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Trusting Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
(08) 8004 6002 View (08) 8004 6002
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Katerine-Ann Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Katerine-Ann is a kind and caring Clinical Psychologist who seeks to nurture youth, families, and adults, with a range of sub-clinical and clinical symptomologies and presentations, including trauma, developmental, emotional, behavioural, relationship, and school difficulties. Katerine-Ann builds on the strengths of the client to foster positive change through a collaborative, compassionate, and hope-orientated approach. Primarily working within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, she also draws upon other evidence-based treatment modalities.
Katerine-Ann is a kind and caring Clinical Psychologist who seeks to nurture youth, families, and adults, with a range of sub-clinical and clinical symptomologies and presentations, including trauma, developmental, emotional, behavioural, relationship, and school difficulties. Katerine-Ann builds on the strengths of the client to foster positive change through a collaborative, compassionate, and hope-orientated approach. Primarily working within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, she also draws upon other evidence-based treatment modalities.
(07) 5612 5091 View (07) 5612 5091
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Lizel Ramsay
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
I provide wellbeing opportunities to children and young people who are seeking change and transformation in an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth. Helping children and young people to feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and live a life worth living.
I provide wellbeing opportunities to children and young people who are seeking change and transformation in an open, supportive environment that nurtures growth. Helping children and young people to feel confident and empowered to overcome challenges and live a life worth living.
(03) 6468 9420 View (03) 6468 9420
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Big Bears Treehouse
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Tallai, QLD 4213
I'm a passionate child and family counsellor who works from a strengths-based perspective and sees the potential in all my clients. I've trained in several play therapy modalities (CCPT, Theraplay, Autplay, Filial Therapy) to help children and families communicate and connect in times when words just don’t meet their needs. I've also trained in several parenting programs to help parents navigate this sometimes-challenging role i.e., Circles of Security, Triple P, Emotion Coaching 123.
I'm a passionate child and family counsellor who works from a strengths-based perspective and sees the potential in all my clients. I've trained in several play therapy modalities (CCPT, Theraplay, Autplay, Filial Therapy) to help children and families communicate and connect in times when words just don’t meet their needs. I've also trained in several parenting programs to help parents navigate this sometimes-challenging role i.e., Circles of Security, Triple P, Emotion Coaching 123.
(07) 3186 8548 View (07) 3186 8548
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Kate Oosthuizen
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Kate’s counselling experience spans over 25+ years and specialises in trauma informed individual counselling. Kate is passionate about applying trauma informed practices for the safety of all clients. Being caring, compassionate and authentic is integral to healing from trauma. Providing relevant psychoeducation and practical strategies/techniques concerning life's dis/stressors and options for healthy coping skills is essential for wellbeing. Enabling clients to experience hope and wellbeing whilst working towards their counselling goals is core to the best outcomes in therapy.
Kate’s counselling experience spans over 25+ years and specialises in trauma informed individual counselling. Kate is passionate about applying trauma informed practices for the safety of all clients. Being caring, compassionate and authentic is integral to healing from trauma. Providing relevant psychoeducation and practical strategies/techniques concerning life's dis/stressors and options for healthy coping skills is essential for wellbeing. Enabling clients to experience hope and wellbeing whilst working towards their counselling goals is core to the best outcomes in therapy.
(02) 8074 3830 View (02) 8074 3830
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Affiniti Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Worongary, QLD 4213
Hi , my name is Jo. My passion is to support effective parenting and adults and children struggling with neurodiversity and other special needs, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, emotion regulation and grief so they can move from a place of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated to empowered and in control.
Hi , my name is Jo. My passion is to support effective parenting and adults and children struggling with neurodiversity and other special needs, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, emotion regulation and grief so they can move from a place of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated to empowered and in control.
