Counselling in 2008

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Photo of The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones), Counsellor in 2008, NSW
The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
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Photo of Brendan Chippendale, Counsellor in 2008, NSW
Brendan Chippendale
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Neurodiversity- affirming, dedicated and compassionate counsellor I bring a wealth of experience and a commitment to supporting individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. With a strong foundation in evidence-based practices and a client-centred approach, I am passionate about providing a safe and empathetic space for clients to explore and navigate the challenges they may be facing. My therapeutic style is characterised by a genuine and non-judgmental demeanor, creating an atmosphere where clients feel heard and understood.
Neurodiversity- affirming, dedicated and compassionate counsellor I bring a wealth of experience and a commitment to supporting individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. With a strong foundation in evidence-based practices and a client-centred approach, I am passionate about providing a safe and empathetic space for clients to explore and navigate the challenges they may be facing. My therapeutic style is characterised by a genuine and non-judgmental demeanor, creating an atmosphere where clients feel heard and understood.
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Photo of Katherine Saunders, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Katherine Saunders
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Darlington, NSW 2008
Katherine (she/her) is an experienced and attuned Clinical Psychologist, holding a Masters of Clinical Psychology (UTS) and an Honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology (University of Sydney). She is passionate about resilience and authenticity, considering these essential components of human flourishing. Within a welcoming space, Katherine values working in partnership with clients to explore their personal history and meet their present needs. She fosters an environment of wisdom, candour and self-reflection in order to promote meaningful change and wellbeing.
Katherine (she/her) is an experienced and attuned Clinical Psychologist, holding a Masters of Clinical Psychology (UTS) and an Honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology (University of Sydney). She is passionate about resilience and authenticity, considering these essential components of human flourishing. Within a welcoming space, Katherine values working in partnership with clients to explore their personal history and meet their present needs. She fosters an environment of wisdom, candour and self-reflection in order to promote meaningful change and wellbeing.
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Photo of Peter Gormly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2008, NSW
Peter Gormly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Darlington, NSW 2008
I‘m Peter; I provide counselling for both couples and individuals. I’ve been helping people with the trauma affecting their lives for over 20 years. Trauma can include child and adolescent mental health, medical procedures, bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence, palliative care, oncology, chronic pain and homelessness. The traumatic experience remains and influences our daily lives and our decisions.
I‘m Peter; I provide counselling for both couples and individuals. I’ve been helping people with the trauma affecting their lives for over 20 years. Trauma can include child and adolescent mental health, medical procedures, bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence, palliative care, oncology, chronic pain and homelessness. The traumatic experience remains and influences our daily lives and our decisions.
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Photo of Johnny Kieran-Black, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2008, NSW
Johnny Kieran-Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Darlington, NSW 2008
My name is Johnny (he/they). I am an Accredited EMDR and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner. I am interested in working LGBTQIA+ people, young people, survivors of trauma, people experiencing relationship difficulties, people wanting to learn more about who they are, people who use addictive behaviours as a way of managing, including drugs, alcohol, self-harm, eating disordered behaviours and thoughts of suicide. I understand how hard it can be to talk about traumatic experiences and I strive to bring warmth, partnership, acceptance and compassion to all my work.
My name is Johnny (he/they). I am an Accredited EMDR and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner. I am interested in working LGBTQIA+ people, young people, survivors of trauma, people experiencing relationship difficulties, people wanting to learn more about who they are, people who use addictive behaviours as a way of managing, including drugs, alcohol, self-harm, eating disordered behaviours and thoughts of suicide. I understand how hard it can be to talk about traumatic experiences and I strive to bring warmth, partnership, acceptance and compassion to all my work.
(02) 9100 0621 View (02) 9100 0621
Photo of Dinah Broyda, Counsellor in 2008, NSW
Dinah Broyda
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Dinah is an accredited counsellor, specialising in holistic, person-centred care to support you in living a meaningful and positive life. Over the years Dinah has worked with people who present with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions and interpersonal issues. She ensures her practice is trauma informed to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. She specialises in LGBT topics such as Poly and ENM relationship styles, SW friendly, and Gender Identity.
Dinah is an accredited counsellor, specialising in holistic, person-centred care to support you in living a meaningful and positive life. Over the years Dinah has worked with people who present with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions and interpersonal issues. She ensures her practice is trauma informed to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. She specialises in LGBT topics such as Poly and ENM relationship styles, SW friendly, and Gender Identity.
Photo of Jacob Lee, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Jacob Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Everyone can live a more fulfilling life, although thoughts and feelings make it easy to get stuck. I believe therapy offers space to take a step back and do our best thinking about 'whats working well?' and 'whats not working well?', when it comes to thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations such as: anxiety, low mood, relationship stress, and low motivation.
Everyone can live a more fulfilling life, although thoughts and feelings make it easy to get stuck. I believe therapy offers space to take a step back and do our best thinking about 'whats working well?' and 'whats not working well?', when it comes to thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations such as: anxiety, low mood, relationship stress, and low motivation.
