NDIS and Other Services

I am registered with the NDIS to provide Behaviour Support (Improved Relationships line items) and Therapeutic Supports (Improved Daily Living line items e.g. Psychology).

Once you have been funded by the NDIS for these service types, please contact me for a quote.  There is no cost involved for the preparation of quotes (i.e. proposed Service Agreement).  Service Agreements are an agreement between the person with a disability (and their decision maker / nominee if needed) and myself as the service provider. 

My Service Agreements describe the number of hours I will provide, the activities I will undertake and the outcomes and products you should expect as a result of the investment.  My Service Agreements also clearly state any other conditions such as cancellation policy and whether travel costs are involved. My face to face work with clients and their networks typically happens where ever the behaviours of concern occur (e.g. within the person’s home or placement).

Services I provide are costed in accordance with the current NDIS price guide.  However the total cost of services also depends on the number of hours required to provide the outcomes you are seeking, and travel distances involved.  This is why I will spend time with you at the start to set up individualised quotes and service agreements.

I prefer to provide services to a limited geographical area – typically within a 20km radius of my office (i.e up to 40km return journey).  Please consult the map linked below to see how far away you, or the person you support, are from my office.

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Behaviour Support (via Capacity Building – Improved Relationships)

Whilst each quote I provide will be tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of the person you support, I generally provide three levels of Behaviour Support service:

1. Brief Behavioural Consultation:  This support is appropriate for early intervention in situations in which the person you support is motivated to change, and/or they are supported by a relatively stable and cohesive team who are ready to contribute to problem solving and practice change.  My involvement at this level is limited to engaging with the person and their support network to identify current behavioural concerns, identifying any personal and environmental factors contributing to those concerns and to making general recommendations for how support may be provided in the future.

2. Behaviour Support Assessment, Planning, and Training:  This level of support is appropriate when the person you support has more entrenched behaviour support needs or has a more complex support network.  My involvement will focus on a more detailed assessment of behavioural function across settings.  I will develop formal plans and procedures for the person and their support network.  I will provide initial training to develop the capacity of stakeholder to implement those procedures.

3. Intensive Behaviour Support:  This support is appropriate for people with long-standing and complex behavioural support needs, and/or who are supported by multiple stakeholders with complicated working relationships.  My involvement at this level tends to involve more hours per week over a longer period of time.  Assessments are more detailed and involve more stakeholders. I spend more time focusing on capacity development and implementation support once plans have been developed.  This increases the likelihood that behaviour support plans will be implemented properly and achieve intended outcomes.

Therapy – Psychology (including assessment) – (via Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living)

For people funded for “Improving Daily Living” I can provide psycho-educational and cognitive behavioural interventions directly with the person you support.

Better Access to Mental Health Care (via Medicare):

Whilst not a focus of my practice, I am a registered Medicare provider.  Medicare services are only partially subsidised via the Medicare rebate.  An additional gap payment is typically required.  The Australian Psychological Society has published Frequently Asked Questions about how to access Medicare funded psychology sessions.

Psychology Board Australia approved Supervision:

I am a PsyBA “Board approved supervisor” for the primary and secondary supervision of Psychologists undertaking 4+2, 5+1 internships, and Higher Degree Programs.  I have been an approved supervisor with the national and state boards for over 10 years, and undertook my most recent supervisor re-accreditation training in 2021.