This Hart psychologist deeply cares about his work with couples and individuals. He prides himself on his ability to quickly establish rapport and connection in a friendly, warm and secure environment, also on the value of providing “unconditional positive regard” for his clients to ensure that no-one who comes seeking support would feel judged in any way.
With over twenty years of experience in working with individuals and over ten years working with couples, he brings a range of experience and tools to his work and sees himself as an eclectic psychologist – meaning he will bring in whatever technique – whether it is CBT, meditation, person centred, psychodynamic or Gottman Therapy to assist his clients to get the most out of their time together.
In particular, over the last ten years, his interest and learning in the field of couples work has grown exponentially. He is trained in Gottman therapeutic tools and processes and loves how the approach is based on Dr. John Gottman’s more than 40 years of research and experience. He is a constant reader and learner, and loves to bring that learning into the counselling room.
In a past life, he worked in the corporate world in the field of organisational psychology and human resources and so understands some of the issues and stressors that come with needing to earn a living, finding or changing careers and dealing with all manner of workplace-related issues.
Our ever growing Sydney team of over 40 specialised couples’ therapists have been specially selected to join the Hart Centre on the grounds of their compassionate natures and their extensive knowledge and experience of all things couples counselling.
We understand how distressing and confusing relationship troubles feel, and we’re truly sorry you have had to experience such pain. Our united goal at The Hart Centre is to work with you to identify the underlying causes of your relationship distress, and help you rebuild your relationship into a new and mature loving bond.
Couples counselling is a highly specialised field. To ensure you are receiving the very latest and best care, we provide ongoing yearly professional development training to our group of Hart Certified therapists in the latest world-class relationship methodologies.
7 RELATIONSHIP WARNING SIGNS
You find yourselves repeatedly having the same arguments time and time again
You struggle to talk with your partner about your feelings
You don’t talk as much as you used to; time that you used to spend talking and laughing together is now mostly spent in silence
You spend less and less intimate time together
You notice yourself being drawn to people outside of your relationship
You increasingly prioritise your kids over your relationship needs
Your sex life has basically vanished, with spontaneity and passion seemingly a thing of the past
HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE THE BEST THERAPIST TO HELP?
A relationship in trouble is a painful experience, and we understand that our clients want to process their feelings, resolve their issues, and get back on track as quickly as possible.
At The Hart Centre, we require all of our therapists to take part in our initial training as well as our annual in-house conferences, where we have relationship and marriage experts from all over the world share their wisdom.
There are two important elements to getting the best results from counselling. Firstly, the therapist must be experienced and knowledgeable in the field of relationships; and secondly, a good therapeutic relationship must be developed. Numerous studies show that the relationship between a therapist and client is one of the most important factors predicting successful therapy outcomes. This means that you and your partner feel supported and understood by the therapist.
To help you make this decision, we provide a detailed biography of each of our therapists on our website which details experience, qualifications, and therapy styles. This way you can feel confident that the therapist you are seeing is a good fit for you.