Gina Simeon

I'm Gina, a counsellor based in Bristol Learn to make your relationships better

I am a qualified counsellor practising Transactional Analysis with over a decade of experience helping people with various life challenges.

Often the key to happiness is in our ability to create relationships that give us the love we want.

Fortunately, there is a "life-changing" approach" called "Imago Relationship Therapy" which helps me counsel couples and singles in therapy.


Why Imago Relationships?

It's more joyful and effective than traditional marriage guidance. It also complements my postgraduate training in Transactional Analysis.

Imago Relationship Therapy aims to:

Imago does this by offering an understanding the stages of relationships and combining this with a powerful technique called the Imago Dialogue.

It's based two best selling books "Getting The Love You Want" (for couples) and Keeping the Love you Find (for singles). It's helped many around the world and has famous fans Like Oprah Winfrey and Alanis Morrissette.

More on Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship therapy focusses on bringing partners closer together by cultivating high levels of empathy and understanding.

It was created in 1980 by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. who were stuggling to save their own marriage.

Nothing was working so they devise their own exercises and have remain together for over 60 years.

In a typical Imago therapy session, the councellor guides couples through a structured conversation to help them to increase understanding and reduce judgment. Couples take turns acting as the "sender" and the "receiver" and work through three steps:

  1. Mirroring
  2. Validating
  3. Empathizing
This is the couple's dialogue and it aims to create a sense of safety.

A 2022 study found that Imago therapy was more effective than cognitive behavioral couples therapy in increasing failure tolerance and positive feelings between partners and in reducing marital boredom.

Oprah Winfrey and Alanis Morrissette

Gina Simeon

Address: 16 Rockleaze Court,
Rockleaze Avenue, Bristol BS9 1NN

Phone: +44 7772 973031

Everything is treated in confidence and I will have not any expectations from you. It's important you find the therapist that suits you.

I'll get back to you to discuss a time and approach to suit you.