Counselling in Clovelly, NSW

Photo of Megan Buys, Psychotherapist in Clovelly, NSW
Megan Buys
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Hey there! I’m so glad you found me here. My name is Megan Buys and I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am the founder of Finding Space: a therapy practice which blends both creative and empowering modalities for those seeking guidance, excitement, and deep care, where I see adults, teenagers/adolescents, couples, and therapists seeking support. I have completed a Master of Counselling, with registration through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I am also a provisional PhD candidate, a writer, an academic, a university teacher, a yogi, a tea-drinker, and an ocean-lover.
Hey there! I’m so glad you found me here. My name is Megan Buys and I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am the founder of Finding Space: a therapy practice which blends both creative and empowering modalities for those seeking guidance, excitement, and deep care, where I see adults, teenagers/adolescents, couples, and therapists seeking support. I have completed a Master of Counselling, with registration through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I am also a provisional PhD candidate, a writer, an academic, a university teacher, a yogi, a tea-drinker, and an ocean-lover.
(02) 9100 0798 View (02) 9100 0798
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Blue Rabbit Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Suki is a collaboratively focused Psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. She has experience working across a range of psychological issues including mood disorders (depression and bi-polar), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders and related conditions). She also has worked with clients helping them with relationship difficulties, sleep difficulties, substance abuse and major life changes. Suki is Medicare accredited, and member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Suki is a collaboratively focused Psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. She has experience working across a range of psychological issues including mood disorders (depression and bi-polar), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders and related conditions). She also has worked with clients helping them with relationship difficulties, sleep difficulties, substance abuse and major life changes. Suki is Medicare accredited, and member of the Australian Psychological Society.
(02) 9159 6506 View (02) 9159 6506
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Aneeka Bott
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, personable and non-judgemental manner. I draw on a mixed therapeutic approach to best meet the needs and goals of the individual. I like to work collaboratively with clients to ensure they feel comfortable, heard, and supported. I have a particular interest in assisting individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders or body image concerns, low self-esteem, and work-related stress or burnout.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a warm, personable and non-judgemental manner. I draw on a mixed therapeutic approach to best meet the needs and goals of the individual. I like to work collaboratively with clients to ensure they feel comfortable, heard, and supported. I have a particular interest in assisting individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders or body image concerns, low self-esteem, and work-related stress or burnout.
(02) 9100 0317 View (02) 9100 0317
Photo of Julie Sweet, Psychotherapist in Clovelly, NSW
Julie Sweet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Julie is a practising clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having been practising for over 11 years. She has a depth of practical experience in working with clients in both short and long-terms contexts. She works from a person centred and client focused framework. Julie subscribes to the client as the expert in their own life. Her professional approach is one of empowering the individual to achieve greater independence, improved mental health and positive well-being. Her areas of focus have been centred on how historic traumatic events impact people in their present-day relationships and sense of self-worth.
Julie is a practising clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having been practising for over 11 years. She has a depth of practical experience in working with clients in both short and long-terms contexts. She works from a person centred and client focused framework. Julie subscribes to the client as the expert in their own life. Her professional approach is one of empowering the individual to achieve greater independence, improved mental health and positive well-being. Her areas of focus have been centred on how historic traumatic events impact people in their present-day relationships and sense of self-worth.
(02) 9541 8730 View (02) 9541 8730
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Thomas William Hiddleston
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, MSc
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Tom offers evidence-based interventions in child & adolescent and youth mental health. Tom's area of expertise includes young people experiencing Depression, Anxiety, OCD, adjustment disorders, and school refusal. His key area of interest is in ultra high risk (UHR) of developing mental illness and early psychosis. Tom is a caring, compassionate professional with over 12 years of experience working across various services including child and adolescent inpatient and outpatient units, and early psychosis services. Tom's wealth of experience and knowledge ensures that you and your family will have a positive experience and outcomes.
