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Gray Matter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
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Barbara Nicholls
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
I pride myself in being able to cater to the individual needs of my clients to help them to make the changes they are looking for. The values of trust, respect and recognition of difference are very important in my practice and every endeavour will be made to help clients feel safe in a confidential and supportive environment.
I pride myself in being able to cater to the individual needs of my clients to help them to make the changes they are looking for. The values of trust, respect and recognition of difference are very important in my practice and every endeavour will be made to help clients feel safe in a confidential and supportive environment.
(07) 3184 8504 x041895 View (07) 3184 8504 x041895
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Walkabout Nature Based Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship difficulties, life changes or health concerns? If you want someone to talk to who will also share tools to help you move past your challenges and experience real positive change in if your life, then give us a call.
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship difficulties, life changes or health concerns? If you want someone to talk to who will also share tools to help you move past your challenges and experience real positive change in if your life, then give us a call.
(07) 3184 4686 View (07) 3184 4686
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Myhill Psychology - Suzanne Sutton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
My focus is providing a safe and supportive space that is warm and collaborative. I recognise the privilege it is to share this space and aim to be transparent, respectful and present, using best practices that are individualised and meaningful to you. I have engaged with children, adolescents and adults with complex trauma and PTSD, child and adult sexual assault, domestic and family violence, institutional abuse, problem and harmful sexual behaviours, anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Life transitions, Stress Management, Workplace Issues and am neuro affirming in my approach to Autism and ADHD.
My focus is providing a safe and supportive space that is warm and collaborative. I recognise the privilege it is to share this space and aim to be transparent, respectful and present, using best practices that are individualised and meaningful to you. I have engaged with children, adolescents and adults with complex trauma and PTSD, child and adult sexual assault, domestic and family violence, institutional abuse, problem and harmful sexual behaviours, anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Life transitions, Stress Management, Workplace Issues and am neuro affirming in my approach to Autism and ADHD.
(07) 3733 3518 View (07) 3733 3518
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Carolyn A Rogers
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burpengary East, QLD 4505  (Online Only)
Are you part of the Queer (LGBTQA+SB) Communities or exploring, questioning or concealing your diverse gender or sexuality? Looking for a Queer Informed or Queer/Gay Friendly Counsellor? Someone who 'just gets it'? Where I can be my authentic Self with when I feel comfortable & safe? I have a unique understanding of the impacts living in a cisgender hetero normative society can have on the mental wellbeing of LGBTQA+ individuals & our communities. I offer a queer informed, person centred, strengths based therapy approach working exclusively with LGBTQA+ individuals 25 plus & those exploring their authentic gender & sexuality.
Are you part of the Queer (LGBTQA+SB) Communities or exploring, questioning or concealing your diverse gender or sexuality? Looking for a Queer Informed or Queer/Gay Friendly Counsellor? Someone who 'just gets it'? Where I can be my authentic Self with when I feel comfortable & safe? I have a unique understanding of the impacts living in a cisgender hetero normative society can have on the mental wellbeing of LGBTQA+ individuals & our communities. I offer a queer informed, person centred, strengths based therapy approach working exclusively with LGBTQA+ individuals 25 plus & those exploring their authentic gender & sexuality.
(07) 5230 8997 View (07) 5230 8997
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Lin Langford
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Hi there, I’m Lin, a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist, with experience to assist you and your individual needs in therapy. I work collaboratively with you the client, to assist you to become empowered, find a sense of purpose and fulfilment in your life. I provide counselling and support for individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or whatever life challenges you are going through.
Hi there, I’m Lin, a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist, with experience to assist you and your individual needs in therapy. I work collaboratively with you the client, to assist you to become empowered, find a sense of purpose and fulfilment in your life. I provide counselling and support for individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or whatever life challenges you are going through.
