Photo of Brendan McNicholas, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Brendan McNicholas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 8403 1919 View (02) 8403 1919
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Dorian Richards Consultant Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Not accepting new clients
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
(02) 8355 9794 View (02) 8355 9794
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Amanda Byrne
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Would you like to be showing up in your life with more authenticity? Do you feel stuck, struggle to hold your boundaries or find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? I am passionate about understanding you as a whole person, and assisting you in developing a meaningful relationship with yourself to work towards what is important for you. I have a special interest in working with women navigating life transitions, from adolescence through to late adulthood. I understand the importance of processing early life experiences to assist in moving through trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
Would you like to be showing up in your life with more authenticity? Do you feel stuck, struggle to hold your boundaries or find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? I am passionate about understanding you as a whole person, and assisting you in developing a meaningful relationship with yourself to work towards what is important for you. I have a special interest in working with women navigating life transitions, from adolescence through to late adulthood. I understand the importance of processing early life experiences to assist in moving through trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
(02) 8403 0470 View (02) 8403 0470
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Dr Christina Farrell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Balanced Living Psychology is the vision of Principal Psychologist, Christina Farrell. We are a compassionate practice that is dedicated to helping you navigate through your challenges. We specialise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems. Working with adults, teenagers and families to understand their specific issue and circumstances. Using the available evidence-based techniques and therapies to develop intervention strategies tailored to best help each individual client.
Balanced Living Psychology is the vision of Principal Psychologist, Christina Farrell. We are a compassionate practice that is dedicated to helping you navigate through your challenges. We specialise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems. Working with adults, teenagers and families to understand their specific issue and circumstances. Using the available evidence-based techniques and therapies to develop intervention strategies tailored to best help each individual client.
(02) 9053 4642 View (02) 9053 4642
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Cristina Williams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Waitlist for new clients
NO Availability at present: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
NO Availability at present: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
(02) 8806 0697 View (02) 8806 0697
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Christine Burke
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
This is a private online therapy (Telehealth) for adults needing a safe space to talk. If you are suffering with depression, stress, anxiety, loneliness, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues and more, I would like to help you find your strengths and rediscover who you are, and to assist you to navigate your negative experiences and emotions. Together we will make this journey less stressful.
This is a private online therapy (Telehealth) for adults needing a safe space to talk. If you are suffering with depression, stress, anxiety, loneliness, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues and more, I would like to help you find your strengths and rediscover who you are, and to assist you to navigate your negative experiences and emotions. Together we will make this journey less stressful.
(02) 8806 0162 View (02) 8806 0162
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Sharpe Connections Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Counselling and psychotherapy can be a wonderful resource to improve your overall wellbeing. My therapeutic approach can help you: to develop mental and emotional flexibility and resilience, make the connection between the body, mind and spirit, set goals and intentions that support your vision for the future. These are some of the areas I work with: Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, workplace issues, trauma & PTSD, stress, unhelpful thinking styles, core beliefs and sub-conscious programs, creating new neural networks and identifying strengths to enhance resilience.
Counselling and psychotherapy can be a wonderful resource to improve your overall wellbeing. My therapeutic approach can help you: to develop mental and emotional flexibility and resilience, make the connection between the body, mind and spirit, set goals and intentions that support your vision for the future. These are some of the areas I work with: Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, workplace issues, trauma & PTSD, stress, unhelpful thinking styles, core beliefs and sub-conscious programs, creating new neural networks and identifying strengths to enhance resilience.
(02) 8403 2022 View (02) 8403 2022
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Luciana Zeni
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
(02) 8403 0009 View (02) 8403 0009
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Christine Hughes
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
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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Tara Jane King
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100  (Online Only)
I am an open and warm Counsellor who works with motivated adults with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, addiction, adjusting to stressful events, burnout and finding meaning and purpose. I have particular interest in exploring how earlier experiences of life can affect current difficulties with emotion regulation, communication, mood, motivation, self-esteem and relationships with self and others.
I am an open and warm Counsellor who works with motivated adults with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image, addiction, adjusting to stressful events, burnout and finding meaning and purpose. I have particular interest in exploring how earlier experiences of life can affect current difficulties with emotion regulation, communication, mood, motivation, self-esteem and relationships with self and others.
(02) 8403 1140 View (02) 8403 1140
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Jo Roome
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
I am a clinical psychologist who works on the northern beaches. I strive to improve the quality of life & well-being of the people I work with, using a compassionate, empathic & non-judgmental lens. My aim is to provide the most appropriate therapy in a collaborative way. Are you seeking support to live the best possible life you can?
(02) 8403 0906 View (02) 8403 0906
Noble Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Manly, NSW 2100
Noble Psychology is located in North Manly. We provide evidence-based treatment when working with children, adolescents, and parents. We offer a range of psychological and psychometric assessments. Our goal is to provide therapeutic support to help children, adolescents, and parents thrive.
