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Treat Yourself Well Psychology Sydney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
Treat Yourself Well Sydney is an established boutique Psychology Practice with a niche reputation in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and neurodiversity. Our Psychologists have extensive experience in eating disorders and trauma and take a non diet, weight neutral, Health at Every Size approach. We also offer high quality assessment and treatment for a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and interpersonal matters. We are compassion focused, mindfulness based and trauma informed focusing on mind and body wellness.
Treat Yourself Well Sydney is an established boutique Psychology Practice with a niche reputation in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and neurodiversity. Our Psychologists have extensive experience in eating disorders and trauma and take a non diet, weight neutral, Health at Every Size approach. We also offer high quality assessment and treatment for a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and interpersonal matters. We are compassion focused, mindfulness based and trauma informed focusing on mind and body wellness.
(02) 9158 6591 View (02) 9158 6591
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George Turnure Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with people who are hoping to cope better with strong moods such as sadness, low mood or depression, anger or if feeling constantly worried, nervous or anxious. Working together we will find out how this has developed and why it hasn't gone away. In this way we can gain an understanding of the issue and develop skills and strategies to cope better right now, and to manage and/or prevent these issues from returning in the future.
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with people who are hoping to cope better with strong moods such as sadness, low mood or depression, anger or if feeling constantly worried, nervous or anxious. Working together we will find out how this has developed and why it hasn't gone away. In this way we can gain an understanding of the issue and develop skills and strategies to cope better right now, and to manage and/or prevent these issues from returning in the future.
(02) 9053 4659 View (02) 9053 4659
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Dr Sarah Lal
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Sarah is a dual qualified Psychotherapist and Osteopath and grounds her ethos in the equal importance of your body, mind, and spirit in your well-being. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Somatic Psychotherapy and supported by her Osteopathic knowledge and expertise. Therapeutic modalities range from Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy. Sarah's trauma-informed person-centred approach establishes a safe space before delving into your concerns. She enjoys the privilege of helping people find their innermost happiness and live life authentically.
Sarah is a dual qualified Psychotherapist and Osteopath and grounds her ethos in the equal importance of your body, mind, and spirit in your well-being. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Somatic Psychotherapy and supported by her Osteopathic knowledge and expertise. Therapeutic modalities range from Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy. Sarah's trauma-informed person-centred approach establishes a safe space before delving into your concerns. She enjoys the privilege of helping people find their innermost happiness and live life authentically.
(02) 9159 6596 View (02) 9159 6596
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Valerie Brigid Fahey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
Valerie has worked as a Psychologist for over 30 years. She has a caring, compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental approach. She supports and helps empower clients to navigate and grow through life's inevitable challenges, particularly important during our current strained times.
Valerie has worked as a Psychologist for over 30 years. She has a caring, compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental approach. She supports and helps empower clients to navigate and grow through life's inevitable challenges, particularly important during our current strained times.
(02) 9538 7503 View (02) 9538 7503
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David McCarthy Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
I am an Addictions Specialist Therapist specialising in working with Executives. I work with executives wishing to reduce or cease their use of addictive substances and/ or behaviours. I recognise the more traditional substance abuse disorders (all drugs and alcohol). I also recognise the full spectrum of problem behaviours known as "process addictions". These include but are not limited to sex, gaming, exercise, gambling, self harm and overeating. People usually approach me because they are experiencing unmanageable associated consequences to their using such as overwhelming anxiety, depression, and relationship breakdown etc..
I am an Addictions Specialist Therapist specialising in working with Executives. I work with executives wishing to reduce or cease their use of addictive substances and/ or behaviours. I recognise the more traditional substance abuse disorders (all drugs and alcohol). I also recognise the full spectrum of problem behaviours known as "process addictions". These include but are not limited to sex, gaming, exercise, gambling, self harm and overeating. People usually approach me because they are experiencing unmanageable associated consequences to their using such as overwhelming anxiety, depression, and relationship breakdown etc..
(02) 9100 0579 View (02) 9100 0579
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Adam Rodriguez
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing services to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of needs. I take a person-centred approach to assessment and treatment, meaning that I work collaboratively with you in determining the best pathway towards making sense of and overcoming psychological difficulties. All work is conducted in the context of an empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing services to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of needs. I take a person-centred approach to assessment and treatment, meaning that I work collaboratively with you in determining the best pathway towards making sense of and overcoming psychological difficulties. All work is conducted in the context of an empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere.
