Counselling in Hunter Region, NSW

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Photo of Jo Geering - Sage Counselling & Psychotherapy, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Sage Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Thornton, NSW 2322
If you are finding life challenging - let's be honest, who doesn't sometimes? - you may find therapy helpful. I would like you to know that you are not "the problem" and you do not need "fixing". But you do deserve to be heard and feel happier in your life. In a safe space, I will listen to you with empathy, kindness and care. And together we will work our way toward the life you want to be living. Self-managed NDIS clients welcome.
If you are finding life challenging - let's be honest, who doesn't sometimes? - you may find therapy helpful. I would like you to know that you are not "the problem" and you do not need "fixing". But you do deserve to be heard and feel happier in your life. In a safe space, I will listen to you with empathy, kindness and care. And together we will work our way toward the life you want to be living. Self-managed NDIS clients welcome.
(02) 4012 0115 View (02) 4012 0115
Photo of Jason Dillon, MA, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Jason Dillon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Navigating life's complexities shouldn't lead to overwhelm. My mission is to equip my clients with effective tools and strategies to calm the mind and gracefully navigate life's challenges. With a practical and relaxed counseling style, I focus on empowering individuals with enduring resilience skills. My approach is rooted in simplicity and efficacy, utilizing proven techniques that clients can integrate into their daily lives for lasting impact. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy, I guide clients in managing their emotions and thoughts through
Navigating life's complexities shouldn't lead to overwhelm. My mission is to equip my clients with effective tools and strategies to calm the mind and gracefully navigate life's challenges. With a practical and relaxed counseling style, I focus on empowering individuals with enduring resilience skills. My approach is rooted in simplicity and efficacy, utilizing proven techniques that clients can integrate into their daily lives for lasting impact. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy, I guide clients in managing their emotions and thoughts through
(02) 4005 2936 View (02) 4005 2936
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Charlene Pratt
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
Empowerment-focused mental health and wellbeing counselling for women, teenagers and children too! I believe empathy, compassion, and collaboration are a great way to get you started on the right path for you. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you will feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Empowerment-focused mental health and wellbeing counselling for women, teenagers and children too! I believe empathy, compassion, and collaboration are a great way to get you started on the right path for you. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you will feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
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Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Conscious Flow Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281  (Online Only)
Have you met with numerous therapists and tried various self-help methods, but nothing seems to stick? Progress feels elusive, and you're easily triggered without understanding why. Perhaps it’s time for a different approach – one proven to be transformative. Somatic experiencing is designed to delve into the root cause of your distress and disconnection while empowering you to create lasting change. I provide a non-judgemental therapy service to help people effectively heal their trauma, allowing them to unlock and live in their full potential.
Have you met with numerous therapists and tried various self-help methods, but nothing seems to stick? Progress feels elusive, and you're easily triggered without understanding why. Perhaps it’s time for a different approach – one proven to be transformative. Somatic experiencing is designed to delve into the root cause of your distress and disconnection while empowering you to create lasting change. I provide a non-judgemental therapy service to help people effectively heal their trauma, allowing them to unlock and live in their full potential.
(02) 4071 8504 View (02) 4071 8504
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973
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Nicole Duffy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Nicole knows how powerful psychotherapy can be in supporting us to be our best selves. She knows that at the end of the day, we are all doing our best to navigate the twists and turns, ebbs and flows, of life. Nicole aims to provide a calm, curious, and contemplative therapeutic atmosphere. She works with adolescents and adults with a broad scope of concerns, from everyday stressors to complex disorders, including those related to trauma and attachment injury.
Nicole knows how powerful psychotherapy can be in supporting us to be our best selves. She knows that at the end of the day, we are all doing our best to navigate the twists and turns, ebbs and flows, of life. Nicole aims to provide a calm, curious, and contemplative therapeutic atmosphere. She works with adolescents and adults with a broad scope of concerns, from everyday stressors to complex disorders, including those related to trauma and attachment injury.
(02) 4063 1438 View (02) 4063 1438
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Mimi Bloom
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
I am an experienced and professionally qualified EMDR and couples psychotherapist and relationship therapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and neurodiversity, particularly ADHD. My clients come to me with a range of issues, but all seeking a safe space to explore themselves and break through barriers to achieve personal growth, increased contentment and better relationships.
I am an experienced and professionally qualified EMDR and couples psychotherapist and relationship therapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and neurodiversity, particularly ADHD. My clients come to me with a range of issues, but all seeking a safe space to explore themselves and break through barriers to achieve personal growth, increased contentment and better relationships.
