Couple Therapy represents my special interest and one of my areas of expertise. My approach is highly effective and the average term is 15 sessions.
It aims at a deeper connection between the partners, who will then rediscover a fulfilling intimacy; the relationship will be alive, passionate and fun again. Through learning how to better meet each other’s needs, partners will create emotional safety in the couple; conflicts will be addressed at the roots and the communication between partners will improve. This will allow them to be each other’s source of pleasure, rather than a source of pain.
Reasons for couples to seek couple therapy at psychology practice today include:
- Frequent arguments
- Lack of communication with the partner
- Different goals and values
- Lack of intimacy and sexual desire
- Jealousy and betrayal
- Impact of professional life on the relationship
- Financial issues
- Adapting to marriage or becoming parents
- Family conflicts
- Impact of personal issues on the relationship
- Abusive or controlling behaviour
- Commitment issues
- Difficulties to cope with divorce or separation
Couples therapy at Psychology practice today can help with:
- Frequent / recurring conflicts
- Unealthy patterns
- Traumatic experiences (affairs, long separation, betrayal)
- Being stuck in argument
- Lack of emotional intimacy
- Felling disconnected
- Disbalance (one partner wants more intimacy than
What is EFT?
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is an effective short-term structured and transparent approach that aims to repair and strengthen partners relationship, communication and emotional bond. It focuses on how people experience their relationship and how they express (or don’t
express) their feelings. It explores why partners feel stuck and what negative patterns prevent them to get closer to each other.
EFT is one of the most studied and validated approaches to couple therapy at the moment and its effectiveness is scientifically proven. Researches show that 70-73% couples report that their issues are resolved and 90% of couples report significant improvement in their relationship(Johnson & Whiffen, 1999).
During sessions partners start to experience each other differently and learn a new “language” that both of them understand. The goal is to create a new successful emotional bond, intimacy and trust.
The therapist offers warm and non-judgemental environment and guides partners through clear and manageable steps. Both clients feel safe, respected and heard during the process. The therapist is not there to judge or take sides.
Together with the therapist new solutions to old problems are created and emotional stability is built. Partners become a team, helping each other to heal their relationship. They establish supportive bonds and create new patterns that work well for both of them. They develop safe responsiveness to each other that is unique for their relationship.