Counselling in Naremburn, NSW

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Ross Lennox Henderson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
In today's global world many of us are under immense pressure to stay afloat. Stress affects our work performance and our personal relationships, creating both anxiety and depression which impact our coping mechanisms and can lead to addiction. Some of us have unresolved trauma and shame from the past that still affect our current relationships and some of us are dealing with issues related to loss & grief.I work with clients both short and long term, who are interested in personal and professional development, living life more fully and experiencing deeper connection and intimate relationships, both with themself and with others.
In today's global world many of us are under immense pressure to stay afloat. Stress affects our work performance and our personal relationships, creating both anxiety and depression which impact our coping mechanisms and can lead to addiction. Some of us have unresolved trauma and shame from the past that still affect our current relationships and some of us are dealing with issues related to loss & grief.I work with clients both short and long term, who are interested in personal and professional development, living life more fully and experiencing deeper connection and intimate relationships, both with themself and with others.
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Naomi Halls
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
In my role as a clinical psychologist I will listen to you, the expert in your own life, to guide us in your treatment goals. Therapy can be short term and specific, or you may wish to have a safe and contemplative space to explore re- occurring themes in your life. You may need to examine and reset patterns of behaviour so your family/relationships can flourish and enjoy wellbeing, or you may be a performing artist or student struggling with performance anxiety, perfectionism and goal setting.
In my role as a clinical psychologist I will listen to you, the expert in your own life, to guide us in your treatment goals. Therapy can be short term and specific, or you may wish to have a safe and contemplative space to explore re- occurring themes in your life. You may need to examine and reset patterns of behaviour so your family/relationships can flourish and enjoy wellbeing, or you may be a performing artist or student struggling with performance anxiety, perfectionism and goal setting.
(02) 9158 6190 View (02) 9158 6190
Jacqueline Lim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
I work with adults who are seeking to find meaning, direction and self growth in their lives. They may be going through stressful life events, major milestones in their relationships or health, changes of roles, and other life adversities.
I work with adults who are seeking to find meaning, direction and self growth in their lives. They may be going through stressful life events, major milestones in their relationships or health, changes of roles, and other life adversities.
(02) 8880 9015 View (02) 8880 9015
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David Sokol
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
I provide Monday-Thursday evening sessions. I specialise in supporting clients in all aspects of relationship: pre-marriage counselling, couples counselling, reflecting on the end of a relationship. Clients have said working with a male counsellor brings a different perspective on clarifying their issues. With over 20 years and over 10,000 sessions experience I have worked with individuals and couples, locally, interstate, and overseas who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. I offer face-to-face and Zoom sessions. Find my website for more details
I provide Monday-Thursday evening sessions. I specialise in supporting clients in all aspects of relationship: pre-marriage counselling, couples counselling, reflecting on the end of a relationship. Clients have said working with a male counsellor brings a different perspective on clarifying their issues. With over 20 years and over 10,000 sessions experience I have worked with individuals and couples, locally, interstate, and overseas who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. I offer face-to-face and Zoom sessions. Find my website for more details
(02) 9538 7081 View (02) 9538 7081
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Nam-Hee Kim Pellegrin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
Nam-Hee is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Graduate of Hakomi Therapy with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and parents with young children in private practice and specialised public health care settings. Nam-Hee is trained in an attachment informed, somatic & mindfulness based psychotherapy (Hakomi). She is also an Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) approved clinical supervisor. Nam-Hee has had extensive experience working with people with complex and chronic mental health presentations.
Nam-Hee is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Graduate of Hakomi Therapy with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, and parents with young children in private practice and specialised public health care settings. Nam-Hee is trained in an attachment informed, somatic & mindfulness based psychotherapy (Hakomi). She is also an Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) approved clinical supervisor. Nam-Hee has had extensive experience working with people with complex and chronic mental health presentations.
(02) 7804 4070 View (02) 7804 4070
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Anna Sheppard
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
I offer down-to-earth, evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy for teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety or stress. I help my clients understand and manage the fears, anxieties or negative self-beliefs that hold them back from living the life they hope for. Do you wish you were only more confident so you could do the things you really want to? You might be dreading facing school/uni/work every day. Or you might be dealing with difficult feelings around family separation or conflict, relocation, or have other deeper worries that you find difficult to talk through with your closest friends and family.
I offer down-to-earth, evidence-based counselling and psychotherapy for teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety or stress. I help my clients understand and manage the fears, anxieties or negative self-beliefs that hold them back from living the life they hope for. Do you wish you were only more confident so you could do the things you really want to? You might be dreading facing school/uni/work every day. Or you might be dealing with difficult feelings around family separation or conflict, relocation, or have other deeper worries that you find difficult to talk through with your closest friends and family.
(02) 9100 0020 View (02) 9100 0020
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Heather Kent
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Naremburn, NSW 2065
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
(02) 8776 3913 View (02) 8776 3913

