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“We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.”   Harville Hendrix. 


Most relationships go through difficult times. Each individual in the couple can end up feeling frustrated, stuck, isolated, angry and/or resentful.

We may find ourselves struggling to communicate effectively which leads to more frequents arguments and/or a pattern of blaming each other. Anger and resentment can grow in this space.

Sometimes the problems are of a sexual nature where perhaps there are differences in sexual desire within the relationship. Common sexual problems that affect couples include erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, and reconciling different sexual preferences.

A couple may be struggling to come to terms with the impact of infidelity on the relationship.

Sometimes the reasons for feeling stuck are hard to identify but there is a feeling that one has just drifted apart from their partner or spouse. In today’s forever “on-the-go” world, managing busy careers and juggling family responsibilities can overwhelm us, both as individuals and in our relationship as a couple.

Gavin offers relationship counselling to same-sex and heterosexual individuals and couples. At The Riviera Wellbeing centre we also offer various short-courses, day workshops and retreats, our most popular being the New Horizons Couples Retreat.

"Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it"

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou

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Albert Einstein

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
Joseph Campbell

"An unexamined life is not worth living."

"We may define therapy as a search for value."
Abraham Maslow

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
Carl Jung

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."
Carl Rogers

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself"
George Bernard Shaw

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