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Port Phillip Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
Port Phillip Psychology is a friendly practice in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Chelsea. We provide counselling for children, adults and couples and can match a psychologist to your needs. We can help most issues including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, relationship issues and children's counselling. We have both male and female psychologists and use a variety of tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution Focussed Therapy.
(03) 8797 2849 View (03) 8797 2849
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Katherine Shaw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
Katherine is an experienced and registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has experience working with adolescents and adults across educational and private settings in South-East Melbourne.
(03) 8797 5309 View (03) 8797 5309
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Elyse Nash-Ferry
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Elyse works with children, adolescents and young adults (ages 5-25 years) supporting a range of differing needs. Elyse's main skill areas include anxiety and behavioural difficulties for children, and self esteem, depression/anxiety, study stress and life transitions for adolescents and young adults. Elyse is adaptable to her client's needs and engages collaboratively, playfully and authentically.
Elyse works with children, adolescents and young adults (ages 5-25 years) supporting a range of differing needs. Elyse's main skill areas include anxiety and behavioural difficulties for children, and self esteem, depression/anxiety, study stress and life transitions for adolescents and young adults. Elyse is adaptable to her client's needs and engages collaboratively, playfully and authentically.
(03) 8771 4275 View (03) 8771 4275
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Emily Teape
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My service offers psychological assessments to educate and empower children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments include cognitive, academic, ADHD, and autism assessments, as well as screeners and questionnaires for social/emotional/behavioural, adaptive, and executive skills/functioning. I am a friendly, kind, and caring Psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and care teams, supporting clients across the lifespan in private practice, educational, and community settings. I have experience completing assessments and funding applications/reviews, as well as providing counselling and intervention.
My service offers psychological assessments to educate and empower children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments include cognitive, academic, ADHD, and autism assessments, as well as screeners and questionnaires for social/emotional/behavioural, adaptive, and executive skills/functioning. I am a friendly, kind, and caring Psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and care teams, supporting clients across the lifespan in private practice, educational, and community settings. I have experience completing assessments and funding applications/reviews, as well as providing counselling and intervention.
(03) 8771 5469 View (03) 8771 5469
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Kirsty Vondeling
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across various settings in south-east Melbourne. When working with children, Kirsty aims to create a fun, relaxed and engaging environment to assist in the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. Kirsty is adaptable in her approach; she strongly believes that a 'one size does not fit all' approach is critical for each child and family.
Kirsty is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Educational and Developmental Psychology endorsement. She gained her clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults across various settings in south-east Melbourne. When working with children, Kirsty aims to create a fun, relaxed and engaging environment to assist in the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. Kirsty is adaptable in her approach; she strongly believes that a 'one size does not fit all' approach is critical for each child and family.
(03) 8797 2195 View (03) 8797 2195
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Veronica Ojeda Psychotherapist Life Coach
MPsych
Verified Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
For me is very important treat the person as an integral approach , looking after the inner world of the patients and how is the way can affect to their bodies, treating the psychosomatic illness. I try that the person be able to accomplish their projects, achieve their goals for physically and mentally wellness in the long term. For that I use all my knowledge and different learning techniques for more than 10 years of working with people in a confidentiallity ,respectful and trustful manners. My target is that the person achieve though the psychotherapy to be FREE, INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS.
For me is very important treat the person as an integral approach , looking after the inner world of the patients and how is the way can affect to their bodies, treating the psychosomatic illness. I try that the person be able to accomplish their projects, achieve their goals for physically and mentally wellness in the long term. For that I use all my knowledge and different learning techniques for more than 10 years of working with people in a confidentiallity ,respectful and trustful manners. My target is that the person achieve though the psychotherapy to be FREE, INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS.
(02) 4504 0125 View (02) 4504 0125
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John Riddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
(03) 8771 4141 View (03) 8771 4141
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Celeste Luciani
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
(03) 8797 5454 View (03) 8797 5454
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Felicity Sayers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
I provide therapy to individuals throughout the lifespan with neurodivergence (developmental delay, autism, ADHD, and low intellectual ability), generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trauma, stress, self-esteem difficulties, and depression.
