Counselling in 2485

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Brain Care Tweed Heads - Psychology & Neurotherapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
From Nerida Saunders, Director: As a senior psychologist and approved mentor for neurofeedback practitioners, I have worked with children, teenagers, adults and families in areas such as ADHD, Autism, Behaviour Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Memory Loss, PTSD, and other conditions. One of my greatest frustrations in my early career was the limited resources available to actually help people with difficulties. That was until I discovered neuroscience and brain training. I have seen remarkable improvements in people presenting significantly disabling conditions.
From Nerida Saunders, Director: As a senior psychologist and approved mentor for neurofeedback practitioners, I have worked with children, teenagers, adults and families in areas such as ADHD, Autism, Behaviour Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Memory Loss, PTSD, and other conditions. One of my greatest frustrations in my early career was the limited resources available to actually help people with difficulties. That was until I discovered neuroscience and brain training. I have seen remarkable improvements in people presenting significantly disabling conditions.
(02) 5602 4421 View (02) 5602 4421
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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485  (Online Only)
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
(02) 5602 4040 View (02) 5602 4040
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Jane Stevens
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I enjoy working with children and families, couples, people with disabilities, and all people throughout the developmental life span, seeking to overcome, grow and live a fulfilled life, after adverse life experiences. Formerly a support worker, I have experience working with people with disabilities and individuals who have experienced developmental trauma. The principle of mind-body holism, to support a great range of psychological difficulties, and promote thriving in life, greatly informs my therapeutic approach. As a former Support Worker, I bring the principles of compassion, mind-body holism, safety and connectedness.
I enjoy working with children and families, couples, people with disabilities, and all people throughout the developmental life span, seeking to overcome, grow and live a fulfilled life, after adverse life experiences. Formerly a support worker, I have experience working with people with disabilities and individuals who have experienced developmental trauma. The principle of mind-body holism, to support a great range of psychological difficulties, and promote thriving in life, greatly informs my therapeutic approach. As a former Support Worker, I bring the principles of compassion, mind-body holism, safety and connectedness.
(02) 5604 8564 View (02) 5604 8564
Succoris Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
(03) 9007 0490 View (03) 9007 0490
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Paul Moorhead
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
My person-centered approach aims at accepting and appreciating each individual's unique experience. This includes understanding how physiological processes influence our mental and cognitive processes to guide behaviours. I'm particularly passionate about how developments in technology are helping us understand the brain and its function to assist in de-stigmatizing, uncovering and offering more treatments for mental health. This is helpful for individuals seeking support in their journey with anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and other conditions.
My person-centered approach aims at accepting and appreciating each individual's unique experience. This includes understanding how physiological processes influence our mental and cognitive processes to guide behaviours. I'm particularly passionate about how developments in technology are helping us understand the brain and its function to assist in de-stigmatizing, uncovering and offering more treatments for mental health. This is helpful for individuals seeking support in their journey with anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and other conditions.
(02) 5605 6222 View (02) 5605 6222
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Samantha Cole
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Samantha is a Clinical Psychologist providing in-person and online psychology sessions to children, adolescents, and adults. Samantha provides a nurturing and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where her clients can feel safe, relaxed, and supported. Samantha has an interest in childhood and adolescent anxiety-related presentations, and adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, stress, and adjustment. Samantha has a special interest supporting clients in the perinatal period.
Samantha is a Clinical Psychologist providing in-person and online psychology sessions to children, adolescents, and adults. Samantha provides a nurturing and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where her clients can feel safe, relaxed, and supported. Samantha has an interest in childhood and adolescent anxiety-related presentations, and adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, stress, and adjustment. Samantha has a special interest supporting clients in the perinatal period.
(02) 5657 8678 View (02) 5657 8678
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Elissa at Live Happy Hub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485  (Online Only)
Elissa is a warm and empathic therapist, allowing clients to feel seen, heard and accepted. Elissa is passionate about seeing people embrace who they are and to live a life that is nourishing to their soul. Elissa has over 15 years experience working with children, young people, adults and families, both within Australia and overseas, particularly in regards to those who have experienced complex trauma. Elissa works with both adolescents and adults, online, and uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD, trauma, stress, grief, anxiety, and depression.
Elissa is a warm and empathic therapist, allowing clients to feel seen, heard and accepted. Elissa is passionate about seeing people embrace who they are and to live a life that is nourishing to their soul. Elissa has over 15 years experience working with children, young people, adults and families, both within Australia and overseas, particularly in regards to those who have experienced complex trauma. Elissa works with both adolescents and adults, online, and uses Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD, trauma, stress, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(07) 2801 6469 View (07) 2801 6469
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Victoria Bardović
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I have helped hundreds of people explore what keeps them stuck in life, sex & relationships and have supported people to get unstuck and live a more fulfilling life. With a compassionate and restful nature I offer a place of no judgement, depth enquiry and curiosity to unravel the trials and challenges that life provides. I feel really grateful to be able to offer this work and my own development as a way to help my clients find the life that really nourishes them.
