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Rekindle the Love

Intensive Workshops for Relationship Rescues and Crisis Intervention

  • Does your relationship need crisis intervention?
  • Have you lost some of the passion and commitment to your partner?
  • Are you ready to attend a private couple’s retreat in the beautiful Blue Mountains?

‘Rekindle the Love’ is the original couple’s counselling 2-day workshop/retreat and is based at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, NSW. It was established in 2013, by myself Carole Kelly, with a focus on Relationship Rescues through intensive couple’s counselling, including blended families and LGBTIQ relationships. I am an experienced psychotherapist with a master’s degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and have been working with couples for over 12 years. Read here for more details about my background. Couples travel from all over Australia and overseas to complete my intensive workshops.

‘Rekindle the Love’ 2-day workshops are just for the two of you, and can be booked for either a weekend, or a Monday/Tuesday.

Because I understand that it is not always possible for clients who are in a relationship crisis to find time to attend a 2-day workshop/retreat, I also offer a 1-day workshop that can be booked for any day of the week, which focuses on crisis intervention. ‘Relationship in Crisis’ is the starting point for a relationship that has been torn apart, to make the decision as to ‘where to from here’.

‘Rekindle the Love’ is a 2-day relationship rescue workshop, a personalised program for couples, who are looking for an intensive approach to relationship counselling.

Relationship in Crisis’ is a 1-day intensive workshop for couples who are either in crisis or unable to attend the 2-day workshop due to time or family commitments.

Booking my Workshop / Retreat

To make this decision as easy as possible for you both, I am offering three options for booking your workshop/retreat;

  1. An inclusive package, which includes 2 night’s accommodation at either Shelton-lea B & B or The Palais Royale Hotel, plus your 2-day workshop at my private clinic. (This option is only available for the 2-day ‘Rekindle the Love’ workshop)
  2. You book your own accommodation wherever you wish and pay for the workshop only, which takes place at my private clinic. (Available for both the 1 and 2-day workshops)
  3. You book and pay for your own accommodation at any one of the beautiful Airbnb cottages or cabins available in the Blue Mountains (between Glenbrook and Lithgow), and I come to you!

    You can completely relax in your own private space and I bring everything we need, to complete the workshop in your living area. This option allows you to choose a romantic retreat with more control over the area that you stay, and less travel time for those of you travelling from out of state. (Available for both the 1 and 2-day workshops)

For more information about the packages and fees, please visit the retreat packages page.


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To help you understand some of the issues that you may be facing in your relationship, here is a short Relationship quiz.

After completing it, you will be given the option to contact me to discuss the results, free and without any obligation.

You will also have the opportunity to share your results with your partner.


If you want to renew your love for your partner, repair a failing relationship or make a major relationship decision, my intensive and private one or two-day couple’s rescue retreat will provide you with the tools to:

  • Improve communication on all levels, including verbal, physical and emotional
  • Understand why you and your partner don’t process or communicate in the same way
  • Learn how to let go hurts and betrayals from the past and move into a deeper and closer relationship
  • Gain new insights about yourselves
  • Bring back fun and romance into your lives
  • Work through conflict and frustration to come closer together, not further apart
  • Deepen emotional and sexual intimacy, and harmony
  • Learn how to express your own needs more clearly
  • Create your personal blueprint for a lasting and successful relationship
  • Rekindle your love and passion for each other

You and your partner can escape the responsibilities of every-day life for one or two days, and just focus on your relationship. By leaving behind family and work pressures, and the time constraints involved in traditional weekly counselling sessions, you will be free to rediscover yourselves as partners and to remember why you originally made the choice to be a couple.

At the end of the workshop you will leave with a written personal contract, made between you both.



Traditional couple’s counselling takes place for an hour every week, or even less frequently, because of the difficulties in organising two busy people to fit in time during working hours, and it often fails to be effective.

It takes time for each person to tell their story and for the therapist to mediate and validate. Often the individuals don’t even discuss the insights raised, from one session to the next, because they step out straight back into ‘real life’.

This is incredibly frustrating not only for the clients but the therapist too, and in 2013 when I conceptualised ‘Rekindle the Love‘ it was important to me that couples had the opportunity to spend quality counselling time in an intensive workshop and retreat, to allow the time to explore all issues at the depth they required.


  • These intensive private workshop / retreats take place over 1 or 2 days
  • They are just for the two of you; you don’t share time with other couples
  • Workshops can be booked for Saturday & Sunday, Sunday & Monday or Monday & Tuesdays for the 2-day workshop or any day for the 1-day workshop
  • Workshops are available 51 weeks of the year (that’s every week except Xmas week)
  • Sessions are individually structured, as are the modalities used, to allow you to meet and exceed your goals
  • You can choose packages which include accommodation, or simply book the workshop in my private clinic and source your own accommodation
  • Alternatively, you can book an Airbnb in the Blue Mountains and I will come to you
  • Fees for the 2-day workshop start from $1670, or $850 for the 1-day workshop
  • Your intensive workshops include:
    • A follow up video session 2 weeks after your workshop (2-day workshop only)

PLUS, my time reading & analysing your completed pre-workshop forms, for which I do not charge you

Don’t leave it too late!

If your relationship is already in crisis, don’t wait to find help….

You may have already considered having a romantic weekend away, to try and look at your problems in a more relaxed environment. My ‘Rekindle the Love’ workshop/retreat offers you both a chance to have that romantic break, as well as intensive professional counselling. Or consider the ‘Relationship in Crisis’ 1-day workshop if you need help more urgently.

I am ready and eager to be your guide, relationship coach, and therapist during this journey.

Talk to me (0407 009 050) in confidence and without obligation, to answer all your queries, or please email me via the contact form. If you would like to book a free and no obligation 15-minute online video conference session with yourself and your partner, to discuss any of your issues, this can also be requested on the contact form, and I will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

There are no guaranteed results in couple counselling, but whatever’s the result, you can be sure that you gave this relationship your best attempt to repair, rekindle and renew.

Carole does not take sides and her ability to provide perspective based on her wealth of experience was very helpful.

The exercises were very practical and really helped us to understand where we fail to communicate effectively or assume too much.

The conflict resolution list is very useful and anyone who masters this will experience a lot more peace in their relationship.

Thank you Carole.
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from Fiji
It is early in the process but we both have optimism about our future together and our progress so far has been substantial.

Thanks Carole.
from Vic.
We are going real well, probably better than we ever expected.

I personally thank you for making such a difference to my life and I know (S) feels the same.
from QLD
Your workshop was great for us and was what we needed to make a fresh start and turn our relationship around.

We'd recommend your workshop to any couple who are in trouble and want to rekindle their love!

Thanks again Carole
J & M
from NSW
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