Couples TherapyFor couples who want to work on their relationship.
If you want…
- Improved communication
- More enjoyment and fun
- A loving and passionate sexual relationship
- To model healthy relationships for your children
- Less conflict and arguments
- Practical skills to help you have a home of peace, happiness and connection.
Imago* Relationship Therapy (IRT) can help you experience what you want, have a loving relationship and rekindle your hope for the future.
* See: www.relationships.co.nz (Brenda & Peter Rawlings)
‘Get the love you want and keep the love you need’ is a phrase from Harville Hendrix, the founder of the Imago Dialogue approach. It is based in an atmosphere of respect and appreciation, and quickly helps couples to understand how to express themselves, how to listen and be heard.
Annie works with couples who want to work on their relationship and, in particular, their ability to communicate. Hers is a coaching role that teaches clients how best to express themselves and how to listen. It gives you something practical to take away from the sessions, and to use immediately and effectively when you get home.
Relationships go through distinct phases starting with romantic love and then passing into a conflicted period. Understanding why this happens, and what makes us unconsciously select the partners we do, is the first step in learning how we can rekindle the passion and establish a deeply rewarding, trusting long-term relationship.
Annie works with couples to establish a respectful, appreciative dialogue and then helps individuals understand how their partner and the relationship can be the perfect tools to repair childhood wounds. Using the Imago approach to Relationship Therapy, Annie coaches couples to enable them to recapture and maintain pleasure, love and passion in their relationship, and be able to manage conflict safely. The goal of Couples Therapy with Annie is to become self-reflectively conscious, consciously intentional and accepting of the other. From this place, a deep committed love will flourish.
We all come to relationships with expectations, and with woundings from our childhood. These don’t necessarily need to be discussed in the therapy room. There is no need to ‘air’ any ‘dirty laundry’ or engage in hostile discussions or arguments. Its about learning a new language of listening and understanding.
Annie aims to get couples back to a happy, healthy relationship as soon as possible, equipped with a dialogue strategy which will enable them to live harmoniously in the future.
For those who feel that their relationship has truly reached the end of the road, Conscious Uncoupling with Annie is available.