Counselling in Bella Vista, NSW

Photo of Mary Ticinovic, Psychologist in Bella Vista, NSW
Mary Ticinovic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I have over sixteen years experience in treating mental health conditions in adolescents, adults and older adults. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). In my journey as a therapist, I found CBT was not reaching the heart of the issue for my clients and was a surface level treatment. I searched for more and found ISTDP to be a more thorough explanation of the human person, particular what causes problems and psychopathology. I use ISTDP with an attachment based lens now as my main therapeutic modality.
I have over sixteen years experience in treating mental health conditions in adolescents, adults and older adults. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). In my journey as a therapist, I found CBT was not reaching the heart of the issue for my clients and was a surface level treatment. I searched for more and found ISTDP to be a more thorough explanation of the human person, particular what causes problems and psychopathology. I use ISTDP with an attachment based lens now as my main therapeutic modality.
(02) 8609 3060 View (02) 8609 3060
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Navneet Jassal
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Sometimes just talking is not enough. Therefore, I use EMDR and Emotional freedom technique (EFT), in my sessions to create balance in your energy system and treat pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. I use Clinical hypnotherapy to treat any addictions such as Nail Biting, Smoking, and also to treat OCD, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem and more. I use mindfulness techniques during my session to help people disconnect with sticky emotions so that they can connect with their true self by receiving the divine guidance and the healing.
Sometimes just talking is not enough. Therefore, I use EMDR and Emotional freedom technique (EFT), in my sessions to create balance in your energy system and treat pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. I use Clinical hypnotherapy to treat any addictions such as Nail Biting, Smoking, and also to treat OCD, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem and more. I use mindfulness techniques during my session to help people disconnect with sticky emotions so that they can connect with their true self by receiving the divine guidance and the healing.
(02) 8074 1729 View (02) 8074 1729
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Mary Groth
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I work with high performing individuals who either have their own businesses or are in high pressure careers. High performers tend to have many similar traits such as perfectionism, self-beliefs issues, high functioning anxiety / depression and high levels of stress. The people I work with tend to feel like no matter what they achieve it is never good enough and they are always striving towards the next goal. There tends to be a lack of fulfilment and inability to be present and truly rest.
I work with high performing individuals who either have their own businesses or are in high pressure careers. High performers tend to have many similar traits such as perfectionism, self-beliefs issues, high functioning anxiety / depression and high levels of stress. The people I work with tend to feel like no matter what they achieve it is never good enough and they are always striving towards the next goal. There tends to be a lack of fulfilment and inability to be present and truly rest.
(02) 8609 3965 View (02) 8609 3965
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Fernanda Tinelli
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I help couples, families and individuals seeking to achieve healthy relationships and improved mental health. I specialise in marriage, family counselling, during/post-separation, infidelity and ethical-non monogamy. I also provide individual counselling to support clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. My work is very solution focused so my clients can achieve fast results. Over the years, I've transitioned from a legal career into counselling/psychology so my clients can expect high ethical standards, high academic competency as well as a modern and fresh approach to relationships and psychotherapy.
I help couples, families and individuals seeking to achieve healthy relationships and improved mental health. I specialise in marriage, family counselling, during/post-separation, infidelity and ethical-non monogamy. I also provide individual counselling to support clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. My work is very solution focused so my clients can achieve fast results. Over the years, I've transitioned from a legal career into counselling/psychology so my clients can expect high ethical standards, high academic competency as well as a modern and fresh approach to relationships and psychotherapy.
(02) 8403 2742 View (02) 8403 2742
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Yalda Salameh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
(02) 8609 3337 View (02) 8609 3337
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I relate Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153  (Online Only)
I relate. Health has made it easy for you to access confidential and effective mental health support, from anywhere, all online, without the high fees. We deliver online psychological counselling, relationship counselling, and wellbeing resources to young people, adults, couples, families, children (aged 8+) and organisations. We partner with qualified and experienced psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and relationship counsellors to support you to achieve your mental health and wellbeing goals.
I relate. Health has made it easy for you to access confidential and effective mental health support, from anywhere, all online, without the high fees. We deliver online psychological counselling, relationship counselling, and wellbeing resources to young people, adults, couples, families, children (aged 8+) and organisations. We partner with qualified and experienced psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and relationship counsellors to support you to achieve your mental health and wellbeing goals.
(02) 8609 3106 x2 View (02) 8609 3106 x2
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Naomi Severina Rose
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
(02) 9159 6624 View (02) 9159 6624
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Gurprit Ganda
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
(02) 9158 6384 View (02) 9158 6384
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Kylie Lepri - Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
(02) 6189 2887 View (02) 6189 2887
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Relationship Renewal
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
As someone who has personally navigated the complexities of relationships, I understand how tough they can be. I've battled with insecurities, wrestled with anxiety, struggled to communicate my needs, and navigated through the complex world of family life. But through it all, I've grown. Understanding my emotions and working through my issues in a safe space brought me a peace I had never known. This is the same gift I'd like to offer my clients through my professional service and I can't wait to walk with you on your journey!
As someone who has personally navigated the complexities of relationships, I understand how tough they can be. I've battled with insecurities, wrestled with anxiety, struggled to communicate my needs, and navigated through the complex world of family life. But through it all, I've grown. Understanding my emotions and working through my issues in a safe space brought me a peace I had never known. This is the same gift I'd like to offer my clients through my professional service and I can't wait to walk with you on your journey!
(02) 8609 3542 View (02) 8609 3542
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Nikole Egan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
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Clear Choice Clinic Counselling & Psychological
Counsellor, MC
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
(02) 6189 2732 View (02) 6189 2732
