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Somatic Psychotherapy with Laura Emilia
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toorak, VIC 3142
I'm a certified somatic psychotherapist, counsellor, mover, yoga teacher & bodyworker. With more than a decade of experience in body-based therapies. I support individuals who are seeking to transform stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD and depression through a somatic & spiritually-oriented approach to therapy. I use a somatic approach by reducing stress and anxiety physiologically, through changing the autonomic nervous system & discharging trauma and by working with embodiment practices. I work with a non-dual lens that mind, body, spirit are one, that each individual is already whole & supporting the removal of obstacles in the way.
I'm a certified somatic psychotherapist, counsellor, mover, yoga teacher & bodyworker. With more than a decade of experience in body-based therapies. I support individuals who are seeking to transform stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD and depression through a somatic & spiritually-oriented approach to therapy. I use a somatic approach by reducing stress and anxiety physiologically, through changing the autonomic nervous system & discharging trauma and by working with embodiment practices. I work with a non-dual lens that mind, body, spirit are one, that each individual is already whole & supporting the removal of obstacles in the way.
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Dr. Nikolaos Kazantzis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Dr. Kazantzis is a psychologist and board-approved supervisor registered with AHPRA under the clinical scope of practice. He has over 20 years of experience in psychology consulting within public health (inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, specialist cognitive behavior therapy clinics) and primary care contexts. Dr. Kazantzis is also a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician (BICBT-CC).
Dr. Kazantzis is a psychologist and board-approved supervisor registered with AHPRA under the clinical scope of practice. He has over 20 years of experience in psychology consulting within public health (inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, specialist cognitive behavior therapy clinics) and primary care contexts. Dr. Kazantzis is also a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician (BICBT-CC).
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South Yarra Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
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Nonie Carr
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
You might seek help from me because you want to perform more effectively and be the best you can be. You might want to learn to manage your anxiety more effectively. You may want to learn to regulate your mood so your low moods have less impact on your day-to-day life. You might want to learn to relate better to others. You might want to learn more about yourself and your values and how this could impact on behaviour and on others. You might be struggling with changes and want to learn how to struggle less or to integrate these changes into your life in an easier way. You want to live your most enhanced life.
You might seek help from me because you want to perform more effectively and be the best you can be. You might want to learn to manage your anxiety more effectively. You may want to learn to regulate your mood so your low moods have less impact on your day-to-day life. You might want to learn to relate better to others. You might want to learn more about yourself and your values and how this could impact on behaviour and on others. You might be struggling with changes and want to learn how to struggle less or to integrate these changes into your life in an easier way. You want to live your most enhanced life.
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Inner Eastern Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
Managing difficult emotions, such as feeling down or depressed, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, feelings of emptiness or insecurity Managing mood swings and chronic mood disturbances Reducing stress and burnout Treatment of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, and Panic Attacks Reducing harm from impulsive behaviours Adjustment to and management of major life events Coping with grief and bereavement Experience related to living with chronic illness Problems related to traumatic experience or abuse Managing distress related to body image concerns Experiences related to identifying as LGBTIQA Difficulties with identity, self-esteem or self-image
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Holistic Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
People often tell me that the reason why they choose to work with me is because they can see that they can be challenged and guided to be the empowered version of themselves, while at the same time feeling safe in the knowledge they are being cared for and supported by a qualified clinical psychologist. I have been a Clinical Psychologist since 2013 and a leadership and life coach since 2009. I am passionate about working with people who are ready to change their unhelpful stories to more empowering and authentic ones.
People often tell me that the reason why they choose to work with me is because they can see that they can be challenged and guided to be the empowered version of themselves, while at the same time feeling safe in the knowledge they are being cared for and supported by a qualified clinical psychologist. I have been a Clinical Psychologist since 2013 and a leadership and life coach since 2009. I am passionate about working with people who are ready to change their unhelpful stories to more empowering and authentic ones.
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Astrid Southey
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Few sail through life without encountering obstacles of one sort or another. For the most part we adjust to challenges or emotional upset using our own internal healing systems. Occasionally though, we just can't find a way through the pain and can't understand what went wrong. At these times it is really helpful to talk with someone who is trained to notice the emotions behind your words, and it is by noticing these emotions solutions to your troubles can be found.
