Counselling in Northern Region, NSW

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Photo of Denise Horwood - Family Life Counselling and Support Services, PACFA, Counsellor
Family Life Counselling and Support Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inverell, NSW 2360
I believe that we can all lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, regardless of, and in spite of our circumstances, background, abilities, diagnoses or age. My aim to help you find your purpose, and uncover the significance of your life. It is a joy is to assist clients of all ages and backgrounds, on their individual and uniquely crafted journey towards new possibilities. I use a range of counselling and psychotherapy techniques including some creative therapies.
I believe that we can all lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, regardless of, and in spite of our circumstances, background, abilities, diagnoses or age. My aim to help you find your purpose, and uncover the significance of your life. It is a joy is to assist clients of all ages and backgrounds, on their individual and uniquely crafted journey towards new possibilities. I use a range of counselling and psychotherapy techniques including some creative therapies.
(02) 8188 3934 View (02) 8188 3934
Photo of Gary Kenneth Wohlman, PhD
Gary Kenneth Wohlman
PhD
Verified Verified
Koreelah, NSW 2476
Dr Gary Wohlman has created a unique form of body psychotherapy over 50 years, specialising w/ people in transition ready to let go of relationships no longer working, as well as releasing patterns of holding back from moving in one's most fulfilling life direction. Online, he expertly guides clients on a multi-sensory journey to re-set their self talk. In person, he stretches muscles in the body while speaking in matching affirmations in RHYME at the same time - like the whimsical, witty & wise Dr Seuss - which swiftly transforms people's relationships w/ their bodies, partners, communication, creativity & contribution to humanity.
Dr Gary Wohlman has created a unique form of body psychotherapy over 50 years, specialising w/ people in transition ready to let go of relationships no longer working, as well as releasing patterns of holding back from moving in one's most fulfilling life direction. Online, he expertly guides clients on a multi-sensory journey to re-set their self talk. In person, he stretches muscles in the body while speaking in matching affirmations in RHYME at the same time - like the whimsical, witty & wise Dr Seuss - which swiftly transforms people's relationships w/ their bodies, partners, communication, creativity & contribution to humanity.
(03) 6146 1596 View (03) 6146 1596
Photo of Stuart Fisher, MC, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Stuart Fisher
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Armidale, NSW 2350
Stuart is an ACA (Level 4) Registered Clinical Counsellor. With decades of experience. Stuart is an authentic, compassionate, and supportive counsellor. He believes that empathy can change the world and that the people he works with deserve love and care. Recognising that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated. Professionally Stuart is passionate about working with people who have experienced any form of trauma, sexual abuse, violence in relationships, workplace bullying, grief & loss, and all mental health acuities. His goal is to help her clients see their strengths, build resilience, and create manageable goals.
Stuart is an ACA (Level 4) Registered Clinical Counsellor. With decades of experience. Stuart is an authentic, compassionate, and supportive counsellor. He believes that empathy can change the world and that the people he works with deserve love and care. Recognising that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated. Professionally Stuart is passionate about working with people who have experienced any form of trauma, sexual abuse, violence in relationships, workplace bullying, grief & loss, and all mental health acuities. His goal is to help her clients see their strengths, build resilience, and create manageable goals.
(02) 5701 5344 View (02) 5701 5344
Photo of Shannon Maria Yanez Lewis - Shannon Yanez - Counselling Services, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shannon Yanez - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Hi, my name is Shannon, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Over the past 15 years I have worked in several counselling roles including perinatal mental health, trauma, adolescent mental health, family therapy, grief and loss, sexual assault and children's problematic sexualised behaviour. I work from a person-centered approach, tailoring therapy to individual needs. I have trained in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), Trauma-Focused CBT and Mindfulness. I also provide clinical supervision to other clinicians.
Hi, my name is Shannon, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Over the past 15 years I have worked in several counselling roles including perinatal mental health, trauma, adolescent mental health, family therapy, grief and loss, sexual assault and children's problematic sexualised behaviour. I work from a person-centered approach, tailoring therapy to individual needs. I have trained in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), Trauma-Focused CBT and Mindfulness. I also provide clinical supervision to other clinicians.
(02) 5760 8805 View (02) 5760 8805
Photo of Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kerryn Smith - Life Changes Tamworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
Hi, I'm Kerryn and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with an absolute passion for everything perinatal. For 16yrs I have been working towards my goal of setting up a supportive space for want to be mummas, pregnant mummas and new mummas in the postpartum period. Having a space where you feel comfortable and able to be honest with what you are thinking and feeling can be a game changer. I love to be able to support mummas (and dads) to enjoy their pregnancy and becoming a parent, accepting their experiences, the good and the hard times, whilst also remaining true to themselves is really important to me.
