Buchanan Family Foundation
Christian Relationship Counseling
Why Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) ?
Buchanan Family Foundation desires to support the relational health of marriages knowing that a strong, positive and loving relationship shared between husband and wife will enable the children and family to be healthier and more successful, which has consistently been demonstrated through various studies.
Judeo-Christian theology is one of the biggest proponents for healthy relationships within marriages and families. These values are a part of the core tenets of Christianity, and provide a way for love to be restored. Unfortunately, communities of faith experience barriers to access evidenced based treatments that specifically address the negative outcomes of emotional detachment.
Therefore, we knew that if the goal of Buchanan Family Foundation was to reach the underserved to offer relationship counseling, we had to use EFT because it marries so well with a Judeo-Christian worldview. It was for this reason, that we purposed in our hearts to provide therapy services that promote and preserve relationships that are safe and secure as the Good Lord intended us all to experience from the very beginning.
What does a therapist do in EFT?
Implementing EFT is an approach that will result in helping clients focus on how they experience their relationships emotionally.
Your therapist's role in couple therapy will be to identify the system of the whole relationship, its patterns and how you and your partner get stuck in negative patterns. Your therapist will help change the negative patterns into clearer signals of need and better interpret the core message the pair of you have been trying to communicate and understand all along.
Your therapist will constantly be creating safety in the session to create more positive bonding patterns that result in increased emotional security and closeness. By focusing on the present experiences in session, your therapist will help bring about change and new moments of bonding by:
Your therapist's role in individual therapy will be to help: