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Pippa Solomon

Relationships are challenging and provide us with constant opportunities to grow. Learning the art of loving and relating requires awareness.

I am passionate about strengthening and deepening the way we relate to each other and in bringing greater consciousness to our relating. Relationships that are awake have the potential to be very healing.

On a personal level, I have been married for 25 years and have two children, age 19 and 18. That is a lot of years that we have worked on staying connected and working through difficult things that come up. The ongoing work of conscious relating pays off as our love deepens.

I use an excellent and highly effective therapeutic framework called EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy).

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is a combination of experiential and humanistic therapy that works with the client where they are. This ensures that clients feel fully heard and understood. EFT also uses Rogerian Therapy, Systems Theory and elements of Focusing and Gestalt Therapy. It is based on the belief that our primary relationships are sources of love, trust and safety and that a healthy dependency on each other helps us to meet our deep human needs. The therapy facilitates a move from negative, stuck interactional patterns to secure and safe connections. Please read more about this framework of therapy on my page Relationship Therapy.

I am a fully certified EFT therapist. The certification body is ICEEFT in Canada.

Other educationally significant processes

  • Working at FAMSA (Families South Africa)
  • My Masters is Educational Psychology in 2003 & 2004. This degree was specifically useful for its systemic training (working within systems instead of individuals) and it introduced me to my passion – couple and family therapy, which I now specialise in.
  • Imago therapy (a weekend couple course with Hedy & Yumi Schleifer)
  • Mediation Skills Training from the Centre for Conflict Resolution
  • Qualifications at SACAP in Counselling