PACFA West Leadership Group


Leah O’Brien-Addison (Co-Convenor)  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.

Sally Pamberger (Co-Convenor) 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.

Scott Brandreth is a Psychotherapist with a strong interest and extensive training in Attachment Theory, Object Relations and their role in reflective function and neuroscience-based psychodynamic therapies. Scott commenced at Abbotsford Private Hospital in 2013. He was appointed Therapy Program Manager in 2017 and takes an active role in the clinical development and facilitation of all programs. Prior to this, he worked for four years as a Psychotherapist in the UK in both private practice and the public sector. Scott completed his Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at the University of Birmingham and has lectured in the UK and Australia. He has a strong interest in the psychological aspects of pharmacological treatment and treatment resistance.

Sue Etheridge is an ex nurse who has been a clinical member of PACFA for seven years and has recently become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor. Sue completed an undergraduate psychology degree then a Masters in Social Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) at ECU 12 years ago, followed a few years later by a six-month supervision course at Supervision WA. Sue works at CEntacare, a not for profit organisation, as a counsellor, co-facilitator of a Men’s Behavioural change groups and supervisor.She also has a small private practice in counselling and clinical supervision.