Couples in a step-family setting often face a great number of challenges in creating a blended family culture that balances everyone’s needs. Healthy, inclusive and meaningful step-family relationships often function in different ways to biological families. The Stepfamily Realities workshop will address the key challenges that typically arise in the step-family setting and will also equip you with knowledge and tools to create a family environment that is functional, warm and inclusive for all family members.


Upcoming Workshops

Term 2

Dates: April 8th  to April 22nd (3 weeks, weekly)

Time: Mondays 4:30pm-7:30pm (3 hrs)

Delivery: via ZOOM

Term 3

Dates: July 15th to July 29th (3 weeks, weekly)

Time: Mondays 4:30pm-7:30pm (3 hrs)

Delivery: via ZOOM

Term 4

Dates: October 14th to October 28th (3 weeks, weekly)

Time: Mondays 4:30pm-7:30pm (3 hrs)

Delivery: via ZOOM

Costs: Standard: $180 per person ($60 per session) or $360 per couple
Upfront: $150 per person or $300 per couple - fee concession is available


Course Program

  • Beliefs and expectations about stepfamilies
  • Understanding the stepfamily journey from confusion to stability
  • Exploring roles in the new family
  • Enhancing relationship skills
  • Positive discipline techniques
  • Developing healthy boundaries
  • Creating new family traditions
  • Managing ongoing change within the family



This workshop is designed for couples in a stepfamily. However, individuals can also attend. If you are in distress, fighting frequently or thinking of separating, we recommend our counselling services. All genders, sexualities, ages (18+), and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

Information and bookings

A free one-hour telephone intake for each participant is required to discuss suitability for the workshops.

For more information or to find out if this course is available in your area please call 1300 364 277.