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The Stress & Trauma Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Bush fires, floods and pandemics…. because life wasn’t stressful enough! We are locally based clinicians with a combined 45+ years of experience which includes working in government organisations, inpatient mental health units, community mental health teams, not for profits and private practice. The Stress & Trauma Clinic use trauma-focused and evidence-based practices tailored to the needs of the client and honour the individual as the expert of their experiences. Our clinic is in Bowral NSW and we are available to provide services throughout Australia.
Bush fires, floods and pandemics…. because life wasn’t stressful enough! We are locally based clinicians with a combined 45+ years of experience which includes working in government organisations, inpatient mental health units, community mental health teams, not for profits and private practice. The Stress & Trauma Clinic use trauma-focused and evidence-based practices tailored to the needs of the client and honour the individual as the expert of their experiences. Our clinic is in Bowral NSW and we are available to provide services throughout Australia.
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Laura Wilson
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Making contact with your feelings and thoughts brings new energy to face ongoing challenges, because your thoughts and feelings determine the quality of your moment by moment experience. Talking about your situation, sharing your problems, your achievements and disappointments, your relationships, your fears and desires with an empathic listener, provides enormous relief from carrying these burdens on your own. In our weekly conversations you will learn to understand yourself at a deeper level, so that you can transform problems and worries into new life giving possibilities.
Making contact with your feelings and thoughts brings new energy to face ongoing challenges, because your thoughts and feelings determine the quality of your moment by moment experience. Talking about your situation, sharing your problems, your achievements and disappointments, your relationships, your fears and desires with an empathic listener, provides enormous relief from carrying these burdens on your own. In our weekly conversations you will learn to understand yourself at a deeper level, so that you can transform problems and worries into new life giving possibilities.
(02) 3819 5865 View (02) 3819 5865
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Katrina de Laszlo
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
I am deeply committed to guiding individuals towards holistic wellness through an integrative approach to psychotherapy. I offer an inclusive, warm, nurturing and compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, acknowledged and respected. This is a space for you to get curious and dive deeper into your unique life experience, reconnect with yourself, and really get to know the true essence of what it means to be you. My approach is holistic, meaning that I work to support you on a multi-dimensional level, as a whole and interconnected human being of mind, body, soul and spirit.
I am deeply committed to guiding individuals towards holistic wellness through an integrative approach to psychotherapy. I offer an inclusive, warm, nurturing and compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, acknowledged and respected. This is a space for you to get curious and dive deeper into your unique life experience, reconnect with yourself, and really get to know the true essence of what it means to be you. My approach is holistic, meaning that I work to support you on a multi-dimensional level, as a whole and interconnected human being of mind, body, soul and spirit.
(02) 3820 1745 View (02) 3820 1745
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Tracy Proud
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). My formal training is in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling and I have completed training Level 2 in the world recognised and evidence based Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am accredited with a number of professionals and professional groups including PACFA and ANZPATH (Australia and New Zealand Professionals Association for Transgender Health). I also work therapeutically with people identifying as trans and gender diverse.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). My formal training is in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling and I have completed training Level 2 in the world recognised and evidence based Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am accredited with a number of professionals and professional groups including PACFA and ANZPATH (Australia and New Zealand Professionals Association for Transgender Health). I also work therapeutically with people identifying as trans and gender diverse.
(02) 9159 6082 View (02) 9159 6082
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Highlands Counselling and Therapy
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Do you feel that the life you always pictured for yourself is somehow out of reach? With the everyday stresses of life and work and expectations of both, time has not been on your side. This can produce anxiety or depression or just a flat slow feeling that further stands in your way a full happy life. I can offer a coaching approach as a registered coach with the International Coaching Federation. I can offer personal, or couples relationship counselling, or assess any situation that is holding you back in your work or social relationships.
