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Psychotherapist - Couples Therapy - Auckland - Simon
Therapy & Couples Therapy Devonport - Auckland
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Therapy & Couples Therapy Devonport - Auckland

I work with couples looking to change their relationship and always invite couples to do the following:

Imagine your relationship being one where you both feel valued, safe, connected, autonomous and in each other’s care. Imagine being a two-person system with shared values and goals.

 

It can sometimes feel as if there are challenges which are repeating and no matter what you try, they are not being resolved.

 

At other times, something seemingly comes out of nowhere, taking you by surprise.

The chances are that our attachment styles (this is our blueprint for being in relationship which is determined in our early years) will be playing a part in almost any rupture, rub or challenge.

However, if partners can become experts on one another then they start to see and, more significantly, feel differently towards one another.

 

It is possible, if the willingness is there to do the work, to move from a seemingly hopeless situation into a secure functioning relationship where you feel seen and heard and start to experience true partnership.

 

It can seem so convincing that the problem is one of money, kids, sex, communication, affair, selfishness, anger, depression, work/life balance, contribution, equality, team, illness, loneliness or any number of other themes.

 

 

Clients often ask for tools and strategies for when things come up and there are definitely some great tools to learn that couples find very useful and effective. It is also nearly always the case that more than a collection of tools, just like in larger societies, it is a change in culture within the system (the relationship) that brings about the biggest shifts.

 

 

By finding connection to self and each other, we are better able to hear one another and to find a pathway forward. By really noticing the other and understanding their emotional ‘allergies’, we are better able to be in one another’s care and really start to understand that if something is not good for me or you then it is not good for us.

 

Sometimes the outcome is not one of union and reconciliation, in which case care and support are still helpful to navigate that path.

 

Let me be an impartial catalyst and a powerful mirror to what is going on and to create a space where all parties feel heard and understood, to get away from the noise and to see what’s going on underneath.

If you want to know more or make an appointment feel free to contact me.

Simon

Qualifications and registrations

  • MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning levels 1,2 & 4 (DARe)
  • Psychodynamic Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) levels 1 &  2
  • Somatic Sexual Trauma treatment


Registered with:

  • BACP
  • NZAP
  • PBANZ
  • PACT
  • DARe
  • SE


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I have an intake session which is $150 and after that sessions are half or full days

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