Couples Psychotherapist Ridgehaven

  • Couples Psychotherapist Ridgehaven.

    Irina

    Couples Psychotherapist Adelaide

    B.Couns.Psych., Dip. Prof. Writ. & Edit.

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    LOCATIONS
    • Ridgehaven, SA
    Specialised Training
    • Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • The Gottman Method – Level 1, 2 and 3
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – core skills A and B
    Areas of Interest
    • Couples with young children
    • Senior couples
    • Couples in business
    • Intimacy
    • Affairs
    • Narcissistic personality
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Gottman Method
    • Integrative
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Person-Centred
    • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
    About Therapist

    This Hart therapist is a skilled couples therapist. She specializes in using evidence-based approaches, including Gottman Method tools and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), to help couples break through barriers and past hurts. She creates a safe and respectful environment for her clients to explore their emotions and develop a better understanding of the root causes of their distress. Her calm and compassionate nature allows clients to feel connected and supported in therapy.

    With a focus on helping clients develop secure relationships, she uses her integrative approach, drawing from various counseling approaches, to address systemic relational conflicts and adapt to each couple’s unique needs. She is passionate about helping clients improve their sense of self and develop hope for improved relationships. She is also sensitive to multicultural and multi-faith perspectives, honoring and fostering the spiritual, cultural, and philosophical orientations of her clients.

    If you’re seeking couples therapy or marital preparation, she can provide expert guidance and support to help you and your partner navigate your relationship challenges and achieve a more fulfilling and connected partnership.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Creating a safe and respectful environment.
    2. Focus on the emotional needs of clients.
    3. Using an integrative approach to therapy
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    As a couples therapist, I find the most fulfilling part of my work in witnessing couples make positive changes in their lives. I helped many couples overcome challenges and achieve emotional intimacy and compassion for each other, resulting in a new closeness and richness in their relationships.

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

    As a couples therapist, I worked with a couple who struggled with gender role issues, power dynamics, and a lack of shared identity in their relationship. Throughout our therapy sessions, Anna expressed her frustration and desire for a more collaborative and inclusive relationship, where both partners had equal say in important matters. David initially struggled to understand the issue, as he had been brought up with traditional gender roles and believed that the husband should be the primary decision-maker. Through guided communication and empathic listening, I facilitated open and honest conversations between Anna and David, encouraging them to express their emotions, perspectives, and needs. We explored their individual upbringings and societal influences that shaped their beliefs. We worked on developing healthy communication patterns and effective conflict resolution skills. Anna and David practiced active listening, validation, and compromise, and gradually rebuilt trust and intimacy. Through their commitment to change and their willingness to work through their issues with professional guidance, Anna and David made significant progress in their relationship. They reported feeling more connected, happier, and fulfilled in their relationship, and developed a strong sense of “we” as a couple.

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