Counselling in Russell, ACT

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Start Anew Life Coaching
MSc
Verified Verified
Russell, ACT 2600
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".
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Chris Hannan - The Break-up Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hi lovely, Feeling hurt, betrayed or maybe even relieved? As a partner and mother on my second long term partnership I understand the heartbreak of being in the wrong relationship and how it effects every area of your life. I'm Chris, also known as the The Break-up Therapist. My heart work is working with women to overcome the deep hurt and devastation of discovering affairs, betrayals and recover from toxic relationships. I will hold space and guide you as you heal and build the next chapter of a meaningful life that you love. I will help you understand why your relationship ended and how to build a healthy relationship.
Hi lovely, Feeling hurt, betrayed or maybe even relieved? As a partner and mother on my second long term partnership I understand the heartbreak of being in the wrong relationship and how it effects every area of your life. I'm Chris, also known as the The Break-up Therapist. My heart work is working with women to overcome the deep hurt and devastation of discovering affairs, betrayals and recover from toxic relationships. I will hold space and guide you as you heal and build the next chapter of a meaningful life that you love. I will help you understand why your relationship ended and how to build a healthy relationship.
(03) 6164 5114 View (03) 6164 5114
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Compassionate Journey (Zoe Gruneska)
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I understand that one needs significant courage to take the first step towards therapy, and therefore I aim to provide a safe environment where you will feel comfortable to openly discuss any issues in a non-judgmental, warm, empathic, and supportive manner. We will explore your current difficulties and invite you to consider what you would like to be different. You will set the direction for our work and I will walk alongside you, as we identify and work on the strategies and actions that support you the best to build the life you want.
I understand that one needs significant courage to take the first step towards therapy, and therefore I aim to provide a safe environment where you will feel comfortable to openly discuss any issues in a non-judgmental, warm, empathic, and supportive manner. We will explore your current difficulties and invite you to consider what you would like to be different. You will set the direction for our work and I will walk alongside you, as we identify and work on the strategies and actions that support you the best to build the life you want.
(03) 7302 8856 View (03) 7302 8856
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Central Counselling Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
Hi, I'm Mick, a Registered Counsellor. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people's lives. I support people in exploring their personal history and uncovering patterns they may not be aware of so that they can begin to control their emotions and be excited about their dreams, goals, relationships, and future. I have lived experience with Depression, PTSD and Anxiety, and in my experience, you can make significant changes in your life when you decide to. You will be amazed at how capable you are of exploring areas of yourself that you never knew existed, as the counselling process can allow you to heal and grow.
Hi, I'm Mick, a Registered Counsellor. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people's lives. I support people in exploring their personal history and uncovering patterns they may not be aware of so that they can begin to control their emotions and be excited about their dreams, goals, relationships, and future. I have lived experience with Depression, PTSD and Anxiety, and in my experience, you can make significant changes in your life when you decide to. You will be amazed at how capable you are of exploring areas of yourself that you never knew existed, as the counselling process can allow you to heal and grow.
(02) 5944 5947 View (02) 5944 5947
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Susi West
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
I work primarily with folks who’re struggling in their relationships. Mostly, I work with romantic partners, but also with mothers & daughters, business partners, friends and individuals. My clients typically have difficulties in communicating effectively with others, especially during conflict when they’re feeling all the feelings. Clients also often approach me because they’ve been betrayed in relationship. Sometimes, there’s been an affair, an experience of sexual assault, or an unexpected separation...
(02) 5118 9041 View (02) 5118 9041
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Jaana Johanna Surakka
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Have you lost your way? Has grief or a sense of hopelessness stolen your joy? Do you struggle with self-confidence, anxiety, shame, or self-doubt? Are you desiring a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Would life be better if you could find your authentic self; getting reacquainted with who you really are? I believe new beginnings and fresh starts are possible. As a registered counsellor I do not provide my services under Medicare or Mental Health Care Plans.
Have you lost your way? Has grief or a sense of hopelessness stolen your joy? Do you struggle with self-confidence, anxiety, shame, or self-doubt? Are you desiring a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Would life be better if you could find your authentic self; getting reacquainted with who you really are? I believe new beginnings and fresh starts are possible. As a registered counsellor I do not provide my services under Medicare or Mental Health Care Plans.
(02) 5118 9083 View (02) 5118 9083
