Tom Ford Psychologist

clinic location
C2/20-24 Karalta Road, Erina, New South Wales, 2250, Australia
clinic location
C2/20-24 Karalta Road, Erina, New South Wales, 2250, Australia


Tom joins The READ Clinic in May 2022 as a Senior Clinical Psychologist. Tom graduated from the University of Otago with a Master of Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology in 2019. Throughout his training, Tom worked in a university clinic, a neurorehabilitation ward, and a correctional/forensic setting. He concurrently completed research exploring the experience of interpersonal difficulties and schizotypy; and later investigating social-emotional and self-regulatory development in children. Since moving to Australia, he has worked in private practice on the Central Coast. Through his varied experience, Tom has a wide knowledge base of mental health disorders and life problems. Tom has a genuine and empathetic style, and is passionate about creating space for open and honest discussions that lead to positive change and growth. He adopts a flexible treatment approach to suit each individual and achieve their goals; and is skilled in a number of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, and eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. His special interests are in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Disorders and Sports Psychology. Tom is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Area of Focus

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports psychology
  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Personality disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Work Related Issues


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Schema Therapy

Patient Focus

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Older adults

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Master of Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Fee / Service

  • Insurance Appointment
  • Medicare Follow Up Appointment
  • NDIS (Plan/Agency Managed) Appointment
  • NDIS (Self-Managed) Appointment
  • Private Paying Appointment
  • Insurance Telehealth Appointment
  • Medicare Telehealth Appointment
  • NDIS (Plan/Agency Managed) Telehealth Appointment
  • NDIS (Self-Managed) Telehealth Appointment
  • Private Paying Telehealth Appointment
  • Insurance Phone Consult Appointment
  • Medicare Phone Consult Appointment
  • NDIS (Plan/Agency Managed) Phone Consult Appointment
  • NDIS (Self-Managed) Phone Consult Appointment
  • Private Paying Phone Appointment