Counselling in Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW

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Diyana Shammo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW 2177
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
Life's journey can present us with various difficulties, and I am here to offer a comforting and supportive space for individuals facing their own challenges. I believe in fostering a warm and empathetic environment where each person's unique journey is embraced.
(02) 8105 5831 View (02) 8105 5831
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Psychology Help Online
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW 2177  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Janella, I believe in the power of understanding and connection, and have a genuine interest in people. I am committed to creating a comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you're navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, or personal growth, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to helping you build resilience, discover your inner strengths, and fostering positive change.
Hi, I'm Janella, I believe in the power of understanding and connection, and have a genuine interest in people. I am committed to creating a comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you're navigating life transitions, relationship challenges, or personal growth, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to helping you build resilience, discover your inner strengths, and fostering positive change.
(02) 8105 6010 View (02) 8105 6010

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Dr Evelyn Gasparillo
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bossley Park, NSW 2176  (Online Only)
Dr Evelyn Gasparillo works with adult from 18 to 80+. You can count on her professional skills to help you with a wide range of psychological and mental health concerns such as: • Depression and other mood related issues • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Adjustment Disorder • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Self-esteem issues • Anger management • Grief and Loss • Sleep Problems • Work related stress • Significant life transitions and acculturation issues. • Chronic pain.
Dr Evelyn Gasparillo works with adult from 18 to 80+. You can count on her professional skills to help you with a wide range of psychological and mental health concerns such as: • Depression and other mood related issues • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Adjustment Disorder • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Self-esteem issues • Anger management • Grief and Loss • Sleep Problems • Work related stress • Significant life transitions and acculturation issues. • Chronic pain.
(08) 6336 9960 View (08) 6336 9960
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Alexsandra McCredie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Elizabeth Hills, NSW 2171  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I help facilitate and increase your self-awareness on how and why you think, feel and act. From incidental solution-focussed approaches during a crisis, to exploring and processing the impact of trauma from your past, you can come to accept and welcome all of your parts and take control. Increase your self-worth and self-esteem with healthy boundaries, compassion to self, and always trying to work from your rational mind, the part that manages emotions, connects, attaches and feels safe.
As a psychologist, I help facilitate and increase your self-awareness on how and why you think, feel and act. From incidental solution-focussed approaches during a crisis, to exploring and processing the impact of trauma from your past, you can come to accept and welcome all of your parts and take control. Increase your self-worth and self-esteem with healthy boundaries, compassion to self, and always trying to work from your rational mind, the part that manages emotions, connects, attaches and feels safe.
(02) 9100 0377 View (02) 9100 0377
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Renewed Hope Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Edensor Park, NSW 2176
It upsets me to see so many people struggling to live their day to day lives with the scars and painful wounds that somebody else inflicted on them through no fault of their own. The world is not meant to be this way. People should be free to live their lives without being imprisoned inside of themselves and feeling cheated out of life. The aim of Renewed Hope Counselling is to give you support during the time your life is most difficult. We see infinite value in every single human being and provide an understanding, non-judgmental, caring environment where you feel respected, safe, and able to face and overcome life’s challenges.
It upsets me to see so many people struggling to live their day to day lives with the scars and painful wounds that somebody else inflicted on them through no fault of their own. The world is not meant to be this way. People should be free to live their lives without being imprisoned inside of themselves and feeling cheated out of life. The aim of Renewed Hope Counselling is to give you support during the time your life is most difficult. We see infinite value in every single human being and provide an understanding, non-judgmental, caring environment where you feel respected, safe, and able to face and overcome life’s challenges.
(02) 9159 6284 View (02) 9159 6284
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Deniz Dagli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hoxton Park, NSW 2171
