Photo of Simon Westcott, Counsellor in 3054, VIC
Simon Westcott
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I seek to support clients who are looking to make positive change in their lives. They may want to move away from difficult emotional states like depression, anxiety, anger and loneliness or address repetitive and destructive behaviours such as substance abuse or sexual compulsion that are holding them back. They may also be overwhelmed by big transitions like bereavement, divorce or relocation and feel stuck, or unvalued, in their professional journey. I see clients of all ages and from many walks of life, with a particular focus on men's mental health, working professionals, and members of the LGBTQ community.
I seek to support clients who are looking to make positive change in their lives. They may want to move away from difficult emotional states like depression, anxiety, anger and loneliness or address repetitive and destructive behaviours such as substance abuse or sexual compulsion that are holding them back. They may also be overwhelmed by big transitions like bereavement, divorce or relocation and feel stuck, or unvalued, in their professional journey. I see clients of all ages and from many walks of life, with a particular focus on men's mental health, working professionals, and members of the LGBTQ community.
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Julie Stevens
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Undertaking therapy is a very personal experience. A person may come to therapy to process complex trauma, work through relationship struggles, or simply desire to get to know and understand themselves more deeply. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, the gifts born from the process of building self-awareness benefit not only you but also those around you who you love. It is profoundly humbling to support my clients to move through adversity, unpack challenging questions, grieve, transition, and move towards wellbeing. I am dedicated to the service of helping people to build agency, inner resources, and stability.
Undertaking therapy is a very personal experience. A person may come to therapy to process complex trauma, work through relationship struggles, or simply desire to get to know and understand themselves more deeply. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, the gifts born from the process of building self-awareness benefit not only you but also those around you who you love. It is profoundly humbling to support my clients to move through adversity, unpack challenging questions, grieve, transition, and move towards wellbeing. I am dedicated to the service of helping people to build agency, inner resources, and stability.
(03) 7003 2846 View (03) 7003 2846
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Anna Orzech
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Starting this process can feel daunting; the first step is for us to meet each other. I warmly welcome individual and couple clients of all cultural and class backgrounds, and diverse sexuality, relationship and affectional orientations, to email me for a free phone consultation to discuss what you need and how I might support you. Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop relational self-awareness and explore your experience, as well as a tool to engage with difficulty and distress in your life. By helping you to understand and illuminate your feelings and experiences, we begin a process of discovery and awareness.
Starting this process can feel daunting; the first step is for us to meet each other. I warmly welcome individual and couple clients of all cultural and class backgrounds, and diverse sexuality, relationship and affectional orientations, to email me for a free phone consultation to discuss what you need and how I might support you. Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop relational self-awareness and explore your experience, as well as a tool to engage with difficulty and distress in your life. By helping you to understand and illuminate your feelings and experiences, we begin a process of discovery and awareness.
(03) 7003 2478 View (03) 7003 2478
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Woody Balfour
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
As a therapist, I understand the need for warmth and acceptance. This is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship where people can show up with aspects of themselves that are problematic and unhelpful without judgement. I can relate to very human uncomfortable and undesirable behaviors, feelings and beliefs about ourselves. Through consistent support, compassion and curiosity, positive change becomes possible.
As a therapist, I understand the need for warmth and acceptance. This is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship where people can show up with aspects of themselves that are problematic and unhelpful without judgement. I can relate to very human uncomfortable and undesirable behaviors, feelings and beliefs about ourselves. Through consistent support, compassion and curiosity, positive change becomes possible.
(03) 7003 2659 View (03) 7003 2659
Photo of Katerina Nemcova, Psychologist in 3054, VIC
Katerina Nemcova
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Katerina is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, skilled in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She understands that seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting process. She aims to creates a warm, supportive environment for clients, tailoring treatments to their preferences, whether they seek short-term behavioral changes or deeper self-exploration. EMDR is especially beneficial for those dealing with trauma or distressing memories. Her client-centered approach empowers individuals to navigate challenges and promote overall well-being.
Katerina is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, skilled in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She understands that seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting process. She aims to creates a warm, supportive environment for clients, tailoring treatments to their preferences, whether they seek short-term behavioral changes or deeper self-exploration. EMDR is especially beneficial for those dealing with trauma or distressing memories. Her client-centered approach empowers individuals to navigate challenges and promote overall well-being.
(03) 7003 2428 View (03) 7003 2428
Photo of Riz Pietersz, Counsellor in 3054, VIC
Riz Pietersz
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054  (Online Only)
I am a warm, gentle, curious and collaborative integrative therapist. I support individuals who are navigating and struggling with a range of life challenges and difficulties; depression, anxiety, stress, relational issues, identity & sexuality issues, spiritual and religious issues, self-esteem, and childhood trauma, etc. I believe that we all have the capacity to live a fulfilling life, and our past traumas do not define us. We have the potential to create a life full of joy and play. It begins by getting out of our own way and truly believing in ourselves. It begins with a deep enquiry of what makes your soul feel alive.
