Counselling in 2015

Photo of Anthea Cottee, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Anthea Cottee
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“I’d love to help you develop a supportive, kind and caring relationship with yourself, and secure and fulfilling relationships with others. Working with you to understand why you respond to the world like you do, what really matters to you, and supporting behaviour that back up your ambitions is my jam. We all face challenges in how we relate to ourselves and the world. I believe developing a sense of psychological safety and flexibility, and nurturing emotional intelligence and agility are key to recovering, striving and thriving in all parts of your life”
“I’d love to help you develop a supportive, kind and caring relationship with yourself, and secure and fulfilling relationships with others. Working with you to understand why you respond to the world like you do, what really matters to you, and supporting behaviour that back up your ambitions is my jam. We all face challenges in how we relate to ourselves and the world. I believe developing a sense of psychological safety and flexibility, and nurturing emotional intelligence and agility are key to recovering, striving and thriving in all parts of your life”
(02) 9100 0198 View (02) 9100 0198
Photo of Tom Xia, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Tom Xia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“The best therapeutic experience comes from combining cutting-edge psychology with a great trusting partnership. I find it deeply meaningful to empower you, and celebrate your success as you become the best version of yourself. In the therapy room I create a space where you can open up to your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement, and my style is collaborative, relaxed and compassionate. Over my career, I’ve sought out and honed a range of therapeutic skills so that I can match my offering to what best suits you. My hope is pass on the blueprint to understanding, coping and overcoming challenges both now and in the future"
“The best therapeutic experience comes from combining cutting-edge psychology with a great trusting partnership. I find it deeply meaningful to empower you, and celebrate your success as you become the best version of yourself. In the therapy room I create a space where you can open up to your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement, and my style is collaborative, relaxed and compassionate. Over my career, I’ve sought out and honed a range of therapeutic skills so that I can match my offering to what best suits you. My hope is pass on the blueprint to understanding, coping and overcoming challenges both now and in the future"
(02) 9100 0920 View (02) 9100 0920
Photo of Amy Newsom, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Amy Newsom
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
“I am so looking forward to getting to know you as a unique individual, and working together to create the life you wish for. I believe that creating sustainable change is only possible when working with people holistically. I have always cringed at traditional, clinical styles of therapy, so instead I am committed to treating you as a real person and working together to help you live your best life. I love it when people take a proactive approach to their mental health. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t appreciate how much of a privilege it is to get to know my clients and work together with them in a meaningful way"
(02) 8355 9708 View (02) 8355 9708
Photo of Jaimee Krawitz, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Jaimee Krawitz
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Jaimee is a passionate counsellor and certified eating disorder clinician with a high level of emotional intelligence that accelerates her connection with people. Jaimee has experience working with eating disorders and body image, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, adolescents mental health, personal issues, self esteem, self harm and suicide ideation, stress, procrastination and motivations, couples and family Counselling, trauma and post traumatic stress disorders, employment assistant programs (EAP).
Jaimee is a passionate counsellor and certified eating disorder clinician with a high level of emotional intelligence that accelerates her connection with people. Jaimee has experience working with eating disorders and body image, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, adolescents mental health, personal issues, self esteem, self harm and suicide ideation, stress, procrastination and motivations, couples and family Counselling, trauma and post traumatic stress disorders, employment assistant programs (EAP).
(02) 9100 0449 View (02) 9100 0449
Photo of Regine Yuen-Williams Counselling, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Regine Yuen-Williams Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, NSW 2015
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by negative emotions, reacted by losing your temper with a loved-one and then felt sorry, lost, & helpless? Unresolved problems or traumatic experiences can result in a wide range of physical, emotional & behavioural issues such as appetite, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, reaching for the booze or even domestic violence. Inevitably, these situations take a toll on you personally & on all your close relationships, leading to further negativity & additional problems, you just know that something is wrong & changes must be made. Behavioral/Emotional/Conflicts/issues don't occur overnight!
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by negative emotions, reacted by losing your temper with a loved-one and then felt sorry, lost, & helpless? Unresolved problems or traumatic experiences can result in a wide range of physical, emotional & behavioural issues such as appetite, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, reaching for the booze or even domestic violence. Inevitably, these situations take a toll on you personally & on all your close relationships, leading to further negativity & additional problems, you just know that something is wrong & changes must be made. Behavioral/Emotional/Conflicts/issues don't occur overnight!
(02) 8806 0114 View (02) 8806 0114
Photo of Ilona Gaudin, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Ilona Gaudin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
1300 045 646 View 1300 045 646
Photo of Well-Being Counselling Services, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Well-Being Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Hi, my name is Jade! My practice holds strong values around vulnerability, honesty and professionalism in a judgement free environment. I have offices around Sydney and also offer telehealth throughout the week. I am here to listen and guide you through your issues with expert knowledge and understanding around mental health. Reaching out to a therapist can be difficult so feel free to give me a call or email for any questions - I offer a free 15 minute phone call consultation so you can get to know me and see if we connect.
