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Ly-Huong Tran
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alphington, VIC 3078
Not accepting new clients
B.Arts (Communication & Media Management); Master of Counselling (Clinical Practice). Ly-Huong is a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and a Growth Mindset Coach. Ly-huong has done extensive work within the mental health community services and private practices – working with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences. With an Arts background, she prides herself to have a warm, enthusiastic, and a creative approach. She specialises in stress, anxiety/depression, relationships, sleep/insomnia, vocational/career, workplace physical/psychological injury issues, and personal development.
B.Arts (Communication & Media Management); Master of Counselling (Clinical Practice). Ly-Huong is a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and a Growth Mindset Coach. Ly-huong has done extensive work within the mental health community services and private practices – working with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences. With an Arts background, she prides herself to have a warm, enthusiastic, and a creative approach. She specialises in stress, anxiety/depression, relationships, sleep/insomnia, vocational/career, workplace physical/psychological injury issues, and personal development.
(03) 7003 2498 View (03) 7003 2498
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Bronwyn Gresham
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
As a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience I have worked across community mental health, leadership and organisational wellbeing. I am a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and climate change aware practitioner who specialises in eco-distress. I engage people around their grief and loss, trauma, workplace issues, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation and interpersonal challenges. I adopt a collaborative, creative and needs oriented approach, informed by a range of mindfulness and eco based therapies including Acceptance & Committment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT & positive psychology. Telehealth available.
As a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience I have worked across community mental health, leadership and organisational wellbeing. I am a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and climate change aware practitioner who specialises in eco-distress. I engage people around their grief and loss, trauma, workplace issues, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation and interpersonal challenges. I adopt a collaborative, creative and needs oriented approach, informed by a range of mindfulness and eco based therapies including Acceptance & Committment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT & positive psychology. Telehealth available.
(03) 7003 2696 View (03) 7003 2696
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Laura Wheelwright
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Waitlist for new clients
I am an interpersonal therapist based in Fairfield and online, supporting youth and adults in individual counselling. I specialise in attachment and relationships. Relationships are a central part of our lives and can be a source of joy and connection, as well as stress, confusion and loss. Relationships include those we have with family, friends, romantic and sexual partners, colleagues and neighbours, and with ourselves. I support you to identify your relational patterns, process and heal from trauma and attachment wounds, build interpersonal confidence and set healthy boundaries.
I am an interpersonal therapist based in Fairfield and online, supporting youth and adults in individual counselling. I specialise in attachment and relationships. Relationships are a central part of our lives and can be a source of joy and connection, as well as stress, confusion and loss. Relationships include those we have with family, friends, romantic and sexual partners, colleagues and neighbours, and with ourselves. I support you to identify your relational patterns, process and heal from trauma and attachment wounds, build interpersonal confidence and set healthy boundaries.
(03) 7003 2539 View (03) 7003 2539
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Claudia G
Psychotherapist, AThR
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Claudia facilitates group, individual and dyadic art therapy sessions with families, children, infants and adults. Claudia focuses on person - centered, strength based, and trauma informed perspectives. She integrates elements from a range of theory into her practice. Her interests include trauma research, neuroscience, holistic, and psychodynamic therapies such as gestalt therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Claudia has most experience working with individuals experiencing trauma/ (symptoms), family violence, eating disorders, cPTSD/PTSD, sexual assault, with children, and Neurodivergent individuals.
Claudia facilitates group, individual and dyadic art therapy sessions with families, children, infants and adults. Claudia focuses on person - centered, strength based, and trauma informed perspectives. She integrates elements from a range of theory into her practice. Her interests include trauma research, neuroscience, holistic, and psychodynamic therapies such as gestalt therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Claudia has most experience working with individuals experiencing trauma/ (symptoms), family violence, eating disorders, cPTSD/PTSD, sexual assault, with children, and Neurodivergent individuals.
(03) 7003 2134 View (03) 7003 2134
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Vessal Safaei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
I'm a mental health social worker with a particular interest in working with babies, young children and their parents. I work both individually and dyadically, in order to support and strengthen attachment relationships that have been impacted by life stressors such as mental health issues, trauma or abuse.
I'm a mental health social worker with a particular interest in working with babies, young children and their parents. I work both individually and dyadically, in order to support and strengthen attachment relationships that have been impacted by life stressors such as mental health issues, trauma or abuse.
(03) 7003 2874 View (03) 7003 2874
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Jennifer Vong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
I support children, adolescents, and adults. I place a high importance on developing a good rapport with my clients and providing a warm and empathic response to concerns. I am passionate about providing evidence-based therapies and draws on a variety of psychological approaches to facilitate supportive change, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
I support children, adolescents, and adults. I place a high importance on developing a good rapport with my clients and providing a warm and empathic response to concerns. I am passionate about providing evidence-based therapies and draws on a variety of psychological approaches to facilitate supportive change, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
(03) 7003 2910 View (03) 7003 2910
Therapy Toolbox Psychology and Counselling
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
At Therapy Toolbox Psychology & Counselling, we enjoy the variety that life brings. As such, we enjoy working with a diverse range of people with a variety of difficulties. We work across the lifespan, meaning we work with young children, right up to elderly adults. We provide counselling to individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept NDIS clients, and can offer Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions a year to those eligible with a mental health care plan from their GP. We understand it can be difficult to take the first step into therapy, and so we focus on making sure you’re feeling comfortable as our first step.
At Therapy Toolbox Psychology & Counselling, we enjoy the variety that life brings. As such, we enjoy working with a diverse range of people with a variety of difficulties. We work across the lifespan, meaning we work with young children, right up to elderly adults. We provide counselling to individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept NDIS clients, and can offer Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions a year to those eligible with a mental health care plan from their GP. We understand it can be difficult to take the first step into therapy, and so we focus on making sure you’re feeling comfortable as our first step.
