Couple Therapy is an active process with Jocelyn

Jocelyn is an accredited Clinical Family Therapist with extensive training and experience in couple therapy. She maintains neutrality and works with the attachment patterns between you to strengthen the secure base that is your relationship. Couple therapy is an active, warm process with Jocelyn as you practise new interactional skills. This includes skills to better understand each other’s histories and sensitivities, strengthen the friendship, manage conflict effectively and become a Master Couple.

JOCELYN HAS EXPERIENCE WITH MANY COUPLE ISSUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS

People seek couple therapy for many reasons

This includes improving communication, increasing emotional support, improving sexual satisfaction, managing stepfamily challenges, exploring and understanding infidelity, enhancing re-connection after childbirth or injury, processing grief and loss, preparing for marriage or separation and reducing conflict.

JOCELYN USES COUPLE THERAPY FRAMEWORKS EMBEDDED IN BOWLBY’S ATTACHMENT THEORY OF EMOTIONAL SECURITY

Gottman Method Couple Therapy

Becoming a Master Couple

Jocelyn has completed extensive training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy which is embedded in Attachment Theory and integrates other therapy frameworks used by Jocelyn including.

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples
    (EFT-C)
    to enhance understanding of insecure attachment patterns and needs underlying conflict (eg pursuit-withdrawal), respond to bids for attachment to strengthen friendship, manage conflict effectively and build the relationship as the secure base for emotional co-regulation.
  • Systemic Family Therapy in its focus on interactional patterns.
  • Narrative Therapy in its focus on the couple’s strengths and on understanding and reframing restrictive stories they tell about their lives.
  • Psychodynamic Couple Therapy in enhancing awareness of attachment patterns and sensitivities developed in the family of origin.

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Sound Relationship House Theory (SRH)

Gottman Method Couple Therapy is based on extensive research on how to become a “Master Couple”, using the Sound Relationship House Theory.

This well-rounded approach to couple therapy enhances positivity by strengthening trust and commitment, creating shared meaning, building love maps, expressing fondness and admiration, and responding to bids for connection. The positivity encourages respectful management of conflict. The approach also reduces factors predicting divorce known as “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” — Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt, and Stonewalling.

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Jocelyn has spent the past 30+ years helping over thousands of couples rediscover their happiness through relationship counselling.

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