Counselling for relationships in Marylebone, London & Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Neuroscience suggests that relationship counselling could help since after all we are neurologically wired to connect with others:
“People’s need to connect with others is even more basic than food and shelter and is the primary motivation of one’s behavior. Other neurological findings corroborated by social science suggests that connection, a sense of community and mutuality, is the greatest predictor of happiness.”
— Dr Matthew Lieberman
Just like any living organism, every couple goes through times of change and transformation. We grow, develop and sometimes get stuck – or go round in circles. In fact, probably one of the most difficult challenges many of us face in life is managing to develop both as an individual and as part of a couple. That's where couples therapy can help.
Through relationship counselling, I am here to support you and understand how you can get stuck in negative cycles that leave you separate and alone. I am helping you to create a safe space where you can understand and own your own triggers and how your actions act as coping strategies that have a negative impact on your partner.
In my couples' work, I am a Certified therapist with a very contemporary and warm approach to couples counselling and marriage guidance called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is engaged and active and its aim is to help you to speak together in an open and accepting way that helps to repair cycles of conflict and create closeness.
Research studies find that 70-75% of couples receiving EFT couples counselling move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. If you’d like to know more about this form of psychotherapy, it draws upon elements of:
I am also training in IFIO (Intimacy from Inside Out). This a model of couples therapy that draws primarily from the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, but also includes aspects of psychodynamic theory, systems thinking and neuroscience. It is an experiential model born out of a desire to carry the concepts of IFS into a relational setting and to use the intimate relationship itself as a vehicle for growth and healing of the individual, as well as the couple.
It is a non-pathologizing approach that helps people make sense of their life experience in a safe and collaborative way.
Ongoing relationship counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. I also offer extended sessions - e.g.: double sessions or more for those who find weekly commitment difficult (children, job, outside of London).
To find out how working with me could help you and your partner build a deeper, happier relationship, please get in touch.
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