Counselling in 2283

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Women In Mind
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
(02) 4058 4435 View (02) 4058 4435
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Sharon Atkins
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
(02) 4012 0931 View (02) 4012 0931
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Kas Pitkin
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
(02) 4050 0169 View (02) 4050 0169
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Bluefield Alcohol Recovery Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283  (Online Only)
Do you need help to take control of your drinking? Are you drinking too often, too much, binging or experiencing cravings? Have you tried to cut down only to relapse, feeling isolated and overwhelmed? Have you become anxious or depressed because of your drinking? If your drinking is threatening your physical or mental health, your job, your relationships, your finances or your family life, it's time to take control, and restore your mental health and wellbeing. Our telehealth program, complements The Sinclair Method (TSM), and offers you an effective alternative to the traditional detox and rehab pathway to recovery
Do you need help to take control of your drinking? Are you drinking too often, too much, binging or experiencing cravings? Have you tried to cut down only to relapse, feeling isolated and overwhelmed? Have you become anxious or depressed because of your drinking? If your drinking is threatening your physical or mental health, your job, your relationships, your finances or your family life, it's time to take control, and restore your mental health and wellbeing. Our telehealth program, complements The Sinclair Method (TSM), and offers you an effective alternative to the traditional detox and rehab pathway to recovery
(02) 4058 4497 View (02) 4058 4497
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
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Mindflex Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
I work with adults and adolescents (15 and above). Some of the issues I can support you with include: adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety/panic disorder/OCD conflict, frustration and irritability, stress (work/relationship/other), grief and loss, trauma, self-confidence, self-identity, negative thinking, chronic illness, pain management, low motivation, personal organisation and study, life balance, life satisfaction, and life direction. ​ I am also a registered NDIS provider.
I work with adults and adolescents (15 and above). Some of the issues I can support you with include: adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety/panic disorder/OCD conflict, frustration and irritability, stress (work/relationship/other), grief and loss, trauma, self-confidence, self-identity, negative thinking, chronic illness, pain management, low motivation, personal organisation and study, life balance, life satisfaction, and life direction. ​ I am also a registered NDIS provider.
(02) 4011 8522 View (02) 4011 8522
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
(02) 4063 1439 View (02) 4063 1439
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
(02) 4063 1530 View (02) 4063 1530
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The Lakes Counselling
1 Endorsed
Rathmines, NSW 2283
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Carla Bonetti
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
(02) 4012 4035 View (02) 4012 4035
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Lauren Freele Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
(02) 4005 2831 View (02) 4005 2831
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
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Eliza Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
(02) 4012 2356 View (02) 4012 2356
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Dr Lisa Millar (Elevated Well-Being)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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BC Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283  (Online Only)
Helping people to overcome & achieve! I'm a male counsellor with a commitment to helping people - particularly men - talk about their life goals, challenges & problems. My goal is to help people move towards a greater sense of well-being & a more fulfilling experience of life. I seek to provide a professional, inclusive practice that recognises & respects diversity, meeting people where they are at & respecting their right to make decisions about their own life.
Helping people to overcome & achieve! I'm a male counsellor with a commitment to helping people - particularly men - talk about their life goals, challenges & problems. My goal is to help people move towards a greater sense of well-being & a more fulfilling experience of life. I seek to provide a professional, inclusive practice that recognises & respects diversity, meeting people where they are at & respecting their right to make decisions about their own life.
(02) 4011 8115 View (02) 4011 8115
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Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
(02) 4058 4563 View (02) 4058 4563
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Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757
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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
(02) 4012 0523 View (02) 4012 0523
Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
(02) 4005 0111 View (02) 4005 0111

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2283

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in 2283 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
53% Bupa
47% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2283 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2283?

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.