With over 25 years’ counseling experience, I foster warm, genuine and compassionate relationships with my clients. My many years of clinical experience have seen me develop a style of helping couples that is best described as ‘compassionate coaching‘: I facilitate the conversation with care, warmth, and gentleness to make you both feel accepted and understood. While doing so, I maintain the focus on making sure that we work towards your goals together. I make staying on track to reach your goals my responsibility.
The process of counseling is much like gardening. I help you cultivate a culture of relating to each other in ways that keep your relationship strong, satisfying, and resilient. In order to achieve this, we create a safe environment in which you feel more comfortable expressing your softer sides and your. Instead of defensiveness and attacks, you learn to express your needs, feelings, and requests, in a more open and authentic way. The upward spiral will consist of more care, understanding, and empathy. As your connection deepens, you are in a situation where you feel more secure and where your relationship flourishes.
My evidence-based tools draw upon Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), John Gottman’s work, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).