More Therapists Nearby

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Sydney Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Balmain, NSW 2041
Why Sydney Psychology Group? We all have a tendency to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves. Let us be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life, YOU! With the growing rates of mental health illnesses, it is crucial to make your mental health a priority. At Sydney Psychology Group, we pride ourselves in providing, empathic, non-judgemental and empowering support. We hope that we can provide some support for you to learn more about yourself and leave you will skills and knowledge that you did not have previously.
Why Sydney Psychology Group? We all have a tendency to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves. Let us be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life, YOU! With the growing rates of mental health illnesses, it is crucial to make your mental health a priority. At Sydney Psychology Group, we pride ourselves in providing, empathic, non-judgemental and empowering support. We hope that we can provide some support for you to learn more about yourself and leave you will skills and knowledge that you did not have previously.
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Naomi Crellin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Birchgrove, NSW 2041
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
(02) 9100 0493 View (02) 9100 0493
Photo of Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia, Psychologist in Naremburn, NSW
Wellness Psychology Clinic Australia
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000  (Online Only)
Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido, is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment online/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She is Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido, is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment online/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She is Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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Eudaimonia HQ
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
(02) 9100 0484 View (02) 9100 0484
Photo of Claire Hurwitz, Psychologist in Naremburn, NSW
Claire Hurwitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I strive to create a space where my clients feel safe, supported, and able to speak freely without fear of judgement. I would describe myself as a warm, empathic, and understanding with a passion for providing client-centered care. I have experience working with individuals across the life-span experiencing various mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, in-patient hospital, schools, and university clinics. I currently work with adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(02) 9538 7061 View (02) 9538 7061
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Peter Samii
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(02) 7804 4604 View (02) 7804 4604
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Timothea Goddard
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Sydney, NSW 2000
Life can be perplexing at times. Psychotherapy can help. It firstly involves meeting together to understand your current experience and to foster a relationship of safety. We can then work respectfully to help you find fresh and empowering responses to the patterns and relationships that are causing stress and distress. I draw on evidence-based approaches - developmental psychology (ANZAP), mindfulness training (MBSR and MiCBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy. These approaches harness present moment awareness and exploration to build a more compassionate and empowering relationship with yourself.
Life can be perplexing at times. Psychotherapy can help. It firstly involves meeting together to understand your current experience and to foster a relationship of safety. We can then work respectfully to help you find fresh and empowering responses to the patterns and relationships that are causing stress and distress. I draw on evidence-based approaches - developmental psychology (ANZAP), mindfulness training (MBSR and MiCBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy. These approaches harness present moment awareness and exploration to build a more compassionate and empowering relationship with yourself.
(02) 8294 5830 View (02) 8294 5830
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Imogen O'Loughlin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Forestville, NSW 2087
Imogen: 'We all have times in our life when the challenges that we face seem overwhelming and insurmountable. However, we don’t have to face them alone. My aim is to work together with you to form a personalised treatment plan that enables you to work towards a meaningful and enriched life. It is an honour to walk alongside my clients and offer support during what are sometimes the most challenging times of their lives. I am here to offer the support, skills and strategies needed to help you overcome your difficulties, whilst also recognising that you are the expert in your story and unique experiences'.
Imogen: 'We all have times in our life when the challenges that we face seem overwhelming and insurmountable. However, we don’t have to face them alone. My aim is to work together with you to form a personalised treatment plan that enables you to work towards a meaningful and enriched life. It is an honour to walk alongside my clients and offer support during what are sometimes the most challenging times of their lives. I am here to offer the support, skills and strategies needed to help you overcome your difficulties, whilst also recognising that you are the expert in your story and unique experiences'.
(02) 8403 2668 View (02) 8403 2668
