Counselling in Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW

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Zuzanna Burchard
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
Are you ready to get help with your alcohol addiction? Do you want to break free and embrace a brighter future? I want you to know that alcohol helped you in the past, but now you are at the stage when it works against you. I'm here to guide you towards a life where you can find joy, purpose, and fulfilment, without relying on alcohol. I believe in the power of connection between two people. It's like having a trusted one by your side, someone who genuinely cares about your journey. Your needs and your story are at the heart of our journey together, and I'm here to walk with you every step of the way.
Are you ready to get help with your alcohol addiction? Do you want to break free and embrace a brighter future? I want you to know that alcohol helped you in the past, but now you are at the stage when it works against you. I'm here to guide you towards a life where you can find joy, purpose, and fulfilment, without relying on alcohol. I believe in the power of connection between two people. It's like having a trusted one by your side, someone who genuinely cares about your journey. Your needs and your story are at the heart of our journey together, and I'm here to walk with you every step of the way.
(02) 8015 6315 View (02) 8015 6315
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Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
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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Telehealth Psychology ( Medicare Workcover) Sandro Queiroz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216  (Online Only)
Sandro has an empathetic, non-judgmental, open-minded, and holistic approach focusing on assisting individuals on their healing journey.
Sandro has an empathetic, non-judgmental, open-minded, and holistic approach focusing on assisting individuals on their healing journey.
(02) 8000 1631 View (02) 8000 1631
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Psyhi Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216  (Online Only)
At Psyhi Psychology Services we believe EVERYBODY deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. That’s why we have created an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and supported. We have a deep awareness and understanding of the different challenges that can lead people to seek out therapy, therefore we will always demonstrate empathy and compassion in our interactions with you.
At Psyhi Psychology Services we believe EVERYBODY deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. That’s why we have created an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and supported. We have a deep awareness and understanding of the different challenges that can lead people to seek out therapy, therefore we will always demonstrate empathy and compassion in our interactions with you.
(02) 8806 0356 View (02) 8806 0356
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Rebecca Dooley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
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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Kristy Stack Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
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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Christopher Laundy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
I have over ten years of experience working with a broad range of psychological issues, including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and more. With great energy and good humour, I build strong professional bonds and draw upon numerous science-based skills, strategies, and resources – designed to bring meaningful and lasting change.
I have over ten years of experience working with a broad range of psychological issues, including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and more. With great energy and good humour, I build strong professional bonds and draw upon numerous science-based skills, strategies, and resources – designed to bring meaningful and lasting change.
(02) 9054 5872 View (02) 9054 5872
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Fiona Tzouramanis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
Not accepting new clients
Fiona is a Registered Psychologist and Marte Meo Therapist, who has provided counselling and therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families for approximately 15 years. Fiona takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her work, involving school staff, Medical and Allied Health practitioners where appropriate to ensure each client has the support they need to have the best chance at success in therapy. Fiona is client focused and believes in the importance of developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with each of her clients in order to meet their needs and to provide the best outcome.
Fiona is a Registered Psychologist and Marte Meo Therapist, who has provided counselling and therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families for approximately 15 years. Fiona takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her work, involving school staff, Medical and Allied Health practitioners where appropriate to ensure each client has the support they need to have the best chance at success in therapy. Fiona is client focused and believes in the importance of developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with each of her clients in order to meet their needs and to provide the best outcome.
(02) 8766 0513 View (02) 8766 0513
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Carmel Catanuto
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
As a Sydney based Psychotherapist, Carmel Catanuto Psychotherapy is renowned for transforming the lives of those unfulfilled through the power of experiential techniques and art therapy.  Located in Sydney at Sans Souci, Carmel works with a range of health issues such as heart-sick career women and aware men, business owners and adults. She helps them achieve and rediscover themselves, reconnecting with their vision or purpose to spark confidence in their relationships. Carmel is trained as a Gestalt therapist and Art Therapist and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of concerns. These include and are not limited to:
As a Sydney based Psychotherapist, Carmel Catanuto Psychotherapy is renowned for transforming the lives of those unfulfilled through the power of experiential techniques and art therapy.  Located in Sydney at Sans Souci, Carmel works with a range of health issues such as heart-sick career women and aware men, business owners and adults. She helps them achieve and rediscover themselves, reconnecting with their vision or purpose to spark confidence in their relationships. Carmel is trained as a Gestalt therapist and Art Therapist and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of concerns. These include and are not limited to:
(02) 9159 6093 View (02) 9159 6093
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Karina Lazarou
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
(02) 8105 5669 View (02) 8105 5669
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Open Skies Art Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
I work as an art psychotherapist with adults and children that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, health related issues and have worked in community contexts to support parents and their children. Sometimes it can be hard to express our experiences verbally and working through creative means can help us gain an understanding of ourselves and enable us to express and find emotional relief for issues that might otherwise seem overwhelming. It provides a way of expressing our inner world without the need for words. Art therapy is suitable for all ages and requires no prior artistic skills.
I work as an art psychotherapist with adults and children that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, health related issues and have worked in community contexts to support parents and their children. Sometimes it can be hard to express our experiences verbally and working through creative means can help us gain an understanding of ourselves and enable us to express and find emotional relief for issues that might otherwise seem overwhelming. It provides a way of expressing our inner world without the need for words. Art therapy is suitable for all ages and requires no prior artistic skills.
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Next Steps Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW 2216
My approach is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring a personalized, safe, and non-judgemental environment.My areas of expertise include trauma, addiction, group therapy, individual counselling, interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, and stress management. Whether you're navigating the complexities of trauma or seeking answers to life's difficult questions, I am committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to support you on your path to wellness.
My approach is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring a personalized, safe, and non-judgemental environment.My areas of expertise include trauma, addiction, group therapy, individual counselling, interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, and stress management. Whether you're navigating the complexities of trauma or seeking answers to life's difficult questions, I am committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to support you on your path to wellness.
(02) 9538 7432 View (02) 9538 7432