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Anita Jane Perigo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
My name is Anita and I work with my Therapy Dogs Tszyu (Zoo) and Noah. I have two areas of my psychology work that I am passionate about making available to you. The first being Animal Assisted Therapy, and the second Art in Therapy. Having the dogs in my studio provides you with an emotionally safe and nurturing space to explore the distress you are feeling, without getting lost in it. The dogs are always there as a welcome sensory connection to the present moment. I also use art (basket weaving /picture cards and paint) to help you explore parts of your story and emotional experience that you don't have the right words for.
My name is Anita and I work with my Therapy Dogs Tszyu (Zoo) and Noah. I have two areas of my psychology work that I am passionate about making available to you. The first being Animal Assisted Therapy, and the second Art in Therapy. Having the dogs in my studio provides you with an emotionally safe and nurturing space to explore the distress you are feeling, without getting lost in it. The dogs are always there as a welcome sensory connection to the present moment. I also use art (basket weaving /picture cards and paint) to help you explore parts of your story and emotional experience that you don't have the right words for.
(07) 3184 4863 View (07) 3184 4863
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Trafmor Group
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Do you feel depressed? overwhelmed? like there is too much going on or your losing control of your life? Are you an emotional wreck? Feeling sad, angry or just over it all...Not concentrating at work, around others? Are you getting frustrated or angry with other people...sounds like your mental or emotional health is a little out of balance - that's where we can help. We all need either a minor or a major tune up every now and then.
Do you feel depressed? overwhelmed? like there is too much going on or your losing control of your life? Are you an emotional wreck? Feeling sad, angry or just over it all...Not concentrating at work, around others? Are you getting frustrated or angry with other people...sounds like your mental or emotional health is a little out of balance - that's where we can help. We all need either a minor or a major tune up every now and then.
(07) 5235 8999 View (07) 5235 8999
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North Lakes Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Leonie Schilling Leonie is a Qualified Counsellor, Trainer, Mediator and Early childhood Educator who is also a Justice of the Peace. Specialising in Relationship Counselling, Personal Counselling and Employment Coaching. In addition to running her private practice, Leonie currently teaches the Diploma of Counselling, Life Coaching and various psychology short courses at three Learning organisations. Leonie has a strong media presence including radio where she delivers “On the Couch with Leonie” at 99.7FM. Leonie is also the published author of “Relationship Intensive Care” and writes a weekly column “Conversations with Leonie”
Leonie Schilling Leonie is a Qualified Counsellor, Trainer, Mediator and Early childhood Educator who is also a Justice of the Peace. Specialising in Relationship Counselling, Personal Counselling and Employment Coaching. In addition to running her private practice, Leonie currently teaches the Diploma of Counselling, Life Coaching and various psychology short courses at three Learning organisations. Leonie has a strong media presence including radio where she delivers “On the Couch with Leonie” at 99.7FM. Leonie is also the published author of “Relationship Intensive Care” and writes a weekly column “Conversations with Leonie”
(07) 3184 4801 View (07) 3184 4801
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Fiona Hasson
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Are you experiencing a sense of thriving in your life, or are you merely going through the motions every day? Perhaps you feel like you don't have enough time and energy to fully realise your true potential. It's common to overlook moments of actual thriving when bad days seem to repeat themselves endlessly.
Are you experiencing a sense of thriving in your life, or are you merely going through the motions every day? Perhaps you feel like you don't have enough time and energy to fully realise your true potential. It's common to overlook moments of actual thriving when bad days seem to repeat themselves endlessly.
