Counselling in Barden Ridge, NSW

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Robyn Thomas
MA
Verified Verified
Barden Ridge, NSW 2234
Robyn has over 25 years clinical experience working in the public health, corporate and private health sectors and is an AHPRA registered Mental Health Occupational Therapist with a Masters of Brain and Mind Science. Robyn likes to make therapy fun and does this by tapping into Smart Technology where appropriate and may use EEG/neurofeedback, virtual reality, and smartphone apps.
Robyn has over 25 years clinical experience working in the public health, corporate and private health sectors and is an AHPRA registered Mental Health Occupational Therapist with a Masters of Brain and Mind Science. Robyn likes to make therapy fun and does this by tapping into Smart Technology where appropriate and may use EEG/neurofeedback, virtual reality, and smartphone apps.
(02) 8519 4197 View (02) 8519 4197
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Nerida May Dunkerley
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Barden Ridge, NSW 2234  (Online Only)
Hello, I am so glad you found me! My name is Nerida, I have a wealth of knowledge, therapeutic expertise and training with over 30 years experience working as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and located in Menai and Padstow, New South Wales. As a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I specialise in working with individuals, couples and groups applying various modalities to address issues such as addictions, relationship counselling, premarital counselling, trauma counselling and clinical supervision.
Hello, I am so glad you found me! My name is Nerida, I have a wealth of knowledge, therapeutic expertise and training with over 30 years experience working as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and located in Menai and Padstow, New South Wales. As a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I specialise in working with individuals, couples and groups applying various modalities to address issues such as addictions, relationship counselling, premarital counselling, trauma counselling and clinical supervision.
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Vanessa Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Barden Ridge, NSW 2234  (Online Only)
Vanessa is a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor. ​ Vanessa is an empathetic clinician who strives to empower her clients in achieving and maintaining change that is in line with their values. Vanessa has worked with people from diverse backgrounds, across the lifespan and enjoys working with people of all ages. Vanessa's greatest joy is seeing others thrive, realise their potential, harness their strengths and walk beside them as they overcome challenges. Vanessa is able to gain rapport with even the most resistant clients and feels this is due to her calm, authentic and caring nature.
Vanessa is a Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor. ​ Vanessa is an empathetic clinician who strives to empower her clients in achieving and maintaining change that is in line with their values. Vanessa has worked with people from diverse backgrounds, across the lifespan and enjoys working with people of all ages. Vanessa's greatest joy is seeing others thrive, realise their potential, harness their strengths and walk beside them as they overcome challenges. Vanessa is able to gain rapport with even the most resistant clients and feels this is due to her calm, authentic and caring nature.
(02) 8074 5994 View (02) 8074 5994
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Trix Harvey
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Barden Ridge, NSW 2234
As a dedicated and compassionate counselor, Trix is committed to providing exceptional care to clients seeking support and guidance. With a background in working with refugee trauma and 10 years of experience, She offers a wealth of expertise in trauma counseling, e.g. anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, etc. She believes in a holistic approach to counseling and neuro plasticity, addressing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and working with a bio-psycho-social model of treatment. Through evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans, she strive to empower individuals to overcome challenges.
As a dedicated and compassionate counselor, Trix is committed to providing exceptional care to clients seeking support and guidance. With a background in working with refugee trauma and 10 years of experience, She offers a wealth of expertise in trauma counseling, e.g. anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, etc. She believes in a holistic approach to counseling and neuro plasticity, addressing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and working with a bio-psycho-social model of treatment. Through evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans, she strive to empower individuals to overcome challenges.
(02) 8355 9713 View (02) 8355 9713

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Emma Jackson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Engadine, NSW 2233  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Emma! I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in a range of government and non-government sectors. I offer a warm and compassionate stance with my clients. I understand it can be challenging opening up about the harder parts of life, so I create a safe and supportive space for you to do so. We will work together at your pace and I will guide you towards a more rich and meaningful life where your struggles can have less of an impact on you.
Hello, my name is Emma! I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in a range of government and non-government sectors. I offer a warm and compassionate stance with my clients. I understand it can be challenging opening up about the harder parts of life, so I create a safe and supportive space for you to do so. We will work together at your pace and I will guide you towards a more rich and meaningful life where your struggles can have less of an impact on you.