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Karen Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Kogarah, NSW 2217  (Online Only)
Hello and thanks for stopping by:) I help people seeking support with family issues and life transitions. This includes managing societal pressures (for example pressure to have children), infertility, parenting (including parenting children with complex needs), and navigating toxic family relationships. My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and to build your internal resources (your ways of coping) and to feel more empowered navigating boundaries and decision making. My approach is warm and welcoming and I’m passionate about making counselling a safe space where you can be your authentic self.
Hello and thanks for stopping by:) I help people seeking support with family issues and life transitions. This includes managing societal pressures (for example pressure to have children), infertility, parenting (including parenting children with complex needs), and navigating toxic family relationships. My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and to build your internal resources (your ways of coping) and to feel more empowered navigating boundaries and decision making. My approach is warm and welcoming and I’m passionate about making counselling a safe space where you can be your authentic self.
(02) 8105 6133 View (02) 8105 6133
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Jessica Day
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mascot, NSW 2020  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone seeking a compassionate and understanding ally in their journey towards healing and personal growth. They seek a safe, non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts and emotions, and they value a person-centred approach that honours their individuality. Their goals are to gain clarity, find balance, and develop strategies to enhance their well-being and resilience. They want to feel heard, validated, and supported as they work towards a more fulfilling and empowered life.
My ideal client is someone seeking a compassionate and understanding ally in their journey towards healing and personal growth. They seek a safe, non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts and emotions, and they value a person-centred approach that honours their individuality. Their goals are to gain clarity, find balance, and develop strategies to enhance their well-being and resilience. They want to feel heard, validated, and supported as they work towards a more fulfilling and empowered life.
(02) 9100 0364 View (02) 9100 0364
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Positive Thinking Clinic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolli Creek, NSW 2205
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
(02) 8294 5710 View (02) 8294 5710
Photo of Jane Rabie- Play Therapist, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jane Rabie- Play Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wolli Creek, NSW 2205
Often children don’t have words to describe their experiences and feelings and instead reveal them through behaviours which can be misunderstood. They may get into trouble, be labelled, or disconnect. I work with children and families just like this. As a carer, reaching out for support can be the hardest step. I work closely with you and your child through Play Therapy which is relationship based therapy for children aged 3-12 years. Play is a child’s natural way of communicating and Play Therapy creates the environment where the therapist enters into a child’s world and understands the experience from their perspective.
Often children don’t have words to describe their experiences and feelings and instead reveal them through behaviours which can be misunderstood. They may get into trouble, be labelled, or disconnect. I work with children and families just like this. As a carer, reaching out for support can be the hardest step. I work closely with you and your child through Play Therapy which is relationship based therapy for children aged 3-12 years. Play is a child’s natural way of communicating and Play Therapy creates the environment where the therapist enters into a child’s world and understands the experience from their perspective.
(02) 9100 0607 View (02) 9100 0607
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Georgia Ashworth
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kogarah, NSW 2217
Georgia is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She has a genuine and empathetic therapeutic style, committed to providing a non-judgemental space to achieve therapeutic goals through evidence-based psychological therapy. Georgia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar who completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as previous studies in psychology at Macquarie University (MQ) and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). She has an interest in public health, having completed research on gambling and drug addictions.