Hi, my name is Jade! My practice holds strong values around vulnerability, honesty and professionalism in a judgement free environment. I have offices around Sydney and also offer telehealth throughout the week. I am here to listen and guide you through your issues with expert knowledge and understanding around mental health. Reaching out to a therapist can be difficult so feel free to give me a call or email for any questions - I offer a free 15 minute phone call consultation so you can get to know me and see if we connect.
(02) 9159 6589 View (02) 9159 6589
Photo of Megan Buys, Psychotherapist in 2015, NSW
Megan Buys
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Hey there! I’m so glad you found me here. My name is Megan Buys and I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am the founder of Finding Space: a therapy practice which blends both creative and empowering modalities for those seeking guidance, excitement, and deep care, where I see adults, teenagers/adolescents, couples, and therapists seeking support. I have completed a Master of Counselling, with registration through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I am also a PhD candidate, a writer, an academic, a university teacher, a yogi, a tea-drinker, and an ocean-lover.
Hey there! I’m so glad you found me here. My name is Megan Buys and I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am the founder of Finding Space: a therapy practice which blends both creative and empowering modalities for those seeking guidance, excitement, and deep care, where I see adults, teenagers/adolescents, couples, and therapists seeking support. I have completed a Master of Counselling, with registration through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I am also a PhD candidate, a writer, an academic, a university teacher, a yogi, a tea-drinker, and an ocean-lover.
(02) 9100 0798 View (02) 9100 0798
Photo of RewireMe Psychology Practice, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
RewireMe Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“Thank you for wanting to build a relationship with one of our psychologists. If you've been searching for a space where you can feel comfortable, loved and seen for the real you - we will be perfect for each other. At our practice every thought is given to your experience and your unique journey. Our time together will be grounded in meaning, purpose and your evolution. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with our clients, and developed a cutting-edge practice based on the reputation of our work. Personal growth and human optimisation is our healthy(ish) obsession!" - Principal Psychologist Charlene Neuhoff
“Thank you for wanting to build a relationship with one of our psychologists. If you've been searching for a space where you can feel comfortable, loved and seen for the real you - we will be perfect for each other. At our practice every thought is given to your experience and your unique journey. Our time together will be grounded in meaning, purpose and your evolution. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with our clients, and developed a cutting-edge practice based on the reputation of our work. Personal growth and human optimisation is our healthy(ish) obsession!" - Principal Psychologist Charlene Neuhoff
(02) 8294 2098 View (02) 8294 2098
Photo of Lauren Cross, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Lauren Cross
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“So much meaning and purpose in my life, comes from helping people like yourself navigate difficult times, and empowering you to live a life with vitality. It is a precious thing to be trusted with the stories of my clients and I believe it’s so important to provide a safe, nurturing therapeutic space to empower you to create the life you deserve When you work with me, we are in this together. You will come to know me as an open-minded, approachable human with a healthy sense of humour”
“So much meaning and purpose in my life, comes from helping people like yourself navigate difficult times, and empowering you to live a life with vitality. It is a precious thing to be trusted with the stories of my clients and I believe it’s so important to provide a safe, nurturing therapeutic space to empower you to create the life you deserve When you work with me, we are in this together. You will come to know me as an open-minded, approachable human with a healthy sense of humour”
(02) 9158 6351 View (02) 9158 6351
Photo of Gabriela Cavaler, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Gabriela Cavaler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Eveleigh, NSW 2015
I am Clinical Psychology Registrar that speaks both English and Portuguese. I love helping people make positive changes to their lives. I focus on working collaboratively with my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals by providing them with a safe, warm and supportive environment. I have a special interest in working with people who experience low mood, depression, anxiety, phobias, stress, sleeping difficulties, interpersonal problems, low self-esteem, difficulties with boundaries, anger, emotional regulation difficulties, self-esteem & confidence, boundary issues, parenting and family estrangement.
I am Clinical Psychology Registrar that speaks both English and Portuguese. I love helping people make positive changes to their lives. I focus on working collaboratively with my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals by providing them with a safe, warm and supportive environment. I have a special interest in working with people who experience low mood, depression, anxiety, phobias, stress, sleeping difficulties, interpersonal problems, low self-esteem, difficulties with boundaries, anger, emotional regulation difficulties, self-esteem & confidence, boundary issues, parenting and family estrangement.
(02) 9197 3990 View (02) 9197 3990
Photo of Catherine Hickson Counselling, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Do you want to change something about yourself? This could include changing behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and breath awareness.
Do you want to change something about yourself? This could include changing behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and breath awareness.
