Counselling in Allambie Heights, NSW

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Sylvia Suwan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
(02) 8403 1472 View (02) 8403 1472
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Jodie Gale
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
Hi, I’m Jodie Gale. I'm a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Trauma & Inner Child Recovery Expert, Disordered Eating Coach & the founder of Traumawarriors.Online. I help women recover from trauma, emotional eating & not feeling good enough. Some women come to me for therapy not because they have problems but because they are wondering, ‘who am I?’, they want to get to know themselves better & live a richer, deeper, soulful, more meaningful life. The women I work with are drawn to my approach because I provide a holistic, hopeful & soulful perspective for transformation and growth. I offer short term and long-term therapy.
Hi, I’m Jodie Gale. I'm a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Trauma & Inner Child Recovery Expert, Disordered Eating Coach & the founder of Traumawarriors.Online. I help women recover from trauma, emotional eating & not feeling good enough. Some women come to me for therapy not because they have problems but because they are wondering, ‘who am I?’, they want to get to know themselves better & live a richer, deeper, soulful, more meaningful life. The women I work with are drawn to my approach because I provide a holistic, hopeful & soulful perspective for transformation and growth. I offer short term and long-term therapy.
(02) 8294 7627 View (02) 8294 7627
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Christina Comely
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
(02) 9158 6630 View (02) 9158 6630
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Thinkahead
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
(02) 9053 4507 View (02) 9053 4507

