BarCare has a wide referral network of professionals across NSW, including psychologists, psychiatrists, career managers and bereavement counsellors.

If you require confidential assistance, contact the director of BarCare, Jenny Houen, to arrange a consultation. Members in rural and regional areas can contact Barcare for assistance in locating an appropriate specialist closer to home.

The Bar Association’s sole involvement is to fund and promote the service to ensure assistance is available to all members in need. No information is provided to the Bar Association without the express permission of the barrister.

Consultations are held in the strictest confidence.

Career management and life coaching

Stephen Lanken

Stephen Lanken is a leading mediator with experience as a lawyer, trainer and academic in dispute resolution and conflict management. He was a commercial litigator and Managing Partner of a law firm for more than 15 years before commencing his successful ADR consulting business. Steve is the Managing Director of Negocio Resolutions, which offers holistic conflict management services, specialising in resolving conflicts through facilitation, mediation, negotiation, consulting, and advising on ways to avoid and manage conflict positively, such as training, coaching, facilitation, and capacity building.


Suite 320/185 Elizabeth St Sydney


02 9036 0333

Dr Rosemary Howell

Dr Howell has experience as a lawyer, strategic planner and academic. She is a member of The Dispute Group and delivers mediation, coaching, facilitation, strategic planning and training. Her clients include government and business both within Australia and overseas. See for a detailed CV. Dr Howell has agreed to join the BarCare Panel of Specialists and will assist with life coaching and mentoring. She can assist barristers to examine their career choice and future direction.


Strategic Action 2 Crown Street Woolloomooloo


02 9380 2500