Counselling in Broadmeadow, NSW

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Isabella Kotris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
(02) 4902 8900 View (02) 4902 8900
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Psychology Centre Newcastle
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
Our team of skilled psychologists are experienced in providing evidence-based services to assess and treat a wide range of mental health difficulties. We work with people of all ages to provide quality psychological care that is individually tailored to your unique set of needs. Contact us today on 1300 294 619
(02) 4063 1352 View (02) 4063 1352
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Martin Leon Wieczorek
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
(02) 4012 0801 View (02) 4012 0801
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Rest in Essence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
Tegan is a registered Psychologist with experience working in government and community mental health services before joining Private Practice. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals attain greater mental health and wellbeing. Counselling sessions are centred around helping individuals gain deeper insight into themselves, their behavioural patterns and self-beliefs
(02) 4077 2406 View (02) 4077 2406
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The Hummingbird Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
(02) 4011 6822 View (02) 4011 6822
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Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
(02) 4063 1439 View (02) 4063 1439
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Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
(02) 4058 3922 View (02) 4058 3922
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Sage Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
(02) 4012 6991 View (02) 4012 6991
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Natalie England
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
(02) 4062 8728 View (02) 4062 8728
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
(02) 4005 2828 View (02) 4005 2828

More Therapists Nearby

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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
Photo of Christie Little, Psychotherapist in Broadmeadow, NSW
Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
(08) 7831 2913 View (08) 7831 2913
Photo of Caitlin Blaxland, Psychologist in Broadmeadow, NSW
Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Peter Grieve: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I became a psychologist to create meaning and purpose in my own life, and love to help others do the same." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I became a psychologist to create meaning and purpose in my own life, and love to help others do the same." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
Photo of Matthew Wade, Psychologist in Broadmeadow, NSW
Matthew Wade
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
(02) 9145 9701 View (02) 9145 9701
Photo of Carla Bonetti, Psychologist in Broadmeadow, NSW
Carla Bonetti
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Waitlist for new clients
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
Brazilian born Psychologist, Carla Bonetti understands that we all need help at times to navigate life’s challenges. She offers help that is underpinned by years of experience working within the public and private sectors with a range of different clients addressing a number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and existential problems.
(02) 4012 4035 View (02) 4012 4035

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Broadmeadow, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Broadmeadow, NSW who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
43% Bupa
43% Defence Health

How Counsellors in Broadmeadow, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
18% Male
9% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Broadmeadow?

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.