Counselling in Muswellbrook, NSW

Photo of Julie Murray, Psychotherapist in Muswellbrook, NSW
Julie Murray
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Not accepting new clients
As your counsellor and life consultant, I am passionate about providing a confidential and safe space for you to gain greater understanding and insight. Sometimes we need help navigating through change or learning how to survive grief. Moving on can seem like an overwhelming task sometimes; what is most suitable for your particular needs is my priority. Sometimes our greatest concerns or emotional distress can feel more manageable when we talk it through. I will be beside you as a guide helping you to find what you need to survive and thrive. Our work together is tailored especially for you.
As your counsellor and life consultant, I am passionate about providing a confidential and safe space for you to gain greater understanding and insight. Sometimes we need help navigating through change or learning how to survive grief. Moving on can seem like an overwhelming task sometimes; what is most suitable for your particular needs is my priority. Sometimes our greatest concerns or emotional distress can feel more manageable when we talk it through. I will be beside you as a guide helping you to find what you need to survive and thrive. Our work together is tailored especially for you.
(02) 4708 9521 View (02) 4708 9521
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Grahame Smith Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333  (Online Only)
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
(02) 5504 1980 View (02) 5504 1980
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Amanda Labron Johnson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
(02) 5504 1906 View (02) 5504 1906
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Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
(02) 4058 4563 View (02) 4058 4563
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Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
(02) 4005 2921 View (02) 4005 2921
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Eliza Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with people through processes of change that improve their overall health and wellness so that they can live a fulfilling, self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. My counselling style is gentle, empathetic and non-judgmental that provides an authentic, comfortable space for the people I support. I value really getting to know people and their life journeys and forming a solid relationship with them so they feel comfortable to talk freely with me about their concerns and struggles. I am here to listen, be present, walk alongside and support you towards your goals.
(02) 4012 2356 View (02) 4012 2356
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Pauline Dudley
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
I am a qualified clinical counsellor and a registered NDIS provider. My expertise includes, but is not limited to, working with clients struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. This may be in relation to life situations including anxiety and depression, social isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, weight issues, pain and illness, PTSD and other traumas. My approach when working with my clients includes being present with them in their space, displaying a high level of empathy and understanding, thus setting the client up with the skill set to create long lasting positive change in their lives.
(02) 8294 7163 View (02) 8294 7163

Online Therapists

Photo of Jessica Scala, Psychologist in Muswellbrook, NSW
Jessica Scala
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mayfield, 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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Mimi Bloom
Psychotherapist
Wickham, NSW 2293
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
Hi, my name is Mimi Bloom and I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicide ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more.
(02) 4058 4694 View (02) 4058 4694
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050
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Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
I work therapeutically with adolescents (aged 12 years and older) and adults. I enjoy helping individuals develop insight into their current difficulties (e.g. anxiety issues, depression, trauma) and to achieve their goals. I believe in working collaboratively with you, at a pace set by you, as well as drawing upon your individual strengths to determine treatment goals; using only the best evidence- informed practice including CBT, ACT, SFBT and Schema Therapy.
(02) 4071 8216 View (02) 4071 8216
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Edwina Ritchie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Glenorie, NSW 2157
Are you struggling to adjust to a major life transition such as retrenchment or redundancy, retirement, pregnancy, parenthood, divorce, empty nesting, or loss of independence? I can help you to navigate the complexities of these situations with a fresh perspective to help you thrive when dealing with significant change in your life. I support people from 6 to 106 years of age to address a wide spectrum of life stressors, including relationship stress, low self-esteem and difficulty with interpersonal communication.
Are you struggling to adjust to a major life transition such as retrenchment or redundancy, retirement, pregnancy, parenthood, divorce, empty nesting, or loss of independence? I can help you to navigate the complexities of these situations with a fresh perspective to help you thrive when dealing with significant change in your life. I support people from 6 to 106 years of age to address a wide spectrum of life stressors, including relationship stress, low self-esteem and difficulty with interpersonal communication.
0435 147 553 View 0435 147 553
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Jon Farham
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
I am passionate about mental well-being and living our best lives. Life can be complicated with so many competing priorities that drain our energy. We can lose sight of ourselves, become disconnected, and feel that life lacks meaning. When we experience a lack of meaning, relief is often sought through alcohol, drugs, technology, or other addictive pursuits intensifying the pain and alienating us from ourselves and others. A sense of clarity and peace results when we reconnect with ourselves through developing meaning and purpose.
I am passionate about mental well-being and living our best lives. Life can be complicated with so many competing priorities that drain our energy. We can lose sight of ourselves, become disconnected, and feel that life lacks meaning. When we experience a lack of meaning, relief is often sought through alcohol, drugs, technology, or other addictive pursuits intensifying the pain and alienating us from ourselves and others. A sense of clarity and peace results when we reconnect with ourselves through developing meaning and purpose.
(02) 4307 6406 View (02) 4307 6406
Photo of Janine Di-Masi, Psychologist in Muswellbrook, NSW
Janine Di-Masi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
(02) 4306 7539 View (02) 4306 7539
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Evan Walsh
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Dangar Island, NSW 2083  (Online Only)
I work with men who want to build from their strengths. We will look at your past but you will utilise this to build a better future.
I work with men who want to build from their strengths. We will look at your past but you will utilise this to build a better future.
(02) 8403 0668 View (02) 8403 0668
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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
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
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Krist Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Chittaway Bay, NSW 2261
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
I feel both honoured and privileged to hear people’s stories and walk alongside them in challenging times. I believe that to be seen, heard and acknowledged are basic human needs required for connection and transcend differences in gender, culture, life experience, status and beliefs. I have a background in childhood trauma, attachment, parenting, family relationships, adult crisis intervention, acute mental health hospital care and group therapy. I currently work adults in private practice treating a wide range of mental health challenges, and I specialise in anxiety, depression and trauma.
(02) 4306 7982 View (02) 4306 7982
Photo of Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087), Psychologist in Muswellbrook, NSW
Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
How would you rate your wellbeing? I can help you find answers and solutions. Thanks for visiting my profile. My name is Emma. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, eating disorders, trauma, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem and bereavement/grief, to name a few. I offer a safe and comfortable space where I’ll support you on your journey without judging and where you can be yourself. As, Abraham Maslow said: “In any given moment we have two options. To step forward into growth or step back into safety.” If you are reading this you are choosing “growth”.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809
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Pamela McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Hamlyn Terrace, NSW 2259
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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Nikole Egan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Bay, NSW 2261
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
It takes tremendous courage to commit to counselling and I appreciate that - it's not easy work but it can be deeply rewarding work. Each person's experience is unique and we all deserve the space to be able to connect with another human who is willing to meet us where we are with compassion. I don’t profess to know all things but I have certainly experienced many of life’s challenges. Personally and professionally, I know that without a doubt, we all need a person in our lives who we can connect with, share our stories, and be heard without fear of judgement. This is how we can find meaning within and from our experiences.
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Number of Counsellors in Muswellbrook, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Muswellbrook, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
86% Bereavement
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Muswellbrook, NSW see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Muswellbrook?

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.