Counselling in Brookfield, NSW

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Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Brookfield, NSW 2420
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578

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Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dungog, NSW 2420
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
(02) 4005 2921 View (02) 4005 2921
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Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dungog, NSW 2420
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
(02) 4075 9848 View (02) 4075 9848

Online Therapists

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Scopic Care Family Services and Therapy
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
My name is Saleha Abbasi and I am a registered psychologist in Australia. I offer face-to-face and telehealth appointments on weekdays and weekends. I have completed a Masters in Behavioural Sciences and a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Having worked in the field of mental health for more than a decade I have had the pleasure of supporting people of all ages and a wide range of conditions. I believe in providing empathetic and fully collaborative support to my clients.
My name is Saleha Abbasi and I am a registered psychologist in Australia. I offer face-to-face and telehealth appointments on weekdays and weekends. I have completed a Masters in Behavioural Sciences and a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Having worked in the field of mental health for more than a decade I have had the pleasure of supporting people of all ages and a wide range of conditions. I believe in providing empathetic and fully collaborative support to my clients.
(02) 4504 0373 View (02) 4504 0373
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Smooth Sailing Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Northbridge, NSW 2063
My name is Danielle and I'm a warm psychologist who provides support to children, teens, and adults who are seeking to improve their emotional wellbeing. My work experience includes holding a position in university education and providing psychological support to individuals living in regional NSW. I am skilled in treating a wide variety of common mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression, and assisting those encountering difficulties in relation to life transitions, work/life balance, anger management, pregnancy, and relationships. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD.
My name is Danielle and I'm a warm psychologist who provides support to children, teens, and adults who are seeking to improve their emotional wellbeing. My work experience includes holding a position in university education and providing psychological support to individuals living in regional NSW. I am skilled in treating a wide variety of common mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression, and assisting those encountering difficulties in relation to life transitions, work/life balance, anger management, pregnancy, and relationships. Additionally, I have experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD.
(02) 9100 0238 View (02) 9100 0238
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Gurprit Ganda
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
(02) 9158 6384 View (02) 9158 6384
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Susana Newcombe
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kellyville, NSW 2155
I am a warm and friendly person-centred Counsellor who strongly believes therapy should feel like a self-care activity. I work with children, adolescents and adults in managing overwhelming emotions and anxiety with care and dedication to create a meaningful life worth living. As a Cool Kids Anxiety Program Facilitator, I strongly empathise with the struggles that children and young individuals face when dealing with anxiety. It is my priority to provide them with the utmost care and dedication to help them overcome their challenges.
I am a warm and friendly person-centred Counsellor who strongly believes therapy should feel like a self-care activity. I work with children, adolescents and adults in managing overwhelming emotions and anxiety with care and dedication to create a meaningful life worth living. As a Cool Kids Anxiety Program Facilitator, I strongly empathise with the struggles that children and young individuals face when dealing with anxiety. It is my priority to provide them with the utmost care and dedication to help them overcome their challenges.
(02) 8403 1537 View (02) 8403 1537
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Hunter Valley Walk and Talk Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Morpeth, NSW 2321
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
I work with women seeking growth. These women feel taken for granted and often find themselves responding and reacting to loved ones in ways that are not ideal. Would you describe your life so far as 'complicated'? Was your childhood chaotic and traumatic in some way? Would you like to find ways to manage anxiety, show some kindness to yourself, step aside from the expectations of others, learn some communication skills and find a way to start healing those niggly emotions and feelings that are always there, hovering?
(02) 4005 0024 View (02) 4005 0024
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Susanne Verdal-Austin
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113  (Online Only)
My counselling draws on my belief that each client's treatment needs to be individualized to his or her unique history and life story, culture, values, strengths and needs. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non - judgmental environment in which the client will be treated with respect and confidentiality. It is here that the client is supported in finding their value, healing and strength in resolving their struggles and pain. My sincere wish is for my clients to leave the counselling process changed and equipped with new skills to approach their future with confidence and resilience.
My counselling draws on my belief that each client's treatment needs to be individualized to his or her unique history and life story, culture, values, strengths and needs. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non - judgmental environment in which the client will be treated with respect and confidentiality. It is here that the client is supported in finding their value, healing and strength in resolving their struggles and pain. My sincere wish is for my clients to leave the counselling process changed and equipped with new skills to approach their future with confidence and resilience.