(02) 9100 0052 View (02) 9100 0052
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Kids & Co Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041  (Online Only)
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
(02) 9158 6217 View (02) 9158 6217
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Alan Geoffrey Stokes
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Appointments available now! Taking new patients. I can help because we all lose our way at times. Forget who we are. Lose touch with what makes us strong and our life worthwhile. Perhaps it’s time to find yourself again. I am a qualified therapist, mental health trainer and crisis supporter. I will listen, support and guide you when you want. You decide how. You might like to meet at my Balmain or St Leonard's rooms, online, or at a beach or park near you.
Appointments available now! Taking new patients. I can help because we all lose our way at times. Forget who we are. Lose touch with what makes us strong and our life worthwhile. Perhaps it’s time to find yourself again. I am a qualified therapist, mental health trainer and crisis supporter. I will listen, support and guide you when you want. You decide how. You might like to meet at my Balmain or St Leonard's rooms, online, or at a beach or park near you.
(02) 9100 0904 View (02) 9100 0904
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Leif Lawson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Hello there! I'm a dedicated and compassionate counsellor who believes in the transformative power of self-discovery and personal growth. My name is Leif, and I'm here to accompany you on your journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life. As a firm believer in the idea that we all have the capacity for positive change, my counselling philosophy revolves around creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through empathy, active listening, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I aim to help you navigate life's challenges and unlock your inner potential.
Hello there! I'm a dedicated and compassionate counsellor who believes in the transformative power of self-discovery and personal growth. My name is Leif, and I'm here to accompany you on your journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life. As a firm believer in the idea that we all have the capacity for positive change, my counselling philosophy revolves around creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through empathy, active listening, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I aim to help you navigate life's challenges and unlock your inner potential.
(02) 9100 0483 View (02) 9100 0483
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Sev Eminov
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
Therapy is a process of regeneration. "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." — Dolly Parton. I want to help you pave a road in life that falls more in line with who you want to be and how you aspire to live. I see a range of adults (including neuro-diverse) with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, a lack of purpose and drive, difficulties with work-life balance, trouble with routines, organisation and goal setting, conflicts in relationships, to a lack of self-confidence and assertiveness, challenges with body image and the many struggles of being human.
Therapy is a process of regeneration. "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." — Dolly Parton. I want to help you pave a road in life that falls more in line with who you want to be and how you aspire to live. I see a range of adults (including neuro-diverse) with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, a lack of purpose and drive, difficulties with work-life balance, trouble with routines, organisation and goal setting, conflicts in relationships, to a lack of self-confidence and assertiveness, challenges with body image and the many struggles of being human.
(02) 9100 0353 View (02) 9100 0353
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The Trauma and Anxiety Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Waitlist for new clients
My current favourite quote is "You are not Lazy, unmotivated, or stuck. After years of living your life in survival mode, you are exhausted. There is a difference" - Nahela Homer. It really resonates with me because therapy should be about helping you to shift perspective from that critical inner voice that tears you down and makes you feel distress (whether it's shame, guilt, anxiety, depression or anger), into a more balanced and compassionate perspective. You deserve to live a life you love, to work towards being who you want to be, or to do the things you want without fear or shame holding you back.
My current favourite quote is "You are not Lazy, unmotivated, or stuck. After years of living your life in survival mode, you are exhausted. There is a difference" - Nahela Homer. It really resonates with me because therapy should be about helping you to shift perspective from that critical inner voice that tears you down and makes you feel distress (whether it's shame, guilt, anxiety, depression or anger), into a more balanced and compassionate perspective. You deserve to live a life you love, to work towards being who you want to be, or to do the things you want without fear or shame holding you back.
(02) 9100 0859 View (02) 9100 0859
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Elizabeth Alvanos
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
My practice is informed by a humanistic-existential approach, which means, I understand the complexity of individual intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences and believe that they are at the heart of our human experience. I believe we all have it within us to create meaning and purpose in our lives and this can only occur when we come to understand our lives are not something to overcome but rather something we must face with compassion and tenderness. I draw on evidence based modalities such as CBT, ACT, EFT, IFS, family systems, and Gottman approach to support and guide individual and couples therapy.
