Counselling in Dee Why, NSW

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Hannah Myall
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Waitlist for new clients
Hannah specialises in working with individuals of all ages with Eating Disorders to achieve full recovery. This includes Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, disordered eating, body image concerns and related issues. Hannah also offers support and guidance to parents, carers and families of those struggling with an eating disorder. Hannah, who has also recovered from an eating disorder believes that full recovery is possible with the right support and guidance to help you feel like you are not alone in your struggles.
Hannah specialises in working with individuals of all ages with Eating Disorders to achieve full recovery. This includes Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, disordered eating, body image concerns and related issues. Hannah also offers support and guidance to parents, carers and families of those struggling with an eating disorder. Hannah, who has also recovered from an eating disorder believes that full recovery is possible with the right support and guidance to help you feel like you are not alone in your struggles.
(02) 9100 0047 View (02) 9100 0047
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Tori McCarthy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
I have extensive experience working in the field of Addiction and Trauma and believe whole heartedly that recovery is possible. I am a creative therapist who works intuitively and experimentally. I believe in treating the underlying causes not just the symptoms. I have held various senior clinical roles and continue to work as a Senior therapist at South Pacific Private where I run the sex and love addiction intensive programs. Working with Addiction and intimacy related disorders is an area I am passionate about as I love witnessing the profound change that can occur when we get vulnerable, trust and become our authentic selves.
(02) 8403 1332 View (02) 8403 1332
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Christina Comely
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
I am a psychologist working on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. I offer CBT based therapy including BULK BILLING with a Mental Health Plan from a GP for clients on CentreLink or otherwise financially limited. I also offer Religiously integrated CBT(RCBT) for clients who have a Christian or Jewish faith and want to use it as a strength in therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug addictions, depression and anxiety. See Fb @SetFreePsychology for more.
(02) 9158 6630 View (02) 9158 6630
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Rick L Atherton
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Are you experiencing low mood? or loss of motivation and pleasure in life? difficulties in relationships? hightened states of anxiety? Are you feeling stressed all the time? or have low self esteem? If so, these are some of the many aspects my therapy style aims to support change. I support individuals of all ages, including, adolescents, adults and couples with safety, curiosity, and compassion. I operate out of my private practice Psych Corner in Dee why. I recognise that mental health is a deeply personal and unique experience. That’s why I offers a broad range of specialised services tailored to prioritise your needs.
Are you experiencing low mood? or loss of motivation and pleasure in life? difficulties in relationships? hightened states of anxiety? Are you feeling stressed all the time? or have low self esteem? If so, these are some of the many aspects my therapy style aims to support change. I support individuals of all ages, including, adolescents, adults and couples with safety, curiosity, and compassion. I operate out of my private practice Psych Corner in Dee why. I recognise that mental health is a deeply personal and unique experience. That’s why I offers a broad range of specialised services tailored to prioritise your needs.
(02) 8403 0336 View (02) 8403 0336
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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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Thinkahead
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
Are you suffering a mental health condition and need support? Are you experiencing interpersonal conflict at work ? Perhaps you are going through a relationship break up or divorce or struggling with family dynamics. Are you struggling in dealing with your child's emotional outburst or challenging behaviours or simply need a child assessment to identify learning difficulties/ADHD/ASD symptoms? You may simply be feeling a little lost with little direction and clarity. If this is you, then make a change today and reach out and speak to one of our clinicians ( Psychologists, Behaviour Therapists, Speech Pathologist, Learning Support)
(02) 9053 4507 View (02) 9053 4507
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Aly Birmingham Geats
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Are you struggling with your drinking or substance use? Do you have some grief or trauma in your life or from your past that you can't move on from? I work to support women and their families with these issues specifically. Please give me a call so we can talk about what you would do to start living a life you are happy in. I never judge and always care about your journey with discretion and complete confidentiality, Aly.
Are you struggling with your drinking or substance use? Do you have some grief or trauma in your life or from your past that you can't move on from? I work to support women and their families with these issues specifically. Please give me a call so we can talk about what you would do to start living a life you are happy in. I never judge and always care about your journey with discretion and complete confidentiality, Aly.
(02) 8403 0338 View (02) 8403 0338
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Hayley Bilski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I grew up in and graduated in South Africa. After graduating I spent a number of years working in the UK and South Africa, before moving to Australia. I have a private practice on Sydney's north shore and northern beaches, specialising in adolescents and adults, experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationship issues, gender identity challenges, confusing life choices, career needs, bullying and school concerns. I am an advanced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a supervisor for other allied health professionals.
I grew up in and graduated in South Africa. After graduating I spent a number of years working in the UK and South Africa, before moving to Australia. I have a private practice on Sydney's north shore and northern beaches, specialising in adolescents and adults, experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationship issues, gender identity challenges, confusing life choices, career needs, bullying and school concerns. I am an advanced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a supervisor for other allied health professionals.
(02) 9159 6193 View (02) 9159 6193
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Gill S H Walker
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
I cultivate change when invited to examine your mounting challenges, & accompany you along your journey, as required. I tend to your needs & resources as you transition, while we face issues together, & grow your capacity to journey beyond me. This may involve an exploration of the past, or practical focus on here & now strategies & approaches, which influence the map of your life journey you are carving. You guide me with expertise of your needs, wants & experiences, to plan a route forward, drawing on a variety of evidence-based methods I offer.
(02) 9158 6583 View (02) 9158 6583
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Awakened Mind Body Spirit Pty Ltd
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals to heal old wounds, triggers, and limiting behaviours, and helping them transform habits that keep them feeling stuck or the sense that something is 'missing' in their life. I am a big believer in 'committed action'; translating what is learned in session to the everyday. More information about me can be found on my website www.awakenedmbs.com.au.