(03) 6469 5307 View (03) 6469 5307
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David Alexander Wilson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Bonogin, QLD 4213
I collaborate closely with people who aspire to break free from recurring patterns of self-sabotage, attracting unsuitable partners, experiencing relational conflicts, and grappling with co-dependency. If you choose to work with me, we will journey towards cultivating more profound, harmonious, and heart-centred relationships with both self and others. I emanate authenticity, warmth, approachability, empathy, dynamism, curiosity, non-judgment, and a trauma-sensitive approach. My passion lies in establishing genuine and meaningful bonds with individuals, fostering a secure and nurturing connection that encourages open dialogue.
I collaborate closely with people who aspire to break free from recurring patterns of self-sabotage, attracting unsuitable partners, experiencing relational conflicts, and grappling with co-dependency. If you choose to work with me, we will journey towards cultivating more profound, harmonious, and heart-centred relationships with both self and others. I emanate authenticity, warmth, approachability, empathy, dynamism, curiosity, non-judgment, and a trauma-sensitive approach. My passion lies in establishing genuine and meaningful bonds with individuals, fostering a secure and nurturing connection that encourages open dialogue.
(03) 6351 9919 View (03) 6351 9919
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Integrated Health Specialists
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Integrated Health Specialists is a well-established psychology and wellness clinic, located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Michelle has over 25 years experience helping clients to improve their mental health, overcome life’s challenges, and improve overall quality of life. Providing many services to adults including psychology, counselling, life coaching, hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and weight loss programs, just to name a few. Areas of specialisations are stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, obesity, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, perfectionism, OCD, and relationship challenges.
Integrated Health Specialists is a well-established psychology and wellness clinic, located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Michelle has over 25 years experience helping clients to improve their mental health, overcome life’s challenges, and improve overall quality of life. Providing many services to adults including psychology, counselling, life coaching, hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and weight loss programs, just to name a few. Areas of specialisations are stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, obesity, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, perfectionism, OCD, and relationship challenges.
(07) 5569 0115 View (07) 5569 0115
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Will Drotsky
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Will Drotsky is a clinical, forensic and counselling psychologist in private practice on the Gold Coast. He is the founder and the principal psychologist of the psychology practice, PsychologyCare in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Will is also the Director of the Bond University Psychology Clinic. A trained specialist in various therapeutic treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), he incorporates an holistic and integrative approach to best meet the needs of his clients. Will also provides supervision to Master and Doctorate students and is an experienced supervisor for Clinical endorsement.
Will Drotsky is a clinical, forensic and counselling psychologist in private practice on the Gold Coast. He is the founder and the principal psychologist of the psychology practice, PsychologyCare in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Will is also the Director of the Bond University Psychology Clinic. A trained specialist in various therapeutic treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), he incorporates an holistic and integrative approach to best meet the needs of his clients. Will also provides supervision to Master and Doctorate students and is an experienced supervisor for Clinical endorsement.
(07) 5391 4245 View (07) 5391 4245
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Rasha Jones
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
I'm a youth and adult complex trauma informed counsellor. I practice with a person-centred focus, understanding that every individuals experience is unique and their path to self-actualisation lies in their own self-determination. I aim to provide a safe space to empower clients to feel able to address their therapeutic goals, emotional distress, and unpack the issues impacting their lives. I practice with a strong focus on psycho-education, in hopes to give clients the tools to deepen their understanding of themselves so that they can take control of their lives and actualise.
I'm a youth and adult complex trauma informed counsellor. I practice with a person-centred focus, understanding that every individuals experience is unique and their path to self-actualisation lies in their own self-determination. I aim to provide a safe space to empower clients to feel able to address their therapeutic goals, emotional distress, and unpack the issues impacting their lives. I practice with a strong focus on psycho-education, in hopes to give clients the tools to deepen their understanding of themselves so that they can take control of their lives and actualise.
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Foundations and Flow counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
At foundations and flow building client counsellor relationship is very important. Developing trust and providing a calm safe space for client's, helps support the process of getting to the core issue in the person life. This can then lead to the unfolding of self awareness and development also allowing the space to work together to building a strong foundation with the client where we can support a deeper connection to self and the empowerment to engage with life confidently. Postnatal counselling is an area I am passionate in supporting working with couples to support in what can be a tricky time of adjustment.
