Counselling in Beverly Hills, NSW

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Rosette Rouhana
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
(02) 8105 5774 View (02) 8105 5774
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Michelle Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
(02) 8074 5461 View (02) 8074 5461
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Irene Osman
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
I am a Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist that is a mature and responsible individual with strong communication skills who has a successful career in counselling and psychotherapy. I am empathetic and understanding towards my clients and I utilise diverse and appropriate therapeutic approaches suited to each individual’s needs. I provide therapy for adults with problems around Eating Disorders, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology.
I am a Clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist that is a mature and responsible individual with strong communication skills who has a successful career in counselling and psychotherapy. I am empathetic and understanding towards my clients and I utilise diverse and appropriate therapeutic approaches suited to each individual’s needs. I provide therapy for adults with problems around Eating Disorders, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology.
(02) 8105 6941 View (02) 8105 6941
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Saja Al Barak
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209  (Online Only)
Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you want to be supported to understand yourself better and reach your full potential? Are you ready to deepen your self-awareness? I can help you learn positive coping skills and mechanisms. I can help you increase your confidence, and self-esteem and improve your relationship with yourself and others. If this is what you want, and you are ready to invest in yourself and your well-being, enquire within to start your healing journey.
Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you want to be supported to understand yourself better and reach your full potential? Are you ready to deepen your self-awareness? I can help you learn positive coping skills and mechanisms. I can help you increase your confidence, and self-esteem and improve your relationship with yourself and others. If this is what you want, and you are ready to invest in yourself and your well-being, enquire within to start your healing journey.
(02) 8105 5557 View (02) 8105 5557
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Connect 2 Health Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
(02) 7804 4817 View (02) 7804 4817

