Emotion Focused Therapy is a structured approach to couples’ therapy which was formulated in the 1980’s by Professor Susan Johnson, a clinical psychologist based in Ottawa, Canada. EFT was developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists.
Sue Johnson and her colleagues have further developed and refined the model and completed numerous studies and EFT is now also used with families and individuals. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Sue Johnson has written 2 books for the general public on loving relationships, “Hold Me Tight” and “Love Sense”. Both are available on Amazon.