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Relationship & Couples Therapy

Our partner(s) are everything, they are our safe haven, a soft spot to land when we fall, they are nourishing and meaningful but they also can bring forward conflict, resentment, misunderstanding, dysfunctional patterns and stress. Let us support you in strengthening your relationship, bolstering your communication, rediscovering your partner(s) again, and bringing fun and play back into your relationship.

The therapists at Cambrian Counselling and Wellness use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples cope with a range of problems such as:

  • Anxiety and insecurity in the relationship

  • Couples that include a partner with a chronic health condition 

  • Couples with general relationship dissatisfaction

  • Couples coping with sexual dissatisfaction

  • Depression impacts the relationship of the couple

  • Frequent arguments

  • Infidelity

Couple smiling together in the mountains
Couple looking at the lake with a dog

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a cutting-edge, tested, and proven short-term structured approach to couples counselling. Typically lasting between 8 and 20 sessions.

Benefits of EFT:

  • Improving communication

  • Reducing arguments

  • Repairing and building trust

  • Conflict resolution

  • Overcoming infidelity

  • Enhancing emotional and physical intimacy

  • Healing and improving our romantic relationships

  • Addressing historical trauma from past relationships impacting the present

The goal of EFT for Couples therapy is:

  • Create a more secure emotional attachment between two individuals.

  • Expand & re-organize key emotional responses.

  • Create a positive shift in partners' interactional positions & patterns.

  • Greater emotional awareness & well-being.

  • Greater coping ability with unhelpful emotions.

  • Effective restructuring of interactions in love relationships.

  • Improve the quality of communication between partners.

  • Build and/or rebuild trust. 

Although EFT is very effective, couples who are in abusive relationships or currently participating in an affair or deception within the relationship are not recommended to participate in EFT treatment. For EFT to work optimally requires the therapist to foster a therapeutic environment that creates safety for both partners so they can be vulnerable and authentic.  

 

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