Welcome to Seeds

We specialise in delivering quality counselling and community development outcomes.

Seeds staff are highly skilled and experienced and work closely with the sector to ensure the highest service expectations are met.

Seeds provide personal and professional development services (Including Medicare accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counselling) and organisational growth strategies, community engagement and community development solutions.

The difference is our connection to community.  We are community focused; community connected and understand community aspirations. Communities are its people. Community capacity is people capacity.

Seeds founding directors are well respected in the Community Services Sector with over 50 years combined experience across Community Development, Case Work, Disabilities, Youth, Housing and Homelessness. The passion and integrity of Jo Bronwyn & David Baker are the driving force behind the services we provide.

We rely on reputation, credibility and integrity to deliver quality services and create growth. Our services are affordable, personal and based in relationships of trust.

We build capacity. Capacity to grow.

Our values are founded in social justice, fairness, integrity and trust. This is how we see people, groups and communities. We see the potential, the opportunity to reach goals and create brand new futures.

We operate from a strengths focused, asset based and holistic framework.


Jo Bronwyn & David Baker have over 50 years’ combined experience in Community Services Management and Counselling


Jo Bronwyn

Jo Bronwyn  is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) approved Mental Health Social Worker.

Seeds Consultancy Group trading as Seeds for Growth provides accredited Mental Health Social Work and Counselling Services to clients in need of counselling and support.

Our services meet the AASW Practice Standards for Mental Health Social Workers 2014. Clients can be assured of the most professional services available and can be referred directly to Seeds for Growth for an initial appointment and a complete assessment.

Jo is an approved Allied Health Services – Social Worker – Provider Number: 4047716W and Medicare Rebates are available.

The counselling suites of Seeds for Growth are located at Shop 6, 470 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 in the centrally located business district, convenient to Maitland Railway Station and 3 hour free parking.


  • MSW, BSocWk BSoc Sci Soc Wel
  • TAE40110 Cert IV Trainer and Assessor
  • Masters in Social Work Practice MSW
  • Diploma Community Services (Alcohol other drugs & Mental Health)

Community Development

David R Baker is a qualified and experienced Community Development Professional.

Seeds Consultancy Group delivers community-based projects and organisational development.

Clients include;David R Baker

  • Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • Yamuloong Group Initiatives
  • Newcastle Hellenic Centre
  • The Gallipoli Legion Club

Projects include;

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Research Projects
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team building and group facilitation
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Development


  • MSCD, BBusSocAdmin, GradDipVet
  • TAE40110 Cert IV Trainer and Assessor
  • Master of Social Change & Development MSC
  • Advanced Diploma Management