About David


David brings to his practice over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups within a wide variety of contexts. These include parish ministry; community based and self help programs; residential disability support services; acute, chronic, rehabilitation, aged care and mental health facilities.



As an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, he has been in active ministry for over 30 years, including 18 years as Chaplain to Barwon Health and St John of God Hospital Geelong.



David is a former accredited clinical pastoral supervisor and Past President of the Association for Supervised Pastoral Education in Australia (ASPEA Inc. - now ASACPEV Inc.). He is an Honorary Fellow of ASACPEV Inc. After completing his supervisory training at Austin Health (Melbourne) he established the Barwon Health (Geelong) Centre for Clinical Pastoral Education and was appointed its inaugural Director in 2002.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Theology (Melbourne College of Divinity)
Diploma in Pastoral Studies (Post-Graduate) (MCD)
Master of Ministry (MCD)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Monash)












Accreditations & Registrations
• Registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. No. PSY0001128068)

• Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) pastoral supervisor (2000-2003) and clinical pastoral supervisor (2003-2014)

Professional Memberships
• Member of the International Association for
Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP).

• Member of The Australian
Psychological Society Ltd. (MAPS)

• Affiliate Member of APS College of Counselling Psychologists.

• Honorary Fellow of the Association for Supervised and Clinical Pastoral Education in Victoria Inc. (ASACPEV Inc.)