Dr. Bob Jacobs was born in New York City and, although he's an Australian citizen, he still has quite an accent! Dr. Bob started out his career as a basketball coach and high school teacher. He increasingly found his counselling skills with young people were far better than his skills at coaching winning teams, and found himself pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Bob began practicing as a therapist in 1981, after many years working in this field he decided to pursue law as a second career. The decision to become a lawyer was motivated by a desire to be an even stronger advocate for young people, and to use the legal system to bring about individual change and change in public policy.
Dr. Bob has been providing psychology and mediation services through The Parenting Centre since 2009 and recently earned his legal principal's certificate in order to establish his own law firm, Change Law. Change Law exists so Dr. Bob can offer his services free of charge to children, or victims of human rights violations.
Despite having a very successful career, Dr. Bob's greatest personal life experience was raising two of his three children as a single parent. Parenting is Dr. Bob's personal focus as well as his professional focus.
Dr. Bob is a big sports fan, following mostly American sports (football, baseball and basketball). He is also an avid scuba diver and his diving has taken him to many amazing places in the world.
Favorite Food – Peaches
Favorite Bev – Pepsi Max
Favorite Performers – Archie Roach, Missy Higgins & Phil Ochs
Favorite Song - Native Born by Archie Roach
Favorite Colour – Maroon
Favorite Memory – My son being born 45 minutes before my own birthday
Heidi heads the administration side of The Parenting Centre. Heidi and Bob first met when she worked in Real Estate and assisted in the sale of the land where Bob’s house now stands. Heidi joined The Parenting Centre in 2011.
When she is not at the office Heidi enjoys spending time in her garden, photographing and nurturing her creative soul through sewing, candle making and recycling projects. Op shopping is always on her list of things to do.
Favorite Food – Deli Rock Chips
Favorite Bev – Double shot flat white
Favorite Band – Angus & Julia Stone
Favorite Colour – Blue
Favorite Memory – Gardening with my Grandmother