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Doves Counselling - Donna Gonsalves
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
Hi, I'm Donna and I'm so glad you're here. For me, counselling isn't just about tackling mental health concerns — it's a lifeline for those going through relationship challenges, tough life events, or grappling with behavioral issues. Consider me as a caring stranger, someone here to listen without judgment. I am well-versed in discussing a wide range of topics, no matter how sensitive or personal. I understand the unique needs of our community, and I’m here to offer a broad spectrum of services to cater to your individual journey. I also specialise in the areas of grief, loss and bereavement.
Hi, I'm Donna and I'm so glad you're here. For me, counselling isn't just about tackling mental health concerns — it's a lifeline for those going through relationship challenges, tough life events, or grappling with behavioral issues. Consider me as a caring stranger, someone here to listen without judgment. I am well-versed in discussing a wide range of topics, no matter how sensitive or personal. I understand the unique needs of our community, and I’m here to offer a broad spectrum of services to cater to your individual journey. I also specialise in the areas of grief, loss and bereavement.
(07) 3214 3653 View (07) 3214 3653
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The Nurture Foundation
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
Counselling is a collaborative exploration and unwinding of life's unbearable difficulties. Frequently people find me because they have tried traditional methods of talk therapy with moderate to limited success. I understand that when life overwhelms us it is a whole mind and body experience and thus the indescribable must be met and honored in the same way. With a strong foundation of understanding the nervous system I combine talk therapy with a practice called TRE to support the release and reintegration of overwhelming experiences.
Counselling is a collaborative exploration and unwinding of life's unbearable difficulties. Frequently people find me because they have tried traditional methods of talk therapy with moderate to limited success. I understand that when life overwhelms us it is a whole mind and body experience and thus the indescribable must be met and honored in the same way. With a strong foundation of understanding the nervous system I combine talk therapy with a practice called TRE to support the release and reintegration of overwhelming experiences.
(07) 4243 4283 View (07) 4243 4283
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Louise Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
If you need to refocus, find a new purpose or address some personal issues that may be holding you back, I'd like to work with you.
If you need to refocus, find a new purpose or address some personal issues that may be holding you back, I'd like to work with you.
(07) 4843 4909 View (07) 4843 4909
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Natajsa Wagner Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am currently not taking on any new clients, and have a waitlist until mid-late 2024. You can add your details to my waitlist at: www.natajsawagner.com Hi, I’m Natajsa. I am a Trauma-informed Clinical Psychotherapist, educator & supervisor. I support people in healing from the impacts of unresolved developmental trauma through safe, supportive and non judgemental therapy. The values that underpin my practice are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and anti-oppression.
Please note: I am currently not taking on any new clients, and have a waitlist until mid-late 2024. You can add your details to my waitlist at: www.natajsawagner.com Hi, I’m Natajsa. I am a Trauma-informed Clinical Psychotherapist, educator & supervisor. I support people in healing from the impacts of unresolved developmental trauma through safe, supportive and non judgemental therapy. The values that underpin my practice are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and anti-oppression.
(07) 3186 5638 View (07) 3186 5638
Photo of Mindful Psychologist, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Mindful Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
I especially connect with and enjoy providing support to people who struggle because they are highly-sensitive (hsperson.com), perfectionists, over-thinkers, anxious/worriers, or they have a history of trauma (from childhood, or from adult experiences, such as military service, miscarriage, violent assault, workplace bullying). I enjoy complex presentations, where there may be PTSD, anxiety, attachment issues, perfectionism, where the person's goal is to create an inner peace, fulfilment and live a more contented life. With couples, I can help you learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and improve your connection.
I especially connect with and enjoy providing support to people who struggle because they are highly-sensitive (hsperson.com), perfectionists, over-thinkers, anxious/worriers, or they have a history of trauma (from childhood, or from adult experiences, such as military service, miscarriage, violent assault, workplace bullying). I enjoy complex presentations, where there may be PTSD, anxiety, attachment issues, perfectionism, where the person's goal is to create an inner peace, fulfilment and live a more contented life. With couples, I can help you learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and improve your connection.
(07) 2000 4279 View (07) 2000 4279
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Interweave Therapy
MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
My name is Kathleen (Kate) Roe. I am a GP Therapist with a special interest in whole person care and a specific focus on mental health and well-being. I am intrigued by the interweave of self (past and present), family, lifestyle, community and environment in understanding a person’s perception and experience of health and wellbeing. A GP Therapist brings together the experience of medical training as a General Practitioner with extended skills in psychological therapies or counselling. A GP Therapist has experience in caring for the mind and body and understands how these have bidirectional influences on health and wellbeing.
My name is Kathleen (Kate) Roe. I am a GP Therapist with a special interest in whole person care and a specific focus on mental health and well-being. I am intrigued by the interweave of self (past and present), family, lifestyle, community and environment in understanding a person’s perception and experience of health and wellbeing. A GP Therapist brings together the experience of medical training as a General Practitioner with extended skills in psychological therapies or counselling. A GP Therapist has experience in caring for the mind and body and understands how these have bidirectional influences on health and wellbeing.
