What does it involve?
Rapha Health offers a range of individualized, private couples retreats to help you rebuild and repair your relationship. Retreats can be held at one of the luxury Spicers Retreats in South East Queensland, at one of our Rapha Health clinics or a location of your choosing throughout Australia. Each retreat involves only one couple receiving up to twelve hours of intensive therapy from an experienced clinical psychologist. The therapy framework used is drawn from Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion-Focussed Couples Therapy, both of which are scientifically validated for dealing with relationship distress.
Investing in your marriage
The cost of your retreat package covers the following:
- Up to two pre-retreat assessment sessions conducted via phone, Skype or face-to-face where possible,
- An extensive online assessment developed by the Gottman institute which assists in pinpointing and understanding areas of difficulty in the marriage,
- Two nights accommodation at one of the luxurious Spicers Retreats (or a location of your choosing),
- Up to twelve hours of therapy with a clinical psychologist over 2/2.5 days.
As an approximate guide the cost of the total package ranges from $3 500 to $5 500 (fees vary according to location or which Spicers Retreat property is being used). Most retreats are conducted during the week and additional fees may apply to weekend retreats. An exact cost can be provided at the time of your enquiry. Private health and/or Medicare rebates may apply in some circumstances.
Your retreat facilitator
Your retreat is conducted by Dr Gavin Brown, an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in both private practice and public health settings. Gavin has received training in Gottman Method Therapy from Drs John and Julie Gottman and works with many couples in his Brisbane practices.
To book your couple’s retreat please phone (07) 3485 0800 or contact us via our website www.raphahealth.com.au
The Retreat Properties
Spicers Hidden Vale
Nestled on a 12 000 acre working farm set amongst rolling hills and lush bush land, this historic property offers a unique country escape. Just one hour’s drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale is an Australian adventure getaway offering true country hospitality. The property features a main guest lounge, reception, restaurant and bar located in the traditional and original homestead. Accomodation is provided in 31 cottages nestled around the property.
Spicers Peak Lodge
Perched in a clearing on top of a mountain with breathtaking views of a World Heritage listed National Park, Spicers Peak Lodge is an all inclusive luxury property that provides an intimate and tranquil destination. This retreat offers the very finest in accommodation and food including a nightly 5 course degustation menu at The Peak Restaurant, recently awarded one Chef Hat.
Explore the retreat properties at www.spicersretreats.com.