Lidia is a registered Psychotherapist and specialist couples’ therapist. She enjoys helping people work through the difficulty and pain in their relationship to help them regain their love and connection with their life partners.
Lidia takes a respectful and unbiased approach and sees each client as their own subject-matter experts. She guides and facilitates her clients towards finding the solutions that fit best for them. She provides practical take-home tools to assist each person in their daily lives. In therapy she works hard to create a space in which each person feels secure so that they can safely explore and understand the dynamics that are at play in their lives. She will help identify each person’s individual strengths so that they can draw on them to explore the difficulties they are experiencing and find constructive solutions.
Lidia has extensive training in a variety of approaches and techniques. The foundations of her couples work rests on two evidence-based methodologies: The Gottman method and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). The Gottman Method was pioneered by globally recognised relationship experts Drs John and Julie Gottman. This approach focuses on giving structure, understanding and practical research-based interventions to couple’s difficulties. It allows couples to become better friends and supporters for each other and teaches ways to effectively manage conflict. Stan Takin’s PACT uses cutting edge techniques, incorporating neuroscience, biology and theories of attachment to help couples work through the real issues in their relationship in a safe and guided environment. The method that most inform Lidia in her individual work is Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology. Hakomi is a gentle, respectful, mindfulness based approach to working with early attachment wounds and help to change ingrained life patterns.
Lidia’s approach is about creating lasting positive change, rather than looking for a quick fix. She is committed to providing a safe, open, curious and loving space in order for you to explore what is keeping you stuck in unhelpful patterns and feelings.