Counselling in Newcastle East, NSW

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Inner Balance Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, FAPS
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Hi. I'm Kylie Di Battista and I am a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of experience. I provide counselling for a wide range psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and relationship problems. During sessions I aim to offer strategies to manage the immediate difficulties, and also to address the issues underlying a current problem which may arise from family conflict, a low sense of self-esteem or intergenerational trauma. Often clients present during times of life transition, such as new parenthood or relationship breakdown, which can be portals to enormous transformation.
Hi. I'm Kylie Di Battista and I am a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with over two decades of experience. I provide counselling for a wide range psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and relationship problems. During sessions I aim to offer strategies to manage the immediate difficulties, and also to address the issues underlying a current problem which may arise from family conflict, a low sense of self-esteem or intergenerational trauma. Often clients present during times of life transition, such as new parenthood or relationship breakdown, which can be portals to enormous transformation.
(02) 4058 2927 View (02) 4058 2927
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Oracle Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
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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Martin Leon Wieczorek
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
(02) 4012 0801 View (02) 4012 0801
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Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
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
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Dr Michael Walton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice. I work collaboratively with clients, value their lived experience, and provide a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. A range of evidence-based therapies are used to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. I work mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. Clients may see me either in person or by telehealth, including interstate. Specialising in mens' mental health, trauma and mood disorders. Everyone deserves to live their best life. Michael.
(02) 4058 3033 View (02) 4058 3033
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Jacs Powell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Waitlist for new clients
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
I hold an empathic and safe space for you to make sense of transitional life stages including young adulthood, parenthood, retirement, separation and grief. These rites of passage can feel overwhelming, exhausting, burdensome and uncertain. It can be a lonely time, but it does not have to be. Sessions with me are a time to pause, connect and unpack what you are carrying through the lens of an intergenerational, developmental, attachment-theory, trauma informed and interpersonal neurobiological process. I work in depth and relationally with clients who want to experience impactful and meaningful connection, support and healing.
(02) 4307 5995 View (02) 4307 5995
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Nicholas Hutchins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newcastle East, NSW 2300
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
I seek to help people to heal from the pain of their past. In my experience our suffering stems from the attempts we make to ward off emotional and relational pain. The problem is that what protected us in the past is causing our suffering in the present. If we were hurt in relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to have a new kind of healing relationship. I’m optimistic about the possibility for deep and lasting change. I seek to offer you more than strategies; I seek to help people to find deep emotional healing.
(02) 4075 9759 View (02) 4075 9759

More Therapists Nearby

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Vincent Fimmano
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(02) 9100 0515 View (02) 9100 0515
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Village Psychology & Education
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
Based in Newcastle NSW, Village Psychology and Education is dedicated to providing mental health support to adults and young people from all walks of life. With a special interest in the neuroscience of wellbeing, we are passionate about helping people understand the relationship between physiology and mental health. Our team provides services in-person and via telehealth to clients throughout NSW. We understand how difficult it can be to access support during work hours, so we offer appointments on the weekend and after hours.
(02) 4012 6614 View (02) 4012 6614
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Phillip Samuel: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "I believe in choice & empowerment, and value respect, honesty, & integrity". "I love the collaborative process of working through life events. It is a pleasure and privilege to experience the emotional journey with people to reach a place that enables greater satisfaction & life enjoyment" I have many years experience working with anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma & abuse, stress, eating disorders, chronic health, attentional, personality & dissociative disorders.
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "I believe in choice & empowerment, and value respect, honesty, & integrity". "I love the collaborative process of working through life events. It is a pleasure and privilege to experience the emotional journey with people to reach a place that enables greater satisfaction & life enjoyment" I have many years experience working with anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma & abuse, stress, eating disorders, chronic health, attentional, personality & dissociative disorders.
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Julie Anders - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the the possibility of change.
As a Holistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I help people navigate the sometimes bumpy flow of life and facilitate their process of connecting back with their own inner strengths and resources. The impacts of trauma, anxiety and overwhelm can be debilitating. Together, we dive deeper than symptom management and work with the process that's wanting to emerge, the way of life that you imagine. We find out what's in the way of this new way of being, and step onto a new path, rich with the the possibility of change.
(02) 4306 7106 View (02) 4306 7106
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Amanda Rodd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kotara, NSW 2289
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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Dr Renee Sichter: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, "gone off the rails", made some "bad" choices, used substances. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, "gone off the rails", made some "bad" choices, used substances. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Dr Richard Morrison
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Lambton, NSW 2299
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
Relational Coaching is my personalised approach to helping people get on with one another and with life. I like coaching as a metaphor because it is positive, outcome orientated and has an everyday feel to it. One way of looking at counselling is to see it as a safe place to say what you need to say, to discover ways of saying what you need to say, to have someone hear (really hear) what you need to say, and to help you say it well!
(02) 4063 1306 View (02) 4063 1306
Terri Skibowski
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
Hoping to help people identify the areas they wish to improve and how to get there. Most people have a problematic past, and I have experience working with trauma and domestic violence.
(07) 2100 4110 View (07) 2100 4110
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Will Blakemore
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Will is an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist, with an extensive background in the delivery of individual and group therapy interventions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(02) 4012 2318 View (02) 4012 2318
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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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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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Jess Yeh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Jessica is a dedicated, professional, and passionate registered psychologist with more than 5 years of experience in providing culturally aware and evidence-based interventions within both private and public sectors. Jessica takes a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to each client. She takes immense pride in treating all clients fairly with mutual respect and understanding regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Jessica has a strong passion in working with couples, families, adolescents, LGBTQI+, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals.
Jessica is a dedicated, professional, and passionate registered psychologist with more than 5 years of experience in providing culturally aware and evidence-based interventions within both private and public sectors. Jessica takes a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to each client. She takes immense pride in treating all clients fairly with mutual respect and understanding regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Jessica has a strong passion in working with couples, families, adolescents, LGBTQI+, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Anthony Edwards
Newcastle, NSW 2300  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
(02) 8294 9673 View (02) 8294 9673

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcastle East, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Newcastle East, NSW who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Bereavement
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
67% Defence Health
67% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Newcastle East, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcastle East?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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