PACFA West Leadership Group


Leah Obrian Addison

Leah O’Brien-Addison is an experienced facilitator, coach, counsellor and psychotherapist. Building on a background in education, business and stakeholder engagement, her professional focus now is supporting individuals, couples and families to navigate life and relationship challenges and decisions. Leah has specialist training in the Imago, Sexual Crucible, Open Up, and Worksmart8 approaches.  Leah is a current, professional member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia-Western Australia (PACFA West), Association of Imago Relationship Therapists Australia (AIRTA) and the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).  Leah is also a Commonwealth Registered Celebrant.

Brenda Bentley

Dr Brenda Bentley is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Postgraduate Counselling programs at Murdoch University.  With qualifications in counselling psychology, Brenda is a registered clinician and researcher who has worked primarily with clients and families living with illness and facing death in the US and Australia.  Brenda is a student-centred educator and clinical supervisor who has an interest in assisting the development of new counsellors, as well as promoting the profession of counselling within Australia and internationally.

Sally Pamberger is a counsellor in private practice. She offers sessions for individuals and couples, workshops, retreats and clinical supervision. Sally graduated in Counselling from the University of Notre Dame Australia and is a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, also known as Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction (IBSR). She is a clinical member of PACFA, a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and an active mentor and trainer with the Institute for the Work of Byron Katie. Passionate about building community, Sally supports accessible, quality professional development, bringing a regional perspective to the Leadership Group.

Cindy Roberts works in a private practice with two other psychotherapists seeing adolescents, adults, couples and families.  She holds a Psychology degree and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Cindy also lectures at Edith Cowan University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises Masters students in their clinical work. As a Clinical Member of PACFA, Cindy provides Supervision for other clinicians.