(03) 8771 5898 View (03) 8771 5898
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Mindful Health Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
I am Anthony Grace, the principal therapist at Mindful Health Counselling. Mens Health is my speciality. I had many years of experience in the corporate sector prior to creating and running my own business for 10 years, where I successfully developed life skills programs for children and conducted courses about parenting, effective communication, and general life improvement strategies to individuals, parents and groups. I became a counsellor as I am passionate about helping people address and overcome the barriers that are preventing them from living the life they desire and deserve.
I am Anthony Grace, the principal therapist at Mindful Health Counselling. Mens Health is my speciality. I had many years of experience in the corporate sector prior to creating and running my own business for 10 years, where I successfully developed life skills programs for children and conducted courses about parenting, effective communication, and general life improvement strategies to individuals, parents and groups. I became a counsellor as I am passionate about helping people address and overcome the barriers that are preventing them from living the life they desire and deserve.
(03) 8771 4789 View (03) 8771 4789
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Alyona Kobevka - A Healing Bridge
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, VIC 3196  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a holistic and body-oriented style of therapy that respects the full spectrum of your human experience? My roots are in process work: a dynamic blend between Jungian psychology and nature-honoring shamanistic/spiritual traditions, with a focus on supporting your natural drive towards healing and wholeness. I work with women & men who are seeking a nourishing and empowering space to face the difficult and hidden dimensions of their lives. In my work, I most enjoy exploring the areas of sexuality & spirituality; relationships & love; power dynamics; grief & death; major life transitions; and healing with psychedelics.
Are you seeking a holistic and body-oriented style of therapy that respects the full spectrum of your human experience? My roots are in process work: a dynamic blend between Jungian psychology and nature-honoring shamanistic/spiritual traditions, with a focus on supporting your natural drive towards healing and wholeness. I work with women & men who are seeking a nourishing and empowering space to face the difficult and hidden dimensions of their lives. In my work, I most enjoy exploring the areas of sexuality & spirituality; relationships & love; power dynamics; grief & death; major life transitions; and healing with psychedelics.
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Janelle Corlass-Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edithvale, VIC 3196
I'm a registered Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor and Director at iPsychology who is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their goals. We emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship, viewing each client as unique in their experience and needs. For nearly 15 years we have worked with children, adolescents and adults and families in educational, private, hospital and community settings and I support the team here at iPsychology. We work with clients new to therapy and those wanting to work on a deeper therapeutic level, with client’s describing us as authentic, nurturing... and light-hearted.
I'm a registered Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor and Director at iPsychology who is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their goals. We emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship, viewing each client as unique in their experience and needs. For nearly 15 years we have worked with children, adolescents and adults and families in educational, private, hospital and community settings and I support the team here at iPsychology. We work with clients new to therapy and those wanting to work on a deeper therapeutic level, with client’s describing us as authentic, nurturing... and light-hearted.
(03) 8613 3446 View (03) 8613 3446
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Melanie Colhoun - Integrated Psychology Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
Melanie is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Integrated Psychology Centre, a group private practice including Clinical, Counselling. Health, Educational & Developmental registered psychologists. A Graduate of Monash University, Melanie has over eighteen years experience in private practice and other clinical settings including; university counselling, employee assistance programmes, employment services, asylum seeker detention centres and educational settings. Melanie works with adolescents and adults.
(03) 7500 5942 View (03) 7500 5942
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Charlotte Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
I am a counsellor and family therapist and work with adults, children, youth, and families, on a range of issues stemming from past or present experiences, which are impacting on them living their best life. Some people see me for brief solution orientated support, that focusses on what is happening in the here and now, and strategies to move forward. Others, benefitting from longer term therapeutic treatment and support.
I am a counsellor and family therapist and work with adults, children, youth, and families, on a range of issues stemming from past or present experiences, which are impacting on them living their best life. Some people see me for brief solution orientated support, that focusses on what is happening in the here and now, and strategies to move forward. Others, benefitting from longer term therapeutic treatment and support.
