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Rob Engels
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leura, NSW 2780
I am a PACFA-certified somatic psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma-informed awareness practices that dissolve the root causes of your suffering to liberate the freedom, authenticity and wholeness that is rightfully yours. In session, I invite you to move beyond the stories you tell about yourself into an experiential, embodied understanding of your core wounds so that you can tend and heal them. My work is holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit, helping you to resolve the deeper, unconscious patterns, programs and processes that are holding you back.
I am a PACFA-certified somatic psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma-informed awareness practices that dissolve the root causes of your suffering to liberate the freedom, authenticity and wholeness that is rightfully yours. In session, I invite you to move beyond the stories you tell about yourself into an experiential, embodied understanding of your core wounds so that you can tend and heal them. My work is holistic, encompassing body, mind and spirit, helping you to resolve the deeper, unconscious patterns, programs and processes that are holding you back.
(03) 7302 8745 View (03) 7302 8745
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Patricia Preston
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
As a Psychologist and Somatic Psychotherapist with specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Jungian Sandplay, my focus is on working with clients who are active participants in their healing. By integrating various therapeutic modalities, I aim to partner people in navigating and healing from a wide range of issues including trauma. My approach is holistic and emphasises the interconnectedness of mind and body in the journey toward self-discovery and authenticity.
As a Psychologist and Somatic Psychotherapist with specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Jungian Sandplay, my focus is on working with clients who are active participants in their healing. By integrating various therapeutic modalities, I aim to partner people in navigating and healing from a wide range of issues including trauma. My approach is holistic and emphasises the interconnectedness of mind and body in the journey toward self-discovery and authenticity.
(02) 4058 4778 View (02) 4058 4778
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Karlo Seci
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Waitlist for new clients
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
(02) 4708 9554 View (02) 4708 9554
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Kirsten Maclean Barnett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katoomba, NSW 2780
I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself authentically, and where you will be held in a non-judgmental and deeply compassionate way. You might be experiencing a significant life event or transition … feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed … a big question or uncertainty might loom over you ... or maybe you have curious body symptoms or dreams. I will support you to uncover the unknown. Working with clients of all genders from teen into late adulthood, although I also specialise in menstrual cycle awareness and rites of passage midwifery.
I provide a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself authentically, and where you will be held in a non-judgmental and deeply compassionate way. You might be experiencing a significant life event or transition … feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed … a big question or uncertainty might loom over you ... or maybe you have curious body symptoms or dreams. I will support you to uncover the unknown. Working with clients of all genders from teen into late adulthood, although I also specialise in menstrual cycle awareness and rites of passage midwifery.
(08) 5117 3155 View (08) 5117 3155
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Natacha Desille
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am able to offer treatment services to a range of individuals across the life spectrum. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are curious about their experiences and want to deepen their understanding about themselves, their relationships, and the world they live in. I work holistically and incorporate evidence-based practice with experiential expressive therapies that treat the entire person (including the mind-body connection).
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am able to offer treatment services to a range of individuals across the life spectrum. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are curious about their experiences and want to deepen their understanding about themselves, their relationships, and the world they live in. I work holistically and incorporate evidence-based practice with experiential expressive therapies that treat the entire person (including the mind-body connection).
(07) 3184 4098 View (07) 3184 4098
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Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
(02) 5657 0257 View (02) 5657 0257
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Jennifer Craig
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don't know where to start to make things better. You might know that you are safe now – and that the past is over – but parts of you just don’t seem to believe it. Maybe it feels as if you've been stranded in patterns of response that only complicate things, rather than help them. But all your efforts to change don't go anywhere. You may know that you have experienced early life and chronic trauma, but knowing this hasn't yet helped to soothe all the distressing patterns, thoughts, feelings and impulses that come from that trauma.
Sometimes you can be so overwhelmed with stress that you have trouble prioritising your own needs. You don't know where to start to make things better. You might know that you are safe now – and that the past is over – but parts of you just don’t seem to believe it. Maybe it feels as if you've been stranded in patterns of response that only complicate things, rather than help them. But all your efforts to change don't go anywhere. You may know that you have experienced early life and chronic trauma, but knowing this hasn't yet helped to soothe all the distressing patterns, thoughts, feelings and impulses that come from that trauma.
(02) 5701 4004 View (02) 5701 4004
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Minutes to Happy Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Not accepting new clients
Are you facing a stressful life situation, Chronic pain, a chronic health condition, an eating disorder, tinnitus, or challenged with a mental health struggle? I'm here to help. Are you facing challenges like...holding off on dreams and goals you care deeply about? Struggling to smile on the hard days? Longing to adventure outdoors and get active? Worrying about what the future holds? Nervously navigating relationships? difficulty maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose? Managing pain and discomfort, all while managing the demands of work and family life? Counselling provides support and progress in your health, life, and goals.
