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Bonnie Beazley-Somatic Experiencing & IFS Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have extensive experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy for people with a broad range of emotional health challenges. I started working with trauma, PTSD and cross-cultural mental health since 2007. I work as a senior counsellor in a non profit sector while offering therapeutic services in my private practice as therapist. My approach is collaborative, social- justice informed and trauma-informed. I embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body and Self. I adapt the therapeutic modalities to the needs and nature of clients.
I have extensive experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy for people with a broad range of emotional health challenges. I started working with trauma, PTSD and cross-cultural mental health since 2007. I work as a senior counsellor in a non profit sector while offering therapeutic services in my private practice as therapist. My approach is collaborative, social- justice informed and trauma-informed. I embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body and Self. I adapt the therapeutic modalities to the needs and nature of clients.
(08) 6206 8971 View (08) 6206 8971
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Amanda Marano Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Amanda Marano Analytic Psychotherapy and Couselling is a private practice based in Fremantle and serving satellite suburbs. We are easy to locate, central and on a number of major bus routes. The practice has been operating now for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in the magic, wealth and lasting benefit of deeply connecting with that strange entity we call the unconscious.
Amanda Marano Analytic Psychotherapy and Couselling is a private practice based in Fremantle and serving satellite suburbs. We are easy to locate, central and on a number of major bus routes. The practice has been operating now for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in the magic, wealth and lasting benefit of deeply connecting with that strange entity we call the unconscious.
(08) 6206 8269 View (08) 6206 8269
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Matt Sumner
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Matt is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience assisting individuals & families to reach their personal goals and potential. He is genuine and straightforward in his approach as he supports his clients through difficult periods and onto meaningful personal change. Matt is person-centred and flexible and aims to maintain trust and comfort with his clients. He believes that assisting people to gain insight into their unique personal history allows them greater understanding and resolution of their current difficulties. Matt has a genuine interest in journeying with people to find their strengths & overcome their challenges.
Matt is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience assisting individuals & families to reach their personal goals and potential. He is genuine and straightforward in his approach as he supports his clients through difficult periods and onto meaningful personal change. Matt is person-centred and flexible and aims to maintain trust and comfort with his clients. He believes that assisting people to gain insight into their unique personal history allows them greater understanding and resolution of their current difficulties. Matt has a genuine interest in journeying with people to find their strengths & overcome their challenges.
(08) 9468 6002 View (08) 9468 6002
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Psychology Clinic WA
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
(08) 7079 4405 View (08) 7079 4405
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Lily Caitlin Martin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
(08) 6206 8191 View (08) 6206 8191
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Elmie Janse van Rensburg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hi there! I am a Clinical Psychologist Registrar at Neira Psychology. I really enjoy helping people to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, phobias, and whatever they feel is keeping them stuck. The 'magic' of therapy for me is working as a team with my client, recognising that you are the expert in 'you', and taking realistic steps towards improving your quality of life. I enjoy being creative in adapting evidence-based treatments to suit your circumstance, values, and goals.
Hi there! I am a Clinical Psychologist Registrar at Neira Psychology. I really enjoy helping people to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, phobias, and whatever they feel is keeping them stuck. The 'magic' of therapy for me is working as a team with my client, recognising that you are the expert in 'you', and taking realistic steps towards improving your quality of life. I enjoy being creative in adapting evidence-based treatments to suit your circumstance, values, and goals.
(08) 9468 7145 View (08) 9468 7145
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Giselle Larkins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Giselle has a holistic, compassionate and client-empowered approach to support clients in enacting lasting change within their lives. An individualised care plan is collaboratively developed with every client to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes. Giselle’s areas of professional interest include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD/Complex Trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments and transitions, chronic health and chronic pain conditions and developmental conditions like ADHD. Giselle is an integrative therapist and is trained in a number of evidence-based therapy modalities.
Giselle has a holistic, compassionate and client-empowered approach to support clients in enacting lasting change within their lives. An individualised care plan is collaboratively developed with every client to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes. Giselle’s areas of professional interest include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD/Complex Trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments and transitions, chronic health and chronic pain conditions and developmental conditions like ADHD. Giselle is an integrative therapist and is trained in a number of evidence-based therapy modalities.
(08) 9473 6336 View (08) 9473 6336
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Linda Barreto Medina
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have been working as a registered psychologist for more than thirty years, helping people to find solutions to the issues that impact their long-term mental health and contentment with life. I also work with people who like all of us need help from time to time to find clarity in dealing with the challenges that life presents to us. I have extensive experience helping people with multiple psychological, emotional, and mental health needs, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, grief &loss, and adjustment process, communication skills, parenting training, couple counselling.
