Counselling in Ermington, NSW

Photo of Emma Chow | Kindred Filial Play Corner, Psychotherapist in Ermington, NSW
Emma Chow | Kindred Filial Play Corner
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Ermington, NSW 2115
Somewhere along the way, there has been a rupture between you and your child. You are constantly overwhelmed by their BIG emotions and behaviours, and you are doing your best to respond differently from your default parenting patterns. Maybe they've been through something big. You desire a stronger, more secure and trusting relationship with your child. You dream of fostering co-operation and harmonious sibling (and peer) relationships. Your really want to support them in their growth, development and wellbeing.
Somewhere along the way, there has been a rupture between you and your child. You are constantly overwhelmed by their BIG emotions and behaviours, and you are doing your best to respond differently from your default parenting patterns. Maybe they've been through something big. You desire a stronger, more secure and trusting relationship with your child. You dream of fostering co-operation and harmonious sibling (and peer) relationships. Your really want to support them in their growth, development and wellbeing.
(02) 7804 4503 View (02) 7804 4503
Photo of Rima Tahhan, Counsellor in Ermington, NSW
Rima Tahhan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ermington, NSW 2115
I am a licensed counsellor with over 10 years of experience. I understand the challenges faced by the Arabic community regarding mental health and aims to provide a safe space, tailored support, and sensitive guidance to individuals seeking help.
I am a licensed counsellor with over 10 years of experience. I understand the challenges faced by the Arabic community regarding mental health and aims to provide a safe space, tailored support, and sensitive guidance to individuals seeking help.
(02) 7804 4359 View (02) 7804 4359
Photo of Peter Huang, Counsellor in Ermington, NSW
Peter Huang
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ermington, NSW 2115
Peter works from a trauma informed, attachment and recovery focused mental health holistic framework. Peter works extensively with alcohol and other drug addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma work, grief counselling, couples, suicide prevention as well as working maladaptive emotions thought patterns and behaviours.
Peter works from a trauma informed, attachment and recovery focused mental health holistic framework. Peter works extensively with alcohol and other drug addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma work, grief counselling, couples, suicide prevention as well as working maladaptive emotions thought patterns and behaviours.
(02) 7804 4861 View (02) 7804 4861
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Shareen Birges
Ermington, NSW 2115
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
(02) 9159 6730 View (02) 9159 6730

