Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Healthier, Stronger Relationships

Who are we?

Melbourne community for Emotionally Focused therapy (MCEFT) is a group of mental health professionals who practise and study Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. We seek to provide relevant information to the wider community, particularly couples in distress, about how EFT can effectively help them develop stronger, healthier relationships.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a supportive, actively involved group working towards our common goal of achieving excellence in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. We aim to reach out to the broader community of health professionals and the general public regarding this effective, evidence-based approach to strengthening and deepening relationships.

Our Mission

  • Promote EFT to clients, therapists, and the wider community in Melbourne and surrounds.
  • Build healthy collegial relationships to enhance learning
  • Encourage certification in EFT
  • Offer ongoing education

We link you to trained clinicians to get help now. We also provide professional support for clinicians through high quality training, supervision and peer support.

Major Events 2019

For full events calendar click here

Nancy Knudsen
Eft Workshop | Join us for Lunch | |MCEFT AGM
Saturday, 17th November 2018 from 9.30 - 3.00:
Workshop till 12.30, followed by Lunch and AGM

Strengthening the EFT Skill Set: The Within and Between of Steps 2, 3 &4

MCEFT welcomes EFT trainer Nancy Knudsen, who will present via webinar a review of steps 2, 3 and 4 of EFT. Have you ever had a moment with a couple when your EFT skills seemed to have flown out the window? Come review these basic, yet complex steps that so elegantly weave together the intrapsychic with the interpersonal,  and learn concrete strategies for getting back on track. You will leave this three-hour workshop with a stronger conceptual grip and a few new tools under your belt, ready for action with your very next couple.

This event is free for members. Nancy’s presentation will finish at 12.30, when we will meet for the MCEFT AGM over a delicious lunch. Learn more here.

Linda Murrow
Hold Me Tight - Workshop for Couples

April 27th and 28th, 2019

Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street

Whether your relationship is in great shape, in serious trouble, or anywhere in between, Hold Me Tight is a practical and inspiring workshop based on Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) developed by Dr Sue Johnson.

In this workshop, couples learn to create safety and trust to enhance closeness and intimacy. The experience can be transformational, offering the potential for renewing, deepening and healing relationships.

Cost : $890.00 Per couple, $850.00 Early Bird
Registration : Duncan Woodcock – duncanwoodcock@me.com

Elana Katz
Workshop Series with International EFT Trainer Elana Katz
February 13th to 15th 2019


MCEFT is proud to announce that Elana Katz will visit Melbourne next February to run a series of workshops, beginning on Wednesday evening with a demonstration of the Inner Workings of EFT followed by wine and cheese. On Thursday, we are pleased to be collaborating with the Australian Association of Family Therapists and Bouverie Centre to present an Introduction to EFT for Couple and Family Therapists. On Friday, Elana will run a workshop diving deeper into our development as EFT therapists.

Elana is described as a warm and engaging presenter and we are excited to bring her to you. Over these three days there will be something for everyone!  Bookings are now open for all three of Elana’s workshops. Click here for further details.