What is Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy?
The working assumption of
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is that it is healthy and sound to
become emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much
the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and
protection. Does that make sense? Do you want a partner
who is a safe place to turn when you are in distress? They will be
there for you - open and present.
How effective is Emotionally
Focused Couple Therapy?
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is recognized by
the American Psychological Association as empirically proven.
In research 75% of couples are successful in creating a secure
and lasting love relationship.
How long does it take?
Plan on 20 to 30 sessions of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
to feel really tuned into and connected with each other in a secure,
safe and lasting bond.
How much does it cost?
4 sessions of emotionally
focused couple therapy - for $500 nonrefundable cash
deposit. A savings of $100.00.
Note: In June, 2008, George completed the four
day externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with
Dr. Sue Johnson in Ottawa, Canada.
Session by session the fee is $150 per session.
That is a 90 minute session with George and that is $150 in Canadian
dollars. Payment by cash, check or by PayPay e-mail fund
request (which allows credit card payments.)
A missed session or last minute cancellation (within
24 hours) is billed as half a session or $75.00. George
reserves the right to not schedule appointments until
What happens in Emotionally
Focused Couple Therapy?
One the focus is on safety, on de-escalating
negative and destructive dialogues in order to build enotional
safety. This involves:
In Phase Two the
patterns begin to shift as the partners turn to one another in
conversation that is softer and more engaged. Usually this involves:
In Phase Three
any deeply disturbing events that
have wounded the relationship and undermine bonding are healed.
Healing leads to heart felt forgiveness. The couples learns the
process of healing relationship wounds and can use this to strengthen
final phase you learn what life is
like when living in a divinely inspired couple community. Your
unity enhances listening, communication and problem solving.
Stress levels are less and you are living with more calm, creative,
warmth and connection. Health improves.
For more about Emotionally
Focused Couple Therapy read Dr. Sue Johnson "Hold Me
Tight" (2008) or see
PHONE: - (416) 234-1850.
for long distance - (877) 854-3990
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An intensive therapeutic retreat provides six hours of therapy per
day. It can be over a weekend or during the week. The 24
hour retreat is over 4 days of 6 hours therapy per day.
Plan a retreat for resolving in depth individual or couple
needs. Make use of a retreat when your emotional or marital
crisis is becoming more than you can handle with weekly counseling sessions.
Choose a retreat when you can not go on with the way things are.
You need to resolve things one way or another. You want to get
your issues out in the open. You need to go deeper and resolve
more than is possible in weekly therapy sessions.
We meet in my office in the city of Mississauga. Office
address: suite #125, 1454 Dundas St. East (near
Dixie Road) in Mississauga. This is 20 minutes from the main
airport in Toronto, Ontario - the Pearson International Airport
(Airport code is YYZ).
Retreat Hotel Information
If you are looking for a suitable hotel near my office you can book
one on Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario (closest to my office and
public transportation) or Dixon Road, Mississauga, Ontario (near the
airport). Here are some Hotel options.
Phone - (416) 234-1850