(07) 3184 4750 View (07) 3184 4750
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Julie Lambert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
My name is Julie Lambert I am the Founder and Principal of Growth Mindset Psychology and I am a committed and compassionate Educational and Developmental Psychologist registered with AHPRA. I truly care about my clients' well-being, and guarantee top of the line psychological assessments catered specifically to you or your child's needs. I take a holistic, systemic and strengths-based psychological approach and am a passionate advocate for children and adults alike, believing that education is the key to personal freedom. I utilise several therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT, Schema and EMDR therapy.
My name is Julie Lambert I am the Founder and Principal of Growth Mindset Psychology and I am a committed and compassionate Educational and Developmental Psychologist registered with AHPRA. I truly care about my clients' well-being, and guarantee top of the line psychological assessments catered specifically to you or your child's needs. I take a holistic, systemic and strengths-based psychological approach and am a passionate advocate for children and adults alike, believing that education is the key to personal freedom. I utilise several therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT, Schema and EMDR therapy.
(07) 3130 0420 View (07) 3130 0420
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Mary A McIntyre
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
The right therapy is gold. I work with somatic modalities to help people's bodymind deeply heal from stress, anxiety, PTSD, early life relational trauma and more. Trauma is more common than we think and individualised therapy can really make a difference.
The right therapy is gold. I work with somatic modalities to help people's bodymind deeply heal from stress, anxiety, PTSD, early life relational trauma and more. Trauma is more common than we think and individualised therapy can really make a difference.
(07) 3186 8568 View (07) 3186 8568
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NLK Therapies
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
I have experience supporting clients (individuals) through various life challenges, such as stress and overwhelm, grief and loss, separation/divorce, post-separation and co-parenting. I can help clients by offering a supportive and safe space for them to talk about their concerns, build tools and strategies to manage their distress, find ways to cope, help externalise and process their feelings around loss or change. I am a Registered Practicing Counsellor and Member of the Psychotherapy and Federation of Australia (PACFA) and a Bach Flower Essence Practitioner.
I have experience supporting clients (individuals) through various life challenges, such as stress and overwhelm, grief and loss, separation/divorce, post-separation and co-parenting. I can help clients by offering a supportive and safe space for them to talk about their concerns, build tools and strategies to manage their distress, find ways to cope, help externalise and process their feelings around loss or change. I am a Registered Practicing Counsellor and Member of the Psychotherapy and Federation of Australia (PACFA) and a Bach Flower Essence Practitioner.
(07) 2100 4664 View (07) 2100 4664
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Mapping Minds Child Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
(07) 3214 3688 View (07) 3214 3688
Photo of Grace Newland, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Grace Newland
Psychologist, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
Grace has a warm, person-centred approach that is trauma-informed, LGBTQAI+ friendly, and neuroaffirming. She is experienced with a range of concerns and is particularly passionate about working with trauma, including cPTSD and PTSD, self-harm and suicidality, personality vulnerabilities such as BPD, eating disorders, OCD, substance use concerns, and mood and anxiety disorders.
Grace has a warm, person-centred approach that is trauma-informed, LGBTQAI+ friendly, and neuroaffirming. She is experienced with a range of concerns and is particularly passionate about working with trauma, including cPTSD and PTSD, self-harm and suicidality, personality vulnerabilities such as BPD, eating disorders, OCD, substance use concerns, and mood and anxiety disorders.
(07) 2100 4860 View (07) 2100 4860
Photo of Dr Sonia Kalsi, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Dr Sonia Kalsi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
I am a UK-trained and registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 26 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am AHPRA-registered and have dual registration and licences to practice in Australia and the UK. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings such as the National Health Service, Education, and the Voluntary sector and in various roles, as a psychologist, consultant, trainer and manager of a university counselling service. I have been providing psychological support to adults for the past 10 years and managed my own private practice for 6 years.
I am a UK-trained and registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 26 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am AHPRA-registered and have dual registration and licences to practice in Australia and the UK. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings such as the National Health Service, Education, and the Voluntary sector and in various roles, as a psychologist, consultant, trainer and manager of a university counselling service. I have been providing psychological support to adults for the past 10 years and managed my own private practice for 6 years.
(07) 3186 0263 View (07) 3186 0263
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Suzanne Staal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061  (Online Only)
Sometimes challenging life experiences undermine our usual coping abilities. Although we can’t avoid pain, we can learn new ways to handle it so that even in the presence of the difficult stuff, we're able to shape a life that is rich, meaningful and well worth living.
Sometimes challenging life experiences undermine our usual coping abilities. Although we can’t avoid pain, we can learn new ways to handle it so that even in the presence of the difficult stuff, we're able to shape a life that is rich, meaningful and well worth living.
(07) 3186 8453 View (07) 3186 8453
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Laura Jordan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
I am a clinical psychologist who has also previously completed a Master of Counselling degree. My qualifications and 10+ years' experience enables me to integrate a range of therapeutic approaches, while also ensuring that the support provided is client-centred and tailored to each individual's needs. Evidence-based therapies that I incorporate include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a clinical psychologist who has also previously completed a Master of Counselling degree. My qualifications and 10+ years' experience enables me to integrate a range of therapeutic approaches, while also ensuring that the support provided is client-centred and tailored to each individual's needs. Evidence-based therapies that I incorporate include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(07) 3184 4023 View (07) 3184 4023
Photo of Nicole Lawrence, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Nicole Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
Special interests: ADHD, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Disordered eating & body image concerns, Perinatal mental health, Sleep difficulties, Supporting parents with positive parenting and attachment strategies, Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, Trauma & Work/study related stress & career development.
