I am a specialist couples’ and relationship counsellor. I work only with couples.
(Note: I do no individual therapy work at all).
The approach I use is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is a systemic research-based way of working with couples developed first in the 1980’s and is widely used in NZ and internationally. It has been my specialist approach since 2008.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) helps couples stop fighting, and regain connectedness, safety and love.
EFT works more deeply than just “skills and strategies”. We help couples go deeper to get to the guts of what drives typically destructive behaviour patterns.
I’ve been working with EFT since 2008.
From among the hundreds of counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists who have attended EFT training in NZ I was one of the first to push on to gain ‘Certification’ status – which is the international recognition of competency in working with EFT.
I was accepted by the international Center for training as an EFT supervisor, but have let that lapse as I have cut back my hours of work.
For about 5 years I was an accredited Family Court Counsellor.
I have a wide range of work and life experience, and on my website you can see details about my other training and experience.