Emotion Focused Couples Therapy



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Useful Links

Sophia College
http://sophiacollege.com/
Family Constellations
http://www.familyconstellations.org.au/
Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy
http://eft-aust.com/

Many couples will encounter relationship stress and face stressful life events. Relationships may be strengthened as couples face emotional challenges together. However, particular incidents can damage relationship bonds and undermine trust security and intimacy.

Especially when one person experiences or is left with a sense of abandonment or betrayal or significant breach of trust, the relationship will often slip into rigid negative cycles such as:

  • Attack – Defend;
  • Blame-Withdraw;
  • Demand-Distance;
  • Pursue-Avoid

Emotion-Focused Couples therapy helps couples to identify and communicate connection and support and return a couple to a place of trust and flexibility.