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Specialising in Couples Counselling

Couples seeking closeness, relationship counselling, couples counselling Gottman Method

Let me help you get your relationship squared

Couples Counselling
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Are you wondering what happened to your relationship?  Do you look at your partner and think, "I can’t remember the last time I felt a spark?" Do you feel as if you are living with a roommate instead of a lover? Are you constantly getting on each other’s nerves? If so, you are probably dealing with some level of dissatisfaction in your relationship.

You might also be travelling OK, but wonder if things can be even better? Investing in your relational health is one of the best things you can do for yourself.


I can work with you to: feel closer to each other, more connected and in tune, to feel valued and heard, to have more fun, and to build a meaningful future together. 

About Me

Dr Karin du Plessis

PhD (Psychology) MA (Psychology)

BA (Psychology) DipCouns, MACA,

Member of the College of Supervisors

Hello and welcome! So, you are curious about how you can have a stronger and more loving bond with your partner? You have come to the right place. 


It can feel scary to take the first step towards counselling. There are many times in our lives where we all struggle, particularly in relationships where there is no playbook or manual. Reaching out for help from a professional with specialised training in working with couples, can support you to focus on building a stronger relationship. 


My clients describe me as warm, caring and approachable. I'm here to help you feel comfortable so that you can share your story with me. This is not a place of judgment, but rather a safe one of acceptance.

I provide in-clinic (Ascot Vale, Melbourne) and online counselling in Australia - which you can access from the comfort and privacy of your home. You should also know that what is discussed between us, stays between us. I offer a free 15-minute phone call (which you can schedule here) before setting up the first appointment so that you can have all of your questions answered, and get a feel for how I am as a counsellor. I am also available by email to answer any questions.

I also have some other engagement options, including

for couples:

and for clinicians:

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dr Karin du Plessis

Dr Karin du Plessis Couples Counsellor
Dr Karin is an ACA Level 2 Member
Dr Karin is verified by Psychology Today
Dr Karin is an approved Gottman Checkup provider
Dr Karin is a 7 Principles Gottman Leader
Dr Karin provides telehealth
Dr Karin is a member of the Gottman Referral Network
ACA Membership
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