Photo of Sally Peloquin, Specialist Psychiatrist, Psychologist
Sally Peloquin
Psychologist, Specialist Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Assisting you to prepare for and embark on, a journey of self discovery. Slowly exploring and transforming painful experiences and memories toward post traumatic growth.
Assisting you to prepare for and embark on, a journey of self discovery. Slowly exploring and transforming painful experiences and memories toward post traumatic growth.
(02) 4210 5871 View (02) 4210 5871
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Chantelle Kerr Capelo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518  (Online Only)
Whether you are commencing therapy for the first time or it is something you have undertaken before, I am empathetic and understanding toward how daunting this can be. I offer a gentle and compassionate space where you can feel comfortable to explore your feelings at your own pace. My approach is non-judgemental where your experiences and values are respected. I enjoy working with ages 15+ with presentations of anxiety, panic, social anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, low self-esteem, body image and personal development. I use a range of evidence-based practices tailored to individual needs so I can provide the best treatment.
Whether you are commencing therapy for the first time or it is something you have undertaken before, I am empathetic and understanding toward how daunting this can be. I offer a gentle and compassionate space where you can feel comfortable to explore your feelings at your own pace. My approach is non-judgemental where your experiences and values are respected. I enjoy working with ages 15+ with presentations of anxiety, panic, social anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, low self-esteem, body image and personal development. I use a range of evidence-based practices tailored to individual needs so I can provide the best treatment.
(02) 4210 5340 View (02) 4210 5340
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Sue Milne Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518  (Online Only)
Sue is a Registered Psychologist and an Australian Psychology Board Supervisor. She has 20 years experience in the provision of psychological services to adults, providing assessments and counselling for individuals; workplace mediation and training; supervision of psychologists in training and management of psychology teams. She delights in working with clients using a broad range of interventions and a tailored approach that optimises both scientific and relational aspects of psychological practice. Sue partners with clients to discover new opportunities for growth and practical strategies for valued change.
Sue is a Registered Psychologist and an Australian Psychology Board Supervisor. She has 20 years experience in the provision of psychological services to adults, providing assessments and counselling for individuals; workplace mediation and training; supervision of psychologists in training and management of psychology teams. She delights in working with clients using a broad range of interventions and a tailored approach that optimises both scientific and relational aspects of psychological practice. Sue partners with clients to discover new opportunities for growth and practical strategies for valued change.
(02) 4210 5069 View (02) 4210 5069
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Hope and Grow
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Are you at a crossroads in your life, and need help navigating changes in your life? Are your relationships falling apart and need help building stronger connections? Do you struggle with saying NO and having your own voice? Does anxiety keep you trapped in your situation and feel like you cannot breathe? Like many people, you might find that you overthink things or become overwhelmed with the situation or you find that your mind does not STOP! With a little work and learning some new skills, I can help you to navigate these obstacles in your life, so you can move forward.
Are you at a crossroads in your life, and need help navigating changes in your life? Are your relationships falling apart and need help building stronger connections? Do you struggle with saying NO and having your own voice? Does anxiety keep you trapped in your situation and feel like you cannot breathe? Like many people, you might find that you overthink things or become overwhelmed with the situation or you find that your mind does not STOP! With a little work and learning some new skills, I can help you to navigate these obstacles in your life, so you can move forward.
(02) 9158 6175 View (02) 9158 6175
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Angela Chadwick Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Hello, I’m Angela, a seasoned psychologist with a decade of experience focusing on supporting individuals to heal from various traumatic experiences. Lover of the beach, a good sunset and piping hot tea. Ever felt trapped by past experiences, hindering your present? Whether it’s a traumatic birth, PTSD, persistent distressing beliefs, or childhood memories that still linger, know that you are not alone. My expertise lies in EMDR therapy, and I am currently only accepting referrals from individuals interested in this treatment modality.
Hello, I’m Angela, a seasoned psychologist with a decade of experience focusing on supporting individuals to heal from various traumatic experiences. Lover of the beach, a good sunset and piping hot tea. Ever felt trapped by past experiences, hindering your present? Whether it’s a traumatic birth, PTSD, persistent distressing beliefs, or childhood memories that still linger, know that you are not alone. My expertise lies in EMDR therapy, and I am currently only accepting referrals from individuals interested in this treatment modality.
(02) 4214 8727 View (02) 4214 8727
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Paul Thompson
Counsellor, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
(02) 4210 5121 View (02) 4210 5121
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Naomi Fisher
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Reaching out and connecting can be difficult, and knowing that caring support is available when you're ready to start your journey towards increased emotional health and wholeness can make all the difference. I aim to provide a safe, supportive counselling environment where you feel heard, respected and valued. Whether you're hoping to work through painful emotions or memories; significant fears, worries and anxiety; reductions in energy and motivation, negative thought patterns; significant loss; relationship difficulties; or if your goals are focused around personal development, we can work together to find a way forward.
Reaching out and connecting can be difficult, and knowing that caring support is available when you're ready to start your journey towards increased emotional health and wholeness can make all the difference. I aim to provide a safe, supportive counselling environment where you feel heard, respected and valued. Whether you're hoping to work through painful emotions or memories; significant fears, worries and anxiety; reductions in energy and motivation, negative thought patterns; significant loss; relationship difficulties; or if your goals are focused around personal development, we can work together to find a way forward.
(02) 4058 4087 View (02) 4058 4087
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Serena Celestino
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
