CATA is an accredited disability service provider under the NDIS


What is NDIS?

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is an Australia-wide initiative that provides funding for people with physical and psychosocial disabilities to access supports to maintain and improve their quality of life.

It is underpinned by the concept of choice and control for participants and their families.

Creative Art Therapy is listed as an Allied Health intervention in the Provider Registration Therapeutic Supports and recognised by the Quality and Safeguards Commission.



Registration groups available through CATA are:

  • Therapeutic Supports – Improved Daily Living

As an Allied Health provider, CATA works with psychological and physical well-being with a creative, person-centred, and holistic approach.  Counselling and psychotherapy assists participants and carers with understanding and managing situations, behaviours, and relationships associated with their need for care and mental health. 

CATA supports people in achieving their goals in a safe and relaxed space to explore thoughts and feelings in visual form without judgment or interpretation. 

No artistic skills are required!

Creative Arts Therapy is not about being a ‘great artist; it’s about the process, relief, and meaning it can bring.

CATA provides one-on-one or group sessions with qualified and registered Creative Arts Therapists. 

CATA can deliver sessions at our Fairfield location, at the participant’s home/residence, or online. 

For more information, please get in touch with us at

I’m ready to sign up…How do I use my NDIS funds for Creative Art Therapy?

NDIS can be tricky to navigate; CATA has a dedicated NDIS coordinator ready to assist you in navigating the registration process. Contact us at

When you attend your planning meeting with your designated NDIA planner, you will need to discuss your individual goals. The planner will then work with you to identify supports and services that can assist you in meeting those goals.

For people living with a disability, Creative Arts Therapy may have benefits you could include to achieve your goals.

CATA NDIS Information Brochure

An Example:

  • Goals that might be included in your plan;
  • Reconcile emotional conflict;
  • Increase a sense of self-empowerment;
  • Foster self-regulation;
  • Develop and manage behaviours (addictions);
  • Reduce stress and anxiety;
  • Increase self-esteem and awareness;
  • Build resilience;
  • Facilitate post-traumatic growth;
  • Cope with disability and chronic illness;
  • Process loss and grief;
  • Improve mental and physical symptoms;
  • Manage pain, anxiety, stress, and depression


For additional information, see our NDIS & CATA Fact Sheet

If Creative Art Therapy sounds like something you would like to get involved in, please get in touch with us on 8470 9525 or email your contact information to