Professional Counselling Association
of the ACT and NSW Inc
 
 
 
 
 

Events

Here is a list of events organised by the PCA and its members. We recommend if you wish to attend, that you go ahead and register.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Teleconference
    Register

    Monthly Board Members meeting - available for Board Member registration only.

    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation


    Contact:

    Kylie Fawkner mobile 0431 737 557

    email: kylie@thefawkners.com


    • 08 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Rydale Road, Ryde
    Register

    Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation



    Contact:

    Lorraine A. Dailey on mob: 0416 081 882 or email lorraine.dailey@aarminique.com.au


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Squiggly Gum Room, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
    Register

    Illawarra Branch Meeting

    Presentation

    "Living with Intention through Journalling" facilitated by Emma Queen.

    Emma Queen is our first guest speaker for the Illawarra Branch.  She is an amazing NLP Master Practitioner.  Speaker, Author, Mentor and Rockstar Mum and is totally inspirational.  She is joining us to talk about the amazing technique of Journalling and benefits.   Come and hear her talk and be absolutely inspired.

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.


    PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE.


    Contact:

    Fiona Curll mobile 0413 013 915 or 

    email pcaillawarra2017@gmail.com


    Agenda PCA Illawarra Branch meeting - 15 February 2020.pdf

    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Board Room H Block, Canberra Technology Park, 49 Philip Avenue, WATSON
    Register
     

    ACT Branch Meeting


    PCA ACT BRANCH MEETING INFORMATION & AGENDA


    DATE      SATURDAY  15 Feb 2020

    RSVP      MONDAY 3 Feb 2020


    VENUE    Board Room Block H

                 Canberra Technology Park 

                 49 Philip Avenue WATSON 

    (if you are having trouble finding the venue please contact David on 0453 321 090)


    START TIME        10:00 am  (please arrive a little earlier if you would like to grab a tea/coffee)

    FINISH TIME        1:00pm


    GENERAL BUSINESS     10:00am

    PRESENTATION            0:15am til 11:15am    

    BREAK                         11:15am to 11:30am  -  Light refreshments will be served


    SUPERVISION            11:30am til 1:00pm (members only) 

                                     (please have green cards filled out and ready for signing)


    MEETING CONCLUDES     1:00pm

    Although we only have the room until 1pm please feel free to make arrangements with other members to network at a near by location (ie Watson or Dickson shops…maybe while having a bite of lunch)



    PRESENTATION

    To be advised

    Contact: 

    Brenda Searle on brenda.searle@internode.on.net


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Suite 5/23 Chamberlain Street Campbelltown
    Register

    Macarthur Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.

    Presentation

    Guest Speaker - TBC 

    Contact:

    Janelle Lorenzini: mobile 0413 572 529
    email: info@janellelorenzini.com

    PCA Macarthur Agenda - To be uploaded shortly. 

    **PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A VENUE CHANGE FOR PCA MEETING FOR 2020**

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carrington Community Centre Corner of Young and Hargraves St Carrington Newcastle
    Register

    Newcastle / Hunter Region Branch Meeting

    Supervision 

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation.  

    Bringing Meditation into the Counselling Room: When, How and Why

    While meditation has long been recognised as an aid to human well-being, with research also indicating some excellent physical and mental health benefits, it is perhaps not commonly thought of as a direct counselling strategy. Perhaps with time so precious in the counselling room, meditation might instead be thought of as an additional strategy for the client to seek out. In this presentation we explore options for the counsellor to use meditation with the client within a counselling framework, and the parameters to guide its wise and effective use.

    Your Presenter – Sue Collins

    ·       Part-time counselling self-employment, and part-time for the last 10 years in a counselling and group facilitation role at Hunter Women’s Centre.  My private counselling work might see me working on issues such as relationship disharmony or coping after separation, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety or stress, coping with loss, or facing the emergence of disturbing symptoms from old traumas. My HWC role includes developing and/or facilitating many client group programs, and counselling women who may be presenting with the effects of complex trauma from recent or historical abuses, impacted mental health, distress from disrupted or estranged relationships, and a range of domino-like occurrences and consequences relating to abuse, victimhood and poverty (e.g. homelessness, addiction, self-harm, isolation, declining mental health).

