We loved with a love that
was more than love
-- Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
Establishing a meaningful and enduring union with one’s soulmate is, undoubtedly, a most profound experience. Such unions are distinguished not only by sublime love, but also by their uniqueness and a transcendent sense of connection that manifests itself in myriad ways. As time unfolds, the interactions that occur within a union may resemble an elegant dance: certain patterns of interaction become firmly entrenched, while the notes of reoccurring themes colour the ambiance between partners. Examining this “dance” between partners can yield important insights and help couples to strengthen their special bond.
At Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting, couples can expect to work with a therapist who will help to illuminate the many nuances of their dance with compassion, understanding and respect. Couples counselling may be used not only to address relationship issues, but also as a preventative measure that can strengthen and safeguard fledgling relationships. Couples counselling is also ideally suited for couples seeking pre-marital consultation.
The approach employed at Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting draws upon Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Dr. Susan Johnson, as well as the research of Drs. John and Julie Gottman. These approaches to couples therapy have a considerable amount of empirical support, and have been used successfully with couples from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
If you are thinking about couples counselling but are not sure whether this approach is suitable for you, then we encourage you to see us for a brief consultation. During this initial consultation you will have the opportunity to meet your therapist and discuss whether couples counselling will be appropriate for you.