Training in Couple Therapy – Externship In Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)


Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is an effective short-term, research-validated approach to couple therapy, developed in the mid-1980’s by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
A Humanistic and Process-oriented therapy, EFT is based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. It reflects the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress, adult love, and emotion. Emotionally Focused Therapy has revolutionized couple therapy.
It is one of the most empirically supported models of couple therapy, is being taught all over the world and is a must-know model if you are working with couples.


Sandra Taylor

Sandra is an ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist. She is passionate about EFT and specialises in working with couples. She has a private practice in the north west of England and supervises therapists there as well as via the internet. Sandra is the Coordinator, and a founder member, of the British EFT Centre which has over 200 members across Britain and holds an annual conference.
She started her EFT training in 2011 and alongside her own development she has supported the development of others in EFT through bringing Gail Palmer in to train counsellors at Marriage Care – a charity with 200 volunteer counsellors in England and Wales where she worked as Director of Relationship Counselling.
Sandra’s original therapy training, back in the 1980’s, was as a Person Centred Counsellor and this supported her work as an Occupational Therapist in a range of mental health settings. She is a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Sandra is an experienced trainer, having trained therapists from introductory to degree level in charities, colleges and universities over more than 20 years. Her PhD is in the reciprocal relationship between counselling students and trainers, a subject that continues to inspire her and influence her as a trainer.
Sandra is no stranger to the Middle East, as she was assisting on the first Externship in Dubai in November 2017.


The Externship which offers 28 contact hours is the first in-depth training designed to help you learn the basic clinical skills required to practice and become certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist. The program which includes live sessions, theory, clinical techniques and skill training gives you:


Evelyne L. Thomas, EFT Couple and Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapist (STST)


Professionals who work or would like to work with Couples and Families, Counsellors, Psychologists and Marriage and Family Therapists.


The Externship is the first in-depth training designed to help you learn the basic clinical skills required to practice and become certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist as developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. The program includes live sessions, theory, clinical techniques and skill training.

All participants will get a free copy of Dr. Sue Johnson’s new book 

Attachment Theory in Practice  



Externship Dubai – Fees payable in UAE Dirhams

Early Bird, until 31st August 2019: AED 3795 (US$ 1033)

After 31st August 2019: AED 3995 (US$ 1057)

University Students of Psychology: AED 3795 (US$ 1087)

Please note: Booking will be confirmed on reception of payment.
In case of cancellation before 31st August 2019, 50% of the money will be refunded. After that date, no money will be refunded.


Externship Dubai will be held at the Carlton Downtown Hotel Dubai

Carlton Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 7143 Dubai – UAE

Phone: +971 4 506 9999

The hotel is next to Dubai International Financial Centre Metro Station:



Evelyne L Thomas

Couple and Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist & Certified Life Coach

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Dip. Psychosexual Disorders
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy BWRT® – Advanced Practitioner
Adv. Dip. in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®

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“Evelyne is passionate about what she does and it shows in her workshops. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and engages people in a friendly and comfortable way.”
Fatima, Sharjah

Evelyne, I would like thank you, once again, for your time, kindness, and guidance throughout yesterday’s session; it was a total success! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening; we have had very good feedback. Thank you, Dr. S., for the introduction. Evelyne, on behalf of the UAE Rotaract Clubs, we are very much looking forward to another Leadership Session

Evelyne L Thomas