(02) 4058 4694 View (02) 4058 4694
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Vanessa Price
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mayfield, NSW 2304
I enjoy working with people who are interested in getting to know themselves at a deeper level and are committed to the therapeutic journey. My clients would describe me as genuine, caring and curious. Although diagnosis is sometimes important, I am more focused on the uniqueness and individuality of each client I work with and like to support my clients to have a better understanding of themselves and help them to connect with their own inner wisdom and move towards a fuller sense of wellbeing.
I enjoy working with people who are interested in getting to know themselves at a deeper level and are committed to the therapeutic journey. My clients would describe me as genuine, caring and curious. Although diagnosis is sometimes important, I am more focused on the uniqueness and individuality of each client I work with and like to support my clients to have a better understanding of themselves and help them to connect with their own inner wisdom and move towards a fuller sense of wellbeing.
(02) 4011 6727 View (02) 4011 6727
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The Lakes Counselling (Psychotherapist)
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morisset, NSW 2264
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
Photo of Sarah Young, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Sarah Young
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Junction, NSW 2291
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
(02) 4005 0121 View (02) 4005 0121
Photo of Renae Yarnold, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Renae Yarnold
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting people to heal from complex/developmental trauma experiences. I prioritise the therapeutic relationship and the relational health of the people I work with, and enjoy working with both children and adults. I am intentional in meeting people where they are at and deciding together where to go from there in therapy. I work primarily with complex trauma presentations, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, intellectual disabilities, and attachment difficulties.
I am a registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting people to heal from complex/developmental trauma experiences. I prioritise the therapeutic relationship and the relational health of the people I work with, and enjoy working with both children and adults. I am intentional in meeting people where they are at and deciding together where to go from there in therapy. I work primarily with complex trauma presentations, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, intellectual disabilities, and attachment difficulties.
(02) 4005 2849 View (02) 4005 2849
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Martina Magnery
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a psychotherapist and relationship coach with a passion for helping those who find themselves stuck, depressed, anxious, blocked, or those restless and looking for solutions for finding a fulfilling better quality of life.
I am a psychotherapist and relationship coach with a passion for helping those who find themselves stuck, depressed, anxious, blocked, or those restless and looking for solutions for finding a fulfilling better quality of life.
(02) 4071 8307 View (02) 4071 8307
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Dr Michael Walton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
(02) 4058 3033 View (02) 4058 3033
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Amy Bailey
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Amy Bailey is a clinical psychologist and has has more than 10 years of experience working across a range of settings including private and public hospitals, community and primary mental health care. Amy has completed a Master of Psychology (clinical) degree from Deakin University, she is a full member of the Australian psychological society and is a board approved clinical supervisor. She enjoys working mostly with adults and is skilled in working with people experiencing a range of psychological concerns including depression and anxiety, chronic health conditions, persistent pain, relationship issues.
Amy Bailey is a clinical psychologist and has has more than 10 years of experience working across a range of settings including private and public hospitals, community and primary mental health care. Amy has completed a Master of Psychology (clinical) degree from Deakin University, she is a full member of the Australian psychological society and is a board approved clinical supervisor. She enjoys working mostly with adults and is skilled in working with people experiencing a range of psychological concerns including depression and anxiety, chronic health conditions, persistent pain, relationship issues.
(02) 4012 4362 View (02) 4012 4362
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Dr Lisa Millar
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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Melanie Zammit
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wickham, NSW 2293
Are you struggling to communicate effectively with your partner and feeling stuck in the same unhealthy pattern? Or going through a difficult separation or divorce? I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and Separation / Divorce Mediator. I understand the importance of effective communication and conflict resolution. I became a counsellor to help people find their voice, validate their emotions, and gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Are you struggling to communicate effectively with your partner and feeling stuck in the same unhealthy pattern? Or going through a difficult separation or divorce? I am an experienced Couples Counsellor and Separation / Divorce Mediator. I understand the importance of effective communication and conflict resolution. I became a counsellor to help people find their voice, validate their emotions, and gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(02) 4012 6458 View (02) 4012 6458
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
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Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
0407 940 535 View 0407 940 535
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Leigh Murray
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
I am a senior psychologist, with extensive experience working with individuals and groups, in clinical practice. I am passionate about helping people facilitate meaningful change, personal growth and enhance wellbeing
I am a senior psychologist, with extensive experience working with individuals and groups, in clinical practice. I am passionate about helping people facilitate meaningful change, personal growth and enhance wellbeing
(02) 4012 0155 View (02) 4012 0155
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Number of Counsellors in Hunter Region, NSW

200+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Hunter Region, NSW who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
76% Depression
72% Stress
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
48% Bupa
44% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Hunter Region, NSW see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hunter Region?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.