Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy

Find out how counselling and psychotherapy can help to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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Supporting Families
Supporting Families

Counselling and psychotherapy support couples and families to reduce conflict, develop relationships and improve quality of life. Some practitioners specialise in family therapy and relationship counselling.

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Meeting the diverse needs of the community
Meeting the diverse needs of the community

There are different types of therapy to meet the needs of diverse clients in the community. PACFA provides resources on counselling and psychotherapy and other mental health resource available in the community.

Community Resources
Community Resources

PACFA is a valuable mental health resource for the community. We run a Register of qualified practitioners and provide information on counselling and psychotherapy.

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Mental health resources for the community
Mental health resources for the community

Find out how counselling and psychotherapy can help to improve the mental health and wellbeing of clients of all ages. Counsellors and psychotherapists support individuals, children and families in diverse communities throughout Australia.

Community Resources

This section contains resources for the community on counselling and psychotherapy.

Resources include:

  • The PACFA National Register – PACFA has established a National Register of suitably qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.  For details, go to the National Register page.
  • The Find A Therapist search function to help prospective clients or their carers or family members find a registered Counsellor or Psychotherapist.  Go to the Find A Therapist search function at to top right-hand corner of this page.
  • Information about for prospective clients on counselling and psychotherapy
  • Information on specialist types of therapy.  Some Psychotherapists and counsellors have specialised areas of practice. These are covered by different professional associations to which practitioners belong and which all come under the PACFA umbrella. For details see the Member Associations page.  There are also definitions of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
  • Links to other resources about counselling and psychotherapy on the internet and organisations providing information or services relating to counselling and psychotherapy.  For details, go to the Useful Resources page.