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Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
(02) 4504 0330 View (02) 4504 0330
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Helen Fearnley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
It is normal to feel challenged by life at times. However, if you feel stuck, or overwhelmed, perhaps I can help. I offer both individual therapy and relationship therapy, to assist you with navigating life's challenges. I have over a dozen years of experience which includes general mental health, sexual health and wellbeing, attachment issues, trauma and forensic issues. I have worked in hospital settings and forensic settings, as well as private practice, before starting my own practice - Epiphany Psychology Services. My therapy style is affirming, inclusive, nonjudgmental and warm. I offer both online and in-person appointments.
It is normal to feel challenged by life at times. However, if you feel stuck, or overwhelmed, perhaps I can help. I offer both individual therapy and relationship therapy, to assist you with navigating life's challenges. I have over a dozen years of experience which includes general mental health, sexual health and wellbeing, attachment issues, trauma and forensic issues. I have worked in hospital settings and forensic settings, as well as private practice, before starting my own practice - Epiphany Psychology Services. My therapy style is affirming, inclusive, nonjudgmental and warm. I offer both online and in-person appointments.
(03) 9118 9060 View (03) 9118 9060
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Dr Alison Ravenscroft
PhD
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Not accepting new clients
I am currently fully booked and unable to take on new patients. My psychotherapeutic practice opens a vital place where an individual's speech, and sometimes their silence, can be generated and heard. Matters that carry such urgency —sadness, despair, anguish, but also joy and pleasure— are understood within this approach as always profoundly individual, demanding to be met in their singularity. Together we work to allow new perspectives to emerge, new lives to be made.
I am currently fully booked and unable to take on new patients. My psychotherapeutic practice opens a vital place where an individual's speech, and sometimes their silence, can be generated and heard. Matters that carry such urgency —sadness, despair, anguish, but also joy and pleasure— are understood within this approach as always profoundly individual, demanding to be met in their singularity. Together we work to allow new perspectives to emerge, new lives to be made.
(03) 8595 5070 View (03) 8595 5070
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Cassia Kelsall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) with post graduate qualifications in Narrative Therapy. I have worked as a counsellor for over 13 years and have worked with multiple themes and client groups, including family violence, complex trauma, grief and loss, family and social relationships, and life transitions. My work is trauma informed and uses a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I am committed to developing and maintaining a non-judgmental, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) with post graduate qualifications in Narrative Therapy. I have worked as a counsellor for over 13 years and have worked with multiple themes and client groups, including family violence, complex trauma, grief and loss, family and social relationships, and life transitions. My work is trauma informed and uses a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I am committed to developing and maintaining a non-judgmental, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
(03) 7003 2755 View (03) 7003 2755
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Sabrina M Brient
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Sabrina believes in the transformative power of authenticity and self-celebration for individuals of all ages. Her mission is to create a safe and affirming environment where clients of all ages feel able to unmask and focus on their goals without fear of judgment. She takes a person-led approach and firmly believes in combining her skills and training with a client’s expertise in their own experiences to empower them to thrive authentically as themselves. Sabrina’s approach to therapy is inclusive, neuro-divergent affirming, gender diversity affirming, and trauma-informed.
Sabrina believes in the transformative power of authenticity and self-celebration for individuals of all ages. Her mission is to create a safe and affirming environment where clients of all ages feel able to unmask and focus on their goals without fear of judgment. She takes a person-led approach and firmly believes in combining her skills and training with a client’s expertise in their own experiences to empower them to thrive authentically as themselves. Sabrina’s approach to therapy is inclusive, neuro-divergent affirming, gender diversity affirming, and trauma-informed.
(03) 7303 3966 View (03) 7303 3966
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Therapy together
Psychotherapist, AAFT
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Providing therapy sessions for children, adults and families, Gaynor has been working in mental health and trauma for 25 years. Passionate about supporting people through life’s stressors and the tough stuff that happens in families.
Providing therapy sessions for children, adults and families, Gaynor has been working in mental health and trauma for 25 years. Passionate about supporting people through life’s stressors and the tough stuff that happens in families.
0491 634 845 View 0491 634 845
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Jim Scully