At foundations and flow building client counsellor relationship is very important. Developing trust and providing a calm safe space for client's, helps support the process of getting to the core issue in the person life. This can then lead to the unfolding of self awareness and development also allowing the space to work together to building a strong foundation with the client where we can support a deeper connection to self and the empowerment to engage with life confidently. Postnatal counselling is an area I am passionate in supporting working with couples to support in what can be a tricky time of adjustment.
(08) 6206 8758 View (08) 6206 8758
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The Lakeside Rooms
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Lakeside Rooms is a highly regarded and prominent practice of Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Practitioners and support staff have been working together since 2000 to provide a safe, private, and welcoming environment for the community of the Gold Coast and the surrounds. Lakeside Practitioners believe the right match is important and good rapport is critical. Each Practitioner operates their practice independently from the Lakeside Rooms space, ensuring the balance of confidentiality and collaboration in the best interests of the client.
Lakeside Rooms is a highly regarded and prominent practice of Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Practitioners and support staff have been working together since 2000 to provide a safe, private, and welcoming environment for the community of the Gold Coast and the surrounds. Lakeside Practitioners believe the right match is important and good rapport is critical. Each Practitioner operates their practice independently from the Lakeside Rooms space, ensuring the balance of confidentiality and collaboration in the best interests of the client.
(03) 6468 9686 View (03) 6468 9686
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Michelle McCrudden
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Worongary, QLD 4213  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My name is Michelle and I am a trauma focused therapist. I am trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT and person-centered therapy. My main objective is to ensure that you feel heard, seen and safe with me. I provide an empathic and compassionate approach to therapy, to ensure you feel that your needs are met and take pride in being by your side in your journey to self healing.
My name is Michelle and I am a trauma focused therapist. I am trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT and person-centered therapy. My main objective is to ensure that you feel heard, seen and safe with me. I provide an empathic and compassionate approach to therapy, to ensure you feel that your needs are met and take pride in being by your side in your journey to self healing.
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Karen Holmes
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
I work mainly with women who for whatever reason, are finding life a bit of a struggle. I do also work with men to help them understand the women in their lives. I am also trained in couple counselling. Some of the most common reasons come to see me include relationship issues, mothering, work/life balance problems, anxiety, depression, grief/loss to name but a few. Commonly we get bogged down in how we “should” be doing things, rather than what suits us and our lives. Women tend to put themselves at the back of the queue, and in times of stress, our self care tends to suffer, leading to overwhelm. Let me help!
I work mainly with women who for whatever reason, are finding life a bit of a struggle. I do also work with men to help them understand the women in their lives. I am also trained in couple counselling. Some of the most common reasons come to see me include relationship issues, mothering, work/life balance problems, anxiety, depression, grief/loss to name but a few. Commonly we get bogged down in how we “should” be doing things, rather than what suits us and our lives. Women tend to put themselves at the back of the queue, and in times of stress, our self care tends to suffer, leading to overwhelm. Let me help!
(07) 5391 4271 View (07) 5391 4271
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Koira Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Our clients are those who want to feel more belonging in their every day life (at work/with family/partners/friends/children). They can be young adults who are developing skills & values to increase independence, agency, self & emotional knowledge. Some desire to use their past experiences to help them make better choices, & increase their coping skills & ability. Others need support for relationship concerns & enhance their interpersonal strength & have more positive social emotional experiences at home & in the community. Our clients value the benefits of therapy & want to start a dialogue to change their lives for the better.
Our clients are those who want to feel more belonging in their every day life (at work/with family/partners/friends/children). They can be young adults who are developing skills & values to increase independence, agency, self & emotional knowledge. Some desire to use their past experiences to help them make better choices, & increase their coping skills & ability. Others need support for relationship concerns & enhance their interpersonal strength & have more positive social emotional experiences at home & in the community. Our clients value the benefits of therapy & want to start a dialogue to change their lives for the better.
