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repair your relationship

How to repair your Relationship

Repair your relationship by re-building trust. Day by day, interaction by interaction. Devoting the time to get back in each other’s good graces. Gottman’s research tells us the quality and resilience of the Friendship System in a marriage provides…

couples time

Making time for couple time is a good idea

Like a business or a garden or a vintage car, relationships need constant maintenance; frequent and consistent attending to. If you are not attending to your relationship by investing time and effort in it, you…

dealing with trauma

Trauma

Most of us experience some form of Trauma during our lifetime and deal with it as we would other significant life events. Whether we react habitually or respond consciously can greatly affect our quality of…

be a better listener

How to be a better listener

Turn toward your partner by being a better listener in your relationship.. Want to be a better listener in your relationship? In the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, we focus on building a solid base…

can counselling help a relationship

Forgiveness is key

Forgiveness is a big word, often misused or misunderstood. So you ask, what is forgiveness? Forgiveness is actually a decision, the decision to let go of the pain, of the hurt and to make peace…

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety, Trauma, and Relationships

We aim to be happy most of the time, and when we aren’t we often experience varying levels of disappointment and sometimes even anxiety due to unrealistic expectations. No wonder, then, that so many of…

can counselling save my relationship

Can counselling save my relationship

“Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.”  So goes the lyrics made famous by UK singer Adele.  When a marriage starts faltering it can be really painful.  It usually takes a huge emotional…

how to deal with depression

Being motivated with depression

How do you get motivated to do anything when you can barely get out of bed? One of the most difficult and disabling symptoms of depression is low motivation.  Getting motivated to do anything when…

help with an affair

Help with an affair

I know about affairs, I know they are destructive, painful, emotional, unbearably painful at times – but I also know that out of the darkness comes light, love, connection and above all truth. Often after…

How to stop arguing all the time

Do you find yourself arguing all the time? Or do you find that you avoid arguments to avoid conflicts? Communication is the cornerstone of all relationships. How you communicate is key. Do you know your…