Couple Counselling

Reconnect, Rediscover, Rejoice: Transform Your Relationship

Welcome to a Journey of Renewal for Your Relationship

Feeling stuck in your relationship can be disheartening, leaving you longing for the connection, intimacy, and joy you once shared. You’re not alone if you find yourself trapped in a cycle of miscommunication, unresolved conflicts, and growing distance. Many couples face these challenges, but it’s possible to turn things around with the right support.

Introducing a Tailored Approach to Couple Therapy

Jen supports couples by helping them to unpack the negative cycle of conflict and distress. Together, we will grow to understand each partner’s role in maintaining the cycle. We will explore each person’s underlying unmet needs and fears in the relationship and form new ways of interacting and connecting. 

Jen has experience working across various issues, including repair from loss of trust and affairs, repetitive cycles of conflict and withdrawal, sexual problems and mismatched libidos, and chronic failure to tend to the relationship, leading to disconnect.

How Jen Can Help

  • Deepen Your Connection: Learn to communicate in ways that bring you closer, fostering understanding and empathy.
  • Revive Your Intimacy: Reignite the spark of intimacy, exploring new ways to connect emotionally and physically.
  • Discover Joy Together: Find joy in your journey as a couple, celebrating your individualities and bond.

Why Choose Jen?

  • Expert Guidance: With years of experience and specialised training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and attachment theory, Jen offers expert guidance tailored to your unique relationship.
  • Supportive Environment: Jen provides a safe, supportive space to explore your feelings, needs, and desires, encouraging open and honest communication.
  • Proven Strategies: Jen uses evidence-based strategies that have helped countless couples transform their relationships, fostering lasting change.

Our Promise to You

We are committed to helping you navigate the challenges of your relationship guiding you towards a more connected, intimate, and joyful partnership. Our approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and focused on your specific needs as a couple.

Begin Your Transformation 

If you’re ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling relationship, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. 

What is EFT Couple Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a structured, evidence-based approach to couples therapy that focuses on developing emotional intelligence and fostering secure, resilient relationships. EFT is grounded in attachment theory and helps couples identify and understand their emotional needs and patterns of interaction that cause distress in their relationships.

The Effectiveness of EFT

Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of EFT in improving relationship satisfaction, emotional connection, and communication among couples. Here are some key statistics that highlight the efficacy of EFT for couple therapy:

High Success Rate: Research indicates that 70-75% of couples who undergo EFT move from distress to recovery, with approximately 90% showing significant improvements. 

Long-term Effects: Studies have shown that the positive effects of EFT are long-lasting. Couples who have completed EFT report stable and enduring improvements in their relationship satisfaction and emotional connection, even several years after therapy has concluded.

Reduction in Relationship Distress: EFT has been found to significantly reduce relationship distress in various populations, including couples facing chronic illness, parents of children with autism, and veterans with PTSD.

Improvement in Communication: EFT effectively improves communication between partners, fostering a more open and secure way of expressing needs and emotions. Research has shown that couples who undergo EFT experience a significant improvement in their ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts.

Effectiveness in Diverse Populations: EFT has been successfully applied in diverse cultural contexts and with couples of different sexual orientations.

How does it work?

Stage 1: Assessment and De-escalation

Objective: The primary goal of the first stage is to create a safe and supportive environment for both partners. During this stage, you will identify the negative interaction patterns that lead to disconnection and conflict. This stage is about understanding the dynamics of the relationship and the underlying emotions and needs that fuel these patterns.

Stage 2: Restructuring the Bond

Stage 2 focuses on deepening emotional engagement and restructuring the emotional bond between partners. This stage aims to foster moments of vulnerability, allowing for new, positive interactions that create a stronger, more secure bond.

Stage 3: Consolidation and Integration

The final stage of EFT aims to consolidate the gains made in emotional connection and help you apply your new interaction patterns to everyday situations and old conflicts. This stage ensures the durability of the changes and integrates them into your relationship as a new way of being together.

How long does it take?

The entire process of EFT typically ranges from 8 to 20 sessions, though this can vary depending on the couple’s specific needs and progress. The pace of therapy is tailored to each couple to foster lasting change.

For couples considering EFT, it’s important to know that this therapy offers a clear roadmap out of distress and towards a stronger, more secure relationship. It requires openness, willingness to explore emotions, and engagement with the process. EFT has a strong track record of success, making it a hopeful option for couples seeking to deepen their connection and resolve conflicts.

Healing and the Psychotherapy Central Practice

Psychotherapy Central has a team of therapists who are experts in their field, trained in attachment adaptations, their manifestations and the unique healing processes I teach. Each therapist has a slightly different training, background, personal healing journey and specialisation. Meet the Psychotherapy Central team here.