Through practical strategies and techniques, we help couples repair, rebuild and rejuvenate their marriages.
Our evidence-based approach provides a clear and uncomplicated structure, getting to the heart of what makes stronger, more meaningful and connected marriages and partnerships.
The Gottman Method is grounded in 40 years of research science with more than 3,000 couples. The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is designed to disarm conflicting verbal communication between couples and remove barriers that create conflicting situations to create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding in the relationship. Our intensive 2 day workshop produces positive results for 86% of those who attend based on exit surveys of over 3,000 couples.
Relationship Institute Australasia is the brainchild of Trish and John. We first met in 2005 when we were asked to co-facilitate a lifestyle management program with a group of Vietnam veterans. During the program, we discovered that we shared an interest in helping people live more satisfying, fulfilled and enjoyable lives. Trish and John are the only Certified Gottman Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants accredited in Australia by the Gottman Institute.
Mrs Trish Purnell-Webb (Clinical Psychologist)
Trish has worked in both Government and Non-government organisations in the areas of staff and organisational development. Trish has extensive experience working with members of the armed forces, police and emergency services in the area of trauma and stress management.
For the past 20 years Trish has worked with a wide range of members of the general public in private practice on the Gold Coast. Trish provides hourly consultations to couples and individuals as well as Marathon therapy (intensive therapy over 2 full days) to couples.
Clinical Psychologist MPsych(Clin)
Certified Gottman Therapist
Master Trainer and Consultant
Mr John Flanagan (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker)
John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples, families and young people, as well as in organisational development and training.
John has developed a practice that utilises a range of experiential therapies combining these approaches in his work style. John has also completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited.
Masters Gestalt Therapy
Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant