Partnerships for Success Club

Many carers worry if their young person will find love and maintain a long term relationship. Young people may share that anxiety. Succeed strives to assist couples of all ages to build stronger long term relationships and healthier ways to cope with issues as they arise. Succeed is a Gottman Relationship Checkup approved member.

Why attend?

At the heart of lasting long term relationships is a solid friendship. Partnerships for Success seeks to assist couples to acquire practical skills for achieving healthier long term romantic relationships. 

How does this differ to other relationship programs?

Our comprehensive relationship assessment will pinpoint the areas in which you can achieve the greatest growth so you can move forward to a place of strength, reconnection, and hope. Succeed helps couples aspire to prevent divorce or rescue their relationship by using the seven evidence based principles developed by the Gottman Institute. Preventative attendance is highly recommended (ie before significant conflict develops) where possible. 

What skills are covered?

The skills covered in include:

  • Enhancing your love maps (knowing one another better)
  • Nurturing fondness and admiration
  • Turning toward each other instead of away
  • Letting your partner influence you
  • Solving your solvable problems
  • Overcoming gridlock
  • Creating shared meaning.


Options include:

One day assessment followed by one day marathon – for couples seeking preventative care or interested in pre-marital preparation.

One day assessment followed by three day marathon (6 hours per day) – for couples who want ‘immediate’, intensive therapy and would struggle to attend weekly sessions.

Weekly sessions – three session assessment, feedback and planning process followed by a minimum of 6 two hour sessions.


Leanne Hopkins (Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist) has completed Level 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.

Additional sessions may be recommended by the therapist.


50% deposit required at point of reservation for marathons and remaining payment is due at the time of your appointment. 30 day cancellation notice required with a $500 cancellation fee. Deposits are non-refundable within 30 days.


*Private hourly individual rate is $195. NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99. Cost for the group Program of Support will average about $170 per hour including a complete customer experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry).