South Australian Branch Leadership Group

Pat Bradley M.Sc. Thr Coun, PG Dip Coun, Dip Primary Care Coun, Dip Sup., Cert CBT, runs a private practice in Adelaide offering counselling and supervision to individuals and EAPs. Pat originated from the UK where she was employed as a Senior Specialis t Counsellor and Supervisor by the National Health Service (NHS) as well as running a private practice. She began her career in the NHS as a Primary Care Counsellor working in a GP surgery for 9 years. She then joined a mixed team of Counsellors, Psychologists, CBT therapists and Wellbeing Practitioners in a stepped care program for the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, delivering time-limited interventions in a deprived inner London Borough. Pat is Convenor of the College of Counselling and is also the Counselling Representative on the PACFA Board.

Patrick Moloney has a Masters in Counselling from the University of South Australia. He is also trained in mediation and hypnosis. His clients tend to be couples with relationship difficulties and individuals with personal issues including stress and anxiety.  His business degree is useful in assisting many of his clients who run their own businesses. Mindfulness, meditation and hypnosis are employed by Patrick on a regular basis though his practice is person centred and emotionally focused.

Alison Kirk has a varied working career ranging from nursing, accounting, health services and education providers. She is currently teaching diploma students at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, runs a developing private practice and is a volunteer Bereavement Counsellor for the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Alison is very passionate towards the role of the Counsellor being recognised through government agencies, health providers and the general community. Alison has joined the PACFA SA to support and contribute towards the professional development of fellow counsellors.

Gia Pyrlis is a professional counsellor and remedial massage therapist. She holds a Masters in Social Science (Counselling Studies) from Uni S.A and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and a Graduate Diploma in Community Languages. Prior to becoming a therapist, Gia worked as a primary school teacher and curriculum writer for the Department of Children’s Services S.A. for 15 years.In her work as a counsellor, Gia is experienced in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety and depression, personal development, self-esteem issues and stress management. In her counselling and somatic therapies, she also provides healing and cancer support for those experiencing cancer and their loved ones.

Bev Pope, BCouns; PostGradCertMediation; BSocSci(HumServ) has counselling experience working with children, families, seniors, individuals, couples and groups. Prior to training as a counsellor, Bev had more than 25 years’ experience as a leadership and management consultant, coach, trainer and mentor. Bev enjoys working with people of all ages and is a strong advocate for working towards the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children.

Janet Burford has an avid interest in the work of advancing the counselling profession as an integral component (and lead player) in the mental health sector in Australia. Janet considers the ongoing personal and professional development of practitioners that is organic, evidence informed, current, culturally relevant and able to be applied in practice to be an important factor to this process. Janet is motivated by and passionate for effective counselling that is transformative for those seeking counselling services. Janet has Bachelor qualifications in Social Science (Counselling) and completing a Master of Counselling Practic”.