Marriage and relationship counselling is provided for couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship.
A sample of these challenges may be communication issues, crisis, for example
- loss of a child
- living with chronic illness
- sexual difficulties
- individual loss of desire
- adjusting to the birth of a new baby
- conflicted style of interacting
- problems with emotional intimacy.
The above problems can lead to increased distress and sometimes to escalating conflict. The process of couple therapy helps to change the interactional patterns between a couple and provide a safe and effective path for long term relational healing.
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFTC.)
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFTC) is a well researched method of therapy for couples. Pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson it is based upon a science of adult love and attachment. EFTC recognizes that couple conflict and distress arises from basic adult needs for safety, security and closeness not being met in their intimate relationships.
The process of EFTC helps to change the interactional patterns between a couple and provide a safe and effective path for long term relational healing.
An Cuan therapists
Grainne, Kathy and James have trained in this method of couple work.