Counselling in Forster, NSW

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Denise Warner
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Forster, NSW 2428  (Online Only)
I am a counsellor, coach and trainer based in Sydney, Australia. I have 19 years of clinical experience assisting families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children. I am Lead Trainer for Relationships Australia Professional Training (RAPT) and train for ACAP and Uniting. Why should you choose to see me? I find the most satisfying part of my work has been watching people understand their underlying issues and grow to understand how to care for themselves and to make deeper connections with their partners and families.
I am a counsellor, coach and trainer based in Sydney, Australia. I have 19 years of clinical experience assisting families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children. I am Lead Trainer for Relationships Australia Professional Training (RAPT) and train for ACAP and Uniting. Why should you choose to see me? I find the most satisfying part of my work has been watching people understand their underlying issues and grow to understand how to care for themselves and to make deeper connections with their partners and families.
(02) 8806 0387 View (02) 8806 0387
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Counselling Solution Forster—Robin Schep
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forster, NSW 2428
Your uniqueness is my focus, and as an integrative Counsellor I will assist you to become unstuck, better dealing with painful thoughts and feelings for embracing a rich, meaningful life. As a registered Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, I’ve helped many couples identify and understand relational strengths and dynamics, and build skills promoting strong relationship growth and health. I may draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solutions Focused Therapy, or Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Currently completing Masters Counselling, Torrens. www.counsellingsolution.com.au
Your uniqueness is my focus, and as an integrative Counsellor I will assist you to become unstuck, better dealing with painful thoughts and feelings for embracing a rich, meaningful life. As a registered Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, I’ve helped many couples identify and understand relational strengths and dynamics, and build skills promoting strong relationship growth and health. I may draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solutions Focused Therapy, or Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Currently completing Masters Counselling, Torrens. www.counsellingsolution.com.au
(02) 5024 3319 View (02) 5024 3319
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WellScope Counselling Nerelle Wamelink
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Forster, NSW 2428
Welcome to a safe space to contemplate the tougher issues of life. Feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Counselling is an individual experience and speaking to someone about what is concerning you can be a very difficult decision. I am here to listen to you in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and caring environment.
Welcome to a safe space to contemplate the tougher issues of life. Feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Counselling is an individual experience and speaking to someone about what is concerning you can be a very difficult decision. I am here to listen to you in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and caring environment.
(02) 5500 1064 View (02) 5500 1064
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Forster, NSW 2428
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Kim O'Donnell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Forster, NSW 2428  (Online Only)
The one constant we all share, regardless of our gender, wealth, race, location or religious beliefs is that we will spend our life in our body. This will also be one of the most confronting, challenging and potentially beautiful relationships we'll ever experience. Can we fully embrace our body? Can we come to terms with the social and cultural factors surrounding our body and, when the time comes to leave our body, will we do so with love and gratitude for how it helped us to connect with ourselves and others? Let's explore those questions together.
The one constant we all share, regardless of our gender, wealth, race, location or religious beliefs is that we will spend our life in our body. This will also be one of the most confronting, challenging and potentially beautiful relationships we'll ever experience. Can we fully embrace our body? Can we come to terms with the social and cultural factors surrounding our body and, when the time comes to leave our body, will we do so with love and gratitude for how it helped us to connect with ourselves and others? Let's explore those questions together.
(07) 3050 0663 View (07) 3050 0663
Victoria Rose Emery
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified
Forster, NSW 2428  (Online Only)
BULK Billing - telehealth services engaging people through local, regional, & remote care! Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey, being your best self or meeting your desired goals. Extensive experience across all areas of individual care; relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
BULK Billing - telehealth services engaging people through local, regional, & remote care! Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey, being your best self or meeting your desired goals. Extensive experience across all areas of individual care; relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
(07) 3132 0790 View (07) 3132 0790

