Bellevue, WA, September 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In families, between partners, in social and business relationships, at church and at work, there are always issues and disagreements that arise around decisions that need to be made or problems to resolve. Each side wants a different outcome and has an interest in that outcome. Unfortunately these issues can come between people and erode the relationship, leaving hurt feelings and resentments.
“If you have ever wanted to resolve an issue with someone, but found that emotions start flying and you cannot seem to find an answer, relationship mediation maybe be helpful.” Familton says. “When people have chronic issues to work through, therapy is great for that. However some couples and families have a logistical problem that needs to be solved in a way that preserves relationships.”
Traditionally therapy requires several sessions over months and during those sessions, therapists do not offer solutions. Relationship mediation from Marlon Familton is a one to two session format modeled after transformative and facilitated mediation, two types of mediation used in business and the legal system.
“I have brought together my formal training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. With EFT, I can help my clients understand the core of their issue, deal with underlying emotions that drive reactions and begin talking about what really matters to them.” Familton says. “Then using a mediation format, the two parties can actually work together to come up with a workable solution.”
Marlon Familton is a marriage and family therapist who runs Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC in Bellevue Washington. His special area of work is in working with relationships, couples, families and individuals as well. Mr. Familton is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), one of two evidenced based models according to the American Psychological Association. Research shows that 86% of couples who go through EFT in therapy are “significantly” happier.