Do you feel that the life you always pictured for yourself is somehow out of reach? With the everyday stresses of life and work and expectations of both, time has not been on your side. This can produce anxiety or depression or just a flat slow feeling that further stands in your way a full happy life. I can offer a coaching approach as a registered coach with the International Coaching Federation. I can offer personal, or couples relationship counselling, or assess any situation that is holding you back in your work or social relationships.
(02) 3822 1949 View (02) 3822 1949
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EquiMIND
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
I am passionate about standing along side my clients, helping them to find their own tools and solutions to lifes' challenges. My strengths lie in helping people uncover their inner strengths, dreams and their own path to fulfilment. I love helping people get to know and befriend their nervous system, so they can navigate their lives to fulfilment and happiness. I work with both adults and children in our beautiful natural environment often with the help and guidance of my equine partners. Room based, nature based and equine assisted counselling available.
I am passionate about standing along side my clients, helping them to find their own tools and solutions to lifes' challenges. My strengths lie in helping people uncover their inner strengths, dreams and their own path to fulfilment. I love helping people get to know and befriend their nervous system, so they can navigate their lives to fulfilment and happiness. I work with both adults and children in our beautiful natural environment often with the help and guidance of my equine partners. Room based, nature based and equine assisted counselling available.
(02) 3816 2804 View (02) 3816 2804
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Counselling Southern Highlands
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Jacob Montoya (Dip.Counselling) and Amna Pervais (B.App.Psych) are Generalist Counsellors. Amna is also a Gestalt Psychotherapist registered with PACFA who brings her experience as a mother and wife to her therapeutic interventions. They both have significant knowledge and experience in offering Person-Centered Therapy and case management, emphasizing the use of empathy, understanding and unconditional acceptance which enhances counselling outcomes. Jacob is specialised in Couples Counselling, abuse issues and mindfulness. Both use Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) to get very specific outcomes in a short timeframe.
Jacob Montoya (Dip.Counselling) and Amna Pervais (B.App.Psych) are Generalist Counsellors. Amna is also a Gestalt Psychotherapist registered with PACFA who brings her experience as a mother and wife to her therapeutic interventions. They both have significant knowledge and experience in offering Person-Centered Therapy and case management, emphasizing the use of empathy, understanding and unconditional acceptance which enhances counselling outcomes. Jacob is specialised in Couples Counselling, abuse issues and mindfulness. Both use Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) to get very specific outcomes in a short timeframe.
(02) 3821 5818 View (02) 3821 5818
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Indigo Melrose
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bowral, NSW 2576
As an experienced psychotherapist, I work with people navigating major life transitions. My therapeutic space is warm and compassionate allowing you to be curious and explore what matters to you. As a PACFA Reg. Clinical member I engage in supervision and professional development. All are essential for me to show up in practice and hold space. My side passions include: co-hosting the 'Mothers at Midnight Podcast' and facilitating 'Grief & Loss' groups.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I work with people navigating major life transitions. My therapeutic space is warm and compassionate allowing you to be curious and explore what matters to you. As a PACFA Reg. Clinical member I engage in supervision and professional development. All are essential for me to show up in practice and hold space. My side passions include: co-hosting the 'Mothers at Midnight Podcast' and facilitating 'Grief & Loss' groups.
(02) 3816 2220 View (02) 3816 2220
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The Mind Health Clinic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
The Mind Health Clinic is dedicated to providing wellbeing support to individuals experiencing challenging moments in their lives. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each individual in order to encourage positive developments and perspective growth in our clients. We work collaboratively and ethically with our clients to achieve therapeutic goals and transform insights into effective action. Our clinicians are Miss Angela Yazbeck and Miss Adriana Cvitan. Both hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and are registered psychotherapist and counsellors with PACFA.
The Mind Health Clinic is dedicated to providing wellbeing support to individuals experiencing challenging moments in their lives. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each individual in order to encourage positive developments and perspective growth in our clients. We work collaboratively and ethically with our clients to achieve therapeutic goals and transform insights into effective action. Our clinicians are Miss Angela Yazbeck and Miss Adriana Cvitan. Both hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and are registered psychotherapist and counsellors with PACFA.
(02) 9538 7702 View (02) 9538 7702
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Counselling Wollongong
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
(02) 4210 5604 View (02) 4210 5604
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Counselling Northern Beaches
