Counselling in Evans Head, NSW

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Coastal counselling walk and talk therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Evans Head, NSW 2473
At Coastal Counselling Walk & Talk Therapy, I believe in the transformative power of nature, movement, and courageous conversations. By blending these elements, I create a unique therapeutic experience along the stunning coastline stretching from Evans Head to Kingscliff. Imagine the calming rhythm of the waves becoming a backdrop to our sessions, enhancing the healing process as we explore your challenges and triumphs.
At Coastal Counselling Walk & Talk Therapy, I believe in the transformative power of nature, movement, and courageous conversations. By blending these elements, I create a unique therapeutic experience along the stunning coastline stretching from Evans Head to Kingscliff. Imagine the calming rhythm of the waves becoming a backdrop to our sessions, enhancing the healing process as we explore your challenges and triumphs.
(08) 7828 2813 View (08) 7828 2813
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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Evans Head, NSW 2473
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
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The Wellbeing Place Integrative Sand Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Evans Head, NSW 2473
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
(02) 5604 4260 View (02) 5604 4260
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Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Evans Head, NSW 2473  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036

Online Therapists

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Neisha Cass Counselling + Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tallebudgera Valley, QLD 4228
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
(07) 3214 3627 View (07) 3214 3627
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LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Brunswick Heads, NSW 2483
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
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Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
(07) 5655 7552 View (07) 5655 7552
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Counsellors Gold Coast
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Counsellors Gold Coast offer affordable counselling and support. We offer after hours and Saturday appointments. Individual counselling is $115/60 mins, couple counselling is $165/60mins We also offer low cost counselling and support to students, low income earners, sole parents. We will work with you regardless of your budget, your health is a priority! Struggling with anxiety, loss, trauma, stress or conflict in your relationships or parenting journey? If you are concerned about your mental health or those of your loved ones in these challenging times then reach out and learn to live the life you desire and deserve.
Counsellors Gold Coast offer affordable counselling and support. We offer after hours and Saturday appointments. Individual counselling is $115/60 mins, couple counselling is $165/60mins We also offer low cost counselling and support to students, low income earners, sole parents. We will work with you regardless of your budget, your health is a priority! Struggling with anxiety, loss, trauma, stress or conflict in your relationships or parenting journey? If you are concerned about your mental health or those of your loved ones in these challenging times then reach out and learn to live the life you desire and deserve.
0417 645 874 View 0417 645 874
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Katerina Klyueva
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
(08) 7701 9678 View (08) 7701 9678
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Tania Mattiocco
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I work with individuals that want a deeper connection to themselves and others, so they can find their own way forward with their lives. Whatever is getting in your way (e.g. anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues) I can help you embody and ground yourself so that your nervous system can settle, and we can journey towards the root causes and release them from your body and behaviour. I love helping people come home to themselves. I find this to be the most empowered way of moving through life.
I work with individuals that want a deeper connection to themselves and others, so they can find their own way forward with their lives. Whatever is getting in your way (e.g. anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues) I can help you embody and ground yourself so that your nervous system can settle, and we can journey towards the root causes and release them from your body and behaviour. I love helping people come home to themselves. I find this to be the most empowered way of moving through life.
(07) 5655 7416 View (07) 5655 7416
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Monica Masero
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
(02) 8599 7168 View (02) 8599 7168
Catherine Anne Stokoe
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
I am a qualified, skilled and highly experienced therapist. My approach is warm, compassionate and effective. I am committed to working in collaboration with each client to develop an individualised course of therapy that works. I know that everyone's needs are different so I tailor therapy accordingly. I offer both short term counselling to target specific issues and longer term therapy to identify, explore, and resolve the deeper underlying drivers of distress so that you can move towards living a life of choice, freedom and peace.
I am a qualified, skilled and highly experienced therapist. My approach is warm, compassionate and effective. I am committed to working in collaboration with each client to develop an individualised course of therapy that works. I know that everyone's needs are different so I tailor therapy accordingly. I offer both short term counselling to target specific issues and longer term therapy to identify, explore, and resolve the deeper underlying drivers of distress so that you can move towards living a life of choice, freedom and peace.
