Counselling in Beacon Hill, NSW

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Daniela MacAulay
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, NSW 2100
I’m a registered clinical counsellor and a Gestalt psychotherapist. I work with people who feel stuck, disconnected from themselves and others and whose inner world can be a harsh place at times. Are relationships difficult to navigate, you frequently feel overwhelmed or “not good enough” and have a hard time setting boundaries? Have you developed coping strategies that are no longer working or aren’t very healthy? I will support you in learning to understand what’s in the way of you living a fulfilling and meaningful life. You’ll get to know yourself better and gain new skills and strategies for tackling life’s challenges.
I’m a registered clinical counsellor and a Gestalt psychotherapist. I work with people who feel stuck, disconnected from themselves and others and whose inner world can be a harsh place at times. Are relationships difficult to navigate, you frequently feel overwhelmed or “not good enough” and have a hard time setting boundaries? Have you developed coping strategies that are no longer working or aren’t very healthy? I will support you in learning to understand what’s in the way of you living a fulfilling and meaningful life. You’ll get to know yourself better and gain new skills and strategies for tackling life’s challenges.
(02) 9100 0871 View (02) 9100 0871
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Sharpe Connections Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon Hill, NSW 2100
Waitlist for new clients
Whatever the reason you have decided this is the right time to look for a counsellor I understand this is not an easy decision. You may be interested in increasing your self esteem and awareness, improving relationships, exploring your negative beliefs or finding inner peace and happiness. You may be dealing with trauma or mental health issues, life transitions or you are making important decisions. No matter the reason counselling and therapy can be a wonderful resource to assist you with your goals and improve your overall wellbeing.
Whatever the reason you have decided this is the right time to look for a counsellor I understand this is not an easy decision. You may be interested in increasing your self esteem and awareness, improving relationships, exploring your negative beliefs or finding inner peace and happiness. You may be dealing with trauma or mental health issues, life transitions or you are making important decisions. No matter the reason counselling and therapy can be a wonderful resource to assist you with your goals and improve your overall wellbeing.
(02) 8403 2022 View (02) 8403 2022
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Imogen O'Loughlin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Beacon Hill, NSW 2100
Imogen: 'We all have times in our life when the challenges that we face seem overwhelming and insurmountable. However, we don’t have to face them alone. My aim is to work together with you to form a personalised treatment plan that enables you to work towards a meaningful and enriched life. It is an honour to walk alongside my clients and offer support during what are sometimes the most challenging times of their lives. I am here to offer the support, skills and strategies needed to help you overcome your difficulties, whilst also recognising that you are the expert in your story and unique experiences'.
Imogen: 'We all have times in our life when the challenges that we face seem overwhelming and insurmountable. However, we don’t have to face them alone. My aim is to work together with you to form a personalised treatment plan that enables you to work towards a meaningful and enriched life. It is an honour to walk alongside my clients and offer support during what are sometimes the most challenging times of their lives. I am here to offer the support, skills and strategies needed to help you overcome your difficulties, whilst also recognising that you are the expert in your story and unique experiences'.
(02) 8403 2668 View (02) 8403 2668

More Therapists Nearby

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Kim Ambor
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
I work with a range of clients as I have 3 main specialities: I work with couples and families (Gottman therapist) I help WorkCover clients (SIRA accredited) I help clients who have had trauma or health related issues (EMDR)
(02) 9100 0330 View (02) 9100 0330
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Aly Birmingham Geats
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Are you struggling with your drinking or substance use? Do you have some grief or trauma in your life or from your past that you can't move on from? I work to support women and their families with these issues specifically. Please give me a call so we can talk about what you would do to start living a life you are happy in. I never judge and always care about your journey with discretion and complete confidentiality, Aly.
Are you struggling with your drinking or substance use? Do you have some grief or trauma in your life or from your past that you can't move on from? I work to support women and their families with these issues specifically. Please give me a call so we can talk about what you would do to start living a life you are happy in. I never judge and always care about your journey with discretion and complete confidentiality, Aly.
(02) 8403 0338 View (02) 8403 0338
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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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always flying psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
I work with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise, ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology. Clinics in Wahroonga, St Leonards & Kincumber. Other areas of work, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Behaviour challenges, Specific Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, in the background of Trauma Informed Practices. Conduct ADHD assessments.
(02) 9158 6576 View (02) 9158 6576
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Alison Glass - EMDR & Trauma Treatment
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Waitlist for new clients
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with older adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with older adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
(02) 8806 0772 View (02) 8806 0772
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Gill S H Walker
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
(02) 9158 6583 View (02) 9158 6583
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M2M Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Hi I'm Clare. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, addiction, grief and feelings of low self-worth. I work with a person centred approach which makes clients feel heard. With the use of DBT, attachment and EFIT, I help clients work on integrating their emotional experiences, enabling them to reframe their internal dialogue. Clients can be assisted in improving interpersonal communication, the use of mindfulness and distress tolerance. I assist clients in being able to choose more effective behaviours, identify unhelpful thought patterns, and process emotions in a way that is helpful in their everyday lives.
Hi I'm Clare. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, addiction, grief and feelings of low self-worth. I work with a person centred approach which makes clients feel heard. With the use of DBT, attachment and EFIT, I help clients work on integrating their emotional experiences, enabling them to reframe their internal dialogue. Clients can be assisted in improving interpersonal communication, the use of mindfulness and distress tolerance. I assist clients in being able to choose more effective behaviours, identify unhelpful thought patterns, and process emotions in a way that is helpful in their everyday lives.
(02) 9909 6174 View (02) 9909 6174
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Better Counselling Practice
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
(02) 9929 8085 View (02) 9929 8085
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Simon Turmanis
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookvale, NSW 2100
I am an extremely caring, warm, open, helpful, respectful, supportive, encouraging, hardworking & compassionate person & health professional. I am very passionate about helping people…well. Helping people to reduce their suffering is important to me. I will want to understand the unique way you are suffering or struggling to cope and will make a difference.
I am an extremely caring, warm, open, helpful, respectful, supportive, encouraging, hardworking & compassionate person & health professional. I am very passionate about helping people…well. Helping people to reduce their suffering is important to me. I will want to understand the unique way you are suffering or struggling to cope and will make a difference.
(02) 8320 5126 View (02) 8320 5126
Forest Family Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
We specialise in EMDR, couples or relationship counselling with the Gottmann Method, along with the usual range of therapies- CBT, Schema, ACT and DBT.
(02) 8403 2891 View (02) 8403 2891
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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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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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HERE4U Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collaroy Plateau, NSW 2097
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
(02) 8403 1338 View (02) 8403 1338
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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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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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Catherine Thomas
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Clear Psychology is a private psychology practice committed to providing effective mental health treatment to adults and adolescents. We integrate various evidence based therapies to meet the individual psychological needs of each person.
Clear Psychology is a private psychology practice committed to providing effective mental health treatment to adults and adolescents. We integrate various evidence based therapies to meet the individual psychological needs of each person.
(02) 9100 0609 View (02) 9100 0609
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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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Beacon Hill, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Beacon Hill, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
67% Spirituality

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medibank Private
67% AHM Health

How Counsellors in Beacon Hill, 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 Beacon Hill?

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.