Motion Wellness Counselling Sessions

About our Couples Therapist - Blake

Blake has been providing relationship counselling services & psychotherapy for over 15 years. Blake holds a degree in counselling, majoring in Psychotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focussed Therapy. He has helped many individuals and couples work through a diverse variety of issues including, marriage & relationship issues, anxiety, anger, depression, grief & loss, substance abuse, work issues, stress, and self-harm. Blake offers his vast experience and professional approach to Motion Wellness clients. He specialises in helping couples work through conflict and many other types of relationship issues. Our Canberra Counselling service is conveniently located in Macquarie. 


During your appointments you will not just talk about change – you will learn how to change. Blake’s philosophy, and what separates his service from others, is that he is committed to helping individuals and couples free themselves from negative patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. 

Blake will help you


  • ​Improve relationship communication

  • Learn a better way of talking about problems

  • Learn to understand each other 

  • Learn to turn toward each other again

  • Develop a closer relationship

  • Learn to stop doing what is not working in your relationship.

  • Build goodwill together 


Blake uses his deep understanding of relationship dynamics to help couples build and restore goodwill in their relationship - this is a crucial factor in healthy relationships.

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Symptoms of a relationship in trouble:

Criticism – attacking your partner’s character, trying to make yourself right and them wrong.

Defensiveness – seeing yourself as the victim, making excuses, not listening, etc.

Expressions of contempt – attacking the other through sarcasm, abuse, body language such as sneering or rolling the eyes.

Stonewalling – withdrawing through silence, monosyllabic answers or moving away.


Emotionally Focused couples counselling and therapy is an evidence-based therapy designed to help those facing challenges in their relationships. Our psychotherapist Blake Anderson is an Emotionally Focused counsellor & therapist who has been helping couples better understand each other for over fifteen years. Using an evidenced-based approach, with a strong focus on teaching people skills that apply to their everyday lives and relationships, couples will discover the knowledge, experience and solutions they need to repair or enhance their relationships.

At Motion Wellness our commitment is always to work alongside our clients with an emphasis on supporting them to achieve the change they really want.

About our Couples Counsellor - Donna

Donna holds a Bachelors Degree in Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Canberra. She has broad counselling experience working with clients locally and internationally, having lived abroad as an expatriate.  Donna provides couples counselling and has trained in the Gottman Method. This method focuses on using research-based interventions for the couples needs. 


She will work with you collaboratively, to ensure you get what you are looking for when you come to counselling. She is also culturally sensitive and has a deep understanding of the significance of culture and the impact it has on the individual.

Our Canberra Relationship Counselling service is conveniently located in Macquarie. 


Counselling services offered at Motion Wellness 

  • In clinic sessions face- to - face.

  • Telephone sessions.

  • Online sessions.