Photo of Jason Beard, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jason Beard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Shorncliffe, QLD 4017
Jason is a warm, friendly and compassionate psychologist. He has a wide range of experience working with adults, teenagers and children. Working collaboratively with Jason is about feeling heard - understanding what is important to you and moving towards that realisation. We achieve this by using an evidence-based approach. This not only helps you learn and improve but to so create, around you, the support you need. Jason also has experience working in business and consequential environments. He uses a variety of methods including coaching. Jason is a general and performance psychologist with Masters level qualifications.
Jason is a warm, friendly and compassionate psychologist. He has a wide range of experience working with adults, teenagers and children. Working collaboratively with Jason is about feeling heard - understanding what is important to you and moving towards that realisation. We achieve this by using an evidence-based approach. This not only helps you learn and improve but to so create, around you, the support you need. Jason also has experience working in business and consequential environments. He uses a variety of methods including coaching. Jason is a general and performance psychologist with Masters level qualifications.
(07) 3471 8903 View (07) 3471 8903
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Katherine Eliza MacDonald
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracken Ridge, QLD 4017
I have practiced as a psychologist for 30 years. Most of this time has been in the public mental health system, but I have been in private practice since September 2021. I work with adults over the age of 18. My speciality area is working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am also experienced in working with people with mood disorders including Depression and Anxiety, as well as with those who have experienced trauma.
I have practiced as a psychologist for 30 years. Most of this time has been in the public mental health system, but I have been in private practice since September 2021. I work with adults over the age of 18. My speciality area is working with people with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am also experienced in working with people with mood disorders including Depression and Anxiety, as well as with those who have experienced trauma.
(07) 3214 3650 View (07) 3214 3650
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Lisa Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton, QLD 4017
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
(07) 3063 4009 View (07) 3063 4009
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Rachael Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
Hi! I'm Rachael and I am the principal counsellor/social worker for Your Best You Counselling and Social Work Services. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to come and chat about the ups and downs of your life. The conversations that we have will explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and goals and together, we will identify strategies to help you achieve these goals. I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate understanding of the areas you bring to counselling, offering positive and effective solutions to help you move forward to the life you choose.
Hi! I'm Rachael and I am the principal counsellor/social worker for Your Best You Counselling and Social Work Services. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to come and chat about the ups and downs of your life. The conversations that we have will explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and goals and together, we will identify strategies to help you achieve these goals. I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate understanding of the areas you bring to counselling, offering positive and effective solutions to help you move forward to the life you choose.
(07) 3214 3670 View (07) 3214 3670
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Peter O Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deagon, QLD 4017
I value the opportunity to join clients on a journey of self-discovery and I am passionate about assisting them in developing new insights, coping skills, and ways to build strong relationships. The counselling journey can be an enriching experience, and I look forward to helping you achieve a greater sense of understanding, self-awareness, peace, and fulfilment.
I value the opportunity to join clients on a journey of self-discovery and I am passionate about assisting them in developing new insights, coping skills, and ways to build strong relationships. The counselling journey can be an enriching experience, and I look forward to helping you achieve a greater sense of understanding, self-awareness, peace, and fulfilment.
(07) 3608 1071 View (07) 3608 1071
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Gary Coonan Psychologist
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Brighton, QLD 4017
My name is Gary and my psychology practice is located on the north side of Brisbane in Brighton, providing the kind of counselling support that people deserve. I work with presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including complex trauma and dissociative identity.
My name is Gary and my psychology practice is located on the north side of Brisbane in Brighton, providing the kind of counselling support that people deserve. I work with presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including complex trauma and dissociative identity.
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Catriona Lightfoot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
(07) 3088 9135 View (07) 3088 9135
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Kelly Luisa Bagshaw
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Brighton, QLD 4017
I am passionate about guiding people to develop conscious awareness through personal growth & self development, understanding patterns of behaviour, self discovery & identity, navigating relationships, separation & divorce, understanding and recognising trauma/Trauma and building self worth. I can guide you to find clarity on your values, wants and needs, recognise signs of an unhealthy or toxic relationships, build confidence, develop assertiveness, establish boundaries and develop effective communication. I am devoted to supporting you to peel back the layers and get to know yourself more fully.
I am passionate about guiding people to develop conscious awareness through personal growth & self development, understanding patterns of behaviour, self discovery & identity, navigating relationships, separation & divorce, understanding and recognising trauma/Trauma and building self worth. I can guide you to find clarity on your values, wants and needs, recognise signs of an unhealthy or toxic relationships, build confidence, develop assertiveness, establish boundaries and develop effective communication. I am devoted to supporting you to peel back the layers and get to know yourself more fully.