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Jim. A little about me - I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice for the last seven years. During this time I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues. My role and heartfelt desire as your therapist is to help you to deal effectively with the challenges you're facing, and, if needed, to help you heal from your past hurts. If you choose to work with me I will always attempt to provide you with a professional, relaxed, warm, authentic, and engaging therapeutic experience. Even sharing a little humour (when appropriate) is not out of the question!
Hello! I'm Jim. A little about me - I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in private practice for the last seven years. During this time I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues. My role and heartfelt desire as your therapist is to help you to deal effectively with the challenges you're facing, and, if needed, to help you heal from your past hurts. If you choose to work with me I will always attempt to provide you with a professional, relaxed, warm, authentic, and engaging therapeutic experience. Even sharing a little humour (when appropriate) is not out of the question!
(03) 7003 2209 View (03) 7003 2209
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Allison Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I'm an accredited Medicare registered therapist (AMHSW) with rebates available. I work with trauma, anxiety, mental health issues, grief and loss. I am highly experienced in the area of complex trauma and have a deep understanding of the ways this impacts everyday life and connections. Around trauma, I work both somatically and with talk therapy. I offer a safe and accepting space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, providing support and understanding around issues such as coming out, gender identity, dysphoria and exploring sexual orientation. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches to work in a person-centred holistic way.
I'm an accredited Medicare registered therapist (AMHSW) with rebates available. I work with trauma, anxiety, mental health issues, grief and loss. I am highly experienced in the area of complex trauma and have a deep understanding of the ways this impacts everyday life and connections. Around trauma, I work both somatically and with talk therapy. I offer a safe and accepting space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, providing support and understanding around issues such as coming out, gender identity, dysphoria and exploring sexual orientation. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches to work in a person-centred holistic way.
(02) 4504 0207 View (02) 4504 0207
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Fran Boyer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Hello, I’m Fran Boyer, a clinical psychologist dedicated to supporting people to achieve health, meaning and satisfaction in their lives and relationships. I have over a decade of experience working therapeutically with clients in a number of roles and across a various settings. I have a down-to-earth and open manner whilst being focused and direct in my therapeutic work. I understand the courage required to engage in therapy, and I will welcome all parts of you with presence, warmth and compassion.
Hello, I’m Fran Boyer, a clinical psychologist dedicated to supporting people to achieve health, meaning and satisfaction in their lives and relationships. I have over a decade of experience working therapeutically with clients in a number of roles and across a various settings. I have a down-to-earth and open manner whilst being focused and direct in my therapeutic work. I understand the courage required to engage in therapy, and I will welcome all parts of you with presence, warmth and compassion.
(03) 9917 5802 View (03) 9917 5802
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Jenny Jensen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056  (Online Only)
Jenny is committed to creating a non-judgemental, safe therapeutic space. She is approachable, curious, and compassionate. Jenny is interested in a person’s unique life story and understands her role is to support and guide people to address their own challenges (past, present, or future) and take steps towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jenny has previously worked in both community and private settings providing psychological care to people across the lifespan. Jenny has a special interest in working with people who have experienced FV. Supporting people towards healing the self and impacted relationships.
Jenny is committed to creating a non-judgemental, safe therapeutic space. She is approachable, curious, and compassionate. Jenny is interested in a person’s unique life story and understands her role is to support and guide people to address their own challenges (past, present, or future) and take steps towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jenny has previously worked in both community and private settings providing psychological care to people across the lifespan. Jenny has a special interest in working with people who have experienced FV. Supporting people towards healing the self and impacted relationships.
(03) 7003 2776 View (03) 7003 2776
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Zac Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and I have experience in community, public mental health as well as counselling. I enjoy working with young people (12+) as well as adults experiencing a range of challenges. I understand that we all hold our own story, and I enjoy exploring this with people to help understand them on an personal level. I hold a particular interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from diverse backgrounds. I have experience in working with anxiety and mood difficulties, relational difficulties, psychosis, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and identity issues.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and I have experience in community, public mental health as well as counselling. I enjoy working with young people (12+) as well as adults experiencing a range of challenges. I understand that we all hold our own story, and I enjoy exploring this with people to help understand them on an personal level. I hold a particular interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from diverse backgrounds. I have experience in working with anxiety and mood difficulties, relational difficulties, psychosis, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and identity issues.