Special interests: ADHD, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Disordered eating & body image concerns, Perinatal mental health, Sleep difficulties, Supporting parents with positive parenting and attachment strategies, Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, Trauma & Work/study related stress & career development.
(07) 2100 4926 View (07) 2100 4926
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Cara Counselling Brisbane
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
Hi, I'm Louise, counsellor, mum of 2 kids and 2 cats, and ADHDer. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, angry, exhausted with all the things you’re juggling at work and at home - You are not alone! Many of my clients feel the pressure, stress, anxiety and anger of doing so much. (And of course so do I. As an ADHDer, I get it.) What if I could help with tools and strategies to dial down overwhelm, and reduce stress, anxiety and anger? I would love to help you to make changes and live a life that’s calmer, more positive and rewarding; moving forward with a focus on what’s important to you and how you want to live your best life.
Hi, I'm Louise, counsellor, mum of 2 kids and 2 cats, and ADHDer. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, angry, exhausted with all the things you’re juggling at work and at home - You are not alone! Many of my clients feel the pressure, stress, anxiety and anger of doing so much. (And of course so do I. As an ADHDer, I get it.) What if I could help with tools and strategies to dial down overwhelm, and reduce stress, anxiety and anger? I would love to help you to make changes and live a life that’s calmer, more positive and rewarding; moving forward with a focus on what’s important to you and how you want to live your best life.
(07) 3226 1833 View (07) 3226 1833
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Mountain View Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
0403 087 895 View 0403 087 895
Photo of Gretta O'Hagan Counselling, Coaching & Supervision, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4061, QLD
Gretta O'Hagan Counselling, Coaching & Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
Hi, I'm Gretta. I am a trauma informed counselling therapist. I work with a range of difficulties including trauma and relational difficulties, anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem, shame, grief and loss. Counselling therapy can assist with minimising the impacts on the quality of daily life, on relationships and overall sense of well-being including psychological/mental health. Counselling therapy provides a safe, non-judgemental space to slow down, be heard, start to make sense of difficulties, consider alternative choices and perspectives, increase understanding and self-compassion creating to a pathway forward.
Hi, I'm Gretta. I am a trauma informed counselling therapist. I work with a range of difficulties including trauma and relational difficulties, anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem, shame, grief and loss. Counselling therapy can assist with minimising the impacts on the quality of daily life, on relationships and overall sense of well-being including psychological/mental health. Counselling therapy provides a safe, non-judgemental space to slow down, be heard, start to make sense of difficulties, consider alternative choices and perspectives, increase understanding and self-compassion creating to a pathway forward.
(07) 3130 0625 View (07) 3130 0625
Photo of Adele O'Hare, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Adele O'Hare
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Gap, QLD 4061
I work with adults who are experiencing emotional pain associated with patterns in their relationships with themselves and others. We all form such patterns through what we learn implicitly in our earliest attachments. My patients are reflective, and they want support to make sense of how their patterns of behaviour are linked to events and unmet needs in their family of origin. The reflective work of therapy can help people access much more choice in how they respond to life's challenges and how they show up in their present relationships.
I work with adults who are experiencing emotional pain associated with patterns in their relationships with themselves and others. We all form such patterns through what we learn implicitly in our earliest attachments. My patients are reflective, and they want support to make sense of how their patterns of behaviour are linked to events and unmet needs in their family of origin. The reflective work of therapy can help people access much more choice in how they respond to life's challenges and how they show up in their present relationships.
(07) 2000 4523 View (07) 2000 4523
Photo of Amy Biggs-Tsoubos, Psychologist in 4061, QLD
Amy Biggs-Tsoubos
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Gap, QLD 4061
Amy Biggs-Tsoubos - Psychologist works with toddlers, children & teens and is passionate about providing a warm, caring and professional environment for her clients and their families. Amy is experienced working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low mood, neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, emotional regulation, adjustment difficulties, providing parenting support, self-esteem / confidence, stress / burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, OCD, grief and loss, phobias, anger management, sleep issues, managing friendships and interpersonal / relationship difficulties.
Amy Biggs-Tsoubos - Psychologist works with toddlers, children & teens and is passionate about providing a warm, caring and professional environment for her clients and their families. Amy is experienced working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low mood, neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, emotional regulation, adjustment difficulties, providing parenting support, self-esteem / confidence, stress / burnout, bullying, specific learning disorders, LGBTQI+ support, OCD, grief and loss, phobias, anger management, sleep issues, managing friendships and interpersonal / relationship difficulties.
(07) 3130 0555 View (07) 3130 0555

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4061

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 4061 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Stress
83% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
65% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Medicare Rebates
46% Bupa
38% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4061 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4061?

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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.