Sage Couples

We understand that it can be quite nerve wracking and confronting to see a psychologist for the first time. It may feel a little awkward or uncomfortable at first, but Louise's number one priority is to make you feel as safe and as comfortable as possible.

Questions we ask may be about your life, your childhood, your current work situation, your family, relationships and your hobbies. We ask these questions to get a clearer picture of how you came to be you and what your therapy goals are. 

Louise Ryan

Evidenced-based Couples Therapy   |   Based in Bentleigh East, Victoria, available via Telehealth

Louise Ryan is a consultant generalist psychologist and founder of Sage Consulting Group, which includes Sage Couples.  

Louise is a qualified and registered psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience in counselling and mental health treatment for adults. Over these years, she has consistently found that one of the most painful experiences for people, is upset and distress in key relationships. If we’re in pain in our relationships, our wellbeing is substantially reduced. If our relationship with our partner is committed, respectful, loving and supportive, we will feel safer and happier, and more able to deal with other challenges in our lives.  

Louise is passionate about working with couples to rapidly improve the quality of their relationships.  

Louise has undertaken further training in evidence-based couple’s therapies and regularly attends related professional seminars and workshops on working with couples to continually update her thinking and skills. 

Louise  has completed Gottman Couples Therapy Level 3 training and utilises this and other evidence-based models to support couples to achieve more satisfying and loving relationships.

Louise is Registered with APHRA and a Member of professional body, Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)

LGBTIQ diversity is welcomed and celebrated

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