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Restoring hope, rebuilding marriages and transforming lives with emotionally focused couple therapy.

About George Hartwell

George Hartwell M.Sc. is a Christian counselor with a masters degree from the University of Calgary, 40 years experience integrating life transformation therapy into his professional counseling practice.  George has certified training in Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy.


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How does Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Work?

Recent progress in couple therapy has shown that our emotions can be a key to the single most important marriage issue: couple bonding.  Emotionally focused couple therapy pays attention to emotions to guide rebuilding of a emotionally safe couple connection, secure attachment.  I might call it bonding focused couple therapy because the major focus is on emotional bonding.

In Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy:

 I will help you to track down the primary emotional issue in intimate relationships and how that is effecting your marriage.

 We will learn to identify the usual pattern your marriage issues take and learn to address that when it happens.

I  will affirm the research and your own intuition that a lot of emotional security rides on the relationship with your marital partner.

 We will observe and track with the feelings that occur in interaction patterns and learn to speak with clarity about some of the emotions that sometimes hide behind the surface of these patterns.

 You will learn to repair relationship wounds.  What to do when hurt and trust keeps cycling back to a unresolved issue.

  We will  develop tools for conflict resolution, trust development and deeper bonding.

For Christian Couples this work looks the same but is put in the context of prayer and inviting God's presence to participate in the therapy.

Contact George: (416) 234-1850     georgeh @ interlog.com

Office address: 123 - 1454 Dundas St. East, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L4X 1L4.  Airport: Pearson International Airport YYZ.  Intensive individual or couple work is usually done right here at my office.  

Hourly fee is $120.