Briony is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 24 years’ experience working in the field of health and disability with children, families, and adults.  She has over 17 years’ experience in the field of therapeutic and counselling support with adults and children including assessment, analysis and developing and reviewing plans.  Briony is skilled and trained to provide clinical assessment, clinical case formulation, recommendations, and intervention in each of these areas. 

About Briony
Professional Qualifications and Affiliations
How We Work

Briony Blackmur Social Work Consultancy works within the current AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Work Practice Standards and Code of Ethics.  We work collaboratively with you to ensure that any psychological strategies used in practice are used appropriately and efficiently to achieve the stated goal of our work together.  
Professional Supervision – Briony Blackmur Social Work Consultancy work within the current AASW Supervision and Practice Standards and Code of Ethics.  We work collaboratively with you to ensure that any psychological strategies used in practice are used appropriately and efficiently to achieve your stated goals. We utilise critical reflective practice techniques to identify areas for personal development in knowledge, skills and techniques.
Family Centred Practice – Briony Blackmur Social Work Consultancy believe in quality of life for clients and family.  We only provide a light service over the school holidays and will always communicate with you around availability.  We work collaboratively with other professional services who are able to provide support when unavailable if required.

Briony and Kirsty are active members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).  Briony currently acts as a co-convenor of the AASW Disability Practice Group.
Briony and Kirsty both hold Bachelor Degrees in Social Work from the University of Queensland and University of South Australia respectively.
Briony Blackmur Social Work Consultancy is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs.  Accredited Mental Health Social Worker is covered by most Private Health Insurance Agencies – check with your private health fund to confirm your are covered.

About Kirsty

Kirsty is a diligent and highly skilled Social Worker with extensive experience working with both adults and children in the area of disability and mental health, across government and non-government settings.  Kirsty believes in respecting and upholding the rights of a person to make their own life decisions and tailors her approach to suit a person’s needs, preferences and unique circumstances. Above all, Kirsty is passionate about providing high quality social work and therapeutic services that are authentic, professional, reliable and caring.
 


Briony and Kirsty are highly proficient in the provision of quality and reliable social work and therapeutic services and are committed to professional practice and ethical standards. They really enjoy working with people and are passionate about their work. 

Briony Blackmur Social Work Consultancy works towards supporting the clients' right to make their own decisions by providing them with the information, resources and support they require to make their own informed decisions.
 

About Social Work

Social Work is a diverse profession in Australia with a commitment to human rights and social justice at the very core of what they do. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities in the context of their physical, social and cultural environments, their past and current experiences, and their cultural and belief systems.  Social Workers will likely work alongside individuals, their family and community to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.  It is often described as a very collaborative, practical profession which includes individual counselling and therapy all the way to policy development and social action.

 

The Australian Association of Social Worker (AASW) describe social workers as maintaining a dual focus on both assisting with and improving human wellbeing and identifying and addressing any external issues (known as system or structural issues) that may impact on wellbeing or may create inequality, injustice and discrimination. 

 

Both Briony and Kirsty are active members of the Queensland branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.