Counselling in 2029

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Dr Jason Bos
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
I am a clinical psychologist with a warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach. My overarching aim is to create a therapeutic space where you can freely explore and express vulnerable thoughts and emotions, enabling you to gain a deeper and more profound understanding of yourself. As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive expertise in helping people with a range of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, personality-related problems and issues relating to sexuality and identity.
I am a clinical psychologist with a warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach. My overarching aim is to create a therapeutic space where you can freely explore and express vulnerable thoughts and emotions, enabling you to gain a deeper and more profound understanding of yourself. As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive expertise in helping people with a range of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, OCD, personality-related problems and issues relating to sexuality and identity.
(02) 9158 6281 View (02) 9158 6281
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Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371 View (03) 9068 5371
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The Art of Doing Therapy
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
Online - I help people paint through the hard times. If you’re struggling to approach a clinical therapy room or a more creative and spiritual soul arts therapy might be a great choice for you.
Online - I help people paint through the hard times. If you’re struggling to approach a clinical therapy room or a more creative and spiritual soul arts therapy might be a great choice for you.
(02) 9158 6539 View (02) 9158 6539
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Tammy Stander - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma, mental health and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma, mental health and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
(02) 9159 6712 View (02) 9159 6712
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Fernanda Megda
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Fernanda, a registered Counsellor. Firstly, I’d like you to take a moment and acknowledge how brave you are for deciding to look for a therapist. It is not an easy process and takes a lot of courage, but I can assure you it is worth it. My clients reach out because they feel stuck in their own stories and patterns, and even though most of them are aware of why they do it, they do not seem to be able to move through it and create the positive changes they are seeking.
Hi, I am Fernanda, a registered Counsellor. Firstly, I’d like you to take a moment and acknowledge how brave you are for deciding to look for a therapist. It is not an easy process and takes a lot of courage, but I can assure you it is worth it. My clients reach out because they feel stuck in their own stories and patterns, and even though most of them are aware of why they do it, they do not seem to be able to move through it and create the positive changes they are seeking.
(02) 9100 0179 View (02) 9100 0179
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Teresa Mars
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
(02) 9100 0470 View (02) 9100 0470
Photo of Jennifer Fay Derna Rosen, Psychologist in 2029, NSW
Jennifer Fay Derna Rosen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
When a couple experince periods of conflict, anger, mistrust or a breakdown in communication they will benefit from relationship counselling.Counselling is also helpful when an Individual is struggling with anxiety, depression,difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, struggling with work life balance and low self -esteem.I am able to work with same sex couples as well as heterosexual couples. I believe each client needs a safe environment where they can sit and reflect with a therapist that is able to provide strategies of moving forward in a healthy away .
When a couple experince periods of conflict, anger, mistrust or a breakdown in communication they will benefit from relationship counselling.Counselling is also helpful when an Individual is struggling with anxiety, depression,difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, struggling with work life balance and low self -esteem.I am able to work with same sex couples as well as heterosexual couples. I believe each client needs a safe environment where they can sit and reflect with a therapist that is able to provide strategies of moving forward in a healthy away .
(02) 9053 4616 View (02) 9053 4616
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Bondi Mind Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Sometimes making that first contact for counselling is the hardest part, but once you've made that step, you will realise that you can work at your own pace, and feel safe as you build trust in the relationship with a counsellor. Speaking with someone can help to alleviate the anxiety, and help by giving you tools, strategies, and a place to talk with someone who provides a safe, non-judgemental space. Whether you are going through relationship difficulties, struggling with anxiety, or dealing with the difficulties of living in a different country, I can be there to support you.
Sometimes making that first contact for counselling is the hardest part, but once you've made that step, you will realise that you can work at your own pace, and feel safe as you build trust in the relationship with a counsellor. Speaking with someone can help to alleviate the anxiety, and help by giving you tools, strategies, and a place to talk with someone who provides a safe, non-judgemental space. Whether you are going through relationship difficulties, struggling with anxiety, or dealing with the difficulties of living in a different country, I can be there to support you.
