About Dr. Melissa Harte

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Hello and welcome. Thank you for browsing my website.  

I am a nationally renowned Counselling Psychologist providing support and assistance to people to help improve their lives, approaching all psychological issues from a holistic perspective.  My diverse range of services includes; face-to-face counselling, training, supervision and professional development within an Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) framework for  which I am an internationally recognized EFT Trainer.

In 2010 I instituted the Centre for Emotion Focused Practice and in 2014 moved on to establish The Harte Felt Centre as a safe, ethical, research-based home for client-centred healing practices in Australia, providing a supportive community for both practitioners and clients.  In 2015 the Emotion Focused Therapy international community came together to formulate an international standard for training.  In response to this The Harte Felt Centre has been absorbed as the Australian Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy (AIEFT) and I have taken on the inaugural role of Training and Programs Director. A list of training courses is available below.

In 2019, I had my first book published. Processing Emotional Pain Using Emotion Focused Therapy is written for mental health practitioners from all disciplines that intends to help therapists help their clients whose emotional pain may be attachment-related, be a single episode, a series of major trauma experiences or the culmination of many so-called ‘small-t trauma’ events. Further information and the site for online purchase of the book can be found using the link below:

Harte Felt Psychology is my private practice located in South Yarra.

Harte Felt Psychology has networks to several psychologists, many who specialize in EFT along with other disciplines. Please fill out the form via the Contact Melissa button (click on learn more to take you to the page) and if I feel you require assistance I am unable to provide I will refer you to a colleague who I think will best suit your circumstances.  Harte Felt Psychology seeks the very best care for all clients and that includes finding the right person with whom you feel most comfortable to work with.

Associates of Harte Felt Psychology

All associates listed here work from Suite 208, 122 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Vic 3141

For those seeking Couples/Relationship Counselling or counselling in general my colleague Colleen Reilly is available.  Please click the link below for her details and profile.

 Genevieve Rix - Registered Psychologist,  Master of Counselling Psychology - is a Psychologist who brings a warm, empathetic, collaborative and engaged approach to working with adolescents (16+) and adults. Along with EFT modalities Genevieve utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) in work with clients. Genevieve has undertaken professional development in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and is able to provide DBT-informed therapy to support clients seeking to expand their skills in Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. For further information, please click on the button.

Immogen O’Connor - Registered Psychologist,  Master of Counselling Psychology - works from a humanistic, client-centered and emotion-focused perspective to assist people in understanding and changing their emotional landscape.  She works with adults and adolescents (12 years and above) who are struggling with: anxiety and/or overwhelming emotions, depression and/or a sense of emotional flatness/emptiness, grief and loss, trauma (including childhood abuse),intimacy and interpersonal relationships, addictive and/or compulsive behavior, low self-esteem, direction and meaning in life.  For further information please click on the button.

AshWhite - Registered Psychologist, Master of Counselling Psychology - works from a humanistic, emotion-focused perspective. Ash treats all clients as individuals; tailoring his approach to meet their unique needs. Areas of practice interest include: anxiety, perfectionism, difficult emotions, childhood abuse, post-traumatic stress, relationship and communication issues, parenting, work and study, difficult life transitions, facing terminal illness, adjustment after military service, adjustment after leaving religion and assisting clients to develop a sense of meaning and purpose in life. For further information please click on the button.

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