Few sail through life without encountering obstacles of one sort or another. For the most part we adjust to challenges or emotional upset using our own internal healing systems. Occasionally though, we just can't find a way through the pain and can't understand what went wrong. At these times it is really helpful to talk with someone who is trained to notice the emotions behind your words, and it is by noticing these emotions solutions to your troubles can be found.
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Patricia Martins
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Patricia Martins, a Portuguese and Spanish speaking psychologist who helps immigrants find their place in Australia. I know how hard it can be to leave your home country and start a new life in a different culture. I’ve been there myself. That’s why I decided to dedicate my career to helping people like you, who are going through a similar journey. Whether you are struggling with emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, or any other issue, I’m here to support you and help you thrive in your new environment.
Hi, I’m Patricia Martins, a Portuguese and Spanish speaking psychologist who helps immigrants find their place in Australia. I know how hard it can be to leave your home country and start a new life in a different culture. I’ve been there myself. That’s why I decided to dedicate my career to helping people like you, who are going through a similar journey. Whether you are struggling with emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, or any other issue, I’m here to support you and help you thrive in your new environment.
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Blokes Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Accepting New Clients Now! Our mission at Blokes Psychology is to empower and support men in their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where men can openly discuss their life challenges, feelings and emotions without fear of judgment. Through evidence-based practices and a holistic approach, we aim to assist men in achieving optimal mental wellness and improve the quality of their lives. Our goal is to break down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and provide accessible resources for all boys & men to improve their mental wellbeing. We have offices in Cheltenham, Hawthorn & Scoresby!
Accepting New Clients Now! Our mission at Blokes Psychology is to empower and support men in their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where men can openly discuss their life challenges, feelings and emotions without fear of judgment. Through evidence-based practices and a holistic approach, we aim to assist men in achieving optimal mental wellness and improve the quality of their lives. Our goal is to break down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and provide accessible resources for all boys & men to improve their mental wellbeing. We have offices in Cheltenham, Hawthorn & Scoresby!
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Photo of Melissa Jane Freedman, Psychotherapist in 3142, VIC
Melissa Jane Freedman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
A registered psychotherapist, Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Melissa uses a range of evidenced based approaches, tailoring the therapy to best suit the individual needs of her clients.
A registered psychotherapist, Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Melissa uses a range of evidenced based approaches, tailoring the therapy to best suit the individual needs of her clients.
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Shana Osborne - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
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Noah Noam Mankowitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Noah Mankowitz is a Clinical Psychologist who works both at Alfred Health as well as privately. Noah specialises in mental conditions from age 8 and above, with particular interests in Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, Trauma, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Psychosis as well as Life Transition and Body Image. Noah Mankowitz earned his qualifications from Harvard University; Yale University as well as Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Noah Mankowitz has published articles with the American Psychological Association and strives to continue contributing to the Medical and Psychology field.
Noah Mankowitz is a Clinical Psychologist who works both at Alfred Health as well as privately. Noah specialises in mental conditions from age 8 and above, with particular interests in Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, Trauma, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Psychosis as well as Life Transition and Body Image. Noah Mankowitz earned his qualifications from Harvard University; Yale University as well as Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Noah Mankowitz has published articles with the American Psychological Association and strives to continue contributing to the Medical and Psychology field.
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Preeti Phartiyal - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Preeti is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with adults aged 18 and older. Preeti’s aim is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Her goal is to take clients on a journey of self discovery to get a better understanding of their behaviours, ways of relating to self, others and the world. She is dedicated to helping clients connect with their inner strength to overcome challenges, develop resilience, confidently express their needs, and uncover a deep and lasting sense of fulfillment in every aspect of their lives.
