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Cross-Cultural Relationships

Cross-Cultural Workshop and Counselling in Coburg

Have you ever considered the following questions? Ask yourself -

What does family mean to me?

What does culture mean to me? How will my culture impact on my relationship and family?

Which cross-cultural issues will affect me? (if any)

Which faith will I practice? When it comes to children, will they be christained - my faith or my partner's faith; or both?

If your answer is yes, you need to consider whether these issues are going to be problematic in the future as situations arise where a decision needs to be made and a clash of cultural wills may prevent logic and common sense to prevail.

In collaboration with PRONIA (formerly AGWS), you are invited to attend a workshop addressing issues arising from cross-cultural / family of origin influence on relationships. The program is run in Coburg, Melbourne.

Areas explored

  • Not being accepted by his/her family
  • Not living up to expectations and feeling inadequate or judged
  • Conflict about religious ceremonies
  • Over involved in-laws/parents
  • Isolation and feeling left-out
  • Being cut-off
  • Parenting/grandparenting issues
  • How to improve communication
  • Standing up for yourself without offending
  • Resolving conflict

The manner in which we understand, welcome and communicate difference as a couple will play a major role in determining how effectively we incorporate and deal with cultural issues as they arise in our everyday lives.

Some comments from participants:

“It should be run more often …. Like a refresher course to help married couples” 

“You can relate to the experiences” 

“It is like history repeating itself; we all share similar experiences and react in the same dysfunctional manner – switching off” 

“Kia was non-judgemental, encouraged discussion and made people feel at ease in a safe environment” 

Place: RelateWell Centre, Suite 102, 398 Sydney Road, Coburg

When: Monday 26 June 2017

Time:  6.30 pm to 7.30 pm followed by Q & A

Download Workshop Enrolment Form 2015

Download Program Brochure 

Course Details

PREPARE Relationship Inventory
Suite 102, 398 Sydney Road, Coburg
10th May
(3:30pm - 5:00pm)

Let us learn more about your experience. Complete the following survey and email back to us:

Mixed Couples Survey

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Morning & Evening appointments (Mon - Fri)

No additional charge for evening appointments

Medicare rebates

BULK BILLING (subject to eligibility requirements)

Private Health Insurance rebates

Government subsidised low cost counselling (income assessed)

50 minute session 


We see people presenting with:

Mild to moderate mental health issues

Perinatal mental health

Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues

Separation or divorce

Anger Management


Anxiety disorders

Parenting Issues

Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues

Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues

Sexuality and sexual identity

Grief & Loss

Abuse & violence in relationships

Stress Management

Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues

Career Guidance

Location: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale