I understand that relationship difficulties can bring
about feelings of hopelessness in resolving issues. I believe couples
therapy can help to reevaluate and reveal the core issues in
relationship problems. I work with couples to understand and change
their relationship to relieve distress.
I offer an integrative
approach to couple therapy drawing on various techniques and models
dependent on the issues presented.
Transactional Analysis forms
the basis of many interventions and provides a user-friendly framework
for couples to learn and use.
I assist couples in mobilising their
resources with an outcome designed to develop more effective ways of
problem-solving and interacting.
Length of couple therapy is
largely dependent on the complexity of issues presented but I generally
aim to work towards a series of focused sessions ranging from 6 to 12. I
offer follow-up review sessions which are scheduled in consultation
with the couple.
Transactional Analysis (TA) brings together some of the most effective ideas in counselling and psychotherapy (analytic, cognitive behavioural, social, phenomenological) into a powerful body of theory and practice. Transactional Analysis holds the humanistic values which believe that we have a natural aspiration to live in harmony with ourselves and others.
Transactional Analysis is an effective and useful approach to psychotherapy and counselling as it offers a thorough body of theory while its methodology lends itself to different ways of working within the therapeutic relationship.
TA offers both a theory of personality and intra-psychic understanding and a way of analysing and working with relationship difficulties and life problems.