Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy

Are you and your partner having difficulties communicating effectively? Perhaps you are arguing about the same issue time and again, no matter how hard you try to change things? Maybe you long for the days when life together felt more fun?

If you’re not quite ready to give up on your relationship but feel like there’s no other option, couples counselling can be beneficial. Some people also like to attend couples counselling in order to “tune up” their relationship skills – that is, iron out the “creases” and niggles as they come up.

Difficulties between couples often arise when one (or both) of the pair feels that their needs are not being met. This can lead to frustration, anger and withdrawal by one or both partners. Sometimes it leads to separation or at the very least a discussion around separation. Both these events can be highly distressing.

Often couples just need help to find different ways to communicate their needs more effectively. That’s why I work with Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, an evidence based approach to relationship satisfaction.

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy is a structured and usually short term (8-20 sessions) approach to couples therapy. It is based on the scientific study of adult love and the bonding process between couples. Research studies find that with Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.

I will help you and your partner identify the patterns that are preventing you both from creating a relationship where you both feel loved and supported. Then I will help you find effective ways to ask for your needs to be met and to hear the needs of your significant other.

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Relationships can be hard but they can also be great learning experiences. I’d like to help you and your partner learn from yours so to make an appointment contact me direct today.



Hold Me Tight Sue JohnsonDr Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy has written, Hold Me Tight, a very accessible book aimed at helping couples learn how to nurture their relationship and ensure a lifetime of love. Available at reputable bookstores.