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Lia Lawton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
As a registered psychologist and psychosexual therapist specialising in Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for adolescents and adults, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I strive to help clients become their most authentic selves, fostering self-connection and healing from trauma. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centred, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and desires.
As a registered psychologist and psychosexual therapist specialising in Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for adolescents and adults, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I strive to help clients become their most authentic selves, fostering self-connection and healing from trauma. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centred, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and desires.
(02) 9100 0872 View (02) 9100 0872
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Indigo Melrose
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
As an experienced psychotherapist, I work with people navigating major life transitions. My therapeutic space is warm and compassionate allowing you to be curious and explore what matters to you. As a PACFA Reg. Clinical member I engage in supervision and professional development. All are essential for me to show up in practice and hold space. My side passions include: co-hosting the 'Mothers at Midnight Podcast' and facilitating 'Grief & Loss' groups.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I work with people navigating major life transitions. My therapeutic space is warm and compassionate allowing you to be curious and explore what matters to you. As a PACFA Reg. Clinical member I engage in supervision and professional development. All are essential for me to show up in practice and hold space. My side passions include: co-hosting the 'Mothers at Midnight Podcast' and facilitating 'Grief & Loss' groups.
(02) 3816 2220 View (02) 3816 2220
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Lindy Pappas
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
(03) 4427 9743 View (03) 4427 9743
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Nadia Rasheed
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and empathetic Counsellor and Supervisor, offering video call sessions. Using a trauma-informed model of care, I recognise the profound impact stress, anxiety and trauma can have on your well-being and your connection to yourself and family. Together, in your sessions, we’ll set collaborative goals for your wellness journey, empowering you to regain control, find relief and feel connected again.
I am a dedicated and empathetic Counsellor and Supervisor, offering video call sessions. Using a trauma-informed model of care, I recognise the profound impact stress, anxiety and trauma can have on your well-being and your connection to yourself and family. Together, in your sessions, we’ll set collaborative goals for your wellness journey, empowering you to regain control, find relief and feel connected again.
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Bonnie Beazley-Somatic Experiencing & IFS Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600
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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MoonGrove Counselling - Tamara
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
We are all constantly evolving and this can present difficult challenges, often impacted by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. You might want to challenge this conditioning and these constraints. Understanding this within ourself, our relationships, and our families can be complex. You might realise that your sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so you may struggle internally to accept who you are and your ability to live authentically. We need safe and appropriate support to navigate these changes.
We are all constantly evolving and this can present difficult challenges, often impacted by family, social and cultural conditioning, religious and gender-based beliefs, roles, and biases. You might want to challenge this conditioning and these constraints. Understanding this within ourself, our relationships, and our families can be complex. You might realise that your sexual, relationship, and gender identities and preferences may be different from societal expectations, so you may struggle internally to accept who you are and your ability to live authentically. We need safe and appropriate support to navigate these changes.
(03) 7302 8903 View (03) 7302 8903
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Grief Guide
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Grief is a natural response to loss, whether it's the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or a major life change. Grief is a natural and complex emotion that can't be rushed or ignored. Although grief is normal, and something we all face, as a society we often struggle to know what to do or say when we find ourselves grieving or when there is someone grieving in front of us. Enter Grief Guide.
Grief is a natural response to loss, whether it's the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or a major life change. Grief is a natural and complex emotion that can't be rushed or ignored. Although grief is normal, and something we all face, as a society we often struggle to know what to do or say when we find ourselves grieving or when there is someone grieving in front of us. Enter Grief Guide.
(07) 2100 4771 View (07) 2100 4771
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Reed Clark
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Telehealth Only at present..... I am dedicated to improving men's mental health through empowering you to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that enables you to live a higher life. Through engaging in therapy, you can feel heard, understood and helped, with a focus on developing practical tools to help you manage the challenges of life. I have 15 plus years of experience supporting men in Defence, hospitals, the veteran's community and in private practice, and believe that gaining insight into your own experience can lead to new ways of living.
