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Couples Counselling Retreat

Revitalise Your Relationship

With Couples Counsellor - Jacqueline Hogan

McCrae on the Mornington Peninsula - Near Melbourne in Victoria

Couples Counselling Melbourne
A breath of fresh air for your relationship

Repair Your Relationship with Jacqui's Couples Counselling Retreat

Start a new chapter in your relationship. Create the shift you desire in as little as a weekend.

Avoid the stop-start flow of traditional session-based couples therapy and benefit from ‘full-focus days’ to make a bigger improvement in your relationship sooner.

My Couples Counselling Retreat is perfect for busy Melbourne based couples who can carve out a weekend or a 2-day block of time together, to work on their relationship.

Couples retreats are an increasingly popular way to deliver marriage therapy. We make great use of our time together, and hit the ground running.

The greatest benefit is having the luxury of time to ‘keep going’ and achieve the breakthroughs you’ve been searching for.

No more: “I’m sorry – That’s all we have time for”…

There are many benefits of my Couples Counselling Retreat. However, it’s an intensive form of marriage therapy, so It’s not for everyone.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and find out if my Couples Counselling Retreat is the right choice for you.

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Jacqui Hogan - BASW, Dip PsyC, Gottman Level 3, RLT Level 3

For couples in distress, it's time to get professional help.

Let’s repair your relationship together, and recover from the issues affecting your relationship. This includes…

Ongoing Conflict

Broken Trust & Betrayal

Negative Sentiment

Broken Communication

Severed Connection

Avoidant Behaviour

Lingering Resentment

Unrelenting Pressure & Stress

Unfulfilled Dreams & Desires

“Let’s turn your relationship around and rekindle new fondness and admiration for each other.”

Revitalise Your Relationship

I’ve designed the Couples Counselling Retreat around my popular and proven Save My Marriage Program.

Your retreat is tailored to your needs based on your Gottman assessments, so we work on what matters most for you.

Using proven therapies, over 2 full days, working together 1-on-1, we improve your relationship over the following themes…

Reduce Conflict in Your Relationship

De-escalte conflict, feel heard and ease the tension between you. Start conversations softly. Create shared understanding. Process underlying issues calmly and welcome a new way of communicating.

Rebuild Trust

Process betrayal and broken trust sensitively. Create hope for the future and a pathway toward forgiveness and re-connection. Start new trust building behaviours and set standards & boundaries to shape a closer, more loving relationship.

Repair Connection

Rebuild fondness & admiration and create new rituals of connection. Discover shared values. Develop shared meaning. Resolve gridlocked issues & more.

Reduce Stress & Manage Emotions

Develop a new sense of self-awareness and learn new strategies to reduce stress, manage strong emotions, and self-soothe.

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Reduce conflict and repair your connection.
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Understand there is hope & help available.

Return to Harmony

Create a Vision for the Future

Based on your top shared values, visualise a happy and fulfilling future together. Set the intention in motion and create renewed positive sentiment.

Compromise & Win-Wins

Find areas of compromise, work together - like you're on the same team and allow win-win ideas and solutions to enrich your relationship and satisfy each other's needs.

Love & Kindness

Know your partner better. Do more of what works, and create a healthy, happy home - one that welcomes love, warmth and kindness.

Support Each Other

Support each other. Have each other's back when times are tough. Help your partner to help your self. Make better choices and know where to turn during difficult times.

Client Success Stories

Michelle
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My partner and I were in a very dark place before we met Jacqui, I was not confident we could find a way back. I’m so grateful to have found Jacqui. With her support, professionalism and the arsenal of tools she has provided for us, our relationship is now better than it has been for a decade.
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I am so glad that we chose Jacqueline to be our relationship counsellor. Just when it seemed to my wife and I that there was no way forward together, thankfully one of the few things that we agreed upon was choosing Jacqueline from all of the counselling services that we could see online. The Save My Marriage program did exactly that for us. We are communicating like we never had in the past, and we have restored intimacy, love, and trust to our relationship. I feel we are on solid foundations now, and we have both learned to forgive, and how to become better partners.
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Working with Jacqui was very rewarding for me. I am now in control of my life, and I can believe in myself again. I was able to develop an excellent rapport with Jacqui, I would definitely recommend her to others.
Sara Newman
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Jacqueline was highly professional, experienced, caring, positive and knowledgeable in my experience. She provided easy to follow tools and advice to both of us for communicating in a better way to improve our relationship, and space to do so while being considerate of our emotional well-being too. It feels scary and emotional at times but also worth doing the work, I valued her honesty and intent on a good outcome, and trust in her abilities to help couples during difficult times in their relationship.
Rachael CollinsClient Review
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I would highly recommend Jacqui. Her knowledge and tools helped us mend and save our marriage when we were stuck and thought there was little hope of recovering. We committed to her step by step program that we worked through together; Which taught us to communicate and work through our issues.
Simon Carter
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Most Excellent!
ConfidentialClient Review
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We came in feeling hopeless and preparing for divorce and left with hope.
Kate KoopmansClient Review
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I went off the tracks a few times and nearly crashed but with the tools provided in the program, I used those to avoid crashing and steered my way back onto the track.
ConfidentialClient Review
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By the 12th appointment it was really clear why Jacqui structures the program the way she has. We did the majority of our sessions via Zoom calls, this worked really well for us with young kids and having a distance to travel to get to Bendigo. The program is very confronting and you learn a lot about yourself and your partner, but Jacqui is very supportive and adds cheeky humour to lighten the mood along the way. Our marriage is still not perfect, but we are getting there and the tools and techniques we learnt throughout the program will be with us for life. For this, I thank you Jacqui and would recommend you to anyone of any age.
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"Thank you so much for the affirmation, I love it and will use it everyday from now on... With her and yourself in my corner, I’m sure I can keep progressing to be the person I want to be and that my family deserve. Thanks again Jacqui, you’re a legend."
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"Our communication has been great! Conversations have been enjoyable and [husband] is really enjoying the deep breathing exercises and meditation."
ConfidentialClient Feedback
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"I think we are making progress as we have talked a lot more openly about this recent issue and moved on a lot quicker than we would have in the past. I had a lot of self awareness around my responses and reactions and have not punished him for the mistake. I’m feeling much better this morning."
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"Thank goodness I found you. You have done more for me than any counsellor I’ve ever been to before."
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Benefits of Jacqui's Couples Counselling Retreat

