At the Psychology and Counselling Group our consultants provide tailored interventions and services for our clients across a diverse range of age groups and contexts. Our Psychologists are registered by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and belong to a variety of professional mental health organisations. We provide child & adolescent, adult, family, and workplace & corporate psychology, counselling and consultation services.
Psychologists are required to successfully train for a minimum of 6 years before becoming eligible for registration to practice in Australia.
Our profession further demands that we continually develop our skills in order to provide the most appropriate services to our clients.
BA (Psych & Soc), PGDip (Psych), PGDip (SocHlth), MMH (NSW Inst Psychiatry), MAAP.
Tim Smith is the Principal Psychologist at The Psychology and Counselling Group. Tim graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology (University of Canterbury, NZ), two Post Graduate Diplomas with one in Psychology (University of Wollongong) and the other in Social Health/Applied Psychology (Macquarie University) in addition to receiving a Master’s Degree in Mental Health (distinction) (NSW Institute of Psychiatry).
Tim has worked as a Psychologist in workers compensation, multicultural and adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, school psychology, and private practice. Tim is also a registered psychologist with WorkCover, an Approved Victim’s Support Counsellor with the Department of Justice New South Wales and also assists in providing counselling support to current and former Australian Defence Force personal and their families through the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS). He also holds a number of supervisory endorsements including being a registered Psychologist Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and a registered School Psychologist Supervisor. Tim is also an active member of number or professional mental health and advocacy organisations including the Association of Australian Psychologists (AAP) and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMHA).
Tim has held leadership, supervisory and managerial roles as a Psychologist across a number of professional settings. He has had considerable experience with child, adolescent and family mental health assessment and intervention, in addition to proudly supporting and leading initiatives for better mental health practices within the Australian corporate sector. In addition, Tim is a strong advocate for young people, adult and men’s mental health – and adopts a respectful approach to an individual’s or family’s cultural, spiritual and belief systems.
In his spare time, Tim practices a number of martial arts and is a black belt graded instructor in Japanese Jujitsu. He also enjoys an outdoor life style that includes surfing with his partner and three children.
BA (Psych), CertPsychPractice, MAPS
Mitch has worked as a psychologist since 2010. He has worked in a number of settings including, youth homelessness, workers compensation, inpatient psychiatric settings and education. Mitch adopts a respectful, client focused approach to his work and really enjoys helping people work through the challenges in their lives. In his spare time Mitch loves to cook and get out of the city wherever possible.