Somatic Psychotherapy-Hakomi

Somatic Psychotherapy-Hakomi An approach to therapy that is grounded in the mind-body connection. Hakomi integrates principles of Eastern philosophy, emphasising concepts such as mindfulness, loving presence and empathy. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for self-understanding, and being present in your body and your relationship, by slowing down and quieting the mind, we can gain a … Read more

Pact – Psychobiological Approach To Couples Theraphy

Pact – Psychobiological Approach To Couples Theraphy Developed by researcher, clinician and teacher, Stan Tatkin. PACT relies on the application of research in neuroscience and attachment theory to improve interactions between couples. The three core pillars of PACT are: 1. Arousal regulation: The way a human mind and body respond to and manage moods and … Read more

The Gottman Couple Therapy Method

The Gottman Couple Therapy Method The Gottman Method derives from the decades of research at the Gottman Institute, which specialises in relationship and couples therapy. Through their research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed what is known as The Sound Relationship House Theory, which identifies nine elements of healthy relationships. The goals of Gottman Couples … Read more

The Tale of Two Wolves

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The Tale of Two Wolves I have noticed in recent months the nervous systems of a lot of my clients are what I would term “in overdrive” and there’s good reason for that as one only need to switch on the news or turn on our phones before our system is bombarded by headlines of … Read more

6 signs it’s time for marriage or relationship counselling

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6 signs it’s time for marriage or relationship counselling No one ever said that relationships were easy. In fact, they can be downright hard sometimes. If you’re feeling like your relationship might need a little help, here are a few signs it might be time for marriage or relationship counselling. 1. You don’t do things … Read more

How to choose a marriage counsellor that’s right for you

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How to choose a marriage counsellor that’s right for you When you’re going through a difficult marriage, it can be helpful to consult a professional. Marriage counsellors help couples resolve conflicts, rebuild trust, and develop better communication skills. They also offer insight into your relationship and help you understand why it’s having problems. If you’re … Read more

Has Your Partner Cheated On You?

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Has Your Partner Cheated On You? I don’t need to tell you about the anguish you’re going through if you’ve discovered your partner has cheated.Most couples don’t have a “no cheat” agreement. It is simply assumed you won’t lie about who you are with and what you are doing.The discovery feels like getting hit in … Read more

The Danger of Emotional Disengagement

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The Danger of Emotional Disengagement If I was to ask you, how important having trust in your relationship is to you? How would you answer? I recall one of my mentors telling me that it’s impossible to build a secure functioning relationship if there’s no trust, and he’s absolutely right because trust in embedded in … Read more