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CLINICAL MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK (cum laude)

(B.A. Wits; BSocSci in Hons.SW UCT; Masters in Social Work UCT)

 

 

 

     I have a deep interest in working with couples. I work with dynamics between partners, helping them to explore their attachment and connection.

‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it’ Rumi

COUPLES

 


My work is informed by a psychoanalytic understanding of relationships but I also draw heavily from emotionally focused therapy to create a safe and authentic experience. The aim is to help each partner access their own emotional experience and at the same time develop empathy and compassion for their partner.

To this end, my sessions are a combination of using the ‘here and now’ in the session and looking back to understand how emotional patterns developed and how they impact on one’s current relationship. They are pragmatic and instructive in terms of how to moderate responses and improve communication.
 

 

mobile:  072 025 6889  (WhatsApp only)

Israel:  053 637 3061

raella.abel@gmail.com

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