Tom offers evidence-based interventions in child & adolescent and youth mental health. Tom's area of expertise includes young people experiencing Depression, Anxiety, OCD, adjustment disorders, and school refusal. His key area of interest is in ultra high risk (UHR) of developing mental illness and early psychosis. Tom is a caring, compassionate professional with over 12 years of experience working across various services including child and adolescent inpatient and outpatient units, and early psychosis services. Tom's wealth of experience and knowledge ensures that you and your family will have a positive experience and outcomes.
(02) 9100 0235 View (02) 9100 0235
Photo of Dr Hannah Gutmann, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Dr Hannah Gutmann
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
I know how heavy and confusing life can be when patterns keep repeating. Using evidence based approaches I want to connect with your unique self to support you to make the changes you want and help you feel more at peace in your life. I focus on supporting people who feel tied down by their past, who want to feel stable in their emotions, and have deeper connections with others. During our sessions I will take the time to understand you as a unique person, and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.
I know how heavy and confusing life can be when patterns keep repeating. Using evidence based approaches I want to connect with your unique self to support you to make the changes you want and help you feel more at peace in your life. I focus on supporting people who feel tied down by their past, who want to feel stable in their emotions, and have deeper connections with others. During our sessions I will take the time to understand you as a unique person, and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.
(02) 8806 0498 View (02) 8806 0498
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Mechelen Maria D'Souza
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Mechelen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting people with a range of presenting concerns. Mechelen has experience supporting clients who have experienced trauma, grief, loneliness, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, conflict, personality disorders, and relationship conflicts. Mech has a special interest in improving communication with her clients and empowering them to manage a variety of stressors that may emerge across their lives. Mech employs a variety of therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each individual client, ensuring that her clients remain the experts of their own lives.
Mechelen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting people with a range of presenting concerns. Mechelen has experience supporting clients who have experienced trauma, grief, loneliness, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, conflict, personality disorders, and relationship conflicts. Mech has a special interest in improving communication with her clients and empowering them to manage a variety of stressors that may emerge across their lives. Mech employs a variety of therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each individual client, ensuring that her clients remain the experts of their own lives.
(02) 9100 0660 View (02) 9100 0660
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Claire Hurwitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(02) 9538 7061 View (02) 9538 7061
Photo of Emma Gerasimatos Therapy, Psychotherapist in Clovelly, NSW
Emma Gerasimatos Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
Individual therapy is an incredibly worthwhile and life affirming experience. It carves out a regular, secure time to work through your past, present and future with someone who is wholeheartedly by your side. Meaningful growth and lasting change come naturally when we dedicate this time and space, with a caring therapist, to uncover our deepest sorrows, hearts desires and personal difficulties. I work with relationships, couples, grief and loss, addiction, childhood trauma, Depth Enquiry, anxiety and panic, depression, mood disorders, disordered eating, ADHD, identity and belonging, sexuality to name a few examples.
Individual therapy is an incredibly worthwhile and life affirming experience. It carves out a regular, secure time to work through your past, present and future with someone who is wholeheartedly by your side. Meaningful growth and lasting change come naturally when we dedicate this time and space, with a caring therapist, to uncover our deepest sorrows, hearts desires and personal difficulties. I work with relationships, couples, grief and loss, addiction, childhood trauma, Depth Enquiry, anxiety and panic, depression, mood disorders, disordered eating, ADHD, identity and belonging, sexuality to name a few examples.
(02) 9100 0955 View (02) 9100 0955
Photo of Oak Psychology Space, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Oak Psychology Space
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031
People see psychologists for a range of reasons. It could be that you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, finding it hard to motivate yourself, feeling confused or consumed by worry, having trouble with relationships, or just feeling "stuck" and unable to move on. Oak Psychology Space offers a caring, non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and share your unique story. We would be honoured to share your journey towards living the life you want. Medicare rebates are available if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Contact Oak to find out more.
People see psychologists for a range of reasons. It could be that you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, finding it hard to motivate yourself, feeling confused or consumed by worry, having trouble with relationships, or just feeling "stuck" and unable to move on. Oak Psychology Space offers a caring, non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and share your unique story. We would be honoured to share your journey towards living the life you want. Medicare rebates are available if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Contact Oak to find out more.