I am passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals and a variety of mental health presentations. I am dedicated and determined to create a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters growth, understanding, and empowerment for all my clients. I have experience working with children, young people, and individuals across the lifespan dealing with the following presentations: autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, mood disorders, family conflict, sleep challenges, low self esteem and confidence.
I am passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals and a variety of mental health presentations. I am dedicated and determined to create a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters growth, understanding, and empowerment for all my clients. I have experience working with children, young people, and individuals across the lifespan dealing with the following presentations: autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, mood disorders, family conflict, sleep challenges, low self esteem and confidence.
(02) 4214 8314 View (02) 4214 8314
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Holly Read
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Waitlist for new clients
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
(02) 4210 5768 View (02) 4210 5768
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Karen Towers
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Towradgi, NSW 2518
Waitlist for new clients
Towers Counselling is a creative & personal service for all ages. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor & psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink and in EAP counselling. I currently work in private practice. Clients under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed are able to access sessions. Art Therapy & Walk and Talk Therapy can make up part of an hourly session, every week or fortnight. I am also a Victims Services counsellor, ready to assist with moving on from trauma.
Towers Counselling is a creative & personal service for all ages. I have over 30 years of experience with children and teenagers. I'm now a counsellor & psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in working with carers, in an alcohol and drug service, with clients referred through centrelink and in EAP counselling. I currently work in private practice. Clients under the NDIS scheme who are self and plan-managed are able to access sessions. Art Therapy & Walk and Talk Therapy can make up part of an hourly session, every week or fortnight. I am also a Victims Services counsellor, ready to assist with moving on from trauma.
(02) 6189 2981 View (02) 6189 2981
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Dr Sophie Russell
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
(02) 4210 5803 View (02) 4210 5803
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Sheree Blanch
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
(02) 4210 5805 View (02) 4210 5805
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Nivi (Nivedita) Malik
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
I am a registered psychologist with over 14 years of clinical experience working with a wider range of range of client group in UK and Australia. Services that I deliver includes: Treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioural difficulties and other mental health issues for children, adolescents, and adults. *Post and perinatal depression *Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD *Cognitive Assessments: including WISC-V, WPPSI- IV, and *Parenting Skills Training for behavioural management of children and adolescents with challenging behaviours.
I am a registered psychologist with over 14 years of clinical experience working with a wider range of range of client group in UK and Australia. Services that I deliver includes: Treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioural difficulties and other mental health issues for children, adolescents, and adults. *Post and perinatal depression *Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD *Cognitive Assessments: including WISC-V, WPPSI- IV, and *Parenting Skills Training for behavioural management of children and adolescents with challenging behaviours.
(02) 4607 2716 View (02) 4607 2716
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Curious Minds Studio
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Curious Minds Studio supports adults 18 years+ seeking psychological therapy for a range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced psychologists have interests in a range of mild-complex mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress, trauma/complex trauma, attachment-related concerns, adult ADHD, grief and loss, burnout, perinatal concerns and more. Our therapy approaches include CBT, ACT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive processing therapy.
Curious Minds Studio supports adults 18 years+ seeking psychological therapy for a range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced psychologists have interests in a range of mild-complex mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress, trauma/complex trauma, attachment-related concerns, adult ADHD, grief and loss, burnout, perinatal concerns and more. Our therapy approaches include CBT, ACT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive processing therapy.
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Inner Calm Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
We are a group of skilled Clinical Psychologists that specialise in a wide range of mental health challenges. We assess and tailor effective treatment for mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with relationships, self-esteem issues, body dysmorphia, and parenting challenges. We love to work and forge a relationship of trust and collaboration on this journey inwards, it can confronting to look at our shadows but the reward of letting them drop away can be life changing. We really hope you reach out to us and start your journey.
We are a group of skilled Clinical Psychologists that specialise in a wide range of mental health challenges. We assess and tailor effective treatment for mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with relationships, self-esteem issues, body dysmorphia, and parenting challenges. We love to work and forge a relationship of trust and collaboration on this journey inwards, it can confronting to look at our shadows but the reward of letting them drop away can be life changing. We really hope you reach out to us and start your journey.
(02) 9159 6616 View (02) 9159 6616
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Tracey Fairweather - The Counselling Therapist
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tarrawanna, NSW 2518
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
(02) 4607 2752 View (02) 4607 2752
Photo of Dr Stephanie Shippen, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Stephanie Shippen
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
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Joel Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
(02) 4214 4735 View (02) 4214 4735
Photo of Sue White, PACFA, Counsellor
Sue White
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
(02) 4210 5759 View (02) 4210 5759

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2518

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Counsellors in 2518 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
81% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
55% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
42% Medibank Private
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2518 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2518?

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.