Photo of Natalia Whiteman, Psychologist in 3148, VIC
Natalia Whiteman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Hello, I am Natalia and I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist driven by a strong passion and commitment to supporting children, adolescents, and families. My experience and areas of interest encompass a diverse range of fields including: working with neurodiverse populations such as ASD and ADHD. My true passion shines through when counselling children and adolescents, offering compassionate guidance and support for various challenges they may encounter including: behavioural difficulties, managing emotions, social skills, grief and loss, learning difficulties, school refusal and anxiety and mood disorders.
Hello, I am Natalia and I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist driven by a strong passion and commitment to supporting children, adolescents, and families. My experience and areas of interest encompass a diverse range of fields including: working with neurodiverse populations such as ASD and ADHD. My true passion shines through when counselling children and adolescents, offering compassionate guidance and support for various challenges they may encounter including: behavioural difficulties, managing emotions, social skills, grief and loss, learning difficulties, school refusal and anxiety and mood disorders.
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Soteria Consulting
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Catherine works with people of all ages and backgrounds; individuals as well as groups. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Cantonese. Whether you are seeking a confidential individual consultation or organisational consultation, she can help you work through these challenges and provide you the best avenue to move forward.
Catherine works with people of all ages and backgrounds; individuals as well as groups. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Cantonese. Whether you are seeking a confidential individual consultation or organisational consultation, she can help you work through these challenges and provide you the best avenue to move forward.
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Good Minds
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
(07) 2100 4330 View (07) 2100 4330
Photo of Kara Lee John, Counsellor in 3148, VIC
Kara Lee John
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadstone, VIC 3148
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
I work with a wide variety of presentations, including anxiety, family/life stress, relationships, and trauma. One of my main passions is helping people with binge eating, and the consequences of this on their body, self-esteem, and ability to live their best life. Also people preparing for weightloss surgery or who are struggling with life after surgery. I chose to specialise in this area because I have had similar life experienced and I feel these issues are ignored. There is a stigma. I want to be the person who stands up and specialises in helping people just like you.
(03) 7500 5629 View (03) 7500 5629
Photo of Dr Betina Gardner, Psychologist in 3148, VIC
Dr Betina Gardner
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Are you finding it hard to manage feeling stressed, worried, angry, and tired? Perhaps you feel disconnected or different from others? Are these feelings getting in the way of creating the life you really want? Not sure of who you are anymore, or what is most important to you? Together we will find the strategies that work best for you, so that your life is more satisfying, and you are more confident to be the person you really want to be. From a safe and non-judgmental space, I support you to unpack things that have happened in the past as well as work out how to change what is going on now.
Are you finding it hard to manage feeling stressed, worried, angry, and tired? Perhaps you feel disconnected or different from others? Are these feelings getting in the way of creating the life you really want? Not sure of who you are anymore, or what is most important to you? Together we will find the strategies that work best for you, so that your life is more satisfying, and you are more confident to be the person you really want to be. From a safe and non-judgmental space, I support you to unpack things that have happened in the past as well as work out how to change what is going on now.
(03) 7500 5857 View (03) 7500 5857
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David Young
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
David is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practising since 2007. He has a wide range of experience working in different psychological settings including hospital, corporate, and community organisations. David’s passion is improving health and wellbeing of individuals and has achieved this goal in various ways including as a practitioner, manager and also at a strategic board level. David, consequently, is experienced working with individuals with a wide range of psychological presentations.
David is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practising since 2007. He has a wide range of experience working in different psychological settings including hospital, corporate, and community organisations. David’s passion is improving health and wellbeing of individuals and has achieved this goal in various ways including as a practitioner, manager and also at a strategic board level. David, consequently, is experienced working with individuals with a wide range of psychological presentations.
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Dr Christine James
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years' experience in the forensic, private, and public mental health systems. Until recently, Christine was a Principal Psychologist at a major teaching hospital. She now works solely as a private practitioner. Christine has a Doctorate in Clinical psychology. She is trained in Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She is also experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Christine is an AHPRA-recognised supervisor, and she has supervised many psychologists around complex clinical issues.
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years' experience in the forensic, private, and public mental health systems. Until recently, Christine was a Principal Psychologist at a major teaching hospital. She now works solely as a private practitioner. Christine has a Doctorate in Clinical psychology. She is trained in Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She is also experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Christine is an AHPRA-recognised supervisor, and she has supervised many psychologists around complex clinical issues.
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Let's Talk Mate
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
With years of experience in private practice, corrections, and community settings, I am a skilled Forensic Counsellor, Assessor, and Psychotherapist who has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families. As a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), my focus is on helping people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with drug and alcohol use, or trying to support someone with substance use issues. I recognize that these challenges can be complex and multifaceted, and I customize therapy to meet your unique needs, drawing on a range of approaches.
With years of experience in private practice, corrections, and community settings, I am a skilled Forensic Counsellor, Assessor, and Psychotherapist who has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families. As a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), my focus is on helping people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with drug and alcohol use, or trying to support someone with substance use issues. I recognize that these challenges can be complex and multifaceted, and I customize therapy to meet your unique needs, drawing on a range of approaches.
(03) 7500 5670 View (03) 7500 5670
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Lien (Lily) Phan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
(03) 7500 5827 View (03) 7500 5827
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Georgia Bailey
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Hi! I am a Clinical Psychologist and work with teenagers and adults. I believe in providing a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients that allows them to explore their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and eating difficulties.
