New QCA Members and Committee

We are more than pleased to have the following people joining the QCA and existing members filling in the management committee positions. Welcome aboard! We hope your time with QCA is beneficial and fulfilling.

New QCA Members

Provisional          Nathalie Bastier, Valeria Capasso-Kruck, Robyn McInerney

Associate             Julie Olbrich, Linda Starke

Affiliate                Ann Godwin, Brett Jones

Student                Julianna Rogers


New Committee Members

Clair Byrne
Clair enjoys having time to stop and pause!  This is harder than it sounds to gain that quality mindful time.  Being on a hobby farm with 8 beautiful horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird allows me to be in the moment and slow down to enjoy them.  Clair is currently a part-time relationship counsellor, with a counselling service in Maryborough. Clair completed her Bachelor of Social Science in 1999 and for the last 19 years working with several not for profit organisations delivering counselling and case management work.  Clair has worked across a range of settings in her career including work with children, young people and adults with trauma backgrounds and complex blended families. Clair applies a person-centred strength and mindfulness-based approach. In the past 5 years Clair has been following EAGALA framework with equine assisted psychotherapy.  Clair is anticipating to start her private practice delivering EAP in the Wide Bay Area from October 2018.

Katharine Northall
Katharine has been a psychotherapist for 14 years.  She is a clinical member and a registered supervisor with both QCA and PACFA. Katharine is now working in a private practice and has worked for many charities over the past years including sexual exploitation and drug projects.  She also has abundant experience working with young people – both in the community and in a school environment.  Katharine describes herself as an integrative therapist, she has a keen interest in exploring other modalities and learning, in areas such as ‘Tapping’ and EMDR. Due to working with clients and supervisees globally, Katharine does a lot of Skype and telephone work as well as face to face practice. Katharine is very excited to be part of the QCA Management Committee and feel passionate about helping to raise the profile of counsellors.

Carly Kelly-Fairweather
Carly is a Clinical member of QCA & PACFA having completed a Masters of Counselling in 2008. Carly has worked in the industry for over 15 years in both government and non-government organisations. She currently manages a small counselling service as well as her own private counselling practice.  Her areas of interest are in supporting women, men and their families around parenting, disability, grief and loss and perinatal mental health. Carly is looking forward to working with the committee to continue to support its members and provide best practice principles to the counselling profession.

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