More Therapists Nearby

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Sylvia Suwan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Clemton Park, NSW 2206
I work predominantly with those who are experiencing relationship problems, both individually and with couples. My approach is very much person centred, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. I also deal with trauma experienced from relationships and domestic abuse. Based on the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online consultations worldwide.
I work predominantly with those who are experiencing relationship problems, both individually and with couples. My approach is very much person centred, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. I also deal with trauma experienced from relationships and domestic abuse. Based on the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online consultations worldwide.
(02) 8403 1472 View (02) 8403 1472
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Rebecca Dooley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oatley, NSW 2223
Rebecca is a registered psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Rebecca adopts a warm, collaborative and trauma-informed approach to empower individuals to enact meaningful change in their life. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, who may be experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship/attachment difficulties, difficulties with emotion regulation or those navigating significant life stressors.
Rebecca is a registered psychologist who completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Rebecca adopts a warm, collaborative and trauma-informed approach to empower individuals to enact meaningful change in their life. Rebecca enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, who may be experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, relationship/attachment difficulties, difficulties with emotion regulation or those navigating significant life stressors.
(02) 8105 5672 View (02) 8105 5672
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Erin Chan
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220  (Online Only)
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. My work together with you is straightforward, helping you to make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life. I’ll teach you evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. Book a 15-min intro call with me!
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. My work together with you is straightforward, helping you to make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life. I’ll teach you evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. Book a 15-min intro call with me!
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
Photo of Nabill Zafir in Beverly Hills, NSW
Nabill Zafir
MA
Verified Verified
Greenacre, NSW 2190
Not accepting new clients
Nabill is a passionate and skilled Mental health clinician with studies in Counselling and Mental health. He has experience in a wide range of therapeutic settings including outpatient and inpatient units, using cross-cultural insights to identify problems. His focus is to help his clients reach their potential and support them to transform personal challenges, this is achieved by providing a neutral and non-judgemental safe space. Nabill provides assessment and treatment for a range of issues including mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, post traumatic stress and existential concerns.
Nabill is a passionate and skilled Mental health clinician with studies in Counselling and Mental health. He has experience in a wide range of therapeutic settings including outpatient and inpatient units, using cross-cultural insights to identify problems. His focus is to help his clients reach their potential and support them to transform personal challenges, this is achieved by providing a neutral and non-judgemental safe space. Nabill provides assessment and treatment for a range of issues including mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, post traumatic stress and existential concerns.
(02) 8073 9351 View (02) 8073 9351
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Xuan Tan - Clinical Registrar - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
(03) 7003 2350 View (03) 7003 2350
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Ability to Achieve
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mortdale, NSW 2223
I believe that ‘’Talking is the medicine of the soul” The most powerful thing we can do is to speak up and share what is on our minds. Talking with a professional can be a transformative tool in promoting self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I have gained experience and developed skills to support individuals in exploring and addressing personal challenges and difficulties. I am dedicated to creating a safe and confidential space where clients can share their experiences without judgment or criticism.
I believe that ‘’Talking is the medicine of the soul” The most powerful thing we can do is to speak up and share what is on our minds. Talking with a professional can be a transformative tool in promoting self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I have gained experience and developed skills to support individuals in exploring and addressing personal challenges and difficulties. I am dedicated to creating a safe and confidential space where clients can share their experiences without judgment or criticism.
(02) 8105 5539 View (02) 8105 5539
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Connie Easterbrook Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Experiencing relationship struggles or marriage breakdown. Wanting to refresh, renew or repair your relationship with your partner or loved one. Overwhelmed by grief and sadness. Anxious. Depressed. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Low self-esteem. If you are looking for compassionate care, support, hope for the future and a transformed emotional life - then I may be able to help. I am a warm, relational counsellor who offers experience, wisdom and compassion. I can provide practical skills and strategies to assist alongside empowering you to find your own unique way forward.
Experiencing relationship struggles or marriage breakdown. Wanting to refresh, renew or repair your relationship with your partner or loved one. Overwhelmed by grief and sadness. Anxious. Depressed. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Low self-esteem. If you are looking for compassionate care, support, hope for the future and a transformed emotional life - then I may be able to help. I am a warm, relational counsellor who offers experience, wisdom and compassion. I can provide practical skills and strategies to assist alongside empowering you to find your own unique way forward.
(02) 7501 0787 View (02) 7501 0787
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Christopher Tran
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurstville, NSW 2220
I focus on supporting people who come from immigrant families who want to be in more control of their own lives and be more self-efficient. This includes if you: 1) want to improve how you feel and think; 2) want more out of life; 3) want to be better equipped with dealing with family, partners, friends, colleagues or new people. So if you want to enhance your ability to manage emotions or your internal voice that’s critical of you, if you want to get motivated, enhance your effectiveness in an area of life or if you just want more balance, if you want to be more self-assured or if you want support with dealing with discrimination.
I focus on supporting people who come from immigrant families who want to be in more control of their own lives and be more self-efficient. This includes if you: 1) want to improve how you feel and think; 2) want more out of life; 3) want to be better equipped with dealing with family, partners, friends, colleagues or new people. So if you want to enhance your ability to manage emotions or your internal voice that’s critical of you, if you want to get motivated, enhance your effectiveness in an area of life or if you just want more balance, if you want to be more self-assured or if you want support with dealing with discrimination.
(02) 8105 5125 View (02) 8105 5125
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Samantha Hayes
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blakehurst, NSW 2221
Samantha is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. In her clinical work, Samantha takes an empathetic, open-minded and flexible approach to work collaboratively with each client’s individual needs, concerns and goals. Samantha has completed both her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. Samantha is also currently completing her PhD on the impact of trauma on eating behaviours and obesity.
Samantha is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. In her clinical work, Samantha takes an empathetic, open-minded and flexible approach to work collaboratively with each client’s individual needs, concerns and goals. Samantha has completed both her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. Samantha is also currently completing her PhD on the impact of trauma on eating behaviours and obesity.
(02) 8105 5885 View (02) 8105 5885
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Kristy Stack Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Are you a new parent struggling with juggling the demands of your bundle of joy alongside managing household tasks? Are you feeling down when everyone around you is telling you to "enjoy every moment", "they grow up so fast"? Maybe you have older children struggling at school and you're not sure what to do? Do you have children experiencing big feelings and you're not sure how to help them?
Are you a new parent struggling with juggling the demands of your bundle of joy alongside managing household tasks? Are you feeling down when everyone around you is telling you to "enjoy every moment", "they grow up so fast"? Maybe you have older children struggling at school and you're not sure what to do? Do you have children experiencing big feelings and you're not sure how to help them?
(02) 8105 6818 View (02) 8105 6818
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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Roselands, NSW 2196
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
(02) 9100 0360 View (02) 9100 0360
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Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
(02) 8000 1748 View (02) 8000 1748
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Good Thinking Psychology
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
If you’re seeking help to make positive change in your life, our friendly team of psychologists can work with you to uncover, treat and remedy a wide range of concerns. Our aim is to get to the heart of the problem and develop practical solutions that you can apply in real life. We work one on one with adults, teenagers and children, or collectively with couples and families. We use a collection of proven therapies to treat people on an individual level. There is only one of you, so we want to choose an effective strategy that resonates just with you, and helps you take back control of your life.
If you’re seeking help to make positive change in your life, our friendly team of psychologists can work with you to uncover, treat and remedy a wide range of concerns. Our aim is to get to the heart of the problem and develop practical solutions that you can apply in real life. We work one on one with adults, teenagers and children, or collectively with couples and families. We use a collection of proven therapies to treat people on an individual level. There is only one of you, so we want to choose an effective strategy that resonates just with you, and helps you take back control of your life.
(02) 8503 4420 View (02) 8503 4420
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Deana Mitry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
(02) 9100 0817 View (02) 9100 0817
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Rebecca Nakhoul
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Padstow, NSW 2211
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Beverly Hills, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Beverly Hills, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Domestic Violence
80% Women's Issues
80% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

1 Year

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Beverly Hills, NSW see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Beverly Hills?

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.