Strengthening Relationships with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)?

Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based model with the highest success rate among different couple’s therapy models. EFT is considered a gold standard therapy worldwide, and it is highly effective in strengthening relationships. EFT brings about a second-order change in the lives and relationships of couples, individuals, and families. EFT is an attachment-based model that Drs developed. Sue Johnson and Leslie Greenberg in the 1980s. EFT helps families and couples create stronger emotional connections. EFT is an experiential model that focuses on how each individual’s reactive response to emotional dysregulation results in more conflict and how this dysfunctional ‘dance’ or cycle between the family members is the real problem. EFT is a systemic form of therapy based on Bowlby’s attachment model.      


In my practice as a marriage and family therapist in Dubai and certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor (EFT) in Dubai, I can see how EFT strengthens couple’s relationships. Change in relationships happens over three stages in EFT. In the first stage, the goal is to help deescalate the couple by discovering the negative cycle they are both stuck in. This cycle is usually what blocks the couple from connecting safely together. In the second stage of EFT therapy, there is a restructuring of the interaction between the couple where they can form new healthy emotional experiences. These new interactions usually lead to a more secure connection. Partners are encouraged to express their deepest needs and longings to one another in a vulnerable way. A more positive cycle replaces the negative cycle in stage two of EFT therapy. In the third stage, consolidation occurs where couples use their secure emotional bonds to find new solutions for their old problems. 


EFT can aid couples struggling with several issues, including infidelity and poor communication. EFT helps couples develop better emotional functioning, create stronger bonds and improve communication skills. EFT is supported by extensive scientific research and builds stronger relationships. It can reduce the level of stress in relationships. 


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If you would like to do marriage counseling, family therapy, or individual therapy to create a stronger connection with your partner, now is the time to be proactive and get engaged in couples counseling, relationship coaching, and couples’ therapy. Marriage and family therapy help you strengthen your relationship with your partner and family members. Marriage and family therapy also enables you to become better partners and parents for your children. It is essential to understand that involving an experienced, caring, and non-judgmental couples’ therapist can make a vast difference. As a Marriage and Family Therapist based in Dubai, I work with couples from all over the world to overcome the challenges they face in their relationship. Marriage counseling in Dubai and Couples therapy in Dubai is incredibly effective. If you are searching for a professional and highly qualified marriage counselor and couple’s therapist, an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor (EFT) in Dubai, please help you get through your difficult times reach out to me. I meet my clients face to face in my office in Dubai or do marriage and family counseling online via zoom. If you are anywhere in the world and feel like speaking to a Family and Couples Counselor and doing couples therapy at the convenience of your home, please get in touch with me at or WhatsApp me on 00971502369395.

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