Are you facing a stressful life situation, Chronic pain, a chronic health condition, an eating disorder, tinnitus, or challenged with a mental health struggle? I'm here to help. Are you facing challenges like...holding off on dreams and goals you care deeply about? Struggling to smile on the hard days? Longing to adventure outdoors and get active? Worrying about what the future holds? Nervously navigating relationships? difficulty maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose? Managing pain and discomfort, all while managing the demands of work and family life? Counselling provides support and progress in your health, life, and goals.
(02) 4503 4975 View (02) 4503 4975
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Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leura, NSW 2780
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
(08) 7831 2913 View (08) 7831 2913
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Tao de Haas
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Leura, NSW 2780
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
(03) 6159 2102 View (03) 6159 2102
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Paul Mitchell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
(02) 5604 9802 View (02) 5604 9802
Clare Russell-Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
(02) 4708 9525 View (02) 4708 9525
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Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
(02) 8776 3814 View (02) 8776 3814
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Associated Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Our team of experienced and caring Psychologist's are ready to listen and support you to improve your emotional and psychological well-being. We provide evidence based interventions including such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Our team of experienced and caring Psychologist's are ready to listen and support you to improve your emotional and psychological well-being. We provide evidence based interventions including such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
(02) 4058 4502 View (02) 4058 4502
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Interwoven Sandplay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
As a wholistic counsellor my goal is to engage you in a meaningful self-exploration process to support healing and personal growth. I specialise in a symbol-work method that's effective in reaching deeper, underlying issues. These issues can manifest as stress, relationship problems, work issues, conflict, insecurity, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, frustration, confusion, hoarding, addiction. Potential outcomes are heightened self-awareness, unveiling of hidden/unconscious truths, emotional blockages released, increased self-esteem, heightened clarity, reduced confusion, improvement in general wellbeing.
As a wholistic counsellor my goal is to engage you in a meaningful self-exploration process to support healing and personal growth. I specialise in a symbol-work method that's effective in reaching deeper, underlying issues. These issues can manifest as stress, relationship problems, work issues, conflict, insecurity, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, frustration, confusion, hoarding, addiction. Potential outcomes are heightened self-awareness, unveiling of hidden/unconscious truths, emotional blockages released, increased self-esteem, heightened clarity, reduced confusion, improvement in general wellbeing.
(02) 4703 5045 View (02) 4703 5045
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Martin Roberts
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
In my practice, I work towards an understanding of each person’s needs to develop a responsive, culturally sensitive practice, and provide an empathic, non-judgmental space where people can feel heard, valued, connected, empowered and understood. I have extensive experience working with teens through to adults of all genders, and specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ASD, sexuality, gender, identity and self-esteem.
In my practice, I work towards an understanding of each person’s needs to develop a responsive, culturally sensitive practice, and provide an empathic, non-judgmental space where people can feel heard, valued, connected, empowered and understood. I have extensive experience working with teens through to adults of all genders, and specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ASD, sexuality, gender, identity and self-esteem.
(02) 4501 7934 View (02) 4501 7934
Photo of Kristy Jane Psychology, Psychologist in 2780, NSW
Kristy Jane Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
(02) 4503 8937 View (02) 4503 8937
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Michelle Genders
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
I have experience providing therapy for people age from 12 to 80 from various cultural backgrounds. I have supported people with mild to severe mental health challenges such as anxiety, stress, and mood disorders including depression and bipolar. I also enjoy supporting life transitions (eg primary to high school, high school to the ‘adult world’, university to a profession, interpersonal relationship changes, relocating to a new area), stressful circumstances, self-understanding and self-improvement.
I have experience providing therapy for people age from 12 to 80 from various cultural backgrounds. I have supported people with mild to severe mental health challenges such as anxiety, stress, and mood disorders including depression and bipolar. I also enjoy supporting life transitions (eg primary to high school, high school to the ‘adult world’, university to a profession, interpersonal relationship changes, relocating to a new area), stressful circumstances, self-understanding and self-improvement.
(02) 4501 7245 View (02) 4501 7245
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Lisa Paul Counselling/Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
A qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor working with Perinatal Mental Health, Grief & Loss and Trauma, Lisa works with women who struggle with depression/anxiety particularly in pregnancy and the postnatal period and who have experienced trauma - in birth or from childhood and grief and loss. "I find that it is such rewarding work to be able to help someone work through their challenges. My aim is to work WITH you, to support you and guide you, so you don't feel alone in this journey".
A qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor working with Perinatal Mental Health, Grief & Loss and Trauma, Lisa works with women who struggle with depression/anxiety particularly in pregnancy and the postnatal period and who have experienced trauma - in birth or from childhood and grief and loss. "I find that it is such rewarding work to be able to help someone work through their challenges. My aim is to work WITH you, to support you and guide you, so you don't feel alone in this journey".
(02) 8069 9763 View (02) 8069 9763
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Kids & Co Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780  (Online Only)
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
(02) 9158 6217 View (02) 9158 6217

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2780

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 2780 who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
85% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
67% Stress
64% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
30% Bupa
30% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2780 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2780?

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.