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Kia Bishop

Provisional Psychologist

I'm Kia. Please recycle this webpage. It is not safe.

Some of the things that make me 'me'

Other people may describe me as:

Autism + ADHD Assessments 

I really enjoy working with older adults who are querying their own neurodivergence and validating their experiences. My goal is to work with you on your journey towards living a full neurodivergent life!

By the time we finish working together 

I would like you to:​​

  • Have any and all questions answered

  • Feel listened to and understand yourself a bit better

  • Know where to go for supports

  • Know you're not alone and there is a big neurodivergent community

I offer

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More about Kia

Home state: NSW

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include:

  • Singing is my passion - I'm a vocalist in a band, I am in musical theatre group, currently in a show (Wedding Singer) and a wonderful online choir - so basically my spare time is rehearse, practice, rehearse, record.....

  • I like writing songs (I wrote a song for Disability Pride) and can play the Ukelele, and I am learning a bit of keyboard too.

  • I love learning about all things neurodivergent, it's exciting to check out all the new information coming out.

  • Nerdiest thing about me.. I'm a diehard Buffy and Angel fan and I dream one day of producing a one woman musical show based on the music in both series (not just OMWF songs). I already have a playlist!

Here are 3 things I believe with all my heart to be true:

  • I believe that ideas about disability being less than are so not true...I can honestly say that after 30 years of working in the disability space, some of the most worthy people I've met are disabled or neurodivergent. It makes me cranky that systems seem to equate disability with hopelessness and worthlessness. People are more than the job they have, the things they own- they are their character and spirit!

  • I believe that its always best to not judge a book by its cover and that there is so much more to know about people than we see on the surface- behind every "so called" challenging behaviour is a message.

  • I believe creativity and nature are two of the most powerful healers I know.



  • Fees for the assessments can be found on the assessments page.

  • There are no Medicare rebates for assessments. 

  • Private health funds may pay a rebate depending on your fund and level of cover.


  • Manda works with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

  • Manda's wait list is estimated to be around 4 to 6 weeks. This is only a rough estimate, as our waitlists can be quite fluid, and sometimes there is movement, which means we might have unexpected appointments that pop up earlier than this.


What happens now?

  • Please contact the Very Helpful Chats admin team to join Manda's wait list by filling in our contact form on our Meet the Team page or emailing us at


  • After you get in touch with us, our dedicated admin team will send you our assessment intake form. This form includes questionnaires for the assessment and requests information about your developmental, educational, social and mental health history. Our senior clinicians will then review the form and allocate you to the assessor who has the skills and experience to meet your needs. 

  • 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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