Counselling in Mona Vale, NSW

Photo of Sarah Beetham Psychotherapist, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Sarah Beetham Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
You may show up to counselling immobilised & stuck, unable to move beyond entrenched unhealthy relational patterns or addictions deeply impacting your emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The repetition of these unsatisfactory behaviours, thoughts and feelings is what leads most clients through my door. MY TASK as your counsellor is to provide an environment that disrupts your current level of functioning & move you towards change and renewed progression. I observe your Discrepancies, Mixed Messages and Inner Conflicts within your Narrative and Behaviours, regarding the most personal dimensions of your LIFE Challenges.
(02) 8074 3973 View (02) 8074 3973
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Jessie Booth
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Jessie’s unwavering belief in the possibility of change and optimal health is contagious and will enable you to make positive and meaningful changes in your life. Successful therapy is about connection, and this is one of Jessie’s particular strengths. Her aim is to make your session comfortable and productive, without over-reliance on worksheets and psychological theory. With her down to earth approach it becomes easy for you to slip into “doing the work”. With warmth and curiosity, Jessie will gently challenge you to face the hard stuff, providing the space you need to begin to heal.
Jessie’s unwavering belief in the possibility of change and optimal health is contagious and will enable you to make positive and meaningful changes in your life. Successful therapy is about connection, and this is one of Jessie’s particular strengths. Her aim is to make your session comfortable and productive, without over-reliance on worksheets and psychological theory. With her down to earth approach it becomes easy for you to slip into “doing the work”. With warmth and curiosity, Jessie will gently challenge you to face the hard stuff, providing the space you need to begin to heal.
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Photo of Alison Glass - EMDR & Trauma Treatment, Psychotherapist in Mona Vale, NSW
Alison Glass - EMDR & Trauma Treatment
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
Alison is passionate about the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, addictions and eating disorders with a particular interest and training in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Alison uses an integrative approach to enable her to tailor therapy to the individual client’s needs, integrating EMDR with other therapies. She is experienced in working with adolescents and adults presenting with eating disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, grief and phobias.
(02) 8806 0772 View (02) 8806 0772
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Julie Preston Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
Julie is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a strong background in substance and process addictions, PTSD and developmental trauma, relationships issues, mood disorders and eating disorders. Julie’s empathic and wholehearted approach creates an environment for clients to feel safe to be able to be vulnerable and explore underlying issues to their presenting problems. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Julie also received training from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and is a qualified Eating Psychology Coach.
(02) 9909 6171 View (02) 9909 6171
Photo of Jane Macnaught, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Jane Macnaught
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Overcome with grief. Feeling low in self esteem. Struggling. In pain & suffering. Lack of direction. Distressed. Panic. Numb. Disconnected. If you relate to any or many of these feelings then I may be able to help you move through these states to feeling more connected, empowered, happier, and energised to live a more wholehearted life.
Overwhelmed. Stressed. Anxious. Exhausted. Overcome with grief. Feeling low in self esteem. Struggling. In pain & suffering. Lack of direction. Distressed. Panic. Numb. Disconnected. If you relate to any or many of these feelings then I may be able to help you move through these states to feeling more connected, empowered, happier, and energised to live a more wholehearted life.
(02) 9158 6747 View (02) 9158 6747
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Penny Lucas
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Navigating challenging interpersonal relationships, feeling emotionally burnt out, anxious and unsupported can start to take a toll. Perhaps feelings of grief and loss feel too great to overcome. I understand the many pains life can present us with and the benefit that counselling can provide in navigating such difficulties. Counselling provides a space for sharing your story, exploring your own inner wisdom, insights and new perspectives with compassionate support. You may start to notice changes such as less reactivity, less irritation, improved connection with friends, loved ones and yourself.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Navigating challenging interpersonal relationships, feeling emotionally burnt out, anxious and unsupported can start to take a toll. Perhaps feelings of grief and loss feel too great to overcome. I understand the many pains life can present us with and the benefit that counselling can provide in navigating such difficulties. Counselling provides a space for sharing your story, exploring your own inner wisdom, insights and new perspectives with compassionate support. You may start to notice changes such as less reactivity, less irritation, improved connection with friends, loved ones and yourself.
(02) 8403 1818 View (02) 8403 1818
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Psychology Online Sydney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103  (Online Only)
Let's debunk the myth that therapy has to be doom and gloom. In fact, I want you to genuinely look forward to our sessions. As a psychologist, my focus is on creating an environment where you feel at ease sharing the highs, lows, and everything in between. Together, we will connect dots you may not have realised were there, all with the aim of sparking positive behavioural changes in your life.
