What is EFT?
Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, or EFT, is an evidence based approach developed by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1980s. Dr Sue Johnson formed a comprehensive view of adult attachment and its role in romantic relationships through 30 years of experience working with couples, alongside a significant body of scientific research. Her work provides a clear understanding of the bonds of love and how these bonds can be shaped to create more satisfying, loving relationships.
For couples looking to strengthen their relationship, EFT offers a unique way of focusing on each individual’s emotional experience. This approach also works on what happens between you and your partner in your day-to-day interactions with each other.
EFT therapists are supported by extensive research demonstrating that most couples undertaking a course of EFT report substantial improvement and 70 to 75% of couples recover from their distress. Clinicians rely on their in-depth training and clinical experience to help you identify the negative themes that play out in your relationship, and how they can be changed to achieve more satisfying outcomes.
What is MCEFT?
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) has created an international community to develop and support therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy. The Melbourne Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (MCEFT) has been established according to the requirements of ICEEFT and consists of our Co-ordinator, Linda Murrow and our Organising Group. We are an incorporated body under the associations act and hold meetings chaired by our President, Sue Coonan. MCEFT is made up of relationship counsellors volunteering time to provide therapists with the latest training and development opportunities in EFT. Please feel free to contact us about joining the Organising Group.
Established in April 2018 we are proud of the supportive, collegial community that continues to evolve. We have offered events that range from mutli-day workshops with international trainers to half-day webinars, networking events and peer case presentations. There is an established Peer Group network that offers free collegial connection and support to enhance the development of therapists’ skills, inclusive of all levels of experience.
We’ve also established a Therapist Directory to help therapists promote their practice and to provide clients with access to EFT trained therapists.
MCEFT Organising Group
Dr Karen Johnson
Natalie Claire King
Dr Thomas Dellmann
Dr Cherine Habib
Dr Linda Hartley-Clark
Linda is an experienced couple & family therapist, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, educator and trainer. Linda has been instrumental in establishing the Melbourne EFT Community and supporting EFT training in Australia, receiving the honour of becoming the first Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor in Victoria. She is committed to being a part of the leading edge of EFT, ensuring practitioners have access to a diverse range of EFT role models and approaches. She is a strong advocate for quality training, competent therapists and effective therapy as powerful change agents.
Linda’s background in counselling & psychotherapy, spanning more thank 30 years, includes specialist training in family therapy, couple therapy and dance/movement therapy. Her in-depth, integrative approach helps couples access new relationship experiences that can transform emotional bonds, heal wounds and facilitate secure connection. In addition to her clinical work and teaching, Linda regularly runs workshops and retreats for couples based on Dr. Susan Johnson’s internationally acclaimed program, Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection.
Linda is a member of the Australian Assoc. of Relationship Counsellors (Clinical), Australian Assoc. of Family Therapists (Clinical), International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy (Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor), Society of Counselling & Psychotherapy Educators, Dance-Movement Therapy Assoc. of Australasia (Professional), Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (Reg. 20758), and has a Cert IV in Training & Assessment.
Linda Murrow, M.A.
MCEFT Co-ordinator, Professional Development & Events
Phone: 0421 999 839
Practice Address: 20 Burns Street, Elwood, VIC 3184, Australia