Counselling in Peakhurst, NSW

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Anastasia Hronis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons, M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Anastasia provides individual and group therapy. Anastasia also holds the position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she provides lectures and research supervision to students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.
Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons, M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Anastasia provides individual and group therapy. Anastasia also holds the position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she provides lectures and research supervision to students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.
(02) 8105 5006 View (02) 8105 5006
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Caitlyn Teasel
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210  (Online Only)
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
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Michelle Boyle Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210  (Online Only)
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
Michelle’s professional skills and life experience allows her to be approachable, knowledgeable and understanding with her clients. With extensive experience across a broad range of concerns and diverse backgrounds, Michelle provides her clients a safe open space to explore challenges, supporting clients to investigate possible areas where understanding and adjustment can bring about positive growth and greater wellbeing.
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Life Strategist
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Shiraz works with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couple & Families and Veteran community. Applies specialist skills in working with parents and children on the attachment dyad employing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Shiraz was part of the first Australian cohort trained in PCIT in 2011. He travelled internationally on a scholarship to train in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, PCIT and Mindfulness to address anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. Shiraz also utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Shiraz works with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couple & Families and Veteran community. Applies specialist skills in working with parents and children on the attachment dyad employing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Shiraz was part of the first Australian cohort trained in PCIT in 2011. He travelled internationally on a scholarship to train in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, PCIT and Mindfulness to address anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and trauma. Shiraz also utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
(02) 8105 6473 View (02) 8105 6473
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Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
(02) 8000 1748 View (02) 8000 1748
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Tender Studio Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
A heartfelt psychology practice for those who have felt themselves drowning beneath the expectations of the world (and the expectations of themselves); for those who can distract themselves from overthinking and unfulfilled dreams in the day, but in the quiet of the night, find themselves wondering if they will ever feel content. Psychology for us is less about a diagnosis and more about being able to show up exactly as you are. Tender Studio is a safe and peaceful space, focused on helping you slow down in order to find comfort, hope, and self-compassion in the complexities and messiness of life.
A heartfelt psychology practice for those who have felt themselves drowning beneath the expectations of the world (and the expectations of themselves); for those who can distract themselves from overthinking and unfulfilled dreams in the day, but in the quiet of the night, find themselves wondering if they will ever feel content. Psychology for us is less about a diagnosis and more about being able to show up exactly as you are. Tender Studio is a safe and peaceful space, focused on helping you slow down in order to find comfort, hope, and self-compassion in the complexities and messiness of life.
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Lighthouse Therapeutic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
(02) 8806 0119 View (02) 8806 0119
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Timothy Joss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Peakhurst, NSW 2210
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
I have experience working with many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, sleep difficulty, stress and more. I have worked with people from all stages of life and also have experience working with neurodiversity, NDIS participants, and Workers Compensation.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Sylvia Suwan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingsgrove, NSW 2208
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
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Georgia Ashworth
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oatley, NSW 2223
Georgia is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She has a genuine and empathetic therapeutic style, committed to providing a non-judgemental space to achieve therapeutic goals through evidence-based psychological therapy. Georgia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar who completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as previous studies in psychology at Macquarie University (MQ) and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). She has an interest in public health, having completed research on gambling and drug addictions.
Georgia is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. She has a genuine and empathetic therapeutic style, committed to providing a non-judgemental space to achieve therapeutic goals through evidence-based psychological therapy. Georgia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar who completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), as well as previous studies in psychology at Macquarie University (MQ) and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). She has an interest in public health, having completed research on gambling and drug addictions.
(02) 8105 5765 View (02) 8105 5765
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Sydney Strategic Therapy-Hypnotherapy/Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Clinical Hypnotherapy/Counselling/Psychotherapy can help you manage a busy life by facilitating effective strategies that support you. I treat issues with phobia's, addiction, weight loss, sleep, relationship issues, performance, grief, anxiety, stress within a warm, relaxed, non-judgemental environment I will provide guidance to assist you to: Develop new insights into the nature and origins of your current difficulties. Identify & challenge the behaviours, thoughts & beliefs that are creating distress. You will discover new ways of thinking and behaving that enhance well-being and allow you to achieve your full potential.
Clinical Hypnotherapy/Counselling/Psychotherapy can help you manage a busy life by facilitating effective strategies that support you. I treat issues with phobia's, addiction, weight loss, sleep, relationship issues, performance, grief, anxiety, stress within a warm, relaxed, non-judgemental environment I will provide guidance to assist you to: Develop new insights into the nature and origins of your current difficulties. Identify & challenge the behaviours, thoughts & beliefs that are creating distress. You will discover new ways of thinking and behaving that enhance well-being and allow you to achieve your full potential.
(02) 9159 6172 View (02) 9159 6172
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Open Skies Art Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurstville, NSW 2220
I work as an art psychotherapist with adults and children that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, health related issues and have worked in community contexts to support parents and their children. Sometimes it can be hard to express our experiences verbally and working through creative means can help us gain an understanding of ourselves and enable us to express and find emotional relief for issues that might otherwise seem overwhelming. It provides a way of expressing our inner world without the need for words. Art therapy is suitable for all ages and requires no prior artistic skills.
I work as an art psychotherapist with adults and children that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, health related issues and have worked in community contexts to support parents and their children. Sometimes it can be hard to express our experiences verbally and working through creative means can help us gain an understanding of ourselves and enable us to express and find emotional relief for issues that might otherwise seem overwhelming. It provides a way of expressing our inner world without the need for words. Art therapy is suitable for all ages and requires no prior artistic skills.
