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 and healthier relationships.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a supportive, actively involved group working towards a 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

To promote EFT to clients, therapists, and the wider community in Melbourne and surrounds. To facilitate building healthy collegial relationships to enhance learning. To encourage certification in EFT. To 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 2020

For full events calendar click here

Linda Murrow
Hold Me Tight - Workshop for Couples

Abbotsford Convent, April 25 and 26, 2020

Byron Bay, August 22 and 23, 2020

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.

Find out more here.

Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
Fundamental EFT Training 2020 Dates

Australia’s Jenny Fitzgerald and New Zealand’s Yve Gould will run fundamental EFT Training in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in 2020


Interested in training to become a certified EFT couple therapist? Check out the training offered for 2020 here.

Bookings now open here!

Sue Johnson
Australian Assembly on Affect and Attachment

Abbotsford Convent, 7 and 8 March, 2020

Dr Sue Johnson will deliver a keynote address at this innovative conference, Affect and Attachment: Theory into Practice with EFT. You are invited to gather with MCEFT members at the Abbotsford Convent to hear from international and Australian speakers via videolink. Veronica Kallos-Lilly will present from Vancouver on EFT for individuals. The theme of day 2 will be on working with sexuality and gender diversity.

This event is a collaboration between MCEFT and ACEFT. To download a brochure or make a booking click here.