CB Counselling Services





You don't have to wait until things get really bad between you before considering couples therapy.

Emotionally Focussed Therapy for couples (EFT)

What is EFT couples therapy?

EFT therapy is a science tested approach based on attachment theory. Unlike forms of therapy where the therapist listens passively, as a couples EFT therapist I will take an active role in guiding the conversation. My therapeutic approach also focuses on addressing emotions and interactions within the session, helping to regulate and use emotion to create change.

Working as an empathic therapist I help couples recognise their emotions as valid and help couples recognise behaviours and patterns that they may not even be aware of and see how these actions contribute to conflict in a relationship. EFT can be an effective way for couples to form stronger bonds and build better relationships, based on love, loving and bonding. Research has found that EFT can improve interactions between partners and reduce the amount of stress that people experience in their relationships.


Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy helps the couple to create a more secure emotional bond , more relationship satisfaction, intimacy, trust, and a general sense of feeling secure with their partner, helping you with what you feel on the inside and share with your partner to create bonding moments, it addresses how you communicate in an experiential way, tracking the process you get caught up in.

Emotions are the best GPS for our survival. No couples therapy has as much research support as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Ninety percent (90%) of couples who go through EFT significantly improve their relationship and 70-75% of couples no longer fit criteria for relationship distress following treatment (according to metanalysis).

What brings people to couples counselling?

Couples often find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns that leave them feeling misunderstood and alone.

These patterns might involve feelings of being shut out, attacked, unwanted, not being heard, or craving greater


Some common issues that can be explored through couples counselling that you may be struggling with include:

  • Constant arguing, blaming, 'walking on eggshells', withdrawing and distancing.
  • You're feeling criticised, resentful, hurt, guilty, undervalued / unappreciated, inadequate or disrespected.
  • You are trying to come to terms with a betrayal or affair, couples counselling can help you talk, listen and respond sensitively to each other's feelings and needs around raw areas and difficult emotions.


When is couples counselling recommended?

When you are hurting and you feel as if you have lost connection with your partner, couples counselling can provide warm, respectful support for you both. in a safe, non judgemental space.

Get in touch about couples / relationship counselling in Bedford

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07525 346998 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

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