Couple Counselling may benefit you if:
you want to learn how to effectively support your partner,
your relationship feels shaky,
you are fighting or freezing each other out
before you even understand how you got there,
you are feeling lonely or frustrated
with your partner right beside you
your attempts to reach out and make it better have failed.
Working with couples, I practice EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), a profoundly healing, transformative, effective, methodical and clinically proven form of couple counselling. Both partners feel understood by me as we slow down the hurtful interactions that leave you feeling alone or angry and then the steps of EFT guide you back to connection. To learn more about EFT, I encourage you to visit the main website at http://www.iceeft.com
Couples’ session are 90 minutes long and are recommended every week as the couple is learning new ways of seeing each other and relating which are sometimes difficult to access outside the therapy room at first. EFT can often make a very big difference after 3-10 sessions. Partners are encouraged to read Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson which is a book to be read separately or in tandem with therapy.
Video or audiotaping sessions is a part of EFT therapy so that the therapist may study the session in preparation for the following one and/or share her work with a supervisor. With couples’ permission, I do both things. It is a practice which always enriches the therapy for those who are able to agree to it.
The fee for a couple session is $150.
If you or your partner identify as Indigenous you are eligible to be seen for couple therapy by an Indigenous Couple and Family Therapy Intern through Native Montreal, under my clinical supervision. This service is free of charge and can be short or longer term. Please contact Native Montreal for details, and mention my name.