Are you feeling worried, stressed, low mood and depressed? Struggling to cope with life's challenges? Our psychology clinic is here to lend a helping hand. Are you seeking support to enhance your relationships and personal growth? And healing traumatic memories? You are not alone. Deniz at MindSea Psychology, offers compassionate, culturally safe, and personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Deniz has a rich history of clinical experience (15years) working in NGO’s, public and private mental health, hospitals, schools, universities and private practice. Visit us at www.mindseapsychology.com.au for further info.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, low mood and depressed? Struggling to cope with life's challenges? Our psychology clinic is here to lend a helping hand. Are you seeking support to enhance your relationships and personal growth? And healing traumatic memories? You are not alone. Deniz at MindSea Psychology, offers compassionate, culturally safe, and personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Deniz has a rich history of clinical experience (15years) working in NGO’s, public and private mental health, hospitals, schools, universities and private practice. Visit us at www.mindseapsychology.com.au for further info.
(02) 8105 6605 View (02) 8105 6605
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Aust-Viet Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Cabramatta West, NSW 2166
Quý khách đang trong tình trạng Đau Khổ, Âu Lo, Bất An, Mất Ngũ hay Trầm Cảm vì những vấn đề nan giãi trong gia đình, cuộc sống, đôi lúc bế tắc tuyệt vọng? Hãy 1 lần gặp gỡ Counsellor Phương Phan, quý vị sẽ tìm được hướng giải quyết thích hợp qua Counselling & Life Coaching, giúp Tâm Lành, Thân Khỏe và Trí Sáng. Everyone is different, so individual depression, anxiety and problems are various in nature. My therapeutic & psychological Counselling program will be tailored flexibly & appropriately to meet your needs in problem solving and emotional recovery. Just try for your self-recovery. PP
Quý khách đang trong tình trạng Đau Khổ, Âu Lo, Bất An, Mất Ngũ hay Trầm Cảm vì những vấn đề nan giãi trong gia đình, cuộc sống, đôi lúc bế tắc tuyệt vọng? Hãy 1 lần gặp gỡ Counsellor Phương Phan, quý vị sẽ tìm được hướng giải quyết thích hợp qua Counselling & Life Coaching, giúp Tâm Lành, Thân Khỏe và Trí Sáng. Everyone is different, so individual depression, anxiety and problems are various in nature. My therapeutic & psychological Counselling program will be tailored flexibly & appropriately to meet your needs in problem solving and emotional recovery. Just try for your self-recovery. PP
(02) 9053 4305 View (02) 9053 4305
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Growth Psychology Consulting
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ashcroft, NSW 2168
We are a team of psychologists in the Liverpool. We see clients for various issues such as but not limited to anxiety, depression , gambling, adjustment issues, relationship issues , marriage counselling , self esteem , children, adolescents private clients, workcover, CTP , solicitors reports. We help in guiding you for whatever life changes you are going through.
We are a team of psychologists in the Liverpool. We see clients for various issues such as but not limited to anxiety, depression , gambling, adjustment issues, relationship issues , marriage counselling , self esteem , children, adolescents private clients, workcover, CTP , solicitors reports. We help in guiding you for whatever life changes you are going through.
(02) 8880 5183 View (02) 8880 5183
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Carolina Bustos
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bossley Park, NSW 2176
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
(03) 6164 5011 View (03) 6164 5011
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Yasamin Mansour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Green Valley, NSW 2168
Hello and welcome. My name is Yasamin, I am a Bilingual Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Farsi and English). Registered with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has a background working in mental health for over 6 years. I have a strong interest in advocacy and is trained in treating a variety of mental health concerns such as depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts & self confidence. I have a special interest working with anxiety and mood disorders. I offer unique therapeutic approaches, including creative art therapy, which are as powerful as talk therapy.
Hello and welcome. My name is Yasamin, I am a Bilingual Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Farsi and English). Registered with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has a background working in mental health for over 6 years. I have a strong interest in advocacy and is trained in treating a variety of mental health concerns such as depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts & self confidence. I have a special interest working with anxiety and mood disorders. I offer unique therapeutic approaches, including creative art therapy, which are as powerful as talk therapy.
(02) 8105 5937 View (02) 8105 5937
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Sanober Rizvi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoxton Park, NSW 2171
Waitlist for new clients
Sanober has a warm and empathic approach to therapy and has over 20 years of experience. Sanober assists with a range of concerns including feelings of low self-worth, emotional neglect or loneliness, relationship concerns, rumination and worry, perfectionism and need for control, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse and difficulties regulating or expressing emotion. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change. Sanober is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT and EMDR.