I am a warm, gentle, curious and collaborative integrative therapist. I support individuals who are navigating and struggling with a range of life challenges and difficulties; depression, anxiety, stress, relational issues, identity & sexuality issues, spiritual and religious issues, self-esteem, and childhood trauma, etc. I believe that we all have the capacity to live a fulfilling life, and our past traumas do not define us. We have the potential to create a life full of joy and play. It begins by getting out of our own way and truly believing in ourselves. It begins with a deep enquiry of what makes your soul feel alive.
(03) 7003 2184 View (03) 7003 2184
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Sydney Johnstone
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Once you know exactly ‘what’ to do you will quickly regain control, find your feet, and move forward. I have over 30 years experience helping people and have been a consultant in charge of a major hospital Psychology Clinic. I have also worked in an Anxiety Disorder Clinic, and Family Therapy Clinic. This level of expertise allows for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment. I employ practical, tested methods. When you are under stress it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are powerless, and that this is just the way things are. You will start to believe, “I’m not as capable as I once was"
Once you know exactly ‘what’ to do you will quickly regain control, find your feet, and move forward. I have over 30 years experience helping people and have been a consultant in charge of a major hospital Psychology Clinic. I have also worked in an Anxiety Disorder Clinic, and Family Therapy Clinic. This level of expertise allows for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment. I employ practical, tested methods. When you are under stress it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are powerless, and that this is just the way things are. You will start to believe, “I’m not as capable as I once was"
(03) 7003 2792 View (03) 7003 2792
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Dr Lisa Milne
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I am a clinical psychologist and educational developmental psychologist. I have extensive experience in public and community mental health, specialist clinics and private practice. I specialise in working with children and women experiencing a range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (including autism), eating disorders, bipolar disorder, complex trauma and post-natal issues. I have trained in a range of approaches including psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Most people I see have tried short term solutions and are seeking a deeper exploration of recurring problems.
I am a clinical psychologist and educational developmental psychologist. I have extensive experience in public and community mental health, specialist clinics and private practice. I specialise in working with children and women experiencing a range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (including autism), eating disorders, bipolar disorder, complex trauma and post-natal issues. I have trained in a range of approaches including psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Most people I see have tried short term solutions and are seeking a deeper exploration of recurring problems.
(03) 7003 2821 View (03) 7003 2821
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Jennifer Castledine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054  (Online Only)
So many people feel lonely and disconnected. This can have many causes - childhood trauma, bullying, there are numerous factors. This results in anxiety, depression, sometimes suicidal thoughts. I value people beginning to see their own self worth, to recover from anxiety, depression trauma, whatever has caused them problems. Wonderful to see people starting to cope better with life, to become fully alive and be able to have meaningful relationships. Whatever is causing you suffering doesn't need to continue, do the work and start to recover.
So many people feel lonely and disconnected. This can have many causes - childhood trauma, bullying, there are numerous factors. This results in anxiety, depression, sometimes suicidal thoughts. I value people beginning to see their own self worth, to recover from anxiety, depression trauma, whatever has caused them problems. Wonderful to see people starting to cope better with life, to become fully alive and be able to have meaningful relationships. Whatever is causing you suffering doesn't need to continue, do the work and start to recover.
(03) 6118 7103 View (03) 6118 7103
Photo of Alexander J Karkar, Psychotherapist in 3054, VIC
Alexander J Karkar
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton North, VIC 3054
My approach to treatment takes its direction from experience, both in the lived sense and specifically in terms of psychoanalysis. A psychoanalytic practice is interested above all in what a person has to say, and is concerned about how the individual frames and makes sense of their own experience. This is crucial more than ever today, when the complexities of human experience are increasingly lost beneath general models.
My approach to treatment takes its direction from experience, both in the lived sense and specifically in terms of psychoanalysis. A psychoanalytic practice is interested above all in what a person has to say, and is concerned about how the individual frames and makes sense of their own experience. This is crucial more than ever today, when the complexities of human experience are increasingly lost beneath general models.
(03) 6146 1675 View (03) 6146 1675
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Dr Liam Casey
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Not accepting new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ wellbeing. I work with ​anyone looking to learn skills to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations. I have particular interest and experience working with anxiety disorders, sexual and gender diversity, university students, grief (especially following a death by suicide), and unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing).
I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ wellbeing. I work with ​anyone looking to learn skills to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations. I have particular interest and experience working with anxiety disorders, sexual and gender diversity, university students, grief (especially following a death by suicide), and unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing).
(03) 7003 2105 View (03) 7003 2105
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Edward Pascoe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
I am a clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of private and public health services. I work with adults who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, anger, addiction with alcohol, gambling, gaming, masturbation, and pornography and erectile dissatisfaction. I understand that taking steps to improve mental health by reaching out to a psychologist can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about understanding what approach best suits you and adapting therapy to best achieve your desired outcomes.
