Jed Blore, Social Worker & Counsellor

Jed Blore, Social Worker & Counsellor2019-08-14T04:12:29+00:00
Jed Blore

About Jed

I specialise in counselling for men. I have worked as a counsellor and mental health practitioner for the past two years in correctional and community settings with men who have experiences ranging from harmful substance use and co-occurring mental ill-health, to traumatic stress, justice involvement, and homelessness. I continue this work three days per week with a non-governmental organization, and currently am offering appointments on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.  

Why see me?

Because I believe that, just like me and everyone I know, occasionally life can feel like it has derailed you, and this can lead to getting stuck in a rut, and, to put it bluntly, this “stuckness” sucks. A hundred years of science in counselling has demonstrated that it is possible to get unstuck, get back on track, and get moving again, in a direction that matters to you. I will help to facilitate this through the use of evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  

Education & Research

I completed a PhD in psychology at Deakin University in 2008 and then worked at the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, on a project that measured the health of the world. Unsurprisingly, mental ill-health was a leading cause of health loss in almost every country.

After 8 years of working with politicians and policymakers around the world, including in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Africa and South America, I decided to volunteer in a Seattle prison to facilitate a present-moment awareness group. It was this experience, in combination with my research that highlighted the significant health loss due to mental ill-health, that led to a decision to come back to Australia to develop my clinical skills.

I completed a Master of Social Work degree in 2018 and am a full member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. I abide by their code of ethics. I continue to undergo additional training and professional development in counselling theory and science as part of my commitment to providing the highest quality evidence-based service.

Getting started

I am happy to offer a brief initial phone consultation free of charge, to help you decide on whether working together will be of benefit. Call me on 0416774095 to arrange this.

Appointments

To make an appointment, email jedblore@gmail.com
or phone 03 99399437

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hour’s notice is required for cancellations. Less notice than this means we will have to charge you a cancellation fee (50% of full fee).

Consulting Times

Jed sees clients on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Duration of sessions: 50mins.
I also offer Skype/Zoom/phone consultations Australia wide.

Fees

$140 per session
Payment must be made immediately after the consultation. There are no exceptions.
We accept: Visa, Mastercard, Cash or Cheque. EFTPOS facilities are available on site.