Welcome to the Pastoral Counselling Institute

Equipping the People of God for Effective Ministry in a Hurting World


Due to the current COVID-19 situation our staff and offices will be working flexibly to ensure the safety of staff, clients and the continuation of PCI Services in accordance with the Parramatta Mission COVID-19 Action Plan.

Please be advised that PCI will transition to telehealth (video conferencing) or telephone services from Monday the 30th of March 2020. This move to alternate methods of delivery means that you can continue to access counselling and psychological treatment during this difficult time. A letter will be emailed when appointments are made with the psychologist with instructions.

If you have a face to face appointment with any of our Psychologists please be aware they will be using the Screening Questions before each appointment, this is a standard procedure that is being conducted to ensure the safety of all consumers and staff.

In the 24 hours prior to your appointment, if your answer to any of the following questions is YES, please contact your Psychologist directly to discuss your situation before attending your appointment.

1. Do you currently have a cough, sore throat, fever, or shortness of breath?
2. Have you been overseas in the past 14 days or had close or casual contact with a person who has been overseas in the past 14 days?
3. Have you had close or casual contact with a person with a confirmed case of coronavirus in the 14 days before your scheduled appointment?
4. Have you or a family member been in contact with any young person or staff from a school, university or organisation that has been subject to a shut down?


The Pastoral Counselling Institute brings into creative dialogue the disciplines of theology and the behavioural sciences in order to provide pastoral educational programs and counselling services for the community.
The Pastoral Counselling Institute emerged from a desire to develop an integrated model of pastoral care and counselling that took account of the richness of both theology and the behavioural sciences.
To achieve this goal the Institute has established counselling that incorporates a faith dimension and community programs that offer practical support to people in need.

PCI is a recognised ministry of the Parramatta Mission of the Uniting Church in AustraliaNSW/ACT SYNOD and a registered Organisational Member (SCA1745) with Spiritual Care Australia.

PCI is a registered charity with the ACNC – Click on the logo to view the ACNC website entry