(02) 9100 0912 View (02) 9100 0912
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Fiona Ziebell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Clovelly, NSW 2031  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When was the last time you invested in your most valuable asset – YOU? Offering you a safe & supportive space to explore your current experience of life, our session together will enhance your personal awareness, help clarify your values and assist you in aligning your reality with your preferred way of being for a more satisfying and meaningful existence.
When was the last time you invested in your most valuable asset – YOU? Offering you a safe & supportive space to explore your current experience of life, our session together will enhance your personal awareness, help clarify your values and assist you in aligning your reality with your preferred way of being for a more satisfying and meaningful existence.
(02) 9100 0838 View (02) 9100 0838
Photo of Trish Risk, Counsellor in Clovelly, NSW
Trish Risk
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clovelly, NSW 2031  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Trish. Are you struggling with overthinking and managing intense emotions? Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the everyday stressors of life or struggling with a major life change - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or feel stuck and not living the life you want to lead. Life can be overwhelming and I provide a safe and confidential space for you to unpack and process difficult thoughts, feelings and emotional experiences in order to understand yourself more deeply.
Hi, I am Trish. Are you struggling with overthinking and managing intense emotions? Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the everyday stressors of life or struggling with a major life change - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or feel stuck and not living the life you want to lead. Life can be overwhelming and I provide a safe and confidential space for you to unpack and process difficult thoughts, feelings and emotional experiences in order to understand yourself more deeply.
(02) 9100 0744 View (02) 9100 0744

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lorna Saxbee Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice, Counsellor in Clovelly, NSW
Lorna Saxbee Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
My practice includes EMDR Trauma therapy and regular Counselling & Psychotherapy at my practice in Bondi Junction. I also practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I provide flexibility for client's who may need short term support around a particular issue or client's who prefer longer term deeper psychotherapy support. Either F2F, online or telephone. I strive to support clients in living the best life they have imagined. ​Helping them to heal, recognise their strengths, connect to their authentic selves and empowering them to discover their own solutions & become their own self-advocate. I believe in my clients.
My practice includes EMDR Trauma therapy and regular Counselling & Psychotherapy at my practice in Bondi Junction. I also practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I provide flexibility for client's who may need short term support around a particular issue or client's who prefer longer term deeper psychotherapy support. Either F2F, online or telephone. I strive to support clients in living the best life they have imagined. ​Helping them to heal, recognise their strengths, connect to their authentic selves and empowering them to discover their own solutions & become their own self-advocate. I believe in my clients.
(02) 9100 0892 View (02) 9100 0892
Photo of Jamie De Bruyn, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Jamie De Bruyn
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
2 Endorsed
Randwick, NSW 2031
Im passionate about helping people restore their sense of self-worth and confidence in order to regain control over their lives. I work with a wide variety of adults and adolescents in crisis, and people experiencing ongoing mental health issues (such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD) as a result of adversity, trauma, and violence. I empower individuals who have experienced adversity and oppression, through exploring existing competencies, strengths and inherent resilience. I’m person-centred, flexible and practical, ensuring you feel supported, and your individual needs are addressed in a non-judgemental and open environment
Im passionate about helping people restore their sense of self-worth and confidence in order to regain control over their lives. I work with a wide variety of adults and adolescents in crisis, and people experiencing ongoing mental health issues (such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD) as a result of adversity, trauma, and violence. I empower individuals who have experienced adversity and oppression, through exploring existing competencies, strengths and inherent resilience. I’m person-centred, flexible and practical, ensuring you feel supported, and your individual needs are addressed in a non-judgemental and open environment
(02) 7201 5086 View (02) 7201 5086
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Dr Frank Sattler
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Hi! I'm a registered psychologist who works with couples and individual clients. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist and mix Gottman therapy with systemic approaches in couples therapy. I offer discernment counselling to couples on the brink. With individuals, I use CBT, relational therapy, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and ethical consultation among others. I also work with children and adolescents.
