In the beginning, love can be intense, wonderful. With the passage of time, challenging experiences can change the way you interact with and feel about your partner. If you’re going to dance with someone, you’re going to step on each other’s feet once in a while.
I offer you support to understand, heal and enhance your emotional connection – enabling you to dance together with responsive engagement. Some couples come to me distressed and hurting, perhaps from a crisis such as illness or an affair. Other couples have lost their initial connection and want to feel closer and more connected.
In my work with couples I have found an attachment-based approach called EFT – Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples – to be most effective. EFT is backed by 30 years of research. This research has proven EFT to be effective model for addressing couple distress and strengthening attachment bonds. Using EFT, 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
For each of you:
EFT is a well-researched, structured approach to couples therapy founded in the early 1980’s by Dr. Susan Johnson. EFT is being used with distressed couples in private practice, university training centres and hospital clinics. EFT has been proven applicable to couples from many different cultural and demographic groups, ages and backgrounds. This may include individual partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post traumatic stress disorders and chronic illness.
Whether you are married, defacto, heterosexual or same gender attracted the EFT approach can help make sense of your world and move toward where you wish to be – together. EFT is a proven effective treatment for healing couple distress and strengthening resilience and core sense of self in relationship.
More detail on the EFT approach is available online. You can read about EFT in this article by the founder Sue Johnson.
Here is a great video by Dr Sue Johnson that helps explain Emotionally Focused Therapy