COUNSELLOR

SOCIAL WORKER

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Appointments now available – No referals needed

Tom Blackford has worked in mental health services, in ACIS and other teams, Non-Government Organisations and Better Access….with clients who had severe schizophrenia, suicidality, and all manner of presenting problems. Now he’s focusing his work on his private-billing practice stepping away from Better Access.

He can take the best of what he’s learned, and make a contribution to your clients.
He works efficiently and in the majority of individuals he assists with their goals within 4 sessions.

Due to a high turnover, often appointments can be made within a week or two.

NO REFERRALS NEEDED – If GP referral received, summary will be given at conclusion.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING & RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
– Tom sees people with a wide range of issues, including those that have been resistant to medication. He commonly deals with Trauma, Grief, Depression, Anxiety (full list below) and Relationship Issues.

 

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT – phone: 0402 550 751 or email: tom@tomblackford.com.au and he will make contact.
LOCATION – this is a solo practice in a residential setting. The address is Unit 2, 27 Rosella Street, Payneham. There is off-street parking
CONSULTATION TIMES – Appointments are available daytimes, Saturday morning and some evenings.

 

Tom quickly gains an understanding of the factors that have held people back and uses a broad range of tools to help clients move forward. Some people need to learn skills. Some need new information or perspective, to make the difference. Or for others, a difficult experience happened to them that needs to be resolved.
He draws from a range of evidence-based therapies including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Neurolinguistic Programming. What is more important is that he uses the right techniques to help the person with their problems and challenges. Many times, clients have been surprised that long standing difficulties change or disappear faster than they could have imagined with Tom’s understanding and effective guidance.

 

OUT OF POCKET COSTS
Individual Counselling – the initial appointment is usually 75 – 90 minutes, and thereafter 60 minutes. The fee per session is $95. For those on a Health Care or Pension card the fee is $75.
Relationship counselling – all sessions are 90 minutes long and cost $165; and for concession card holders $100.
If need be, sessions can be done online or telephone if necessary, and the cost is the same.

 

He has worked with adults with all types of psychiatric medication. He works with adults from age 18 years to those in their retirement years, with the following matters:
Anger
Anxiety & Phobias, Health anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Couples Counselling
Depression (including CBT resistant)
Domestic Violence
Drug & Alcohol issues
Grief & Loss
Impulsive Behaviours
Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self Esteem and Self Development
Self-Harm
Smoking
Stress
Suicidality
Trauma Related Symptoms (from childhood or adulthood)
EXCLUSIONS – those under 18 years; anorexia/bulimia; cognitively impaired; severe personality disorders.

 

CONTACT INFO :

Tom Blackford

Location :

Unit 2, 27 Rosella Street, Payneham 5070 South Australia

Just 2 streets South of Payneham Rd and Portrush Rd intersection

CONSULTATION TIMES :

Appointments are available daytimes, Saturday morning and some evenings.