The Victorian Branch officially commenced operating on 1 July 2016.

Individual members of PACFA in Victoria receive automatic membership of the Victorian Branch with their PACFA membership.

A Leadership Group has been established to lead the Branch and to plan activities for members in Victoria.

David Cronin has been a clinical member of PACFA since 2007. A long with a Masters in Professional Education and Training he has completed a wide range of training in the mental health and well-being field. He works therapeutically with individuals, couples, families and groups. He is passionate about integrating and enabling people’s understanding of physical and mental health. David is the director of a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates Chiropractic, Counselling, Naturopathy, Chinese Medicine, Myotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry, Sports Acupuncture and Physiotherapy.


Erin Clifford has been a provisional member of PACFA since 2019 after obtaining her Graduate Diploma of Counselling. She has spent time working therapeutically in the family violence sector and volunteering for various community organisations. She has a passion for supporting other women and building strong communities. Now in private practice her work involves bringing people together and building awareness of the mind-body connection to mental wellness through individual sessions and group work.




Lisa Bentley is passionate about teaching Positive Mental Health strategies with over 10 years’ experience specialising and working with young people, parents and schools both here and abroad. She undertook training in this field as a mature aged student, after giving birth to her second child, primarily studying in Melbourne at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and then going on to complete a Post Graduate in Education at Melbourne University. Lisa is interested in providing holistic and comprehensive care to children, adolescents and family members of all ages. She is a caring long-time local resident of Williamstown, married with young family of her own and interested in leading further positive, solution focused community initiatives.




Doreen Patenall is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor Clinical Supervisor - Group and Individual Lecturer/Tutor 22 years in Practice





Darren Riggon (Biography to Follow) 

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