Imago Relationship therapy has positively influenced thousands of couples around the world. More than one thousand therapists in about thirty countries are “changing the world one relationship at a time” by teaching the Imago Dialogical processes. You can be part of this relationship revolution by contacting me to find out about this type of relationship counselling Manchester. The Imago approach to communication comes out of new understanding about the relational paradigm. It is helpful for new couples as well as those together for many years. This transformational process of therapy was developed 25 years ago by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, and provides tools for couples and individuals seeking to find a way to be more effective in their life and relationships.
‘My partner and I started this type of therapy 6 months ago. We had found ourselves stuck in a power struggle and our relationship was failing. We have and are continuing to learn and use the fundamentals of mirroring, validating and then empathising. It has revolutionised the way we interact and deal with each other.
I have found the technique takes the drama out of disputes and frustrations. It also provides a safe environment for exposing vulnerabilities.
Gary is sympathetic, responsive and realistic. He is a very skilled, patient therapist. I would encourage any couple however successful they think their relationship is to try this type of therapy‘. Janet & Andy (Manchester)
Imago Couple Therapy helps you and your partner to connect with each other like you have never experienced before. Imago therapy shows you and your partner how to share appreciations with other on a daily basis as well as how to explore your frustrations, asking each other for what lies beneath your frustrations. Imago relationship therapy teaches you how to explore your feelings and learn a series of techniques and exercises for enhancing your relationship. The Imago Dialogue process is a safe way of communicating thoughts and feelings with each other that forms the basis of the therapy sessions. This type of relationship counselling establishes a safe ‘space’ where the couple are gently encouraged to share thoughts and feelings without any shaming, blaming or criticising. There is a focus within therapy sessions to establish a ‘zero negativity‘ zone. This ‘zero negativity’ focus is also encouraged in the couples everyday life.
‘My husband and I benefited hugely from Gary’s expertise in couples therapy. We explored new ways of communications with one another and understanding each other’s point of view. We have been extremely lucky to have found such a wonderful therapist and continue to recommend him to friends and family who need some help and guidance in this area‘. Max & Tanya (Manchester)
All couple sessions are facilitated with the dialogue process as the main tool though where couples are taught to communicate compassionately. Couples sit facing each other which makes it easier to talk and connect with each other. The Imago therapist acts as a facilitator for your conversation and empowers you to build and strengthen your own relationship. The aim is that the Imago Therapist gives the couple the understanding and tools to manage their own relationship so that over a period of time, the therapist is needed less and less.
Couples are helped to become more aware and aware of themselves and their partner. The committed partnership is seen as a significant ‘place’ for healing and development. The couple explores the present as well as the past, learning and discovering more about each other’s individuality and respecting the differences between them. Through the course of therapy couples may discover their partners (& their own) needs, desires, vulnerabilities, wounds, strengths and resources. Through the dialogue process the couple can begin to work supportively to become more aware and compassionate towards each other through the use of mirroring, validation and empathic attunement. Partners discover that a conscious relationship is an ever-evolving journey rather than a destination.
‘My partner and I have had several Imago sessions with Gary Janit as our counsellor. Gary creates an open and comfortable ethos for our couple dialogue. We felt safe and secure in his presence, he comes over as gentle and non-judgemental‘. Sue and John (Manchester)
The word ‘Imago’ is Latin for “image,” and refers to the “unconscious image of familiar love” which is explained in more detail during the course of therapy (also see Harville Hendrix’s book ‘Getting the Love you want’ for further detail on the word Imago).
Relationship counselling Manchester offers many ways to help restore connection with your partner:
- Weekly or fortnightly couple therapy sessions at my consulting rooms in Prestwich or Wilmslow, Manchester.
- I also offer intensive sessions for couples who would like to spend anywhere from half a day up to two full days working with me at my consulting rooms.
- Online/Skype sessions so couples anywhere in the world can access couple therapy sessions.
- One and two day couple educational workshops ( these are know as the Getting The Love You Want Couple Workshops which are run all over the world). My next two day educational couple workshop is planned for Sun 14th and Sun 21st of October 2018 (Creative Living Centre, Prestwich M25 1BP Manchester, UK). Contact me for more details.
Why not give your relationship some undivided attention and contact me for an initial discussion to see how Imago Relationship Therapy can significantly improve your relationship (no matter where you are in the world).
‘My wife and I had just a few therapy sessions with Gary and since then our marriage has been significantly improved. I now put much more thought into my relationship and much more aware of my wife’s needs‘. Neil H (Manchester)
Contact me on 07931721637 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how relationship counselling in Prestwich or Manchester can help improve your relationship.
If you would prefer to discuss the possibility of Skype sessions perhaps because you are not able to attend couple counselling at my consulting rooms, then please see Online Relationship Therapy via Skype for more details.
As a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, you can see my profile at the following Imago websites:
Imago UK Imago UK list of certified therapists (Find A Therapist)
Imago International Imago International directory of certified therapists
(Some information has been adapted from Imago Relationships International & Imago UK websites)