Counselling in 2481

Photo of Gerry Bronn, Psychologist in 2481, NSW
Gerry Bronn
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Life is challenging and unpredictable. When life throws you a curveball - it can be helpful to have an ally. An ally to help steer you back on the path. And help you realise your best self.... My approach is warm and holistic, and I help my clients overcome life challenges, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, health issues, chronic pain, existential and spiritual crises, low self-worth, eating concerns, relationship issues, and attachment and bonding issues for parents and families.
Life is challenging and unpredictable. When life throws you a curveball - it can be helpful to have an ally. An ally to help steer you back on the path. And help you realise your best self.... My approach is warm and holistic, and I help my clients overcome life challenges, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, health issues, chronic pain, existential and spiritual crises, low self-worth, eating concerns, relationship issues, and attachment and bonding issues for parents and families.
(03) 4152 7995 View (03) 4152 7995
Photo of Bronte Purcell, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Bronte Purcell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist & counsellor, I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, shut down, low self worth, body disconnection & relationship challenges. I help you develop a safe, loving relationship with your body & mind so that you can transform your relationship to yourself, and embrace the wholeness of this human experience. The approach I take is person-centred, trauma-informed and built on a foundation of openness, acceptance, curiosity & compassion. I focus on providing you with the tools that you need to thrive and getting to the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing.
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist & counsellor, I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, shut down, low self worth, body disconnection & relationship challenges. I help you develop a safe, loving relationship with your body & mind so that you can transform your relationship to yourself, and embrace the wholeness of this human experience. The approach I take is person-centred, trauma-informed and built on a foundation of openness, acceptance, curiosity & compassion. I focus on providing you with the tools that you need to thrive and getting to the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing.
(02) 5943 7272 View (02) 5943 7272
Photo of Karin McLennan, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Karin McLennan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Conflicts, challenging life circumstances and all difficult things literally shake up our world and invite us to interact with life in new ways. These transitions often uproot us, sometimes in ways we aren’t prepared for or don’t want to deal with. Yet these roadblocks can lead you to yourself, and even though this can be painful and difficult to navigate, once you move through them, you’ll appreciate they facilitated your growth as a person. To heal from major life challenges, we need to change our thoughts and belief systems to allow for new ways of responding and experiencing life. For nothing really changes, until you do.
Conflicts, challenging life circumstances and all difficult things literally shake up our world and invite us to interact with life in new ways. These transitions often uproot us, sometimes in ways we aren’t prepared for or don’t want to deal with. Yet these roadblocks can lead you to yourself, and even though this can be painful and difficult to navigate, once you move through them, you’ll appreciate they facilitated your growth as a person. To heal from major life challenges, we need to change our thoughts and belief systems to allow for new ways of responding and experiencing life. For nothing really changes, until you do.
(03) 4422 4239 View (03) 4422 4239
Photo of Luke Mahon, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Luke Mahon
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
In an age where we are loosing connection with our selves and others, I was inspired to establish a space to support people to manage life and all the stresses that come with it. Challenging times in life can lead to a disconnect, a sense of hopelessness, fear and isolation. It's a sign of strength to reach out for support. Humans are born wired for connection – it’s in our DNA. Through Psychotherapy, Counselling and mindfulness practices my intention is to facilitate connection, awareness and healthy emotional relationships with ourselves and in turn, those around us.
In an age where we are loosing connection with our selves and others, I was inspired to establish a space to support people to manage life and all the stresses that come with it. Challenging times in life can lead to a disconnect, a sense of hopelessness, fear and isolation. It's a sign of strength to reach out for support. Humans are born wired for connection – it’s in our DNA. Through Psychotherapy, Counselling and mindfulness practices my intention is to facilitate connection, awareness and healthy emotional relationships with ourselves and in turn, those around us.
(02) 8074 5828 View (02) 8074 5828
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Zare Edwards
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ewingsdale, NSW 2481
Zare is a Masters trained psychologist who focuses on developing warm, respectful, and empathic therapeutic relationships with clients. With Zare, the therapy process is collaborative and trauma informed, to ensure safety, effectiveness, and sustainability. She has a particular interest in relating brain and nervous system function to clients’ lived experiences, empowering their capacity to self-regulate, develop self-compassion, and problem-solve effectively. She is a mother, a partner, has owned small businesses in health and hospitality, and has broad life and occupational experience.
