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Men's Counselling Specialist
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Appointments available for new clients within 3 to 10 days, all appointments exclusively outside normal business hours. Men's Counselling Specialist, Shane Staunton brings a depth of understanding from a wide experience of metropolitan and rural life, from corporate head offices to cattle stations. Making meaningful differences for people since 2008, Shane is a recognised provider for 8 health funds, an ACA registered counsellor, and is affiliated with both the American Psychology Association and the Australian Association of Psychologicists Inc. For more information, please visit www.ClayfieldCounselling.au
Appointments available for new clients within 3 to 10 days, all appointments exclusively outside normal business hours. Men's Counselling Specialist, Shane Staunton brings a depth of understanding from a wide experience of metropolitan and rural life, from corporate head offices to cattle stations. Making meaningful differences for people since 2008, Shane is a recognised provider for 8 health funds, an ACA registered counsellor, and is affiliated with both the American Psychology Association and the Australian Association of Psychologicists Inc. For more information, please visit www.ClayfieldCounselling.au
(07) 2104 1934 View (07) 2104 1934
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Lisa Moore
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hendra, QLD 4011
Some common issues I work with are Relationship Counselling, People who feel disconnected & want to reconnect with who they truly are but are not sure where or how to start. Anxiety, Social anxiety, fear, negative and intrusive thoughts. Parenting challenges, Teenagers. Health, weight loss, body issues, Self esteem. Mindfulness, navigating difficult relationships, developing relationship skills, Communication skills, challenging relationships at home, work or with family. Developing emotional intelligence. Relationship break ups. Divorce - Conscious uncoupling. Grief and loss.
Some common issues I work with are Relationship Counselling, People who feel disconnected & want to reconnect with who they truly are but are not sure where or how to start. Anxiety, Social anxiety, fear, negative and intrusive thoughts. Parenting challenges, Teenagers. Health, weight loss, body issues, Self esteem. Mindfulness, navigating difficult relationships, developing relationship skills, Communication skills, challenging relationships at home, work or with family. Developing emotional intelligence. Relationship break ups. Divorce - Conscious uncoupling. Grief and loss.
(02) 8806 0452 View (02) 8806 0452
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Anthony Edwards
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Is your relationship in distress or not as fulfilling as you’d like? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Is your relationship in distress or not as fulfilling as you’d like? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
(07) 3132 2338 View (07) 3132 2338
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Laurie Marsden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
In my 24 years as a mental health provider, I have taken great pride in helping people through a variety of challenges and life events. To me, therapy is about become whole again, healing current issues and past traumas, (even the ones we don’t remember, but our bodies and psyche does). Most often clients present with one issue and the connections we make during our work together show many layers and exactly why these situations arise. I help my clients not only understand where they are and why they are there, but also what they must do to change their lives, heal, and move forward a happier and healthier person.
In my 24 years as a mental health provider, I have taken great pride in helping people through a variety of challenges and life events. To me, therapy is about become whole again, healing current issues and past traumas, (even the ones we don’t remember, but our bodies and psyche does). Most often clients present with one issue and the connections we make during our work together show many layers and exactly why these situations arise. I help my clients not only understand where they are and why they are there, but also what they must do to change their lives, heal, and move forward a happier and healthier person.
(07) 3106 3425 View (07) 3106 3425
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Tara Counselling Group
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
So often clients come with a sense of hopelessness in their lives. Worry about their relationships with partners and family members and a belief that they are failing themselves or others. So many say "I just want to be normal" especially if they have experience trauma in their lives. Many clients don't trust easily if they have been betrayed and fear they are "stuck forever... nothing will change... " .
So often clients come with a sense of hopelessness in their lives. Worry about their relationships with partners and family members and a belief that they are failing themselves or others. So many say "I just want to be normal" especially if they have experience trauma in their lives. Many clients don't trust easily if they have been betrayed and fear they are "stuck forever... nothing will change... " .
(07) 4863 4465 View (07) 4863 4465
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Clare MacLeod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011  (Online Only)
I provide trauma informed and evidence based supervision, consultancy, mentoring, training and workshops. Along with supporting helping professionals as they navigate client work, I am able to provide consultancy and information sessions on consent, safety, children & young people who engage in problematic sexual behaviours, protective behaviours skills to parents, carers, health professionals, and educators. I am also able to provide sessions to playgroups, childcare centres, and early education settings.
