Couples therapy

I offer a safe, inclusive and open space in which each partner can expand their awareness and by deepening their capacity for intimacy, create a satisfying and loving base together. In our work, we will explore early patterns of closeness and separation, and the impact that historical constraints have had on the relationship as a whole. We will learn to clarify our conflicts and strengthen each partner's autonomy and communication skills. 

Petty niggles, irritations and resentments cannot remain buried forever or else partners become increasingly indifferent – living 'in parallel', but with little in the way of genuine connection. Excrutiating stagnation develops and is frequently endured for the sake of the peace, children and/or our finances. However, when couples choose to work though these conflicts, often they rediscover a passion that could keep their love alive.

I work with couples from a variety of backgrounds, genders and orientations. I counsel couples to 'get real' while exploring their frustrations in safety. It is when we are at our most tested that we need to find the courage to face our partner and listen from the heart… and retain our sense of humour! With good-natured encouragement, partners learn to negotiate their needs, argue safely and grow together toward authentic emotional and physical intimacy.