Falling in love is one of the most transformative events we experience as human beings. There is nothing more powerful than the excitement we feel believing that we have finally found the perfect partner who will fulfill our romantic dreams. But inevitably all relationships hit a rough patch at some point. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how couples deal with rough patches and move ahead.
If you are experiencing dissatisfaction or open conflict in your relationship, difficulties over different parenting styles, or the destructiveness of lies and betrayal, couples therapy may be the answer. The emotional and financial costs of relationship breakdown are crippling for most families, and women and children often bear the worst impacts. Unless there is abuse present, it is worth trying all avenues to restore the loving connection you once shared.
My approach towards couples therapy is oriented not only towards solving the problems a couple is currently facing with each other, but to revive the feeling of love and attraction towards one another. Emotion-Focused Therapy is my favourite approach to revealing the hidden sore spots that usually underlie the arguments that keep surfacing, and never seem to be resolved. By helping each partner to understand how they trigger responses of either attack or defense, or alternatively of comfort and empathy, I assist couples to not only reignite their love but to also heal earlier attachment wounds.