Postgraduate Degree In Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

2022 Intake Now Open !

“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.


Graduate Diploma EFT

Thia is a specialist psychotherapy training program, accredited by the Australian Counselling Association, designed to develop the knowledge and skills of Emotion Focused
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Graduate Certificate EFT

This is a specialised postgraduate course which engages qualified practitioners from counselling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, health and human services disciplines in learning the EFT approach.
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Short courses

Designed for busy working professionals, our CPD programs offer a range of options including live online webinars, online CPD with assessments, as well as longer-term commitments such as single units of study from one of our postgraduate courses.
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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.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say
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.

Donna Manning

Graduate Diploma EFT student 2021

I commenced my Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy at the beginning of 2021. I have found the Institute to have a focus on student engagement and learning, with small classes, a caring environment and a flexible approach. This is supported by an excellent Campus Management team who promptly respond to any requests and always follow through. BIA provides a rich and enjoyable learning experience.

Judith Bowler | Graduate Diploma EFT student 2021

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


Postgraduate Student

Private practice,

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

A message from the EFT Head of Teaching

Warmest welcome to the EFT family here at BIA. I call it a family because it is a small group of people with a common endeavour to learn to be a proficient practitioner of Emotion Focused Therapy and to be the very best that they can be as a therapist. I have been a therapist now for over 30 years and am still excited and enriched by the therapeutic process as you no doubt are. In my travels around the many models of therapy, I have not found another model that ticks all the boxes for me, transformative, holistic, theoretically rigorous and evidence based, deeply spiritual and soul centred, working at relational depth, working with experiential active and creative therapeutic tasks, focusing on inner experience and much more. EFT produces therapeutic outcomes and is a profound process and I am so excited to be sharing this therapy and this learning and growth journey with you.

Dr.Judith Ayre

EFT Head of Teaching

Why Study EFT with us ?

Here is just 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 fosters connection and communication.

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

Weeklong intensive workshops per year in major cities in Australia.

Exit at a Graduate Certificate level.

Ready to start your journey ?