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Brisbane North Counselling : Providing Quality Counselling Services Since 1999

We provide Individual Counselling, Training, Family Therapy, Couple counselling, Group sessions and Bereavement support

Imago Couples Counselling

Francis Borg is an advanced certified Imago relationships counsellor. She is passionate about the Imago Therapy and is experienced in using the Imago dialogue. Francis will assist you and your partner to achieve an experience that will take your understanding of connection to a new level.

Relationship and Marriage Tips

# Many people use relationship exits to " leave the relationship". Dr harville Hendriks, Founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, defines an exit as "any activity , thought ,or feeling that decrease or avoids emotional or physical contact with your partner (i.e. intimacy). The length and types of exits slowly bit surely increase and creates distance between the relationship and kills off the connection and the relationship. Take time to reflect on how or what and the amount of time you invest on exiting the relationship and invite your partner to dialogue about your findings and problem solve . A great way to begin to move closer with your partner.

# The marriage of the future will become a partnership where the focus is no longer on the individuals involved but on the relationship itself". Harville Hendriks & Helen LaKelly Hunt 


You can begin the next chapter in your relationship by registering for an Imago Couples Weekend Workshop today.  Contact Francis on 0406 949 921 or visit 

What is Imago Therapy:

We all grow up with an image of love from the families we are raised in. This image (or Imago in Latin) influences us as we choose a partner. The very forces which attract us to our partner later become sources of conflict.

Imago couples counselling and Imago weekend workshops offer a new way to understand ourselves and our partner so that we can experience greater joy in our relationships. How we explore the new way of understanding ourselves and our partner is by a using a process called the imago dialogue.

With this process you will learn practical skills and new personal insights for a long term relationship learn new communication skills to break destructive behaviours and model a strong, loving relationship for your children and more ...

For Couples who:

  • Want to enrich a good relationship
  • are in an unsatisfactory relationship and want to resolve long standing conflicts
  • want to learn new ways of lowering their reactivity so they may hear their partner and also express themselves
  • decide if a troubled relationship can be saved

Then Imago Couples counselling is for you.

Click here for information on the next Brisbane “Getting The Love You Want” couples weekend workshop

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Welcome to Brisbane North Counselling.

There are moments in everyone's life where we experience or feel a sense of loss of control over our current life situation. Others may easily say that change is a part of life and inevitable but this doesn't always mean that change is always understood or accepted.

These moments could arise from simple things like a change in your employment, moving to another city, the end of a significant relationship, or death of a loved one It could arise from loss of a pregnancy, or from children growing up and leaving home.

If something like this is happening to you, you may experience varied emotional mental responses. These emotions may also lead to physical discomfort or illness.

If you need help to understand what is happening in your life, or just want to talk to someone about it, a counsellor may be able to help. The counsellors in Brisbane at our well appointed clinic are trained and experienced in helping clients work through a variety of different issues and challenges. You don't have to face your fears and difficulties alone; call Brisbane North Counselling on (07) 3263 8586 or 0406 949 921 to make your initial appointment.

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So what exactly is ‘Imago Therapy’ (pronounced’Imargo’) and how could we benefit as a couple, I hear you ask? Imago therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly ...

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Francis Borg is a certified Imago relationships counsellor. She is passionate about the Imago Therapy and is experienced in using the Imago dialogue. Francis will assist you and your partner to achieve an experience ...

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February 2016- The communication tools that I learnt with Francis really helped me to get to know my partner, and greatly helped us to build a connection. The Imago Therapy sure had some "lightbulb" moments for me, where I could see how my past life experiences were impacting on how I saw the world today. I recommend Francis for any couples wanting a closer connection.

Kirsty Falloon

My partner and I have had some relationship sessions with Francis and I have the book Getting The Love You Want at home now and I read it and read as it makes so much sense.for me. We are so much more connected.   Sue September 2015

Sue- September 2015

I have a greater understanding as to why I react the way I do thank you Francis for helping me so much. I now have so much more skill and calming myself down and enjoying being me.   Rachel October 2015

Rachel- October 2015

The communication tools that I learnt with Francis really helped me to get to know my partner, and greatly helped us to build a connection. The Imago Therapy sure had some "lightbulb" moments for me, where I could see how my past life experiences were impacting on how I saw the world today. I recommend Francis for any couples wanting a closer connection.   Kirsty February 2016

