From 30 June 2016, CAPAV will no longer be an Association.

If you presently are a CAPAV member:
Please note that your current CAPAV membership is valid until 30 June 2016.

Present CAPAV members are being transferred to PACFA in time to renew their 2016-17 professional membership (starting 1 July 2016) directly with PACFA

If you consult our website with the intention to apply for membership:

Please note that from 1 January 2016, CAPAV will not be taking new members.

However, we recommend that you become a direct member of PACFA – please click here


Welcome to the Counsellors’ and Psychotherapists’ Association of Victoria, also known as CAPAV.

CAPAV is a state-based professional association created to support the development and represent the interests of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Victoria. CAPAV is also committed to promote the benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy to the wider community.

CAPAV is a member association of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). PACFA, in partnership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), has established the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP), a unique national register. To become a member of CAPAV is the very first step towards listing on the PACFA Register, and subsequently on ARCAP.