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South Australia

The South Australian Branch officially commenced operating on 1 July 2017. Individual members of PACFA in SA receive automatic membership of the SA Branch with their PACFA membership.

Activities include:

  • Providing continuing professional development
  • Providing opportunities for networking and peer support
  • Undertaking local outreach
  • Promoting PACFA to local education providers and students
  • Building a vibrant community of practitioners in a particular geographic area
  • Providing opportunities for practitioners in regional and rural areas to participate

South Australia Leadership Group

Kristin Soyland (Convenor) has worked in the mental health sector in Adelaide for the past 12 years. Kristin has worked across local non-government organisations, in frontline roles, from client facing work to leadership and management. She has a master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a graduate diploma in Counselling, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Kristin is also a Clinical Supervisor and has provided supervision to students and staff, in this time. She has memberships with PACFA and ACSA. Kristin has a clear passion for helping people grow.


Nina Corlett (Deputy Convenor) (PhD) has a Masters in Counselling Practice and is building her own practice. She has extensive experience working with children and young people, mainly due to her former career as a teacher. More recently, she has developed an interest in working alongside older persons as they navigate aspects of change associated with aging. Her main focus is on anxiety and depression, grief and loss and identity issues. She practices primarily from a narrative perspective. Nina works within her local community and is passionate about increasing awareness of the benefits of counselling at a broader level.

Pat Bradley (M.Sc. Counselling, Dip Supervision, Dip Primary Care Counselling), is a counselling practitioner (clinical), accredited supervisor and Mental Health Practitioner in private practice in West Beach, Adelaide, SA. She qualified in the UK in 2000 and was in both private practice and employed by the National Health Service in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 2013. Pat has been heavily involved in and committed to the profession of counselling and previously served as both Secretary and President of the Counselling Association of South Australia before becoming a member of the PACFA Board in 2017. She is deeply passionate about progressing our profession and strengthening our collective voice both nationally and locally.

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.


Maurite Fober has been working in private practice in South Australia since completing a Master’s degree in counselling and completing advanced studies in equine-assisted psychotherapy. She is keen to help individuals find the best in themselves and in their relationships.  She is both room-based counselling and outdoor, animal-assisted psychotherapy to help adults, adolescents and children work through trauma and relationship difficulties. Her approach is strongly trauma-informed and person-centered, integrating elements of Gestalt, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Solution-focused, ACT, CBT and Narrative therapies. She also provides online and workplace EAP services.

Keshav Pillai is a PACFA-accredited psychotherapist and counsellor passionate about raising awareness about mental health. He is dedicated to supporting and nurturing individuals and groups in rediscovering their innate strengths and wisdom.
Early in his career, Keshav worked in rural NSW as a teacher, therapist, and counsellor in clinical and educational roles. He is part of the Accept Care Allied Health team providing counselling and therapeutic support for NDIS and Aged care clients, and piloted a mental health literacy program for Woodville High school, Adelaide. Keshav's education and experience have equipped him with the tools to work with stress and anxiety, grief and loss, physical symptoms and dreams, trauma, addictions, conflict, diversity, psychotic disorders, and other mental health disorders like ADHD and ASD. Keshav has a holistic approach to mental and physical health. His practice integrates Process-Oriented Psychology, Art Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Mindfulness, and Breathwork to meet each client's unique needs.

Contact the South Australia branch at [email protected]

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