Kirsty-February 2016

Getting The love You Want Couples Weekend Workshop -- 2015

February 28th and March 1st 2015

Fantastic workshop, very well presented and organised.... Tim

Amazing breakthrough event after 15 years of marriage....  Steve

I think you have just helped save my marriage.....   Kirsty

Very helpful can't wait to put the dialogue in practice....  Matt

Getting The Love You Want Couples (weekend workshop 2015)

Coming to see Francis has helped me understand myself better on a personal level, and given me a better insight into what behaviour and actions can be destructive to a relationship, and what is helpful to a relationship. I would highly recommend Francis to anyone who wants work on any relationship issues, no matter how insignificant they may seem to you.   Chris Oct 2014

Chris Oct 2014

We have been seeing Francis for 3 months and couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Francis has a genuine love for what she does and it shows in her care and attention in our most vulnerable situations. She has given my husband and I priceless insight into our relationship and also the tools required to strengthen the bonds between us. We never once thought we could communicate as well as we are now. Thank you so much Francis, you’ve been wonderful!

Fiona – Sept 2012

I have been a client of Francis Borg for just over a year now. we have worked on weight issues,assertiveness,self image,and a troubled childhood.With the great support of Francis she has helped me shed over 20kg and i feel fantastic.she has given me literature to read and to think about,which has helped me to become a better and happier person.When i first started Counseling with Francis i was very nervous and as i continue with Francis i have become more as ease and more opened in each session.She supplies the right level of professionalism and openness that enables me to feel at ease.Having counseling with Francis,i feel i am genuinely listened to find her compassionate,honest and straight forward. Having Francis as my counselor is exactly what i needed and i would like to say thank-you Francis.

Romina – Sept 2012

When we first went to Francis we were close to separating and couldn’t see any way around it. Francis quickly helped us to see that we both had developed cycles of behaviour that were damaging our relationship and pushing us further apart. Through a lot of one on one sessions, couple sessions and even a session with our child, we have been able to refocus on ourselves and our relationship. We have never in our whole relationship been able to communicate the way we do now. We still have a long way to go to but I feel like Francis has helped us get in to a position where there is hope for us to have a long and happy future together as a couple and a family. I have been seeing psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors for almost 20 years to deal with addictive and destructive behaviour. Francis is the first person to make me realise what drives that behaviour and understand that I can be a different person. I have never felt more in control of my present or my future. For the first time in 20 years I am confident that I don’t and won’t need medication just to get through everyday life.

Jason – Sept 2012

Attending the group counselling sessions that Francis facilitates was and continues to be a great help. In the months after losing Patrick I would find myself looking forward to the next meeting where not only could we talk about our children but also how we were going day to day. There is nothing like sitting down with other parents who have lost children too. When you say 'Its been a hard week' they know, they really know.

Jeanine – Sept 2012

My husband and I started seeing Francis for relationship counselling after the birth of our second child.  We had always experienced communication issues, but the extra stress of a new baby and a toddler (as well as life's other pressures) made things very difficult.  We were fighting and unhappy. We made contact with Francis and started uncovering our individual issues and started to see how they are affecting our marriage.   We could now see what needed to change so that we could work through them.  We still have a way to go, but our communication style is evolving with each session.  The Imago Dialogue that Francis is teaching us, allows us to express our feelings and concerns knowing that the other is really listening and it frees us from the fear that what will be said could be hurtful.  It is taking the tension out of our home and away from our children.  We would recommend this therapy to others experiencing problems within their relationship, as it is certainly giving us hope and helping us reconnect as a couple.

D Archer – July 2013

My counselling experience with Francis opened my eyes. I now know how to recognise the forces that can pull a relationship apart, and Francis has shown me how to replace them with behaviours that are relationship strengthening. This is for everyone who wants to save a damaged relationship, and even for those who are simply looking to become better communicators within a working relationship.

Ian – June 2013

Since we have started seeing Francis our communication skills have improved so much. We were at a point where we didn’t feel we could have open and honest communication so we had shut down.  Francis has shown us how to have an open dialog and understand and accept each other’s point of view. Even after one session I felt as though I was meeting my husband again and seeing the man that I fell in love with when we first met.  We are really learning how important it is to listen to your partner, how to really listen and validate your partner’s feelings.  It is so refreshing to have an ease of conversation again and be on the same page. We both know that we still have a long way to go but with Francis’s support we feel so much more confident that our relationship will only get stronger.  If we had not started seeing Francis we are not sure where we would be in our relationship.

Tracey – March 2013