Psychologist MelbourneThe Centre for Emotion Focused Practice (CEFP) has emerged out of a need and desire to create a community for both clients and practitioners where emotion focused practice is combined with the Rogerian principles of integrity, respect, authenticity and genuineness.

Process-Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy

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PEEFT or more commonly referred to as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) integrates experiential perspectives, cognitive science, existential thought and contemporary emotion theory.  It develops emotional intelligence, integrates experience and offers restructuring and transformation.

PEEFT was developed by Les Greenberg, Laura Rice and Robert Elliot in the 1980’s. The quality of the client-therapist relationship was emphasised and experiential techniques including Gendlin’s Focusing (working with the felt sense) and Perls’ Gestalt therapy (empty or two-chair work) are utilised.  It is a proven effective technique of understanding the physiological, cognitive and emotional aspects behind symptoms and resolves maladaptive emotions in the present moment.

Emotions are seen as information providers, they tell us what is important and whether things are going our way, they are efficient, automatic signalling systems that involve us identifying our wishes and needs that subsequently lead us to adaptive action. Emotions help us integrate experience by giving meaning, value and direction through best counselling services Melbourne.

Process-Experiential Emotion-Focused practitioners work within a person-centred approach, attuning with their clients whilst being directive of process.  PEEFT is suitable for children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, families, schools and organisations.  It is manualised and has an expanding popularity, recognition and evidence base, including for depression. EFT is listed by the APA (and the APS) as an empirically supported treatment for depression.

Therapist and Counselling Services in Melbourne

The Centre provides a community of Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Therapist and Psychotherapists Melbourne who offer face to face appointments, workshops and groups. There is also provision of training, supervision and professional development in Emotion Focused Therapy and ongoing research, reflective practice and service evaluation. We are one of the best centres of counselling services in Melbourne. Learn more about the Emotion Focused Method.

Rooms are available for hire for individual therapy, workshops, meetings and training.

The Centre for Emotion Focused Practice is committed to ethical and professional practice standards, a safe and respectful environment for all, transparency and egalitarian governance.