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
(02) 8294 2281 View (02) 8294 2281
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She Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Hello and welcome, my name is Erica Rundle and I’m the owner of She Counselling, a private women's only counselling practice located in Mittagong in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales. I work exclusively with women over 18 years who present with mild to moderate symptoms or life challenges, particularly those seeking support with domestic violence and abuse (including narcissistic abuse recovery), healing from toxic relationships, and single parenting.
Hello and welcome, my name is Erica Rundle and I’m the owner of She Counselling, a private women's only counselling practice located in Mittagong in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales. I work exclusively with women over 18 years who present with mild to moderate symptoms or life challenges, particularly those seeking support with domestic violence and abuse (including narcissistic abuse recovery), healing from toxic relationships, and single parenting.
(02) 3821 5871 View (02) 3821 5871
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Self Reflections
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bowral, NSW 2576
Self Reflections is a clinic that prides itself on delivering unparalleled quality, service and value to our clients. We have a team consisting of Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Practicing Dietitians providing services to those in the Illawarra and surrounding communities. In addition to individual therapeutic and dietetic services, we provide Couples Therapy, Assessment (Cognitive IQ, Functional Behavioural and Autism Assessments), Clinical Supervision as well as Groups and Workshops.
Self Reflections is a clinic that prides itself on delivering unparalleled quality, service and value to our clients. We have a team consisting of Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Practicing Dietitians providing services to those in the Illawarra and surrounding communities. In addition to individual therapeutic and dietetic services, we provide Couples Therapy, Assessment (Cognitive IQ, Functional Behavioural and Autism Assessments), Clinical Supervision as well as Groups and Workshops.
(02) 4288 2540 View (02) 4288 2540
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Dorothea (Tig) Lungershausen
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
I include my gorgeous horses in client sessions to increase the potential for healing of emotional wounds, increasing resilience, building healthy relationships and restoring confidence. Together we use the authentic interactions with the horses to help build capacity in many areas of your life, such as learning skills to reduce stress and anxiety, alleviating mental health concerns, improving the ability to make appropriate choices and becoming aware of patterns that no longer serve us, developing clear and healthy boundaries, learning how to make heartfelt connections or increasing communication skills.
I include my gorgeous horses in client sessions to increase the potential for healing of emotional wounds, increasing resilience, building healthy relationships and restoring confidence. Together we use the authentic interactions with the horses to help build capacity in many areas of your life, such as learning skills to reduce stress and anxiety, alleviating mental health concerns, improving the ability to make appropriate choices and becoming aware of patterns that no longer serve us, developing clear and healthy boundaries, learning how to make heartfelt connections or increasing communication skills.
(02) 3816 2833 View (02) 3816 2833
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Alyse Price-Tobler
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Dr. Price-Tobler is a child abuse researcher and a highly qualified professional with a doctoral degree in the field of adult child survivors who have experienced both psychological and physical abuse. She also holds a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy (MCAP). Dr Price-Tobler has 36 years of experience working in the frontline of mental health and disabilities and is accepting new patients via Psychology Today. For further information, please visit her website at www.alyseprice-tobler.com.
Dr. Price-Tobler is a child abuse researcher and a highly qualified professional with a doctoral degree in the field of adult child survivors who have experienced both psychological and physical abuse. She also holds a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy (MCAP). Dr Price-Tobler has 36 years of experience working in the frontline of mental health and disabilities and is accepting new patients via Psychology Today. For further information, please visit her website at www.alyseprice-tobler.com.
(02) 9159 6236 View (02) 9159 6236
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Bryan McDade
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bowral, NSW 2576
As a registered counsellor, I specialise in providing support to individuals who are going through emotional distress or seeking to explore their psychological concerns. My clients often face challenges in their relationships and are seeking guidance on how to navigate uncomfortable situations. They also express an interest in understanding how the narratives they tell themselves shape their lives, and how their daily interactions can influence those narratives. I am committed to helping my clients unpack their issues and gain a better understanding of themselves.