Zare is a Masters trained psychologist who focuses on developing warm, respectful, and empathic therapeutic relationships with clients. With Zare, the therapy process is collaborative and trauma informed, to ensure safety, effectiveness, and sustainability. She has a particular interest in relating brain and nervous system function to clients’ lived experiences, empowering their capacity to self-regulate, develop self-compassion, and problem-solve effectively. She is a mother, a partner, has owned small businesses in health and hospitality, and has broad life and occupational experience.
(02) 5661 6161 View (02) 5661 6161
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Elizabeth Margules
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Elizabeth has been a provider of psychological services for 15 years, providing therapeutic support to individuals across the lifespan. Elizabeth is an empathic and authentic clinician, Registered Psychologist (PY0001584436) and Medicare Provider. Elizabeth has substantial work experience in both public and private sector, in clinical research and clinical practice. Elizabeth provides support to clients across a range of issues, from preconception, perinatal and postnatal, to parents of under 5s and parenting, interpersonal relationships, trauma (including PTSD & CPTD), anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addictions, and stress.
Elizabeth has been a provider of psychological services for 15 years, providing therapeutic support to individuals across the lifespan. Elizabeth is an empathic and authentic clinician, Registered Psychologist (PY0001584436) and Medicare Provider. Elizabeth has substantial work experience in both public and private sector, in clinical research and clinical practice. Elizabeth provides support to clients across a range of issues, from preconception, perinatal and postnatal, to parents of under 5s and parenting, interpersonal relationships, trauma (including PTSD & CPTD), anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addictions, and stress.
(08) 6835 7270 View (08) 6835 7270
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Libby Tooth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
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Will Heaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
(02) 4404 0103 View (02) 4404 0103
Photo of Nadine Jayne, Counsellor in 2481, NSW
Nadine Jayne
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Waitlist for new clients
Do you want to untangle the issues driving destructive behaviours, explore the mind-body connection and enhance self-awareness, acceptance, and love? Perhaps you're curious about why you respond to life the way you do and want to learn tools to achieve healthy interpersonal relationships. Or maybe you're ready to slowly start working through psychological trauma to regain a sense of safety and predictability? I work mainly with adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges: including stress, anxiety, grief, and depression causing feelings of overwhelm or even unmanageable suffering.
Do you want to untangle the issues driving destructive behaviours, explore the mind-body connection and enhance self-awareness, acceptance, and love? Perhaps you're curious about why you respond to life the way you do and want to learn tools to achieve healthy interpersonal relationships. Or maybe you're ready to slowly start working through psychological trauma to regain a sense of safety and predictability? I work mainly with adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges: including stress, anxiety, grief, and depression causing feelings of overwhelm or even unmanageable suffering.
(02) 5746 5378 View (02) 5746 5378
Photo of Linda Beuzeville, Counsellor in 2481, NSW
Linda Beuzeville
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ewingsdale, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
(02) 8806 0185 View (02) 8806 0185
Photo of Tania Mattiocco, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Tania Mattiocco
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I work with individuals that want a deeper connection to themselves and others, so they can find their own way forward with their lives. Whatever is getting in your way (e.g. anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues) I can help you embody and ground yourself so that your nervous system can settle, and we can journey towards the root causes and release them from your body and behaviour. I love helping people come home to themselves. I find this to be the most empowered way of moving through life.
I work with individuals that want a deeper connection to themselves and others, so they can find their own way forward with their lives. Whatever is getting in your way (e.g. anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues) I can help you embody and ground yourself so that your nervous system can settle, and we can journey towards the root causes and release them from your body and behaviour. I love helping people come home to themselves. I find this to be the most empowered way of moving through life.
