Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Find Emotionally Focused Therapy Near You in Brisbane and Across South Brisbane

If you’re looking for a way to improve your relationships and overall well-being, then Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) may be just what you need!

Emotionally Focused Therapy concentrates on utilising evidence-based techniques to help individuals and couples understand and healthily express their emotions as they play a crucial role in relationships. By understanding and managing our emotions, we can potentially improve our connections with others and the overall well-being of everyone involved.

At Something More Counselling, located in Brisbane and across South Brisbane, we offer Emotionally Focused Therapies to ensure you can get the care you need. Our certified therapists work closely with you to identify patterns of behaviour and communication in your relationships that may be causing distress. Through communication and development of a more secure attachment style, we can help you develop new ways of interacting that promotes emotional healing and fosters healthier bonds. We understand the importance of regulating emotions appropriately in relationships, and our team of professionals ensures that you receive the necessary guidance.

What Techniques Do We Employ for Our Emotionally Focused Therapy Across South Brisbane and Brisbane?

In any Emotionally Focused Therapy session, three essential phases are adhered to for the therapist to guide you through the entire consultation process properly and to track your progress, such as:

The De-escalation Phase: When beginning emotionally focused therapies, whether for individuals or couples, it is of the utmost importance to identify the primary reasons for the conflict and then move to assess any negative interaction patterns that might arise during the conflicts. Understanding the interaction pattern, opens the space to reframe the issues for the couples and individuals to realize how specific fears and insecurities may impact them yours lf, their partner and others around them.

Moreover, our certified South Brisbane therapists utilise various techniques (such as, reflective listening, empathy, validation etc.) to help our clients feel heard and understood, thereby possibly reducing their emotional agitation, and fostering a safe and stable environment.

The Restructuring Phase: With the help of our Brisbane registered psychologist, we nurture a supportive atmosphere during our Emotionally Focused Therapies, so couples can gain an understanding of one another’s needs and work on the way to adapt to a healthier pattern of interaction.

These techniques can help to improve communication between both parties and encourage them to become more responsive to their respective partners’ wishes. Following the guidance of our accredited therapists can allow you to establish and secure a stronger emotional bond with your partner and others around you.

The Consolidation Phase: During the final consolidation phase, our Emotionally Focused Therapy sessions in South Brisbane focus on having the couples recognize how the new communication strategies and interaction patterns have potentially aided in preventing conflicts from arising and escalating.

With these techniques, it helps couples to form new and better emotional bonds, thereby replacing and overwriting the older, more negative interaction patterns (such as, pursue-withdraw and criticise-defend).

What Do Emotionally Focused Therapy Sessions in Brisbane and South Brisbane Aim to Treat?

Something More Counselling’s  Accredited Social Worker & Registered Psychologist  in addressing a number of various mental health issues that might be impacting your relationship as a couple or your relationship with those around you as an individual, for instance:

  • Depression: With the help of Emotionally Focused Therapies for couples and individuals, it can aid you in exploring the negative emotions you might be experiencing (such as, helplessness, shame, self-criticism etc.) and start building a strategy with our therapists to focus on making personal improvements.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Emotionally Focused Therapies may potentially alleviate PTSD symptoms individuals might be suffering from and instead support them in tackling their suppressed emotions. Exploring the restrained emotions during Emotionally Focused Therapies and following the techniques can potentially assuage PTSD symptoms that might impact you individually and as a couple with your partner.
  • Anxiety: Our Brisbane therapists at Something More Counselling can support you in addressing emotional avoidance and implementing new behaviours and habits to overcome symptoms such as, self-criticism.
  • Addiction: Our Emotionally Focused Therapy sessions across South Brisbane, assist individuals, using professional techniques, in developing healthier patterns of behaviour if they are addicted to a substance or practising addictive behaviour towards a particular issue.

How Effective is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals Throughout Brisbane and South Brisbane

In Emotionally Focused Therapy, how many sessions individuals or couples might need heavily depends on their unique circumstances and how they progress through each sitting. Although it is entirely subjective on a case-to-case basis, Emotionally Focused Therapies have shown tremendous effectiveness amongst many clients as their techniques are able to identify, understand and improve on their symptoms and work on the issues they might be stemming from in the first place.

Get Started with Something More Counselling for Emotionally Focused Therapy in Brisbane and Across South Brisbane

Connect with our Brisbane team of professionals at 0412 692 868 or email us at reception@smcounselling.com.au. You can also send through an enquiry for any questions or concerns you might have on Emotionally Focused Therapies for couples and individuals.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapies
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