Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT)


Emotion Focused Therapy, EFT, was developed by Leslie Greenberg, Robert Elliott, Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman and Laura Rice in the 1980s. This therapy is exceptionally client-oriented, with a focus on emotions. During EFT therapy, we will work holistically with the whole person, not just with the problems that the client is currently experiencing. EFT embraces everyone's uniqueness. The therapist and the client work closely together during the treatment. You will play an active role in the treatment and in solving the problems / complaints you have, and any we discover during treatment. EFT strengthens emotional intelligence, and thereby also your quality of life. Clients experience progress in different areas of life with this treatment modality.

EFT for couples
Sue Johnson heeft op basis van Emotion Focused Therapy een behandelmethode ontwikkeld voor (echt)paren. Ze noemt dit Emtionally Focused Therapy, ook afgekort tot EFT. De basisprincipes zijn hetzelfde. Een relatie met een ander betekent dat je emotioneel gehecht bent, en dus tot op zekere hoogte ook afhankelijk bent van die persoon. Wanneer er problemen in een (liefdes)relatie zijn, kan het zijn dat er sprake is van een negatief interactiepatroon waarin de partners vastgeroest zitten. Het is lastig om te zien welk patroon problemen veroorzaakt in de relatie. De therapie is volgens onderzoek van Sue Johnson (2016) zelfs effectief bij paren met een hoge kans op scheiding.

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy offers the possibility for partners to build a safer and more durable bond.
  • EFT uses a holistic approach and does not concentrate only on the obvious problems that the couple is experiencing. EFT embraces everyone's uniqueness. The therapist and the client’s work together during the treatment. You both will play an active role in the treatment and in solving the problems / complaints that arise as we progress in therapy.
  • EFT strengthens emotional intelligence and thereby also quality of life. Clients experience progress in different areas of life.
  • EFT can be used individually, or with both partners at the same time.

Do any of the below relationship issues sound familiar?

  • Frequent disagreements/arguments
  • Little or no conversation
  • Reduced or no intimacy
  • Lack of shared pastimes
  • Doubts about your relationship
  • One/both partners had/having affairs
  • Lack of common life goals/approaches, such as having children, raising children or your vision of the future together

If this sounds familiar, it may be time to think about relationship therapy.
Relationship therapy is about helping you to clarify the problems you are experiencing. This allows you to work out how best to avoid or work through them. It is important for you to recognize what you want, expect and need from a relationship. Based on that, I can advise you on which issues I can help you with. I will also be honest about the issues I don’t think we can resolve. It’s important to be prepared to really work in therapy. We work together, but you may also get assignments to take home with you as well.

Relationship therapy session are 90 minutes long, and cost € 125 per session. In some cases, 60 minutes is sufficient; the rate is then € 100. The treatment plan and session type will be determined based on the results of your intake session(s). NB that Relationship therapy is usually not reimbursed by Dutch health insurer, but it’s always wise to check with your individual insurer.

After the session you can pay by either cash or Pin. Your invoice will be sent by post at the beginning of the following month.

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