Preeti is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with adults aged 18 and older. Preeti’s aim is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Her goal is to take clients on a journey of self discovery to get a better understanding of their behaviours, ways of relating to self, others and the world. She is dedicated to helping clients connect with their inner strength to overcome challenges, develop resilience, confidently express their needs, and uncover a deep and lasting sense of fulfillment in every aspect of their lives.
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Photo of Ashleigh Fisher, Psychologist in 3142, VIC
Ashleigh Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Arriving at a point in your life where you identify the need for help is the first step to gaining control and re-directing your future. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Whether you suffer from a mental health diagnosis or experience general feelings of sadness, fear, or pain, we can work together to bring life-changing results.
Arriving at a point in your life where you identify the need for help is the first step to gaining control and re-directing your future. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Whether you suffer from a mental health diagnosis or experience general feelings of sadness, fear, or pain, we can work together to bring life-changing results.
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Dr Alexandra Petrik
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toorak, VIC 3142
My therapeutic style is highly collaborative, supportive, strength-focused, and motivational. I believe in creating a supportive and empowering space in which to arm clients with a strong individualised “tool kit” to help manage both everyday and long-term challenges. I offer a broad range of therapeutic modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I have strong expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Anger Management, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
My therapeutic style is highly collaborative, supportive, strength-focused, and motivational. I believe in creating a supportive and empowering space in which to arm clients with a strong individualised “tool kit” to help manage both everyday and long-term challenges. I offer a broad range of therapeutic modalities to suit the specific needs of the client. I have strong expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Anger Management, and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
(03) 7003 2878 View (03) 7003 2878
Photo of Justine Campbell, Counsellor in 3142, VIC
Justine Campbell
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one. I enable positive change. My clients may have seen a therapist or coach before, but it didn't change anything for them. They then come to me. They want to make lasting positive change in their lives, but they need somebody to give them structured tools and support them in the growth process. Change can be good, but it is not easy. Typically, my clients come to me feeling that living on auto-pilot or that they have lost touch with who they are at their core. They desire more life satisfaction and are prepared to work for it. They want to thrive not just survive.
Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one. I enable positive change. My clients may have seen a therapist or coach before, but it didn't change anything for them. They then come to me. They want to make lasting positive change in their lives, but they need somebody to give them structured tools and support them in the growth process. Change can be good, but it is not easy. Typically, my clients come to me feeling that living on auto-pilot or that they have lost touch with who they are at their core. They desire more life satisfaction and are prepared to work for it. They want to thrive not just survive.
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Dr Carol Choo - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
(03) 9994 1778 View (03) 9994 1778
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Michele Wilesmith - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
(03) 7003 2751 View (03) 7003 2751
Photo of Andy Webster , Counsellor in 3142, VIC
Andy Webster
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toorak, VIC 3142
Change whether positive or negative, planned or unexpected can generate stress and anxiety, but there is always a path forward so that you can emerge healthier, happier and more able to cope. With the right guidance and support you can learn to navigate destructive emotions like anger, shame, guilt, sadness and loneliness and learn how to re-evaluate your values and set achievable goals.
Change whether positive or negative, planned or unexpected can generate stress and anxiety, but there is always a path forward so that you can emerge healthier, happier and more able to cope. With the right guidance and support you can learn to navigate destructive emotions like anger, shame, guilt, sadness and loneliness and learn how to re-evaluate your values and set achievable goals.
(03) 7003 2082 View (03) 7003 2082
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Dr Rob Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toorak, VIC 3142
I am a Clincial Psychologist who is APHRA registered and an Australian Psychological Society Member (MAPS). I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology with Commendation and Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology. I have substantial experience of working with a range of client groups across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
I am a Clincial Psychologist who is APHRA registered and an Australian Psychological Society Member (MAPS). I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology with Commendation and Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology. I have substantial experience of working with a range of client groups across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
(03) 7003 2940 View (03) 7003 2940

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3142

100+

Average cost per session

$219

Counsellors in 3142 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
66% Life Transitions
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Medicare Rebates
43% Bupa
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3142 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3142?

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.