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Reflections in practice : Being shaped and reshaped in response to Covid-19

“Nautilus” image of Iceland in winter By Erez Marom (2015) Reflections in practice: Being shaped and reshaped in response to Covid-19 By Michele Hayes, Psychotherapist and Supervisor Caught on the prevailing winds of the pandemic I notice a strange inability to integrate my experiences.  Talking to colleagues I hear that they are feeling this too.  […]

QCA Administrator’s Life – Ros Turner

Ros Turner has been the frontline of QCA since May 2004. Ros’s extensive background in administration and finance ensures the smooth running of the association and membership management. Thank you, Ros, for assisting the management committee with our reports and keeping us on track with our meetings. Her bubbly personality makes it easy for members […]

The Joy of a Quotation Journal…

Have you ever read something that really struck a chord? Perhaps somebody posted an inspirational quote on social media that seemed to speak to you directly? The world is full of words and there are a few special statements that stand out as being worth remembering. A quotation journal can keep track of all the […]

QCA Allocation of Surplus Funds

Dear Members QCA is expected to have a surplus of funds when it winds up on 30 June 2020, as part of the QCA transition to become the QLD branch of PACFA. Members can put forward suggestions on how the funds can best be put to use to benefit the counselling industry by clicking here:  […]

Counsellor’s Life – Ruth Donnelly

Ruth Donnelly is a holistic counsellor in Maleny who works with body-based psychotherapy, integrating mindfulness and artistic therapies, deep levels of change arise through the awareness and energetic transformation that occurs. Ruth has been a QCA member since 2006. She offers a heart-centred approach to healing trauma, developing emotional well-being and spiritual growth. You can […]

Counsellor’s Life – Mark Sayer

Mark Sayer has worked as a counsellor with adolescents and families for thirty years, principally in the secondary and tertiary education sectors. Prior to that he has taught in secondary all boys and co-educational schools and has also gained experience in middle and senior management in that sector. Visit Mark’s website: www.solutions4living.com.au YOUR PASSION Your […]

QCA History

Some interesting facts about QCA (click on the blue text to view) In June 1994, a survey was carried out on Professional Development preferences. Review the members’ responses, you’ll be surprised… We are still lobbying for this…look at the June 1994 Contact cover page In March 1995, there was a Special General Meeting for the […]

Counselling clients from a conservative religious-cultural background – The nature of the challenge

Counselling clients from a conservative religious-cultural background- The nature of the challenge by Karol Misso The Socio-Cultural Context Therapists like ministers of religion, psychologists or teachers are representative of the clientele they serve. Yes, we have been through a process of formation and exposed to a body of knowledge that gives us a recognized standard […]

QCA Events of 2019 – Reflections

Article and photos contributed by Florence Ee It has been a very busy year for QCA, we had a total of 16 PD events organised this year. The photos remind me that my involvement with QCA is mainly about social connections. The Friday evening PD is my self-care time, connecting with other fellow counsellors to […]