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Photo of Elizabeth Chikako Crouch, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Elizabeth Chikako Crouch
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Darlington, NSW 2008
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
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Photo of Loredana Punal, Psychotherapist in 2008, NSW
Loredana Punal
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Whether you are seeking counselling/therapy for the first time, or you are a veteran on this journey, I welcome you, all of you, with an open mind and open heart. Often making the decision to seek support is a crucial step towards healing and sustainable change.
Whether you are seeking counselling/therapy for the first time, or you are a veteran on this journey, I welcome you, all of you, with an open mind and open heart. Often making the decision to seek support is a crucial step towards healing and sustainable change.
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Photo of Isabelle Elja Sleurink, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Isabelle Elja Sleurink
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA Prov
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Are you are struggling with anxiety, stress or burnout? Do you find yourself feeling overcome by worries, "what ifs" and worst case scenarios? This perpetual focus on the future and past can steal away your joy and prevent you from fully experiencing the present. Now, imagine a world where you wake with a sense of optimism. A world where you can watch your worries come and go, without being consumed by them. A world where you don't need medication, alcohol or constant distraction to cope. A world where you finally understand where your anxiety and depression come from.
Are you are struggling with anxiety, stress or burnout? Do you find yourself feeling overcome by worries, "what ifs" and worst case scenarios? This perpetual focus on the future and past can steal away your joy and prevent you from fully experiencing the present. Now, imagine a world where you wake with a sense of optimism. A world where you can watch your worries come and go, without being consumed by them. A world where you don't need medication, alcohol or constant distraction to cope. A world where you finally understand where your anxiety and depression come from.
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Photo of Gay Cusack, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Gay Cusack
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
My ideal client is interested in developing self-awareness and learning skills to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. They are looking for a therapist who they can build a working relationship with, based on genuine respect, support, and compassion, and who draws from the most recent research about what is effective in treatment. They want therapy to be tailored to their unique life experiences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My ideal client is someone who wants therapy to be a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together to help the client reach their goals.
My ideal client is interested in developing self-awareness and learning skills to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. They are looking for a therapist who they can build a working relationship with, based on genuine respect, support, and compassion, and who draws from the most recent research about what is effective in treatment. They want therapy to be tailored to their unique life experiences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My ideal client is someone who wants therapy to be a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together to help the client reach their goals.
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Photo of Alexandra Zorbas-Maiden, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Alexandra Zorbas-Maiden
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Darlington, NSW 2008
I am genuinely curious about the hopes, dreams and inner workings of anyone that comes to see me. Together, we can navigate where you want your life to go and any obstacles you wish to overcome: identifying your personal values, desires, yearnings, and any emotional conflicts or confusions - acknowledging patterns in your relationships, behaviour with others, and the influence of social & cultural factors on 'identity' and quality of life. Feeling heard, seen and understood is vitally important.
I am genuinely curious about the hopes, dreams and inner workings of anyone that comes to see me. Together, we can navigate where you want your life to go and any obstacles you wish to overcome: identifying your personal values, desires, yearnings, and any emotional conflicts or confusions - acknowledging patterns in your relationships, behaviour with others, and the influence of social & cultural factors on 'identity' and quality of life. Feeling heard, seen and understood is vitally important.
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Photo of makingsensecounselling.com, Counsellor in 2008, NSW
makingsensecounselling.com
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Across all ages growth and learning never stops as we respond to the inevitability of life changes. My expertise as a mental health coach and a counsellor lies in collaborating with your strengths, courage and willingness to solve your problems, heal your pain and make you feel better about yourself. I am passionate about empowering wellbeing, enhancing self-belief and building resilience. I am best able to help by connecting with you on a meaningful level to generate clarity to your personal challenges and to facilitate the opening up of possibilities for you now, and for your future.
Across all ages growth and learning never stops as we respond to the inevitability of life changes. My expertise as a mental health coach and a counsellor lies in collaborating with your strengths, courage and willingness to solve your problems, heal your pain and make you feel better about yourself. I am passionate about empowering wellbeing, enhancing self-belief and building resilience. I am best able to help by connecting with you on a meaningful level to generate clarity to your personal challenges and to facilitate the opening up of possibilities for you now, and for your future.
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Photo of Amy Joscelyne, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Amy Joscelyne
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
I work from a place of respect and compassion to help you overcome challenges such as: trauma and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, sexual difficulties such as vaginismus and erectile dysfunction, alcohol and substance abuse, worry, low mood, negative thinking, narcissistic abuse, difficulty finding a partner, and navigating major transitions in life. Whatever the cause of your concern, my primary goal is to support you in feeling better.
I work from a place of respect and compassion to help you overcome challenges such as: trauma and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, sexual difficulties such as vaginismus and erectile dysfunction, alcohol and substance abuse, worry, low mood, negative thinking, narcissistic abuse, difficulty finding a partner, and navigating major transitions in life. Whatever the cause of your concern, my primary goal is to support you in feeling better.