(07) 5240 3221 View (07) 5240 3221
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Rachel Layt
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
(07) 3214 3643 View (07) 3214 3643
Photo of Amy Foley, Psychologist in 4505, QLD
Amy Foley
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about inspiring you to achieve optimal levels of mental health and wellbeing and to support your personal growth and adaptability to life’s challenges. I practice from a holistic and whole-person approach that looks at physical, nutritional, emotional, psychological, and spiritual/authentic parts. I comprehensively look at presenting symptoms and assist getting to the root cause of your struggles. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, non-judgemental approach. I offer a calming environment for you to feel comfortable. I offer therapy and assessments for children/ adults via telehealth/home visits. BeeWell Therapies
I am passionate about inspiring you to achieve optimal levels of mental health and wellbeing and to support your personal growth and adaptability to life’s challenges. I practice from a holistic and whole-person approach that looks at physical, nutritional, emotional, psychological, and spiritual/authentic parts. I comprehensively look at presenting symptoms and assist getting to the root cause of your struggles. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, non-judgemental approach. I offer a calming environment for you to feel comfortable. I offer therapy and assessments for children/ adults via telehealth/home visits. BeeWell Therapies
(07) 3214 3636 View (07) 3214 3636
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Jessica van der Torre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Jessica van der Torre enjoys an individualised and client-centered approach, collaborating together with her clients towards their treatment goals. She is warm, gentle and supportive in her style. It is important to her that clients feel that sessions are conducted in a safe, positive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in order to work towards positive change.
Jessica van der Torre enjoys an individualised and client-centered approach, collaborating together with her clients towards their treatment goals. She is warm, gentle and supportive in her style. It is important to her that clients feel that sessions are conducted in a safe, positive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in order to work towards positive change.
(07) 4243 4681 View (07) 4243 4681
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Peter O Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burpengary, QLD 4505
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
(07) 3608 1071 View (07) 3608 1071
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Sharon Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
(07) 3050 0602 View (07) 3050 0602
Victoria Rose Emery
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505  (Online Only)
BULK Bill Telehealth service engaging 1-1 with those local, regional and remote in personal or profession issues, also Work Cover. Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey and your best YOU! Extensive experience across family, relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, pathology, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
BULK Bill Telehealth service engaging 1-1 with those local, regional and remote in personal or profession issues, also Work Cover. Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey and your best YOU! Extensive experience across family, relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, pathology, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
(07) 3132 0790 View (07) 3132 0790
Photo of Josephine Lapthorn, Semper Amore, Counsellor in 4505, QLD
Josephine Lapthorn, Semper Amore
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Hi, my name is Jo. There may be many reasons or things going on for you that brings you to this site and my profile in particular. You may be experiencing a difficult time in your life and you realise you don’t need to do it alone? Or perhaps you are coming out of a challenging life event and you would like a safe space to unpack it? Maybe your life is going as planned and you would appreciate an audience to celebrate your successes? There are three factors considered essential for effective therapy - the quality of the therapeutic relationship; the goals of therapy and the skills and knowledge of the practitioner.
Hi, my name is Jo. There may be many reasons or things going on for you that brings you to this site and my profile in particular. You may be experiencing a difficult time in your life and you realise you don’t need to do it alone? Or perhaps you are coming out of a challenging life event and you would like a safe space to unpack it? Maybe your life is going as planned and you would appreciate an audience to celebrate your successes? There are three factors considered essential for effective therapy - the quality of the therapeutic relationship; the goals of therapy and the skills and knowledge of the practitioner.
(07) 3050 0656 View (07) 3050 0656
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mjdCounselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
(07) 3113 9332 View (07) 3113 9332
Photo of Catriona Lightfoot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4505, QLD
Catriona Lightfoot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
I have been working exclusively with couples for over 15 years, to help people just like you get over relationship hurdles that get in the way of your connection and make your relationship feel harder than it should be. If you are looking to strengthen and grow your relationship or perhaps stop the fights or you have a particular problem - even big ones like affairs - you haven’t been able to get past I can help you.
(07) 3088 9135 View (07) 3088 9135
Photo of Holistic Wellness Psychology, Psychologist in 4505, QLD
Holistic Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Burpengary, QLD 4505
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
(07) 3608 1663 View (07) 3608 1663

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4505

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in 4505 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
76% Depression
76% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
57% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Bupa
80% Medibank Private
60% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in 4505 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4505?

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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.