Imago Relationship Counselling and Marriage Counselling

Welcome and congratulations to your courage and curiosity in exploring Relationship Therapy!

Conflict is an invitation to grow!

As a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist I specialize in Couples Work.  My method of relationship therapy is largely guided by Imago.  I also draw upon the modalities of my work with individual clients such as Transactional Analysis, Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing.  It is essential for me to acknowledge each of you as an individual and separate human being while working with you to create the relationship of your vision.
Imago Relationship Therapy developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix is a powerful process allowing couples to transform their relationship.   Imago believes that growth and healing is done in the context of a committed relationship and that conflict is growth wanting to happen.The main focus of Imago is to restore and maintain conscious and committed connection.  Partners learn listening to each other with curiosity and interest and replace the basic patterns of “right” and “wrong” with an understanding of each other’s individuality.   Imago provides a space for safe and respectful communication.

 

When working with me and Imago you can expect to develop communication skills that enable each of you to truly hear and understand your partner.  Such a safe way of resolving frustrations and conflict can help you develop a more genuine, connected, loving and passionate relationship.

IRT helps couples to

  • understand the dynamics of their relationship
  • learn practical and respectful communication and listening skills
  • respect each other’s point of view
  • dissolve the power struggle
  • meet each other’s needs
  • have romantic connection
  • improve their sexual relationship
  • deepen appreciation
  • expand their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical connection
  • understand the impact of childhood and other life experiences upon your relationship
  • rediscover the joy and passion of being together
  • break free from old destructive communication and behaviour patterns
  • develop deep compassion for each other
  • create a safe and nurturing environment for your children

Most of our work will involve both of you seeing me together, but we may also make use of  private sessions where I work with each of you individually.  This can be particularly useful for personal issues that are holding you back within the relationship.  Frequently these are old pains connected to childhood issues or previous relationships.