Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

The practice of EFT is informed by an understanding of the role of emotion in psychotherapeutic change, “I feel, therefore I am”.  The focus is on helping you better identify, experience, accept, explore, make sense of, transform and flexibly manage your emotions.  You will become more skilful at accessing important information and meanings about yourself and the world around you through your emotions.

A key part of the therapy is to face and feel difficult painful emotions in order to process and change them.  Emotional pain must be allowed and accepted to be fully felt and heard (Leslie Greenberg, 2011).  It is about helping people with too little emotion access more emotion, and people with too much emotion to contain their emotions.