As a registered counsellor, I specialise in providing support to individuals who are going through emotional distress or seeking to explore their psychological concerns. My clients often face challenges in their relationships and are seeking guidance on how to navigate uncomfortable situations. They also express an interest in understanding how the narratives they tell themselves shape their lives, and how their daily interactions can influence those narratives. I am committed to helping my clients unpack their issues and gain a better understanding of themselves.
(02) 4214 8126 View (02) 4214 8126
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Amanda Joy Robb
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Joy Through Therapy is founded by Amanda Joy Robb, a renowned and innovative Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. Amanda specialises in Trauma, Sexology, Sexual Health and Relationships, and Supervision. Throughout these three domains, Amanda offers services for Trauma based Therapies, Sex & Relationship Therapy and Clinical Individual and Group Supervision, as well as Consultation training services.
Joy Through Therapy is founded by Amanda Joy Robb, a renowned and innovative Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. Amanda specialises in Trauma, Sexology, Sexual Health and Relationships, and Supervision. Throughout these three domains, Amanda offers services for Trauma based Therapies, Sex & Relationship Therapy and Clinical Individual and Group Supervision, as well as Consultation training services.
(02) 9158 6068 View (02) 9158 6068
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Leanne Fawcett
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576
Creating a secure and comfortable environment is crucial for my clients, whether they have previous therapy experience or are seeking support for the first time. I have worked extensively in the community providing clinically informed, culturally responsive, and high-quality evidence-based mental health and addiction services. Building healthy individuals, families, and communities through integrated models of therapy supporting personal coping strategies and strengths to increase resilience. I have experience working with Trauma, PTSD, child abuse, domestic and family violence, and addiction.
Creating a secure and comfortable environment is crucial for my clients, whether they have previous therapy experience or are seeking support for the first time. I have worked extensively in the community providing clinically informed, culturally responsive, and high-quality evidence-based mental health and addiction services. Building healthy individuals, families, and communities through integrated models of therapy supporting personal coping strategies and strengths to increase resilience. I have experience working with Trauma, PTSD, child abuse, domestic and family violence, and addiction.
(02) 4602 1923 View (02) 4602 1923
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Kim McWilliam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bowral, NSW 2576  (Online Only)
If you are wanting to live a better life and need support, then I look forward to talking with you. My professional journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including working with people who seek support for stress, anxiety, depression, health issues, adjusting to life changes, parenting support, change to relationships, grief and loss, empty nest, peri and post-menopausal stages, caring for elderly parents etc. My passion lies in working with people of all ages as they navigate life’s challenges and seek positive changes. I have a particular interest in supporting women through mid life and beyond.
If you are wanting to live a better life and need support, then I look forward to talking with you. My professional journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including working with people who seek support for stress, anxiety, depression, health issues, adjusting to life changes, parenting support, change to relationships, grief and loss, empty nest, peri and post-menopausal stages, caring for elderly parents etc. My passion lies in working with people of all ages as they navigate life’s challenges and seek positive changes. I have a particular interest in supporting women through mid life and beyond.
(02) 6190 0821 View (02) 6190 0821
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Olga Sukhovskaya
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bowral, NSW 2576  (Online Only)
Carers strive to balance their loved one's quality of life with their own well-being. Finding the balance to reduce burnout is a common goal. Therapy could be focused on coping strategies for processing difficult emotions or managing the logistics of ongoing problem-solving. Maintaining healthy relationships and issues with family dynamics is also a common struggle. Carers often seek support for a difficult life transition such as after receiving a diagnosis or transitioning a loved one to permanent care.
Carers strive to balance their loved one's quality of life with their own well-being. Finding the balance to reduce burnout is a common goal. Therapy could be focused on coping strategies for processing difficult emotions or managing the logistics of ongoing problem-solving. Maintaining healthy relationships and issues with family dynamics is also a common struggle. Carers often seek support for a difficult life transition such as after receiving a diagnosis or transitioning a loved one to permanent care.
(02) 9100 0522 View (02) 9100 0522

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2576

20+

Average cost per session

$154

Counsellors in 2576 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Depression
70% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% Bereavement

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Medicare Rebates
43% Other
29% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2576 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2576?

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.