Let's debunk the myth that therapy has to be doom and gloom. In fact, I want you to genuinely look forward to our sessions. As a psychologist, my focus is on creating an environment where you feel at ease sharing the highs, lows, and everything in between. Together, we will connect dots you may not have realised were there, all with the aim of sparking positive behavioural changes in your life.
(02) 8403 0847 View (02) 8403 0847
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Amanda Moore
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Are you struggling with managing your emotions? Do you feel overwhelmed with life at times? Is it difficult for you to ask for what you need? Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationships? Do you feel like you are not being heard? Are you new to parenthood and need some guidance? I can help you manage anxiety and depression, or help with building self-esteem and resilience, and manage the struggles that might stem from situational difficulties and life changes. You will be met with warmth, in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you struggling with managing your emotions? Do you feel overwhelmed with life at times? Is it difficult for you to ask for what you need? Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationships? Do you feel like you are not being heard? Are you new to parenthood and need some guidance? I can help you manage anxiety and depression, or help with building self-esteem and resilience, and manage the struggles that might stem from situational difficulties and life changes. You will be met with warmth, in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
(02) 8403 1833 View (02) 8403 1833
Photo of Stephanie Elizabeth Guerin, Psychotherapist in Mona Vale, NSW
Stephanie Elizabeth Guerin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
I work with several modalities with clients to meet the presenting needs of the client. My focus is to build rapport and a safe therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and exploration. I meet the client where they are currently at in their lives to address their concerns and needs. My professional experience covers issues relating to mental health and well-being including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating and body issues, relationship challenges and separations, life transitions , childhood trauma and codependency . I work from a trauma informed perspective to build safety and agency with the client.
I work with several modalities with clients to meet the presenting needs of the client. My focus is to build rapport and a safe therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and exploration. I meet the client where they are currently at in their lives to address their concerns and needs. My professional experience covers issues relating to mental health and well-being including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating and body issues, relationship challenges and separations, life transitions , childhood trauma and codependency . I work from a trauma informed perspective to build safety and agency with the client.
(02) 8403 2371 View (02) 8403 2371
Photo of Vanessa Steele, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Vanessa Steele
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Do you feel 'stuck' and overwhelmed, anxious or in emotional pain? Perhaps you know it is time to make changes, to create more harmony and connection in relationships, both with yourself and others? With care and empathy, and at your pace, we can explore your experiences, take apart the messy knot of problems, identify your strengths and options - and develop strategies to reach your goals. I also work with couples to repair ruptures and build loving, secure partnerships. When you feel ready to heal from pain, fear, shame, resentment, anger or grief that is getting in your way, and get 'unstuck', call me and we can get started.
Do you feel 'stuck' and overwhelmed, anxious or in emotional pain? Perhaps you know it is time to make changes, to create more harmony and connection in relationships, both with yourself and others? With care and empathy, and at your pace, we can explore your experiences, take apart the messy knot of problems, identify your strengths and options - and develop strategies to reach your goals. I also work with couples to repair ruptures and build loving, secure partnerships. When you feel ready to heal from pain, fear, shame, resentment, anger or grief that is getting in your way, and get 'unstuck', call me and we can get started.
(02) 8403 1873 View (02) 8403 1873
Photo of Anita Johanna van Aken, Psychologist in Mona Vale, NSW
Anita Johanna van Aken
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Anita recognizes we all experience challenging times in our lives and mostly we are resilient beings that have strategies to manage upsetting situations well. At times however when there is too much happening in our lives we need assistance to deal with stress, anxiety and depression. Anita will coach you to build on your strengths and provide strategies to cope better. Utilizing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Bowen Family Systems treatment Anita will coach you to understand the problem you are experiencing and how it is expressed. The problem or symptom is not in the individual but often a reaction to relationship sensitivities.
Anita recognizes we all experience challenging times in our lives and mostly we are resilient beings that have strategies to manage upsetting situations well. At times however when there is too much happening in our lives we need assistance to deal with stress, anxiety and depression. Anita will coach you to build on your strengths and provide strategies to cope better. Utilizing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Bowen Family Systems treatment Anita will coach you to understand the problem you are experiencing and how it is expressed. The problem or symptom is not in the individual but often a reaction to relationship sensitivities.
(02) 8806 0441 View (02) 8806 0441
Photo of Bianca Winter-Mallari, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Bianca Winter-Mallari
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103  (Online Only)
I provide online individual therapy for people who have experienced childhood trauma, supporting them in moving past their triggers and processing unresolved emotional wounds, so that they can rediscover their self worth and live an empowered life.
I provide online individual therapy for people who have experienced childhood trauma, supporting them in moving past their triggers and processing unresolved emotional wounds, so that they can rediscover their self worth and live an empowered life.