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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Panania, NSW 2213
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470
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Alena Piccolruaz
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Lugarno, NSW 2210
I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and families in addition to supporting mums and dads through pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Issues treated (but not limited to) include; anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, school issues, suicidal thinking, personality disorder, anger management, gender transitioning, self-harm, grief and loss, work related issues (Workcover accredited psych), life coaching, relationship matters, family mediation, court and legal reports and the teaching of parenting skills. I also offer couples, family and marital therapy. I am also an accredited Supervisor to other psychologists.
I have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and families in addition to supporting mums and dads through pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Issues treated (but not limited to) include; anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, school issues, suicidal thinking, personality disorder, anger management, gender transitioning, self-harm, grief and loss, work related issues (Workcover accredited psych), life coaching, relationship matters, family mediation, court and legal reports and the teaching of parenting skills. I also offer couples, family and marital therapy. I am also an accredited Supervisor to other psychologists.
(02) 9159 6930 View (02) 9159 6930
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Rebecca Nakhoul
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Panania, NSW 2213
Not accepting new clients
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
(02) 8105 6677 View (02) 8105 6677
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Timothy Joss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bangor, NSW 2234
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
(02) 7501 0537 View (02) 7501 0537
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Vera Nedelkovska
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Menai, NSW 2234
Vera is a dedicated therapist specialising in counseling, therapy, and hypnosis. With a person-centered approach, Vera creates a safe space for her clients to overcome challenges and strive for personal growth. Her focus is on empowering clients to develop healthy relationships and build resilience, fostering self-awareness and lasting change.
Vera is a dedicated therapist specialising in counseling, therapy, and hypnosis. With a person-centered approach, Vera creates a safe space for her clients to overcome challenges and strive for personal growth. Her focus is on empowering clients to develop healthy relationships and build resilience, fostering self-awareness and lasting change.
(02) 8105 6855 View (02) 8105 6855
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Michelle Boyle Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bangor, NSW 2234  (Online Only)
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
(02) 7501 0601 View (02) 7501 0601
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David Troup
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Menai, NSW 2234
David Troup is the Principal Clinical Psychologist of Here Comes The Sun Psychology Clinic. He is passionate about understanding the personal experiences of his clients and providing evidenced-based treatments that are tailored to their needs, strengths and values. He has developed experience with treating a wide range of mental health conditions from years of working in public health, at an outpatient drug and alcohol clinic and community mental health clinic. David also has experience in a private hospital setting where he provided group CBT for mood and anxiety disorders and a DBT-based group for a range of conditions.
David Troup is the Principal Clinical Psychologist of Here Comes The Sun Psychology Clinic. He is passionate about understanding the personal experiences of his clients and providing evidenced-based treatments that are tailored to their needs, strengths and values. He has developed experience with treating a wide range of mental health conditions from years of working in public health, at an outpatient drug and alcohol clinic and community mental health clinic. David also has experience in a private hospital setting where he provided group CBT for mood and anxiety disorders and a DBT-based group for a range of conditions.
(02) 7501 1075 View (02) 7501 1075
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Anna Lagana
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Sutherland, NSW 2232
I enjoy working with clients who want to rebuild their sense of self and overcome difficulties of the past or present. My particular interests are supporting teenagers and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationships concerns, building confidence and self esteem to lead a happy and meaningful life. If you want to learn tools and strategies to better manage your concerns or just have a listening ear to make sense of your difficulties, I will ensure you will feel heard and supported. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I am not afraid to be a little humorous where appropriate.
I enjoy working with clients who want to rebuild their sense of self and overcome difficulties of the past or present. My particular interests are supporting teenagers and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationships concerns, building confidence and self esteem to lead a happy and meaningful life. If you want to learn tools and strategies to better manage your concerns or just have a listening ear to make sense of your difficulties, I will ensure you will feel heard and supported. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I am not afraid to be a little humorous where appropriate.
(02) 7501 1745 View (02) 7501 1745
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Amaya Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Menai, NSW 2234
Struggling with anxiety, finding or keeping a meaningful relationship, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, fertility issues, work related stress or low self esteem? Amaya Wellbeing has immediate appointments available. Late afternoon and Saturday appointments are available. At Amaya we know finding the right practitioner can feel very overwhelming. We offer a free initial 15 minute consultation to help you decide if our service might be right for you.
