Strengths of Imago:
How frequently and for how many sessions do you normally see couple clients?
The number and frequency of sessions varies from client to client. We will talk about this, and you can decide what you prefer and can afford. Ideally you will start with weekly sessions and then reduce the frequency as you start making the changes you want to see happening in your relationship.
Some couples achieve what they want within five or six sessions. Others take longer.
Harville Hendrix recommends that clients go to a couples weekend and follow that up by 12 sessions of counselling. Where partners have had past trauma, either individually or in the relationship, it will take longer to create a safe and secure base for the relationship.
I trained in and have been practicing as an Imago Therapist for eight years. Imago was developed by Harville Hendrix and is now used by practicioners in over 30 countries worldwide.
When we fall in love it can be an amazing experience, and we usually think it will last forever. The world seems a wonderful place, we feel fully alive and connected with our partner and excited and hopeful about the future.
All too soon these wonderful feelings disappear, and we end up disappointed, frustrated and in conflict. We no longer feel loved and safe. Frustration and conflict can sap our energy, and we can find ourselves unable to communicate.
In Imago counselling you and your partner will be given information and help to make sense of your experience. and to see that in the midst of your struggles, your relationship can grow. Imago provides tools to enable you to move from conflict and disconnection back into understanding and connection. The issues you come with will be addressed using structured dialogue.
For more information go to pub.imagorelationships.org
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B.A. (Psych), Dip Counselling
Cert. Supervision, MNZAC
Certified Imago Couples Therapist
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