Hi! I'm a registered psychologist who works with couples and individual clients. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist and mix Gottman therapy with systemic approaches in couples therapy. I offer discernment counselling to couples on the brink. With individuals, I use CBT, relational therapy, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and ethical consultation among others. I also work with children and adolescents.
0481 728 724 View 0481 728 724
Photo of Sarah Jane Stewart, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Sarah Jane Stewart
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Mascot, NSW 2020
Waitlist for new clients
In my role as a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, complex mental health and forensics, it is my passion to support these individuals in their development and recovery, providing them with the necessary resources, guidance and evidence-based interventions to help them navigate the complex dynamics they encounter and empower them to achieve their goals through building independence. I am particularly passionate about supporting individuals transitioning through various developmental phases and between settings, and supporting them to connect with additional community supports for holistic care.
In my role as a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, complex mental health and forensics, it is my passion to support these individuals in their development and recovery, providing them with the necessary resources, guidance and evidence-based interventions to help them navigate the complex dynamics they encounter and empower them to achieve their goals through building independence. I am particularly passionate about supporting individuals transitioning through various developmental phases and between settings, and supporting them to connect with additional community supports for holistic care.
(02) 9100 0368 View (02) 9100 0368
Photo of The TARA Clinic, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
The TARA Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Bronte, NSW 2024  (Online Only)
Society has viewed addiction as a weakness that you are powerless over or a defect of character only impacting those from lower socioeconomic status. The reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate! The TARA Clinic helps busy and successful people to regain control over substance use and addiction while leaving the guilt and shame behind, because we believe that everyone deserves to find the freedom they truly crave.
Society has viewed addiction as a weakness that you are powerless over or a defect of character only impacting those from lower socioeconomic status. The reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate! The TARA Clinic helps busy and successful people to regain control over substance use and addiction while leaving the guilt and shame behind, because we believe that everyone deserves to find the freedom they truly crave.
(02) 8074 5497 View (02) 8074 5497
Photo of Dr Jeff Rogers, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Dr Jeff Rogers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
Do you sense that you or your loved one is struggling with thinking skills and you don’t know why? If you answered yes, you may be ready to seek the support of neuropsychological assessment. If you aren’t sure yet what that means or if it is the right path for you, we are here to help guide you in the right direction.
(02) 9100 0958 View (02) 9100 0958
Photo of Andrea Michelle Schilder, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Andrea Michelle Schilder
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Haymarket, NSW 2000
Clinical Psychologist working in Camperdown with 20 years experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, adjustment disorder and psychotic illness.
Clinical Psychologist working in Camperdown with 20 years experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, adjustment disorder and psychotic illness.
(02) 9159 6581 View (02) 9159 6581
Photo of Bronwyn Lee, Psychologist in Clovelly, NSW
Bronwyn Lee
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Woollahra, NSW 2025
Hi, my name is Bronwyn (she/her), I’m a Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working within a trauma-informed framework across multiple public and private settings. I'm a queer therapist who works with adolescents, young adults and adults from many different walks of life. I specialise in eating disorders and general mental health concerns (see my website for more info!). My philosophy is guided by the concept that everyone is an expert in their own life, and therapy is a useful tool for making meaningful change - especially when you’re suffering from distress or finding it difficult to understand yourself.
Hi, my name is Bronwyn (she/her), I’m a Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working within a trauma-informed framework across multiple public and private settings. I'm a queer therapist who works with adolescents, young adults and adults from many different walks of life. I specialise in eating disorders and general mental health concerns (see my website for more info!). My philosophy is guided by the concept that everyone is an expert in their own life, and therapy is a useful tool for making meaningful change - especially when you’re suffering from distress or finding it difficult to understand yourself.
(02) 9100 0682 View (02) 9100 0682

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clovelly, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$190

Counsellors in Clovelly, NSW who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
83% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
67% Women's Issues
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicare Rebates
57% Medibank Private
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Clovelly, NSW see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Clovelly?

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.