Relationship Counselling

“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
John Lennon

I have specialised in relationship interventions since 1997, following my Clinical Psychology masters and honors theses on effective relationship therapy (i.e. Factors Effecting Relationship Satisfaction… and Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy…). My strategies are drawn predominantly from practical, skills-based interventions of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Relationship counselling programs are tailored to suit each couple’s specific needs. Each program’s design derives from extensive initial assessment (i.e. joint and individual interviews plus psychometric surveys) of relationship functioning and goals desired.

I have extensive experience working with heterosexual and same-sex couples; with sexuality being a field of special interest and training.

Relationship counselling may focus on:

Couples in the process of separating can be assisted with:

  • Mediation
  • Relationship dissolution
  • Transitional difficulties
  • Family therapy
  • Co-parenting
  • Parenting plans