I have been working as a registered psychologist for more than thirty years, helping people to find solutions to the issues that impact their long-term mental health and contentment with life. I also work with people who like all of us need help from time to time to find clarity in dealing with the challenges that life presents to us. I have extensive experience helping people with multiple psychological, emotional, and mental health needs, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, grief &loss, and adjustment process, communication skills, parenting training, couple counselling.
(08) 9473 6380 View (08) 9473 6380
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Dr Cameron Williams - The Healing Dock
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
“Hello! I’m Cameron, and I'm thrilled you’re here. Whether you're new to therapy or returning, your courage is commendable. The path to healing and personal growth isn’t always easy, but it's a significant step towards relief, understanding, and a ‘better you’. I'm a dedicated psychologist, offering flexible after-hours and weekend sessions, in-person or via Telehealth (Aus-wide). My journey in psychology has been enriched by working with diverse people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and complex relationship dynamics. I'm also passionate about assisting those with ADHD to unlock their personal strengths.
“Hello! I’m Cameron, and I'm thrilled you’re here. Whether you're new to therapy or returning, your courage is commendable. The path to healing and personal growth isn’t always easy, but it's a significant step towards relief, understanding, and a ‘better you’. I'm a dedicated psychologist, offering flexible after-hours and weekend sessions, in-person or via Telehealth (Aus-wide). My journey in psychology has been enriched by working with diverse people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and complex relationship dynamics. I'm also passionate about assisting those with ADHD to unlock their personal strengths.
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Michelle Allinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
My focus is client centred, and over the years I have learned a great deal about human behaviour with particular regards to depression and trauma. I focus heavily on self compassion and the defences that can stop us from moving forward. Expect a down to earth, empathic and humanistic approach when you work with me.
My focus is client centred, and over the years I have learned a great deal about human behaviour with particular regards to depression and trauma. I focus heavily on self compassion and the defences that can stop us from moving forward. Expect a down to earth, empathic and humanistic approach when you work with me.
(08) 9468 6011 View (08) 9468 6011
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Citta Psychology - Martha Farat
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
If our mind is out of control and stressed, how can we be at ease? A happy mind is a spacious mind that is content and at peace. Common life challenges that I can assist with: anxiety, depression, self-worth and self-confidence issues, interpersonal issues, anger management, emotional regulation, life transition, grief & loss, traumas, existential issues, lack of purpose. My method is aimed at transforming mind & heart to achieve optimal well-being. Since genuine happiness is created by our mind, the better insight we have into the nature of our mind and emotions, the better equipped we are in creating the causes of happiness.
If our mind is out of control and stressed, how can we be at ease? A happy mind is a spacious mind that is content and at peace. Common life challenges that I can assist with: anxiety, depression, self-worth and self-confidence issues, interpersonal issues, anger management, emotional regulation, life transition, grief & loss, traumas, existential issues, lack of purpose. My method is aimed at transforming mind & heart to achieve optimal well-being. Since genuine happiness is created by our mind, the better insight we have into the nature of our mind and emotions, the better equipped we are in creating the causes of happiness.
(08) 6206 8848 View (08) 6206 8848
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Traumawise
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
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OM Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Oliver Mills-Edward is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working in the mental health sector. Oliver has previously worked with disadvantaged adults and remote communities prior to transitioning in to youth mental health in 2020. Oliver developed a passion for working with adolescence and young adults and subsequently launched OM Psychology in 2022. Oliver uses a collaborative, person centred approach to help create a safe and trusting space for you to share your experiences. He helps you to understand how you are the expert in your own life and that with some support, you can better understand yourself.
Oliver Mills-Edward is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working in the mental health sector. Oliver has previously worked with disadvantaged adults and remote communities prior to transitioning in to youth mental health in 2020. Oliver developed a passion for working with adolescence and young adults and subsequently launched OM Psychology in 2022. Oliver uses a collaborative, person centred approach to help create a safe and trusting space for you to share your experiences. He helps you to understand how you are the expert in your own life and that with some support, you can better understand yourself.
(08) 6206 8759 View (08) 6206 8759
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Emmelie Sparkes
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hello! My name is Emmelie. I am a provisionally registered psychologist working at Neira Psychology in Fremantle. I love working with clients across the lifespan, with a range of presenting concerns. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing big or challenging emotions like anxiety, anger, or sadness, or perhaps you are struggling in your relationships. Maybe things are tracking ok, but you’re looking to enhance and maintain your overall well-being. I'll work with you to make sense of where these difficulties may be coming from, offer helpful strategies and support, and, above all, I'll do so with warmth, compassion and patience.
Hello! My name is Emmelie. I am a provisionally registered psychologist working at Neira Psychology in Fremantle. I love working with clients across the lifespan, with a range of presenting concerns. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing big or challenging emotions like anxiety, anger, or sadness, or perhaps you are struggling in your relationships. Maybe things are tracking ok, but you’re looking to enhance and maintain your overall well-being. I'll work with you to make sense of where these difficulties may be coming from, offer helpful strategies and support, and, above all, I'll do so with warmth, compassion and patience.