Also known as ‘Intensive Marriage Therapy’ – the top benefits of Jacqui’s Couples Counselling Retreat include…

Spacious & Relaxing Seaside Accommodation

Our new location in McCrae has it’s own separate, comfortable & spacious unit, perfect for a marriage counselling getaway. Stay, repair, relax and unwind.

McCrae is conveniently located on the Mornington Peninsula, just a short drive from Melbourne, Victoria.

You have the whole private and comfortable unit to yourself. Warm and welcoming with bay views, it’s the perfect space for couples to reconnect and repair your relationship.

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Private & comfortable counselling space & accomodation.
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“Your couples retreat has a Mediterranean flair, complimented with alluring bay views from the bedroom, kitchen, and lounge.”

Are You Suited to a Couples Counselling Retreat?

For more information, and to discuss your suitability, please get in touch. See below.

In general, Jacqui’s Couples Counselling Retreat will suit you, if you and your partner align to the following points:

  • You are both committed to repairing the relationship.
  • You are both resilient and have the capacity to endure longer therapy sessions over the course of two days.
  • You are both open minded and can manage your emotions and are able to handle feelings of discomfort.
  • You are both willing to try new things, consider new ideas and listen to different perspectives respectfully.
  • You are both able to make the time available in your schedules and make the retreat a priority  – with minimum distraction.
  • You both have the best intentions for each other and the relationship.
  • You are both willing to participate in therapy and are able to talk about what you are feeling, thinking, needing, etc.

You are unlikely to be suited to Jacqui’s Couples Counselling Retreat if you don’t align with the points above, and/or the following below points ring true for you or your partner.

  • You’re currently having an affair.
  • You’ve not told your partner you’re having / had an affair.
  • You have untold secrets that would likely halt the retreat.
  • You want to leave the relationship.
  • You are unsure about saving the relationship.
  • You feel you’d struggle with long therapy sessions over the course of two days.
  • There is current or historic violence / abuse in the relationship (physical, verbal, emotional)
  • You are emotionally unstable, irritable, or quick to anger.
  • You are closed minded, and/or avoid feelings of discomfort.
  • You are unwilling to participate in therapeutic exercises & discussion.
  • You are unwilling or find it difficult to open up and talk about sensitive or difficult topics, including those from your past.
  • You are unable to commit to making ‘distraction-free’ time available in your schedule. (e.g. On-call workers, parents, etc.)
  • You are easily distracted.
  • You have a current addiction – Alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, etc.
  • You otherwise have ill feelings toward your partner.
  • You / Your partner are feeling threatened / controlled / manipulated in any way.

Contact Jacqui to Learn More & Get Started

If you feel like the Couples Counselling Retreat is right for you, the first step is to get in touch.

The retreat is based on my proven & popular Save My Marriage Program, and the process of getting started is similar.

If I can help you, booking in your 90 minute discovery session with me, is the next step.

Your discovery session is a welcome relief and is a big help for you and your partner deciding your next steps.

If you’re suited to my Couples Counselling Retreat and you want to Save Your Marriage – we can get the ball rolling for you right away!

Questions? Dates? Prices?

Get in touch to learn more and request a brochure for more details.

Jacqueline Hogan Couples Counsellor - Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne
Jacqui Hogan - Couples Counsellor - BASW, Dip PsyC, Gottman Lvl 3, RLT Lvl 3

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Learn More About Jacqui

Jacqui is a warm and compassionate Couples Counsellor with 25 years of counselling experience. Jacqui tailors her approach to your needs and preferred learning style.

Jacqui draws upon a lifetime of experience and specialist training. Her most significant Couples Counselling related training includes:

  • Gottman Therapy – Level 3
  • Relational Life Therapy, Terry Real – Level 3
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy – Esther Perel
  • Treating Affairs & Trauma – Gottman Institute
  • Multi-generational Trauma: Treating the Past to Heal the Present – Terry Real, Relational Life Institute
  • Working with Infidelity and Making Love Work – Terry Real, Relational Life Institute
  • The Relational Brain – Terry Real & Julianne Shore, Relational Life Institute
  • Staying in Love – The Art of Fierce Intimacy, Terry Real, Relational Life Institute
  • Grandiose Women and Shut Down Men – Terry Real, Relational Life Institute


Formal education

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BASW) – Latrobe University
  • Diploma of Counselling Psychology – Ampersand Australia, 2009
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Jacqui Hogan - Loves her new location in McCrae on the Mornington Peninsula.
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