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Photo of Michael Grunwald, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Michael Grunwald
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered General Psychologist experienced in working with a wide range of common adult mental health concerns in an open, sincere and frank manner, including anger management, depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment and obsessive compulsive disorders as well as various addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling, sex, internet) and recovery. As an older therapist, I bring decades of life experience into my counselling, with personal experience of many of the challenges facing clients, including trauma, grief/loss, sex/relationship and men's issues, workplace stress/bullying, hoarding, culture shock, parenting and adoption.
I am a Registered General Psychologist experienced in working with a wide range of common adult mental health concerns in an open, sincere and frank manner, including anger management, depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment and obsessive compulsive disorders as well as various addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling, sex, internet) and recovery. As an older therapist, I bring decades of life experience into my counselling, with personal experience of many of the challenges facing clients, including trauma, grief/loss, sex/relationship and men's issues, workplace stress/bullying, hoarding, culture shock, parenting and adoption.
(02) 8806 0512 View (02) 8806 0512
Photo of Tara Trewartha, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Tara Trewartha
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and pride myself on providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people to build on their individual strengths and develop new skills. If you are hoping to experience a greater quality of life, find some direction, or achieve your goals, it would be a privilege for me to offer you guidance and support.
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and pride myself on providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people to build on their individual strengths and develop new skills. If you are hoping to experience a greater quality of life, find some direction, or achieve your goals, it would be a privilege for me to offer you guidance and support.
(02) 9100 0805 View (02) 9100 0805
Photo of Natasha Rawson, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Natasha Rawson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Natasha is a warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience across multiple domains of mental health challenges. Her approach is focused on your goals and she is motivated to work with you to draw on your personal resources, along with the latest in evidence-based techniques to help address your concerns. Along with private practice work, Natasha worked for 14 years in a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment and clinical research unit, and has been working for eight years as a supervisor, training Clinical Psychologists at the Masters level of university training.
Natasha is a warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience across multiple domains of mental health challenges. Her approach is focused on your goals and she is motivated to work with you to draw on your personal resources, along with the latest in evidence-based techniques to help address your concerns. Along with private practice work, Natasha worked for 14 years in a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment and clinical research unit, and has been working for eight years as a supervisor, training Clinical Psychologists at the Masters level of university training.
(02) 9100 0053 View (02) 9100 0053
Photo of Simon Milton, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Simon Milton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Not accepting new clients
I find that people often come to therapy because they are stuck. They could be struggling with their mood, with their fears, with addiction, with relationship issues, with stress. Whatever the issue, they don’t understand why they are stuck and, despite their best efforts, they don’t know how to become unstuck. Their attempts to use the typical psychological skills and strategies fail, not because of any personal failing, but because they haven’t been able to identify the causes of their problem.
I find that people often come to therapy because they are stuck. They could be struggling with their mood, with their fears, with addiction, with relationship issues, with stress. Whatever the issue, they don’t understand why they are stuck and, despite their best efforts, they don’t know how to become unstuck. Their attempts to use the typical psychological skills and strategies fail, not because of any personal failing, but because they haven’t been able to identify the causes of their problem.
(02) 9100 0268 View (02) 9100 0268
Photo of Marie Laing, Psychotherapist in 2008, NSW
Marie Laing
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Although we may be trying our hardest, sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, or that our lives have taken a wrong turn. We can be plagued by depression, anxiety, grief or difficult life transitions. Or we may have mental illness or trauma that continues to get in our way and stops us flourishing. If these difficulties ring true, I believe I can help you get your life and your self back. Together, we will explore where you are now, the person you want to be and the way you want to live.
Although we may be trying our hardest, sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, or that our lives have taken a wrong turn. We can be plagued by depression, anxiety, grief or difficult life transitions. Or we may have mental illness or trauma that continues to get in our way and stops us flourishing. If these difficulties ring true, I believe I can help you get your life and your self back. Together, we will explore where you are now, the person you want to be and the way you want to live.
(02) 9160 0712 View (02) 9160 0712
Photo of Rina Daluz, Psychologist in 2008, NSW
Rina Daluz
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Rina is a psychologist with over 17 years of experience & brings a supportive, caring, empathetic nature to the therapeutic relationship. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology). She is passionate about integrating approaches to best suit the uniqueness of each person's individuality, presenting issues and therapeutic goals. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor.
Rina is a psychologist with over 17 years of experience & brings a supportive, caring, empathetic nature to the therapeutic relationship. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology). She is passionate about integrating approaches to best suit the uniqueness of each person's individuality, presenting issues and therapeutic goals. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2008

20+

Average cost per session

$192

Counsellors in 2008 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
33% NDIS

How Counsellors in 2008 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
30% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2008?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.