Telehealth Only at present..... I am dedicated to improving men's mental health through empowering you to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that enables you to live a higher life. Through engaging in therapy, you can feel heard, understood and helped, with a focus on developing practical tools to help you manage the challenges of life. I have 15 plus years of experience supporting men in Defence, hospitals, the veteran's community and in private practice, and believe that gaining insight into your own experience can lead to new ways of living.
(07) 2801 6335 View (07) 2801 6335
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
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Brooke Clark Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
Hi! I am Brooke, a Neurodivergent and Neuro-affirming Registered Psychologist. My goal is empowering people to heal and uncover their true, authentic selves. I want to help clients build a life based on their unique values. My practice is: kink, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and gender non-conforming affirming. All people are welcome and celebrated. I work exclusively as a telehealth psychologist, Australia-wide referrals are welcome. I see clients with Medicare plans, NDIS plans and self-funded currently.
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Kim McWilliam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
If you are wanting to live a better life and need support, then I look forward to talking with you. My professional journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including working with people who seek support for stress, anxiety, depression, health issues, adjusting to life changes, parenting support, change to relationships, grief and loss, empty nest, peri and post-menopausal stages, caring for elderly parents etc. My passion lies in working with people of all ages as they navigate life’s challenges and seek positive changes. I have a particular interest in supporting women through mid life and beyond.
If you are wanting to live a better life and need support, then I look forward to talking with you. My professional journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including working with people who seek support for stress, anxiety, depression, health issues, adjusting to life changes, parenting support, change to relationships, grief and loss, empty nest, peri and post-menopausal stages, caring for elderly parents etc. My passion lies in working with people of all ages as they navigate life’s challenges and seek positive changes. I have a particular interest in supporting women through mid life and beyond.
(02) 6190 0821 View (02) 6190 0821
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Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
With more than 22 years in the helping professions in the UK and Australia, in various health, education; mental health areas across the lifespan, I'm able to support people with a wide range of presenting issues to support people navigating life's challenges. It can feel like no one gets it sometimes, even those closest to you. Wanting someone to listen to you who really gets it, I truly do and I know how to support you. I provide an opportunity to explore what you're experiencing with compassion focused on guiding you towards health and wellbeing.
With more than 22 years in the helping professions in the UK and Australia, in various health, education; mental health areas across the lifespan, I'm able to support people with a wide range of presenting issues to support people navigating life's challenges. It can feel like no one gets it sometimes, even those closest to you. Wanting someone to listen to you who really gets it, I truly do and I know how to support you. I provide an opportunity to explore what you're experiencing with compassion focused on guiding you towards health and wellbeing.
(08) 6206 8179 View (08) 6206 8179
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600  (Online Only)
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
Therapy Shmerapy specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Henry Franck
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canberra, ACT 2600
No matter what your current situation looks like, we can work together to find meaningful pathways leading to health and well-being. I enjoy working with guys that wrestle with questions of life, meaning, and purpose. We all experience unfulfilled desires to be heard and to be understood. Whether it is struggling with a yearning to be affirmed, or just to be respected. At times we get caught up in a rut and struggle to break the patterns. often affecting our relationships. Some of us are bound up by unhealthy habits. Let's work together to see health and beauty take hold in these spaces.
No matter what your current situation looks like, we can work together to find meaningful pathways leading to health and well-being. I enjoy working with guys that wrestle with questions of life, meaning, and purpose. We all experience unfulfilled desires to be heard and to be understood. Whether it is struggling with a yearning to be affirmed, or just to be respected. At times we get caught up in a rut and struggle to break the patterns. often affecting our relationships. Some of us are bound up by unhealthy habits. Let's work together to see health and beauty take hold in these spaces.
(03) 7302 2892 View (03) 7302 2892

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Russell, ACT

< 10

Counsellors in Russell, ACT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Substance Use

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Russell, ACT see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Russell?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.