Couples Therapist Sydney


Couples Therapist Sydney

  • Iman

    Couples Therapist Sydney

    BSW (Hons), Grad Dip (Applied Science.)

    Hart Centre Certified

    • Sydney CBD
    Specialised Training
    • Bridging The Couple Chasm: Level 1 Gottman therapy
    • Assessment, Intervention and Co Morbidities: Level 2 Gottman Therapy
    • Practicum training: level 3 Gottman therapy
    • Discernment Counselling: Decision making for couples on the brink of divorce
    • Developmental Model for Couples Therapy: Level 1- Introduction
    • Developmental Model for Couples Therapy: Level 2- Advanced Training
    • Master Mentoring program in Developmental Model for Couples Therapy- training and supervision of therapists
    • Emotionally Focussed Therapy level 1 Externship
    • Relational Life Therapy Level 1 – Terry Real
    • Collaborative Couples Therapy
    • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- MTIA teacher training
    • Trauma Sensitive mindfulness training.
    • Body Wisdom Therapy
    Areas of Interest
    • parenting (young children/teenagers)
    • young couples
    • couples with young families
    • new parents bringing baby home
    • senior couples
    • extended families/in-laws
    • cultural differences
    • affairs
    • grief and loss/trauma
    • anxiety
    • depression

    Iman is fortunate enough to have 3 qualifications- counselling, applied science and an aspect of science devoted to human factors and the manifestation of mental health issues to bodily symptoms.

    Having being a corporate manager of safety and wellbeing in past years, makes Iman intimately familiar with the competing demands of corporate life, stress, deadlines and how work-life imbalance, inevitably impacts private relationships. Incorporating mindfulness skills in relationships helps.

    Iman’s career progression from work with dysfunctional teams and poor interpersonal communication to teamwork between intimate couples was natural. Our interpersonal relationships are pivotal to happiness.

    She loves learning, reading, writing, formal study and is a keen observer of humans and relationships.

    Iman takes a collaborative and learning approach to work with couples. Each relationship is unique and a human’s individual needs and goals for their relationship matters. She helps couples chart a way forward to get out of being stuck and stop fighting and to build connection, bonding and achieve their goals. Enough loneliness, distance and disengagement!

    Iman is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities… because her work as a couples therapist is one of her passions. She supervises and trains therapists in the Developmental Model of couples therapy.

    She is a discernment counsellor and she loves helping couples make that very important decision – to stay or go. Iman is a specialist in this field as she has facilitated teams making complex decisions.

    For couples who are uncertain about whether to divorce or not, Iman can facilitate the decision making process, on this important matter. Building trust and good communication are paramount to successful relationships. She helps to build greater connection and care between couples who choose to stay together or to separate amicably, if staying together is not the goal.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Greater than 10 years as a couples therapist and over 20 years working with people in teams.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. A tailored and step by step approach
    2. Insightful
    3. Solution focused
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Couples work is very rewarding. What I really love is the aha ! pivotal moments which couples have in our work together. These are the pivotal moments that turn a relationship around,  get couples unstuck and move them closer to their goals. They get to understand each other at a deep level.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple with 3 kids on the brink of divorce. They were fighting daily and the distance between them was growing. Initially they were hesitant to come as they were busy and had already tried 3 other therapists. First phase of treatment was deciding whether to stay or go. Second phase was rebuilding love and maintain rituals of connection.

    This couple still sends regular emails full of gratitude. I helped them do some hard work and save their marriage.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Short stroll from St James station, Wynard and St James Station.

    Ample buses on Elizabeth and Castlereagh st.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552