One of the least recognised aspects of disability is the psychological impact of disability. Difficulty with communicating emotions, living in a world not adapted to the needs of the person with a disability, barriers to developing social support networks, and poor impulse control and emotional regulation difficulties are just some of the factors that can impact wellbeing and mental health.
The co-existence of disability and a mental health issues can have serious ramifications for the person’s daily functioning and wellbeing. For those who acquire a disability it can be difficult to adjust to life. Loss, anger, and grief are often experienced at the same time as having to rebuild a new life, manage the needs of loved ones, and navigate rehabilitation gains and limits. These issues may arise at the time of diagnosis, or many years later.
Psychologists at The Flourish Project are experienced in providing psychological therapy to adults with intellectual disabilities, congenital disabilities, physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, dual disabilities, neurological conditions and brain injuries utilising evidence based models of therapy. We work together with the person seeking therapy, their family, and their carers to provide tailored therapy, which is the best fit for each client. We do so with creativity, a commitment to best practice, and respect for the uniqueness of the persons experiences and needs.
We provide disability specific services within our consulting rooms but can also provide in-home or community support that is person centred whilst always remaining respectful, ethical and confidential.
You may call or email us to arrange a session with one of our highly qualified psychologists at one of either our city or Payneham location, or request a home or community appointment. We will be in touch to confirm your appointment time and date for your initial session and further instructions and information. Session last 60 minutes unless otherwise negotiated. The fee for specialist disability services is $200 per hour which is payable at the time of the appointment. Full payment is required on the day of your appointment. You may then choose to have follow on sessions which you will arrange directly with your psychologist. Please read about rebates below to see whether you may be eligible for rebates on your sessions. Please note that our fees are lower than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee of $251 for a standard 45 to 60 minute consultation (2018/2019).
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
We will work together with you and your NDIS plan to ensure you are receiving the maximum outcomes with your plan. Please note we currently only accept referrals from people who have elected to ‘self-manage’ their NDIS plan (or at least the ‘psychology’ portion of their plan) or people who have a Plan Manager to manage their funds on their behalf.
If you have a referral from a GP or a psychiatrist for a Mental Health Care Plan you will be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate of $124.50 (for a clinical psychologist) and $84.80 (for a general psychologist) per individual session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Full payment is required on the day of your appointment. We then immediately process your rebate via Medicare Online. Medicare advises that these funds will appear in your bank account within 2-3 business days.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance that includes psychology as extras cover you may be eligible for a partial rebate. It is recommended that you contact your individual insurance provider for further information about your individual coverage
Sessions take place by appointment at our therapy rooms at either our city location: 206 Hutt Street, Adelaide and 35 Portrush, Payneham and home and community visits may also be arranged.
Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged 50% of the appointment fee. We send SMS reminders of all appointments but understand that life happens, and we are happy to reschedule your appointment we just ask for some notice.
If you have any questions, please phone us on 0411 043 400 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org