(08) 6845 4993 View (08) 6845 4993
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Dr Jason Wessel
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, procrastination, addiction, poor sleep, or relationships? I can help. These issues affect us all at various times. Sometimes we navigate them alone. Other times we need to reach out for help. Both take strength. Whether you're working on getting through the day or exploring the meaning of your life, I take great care to cultivate a safe and non-judgemental space with you so we can explore your struggles together.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, procrastination, addiction, poor sleep, or relationships? I can help. These issues affect us all at various times. Sometimes we navigate them alone. Other times we need to reach out for help. Both take strength. Whether you're working on getting through the day or exploring the meaning of your life, I take great care to cultivate a safe and non-judgemental space with you so we can explore your struggles together.
(02) 4703 9595 View (02) 4703 9595
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Samantha Carruthers
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
For adults seeking 1-1 support from an experienced and caring psychologist. Together we can work on issues such as adjusting to life changes, symptoms of anxiety and depression or simply getting your mojo back. I have extensive experience working with executive leaders and workplace issues. I created Anahata Psychology and Consulting Practice to facilitate change, with Heart. I offer face to face and telehealth. Telehealth suits people who don’t necessarily have the time to come into an office, live away or prefer the privacy of their own home.
For adults seeking 1-1 support from an experienced and caring psychologist. Together we can work on issues such as adjusting to life changes, symptoms of anxiety and depression or simply getting your mojo back. I have extensive experience working with executive leaders and workplace issues. I created Anahata Psychology and Consulting Practice to facilitate change, with Heart. I offer face to face and telehealth. Telehealth suits people who don’t necessarily have the time to come into an office, live away or prefer the privacy of their own home.
(07) 4028 4850 View (07) 4028 4850
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Christian Nipedal
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Worongary, QLD 4213
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
(07) 5222 9880 View (07) 5222 9880
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Lee Hughes
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Greetings and a warm welcome to you! My name is Lee Hughes and I offer a personalised, evidence-based psychological services grounded in compassion and understanding. If you're navigating through emotional turbulence, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or wrestling with relationship issues, you've already demonstrated courage by considering professional help. Perhaps you're also seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, looking to enrich your relationships, or aspiring to steer your life in a more fulfilling direction. Regardless of your specific concerns, you've taken an important and brave step by seeking assistance.
Greetings and a warm welcome to you! My name is Lee Hughes and I offer a personalised, evidence-based psychological services grounded in compassion and understanding. If you're navigating through emotional turbulence, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or wrestling with relationship issues, you've already demonstrated courage by considering professional help. Perhaps you're also seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, looking to enrich your relationships, or aspiring to steer your life in a more fulfilling direction. Regardless of your specific concerns, you've taken an important and brave step by seeking assistance.
(08) 7813 3689 View (08) 7813 3689
Photo of Kerry Sutton, Counsellor in 4213, QLD
Kerry Sutton
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Tallai, QLD 4213
Hi I’m Kerry, I support and empower individuals and couples experiencing challenging life events. My approach is hope focused and heart centered. Most of my clients contact me because of relationship issues, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or some form of midlife crisis. Clients tell me I am warm, genuine, un-judgmental, and easy to talk to. I help people uncover their own insight, strengthen self-belief, and learn practical tools and skills for living in the real world. My office is a private, confidential space, away from the busyness of shopping centers and clinical office settings.
Hi I’m Kerry, I support and empower individuals and couples experiencing challenging life events. My approach is hope focused and heart centered. Most of my clients contact me because of relationship issues, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or some form of midlife crisis. Clients tell me I am warm, genuine, un-judgmental, and easy to talk to. I help people uncover their own insight, strengthen self-belief, and learn practical tools and skills for living in the real world. My office is a private, confidential space, away from the busyness of shopping centers and clinical office settings.
(07) 5619 5264 View (07) 5619 5264

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4213

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in 4213 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Self Esteem
84% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
69% Bupa
63% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4213 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
35% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4213?

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.