Love-works is a couples & relationship counselling practice. Founded by Dr. David Perl, a physician and psychotherapist along with his therapist wife of 30 years, Ruth.
Professional & confidential
Confidentiality and respect for our clients, no matter what the presenting issues, are the basis on which Love-Works treats individuals and couples. We work to maintain a wholly impartial, supportive and non-judgemental attitude at all times.
Caring, Sensitive & Compassionate
First and foremost, Love-Works offers a safe and confidential space in which you can express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into issues which may be troubling. We offer a tailored process which works at a your own pace.
Helping couples reconnect
We use our skills as psychotherapist and psychologist. We also draw from our experience of what makes our own marriage work. We work both as a couple and individually depending upon your needs and circumstances.
Couples therapists married for 30 years
David and Ruth Perl, both therapists, understand it takes hard work to create and sustain a loving relationship. They have been through their own challenges and appreciate no relationship is without it’s ups and downs.
Some quotes we like about relationships
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
- Erich Fromme
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed”
- Carl Jung
“The capacity for growth depends on one’s ability to internalize and to take personal responsibility. If we forever see our life as a problem caused by others, a problem to be “solved,” then no change will occur.”
- James Hollis
Ongoing interaction with a long-term partner can be an agent of transformation more powerful than any other. We have come to believe that it is the clearest way for transformation to occur.