Counselling in New Lambton, NSW

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Sage Scott
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
Howdy! I'm Sage (they/them). I use my experience as a queer (pansexual) & neurodiverse (ADHD) counsellor to facilitate spaces that diverge from traditional talk therapy. I incorporate modalities like hypnotherapy, energy healing, drama therapy, and utilise a somatic and strengths-based approach. Presently, I practice on unceded Awabakal & Worimi Land (Newcastle). For telehealth sessions, I provide both phone and video options, seamlessly conducted through platforms such as Zoom or Discord.
(02) 4012 6991 View (02) 4012 6991
Photo of Caitlin Blaxland, Psychologist in New Lambton, NSW
Caitlin Blaxland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
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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Amanda Rodd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
Amanda is a warm and caring psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She focuses on creating a secure and friendly environment where individuals can feel safe and empowered to cope with life challenges. Amanda has qualifications in both Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in educational and psychological assessments and interventions for children and adolescents. She has expertise in the diagnosis of learning disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and a range of mental health presentations including anxiety and depression. Amanda tailors interventions for the individual's needs.
(02) 4082 8723 View (02) 4082 8723
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Sarah Cox
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draws on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
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Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
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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Isabella Kotris
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
I embrace a warm and person-centered approach to my therapeutic work. I am deeply committed to the growth and well-being of the individuals I have the privilege to work with. My strengths-based framework allows me to identify and build upon the existing skills and strengths of my clients, which helps facilitate their growth and healing. I strongly believe in working collaboratively with my clients, creating an environment of trust and safety where they can comfortably explore their challenges and goals. I feel passionate about helping people across the lifespan live meaningful lives.
(02) 4902 8900 View (02) 4902 8900
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Dr Lisa Millar (Elevated Well-Being)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. His qualifications in both Education and Psychology offer a unique combination of expertise which is well suited to assisting children and young people. We also assist adults and practice across the lifespan. Oracle Psychology's clinicians are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults. Our staff are passionate about the wellbeing of individuals in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast.
(02) 4077 2916 View (02) 4077 2916
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
New Lambton, NSW 2305
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
(02) 4063 1439 View (02) 4063 1439

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The Hummingbird Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
The Hummingbird Centre is devoted to delivering outstanding mental health services to our clients. We understand that our clients come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and life paths, and we believe that the journey to empowerment necessitates a personalized approach. This commitment is reflected in our centre's dedication to discovering innovative, evidence-based methods to deliver top-notch service to our clients, all while expanding the diversity of our offerings.
(02) 4011 6822 View (02) 4011 6822
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Nikki Strong
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kotara, NSW 2289  (Online Only)
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
(02) 4077 2979 View (02) 4077 2979
Photo of Kath Doosey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Lambton, NSW
Kath Doosey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Georgetown, NSW 2298
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
Kath is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist who started Hunter Clinical Services to create a safe and accepting space to access counselling and therapy. Kath works with adults and adolescents and has extensive experience working with clients experiencing grief, palliative care and bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to a life change, trauma and / or PTSD, relationship problems and divorce, chronic and / or neurological illness, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, and gender-related issues. Kath has a flexible and non-judgemental approach and will work with you through the challenges of life.
(02) 4075 9805 View (02) 4075 9805
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Emily Grace Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Cardiff, NSW 2285  (Online Only)
Seeking help is always difficult. I am a strengths-based clinician who will support you to feel empowered to achieve your goals. I work creativity through Art Therapy and, enjoy working together to work towards your goal.
Seeking help is always difficult. I am a strengths-based clinician who will support you to feel empowered to achieve your goals. I work creativity through Art Therapy and, enjoy working together to work towards your goal.
(02) 4058 3113 View (02) 4058 3113
Photo of Sharon Atkins, Counsellor in New Lambton, NSW
Sharon Atkins
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Cardiff, NSW 2285
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
(02) 4012 0931 View (02) 4012 0931
Ann M Schipp
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Wallsend, NSW 2287
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
There are times during life when someone can become overburdened, confused, anxious, traumatized, and depressed. When life can seem too complicated to manage by themselves. When someone is struggling to reach that all-important goal, pressures are increasingly getting in the way. When it is hard to separate the noise from the all-important information. When frustration leads to anger. When being alone leads to depressive isolation. At any time when someone is not living life to the fullest and is not happy in their choices, it is time to speak with a counsellor.
(02) 4005 0111 View (02) 4005 0111
Photo of Tamara Coughlan, Psychotherapist in New Lambton, NSW
Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
(02) 4058 3922 View (02) 4058 3922
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Waratah, NSW 2298
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
Photo of Emma Doolan, Psychologist in New Lambton, NSW
Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Cardiff, NSW 2285
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in New Lambton, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in New Lambton, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
89% Coping Skills
89% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
33% Bupa
33% Defence Health

How Counsellors in New Lambton, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in New Lambton?

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.