Counselling and social work

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland understands that having muscular dystrophy or similar condition can be tough at times. Having someone to talk to who understands the condition, who will listen in a confidential and non-judgemental way and has the training to help you explore options to find a resolution to your concerns may be helpful.

What areas can your Social Worker help with?

Our qualified ‘in-house’ counsellor can help with:

  • Adjustment to living with a disability
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief, loss and anger
  • Intimacy and sexuality concerns
  • Self-esteem and bullying
  • Family and relationship conflict
  • Social isolation
  • Managing ongoing fatigue and pain
  • Or any other area of concern to you.

How do I get counselling support?

Our counselling service is available to people who have had funding included under ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’ in their NDIS plan.

For those who are carers, family or friends of a person with muscular dystrophy or similar condition we will refer you to suitable services.

NDIS Fees and charges (as outlined in NDIA price guide for Queensland)

Individual Counselling

Support Item: Counselling
Support Item Ref: 15_043_0128_1_3
Description: Facilitating self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources on a one to one basis. Assist participants to work towards their personal goals and gain greater insight into their lives.
Price: $156.16 per hour

Social Work

Support Item: Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy or Training (including Assistive Technology) – Other Therapy
Support Item Ref: 15_056_0128_1_3
Description:  Provision to a participant of Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy, or Training (including in assistive technology) supports. The support must be delivered by a suitably qualified allied health professional.
Price: $193.99 per hour

Take the next step. Contact us and begin the discussion.

To have a confidential discussion and talk through whether counselling may be right for you or to make an appointment, please contact Muscular Dystrophy Queensland on 07 3243 9700 or email

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