(07) 5655 7416 View (07) 5655 7416
Photo of Good Psychology, Psychologist in 2481, NSW
Good Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
(08) 9126 9341 View (08) 9126 9341
Photo of Mika Bell Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 2481, NSW
Mika Bell Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Hello! I am a qualified counsellor with a Master's of Social Work whose professional passion is supporting individuals recovering from trauma. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, terminal illness, relational stress, family and domestic violence, and complex trauma. My approach is person-centred and trauma-informed and I offer compassionate engagement tailored to your unique needs. My priority is generating relational safety and a secure space to support growth and healing. I am also a Victim Services Approved Counsellor.
Hello! I am a qualified counsellor with a Master's of Social Work whose professional passion is supporting individuals recovering from trauma. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, terminal illness, relational stress, family and domestic violence, and complex trauma. My approach is person-centred and trauma-informed and I offer compassionate engagement tailored to your unique needs. My priority is generating relational safety and a secure space to support growth and healing. I am also a Victim Services Approved Counsellor.
(02) 5657 0256 View (02) 5657 0256
Photo of Justine Buckley, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Justine Buckley
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Self-compassion begins a process that creates deep and profound transformation in our lives & relationships. Trained in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), the Enneagram & a Clinical Supervisor, I bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, joy and enthusiasm to working with others. The process of personal growth & transformation is not a solitary journey. With skillful support, we can transform our suffering into the good stuff.... like love, joy creativity and intimacy!
Self-compassion begins a process that creates deep and profound transformation in our lives & relationships. Trained in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), the Enneagram & a Clinical Supervisor, I bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, joy and enthusiasm to working with others. The process of personal growth & transformation is not a solitary journey. With skillful support, we can transform our suffering into the good stuff.... like love, joy creativity and intimacy!
(08) 9932 8326 View (08) 9932 8326
Photo of Monica Masero, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Monica Masero
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
(02) 8599 7168 View (02) 8599 7168
Photo of DrChristine Ellisdon, Psychologist in 2481, NSW
DrChristine Ellisdon
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Many people experience a fundamental struggle with truly understanding themselves, the relationships they have with others and the difficulties they have experienced in life. This can lead to the development of self defeating behaviour patterns, self critical tendencies, and unhelpful belief systems, which are features of many mental health conditions. Counselling can be an empowering process that can help you develop a deeper understanding of the symptoms you experience to help you get back into the driver's seat of your life rather than being a passenger to these patterns.
Many people experience a fundamental struggle with truly understanding themselves, the relationships they have with others and the difficulties they have experienced in life. This can lead to the development of self defeating behaviour patterns, self critical tendencies, and unhelpful belief systems, which are features of many mental health conditions. Counselling can be an empowering process that can help you develop a deeper understanding of the symptoms you experience to help you get back into the driver's seat of your life rather than being a passenger to these patterns.
(03) 9008 1947 View (03) 9008 1947
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Bri Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works from a person centred model. I have strong interests in the areas of sense of self/self identity/self worth, self acceptance, self trust, self compassion, overcoming anxiety, personal development, courage, creativity, innovation, leadership, mindfulness, personal empowerment, interpersonal boundaries, attuned parenting, meditation, overcoming personal limitations, in helping people to communicate from the heart and to ask for their needs to be met, and perinatal mental health. I also offer relationship counselling for people wanting to develop a deeply connected, secure and loving relationship.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works from a person centred model. I have strong interests in the areas of sense of self/self identity/self worth, self acceptance, self trust, self compassion, overcoming anxiety, personal development, courage, creativity, innovation, leadership, mindfulness, personal empowerment, interpersonal boundaries, attuned parenting, meditation, overcoming personal limitations, in helping people to communicate from the heart and to ask for their needs to be met, and perinatal mental health. I also offer relationship counselling for people wanting to develop a deeply connected, secure and loving relationship.
(02) 5104 1068 View (02) 5104 1068
Photo of Elaine Pollen, Psychologist in 2481, NSW
Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
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LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
Photo of Michael Vaccaro, Psychotherapist in 2481, NSW
Michael Vaccaro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
(02) 5604 0624 View (02) 5604 0624

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2481

90+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 2481 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
47% NDIS
40% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2481 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2481?

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.