Experience Focussed Counselling (efc)

Efc is a psychosocial counselling approach developed by Professor Dr Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands, which was first published in English in 2000. The psychiatrist Romme and his colleague Escher developed their counselling approach on the basis of many years of therapeutic and counselling practice, as well as scientific studies with voice hearers. 

Introduction to the topic of voice hearing. 

NEWS: Conference 2018 "Hearing Voices and Recovery"

Ron Coleman & Karen Taylor

The efc Institute is pleased to announce a conference on "Hearing Voices and Recovery" with Ron Coleman (internationally renowned voice hearer and recovery expert) and Karen Taylor (internationally reknown recovery expert). The conference will be held on 19 & 20 January 2018 on the premises of the Diakonie Kropp, who are working in partnership with the efc Institute for this conference.

Registrations will be possible both for one day (conference) as well as for both days (a smaller workshop is likely going to take place on the second day).  

Internal training, supervision & counselling

The efc Institute offers individualised training and supervision in Experience Focussed Counselling with voice hearers. The efc Institute is an authorised partner of Professor Romme and Dr. Escher for the three-level training in efc counselling. 

Request training with the efc Institute

References of the efc Institute

  • Psychiatric rehabilitation centre, Kropp, 2011 to 2017
  • University based psychiatric services (UPD), Berne (CH), 2012 to 2017
  • GSG - psychosocial support in Graz (A), 2014 - 2016
  • Reading University (GB), 2015 - 2016
  • Pfalzklinikum for psychiatry and neurology, Kaiserslautern, 2013 to 2014
  • Exit-Sozial - psychosocial support in Linz (A), 2009–2014

Additional references

"Live your life and not the life of the voices.“ (Ron Coleman, 1999)