Mission and values

PACFA Mission

PACFA regulates and supports the provision of effective high-quality psychotherapy, counselling, and Indigenous Healing Practices.

To do this, PACFA:

  • registers and certifies suitably qualified and skilled practitioners

  • accredits appropriate training courses

  • provides resources and a professional network for the development of psychotherapy, counselling, and Indigenous Healing Practitioners

  • educates and advocates to the public, other professions, and policy makers to ensure the value of psychotherapy, counselling and Indigenous Healing Practices is recognised and appreciated.

PACFA Values

  • Authenticity:

    • We act with integrity by being consistent, fair, transparent and accountable. 
    • We are trustworthy and professional. We do what we say we will do. 
    • We are courageous in our willingness to speak our truth.
    • We stand for the value and integrity of psychotherapy, counselling and Indigenous Healing Practices.


    • We approach everyone from a position of kindness and goodwill.
    • We celebrate difference and diversity.


    • We seek to connect with curiosity and openness.
    • We value the self of the practitioner as the heart of professional practice, and the role of professional supervision in safeguarding our practices and their recipients. 


    • We acknowledge our mistakes, embrace our failures, and learn from them.

PACFA Constitution

PACFA’s aims and objectives are also set out in the Constitution.