My practice is informed by a humanistic-existential approach, which means, I understand the complexity of individual intrapersonal and interpersonal experiences and believe that they are at the heart of our human experience. I believe we all have it within us to create meaning and purpose in our lives and this can only occur when we come to understand our lives are not something to overcome but rather something we must face with compassion and tenderness. I draw on evidence based modalities such as CBT, ACT, EFT, IFS, family systems, and Gottman approach to support and guide individual and couples therapy.
(02) 9100 0471 View (02) 9100 0471
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Mind Waves Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balmain East, NSW 2041
Qualified and experienced Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor specialising in treatment for a broad range of people from adolescents to adults of all ages.- If you are struggling with Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Mood Disorders, ADHD) - Addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Sex, Gaming, Work and Eating Disorders) - Trauma (Childhood Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse) - Grief and Loss (Unresolved Grief and Empty Chair Work Therapy) - Co-Dependency in Relationships (Conflict, Boundaries and Communication Issues) then I have the skill set to help you overcome these challenges if you are willing to do the work.
Qualified and experienced Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor specialising in treatment for a broad range of people from adolescents to adults of all ages.- If you are struggling with Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Mood Disorders, ADHD) - Addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Sex, Gaming, Work and Eating Disorders) - Trauma (Childhood Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse) - Grief and Loss (Unresolved Grief and Empty Chair Work Therapy) - Co-Dependency in Relationships (Conflict, Boundaries and Communication Issues) then I have the skill set to help you overcome these challenges if you are willing to do the work.
(02) 8403 1536 View (02) 8403 1536
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Katrina English
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
I am a registered psychologist working with young people (14+) and adults who experience mood and/or emotion dysregulation; struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviours, including substance use, suicidal thoughts and self-harm; eating disorders; and people who have experienced trauma, including painful early life experiences. I have experience working with individuals, groups and families across education, health and community settings. I aim to create a warm and validating space in which you can safely explore your challenges and work towards a greater sense of self-agency, and compassionate understanding of yourself.
I am a registered psychologist working with young people (14+) and adults who experience mood and/or emotion dysregulation; struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviours, including substance use, suicidal thoughts and self-harm; eating disorders; and people who have experienced trauma, including painful early life experiences. I have experience working with individuals, groups and families across education, health and community settings. I aim to create a warm and validating space in which you can safely explore your challenges and work towards a greater sense of self-agency, and compassionate understanding of yourself.
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Nathanial John Petersen
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
I came to be a Gestalt therapist because of my own lived experiences, and I’m proud to say the person I am today is because I had the courage to seek support. Therapy in my view is a safe place where you can come and truly be yourself, to be seen and heard free of judgment so you can explore who you are and how you are in the world. For me it’s all about the restoration of choice, to choose how you want to live, and my role is to support you through that process. Human beings are relational by nature, and it is in the relationship we have with ourselves and with others that we heal and grow.
I came to be a Gestalt therapist because of my own lived experiences, and I’m proud to say the person I am today is because I had the courage to seek support. Therapy in my view is a safe place where you can come and truly be yourself, to be seen and heard free of judgment so you can explore who you are and how you are in the world. For me it’s all about the restoration of choice, to choose how you want to live, and my role is to support you through that process. Human beings are relational by nature, and it is in the relationship we have with ourselves and with others that we heal and grow.
(02) 9100 0807 View (02) 9100 0807
Photo of Stephanie Elizabeth Guerin, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Stephanie Elizabeth Guerin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
I work with several modalities with clients to meet the presenting needs of the client. My focus is to build rapport and a safe therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and exploration. I meet the client where they are currently at in their lives to address their concerns and needs. My professional experience covers issues relating to mental health and well-being including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating and body issues, relationship challenges and separations, life transitions , childhood trauma and codependency . I work from a trauma informed perspective to build safety and agency with the client.
I work with several modalities with clients to meet the presenting needs of the client. My focus is to build rapport and a safe therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and exploration. I meet the client where they are currently at in their lives to address their concerns and needs. My professional experience covers issues relating to mental health and well-being including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating and body issues, relationship challenges and separations, life transitions , childhood trauma and codependency . I work from a trauma informed perspective to build safety and agency with the client.
