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.


Dr Samson Roberts, MBBS (Adelaide), GCertForensicMHealth, FRANZCP

Dr Roberts has a broad psychiatric practice including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic illness and addiction medicine. He has private admitting rights at The Sydney Clinic and Northside Clinic.


76 Cleveland Street Chippendale, NSW, 2022


02 8399 2050

Dr Susan Messner MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr Susan Messner specialises in the assessment and management of a broad range of psychiatric conditions, including depression and anxiety, mood disorders, grief, adjustment disorders and maintenance of chronic psychotic conditions. She has an interest in antenatal and postnatal conditions and in the relationship between parents and their infants. Dr Messner likes to consider a patient within the context of their relationships and family. Dr Messner has had a long involvement in the review and management of medical practitioners with mental health issues. She is a nominee with the Medical Council and sits on hearings related to health, performance and conduct.


152 Johnston St Annandale, NSW, 2038


02 9552 6096

Dr Keith Roberts, MBChB, FRANZCP, MRCP Psych, MMedSc, FAChAM


Suite 403 3 Waverly Street Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022


02 9387 7050

Dr Deepinder Miller, MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr Miller is a female psychiatrist who has an interest in mood disorders (including in the post-partum state), anxiety disorders, psychotic illness, addiction medicine and medicolegal report writing.


Suite 711, St Vincents Clinic 438 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


02 8382 6746

Dr Glen Smith, Bsc (Hons, Psychology), MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Addiction Psych., GradCert Forensic Mental Health (UNSW)

Dr Smith specialises in treatment of drug and alcohol problems and admits inpatients for detoxification and rehabilitation to the Northside Clinic, Greenwich and the Northside West Clinic, Wentworthville. He is an appointed practitioner to the Impaired Registrant’s Program of the Medical Council of NSW. He has expertise and experience in medicolegal psychiatry having prepared reports for criminal and civil matters and the NSW Coroner. He has over 20 publications in peer reviewed medical journals in the areas of mental illness, substance abuse and homicide.


Northside Clinic 2 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich, 2065 Northside West Clinic 23-27 Lytton St, Wentworthville, NSW 2145.


02 8833 2463 & 02 9433 3555


Dr. Peter Klug is a consultant clinical and forensic psychiatrist of twenty-five years experience. He has worked in many areas of psychiatry. His current clinical interests focus on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders and trauma-related disorders. He is very familiar with forensic issues. He consults in his rooms in the Sydney CBD and also treats inpatients at a dedicated mood disorders unit at Northside Clinic, Greenwich, where he is also involved in the supervision of senior trainees and as a lecturer. He is a member of the Forensic Mental Health Review Tribunal and has various other roles with public and private organizations.


Level 4 183 Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW, 2000


02 9233 8253