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Kia Bishop

Provisional Psychologist

Hi, I'm Kia! I proudly wear many hats - I'm an AuDHDer, a parent, and a Provisional Psychologist. I can honestly say I'm absolutely loving what I do! My focus is supporting late-identified adults, parents navigating the intricacies of family life with neurodivergent children, partners navigating neurodiversity in relationships, and anyone on their unique neurodivergent journey. I can't express how excited I am to work with you, to be part of your journey, and to help you discover the strength and beauty in your own neurodiversity. 

Here are some things that make me 'me'

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Empowerment through Advocacy

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working with countless people who don't quite fit into society's neat little boxes. And along the way, I've come to realise that I don't fit into those boxes either! This revelation has fueled my passion for helping people learn more about themselves and move toward a more authentic life. I'm committed to advocacy, to standing alongside my clients, and to creating a more supportive environment, whether it's at work, at university, or within the home. This dedication is deeply personal, as I've been on the other side of the equation – a parent who has watched her children struggle in the school environment and as a neurodivergent person who has had to learn how to advocate for my own needs.

My focus:

Supporting Adults: If you have been misdiagnosed or you have felt unheard by other professionals, I'm here to help you navigate your neurodivergent journey with compassion and expertise. I'm dedicated to assisting you in building self-advocacy skills, unmasking, and embracing your unique identity.

 

Guiding Parents: As a parent, I understand the challenges that come with raising neurodivergent children in a world not designed for them. I provide unwavering support, strategies, and insights to help you better understand your child's perspective and navigate the path towards self-acceptance.

Burnout and Recovery: I'm here to assist you in preventing burnout, whether it's related to parenting, work, or studying. I provide strategies to protect yourself from burnout and guide you through the process of recovery.

 

Understanding Neurodivergence: Understanding your neurodivergent identity is a critical step towards self-advocacy and self-acceptance. I'm committed to helping you gain in-depth knowledge about how your brain works.

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More about Kia

Home state: QLD

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include:

  • Like a lot of neurodivergent psychs, learning that I'm neurodivergent sparked a whole hyperfixation learning everything I could! Recently, I've been spending a lot of time learning about twice-exceptionality (2E) in neurodivergent people.

  • I’m very passionate about human rights, equity, and equality and the intersection of how systems interact with individuals. Nothing makes me more mad than stories of NDIS corruption and reading about the lack of long-term outcomes for participants - particularly for those transitioning from care. We have a responsibility to take care of the earth and each other!

  • When I'm not reading about psychology and neurodivergency, you might find me looking up different matriarchal societies throughout history (fight the patriarchy), or reading about linguistics - I love listening to slam poetry.

Fees

  • The standard consultation fee for a 50-minute appointment with Kia is $170. This applies to all clients, including privately paying clients and NDIS clients who are self-managed.

  • Fees for NDIS plan-managed clients are as per the NDIS price guide in your state for counsellors.

  • No Medicare or health fund rebates are available for appointments with provisional psychologists.

  • You can read our Fees and Rebates page for more information.
     

Appointments

  • Kia works with us on Thursdays and Fridays

  • Kia is available to start accepting clients from March 2024

  • While you are waiting, we encourage you to ask us to put you on Kia's 'cancellation list' so we can contact you if there are any cancelled appointments we need to fill. This can help us get you into the earliest possible appointment.

  • By booking and attending an appointment with Very Helpful Chats, you agree to our Business Terms and Conditions that can be found on this page of our website.​

  • Please click here to complete our waitlist and matching form. Our waitlist and matching form is designed to gather basic information about your needs to make sure we can offer you the service you need. This form also helps us match you with a clinician with the skills and experience to meet your needs.​​

  • Once we can offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This second intake form includes our full consent form, and we also request your credit card, debit card, or PayPal details. Rest assured that we take card security seriously, and your details are stored securely on our client management system, Halaxy. This security measure helps us prevent theft and fraud. No one at Very Helpful Chats will have access to your card details. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security of your card details, we encourage you to read more about Halaxy's card security here: Halaxy Card Security FAQs

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