Couples Counselling

David has a passion for supporting couples through difficult times and has worked in the employee assistance sector as well as private practice where he has gained significant experience in working with the many varied issues that arise during the course of any relationship. He has counselled both heterosexual and same sex couples and is a Gottman Certified Couples Counsellor.

Typical issues might be improving communication, parenting, finances, ongoing conflict, sexual difficulties, anger management, emotional detachment and the need to build greater awareness of each other’s needs, values and desires.

In understanding what works and what doesn’t in a healthy marriage or relationship, David provides the tools and resources to couples that is backed by over 40 years of research by The Gottman Institute.

Gottman Approved Member

David has supported many couples through the very difficult experience of infidelity and the process of separation and/or divorce. David has a strong record of successfully supporting individuals in their decision making and transition process.

David currently provides couples and relationship counselling in Sydney at The Relationship Room in Sydney’s inner west.

Video Counselling is now available using secure Zoom conferencing which can be accessed via your computer or mobile phone!


Please be assured that David and the team at The Relationship Room are taking precautionary measures in the practice which include:

  • Sanitising each room before and after each client has attended with anti-bacterial sprays and wipes. Including sparying and wiping down all contact surfaces. This includes pens that new clients use to complete necessary forms.
  • Social distancing – which includes the therapist sitting at least 1.5-2 metres away from clients – our premises is in an old stone wall house which means our rooms are very large and have plenty of natural light and air.
  • Providing a warning on the practice door to any client with flu-like symptoms not to enter the premsis,
  • Every visitor to the practice on reporting to reception will be asked to sanitise their hands.

62A Darling St, Balmain East, NSW, 2041

02 9159 6042


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