(02) 5748 4723 View (02) 5748 4723
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Dana-Jade Small - Dixie And Thyme Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Hello! My name is Dana and I am a Social Worker with a special interest in working with young people between 12-30 years-olds in managing all of the challenges of being a young adult. My background is working with young people in Out of Home Care; supporting persons with complex health conditions; and providing a safe space for young people to explore the sexuality, mental health, and learn about healthy relationships. I also have an interest in working with couples in order to help them work through the challenges in their relationships, and to help them feel connected and to communicate better.
Hello! My name is Dana and I am a Social Worker with a special interest in working with young people between 12-30 years-olds in managing all of the challenges of being a young adult. My background is working with young people in Out of Home Care; supporting persons with complex health conditions; and providing a safe space for young people to explore the sexuality, mental health, and learn about healthy relationships. I also have an interest in working with couples in order to help them work through the challenges in their relationships, and to help them feel connected and to communicate better.
(02) 5746 5315 View (02) 5746 5315
Photo of Debra (Deb) Kaita Kakiiza, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Debra (Deb) Kaita Kakiiza
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Armidale, NSW 2350  (Online Only)
Deb is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Masters in Grief and Loss, as well as Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Counselling. Deb is experiences working with a wide range of people and she values Telehealth as it increases access to psychological support for everyone. Deb works with anyone aged 16 years and older experiencing life challenges such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transition, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family violence, career and work challenges, study-related difficulties and substance use.
Deb is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Masters in Grief and Loss, as well as Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Counselling. Deb is experiences working with a wide range of people and she values Telehealth as it increases access to psychological support for everyone. Deb works with anyone aged 16 years and older experiencing life challenges such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transition, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family violence, career and work challenges, study-related difficulties and substance use.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
Photo of Natasha Lumsden, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Natasha Lumsden
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340  (Online Only)
Natasha has a special interest in supporting individuals with addiction, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. Natasha strongly believes, with the right support, it is possible to experience deep personal growth, recovery, hope and healing.
Natasha has a special interest in supporting individuals with addiction, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. Natasha strongly believes, with the right support, it is possible to experience deep personal growth, recovery, hope and healing.
(02) 9909 6170 View (02) 9909 6170
Shine Through Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Glen Innes, NSW 2370
I believe the client is the expert in their lives, not myself. As such I approach each person with respectful curiosity so that we can work together to create an individually tailored treatment plan. Where people are struggling with shame or guilt, or are tired of telling their story yet again, we can work 'blind to therapist', where I don't need to know the full ins and outs of the issues people are struggling with.
I believe the client is the expert in their lives, not myself. As such I approach each person with respectful curiosity so that we can work together to create an individually tailored treatment plan. Where people are struggling with shame or guilt, or are tired of telling their story yet again, we can work 'blind to therapist', where I don't need to know the full ins and outs of the issues people are struggling with.
(02) 5700 0300 View (02) 5700 0300
Photo of Karen Clark - Paws for Thought Counselling, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paws for Thought Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taminda, NSW 2340
We can support you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and loss and grief and other mental health. We will walk beside you and encourage you through tailored therapeutic interventions to assist you to work towards achieving your clinical goals and living your best life. We also support couples in developing lasting relationships. I also specialise in supporting individuals show have experienced sexual assault or have been victims of crime or domestic violence.
We can support you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and loss and grief and other mental health. We will walk beside you and encourage you through tailored therapeutic interventions to assist you to work towards achieving your clinical goals and living your best life. We also support couples in developing lasting relationships. I also specialise in supporting individuals show have experienced sexual assault or have been victims of crime or domestic violence.
(02) 5700 0339 View (02) 5700 0339
Photo of Kellie Marie Bellette - Care To Bloom, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Care To Bloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Inverell, NSW 2360
Welcome to Care To Bloom a counselling practice offering support & assistance to those who hold trauma & experiencing various emotional/psychological challenges. I assist clients with childhood trauma, domestic & family violence, narcissistic abuse, workplace psychological injury, difficult life transitions, family conflict issues, couples/relationship counselling & motor vehicle accident recovery. I understand that healing & recovery take time, it requires patience, understanding & nurturing. That's why I provide a supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to discuss the difficult. I provide telehealth & face to face.
Welcome to Care To Bloom a counselling practice offering support & assistance to those who hold trauma & experiencing various emotional/psychological challenges. I assist clients with childhood trauma, domestic & family violence, narcissistic abuse, workplace psychological injury, difficult life transitions, family conflict issues, couples/relationship counselling & motor vehicle accident recovery. I understand that healing & recovery take time, it requires patience, understanding & nurturing. That's why I provide a supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to discuss the difficult. I provide telehealth & face to face.
(08) 5122 5016 View (08) 5122 5016
Photo of Andi Saunders, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Tenterfield, NSW 2372
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
(02) 5610 9012 View (02) 5610 9012
Photo of Nerrissa Young, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Nerrissa Young
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Boggabilla, NSW 2409
Do you struggle to help regulate yourself after a big event in your life? It wont be easy but imagine if you took your first steps into becoming that version of yourself that is able to do all the things you currently wish you could. You could have the tools to deal with the triggers , the nightmares that plague your sleep. You could have the ability to explore your shadow self , you inner self and find out why you act the way you do or react the way you do.
