Counselling in Cooranbong, NSW

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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cooranbong, NSW 2265
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973

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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Women In Mind
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
(02) 4058 4435 View (02) 4058 4435
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Alana Blazevic Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264  (Online Only)
The ideal counselling client is unique, but common needs include emotional support, coping skills, and insight. Goals often involve personal growth, improved relationships, and overcoming challenges like anxiety or depression. Clients seek understanding, validation, and guidance to navigate life's complexities and enhance their overall well-being. The desire for positive change and a deeper understanding of oneself often motivates individuals to seek counseling.
The ideal counselling client is unique, but common needs include emotional support, coping skills, and insight. Goals often involve personal growth, improved relationships, and overcoming challenges like anxiety or depression. Clients seek understanding, validation, and guidance to navigate life's complexities and enhance their overall well-being. The desire for positive change and a deeper understanding of oneself often motivates individuals to seek counseling.
(02) 4005 2919 View (02) 4005 2919
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Kas Herring
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
(02) 4050 0169 View (02) 4050 0169
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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The Lakes Counselling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morisset, NSW 2264
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Natalie Close
Psychologist, PhD, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
Dr Natalie Close is a registered psychologist with postgraduate training including a doctorate and Master of Clinical Psychology. She has held positions in research and university education and completed a PhD in cognitive psychology. Natalie has been working clinically in private practice for over 10 years, where she provides comprehensive psychological assessments and evidence-based therapies. Natalie maintains a professional and ethical approach including practical tools, emotional support, psychological assessment, and mental health treatment backed by science. She is currently a board-approved supervisor in psychology.
(02) 4063 1491 View (02) 4063 1491
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240

Online Therapists

Photo of Georgia Gardiner, Psychologist in Cooranbong, NSW
Georgia Gardiner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300
I pride myself on being a warm and engaging Psychologist who is passionate about supporting clients to build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves. I aim to create a safe space for individuals to process difficult emotions and to work through difficult past and or current experiences. I hope that I can support my clients to heal from pain and to let go of suffering so that they can move forward in values guided directions.
I pride myself on being a warm and engaging Psychologist who is passionate about supporting clients to build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves. I aim to create a safe space for individuals to process difficult emotions and to work through difficult past and or current experiences. I hope that I can support my clients to heal from pain and to let go of suffering so that they can move forward in values guided directions.
(02) 4058 4739 View (02) 4058 4739
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Sage Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
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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Wellness 'N' Nature
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bulli, NSW 2516
If you prefer to be outside, to have the freedom to move while exploring your emotions and concerns, I am your Gal. You are determined to have more compassion for yourself, and to use this as a springboard for self empowerment and healing. You want understanding of yourself, and tools for the alleviation of anxiety, sadness, heaviness, 'Stuckness', relationship concerns, and general emotional discomfort. I also have a room on Mondays in Wollongong, and offer Online therapy for those uncomfortable with being in the Outdoor Space, where we can still bring in Nature and Movement.
If you prefer to be outside, to have the freedom to move while exploring your emotions and concerns, I am your Gal. You are determined to have more compassion for yourself, and to use this as a springboard for self empowerment and healing. You want understanding of yourself, and tools for the alleviation of anxiety, sadness, heaviness, 'Stuckness', relationship concerns, and general emotional discomfort. I also have a room on Mondays in Wollongong, and offer Online therapy for those uncomfortable with being in the Outdoor Space, where we can still bring in Nature and Movement.
(02) 4214 4850 View (02) 4214 4850
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Mind Matters
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Woollahra, NSW 2025
At Mind Matters we mainly work with clients who seek therapy to address areas of their lives that are weighing them down - from a relationship breakdown, to a toxic workplace, to anxiety, to depression, to low self-worth. Psychologists can help encourage positive changes through support, psycho-education, developing healthy coping strategies, changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. At Mind Matters psychology we are focused on providing the highest level of service to our clients, from the first email/call and throughout all your visits within in our purpose build terrace.
At Mind Matters we mainly work with clients who seek therapy to address areas of their lives that are weighing them down - from a relationship breakdown, to a toxic workplace, to anxiety, to depression, to low self-worth. Psychologists can help encourage positive changes through support, psycho-education, developing healthy coping strategies, changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. At Mind Matters psychology we are focused on providing the highest level of service to our clients, from the first email/call and throughout all your visits within in our purpose build terrace.
(02) 9100 0865 View (02) 9100 0865
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Dr Maria-Elena Lukeides
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
As a psychologist with 25 years of experience, I am deeply committed to helping you navigate the complexities of trauma, PTSD, attachment-related issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and depression. I understand that each person's journey is unique, and I strive to provide a warm, compassionate, and safe space for healing and self-discovery. In my practice, I blend evidence-based clinical psychology with other evidence based wellness practices such as somatic therapy, breathwork and mindfulness to bring profound healing and change.
As a psychologist with 25 years of experience, I am deeply committed to helping you navigate the complexities of trauma, PTSD, attachment-related issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and depression. I understand that each person's journey is unique, and I strive to provide a warm, compassionate, and safe space for healing and self-discovery. In my practice, I blend evidence-based clinical psychology with other evidence based wellness practices such as somatic therapy, breathwork and mindfulness to bring profound healing and change.
(02) 9100 0525 View (02) 9100 0525
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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
(02) 9100 0360 View (02) 9100 0360
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Zoe Lam
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
提供廣東話, 國語, 英語服務. My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
提供廣東話, 國語, 英語服務. My clients seek understanding, healing, and growth. They may be facing different mental health challenges, from adjusting to changes and stress, to managing complex issues such as trauma related issues. My commitment is to provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, guiding them towards resilience and fulfilment. We work together toward the goal of becoming the person they want themselves to be. 我的客戶追求理解, 療癒和成長. 他們可能正面對心理健康問題, 由適應壓力到面對創傷相關的複合問題. 我致於提供一個安全的空間去尋找和成就自己, 培養強壯的心靈和心靈滿足. 我們一起邁向「成為自己想成為的人」的目標.
(02) 7804 4913 View (02) 7804 4913
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Arlyn Owens
Verified Verified
Erskineville, NSW 2043
I’m a Psychosexual Therapist & Educator, Gestalt Therapist and Registered Nurse. I’ve been a practicing Therapist since 2019, with over 10yrs experience in the health system. I see individuals, couples & polycules for counselling & education around sexuality & relationships, and general mental health.
I’m a Psychosexual Therapist & Educator, Gestalt Therapist and Registered Nurse. I’ve been a practicing Therapist since 2019, with over 10yrs experience in the health system. I see individuals, couples & polycules for counselling & education around sexuality & relationships, and general mental health.
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
Terri Skibowski
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
(07) 2100 4110 View (07) 2100 4110
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Georgie Pearson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093
In this fast-paced world I offer you a safe space to slow down and be heard. Together we explore your unique experience and discover what makes you feel, think and behave the way you do. You will better understand yourself and make meaning of your life. Key focuses are on repatterning beliefs and behaviours, integrating healing, and creating sustainable change.
In this fast-paced world I offer you a safe space to slow down and be heard. Together we explore your unique experience and discover what makes you feel, think and behave the way you do. You will better understand yourself and make meaning of your life. Key focuses are on repatterning beliefs and behaviours, integrating healing, and creating sustainable change.
(02) 9100 0847 View (02) 9100 0847

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cooranbong, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Cooranbong, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Life Coaching
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Cooranbong, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cooranbong?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.