Struggling with anxiety, finding or keeping a meaningful relationship, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, fertility issues, work related stress or low self esteem? Amaya Wellbeing has immediate appointments available. Late afternoon and Saturday appointments are available. At Amaya we know finding the right practitioner can feel very overwhelming. We offer a free initial 15 minute consultation to help you decide if our service might be right for you.
(02) 9538 7368 View (02) 9538 7368
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Salome Elevated Counselling
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Loftus, NSW 2232
Hello. Would you like help to forge a new and better path forward in your life? Life can be challenging and overwhelming and you may feel like you have no one to turn to or trust. Whether you are struggling with personal or couples’ relationship issues, behavioural/habitual issues, loss and grief, stress, anxiety, work/social anxiety, depression, have experienced trauma, struggling with PTSD. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with years of experience, and I have my own personal life experiences which helps me to understand you and whatever life issues you are struggling with.
Hello. Would you like help to forge a new and better path forward in your life? Life can be challenging and overwhelming and you may feel like you have no one to turn to or trust. Whether you are struggling with personal or couples’ relationship issues, behavioural/habitual issues, loss and grief, stress, anxiety, work/social anxiety, depression, have experienced trauma, struggling with PTSD. I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with years of experience, and I have my own personal life experiences which helps me to understand you and whatever life issues you are struggling with.
(02) 7501 0206 View (02) 7501 0206
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Daniella Saleme
Psychologist, MACPA
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
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Naomi McGrath
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Loftus, NSW 2232
Do you often feel overwhelmed, not sure how to cope with what is happening or has happened? Do you long for a compassionate ear to listen to you? Or need some extra support as you go through a difficult time? Many of life's hardships are beyond our control but there are ways we can learn to better cope with and get through distressing experiences.
Do you often feel overwhelmed, not sure how to cope with what is happening or has happened? Do you long for a compassionate ear to listen to you? Or need some extra support as you go through a difficult time? Many of life's hardships are beyond our control but there are ways we can learn to better cope with and get through distressing experiences.
(02) 7501 0112 View (02) 7501 0112
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Marie Farthing, Counselling & Therapeutic Supports
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Jannali, NSW 2226
Safe, sensitive, inclusive counselling & therapeutic supports for children, adolescents and adults. My therapeutic style is warm, creative and adaptable. I create a space where you can feel safe, understood and accepted. I focus on your strengths. I help you identify what you are doing well and build on those abilities. My specialist skills can help people of all ages and abilities to express their thoughts and feelings creatively.
Safe, sensitive, inclusive counselling & therapeutic supports for children, adolescents and adults. My therapeutic style is warm, creative and adaptable. I create a space where you can feel safe, understood and accepted. I focus on your strengths. I help you identify what you are doing well and build on those abilities. My specialist skills can help people of all ages and abilities to express their thoughts and feelings creatively.
(02) 9538 7872 View (02) 9538 7872
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Manna Maniago
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sutherland, NSW 2232
Are you hurting and feeling hopeless? If that's what brought you here, it may be time for us to talk. Distress, anxiety and stress from life's issues may be getting in the way of your achieving your personal goals. Together we can change your life story from defeat to one where you can tell yourself "I CAN deal with it! And I WILL overcome!". Are you ready to feel hopeful again and take the reins back on your life?
Are you hurting and feeling hopeless? If that's what brought you here, it may be time for us to talk. Distress, anxiety and stress from life's issues may be getting in the way of your achieving your personal goals. Together we can change your life story from defeat to one where you can tell yourself "I CAN deal with it! And I WILL overcome!". Are you ready to feel hopeful again and take the reins back on your life?
(02) 8074 5259 View (02) 8074 5259
Sean Dickson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sutherland, NSW 2232
I have been providing psychological services for over 25 years and have experience in both the private and corporate sectors. I am a warm, supportive and highly experienced psychologist dedicated to helping you overcome depression, anxiety, stress and other longstanding issues. I am committed to delivering effective and long-lasting results in your personal life and relationships. I use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
I have been providing psychological services for over 25 years and have experience in both the private and corporate sectors. I am a warm, supportive and highly experienced psychologist dedicated to helping you overcome depression, anxiety, stress and other longstanding issues. I am committed to delivering effective and long-lasting results in your personal life and relationships. I use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
(02) 8766 0685 View (02) 8766 0685

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barden Ridge, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Barden Ridge, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% ADHD
75% Anger Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medibank Private
67% Bupa
67% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Barden Ridge, NSW see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barden Ridge?

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.