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Mission & Values

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PACFA Mission

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia is a national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists and for professional associations in the counselling and psychotherapy field in Australia. Our mission is to represent the profession to communities and government, and to develop the evidence-base relating to the art and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

PACFA promotes the development of the practice of counselling and psychotherapy, and respects and supports the diversity of approaches within the profession.  PACFA provides a united forum for counselling and psychotherapy associations to foster professional identity for practitioners, support research and training, and ensure public accountability to consumers, the public and government.

PACFA Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Rigour and accuracy
  • Consensus decision making
  • Diversity
  • Empowerment
  • Reflective and relational practice

PACFA Constitution

PACFA’s aims and objectives are also set out in the Constitution 2015.

PACFA Communication Strategy

PACFA has a detailed strategy setting how we communicate with PACFA and with external stakeholders. Download the PACFA Communication Strategy.