(02) 5603 4216 View (02) 5603 4216
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Jane Stevens
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I enjoy working with children and families, couples, people with disabilities, and all people throughout the developmental life span, seeking to overcome, grow and live a fulfilled life, after adverse life experiences. Formerly a support worker, I have experience working with people with disabilities and individuals who have experienced developmental trauma. The principle of mind-body holism, to support a great range of psychological difficulties, and promote thriving in life, greatly informs my therapeutic approach. As a former Support Worker, I bring the principles of compassion, mind-body holism, safety and connectedness.
I enjoy working with children and families, couples, people with disabilities, and all people throughout the developmental life span, seeking to overcome, grow and live a fulfilled life, after adverse life experiences. Formerly a support worker, I have experience working with people with disabilities and individuals who have experienced developmental trauma. The principle of mind-body holism, to support a great range of psychological difficulties, and promote thriving in life, greatly informs my therapeutic approach. As a former Support Worker, I bring the principles of compassion, mind-body holism, safety and connectedness.
(02) 5604 8564 View (02) 5604 8564
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Susan Loane Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bundall, QLD 4217
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
(08) 9939 0307 View (08) 9939 0307
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Samantha Archer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Palm Beach, QLD 4221  (Online Only)
Samantha is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Samantha is a warm and approachable Psychologist who will collaboratively work with you to understand and work through the difficulties you are facing. She has experience supporting clients across a wide array of settings including; Private practice, occupational rehabilitation, paediatric outpatient clinic, secondary schools, community settings and not-for-profit organisations. She works with children, adolescents and adults.
Samantha is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Samantha is a warm and approachable Psychologist who will collaboratively work with you to understand and work through the difficulties you are facing. She has experience supporting clients across a wide array of settings including; Private practice, occupational rehabilitation, paediatric outpatient clinic, secondary schools, community settings and not-for-profit organisations. She works with children, adolescents and adults.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485  (Online Only)
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
(02) 5602 4040 View (02) 5602 4040
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Anchor Counselling & Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ormeau, QLD 4208
You followed the plan and it didn't work out. Perhaps you threw out the plan and now regret it or was never given a plan to begin with and life just happened! Regardless how you got here the one thing that is certain, is that something needs to change. The good news is you are not alone, there is always something that can be done. This situation and these feelings will not last forever and you have taken the first courageous step towards changing your course. As a degree qualified and registered counsellor with a background in psychology, I can help you with the next steps.
You followed the plan and it didn't work out. Perhaps you threw out the plan and now regret it or was never given a plan to begin with and life just happened! Regardless how you got here the one thing that is certain, is that something needs to change. The good news is you are not alone, there is always something that can be done. This situation and these feelings will not last forever and you have taken the first courageous step towards changing your course. As a degree qualified and registered counsellor with a background in psychology, I can help you with the next steps.
(07) 3050 0641 View (07) 3050 0641
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Ashleigh Eljed
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
(07) 5679 5593 View (07) 5679 5593
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Your Psych Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oxenford, QLD 4210  (Online Only)
I am Director and Principal Psychologist of Your Psych Centre. We are an affirming clinic who works with individuals across the lifespan. We recognise individuals and parents are the experts - we are here to help make sense of it all. Our diverse clinicians are passionate about empowering all individuals, particularly those within the LGBTIQ+, Neurodivergent, and Culturally and Linguistic Diverse communities.
I am Director and Principal Psychologist of Your Psych Centre. We are an affirming clinic who works with individuals across the lifespan. We recognise individuals and parents are the experts - we are here to help make sense of it all. Our diverse clinicians are passionate about empowering all individuals, particularly those within the LGBTIQ+, Neurodivergent, and Culturally and Linguistic Diverse communities.
(07) 5391 4223 View (07) 5391 4223
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Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ocean Shores, NSW 2483
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
(02) 5604 8849 View (02) 5604 8849

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Evans Head, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Evans Head, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Depression
75% Bereavement
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Other

Average years in practice

17 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Evans Head, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Evans Head?

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.