I provide trauma informed and evidence based supervision, consultancy, mentoring, training and workshops. Along with supporting helping professionals as they navigate client work, I am able to provide consultancy and information sessions on consent, safety, children & young people who engage in problematic sexual behaviours, protective behaviours skills to parents, carers, health professionals, and educators. I am also able to provide sessions to playgroups, childcare centres, and early education settings.
(07) 2100 4857 View (07) 2100 4857
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North Side Play Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
North Side Play Therapy offers age appropriate counselling to children and teenagers using Child-Centered Play Therapy. Children take the lead in the playroom and engage with the therapist and the resources available on their own terms, giving the therapist insight into the child's view of themselves, their relationships and the world around them. In the playroom, children are able to safely discuss and process their past experiences while the therapist responds in a way that helps the child build their independence, self-esteem and ability to self-regulate. We welcome children and teens of all ages and abilities.
North Side Play Therapy offers age appropriate counselling to children and teenagers using Child-Centered Play Therapy. Children take the lead in the playroom and engage with the therapist and the resources available on their own terms, giving the therapist insight into the child's view of themselves, their relationships and the world around them. In the playroom, children are able to safely discuss and process their past experiences while the therapist responds in a way that helps the child build their independence, self-esteem and ability to self-regulate. We welcome children and teens of all ages and abilities.
0419 824 389 View 0419 824 389
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Jasmin Singh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
I believe that anyone can benefit from psychological support and coaching. You don’t need to be ‘disordered’ to see a psychologist. What you can expect when you work with me is that I consider the relationship between the mind, body and brain in my approach. I also strongly focus on the therapeutic relationship; you need to feel comfortable with your therapist in order to maximise your outcomes from the sessions. I can help with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-confidence, ADHD and Autism. I work with adolescents and adults. I also work through a cultural lens and understand the Asian immigrant experience.
I believe that anyone can benefit from psychological support and coaching. You don’t need to be ‘disordered’ to see a psychologist. What you can expect when you work with me is that I consider the relationship between the mind, body and brain in my approach. I also strongly focus on the therapeutic relationship; you need to feel comfortable with your therapist in order to maximise your outcomes from the sessions. I can help with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-confidence, ADHD and Autism. I work with adolescents and adults. I also work through a cultural lens and understand the Asian immigrant experience.
(07) 3132 1892 View (07) 3132 1892
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Jodie Goddard
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Jodie is an open-minded, compassionate and inclusive therapist. She understands the courage it takes to seek counselling, to work through life’s difficulties, such as: crisis, significant life transitions, and trauma. Jodie believes that these challenges can be worked through relationally. And she aims to create a space that is safe, and receptive to your needs and pace. Jodie completed her Master’s degree in Counselling at QUT, graduating with distinction. She has extensive experience working in the mental health space in public and private settings over the last 10 years.
Jodie is an open-minded, compassionate and inclusive therapist. She understands the courage it takes to seek counselling, to work through life’s difficulties, such as: crisis, significant life transitions, and trauma. Jodie believes that these challenges can be worked through relationally. And she aims to create a space that is safe, and receptive to your needs and pace. Jodie completed her Master’s degree in Counselling at QUT, graduating with distinction. She has extensive experience working in the mental health space in public and private settings over the last 10 years.
(07) 3113 9010 View (07) 3113 9010
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Grace Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Are you struggling to manage the day to day, had a big life transition or needing a safe space to delve deeper into thoughts that are causing you distress? Grace is experienced mental health social worker with 10 years of experience and works at With Grace Therapy in Brisbane. Grace is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Grace provides a warm, empathetic and honest working relationship with all. Grace will help to guide you but will not make decisions for you - you are the own expert in your life. Grace works a holistic way that looks to understand your mental health and all aspects of your life that may be affected.