Photo of Rosa Oyta - Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in Bella Vista, NSW
Rosa Oyta - Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Life can be overwhelming at times and it's completely natural to experience stress and anxiety. Whether it's work, relationships, or personal struggles, remember that you're not alone in facing these difficulties. Together, we will join forces to develop strategies to support your mental health.
Life can be overwhelming at times and it's completely natural to experience stress and anxiety. Whether it's work, relationships, or personal struggles, remember that you're not alone in facing these difficulties. Together, we will join forces to develop strategies to support your mental health.
(02) 8294 2080 View (02) 8294 2080
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Carolin Skipka - Counselling for Women
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Challenging childhood experiences, trauma and life's challenges often get in the way of our ability to live life fully. In my work as a therapist I deeply care about supporting you on your journey to reconnect with the inner wisdom that lives inside you and that guides you on your unique path towards healing. I am passionate about supporting you to recover and to continue on your path. If you'd like more information please have a look at my website or contact me for a free 15 minute chat.
Challenging childhood experiences, trauma and life's challenges often get in the way of our ability to live life fully. In my work as a therapist I deeply care about supporting you on your journey to reconnect with the inner wisdom that lives inside you and that guides you on your unique path towards healing. I am passionate about supporting you to recover and to continue on your path. If you'd like more information please have a look at my website or contact me for a free 15 minute chat.
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Rofia Niazy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Mental health providers help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis to attend therapy. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences. Areas that I support my clients with: Relationship/intimacy conflicts, life stressors, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression or depressive conditions, adjustment /life transition issues, grief, personality disorders, aging and geriatric issues and trauma.
Mental health providers help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis to attend therapy. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences. Areas that I support my clients with: Relationship/intimacy conflicts, life stressors, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression or depressive conditions, adjustment /life transition issues, grief, personality disorders, aging and geriatric issues and trauma.
(02) 4703 5625 View (02) 4703 5625
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Katie Dawson
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153  (Online Only)
I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 15 years and value working collaboratively with clients. From this relationship, I seek to understand your situation with curiosity, openness and compassion. I will help you explore what might be maintaining current difficulties and work with you to adjust evidence-based strategies so they best suit you.
I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist for 15 years and value working collaboratively with clients. From this relationship, I seek to understand your situation with curiosity, openness and compassion. I will help you explore what might be maintaining current difficulties and work with you to adjust evidence-based strategies so they best suit you.
(02) 8403 0039 View (02) 8403 0039
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Ponds Psychology - Child and Adolescent
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
(02) 8403 2207 View (02) 8403 2207
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Sunrise Psychology Group Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
If you've been having difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma or have a child experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour, we can help you. You are looking for a tailored approach to suit your needs. You would like to see an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can help you to understand what is causing these difficulties and empower you to take science-backed steps to gain confidence and build the life you want.
If you've been having difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma or have a child experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour, we can help you. You are looking for a tailored approach to suit your needs. You would like to see an experienced Clinical Psychologist who can help you to understand what is causing these difficulties and empower you to take science-backed steps to gain confidence and build the life you want.
(02) 8403 0741 View (02) 8403 0741
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Nina Camitsis
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
As an overachiever you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed. You know it's important to practice self-care but increasingly you have found your mental health slipping. You're on the proverbial hamster wheel, burned out, feeling you've lost the capacity to meet the demands of competing roles at home and in the workplace. I am passionate about working with people in demanding work roles, be they professionals, entrepreneurs, or first responders. I also find deep value in working with clients who have identified the impact of the emotional trauma of their childhood in their current relationships and personal endeavours.
As an overachiever you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed. You know it's important to practice self-care but increasingly you have found your mental health slipping. You're on the proverbial hamster wheel, burned out, feeling you've lost the capacity to meet the demands of competing roles at home and in the workplace. I am passionate about working with people in demanding work roles, be they professionals, entrepreneurs, or first responders. I also find deep value in working with clients who have identified the impact of the emotional trauma of their childhood in their current relationships and personal endeavours.
(02) 8776 3709 View (02) 8776 3709
Photo of Kimberly Vucurovic, The Menopause Psychologist, Psychologist in Bella Vista, NSW
Kimberly Vucurovic, The Menopause Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Discover a new way of living and the confidence that comes with it. Your guide through the transitions of midlife and all stages of menopause. Although menopause is a natural stage of life, it can come with many problematic symptoms. Kimberly is a psychologist who helps guide women back to themselves during their menopause transition. She aims to help women learn about their health and balance- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. By exploring different ways of living and learning about their mental fitness, Kimberly hopes to help women find peace, purpose, and wisdom during this time in their lives.
Discover a new way of living and the confidence that comes with it. Your guide through the transitions of midlife and all stages of menopause. Although menopause is a natural stage of life, it can come with many problematic symptoms. Kimberly is a psychologist who helps guide women back to themselves during their menopause transition. She aims to help women learn about their health and balance- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. By exploring different ways of living and learning about their mental fitness, Kimberly hopes to help women find peace, purpose, and wisdom during this time in their lives.
(02) 8403 0898 View (02) 8403 0898

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bella Vista, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Bella Vista, NSW who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
87% Self Esteem
82% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Bupa
79% Medibank Private
58% NDIS

How Counsellors in Bella Vista, NSW see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bella Vista?

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.