Counselling in 4064

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Senta Sharp Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Feeling overwhelmed, angry, alone, sad or burned out can happen to us all, no matter how successful you are. As a counsellor, I offer support and help to understand your issues, find clarity, make a plan, change direction, feel stronger, and more resilient. I’ll help you cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, difficult relationships, medical issues, chronic pain, weight-loss, identity issues, fertility issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Take time to focus on you & your mental health. No referral or health care plan needed, just connect and start this week to live a better, calmer, happier life.
Feeling overwhelmed, angry, alone, sad or burned out can happen to us all, no matter how successful you are. As a counsellor, I offer support and help to understand your issues, find clarity, make a plan, change direction, feel stronger, and more resilient. I’ll help you cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, difficult relationships, medical issues, chronic pain, weight-loss, identity issues, fertility issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Take time to focus on you & your mental health. No referral or health care plan needed, just connect and start this week to live a better, calmer, happier life.
(07) 3186 9745 View (07) 3186 9745
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Sam Zimmer
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Milton, QLD 4064
Relationship difficulties including work, couples, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, including health anxiety, OCD/Hoarding, anger, motivation, psychosis, PTSD, grief and loss, addictions personality disorders, eating issues, sleep issues, ADHD, ASD, chronic pain.
Relationship difficulties including work, couples, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, including health anxiety, OCD/Hoarding, anger, motivation, psychosis, PTSD, grief and loss, addictions personality disorders, eating issues, sleep issues, ADHD, ASD, chronic pain.
(07) 2100 4626 View (07) 2100 4626
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Seasons Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Seasons Psychology aspires to provide a safe and holistic space for client's on their journey of self discovery, awareness, insight and healing. It is lead by the belief that people hold their own internal wisdom and self-knowledge. Sometimes layered life experiences move us further away from self-trust causing distress. It is therefore the goal of Seasons Psychology to provide a space for healing, reconnection to self, and growth, in turn strengthening ones own resilience and enhancing their ability to live a fulfilled, abundant, empowered and prosperous life.
Seasons Psychology aspires to provide a safe and holistic space for client's on their journey of self discovery, awareness, insight and healing. It is lead by the belief that people hold their own internal wisdom and self-knowledge. Sometimes layered life experiences move us further away from self-trust causing distress. It is therefore the goal of Seasons Psychology to provide a space for healing, reconnection to self, and growth, in turn strengthening ones own resilience and enhancing their ability to live a fulfilled, abundant, empowered and prosperous life.
(07) 3132 2739 View (07) 3132 2739
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Cheryl Fairbairn
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
My background in complex trauma and mental health has increased my interest in an integrative approach to therapy. Anxiety, depression and addictions can often be traced to childhood traumas which have been trapped, leading to psychological conflict. My areas of interest include PTSD and Complex trauma, grief, addictions and eating disorders (bulimia and binge eating disorder), anxiety and depression. I offer couples counselling, implementing Gottman Relationship Therapy and am trained in Family Therapy, and offer Circle of Security Parenting Program. Find me at clfpsychology.com
My background in complex trauma and mental health has increased my interest in an integrative approach to therapy. Anxiety, depression and addictions can often be traced to childhood traumas which have been trapped, leading to psychological conflict. My areas of interest include PTSD and Complex trauma, grief, addictions and eating disorders (bulimia and binge eating disorder), anxiety and depression. I offer couples counselling, implementing Gottman Relationship Therapy and am trained in Family Therapy, and offer Circle of Security Parenting Program. Find me at clfpsychology.com
(07) 3132 0850 View (07) 3132 0850
Marcela Costanzo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Milton, QLD 4064
I work with adult clients who want to overcome symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. My clients are stuck, repeating unhelpful patterns of behavior or merely reacting to life obstacles, rather than making choices based on their values. I have a strong interest in helping people recover from traumatic experiences, including attachment injuries as a result of growing up in an emotionally depriving and/or unsafe and abusive environments.
I work with adult clients who want to overcome symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. My clients are stuck, repeating unhelpful patterns of behavior or merely reacting to life obstacles, rather than making choices based on their values. I have a strong interest in helping people recover from traumatic experiences, including attachment injuries as a result of growing up in an emotionally depriving and/or unsafe and abusive environments.
(07) 2100 4271 View (07) 2100 4271
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Nicole Mathieson Counselling and Couple therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paddington, QLD 4064
I help couples and individuals with their relationships, intimacy and connection. I am passionate about helping people come back to themselves and learn practical, experiential skills to create more loving, connected and harmonious intimate relationships — with themselves and their partners. I help people who are struggling with relationships, communication, connection, intimacy, desire, libido, sexual trauma recovery, break-ups, dating and getting ready for love as well as relationships with friends, children, family and in-laws. In my work with individuals I combine self-compassion, embodiment work and ‘parts’ therapy.
