What is EFT?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (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. EFT provides a clear understanding of the bonds of love and how these bonds can be reshaped to create more satisfying, loving relationships.

For individuals, romantic relationships and families looking to strengthen their relationships, EFT offers a unique way of focusing on each individual’s emotional experience. This approach also works with what happens between you and your partner(s) in your day-to-day interactions.

EFT therapists are supported by extensive research showing that couples undertaking a course of EFT report substantial improvement and 70 to 75% of couples recover from their distress. Clinicians rely on 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) is 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. MCEFT is made up of relationship counsellors volunteering time to provide therapists with the latest training and development opportunities in EFT. 

If you’re interested in joining our Organising Group, and being a part of supporting our events, pitching in on training and growing our community, we’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us.

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 also an established Peer Group network that offers MCEFT members collegial connection and support to enhance skills. These are inclusive of all levels of experience.

We also offer an established Therapist Directory for members to promote their practice and to people access EFT trained therapists.

MCEFT Organising Group

Sue Coonan

Mukti Jarvis

Mukti Jarvis

Vice President
Dr Karen Johnson

Dr Karen Johnson


Andie Vorrath


Natalie Claire King

Marketing & Administrative Officer

Dr Thomas Dellmann

Peer Group Network

Dr Cherine Habib

Peer Group Network

Fiona Dundas

Committee Member
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Caro White

Peer Group Network

Veronika Zahradnickova

Committee Member

Lee Beaton

Committee Member

Our Co-ordinator

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 than 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.

Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor
MCEFT Co-ordinator, Professional Development & Events
Phone: 0421 999 839
Email: linda@melbourneeft.com
Practice Address: 20 Burns Street, Elwood, VIC 3184, Australia

MCEFT Volunteer Reserves

Duncan Woodcock

June Brown

Andrea Nolan

Jo Gniel

Margie Ulbrick

Interested in joining our Organising Group?