    ·       Diploma Qualified Counsellor (2007) with extensive further studies/certificates in Narrative therapy, Radical Exposure Tapping therapy, Eye Movement Integration Therapy, Domestic Violence counselling, Behavioural therapy, family of origin and emotional healing, dreams studies, parenting and emotion coaching, and avid ongoing studies in the university of life.

    ·       Professional Trainer for the last 12 years throughout NSW and Victoria, presenting workplace training to the business sector, government organisations, and NGO’s – on topics including Counselling Skills for the Accidental Counsellor, Professional Boundaries, Reflective Practice, Managing Conflict, Staying Well at Work and many more.

    ·       Group Facilitator developing and presenting personal development workshops to client groups on topics such as Self-Esteem, Communication and Assertiveness, Personal Boundaries, Understanding Dreams, Relationship Communication, Purpose and Direction, Loss and Change, Tuning In To Kids, Meditation and Relaxation, and many more.

    ·       Background in community development – manager of a community centre involving volunteer management, community events management, facilities management, development of community projects, and community newsletter editorship. Fun times!



    Contact: Please send me an email for attendance

    Vicky Kapatos mobile 0421 511 214   email: vckkpts@gmail.com


    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • McAuley Room, Penrith Bowling Club - Corner Woodriff and Derby Streets Penrith NSW 2750
    Register

    Penrith Branch Meeting


    Networking

    Networking is offered at all Penrith PCA meetings from 12.00pm to 12.30pm in the bar and or dining area prior to the meeting.


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are welcome to attend the presentation only.  Supervision is for members of the PCA of ACT & NSW only.


    Presentation

    Jean Still

     ‘The Antidote to Addiction is not Sobriety …. It is Connection…’

    For some years now Physical Addictions have been recognised as disease, and the considered objective was outlined as Sobriety.  While this Pathway identifies the problem, it offers very little theory of, or effort for, healing.

    Sobriety is certainly the Opposite of Addiction, but Connection is the Antidote.  In the Fast Pace of today’s Lifestyle we now recognise the Emotional Damage that comes from several forms of Obsessive Behaviours and Device Addiction.

    Understanding and recognising the 5 Basic Needs, Identifying the Formation of each Individual Quality World, and how to go about achieving the same, assists in managing a Positive Satisfying Lifestyle.

    This Presentation will Explore the MICAR Algorythm through the “Take Charge of Your Life”, modality.  Tailoring the Changing Pathway empowers each Individual, to have input and Purpose in the Program.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    The Penrith Team!


    PLEASE NOTE

    Please sign in at the Bar as per Bowling Club requirements upon entry to the club premises

    Lunch is available from the Penrith Bowling Club Cafe for members and guests prior to the meeting, if required, at your expense.

    Drinks and snacks are also available at the Bar, at your expense

    Refreshments will be provided for afternoon tea, please put in your hot beverage for afternoon tea with the Cafe prior to the meeting so that it is ready for afternoon tea break.

     

    Contact:      Josephine Byrnes-Luna   -   josephine@restorebalance.com.au

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation


    Contact:

    Kylie Fawkner mobile 0431 737 557

    email: kylie@thefawkners.com


    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
    Registration is closed

    Annual face-to-face Board Members meeting - available for Board Member registration only.

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Squiggly Gum Room, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
    Register

    Illawarra Branch Meeting

    Presentation

    "EAP - Employment Assist Program  - the Ins and Outs of onsite work" - 

    Facilitated by Carol Clews and Phil Halstead.

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.


    PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE.


    Contact:

    Fiona Curll mobile 0413 013 915 or 

    email pcaillawarra2017@gmail.com



    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Board Room H Block, Canberra Technology Park, 49 Philip Avenue, WATSON
    Register
     

    ACT Branch Meeting


    PCA ACT BRANCH MEETING INFORMATION & AGENDA


    DATE      SATURDAY  4 April @020

    RSVP      MONDAY 30 March 2020


    VENUE    Board Room Block H

                 Canberra Technology Park 

                 49 Philip Avenue WATSON 

    (if you are having trouble finding the venue please contact David on 0405 321 090)


    START TIME        10:00 am  (please arrive a little earlier if you would like to grab a tea/coffee)