(07) 3608 1765 View (07) 3608 1765
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Dani Ruskin
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
Does your child or young person struggle to say how they are feeling? Do their feelings come out in other ways, such as through anxiety or anger? If you are currently navigating parenting a child or young person with mental health difficulties and are wondering what you can do to help, get in touch. Art Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore difficult thoughts and feelings in a relaxed and creative way, using a range of art materials. Through creative exploration and understanding, new perspectives can be found, new skills can be learnt and solutions formed.
Does your child or young person struggle to say how they are feeling? Do their feelings come out in other ways, such as through anxiety or anger? If you are currently navigating parenting a child or young person with mental health difficulties and are wondering what you can do to help, get in touch. Art Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore difficult thoughts and feelings in a relaxed and creative way, using a range of art materials. Through creative exploration and understanding, new perspectives can be found, new skills can be learnt and solutions formed.
(07) 3226 1836 View (07) 3226 1836
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Kate Langdon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracken Ridge, QLD 4017
As a Registered Psychologist Kate is trained in mental health treatment and assessment. Kate treats all psychological conditions and supports people with all disabilities. Kate is experienced in Autism, ADHD, and Intellectual disability assessment, and can support your NDIS planning and implementation experience. Offering a diverse range of session engagement including Community, In-clinic, and Telehealth barriers to engagement are reduced. Working across a wide variety of ages and conditions Kate provides a healing space for you to explore what’s impacting your happiness and growth.
As a Registered Psychologist Kate is trained in mental health treatment and assessment. Kate treats all psychological conditions and supports people with all disabilities. Kate is experienced in Autism, ADHD, and Intellectual disability assessment, and can support your NDIS planning and implementation experience. Offering a diverse range of session engagement including Community, In-clinic, and Telehealth barriers to engagement are reduced. Working across a wide variety of ages and conditions Kate provides a healing space for you to explore what’s impacting your happiness and growth.
(07) 3214 3672 View (07) 3214 3672
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Brenda Wei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Brighton, QLD 4017
Hi, I am Brenda, a bilingual mental health-focused Social Worker. I provide assessments and a broader range of skills in treating mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction, trauma and trauma-related Mental Health Issues (e.g. PTSD, Complex PTSD), and personality disorders. Clients with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns are welcomed across the lifespan. I offer practical, effective, confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space. I’m also experienced working in neurodiversity and disability sectors with experience using AAC ( argumentative alternative communication) devices.
Hi, I am Brenda, a bilingual mental health-focused Social Worker. I provide assessments and a broader range of skills in treating mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction, trauma and trauma-related Mental Health Issues (e.g. PTSD, Complex PTSD), and personality disorders. Clients with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns are welcomed across the lifespan. I offer practical, effective, confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space. I’m also experienced working in neurodiversity and disability sectors with experience using AAC ( argumentative alternative communication) devices.
(07) 3214 3631 View (07) 3214 3631
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High Vibrations Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton, QLD 4017
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy, unable to move forward? Maybe you have lost a loved one (person or pet), or you have just been through a separation and are wondering - how do I get through this without them? Maybe you are struggling with Infertility - month after month receiving bad news and negative results, wondering how to hang onto any glimmer of hope. Or you may have been suffering all your life and not sure why - it is often childhood trauma that has been left unhealed and influences every decision we make as an adult - either way I am here to help you move forward through the pain at your own pace and into the light again.
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy, unable to move forward? Maybe you have lost a loved one (person or pet), or you have just been through a separation and are wondering - how do I get through this without them? Maybe you are struggling with Infertility - month after month receiving bad news and negative results, wondering how to hang onto any glimmer of hope. Or you may have been suffering all your life and not sure why - it is often childhood trauma that has been left unhealed and influences every decision we make as an adult - either way I am here to help you move forward through the pain at your own pace and into the light again.
(07) 3477 9097 View (07) 3477 9097
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Amanda Hall (Brown)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brighton, QLD 4017
Not accepting new clients
Folded Heart Studio is a counselling and art therapy practice in the northern side of Brisbane in the Pine Rivers Shire. Folded Heart Studio was named as such to honour the story of your heart and facilitate choice and transformation. The paper origami heart symbolises the creative nature of the support and counselling that we offer and the commitment to offering structure and guidance along the way. Studio by definition is a place to learn, experiment and follow one’s creative endeavors in life; this studio is both a physical and online room grounded in a kind and accepting therapeutic alliance between you and me. Welcome.
Folded Heart Studio is a counselling and art therapy practice in the northern side of Brisbane in the Pine Rivers Shire. Folded Heart Studio was named as such to honour the story of your heart and facilitate choice and transformation. The paper origami heart symbolises the creative nature of the support and counselling that we offer and the commitment to offering structure and guidance along the way. Studio by definition is a place to learn, experiment and follow one’s creative endeavors in life; this studio is both a physical and online room grounded in a kind and accepting therapeutic alliance between you and me. Welcome.
