Emotion Focused Therapy Approach

Dr. Greenberg and Evelyn

Emotion-Focused Therapy or Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is a psychotherapy approach developed in the 1980s by Drs. Leslie Greenberg and Sue Johnson based on empirical studies of the process of change in psychotherapy.  The major premise of EFT is that emotion is foundational in the construction of self and is a key determinant of self-organization.  People live in a constant process of making sense of their emotions.

EFT focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and the importance of secure relationships. Using this approach, the therapist provides an empathic relationship, guides and helps clients accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotions. Working with the principle that people must first arrive at a place before they can leave it, therapist helps client reclaim disowned experience to change that experience.

The goal of the therapist is to help clients become aware of and make productive use of their emotions to bring about lasting change. In EFT couple and family therapy, besides helping clients to expand and reorganize key emotional responses, foster the creation of secure bond/relationships, therapist focuses on individuals’ positions of interaction and help clients work towards a more favorable new cycle of interaction. EFT is used in many different settings, private practice, university, hospital clinics and many different groups throughout the world.



At In Focus, we empathize with our clients as they go through myriad of life’s problems, stresses and challenges which are overwhelming at times. As these happened to us too. The only difference is, it is our profession to help others overcome these life hurdles so as to live life to the fullest.



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