Sydney Couple and Family Specialist
Couple and Family Therapists and Counsellors work very differently to individual Therapists and Counsellors. It takes specialist training and experience to manage different personalities in the therapy room and keep the sessions fair for everybody. People tell me that they feel safe in their sessions with me. My approach is non-blaming, supportive and focussed on good outcomes.
I provide Couple and Family sessions. As well as individual relationship work.
Many people are anxious about coming to couple or family therapy because they are worried that the relationships may get worse or conflict will get out control. Others feel anxious and overwhelmed wondering how they can repair significant relationships. I manage sessions so that doesn’t happen. Every person in the room is helped to say what they need to say – and be heard.
My style is direct and pragmatic. I have over 20 years experience managing many personalties in the room. I will work quickly to reduce stress and to get your relationships back on track.
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Imago Relationship, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Systems Theory
I work systemically. This means I am interested in the family systems you belong to. I look at where unhelpful behaviours and patterns have come from, then help you find a way to do things differently. It’s often a chance to let go of feelings of shame, blame or failure. And it can even have a positive impact on future generations.
You will be challenged, and I won’t let you – or your partner or children or family – get away with much. But it will all be done in a safe, productive way. And you may even have the occasional laugh.
Sydney Couple and Family Specialists is a fully supervised practice. All Therapists are insured and meet professional development guidelines.
I am a Couple and Family Therapist with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change and a Diploma in Psychotherapy. I have been in my eastern suburbs practice for over 20 years. I also lecture in my field and am currently running the Masters program in Family Therapy at the Jansen Newman Institute. I guest lecture around various universities and also train both new and experienced Counsellors and Therapists through professional development programs.
I offer an invitation only mentoring group for Counsellors and Therapists who would like to work with couples and families.
Week days - please contact reception to book an appointment.
Bus or drive. There is usually street parking around
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