College of Counselling Leadership Group

 

Pat Bradley (Convenor) M.Sc. Thr Coun, PG Dip Coun, Dip Primary Care Coun, Dip Sup., Cert CBT, runs a private practice in Adelaide offering counselling and supervision to individuals and EAPs. Pat originated from the UK where she was employed as a Senior Specialis t Counsellor and Supervisor by the National Health Service (NHS) as well as running a private practice. She began her career in the NHS as a Primary Care Counsellor working in a GP surgery for 9 years. She then joined a mixed team of Counsellors, Psychologists, CBT therapists and Wellbeing Practitioners in a stepped care program for the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, delivering time-limited interventions in a deprived inner London Borough. Pat is Convenor of the College of Counselling and is also the Counselling Representative on the PACFA Board.

Fiona Griffith, BA Dip Ed, MSS (counselling), Dip Clinical Hypnosis, is a Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor who commenced private practice in 2001 in the Adelaide Hills. Fiona works with a wide range of clients, particularly adolescents, and works with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and change. As a supervisor, Fiona and has a particular interest in Counsellors in educational settings. Beginning her career as a teacher in Victoria, Fiona went on to teach in the counselling post graduate program at the University of SA in Adelaide, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2010. Fiona designs and facilitates training for counsellors and others in the helping professions. Fiona has recently completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, a tool she finds useful in helping the client deepen their insight and focus as part of the counselling session. at the University of SA in Adelaide, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2010. Fiona designs and facilitates training for counsellors and others in the helping professions. Fiona has recently completed a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, a tool she finds useful in helping the client deepen their insight and focus as part of the counselling session.

Emma Hodges is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling and BA (Psychology), both from the University of Queensland; she is currently conducting research as a doctoral candidate for her Professional Doctorate in Creative Arts Practice. Emma is a Clinical Counsellor working in the area of complex trauma for the past decade particularly with infants, children and women who have experienced violence and abuse. Drawing from a trauma-informed framework, Emma employs primarily arts and play-based modalities and is one of a few practitioners to use Narrative Exposure Therapy in Australia with adult clients.

Dr Cathy Bettman currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the School of Counselling, ACAP. Previously, Cathy worked as an individual, couple and family therapist at Relationships Australia (NSW), served as Academic Head of AIRS (the Australian Institute of Relationship Studies which is the teaching branch of RA) and finally as Manager of its Higher Education section. As a former clinical member of the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors and of the Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators, Cathy is now an individual member of PACFA and a member of the new PACFA Colleges for Relationship Counsellors and Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators.

Dr Rajmohan Ramanathapillai is currently serving as a Torture and Trauma Counsellor at Primary Care Connect in Shepparton, Victoria and he works with Asylum Seekers from diverse countries and cultures. Formerly, Raj has served as an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Peace and Justice Studies and coordinated the Peace and Justice Studies program at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, USA. He has published a wide range of articles in international journals including religious and ethnic conflicts, human rights, war and the environment, Gandhi and peace building. Raj also served as the Director of the Multi-Faith Center at Griffith University in Brisbane