Rachel ClementsCo-founder & Director of Psychological Services

Professional Experience

Rachel Clements is the co-founder and Director of Psychological Services at Resilia Pty Ltd.  Rachel has focused her career on helping individuals function better at work and has a broad range of psychological, management and human resource consulting experience.  Rachel is one of Australia’s leading specialists in the area of workplace stress, emotional resilience, mental health and improving organisational functioning and targets intervention in this area from both an individual and organisational perspective. Rachel has 25 years of professional experience working with staff at various levels of seniority within both public and private sector organisations.

Currently Rachel specialises in providing psychological, vocational and selection assessments and coaching services to a range of staff covering a broad spectrum of industries such as legal, banking and finance, education (including tertiary), insurance, health and community and emergency services. Rachel has worked extensively within the workers’ compensation area for the last 22 years providing research, consulting, assessment and vocational services on claims for psychological injury.

Professional Background

Rachel commenced her career as a Psychologist working for one of Australia’s leading psychological consulting companies. In this role Rachel developed a broad range of consulting skills such psychological and vocational assessments, training and development, leadership coaching and human resources consulting. Whilst employed in this capacity for five years, Rachel also worked as Psychologist undertaking rehabilitation work within the workers compensation setting in which she provided initial needs assessments, specialist clinical assessments, treatment and case management services. Prior to this Rachel worked for WorkCover WA. It was in this role that Rachel developed an interest in occupational rehabilitation and subsequently completed training to work as a Rehabilitation Counsellor once she had completed her Master’s Degree. Following this Rachel worked briefly as a Psychologist undertaking Occupational Rehabilitation within the Comcare scheme.

In 1999 Rachel co-founded the Centre for Corporate Health Group, a boutique psychological consulting firm based in Sydney. In 2011, Rachel co-founded Resilia, offering an alternative to traditional rehabilitation providers through the rigour, experience and knowledge gained through her ongoing practice and research into evidence-based recovery from psychological injury. As well as from assessing and supporting over 10,000 workers with psychological injury claims back to health and work.

In her current role as Director of Psychological Services, Rachel provides psychological and management consultancy services to a range of organisations to assist them to improve the wellbeing, motivation and quality of working life for their staff.  Rachel works with staff ranging from team member level to Senior Executives in the areas of psychological assessment, emotional resilience, mental health, career transition and leadership and management skills.

Further Qualifications and Professional Associations

Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology from the Australian National University in Canberra and has also completed a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of Western Australia. Rachel has been registered as a psychologist since 1995. She is also qualified in the administration, analysis and interpretation of various psychometric tools.

  • Member: Australian Psychological Society
  • Member: Specialist College of Organisational Psychology
  • Registered with the Australian Psychology Board
  • Registered Psychologist in NSW
  • WorkCover NSW Approved Psychologist


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