(03) 5910 3722 View (03) 5910 3722
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Calming Waves Mental Health and Family Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
Hi there, I'm Miranda. I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in with children, youth and families. I have also done additional training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My work is driven by a desire to help people feel connected, seen, heard and supported. I support people to find ways to overcome the challenges they face and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and achieve optimal mental health. More information can be found at www.calmingwaves.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/calmingwavesmentalhealthfamilysupport
Hi there, I'm Miranda. I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in with children, youth and families. I have also done additional training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My work is driven by a desire to help people feel connected, seen, heard and supported. I support people to find ways to overcome the challenges they face and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and achieve optimal mental health. More information can be found at www.calmingwaves.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/calmingwavesmentalhealthfamilysupport
(03) 5906 7103 View (03) 5906 7103
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Peninsula Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
Joshua Cohen (Bcouns) is an accredited Australian Counselling Association Counsellor and has vast study and depth of experience in all areas of counselling and life challenges. Joshua’s unique journey in counselling enables him to truly connect with anyone and provide the understanding needed to help empower you to facilitate change. Joshua is client centred, meeting clients where they are and is passionate about helping people move beyond what they feel is impacting their quality of life. "
Joshua Cohen (Bcouns) is an accredited Australian Counselling Association Counsellor and has vast study and depth of experience in all areas of counselling and life challenges. Joshua’s unique journey in counselling enables him to truly connect with anyone and provide the understanding needed to help empower you to facilitate change. Joshua is client centred, meeting clients where they are and is passionate about helping people move beyond what they feel is impacting their quality of life. "
(03) 5905 7043 View (03) 5905 7043
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Tranquil Place - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edithvale, VIC 3196
It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning! Hi, I’m Sarah - Life can present us with many personal challenges. Do you feel anxious, lonely or depressed? Burnt-out or overwhelmed? Do you feel unheard or unable to express your needs in your relationships with your partner, family or friends? Maybe you are not sure what it is, but something doesn’t feel quite right? We all need help at some time to work through things. I understand that taking that first step to seek help can be hard - but the rewards can be great.
It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning! Hi, I’m Sarah - Life can present us with many personal challenges. Do you feel anxious, lonely or depressed? Burnt-out or overwhelmed? Do you feel unheard or unable to express your needs in your relationships with your partner, family or friends? Maybe you are not sure what it is, but something doesn’t feel quite right? We all need help at some time to work through things. I understand that taking that first step to seek help can be hard - but the rewards can be great.
(03) 8771 5856 View (03) 8771 5856
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Dr Lyndel Cuesta
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Chelsea, VIC 3196
When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more at ease, more energized, and better able to pursue those things in life that nourish us and bring us joy; enabling us to thrive. I enjoy supporting and upskilling individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, burnout, or grief & loss. As a registered Psychologist and full member of the APS, I have over 15 years experience in this field, and also regularly undertake further professional training to keep up to date with new developments in understanding and treating these concerns.
When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more at ease, more energized, and better able to pursue those things in life that nourish us and bring us joy; enabling us to thrive. I enjoy supporting and upskilling individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, burnout, or grief & loss. As a registered Psychologist and full member of the APS, I have over 15 years experience in this field, and also regularly undertake further professional training to keep up to date with new developments in understanding and treating these concerns.
0432 662 447 View 0432 662 447
Photo of Kay Wise, Counsellor in 3196, VIC
Kay Wise
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
I'm passionate about Counselling and supporting people who are experiencing challenging times with their mental health, family violence, trauma related issues, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, healthy/unhealthy relationships, anger management, addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, life challenges, disabilities ,work or carer challenges, and parenting skills, . Building on their strengths and teaching strategies such as EFT, Breathwork & grounding to build confidence and improve coping skills, giving clients a voice to feel heard and walking alongside them through their healing journey to reach their goals.
I'm passionate about Counselling and supporting people who are experiencing challenging times with their mental health, family violence, trauma related issues, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, healthy/unhealthy relationships, anger management, addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, life challenges, disabilities ,work or carer challenges, and parenting skills, . Building on their strengths and teaching strategies such as EFT, Breathwork & grounding to build confidence and improve coping skills, giving clients a voice to feel heard and walking alongside them through their healing journey to reach their goals.
(03) 5907 5000 View (03) 5907 5000
Photo of Linda Kollind, Psychologist in 3196, VIC
Linda Kollind
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edithvale, VIC 3196
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
Linda have particular expertise in identifying, assessing and supporting neurodivergence, such as Autism, ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders, across the lifespan. Linda are using evidence based tools and a warm and individualised approach.
(03) 7003 2864 View (03) 7003 2864

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3196

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 3196 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
67% Parenting
67% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Medicare Rebates
44% Bupa
44% NDIS

How Counsellors in 3196 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3196?

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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.