(02) 9100 0628 View (02) 9100 0628
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Melissa Anderson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I am a Registered Psychologist and qualified counsellor working in private practice on Gadigal land (Bondi Junction, Sydney). In 2016, I started my career in mental health as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with clients with body image challenges. I then moved into a role designing free programs to support teachers and students' mental health. Over the last three years, I completed additional training to gain registration as a Psychologist and worked with children, young adults, older adults, families, and workplaces. I now work across both private practice and clinical research.
Hi there! I am a Registered Psychologist and qualified counsellor working in private practice on Gadigal land (Bondi Junction, Sydney). In 2016, I started my career in mental health as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with clients with body image challenges. I then moved into a role designing free programs to support teachers and students' mental health. Over the last three years, I completed additional training to gain registration as a Psychologist and worked with children, young adults, older adults, families, and workplaces. I now work across both private practice and clinical research.
(02) 9159 6537 View (02) 9159 6537
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
(02) 9100 0795 View (02) 9100 0795
Photo of Mary McConochie, Psychologist in 2029, NSW
Mary McConochie
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
I have over ten years experience working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing various mental health issues. I work with various mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss, trauma and substance use and dependence. I use evidence based psychological interventions to treat mental health disorders, which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention.
I have over ten years experience working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing various mental health issues. I work with various mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief and loss, trauma and substance use and dependence. I use evidence based psychological interventions to treat mental health disorders, which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention.
(02) 9054 5269 View (02) 9054 5269
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Keri Diamond
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Dr Keri Diamond is an experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. Her dual qualifications uniquely position her to provide comprehensive, tailored neuropsychological and psychological assessments, cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural therapy within a biopsychosocial framework. Clinical and research interests are anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment to chronic illness, adjustment to stressful life events, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.
Dr Keri Diamond is an experienced Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. Her dual qualifications uniquely position her to provide comprehensive, tailored neuropsychological and psychological assessments, cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural therapy within a biopsychosocial framework. Clinical and research interests are anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment to chronic illness, adjustment to stressful life events, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.
(02) 8015 6197 View (02) 8015 6197
Photo of Jordan Wainer, Psychologist in 2029, NSW
Jordan Wainer
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
I’m a Psychologist with a private practice in Bondi Junction. In my work I have found that people are often exploring how to heal, how to hold overwhelming experience, how to find some relief and understanding in the midst of psychological distress, how to navigate complexity in life and relationship.
I’m a Psychologist with a private practice in Bondi Junction. In my work I have found that people are often exploring how to heal, how to hold overwhelming experience, how to find some relief and understanding in the midst of psychological distress, how to navigate complexity in life and relationship.
(02) 9100 0296 View (02) 9100 0296
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Emerge Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Hello, I am Rechelle - accredited mental health Social Worker, registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Reiki Master, Life Coach and Sound Healer; I am also the founder of Emerge Counselling & Psychotherapy. I work with adult individual clients suffering with trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress related issues, chronic pain, and addiction issues. I use a holistic approach that treats the WHOLE person, mind, body and spirit; utilizing depth psychology, coaching, deep healing and soul work. I help people get to know themselves better, live a deeper, more meaningful, fulfilling and enriched life.
Hello, I am Rechelle - accredited mental health Social Worker, registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Reiki Master, Life Coach and Sound Healer; I am also the founder of Emerge Counselling & Psychotherapy. I work with adult individual clients suffering with trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress related issues, chronic pain, and addiction issues. I use a holistic approach that treats the WHOLE person, mind, body and spirit; utilizing depth psychology, coaching, deep healing and soul work. I help people get to know themselves better, live a deeper, more meaningful, fulfilling and enriched life.
(02) 9100 0359 View (02) 9100 0359
Photo of Jessica Ryan-Zeman, Psychotherapist in 2029, NSW
Jessica Ryan-Zeman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
I specialise in working with adolescents and adults with suffering from eating disorders and body image concerns as well as addictions and substance abuse issues. I also provide support for families and partners. I want to go deeper than just providing short-term symptom relief. Often eating disorders or any addictive cycle is a coping mechanism for unresolved feelings or past trauma. My goal is to help my clients accept their feelings and also challenge limiting core beliefs in order to develop healthier coping mechanisms, better self-esteem and a life that is no longer dictated by the rules of their eating disorder or addiction .
