Counselling in 4006

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Photo of Shaista Saheed, Psychologist in 4006, QLD
Shaista Saheed
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
Reaching out for help is not easy! But it's a crucial step in helping you move forward and to get the support you need. I am passionate about working with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and day to day stressors such as workplace issues. I can help address issues relating to low moods, low motivation, and emotion regulation. I work with a compassionate and goal orientated approach and would love to support clients who need an empathetic and motivating psychologist.
Reaching out for help is not easy! But it's a crucial step in helping you move forward and to get the support you need. I am passionate about working with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and day to day stressors such as workplace issues. I can help address issues relating to low moods, low motivation, and emotion regulation. I work with a compassionate and goal orientated approach and would love to support clients who need an empathetic and motivating psychologist.
(07) 3106 3423 View (07) 3106 3423
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Jerome Perera - Wandering Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Herston, QLD 4006  (Online Only)
Feeling distressed about your mental health is entirely normal. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed about COVID, work or relationships, I believe that addressing psychological challenges should begin with developing an awareness of the influence of past experiences on current mental health. My role as a clinical psychologist involves working with you to understand the potentially traumatic origins of your current mental health difficulties. The process of developing awareness through exploring your past and addressing your current challenges requires a comfortable therapeutic relationship with your psychologist.
Feeling distressed about your mental health is entirely normal. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed about COVID, work or relationships, I believe that addressing psychological challenges should begin with developing an awareness of the influence of past experiences on current mental health. My role as a clinical psychologist involves working with you to understand the potentially traumatic origins of your current mental health difficulties. The process of developing awareness through exploring your past and addressing your current challenges requires a comfortable therapeutic relationship with your psychologist.
(07) 3113 9264 View (07) 3113 9264
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Madeleine Leach
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Madeleine Leach - Provisional Psychologist works with children and teenagers utilising evidence-based therapies to help manage neurodevelopmental diagnoses, mental health conditions and everyday challenges. She is experienced working with children and teenagers experiencing anxiety, depression and mood issues, autism, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem/confidence, career and occupational concerns, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, phobias, anger, sleep and interpersonal difficulties and provides parenting support.
Madeleine Leach - Provisional Psychologist works with children and teenagers utilising evidence-based therapies to help manage neurodevelopmental diagnoses, mental health conditions and everyday challenges. She is experienced working with children and teenagers experiencing anxiety, depression and mood issues, autism, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, self-esteem/confidence, career and occupational concerns, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, phobias, anger, sleep and interpersonal difficulties and provides parenting support.
(07) 3179 6338 View (07) 3179 6338
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Emma Austin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
I support people going through fertility obstacles and infertility treatments. My clients face a range of problems, such as grief, loss and trauma from failed pregnancy attempts, unsuccessful IVF, infertility diagnosis & treatments, miscarriage, depression and anxiety. The stress of infertility often transfers into other areas of your life, such as your relationships, finances, careers, friendships, health & wellness, behaviour and your emotional state. I can help you through this journey and support you through making important decisions, exploring all options, and processing what’s next for you.
I support people going through fertility obstacles and infertility treatments. My clients face a range of problems, such as grief, loss and trauma from failed pregnancy attempts, unsuccessful IVF, infertility diagnosis & treatments, miscarriage, depression and anxiety. The stress of infertility often transfers into other areas of your life, such as your relationships, finances, careers, friendships, health & wellness, behaviour and your emotional state. I can help you through this journey and support you through making important decisions, exploring all options, and processing what’s next for you.
(07) 3186 5704 View (07) 3186 5704
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Christophe Cosson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
My passion is to help clients transform their lives and transcend by breaking old habits and limiting belief structures to truly live a life of happiness and freedom. I’m determined to help those break free from their patterns, barriers, to develop self-acceptance, and embody living a life to their fullest potential. I'm not content with merely addressing the symptoms you present; my focus is on tackling the very root causes that created those challenges in the first place.
My passion is to help clients transform their lives and transcend by breaking old habits and limiting belief structures to truly live a life of happiness and freedom. I’m determined to help those break free from their patterns, barriers, to develop self-acceptance, and embody living a life to their fullest potential. I'm not content with merely addressing the symptoms you present; my focus is on tackling the very root causes that created those challenges in the first place.