(07) 3226 1835 View (07) 3226 1835
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First Response Counselling/unique by nature allied
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
I have over 40 years working with professionals in the first response fields and their families. I have a deep understanding and lived experience that I believe allows me to greatly assist clients to overcome anxiety, depression, lifestyle adjustments and establishing and building on having productive relationships with family, work colleagues and friends. I also have experience and successes in helping couples with managing adult addictions and anxiety management. Ultimately I work with you to help you and your family get back "the happy" which is what everyone wants in the end I strongly believe.
I have over 40 years working with professionals in the first response fields and their families. I have a deep understanding and lived experience that I believe allows me to greatly assist clients to overcome anxiety, depression, lifestyle adjustments and establishing and building on having productive relationships with family, work colleagues and friends. I also have experience and successes in helping couples with managing adult addictions and anxiety management. Ultimately I work with you to help you and your family get back "the happy" which is what everyone wants in the end I strongly believe.
(07) 5240 9074 View (07) 5240 9074
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Patricia Nadia Boucher
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
(07) 2100 4908 View (07) 2100 4908
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Puddle Jump Play Therapy - Maddie Schofield
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
I am a registered Social Worker (AASW) and a Registered Play Therapist (PTPA). I use Child-Centred Play Therapy, alongside the principles of Narrative Therapy as I truly believe in the power of story-telling and listening for the absent but implicit stories and strengths in people's lives. I also strongly work from an understanding of intersectionality, acknowledging the way gender, race, culture, religion, and family and socio-economic background can influence people's lives and their journey for healing.
I am a registered Social Worker (AASW) and a Registered Play Therapist (PTPA). I use Child-Centred Play Therapy, alongside the principles of Narrative Therapy as I truly believe in the power of story-telling and listening for the absent but implicit stories and strengths in people's lives. I also strongly work from an understanding of intersectionality, acknowledging the way gender, race, culture, religion, and family and socio-economic background can influence people's lives and their journey for healing.
(07) 3477 9693 View (07) 3477 9693
Photo of Sheena Schuy, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sheena Schuy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sandgate, QLD 4017  (Online Only)
Hey I’m Sheena Schuy. I am a Holistic Therapist (BPsych, MCoun, MSW). We are a womens mental health and performance coaching practice - we specialise in helping high-achieving women create balance in their life so that can be the best leaders, entrepreneurs, partners, mothers, and friends. We help women go from exhausted, tired, and strung out to calm, clear and content with our psychology and life coaching services. The main issues we work with are anxiety, burnout, relationships, ADHD and depression but can also help with career development, mindset, personal development, leadership, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
Hey I’m Sheena Schuy. I am a Holistic Therapist (BPsych, MCoun, MSW). We are a womens mental health and performance coaching practice - we specialise in helping high-achieving women create balance in their life so that can be the best leaders, entrepreneurs, partners, mothers, and friends. We help women go from exhausted, tired, and strung out to calm, clear and content with our psychology and life coaching services. The main issues we work with are anxiety, burnout, relationships, ADHD and depression but can also help with career development, mindset, personal development, leadership, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
0499 391 161 View 0499 391 161
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Leanne Heffernan Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bracken Ridge, QLD 4017
Currently with immediate availability at Warner and Brendale - if you are struggling with depression or anxiety or with the day-to-day pressures of work/study or having family and/or relationship difficulties please contact for an appointment. I have over 20 years experience and I trained in many different types of therapy so we can find an approach that suits you. I will work with you at a pace that is suitable to your needs to develop strategies to assist you. I pride myself on making clients feel comfortable and heard in their first session and we will work collaboratively together. Book immediately online or call my reception
Currently with immediate availability at Warner and Brendale - if you are struggling with depression or anxiety or with the day-to-day pressures of work/study or having family and/or relationship difficulties please contact for an appointment. I have over 20 years experience and I trained in many different types of therapy so we can find an approach that suits you. I will work with you at a pace that is suitable to your needs to develop strategies to assist you. I pride myself on making clients feel comfortable and heard in their first session and we will work collaboratively together. Book immediately online or call my reception
(07) 2000 5537 View (07) 2000 5537
Photo of Sharon Atkinson, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharon Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandgate, QLD 4017
Currently not accepting new clients.
Currently not accepting new clients.
(07) 3477 9405 View (07) 3477 9405
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Dr Tina Habota
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Sandgate, QLD 4017
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4017

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in 4017 who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates
47% Other

How Counsellors in 4017 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4017?

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.