight I don't see it coming. Unfortunately he doesn't see that he has any anger issues so wouldn't go and see anyone. I'm going myself soon to find ways of dealing with him or walking away.

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