Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
Are you in distress in your relationship? Having trouble connecting with your partner? Need some help to get where you want to go?
Many couples struggle to connect emotionally to work through challenges, to navigate through practical and family issues, as well as to work through heartache, loss and hurt that couples frequently face in the course of a long-term committed relationship.
What is EFT Couples Therapy?
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is a type of couples counseling that helps couples navigate the process of calming down conflicts, communicating, and connecting back to each other. EFT is well researched form of therapy. In one study of EFT couples therapy showed that 90 percent of couples reported relational improvement and 70-73 percent reported the relational problems were resolved. For further information about EFT see the Internation Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) at www.iceeft.com, or here for further research information.
Give couples counseling a chance
On average couples who seek couples therapy have had a couples-therapy-worthy issue for six years, according to John Gottman, couples counseling expert and researcher. If you are thinking about it this might be the help you are looking for, and now may be the right time.
Call me to see if EFT couples counseling might be right for you and your loved one. I offer a free 15-30 minute consultation to discuss if this might be a useful approach for your situation. I’d love to help couples get unstuck—and even if this this type of therapy is not right for you right now, I’d also be glad to help point you in the right direction for what will work for you and your partner.