Relationship therapy can strengthen your relationship and support both of you to overcome difficult dynamics.
Sophie supports couples with:
- Child loss
- Conflict resolution
- Gambling and drug addiction
- Unfulfilled emotional needs
- Lack of trust and jealousy
- General relationship health
Discover a new depth to your relationship and connect to your partner unlike before.
Why choose relationship therapy?
Working on your relationship is not always easy, however it’s necessary if you both desire a long lasting, fulfilling and enriched partnership. Feeling embarrassed or ashamed by reaching out to get excellent support is a thing of the past. You owe it to yourself, your partner and your family to maintain your relationship as sacred and to seek an experienced professional therapist for support. The results are rewarding, whether you choose to start over again with each other, redefine your relationship or come to a close on the current chapter.
Sophie offers a balanced perspective and direct approach with expertise that lies in understanding the feminine and masculine polarity, the unconscious mind, where both parties are coming from and identifying blocks from the past which are getting in the way. This unique insight and awareness into relationship dynamics allow both parties to feel safe and supported. Sophie's therapy offers a neutral and non-judgmental space for you to safely and expansively work on your relationship.
What can we expect from relationship therapy sessions?
Depending on your situation, your sessions may include insight into a number of the following aspects;
- Prioritising your relationship
- Taking initiative
- Exercising willpower
- Creating a win/win for both partners
- Effective 2-way communication
- Seeking to understand and then to be understood in return
- Finding solutions that will satisfy both of you
- Discovering ways to fill your own love tank and that of your partners,
- Recognising the external stresses and distractions which effect your relationship
- Exploring the masculine and feminine parts of yourself, your upbringing, birth order, your parent's relationship and how these all affect your relationship in a profound manner.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER RELATIONSHIP THERAPY?
Couples who commit to working on their relationship create a much stronger bond and loving connection. The process can be intense, yet profoundly rewarding. It is important to really understand the problems and perspectives of either person. Most couples are looking to find a real action plan and a way through their problems, to make changes that have a positive impact and a real sense of hope for their relationship. The relationship doesn't have to feel like it's at rock bottom. Developing an understanding of each other in a supportive and facilitated environment is healthy for any relationship. You may have a specific concern you wish to work through or a general feeling that something doesn't quite feel met or resolved. Relationship therapy is broad and helpful for all relationships.
Through exploring your values, beliefs and conditioning you will unlock why your relationship may fall repetitively into crisis. There are many factors that contribute to why your relationship is not where it originally was. Until you have both gone down the path of self-enquiry you will continue to point the finger at your partner when problems arise and you will feel inner and outer turmoil.
How do things go wrong?
As couples settle into the contentment of love in their everyday life, they cease to fan the flames of desire. They have forgotten that a great fire requires air. Great relationships need effort, healthy respectful space, discipline, passion and spontaneity. Through the business of life, many couples put their relationship under their work, under their children, under their friends and even under their pets. Relationships can provide the greatest joy and also the deepest suffering and agony.
Usually, when the spark diminishes, these behaviours may appear:
- Frequent arguments, or a repeated argument about the same issue(s)
- Differences in sexual needs, lack of sexual connection or other difficulties with sexual intimacy
- Lack of trust or jealousy
- Conflicts about children, family members, finance or career matters
- A feeling of disconnectedness from your partner
- Unfulfilled emotional needs, feelings hurt, anger, feeling
- neglected or disrespected
- Gambling, drug addictions
SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DESIRE AND LOVE START TO DIMINISH?
Love enjoys knowing everything there is to know about a person, however, desire needs mystery, space and intrigue to flourish. Love likes to minimise the distance which exists between two people, while desire is electrified by it. In a relationship, our feelings of intimacy develop through recurrence and familiarity, compared with our feelings of eroticism which become numb and paralysed from the repetition and predictableness. Boredom sets in and after a period of time for some couples, desire begins to fade and this is when problems may begin to arise. All too often the spark and zest of a relationship change over time.
I work therapeutically, solution-focused, experiential and systemic when working with couples. I remain neutral and do not take sides and allow for each individual to explore their challenges, limitations, resistance, frustrations and goals. Through this facilitation process both parties can come much more into harmony within themselves and hence with their partner. This then allows the couple to realise whether journeying together will continue or part ways.
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Sessions start from 60 mins. You can schedule an in-person session in Eimeo Mackay or an online Zoom session. Click on the button below, and you'll be redirected to the booking client portal. For new clients, you'll be prompted to create a client booking account.
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Book a 10 minute consultation over the phone with Sophie to discuss how you can be best supported.