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Kylie Finlayson, Principal Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Kylie’s psychology practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of adults experiencing a variety of problems. She specialises in anxiety, stress, depression, aggression and emotional dysregulation, PTSD, adult ADHD, and men’s mental health and distress. Kylie strives to understand each individual client and their unique problem and find the most effective strategies to help them. She uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Kylie’s psychology practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of adults experiencing a variety of problems. She specialises in anxiety, stress, depression, aggression and emotional dysregulation, PTSD, adult ADHD, and men’s mental health and distress. Kylie strives to understand each individual client and their unique problem and find the most effective strategies to help them. She uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
(02) 9100 0436 View (02) 9100 0436
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Dr Sarah Lal
Counsellor
Verified
Birchgrove, NSW 2041
Sarah is a dual qualified Holistic Counsellor an Osteopath and grounds her ethos in the equal importance of your body, mind, and spirit in your well-being. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Somatic Psychotherapy and supported by her Osteopathic knowledge and expertise. Therapeutic modalities range from Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy. Sarah's trauma-informed person-centred approach establishes a safe space before delving into your concerns. She enjoys the privilege of helping people find their innermost happiness and live life authentically.
Sarah is a dual qualified Holistic Counsellor an Osteopath and grounds her ethos in the equal importance of your body, mind, and spirit in your well-being. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Somatic Psychotherapy and supported by her Osteopathic knowledge and expertise. Therapeutic modalities range from Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy, Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy. Sarah's trauma-informed person-centred approach establishes a safe space before delving into your concerns. She enjoys the privilege of helping people find their innermost happiness and live life authentically.
(02) 9159 6596 View (02) 9159 6596
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Kara Choi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lane Cove, NSW 2066
I work with adults (18+) and couples wanting to improve their mood/anxiety, relationships, and for those wanting to understand and change how their history continues to shape their relational patterns today. This may be particularly pertinent during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and postpartum). I also work with couples to prepare for and adjust to transition periods of marriage and parenthood. I believe in the wisdom of working to strengthen and bolster relationships from a place of preparation rather than waiting until things become difficult to seek support.
I work with adults (18+) and couples wanting to improve their mood/anxiety, relationships, and for those wanting to understand and change how their history continues to shape their relational patterns today. This may be particularly pertinent during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and postpartum). I also work with couples to prepare for and adjust to transition periods of marriage and parenthood. I believe in the wisdom of working to strengthen and bolster relationships from a place of preparation rather than waiting until things become difficult to seek support.
(02) 7804 4788 View (02) 7804 4788
Photo of Brodie Earl Clinical Psychology, Psychologist in Naremburn, NSW
Brodie Earl Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA Assoc
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Rocks, NSW 2000
A little bit about me: I like to make sure I have a good relationship with all of my clients, that’s really important to me. I use up-to-date research to inform my treatments, and often a little bit of humour, to make sure the people I see get the most out of their therapy. I’ve worked clinically in hospitals and private practice, and I’ve worked as a lecturer at universities.
A little bit about me: I like to make sure I have a good relationship with all of my clients, that’s really important to me. I use up-to-date research to inform my treatments, and often a little bit of humour, to make sure the people I see get the most out of their therapy. I’ve worked clinically in hospitals and private practice, and I’ve worked as a lecturer at universities.
(02) 9100 0174 View (02) 9100 0174
Photo of Brandon Scherrer, Psychologist in Naremburn, NSW
Brandon Scherrer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Willoughby, NSW 2068
Brandon has experience working with a range of referrals, including: eating disorders (including FBT Maudsley for Anorexia Nervosa), body image concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment, mood, and interpersonal concerns. Brandon is particularly passionate about challenging society’s unrealistic body ideals and diet culture and advocates the principles of the Health at Every Size movement. He has developed a group therapy program, “My Body, My Narrative” that aims to build body confidence and empower young women to take an active stance against the media’s representation of their bodies.
Brandon has experience working with a range of referrals, including: eating disorders (including FBT Maudsley for Anorexia Nervosa), body image concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment, mood, and interpersonal concerns. Brandon is particularly passionate about challenging society’s unrealistic body ideals and diet culture and advocates the principles of the Health at Every Size movement. He has developed a group therapy program, “My Body, My Narrative” that aims to build body confidence and empower young women to take an active stance against the media’s representation of their bodies.
(02) 9100 0658 View (02) 9100 0658

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Naremburn, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Naremburn, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
71% Bereavement
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
50% Other
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Naremburn, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Naremburn?

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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.