Shelly provides Emotionally Focused Therapy and Counselling for couples based in Dublin


Relationship Counselling is a process which offers a non-judgmental and confidential space in which couples can take some time to explore and understand their relationship issues from a deeper perspective. Couples Counselling is recommended for couples or those in relationships that are experiencing significant disruption and problems. You can make an inquiry about a session below, or call Shelly directly on 087 779 2643. 


Dublin Couples Marriage & Relationship Counselling

Counselling is recommended for couples that are experiencing a breakdown in communication or periods of anger and conflict, when, despite their best efforts, it seems difficult if not impossible to feel a sense of connection in the relationship.

This can lead to a strong sense of hopelessness, loneliness and frustration, as both partners do their best to cope with the situation.

Often attempts to sort it out and renew the bond both partners are longing for, lead to an escalation of misunderstandings, resentments, arguments and further hurts, which drive the couple even further away from each other and into a spiral of hopelessness and alienation from the person they yearn to feel closest to.


What can you achieve through Couples & Marriage Relationship Counselling?

Relationship Therapy provides couples with an opportunity to address and work through relationship difficulties, and to understand the patterns of conflict and alienation in the relationship and how and why they are created.

It is an opportunity to explore, with the help of the therapist, the deeper and often unknown, more vulnerable emotions underneath the reactions to each other taking place at a surface level.

With this deeper understanding of yourself and your partner, and with the knowledge of how the negative relationship cycles are created, a real healing can begin in the relationship and alienation and conflict are replaced with security, love, intimacy and connection.

Emotionally Focused Therapy in Couples Counselling

I work with couples using the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) model of relationship therapy, developed by Dr Sue Johnson. EFT is a short-term (8-20 sessions) structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples and families.

Research studies find that most couples move from distress to recovery, and 9 out of 10 couples show significant improvements afterward.