Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action - Gulya Diyarova with Laura Vowels





26 & 27 November 2021 Live & On Demand


UK: 12:00 – 18:00
North America: 7:00 – 13:00 EST / 4:00 – 10:00 PST

CPD & CE credits available: 12

TRAINING information

This online training is streaming live on the 26th & 27th November 2021.

The digital recordings will be released to all participants on the 28th November. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.

Course Description

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in Action, Road Map to Emotional Healing: An outline of the theory and practice of EFT with Couples, Individuals and families.

This excellent Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy model is a comprehensive overview of the approach, its theoretical base/ Attachment theory, stages and steps, and skills and interventions to apply in clinical practice, with exercises, case examples, and video clips of real clients’ sessions.

Open for qualified psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, clergy who work with couples, individuals and families, and want to learn how to use the model in difficult clinical situations.

Built into Emotionally Focused Therapy approach is the science of human connection – how we reach for others and seek a Safe Haven and Secure Base with those most significant to us (J. Bowlby). Unique to EFT is identifying the “negative cycle” of relationship or insecurities associated with personal distress. The cycle often includes repetitive arguing with no resolution, painful personal emotional attacks towards each other and unbearable periods of withdrawal and silence (‘blame-defend’ or ‘attack-withdraw’ cycle), or on a personal level easily triggered anger, anxiety or plunging into the ‘darkness’ of depression. Using the power of emotion as a target and agent of change EFT provides a clear therapeutic map to helping partners, individuals and family members to restructure their emotional responses, and lead them into connectedness and a secure bond with each other, through in-session “corrective emotional experience”.

The Results:
– EFT has been applied to many different kinds of problems and diverse populations.
– A history of success: after 12 to 20 sessions, 70 to 75% of people move from distress to recovery; 90% show significant improvement.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) can be an excellent way to understand difficult emotions and strengthen the bond between parent(s) and child(red). EFFT can be a bridge between parents and children that allows children to communicate their emotions and the problems that they are being faced with. It is a great way to allow parents the opportunity to learn how to help their child manage their emotions and behaviours while learning the skills to support their children and help to take on the lead role in effecting positive change in their child and their relationship. EFFT can be helpful when working with children and teenagers but can also be applied to relationships between adult children and their parent(s). In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to EFFT, discuss case examples, provide a role-play of EFFT, and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Learning Objectives

This introductory training will include an exploration of:

  • The key concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy approach for couples, individuals and families.
  • Understanding of Internal Working Models and Attachment Styles.
  • Stages and steps of the EFT model including the key change events in the process of therapy.
  • EFT interventions on the basis of clinical material including video clips of live therapy sessions, and demonstrations.

About the Speaker

Gulya Diyarova is an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused therapist and supervisor, and a psychosexual and relationship therapist. Her first career in Moscow was as a medical doctor, paediatrician, and clinical neurologist. She moved to the UK in 1993 and later retrained in Systemic therapy, Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Early Attachment and Psychopathology, and as a Psychosexual therapist. Gulya was instrumental in bringing EFT to the UK and has been organising EFT training in London since 2009 in conjunction with ICEEFT. She is a founding member of the British EFT Community (BEFT Center). She supervises EFT therapists, leads EFT workshops, CPD groups and Advanced Externship training (Option 1 towards EFT Certification), and has a private practice in London. She is a founding director of the EFT International School which, among other EFT trainings, stages very popular annual EFT Summer Schools, now in its 6th year. She is also a founding director of EFT Clinic in Central London.

Laura Vowels, clinical psychologist, Cert. EFT therapist, BACP, ICEEFT trained in the US as a couple and family therapist and is currently working in private practice in London. Laura sees individuals, couples and families around a range of emotional, relational, and sexual issues. Laura primarily uses emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) in her practice with clients. She was introduced to EFT during her training, has since completed required further training and has become certified as an EFT therapist for couples and families. She is also currently finishing her PhD in Psychology where her research focuses on attachment theory in adult relationships.



CPD & CE credits available: 12

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action - Gulya Diyarova with Laura Vowels

26 & 27 November 2021 Live & On Demand

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