Many couples having difficulty in their relationship experience patterns of conflict and negative feelings that repeat over and over. These patterns if left untreated become distressing and erode the goodwill each person has toward the other. Over time criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling begin to take hold and a negative cycle of communication becomes the predominant way couples try and solve their issues. Often the only way out of this cycle is to seek professional couples counselling to help solve the negative pattern of communication so that better communication and connection can restore the goodwill in the relationship.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) - EFT is an evidence-based model of couple’s therapy that has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding. Emotionally Focused Therapy focuses on helping couples to restructure their attachment bond. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements in relationship satisfaction. In therapy a couples emotional world is considered central to the way they structure their relationship and therefore central to the process of change.