(02) 8403 2371 View (02) 8403 2371
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Julie Delmar Psychotherapy, Counselling & Hypnosis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmain, NSW 2041
Are you looking for help finding answers to difficult questions? Support as you navigate life’s challenges? Somewhere offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore your concerns? I provide personalised, experienced and supportive therapy, in an inclusive practice. Based in Sydney’s Inner West, appointments are available face-to-face by telephone or online. The most effective therapy starts with our relationship. For this reason I offer a FREE, 20 minute no obligation initial consultation. This allows you to discuss your goals and expectations, while discovering if you would like to work further with me.
Are you looking for help finding answers to difficult questions? Support as you navigate life’s challenges? Somewhere offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore your concerns? I provide personalised, experienced and supportive therapy, in an inclusive practice. Based in Sydney’s Inner West, appointments are available face-to-face by telephone or online. The most effective therapy starts with our relationship. For this reason I offer a FREE, 20 minute no obligation initial consultation. This allows you to discuss your goals and expectations, while discovering if you would like to work further with me.
(02) 8294 6994 View (02) 8294 6994
Photo of Kate Murphy, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Kate Murphy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
You may feel anxious, depressed, experience recurrent unhelpful relationship patterns, have a pervasive sense of discontent or just feel stuck. I can help you understand the history of your problems and learn healthier ways to relate to yourself and others. Whether you are dealing with unresolved early trauma, need help setting better boundaries in relationships, feel you don't quite belong, are underachieving, or cannot enjoy your successes, I can help you find solutions to your immediate issues, while also exploring how your previous life experiences affect your responses, relationships and self-perception.
You may feel anxious, depressed, experience recurrent unhelpful relationship patterns, have a pervasive sense of discontent or just feel stuck. I can help you understand the history of your problems and learn healthier ways to relate to yourself and others. Whether you are dealing with unresolved early trauma, need help setting better boundaries in relationships, feel you don't quite belong, are underachieving, or cannot enjoy your successes, I can help you find solutions to your immediate issues, while also exploring how your previous life experiences affect your responses, relationships and self-perception.
(02) 6190 0528 View (02) 6190 0528
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Marina Suarez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Are you struggling with anxiety, shame, intimacy or low self-esteem? Do you often feel that there's something wrong with you or that you are not good enough, no matter how hard you try? Do you constantly worry about what other people think of you or feel guilty a lot of the time? Are you trying to deal with the impact of difficult childhood experiences? Psychotherapy can help. With the right guidance and support it's possible to work through these issues. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find ways to feel better in the world and with themselves.
Are you struggling with anxiety, shame, intimacy or low self-esteem? Do you often feel that there's something wrong with you or that you are not good enough, no matter how hard you try? Do you constantly worry about what other people think of you or feel guilty a lot of the time? Are you trying to deal with the impact of difficult childhood experiences? Psychotherapy can help. With the right guidance and support it's possible to work through these issues. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find ways to feel better in the world and with themselves.
(02) 5104 1032 View (02) 5104 1032
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WG Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Wayne Gillespie is a Registered Psychologist with over 20yrs experience. In addition to his private practice, Wayne worked for 19yrs as a student counsellor/psychologist at the University of New South Wales and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Wayne specialises in providing counselling/coaching for a range of presentations including: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Drug and Alcohol, Adjustment Problems; Relationship Problems, Trauma incidents, Bereavement; Academic Difficulties (e.g procrastination and perfectionism), Career Transition, Creativity Issues, Creative Arts/Entertainment Psychology and Executive Coaching.
Wayne Gillespie is a Registered Psychologist with over 20yrs experience. In addition to his private practice, Wayne worked for 19yrs as a student counsellor/psychologist at the University of New South Wales and National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Wayne specialises in providing counselling/coaching for a range of presentations including: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Drug and Alcohol, Adjustment Problems; Relationship Problems, Trauma incidents, Bereavement; Academic Difficulties (e.g procrastination and perfectionism), Career Transition, Creativity Issues, Creative Arts/Entertainment Psychology and Executive Coaching.
(02) 9100 0170 View (02) 9100 0170

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2041

70+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in 2041 who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Depression
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
53% Medicare Rebates
53% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2041 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2041?

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.