(08) 6219 3006 View (08) 6219 3006
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Gabriella de Mori
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
You're a high-functioning woman with big dreams, dee emotions, a brilliant, busy mind that never stops and a sensitive soul. You find the world overwhelming at times and don't know how others seem to do it with ease. You're curious about your inner world, self-reflection and nurturing your inner child. I'd love to help you get back your emotional well-being while valuing your sensitivity. I work in a unique guided, somatic way that will guide you in-wards to a compassionate journey to meet all parts of you. We'd work well together if you think CBT/ talk therapy only scratched the surface and you're ready to go deeper.
You're a high-functioning woman with big dreams, dee emotions, a brilliant, busy mind that never stops and a sensitive soul. You find the world overwhelming at times and don't know how others seem to do it with ease. You're curious about your inner world, self-reflection and nurturing your inner child. I'd love to help you get back your emotional well-being while valuing your sensitivity. I work in a unique guided, somatic way that will guide you in-wards to a compassionate journey to meet all parts of you. We'd work well together if you think CBT/ talk therapy only scratched the surface and you're ready to go deeper.
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Jessica Wilkes
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
The Make It Well is a creatively responsive, embodied Counselling and Art Therapies service that welcomes you, as you are, supporting you in empowered embracing and expanding of all aspects your whole self. Jess at The Make It Well offers confidential, tailored sessions using a Person Centred, integrated approach. Whether you are seeking support to: navigate specific mental health and wellbeing challenges; safely explore of parts of your self; seek clarity or expansion... or whether you are curious about the possibilities of a Counselling or Art Therapy journey...The first step is to get in touch.
The Make It Well is a creatively responsive, embodied Counselling and Art Therapies service that welcomes you, as you are, supporting you in empowered embracing and expanding of all aspects your whole self. Jess at The Make It Well offers confidential, tailored sessions using a Person Centred, integrated approach. Whether you are seeking support to: navigate specific mental health and wellbeing challenges; safely explore of parts of your self; seek clarity or expansion... or whether you are curious about the possibilities of a Counselling or Art Therapy journey...The first step is to get in touch.
(08) 6206 8125 View (08) 6206 8125
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Emma McDougall
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Emma is a clinical psychologist who aims to create a supportive space to collaboratively work with clients to improve their quality of life. Emma’s therapeutic approach is guided by the client’s personal needs and draws upon a range of evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Emma is passionate about providing psychological support for clients who experience anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation difficulties, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties.
Emma is a clinical psychologist who aims to create a supportive space to collaboratively work with clients to improve their quality of life. Emma’s therapeutic approach is guided by the client’s personal needs and draws upon a range of evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Emma is passionate about providing psychological support for clients who experience anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation difficulties, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties.
(08) 6206 8067 View (08) 6206 8067
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Tatiana Lazzari
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed? It's okay to not have it all figured out. As a registered counsellor, I am here to support you on your journey towards greater health and well-being. My approach is holistic, collaborative, and focused on the whole person, not just the problem. Whether you're struggling with something specific or simply looking to deepen your self-awareness and personal growth, I am here to help. My goal is to create a warm, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe and supported as we work together to uncover your strengths, values, and goals.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed? It's okay to not have it all figured out. As a registered counsellor, I am here to support you on your journey towards greater health and well-being. My approach is holistic, collaborative, and focused on the whole person, not just the problem. Whether you're struggling with something specific or simply looking to deepen your self-awareness and personal growth, I am here to help. My goal is to create a warm, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe and supported as we work together to uncover your strengths, values, and goals.
(08) 9473 6353 View (08) 9473 6353
Jessica Warnock
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Offering assessment for specific learning disorders, cognitive, academic, giftedness, ADHD and autism in both children and adults.
Offering assessment for specific learning disorders, cognitive, academic, giftedness, ADHD and autism in both children and adults.
(08) 6206 8084 View (08) 6206 8084
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Emma Louise Goodfellow
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
My ideal client is someone who wants to drive their own life. Someone who wants to belong to themselves and not stay small out of fear. I want to support you in living your most beautiful and wholehearted life, it’s okay if that’s starting from the ground up. I can help with vision, with values, emotional regulation, in your relationship, if you’re starting a new business, entering parenthood,
My ideal client is someone who wants to drive their own life. Someone who wants to belong to themselves and not stay small out of fear. I want to support you in living your most beautiful and wholehearted life, it’s okay if that’s starting from the ground up. I can help with vision, with values, emotional regulation, in your relationship, if you’re starting a new business, entering parenthood,
(08) 9473 6314 View (08) 9473 6314
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 6160

100+

Average cost per session

$177

Counsellors in 6160 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Stress
82% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Medicare Rebates
64% Bupa
57% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 6160 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 6160?

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.