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JIM KEATCH

Jim has had extensive experience working in the Emergency Services area over the last 21 years. As well as being an active firefighter, holding a number of leadership positions including as a Trainer/Assessor, with the South Australian Country Fire Service he has been heavily involved in assisting and supporting Emergency Services Personnel coping with grief, trauma and critical incident management, through the SAFECOM Stress Prevention and Management team within South Australia. This has involved working with people of varying ages and in many different contexts, both with small groups, families and individuals right across the state. Jim has recently retired after 19 years as the Chaplain at Pembroke School, an independent school consisting of 1600 students (ages 5-18) and 300 staff. His work both privately and publically has seen him involved in the areas of grief, trauma and critical incident support for many years. Jim is also a wedding and funeral celebrant.

Jim holds qualifications in Theology, Teaching as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is associated with numerous professional organisations and committees including: Critical Incident Management Australia, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Torrens University Ethics committee and the Ministry Professional Standards Committee within Churches of Christ in SA. Jim’s interests include tai chi, mindfulness, golf, model railways and his grandchildren. He works with the Sam Roberts Family Foundation raising money and awareness for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in SA. He is an excellent communicator with a strong sense of care and compassion.
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JO HAMILTON

Jo is a Registered Psychologist in private practice with approximately 28 years experience in organisational and clinical psychology in both private and public industries, including eight years as the Senior Psychologist at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Edinburgh, South Australia. Jo Has a particular interest in designing and facilitating training courses. She has worked with the CFS and SES for approximately twenty years. Jo specialises in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety particularly trauma in the emergency services and defence forces. Jo lectures at the University of South Australia in Aviation Human Factors and Safety Management Systems. Jo is a Squadron Leader (psychologist) in the RAAF Special Reserves. In her spare time she dreams of being an astronaut and collects space related stuff but knows she has to stay on this planet and care for her family.


Jo has the following qualifications: B.A (Psych); Grad. Dip. App. Psych; Grad. Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy; Master of Social Science (Counselling); Master of Aviation Human Factors; Registered Psychologist; MAPS
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KYM HARRIS

When you choose to see him for help, you are entrusting your care to a respected psychologist of many years standing, one who has a reputation second to none, plus the respect of his colleagues, both as a psychologist and a hypnotherapist.His quiet, respectful manner works hand in hand with a sharp and insightful mind. He has vast experience helping people to achieve their goals across a range of issues, providing strategies and building confidence to tackle challenges of any dimensions. 

Kym initially trained and worked as a teacher, the first stage of his dream to work as an educational psychologist. This he did for many years, both in regional South Australia and metropolitan Adelaide.   He expanded his career when he trained as a hypnotherapist and began to work as a private practice psychologist.  
His skills and reputation as a psychologist have meant that he has been in demand to work in many different fields, including as a teacher, particularly of hypnotherapy and in the field of educational psychology. He worked as an institutional psychologist with the Adelaide Remand Centre, then as a group therapist, counsellor and forensic assessor with the Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program run by the SA Health Commission. For several years, in a consultant capacity, he has offered EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and trauma services to a range of organisations.  
On many occasions Kym has put to work his skills as a general aviation pilot, flying a light aircraft to remote areas to deliver psychology services. For over twenty years, he regularly flew himself to Yorke Peninsula, making him one of the first practitioners to provide private psychology services to the local community. Over the years, he has taken an active interest in the advancement of psychology and has made significant contributions to a range of professional organisations, both at state and national level. His lifelong interest in the nature of consciousness is mirrored in his fascination with, and exploration of the invisible forces of nature. For the greater part of his life, Kym has immersed himself in the elements – finding his place within, via his passion for sailing, aviation and free flight. For all that Kym spends as much time in the air as he can, he has his feet firmly on the ground.
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