I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals to heal old wounds, triggers, and limiting behaviours, and helping them transform habits that keep them feeling stuck or the sense that something is 'missing' in their life. I am a big believer in 'committed action'; translating what is learned in session to the everyday. More information about me can be found on my website www.awakenedmbs.com.au.
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Brendan McNicholas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
We can all get stuck with personal challenges and sometimes we need to deal with significant difficulties that cause us genuine concern. This can impact the way we feel and function in our personal and professional lives. That’s where I can help. I am a warm and empathetic psychologist with extensive counselling skills and clinical experience. I focus on establishing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, enabling genuine conversations about your individual needs and challenges to take place. I combine evidenced-based treatments with a supportive and encouraging approach to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
(02) 8403 1919 View (02) 8403 1919
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Melinda Coles
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I specialise in helping people navigate significant life transitions, relationship challenges and the day to day stresses of life. I have specific experience with attachment styles, developmental trauma and codependent–narcissistic relationships. These dynamics can undermine your self-worth, and make you feel lost, anxious and disoriented
I specialise in helping people navigate significant life transitions, relationship challenges and the day to day stresses of life. I have specific experience with attachment styles, developmental trauma and codependent–narcissistic relationships. These dynamics can undermine your self-worth, and make you feel lost, anxious and disoriented
(02) 8403 1007 View (02) 8403 1007
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Dorian Richards Consultant Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Not accepting new clients
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
(02) 8355 9794 View (02) 8355 9794
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HERE4U Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
I help people from all walks of life to live life as best versions of themselves. That means addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing the inner child, practising effective communication skills, changing careers and more. As a culturally and linguistically diverse therapist, I have a unique understanding of the challenges and difficulties many families face in Australia, I am here to help, guide and support. For your convenience I offer flexible hours (including evening and weekends) over video or phone.
(02) 8403 1338 View (02) 8403 1338
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Sylvia Suwan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
I work predominantly with those who are experiencing relationship problems, both individually and with couples. My approach is very much person centred, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. I also deal with trauma experienced from relationships and domestic abuse. Based on the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online consultations worldwide.
I work predominantly with those who are experiencing relationship problems, both individually and with couples. My approach is very much person centred, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. I also deal with trauma experienced from relationships and domestic abuse. Based on the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online consultations worldwide.
(02) 8403 1472 View (02) 8403 1472
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Karin Stenberg
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Whether you're seeking support reaching your dreams or are struggling with the many pains of life, such as conflict, depression, anxiety, or grief & loss - counselling can be of real help. There's something very powerful in telling your story in the presence of someone who will listen deeply, accept everything that you are, and help you gain a new perspective. Together we will create a safe platform for change, growth and healing.
Whether you're seeking support reaching your dreams or are struggling with the many pains of life, such as conflict, depression, anxiety, or grief & loss - counselling can be of real help. There's something very powerful in telling your story in the presence of someone who will listen deeply, accept everything that you are, and help you gain a new perspective. Together we will create a safe platform for change, growth and healing.
(02) 9100 0248 View (02) 9100 0248
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Alison Glass - EMDR & Trauma Treatment
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
(02) 8806 0772 View (02) 8806 0772
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Better Counselling Practice
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
(02) 9929 8085 View (02) 9929 8085
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Career Development Space
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Marie is a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, working with clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Finding yourself in a job that no longer meets your needs and values can consume all of your daily energy and start to interfere with your wellbeing. There are many factors that can affect your ability to move forwards: a lack of direction or unclear goals, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, a lack of awareness of your strengths, skills and full potential, anxiety about making the change or other obstacle. Marie also offers group "Art for Wellbeing" sessions.
Marie is a caring and supportive Career Counsellor and Art Therapist, working with clients looking to transition into a more meaningful, purposeful and balanced life. Finding yourself in a job that no longer meets your needs and values can consume all of your daily energy and start to interfere with your wellbeing. There are many factors that can affect your ability to move forwards: a lack of direction or unclear goals, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, a lack of awareness of your strengths, skills and full potential, anxiety about making the change or other obstacle. Marie also offers group "Art for Wellbeing" sessions.
(02) 8403 1664 View (02) 8403 1664
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Heath Gerrard
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Dee Why, NSW 2099  (Online Only)
The following quote continues to resonate and inspire me: ‘I think the most beautiful thing in the world is watching the light come back on in someone’s eyes when they have been lost in the dark for so long.’ The light slowly returned to my eyes when I embarked on my own recovery journey 11 years ago. The unexpected gift that emerged from the struggle was a passion for the transformative recovery process and helping guide others out of the darkness. I am a Registered Counsellor and have worked at treatment centers throughout Australia over the last 10 years, most recently at South Pacific Private in Sydney for 6.5 years.
The following quote continues to resonate and inspire me: ‘I think the most beautiful thing in the world is watching the light come back on in someone’s eyes when they have been lost in the dark for so long.’ The light slowly returned to my eyes when I embarked on my own recovery journey 11 years ago. The unexpected gift that emerged from the struggle was a passion for the transformative recovery process and helping guide others out of the darkness. I am a Registered Counsellor and have worked at treatment centers throughout Australia over the last 10 years, most recently at South Pacific Private in Sydney for 6.5 years.
(02) 9159 3729 View (02) 9159 3729

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dee Why, NSW

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Dee Why, NSW who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Bupa
54% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Dee Why, NSW see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dee Why?

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.