Imago Relationship Therapy is a form of couples counselling and is sometimes called marriage guidance.
The aim of the Imago Therapist is to help you and your partner to be the safest version of yourselves with each other, in the sessions and outside, in order that you will be able to reconnect; developing intimacy and love, whilst addressing difficult issues.
We build safety by committing to the development of a ZERO NEGATIVE environment. This does not mean that you agree to being silenced, the process requires honesty, it does mean, that you agree not to blame, shame or criticize each other, and that neither of you uses material from the sessions against each other.
The main vehicle of Imago relationship Therapy, is the Dialogue Process. Dialoguing can feel difficult at first. Often listening can mean waiting for a pause to give our response, but dialoguing mean listening in order to show your partner that you have really heard what they said. When you speak during dialoguing, you share what is important to you in a way that your partner can hear; safely, in brief sentences.
Often couples arrive, ready to tell me their point of view, which fits the traditional model of relationship therapy. However, Imago Relationship Therapy is all about you and your partner understanding each other's perspective, and I will get you dialoguing from day one.
If your marriage needs some help, there is hope, get in touch.