Here to help
The NDIS recognises the importance of counselling for people living with disabilities. Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Accept Care’s counsellors can improve your quality of life, help you process experiences and thoughts, and assist in developing constructive responses to life’s challenges.
Accept Care counsellors provide a safe space for you to discuss personal matters that you may not feel comfortable discussing with family and friends. You can feel at ease knowing you can speak freely and comfortably in a confidential and nonjudgement manner.
We use an integrated approach that incorporates evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Process Oriented Psychology and Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.
Building your capacity
Our person-centred approach can address various experiences you may have, and can assist in building your capacity to manage these yourself. Some examples include:
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Relationship challenges
- Work and study goals
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- General difficulties with attention and concentration
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for NDIS-registered counselling services if you:
- are at least 10 years old, and
- have services for capacity building (better daily living) included in your approved NDIS plan. You can find out more about accessing the NDIS here.
Individual counselling is available with Accept Care through the NDIS under Improved Daily Living Skills – Individual Counselling – support item 15_043_0128_1_3. Improved Daily Living funds allied health professional’s services and can generally be used flexible with other therapeutic services.
What is the process?
If you have self-managed or plan-managed NDIS funds and are interested in accessing brief therapy interventions through Accept Care, please contact our customer support team in the first instance. An NDIS approved counsellor will provide you with an initial appointment and follow-ups. The first session may include a formal or informal assessment to get to know you, your needs and your goals. The process is tailored to your individual needs. Some people may only need a few sessions, while others require ongoing support. Sessions are normally once or twice a fortnight and go for an hour and we will be guided by you and your needs with how this is structured.
We support you
Counsellors are trained professionals that can support you to overcome life’s challenges and help you reach your goals. Our experienced NDIS counsellors work with you so you can:
- Cope and function better with everyday life
- Increase your everyday independence, confidence, and organisational skills
- Improve communication with others
- Be calmer and less anxious
- Have better coping strategies
- Find purpose
- Understand yourself and others better
- Maintain and enjoy happier relationships and bonds with family and friends
- Speak freely and comfortably in a confidential and nonjudgmental space
What qualifications do our counsellors have?
Our NDIS counsellors have Post Graduate qualifications in Counselling and Psychotherapy and are registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
How much do NDIS counselling services cost?
If these supports are included in your approved NDIS plan, you should not be required to pay for our NDIS counselling services. Counselling services can be claimed under Capacity Building in your NDIS plan (improved daily living). We apply pricing in line with the NDIS price guide.
Where are our counsellors based?
Our NDIS-registered therapists are based in North Adelaide. We can work with you via telehealth, Zoom, or home/residential or in community visits to suit your needs. For additional information, please contact the Accept Care office on 08 8251 5186.
“I feel very supported by Accept and they are very responsive to my needs. I wouldn’t know what I would do without my support worker”.