I help couples and individuals with their relationships, intimacy and connection. I am passionate about helping people come back to themselves and learn practical, experiential skills to create more loving, connected and harmonious intimate relationships — with themselves and their partners. I help people who are struggling with relationships, communication, connection, intimacy, desire, libido, sexual trauma recovery, break-ups, dating and getting ready for love as well as relationships with friends, children, family and in-laws. In my work with individuals I combine self-compassion, embodiment work and ‘parts’ therapy.
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Meera Lakhani | Inner Reflections Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Welcome to a space that has been created to help you feel a sense of safety and stability. Within the walls of Inner Reflections Psychology, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, in whatever way aligns best with your values and beliefs. In my years as a practicing psychologist, I have learnt what it means to practice unconditional positive regard, lean into vulnerability and listen to my intuition in times of need. I am passionate about assisting you to learn these skills, but to also have a place where you can be heard, free from bias and judgement and assisted with navigating life’s inherent challenges.
Welcome to a space that has been created to help you feel a sense of safety and stability. Within the walls of Inner Reflections Psychology, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, in whatever way aligns best with your values and beliefs. In my years as a practicing psychologist, I have learnt what it means to practice unconditional positive regard, lean into vulnerability and listen to my intuition in times of need. I am passionate about assisting you to learn these skills, but to also have a place where you can be heard, free from bias and judgement and assisted with navigating life’s inherent challenges.
(07) 3132 1634 x800 View (07) 3132 1634 x800
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Emily Stanley Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I have experience working with a wide range of people in terms of age, culture, neurodiversity, gender expression, physical abilities, language and presenting issues. A relationship-based approach is at the core of my practice- I've found that only when people feel welcomed and accepted do they feel safe enough to explore important challenges and issues.
I have experience working with a wide range of people in terms of age, culture, neurodiversity, gender expression, physical abilities, language and presenting issues. A relationship-based approach is at the core of my practice- I've found that only when people feel welcomed and accepted do they feel safe enough to explore important challenges and issues.
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Jessica Demuth
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I acknowledge the courage it requires to engage in therapy and honour your pursuit of healing. Within my practice, I deeply value the journey towards self-compassion and interpersonal connection. My goal in therapy is to offer you a secure environment to delve into your needs and navigate towards healing. Employing an empathetic, client-centred approach, I integrate evidence-based techniques to facilitate this journey while prioritizing your individuality and customizing treatment accordingly.
I acknowledge the courage it requires to engage in therapy and honour your pursuit of healing. Within my practice, I deeply value the journey towards self-compassion and interpersonal connection. My goal in therapy is to offer you a secure environment to delve into your needs and navigate towards healing. Employing an empathetic, client-centred approach, I integrate evidence-based techniques to facilitate this journey while prioritizing your individuality and customizing treatment accordingly.
(07) 3113 9855 View (07) 3113 9855
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Ivannia Mena
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Milton, QLD 4064
Psychologist and Practice Director Ivannia Mena is an experienced therapist with a broad range of skills in the treatment of mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction and trauma. Ivannia aims to provide the highest standard of psychological support to individuals looking to work at the core of their symptoms, to develop insight, increase self awareness and learn adaptive coping skills. Mindful Perspectives Psychology welcomes adolescents, adults and older adults with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns, offering practical, effective and confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space.
Psychologist and Practice Director Ivannia Mena is an experienced therapist with a broad range of skills in the treatment of mood disorders, at-risk behaviours, criminal attitudes, addiction and trauma. Ivannia aims to provide the highest standard of psychological support to individuals looking to work at the core of their symptoms, to develop insight, increase self awareness and learn adaptive coping skills. Mindful Perspectives Psychology welcomes adolescents, adults and older adults with cognitive, behavioural, and emotional concerns, offering practical, effective and confidential support in a safe and supportive treatment space.
(07) 3062 7671 View (07) 3062 7671
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Amygdala Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Stress and trauma affect the way in which we all think and behave. Our mind often gets stuck in this response and it is difficult to think and behave the way we want to. I work with how the mind, brain and body responds to stress and trauma. I work from a whole person perspective in ways we can improve everyday mood, emotional responses and the impact our personal distress has on relationships.
Stress and trauma affect the way in which we all think and behave. Our mind often gets stuck in this response and it is difficult to think and behave the way we want to. I work with how the mind, brain and body responds to stress and trauma. I work from a whole person perspective in ways we can improve everyday mood, emotional responses and the impact our personal distress has on relationships.
(07) 2100 4027 View (07) 2100 4027
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Karen Breedon
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am a Clinical Psychologist located within the Work Well Health Centre in Paddington, Brisbane. My passion is supporting young people and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including: anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, trauma and grief and loss. When I work with people my approach to therapy is with warmth and compassion, empathy and understanding. My style is to incorporate fun into the therapy room, such as creative arts, nature and walk and talk where possible. I have previous work experience that includes work in hospitals, school and the area of crisis support.