0407 940 535 View 0407 940 535
Photo of Whole Family Therapies , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2015, NSW
Whole Family Therapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, NSW 2015
My name is Jemimah Cosme and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I specialize in providing therapy to young people with mental health problems. I am located in the heart of Erskineville. Over the last ten years, I have supported countless families and young adults with their mental health. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
My name is Jemimah Cosme and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I specialize in providing therapy to young people with mental health problems. I am located in the heart of Erskineville. Over the last ten years, I have supported countless families and young adults with their mental health. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
(02) 9100 0846 View (02) 9100 0846
Photo of Patrick Eid, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Patrick Eid
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Hi, my name is Patrick and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to provide you with this service. As a Queer person from a CALD background who grew up in a conservative community with a high stigma around mental health illness, I understand what it is like to develop and live with poor mental health as a result of systemic concerns. Throughout my personal and professional life, I’ve always found it difficult to find a service that holistically caters to the mental health of people that live in complex systems (e.g., accounting for racial injustice, systemic oppression, complex trauma, and the patriarchy… to name a few).
Hi, my name is Patrick and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to provide you with this service. As a Queer person from a CALD background who grew up in a conservative community with a high stigma around mental health illness, I understand what it is like to develop and live with poor mental health as a result of systemic concerns. Throughout my personal and professional life, I’ve always found it difficult to find a service that holistically caters to the mental health of people that live in complex systems (e.g., accounting for racial injustice, systemic oppression, complex trauma, and the patriarchy… to name a few).
(02) 8322 9090 View (02) 8322 9090
Photo of Remona Coleman, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Remona Coleman
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
You might be facing challenges such as anxiety or depression, navigating change, past trauma, unresolved grief, or exploring identity. You might be supporting a child, partner or parent through crisis or difficulty; learning how to manage a health condition; wanting to change unhelpful patterns or behaviours; or be in the process of repairing a relationship. You might be working towards self-awareness, using therapy as part of your self-care plan. Or, you might not know what you need, other than that you need help finding out. As a counsellor, I offer you my empathy and my support.
You might be facing challenges such as anxiety or depression, navigating change, past trauma, unresolved grief, or exploring identity. You might be supporting a child, partner or parent through crisis or difficulty; learning how to manage a health condition; wanting to change unhelpful patterns or behaviours; or be in the process of repairing a relationship. You might be working towards self-awareness, using therapy as part of your self-care plan. Or, you might not know what you need, other than that you need help finding out. As a counsellor, I offer you my empathy and my support.
(02) 9188 7723 View (02) 9188 7723
Photo of Nicole Rikos - The Heart Of Healing, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Nicole Rikos - The Heart Of Healing
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m a trauma specialist counsellor and somatic psychotherapist who works with adults. My areas of specialist experience are complex / developmental trauma and PTSD. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of chronic stress such as, anxiety, chronic pain / illness, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss. Others who are feeling "stuck" or disconnected in life. I provide a holistic approach to therapy, drawing from both traditional talk therapies and body oriented approaches to support alignment of mind, body, spirit and emotions.
Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m a trauma specialist counsellor and somatic psychotherapist who works with adults. My areas of specialist experience are complex / developmental trauma and PTSD. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of chronic stress such as, anxiety, chronic pain / illness, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss. Others who are feeling "stuck" or disconnected in life. I provide a holistic approach to therapy, drawing from both traditional talk therapies and body oriented approaches to support alignment of mind, body, spirit and emotions.
(02) 9100 0824 View (02) 9100 0824
Photo of makingsensecounselling.com, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
makingsensecounselling.com
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
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.
(02) 8503 4107 View (02) 8503 4107
Photo of Stacey McCraw, Psychologist in 2015, NSW
Stacey McCraw
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, NSW 2015
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
(02) 9331 7546 View (02) 9331 7546
Photo of Aarthi Udayakumar, Counsellor in 2015, NSW
Aarthi Udayakumar
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
(02) 9100 0497 View (02) 9100 0497
Photo of Ash Rehn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2015, NSW
Ash Rehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
I listen to stories and encourage you to trust yourself again. Whether you are experiencing anger, guilt, grief, shame, fear, loneliness, confusion or something else, you can benefit from professional support. Through therapy you can transform the relationship you have with yourself and others. My clients include LGBTQ+ identifying people, those exploring sexuality or escaping religious abuse, coercive control, domestic violence and addiction. Your sessions can provide an objective and professional sounding board or evidence based strategies for managing anxiety, rebuilding your life or letting go of the past. It's your choice.
I listen to stories and encourage you to trust yourself again. Whether you are experiencing anger, guilt, grief, shame, fear, loneliness, confusion or something else, you can benefit from professional support. Through therapy you can transform the relationship you have with yourself and others. My clients include LGBTQ+ identifying people, those exploring sexuality or escaping religious abuse, coercive control, domestic violence and addiction. Your sessions can provide an objective and professional sounding board or evidence based strategies for managing anxiety, rebuilding your life or letting go of the past. It's your choice.
(02) 9100 0518 View (02) 9100 0518

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2015

40+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in 2015 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Bupa
68% Medibank Private
52% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2015 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2015?

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.