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The Mind Health Clinic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
The Mind Health Clinic is dedicated to providing wellbeing support to individuals experiencing challenging moments in their lives. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each individual in order to encourage positive developments and perspective growth in our clients. We work collaboratively and ethically with our clients to achieve therapeutic goals and transform insights into effective action. Our clinicians are Miss Angela Yazbeck and Miss Adriana Cvitan. Both hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and are registered psychotherapist and counsellors with PACFA.
The Mind Health Clinic is dedicated to providing wellbeing support to individuals experiencing challenging moments in their lives. We tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each individual in order to encourage positive developments and perspective growth in our clients. We work collaboratively and ethically with our clients to achieve therapeutic goals and transform insights into effective action. Our clinicians are Miss Angela Yazbeck and Miss Adriana Cvitan. Both hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and are registered psychotherapist and counsellors with PACFA.
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Connie Tang Psychologist (English Mandarin)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220  (Online Only)
I'm a AHPRA registered psychologist with 8 years of experience providing psychological treatment via telehealth. I work with adults who feels stressed, depressed, anxious, have adjustment difficulties, low self-confidence and feel not good enough, or have experienced past interpersonal trauma. I tailoring treatment to what you present to the session, exploring issues that are concerning to you, and use evidence-based approaches to support you to move forward.
I'm a AHPRA registered psychologist with 8 years of experience providing psychological treatment via telehealth. I work with adults who feels stressed, depressed, anxious, have adjustment difficulties, low self-confidence and feel not good enough, or have experienced past interpersonal trauma. I tailoring treatment to what you present to the session, exploring issues that are concerning to you, and use evidence-based approaches to support you to move forward.
(02) 8105 5101 View (02) 8105 5101
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Ability to Achieve
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mortdale, NSW 2223
I believe that ‘’Talking is the medicine of the soul” The most powerful thing we can do is to speak up and share what is on our minds. Talking with a professional can be a transformative tool in promoting self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I have gained experience and developed skills to support individuals in exploring and addressing personal challenges and difficulties. I am dedicated to creating a safe and confidential space where clients can share their experiences without judgment or criticism.
I believe that ‘’Talking is the medicine of the soul” The most powerful thing we can do is to speak up and share what is on our minds. Talking with a professional can be a transformative tool in promoting self-awareness, growth, and emotional well-being. I have gained experience and developed skills to support individuals in exploring and addressing personal challenges and difficulties. I am dedicated to creating a safe and confidential space where clients can share their experiences without judgment or criticism.
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Ji Fang Zhou
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Padstow, NSW 2211
Hi, my name is Ji Fang but everyone calls me Fang. I've known for a long time I wanted to work with people. After a successful decade-long career in Human Resources, I decided to pursue a new direction in Psychology where I can work on a deeper personal level with people. I love using my psychological skills and training to help people improve mental health, heal from trauma, overcome addictions, connect with their purpose in life, work towards their goals and build better relationships. There is nothing more rewarding than to see my clients become stronger, better versions of themselves.
Hi, my name is Ji Fang but everyone calls me Fang. I've known for a long time I wanted to work with people. After a successful decade-long career in Human Resources, I decided to pursue a new direction in Psychology where I can work on a deeper personal level with people. I love using my psychological skills and training to help people improve mental health, heal from trauma, overcome addictions, connect with their purpose in life, work towards their goals and build better relationships. There is nothing more rewarding than to see my clients become stronger, better versions of themselves.
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Michelle Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
(02) 8074 5461 View (02) 8074 5461
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Anthony Dagher
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
I am a psychologist currently working at Better U Health Services, a private practice catering to individuals that present with a wide variety of challenges. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who experience a range of concerns, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental/Learning Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and/or Depression, Stress Management, Relationship Difficulties and Life Adjustments. By utilising evidence-based treatment options, I help cultivate insight and in-depth exploration to bring about meaningful and lasting personal development.
I am a psychologist currently working at Better U Health Services, a private practice catering to individuals that present with a wide variety of challenges. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who experience a range of concerns, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental/Learning Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and/or Depression, Stress Management, Relationship Difficulties and Life Adjustments. By utilising evidence-based treatment options, I help cultivate insight and in-depth exploration to bring about meaningful and lasting personal development.
(02) 8105 5883 View (02) 8105 5883
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Carmel Catanuto
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
As a Sydney based Psychotherapist, Carmel Catanuto Psychotherapy is renowned for transforming the lives of those unfulfilled through the power of experiential techniques and art therapy.  Located in Sydney at Sans Souci, Carmel works with a range of health issues such as heart-sick career women and aware men, business owners and adults. She helps them achieve and rediscover themselves, reconnecting with their vision or purpose to spark confidence in their relationships. Carmel is trained as a Gestalt therapist and Art Therapist and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of concerns. These include and are not limited to:
As a Sydney based Psychotherapist, Carmel Catanuto Psychotherapy is renowned for transforming the lives of those unfulfilled through the power of experiential techniques and art therapy.  Located in Sydney at Sans Souci, Carmel works with a range of health issues such as heart-sick career women and aware men, business owners and adults. She helps them achieve and rediscover themselves, reconnecting with their vision or purpose to spark confidence in their relationships. Carmel is trained as a Gestalt therapist and Art Therapist and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of concerns. These include and are not limited to:
(02) 9159 6093 View (02) 9159 6093
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Roselands, NSW 2196
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
As a seasoned and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teenagers, single adults, couples, and parents. My extensive background in cardiac physiology has provided me with a unique perspective on the intersection of physical health and mental well-being. In addition to my clinical practice, I am also qualified as a professional supervisor for counsellors.
(02) 9100 0945 View (02) 9100 0945

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Peakhurst, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Peakhurst, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Parenting
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Peakhurst, NSW see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Peakhurst?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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