Do you struggle to help regulate yourself after a big event in your life? It wont be easy but imagine if you took your first steps into becoming that version of yourself that is able to do all the things you currently wish you could. You could have the tools to deal with the triggers , the nightmares that plague your sleep. You could have the ability to explore your shadow self , you inner self and find out why you act the way you do or react the way you do.
(02) 6105 9105 View (02) 6105 9105
Photo of Barry Medwell, Counsellor
Barry Medwell
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340  (Online Only)
Known for his caring and sincere approach that focusses on results, Barry helps empower you to improve the quality of your life. Whether you're looking for support through a challenging time, facing a difficult decision, or feeling alone, with the convenience of online video counselling, help is not far away! Online bookings available via website.
Known for his caring and sincere approach that focusses on results, Barry helps empower you to improve the quality of your life. Whether you're looking for support through a challenging time, facing a difficult decision, or feeling alone, with the convenience of online video counselling, help is not far away! Online bookings available via website.
(03) 5905 9900 View (03) 5905 9900
Photo of Dana Bassett, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dana Bassett
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340  (Online Only)
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
There are many paths we can wander down in our own minds yet we can often feel we are pulled on to negative unhelpful paths with out much say. I provide tele-health sessions to help anyone who is struggling, to find their own path to improving their quality of life. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, adjusting to change, addiction, grief, or general undefined discontent, I aim to collabrate with you to create a safe and warm space in which our working relationship provides the support that you need to explore all the unhelpful corners of your mind, and help you find and strengthen helpful paths.
(07) 3555 7561 View (07) 3555 7561
Photo of Erwin Garth Webb - Erwin Webb Counselling, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Erwin Webb Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tenterfield, NSW 2372
Bringing over a decade of diverse counselling experience to the table, I specialize in addressing a wide range of concerns, with a particular focus on family work, couples therapyI and trauma. My therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems Therapy. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I guide individuals, couples and families towards understanding, growth and resilience in the face of life's challenges. Let's work together to build and strengthen what matters most; you and your loved ones.
Bringing over a decade of diverse counselling experience to the table, I specialize in addressing a wide range of concerns, with a particular focus on family work, couples therapyI and trauma. My therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems Therapy. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I guide individuals, couples and families towards understanding, growth and resilience in the face of life's challenges. Let's work together to build and strengthen what matters most; you and your loved ones.
(02) 5657 0829 View (02) 5657 0829
Photo of Christopher Murphy - More Than This Counselling, ACA-L1, Counsellor
More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
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Counselling Service for You
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Gaye Cameron - Sydney NSW. Professionally Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Social Worker, offering professional services to busy people. Gaye's career spans over 30+ years, including Government & Private Enterprise, she possesses both Graduate & Post Graduate Degrees including Psychological Science, Counselling & Social Work, as well as Master Business Administration. Gaye understands that people may be experiencing difficulties in life for varying reasons, and taking the time to talk to a professional can help you resolve and put at ease your concerns.  Reach out today, the phone call is the start to getting support now.
Gaye Cameron - Sydney NSW. Professionally Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Social Worker, offering professional services to busy people. Gaye's career spans over 30+ years, including Government & Private Enterprise, she possesses both Graduate & Post Graduate Degrees including Psychological Science, Counselling & Social Work, as well as Master Business Administration. Gaye understands that people may be experiencing difficulties in life for varying reasons, and taking the time to talk to a professional can help you resolve and put at ease your concerns.  Reach out today, the phone call is the start to getting support now.
(02) 8074 1636 View (02) 8074 1636
Photo of Frances Amaroux, Counsellor
Frances Amaroux
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Armidale, NSW 2350
Imagine a life where you have the skills and attitudes to create the most wonderful on-going relationships with partner, children, family, colleagues and friends.... starting with how you love and respect yourself. LOVE and LIFE are things that we DO, so having a coach or mentor can make all the difference in living the life you came here to live.
Imagine a life where you have the skills and attitudes to create the most wonderful on-going relationships with partner, children, family, colleagues and friends.... starting with how you love and respect yourself. LOVE and LIFE are things that we DO, so having a coach or mentor can make all the difference in living the life you came here to live.
(02) 5604 9609 View (02) 5604 9609
Photo of Amanda Labron Johnson, PACFA, Counsellor
Amanda Labron Johnson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Willow Tree, NSW 2339
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
(02) 5504 1906 View (02) 5504 1906

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Northern Region, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Northern Region, NSW who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Depression
66% Self Esteem
62% Stress
59% Life Transitions
52% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS

How Counsellors in Northern Region, NSW see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Northern Region?

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.