Mission & Values

PACFA Mission

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia is a leading national peak body and professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia. Our mission is to represent the profession to communities and government, and to develop the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy.

PACFA promotes the development and practice of counselling and psychotherapy and respects and supports the diversity of approaches within the field. We provide a united forum for practitioners and for counselling and psychotherapy associations, to foster professional identity, support training and research, and ensure public accountability.

PACFA Values

  • Accountability
  • Client focus
  • Competence
  • Diversity
  • Empowerment
  • Justice
  • Human rights
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Self-awareness 

PACFA Constitution

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