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ST & A Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Welcome. Are you looking to reduce your suffering, improve your mental health and satisfaction with life, and live a richer, more meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable life? Do you want to work with people who really care? At “ST & A Psychology” we strongly believe in the strength & ability within you, to change your life, & manage your issues more effectively. As experts on mental health and change, we respect you as the expert of your life. Thus, we will help you to work towards what is important, meaningful & purposeful for you, to help you better meet your psychological needs.
Welcome. Are you looking to reduce your suffering, improve your mental health and satisfaction with life, and live a richer, more meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable life? Do you want to work with people who really care? At “ST & A Psychology” we strongly believe in the strength & ability within you, to change your life, & manage your issues more effectively. As experts on mental health and change, we respect you as the expert of your life. Thus, we will help you to work towards what is important, meaningful & purposeful for you, to help you better meet your psychological needs.
(02) 8317 4048 View (02) 8317 4048
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Brett Mark Acworth
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
(02) 8403 0803 View (02) 8403 0803
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Van Weelden Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Do you often feel like you are surviving instead of thriving? If you feel stuck in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or if you battle with addiction, you are not alone; and there is something you can do to start feeling better. Integrative therapy can help you get unstuck and heal painful dynamics within yourself and your relationships.
Do you often feel like you are surviving instead of thriving? If you feel stuck in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or if you battle with addiction, you are not alone; and there is something you can do to start feeling better. Integrative therapy can help you get unstuck and heal painful dynamics within yourself and your relationships.
(02) 8403 2961 View (02) 8403 2961
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Counselling Northern Beaches
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
Counselling Northern Beaches is staffed by Leisa Brown, who is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor committed to prioritising her clients' comfort and safety as they develop clarity and direction on their journey towards healing and personal growth. With a profound respect for each individual's dignity. She creates a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients feel empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Her approach is practical and grounded employing the Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) model, guiding clients to uncover and understand their triggers. She is supervised by David 'Bhakti' Gotlieb.
(02) 8294 2281 View (02) 8294 2281
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Emily Jallat
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
(02) 9100 0244 View (02) 9100 0244
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Amanda Byrne
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Would you like to be showing up in your life with more authenticity? Do you feel stuck, struggle to hold your boundaries or find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? I am passionate about understanding you as a whole person, and assisting you in developing a meaningful relationship with yourself to work towards what is important for you. I have a special interest in working with women navigating life transitions, from adolescence through to late adulthood. I understand the importance of processing early life experiences to assist in moving through trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
Would you like to be showing up in your life with more authenticity? Do you feel stuck, struggle to hold your boundaries or find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? I am passionate about understanding you as a whole person, and assisting you in developing a meaningful relationship with yourself to work towards what is important for you. I have a special interest in working with women navigating life transitions, from adolescence through to late adulthood. I understand the importance of processing early life experiences to assist in moving through trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
(02) 8403 0470 View (02) 8403 0470
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Kiin Health
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
For over a decade, her work within the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, stress, school, work and relationships. She also has experience working with people struggling with the impact of trauma, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Apart from working with adults, Karen also has expertise working with young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, ADHD, disordered eating, screen addiction and substance use. Karen has a special interest in perinatal mental health
For over a decade, her work within the public and private health systems has provided her with experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, stress, school, work and relationships. She also has experience working with people struggling with the impact of trauma, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Apart from working with adults, Karen also has expertise working with young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, ADHD, disordered eating, screen addiction and substance use. Karen has a special interest in perinatal mental health
(02) 8403 2435 View (02) 8403 2435
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Anita Blakeley-Smith
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100  (Online Only)
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
I am warm, open and experienced Doctor of clinical psychology who works with all sorts of issues, big and small, from life adjustment issues to mental health difficulties. My focus is on mental health wellness. I work with proven psychology treatments for mood and relationship issues for all ages, including couples.  I aim to treat each client as an individual with their own unique biology, personal history, strengths and areas for change, utilising a collaborative approach to provide your own program of evidence based intervention. 
(02) 8294 6666 View (02) 8294 6666
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Emma Pratt
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Offering Autism and ADHD Assessments for adults. My life's mission is deeply rooted in supporting adults who suspect they are Autistic and/or ADHD, and who often find themselves hindered by various challenges. I am committed to creating spaces where they feel safe, genuinely supported, and validated across all facets of their lives. My ultimate goal is to guide my clients towards a life that transcends mere survival, empowering them to imagine and start living a truly thriving life. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth, navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come our way.
Offering Autism and ADHD Assessments for adults. My life's mission is deeply rooted in supporting adults who suspect they are Autistic and/or ADHD, and who often find themselves hindered by various challenges. I am committed to creating spaces where they feel safe, genuinely supported, and validated across all facets of their lives. My ultimate goal is to guide my clients towards a life that transcends mere survival, empowering them to imagine and start living a truly thriving life. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth, navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come our way.
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Felicity Gendun
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Elanora Heights, NSW 2101
I am a Registered Psychologist and Gestalt therapist working with couples and individuals helping them overcome difficulties to lead more satisfying lives and fulfilling relationships. For over a 15 years I have provided relationship counselling and couples therapy to people who have struggled to create loving and satisfying relationships. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they become aware of their destructive patterns and find new, more satisfying ways of relating.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Gestalt therapist working with couples and individuals helping them overcome difficulties to lead more satisfying lives and fulfilling relationships. For over a 15 years I have provided relationship counselling and couples therapy to people who have struggled to create loving and satisfying relationships. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they become aware of their destructive patterns and find new, more satisfying ways of relating.
(02) 8403 1538 View (02) 8403 1538
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YouBeYou Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086  (Online Only)
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
(02) 8403 2074 View (02) 8403 2074
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Luciana Zeni
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
I am passionate about supporting clients in their healing process through assisting them in learning more about themselves and developing new ways of coping with present and past challenges. I am a warm, supportive, caring, and compassionate psychologist and I believe each client is unique and therefore requires a tailored treatment strategy to achieve their therapy goals.
(02) 8403 0009 View (02) 8403 0009
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Tori McCarthy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
(02) 8403 1332 View (02) 8403 1332
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Cristina Williams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Please EMAIL enquiry: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
Please EMAIL enquiry: Are difficult childhood or past adult experiences continuing to impact your life now? These 'traumas' can lead you to feeling anxious, depressed, angry, not good enough, dissatisfied in relationships/ work. You might be soothing with harmful behaviours or substances. Together we focus on settling your nervous system and addressing safely how the past experiences impacted you. Talking alone is not enough when working with these past experiences. Brainspotting Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies address your brain and body. They are integrated into our work.
(02) 8806 0697 View (02) 8806 0697
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Vanessa Steele
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
As your counsellor, I work with you to meet the challenges in your life as you experience them. In a safe, caring space you are free to express your feelings, be heard and understood: where you can honestly explore your concerns. Together, we can clarify what kind of life you want to live, recognise your strengths and resources, discover your options, increase your self-awareness, and develop strategies to help you live your life the way you choose. My background in the performing arts has given me an appreciation of the incredible diversity in perspectives and choices we make as individuals, and to truly value the human spirit.
As your counsellor, I work with you to meet the challenges in your life as you experience them. In a safe, caring space you are free to express your feelings, be heard and understood: where you can honestly explore your concerns. Together, we can clarify what kind of life you want to live, recognise your strengths and resources, discover your options, increase your self-awareness, and develop strategies to help you live your life the way you choose. My background in the performing arts has given me an appreciation of the incredible diversity in perspectives and choices we make as individuals, and to truly value the human spirit.
(02) 8403 1873 View (02) 8403 1873
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Career Development Space
Verified Verified
Cromer, NSW 2099
Marie is a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, working with clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Finding yourself in a job that no longer meets your needs and values can consume all of your daily energy and start to interfere with your wellbeing. There are many factors that can affect your ability to move forwards: a lack of direction or unclear goals, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, a lack of awareness of your strengths, skills and full potential, anxiety about making the change or other obstacle. Marie also offers group "Art for Wellbeing" sessions.
Marie is a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, working with clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Finding yourself in a job that no longer meets your needs and values can consume all of your daily energy and start to interfere with your wellbeing. There are many factors that can affect your ability to move forwards: a lack of direction or unclear goals, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, a lack of awareness of your strengths, skills and full potential, anxiety about making the change or other obstacle. Marie also offers group "Art for Wellbeing" sessions.
(02) 8403 1664 View (02) 8403 1664

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Allambie Heights, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Allambie Heights, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
50% Other
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Allambie Heights, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Allambie Heights?

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.