Humanistic-experiential Psychotherapy 

What is it?

  • This type of therapy is sometimes called Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT). 
  • Its roots  are in humanistic psychotherapy and is influenced by existential, Gestalt, and person-centred approaches.
  • EFT is practical and and uses specific emotional processing methods towards change such as close emotional tracking and 'chair work'.
  • EFT lead therapists believe in the humans capacity for reflective consciousness and hold the view that humans operate with a tendency towards growth.
  • As an approach EFT has proven effective with a range of different problems such as chronic depression, relationship issues, unresolved conflicts, anger management problems and many other issues.
  • The humanistic-experiential psychotherapy or the EFT approach works on the foundation that the therapeutic relationship is built upon authenticity, unconditional positive regard and empathy which when applied right can lead to self-reorganisation and ultimately alleviation of suffering. 
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How does a humanistic-experiential therapy (EFT) session work?

A typical session:

Within each session there is a clearly defined beginning, middle and end. Together with your EFT therapist you will begin by defining what you wish to work on during the session.  This may be related to what you initially sought therapy for, or it may not. 

Once you have established what you wish to work on your EFT therapist will apply the most effective method. For example, if it is the chosen topic involves an unresolved conflict she may apply the method of