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Photo of Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087), Psychologist in 2289, NSW
Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809
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Jason Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
(02) 4005 2936 View (02) 4005 2936
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Brendan Lowe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist that enjoys working clinically with a diverse range of groups, however, my main areas of experience and expertise are with trauma, including PTSD and Complex-PTSD and personality disorders, specifically those who are managing difficult relationships with narcissistic or high conflict personalities, and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, I work across areas including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and grief.
I am a clinical psychologist that enjoys working clinically with a diverse range of groups, however, my main areas of experience and expertise are with trauma, including PTSD and Complex-PTSD and personality disorders, specifically those who are managing difficult relationships with narcissistic or high conflict personalities, and individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, I work across areas including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, and grief.
(02) 4075 5927 View (02) 4075 5927
Photo of Caitlin Blaxland, Psychologist in 2289, NSW
Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Sharleen Gonzalez
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with all groups (18+) on a diverse range of mental health issues, I have a particular interest in trauma, grief, relationship issues, depression, life transitions (such as separation), personality disorders (such as helping individuals who are struggling with borderline personality disorder traits or helping people manage difficult relationship with individuals with narcissistic traits or helping individuals who have suffered narcissistic abuse), multicultural / culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and helping people who are struggling with sexual difficulties or dysfunction.
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with all groups (18+) on a diverse range of mental health issues, I have a particular interest in trauma, grief, relationship issues, depression, life transitions (such as separation), personality disorders (such as helping individuals who are struggling with borderline personality disorder traits or helping people manage difficult relationship with individuals with narcissistic traits or helping individuals who have suffered narcissistic abuse), multicultural / culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and helping people who are struggling with sexual difficulties or dysfunction.
(02) 4012 2512 View (02) 4012 2512
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Amanda Rodd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
(02) 4082 8723 View (02) 4082 8723
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Inner Balance Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, FAPS
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
Hi. I'm Kylie Di Battista and I am a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of experience. I provide counselling for a wide range psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and relationship problems. During sessions I aim to offer strategies to manage the immediate difficulties, and also to address the issues underlying a current problem which may arise from family conflict, a low sense of self-esteem or intergenerational trauma. Often clients present during times of life transition, such as new parenthood or relationship breakdown, which can be portals to enormous transformation.
Hi. I'm Kylie Di Battista and I am a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of experience. I provide counselling for a wide range psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and relationship problems. During sessions I aim to offer strategies to manage the immediate difficulties, and also to address the issues underlying a current problem which may arise from family conflict, a low sense of self-esteem or intergenerational trauma. Often clients present during times of life transition, such as new parenthood or relationship breakdown, which can be portals to enormous transformation.
(02) 4058 2927 View (02) 4058 2927
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Sage Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
(02) 4012 6991 View (02) 4012 6991
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
(02) 4077 2406 View (02) 4077 2406
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Sarah Cox
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
0493 744 872 View 0493 744 872
Photo of Emma Doolan, Psychologist in 2289, NSW
Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
Photo of Martin Leon Wieczorek, Psychologist in 2289, NSW
Martin Leon Wieczorek
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
(02) 4012 0801 View (02) 4012 0801
Photo of Kath Doosey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2289, NSW
Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kotara, NSW 2289
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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Isabella Kotris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
(02) 4902 8900 View (02) 4902 8900
Photo of Tracy Leigh Lynch, Counsellor in 2289, NSW
Tracy Leigh Lynch
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
With over 30 years experience, I work with Individuals and Couples to help support real and lasting change. I use a combination of EMDR, Parts and Attachment informed therapy. I include Gottman for Couples. This can to help change underlying beliefs that form negative patterns. I specialise in Intensive Therapy. I use longer sessions over a shorter period. My extensive experience and skill base alongside my care and compassion can help you get to the bottom of what is going on and to process this, leading to change. Much more than just talking about issues we process them allowing real change to be possible.
With over 30 years experience, I work with Individuals and Couples to help support real and lasting change. I use a combination of EMDR, Parts and Attachment informed therapy. I include Gottman for Couples. This can to help change underlying beliefs that form negative patterns. I specialise in Intensive Therapy. I use longer sessions over a shorter period. My extensive experience and skill base alongside my care and compassion can help you get to the bottom of what is going on and to process this, leading to change. Much more than just talking about issues we process them allowing real change to be possible.
(02) 4063 1001 View (02) 4063 1001
Photo of Nikki Strong, Counsellor in 2289, NSW
Nikki Strong
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kotara, NSW 2289  (Online Only)
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
(02) 4077 2979 View (02) 4077 2979
Photo of Village Psychology & Education , Psychologist in 2289, NSW
Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
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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The CBT Clinic - Alex Cameron | Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I am a Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor for training Psychologists in Australia. I have undertaken advanced training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - the originating form of CBT - and met the international training standards set by The Albert Ellis Institute - where CBT was pioneered. This makes me an approved Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT) Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer and I am also an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. Read more about my experience at www.thecbtclinic.com.au/alex
I am a Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor for training Psychologists in Australia. I have undertaken advanced training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - the originating form of CBT - and met the international training standards set by The Albert Ellis Institute - where CBT was pioneered. This makes me an approved Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT) Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer and I am also an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. Read more about my experience at www.thecbtclinic.com.au/alex
(02) 4012 6262 View (02) 4012 6262
Photo of Will Blakemore in 2289, NSW
Will Blakemore
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(02) 4012 2318 View (02) 4012 2318

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2289

20+

Average cost per session

$202

Counsellors in 2289 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Medicare Rebates
45% Teachers Health
45% NDIS

How Counsellors in 2289 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
26% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2289?

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.