Noble Psychology is located in North Manly. We provide evidence-based treatment when working with children, adolescents, and parents. We offer a range of psychological and psychometric assessments. Our goal is to provide therapeutic support to help children, adolescents, and parents thrive.
(02) 9100 0730 View (02) 9100 0730
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Counselling Northern Beaches
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
(02) 8294 2281 View (02) 8294 2281
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Cassie Antees Neuropsychological Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Cassie provides comprehensive cognitive and educational assessments with children, adolescents and young adults at Brookvale in Sydney's Northern Beaches. She provides assessments for ADHD, learning difficulties, giftedness and school readiness, as well as assessment of cognition within the context of acquired brain injury, medical & neurologic conditions, developmental disorders, complex trauma and depression & anxiety.
Cassie provides comprehensive cognitive and educational assessments with children, adolescents and young adults at Brookvale in Sydney's Northern Beaches. She provides assessments for ADHD, learning difficulties, giftedness and school readiness, as well as assessment of cognition within the context of acquired brain injury, medical & neurologic conditions, developmental disorders, complex trauma and depression & anxiety.
(02) 8403 2667 View (02) 8403 2667
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Van Weelden Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Do you often feel like you are surviving instead of thriving? If you feel stuck in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or if you battle with addiction, you are not alone; and there is something you can do to start feeling better. Integrative therapy can help you get unstuck and heal painful dynamics within yourself and your relationships.
Do you often feel like you are surviving instead of thriving? If you feel stuck in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or if you battle with addiction, you are not alone; and there is something you can do to start feeling better. Integrative therapy can help you get unstuck and heal painful dynamics within yourself and your relationships.
(02) 8403 2961 View (02) 8403 2961
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Katrina Helene
Psychotherapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I'm a Psychological Therapist with 20+ years experience who gets to the heart of problems in therapy (Medicare rebates available). I bring a wealth of counselling experience; my care, sensitivity, sharp perception, tools and strategies; embedded in calm groundedness. I attune to my clients' needs, bringing the most effective and expert approach to facilitate healing, resolution and rewarding change.
I'm a Psychological Therapist with 20+ years experience who gets to the heart of problems in therapy (Medicare rebates available). I bring a wealth of counselling experience; my care, sensitivity, sharp perception, tools and strategies; embedded in calm groundedness. I attune to my clients' needs, bringing the most effective and expert approach to facilitate healing, resolution and rewarding change.
(02) 8403 1758 View (02) 8403 1758
Photo of Marie Horvath - Marie Horvath (Career Development Space)
I am a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, coaching and counselling clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Face-to-face clients love the creative activities and program I have developed to help clients identify their skills and strengths, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and clarify goals. Anxiety, fear and negative past experiences can get in the way of making changes in your life and affect your wellbeing. Taking a positive, solution-focussed approach to deal with these issues and enhance client wellbeing is at the heart of my practice.
I am a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, coaching and counselling clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Face-to-face clients love the creative activities and program I have developed to help clients identify their skills and strengths, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and clarify goals. Anxiety, fear and negative past experiences can get in the way of making changes in your life and affect your wellbeing. Taking a positive, solution-focussed approach to deal with these issues and enhance client wellbeing is at the heart of my practice.
(02) 8403 1664 View (02) 8403 1664
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Inner View Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, AThR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, disconnected or struggling with a difficult event in your life? Are you finding it difficult to put into words just what you're feeling and thinking? Do you want support to feel lighter, calmer and clearer? Are you hoping to find a safe, supportive space to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, disconnected or struggling with a difficult event in your life? Are you finding it difficult to put into words just what you're feeling and thinking? Do you want support to feel lighter, calmer and clearer? Are you hoping to find a safe, supportive space to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing?
(02) 8999 5048 View (02) 8999 5048
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Anita Blakeley-Smith
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100  (Online Only)
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
(02) 8294 6666 View (02) 8294 6666
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Jodie Gale
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Jodie Gale. I'm a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Trauma & Inner Child Recovery Expert, Disordered Eating Coach & the founder of Traumawarriors.Online. I help women recover from trauma, emotional eating & not feeling good enough. Some women come to me for therapy not because they have problems but because they are wondering, ‘who am I?’, they want to get to know themselves better & live a richer, deeper, soulful, more meaningful life. The women I work with are drawn to my approach because I provide a holistic, hopeful & soulful perspective for transformation and growth. I offer short term and long-term therapy.
Hi, I’m Jodie Gale. I'm a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Trauma & Inner Child Recovery Expert, Disordered Eating Coach & the founder of Traumawarriors.Online. I help women recover from trauma, emotional eating & not feeling good enough. Some women come to me for therapy not because they have problems but because they are wondering, ‘who am I?’, they want to get to know themselves better & live a richer, deeper, soulful, more meaningful life. The women I work with are drawn to my approach because I provide a holistic, hopeful & soulful perspective for transformation and growth. I offer short term and long-term therapy.
(02) 8294 7627 View (02) 8294 7627
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2100

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 2100 who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
83% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Medicare Rebates
64% Bupa
60% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2100 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
7% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2100?

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.

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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.