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fantastic therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
(03) 4422 2422 View (03) 4422 2422
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Mandala Health: Counselling Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
(03) 4427 7446 View (03) 4427 7446
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Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
(03) 4420 9743 View (03) 4420 9743
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Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
(03) 4422 4530 View (03) 4422 4530
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Martin Gladman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
(02) 4504 0147 View (02) 4504 0147
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Vittoria Malinowski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Vittoria is interested in helping people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions and adjustments, stress, sleeping problems and insomnia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, pregnancy, pre and post natal period, relationship difficulties and work difficulties. Currently, Vittoria does not offer couples therapy. Vittoria also has a particular interest in womens mental health and currently offers perinatal non-directly counselling therapy.
Vittoria is interested in helping people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions and adjustments, stress, sleeping problems and insomnia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, pregnancy, pre and post natal period, relationship difficulties and work difficulties. Currently, Vittoria does not offer couples therapy. Vittoria also has a particular interest in womens mental health and currently offers perinatal non-directly counselling therapy.
(03) 4422 4107 View (03) 4422 4107
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Kathryn Anne Fortuna
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This may include building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and often Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress. I am here to support you to know yourself and therefore deepen your quality of life. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This may include building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and often Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress. I am here to support you to know yourself and therefore deepen your quality of life. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
(03) 4420 9660 View (03) 4420 9660
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Ekstedt Consulting
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Senior leaders, busy professionals and creative entrepreneurs need to manage an unprecedented range of competing demands across their personal and professional lives. The pressure can be relentless, and career success can come at a high cost. Stress can have serious impacts on mental health, family relationships and physical well-being. Travel and work schedules can undermine marriages/partnerships and parenting. It makes sense to invest in your resilience, wellbeing and self care because resilient leaders achieve more.
Senior leaders, busy professionals and creative entrepreneurs need to manage an unprecedented range of competing demands across their personal and professional lives. The pressure can be relentless, and career success can come at a high cost. Stress can have serious impacts on mental health, family relationships and physical well-being. Travel and work schedules can undermine marriages/partnerships and parenting. It makes sense to invest in your resilience, wellbeing and self care because resilient leaders achieve more.
(03) 9118 9047 View (03) 9118 9047
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Julie Wacker
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
(03) 8007 2065 View (03) 8007 2065
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Ethos Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
(03) 4410 8579 View (03) 4410 8579
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Anna Inkster
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsruhe, VIC 3442
Counselling is a practice that can be very helpful in times of emotional upheaval or periods when our mental health and well-being is suffering. In my practice I take a side by side approach, collaborating with you to explore and discover solutions to issues that are causing blockages and pain. Through working together with me , my clients improve their coping skills, boost self-esteem and achieve much wanted behaviour change, leading to optimal mental health and well-being. I have counselled clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, low -self esteem, loss of direction and family conflict and more.
Counselling is a practice that can be very helpful in times of emotional upheaval or periods when our mental health and well-being is suffering. In my practice I take a side by side approach, collaborating with you to explore and discover solutions to issues that are causing blockages and pain. Through working together with me , my clients improve their coping skills, boost self-esteem and achieve much wanted behaviour change, leading to optimal mental health and well-being. I have counselled clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, low -self esteem, loss of direction and family conflict and more.
(03) 6146 1669 View (03) 6146 1669
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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The Wellspring Within
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
(03) 4420 3861 View (03) 4420 3861
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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
(07) 4520 6046 View (07) 4520 6046
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
(03) 4427 7413 View (03) 4427 7413
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Courage Wisdom Change
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
(02) 8609 3741 View (02) 8609 3741
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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
(03) 4422 4945 View (03) 4422 4945
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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
(03) 7003 2870 View (03) 7003 2870
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
(03) 9021 1490 View (03) 9021 1490
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Owen Weatherley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Owen enjoys working with a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, trauma and relationship difficulties. Owen has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Owen has a particular interest in working with young people struggling with personality, mood or anxiety related difficulties. Owen’s therapeutic approach has an interpersonal and psychodynamic emphasis, helping clients gain deeper insight into themselves and their difficulties, develop self-acceptance and confidence, and resolve obstacles to emotional growth.
Owen enjoys working with a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, trauma and relationship difficulties. Owen has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Owen has a particular interest in working with young people struggling with personality, mood or anxiety related difficulties. Owen’s therapeutic approach has an interpersonal and psychodynamic emphasis, helping clients gain deeper insight into themselves and their difficulties, develop self-acceptance and confidence, and resolve obstacles to emotional growth.
(03) 7003 2704 View (03) 7003 2704

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Number of Counsellors in 3442

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 3442 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
83% Life Transitions
71% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Medicare Rebates
63% NDIS
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in 3442 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3442?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.