(07) 3062 6822 View (07) 3062 6822
Karen Dunshea
Psychologist, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
Karen works with older teens and adults, helping them to better manage stressors and challenges of everyday life. Karen is experienced working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, mood issues, self esteem issues, stress / burn out, grief & loss and pain. Karen has particular experience in workplace issues including career direction, interpersonal / relationship difficulties, bullying, workload, confidence and stress management. Karen enjoys working with clients at all levels in an organisation and can also provide sessions focused on coaching clients through career and work-related issues.
Karen works with older teens and adults, helping them to better manage stressors and challenges of everyday life. Karen is experienced working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, mood issues, self esteem issues, stress / burn out, grief & loss and pain. Karen has particular experience in workplace issues including career direction, interpersonal / relationship difficulties, bullying, workload, confidence and stress management. Karen enjoys working with clients at all levels in an organisation and can also provide sessions focused on coaching clients through career and work-related issues.
(07) 3113 9848 View (07) 3113 9848
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A Piece Of Your Story
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Herston, QLD 4006
Hi, I'm Anthony! I really appreciate people who are looking to start working on self improvement or looking to create change in their lives. Many people face complex challenges in modern day life - anxiety, depression and over reliance on old coping mechanisms. I enjoy walking alongside a person and looking at what is still useful and relevant to their values and goals, what will move them towards growth rather than away and into old patterns or behaviors.
Hi, I'm Anthony! I really appreciate people who are looking to start working on self improvement or looking to create change in their lives. Many people face complex challenges in modern day life - anxiety, depression and over reliance on old coping mechanisms. I enjoy walking alongside a person and looking at what is still useful and relevant to their values and goals, what will move them towards growth rather than away and into old patterns or behaviors.
(07) 3132 3742 View (07) 3132 3742
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Niamh Whiley
Occupational Therapist
Verified
Niamh Whiley - Mental Health Occupational Therapist works with children, teenagers and adults and is passionate about utilising contemporary psychotherapeutic techniques to support individuals with engaging in meaningful daily activities. Niamh is experienced working with clients with autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD and trauma, anxiety depression, adjustment disorder, pain, stress/burnout and providing parenting support to families. Niamh’s approach is client-centred, collaborative and tailored to focus on empowering each client to reach their best possible individual goals.
Niamh Whiley - Mental Health Occupational Therapist works with children, teenagers and adults and is passionate about utilising contemporary psychotherapeutic techniques to support individuals with engaging in meaningful daily activities. Niamh is experienced working with clients with autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD and trauma, anxiety depression, adjustment disorder, pain, stress/burnout and providing parenting support to families. Niamh’s approach is client-centred, collaborative and tailored to focus on empowering each client to reach their best possible individual goals.
(07) 3132 3893 View (07) 3132 3893
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Jeffrey Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic, your source to recapture feeling good again. As a new psychology and nutrition clinic, we adopt a holistic approach to health by educating clients on how food choices can influence our brain, mood, and mental health. I have experience working with adolescents and adults in private and public settings, e.g. university, community and hospital mental health settings. I've also worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including, anxiety disorders and depression, trauma- and stress-related conditions, as well as identity and self-esteem issues.
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic, your source to recapture feeling good again. As a new psychology and nutrition clinic, we adopt a holistic approach to health by educating clients on how food choices can influence our brain, mood, and mental health. I have experience working with adolescents and adults in private and public settings, e.g. university, community and hospital mental health settings. I've also worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including, anxiety disorders and depression, trauma- and stress-related conditions, as well as identity and self-esteem issues.
(07) 3132 0067 View (07) 3132 0067
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Emma Peterson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
I work with women who have found themselves in a space where they are navigating new territory and potentially experiencing mental health struggles for the first time. If you are in a place of self-doubt, feeling lost, stuck, feeling as though your self-care has gone out the window and life seems different from what you are used to, I am well versed in supporting women to feel empowered and back on their feet. Whether you’ve experienced a recent triggering event or are going through a transitional period in life, I understand the inner turmoil this can create. I work with women who want to find themselves again.
