Couples and Relationship
Hey, how are you?
I really care to know.
Research shows that the secret to happiness in life lies in healthy, fulfilling relationships. Human connections – romantic and not – is what we all need most.
But sometimes these significant relationships instead of bringing you joy and support, make you feel stuck, lost, lonely and hurt.
It certainly does not need to stay this way – I (and 45 years of research) can help.
Aly, Professional Counsellor and Coach
When life gives us lemons...
..we can turn them into fresh lemonade together.
In a completely non-judging and confidential environment, we will untangle together the situations and life stories that brought you to counselling. In couples counselling we explore each piece of the story from different perspectives and without judgement.
Couples / Marriage Counselling
Couples / marriage counselling focuses on improvement of quality in your romantic relationship, intimacy and friendship, but also teaches crucial communication and conflict management skills.
New Parents Counselling
Having a baby is a dream come true for so many couples. So why do 70% of all new parents find themselves depressed, frustrated and deeply unsatisfied in the first 3 years after the baby is born? I can help you find an answer to this and many other questions sleep-deprived, tired and overwhelmed new-parent couples might have.
Every romantic relationship is a journey, with inevitable ups and downs. While the up moments are the reason why you are together, the down times can make or break your relationship.
In pre-marital counselling we explore your hopes and dreams for the future and learn how to navigate possible differences within your couple. You can choose to attend a few sessions or take a deep dive in our LOVE FOREVER 2-day intensive workshop.
In relationship counselling together we explore significant relationships in your life and the challenges they bring with them. May you need help finding a relationship or improve your existing one, I am here for you.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” – John Holmes
Alyona (Aly) Cerfontyne
Hi, I am Aly, short for Alyona. My life journey so far has been a very unusual one and taught me many lessons - but most importantly, it showed me that the most treasured things in life are people we connect with. They are our strengths and our challenges.
I have not met a person who was unhappy in life if they had great relationships: family and friends. My life belief is the secret to happiness lies in healthy relationships: with yourself and others.
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling, Diploma of Education (Postgraduate) and Bachelor of Arts with First Degree Honours. Further, I am a Level 2 Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
I speak three languages and spent most of my life outside of my home country. And most importantly, I am a mom and a wife.
Locations and Hours
MON – FRI 9am-7pm / SAT 9am-12pm
Other times and online consultations are available on request.
Individual sessions: 60 min. Couples sessions: 90 min.
LOVE FOREVER WORKSHOP: 2 Days, 9am -5pm
LOCATION: 4/15 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC (close to Mornington Racecourse)
I can help
Your commitment to the process is the most important part of the therapeutic journey. My role is simply to guide you through the process and have your best interests at heart at all times.
$120 for 60 minute session
$180 for 90 minute session
$80 for 60 minute session for Health Care Card holders
$120 for 90 minute session for Health Care Card holders
Private health insurance rebates are available for eligible policy holders.