Counselling in Lisarow, NSW

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John Dimond Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Lisarow, NSW 2250
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
(02) 4306 7929 View (02) 4306 7929
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Central Coast Trauma Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Lisarow, NSW 2250
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
(02) 4307 5555 View (02) 4307 5555
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Julie Hughes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lisarow, NSW 2250
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
Offering Ecotherapy and/or the more traditional indoor therapy. Experience compassion-focused psychological support for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults. Every client is important and treated with respect, understanding and whole-heartedness. Together we develop a treatment plan specific to your own unique needs.
(02) 4307 5207 View (02) 4307 5207

More Therapists Nearby

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Pamela McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
(02) 4312 8581 View (02) 4312 8581
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Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, ANZAP Graduate
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
I am a calm, compassionate, and non-judgmental individual and couple therapist. I work to develop relationships of deep trust and understanding with you. I have a great deal of experience helping people overcome complex and persistent problems. I will never give up on you. I will hold the hope for you even if you are feeling discouraged or hopeless. As a nurse practitioner as well as a psychotherapist, I can prescribe psychotropic medication if needed. I can provide medicare rebates for every session because I am also a nurse practitioner.
(02) 9158 6638 View (02) 9158 6638
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Ben Lesberg
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Many of us have old stories and ways of being which get in the way of uncovering and recognising our unique gifts to ourselves and the world. I am a trauma informed integrative psychotherapist assisting people appreciate who they are, and who they might want to become. I'm passionate about helping people flourish through realising their potential in personal mission, vocation, self development, and relationships.
Many of us have old stories and ways of being which get in the way of uncovering and recognising our unique gifts to ourselves and the world. I am a trauma informed integrative psychotherapist assisting people appreciate who they are, and who they might want to become. I'm passionate about helping people flourish through realising their potential in personal mission, vocation, self development, and relationships.
(03) 8400 0233 View (03) 8400 0233
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Dr Sharon Gold
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I work with individuals, first responders and couples with the help of my Animal Assistant Therapy dog, Max. We would love to help you live better in your life. Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and having conflict? Are you depressed, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Possibly drinking a bit too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness?
I work with individuals, first responders and couples with the help of my Animal Assistant Therapy dog, Max. We would love to help you live better in your life. Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and having conflict? Are you depressed, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Possibly drinking a bit too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness?
(02) 4062 8754 View (02) 4062 8754
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Living Well Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
Living Well Psychology Clinic has a team of highly trained, warm approachable and skilled clinicians who love psychology and love people.
(02) 4306 7670 View (02) 4306 7670
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
(02) 4058 3140 View (02) 4058 3140
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Linda Harrison
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note that I currently have a waitlist (2 months). Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out or struggle to concentrate and focus? I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
Please note that I currently have a waitlist (2 months). Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out or struggle to concentrate and focus? I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
(02) 8503 8915 View (02) 8503 8915
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Toby Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be an exciting journey on the path to healing. I have spent the past 16 years working within mental health as a registered nurse, primarily working with people who present to emergency departments in crisis. I am caring, understanding, curious, and optimistic for recovery. Over the years I have come to develop my understanding of the impact of psychological trauma, which can impact many aspects of our personal and social lives. After completing my Masters in the Conversational Model I now better understand how we can recover from trauma.
Starting therapy can be an exciting journey on the path to healing. I have spent the past 16 years working within mental health as a registered nurse, primarily working with people who present to emergency departments in crisis. I am caring, understanding, curious, and optimistic for recovery. Over the years I have come to develop my understanding of the impact of psychological trauma, which can impact many aspects of our personal and social lives. After completing my Masters in the Conversational Model I now better understand how we can recover from trauma.
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Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia in Terrigal. Telehealth counselling services are provided and are available Australia wide. ​We are DBT and EMDR specialists who are passionate about trauma. We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a keen interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder and CPTSD. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
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Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Gosford, NSW 2250
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
When faced with a mountain obstacle, some try to flatten it, others avoid it, others resent it. Yet Happiness is possible in any terrain. Notice how feelings of defeat come with loneliness too, as though Life marked you out personally for a raw deal. But it’s going to be okay, for real! Because therapy shows you how to end that struggle. It is an honest, self-compassionate journey past the tricky mind, onto peace and flow. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage. So come see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
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Dr Rebecca Guest
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Erina, NSW 2250
Registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, I am Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund accredited working within the evidenced based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Predominantly treating adult mental health, I also assist late adolescents navigate their way from teens to early adulthood and beyond. I have a special interest and expertise in treating the often under-reported and hence under-treated, adult male mental health sector. I am very experienced in the treatment of PTSD and mood disorders using gold standard evidenced-based treatments.
Registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, I am Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund accredited working within the evidenced based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Predominantly treating adult mental health, I also assist late adolescents navigate their way from teens to early adulthood and beyond. I have a special interest and expertise in treating the often under-reported and hence under-treated, adult male mental health sector. I am very experienced in the treatment of PTSD and mood disorders using gold standard evidenced-based treatments.
(02) 4306 7805 View (02) 4306 7805
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Angela Fischer
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Struggling with stress and anxiety or a difficult life or career transition? You're not alone! Being a Millennial comes with a unique set of challenges such as navigating complex relationships and dealing with decision fatigue as we are living in a world under immense pressure to succeed and with too many options to chose from. As a licensed Counsellor I am helping Millennials to build healthy relationships with others and themselves, improve self-esteem and self-awareness, and also offer support with issues related to intimacy, codependency, sexual health and mental health using a compassionate and strength-based approach.
Struggling with stress and anxiety or a difficult life or career transition? You're not alone! Being a Millennial comes with a unique set of challenges such as navigating complex relationships and dealing with decision fatigue as we are living in a world under immense pressure to succeed and with too many options to chose from. As a licensed Counsellor I am helping Millennials to build healthy relationships with others and themselves, improve self-esteem and self-awareness, and also offer support with issues related to intimacy, codependency, sexual health and mental health using a compassionate and strength-based approach.
(02) 7201 5429 View (02) 7201 5429
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The Heart & Mind Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wyoming, NSW 2250
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
Leisa is a psychologist providing tailored assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Leisa provides comprehensive assessment for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual (Cognitive) difficulties using gold standard measures. She is experienced in the treatment of ASD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD, attachment difficulties, and selective mutism. Leisa is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and is currently providing Telehealth support online (Zoom).
(02) 4326 0725 View (02) 4326 0725
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Helen Brereton
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
I am passionate helping people to authentically express themselves and to create the relationships they want. I will support you to heal and transform your relationship with yourself and the people closest to you. I work with individuals and couples in-person and online individual sessions. I am the co-founder of 'The Courageous Man' & I also specialise in working with men who struggle in their relationships. Visit www.helenbrereton.com.au for more information and to book a session with me.
(02) 4307 6133 View (02) 4307 6133
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Alex Corcoran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience. My aim is to work towards positive change in a collaborative and gentle way. I have worked in private practice since 2003 and work with older teens and adults. I use a range of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, DBT and EMDR. I am experienced with a range of mental health conditions and have a special interest in helping people to recover from trauma. Please check out my website www.movingforward.net.au for more information.
(02) 4306 7875 View (02) 4306 7875

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lisarow, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Lisarow, NSW who prioritize treating:

67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Domestic Abuse
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Anger Management
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% CBHS Health
100% CUA Health
100% GMHBA

How Counsellors in Lisarow, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lisarow?

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.