Counselling in Mayfield West, NSW

Photo of Annie Hopkins Insightful Therapy, Counsellor in Mayfield West, NSW
Annie Hopkins Insightful Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Mayfield West, NSW 2304  (Online Only)
Grasping the needs. goals and desires of clients is crucial in therapy. For this to happen it is important to establish a relationship built on trust and transparency. I have a career spanning two decades working with a diverse range of individuals and families, dealing with various complex issues from life adjustments to extensive trauma histories. You might be realising that experiences from your past, or more recent events are still continuing to bother you when you believe they shouldn't. Perhaps you are ready to try therapy.
Grasping the needs. goals and desires of clients is crucial in therapy. For this to happen it is important to establish a relationship built on trust and transparency. I have a career spanning two decades working with a diverse range of individuals and families, dealing with various complex issues from life adjustments to extensive trauma histories. You might be realising that experiences from your past, or more recent events are still continuing to bother you when you believe they shouldn't. Perhaps you are ready to try therapy.
(02) 4075 7384 View (02) 4075 7384
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Natalie England
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mayfield West, NSW 2304
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
I recognises that everybody needs some extra support when facing the challenges and difficulties that life presents us with at times. A warm, encouraging and supportive environment helps my clients achieve their treatment goals. I have experience with varied client groups and work at individually tailoring support and treatment to best suit the unique needs of each client.
(02) 4062 8728 View (02) 4062 8728
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Jessica Scala
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mayfield West, NSW 2304
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
Life can throw all sorts of curveballs when we least expect it, and it is how we pick ourselves up that can be a defining part of our lives. I am dedicated to helping people process and grow from challenging life experiences and overcome personal barriers through nurturing self-understanding and compassion. I work closely with my clients to not only help them develop a better understanding of their issues but to map out an achievable path forward. I believe that collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationships are key to positive psychological progression.
(02) 4058 4796 View (02) 4058 4796
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Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mayfield West, NSW 2304
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Caitlin Pluta, Psychotherapist in Mayfield West, NSW
Caitlin Pluta
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Mayfield East, NSW 2304
Caitlin is a registered psychotherapist working on Awabakal land with over 5 years of experience providing individual therapy for adults and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people who are having sexual difficulties such as pain, erectile problems and libido mis-match as well as adult ADHD, anxiety and low mood. Caitlin uses evidence-based techniques and a collaborative approach to treatment. If finding a truly open-minded and non-judgmental therapist is important to you, look no further. I welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and sexual and gender identities.
Caitlin is a registered psychotherapist working on Awabakal land with over 5 years of experience providing individual therapy for adults and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people who are having sexual difficulties such as pain, erectile problems and libido mis-match as well as adult ADHD, anxiety and low mood. Caitlin uses evidence-based techniques and a collaborative approach to treatment. If finding a truly open-minded and non-judgmental therapist is important to you, look no further. I welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and sexual and gender identities.
(02) 4012 4714 View (02) 4012 4714
Photo of The Hummingbird Centre , Psychologist in Mayfield West, NSW
The Hummingbird Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
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) 4946 0919 View (02) 4946 0919
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Madeleine Berryman
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
Over the years I have worked hard to grow skills to be able to work with individuals with a variety of presentations. I work with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and trauma and much more. It is important that the client and I work collaboratively to meet a clients needs and goals and that we have an open, honest relationship together. It is important for client's to know that they are the master in themselves and that I as a therapist am there to support them to make their own changes to reach their full potential.
(02) 4058 4419 View (02) 4058 4419
Photo of More Than This Counselling, Counsellor in Mayfield West, NSW
More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
Photo of Stephanie Ernst, Counsellor in Mayfield West, NSW
Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
(02) 4075 9848 View (02) 4075 9848
Photo of Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno, Psychotherapist in Mayfield West, NSW
Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
(02) 9100 0242 View (02) 9100 0242
Photo of Elise Emhofer, Psychologist in Mayfield West, NSW
Elise Emhofer
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Hi, I am really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, recognising that the psychological and physical both impact overall mental well-being and as such my approach to therapy includes elements of each in order to achieve lasting change. I have always believed that no one knows you better than yourself and while I will guide you along your journey, applying learned skills and maintaining changes at home is up to you. I recognise the importance of a client centred approach where we work together toward change and symptom management.
Hi, I am really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your therapy goals. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, recognising that the psychological and physical both impact overall mental well-being and as such my approach to therapy includes elements of each in order to achieve lasting change. I have always believed that no one knows you better than yourself and while I will guide you along your journey, applying learned skills and maintaining changes at home is up to you. I recognise the importance of a client centred approach where we work together toward change and symptom management.
(07) 4800 9013 View (07) 4800 9013
Photo of Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mayfield West, NSW
Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
(02) 5748 4723 View (02) 5748 4723
Photo of Stephanie Casson, Psychologist in Mayfield West, NSW
Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NSW 2303
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
(02) 4005 2828 View (02) 4005 2828
Photo of Chris Butler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mayfield West, NSW
Chris Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
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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Jennifer Fisher
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
(02) 4214 8212 View (02) 4214 8212
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Reframe Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
What would you like to change? Is there something you feel is holding you back but you just can't figure out what or why? Sometimes you might just want someone to talk to that isn't a friend or family member to give you an independent insight to a problem. Whatever you are looking for, I can help you reframe what isn't working and give you a different perspective. I've helped many people see their lives more clearly and be the person they want to be. Regularly I get feedback from my clients that they feel lighter just by talking to me.
What would you like to change? Is there something you feel is holding you back but you just can't figure out what or why? Sometimes you might just want someone to talk to that isn't a friend or family member to give you an independent insight to a problem. Whatever you are looking for, I can help you reframe what isn't working and give you a different perspective. I've helped many people see their lives more clearly and be the person they want to be. Regularly I get feedback from my clients that they feel lighter just by talking to me.
(03) 6318 3722 View (03) 6318 3722
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Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents, and has extensive experience working survivors of trauma and violence, the adjustment to a sudden event or life change. Kath also provides therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents, and has extensive experience working survivors of trauma and violence, the adjustment to a sudden event or life change. Kath also provides therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
Photo of Dr Gabe Marranci- IFS -Act Right Now Counselling, Counsellor in Mayfield West, NSW
Dr Gabe Marranci- IFS -Act Right Now Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Whether you're grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, dissociation, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide unwavering support. I specialize in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic methods, drawing from my research and practical experience in helping clients navigate their toughest moments. Just like Nicole, who expressed in her Google Review, 'Where do I start? By saying Gabriele saved my life?' I've guided countless individuals through their darkest times. Together, let's pave a personalized path towards becoming the person you aspire to be." I know I can help you too now!
Whether you're grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, dissociation, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide unwavering support. I specialize in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic methods, drawing from my research and practical experience in helping clients navigate their toughest moments. Just like Nicole, who expressed in her Google Review, 'Where do I start? By saying Gabriele saved my life?' I've guided countless individuals through their darkest times. Together, let's pave a personalized path towards becoming the person you aspire to be." I know I can help you too now!
(02) 8403 0602 View (02) 8403 0602
Photo of Amanda Rodd, Psychologist in Mayfield West, NSW
Amanda Rodd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
(02) 4082 8723 View (02) 4082 8723

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mayfield West, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Mayfield West, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Bupa
100% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Mayfield West, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mayfield West?

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.