Relationships can be difficult and downright challenging, but they are often the most rewarding part of life. Edwin can help you strengthen your relationship and make it more successful.
Edwin draws his couple's counselling approach from researchers such as John and Julie Gottman, Esther Perel, Sue Johnson and others. Using humour and a deliberate approach, Edwin can help you in your relationship.
Edwin has knowledge and experience in working with intercultural / interracial couples.
In order to be as effective as possible, couples counselling sessions are usually 1.5-2 hours long. The first session will be 2-3 hours long and will let us get to know each other, explain consent, gather relationship history, and set goals for counselling. Successive sessions will be 1-2hrs long and will get into the work of counselling. Couples are asked to commit to each other for the duration of counselling. This is intended to increase the benefits and success of counselling.
Is it effective? Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) has been shown to be very effective.*
*(Johnson, S., & Hunsley, J., & Greenberg, L., & Schindler, D. (1999). Emotionally focused couples therapy: status and challenges. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, V6 N1, 70-73.)