“Set aside time every day to ask:
Where have I been? What did I accomplish?
What would I do differently?”
"I am pleased to invite you into the calm space
of my home study where I hold my sessions."

Therapy and Counselling

When working with couples, my approach draws on what is called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is my ongoing training. EFT is a short-term (8 – 20 sessions) structured approach to couple’s therapy developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980’s, which is based on John Bowlby’s Attachment research over 50 years ago. Bowlby found that humans and higher primate animals appeared to have an innate need to feel attached to and comforted by significant others. EFT is grounded in research while focusing on negative communication patterns and love as an attachment bond.

Attachment between people typically provides a safe haven; a retreat from the world and a way to obtain comfort, security and a buffer against stress. Attachment also offers a secure base, allowing you to feel safe while you explore the world and learn new information. Its formation begins in childhood with a primary caretaker, such as a parent. Those early, established patterns carry through to adulthood. An “unavailable caretaker” creates distress in a baby akin to an “unavailable partner” creating distress in an adult. Attachment theory provides the emotionally-focused therapist with a “road map” to the drama of distress, emotions and needs between partners.

Intimacy and Sex
Blame & Criticism
Fertility Issues
Isolation and feelings
Cross Cultural Relationships

Working with you

Whether you have come to explore problems in their early stage, or difficulties that feel entrenched and insurmountable, we will work together towards creating lasting change, which will support you when facing future challenges together.

How can we help you?

Contact me via the button below or call on 07775 513355 and we can have a free half hour discovery meeting to see how I can help you.

If you would like some counselling/psychotherapy contact me to begin your therapeutic journey