Counselling in Ashfield, NSW

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EMDR Consultation and Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
I am an Accredited EMDR Consultant, offering consultation, and supervision to health practitioners interested in pursuing accreditation after basic training. My experience has been working with all forms of trauma and abuse, dissociation, grief and loss. I take a trauma informed approach and work with, Schema Therapy, structural dissociation and ego state work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviors Therapy, NLP, Timeline Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT Tapping. Telehealth available
I am an Accredited EMDR Consultant, offering consultation, and supervision to health practitioners interested in pursuing accreditation after basic training. My experience has been working with all forms of trauma and abuse, dissociation, grief and loss. I take a trauma informed approach and work with, Schema Therapy, structural dissociation and ego state work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviors Therapy, NLP, Timeline Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT Tapping. Telehealth available
(02) 8294 9667 View (02) 8294 9667
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Lighthouse Therapeutic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
(02) 8806 0119 View (02) 8806 0119
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Stacey Walsh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
One of my passions is in helping my clients explore how early life experiences contribute to the ways they relate in the world as they go through life. I look for ways to work with you to process and heal traumas (both early and later in life), relationship or life patterns and missing experiences to assist you to show up in your life in a way that feels authentic, grounded and connected. Your journey and the way that your system organises itself to meet your needs are unique to you and I am honoured by the opportunity to assist you in making meaning of your own experiences.
One of my passions is in helping my clients explore how early life experiences contribute to the ways they relate in the world as they go through life. I look for ways to work with you to process and heal traumas (both early and later in life), relationship or life patterns and missing experiences to assist you to show up in your life in a way that feels authentic, grounded and connected. Your journey and the way that your system organises itself to meet your needs are unique to you and I am honoured by the opportunity to assist you in making meaning of your own experiences.
(02) 9100 0392 View (02) 9100 0392
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Saniya Singh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
I am a Psychologist and PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at the University of Wollongong. I work with people from medium to long-term, depending on their needs to address a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, anger and issues with identity. I adopt an exploratory and curious approach to help people understand themselves and their behavioural patterns. I use a combination of skills based approaches (cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance based approaches) and deeper approaches (e.g., attachment, schema and psychodynamic approaches) in my work to make therapy meaningful and practical.
I am a Psychologist and PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at the University of Wollongong. I work with people from medium to long-term, depending on their needs to address a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, anger and issues with identity. I adopt an exploratory and curious approach to help people understand themselves and their behavioural patterns. I use a combination of skills based approaches (cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance based approaches) and deeper approaches (e.g., attachment, schema and psychodynamic approaches) in my work to make therapy meaningful and practical.
(02) 8105 6839 View (02) 8105 6839
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Sophia Tran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Waitlist for new clients
Sophia Tran is a Clinical Psychologist at Clarity Clinical Psychology, based in Croydon, Sydney's Inner West. She provides a warm and supportive environment for clients to explore their experiences, develop insight and identify effective approaches to handling life’s challenges. Sophia has extensive experience working with a diverse range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family issues, emotion dysregulation, study/work stress or burnout, cultural issues, identity and self-worth, adjustment to major life events, and longstanding patterns of thinking and behaviour.
Sophia Tran is a Clinical Psychologist at Clarity Clinical Psychology, based in Croydon, Sydney's Inner West. She provides a warm and supportive environment for clients to explore their experiences, develop insight and identify effective approaches to handling life’s challenges. Sophia has extensive experience working with a diverse range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family issues, emotion dysregulation, study/work stress or burnout, cultural issues, identity and self-worth, adjustment to major life events, and longstanding patterns of thinking and behaviour.
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Wellness Valeria Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in your prime, navigating the intricate landscape of midlife transitions? Are you seeking support that goes beyond traditional therapy to encompass every facet of your well-being? Welcome. I'm Val, a Holistic Counsellor dedicated to empowering women aged 45-55 on their journey toward wellness. With a diverse background in personal training, nutrition coaching, and menopause specialisation, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the table. My approach isn't just about addressing isolated symptoms; it's about understanding the interconnectedness of mental health, physical health, nutrition, and lifestyle choices.
Are you a woman in your prime, navigating the intricate landscape of midlife transitions? Are you seeking support that goes beyond traditional therapy to encompass every facet of your well-being? Welcome. I'm Val, a Holistic Counsellor dedicated to empowering women aged 45-55 on their journey toward wellness. With a diverse background in personal training, nutrition coaching, and menopause specialisation, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the table. My approach isn't just about addressing isolated symptoms; it's about understanding the interconnectedness of mental health, physical health, nutrition, and lifestyle choices.
(02) 9100 0941 View (02) 9100 0941
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Francesca Murden
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself stuck in a habit that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change? Are you tired of it but not sure what is the right path to take or who to turn for help? If this sounds like where you're at, and you're ready to look at the causes of your difficulties, I can help you! I provide a supportive, respectful and private space to guarantee you with the best therapeutic experience. Get in touch to discuss further how I can best assist you with your requirements.
