Relationships IPRE

Henk Ensing


I work with couples and relationship issues in Frankton, Hamilton.

Meeting with me:

In each session, our conversation negotiates possible paths for you both through the challenging terrain of conflict towards a path of reconnection and healing.

The NIRI (Narrative Informed Relational Interviewing) session explores any possible ways that love can be restored, and past hurts can be healed by fostering connecting ways of moving forward within the relationship.

With an invitation to insight and a focus on improved ways of thinking about the relationship, each session offers to empower couples with ways to navigate their challenges and rediscover the love that brought them together in the first place.


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Book a couple session with me, Henk Ensing, in my Frankton, Hamilton room, upstairs on Kent Street.

From Conflict to Connection: Restoring Love Together

Sessions can invite a transformative journey for couples seeking to heal and grow together. IPRE (Intimate Partner Relationship Education) within sessions invite stopping the cycle of conflict and embracing the opportunity to reconnect with the same person. Couples can explore how love can be restored, past hurts addressed, and helpful communication strategies considered.

Relationships IPRE


By fostering insight and encouraging better ways of thinking about their relationship, each session invites the possibility for couples to move forward with clarity, understanding, and renewed hope for the future.


Henk Ensing 

Communicating in the session can turn conflict into connection. I help to negotiate a space where both of you can communicate about the big issues.

Make a Time

Carve out 60 minutes to stop the widening gap. Book your session together. Think of it as your weekly date!

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Prioritize keeping the relationship by not allowing your relationship session to get derailed.

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Open a Conversation

In the session Henk will invite a conversation about the relationship.

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Feel heard again in equal power-sharing conversations about the relationship.

Negotiate ways to talk, and ways to get relational space from each other, with consent. Where there's no following. Make intimacy possible again. Begin the process of connecting. Stop the widening gap.

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$135 per session  Individual or couple is the same.

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By booking 3 - 4 sessions, one week apart, you are more likely to reserve the time-slots that work best for you.

This means it is more likely that you will be successful in following through and getting timely followup.

You can easily cancel, right up to 24 hours befor any session. Simply send a text.  Or email.

Couple coaching alternative to marriage counsellor in Hamilton.

Henk Ensing

Couples and Relationships: IPRE

Narrative Informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI) and Intimate Partners Relationship Educator (IPRE). Works in conflicted partner relationships.

Certificate in Advanced Skills in Narrative Practice (2023)
Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI) with Conflicted Couple Relationships. CECs recognised by Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy (VSNT)

  • Associate of Science (AS), BYUH
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd), University of Waikato (UoW)

Postliminary Studies:

  • Intimate Partner Relationship Training:
  • Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model Training (MPTM, 2021)
    Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)
    A non-profit organization providing professional training and compassionate support to partners affected by problematic sexual behavior and betrayal trauma.
  • Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches (IPC, 2019)
    Developed skills in facilitating conflict resolution through mediation and adopting a narrative perspective.
    University of Waikato
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