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Intensive Therapy

If you want your relationship to change quickly our Intensive Therapy offers a unique approach with two extended therapy sessions a day (approximately 2 hours per session) over a five-day period (i.e. 10 sessions in a week or about 20 hours of therapy) with follow-up sessions as needed in person or by phone/Skype.

This option is ideal for those who want to get on and get their relationship sorted and for those who live out of Auckland and want to access our particular style of therapy

For people who are open and committed to the therapy process, intensive therapy offers the benefit of being able to focus on self-awareness and change free of the “pull” of existing routines and habits, allowing you to build up momentum for change. You can make the sort of progress in a week that might take 6 months of fortnightly sessions or more.

As well as the two sessions a day, the process involves clients focusing solely on the therapy (i.e. making sure that you have no other social or business engagements during the period of therapy). This allows time to digest and reflect on the insights from the therapy (you may want to keep notes or a journal) and to experiment with new attitudes and behaviour. Some people have found it useful to stay nearby to help keep the focus on the therapy.

During that period your therapist will have no other clients and will focus solely on facilitating change in your relationship. They will also consult twice a day on your case – meaning you have two psychologists thinking about how to help you. This is a unique opportunity to develop a depth of analysis and to experience a degree of change in your relationship that takes months to achieve with regular therapy. This means that the cost is significantly more than spread out sessions – NZ$7000 for the week plus two followup sessions.

If you are wanting a more luxurious experience, the therapy can be conducted as part of a retreat at a luxury lodge (pricing on this varies according to the nature of the lodge).

Because of the demands it places on our diary, intensive therapy needs to be booked well in advance (typically 6 weeks minimum) and will need to be paid for in advance.

Feedback from participants:
” … the best investment in time and money I have ever made…. up there with our wedding in how it changed, and has continued to shape, our relationship….I learnt more about myself and my part in our relationship than the previous three years of reading & lots of trying my best to sort it out.” September 2007.

“Highlights of the intensive: Feeling love and trust towards my partner again… This intensive reached (my partner) in a way that the 2-weekly appointments didn’t… Within 4 days I had a brief but real experience of how a good relationship could feel, I had forgotten. I won’t forget again!” August 2008.

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