Relationship Therapy

HRelationship Therapy Irelandow to save my Relationship?

If this is the question you are asking yourself at the moment, or indeed if you’re asking friends, family and colleagues, then perhaps you would benefit from some relationship support in the form of relationship therapy or marriage guidance sessions, or a couples support group / workshop.

I offer 1 and 1.5 hour counselling sessions for couples as well as private half and full day workshops.  I work with Imago Relationship Therapy as my guiding theory and technique as I have found this process both magical and enlightening on a personal and professional level.

What is Imago Therapy?

The main tool of Imago Relationship Therapy is a dialogue technique which is prescriptive  at first, but gradually becomes relaxed and playful as time goes on and the steps become ingrained. The various dialogues provide a way of learning more about yourself and your partner, as well as the problems that keep you apart, so that you can better understand your relationship and begin to work together to improve it in a way that serves you both.

Above all, Imago Relationship Therapy is a SAFE way to explore and understand your relationship – and not just your romantic relationship as the theory applies to all of your close relationships.  It can also help you to hold a mirror up to your own self in order to better understand who YOU are and how your past experiences have either held you back or pushed you forwards.

So if you are asking questions like:

  • Should I get a divorce?
  • Should we stay together for the kids?
  • How to save my relationship, or how to save my marriage?
  • How to forgive my partner?
  • Should I marry him?  Should I marry her?
  • How to move on after an argument?
  • How to heal a broken heart, by staying together?
  • How to move ahead despite our disagreements?

Then Imago couples therapy sessions or a couples support group/workshop could help!

If you see me as a couple, I will generally encourage you to commit to 6-12 sessions (depending on the main issues presented), and then to review after those sessions whether or not you would like to continue. You may decide that you have learnt enough about one another from our sessions and decide to continue the techniques in your own time at home. Alternatively, you may find that you still benefit from the guidance and want to commit to a few more hours.

Sessions are 1-1.5 hours. The cost is €60.00 for a one hour couples therapy session, and €80.00 for a 1.5 hour couples therapy session. My current couples workshop price (full weekend) is €400.00 early bird, and €450.00 full price per couple.  I run workshops both in Ireland and in the North of England (Salford, Manchester) with my colleague Gary Janit who is a CBT Therapist and Certified Imago Practitioner.

As a side note, Imago can also be a useful technique between friends, colleagues, teachers and students, and anyone else in close relationship. It is used as far afield as Palestine and in West African prisons (via charity FSIP) to help resolve conflict and promote understanding between different groups.  Nowadays, its use in helping to resolve political and religious conflicts is becoming more and more important.

To find out more about how Imago may be able to help you, please contact me using the details listed on this website.

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