What is it?
Relationships are tricky things. Often, in the early stages of a relationship, there is a high degree of uncertainty. “Do they really like me?”, “Is this moving too fast?”, or “Can this even last?”. For some, these worries are fleeting and abate over time. For others, these worries can create long-lasting anxiety that has a negative impact on the quality of the relationship. Relationship Anxiety can impact on both partner’s happiness, enjoyment, and the longevity of the relationship. All this doubt, worry, and fear can lead to feelings of loneliness, anger, resentment, and a sense of disconnect to our partner.
What are the signs and symptoms?
When one or both partners are experiencing Relationship Anxiety, it can have a profound impact on both partners and the relationship itself. Partners may feel increasingly disconnected from one another, a sense of not being on the same page, and feel their partner is less available socially, emotionally, and physically. One partner may withdraw, become quiet, and retreat into their own space or mind. The other partner may seek increasing attention for reassurance, and act ‘clingy’ or suspicious. It is often the case that couples experience increasing levels of conflict, causing tension, anger, disappointment, and a decrease in affection, intimacy, and sex.
How do we treat Relationship Anxiety?
Couples Therapy is an effective treatment for Relationship Anxiety. Where both partners agree to seek therapy together, it can be an intimate space where relationship fears can be explored, new patterns of relating to one another can be found, and a deeper understanding of early life experiences and how these shape our adult relationships can help couples reignite their compassion and empathy, as well as their sex life.
For couples where both parties are not agreeable to therapy, individualised treatment approaches are available that can target your anxiety in a way that will have a positive impact on your current and future romantic relationship. This might include CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT, or Psychodynamic Therapy. Either way, there are treatment options that can lead to positive and lasting change in your relationships.
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Interested in joining our team at Anxiety House Brisbane (AHB)?
- Masters and/or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Eligible for registration with AHPRA as an endorsed “Clinical Psychologist” or eligibility for the clinical psychology registrar program
- Eligible for Medicare registration
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Clinical supervision
- Supportive team environment
- Peer mentoring
- Modern refurnished consulting rooms
- Stream of referrals
- Psychiatry input with our sister practice Oxford Clinic
- On site educational and developmental assessments
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- Continued professional development offerings as a team
- Marketing service
- Private practice mentoring
- Career development and company progression
- Free training in OCRD and Eating Disorders
- Working in a well-established clinic with a solid reputation
- Be part of a larger organisation with sister clinics in Brisbane (double CPD)
- Attractive remuneration
- Ability to develop your skills within niche areas
- Paid Clinical Registrar Program
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