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Inspiring Healthy Relationships

Sex and Relationship Therapy with Lisa Gibson

Palmerston North Psychologist  Lisa Gibson facilitating workshop

Sex and Relationship Therapy

Feeling disconnected in your relationship? You're not alone.

Many couples encounter challenges with communication, desire, or unmet needs. We understand that relationships can be complex, and sometimes you might need extra support to navigate them.

At Healthy Love, I provide a safe and supportive environment to navigate these challenges. As an experienced Counselling Psychologist in Palmerston North can help you with a variety of areas:

  • Communication Skills: Learn evidence-based techniques to enhance your communication, from active listening to conflict resolution.

  • Rebuilding Intimacy: Rediscover the spark in your relationship and foster a deeper connection with your partner.

  • Exploring Differences: Understand and navigate disparities in values, goals, and expectations.

  • Implementing New Strategies: Identify and replace old habits, defences, and coping strategies to strengthen your relationship.

  • Rebuilding Trust: Navigate betrayal, infidelity, or breaches of trust with the support and guidance of a Counselling Psychologist.

  • Addressing Past Experiences: Understand how past experiences may be impacting your current relationship, including the exploration of attachment patterns.

  • Relationship Maintenance: Develop practical skills and strategies to sustain a healthy relationship and overcome future challenges with confidence.

At Healthy Love, our goal is to equip you with the tools, support, and guidance needed to build a relationship that thrives.

Whether you're facing challenges or simply want to strengthen your bond, we're here to help you on your journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.

Relationship Workshops

Are you dedicated to nurturing a strong and fulfilling relationship?

I’m aware of the challenges that come with keeping a relationship healthy. That's why I’m excited to invite you to join me in Palmerston North for workshops designed to empower both individuals and couples with practical tools to enrich their relationships.

From building self-awareness to overcoming relationship obstacles, each workshop covers a variety of topics related to sex, relationships, and well-being. Don't forget to bring along your burning questions and an open mind!

Healthy You
Healthy Relationships

This workshop offers practical tools and insights so you can thrive in your relationship and not lose yourself in the process. Learn how to overcome resentment, manage stress, nurture self-care, and cultivate intimacy. Invest in yourself, invest in your relationship!

The Relationship Reset

Date night with a purpose! Put time aside to reconnect and hit the refresh button. Gain valuable insights into your relationship, deepen your connection, and uncover your relationship strengths. Take a break from the daily grind to reset, reconnect, and reignite your spark.

Balancing Relationships
and Business

Join us for an engaging workshop exploring the delicate balance between personal relationships, professional endeavours, and everything in between. Discover practical strategies for keeping your connections strong amidst life's demands.

The Relationship Review

A card game designed to get couples talking about the things that matter!

Palmerston North Psychologist  Lisa Gibson facilitating workshop

Are you dedicated to maintaining a healthy relationship? Meet The Relationship Review – your essential tool for nurturing a healthy relationship, pre-emptively addressing challenges before they arise.

Crafted from extensive research, this innovative card game empowers couples to navigate obstacles and celebrate their wins from the comfort of their own home.

Unlock personal insights, deepen your understanding of your partner, and take proactive steps towards cultivating the relationship you desire.

Don't settle for mediocrity or wait for issues to surface – invest in The Relationship Review today to proactively strengthen your bond.

Created by Lisa Gibson, registered psychologist and sexologist, who is dedicated to making relationship research accessible to couples beyond the confines of traditional therapy.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

My personal obsession and why it matters:

  • Habit Formation: By identifying unhealthy relationship patterns early, we can prevent them from becoming entrenched and difficult to change. This proactive approach allows us to address and alter these patterns before they become set in stone.

  • Prevention of Escalation: Addressing issues early prevents them from escalating into larger problems. Small issues left unattended can snowball into major conflicts or resentment over time. It's like catching a small flame before it becomes a raging fire.

  • Healthy Communication: Early intervention provides an opportunity to establish healthy communication patterns. Open and honest communication is key in resolving conflicts constructively and building trust in a relationship.

  • Minimising Damage: Unhealthy patterns, such as criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling, can gradually erode trust and intimacy within relationships if left unaddressed.

  • Relationship Satisfaction: Couples who address issues promptly are more likely to feel fulfilled and connected.

  • The Importance of Intentionality: Maintaining a healthy relationship requires intentional effort. While our relationships are influenced by our upbringings and past experiences, with intention, we can rewrite the script. Simply "winging it" rarely leads to the relationship we desire.

Research Findings: Studies indicate that couples who seek help early on in their relationship struggles have a significantly higher likelihood of successfully resolving their issues. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), approximately 75% of couples engaging in couples therapy report significant improvements in their relationships.

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