CATA is an accredited disability service provider under the NDIS

NDIS Approved

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 Arts 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

(Capacity Building; Improved Daily Living)

(Core; Assistance with Daily Life)

Therapeutic Supports include Art Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Creative Arts Therapy is an Allied Health profession and works with psychological and physical wellbeing using a creative, person centred and holistic approach.  Counselling and psychotherapy  provides clients and carers with assistance to understand and manage situations, behaviours and relationships associated with their need for care and mental health.

CATA comes to you!  


You can come to CATA!

Our CATA HQ is located at 135 Station Street, Fairfield 3078


You can work Online!


CATA provides one on one or group sessions with qualified and experienced Creative Art Therapists, who uphold the values of a person-centred and holistic approach. 

CATA supports people to achieve their goals in a safe and relaxed space, to explore thoughts and feelings in visual form without judgement or interpretation.  No artistic skills required! Creative Art Therapy is not about being a ‘great artist’, it’s about the process and the relief, relaxation and meaning it can bring.


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How can I use my NDIS funds for Creative Art Therapy?

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 Art Therapy may have benefits you could include as your goals.

An example of how a CATA program might be included in your individual plan could be achieving the following goals:

  • 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



If Creative Art Therapy sounds like something you would like to get involved in, CATA can help. 

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