Light Within Counselling: Heather Johnson, MSW, RSW
Hamilton, Ontario

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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Attachment to another human is one of our most basic needs. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), founded by Sue Johnson, has revolutionized therapy with couples. It recognizes that underneath most arguments and discord, there lie attachment needs that are being acted out. When therapy focuses on communication skills and other traditional strategies, couples can have a hard time putting them into practice due to the intense emotion and attachment needs underlying the conflict.

Emotionally Focused Therapy teaches couples how to see beneath the words of what their partner and themselves say, to tune into the dance of emotion and change undesirable patterns.

With an empirically validated success rate, 70-73% of couples are still doing well 2 years after therapy!

It is my honour to have completed an externship with Sue Johnson, author and founder of EFT and the Core Skills program with Gail Palmer. I love working with clients to improve the health of their relationships.

Couples therapy is an investment in your that can create lasting positive change in your relationship.


***Many extended health plans will cover counselling individual and couples therapy with a social worker****