Relationships have always fascinated me: the unparalleled joy of falling in love, having a partner to share life’s joys and sorrows, and the difficulties couples encounter, which can make or break relationships.
While some people are fortunate to have found their soulmates, many others struggle to have a deep connection with a partner or run into the same patterns in relationship after relationship. Others are with their ideal partner yet are in a relationship clouded by life’s stressors, and they have given up on trying to make things work. Sometimes one partner is invested in working on the challenges while the other is not, creating a stalemate.
My approach to couples counselling is informed by the 40+ years of research conducted by John Gottman on what leads couples to break up or stay together. In addition to the Gottman Method, I incorporate teachings from Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and The Developmental Model.
Please be advised that in my work with couples, I have a no-secrets policy, which means that information that is disclosed to me by one partner and is unknown to the other (such as an affair, problematic drug or alcohol use, financial debts, etc.) will need to be shared in the couple sessions.
Rates are $175 for a 50-minute session. (Longer sessions are available upon request).