Sally Silvers - Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Relationship Counselling & Psychotherapy in Aberdeen
Mobile: +44771 266 7925

I am a registered emotionally focused couples therapist. For more information on emotion focused couples therapy please see

Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), also known as Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C) is an empirically supported humanistic treatment that views emotions as centrally important in relationships.

EFT works on the basic principle that people must first arrive at a place before they can leave it. Core emotions of attachment and fears of loss of attachment arise deep in the brain. Emotions are physiological responses to which we react, when they come into awareness, with thoughts and feelings about those feelings.

The interactions of distressed couples are characterized by negative cycles where, for example, one partner pursues while the other withdraws. The therapist helps the couple to go to the underlying emotions that keep them stuck in those rigid positions and negative interaction cycles.

In EFT the aim is to create a new relationship event to act as a kind of transformer and thereby change reactive emotion with positive emotions of attachment.

EFT-C is a short-term (8-20 sessions) structured approach that was originally developed in the 1980s by Leslie Greenberg and Sue Johnson. There is significant research on this approach and it has been found that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and that the gains are sustained for months to years following the end of treatment. As such, EFT-C is an evidence based treatment protocol.

Relationship Counselling for Couples

Relationship Counselling in Aberdeen for Individuals
Couples Counselling in Aberdeen

Relationship counselling for couples recognises that experiencing a positive, creative relationship is at the heart of what most people want for themselves and their partners.

Relationship counselling for couples recognises that most people find this very difficult. Exploring the interactions and balance between the partners can lead to insights which diminish difficult issues and lead to positive, creative outcomes.

Issues worked with include:

  • getting married
  • living together
  • conflict resolution
  • anger management
  • supporting each other
  • adjusting to change
  • work home life balance
  • sexual issues
  • feeling stale or bored
  • supporting each other
  • satisfying compromise
  • helpful interactions
  • mediation
  • growth

    Exploring these issues can lead to:

  • improved communication
  • awareness of others needs
  • anger management skills
  • negotiating decisions together
  • developing insight
  • moving forward
  • support with change
  • satisfying relationships

    Could couple counselling also help you to explore?

  • infidelity
  • choosing the right partner
  • improving your relationship
  • communicating without rowing
  • navigating separation
  • navigating divorce
  • coping with break up
  • forgiving

    If so, call Sally on:

    Mobile: +44771 266 7925
    or email Sally at:

    My fees are by arrangement. Please contact me for more information.
    You can pay by cash or cheque at the start of our meeting.

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