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Couple Staying Home

Counselling couples for over 25 years

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Northern Rivers

Make the change! FREE CONSULT


Why Counselling?


In any relationship, there are always misunderstandings, misgivings and disagreements.

But when small disagreements regularly turn into full-blown arguments, annoyance into irritation that really gets under your skin, and frustration into anger… then you’re in trouble.

Your relationship can totally unravel, until one day you wake up to find your once-blissful relationship shattered and the love of your life no longer wants to have anything to do with you.


Avoid the common pitfalls and disasters that nearly all relationships will experience by attaining skills and understanding that will enable you to navigate safely through conflicts turning them into rewarding challenges.


Marriage can create very high ideals in each person and this can set a couple for a crash not long after the celebration. Learn how to set realistic and workable ideas and values ( for both of you) that will support and guide the marriage to a healthy, loving and sustainable future.



All relationships no matter how long they have survived will need a complete renewal of perception and a surprising revival of emotion to see them thrive once again. This will be exciting and support you to find new reasons and ways to love better than ever before.

What couples have said about
Heart n Soul Matters

"I can only thank the universe and of course you Ross, for coming into my life. You gave me one of the most valuable tools that I could ever have in life, The Art of Relationship"

- Patricia, Brisbane

"When I met Ross, I was overwhelmed with anxiety, fear and a failing relationship. I'm steadily turning back into my functioning self. I feel a kind of healing. My relationship is holding steady and I am feeling better every day"

- Mike, Brisbane

“Thank you John for showing us how easy it is to connect in our hearts again after so many years feeling alone in our relationship. To be able to feel love again in the first session, when I thought all was lost is amazing”! What a skill to learn. 

- Harry & Kate

“I walked into the first session with my partner feeling all was lost, that I was the cause of all our suffering, that it was all just way too hard. I walk out now proud knowing I have the ability to feed my relationship's heart with love, my kid's hearts. My heart! I now know the power of 'feelings' and want to express them! I had no clue what I was missing out on. With John’s support I now understand what love is…Thankyou".

-Melisa & Alice.

“I was so frightened of expressing my feelings for fear of being hurt. I was taught that to be vulnerable was weak. So I just closed up. I don’t do that anymore. I live".

- Sally

Meet your Relationship Counsellors

Ross Thompson
Founder of Heart n Soul Matters 
Relationship Counsellor


As a professional Relationship, Individual  and Personal  Counsellor with over  25 years of experience, I have helped countless couples in trouble as well as people who have lost their way, I can offer you immediate help to begin understanding why you’re going through such a difficult

and painful time and the next steps you must take to save your relationship.

Some key points I address in our sessions:

  • Be Honest

  • Take Responsibility 

  • Learn new ways to communicate

  • Stop doing what you have already been doing

  • Seek expert advice


Call me for 20 minute FREE Session

John Saunders

Relationship & Trauma Counsellor


I offer clients the opportunity to connect with their partner and develop the skill of maintaining connection.

Relationships and keeping connected with those that are most important to me have always been my greatest interest since I was in my mid-20s.

Over 40 years, I have always found it naturally beneficial to surround myself with people who are devoted to further educate me in the ‘skill of creating and maintaining connection’. I am grateful I can pass these skills on.

My specific interest and study over 30 years have enabled me to help male and female clients heal from trauma, grief and loss. My specific field has been in supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have been a guest speaker in Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States. for more information go to

Call me for 20 minute FREE Session



At Heart n Soul Matters, we understand how busy your days are and that's why we offer consultations either


In Person       Phone       Skype


We also offer sessions outside of business hours

Get in touch to make a suitable appointment with your preferred Counsellor 

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At Heart n Soul Matters​

We understand this may be a hard phone call to make and that is why we pride ourselves in making you feel comfortable in an uneasy situation. 

Losing Someone You Really Love Is Devastating

So don’t let it happen to you.

Counsellors Fees​
  • ​1st 20-minute phone consult is FREE

  • Face to Face Sessions (Brisbane/ 1.5 hrs)                                    Prepaid 4 sessions: $220/session (B/H), $250/session (A/H)                 Single Session $250 (B/H), $280 (A/H),

  • Skype or Phone Sessions / $200 (1.5hrs)

  • No extra charge for the second person

  • 12-week Program for Total Relationship Revival- pay per session.

  • If the cost of sessions is prohibiting you from booking ongoing sessions, please let John know to discuss options.




Heart N Soul Matters offers a range of counselling therapy services including counselling for marriage, counselling for couples, counselling for relationships and other counselling sessions across Brisbane Suburbs including Brisbane, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina, Coorparoo, Hawthorne, Morningside, Wynnum, Murarrie, Hamilton. We also offer counselling and therapy sessions across the Sunshine Coast Region covering areas such as Sunshine Coast, Buderim, Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Nambour, and the Northern Rivers including Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Ocean Shores. Find a Brisbane counsellor for marriage counselling and couples relationship counselling.

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