I work with women who have found themselves in a space where they are navigating new territory and potentially experiencing mental health struggles for the first time. If you are in a place of self-doubt, feeling lost, stuck, feeling as though your self-care has gone out the window and life seems different from what you are used to, I am well versed in supporting women to feel empowered and back on their feet. Whether you’ve experienced a recent triggering event or are going through a transitional period in life, I understand the inner turmoil this can create. I work with women who want to find themselves again.
(07) 3184 4295 View (07) 3184 4295
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Dianne Wheare
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic. I’m a Registered Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who have presented with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship breakdown, work conflict, family crisis, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have a special interest in women's health and the interactions between mind and body in disorders such as post-natal depression and anxiety, together with the stress that accompanies major lifestyle transitions.
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic. I’m a Registered Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who have presented with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship breakdown, work conflict, family crisis, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have a special interest in women's health and the interactions between mind and body in disorders such as post-natal depression and anxiety, together with the stress that accompanies major lifestyle transitions.
(07) 3113 9982 View (07) 3113 9982
Photo of Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist in 4006, QLD
Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist works with older children, teenagers and adults utilising a strengths-focused approach. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing challenges in their daily life such as striving for something new, dealing with changes, or coping with injuries and illnesses. Chantelle works with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, have autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, are seeking to improve self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, pain, anger, and provides LGBTQI+ counselling support.
Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist works with older children, teenagers and adults utilising a strengths-focused approach. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing challenges in their daily life such as striving for something new, dealing with changes, or coping with injuries and illnesses. Chantelle works with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, have autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, are seeking to improve self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, pain, anger, and provides LGBTQI+ counselling support.
(07) 3186 6023 View (07) 3186 6023
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Danijela (Dani) Ivanovic-McGillicuddy
Counsellor
Verified
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006  (Online Only)
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $120p/w as a discount for this site.
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $120p/w as a discount for this site.
(07) 3179 6797 View (07) 3179 6797
Photo of Heidi Louise Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4006, QLD
Heidi Louise Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Heidi brings a wealth of experience working with families, couples and individuals in a variety of organisations into her private practice. Heidi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; a level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist, and a Circle of Security and Parenting Facilitator. Heidi has experience supporting across the life span, working with children/teens 12+, young adults and couples from a range of with backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse communities including LGBTIQA .
Heidi brings a wealth of experience working with families, couples and individuals in a variety of organisations into her private practice. Heidi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; a level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist, and a Circle of Security and Parenting Facilitator. Heidi has experience supporting across the life span, working with children/teens 12+, young adults and couples from a range of with backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse communities including LGBTIQA .
(07) 3555 7997 View (07) 3555 7997
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Ellie Putland - Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Ellie Putland - Provisional Psychologist works with children, teenagers and adults. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, have neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, are experiencing difficulties with adjustment, substance use, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, phobias, anger, personality disorders and psychosis. Ellie works with clients from a trauma-informed care framework and works collaboratively with families on psychoeducation towards their goals.
Ellie Putland - Provisional Psychologist works with children, teenagers and adults. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, have neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, are experiencing difficulties with adjustment, substance use, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, phobias, anger, personality disorders and psychosis. Ellie works with clients from a trauma-informed care framework and works collaboratively with families on psychoeducation towards their goals.
(07) 3113 9853 View (07) 3113 9853
Photo of Glenda Benitez, Psychologist in 4006, QLD
Glenda Benitez
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006  (Online Only)
Our emotions play a key role in our mental health. They can make us feel happy, sad, frustrated, depressed, angry, fear or in calm. But when they are affected, the emotions can affect our thinking, behaviour or physical health through symptoms such as insomnia, tiredness, overthinking, lack of energy and many others. So, the goal is to be able to successfully manage the most difficult situation in our life to have a better relationship with ourselves and our loved ones. If we have mental health we will be able to face any situation no matter how difficult it may be. Look for a mental health support is the best decision!
