College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group


Ernst Meyer (Convenor) is originally from Bavaria in the south of Germany, and migrated to Australia in 1995. As a contemporary somatic psychotherapist in private practice he is working with adults, couples and teenage children. Ernst joined the leadership group of the PACFA’s Somatic Psychotherapy modality in 2017, and has been an educator in somatic psychotherapy since 2021.

Psychotherapy is a valid and powerful clinical alternative to psychology and psychiatry. When practiced as a non-medical talk therapy it differs significantly from medical and natural-scientific approaches to so-called mental health. As the Convenor of the College of Psychotherapy his aim is to strengthen psychotherapy’s standing both within PACFA as well as in the wider community.



Robert Brodie, MSc, DMAANZPA, TEP, is a Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner, certificated by the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA). He has worked in a variety of settings from psychiatric clinics to organisational development with government organisations and businesses and has been a Lecturer in Charge at ACU in Melbourne in the Masters of Clinical Counselling course. Currently he is a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor in private practice and a director of Psychodrama Australia, the training institute of AANZPA.  He has been President of AANZPA and Secretary of its Board of Examiners. He has been involved in PACFA since its inception. He particularly values freshness and creativity in quality relationships and a holistic approach to human development, and depth in the formation of a psychotherapist.


Lindy Spanger Lindy is a Clinical Soul Centred Psychotherapist with a B.Ed. Lindy has been working in private practice for over 15 years and has recently completed teaching the three year in depth training in Soul Centred Psychotherapy. Lindy is currently completing her training with the Wheel of Supervision to become a supervisor.