College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group

Valerie Redman (Convenor) is the Director of the Redman Institute. She is a Psychotherapist & Supervisor, working with individuals, couples and families, and runs a Registered Training Organisation. She provides Advanced Transactional Analysis Training and Supervision for trainees who want to become Certified Transactional Analysts and a range of Transactional Analysis based, Nationally Accredited courses in Counselling and Management, including a Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling.


Tara Green, GradDip Couns, GradDip Psych, PGradDip Transpersonal Psych & Emotional Release Couns, has been engaged in the field of psychotherapy, counselling, and transpersonal psychology for nearly 30 years. She is currently in private practice as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, specialising in complex trauma and couples therapy. Earlier in her psychotherapy career Tara co-designed and co-facilitated a Transpersonal Psychotherapist training programme along with developing and facilitating workshops and Individual Retreat programmes. Tara joined the PACFA Board in 2015 and chaired the Working Party that developed the College of Psychotherapy. She is committed to advancing recognition of psychotherapy as a profession in Australia. Tara continues on the PACFA Board as the Psychotherapy Representative and is also a member of the PACFA Ethics Committee and the current Psychotherapy Working Party.

Robert Brodie, MSc, DMAANZPA, TEP, is a Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner, certificated by the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA). He has worked in a variety of settings from psychiatric clinics to organisational development with government organisations and businesses and has been a Lecturer in Charge at ACU in Melbourne in the Masters of Clinical Counselling course. Currently he is a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor in private practice and a director of Psychodrama Australia, the training institute of AANZPA.  He has been President of AANZPA and Secretary of its Board of Examiners. He has been involved in PACFA since its inception. He particularly values freshness and creativity in quality relationships and a holistic approach to human development, and depth in the formation of a psychotherapist.

Anna McKie’s life journey meandered through studies in mathematics, computer science and education, working in the organics industry and co-ordinating international conferences, before doing a Diploma in Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy at the Australian College of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy under Jeff Barlow. Anna has been a Somatic Psychotherapist in private practice since 2008 and also works part-time as a specialist trauma counsellor on the 1800 Respect phone service. Anna works in an embodied, relational, trauma informed, empathic way with clients and is passionate about the intersubjective space, attachment theory, contemporary trauma theory, the body in therapy including therapeutic touch, and neuroscience and its relation to psychotherapy. In addition to the College of Psychotherapy LG, Anna is on the LG for the Somatic Psychotherapy modality within the College.

Christine Butera is a Soul Centred Psychotherapist / Accredited Mental Health Social Worker in private practice in Melbourne since 2001. Soul Centred Psychotherapy is an integral part of her continuing personal and professional maturation. Christine is committed to the ongoing development of Psychotherapy as a profession in Australia with a vision that values and promotes a multi-dimensional pluralistic approach to psychotherapy training, a depth of generic knowledge and skills, and standards of practice excellence. Christine integrates her training in Imago Relationship Therapy into her work with couples, is completing Supervision training and is a principal trainer with the Kairos Centre. Christine is President of the Association of Soul Centred Psychotherapists (ASCP) and a Delegate to the PACFA Council.