    FINISH TIME        1:00pm


    GENERAL BUSINESS     10:00am

    PRESENTATION            0:15am til 11:15am    

    BREAK                         11:15am to 11:30am  -  Light refreshments will be served


    SUPERVISION            11:30am til 1:00pm (members only) 

                                     (please have green cards filled out and ready for signing)


    MEETING CONCLUDES     1:00pm

    Although we only have the room until 1pm please feel free to make arrangements with other members to network at a near by location (ie Watson or Dickson shops…maybe while having a bite of lunch)



    PRESENTATION

    To be advised

    Contact: 

    Brenda Searle on brenda.searle@internode.on.net


    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Rydale Road, Ryde
    Register

    Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation



    Contact:

    Lorraine A. Dailey on mob: 0416 081 882 or email lorraine.dailey@aarminique.com.au


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carrington Community Centre Corner of Young and Hargraves St Carrington Newcastle
    Register

    Newcastle / Hunter Region Branch Meeting

    Supervision 

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation.  


    Contact:

    Vicky Kapatos mobile 0421 511 214   email: vckkpts@gmail.com


    • 02 May 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • McAuley Room, Penrith Bowling Club - Corner Woodriff and Derby Streets Penrith NSW 2750
    Register

    Penrith Branch Meeting


    Networking

    Networking is offered at all Penrith PCA meetings from 12.00pm to 12.30pm in the bar and or dining area prior to the meeting.


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are welcome to attend the presentation only.  Supervision is for members of the PCA of ACT & NSW only.


    Presentation

    TBA

    The Penrith Team 


    PLEASE NOTE

    Please sign in at the Bar as per Bowling Club requirements upon entry to the club premises

    Lunch is available from the Penrith Bowling Club Cafe for members and guests prior to the meeting, if required, at your expense.

    Drinks and snacks are also available at the Bar, at your expense

    Refreshments will be provided for afternoon tea, please put in your hot beverage for afternoon tea with the Cafe prior to the meeting so that it is ready for afternoon tea break.

     


    Contact:      Josephine Byrnes-Luna   -   josephine@restorebalance.com.au

    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation


    Contact:

    Kylie Fawkner mobile 0431 737 557

    email: kylie@thefawkners.com


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Board Room H Block, Canberra Technology Park, 49 Philip Avenue, WATSON
    Register
     

    ACT Branch Meeting


    PCA ACT BRANCH MEETING INFORMATION & AGENDA


    DATE      SATURDAY  13 June 2020

    RSVP      MONDAY 8 June 2020


    VENUE    Board Room Block H

                 Canberra Technology Park 

                 49 Philip Avenue WATSON 

    (if you are having trouble finding the venue please contact David on 0405 321 090)


    START TIME        10:00 am  (please arrive a little earlier if you would like to grab a tea/coffee)

    FINISH TIME        1:00pm


    GENERAL BUSINESS     10:00am

    PRESENTATION            0:15am til 11:15am    

    BREAK                         11:15am to 11:30am  -  Light refreshments will be served


    SUPERVISION            11:30am til 1:00pm (members only) 

                                     (please have green cards filled out and ready for signing)


    MEETING CONCLUDES     1:00pm

    Although we only have the room until 1pm please feel free to make arrangements with other members to network at a near by location (ie Watson or Dickson shops…maybe while having a bite of lunch)



    PRESENTATION

    To be advised

    Contact: 

    Brenda Searle on brenda.searle@internode.on.net


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Rydale Road, Ryde
    Register

    Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation



    Contact:

    Lorraine A. Dailey on mob: 0416 081 882 or email lorraine.dailey@aarminique.com.au


    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carrington Community Centre Corner of Young and Hargraves St Carrington Newcastle
    Register

    Newcastle / Hunter Region Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation.  


    Contact:

    Vicky Kapatos mobile 0421 511 214   email: vckkpts@gmail.com


    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Squiggly Gum Room, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
    Register

    Illawarra Branch Meeting

    Presentation

    TO BE ADVISED

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.


    PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE.


