Northern Rivers based and servicing wherever you are. Affordable. Nimble.

Why choose Argyll Consultancy?


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Australian Legal Practitioner 
  • Registered Nurse, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Professional Member of the Resolution Institute
  • Former member of the Drug and Alcohol Community Advisory Committee, Northern NSW Local Health District.
  • Member of the Mental Health Forum, Northern NSW Local Health District.
  • Member of the Community Advisory Group, Lismore Base Hospital
  • Member of the National Register of Mental Health Consumer and Carer Representatives, Mental Health Australia.



  • "Thanks for your help, Tess. I wish I had contacted you long before." 
  • "Thank you again. This has been a very stressful time for me and your assistance is very much appreciated." 
  •  “Tess was always exemplary” Mary-Ellen
  • “She had superior [client management] skills” Brett
  •  “I would recommend Tess as she is excellent” Wayne
  • “I would like to sincerely thank you for your commitment” Ellie
  •  “Tess helped with problem solving as she has the ability to look outside the square. She has the ability to see different points of view.” John
  • “Tess has a very bubbly friendly personality yet remains professional. She is very approachable. She has a good attitude” Nat
  • “All I can say is whoever uses Tess’s mediation will be very lucky to have her” Troy
  • “Bright personality, ability to think globally, highly intelligent, prepared to take on challenges” Trent
  • “Affable, patient, encouraging and attentive” Lou
  • “She is able to connect with people on a personal level” Maria
  • “Willing to go the extra mile” Katie

Client Safety

Yes, Tess has:

 - a clear NSW Working With Children Check 

 - a clear QLD Blue Card 

 - a clear National Police check  

Qualifications and Training

Successful completion of:

• Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice, 2018.

• Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2010, College of Law, Sydney.

• Graduate Certificate of Clinical Supervision, 2002, Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand.

• Graduate Certificate of Preceptorship (adult learning and assessment), 2001, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, New Zealand. 

• Master of Arts, 2006, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) Postgraduate School of Nursing and Midwifery. 

• Bachelor of Laws, 2009, Macquarie University, Sydney. 

• Bachelor of Arts (Theatre & Film, English), 1998, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

• Registered Nurse, 1986, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, (now The Children’s Hospital at Westmead).

• Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – International Association for Six Sigma Certification, 2015.

• Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) – Centre for Healthcare Redesign in 2014 and 2018. 

• Australian Institute of Company Directors, Foundations of Directorship, 2013


Former Clients


Tess has completed work for the following organisations

  • Men and Family Centre, Lismore
  • AR Market Research
  • McClure Law
  • Emerson Health
  • A Brisbane commercial law firm
  • Reali Supply
  • QLD Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Northern NSW Local Health District
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • NSW Health Care Complaints Commission
  • Lismore Women's Health and Resource Centre
  • Mental Health Carers, NSW (Peak Body)
  • ARAFMI, Central Coast
  • NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (as it  was)
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • NSW Health eHealth
  • NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • New Zealand Ministry of Health
  • Australian Government Department of Human Services, Child  Support
  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • NSW Mental Health Commission
  • Breastscreen NSW
  • Expert Opinion Services, Sydney
  • Communio Pty Ltd
  • Catholic Healthcare
  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board, New Zealand
  • Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Official Visitor Program under the Mental Health Act 2007  (NSW).