1:1 Therapy
A guide to what it is and what to expect

What is Rubix Supports Therapy?

Rubix Support 1:1 therapy works with people of all ages and disabilities and we welcome people from all backgrounds and identities, including religious, cultural, ethnic, and gender and sexually diverse. Our team of registered and provisional psychologists are committed to providing the highest standard of psychological services based on lived experience and best practice in psychological and disability services.

We work with both the person and those who are important to them to build their strengths and move through difficult or challenging times.

What happens at the first appointment?

The initial session with a psychologist will be different for all individuals. However, in the initial session you and your psychologist will get to know each other. They may also ask some questions about what has brought you to the sessions and will begin to collect some background information which might involve:

  • What is important to you

  • Who are the important people around you

  • What are your likes and dislikes

  • What do your days look like

  • Any relevant background information about you

By the end of the session, you should have a good idea about how your therapy might look, the length of your therapy and all you need to know about confidentiality and privacy.

A support person may come to the first session if it will make you feel comfortable.

How are sessions funded and what is the breakdown of hours?

Sessions are funded through your NDIS plan and Rubix are able to use the following funding types for your therapy sessions:

  • Improved relationships

  • Improved daily living

The structure of your sessions will be discussed and decided on in your initial session with your psychologist and will either be weekly or fortnightly. They will be up to 50 minutes long, however the psychologist will claim up to 1 hour in total, to allow for preparation and case notes to be completed.

How many sessions will you need?

Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question and it will be different for everyone. The length of therapy may be based on a number of factors which are outlined below:

  • NDIS funding – As sessions will be funded through your NDIS plan, if you receive 15 hours of Therapy, this will mean you’ll have approximately 12 sessions.

  • What has brought you to therapy – Depending on your goals and what you would like to focus on, will depend on how many sessions you’ll have with your therapist.

  • Regular check ins – People reach their goals at different times, and this will impact on how long your therapy will go for.

How will I know when therapy is helping?

There are a number of ways to tell if therapy is helpful. There can be a number of signs you can look for; however, your psychologist can also help you with this. The things you can look for are:

  • Do you feel better?

  • Do you feel more equipped to handle certain situations

  • Are you more mindful or aware of your thoughts and emotions

  • Have your relationships improved

  • Do you feel more like yourself

Gathering history and relevant assessments

It can always be helpful for your psychologist to know some basic information about you. This can be done through completing the referral form with as much detail as you want to share. You can also ask a support person to help you with this or do it for you.

Complete Referral Form

We can also organise an session with one of your support people if you think this would be helpful for your therapy.

Psychological Services Areas

Psychological Counselling can be provided at our clinic in Ivanhoe East or through online platforms.