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Choosing a Therapist

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.

Depending on the type of issues or concerns that are bringing you to therapy, you may need information to help you choose the type of therapist that will suit you best.

There are a number of therapists who have specialised in certain areas or types of therapy and may be better able to help you achieve your therapy goals.  For information about different types of therapy, see the PACFA Sections page.

Location will be another point to take into account when seeking a therapist.  You may have to travel some distance to find a practitioner who can meet your specific needs.  Some counselling may be available via the internet, for example using Skype, although face-to-face counselling is viewed as the best way to develop a strong therapeutic relationship.

It is recommended that prospective clients choose a registered Counsellor or Psychotherapist.  All practitioners on the PACFA Register are qualified and experienced working with clients. Registered practitioners have to undertake ongoing professional development and to receive professional supervision for their counselling or psychotherapy work. For more information about the PACFA Register, go to the National Register page.

Practitioners who are registered with PACFA can be found using the Find A Therapist search function at to top right-hand corner of this page.   You can search by name, location, Member Association or PACFA Section.

Find A Therapist search results for registered practitioners will include the name, qualifications, practice addresses and registration level of the practitioner.  There is also a Therapist Profile where you can find out more about the practitioner.