Relationships

We provide one on one and online consultation and counselling services for people that want to improve their lives.

Counselling

Have you ever thought about the reason you have or want a relationship?

One thing for sure is that we all want relationships to enhance our lives, to make our lives better, NOT WORSE!

In our modern world changes often occur in our lives that alter the dynamics of our relationships. This may cause couples to drift apart physically and emotionally. Through the process of counseling, we can explore what has caused this to occur and progressively work towards bringing back that lost closeness and making the over all quality of your relationship happier and more rewarding.

Family Therapy

When the dynamics of a family change, perhaps through separation, divorce, infidelity, death, or difficult time, family therapy may be of benefit to accept and nurture change and help develop communication and support.

Client testimonials:

“I first came to see Helen when I was disappointed with a previous counsellor. I was devastated after my husband of five years walked out on me one day. I didn’t understand what had happened and why he would do what he did. Eventually, with Helen’s guidance and working through The Selfish Self concepts I learnt to look after myself and understand what I wanted in life. As a result of working on myself and introducing my husband into the process we have mended our relationship and continue to use the techniques that Helen has shown us.

I first came to see Helen when I was disappointed with a previous counsellor. I was devastated after my husband of five years walked out on me one day. I didn’t understand what had happened and why he would do what he did. Eventually, with Helen’s guidance and working through The Selfish Self concepts I learnt to look after myself and understand what I wanted in life. As a result of working on myself and introducing my husband into the process we have mended our relationship and continue to use the techniques that Helen has shown us.”

Donna Harrow
Pharmaceutical Executive



“I had achieved much success in all areas of my life, but I just couldn’t work out why I couldn’t get my relationships right. Being curious I went see Helen to find out what the hell relationships where all about and to try and unravel some of the mysticism that surrounds love and relationships. Helen’s Selfish Self techniques combined with her counselling skills challenged my thinking and beliefs. Through this process I was able to understand my own beliefs, values, morals and ethics which has lead me to enjoy greater contentment in my life.

I continue to see Helen to philosophize and talk about the meaning of life and my part in it. This type of existential counselling broadens and refreshes my mind. Thanks to Helen I have more meaning in my life now and a clearer understanding of love and relationships.”

Matt Hoban
Personal Trainer – Fitness First



“I had three children and I was trying to save my marriage. What I didn’t realise at the time was that I was in an abuse and controlling relationship and I didn’t have the courage to leave. I had lost my self esteem and self worth through the nine years I was married.

I had tried on several different occasions to see counsellors and psychologist who would be empathic and good listeners, but we went over the same stuff over and over again which in fact made me feel worse because it confirmed that my situation was hopeless.

From the first time I had a session with Helen I knew I was the one that had to make changes to make my life meaningful. By using The Selfish Self techniques, Helen helped me understand what I truly wanted in life and how to work towards achieving those things. With her support I left my husband, bought my own home and started feeling that I was a valuable and worthwhile person.

I have now met a wonderful man and am extremely happy. We have both started seeing Helen now so that we don’t make the same mistakes as we did in our previous marriages.

I would recommend Helen to anyone who wants to know how to have a wonderful relationship.”

Liz Coombs
Administration Assistant


Infidelity

Infidelity is a huge problem in our society today. An affair is simply where there are intimate secrets kept from one partner by the other, normally involving another person.

Finding out that your partner is having an affair can be devastating. The pain and hurt is gut wrenching and a wide spectrum of thoughts and emotions will flood your mind and body. What do I do? Do we break up or do we work through this? This is a very complex time and heightened emotions cause people to react in ways that they would never have done before. I offer specialized counseling which will help you work through these traumatic times.

In today’s modern age of technology, a computer or phone generated affair is becoming more common. This unquestionably causes confusion and uncertainty within the relationship.  This is still an emotional affair and inevitably can cause as much pain and distrust as physical infidelity.   I offer specialist counseling to help people work through this to explore and understand what has initiated and contributed to this type of affair.

Individual Sessions start at $150 per hour.
Call me on 0415 392 009 to find out more.

Client testimonials:

“My world felt like it had completely fallen apart when I was confronted with the reality of being told by my daughter “Dad is having an affair”. This was literally beyond comprehension to me, as I truly believed that I was married to the nicest guy in the world, and that our marriage was not ‘perfect’, but it was rock solid. Ironically we use to talk about other couples that had separated or who was sleeping with who….and how we were the couple that thought ‘it would never happen to us’. We are as people saw us the perfect couple. So when I heard this from my daughter I was in shock……it was like a bad dream, I thought that I would wake up and it wasn’t real, just a bad dream. I didn’t know what I felt. I was angry at him but at the same time I didn’t want to loose him to someone else. Then I thought how could he do this to the kids and me after twenty years of marriage? Was it my fault, didn’t fulfill his needs? What did I do to make him want to be with another woman…? My head was spinning and my gut was in knots. The only thing I knew to do was to contact Helen Owen. I had heard about Helen through a friend years before and of her success in relationship counseling and infidelity.

And so my journey began. My husband who previously never believed in relationship counseling reluctantly agreed to see Helen, as when the reality actually hit, of what he had done and how his affair could break up the family, he agreed that we needed help to get through this time in our lives.

My husband and I are slowly working our way through this very complicated and painful experience, closely led and supported through our sessions with Helen.

Individual and couples counseling is still on going for both of us. Helen is helping me to understand how we ended up in this mess and slowly guiding me to deal with the complexities of our situation.

The feelings and emotions that I have gone though are horrendous. At first I felt embarrassed and didn’t want to tell anyone, fearing that they would judge me and say how foolish I was that I didn’t just kick him out. Then I felt I had to do what ever I could to make him stay with me for the kids sake and I really didn’t want to loose my life that we had build together over our 20 years of marriage. From week to week my thoughts and feelings would change from desperation to anger to just wanting to be held by the man who I loved and at the same time was the man that hurt me and the family in the worst possible way.

The counseling process is not easy, nor is it a quick fix and it continues to be extremely confronting with Helen giving me no choice but to look deeply inside myself to gain an understanding of who I really am and what I really want in my life.

I have found myself in this position through no choice my own and I have also had no choice but to deal with the fact that my husband has had affair with another women risking the future of our relationship and possibly leaving me and the family to be with her.

Helen is helping me on my journey to becoming the strong person that I always wanted to be and she is helping us as a couple to deal with the huge shift in our relationship to move forward despite what has happened.

I was always of the mindset that if my husband ever cheated on me, he would be straight out the door. If it was only that simple! Helen is helping me to be more flexible in my thinking and to see that nothing is perfect. I am extremely grateful that I have Helen’s expertise to guide me on this painful journey.”

Teacher
Sutherland Shire


On line Counseling Service….

Because of the sensitive nature of relationship and infidelity issues I offer an online email and or phone service where your confidentiality and identity may remain anonymous.

Perhaps you are the victim of infidelity, which can be humiliating, and it can be extremely difficult to discuss your personal situation openly to a counselor face to face, especially when you are in a very emotional and vulnerable place. The phone or email service may be of benefit to you at this time.

Or perhaps you are having an affair and don’t know what to do. You may be confused and or embarrassed to discuss the complexities of your situation personally but need someone non-judgmental to talk to.

The phone or online service can also be of benefit if you are time poor and cannot physically get to an appointment. Don’t let a situation get worse. Make contact today to get your life back on track.

Pricing is done on a customized program basis

For further enquiries call, email or text Helen on 0415 392 009