Online Therapists

Begin Again Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
At Begin Again Therapy, we are a team of caring and experienced Newcastle psychologists who recognise the importance of relationships in facilitating healing. We have created a psychology clinic with the intention of prioritising safety, connection and compassion. We endeavour to empower people to step into a place of vulnerability and find the strength to embrace their humanness. Working collaboratively, we select and integrate well-researched approaches based on your unique needs, strengths and resources.
(02) 4058 4013 View (02) 4058 4013
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011
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Ashleigh Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Buff Point, NSW 2262
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
(02) 4307 5403 View (02) 4307 5403
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Amanda Labron Johnson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Scone, NSW 2337
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
(02) 5504 1906 View (02) 5504 1906
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Be the Change Counselling - Jenni Lemmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444  (Online Only)
Most of us spend a lot of time doing things for others, and it usually means we don’t take the best care of ourselves. Overtime many of us will experience a number of concerns or face unforeseen challenges, such as relationship worries, family dynamics, parenting, trauma, employment or educational problems, bereavement, becoming a Carer or unexpected illness. When we forget to make time for ourselves and take care of our own needs, we can lose our sense of who we really are. If you’re feeling lost or are uncertain of how to make the changes. If you’re feeling like you need to reconnect with yourself and refocus, then I'm here help.
Most of us spend a lot of time doing things for others, and it usually means we don’t take the best care of ourselves. Overtime many of us will experience a number of concerns or face unforeseen challenges, such as relationship worries, family dynamics, parenting, trauma, employment or educational problems, bereavement, becoming a Carer or unexpected illness. When we forget to make time for ourselves and take care of our own needs, we can lose our sense of who we really are. If you’re feeling lost or are uncertain of how to make the changes. If you’re feeling like you need to reconnect with yourself and refocus, then I'm here help.
(02) 9541 8425 View (02) 9541 8425
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Kind Nurture
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
Hi, I'm Cassie. I’m passionate about offering a space where you can openly explore the challenges you are facing along with your feelings. I want to know you and your story. You will be heard and provided a safe place to explore and share your fears and worries. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we need extra support to overcome our obstacles. Whilst studying I have encountered many life challenges, including divorce, job loss, recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy after loss, ectopic pregnancy, and coming to terms with my mental health issues of depression and anxiety.
Hi, I'm Cassie. I’m passionate about offering a space where you can openly explore the challenges you are facing along with your feelings. I want to know you and your story. You will be heard and provided a safe place to explore and share your fears and worries. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we need extra support to overcome our obstacles. Whilst studying I have encountered many life challenges, including divorce, job loss, recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy after loss, ectopic pregnancy, and coming to terms with my mental health issues of depression and anxiety.
(02) 4075 7799 View (02) 4075 7799
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The Hummingbird Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle West, NSW 2302
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
(02) 4011 6822 View (02) 4011 6822
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Blue Jay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberglasslyn, NSW 2320
If you are struggling with something in your life, feeling stuck, overwhelmed and anxious, going through a major life change, needing a fresh perspective or just wanting to better understand yourself; talking to a counsellor could help. I support busy people and parents to manage stress, achieve personal and professional goals, make decisions, improve communication in their relationships – and more. I provide a caring, compassionate and judgement-free space for clients to open up and explore their inner world. ​
If you are struggling with something in your life, feeling stuck, overwhelmed and anxious, going through a major life change, needing a fresh perspective or just wanting to better understand yourself; talking to a counsellor could help. I support busy people and parents to manage stress, achieve personal and professional goals, make decisions, improve communication in their relationships – and more. I provide a caring, compassionate and judgement-free space for clients to open up and explore their inner world. ​
(02) 4005 0060 View (02) 4005 0060
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Jason Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
Life is complicated, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a passion to share with clients the tools and techniques that can quieten the mind and weather any storm in their lives. I have a pragmatic and laid back approach to counselling. Using simple, proven techniques to build resilience with individuals that they can use for the rest of their lives. I apply the use of Cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT therapy and Solution focused therapy. Within this framework I can teach clients how to manage emotions and thoughts with simple breathing techniques and mindfullness.
(02) 4005 2936 View (02) 4005 2936
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Mindful Synergi
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
Some of the reasons our clients seek our help include: Stress, Relationship breakdowns, Job-loss, Illness or bereavement, Prolonged anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Lack of confidence, or self-esteem, or a feeling of no direction, or life purpose. The name Mindful Synergi embodies a holistic and philosophical approach to counselling, and psychotherapy. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert on your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.
(02) 4306 7753 View (02) 4306 7753
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Werner Teichert
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
Werner Teichert obtained his Master in Clinical Psychology degree (Cum Laude) from the University of South Africa and has also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with The University of Reading. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLIN). Werner’s passion is providing shorter term, evidence-informed, value-based care to patients. His therapeutic approach is collaborative and the focus is on reaching shared goals.
(02) 4077 2914 View (02) 4077 2914
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Renee Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
Renee is a compassionate and approachable psychologist, known for her warm and friendly demeanour. Her primary focus is on fostering a secure and trusting environment in her therapeutic relationships, which enables a cooperative approach where she dedicates time to comprehending the unique requirements and aspirations of each individual. Renee draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic techniques in her approach to care, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Neurofeedback Mindfulness-based strategies Interpersonal therapies Renee tailors her approach to suit the distinct needs of her clients.
(02) 4071 2471 View (02) 4071 2471
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Cristelle Gamas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I believe therapy should be individually tailored for clients to work on the goals they identify as important. A non- judgemental and empathetic client centred approach is important and I endeavour to ensure the client feels supported and cared for within a safe space during our sessions together.
I believe therapy should be individually tailored for clients to work on the goals they identify as important. A non- judgemental and empathetic client centred approach is important and I endeavour to ensure the client feels supported and cared for within a safe space during our sessions together.
(02) 4012 6625 View (02) 4012 6625
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Carly Tredway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Waitlist for new clients
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
Here at Sunnybank, we specialise in helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties through understanding complex thoughts, feelings and situations. Our down-to-earth approach, coupled with the beautiful environment here at Sunnybank opens us to the possibility of change. We can sit outside by the fire, on a picnic blanket, inside on the lounge or walk the property- it's experiential, meaning that we help you to experience the change, the healing, the shift. We do it alongside you, we walk together. Our client-led focus can help you to open up and through honesty and sharing your story; you are not alone.
(02) 4307 5805 View (02) 4307 5805

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Forster, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Forster, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
83% Bereavement
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
83% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Forster, NSW see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Forster?

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.