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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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Janelle Wright Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
(02) 9053 4388 View (02) 9053 4388
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Sydney Art Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
(02) 9100 0474 View (02) 9100 0474
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Heart Of Play Therapy Katie Summerfield
Verified Verified
Sydenham, NSW 2044
Like a flower, we bloom in the right environment; in the play therapy room I work with empathy and acceptance to create a safe space for children and families in order for them to work through their issues and “grow”. I recognise the importance of family and offer assistance to parents and carers to work towards a safer, happier and more relaxed home environment in a strength-based way. Child-centred Play Therapy is a gentle, trauma-informed and neuro-affirming way of supporting children in their unique reactions to coping with daily life, big life events or trauma and attachment issues.
Like a flower, we bloom in the right environment; in the play therapy room I work with empathy and acceptance to create a safe space for children and families in order for them to work through their issues and “grow”. I recognise the importance of family and offer assistance to parents and carers to work towards a safer, happier and more relaxed home environment in a strength-based way. Child-centred Play Therapy is a gentle, trauma-informed and neuro-affirming way of supporting children in their unique reactions to coping with daily life, big life events or trauma and attachment issues.
(02) 9100 0375 View (02) 9100 0375
Photo of Grace Kouvelis, Psychologist in 2044, NSW
Grace Kouvelis
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I work with motivated adults with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues (including LGBTQIA+ relationships), grief and loss, adjustment to stressful life events, and identity exploration. I have worked extensively with neurodviersity (including ADHD and autistic adults) and have experience working within a psycho-oncology context (providing psychological support to cancer patients) in both NSW health and non-for-profit organisations. I am passionate about creating a safe space for individuals to explore and unpack presenting concerns and work toward meaningful goals.
I work with motivated adults with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues (including LGBTQIA+ relationships), grief and loss, adjustment to stressful life events, and identity exploration. I have worked extensively with neurodviersity (including ADHD and autistic adults) and have experience working within a psycho-oncology context (providing psychological support to cancer patients) in both NSW health and non-for-profit organisations. I am passionate about creating a safe space for individuals to explore and unpack presenting concerns and work toward meaningful goals.
(02) 9100 0272 View (02) 9100 0272
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Rakib Islam
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydenham, NSW 2044
I am passionate about supporting people on their path to healing and growth, stemming from my transformative journey to self-discovery. Specialising in grief, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, I also provide assistance for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Whether it's cultural pressures, discrimination, or adjustment issues, I'm here to help. Additionally, I welcome those seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out; together, we can navigate your path towards living a meaningful life.
I am passionate about supporting people on their path to healing and growth, stemming from my transformative journey to self-discovery. Specialising in grief, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, I also provide assistance for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Whether it's cultural pressures, discrimination, or adjustment issues, I'm here to help. Additionally, I welcome those seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out; together, we can navigate your path towards living a meaningful life.
(02) 9100 0026 View (02) 9100 0026
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makingsensecounselling.com
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
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
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Simon van der Stap
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
My name is Simon van der Stap and at Creative State Counselling and Psychotherapy, I'm passionate about helping people create the changes they want for their lives. Whether you struggle with clinical disorders such as anxiety or depression, historical issues such as trauma, self-defeating habits and behaviours that keep you stuck, lack of direction or assertiveness, or simply a desire for a richer and more meaningful life, being in a state to create lasting change is the first step. I've helped hundreds of people achieve their health, wellness, career and life-direction goals, and I look forward to working with you.
My name is Simon van der Stap and at Creative State Counselling and Psychotherapy, I'm passionate about helping people create the changes they want for their lives. Whether you struggle with clinical disorders such as anxiety or depression, historical issues such as trauma, self-defeating habits and behaviours that keep you stuck, lack of direction or assertiveness, or simply a desire for a richer and more meaningful life, being in a state to create lasting change is the first step. I've helped hundreds of people achieve their health, wellness, career and life-direction goals, and I look forward to working with you.
(02) 9159 3750 View (02) 9159 3750
Photo of Ilona Gaudin, Psychologist in 2044, NSW
Ilona Gaudin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
“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
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Marie Mooney
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tempe, NSW 2044
I honour the innate wisdom in all of us, and hold deep respect and compassion for people. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate and healing space, where you can talk about, explore and find solutions to what's really happening in your life and whatever brings you to counselling. I will support you to create a healthy relationship and connection with yourself and others, and will walk with you, as you overcome the obstacles, and celebrate the steps you take towards living more of the life you desire.
I honour the innate wisdom in all of us, and hold deep respect and compassion for people. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate and healing space, where you can talk about, explore and find solutions to what's really happening in your life and whatever brings you to counselling. I will support you to create a healthy relationship and connection with yourself and others, and will walk with you, as you overcome the obstacles, and celebrate the steps you take towards living more of the life you desire.
(02) 8105 5005 View (02) 8105 5005