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Photo of Tania Nadine Fahey, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Tania Nadine Fahey
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
As a therapist I aim to help clients learn how to honour and understand their resistance and difficulty with life challenges as an outdated coping mechanism which originally was formed to serve as a self-preservation and adaptive function. In facilitating a pathway for change by walking alongside my client creating a safe and supportive environment towards self-awareness and the discovery that you are the expert in your life. My practice is trauma informed with a humanistic person centred approach. I will meet you with compassion , curiosity and connection, working towards your future goals, innate healing, health and happiness.
As a therapist I aim to help clients learn how to honour and understand their resistance and difficulty with life challenges as an outdated coping mechanism which originally was formed to serve as a self-preservation and adaptive function. In facilitating a pathway for change by walking alongside my client creating a safe and supportive environment towards self-awareness and the discovery that you are the expert in your life. My practice is trauma informed with a humanistic person centred approach. I will meet you with compassion , curiosity and connection, working towards your future goals, innate healing, health and happiness.
(02) 8403 0752 View (02) 8403 0752
Photo of Felicity Gendun, Psychologist in Mona Vale, NSW
Felicity Gendun
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
I am a Registered Psychologist and Gestalt therapist working with couples and individuals helping them overcome difficulties to lead more satisfying lives and fulfilling relationships. For over a 15 years I have provided relationship counselling and couples therapy to people who have struggled to create loving and satisfying relationships. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they become aware of their destructive patterns and find new, more satisfying ways of relating.
I am a Registered Psychologist and Gestalt therapist working with couples and individuals helping them overcome difficulties to lead more satisfying lives and fulfilling relationships. For over a 15 years I have provided relationship counselling and couples therapy to people who have struggled to create loving and satisfying relationships. I am passionate about supporting my clients as they become aware of their destructive patterns and find new, more satisfying ways of relating.
(02) 8403 1538 View (02) 8403 1538
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Better Counselling Practice
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
Introducing better. counselling that moves you forward. Get accessible and personalised counselling, in-person or from the comfort of your home. An accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Reuben has over 25 years of experience counselling, leading and mentoring individuals, couples, and families. Reuben has been married for 27 years, has 3 adult children and is passionate about helping people through the difficult phases of life. He has also started, lead, and sold businesses and Not For Profit organisations. He loves to help people set goals and then move forward with a collaborative approach.
(02) 9929 8085 View (02) 9929 8085
Photo of Dorian Richards Consultant Psychologist, Psychologist in Mona Vale, NSW
Dorian Richards Consultant Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Not accepting new clients
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
(02) 8355 9794 View (02) 8355 9794
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Carolina Souto-Jones
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a person-centred approach, within it I pull from my years of experience in all areas of mental health. The therapeutic strategies and interventions I predominantly work with are the behaviour focused therapies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Above all I hold the up most importance in developing a good therapeutic relationship between client and therapist, within it a emotional bond of trust, caring and respect is created, which allows for a safe space where healing can take place.
I work with a person-centred approach, within it I pull from my years of experience in all areas of mental health. The therapeutic strategies and interventions I predominantly work with are the behaviour focused therapies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Above all I hold the up most importance in developing a good therapeutic relationship between client and therapist, within it a emotional bond of trust, caring and respect is created, which allows for a safe space where healing can take place.
(02) 8403 0054 View (02) 8403 0054
Photo of Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist, Psychotherapist in Mona Vale, NSW
Wendy Corliss Individual And Couple Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, ANZAP Graduate
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
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
Photo of Brett Mark Acworth, Counsellor in Mona Vale, NSW
Brett Mark Acworth
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
Change is inevitable so the saying goes. Changes in our relationships are changes we often feel deeply: with our partner; in our family; with our children as they grow; with our parents as they get older; in our workplace; with friends. We can also experience change in ourselves: the place we live; our health; our life goals. Mostly we have the capacity and resilience to thrive through change. But sometimes we experience frustration, hurt, pain, anger, sadness, despair. Sometimes we can feel stuck. It may be working with a counsellor like me will help better understand the experience and rediscover your resilience.
(02) 8403 0803 View (02) 8403 0803
Photo of YouBeYou Therapy, Psychotherapist in Mona Vale, NSW
YouBeYou Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mona Vale, NSW 2103  (Online Only)
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
I am here to sit and be with you as you get clear on what is important to you, my highest priority is supporting you to be authentically yourself. I believe from this place we can make choices for ourselves that are aligned and in integrity.
(02) 8403 2074 View (02) 8403 2074

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mona Vale, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$152

Counsellors in Mona Vale, NSW who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Anxiety
81% Coping Skills
78% Stress
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Bupa
59% Medibank Private
35% Other

How Counsellors in Mona Vale, NSW see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mona Vale?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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