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Australian College of Relationship Counsellors

The Australian College of Relationship Counsellors officially commenced operating from 1 July 2016, however the College is still in the process of being developed.

The College will be a national College dedicated to supporting relationship counsellors and therapists and advancing the practice of relationship counselling in Australia.

A Leadership Group has been established to lead the College and to plan activities for College members.

  • Guy Vicars: Deputy Convenor
  • Fiona Baille: General Member
  • Peter Kadwell: General Member
  • Lorraine Earle: General Member
  • Trish Thompson: General Member
  • Robert Handelsmann: General Member

Activities may include:

  • Providing resources to the community about relationship issues and relationship counselling
  • Building a vibrant community of practitioners who identify as relationship counsellors and therapists
  • Developing and promoting practice standards and guidelines
  • Sponsoring and fostering research
  • Providing continuing professional development
  • Providing opportunities for networking and peer support
  • Providing opportunities for practitioners in regional and rural areas to participate

How to Join the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors

There are two pathways to membership of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors:

1. Join PACFA as an individual member and select the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors as your preferred College

  • Individual PACFA membership includes membership of 1 College so no additional fee is required
  • Your level of membership within the College will depend on the training and supervised practice you have completed.
2. Join a PACFA Member Association and then join the College
  • There is an annual membership fee of $85 (inc. GST)
  • Your level of membership within the College will depend on the training and supervised practice you have completed.
For information on the membership requirements for the different level of College membership, please see the Australian College of Relationship Counselling Membership Requirements.