Do you find yourself stuck in a habit that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change? Are you tired of it but not sure what is the right path to take or who to turn for help? If this sounds like where you're at, and you're ready to look at the causes of your difficulties, I can help you! I provide a supportive, respectful and private space to guarantee you with the best therapeutic experience. Get in touch to discuss further how I can best assist you with your requirements.
(02) 8320 5259 View (02) 8320 5259
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Julia Ellis
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Hi, I’m Julia. I work with people aged 17 and above. I use anti-oppressive and non-pathologising frameworks to counselling, which means I work with you to explore how you make sense of your life and experiences. I am deeply informed by social justice and critical theory. I welcome all bodies, genders and identities, and work to problematise the privileges I hold as a cis woman. I collaborate with folks to create a space where people can befriend all parts of themselves and get a sense of their preferences and hopes. I approach counselling as a place for genuine connection, meaning-making and justice.
Hi, I’m Julia. I work with people aged 17 and above. I use anti-oppressive and non-pathologising frameworks to counselling, which means I work with you to explore how you make sense of your life and experiences. I am deeply informed by social justice and critical theory. I welcome all bodies, genders and identities, and work to problematise the privileges I hold as a cis woman. I collaborate with folks to create a space where people can befriend all parts of themselves and get a sense of their preferences and hopes. I approach counselling as a place for genuine connection, meaning-making and justice.
(02) 9100 0093 View (02) 9100 0093
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Burwood Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Gloria enjoys working with clients across the lifespan and she specialises in the assessment and treatment of a diverse range of psychological difficulties including anxiety disorders (e.g. social anxiety, panic disorder, excessive worrying, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias), depression, grief and bereavement, anger management, stress, interpersonal difficulties, behavioural and conduct problems, and social skills training. She understands that everyone is different and works collaboratively and creatively with each individual to tailor evidence-based treatments that best suit a client's needs.
Gloria enjoys working with clients across the lifespan and she specialises in the assessment and treatment of a diverse range of psychological difficulties including anxiety disorders (e.g. social anxiety, panic disorder, excessive worrying, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias), depression, grief and bereavement, anger management, stress, interpersonal difficulties, behavioural and conduct problems, and social skills training. She understands that everyone is different and works collaboratively and creatively with each individual to tailor evidence-based treatments that best suit a client's needs.
(02) 8000 0992 View (02) 8000 0992
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
(02) 9100 0945 View (02) 9100 0945
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Ronald Hoang Marriage Counselling & Family Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Are you struggling with your relationship? Having issues with: communication as you don’t feel like you’re on the same page, conflict resolution - as nothing seems to get resolved, feel like you’ve lost the intimacy and closeness, and you no longer trust one another, are you struggling with sex, finances, house responsibilities, parenting or in-laws? You've tried everything you can think of, but nothing seems to change. The love is still there and you want the relationship to work, you're just not sure how to go about it.
Are you struggling with your relationship? Having issues with: communication as you don’t feel like you’re on the same page, conflict resolution - as nothing seems to get resolved, feel like you’ve lost the intimacy and closeness, and you no longer trust one another, are you struggling with sex, finances, house responsibilities, parenting or in-laws? You've tried everything you can think of, but nothing seems to change. The love is still there and you want the relationship to work, you're just not sure how to go about it.
(02) 7804 4430 View (02) 7804 4430
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Openmind Counselling
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Openmind Counselling boasts a culturally and linguistically diverse team of clinical psychologists, who can provide service in English, Chinese, and Korean.
Openmind Counselling boasts a culturally and linguistically diverse team of clinical psychologists, who can provide service in English, Chinese, and Korean.
(02) 9538 7198 View (02) 9538 7198
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Justine Pash
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Life can be a roller coaster. And along with the ups, there will naturally be downs - illness, pain, worry, conflict, and loss. Sometimes we know how to hang on for the ride and who will be in the seat beside us; other times, we feel tossed around, adrift, and even alone in our experience. Being heard, seen, and validated can begin a process of deep understanding and change. I am a degree-qualified Counsellor/Therapist, passionate about providing ethical and evidence-based support to all clients, no matter their concerns. You might like to see me in my CBD or Summer Hill rooms.
Life can be a roller coaster. And along with the ups, there will naturally be downs - illness, pain, worry, conflict, and loss. Sometimes we know how to hang on for the ride and who will be in the seat beside us; other times, we feel tossed around, adrift, and even alone in our experience. Being heard, seen, and validated can begin a process of deep understanding and change. I am a degree-qualified Counsellor/Therapist, passionate about providing ethical and evidence-based support to all clients, no matter their concerns. You might like to see me in my CBD or Summer Hill rooms.
(02) 9100 0552 View (02) 9100 0552
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Sonia Scali
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Welcome, I’m Sonia, a warm, compassionate and open-minded counsellor. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative and strength-based, listening and tailoring my approach around your needs. My aim is to help you manage life's challenges with self-compassion and self-kindness. I work with both adults and adolescents, specialising in trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, domestic and family violence, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, difficulties with boundaries, family estrangement and shame. Supporting my clients with communication and interpersonal relationships is a special interest of mine.
