Couples, even in good relationships, can get caught in unhealthy communication or behaviour patterns. Partners may experience having the same arguments time and time again. Couples might also avoid difficult conversations because of fear of starting a fight. Sometimes, these problems occur when life is busy, when there is too much stress and too little time. The situation can feel overwhelming and leave one feeling sad, lonely or helpless to change it.
Regardless of whether the situation is long-standing or whether problems are just being identified, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples can help partners find ways to break out of old, negative patterns for lasting changes. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a method of couples counselling, which is backed by over 20 years of research with significant success rates. Its emphasis on attachment has been shown to be especially effective in helping couples address conflict, create safety and foster a more secure, positive and loving bond.
I work with couples to help create a more satisfying and close relationship. This is done in a place of safety, where negative patterns can be identified and new ways to express feelings and needs are discovered and practiced together.