ndis

With every difficulty there is

Ease  Counselling Services

counselling that embodies belief and hope in possibilities

counselling sessions

supports includes:

  • General counselling

  • Relationship counselling

  • Goal attainment and empowerment

Counselling that is centered on you and unique solutions for you

Narrative, Solution focused & Collaborative therapy

Able to explore therapy using

Visual Art

as a medium of expression

there are many ways to communicate

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home based clinic

  • The clinic is fitted out with soundproof doors. For your privacy and confidentiality.

  • A studio joins the counselling room.

  • Visual art sessions require an initial therapy session to discuss the different ways individuals might like to explore creativity and therapy.

  • The clinic’s drive way access is not suitable for wheel chairs.

home visits are an option

  • Counselling can happen in the comfort of your own home.

  • Visual arts can also be part of the therapy. An initial session is required as above.

  • Home visits incur a transport fee.

 

ABOUT NDIS

PURPOSE OF NDIS

WHAT IS NDIS?

DO I QUALIFY?

SUPPORTS

AVAILABLE

NDIS; HOW COSTS FOR SERVICES ARE DECIDED

NDIS PREPARATION

 

PURPOSE OF NDIS

The purpose of NDIS is to:

  • Support people with disability to pursue their goals and maximise their independence and social and economic participation

  • Develop the capacity of people with disability to participate in the community and in employment.

 

what is the ndis?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.  The goal of the NDIS is to identify the supports that people need to achieve goals in many aspects of their life.  These supports are designed work on your identified needs and hopefully lead to independence, involvement in your community, education, employment and health and wellbeing,

The NDIS is designed to give you more choice and control over how, when and where your supports are provided, and gives you certainty you will receive the support you need over your lifetime

 

DO I QUALIFY?

Will I be able to access the NDIS?

In order to access all that the NDIS will provide, individuals need to meet the following requirements: have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa

Who is Eligible for the NDIS? 

 As a Queensland resident, to qualify for support you must meet one of the following disability or early intervention requirements… 

Disability Requirement:

  • You have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) that stops you from performing everyday activities independently.

  • You have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) that hinders your capacity for social and/or occupational participation. 

Early Intervention Requirements:

  • You live with an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent, where evidence shows receiving support now would benefit you for your future.

  • You are a child under the age of 6 with significant developmental delay in one or more areas of self-care for future independence, language and communication, cognitive and/or motor development. 

 

Getting Started With NDIS 

For more information regarding the NDIS and how you can apply, simply contact the NDIA by clicking the link below. 

 

supports avAILABLE

counselling

Counselling can help people eligible for NDIS pursue their goals and maximise their independence and be empowered to contribute to community.

Therapeutic supports is any form of therapy that helps you overcome difficulties or barriers that may be impeding how you can improve your life goals and participation in community. Counselling helps you by talking through the emotional battles and helping you find solutions on your journey.

professionalism

I have graduated from a Masters in counselling (QUT) and am committed to an ongoing journey of learning and developing best practices.

I am a registered member of Australian counselling association [ACA] and fully adhere to ACA’s practice code of ethics.

 

therapy that is-

  • Well-being based

  • Non-judgemental

  • People centred therapy

  • Therapy that believes people are the experts of their own lives

  • Therapy that helps you work towards your goals

 

modalities

I practice modalities like Narrative therapy that focuses on alternate stories of unique outcomes, strengths and community.

Collaborative therapy people centred and focuses on discovering possibilities.

Solution focused therapy is continually striving to the future and appreciating the steps towards the goal.

Visual art is an excellent way to communicate what often cannot be put into words. It can be a way to make something beautiful and a new positive way to understand difficulties.  I am an artist and a therapist and am happy to work with people in innovative and creative ways.

counselling can help you achieve your milestones

We can discuss what goals you would like to explore.

Support Categories: aligned to the NDIS Outcomes Framework

1. Daily Living | 2. Home | 3. Health and Well-being |

4. Lifelong Learning | 5. Work | 6. Social and Community Participation |

7. Relationships | 8. Choice and Control

 

how costs for services are decided

Ongoing funding for therapy is subject to a detailed support plan that is designed to deliver progress or change for the participant. Providers develop this plan with the participant and it should clearly state the expected therapy outcomes and demonstrate a link to the participant’s goals, objectives and aspirations.

The following is about how the NDIS works out pricing agreements between providers like EASE Counselling services and our clients.

A typical service agreement might include;

An initial consult where goals are discussed, how many sessions might be required and an initial report made and a service agreement signed.

 

Service agreements could consist of:

  • Report writing

  • Hourly sessions

  • Transport costs for travel to client homes if required.

(Please pursue NDIS guidelines below for more information go to https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-information)

Support Item Reference Numbers NDIS payments system applies unique numbers for each support line item, according to the following structure:

 

Support Category | 15

Support Item | 043

Registration Group | 0128

Outcome Domain | 1

Support Purpose | 3

 

NDIS PRICES

EASE Counselling Services adheres to NDIS recommened prices.

 

ndis preparation

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Keeping up to date with upcoming changes and ensure that these changes are communicated to all staff, clients and other stakeholders.

Attending NDIS workshops to gather information about best practice and other feedback from local organisations that are already facing the changes associated with this new funding model

Providing marketing materials to ensure that all clients are made aware of the most recent developments

 

ongoing professional development

EASE Counselling services is passionate about embedding and maintaining a culture of continual professional development in the sector.

This counselling service understands the importance of maintaining a supervision framework and abides with ACA registration guidelines in both supervision and engagement in lifelong learning at individual and team levels.

 

governing principles

Ease counselling services intends to be a NDIS provider and the following legislative safeguards will be adhered too:

 

legislative safeguards

Legislative safeguards apply to NDIS providers delivering prescribed disability services listed on an NDIS participant’s plan.

The Queensland Disability Services Act includes a number of important protections, including mandated criminal history screening, a complaints management system and a restrictive practices framework.

This business owner and counsellor has a current yellow card exemption which includes a valid criminal history screening assessment.

This business has applied for a registered group “therapeutic supports” and staff are only able to work with clients if they have tertiary qualifications and are a registered member with ACA association and has had state approval from Human Services Quality Frame work [HSQF].

The Public Guardian Act regulates the Adult Community Visitor Program – a rights protection and abuse prevention service for adults with intellectual impairment who live in settings deemed as visitable sites: As a therapist I will abide by all safety and protective measures when visiting clients off site, signing logs and staff visiting logs.

The Coroners Act requires every death in care to be reported to the police or coroner, regardless of the circumstances or cause of death. The Act extends to the NDIA. This business abides by the Coroners act.

 

The Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act requires a person who engages in paid or voluntary child-related work to have a blue card, noting that some people will qualify for an exemption. Further information on qualifying for exemption can be found at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/. This business owner and counsellor has a current blue card.

testimony

I Anne Armstrong am the business owner and counsellor for the business I have a Masters in Counselling [QUT].I am current member of [ACA] level 2 and I have been awarded state approval for safety and quality standards from HSQF.

 

This business has developed a complaints plan and has advertised this on the business web site.

 

EASE Counselling services is fully compliant with NDIS governance and standards.

 

EASE Counselling services upholds the core principles underpinning the NDIS in every therapy session and respect and uphold every individual’s human rights and deliver services that promote and create opportunities for social inclusion, participation and choice.