Counselling in 4551

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Level One Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
(07) 5391 4219 View (07) 5391 4219
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Ben Burns
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Currimundi, QLD 4551
I’m a registered Counsellor with a strong focus on men’s issues – supporting men through times of transitions, crises of meaning and mid-life issues. Men have particular struggles and experiences that I have gathered tools to help navigate and lighten. As a bloke, we still have a cultural expectation to cope, sort it out ourselves and just get on with it - but my experience is that challenges are much easier to face with a bit of support. The truth is, there are times in our life when things fall apart and we feel like we can’t hold it together any longer. It’s at these crunch times that we can deepen our experience of life.
I’m a registered Counsellor with a strong focus on men’s issues – supporting men through times of transitions, crises of meaning and mid-life issues. Men have particular struggles and experiences that I have gathered tools to help navigate and lighten. As a bloke, we still have a cultural expectation to cope, sort it out ourselves and just get on with it - but my experience is that challenges are much easier to face with a bit of support. The truth is, there are times in our life when things fall apart and we feel like we can’t hold it together any longer. It’s at these crunch times that we can deepen our experience of life.
(07) 5317 1032 View (07) 5317 1032
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Reflections Counselling and Family Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551  (Online Only)
As a qualified Counsellor & Family Therapist I can provide counselling support to children, individuals and families for a wide range of needs, including things such as; Marriage, Relationships, Conflict Management, Communication, Life Change, Post Natal Depression, Grief and Loss, Separation & Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress Management, Parenting and Family issues, exploring Spirituality and supporting clients to set goals and work towards seeing positive outcomes for their life.
As a qualified Counsellor & Family Therapist I can provide counselling support to children, individuals and families for a wide range of needs, including things such as; Marriage, Relationships, Conflict Management, Communication, Life Change, Post Natal Depression, Grief and Loss, Separation & Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress Management, Parenting and Family issues, exploring Spirituality and supporting clients to set goals and work towards seeing positive outcomes for their life.
(07) 5240 9944 View (07) 5240 9944
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Awakened Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Counselling done differently! It's important to me to take the 'clinical' aspect out of counselling, and I strive to provide a safe, non-judgement space to support my clients. You'll be welcomed into an understanding space that not only accepts but celebrates who you are, while building your unique strengths and resilience. My goal is to assist my clients to work through their thoughts and emotions to gain clarity as they move forward to their preferred future. I believe my job is to facilitate your own innate ability to grow and evolve.
Counselling done differently! It's important to me to take the 'clinical' aspect out of counselling, and I strive to provide a safe, non-judgement space to support my clients. You'll be welcomed into an understanding space that not only accepts but celebrates who you are, while building your unique strengths and resilience. My goal is to assist my clients to work through their thoughts and emotions to gain clarity as they move forward to their preferred future. I believe my job is to facilitate your own innate ability to grow and evolve.
(07) 5224 2081 View (07) 5224 2081
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Kate Fisher
MSc
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Welcome to my Kate Fisher Play Therapy! I am a Non-Directive Child-Centred Play Therapist based in Caloundra, QLD.
Welcome to my Kate Fisher Play Therapy! I am a Non-Directive Child-Centred Play Therapist based in Caloundra, QLD.
(07) 5241 4049 View (07) 5241 4049
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Reflective Practices & Supervision - Lisa King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR therapist. I employ a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach to people’s paths to triumphant transformation. Their healing paths are paved with kindness, compassion, curiosity, humour, and play. I have provided 33+ years of highly-skilled therapy for diverse people with complex needs, e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, transgenerational trauma, dissociative disorders, complex PTSD, mental illnesses, identity exploration and D&FV. Specialising in complex childhood trauma, I use empowering evidence-based treatments that help people from 12+ years of age.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR therapist. I employ a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach to people’s paths to triumphant transformation. Their healing paths are paved with kindness, compassion, curiosity, humour, and play. I have provided 33+ years of highly-skilled therapy for diverse people with complex needs, e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, transgenerational trauma, dissociative disorders, complex PTSD, mental illnesses, identity exploration and D&FV. Specialising in complex childhood trauma, I use empowering evidence-based treatments that help people from 12+ years of age.
(07) 5240 9006 View (07) 5240 9006
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Attune Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Currimundi, QLD 4551
I understand that the idea of therapy may be daunting for some. I provide a safe and accepting space for her clients to explore their strengths and create a more fulfilling and meaningful life, whatever that may look like. I am dedicated to the art of listening, understanding, and working collaboratively to help you navigate life's challenges and attain a sense of emotional well-being and safety
I understand that the idea of therapy may be daunting for some. I provide a safe and accepting space for her clients to explore their strengths and create a more fulfilling and meaningful life, whatever that may look like. I am dedicated to the art of listening, understanding, and working collaboratively to help you navigate life's challenges and attain a sense of emotional well-being and safety
(07) 5224 2435 View (07) 5224 2435
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Sunny Coast Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Beach, QLD 4551
John sees developing a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients as the key to successful counselling. He helps clients work through life’s challenges in a nurturing, non-judgemental, safe space so that they can live the life that they choose. John believes that every client can achieve the outcomes they desire and that his role is to sit with them, understand where they are today and help them decide where they would like to be. Once his clients are clear on this, John helps them to use the strengths and resources they already have, and develop new skills that they may need, in order to achieve their life goals.
