Even a line can say how you feel
NDIS client services are generally home visit.
Clients usually undertake fortnightly sessions for one hour.
The goal is often to work with you as a unique being to discover how creativity can express your thoughts and feelings.
Why do art therapy?
NDIS clients undertake art therapy for unique reasons. Each client has different interests and capabilities. Kit's approach works well for clients who wish to lay difficult feelings to rest, and who seek to build a new identity as the person they are today. Identifying and exploring values is often at the core of Kit's work.
Work begins getting to know you as a client to discover the best way for you to express yourself creatively. For example, some clients have limited use of their hands. If this is the case, Kit may do the cutting and pasting, or the typing, but the client experiences texture, sound, sight; sometimes even smell is included. A story gets built. Art therapy employed is as unique as you are as the client.
Examples of current client work
working with story and poetry, to express thoughts and feelings, with the goal of finding lasting peace.
working with core values creatively, to create new identity following huge life-change.
exploring textures as a way to express difficult experiences without going into the story.
Referral - NDIS clients are usually referred by, and vetted through, through the client's Service Provider.
Meet & Greet - The process usually begins with a meet and greet in the client's home. This is provided free of charge and an accurate way for the client to determine if they wish to pursue working with Kit.
Service Agreement - A Service Agreement is written and signed by the client, or the client's advocate. This stipulates all terms and conditions and method of payment.
Quarantine of Funds - A Quarantine of FDunds is developed alongside the Service Agreement. This outlines in details costs, invoicing process and mainly ensures the funds for the creative therapies programme are set aside within the current plan.
Sessions - Kit's creative therapy sessions are conducted in the NDIS client's home. They are generally for one hour fortnightly.
Costs - Please see Pricing for details. However, here it is emphasised that the hourly rate includes: clinical notes, clinical supervision, professional indemnity insurance and professional membership. Additonal costs are travel costs, outlines by the NDIS (to cater for vehicle costs but also for the time spent in addition to the therapy hour) and a small amount set aside for materials. An addition to session costs is a report, for which two hours is set aside.
Terms - The main term for clients to be aware of is the session will be charged if cancelled on the day. The session has already been booked, planned and the car packed. It is not fair for her to have to do a 'makeup session' as can be requested.
The best way forward is for the client or the client's Service Provider to get in touch for a chat and perhaps a Meet and Greet.