Our emotions play a key role in our mental health. They can make us feel happy, sad, frustrated, depressed, angry, fear or in calm. But when they are affected, the emotions can affect our thinking, behaviour or physical health through symptoms such as insomnia, tiredness, overthinking, lack of energy and many others. So, the goal is to be able to successfully manage the most difficult situation in our life to have a better relationship with ourselves and our loved ones. If we have mental health we will be able to face any situation no matter how difficult it may be. Look for a mental health support is the best decision!
(02) 8806 1249 View (02) 8806 1249
Photo of Mendwell Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4006, QLD
Mendwell Counselling and Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
By understanding ourselves, through our attachment relationships and life experiences, we can unlock parts of our life puzzle and integrate them into better futures. I am passionate about recovery and management of mental health issues, believing that the therapeutic relationship, along with evidence-based approaches, have the potential for change. My practice draws from a diverse range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Play Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
By understanding ourselves, through our attachment relationships and life experiences, we can unlock parts of our life puzzle and integrate them into better futures. I am passionate about recovery and management of mental health issues, believing that the therapeutic relationship, along with evidence-based approaches, have the potential for change. My practice draws from a diverse range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Play Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
(07) 3186 8693 View (07) 3186 8693
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Nourished Minds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Welcome. Are you someone who enjoys their career, cherishes family life, and revels in the comfort of your home? Yet, despite these wonderful parts of your life, you may be grappling with constant challenges of intimate relationships or navigating the emotions of co-parenting with a toxic ex. If the drama, arguments, and toxic dynamics have left you feeling drained and questioning why these patterns persist, you've come to the right place. I understand the frustration of desiring a healthy, happy life but finding yourself entangled in relationships that seem to attract toxicity.
Welcome. Are you someone who enjoys their career, cherishes family life, and revels in the comfort of your home? Yet, despite these wonderful parts of your life, you may be grappling with constant challenges of intimate relationships or navigating the emotions of co-parenting with a toxic ex. If the drama, arguments, and toxic dynamics have left you feeling drained and questioning why these patterns persist, you've come to the right place. I understand the frustration of desiring a healthy, happy life but finding yourself entangled in relationships that seem to attract toxicity.
(07) 3060 8362 View (07) 3060 8362
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Nicole Besley-Martin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Herston, QLD 4006
I work with people who struggle to be themselves, trust themselves and want to have better relationships with other people. If this is you, you might try to achieve this by taking care of everyone else or presenting a version of yourself to the world that you think people would like. You no longer know who you are or what you stand for. Because you’re working so hard within all your relationships you are probably kicking goals in areas like work, but this comes at a cost. You are going above and beyond for others at the expense of yourself which leaves you feeling exhausted, unfulfilled and stressed.
I work with people who struggle to be themselves, trust themselves and want to have better relationships with other people. If this is you, you might try to achieve this by taking care of everyone else or presenting a version of yourself to the world that you think people would like. You no longer know who you are or what you stand for. Because you’re working so hard within all your relationships you are probably kicking goals in areas like work, but this comes at a cost. You are going above and beyond for others at the expense of yourself which leaves you feeling exhausted, unfulfilled and stressed.
(07) 3130 0082 View (07) 3130 0082
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Haritha Jonnalagadda
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified
Haritha works with adults over 21 wanting to recover from developmental/complex trauma, relational trauma, pain, Trauma related dissociation, Depression & Anxiety Chronic Stress & Chronic Pain, Emotional & Somatic Pains, Joint/Muscular Pains, Repetitive Injuries Chronic Health Conditions, Poor relationship with movement & body, Postural Issues & Pain Functional Movement restrictions.
Haritha works with adults over 21 wanting to recover from developmental/complex trauma, relational trauma, pain, Trauma related dissociation, Depression & Anxiety Chronic Stress & Chronic Pain, Emotional & Somatic Pains, Joint/Muscular Pains, Repetitive Injuries Chronic Health Conditions, Poor relationship with movement & body, Postural Issues & Pain Functional Movement restrictions.
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Number of Counsellors in 4006

70+

Average cost per session

$210

Counsellors in 4006 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
65% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Medicare Rebates
55% Bupa
55% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4006 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4006?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.