Georgia is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She has a genuine and empathetic therapeutic style, committed to providing a non-judgemental space to achieve therapeutic goals through evidence-based psychological therapy. Georgia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar who completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as previous studies in psychology at Macquarie University (MQ) and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). She has an interest in public health, having completed research on gambling and drug addictions.
(02) 8105 5765 View (02) 8105 5765
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Counselling Service for You
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kogarah, NSW 2217
Gaye Cameron - Sydney NSW. Professionally Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Social Worker, offering professional services to busy people. Gaye's career spans over 30+ years, including Government & Private Enterprise, she possesses both Graduate & Post Graduate Degrees including Psychological Science, Counselling & Social Work, as well as Master Business Administration. Gaye understands that people may be experiencing difficulties in life for varying reasons, and taking the time to talk to a professional can help you resolve and put at ease your concerns.  Reach out today, the phone call is the start to getting support now.
Gaye Cameron - Sydney NSW. Professionally Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Social Worker, offering professional services to busy people. Gaye's career spans over 30+ years, including Government & Private Enterprise, she possesses both Graduate & Post Graduate Degrees including Psychological Science, Counselling & Social Work, as well as Master Business Administration. Gaye understands that people may be experiencing difficulties in life for varying reasons, and taking the time to talk to a professional can help you resolve and put at ease your concerns.  Reach out today, the phone call is the start to getting support now.
(02) 8074 1636 View (02) 8074 1636
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Suzana Djukic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kogarah, NSW 2217
My goal is to collaborate with you, empower you, help you understand yourself better and create long-lasting changes in your life. I have a supportive and compassionate approach to therapy and actively work to create a safe space for open communication. I use a holistic approach and consider nationality, culture, identity, religion and physical wellbeing as well as emotional, social and relational factors that may be influencing your difficulties.
My goal is to collaborate with you, empower you, help you understand yourself better and create long-lasting changes in your life. I have a supportive and compassionate approach to therapy and actively work to create a safe space for open communication. I use a holistic approach and consider nationality, culture, identity, religion and physical wellbeing as well as emotional, social and relational factors that may be influencing your difficulties.
(02) 9100 0017 View (02) 9100 0017
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Tegan Webb
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canterbury, NSW 2193
I provide psychological intervention to young people (12+) and adults (18+), with a focus on developing insight into your current life difficulties (eg anxiety, depression, issues connecting with people), considering how you would like your life to be, and beginning to take actions toward that desired life. I utilise Schema Therapy, with elements from a range of other therapy models (eg ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT) where needed, particularly when assisting people to develop new skills.
I provide psychological intervention to young people (12+) and adults (18+), with a focus on developing insight into your current life difficulties (eg anxiety, depression, issues connecting with people), considering how you would like your life to be, and beginning to take actions toward that desired life. I utilise Schema Therapy, with elements from a range of other therapy models (eg ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT) where needed, particularly when assisting people to develop new skills.
(02) 8503 8260 View (02) 8503 8260

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
67% Addiction
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
40% Medibank Private
40% NDIS

How Counsellors in Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton-Le-Sands?

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.