Embarking on couples counselling can feel daunting. I aim to provide you and your partner with a safe, confidential and empathetic service. Therefore, my role is to facilitate both of you in exploring and progressing your relationship.
Tried & Trusted Methods
I work with straight and same sex couples using Imago Relationship Therapy developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen La Kelly Hunt. Imago is highly practical and effective method which has helped thousands of couples worldwide establish more connected, passionate and joyful relationships.
Common relationship issues that couples bring:
- Loss of connection
- Repeating arguments
- Sexual dissatisfaction
- Difficulties with other family members
- Feelings of resentment, anger & anxiety
- Feeling unsafe
- Lack of intimacy
Imago Relationship Therapy
An emphasis on communication
The focus in Imago is all about your relationship! Hence, safety and connection are priorities.
Conflict in relationship is ordinary and normal. In fact Harville and Helen say:
“Conflict is growth trying to happen”
You will learn through the Dialogue process how to deepen communication and connection between the two of you. It’s a structured way of talking and listening that builds this connection.
You both get to hear each other. You both get to feel listened to. As a result, you can work through challenges and enhance the positives in your relationship.
If we were together in person the room would be set up a little differently than traditional couples counselling. You would sit facing each other, and I would sit at right angles to you.
The emphasis in Imago is on you talking to each other, not to me.
Imago works well online and we would set up very similarly to being together in person. I’ll talk you through how to do that when we meet.
My role is to use my skills as an Imago therapist to teach, support and guide you through the Dialogue process and to facilitate you both to use it effectively and safely in sessions to really talk about what matters.