NDIS Counselling and Psychology Services Strathpine.

Supporting your mental health and wellbeing

If you’re living with disability and have an NDIS plan, our dedicated psychologists and counsellors are here to assist you to move forward and get the best from life! Our personalised support is individually tailored, working alongside you to address any challenges while empowering you to achieve your personal life goals.

BUSY Health can support people of all ages with a NDIS plan, including children over seven, teens and adults. Our psychologists and counsellors support both individuals and their support networks, ensuring the best possible outcomes and everyone involved.

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We offer our services both in-person and through telehealth

Appointments are available Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
(or after hours can be arranged by appointment)

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We help individuals address concerns that are holding them back from achieving their life goals – whether that be lifestyle, career, education, relationships or personal.

Our experienced and accredited practitioners work together with you or your loved one to assist you in moving forward and living well!

Request an Appointment

Appointments are available Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
(or after hours can be arranged by appointment)

For those with a NDIS plan, we provide psychology or counselling support for people of all ages, including children aged seven and above, teenagers and adults.

BUSY Health assist NDIS participants with:

  • Impacts of trauma
  • Impacts of grief or loss
  • Interpersonal conflict / conflict management
  • Stress management
  • Behavioural change
  • Anger management
  • Building healthy habits
  • Building communication skills
  • Navigating healthcare needs
  • Goal setting
  • Phobias and fears
    Reframing negative / self-defeating thoughts
  • Overcoming mental obstacles and barriers
  • Increasing personal agency and self-efficacy
  • Organisational skills and prioritisation
  • Positive psychology and mental health maintenance
  • Emotional awareness
  • De-escalation skills
  • Exercise planning and habit forming
  • Establishing values-driven behaviour
  • Identifying health referral pathways
  • Overcoming difficult emotions

Lesley Buchester

Social Worker

I have 14 years experience as a community Social Worker working for a NFP delivering State and Federally funded early intervention programs for young people aged 13-25. This has involved working in State High School’s ,Special Assistance Schools, and also working with young people “outside the school gate” in SQW programs, Youth Connections program, and the Transition to Work program.

Ashleigh Johnston

Counsellor

I’m a Provisional Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies, a Bachelor of Psychological Studies, and a Bachelor in Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies). Working from a client-centred framework I support clients in their therapeutic goals primarily delivering ACT and CBT focussed intervention. I have experience in private, not-for-profit, and government social services, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, cultural diversity, suicide crisis intervention, trauma, and youth. Outside of the office I enjoy being outdoors, travel, food, pilates, and spending time with my friends and family.

Rebecca Staveley

Rebecca Staveley

Counsellor

I am a registered counsellor with PACFA and I have completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Counselling. Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Counselling. I have accumulated many years of experience working alongside individuals to help them achieve positive changes in their lives. I’ve provided support to children, adolescents, adults and families. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet each client’s unique needs, drawing from approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I am non-judgmental and genuinely enjoy working with my clients to help overcome any mental health challenges they may be experiencing. I am committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and I even have a therapy dog who can attend sessions, providing relaxation and comfort to those I work with.

Our NDIS Counselling and Psychology services include:

Counselling Sessions

Capacity Building – Therapy Supports

Includes:

Psychology Sessions

Capacity Building – Therapy Supports

Includes:

Counselling Sessions

Private

Includes:

Psychology Sessions

Private

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does NDIS fund psychology and counselling services?

The answer is yes! When the support improves the participant’s quality of life, NDIS funds both psychology and counselling services. The NDIS will cover these services when the support aligns with the participant’s NDIS funded plan and is related to their disability. Find out more

Am I eligible for NDIS psychology or counselling funding?

The NDIS will provide funding for psychology or counselling if you:

  • are an Australian and under 65 years of age.
  • have a diagnosed disability, or permanent disability which impacts your life significantly.
  • require support in your everyday life.
  • could benefit from psychology or counselling services in assisting with daily life, improving your daily living skills or improving your relationships.

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When can a person receive NDIS for mental health?

 

  • You can get NDIS funds for your mental health when a mental illness or psychosocial disability is impacting on the quality of your life.
  • The NDIS can approve funding for psychology or counselling services when the support improves your daily living skills. This could include improving your independence, social and communication skills, or supporting your behaviour.
  • If your mental health needs are clinical, the NDIS is not responsible for your funding. For example, diagnosing or prescribing medicine for a mental health condition does not meet NDIS funding criteria.


How do I use NDIS funding to pay for psychology sessions?

If your NDIS funding is ‘Self Managed’, your psychology or counselling session fees will be paid directly to BUSY Health and this can be reimbursed using your NDIS funding.

If you have a NDIS Plan Manager, BUSY Health will send the invoice direct to them after the completed psychology or counselling session

Our Strathpine Health Hub is located at:

412 Gympie Road, Strathpine QLD 4500