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“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
Carl R. Rogers

A Way of Being

What is Emotion Focused Therapy?

Emotion Focused Therapy explores emotional pain and its origins and distinguishes amongst the varieties of emotional expression.

Emotion Focused Therapy is a holistic and experiential psychotherapy that draws on humanistic, person-centred and experiential therapy, contemporary emotion theory and research into affective neurosciences. Its focus is on experiential body awareness and emotional healing.


Featured Course

Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy

3 years part time

The Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy is a specialist psychotherapy training program, accredited by the Australian Counselling Association, designed to develop the knowledge and skills of Emotion Focused Therapy in practitioners working in counselling, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, and related disciplines. 

Emotion Focused Therapy is an evidence-based treatment model firmly grounded in deep relational engagement with a focus on an expanded understanding of empathy. EFT is well established internationally and is gaining traction in Australia.

I enrolled in a two day course as part of continuing professional development based on an interest in psychodynamic therapies. I found the course incredibly helpful for understanding myself and my clients. Recognising the value of what I was learning and realising that a commitment to completing assignments would deepen the learning experience I decided to engage in the certificate course. Although the course has required a commitment of time, effort and finances – I have found the rewards well worth the cost and effort.


My journey at IEFT has been like a rainbow — a path of personal and professional magic. Being guided and mentored by kind and genuine people has been an enriching experience.
Postgraduate Student

Private practice - Alumni 2019

The team is very warm, safe and caring. It is an environment that opens up the learning experience, making it enjoyable, relaxed and an educational experience you can apply from the very next day.
Postgraduate Student

Private practice - Alumni 2018

Why Study EFT With Us?

A few reasons why you should consider studying with us:

Our courses are the only accredited postgraduate courses in EFT in Australia. 

The Graduate Diploma EFT is an accredited course with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Expert teachers with decades of experience.

A personal touch in administration and teaching styles that foster connection and communication.

The course includes 250 hours of clinical client practice hours and 60 hours of supervision.

Week-long intensive workshops each year in major cities in Australia.

Exit at a Graduate Certificate level.


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