(03) 7003 2685 View (03) 7003 2685
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Manolis Lamnatos - Elysium Psychology
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Call Elysium Psychology today on 0491 709 555 - Manoli (he/ him) is a registered and accredited Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association His ability to actively listen in an empathic and non-judgemental manner supports his person-centred approach in building therapeutic relationships. He is capable and competent to support the mental health needs of clients who may be experiencing Anxiety or Depression. Manoli has a particular interest in working with individuals and couples regarding relationships. He is trained in the Gottmann Method Couples Therapy.
Call Elysium Psychology today on 0491 709 555 - Manoli (he/ him) is a registered and accredited Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association His ability to actively listen in an empathic and non-judgemental manner supports his person-centred approach in building therapeutic relationships. He is capable and competent to support the mental health needs of clients who may be experiencing Anxiety or Depression. Manoli has a particular interest in working with individuals and couples regarding relationships. He is trained in the Gottmann Method Couples Therapy.
(03) 7003 2829 View (03) 7003 2829
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Alex Sutherland
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and am led by where the client is and what they might be seeking in terms of goals or support, if this is known. I am sex worker friendly, LGBTIQA+SB inclusive, kink and poly aware and gender affirming. My specialist areas are working in topics of sex and relationships, including sexual pain and dysfunctions. I am experienced with working with trauma and have worked with survivors of family violence and a variety of marginalised and diverse communities including different cultural backgrounds.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and am led by where the client is and what they might be seeking in terms of goals or support, if this is known. I am sex worker friendly, LGBTIQA+SB inclusive, kink and poly aware and gender affirming. My specialist areas are working in topics of sex and relationships, including sexual pain and dysfunctions. I am experienced with working with trauma and have worked with survivors of family violence and a variety of marginalised and diverse communities including different cultural backgrounds.
(03) 9111 5334 View (03) 9111 5334
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Dr Chris Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a psychologist and endorsed Clinical Psychologist. I work with people of any gender (including members of the LGBTIQA+ community) 15 years and older to help with a wide range of problems with mental health and wellbeing, such as: Anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, changing unhelpful or unhealthy patterns of behaviour, supporting you through grief and loss or significant life changes, processing trauma, navigating relationship difficulties, helping you to manage challenging emotions such as anger and shame, and working to quiet self-criticism and develop self-compassion.
Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a psychologist and endorsed Clinical Psychologist. I work with people of any gender (including members of the LGBTIQA+ community) 15 years and older to help with a wide range of problems with mental health and wellbeing, such as: Anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, changing unhelpful or unhealthy patterns of behaviour, supporting you through grief and loss or significant life changes, processing trauma, navigating relationship difficulties, helping you to manage challenging emotions such as anger and shame, and working to quiet self-criticism and develop self-compassion.
(03) 7003 2883 View (03) 7003 2883
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Darian Winspear
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Hi, I'm Darian! I bring a warm, genuine, and empathetic approach to therapy. It's important to me to take time to develop a trusting and supportive therapeutic dynamic. I provide therapy and autism assessment services. I place an emphasis on working collaboratively and will work with you to help you achieve your desired goals, develop personal insights, and provide strategies and support to help you manage your mental health issues. I am LGBTIQA+ inclusive, neurodiversity affirming, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. My website is www.moodpsychology.com.au
Hi, I'm Darian! I bring a warm, genuine, and empathetic approach to therapy. It's important to me to take time to develop a trusting and supportive therapeutic dynamic. I provide therapy and autism assessment services. I place an emphasis on working collaboratively and will work with you to help you achieve your desired goals, develop personal insights, and provide strategies and support to help you manage your mental health issues. I am LGBTIQA+ inclusive, neurodiversity affirming, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. My website is www.moodpsychology.com.au
(03) 8338 4670 View (03) 8338 4670
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Elleen Chang
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Elleen (she/her) is a friendly, warm ,and easy-going psychologist (prov) who has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups. She is also committed to working with a broad spectrum of mental health issues to help clients to achieve their goals by using person centred approach and holistic approach.
