Psychopedagogical Association


Common issues

Life brings stress and sometimes disappointment to every person. They cope with them in different ways, not always successfully. The process of counselling or psychotherapy helps to resolve problems effectively.

Based on problem resources developed by the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, the Psychopedagogical Society distinguishes the following common problem issues.


  • Sharing and expressing emotions,

  • Motivation for life and work,

  • Creating, exploring and developing a partnership relationship.


  • Breakdown of communication

  • Loss of connection

  • Growing apart

  • Conflict: bad and good

  • Improving and enriching relationships

Gender and sexuality

  • Intimacy

  • Sex and sexual concerns

  • Talking about sex and sexual identity

  • Cybersex

  • Transgender issues

  • Same sex couples

Family troubles

  • Parenthood and partners

  • When children arrive

  • Separation and divorce

  • Family violence

  • Re-partnering

  • Blended and step families

  • Extended family issues

  • Major illness in the family

Other problems

  • Health and lifestyle

  • Mental health issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Traumatic experiences

  • Infertility

  • Individual development and major life changes

  • Financial concerns and triggers

  • Living apart

  • Cultural differences

  • Affairs

  • Addictions and relationships