Counselling in Forrest, ACT

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Biraj Dhital
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forrest, ACT 2603
I am a Certified Practising Counsellor located in Canberra ACT. I have a master in counselling from the university of Canberra, am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the Mental Health Professional Network and a ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider. I offer individual and family counselling for young children, teenagers and adults who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, trauma or are currently involved in or have been affected by separation or divorce.
I am a Certified Practising Counsellor located in Canberra ACT. I have a master in counselling from the university of Canberra, am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the Mental Health Professional Network and a ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider. I offer individual and family counselling for young children, teenagers and adults who are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, trauma or are currently involved in or have been affected by separation or divorce.
(02) 5118 9938 View (02) 5118 9938
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Simon Tidy
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Forrest, ACT 2603
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
(02) 6190 1315 View (02) 6190 1315
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David Fox - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Forrest, ACT 2603
David Fox is a registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology and over twenty years of experience in both the corporate and private practise sectors. His goal is to support and guide his clients in how to help themselves thrive and overcome mental health difficulties – especially anxiety and depression. David uses a client-centred therapeutic approach as well as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to assist his clients in challenging negative and unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
David Fox is a registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology and over twenty years of experience in both the corporate and private practise sectors. His goal is to support and guide his clients in how to help themselves thrive and overcome mental health difficulties – especially anxiety and depression. David uses a client-centred therapeutic approach as well as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to assist his clients in challenging negative and unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
(03) 7003 2756 View (03) 7003 2756
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Dr Carol Choo - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Forrest, ACT 2603
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
(03) 9994 1778 View (03) 9994 1778
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Francesco Poci - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forrest, ACT 2603
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
Francesco can help with your issues or concerns such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Francesco also has a particular interest working with clients in regard to sexual health concerns. He can help you with workplace concerns, career counselling, life change and existential concerns. In addition to holding a Master of Professional Psychology from Monash University, he also holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. He is therefore interested in assisting clients in regard to couples counselling and sexual dysfunction.
(03) 9070 3565 View (03) 9070 3565

