This Hart Therapist has been providing effective relationship counselling for more than 20 years. Her passion and ability to help couples build resilient and more deeply connected relationships, is reflected in comments made by her clients, present and past, as well as her popularity as a relationship therapist. She has specialised skills in helping couples work through a wide range of difficulties, and strongly believes that the relationship we have with our significant other, as well as with ourselves, significantly impacts our overall wellbeing.
Having trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy at Curtin University of Western Australia, and studied Family Therapy and Family Research at University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, the approach she uses is evidence based. She identifies emotion as the most important factor in adult attachment and the way couples bond. With an emphasis on the way in which partners connect emotionally and when in distressing patterns, she helps partners reconnect to build stronger bonds. She also draws from other therapies such as psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural, in addressing and working through individual factors that also impact on our relationship with ourselves and partner.
She can assist with communication difficulties and the management of conflict, intimacy issues both physical and emotional, reconnecting after an affair, and issues to do with power and control. She is also aware of the many and varied challenges faced by couples across the life span and can assist couples through difficult developmental transitions such as having children, coping with ageing, illness, and the blended family.
Within a confidential, safe and supportive environment, she can help you to work through your relationship issues and help you to achieve a deeper connection with your significant other.