Sanober has a warm and empathic approach to therapy and has over 20 years of experience. Sanober assists with a range of concerns including feelings of low self-worth, emotional neglect or loneliness, relationship concerns, rumination and worry, perfectionism and need for control, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse and difficulties regulating or expressing emotion. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change. Sanober is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT and EMDR.
(02) 4214 4927 View (02) 4214 4927
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Green Valley Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Prestons, NSW 2170
Shahid draws his experience and expertise from 20 years of working with teenagers, adults, couples and group therapy work. He has worked with alcohol, and drug rehabilitation program, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families experiencing domestic violence and other mental health issues. He provides well-being support and empowerment programs to support individuals in achieving their goals. With his private practice (Green Valley Psychotherapy Practice) in Hinchinbrook, Shahid offers online and in-person consultations that cater to individuals from across the wider Sydney region and online consultation worldwide.
Shahid draws his experience and expertise from 20 years of working with teenagers, adults, couples and group therapy work. He has worked with alcohol, and drug rehabilitation program, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families experiencing domestic violence and other mental health issues. He provides well-being support and empowerment programs to support individuals in achieving their goals. With his private practice (Green Valley Psychotherapy Practice) in Hinchinbrook, Shahid offers online and in-person consultations that cater to individuals from across the wider Sydney region and online consultation worldwide.
(02) 8105 5120 View (02) 8105 5120
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Fayez Ramzy Nour
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Not Verified Not Verified
Bonnyrigg, NSW 2177
Fayez is a passionate and skilled counsellor, with vast life experience and a substantial background working in private practice that makes him care, empathetic and engaging. He provides effective therapeutic support across a diverse range of issues to individuals, couples and families. Fayez also provides supervision to other counsellors. Fayez is registered with the Australian Counselling Association, the Professional Counselling Association of the ACT & NSW, Australian Association of Social Workers and Resolution Institute.
Fayez is a passionate and skilled counsellor, with vast life experience and a substantial background working in private practice that makes him care, empathetic and engaging. He provides effective therapeutic support across a diverse range of issues to individuals, couples and families. Fayez also provides supervision to other counsellors. Fayez is registered with the Australian Counselling Association, the Professional Counselling Association of the ACT & NSW, Australian Association of Social Workers and Resolution Institute.
(02) 9158 6543 View (02) 9158 6543
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Kerrie Ann Baker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wakeley, NSW 2176
Hi, I'm Kerrie. I'm a Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about working in the mental health space. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, using drugs or alcohol to help you cope? Are you unable to move past a challenging time in your life or sick of waking up every day feeling the same? Are you ready to get help? I work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues and developing boundaries.
Hi, I'm Kerrie. I'm a Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about working in the mental health space. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, using drugs or alcohol to help you cope? Are you unable to move past a challenging time in your life or sick of waking up every day feeling the same? Are you ready to get help? I work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues and developing boundaries.
(02) 8105 5818 View (02) 8105 5818
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Spirit & Mind Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saint Johns Park, NSW 2176
My name is Hany, and I am deeply committed to fostering a safe, understanding, and empathetic space for all my clients, who seek understanding and growth amidst challenges such as anxiety, life transitions, or relationship issues. They desire a safe space to explore their feelings, understand their behaviors, and develop coping strategies to achieve emotional well-being, improve relationships, and find balance.
My name is Hany, and I am deeply committed to fostering a safe, understanding, and empathetic space for all my clients, who seek understanding and growth amidst challenges such as anxiety, life transitions, or relationship issues. They desire a safe space to explore their feelings, understand their behaviors, and develop coping strategies to achieve emotional well-being, improve relationships, and find balance.
(02) 8105 6402 View (02) 8105 6402
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Mariana Elias
Verified Verified
Bossley Park, NSW 2176  (Online Only)
Majority of the clients I have worked with, have had issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions challenges, relationship breakdowns, stress, low self-esteem and identity crisis, previous domestic violence abuse from parents and so much more. Over the years, I have found, taking a holistic approach when it comes to therapeutic techniques, exercises and treatment has immensely helped my clients overcome, understand and have readily available tools to help them.
Majority of the clients I have worked with, have had issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions challenges, relationship breakdowns, stress, low self-esteem and identity crisis, previous domestic violence abuse from parents and so much more. Over the years, I have found, taking a holistic approach when it comes to therapeutic techniques, exercises and treatment has immensely helped my clients overcome, understand and have readily available tools to help them.