I am a Clinical Psychologist located within the Work Well Health Centre in Paddington, Brisbane. My passion is supporting young people and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including: anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, trauma and grief and loss. When I work with people my approach to therapy is with warmth and compassion, empathy and understanding. My style is to incorporate fun into the therapy room, such as creative arts, nature and walk and talk where possible. I have previous work experience that includes work in hospitals, school and the area of crisis support.
(07) 3179 6968 View (07) 3179 6968
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Caitlin Logan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am a generally registered Psychologist with a strong interest in developmental and neuropsychology. I draw from an eclectic framework working with a range of evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Cognitive Processing and Schema Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered, focusing on the guests' goals. I am currently accepting referrals of people of all ages, with a strong passion in working with those experiencing anxiety, OCD, trauma, perinatal mental health and ADHD.
I am a generally registered Psychologist with a strong interest in developmental and neuropsychology. I draw from an eclectic framework working with a range of evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Cognitive Processing and Schema Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered, focusing on the guests' goals. I am currently accepting referrals of people of all ages, with a strong passion in working with those experiencing anxiety, OCD, trauma, perinatal mental health and ADHD.
(07) 3179 6833 View (07) 3179 6833
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Mathew Heilig
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I work with people experiencing various psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression, trauma, issues with impulsivity and abandonment, grief and loss, difficulty coping with emotions, overwhelming stress, and low self-esteem. I work with individuals in a non-judgemental, warm, enthusiastic, and collaborative manner to assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals and help them live valued and meaningful lives. I also accept Workcover QLD referrals.
I work with people experiencing various psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression, trauma, issues with impulsivity and abandonment, grief and loss, difficulty coping with emotions, overwhelming stress, and low self-esteem. I work with individuals in a non-judgemental, warm, enthusiastic, and collaborative manner to assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals and help them live valued and meaningful lives. I also accept Workcover QLD referrals.
(07) 3186 5678 View (07) 3186 5678
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Renee Ryan - North Light Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
(07) 3113 9935 View (07) 3113 9935
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Arietta @ The Mindful Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am open for new referrals for women and young women 16 + at The Mindful Collective. We are a group of female psychologists passionate about our work and in providing a calm, safe and nurturing counselling environment . With 30 + years in the mental health field, I use evidence based therapies such as the CBT modalities, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Focused Therapy, and others. I am empathetic and easy going and will assist you in navigating overwhelming situations and emotions with practical and achievable strategies that make sense to you, develop greater insight & life skills, and enable you to build a fresh perspective.
I am open for new referrals for women and young women 16 + at The Mindful Collective. We are a group of female psychologists passionate about our work and in providing a calm, safe and nurturing counselling environment . With 30 + years in the mental health field, I use evidence based therapies such as the CBT modalities, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Focused Therapy, and others. I am empathetic and easy going and will assist you in navigating overwhelming situations and emotions with practical and achievable strategies that make sense to you, develop greater insight & life skills, and enable you to build a fresh perspective.
(07) 3132 0980 View (07) 3132 0980
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Hannah Dillman
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Coming from a background in counselling psychology, I have a big focus on approaching care from a compassionate and client-centred perspective. I believe it is a privilege to walk beside people as they traverse their journey and aim to support and empower them to flourish in whatever ways make sense. Although I work with a variety of populations, I particularly enjoy working with young adults and adolescents presenting with women’s health issues, chronic pain, depression, parenting challenges, life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, and ASD.
Coming from a background in counselling psychology, I have a big focus on approaching care from a compassionate and client-centred perspective. I believe it is a privilege to walk beside people as they traverse their journey and aim to support and empower them to flourish in whatever ways make sense. Although I work with a variety of populations, I particularly enjoy working with young adults and adolescents presenting with women’s health issues, chronic pain, depression, parenting challenges, life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, and ASD.
(07) 3130 0597 View (07) 3130 0597
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Rhi Gibson Trauma Informed Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
(07) 3132 1774 View (07) 3132 1774
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Psychology Network Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Milton, QLD 4064
Would you like to know if you have autistic traits? Would you like to have information on your ability to connect with people and to express empathy? Have you been wondering about your ability to concentrate and to follow through on tasks? We offer fast and confidential assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
Would you like to know if you have autistic traits? Would you like to have information on your ability to connect with people and to express empathy? Have you been wondering about your ability to concentrate and to follow through on tasks? We offer fast and confidential assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
(07) 2100 4785 View (07) 2100 4785
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Sathya Maniam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milton, QLD 4064
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
(07) 2100 4999 View (07) 2100 4999

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4064

90+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in 4064 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
63% Bupa
61% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4064 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4064?

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.