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Dancing Couple

Kick starting your relationship, bringing back the passion, intimacy and aliveness, so you can rediscover your love for each other and live the life you have always wanted. 

how Melissa works

3 Day Couples Intensive Counselling & Psychotherapy


Have you ever imagined yourself in a classic romantic comedy? The truth is we all aspire to feel happy, safe and content in our romantic relationships. While I can’t promise the ease and spontaneity of the silver screen, I can help you ignite your spark. Learn how to turn on your love light for the hopeless romantic in you.

Has your relationship hit a rough patch? If so, couple counselling could be the key. Bringing in an outside perspective can help couples resolve differences for a stronger connection. Let me help you and your partner re-envision your relationship for the better.


You may have heard of couples drifting apart for no apparent reason. As a therapist, I help couples dive deep into the fray to identify the root cause. This three-day retreat is the equivalent of a relationship boot camp for couples in need of attention. I invite you to lean in and discover more about your patterns.

Kick-start your relationship for more passion, intimacy and vitality! Learn how to rekindle your romance and live the life you’ve always wanted. These couple marathons are open to pairs across Australia. If you’re up for the challenge, get ready for three days of therapy for five hours a day. This relationship retreat could be just what the doctor ordered.

Not sure what to think about marriage therapy weekends? Not to worry. For what it’s worth, participating in this program could help shift underlying resentment and deeper relationship issues. Discover how to resolve pain and conflict holding you back from love, intimacy and levity.

Space is limited due to the intensive nature of the couples counselling retreat. I can only conduct a handful of sessions per year to ensure couple intensives quality. If you’re interested in applying, please complete this application form after reading the terms and conditions.

Why choose a 3 Day Couple Intensive Retreat?

​Inspired by the work of Dr Stan Tatkin and author of Wired For Love, I designed marriage retreats to include a combination of sessions. Here’s what you can expect from the weekend:

  • Learn how your attachment style plays out continuously in your relationship to cause disharmony and a lack of intimacy

  • Establish relationship guidelines to cope with difficult moments

  • Deepen your connection and intimacy to better understand your partner

  • Find new approaches to manage children, parents, relatives, finances and/or infidelity as a couple

  • Learn how to read your partner’s nonverbal cues for greater relationship success

  • Reach a consensus based on fairness, justice and sensitivity

  • Introduce more vitality and compromise to your relationship

  • Identify healthier fighting techniques for stronger engagement

  • Move toward secure functioning as a couple

  • Create daily rituals that improve connection as a buffer for difficult moments

  • Learn how to form a 'couple bubble'

  • Address issues around sex and intimacy

  • Get to know your partner’s love language


COST: $5,400.00 online or at my office in Pymble. 

The relationship retreats for couples include 15 hours of in-person therapy to bring your patterns into sharper focus. You’ll also receive a full review of your questionnaire, a half-hour Zoom session before going and a one-hour follow-up session. In total, the programme includes 19 hours of individualised couple counselling tailored to you and your partner.

Appointment Deposits/Cancellations


To secure your booking we require a $1000.00 deposit to be paid within 3 days of receiving booking confirmation.  Please understand that appointment times are limited. If you must cancel your appointment, we respectfully request 7 Days notice. Booking deposit of $1000.00 is non refundable should you cancel your appointment without 7 days notice.

“We would like to thank Melissa for the 3 day intensive session that we completed this year. We found the experience incredibly rewarding and agreed upon completion that this experience is something that we should have completed at the start of our marriage. Melissa was incredibly understanding of both our situations throughout the time together but it was also her ability to assist with outcomes and tools that we could use moving forward that was of great significance for us both.We found Melissa's guidance gave us the optimism we needed and we are looking forward to continuing to use this in the future.”


3 Day Couple Intensive Participants - Early 2019

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