Lisa Schafer - Psychologist

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Lisa Schafer provides online services only.





Lisa is a registered psychologist with 20+ years of experience empowering individuals to believe in themselves, develop more confidence, and improve clarity and direction in their lives.


With a calm, warm and empathetic style, Lisa creates a supportive environment for clients to feel heard and understood. She uses a holistic and strengths-based approach to help clients harness their unique strengths, recognise their sources of energy and build greater resilience and wellbeing.


Lisa specialises in helping women struggling with anxiety, and incorporates a variety of evidence-based practices including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion focused practice (EFT), narrative coaching and mindfulness-based therapy.


Lisa also has extensive experience in leadership and talent development, consulting and human resources from her previous positions at various organisations.





Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Swinburne University) 
Bachelor of Science (psychology double major) (The University of Melbourne) 
Master of Organisational Psychology (Monash University)  
Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner (The Moment Institute) 
ACT as a Brief Intervention (Dr Russ Harris) 
EFT Attachment Science in Practice (Dr Sue Johnson)




Psychologist Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA) 
Professional Member of Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) 




Lisa provides online services only.  

She works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 


** Medicare rebates available through the ‘Better Access to Mental Health Care’ Initiative. Apply for a referral under the Mental Health Care Plan with your GP. 





The cost of a 50-55 minutes' consultation is $200, payable at the beginning of the session by either card or cash. Please note cash can only be accepted where correct money is given as we do not carry change. 

The Centre for Emotion Focused Practices provides a safe and respectful environment for therapy and treatment. The psychologists and counsellors operating from the Centre are skilled professionals who support people’s emotional development and healing, helping clients in discovering better ways to live their lives. They assist with a wide range of particularly challenging issues, from anxiety and depression to those with marriage problems or couples in need of relationship help. People coming to the Centre have found effective relief and change. Clients say that they find the rooms calming and refreshing, very different from the clinical and hospital-like feel that some practices have.


The Centre for Emotion Focused Practice (CEFP) specialises in improving people’s wellbeing through psychology, counselling, and other people-centred practices. At the Centre, psychologists, counsellors, and practitioners practice with the Rogerian principles of integrity, respect, authenticity and genuineness.


The Centre is based in South Yarra, Melbourne where psychologists and counsellors are available to support you in an environment that is custom designed to provide a welcoming and personal experience. Every psychologist at Emotion-Focused Melbourne is determined to use a therapeutic approach that is best suited to help people address their concerns.


Process-Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy (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. It is based on the latest developments and its effectiveness has been proven by neuroscience research as one of the most effective modalities to support people’s development. The psychologists and counsellors practising at Emotion-Focused are some of the best in Melbourne. The Centre for Emotion Focused Practice provides a confidential and supportive setting so that the clients can safely talk about issues or problems they are facing.


If you want to discuss further, please give the Centre a call at (03) 9820 5577.