Queensland Branch Leadership Group

Maree Armansin has worked in the industry for 35 years and has provided education, organizational development and counselling services. Her career began as a teacher, then youth worker, private practitioner, organizational development consultant and professional development specialist in Queensland Government. She trained at Wellington Teachers College (Dip Tchg.) QUT (Graduate Dip. Counselling, B.Ed., Master of Social Science (Counselling), and at UNE (Master of Education).

She is a clinical member of PACFA and past President of QCA. She is a registered Family Constellations Master practitioner, MBTI practitioner and uses tools and models from theory to offer clients practical, down to earth, professional guidance that assists organizations and individuals to achieve high level potentiality and significant change in their lives as well as improving commercial outcomes, sustainability and effectiveness in the workplace. She is a supportive senior colleague who brings challenge and practical solution-focused approaches to organizations and individuals. As a new member of the PACFA QLD leadership team she is passionate about launching PACFA QLD to all members and bringing professional development and awareness of PACFA QLD to the State.

Florence Ee is an experienced counsellor, drawing therapist and is currently lecturing at the University of Southern Queensland. Florence holds a Bachelor in Info. Technology, a BSc (Psychology) and a Master of Counselling. She is also a qualified Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) trainer, running regular workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

She was the ICT Officer for the QCA and her goal is to transfer this knowledge to assist PACFA QLD to create an online community for its members so regional and other state members can participate in online professional development.


Brett Jones holds a Bachelor of Human Services, Counselling (Honours). He is a life experienced counsellor and is passionate about helping people to find their strengths to make the changes they need to grow. He has been a member of the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA) for 3 years and joined the Professional Development (PD) subcommittee in February 2019. During Brett’s involvement with the PD subcommittee, he organised and facilitated some fantastic topics to the QCA members. Brett worked in Quitline for a couple of years providing addiction counselling. He is currently working at Lifeline, providing online chat service and is a practitioner at Relationships Australia (RA). Brett is committed to providing relationship counselling and support for those people dealing with addictions and suicidal ideation.



Roger Vallance has an extensive background in education both secondary and tertiary levels. As a secondary school counsellor, he is a clinical registrant of PACFA, an accredited supervisor and mental health practitioner. Along with school counselling, Roger supervises other school counsellors. Roger practises in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland since 2016. Roger holds counselling relevant degrees of Grad. Dip Counselling, M. Clinical Counselling and B. Psych Science, as well as education degrees of BA (Hons), Med and PhD.

Roger is deeply committed to improving counselling services to adolescents and advancing the skill sets of those clinicians who work with adolescents.


David Lawson has worked in the people helping profession for 21 years, starting out on the Lifeline Crisis Line. He has clinical and supervisor membership of PACFA and Level 4 membership with ACA. David has been in Private Practice for 8 years and lives in regional Queensland. He has Professional Certified Coach membership with the International Coaching Federation – the largest coaching association in the world. David has a Masters of Counselling and a Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling. 

Elle Reynolds (she/her) runs a private practice in Brisbane/Meanjin (Yuggera country) and on the Sunshine Coast (Gubbi Gubbi country). She holds a Graduate Diploma of Counselling with a focus on group and systemic therapy, graduating Valedictorian from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She is currently completing a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is an accredited online therapist, working via phone and video connection as well as in person. Elle has been in private practice since 2010 in Canberra, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Prior to this she worked in corporate management and business analysis for over 10 years in Sydney, Canberra and London, and holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Australian National University and a Diploma of Project Management.