Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is a tested and proven therapy approach that is humanistic and highly effective in helping couples develop a lasting love bond. Emotionally Focused Therapy aids couples to reprocess the emotional experience underlying their negative cycle, which is usually what keeps them stuck in distress. No relationship problem is too big or too deep for Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples was developed in the 1980’s by Dr. Sue Johnson and Leslie Greenberg. Currently, EFT is considered the gold standard for couples therapy in the world, and Emotionally Focused Therapists are helping many people worldwide develop a secure bond. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples is based on the attachment theory by John Bowlby. This attachment theory explains how children and their caretakers’ emotional bond and attachment style influences future adult love relationships. Bowlby emphasized how all humans have a basic need to feel safe and secure in intimate relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy assists couples in transforming their relationship and creating this safe and secure connection.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples heals distressed relationships and builds long-lasting emotional bonds. Emotionally Focused Therapy helps couples get rid of their negative interaction pattern and express their needs, fears, and feelings in a more vulnerable way. Emotionally Focused therapists do this through three key stages. In the first stage, the Emotionally Focused Therapist helps the couple de-escalate and reframe the problem in terms of the negative cycle. In the second stage, the Emotionally Focused Therapist restructures the bond and creates responsiveness to the needs of each partner. In the third and final stage, the Emotionally Focused Therapist facilitates the emergence of new solutions to old problems and creates secure attachment.

Throughout the Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples sessions, you will develop a deeper understanding of your relationship and the challenges that get you stuck in the negative cycle. You will learn more about your emotions and your partner’s emotions and how to deal with them in a way that brings you closer.

If you would like to know more about Emotionally Focused Therapy, please visit the official website www.iceeft.com.

If you would like to read about Emotionally Focused Therapy, there are several books written by EFT founder Dr. Sue Johnson such as “Hold Me Tight”, “Love Sense” and “Attachment Theory in Practice”.

If you would like to do Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples with an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Therapist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates or online on zoom from anywhere in the world, please feel free to contact me Dalia Sheiha at ds@daliasheiha.com or WhatsApp me on +971 50 236 9395.