Bipolar Plus


Have you been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder? We are here to help you through the ups and downs of this mental illness, with tools and strategies to help you navigate life.


We are an NDIS registered provider in Ipswich. Don’t be a label. Be Turning Impossible into I’m Possible. Get back on track today. 



Find time for you

Your Bipolar Coach can help you feel relief today.

A coach helps us feel supported, stay accountable, keep perspective, navigate the system and achieve goals. What this does in therapy is save time in living better again and avoid unnecessary pain and solving things without having to go through it alone.

Structured program for living with bipolar disorder

We will run a 10-week REACH, manual-based program for individuals. This programme is specifically targeted to managing bipolar better and can be incorporated into our general sessions. This can also be done online and involve your loved ones as part of the approach.

Support for you

You need a Bipolar Coach with specific, extensive, lived experience. We will help you develop a Wellness Plan and work with all Allied Health professionals (if you wish) for the best possible outcome to suit your specific needs.

Support for loved ones

We also help partners living with a person who has a mental illness to assist them in their role (which can be difficult) to cope emotionally. Our loved one are often an essential part of a Wellness Plan and provide valued practical perspective.

Reengaging Community

Recovering our engagement with community or work is essential to quality of life and supporting recovery. We help you develop resilience, have alternative plans, and increase confidence to participate in social and community life more fully.
Therapy for bipolar disorder

Do you suspect that you may be suffering from bipolar disorder? If you’ve been experiencing extreme highs and lows, or “manic and depressive” episodes you should seek help right away. Bipolar is unpredictable and can have a devastating long-term effect on your life if left untreated.

The good news is you don’t have to deal with it alone. Effective treatment is available which can significantly improve your quality of life. With the help of an experienced therapist…or as we like to think of it…a coach…we can help you navigate the challenges that living with this illness presents. That support and professional guidance extends to partners and loves ones as well. Don’t wait…let’s put you on the path to recovery today.

How we use CBT for bipolar

While medication alone can provide relief, much better results can be achieved when prescribed medication is combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for bipolar disorder. In fact, CBT is pretty much essential for managing stress, anxiety, relationship problems and difficult emotions. We use CBT (a way of replacing negative thoughts and behaviours with positive ones) to help you educate yourself about the illness, develop coping skills and make better lifestyle choices to reduce dependence on medication.

Living with bipolar is a lifelong struggle with unpredictable highs and lows. It’s important to create a structured plan so you don’t lose your motivation to get better, or become overwhelmed dealing with the effects of the illness. If you wish, we can work with other health care professionals to ensure the treatment you receive is right for you and we achieve the best possible outcome. And let’s not forget that the effects of this condition are also felt by the people in your life, so support for loved ones is crucial and readily available.

Our CBT and coaching services can also help with issues such as:

  • accepting your diagnosis and adopting the right attitude
  • understanding and navigating the often confusing world of medication
  • recognising the early warning signs
  • dealing with the impact on your social and work life
  • dealing with the impact on relationships
  • avoiding triggers
  • sleeping issues
  • coping with unsettling situations
  • strengthening communication and repairing family bonds
  • dealing with psychotic symptoms (disorganised thoughts, delusion, hallucinations etc.)


With CBT and the right coach in your corner we’ll help you build confidence, become more resilient, engage with your community again and achieve a better quality of life. It’s achievable…and together we’ll help you get there.

Why choose us for bipolar disorder cognitive behavioural therapy?

At Owen Kessels our structured CBT for bipolar programs are designed to help people living with the condition and their partners get on-going relief. With professional coaching and support, we’ll help you create a plan targeted to your specific needs, navigate the NDIS system, set realistic goals and achieve them.

You are not alone. Contact us today and get the support you and your loved ones need for better living. If you are located in the greater Ipswich QLD area we are right around the corner or therapy sessions are available online. Call us on 0423 737 018 right now.

How we Target Relief

You help us get therapy right. Your feedback guides what conversation is being useful and how professional assistance and advice stays on target. We stay centred on listening to you and tracking progress until we get the outcomes you want. We’ve learnt it is really teamwork that makes for great therapy and counselling that brings much needed relief. We are a mobile NDIS registered provider serving the greater Ipswich, Springfield and nearby Brisbane regions.