John sees developing a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients as the key to successful counselling. He helps clients work through life’s challenges in a nurturing, non-judgemental, safe space so that they can live the life that they choose. John believes that every client can achieve the outcomes they desire and that his role is to sit with them, understand where they are today and help them decide where they would like to be. Once his clients are clear on this, John helps them to use the strengths and resources they already have, and develop new skills that they may need, in order to achieve their life goals.
(07) 5224 2016 View (07) 5224 2016
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Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan.
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan.
(07) 5230 7073 View (07) 5230 7073
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Ocean Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
(07) 5240 9998 View (07) 5240 9998
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Carla Hopper
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Golden Beach, QLD 4551  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist and have experience working in community, public and inpatient mental health and drug and alcohol services. Largely my clinical experience has been working with anxiety, mood issues, self esteem, relationship concerns, and drug and alcohol concerns. I have also worked within perinatal mental health settings including inpatient support for parents of babies in NICU. My therapeutic style is warm, genuine and humanistic. I aim to create a respectful, collaborative relationship with my clients that fosters a sense of safety but also an experience in which you feel heard and deeply understood.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and have experience working in community, public and inpatient mental health and drug and alcohol services. Largely my clinical experience has been working with anxiety, mood issues, self esteem, relationship concerns, and drug and alcohol concerns. I have also worked within perinatal mental health settings including inpatient support for parents of babies in NICU. My therapeutic style is warm, genuine and humanistic. I aim to create a respectful, collaborative relationship with my clients that fosters a sense of safety but also an experience in which you feel heard and deeply understood.
(07) 4243 4225 View (07) 4243 4225
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Nicola Albery - Stepped Care Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
(07) 5230 5230 View (07) 5230 5230
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Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
(07) 5451 4048 View (07) 5451 4048
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Odyssey Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
(07) 5241 1989 View (07) 5241 1989
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
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Brionie Fryer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
(07) 5329 7951 View (07) 5329 7951
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Katelyn McArthur
MA
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Hi I'm Katelyn! I'm a master qualified and registered early childhood and primary teacher with over a decade working alongside children and their families within education and care settings. Throughout this time, I have witnessed the powerful benefits of play in supporting children’s overall health and wellbeing, and how play can be used as a catalyst for understanding the inner world of the child. This led me to completing a Master of Child Play Therapy through Deakin University, the most extensive qualification of Play Therapy within Australia.
Hi I'm Katelyn! I'm a master qualified and registered early childhood and primary teacher with over a decade working alongside children and their families within education and care settings. Throughout this time, I have witnessed the powerful benefits of play in supporting children’s overall health and wellbeing, and how play can be used as a catalyst for understanding the inner world of the child. This led me to completing a Master of Child Play Therapy through Deakin University, the most extensive qualification of Play Therapy within Australia.
(07) 5240 9917 View (07) 5240 9917
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Mind and Wellbeing Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Are you stressed out, worried, fearful, nervous, anxious? Are you having difficulties with others and seeking help to reduce conflict and improve relationships? Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Are you stressed out, worried, fearful, nervous, anxious? Are you having difficulties with others and seeking help to reduce conflict and improve relationships? Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
(07) 5391 4253 View (07) 5391 4253
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Evolving Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Waitlist for new clients
TRANSFORM CONFLICT, REDUCE TENSION & GET CLOSER - Evolving Connections works with you to reduce tension, increase intimacy and promote healthy connections. This can help you to stop feeling anxious, irritable and depressed. It can also stop you feeling blamed and unheard and help you manage conflict. If you are feeling challenged in saving your marriage/partnership and keeping your family together and feel that you are at your wits end Evolving Connections can help you find solutions. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you do not see an INSTANT improvement in your relationships.
TRANSFORM CONFLICT, REDUCE TENSION & GET CLOSER - Evolving Connections works with you to reduce tension, increase intimacy and promote healthy connections. This can help you to stop feeling anxious, irritable and depressed. It can also stop you feeling blamed and unheard and help you manage conflict. If you are feeling challenged in saving your marriage/partnership and keeping your family together and feel that you are at your wits end Evolving Connections can help you find solutions. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you do not see an INSTANT improvement in your relationships.
(07) 5405 9510 View (07) 5405 9510
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the 11th HR clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
the 11th HR clinic is an occupational psychology service provider that offers psychological assessment, counselling, therapy, coaching and mediation for people experiencing challenges in relation to their work. This may include career change services due to physical or psychological injury, disability or neurodiversity, conflict resolution following a workplace investigation and support to consolidate significant life transition changes including succession planning and retirement.
the 11th HR clinic is an occupational psychology service provider that offers psychological assessment, counselling, therapy, coaching and mediation for people experiencing challenges in relation to their work. This may include career change services due to physical or psychological injury, disability or neurodiversity, conflict resolution following a workplace investigation and support to consolidate significant life transition changes including succession planning and retirement.
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Number of Counsellors in 4551

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 4551 who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
73% Depression
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
66% Stress
59% Relationship Issues
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% NDIS
63% Medicare Rebates
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in 4551 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4551?

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.