Welcome, I’m Sonia, a warm, compassionate and open-minded counsellor. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative and strength-based, listening and tailoring my approach around your needs. My aim is to help you manage life's challenges with self-compassion and self-kindness. I work with both adults and adolescents, specialising in trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, domestic and family violence, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, difficulties with boundaries, family estrangement and shame. Supporting my clients with communication and interpersonal relationships is a special interest of mine.
(02) 9100 0424 View (02) 9100 0424
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Alain Moulay
MSc
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Sexuality is multidimensional that engages all areas of life: mental, emotional, physical and social. Understanding the psychology and the culture through which sexuality is experienced is integral to finding well being and happiness. Shame, guilt, anxiety, as well as other psychological or medical conditions, can profoundly affect how we experience sexuality and deeply impact or attach itself to the complexities of our personal history and life experiences.
Sexuality is multidimensional that engages all areas of life: mental, emotional, physical and social. Understanding the psychology and the culture through which sexuality is experienced is integral to finding well being and happiness. Shame, guilt, anxiety, as well as other psychological or medical conditions, can profoundly affect how we experience sexuality and deeply impact or attach itself to the complexities of our personal history and life experiences.
(02) 9159 6682 View (02) 9159 6682
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Helen Ng
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
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Kate O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
As humans, we will all go through challenging times and need support. Therapeutically, I work to assist the brain and body cope with trauma, challenging emotions & life experiences. I aim to sensitively attune to each person and look to work together to address your concerns. I humanise lived experiences and see the relevance of how our social and cultural context can shape our mood, mental health and recovery. I have special interest and experience working with people who have had a difficult childhood and those affected by trauma including sexual, physical, emotional, psychological & domestic abuse.
As humans, we will all go through challenging times and need support. Therapeutically, I work to assist the brain and body cope with trauma, challenging emotions & life experiences. I aim to sensitively attune to each person and look to work together to address your concerns. I humanise lived experiences and see the relevance of how our social and cultural context can shape our mood, mental health and recovery. I have special interest and experience working with people who have had a difficult childhood and those affected by trauma including sexual, physical, emotional, psychological & domestic abuse.
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Lyndell Weaver
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Are you struggling with major changes, loss or uncertainty about the future? Maybe you're contending with a child’s worsening behaviour or mental health and you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or at a loss. Your family or intimate relationships may be more strained or volatile and you find yourself reacting to or retreating from others more than you'd like. Real Life Counselling provides a supportive space to explore and address your concerns about the realities facing you and your loved ones.
Are you struggling with major changes, loss or uncertainty about the future? Maybe you're contending with a child’s worsening behaviour or mental health and you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or at a loss. Your family or intimate relationships may be more strained or volatile and you find yourself reacting to or retreating from others more than you'd like. Real Life Counselling provides a supportive space to explore and address your concerns about the realities facing you and your loved ones.
(02) 8806 0251 View (02) 8806 0251
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Judy Song
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist. I work with adults, adolescents and children. I can provide therapy in Korean for those who need it. Telehealth option is available for people who struggle to attend in person. I understand everyone is different and value collaborative work to help meet the needs of my clients. Please refer to my website for more information about me and how I can: shapingmindspsychology.com.au
I am a clinical psychologist. I work with adults, adolescents and children. I can provide therapy in Korean for those who need it. Telehealth option is available for people who struggle to attend in person. I understand everyone is different and value collaborative work to help meet the needs of my clients. Please refer to my website for more information about me and how I can: shapingmindspsychology.com.au
(02) 8105 5946 View (02) 8105 5946
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Blue Horizon Counselling
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Therapy is a very personal experience so it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and believe they’re a good fit for you. People will decide to see a psychologist for a range of different reasons... Often they’re experiencing some kind of stress, relationship difficulties, trauma or addiction… or sometimes they feel they just need someone to talk to. We start by talking about what brings you to the session. You may have clearly defined goals of what you’d like to achieve or, perhaps you’re not sure and you’re just trying to get a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences. Therapy is also about encouraging you to consider different ways of thinking, trying new strategies and learning new skills. It's ok if you feel that you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone. It’s not always easy to be in therapy, it takes a lot of courage to start, and to continue the process.
Therapy is a very personal experience so it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and believe they’re a good fit for you. People will decide to see a psychologist for a range of different reasons... Often they’re experiencing some kind of stress, relationship difficulties, trauma or addiction… or sometimes they feel they just need someone to talk to. We start by talking about what brings you to the session. You may have clearly defined goals of what you’d like to achieve or, perhaps you’re not sure and you’re just trying to get a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences. Therapy is also about encouraging you to consider different ways of thinking, trying new strategies and learning new skills. It's ok if you feel that you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone. It’s not always easy to be in therapy, it takes a lot of courage to start, and to continue the process.
(02) 9158 6525 View (02) 9158 6525

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ashfield, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Ashfield, NSW who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS
39% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ashfield, NSW see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ashfield?

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.