How did EFT appear in Bulgaria?

Emotionally Focused Therapy entered Bulgaria in May 2015 with the first training - Externship, of 70 professionals, conducted by prof. Kyriaki Polychroni from the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT ) - Greek Network, at the invitation of the Psychotherapeutic Institute of Social Ecology of Personality.

Our teacher

Prof. Kiriaki Polychroni is a psychologist, family and group therapist, couples therapist, trainer and supervisor of psychotherapists. He is a certified EFT trainer and supervisor. Honorary President of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA). Member of the consultative and scientific team of the Athens Anthropos Institute, one of the first centres in Europe to apply family therapy. Founding member of the Hellenic Association of Systemic Therapy. Co-publisher of the European scientific journal "Human Systems: the Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training".

Trains and supervises professionals in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Systemic Family and Group Therapy. She teaches and gives workshops in Greece and many other countries in Europe and worldwide. 

"Emotionally Focused Therapy comes to support couples and families in building relationships based on safety and acceptance so they can cope with the challenges of modern life." - К. Polychroni

In April 2018, a SMALL group that has continued training in the method completed the specialist Core Skills level.

In November 2018 Elena Krasteva and Dorothea Panova founded the current Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy with the support of prof. Polychrony and EFT Greek network with the aim of spreading the method in Bulgaria and reaching more couples and families. So far we can boast the first certified therapist and supervisor of Emotionally Focused Therapy - Elena Krasteva, who is currently a supervised trainer. We are extremely proud to have received the recognition of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Currently we have a small community of Core Skills graduates with whom we continue our work in the approach under the supervision of Elena Krasteva and prof. Polychrony.

EFT qualification trainings