Tim was born and raised in the UK, attending Aston University in Birmingham, graduating in 1982 with a BSc(Hons) degree in Human Psychology. Tim then worked extensively in the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Riyadh. Tim also completed further studies in Education preparatory to becoming an Educational Psychologist, as well working for a year in Brussels. In 1989, Tim moved to Sydney to marry Kate. They have raised four children. Tim has been in private practice in Tasmania for over ten years, with additional previous experience as a School Guidance Officer specialising in Special Education. Tim also briefly ran a Special Education service in the UK for an LEA "I hated every minute of it. The job taught me a lot about the limits of trust and how children can be used as pawns by politicians for their own nefarious reasons!" On returning to Australia Tim eventually commenced work in Injured Worker Rehabilitation, something Tim would need himself before too long.
Tim was a volunteer at the 2000 Olympics, "A wonderful experience, everyone should do something like this, although I doubt I would ever get the opportunity again!" Not long after this, in 2003, Tim fell gravely ill with sepsis and his heart stopped and he had to be revived. "It was an astonishing event for me, I 'crossed over' as they say and had a profound NDE(Near Death Experience). It changed how I saw myself and the world. It took me a couple of years to be fully rehabilitated." Tim took a break from private practice and worked in the local University supporting students with disabilities, "Eventually I was physically & mentally well again, I was firing on all cylinders and within a few years we were able to move away from Western Sydney and make a new life in Tasmania."
Tim has worked in private practice in Tasmania for over 10 years, and now, working from home. He offers Telehealth counselling services all over Australia. "COVID19 made us all face our worst fears didn't it? I decided that it was too much of a risk to continue to offer face to face counselling, so Telehealth has worked well for me and for my clients."
Tim 'Bulk Bills' ( medicare and DVA) for appointments, with a GPMHP (GP Mental Health Plan) Couples Counselling is not covered by Medicare, and is charged at $160 per session. Tim also offers Workers Compensation Services for Psychological Injury and MAIB services for those involved in motor vehicle accidents. Costs in these cases is billed directly to the insurer at APS rates.
A failure is not a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.
The real mistake is to stop trying.