Hi! I am a Clinical Psychologist and work with teenagers and adults. I believe in providing a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients that allows them to explore their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and eating difficulties.
(03) 7500 5889 View (03) 7500 5889
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Ruth Adams Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
I am a holistic Psychologist with eight years experience working with people who have experienced trauma, complex relationships, financial and work related stress, as well as parenting and generational tension.
I am a holistic Psychologist with eight years experience working with people who have experienced trauma, complex relationships, financial and work related stress, as well as parenting and generational tension.
(03) 7500 5881 View (03) 7500 5881
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Sundas Rehman @ Internal Sunshine
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
(03) 7500 5089 View (03) 7500 5089
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Antonina Quinlan @ Child Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
Being a passionate advocate for non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy, an approach which is backed by neuroscience and is strictly evidence based, I specialise in working therapeutically with families of children of 2-10 years old to support their child towards their full potential. I recognise the importance of facilitating parents with their involvement in the child's therapy by helping them to become therapeutic agents for their children. I have a special interest integrating this in therapy with children on the Autism Spectrum and with other developmental issues.
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Kate Barber
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
(03) 7003 2540 View (03) 7003 2540
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The Play Therapy Studio
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Play based parent child sessions can be really impactful way of helping you connect with your child to work through inner feelings, and process what might be challenging in your relationship. It is often really tough for children to express what's going on for them using words, and this is often why they find ways to communicate with us through their behaviour. This can be a little scary and overwhelming for us as caregivers, who may just be needing things to become a little easier at home. I work collaboratively and authentically with you and your child through the safety of play, where I draw on your wisdom, love, and knowledge.
Play based parent child sessions can be really impactful way of helping you connect with your child to work through inner feelings, and process what might be challenging in your relationship. It is often really tough for children to express what's going on for them using words, and this is often why they find ways to communicate with us through their behaviour. This can be a little scary and overwhelming for us as caregivers, who may just be needing things to become a little easier at home. I work collaboratively and authentically with you and your child through the safety of play, where I draw on your wisdom, love, and knowledge.
(03) 7500 5114 View (03) 7500 5114
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H & F Counselling Practice
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
My name is Maria Machado, and I am a Counsellor & Registered with ACA. I specialised in anxiety and trauma work. Over the years, I treated several clients experiencing generalised & chronic anxiety, particularly associated with panic attacks and social anxiety. Supported them to overcome their anxiety and fear that can usually paralyse you to enjoy your daily life.
My name is Maria Machado, and I am a Counsellor & Registered with ACA. I specialised in anxiety and trauma work. Over the years, I treated several clients experiencing generalised & chronic anxiety, particularly associated with panic attacks and social anxiety. Supported them to overcome their anxiety and fear that can usually paralyse you to enjoy your daily life.
(03) 8771 5714 View (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Satya Debenham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3148, VIC
Satya Debenham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
House of Grace Therapy is a Christian private practice based in Melbourne and Online, supporting individuals, couples and families to heal, grow, and improve relationships. My therapy style balances warmth and nurturing with straightforwardness. This creates a safe space where uncomfortable emotions and truths are gently held, and grounded in a strong knowing of our potential for transformation. I integrate cognitive, emotional, somatic (body), and relational strategies to address different needs. Coaching is also used to work towards your goals, while making the most of your strengths.
House of Grace Therapy is a Christian private practice based in Melbourne and Online, supporting individuals, couples and families to heal, grow, and improve relationships. My therapy style balances warmth and nurturing with straightforwardness. This creates a safe space where uncomfortable emotions and truths are gently held, and grounded in a strong knowing of our potential for transformation. I integrate cognitive, emotional, somatic (body), and relational strategies to address different needs. Coaching is also used to work towards your goals, while making the most of your strengths.
(03) 7003 2337 View (03) 7003 2337
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Nirvana Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
(03) 7500 5006 View (03) 7500 5006
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Terapia Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadstone, VIC 3148
With low-cost sessions available that won't compromise on the quality and effectiveness of treatment, your journey towards better mental health can start today. Collaboration is at the heart of our approach, empowering you to actively shape your own personal growth. Choose from flexible in-person or Telehealth sessions, making quality mental health care easily accessible. We have a team of General, Provisional, and Clinical Psychologists, who specialise in a range of clinical presentations; prices range from $120-$300. Reach out to make Terapia Psychology your trusted companion on the path to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
With low-cost sessions available that won't compromise on the quality and effectiveness of treatment, your journey towards better mental health can start today. Collaboration is at the heart of our approach, empowering you to actively shape your own personal growth. Choose from flexible in-person or Telehealth sessions, making quality mental health care easily accessible. We have a team of General, Provisional, and Clinical Psychologists, who specialise in a range of clinical presentations; prices range from $120-$300. Reach out to make Terapia Psychology your trusted companion on the path to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
(03) 7003 2104 View (03) 7003 2104
Photo of Dr Andrea Sadusky, Psychologist in 3148, VIC
Dr Andrea Sadusky
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chadstone, VIC 3148
Hi, I'm Andrea. As an Educational & Developmental Psychologist, my goal is to create a safe, understanding space where you feel truly heard and valued. We'll work together to uncover your strengths and navigate life's challenges, empowering you to build resilience. You're not facing this alone; I'm here to provide support and guidance every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey towards healing and self-discovery.
Hi, I'm Andrea. As an Educational & Developmental Psychologist, my goal is to create a safe, understanding space where you feel truly heard and valued. We'll work together to uncover your strengths and navigate life's challenges, empowering you to build resilience. You're not facing this alone; I'm here to provide support and guidance every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey towards healing and self-discovery.
(03) 7500 5839 View (03) 7500 5839

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3148

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in 3148 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
63% Life Transitions
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Medicare Rebates
46% Bupa
42% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3148 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3148?

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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.