(02) 7804 4069 View (02) 7804 4069
Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974
Clinic of Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NSW 2303
I specialise in depressive/mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, grief, sleep, and gender dysphoria, I employ CBT, EMDR, DBT, mindfulness, ACT, SFT, narrative therapy, gender affirmation, MI, IPT, coping skills training, behavioral therapy, and positive psychology to empower clients towards personal development.
I specialise in depressive/mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, grief, sleep, and gender dysphoria, I employ CBT, EMDR, DBT, mindfulness, ACT, SFT, narrative therapy, gender affirmation, MI, IPT, coping skills training, behavioral therapy, and positive psychology to empower clients towards personal development.
(02) 4012 2213 View (02) 4012 2213
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Peter Samii
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(02) 7804 4604 View (02) 7804 4604
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Julie Preston Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
(02) 9909 6171 View (02) 9909 6171
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Central Coast Trauma Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
(02) 4307 5555 View (02) 4307 5555
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Evelyn Moser-Burgess
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you struggling with worry, stress, or low mood? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you experiencing challenges that feel out of your control? Do you need help navigating these challenges? Based in Crows Nest NSW, and via telehealth - Treatment focus includes: Depression; Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Adjustment disorders; Mixed anxiety and depression; Sleep difficulties; Bereavement; Unexplained somatic complaints; Self-Esteem & Self-Development; Managing stress (work/study/life); Burnout; Workplace issues & work-life balance; Goal setting & achievement.
Are you struggling with worry, stress, or low mood? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you experiencing challenges that feel out of your control? Do you need help navigating these challenges? Based in Crows Nest NSW, and via telehealth - Treatment focus includes: Depression; Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Adjustment disorders; Mixed anxiety and depression; Sleep difficulties; Bereavement; Unexplained somatic complaints; Self-Esteem & Self-Development; Managing stress (work/study/life); Burnout; Workplace issues & work-life balance; Goal setting & achievement.
(02) 7804 4941 View (02) 7804 4941
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Jonathan Holman
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Today, many men are confused about our role and relevance in society. A clear sense of manhood, is I believe, critical to healthy relationships between men and women; men and other men; and obviously men as parents. I believe that my personal experiences are relevant here. Over many years, as parent, partner, friend and colleague, I have learned from my many mistakes and now feel that in a non-judgmental and collaborative way, I have something to offer both men and women in this regard. I believe that therapy is the best way to find out about oneself, that we are all unique and that each person’s life pathway is intensely personal
Today, many men are confused about our role and relevance in society. A clear sense of manhood, is I believe, critical to healthy relationships between men and women; men and other men; and obviously men as parents. I believe that my personal experiences are relevant here. Over many years, as parent, partner, friend and colleague, I have learned from my many mistakes and now feel that in a non-judgmental and collaborative way, I have something to offer both men and women in this regard. I believe that therapy is the best way to find out about oneself, that we are all unique and that each person’s life pathway is intensely personal
(02) 9100 0030 View (02) 9100 0030
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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
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
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Relationship Renewal
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
As someone who has personally navigated the complexities of relationships, I understand how tough they can be. I've battled with insecurities, wrestled with anxiety, struggled to communicate my needs, and navigated through the complex world of family life. But through it all, I've grown. Understanding my emotions and working through my issues in a safe space brought me a peace I had never known. This is the same gift I'd like to offer my clients through my professional service and I can't wait to walk with you on your journey!
As someone who has personally navigated the complexities of relationships, I understand how tough they can be. I've battled with insecurities, wrestled with anxiety, struggled to communicate my needs, and navigated through the complex world of family life. But through it all, I've grown. Understanding my emotions and working through my issues in a safe space brought me a peace I had never known. This is the same gift I'd like to offer my clients through my professional service and I can't wait to walk with you on your journey!
(02) 8609 3542 View (02) 8609 3542
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Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, ANZAP Graduate
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
(02) 9158 6638 View (02) 9158 6638
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Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
(02) 4058 4563 View (02) 4058 4563

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brookfield, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Brookfield, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Brookfield, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brookfield?

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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.