Professional recognition

PACFA advocates for appropriate, accessible health services to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of consumers. Counselling and psychotherapy focus on the prevention of mental illness and the provision of psychotherapeutic interventions for psychological difficulties, while actively promoting the development, mental health and wellbeing of consumers.

We are actively campaigning for recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists by Government and private health funds, building the profile of the counselling and psychotherapy profession, and raising community awareness of counselling and psychotherapy.

Recognition includes eligibility for:

  • Rebates from private health funds
  • Trauma Support Directory for the
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • NDIS
  • WorkCover in NSW
  • Victims Service in NSW