I specialise in working with adolescents and adults with suffering from eating disorders and body image concerns as well as addictions and substance abuse issues. I also provide support for families and partners. I want to go deeper than just providing short-term symptom relief. Often eating disorders or any addictive cycle is a coping mechanism for unresolved feelings or past trauma. My goal is to help my clients accept their feelings and also challenge limiting core beliefs in order to develop healthier coping mechanisms, better self-esteem and a life that is no longer dictated by the rules of their eating disorder or addiction .
(02) 9100 0811 View (02) 9100 0811
Photo of Dr Jeff Rogers, Psychologist in 2029, NSW
Dr Jeff Rogers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
(02) 9100 0958 View (02) 9100 0958
Photo of Rochelle Oshlack, Psychotherapist in 2029, NSW
Rochelle Oshlack
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
(02) 9100 0142 View (02) 9100 0142
Photo of Candice Bailey, Counsellor in 2029, NSW
Candice Bailey
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Hello! I am Candice, a registered Clinical Counsellor. I specialise in counselling for women of all ages and couples therapy. My sessions are free from judgement and we work together to understand what you are experiencing, what you may be finding challenging, and explore strategies for moving forward. I believe in the importance of self-care and connection to others to enhance our well-being and help individuals and couples to find balance and fulfilment in their lives.
Hello! I am Candice, a registered Clinical Counsellor. I specialise in counselling for women of all ages and couples therapy. My sessions are free from judgement and we work together to understand what you are experiencing, what you may be finding challenging, and explore strategies for moving forward. I believe in the importance of self-care and connection to others to enhance our well-being and help individuals and couples to find balance and fulfilment in their lives.
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Alexandra Guhde
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Going to therapy takes guts. Often, it takes a person, or a couple, years to move from contemplating therapy to booking a first appointment. It’s not an easy process. But, what you get out of therapy is directly related to what you put into it. And I will match your dedication with mine. The process of healing and recovery is also one of becoming and realising. Therapy is self-development at its most satisfying. Yes, it takes courage, effort, and, often, a leap of faith. But, if you are ready to give yourself the gift of therapy, I am here to take that leap with you.
Going to therapy takes guts. Often, it takes a person, or a couple, years to move from contemplating therapy to booking a first appointment. It’s not an easy process. But, what you get out of therapy is directly related to what you put into it. And I will match your dedication with mine. The process of healing and recovery is also one of becoming and realising. Therapy is self-development at its most satisfying. Yes, it takes courage, effort, and, often, a leap of faith. But, if you are ready to give yourself the gift of therapy, I am here to take that leap with you.
(02) 5300 2824 View (02) 5300 2824
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Rebecca Higgins - EMDR & Trauma Treatment
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
My name is Rebecca Higgins, you may call me Bec. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EMDR Consultant. Life is not always easy and sometimes we need a gentle guiding hand to keep us on our path. I truly believe with the support of an experienced, focused and dedicated therapist, growth and healing is possible. We offer innovative, research based recovery and treatment programs that have proven and lasting results. Our treatment programs include individually tailored recovery and treatment plans and support, intensive outpatient programs and group programs.
My name is Rebecca Higgins, you may call me Bec. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EMDR Consultant. Life is not always easy and sometimes we need a gentle guiding hand to keep us on our path. I truly believe with the support of an experienced, focused and dedicated therapist, growth and healing is possible. We offer innovative, research based recovery and treatment programs that have proven and lasting results. Our treatment programs include individually tailored recovery and treatment plans and support, intensive outpatient programs and group programs.
(02) 9159 6688 View (02) 9159 6688

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2029

30+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in 2029 who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
84% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
79% Anxiety
63% Coping Skills
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medibank Private
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in 2029 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2029?

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.