(03) 8104 9039 View (03) 8104 9039
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Kallena Kucers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss. I specialise in working with people experiencing dissociation, especially those identifying as living with DID, plurality, gender and/or neurodiversity.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss. I specialise in working with people experiencing dissociation, especially those identifying as living with DID, plurality, gender and/or neurodiversity.
(03) 7003 2123 View (03) 7003 2123
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Vicki Costa
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Are you grappling with the weight of stress, worry, grief, anger, and fatigue? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from people and places around you? Feelings of disconnection, hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, and grief can often arise during challenging times, yet they need not define you. These feelings can stem from unprocessed emotions, that linger beneath the surface. Your past experiences shape your present, influencing the dynamics of your relationships and your emotional and physical health.
Are you grappling with the weight of stress, worry, grief, anger, and fatigue? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from people and places around you? Feelings of disconnection, hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, and grief can often arise during challenging times, yet they need not define you. These feelings can stem from unprocessed emotions, that linger beneath the surface. Your past experiences shape your present, influencing the dynamics of your relationships and your emotional and physical health.
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Ann Cox The Practical Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
How do you want to be helped? Let us work at your pace, slowly or get straight into what is bugging you and let us tease out your options. Working on a balance of your strengths and weaknesses generally sets a good place.
How do you want to be helped? Let us work at your pace, slowly or get straight into what is bugging you and let us tease out your options. Working on a balance of your strengths and weaknesses generally sets a good place.
(03) 7003 2564 View (03) 7003 2564
Photo of Eleni Tsita, AMHSW, Psychotherapist
Eleni Tsita
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
(03) 7003 2970 View (03) 7003 2970
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Nelly Uhlenkott
Psychotherapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
(03) 8595 5018 View (03) 8595 5018
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Empowered Children Play Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
(03) 7003 2620 View (03) 7003 2620
Photo of Philippa Page, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Philippa Page
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 9068 5157 View (03) 9068 5157
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Ruth Katerelos
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
In over 20 years as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients and couples with many and varied issues. I work in a way that is strongly client, and emotionally focused. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance issues, food disorders, grief, child-hood trauma, uncertainty around sexuality and gender, around identity and self confidence/esteem. I work well with clients who are looking to change their lives and who are open to exploring their issues; to challenge their thinking and to examine what isn't working for them and to take practical steps to shift beyond where they are now.
In over 20 years as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients and couples with many and varied issues. I work in a way that is strongly client, and emotionally focused. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance issues, food disorders, grief, child-hood trauma, uncertainty around sexuality and gender, around identity and self confidence/esteem. I work well with clients who are looking to change their lives and who are open to exploring their issues; to challenge their thinking and to examine what isn't working for them and to take practical steps to shift beyond where they are now.
(02) 4504 0223 View (02) 4504 0223
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Be Kind to Your Mind Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alphington, VIC 3078
Jacquie seeks to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients on their presenting issues. With a background in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment concerns across several client populations (Defence, First Responders, persons affected by natural disasters, sexual assault victim/ survivors) and localities around Australia.
Jacquie seeks to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients on their presenting issues. With a background in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment concerns across several client populations (Defence, First Responders, persons affected by natural disasters, sexual assault victim/ survivors) and localities around Australia.
(03) 8338 1774 View (03) 8338 1774
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Adrian Del Monaco
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
(03) 6121 6147 View (03) 6121 6147
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Lauren Hamilton
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
(03) 7003 2621 View (03) 7003 2621
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Leyna Fennell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Relationship Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, working with individuals, couples & families. I will work with you to strengthen your relationships with self and others, through careful exploration of your emotional landscape, attending to any emotional blocks holding you back from relating well. Attention given to enhancing communication and supporting expressions of more vulnerable emotions and experiences. Special interest working with challenges related to love, desire, sex and intimacy. My interest and focus surrounds exploring issues through the lens of relationship- whether that be intimate or other.
Relationship Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, working with individuals, couples & families. I will work with you to strengthen your relationships with self and others, through careful exploration of your emotional landscape, attending to any emotional blocks holding you back from relating well. Attention given to enhancing communication and supporting expressions of more vulnerable emotions and experiences. Special interest working with challenges related to love, desire, sex and intimacy. My interest and focus surrounds exploring issues through the lens of relationship- whether that be intimate or other.
(03) 8592 9269 View (03) 8592 9269
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Sophie Boord
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
Therapy can benefit anyone from those who are "feeling stuck" or dissatisfied and don't know how to shift things, to people who are facing major challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma or grief and loss. Therapy can be useful for people who want learn more about themselves, engage in personal development or personal growth, develop better communication or relationship skills, explore their creativity or blocks to creativity, explore their identity, their gender or sexuality or develop a better understanding of work and work place challenges. It can be a form of deep soul work or a way to work on a particular.
Therapy can benefit anyone from those who are "feeling stuck" or dissatisfied and don't know how to shift things, to people who are facing major challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma or grief and loss. Therapy can be useful for people who want learn more about themselves, engage in personal development or personal growth, develop better communication or relationship skills, explore their creativity or blocks to creativity, explore their identity, their gender or sexuality or develop a better understanding of work and work place challenges. It can be a form of deep soul work or a way to work on a particular.
(03) 6146 1663 View (03) 6146 1663

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3078

60+

Average cost per session

$172

Counsellors in 3078 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Medicare Rebates
45% Bupa
36% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3078 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3078?

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.