Integrative Couples Therapy
My aim in Couple therapy is to support couples to improve their emotional and relational connectedness, working with the distressed relationship. I work with the individual person and the co created relationship between you. I take into account physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing aspects of being.
Integrative couples therapy is a model of integration of theories that are Humanistic, relational-developmental, with the relationship being key. I believe we are drawn to relationships and that mate selection is both a conscious and unconscious process. We seek satisfying relationships and work hard for them to endure. Whilst at the same time we can resist change and are drawn into repeating old ways of relating that come from an individual's developmental history such as parental figures, social, cultural, political and historical in context.
I acknowledge that different people are helped by different processes and activities, at different times, and that the best way of deciding on how therapy should proceed is to engage both individuals in a process of shared decision-making.