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Lissy Abrahams is passionate about helping people create healthier lives for themselves, as well strengthening the connection for partners in couple relationships. She is a leading psychotherapist who has dedicated her career to helping her clients navigate life’s obstacles and challenges.
When our lives or our couple relationship goes off the rails, for whatever reason, we can all feel distressed and anxious. Lissy helps her individual and couple clients not just get back on track but also to thrive again. Lissy believes we all have the capacity to improve our lives and couple relationships with the right knowledge and skills. Her mission is to help as many people as possible transform their lives by creating happier and more connected relationships.
Lissy studied psychology in Sydney and then completed her Masters of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the internationally renowned Tavistock Relationships, London. Here, she worked therapeutically with couples, as well as lectured and tutored trainee counsellors. She has held positions on the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and was Vice President of the Couple, Child, and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (CCAFPAA).
Lissy runs a Sydney-based therapy clinic, Heath Group Practice, and works therapeutically with clients here and around the world via online sessions. She has recently launched an online course ‘Learn to skilfully communicate with your partner and decrease conflict’. The course explores the real reasons why couples fight, provides guided activities for participants to identify why they are having difficulty communicating, and teaches the vital skills needed to break repeated cycles of conflict.
Lissy is available to offer her professional advice on the following topics:
- How Our Own Mind Hurts Us
The ego, link to safety, create stories and reactions, increases fear, anxiety, overwhelm, and sadness, strategies to calm down.
- The Impact Of Our Ego
On ourselves, on our partner, children, friendships, and at work.
- Couple Relationships
Why we seek emotional safety in relationships, the link to our past, why some are successful and others cause damage or even end.
Why and how couples fight, the damaging impact of repeated cycles of partner conflict, conflict resolution, strategies to conflict, why personal responsibility is critical.
Why it goes sour, non-negotiable package of communications skill for healthy relationships.
- Separation & Divorce
The good divorce, impact of separation on parents and children, why co-parenting relationships are critical, what and how to tell the children.
- The Impact Of COVID
On ourselves – increased fear, sadness, loneliness, overwhelm; we bring this into Our Couple Relationship – Increased Tension, Conflict, Poor Communication, 3 Top Strategies.