Are you currently experiencing relationship problems?

Have the challenges of living in a foreign country put a strain on your relationship?  Are you looking for a safe haven where you and your partner can be guided in working out your problems? Are you looking for an experienced couples counselor?

If you are expats or a mixed-language couple looking for a couples therapist where you can express yourself in English, I would like to be of service to you.

My name is Reginald Markes. I’m an experienced couples therapist  specifically trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).  I specialize in working with couples with relationship problems. My focus is on the emotional bonds that couples have with each other and how to re-establish trust, safety and deeper intimacy within the relationship. I provide therapy for couples who wish to make positive and long lasting changes in their lives and in their relationships.

Research has shown that Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) works well with couples. It is very effective in helping couples regain their closeness. It helps partners learn to reach out to each other in an open and empathic way, increasing trust and emotional connection.

I am a member of  EFT Nederland and ICEEFT.

My Approach

As an EFT couples counselor I strive to bring people who love each other together and help them heal their relationship. I will approach you as I would like to be approached myself. As a human being, beautifully complete and whole, with your own unique background and set of strengths and vulnerabilities. My focus will be on the relationship. In my eyes you are not broken. I do not set out to diagnose, label of fix you.

I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding and promotes healing. My style is humorous, positive, empathic and respectful of personal values and lifestyles. I make sure the therapy is specifically tailored to match each couple’s needs.

Couples counseling

I offer the following three forms of couples counseling:

Let’s get to know each other…

If you are wondering if I am the right couples counselor for you, than you are welcome visit me for an informal introductory session. This introductory session is free of charge and you will be under no further obligation.

The purpose of this introductory session is to assess if we make the right therapist-couple combination. During this session I will give you general information about my approach and answer all the questions you may have. I would also like to know what is happening within your relationship. At the end of the session we can decide together if I am the right couples counselor to guide you while you work on your relationship.

Receive a free Introductory Session

If you are interested in a free introductory session please fill out the form below. Of course your personal information is save with me.

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If you have any further questions about me and my approach, or if you would like to receive a free introductory session, please call or e-mail me.

My practice is conveniently located in Zoetermeer, near the cities The Hague, Rotterdam and Delft. There is ample free parking.