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Julie Chapman Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I love my work. I have been a practicing Psychologist for the last 13 years, working in addictions and trauma in public health. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, which has given me a thorough understanding of the complexity of problems that people experience. My skill lies in helping people understand the issues they bring to therapy, so that we can work together on evidence based solutions to solve them. I also like to think that I bring a friendly and personable approach to this process, making therapy a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
I love my work. I have been a practicing Psychologist for the last 13 years, working in addictions and trauma in public health. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, which has given me a thorough understanding of the complexity of problems that people experience. My skill lies in helping people understand the issues they bring to therapy, so that we can work together on evidence based solutions to solve them. I also like to think that I bring a friendly and personable approach to this process, making therapy a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
(02) 9160 3209 View (02) 9160 3209
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Mackie Demirel - Creative Counselling Sydney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and one size does not fit all. Sometimes we are faced with obstacles that will interrupt our life path which requires support. My services are tailored to meet your individual needs, incorporating evidence-based approaches and creative therapies. I am passionate about providing holistic and creative counselling that focuses on a person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
I understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and one size does not fit all. Sometimes we are faced with obstacles that will interrupt our life path which requires support. My services are tailored to meet your individual needs, incorporating evidence-based approaches and creative therapies. I am passionate about providing holistic and creative counselling that focuses on a person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
(02) 9100 0465 View (02) 9100 0465
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Samantha Hayes
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, NSW 2044
Samantha is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. In her clinical work, Samantha takes an empathetic, open-minded and flexible approach to work collaboratively with each client’s individual needs, concerns and goals. Samantha has completed both her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. Samantha is also currently completing her PhD on the impact of trauma on eating behaviours and obesity.
Samantha is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. In her clinical work, Samantha takes an empathetic, open-minded and flexible approach to work collaboratively with each client’s individual needs, concerns and goals. Samantha has completed both her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. Samantha is also currently completing her PhD on the impact of trauma on eating behaviours and obesity.
(02) 8105 5885 View (02) 8105 5885
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Circle of Life Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Tempe, NSW 2044
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
(02) 9100 0819 View (02) 9100 0819
Photo of Maria Wallgren, Psychotherapist in 2044, NSW
Maria Wallgren
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
Maria has experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and also as a non-counsellor, with client from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures in the corporate, academic, psychiatric, and not-for-profit sector. She believes the foundation for a good therapeutic relationship is based on empathy and respect, and she relates to her clients in a non-judgmental, supportive, positive, and creative way. Maria works with individuals, is fluent in Swedish, and has an extensive interest in cultural diversity, transnational counselling ,and reducing stigma around mental illness.
Maria has experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and also as a non-counsellor, with client from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures in the corporate, academic, psychiatric, and not-for-profit sector. She believes the foundation for a good therapeutic relationship is based on empathy and respect, and she relates to her clients in a non-judgmental, supportive, positive, and creative way. Maria works with individuals, is fluent in Swedish, and has an extensive interest in cultural diversity, transnational counselling ,and reducing stigma around mental illness.
(02) 9158 6625 View (02) 9158 6625
Photo of Leanne Bottomley, Psychologist in 2044, NSW
Leanne Bottomley
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tempe, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
I will help you work out how, and where, to make small changes – the kind that will have a positive and lasting impact.
I will help you work out how, and where, to make small changes – the kind that will have a positive and lasting impact.
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Photo of Ruth Berendt, Psychotherapist in 2044, NSW
Ruth Berendt
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
(02) 9541 8461 View (02) 9541 8461
Photo of Michelle Lin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2044, NSW
Michelle Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydenham, NSW 2044
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
(02) 8074 5461 View (02) 8074 5461
Photo of Sharadeh Ramdeny, Psychologist in 2044, NSW
Sharadeh Ramdeny
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tempe, NSW 2044
Sharadeh is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working for the health department in both inpatients and outpatients settings. Sharadeh helps people develop skills to manage their emotional problems and deal with them in a healthy way. She believes therapy needs to be tailored to the needs of individual patients. Her goal in therapy is not only to alleviate symptoms but to aid people lead healthier lives. Sharadeh offers a safe comfortable space where you will feel heard, and able to discuss your difficulties.
Sharadeh is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working for the health department in both inpatients and outpatients settings. Sharadeh helps people develop skills to manage their emotional problems and deal with them in a healthy way. She believes therapy needs to be tailored to the needs of individual patients. Her goal in therapy is not only to alleviate symptoms but to aid people lead healthier lives. Sharadeh offers a safe comfortable space where you will feel heard, and able to discuss your difficulties.
(02) 9100 0561 View (02) 9100 0561
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first things first counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
(02) 9100 0725 View (02) 9100 0725

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2044

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 2044 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
85% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Life Transitions
65% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Medicare Rebates
40% Bupa
40% Defence Health

How Counsellors in 2044 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2044?

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.