(02) 8105 6070 View (02) 8105 6070
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Melissa Abarzua
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hoxton Park, NSW 2171
Hi! I'm a trauma-informed psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in anxiety disorders, life transitions, mood disorders, school-related difficulties, as well as trauma and stressor-related disorders. My aim in therapy is to create a non-judgmental space where people can feel heard and comfortable to explore the issues that are most challenging for them. My approach to therapy is collaborative, person-centered and systemic.
Hi! I'm a trauma-informed psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in anxiety disorders, life transitions, mood disorders, school-related difficulties, as well as trauma and stressor-related disorders. My aim in therapy is to create a non-judgmental space where people can feel heard and comfortable to explore the issues that are most challenging for them. My approach to therapy is collaborative, person-centered and systemic.
(02) 8105 6406 View (02) 8105 6406
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Envision Counselling - Hatice Unal
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hoxton Park, NSW 2171
Hello, I'm Hatice, or Hatty, a career counsellor and coach specialising in guiding individuals through work-related challenges. Whether you're dissatisfied in your current job, contemplating a career change, or facing post-life transition struggles, I'm here for you. I support those feeling unfulfilled, burnt out, or seeking a better work-life balance. Together, we'll work towards purpose and satisfaction, overcoming obstacles, and unlocking your potential. If you're prioritising mental wellbeing, preventing burnout, and seeking genuine job satisfaction, I'm here to guide and support you on your positive change journey.
Hello, I'm Hatice, or Hatty, a career counsellor and coach specialising in guiding individuals through work-related challenges. Whether you're dissatisfied in your current job, contemplating a career change, or facing post-life transition struggles, I'm here for you. I support those feeling unfulfilled, burnt out, or seeking a better work-life balance. Together, we'll work towards purpose and satisfaction, overcoming obstacles, and unlocking your potential. If you're prioritising mental wellbeing, preventing burnout, and seeking genuine job satisfaction, I'm here to guide and support you on your positive change journey.
0493 816 461 View 0493 816 461
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Maria Teresa Cajias
MSc
Verified Verified
Cecil Hills, NSW 2171
If you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, with low motivation, struggling with performing daily activities, There is Help ! I May support you individually or in a couple intervention. If your participation in your daily life is disrupted, let's work together in facing these challenges to promote wellbeing. I can provide you support by suggesting some practical strategies to make a difference in your life. If you seek to improve your personal and family emotional condition see your GP and ask for a Mental Health Plan.
If you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, with low motivation, struggling with performing daily activities, There is Help ! I May support you individually or in a couple intervention. If your participation in your daily life is disrupted, let's work together in facing these challenges to promote wellbeing. I can provide you support by suggesting some practical strategies to make a difference in your life. If you seek to improve your personal and family emotional condition see your GP and ask for a Mental Health Plan.
(02) 9100 0262 View (02) 9100 0262
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Mandy Halabi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Liverpool, NSW 2170
A great first step is to change your thoughts to be more positive, compassionate and helpful. Next we work to get your feelings to match your new way of thinking. If past experiences have led you to behave, automatically in a way that does not match who you really want to be, I can help. Using EMDR and other evidence-based techniques I collaborate with you and guide you to reduce the flash-backs; remove triggers; grow your strengths and turn those difficult events turn into distant memories. There is space in sessions for you to learn, to share, to cry and to laugh - and start your journey to being you.
A great first step is to change your thoughts to be more positive, compassionate and helpful. Next we work to get your feelings to match your new way of thinking. If past experiences have led you to behave, automatically in a way that does not match who you really want to be, I can help. Using EMDR and other evidence-based techniques I collaborate with you and guide you to reduce the flash-backs; remove triggers; grow your strengths and turn those difficult events turn into distant memories. There is space in sessions for you to learn, to share, to cry and to laugh - and start your journey to being you.
(02) 8105 5796 View (02) 8105 5796

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Number of Counsellors in Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW who prioritize treating:

50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Anxiety
50% Life Coaching
50% Parenting
50% Spirituality
50% Peer Relationships

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
100% Medicare Bulk Billing
100% NDIS

How Counsellors in Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bonnyrigg Heights?

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.