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FAQ’s: EFT Couples Intensives

Couples Intensives in Brighton and Hove and Online

Spending personalised private time together in an Intensive Couple Therapy format can help jump start your relationship and emotional connectivity. As a result, couples find new hope, understanding, and the feelings of togetherness they have been so desperately missing, often for many years.

A Couple Therapy Intensive offers the same weekly Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy process but with longer half-day or day-long sessions over 1 to 3 days.

Is it cost-effective?
Frequency is one key to successful counselling. Couples with the best results regularly go to counselling, most typically once a week. However, a part of weekly sessions is time spent checking in over the week.

There is no time wasted in an Intensive; every minute counts towards progress. In most cases, you will save money, and, more importantly, this format will get your relationship back on track faster than with weekly sessions.

What is the schedule?

On the first half day (three hours) or full day (five hours), I will see you together, and we will review your relationship history. The following two hours can be individual sessions where I learn more about you and your relationship experience.

There is always flexibility. Many half-day clients decided it would work better to use the first session to explore the relationship together. We then use the first part of the second half day for the individual check-ins.

For the day-long, we then break for lunch after three hours. After the break, we have a two-hour session in which we start to unpack your negative interactive pattern, or cycle and how you both cope.

On the second day, we begin with a two-and-a-half-hour block in the morning, lunch and then a two-and-a-half-hour block in the afternoon; it will be the same schedule for the third day. Similarly, we continue to focus on the cycle over three hours with half-day sessions.

This schedule is flexible, and I am available to you throughout the day. You may get to a good place in less time than the two-hour joint session. We may then take a break to help your brain and body integrate what you have experienced. On the other hand, you may both decide to have a shorter break and come back early. We will make these decisions together.

At the end of our time together, we will review what we did and discuss the next steps.

How much does it cost?

Half day £300

Full Day £500

You can pay by online transfer or cash. Payment is due 48 hours before the session and indicates confirmation of attendance. If payment is not received 48 hours before the meeting, I will assume that the appointment is not needed and offer it to clients on the waitlist. The full fee is payable for sessions cancelled within 48 hours of the booked appointment. 

How do we know if the Intensive is the right choice for us?
First, please review the bullets points on the Couples Intensive Page. Then, if you feel none of the potential issues raises a red flag, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to set up a free consult call.
What does the consult entail?

The consult is a 30-minute meeting over the Zoom platform. It is required for you both to be on the call together, in the same location. There is no fee for the consult. During this consult, we can make sure you are a good candidate for the Intensive, that you feel comfortable with me and have an opportunity to ask any questions.

Is the Intensive helpful if we are not in a crisis?
Definitely. Couples who want to do Intensives because they are more convenient than weekly sessions, not because they are in crisis, have found this format hugely beneficial.
What are the next steps?
Once we have spoken and decided that this is right for you both, here are the following steps:

I will send you an introductory letter and forms and a short intake form to complete to your email address. This gives me essential information so we can start work straight away.

I encourage you to read (or listen to) Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson. Sue developed the model of EFT; it will give you a good sense of the kinds of conversations we will have during the intensive. It is unnecessary to do the exercises at the end of the chapters.

I am very excited to start this work with you both.

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