Elleen (she/her) is a friendly, warm ,and easy-going psychologist (prov) who has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups. She is also committed to working with a broad spectrum of mental health issues to help clients to achieve their goals by using person centred approach and holistic approach.
(03) 7003 2783 View (03) 7003 2783
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Broady Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Hi, I'm Broady (he/him), an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker deeply committed to improving mental health outcomes for neurodivergent individuals and the LGBTIQA+ community. With a personal background as a queer and neurodivergent individual, I bring a unique perspective to my practice, understanding firsthand how stigma and discrimination can adversely affect mental health. I am dedicated to providing trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, sex-positive, and sexuality and gender affirming care, ensuring a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment where everyone is respected for their individuality and encouraged to be themselves.
Hi, I'm Broady (he/him), an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker deeply committed to improving mental health outcomes for neurodivergent individuals and the LGBTIQA+ community. With a personal background as a queer and neurodivergent individual, I bring a unique perspective to my practice, understanding firsthand how stigma and discrimination can adversely affect mental health. I am dedicated to providing trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, sex-positive, and sexuality and gender affirming care, ensuring a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment where everyone is respected for their individuality and encouraged to be themselves.
(03) 7003 2814 View (03) 7003 2814
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Yukti Prakash Mehta
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
I am passionate about providing holistic care that combines evidence-based treatments and respecting the lived experiences of clients presenting with eating disorders, poor body image, personality disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-worth, as well as school and work-related stress.
I am passionate about providing holistic care that combines evidence-based treatments and respecting the lived experiences of clients presenting with eating disorders, poor body image, personality disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-worth, as well as school and work-related stress.
(03) 7003 2138 View (03) 7003 2138
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Michael Scott Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, VIC 3056  (Online Only)
There Is Nothing Wrong With You <3. We all have certain traits that can either benefit us or hinder us. This all depends on the circumstance and how aware we are of which trait is behind the wheel in any given moment. Your Vigilance keeps you safe, but when it is always taking the driver’s seat your nervous system becomes taxed. Your people pleasing makes you feel valued and it’s good to care about the people around you. However, having clear boundaries makes for more authentic relationships and stops you from burning out. I’m not interested in trying to "fix" you, but I would love to support your path to self-awareness.
There Is Nothing Wrong With You <3. We all have certain traits that can either benefit us or hinder us. This all depends on the circumstance and how aware we are of which trait is behind the wheel in any given moment. Your Vigilance keeps you safe, but when it is always taking the driver’s seat your nervous system becomes taxed. Your people pleasing makes you feel valued and it’s good to care about the people around you. However, having clear boundaries makes for more authentic relationships and stops you from burning out. I’m not interested in trying to "fix" you, but I would love to support your path to self-awareness.
(03) 7003 2880 View (03) 7003 2880
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Rachel Kleinman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056
You may feel overwhelmed by life struggles, painful losses or relationship issues. I work with you to acknowledge difficult and complex emotions and experiences, such as anger, anxiety, guilt and shame. Often people feel alone in the midst of losses and transitions - families, friends and communities aren't always able to provide solace and support. Sometimes a loss or change may feel unbearable. Being seen and heard by another person can create powerful potential for healing and change. I can also work with you on long-term family dynamics and relationship patterns that sometimes add to feelings of isolation.
You may feel overwhelmed by life struggles, painful losses or relationship issues. I work with you to acknowledge difficult and complex emotions and experiences, such as anger, anxiety, guilt and shame. Often people feel alone in the midst of losses and transitions - families, friends and communities aren't always able to provide solace and support. Sometimes a loss or change may feel unbearable. Being seen and heard by another person can create powerful potential for healing and change. I can also work with you on long-term family dynamics and relationship patterns that sometimes add to feelings of isolation.
(03) 8338 1110 View (03) 8338 1110

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3056

200+

Average cost per session

$190

Counsellors in 3056 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
48% Bupa
44% NDIS

How Counsellors in 3056 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
27% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3056?

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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.