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Xanthe Katsouras, Psychotherapist in Ermington, NSW
Xanthe Katsouras
Psychotherapist, PsychD, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Are you struggling to find a balance in your life? do you feel out of control, even though you keep trying to take charge?...I am here to support you in creating a more grounded experience of self, and support your ability to engage with life in a beneficial way. My specialty is work with clients who are struggling with relationships, self-esteem, identity and work/life balance. I have 5years experience in the addictions field, which has deepened my understanding of the emotional/mental imbalances we all carry. I work with clients both individually and in groups.
Are you struggling to find a balance in your life? do you feel out of control, even though you keep trying to take charge?...I am here to support you in creating a more grounded experience of self, and support your ability to engage with life in a beneficial way. My specialty is work with clients who are struggling with relationships, self-esteem, identity and work/life balance. I have 5years experience in the addictions field, which has deepened my understanding of the emotional/mental imbalances we all carry. I work with clients both individually and in groups.
(02) 9100 0085 View (02) 9100 0085
Photo of Nam-Hee Kim Pellegrin, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Nam-Hee Kim Pellegrin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlingford, NSW 2118
Nam-Hee is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Graduate of Hakomi Therapy with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and parents with young children in private practice and specialised public health care settings. Nam-Hee is trained in an attachment informed, somatic & mindfulness based psychotherapy (Hakomi). She is also an Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) approved clinical supervisor. Nam-Hee has had extensive experience working with people with complex and chronic mental health presentations.
Nam-Hee is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Graduate of Hakomi Therapy with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and parents with young children in private practice and specialised public health care settings. Nam-Hee is trained in an attachment informed, somatic & mindfulness based psychotherapy (Hakomi). She is also an Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) approved clinical supervisor. Nam-Hee has had extensive experience working with people with complex and chronic mental health presentations.
(02) 7804 4070 View (02) 7804 4070
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Phoenix Therapeutic Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Hi there! I work closely with clients to explore how their early attachment experiences impact their current relationship to themself and others. I help clients break negative patterns by creating emotional safety to explore the roots of their pain.
Hi there! I work closely with clients to explore how their early attachment experiences impact their current relationship to themself and others. I help clients break negative patterns by creating emotional safety to explore the roots of their pain.
(02) 8776 3698 View (02) 8776 3698
Photo of Matti Lee, Counsellor in Ermington, NSW
Matti Lee
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Carlingford, NSW 2118
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
(02) 8294 8741 View (02) 8294 8741
Photo of Dr Candice Quinn, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Dr Candice Quinn
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Rhodes, NSW 2138
I provide clinical and coaching psychology services to people experiencing challenges related to the workplace, including workplace stress, burnout, anxiety and trauma. I also provide personal and professional development coaching for people looking to change or advance their work life. In addition to my work with individual clients, I provide organisational consulting services to support HR professionals to address conflict and improving performance in the workplace.
I provide clinical and coaching psychology services to people experiencing challenges related to the workplace, including workplace stress, burnout, anxiety and trauma. I also provide personal and professional development coaching for people looking to change or advance their work life. In addition to my work with individual clients, I provide organisational consulting services to support HR professionals to address conflict and improving performance in the workplace.
(02) 7804 4360 View (02) 7804 4360
Michelle Pal
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127  (Online Only)
In therapy I can help with mental health and relationship issues such as: confidence and assertiveness; reducing worry and negative thinking; having better relationships; managing low moods or mood swings; overcome imposter syndrome; or decrease sexual dysunction. I treat clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar. I also work with adults on relationship issues, and with couples using the Gottman Model of Couples Therapy. I also am passionate about social justice and regularly provide assessments and report for criminal court proceedings including bail application, S14 applications, and sentencing reports.
In therapy I can help with mental health and relationship issues such as: confidence and assertiveness; reducing worry and negative thinking; having better relationships; managing low moods or mood swings; overcome imposter syndrome; or decrease sexual dysunction. I treat clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar. I also work with adults on relationship issues, and with couples using the Gottman Model of Couples Therapy. I also am passionate about social justice and regularly provide assessments and report for criminal court proceedings including bail application, S14 applications, and sentencing reports.
(02) 8294 8062 View (02) 8294 8062
Photo of Shivani Mittal, Psychotherapist in Ermington, NSW
Shivani Mittal
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
(02) 7804 4866 View (02) 7804 4866
Photo of Monika Hammerle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ermington, NSW
Monika Hammerle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I regard being a counsellor as a privilege, working with my clients who show great courage and resilience in sharing their stories and striving to work on their personal issues to improve their psychological and emotional wellbeing. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives and by reaching out for professional support and counselling are able to learn evidence-based psychological strategies to cope with life's challenges and to enrich their own lives.
I regard being a counsellor as a privilege, working with my clients who show great courage and resilience in sharing their stories and striving to work on their personal issues to improve their psychological and emotional wellbeing. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives and by reaching out for professional support and counselling are able to learn evidence-based psychological strategies to cope with life's challenges and to enrich their own lives.
(02) 7804 4897 View (02) 7804 4897
Photo of Emily Radford, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
Photo of Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling, Psychotherapist in Ermington, NSW
Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752
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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
(02) 9053 4329 View (02) 9053 4329
Photo of Aimee McCarthy, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Aimee McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
(02) 9158 6531 View (02) 9158 6531
Photo of Exclusive Wellbeing, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Exclusive Wellbeing
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Exclusive Wellbeing has been established to provide people with a range of wellbeing services to improve overall balance and life revitalization. Our mission is to help people reach their full potential by providing quality healthcare in a supportive environment. The service strives to work with each person individually within all external and internal facets of their lives to promote improved global wellbeing. As the company continues in development and growth, it targets to meet all areas of self-improvement within the same centre. The present services are provided by highly trained Clinical Psychologists Psychologists. Wellbeing is not just about the absence of illness or disease, it is a complex combination of physical, psychological, emotional and social factors. It is strongly related to happiness and life satisfaction and can be developed even with the absence of hardship.
Exclusive Wellbeing has been established to provide people with a range of wellbeing services to improve overall balance and life revitalization. Our mission is to help people reach their full potential by providing quality healthcare in a supportive environment. The service strives to work with each person individually within all external and internal facets of their lives to promote improved global wellbeing. As the company continues in development and growth, it targets to meet all areas of self-improvement within the same centre. The present services are provided by highly trained Clinical Psychologists Psychologists. Wellbeing is not just about the absence of illness or disease, it is a complex combination of physical, psychological, emotional and social factors. It is strongly related to happiness and life satisfaction and can be developed even with the absence of hardship.
(02) 8294 6957 View (02) 8294 6957
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Relaxation For Women - Stress Trauma PTSD
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
For Women suffering stress, trauma, abuse, PTSD, relationships, intimacy, lifecycle. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what's your story, you are believed, valued, and cared for. Non-judgmental. Flexible client-centered choice of one or more therapies: Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage. It's time to give yourself some self-love again. Trauma can be treated in many gentle ways without 'forcing' a flashback. Martin 0414 737 045
For Women suffering stress, trauma, abuse, PTSD, relationships, intimacy, lifecycle. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what's your story, you are believed, valued, and cared for. Non-judgmental. Flexible client-centered choice of one or more therapies: Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage. It's time to give yourself some self-love again. Trauma can be treated in many gentle ways without 'forcing' a flashback. Martin 0414 737 045
(02) 9100 0776 View (02) 9100 0776
Photo of Mathew Marchant, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Mathew Marchant
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
Mathew is an empathic and understanding Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping clients explore their difficulties and pursue meaningful changes in their lives. He has extensive experience working with a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, burnout, self-confidence, trauma, grief, and adjustment to major life changes. Mathew has a special interest in working with addiction. He has previously served at addiction centres and gambling clinics, including the Centre for Addiction Medicine at Cumberland Hospital. He has also facilitated training workshops in Sydney and interstate. 
Mathew is an empathic and understanding Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping clients explore their difficulties and pursue meaningful changes in their lives. He has extensive experience working with a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, burnout, self-confidence, trauma, grief, and adjustment to major life changes. Mathew has a special interest in working with addiction. He has previously served at addiction centres and gambling clinics, including the Centre for Addiction Medicine at Cumberland Hospital. He has also facilitated training workshops in Sydney and interstate. 
(02) 8074 5731 View (02) 8074 5731
Photo of Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio, Psychologist in Ermington, NSW
Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Carlingford, NSW 2118
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
(02) 9541 8788 View (02) 9541 8788

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ermington, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Ermington, NSW who prioritize treating:

75% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Behavioural Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private
100% AHM Health

How Counsellors in Ermington, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ermington?

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.