Counselling in North Avoca, NSW

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Gerard Dunning
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
North Avoca, NSW 2260
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
In our tailored solution-focused therapy for men, we address the unique challenges you face, empowering men to overcome obstacles and thrive. Through personalised strategies and support, we guide men like you in navigating issues such as self-esteem, career, fatherhood, and relationships, fostering resilience and growth.
(02) 4306 7665 View (02) 4306 7665
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Jacs Powell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Avoca, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Not accepting 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
Moving Forward Clinical Psychologists
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Avoca, NSW 2260
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
We are a small practice of Clinical Psychologists who are passionate about helping people using evidence-based practice, mainly Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). However, depending upon what is likely to be most beneficial, we are often integrative in our approach, drawing upon ideas from different areas of psychology and counselling including Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness based therapies, schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and family-based therapies.
(02) 4307 6974 View (02) 4307 6974
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Carol-Anne Howlett
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
North Avoca, NSW 2260
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
Carol-Anne is a highly experienced and compassionate therapist with a diverse background in psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, and Training. She offers a holistic approach to mental health and relationship counselling empowering clients to better navigate life's challenges effectively.
0417 944 187 View 0417 944 187

More Therapists Nearby

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Amanda J. Birkbeck
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
From Mindful Synergi's serene Terrigal space I extend an invitation for you to embark on a transformative journey towards healing. Whether you are grappling with past traumas, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, or seeking a refuge for self-discovery, our sessions provide a nurturing environment for expression, processing, exploration, integration, and growth. Through narrative therapy, positive psychology, and the language of art, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, allowing the colours, shapes, and textures to articulate the emotions that can be so difficult to put into words.
(02) 4306 7274 View (02) 4306 7274
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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
(02) 4307 6997 View (02) 4307 6997
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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matcham, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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Cherie Gardner
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
I love working with adults and teenagers to help them overcome mental and emotional challenges. I have experience working in private practice and also a residential facility and work with addiction, depression, sex and relationship issues, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, adhd, borderline personality disorder and other personal difficulties.
(02) 4307 5346 View (02) 4307 5346
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Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Silvia Belo-Tomic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience in working with clients of a variety of ages in private practice. For the past six and a half years I worked specifically with youth, aged from 14 to 25. I am passionate about working with youth but I am also open to working with other age groups as well. My areas of interest include complex trauma, ADHD, gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, stress management, and cultural change and adjustment.
(02) 4307 5206 View (02) 4307 5206
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Julie Anders - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
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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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Erina Heights, NSW 2260
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
(02) 4058 3140 View (02) 4058 3140
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Jon Farham
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Even though you might not always feel like it, you are the expert in your own life. Life's complexities can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and adrift, lacking purpose and direction. This can lead to adopting unhealthy coping mechanisms to avoid thoughts and feelings altogether. My approach involves treating you with empathy, acceptance, and without judgment in a practical and supportive manner. Together, we will collaborate to rediscover your strengths, nurture resilience, and unlock your potential for growth, facilitating the changes you desire. I firmly believe in the possibility of positive change.
Even though you might not always feel like it, you are the expert in your own life. Life's complexities can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and adrift, lacking purpose and direction. This can lead to adopting unhealthy coping mechanisms to avoid thoughts and feelings altogether. My approach involves treating you with empathy, acceptance, and without judgment in a practical and supportive manner. Together, we will collaborate to rediscover your strengths, nurture resilience, and unlock your potential for growth, facilitating the changes you desire. I firmly believe in the possibility of positive change.
(02) 4307 6406 View (02) 4307 6406
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Sarah Gilligan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
As a counsellor for both individuals and couples, I create a gentle and safe space for self-exploration, facilitating clients to undergo change in areas of life they may be struggling with. Genuine connection and real conversations are at the heart of my sessions, ensuring clients feel safe, empowered and respected. I work sensitively from a trauma-informed framework, and work with clients on a range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, body image, self -esteem, grief & loss, identity, life transitions, feelings of lack of direction, and anyone needing to connect with a therapist for support.
(02) 4307 6208 View (02) 4307 6208
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
Photo of Leah O'Rourke, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
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Centre for Neurodiversity
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
(02) 4058 3921 View (02) 4058 3921
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Raichel Green Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Terrigal, NSW 2260  (Online Only)
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
Raichel Green Counselling is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia however Telehealth counselling service can be provided and are available Australia wide. ​ We provide a comprehensive trauma recovery and mental health service, specialising in treating adults with childhood developmental trauma, complex trauma and single-incident trauma. We have a particular interest in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their mental health needs and work towards personal growth.
(02) 4307 6470 View (02) 4307 6470
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Tao de Haas
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wamberal, NSW 2260
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
As a relational therapist, Tao has a great ability to get to the core of issues and challenges quickly. With over 30 years experience in his field, Tao helps his clients gain insight, greater self-awareness, and an understanding about unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that are often blocking them from reaching their potential. Tao has an unique intera
(03) 6159 2102 View (03) 6159 2102
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrigal, NSW 2260
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Avoca, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in North Avoca, NSW who prioritize treating:

50% Relationship Issues
50% Life Coaching
50% Other
50% Behavioural Issues
50% Self Esteem
50% Infidelity
50% Men's Issues

Average years in practice

3 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in North Avoca, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Avoca?

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.