Local couples therapist now offering special deal: For an extra $200, he’ll say who is correct

MONEY TALKS: A Sydney therapist is offering a brave new approach to couples counselling.

Psychologist James Marshall is bypassing the traditional technique of staying neutral, and being supportive of both people in the relationship.

“I’m turning conventional techniques on their head,” says Mr Marshall.

“Sometimes you just have to make the call, and side with one of them. In fact, 90% of the time it’s so obvious who is correct.”

But his honest relationship evaluation doesn’t come for free.

He’ll only declare which partner in the relationship is correct for an extra $200.

“If they don’t want to pay the $200, that’s fine. I just stay impartial like other therapists,” he says.

However regulators are investigating James Marshall after it was revealed he’s also taking $500 to say one party is correct, even if they are not.

But some of his clients say they are supportive of this bribery style service.

“I’m all for this kind of thing,” one man told DBT.

“I need all the support I can get, and I’m happy to pay for it.”