I have helped hundreds of people explore what keeps them stuck in life, sex & relationships and have supported people to get unstuck and live a more fulfilling life. With a compassionate and restful nature I offer a place of no judgement, depth enquiry and curiosity to unravel the trials and challenges that life provides. I feel really grateful to be able to offer this work and my own development as a way to help my clients find the life that really nourishes them.
(02) 5605 6849 View (02) 5605 6849
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Monika McIntosh
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child, adolescent and adult development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports deeper connection to self and to people and the world around us.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child, adolescent and adult development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports deeper connection to self and to people and the world around us.
(02) 5657 6577 View (02) 5657 6577
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Ian Waugh
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
I know it’s not always easy to reach out for counselling, but you can rest assured my counselling process and Gestalt therapy is gentle, and you’ll always be treated with the utmost respect as we work together to resolve your difficulties.
I know it’s not always easy to reach out for counselling, but you can rest assured my counselling process and Gestalt therapy is gentle, and you’ll always be treated with the utmost respect as we work together to resolve your difficulties.
(02) 5657 6568 View (02) 5657 6568
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Ben McGregor Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
With a proven record of success in education for over twenty years, Ben demonstrates exemplary professionalism, outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for helping people perform at their peak. A certified Master of Coaching Psychology from The University of Sydney and a double degree in Education ensures Ben is well researched and informed when it comes to coaching people to be better.
With a proven record of success in education for over twenty years, Ben demonstrates exemplary professionalism, outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for helping people perform at their peak. A certified Master of Coaching Psychology from The University of Sydney and a double degree in Education ensures Ben is well researched and informed when it comes to coaching people to be better.
(02) 5657 4179 View (02) 5657 4179
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Kathleen Mckinnon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485  (Online Only)
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Kerri Henderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Waitlist for new clients
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
(08) 6846 1735 View (08) 6846 1735
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Dr Renee Cachia
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
(02) 6188 7018 View (02) 6188 7018
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Kerry Sutton
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Hi I’m Kerry, I support and empower individuals and couples experiencing challenging life events. My approach is hope focused and heart centered. Most of my clients contact me because of relationship issues, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or some form of midlife crisis. Clients tell me I am warm, genuine, un-judgmental, and easy to talk to. I help people uncover their own insight, strengthen self-belief, and learn practical tools and skills for living in the real world. My office is a private, confidential space, away from the busyness of shopping centers and clinical office settings.
Hi I’m Kerry, I support and empower individuals and couples experiencing challenging life events. My approach is hope focused and heart centered. Most of my clients contact me because of relationship issues, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or some form of midlife crisis. Clients tell me I am warm, genuine, un-judgmental, and easy to talk to. I help people uncover their own insight, strengthen self-belief, and learn practical tools and skills for living in the real world. My office is a private, confidential space, away from the busyness of shopping centers and clinical office settings.
(07) 5619 5264 View (07) 5619 5264
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Marsha Gusti Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
(07) 2000 4286 View (07) 2000 4286
Photo of Tania Djipalo, Psychotherapist in 2485, NSW
Tania Djipalo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Life offers us all challenges, sometimes huge, sometimes small, these challenges present themselves so that we may grow and in the process become wiser. I will support you to lean into your experiences rather than moving away from feelings, learning to befriend them and in the process develop a closer relationship with yourself and others. Developing emotional agility is a natural outcome of therapy that provides agency for change. Issues include parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, life direction, addiction and trauma.
Life offers us all challenges, sometimes huge, sometimes small, these challenges present themselves so that we may grow and in the process become wiser. I will support you to lean into your experiences rather than moving away from feelings, learning to befriend them and in the process develop a closer relationship with yourself and others. Developing emotional agility is a natural outcome of therapy that provides agency for change. Issues include parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, life direction, addiction and trauma.
(07) 5655 7533 View (07) 5655 7533
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Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
(07) 5655 7552 View (07) 5655 7552
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Michael Vaccaro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
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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Bryce Thompson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
I support clients with a variety of presentations and referrals to enhance their overall lifestyle satisfaction and wellbeing. These range from anxiety and depressive symptoms, to self esteem and other more significantly deeply rooted psychological impairment, such as trauma. My clients are driven and motivated to create positive change in their lives by adopting proactive strategies, along with lowering their protective mechanisms to explore challenges which have had significant impacts on their wellbeing and functioning.
(02) 4501 9796 View (02) 4501 9796

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2485

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 2485 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
77% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Medicare Rebates
76% NDIS
53% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2485 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2485?

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.