Sometimes even one session can kickstart a simple life change or a small shift in perception, meaning and values, which can impact on those significant others, friends, children and even pets who are not directly engaged in the process.
My skill derives from on-going training; life experience; the enjoyment of working with people; a natural ability to listen carefully, understand and to communicate clearly, and the evidence of successful work with previous clients. Clinical psychology has taught me how to think about people in context, how to think ahead and to value a thorough enquiry.
The model of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is the backbone of my work. I flesh out each session from many other influences.
Throughout this site I refer to several leaders in the field of relationship therapy.
Amy and Any Mindell I will let you tell you in their own words in this YouTube video from 2013
Dr. Sue Johnson is one of the main originators of Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT. She is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California. She is also the Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute (OCFI).
John Gottman is known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations. The lessons derived from this work represent a basis for the relationship counselling movement that aims to improve relationship functioning and the avoidance of those behaviuors shown by Gottman and other researchers to harm human relationships.
Berne Brown on vulnerability, is best experienced through her TED talks, for example https://youtu.be/vwFN6r7Y_Sg and https://youtu.be/AO6n9HmG0qM