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Manav Satija
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
How could your life be improved if you were able to understand and fully accept who you are and the circumstances that shaped you? What might change in your life if you had the mindset and tools required to shift harmful beliefs and behaviours? What would your life be like if you felt safe, fulfilled and connected in your relationships with others? My clients work with me to make these types of shifts in their relationships with themselves and others. Let's work together as a team to discover how you can live a more autonomous, connected and fulfilled life.
(02) 5950 5195 View (02) 5950 5195
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Andrew Chan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
Living life can be fulfilling, exciting and enriching. It is not without disappointments, hurts and struggles that bring us to a place of isolation, regret, grief or anxiety. Yet greater adversity can bring greater triumphs. With self-realisation, resolve and empowerment, your story will not have to speak of defeat. It would be an honour to have the opportunity to journey with you as a licensed counselor (M Couns., ACA) with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. I have a passion to see everyone lead successful and meaningful lives, building healthy relationships and families.
0414 657 118 View 0414 657 118
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Amy Shah
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
As a woman trauma counsellor, I understand you have been trapped in the aftermath of trauma. The weight of your past experiences, combined with the pressures of daily life and overwhelming emotions, can disrupt your sense of balance. Do you find yourself constantly grappling with persistent stress, feeling disconnected from the present, or overwhelmed by past traumas? These burdens can take a toll on your daily life and overall well-being. If you're longing to journey through your trauma or anxiety, seeking healing and inner peace, please know you're not alone. We can walk this path, face the challenges, and move towards growth.
As a woman trauma counsellor, I understand you have been trapped in the aftermath of trauma. The weight of your past experiences, combined with the pressures of daily life and overwhelming emotions, can disrupt your sense of balance. Do you find yourself constantly grappling with persistent stress, feeling disconnected from the present, or overwhelmed by past traumas? These burdens can take a toll on your daily life and overall well-being. If you're longing to journey through your trauma or anxiety, seeking healing and inner peace, please know you're not alone. We can walk this path, face the challenges, and move towards growth.
(02) 9100 0281 View (02) 9100 0281
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Penni Dickson
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. Drawing from a range of modalities I can work with you on a range of mental health issues including trauma work, grief, depression, and anxiety. I also work with people sorting through life's storms as couples or individuals, dealing with relationship issues, interpersonal communication, recovering from bullying or trauma, or coping with major life changes.
(02) 5941 6274 View (02) 5941 6274
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Prakash K C
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
We humans possess significant resilience, yet we are also quite vulnerable. There are numerous factors around us that can affect our wellbeing and can cause anxiety, sadness, hurt, guilt, anger, loneliness, sense of unfulfillment, etc. Sometimes painful memories from the past don’t allow us to create new memories. Our own thoughts and beliefs work against us at times. Behaviours that were once soothing and comfortable, over time, become destructive. Coping with loss can be extremely challenging. Argument and unresolved conflicts can damage our intimate relationships. Family members not getting along can result in lot of distress.
(02) 5941 6880 View (02) 5941 6880
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National Trauma Clinics
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Barton, ACT 2600
National Trauma Clinic Psychologists and Consultants have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families suffering from the broad range of psychological issues including relationship issues, family issues, workplace issues and symptomatic problems with PTSD, depression, anxiety and the like.
National Trauma Clinic Psychologists and Consultants have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families suffering from the broad range of psychological issues including relationship issues, family issues, workplace issues and symptomatic problems with PTSD, depression, anxiety and the like.
(02) 9100 0118 View (02) 9100 0118
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Mandy McNaught
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
Mandy is a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental clinician who provides treatment and counselling for those who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, low self-esteem, phobias, grief and loss. Mandy strives to create a safe, comfortable space where you feel well supported. Mandy has specific training and experience in helping families of adolescents with eating and body image issues.
(03) 7003 2870 View (03) 7003 2870
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Conny Koenderink Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Curtin, ACT 2605
I offer general counselling with a specialisation in relationship and grief counselling for mainly adult individuals or couples. Partners might feel stuck in repetitive cycles of blame and withdrawal and feel angry, resentful, sad, guilty, shameful, or lonely; or they feel numb. Together we will work towards clarity and new ways of being with each other. - Grief can come in many forms and everyone's grief journey is individual. I offer a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for clients to make sense of their emotions and questions and identify ways of adjusting to their new reality of loss, death and/or dying.
I offer general counselling with a specialisation in relationship and grief counselling for mainly adult individuals or couples. Partners might feel stuck in repetitive cycles of blame and withdrawal and feel angry, resentful, sad, guilty, shameful, or lonely; or they feel numb. Together we will work towards clarity and new ways of being with each other. - Grief can come in many forms and everyone's grief journey is individual. I offer a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for clients to make sense of their emotions and questions and identify ways of adjusting to their new reality of loss, death and/or dying.
(02) 5941 6505 View (02) 5941 6505
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Paul Julian Hoare
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Deakin, ACT 2600
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
Paul has worked in the counselling field both locally and abroad. His passions are in couples counselling, men's issues and helping people through anxiety. Whilst being a very down to earth counsellor, Paul is also compassionate and non-judgmental in his approach to counselling. He is a strong believer in the impact that good therapy can have on people’s quality of life and is committed to helping his clients to attain these benefits. He is the founder of Glenmore Park Counselling.
(02) 4708 9549 View (02) 4708 9549
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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
You have typically strived to get the most out of life. You love a challenge and until now felt pretty satisfied with life. Things are starting to look grey. You may be going through a difficult life transition or event such as divorce, grief, retirement, facing redundancy, bullying in the workplace, career change or aging? You have lost the energy and confidence you once had and may even feel depressed and anxious at times. This is effecting your interpersonal and family relationships, health, and effectiveness at work. You feel "stuck".
(02) 6188 7367 View (02) 6188 7367
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Jon Nielsen Counselling Canberra
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phillip, ACT 2606
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
I often work with people living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.
(02) 5943 7397 View (02) 5943 7397
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Creating Connections Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
Do you need someone to talk to? Are you doubting your self-worth & self-esteem or have difficulties with anxiety & depression? Would you like to improve your communication with your partner or a member of your family?. Have you experienced a betrayal or has someone in the relationship had difficulties with addiction or behavioural difficulties? Have you been affected by previous traumatic experiences? I am here to help you regain, much-needed clarity along your individual journey. My goal is to ensure you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to work with you to facilitate a safe space to explore your inner needs.
(02) 5104 9730 View (02) 5104 9730
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DIPAC Counselling, Therapy, Mediation & Coaching
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Barton, ACT 2600
Types of counselling Darleen specialises in the following types of counselling: Relationship Counselling, Individual Counselling, Sex Therapy Desire & Intimacy Counselling Trauma, Counselling Porn Addiction, Online Counselling, , Counselling Narcissism Counselling, Pre-Marriage Program, Anger Management, LGBTQ+ Anxiety Counselling, Grief Counselling. Specialised training Darleen’s specialist training includes: Advanced Dip Psychology / Counselling Advance Dip Legal Mediation (preventative Law) C B T Practitioner Dip Personal / Professional / Coaching Family Coaching Recovery Coaching
Types of counselling Darleen specialises in the following types of counselling: Relationship Counselling, Individual Counselling, Sex Therapy Desire & Intimacy Counselling Trauma, Counselling Porn Addiction, Online Counselling, , Counselling Narcissism Counselling, Pre-Marriage Program, Anger Management, LGBTQ+ Anxiety Counselling, Grief Counselling. Specialised training Darleen’s specialist training includes: Advanced Dip Psychology / Counselling Advance Dip Legal Mediation (preventative Law) C B T Practitioner Dip Personal / Professional / Coaching Family Coaching Recovery Coaching
(02) 5118 9826 View (02) 5118 9826
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Donna Marie Smythe
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mawson, ACT 2607
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
My name is Donna, and I've always known my life purpose is to assist others. ​ This is evident from the various roles I've had in business, marketing and customer service, along with seventeen years working as a Secondary Education Teacher. During this time, I have had my eyes opened to the many mental, physical, social and emotional concerns the youth of today have and continue to experience. I have experience working across diverse cultures and with the LGBTQI+ community. My mission is to assist you on a deeper level to be empowered, find hope, and strengthen your belief in self to improve wellbeing.
(02) 5926 2994 View (02) 5926 2994
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Alison Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Phillip, ACT 2606
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
Are you alone in your pain? Don't feel good on the inside? Can't trust? Not sure who to talk to about all the hurt you're holding onto? Maybe all you really want is to feel close to someone. Someone who will be gentle with you and work slowly with you. Someone who wants to understand you just the way you are. No-one wants to feel separate. We all crave close human connection. To belong. To know we matter.
(02) 5944 1680 View (02) 5944 1680

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Forrest, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in Forrest, ACT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
60% ADHD

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% CUA Health
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Forrest, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Forrest?

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.