Counselling Methods for Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy
(EFT)

EFT approaches include elements of experiential therapy (such as person centered therapy and Gestalt therapy), systemic therapy and attachment theory) EFT is usually a short-term treatment (8–20 sessions). EFT approaches are based on the premise that human emotions are connected to human needs and therefore emotions have an innately adaptive potential that, if activated and worked through, can help people change problematic emotional states and interpersonal relationships.

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is a type of therapy which helps couples to improve their relationship. It is based on scientific facts derived from the analysis of the behaviors of thousands of different couples over a long period of time. It aims to increase intimacy, understanding, and respect, and to remove harmful barriers which prevent productive communication and development.