Are you struggling to manage the day to day, had a big life transition or needing a safe space to delve deeper into thoughts that are causing you distress? Grace is experienced mental health social worker with 10 years of experience and works at With Grace Therapy in Brisbane. Grace is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Grace provides a warm, empathetic and honest working relationship with all. Grace will help to guide you but will not make decisions for you - you are the own expert in your life. Grace works a holistic way that looks to understand your mental health and all aspects of your life that may be affected.
(07) 3130 0361 View (07) 3130 0361
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GOALS Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
GOALS Psychology is a boutique psychological therapy space located in New Farm, Brisbane with Telehealth also available to clients Australia-wide. We provide psychology appointments for adults, teenagers and children. Our particular interests include adjustment to life changes, anxiety, self-esteem, neurodiversity, autism, diffabilities/ disabilities, communication and social skills building, school issues, health coaching, career goals and life direction.
GOALS Psychology is a boutique psychological therapy space located in New Farm, Brisbane with Telehealth also available to clients Australia-wide. We provide psychology appointments for adults, teenagers and children. Our particular interests include adjustment to life changes, anxiety, self-esteem, neurodiversity, autism, diffabilities/ disabilities, communication and social skills building, school issues, health coaching, career goals and life direction.
(07) 2100 4786 View (07) 2100 4786
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Julie Steward
Psychologist, MA, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Hello I'm Julie, I conduct educational assessments with children who are struggling with their school work to gain a better understanding of how they like to learn. By sharing this information and some practical strategies with their teachers, I hope to make a young person's school journey a little easier. This includes assessing children who have reading, spelling and maths difficulties or those who might be struggling with attention or processing information in the classroom. I offer a friendly and relaxed approach to help put children at ease.
Hello I'm Julie, I conduct educational assessments with children who are struggling with their school work to gain a better understanding of how they like to learn. By sharing this information and some practical strategies with their teachers, I hope to make a young person's school journey a little easier. This includes assessing children who have reading, spelling and maths difficulties or those who might be struggling with attention or processing information in the classroom. I offer a friendly and relaxed approach to help put children at ease.
(07) 2100 4497 View (07) 2100 4497
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Reflective Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Hendra, QLD 4011
Welcome to Reflective Counselling. If you are looking for a professional yet compassionate practitioner who genuinely seeks to empower your journey then that could be me. i offer a safe yet explorative style, supported by evidence-based research. I aim to provide a cosy, safe, personalised intervention which taps into your strengths, enabling you to gain clarity, set goals and move toward growth. Dependent on your needs I am able to work with individuals (children or adults), or the family to gain a broad understanding of the past and existing attachments, trauma and concerns which impact the current situation. Reach out :)
Welcome to Reflective Counselling. If you are looking for a professional yet compassionate practitioner who genuinely seeks to empower your journey then that could be me. i offer a safe yet explorative style, supported by evidence-based research. I aim to provide a cosy, safe, personalised intervention which taps into your strengths, enabling you to gain clarity, set goals and move toward growth. Dependent on your needs I am able to work with individuals (children or adults), or the family to gain a broad understanding of the past and existing attachments, trauma and concerns which impact the current situation. Reach out :)
(07) 2100 4402 View (07) 2100 4402
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Dr Tina Habota
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Dr Tina Habota is an experienced clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy to individuals 16 years and over. Tina completed her clinical training and PhD in psychology in Melbourne, Australia. ​She has a strong interest in research and has maintained an active research and academic role alongside her clinical work. Tina has training and experience in several core psychological modalities. Irrespective of the theoretical framework, therapy goals are developed and worked on, collaboratively, in the therapy relationship.
Dr Tina Habota is an experienced clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy to individuals 16 years and over. Tina completed her clinical training and PhD in psychology in Melbourne, Australia. ​She has a strong interest in research and has maintained an active research and academic role alongside her clinical work. Tina has training and experience in several core psychological modalities. Irrespective of the theoretical framework, therapy goals are developed and worked on, collaboratively, in the therapy relationship.
(07) 3106 8760 View (07) 3106 8760
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Tara - Cathartic Collaborations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Hello! I'm Tara (they/them). I have immediate availability for therapeutic support in person in Nundah, Brisbane or telehealth Australia wide. I am queer, neurodivergent (Autism & ADHD) and non-binary. I am passionate about providing therapeutic support to neurodivergent (particularly Autistic folks and ADHDers) and LGBTQIA+ adolescents and young adults.