    Contact:

    Fiona Curll mobile 0413 013 915 or 

    email pcaillawarra2017@gmail.com



    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • McAuley Room, Penrith Bowling Club - Corner Woodriff and Derby Streets Penrith NSW 2750
    Register

    Penrith Branch Meeting


    Networking

    Networking is offered at all Penrith PCA meetings from 12.00pm to 12.30pm in the bar and or dining area prior to the meeting.


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are welcome to attend the presentation only.  Supervision is for members of the PCA of ACT & NSW only.


    Presentation

    TBA

    The Penrith Team 


    PLEASE NOTE

    Please sign in at the Bar as per Bowling Club requirements upon entry to the club premises

    Lunch is available from the Penrith Bowling Club Cafe for members and guests prior to the meeting, if required, at your expense.

    Drinks and snacks are also available at the Bar, at your expense

    Refreshments will be provided for afternoon tea, please put in your hot beverage for afternoon tea with the Cafe prior to the meeting so that it is ready for afternoon tea break.

     


    Contact:      Josephine Byrnes-Luna   -   josephine@restorebalance.com.au

    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation


    Contact:

    Kylie Fawkner mobile 0431 737 557

    email: kylie@thefawkners.com


    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Squiggly Gum Room, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
    Register

    Illawarra Branch Meeting

    Presentation

    TO BE ADVISED

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.


    PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE.


    Contact:

    Fiona Curll mobile 0413 013 915 or 

    email pcaillawarra2017@gmail.com



    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Rydale Road, Ryde
    Register

    Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation



    Contact:

    Lorraine A. Dailey on mob: 0416 081 882 or email lorraine.dailey@aarminique.com.au


    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carrington Community Centre Corner of Young and Hargraves St Carrington Newcastle
    Register

    Newcastle / Hunter Region Branch Meeting

    Supervision 

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation.  


    Contact:

    Vicky Kapatos mobile 0421 511 214   email: vckkpts@gmail.com


    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation


    Contact:

    Kylie Fawkner mobile 0431 737 557

    email: kylie@thefawkners.com


    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • McAuley Room, Penrith Bowling Club - Corner Woodriff and Derby Streets Penrith NSW 2750
    Register

    Penrith Branch Meeting


    Networking

    Networking is offered at all Penrith PCA meetings from 12.00pm to 12.30pm in the bar and or dining area prior to the meeting.


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are welcome to attend the presentation only.  Supervision is for members of the PCA of ACT & NSW only.


    Presentation

    TBA

    The Penrith Team 


    PLEASE NOTE

    Please sign in at the Bar as per Bowling Club requirements upon entry to the club premises

    Lunch is available from the Penrith Bowling Club Cafe for members and guests prior to the meeting, if required, at your expense.

    Drinks and snacks are also available at the Bar, at your expense

    Refreshments will be provided for afternoon tea, please put in your hot beverage for afternoon tea with the Cafe prior to the meeting so that it is ready for afternoon tea break.

     


    Contact:      Josephine Byrnes-Luna   -   josephine@restorebalance.com.au

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 140
    Registration is closed

    Professional Counselling Association of ACT and NSW Inc.

    AGM and SYMPOSIUM 2020

    Please reserve this date in your diary

    Full details will be published at a later date.



    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Rydale Road, Ryde
    Register

    Branch Meeting

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation



    Contact:

    Lorraine A. Dailey on mob: 0416 081 882 or email lorraine.dailey@aarminique.com.au


    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Squiggly Gum Room, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
    Register

    Illawarra Branch Meeting

    Presentation

    TO BE ADVISED

    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Case Studies will be provided for Supervision unless members make contact with the Convenor at their earliest convenience to discuss presenting a Case.


    PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE.


    Contact:

    Fiona Curll mobile 0413 013 915 or 

    email pcaillawarra2017@gmail.com



    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Carrington Community Centre Corner of Young and Hargraves St Carrington Newcastle
    Register

    Newcastle / Hunter Region Branch Meeting

    Supervision 

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation.  


    Contact:

    Vicky Kapatos mobile 0421 511 214   email: vckkpts@gmail.com


    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kincumber & District Neighbourhood Centre, 1/20 Kincumber Street, Kincumber, NSW 2251
    Register

    Central Coast Branch Meeting


    Supervision

    NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

    Presentation