(03) 7003 2137 View (03) 7003 2137
Photo of Amelia Best, Psychotherapist in 3054, VIC
Amelia Best
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I'll help you find a way through whatever is bothering you by teaching you a different way of relating to your problems which will be a total relief. The changes you make will be lasting, life-enhancing and uniquely yours. You may have never had therapy, or be like many of the people I work with and have seen lots of other therapists before and nothing has really stuck. It could be a familiar old depression feeling creeping back in, you might be feeling conflicted about what to do about a situation, whatever it is, I can help. As a psychotherapist, I am unfortunately unable to offer Medicare rebates.
I'll help you find a way through whatever is bothering you by teaching you a different way of relating to your problems which will be a total relief. The changes you make will be lasting, life-enhancing and uniquely yours. You may have never had therapy, or be like many of the people I work with and have seen lots of other therapists before and nothing has really stuck. It could be a familiar old depression feeling creeping back in, you might be feeling conflicted about what to do about a situation, whatever it is, I can help. As a psychotherapist, I am unfortunately unable to offer Medicare rebates.
(03) 8658 3279 View (03) 8658 3279
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Luminare Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton North, VIC 3054
My name is Apurva Nargundkar, I am the director and principal psychologist at Luminare Psychology. I am passionate about working with adults presenting with a range of issues, particularly with anxiety, LGBTQIA+/gender diversity, women's mental health, Culturally and Linguistically Diversity (CALD) issues, and intersectional experiences (i.e. those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community while navigating cultural or religious pressure). I offer a safe space for my clients to explore their issues without judgement.
My name is Apurva Nargundkar, I am the director and principal psychologist at Luminare Psychology. I am passionate about working with adults presenting with a range of issues, particularly with anxiety, LGBTQIA+/gender diversity, women's mental health, Culturally and Linguistically Diversity (CALD) issues, and intersectional experiences (i.e. those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community while navigating cultural or religious pressure). I offer a safe space for my clients to explore their issues without judgement.
(03) 7003 2729 View (03) 7003 2729
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Karla Lomagno
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with adolescents and adults across a range of settings including community mental health and hospital settings for over eight years. I also facilitate individual/group therapy at a large Mental Health Clinic. I work with a number of clinical presentations including Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety and stress management, Bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem issues, as well as eating, weight and body concerns using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders.
I have worked with adolescents and adults across a range of settings including community mental health and hospital settings for over eight years. I also facilitate individual/group therapy at a large Mental Health Clinic. I work with a number of clinical presentations including Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety and stress management, Bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, emotional dysregulation, self-esteem issues, as well as eating, weight and body concerns using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders.
(03) 7003 2677 View (03) 7003 2677
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Negin Sadeghian- Psychologist & Art Therapist
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I am a psychologist and art therapist, with 10 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, young people, and couples in a variety of public and private health settings including community health, inpatient programs, and relationship support services such as Relationships Australia and SHIPS. My therapeutic work is informed by the following approaches: Internal Family Systems Model, Art Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am a psychologist and art therapist, with 10 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, young people, and couples in a variety of public and private health settings including community health, inpatient programs, and relationship support services such as Relationships Australia and SHIPS. My therapeutic work is informed by the following approaches: Internal Family Systems Model, Art Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
(03) 7003 2421 View (03) 7003 2421
Photo of Esther Ogilvie in 3054, VIC
Esther Ogilvie
MSc
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
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Solace Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlton North, VIC 3054
We all seek solace from difficult thoughts and emotions which can overwhelm our experience from time to time. Life can be hard, and difficult experiences are not a sign of failure but a sign that support is needed. We believe everyone has the strength to live the life they value and we are here to provide some skills and support along the way.
We all seek solace from difficult thoughts and emotions which can overwhelm our experience from time to time. Life can be hard, and difficult experiences are not a sign of failure but a sign that support is needed. We believe everyone has the strength to live the life they value and we are here to provide some skills and support along the way.
(03) 7003 2998 View (03) 7003 2998
Christopher David Winkler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who is warm, caring and dedicated to providing high quality psychological care to adults in Melbourne. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your experiences and work toward your goals. My style is friendly, down-to-each, and approachable.
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who is warm, caring and dedicated to providing high quality psychological care to adults in Melbourne. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your experiences and work toward your goals. My style is friendly, down-to-each, and approachable.
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Kristi Lynch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton North, VIC 3054
I am a psychologist with extensive experience across a range of corporate and educational settings. I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to explore and resolve challenging personal and relationship issues. I have a passion for working with couples, people looking to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger and grief. I want to help you achieve a better understanding of why you feel the way you do, why you think in a particular way, and to challenge and shift behaviour patterns which are holding you back from experiencing a more connected, fulfilled and meaningful life.
I am a psychologist with extensive experience across a range of corporate and educational settings. I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to explore and resolve challenging personal and relationship issues. I have a passion for working with couples, people looking to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger and grief. I want to help you achieve a better understanding of why you feel the way you do, why you think in a particular way, and to challenge and shift behaviour patterns which are holding you back from experiencing a more connected, fulfilled and meaningful life.
(03) 6146 1640 View (03) 6146 1640

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3054

70+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in 3054 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Medicare Rebates
49% Bupa
32% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3054 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3054?

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.