Hello! I'm Tara (they/them). I have immediate availability for therapeutic support in person in Nundah, Brisbane or telehealth Australia wide. I am queer, neurodivergent (Autism & ADHD) and non-binary. I am passionate about providing therapeutic support to neurodivergent (particularly Autistic folks and ADHDers) and LGBTQIA+ adolescents and young adults.
(07) 2100 4431 View (07) 2100 4431
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Monica Eriksson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
I am passionate about applying current research, neuroscience, and psychological principles to empower individuals. Through collaboration with clients, I aim to enhance their quality of life, navigate challenges, and support them in realizing their full potential. I provide evidence-based assessments and interventions aligned with current best practice protocols. My services include ADHD assessment, as well as treatment and support for anxiety, phobias, stress, adjustment difficulties, trauma, depression, life transitions, belonging and identity concerns, addictions, attachment issues, and co-dependency.
I am passionate about applying current research, neuroscience, and psychological principles to empower individuals. Through collaboration with clients, I aim to enhance their quality of life, navigate challenges, and support them in realizing their full potential. I provide evidence-based assessments and interventions aligned with current best practice protocols. My services include ADHD assessment, as well as treatment and support for anxiety, phobias, stress, adjustment difficulties, trauma, depression, life transitions, belonging and identity concerns, addictions, attachment issues, and co-dependency.
(07) 2100 4166 View (07) 2100 4166
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Step Ahead Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hendra, QLD 4011
Are you struggling with thoughts about yourself, your career, your self-worth, your life's direction, or your relationships? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to move forward? You don’t have to figure things out alone, I am here to support you! At Step Ahead Counselling, your feelings, your wellbeing and your personal goals are important to me. Collaboratively we will work together to help you unpack any limiting beliefs, past trauma and negative thoughts and doubts that are holding you back and making you feel insecure, and question your self-worth. This can result in you settling for less than you desire and deserve.
Are you struggling with thoughts about yourself, your career, your self-worth, your life's direction, or your relationships? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to move forward? You don’t have to figure things out alone, I am here to support you! At Step Ahead Counselling, your feelings, your wellbeing and your personal goals are important to me. Collaboratively we will work together to help you unpack any limiting beliefs, past trauma and negative thoughts and doubts that are holding you back and making you feel insecure, and question your self-worth. This can result in you settling for less than you desire and deserve.
(07) 2100 4286 View (07) 2100 4286
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Anna Wiederroth
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hendra, QLD 4011
You seek a more fulfilling life. While it looks like you have it together on the surface, inside it doesn't feel that way. You long to release the tension you've been holding in your body, to feel like your life and choices are aligned with who you really are. You want to develop those parts of you that will allow you to shift into a new way of living.
You seek a more fulfilling life. While it looks like you have it together on the surface, inside it doesn't feel that way. You long to release the tension you've been holding in your body, to feel like your life and choices are aligned with who you really are. You want to develop those parts of you that will allow you to shift into a new way of living.
(07) 3184 8382 View (07) 3184 8382
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Kelli-Anne Trims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hendra, QLD 4011
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
(07) 3214 3694 View (07) 3214 3694
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Emma Peterson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Are you struggling with anxiety, worry, stress, or fear? Do you wish you felt greater joy or self-esteem? I can help you make positive changes, so that you can feel confident and content, live a more fulfilling life, experience less worry and fear, and feel more connected to the people around you. As a registered psychologist I specialise in generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting struggles and relationship difficulties.
Are you struggling with anxiety, worry, stress, or fear? Do you wish you felt greater joy or self-esteem? I can help you make positive changes, so that you can feel confident and content, live a more fulfilling life, experience less worry and fear, and feel more connected to the people around you. As a registered psychologist I specialise in generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting struggles and relationship difficulties.
(07) 3184 4295 View (07) 3184 4295

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4011

30+

Average cost per session

$190

Counsellors in 4011 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Stress
80% Self Esteem
73% Depression
73% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4011 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4011?

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.