Emotion Focused Therapy

What is EFT?

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach designed to facilitate emotional transformation and promote lasting change. Grounded in the belief that emotions are central to human experience, EFT emphasizes the exploration and understanding of one's emotional landscape to foster healing and connection. Therapists trained in EFT work collaboratively with clients to identify and validate their emotions, recognizing them as valuable sources of information that can guide us towards making choices that are best for us.

By delving into the underlying emotional processes, EFT helps individuals navigate and transform patterns of interaction that may be hindering personal growth and relational well-being. Through this process, clients develop a deeper understanding of their emotional needs, paving the way for healthier relationships and increased emotional resilience.

Who can EFT help?

EFT is particularly effective in addressing:

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma

  • Developing emotional intelligence, emotional competence, and secure relationships

  • Marriage counselling needs

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

Research indicates that EFT is effective for both individual and couples therapy. It has been found to be as effective or more effective than CBT for treating depression and more effective than CBT in treating interpersonal issues.