Counselling in Port Kembla, NSW

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Matthew Lockwood
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
I have lived experience with rehabilitation from serious illness and injury. One day, out of the blue, my life was turned upside down. I can therefore listen to you and hear about your situation from a practical, not only a theoretical or clinical perspective.
I have lived experience with rehabilitation from serious illness and injury. One day, out of the blue, my life was turned upside down. I can therefore listen to you and hear about your situation from a practical, not only a theoretical or clinical perspective.
(08) 7078 7009 View (08) 7078 7009
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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
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Rhyle Baker
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
I am a registered psychologist with experience supporting people through a number of different concerns. I consider your needs, and aim to tailor therapy to be relevant to yourself. I am motivated to see people engage with their values, connect to the world around them, and build the action that contributes positively to life. It can be challenging to explore your current difficulties, so I appreciate the steps you have taken to better your life. I hope by working together with openness and respect, you might see the change you are after.
I am a registered psychologist with experience supporting people through a number of different concerns. I consider your needs, and aim to tailor therapy to be relevant to yourself. I am motivated to see people engage with their values, connect to the world around them, and build the action that contributes positively to life. It can be challenging to explore your current difficulties, so I appreciate the steps you have taken to better your life. I hope by working together with openness and respect, you might see the change you are after.
(02) 4210 5092 View (02) 4210 5092
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Peter Burgoyne
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
(02) 9159 6176 View (02) 9159 6176
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Joel Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
(02) 4214 4735 View (02) 4214 4735
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Tracey Rovere
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
(02) 4210 9059 View (02) 4210 9059
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Jessica Barlow
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
0406 194 973 View 0406 194 973

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Angela Chadwick Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corrimal, NSW 2518
Hello, I’m Angela, a seasoned psychologist with a decade of experience focusing on supporting individuals to heal from various traumatic experiences. Lover of the beach, a good sunset and piping hot tea. Ever felt trapped by past experiences, hindering your present? Whether it’s a traumatic birth, PTSD, persistent distressing beliefs, or childhood memories that still linger, know that you are not alone. My expertise lies in EMDR therapy, and I am currently only accepting referrals from individuals interested in this treatment modality.
Hello, I’m Angela, a seasoned psychologist with a decade of experience focusing on supporting individuals to heal from various traumatic experiences. Lover of the beach, a good sunset and piping hot tea. Ever felt trapped by past experiences, hindering your present? Whether it’s a traumatic birth, PTSD, persistent distressing beliefs, or childhood memories that still linger, know that you are not alone. My expertise lies in EMDR therapy, and I am currently only accepting referrals from individuals interested in this treatment modality.
(02) 4214 8727 View (02) 4214 8727
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Christina Quattropani
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Christina is an experienced Registered Psychologist with deep expertise in working with individuals with trauma and alcohol and other drug dependence. She is skilled in working across the lifespan, and across a range of different mental health issues. Christina is trained in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioural Approaches and Trauma-Informed Care, including EMDR therapy. Christina is trained in administering assessments including Autism, ADHD intelligence and academic testing. Christina is SIRA approved for WorkCover.
Christina is an experienced Registered Psychologist with deep expertise in working with individuals with trauma and alcohol and other drug dependence. She is skilled in working across the lifespan, and across a range of different mental health issues. Christina is trained in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioural Approaches and Trauma-Informed Care, including EMDR therapy. Christina is trained in administering assessments including Autism, ADHD intelligence and academic testing. Christina is SIRA approved for WorkCover.
(02) 4214 8252 View (02) 4214 8252
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Sandy Beech
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Sandy Is passionate and committed to being of service and looking at the whole person for a more holistic approach. A deep look at bringing about change for the client by allowing their awareness to grow and therefore being able to choose what’s best for them .. Sandy works at Quest for life several times a year on retreat with people that struggle with life’s challenges from anxiety and depression to cancer diagnosis and provides a safe and supportive space to gain a sense of peace. She encourages change with supporting her clients to access their own inner wisdom using different techniques that help support the client .
Sandy Is passionate and committed to being of service and looking at the whole person for a more holistic approach. A deep look at bringing about change for the client by allowing their awareness to grow and therefore being able to choose what’s best for them .. Sandy works at Quest for life several times a year on retreat with people that struggle with life’s challenges from anxiety and depression to cancer diagnosis and provides a safe and supportive space to gain a sense of peace. She encourages change with supporting her clients to access their own inner wisdom using different techniques that help support the client .
(02) 4208 0609 View (02) 4208 0609
Lucy Patarcic - Sex Therapist & Hypnotherapist
MSc
Verified Verified
Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
I am an experienced and highly qualified Sex Therapist, Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor, General Counsellor, Sex Educator and Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice at Bondi Junction and Wollongong (Fairy Meadow). I am passionate about helping people and find it extremely rewarding to see progress and positive changes that evolve in people’s lives. I use an integrated approach to therapy in a friendly, safe, professional & confidential environment. Expertise with Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, Painful Sex, Desire Discrepancy, Porn Addiction, Sex Addiction, Couples Counselling, General Counselling.
I am an experienced and highly qualified Sex Therapist, Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor, General Counsellor, Sex Educator and Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice at Bondi Junction and Wollongong (Fairy Meadow). I am passionate about helping people and find it extremely rewarding to see progress and positive changes that evolve in people’s lives. I use an integrated approach to therapy in a friendly, safe, professional & confidential environment. Expertise with Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, Painful Sex, Desire Discrepancy, Porn Addiction, Sex Addiction, Couples Counselling, General Counselling.
(02) 4214 8422 View (02) 4214 8422
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Kristina Suatoni
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Warilla, NSW 2528
Kristina is a psychologist and owner of Grow Psychology Space, located in Warilla, NSW. Kristina provides support to adults and children and adopts an attachment-focused, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in her work. Kristina's areas of interest include supporting individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and adjustment issues, improving the attachment between children and their caregivers, working with neurodiversity, and working with trauma. Kristina also provided EMDR therapy.
Kristina is a psychologist and owner of Grow Psychology Space, located in Warilla, NSW. Kristina provides support to adults and children and adopts an attachment-focused, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in her work. Kristina's areas of interest include supporting individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and adjustment issues, improving the attachment between children and their caregivers, working with neurodiversity, and working with trauma. Kristina also provided EMDR therapy.
(02) 4210 5116 View (02) 4210 5116
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EmpowerMind Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
I have a diverse background in counselling with a strong focus on assisting families in their journey towards improved mental and emotional well-being. With years of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of families facing various challenges and I worked with children and adolescents out of home care as a therapeutic worker for a not for profit organisation (DCJ). My approach to counselling is rooted in empathy, active listening, and a deep commitment to fostering healthier relationships within the family unit.
I have a diverse background in counselling with a strong focus on assisting families in their journey towards improved mental and emotional well-being. With years of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of families facing various challenges and I worked with children and adolescents out of home care as a therapeutic worker for a not for profit organisation (DCJ). My approach to counselling is rooted in empathy, active listening, and a deep commitment to fostering healthier relationships within the family unit.
(02) 9100 0651 View (02) 9100 0651
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Shoalhaven Psychology Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Shellharbour, NSW 2529
Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.
Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.
(02) 4058 4743 View (02) 4058 4743
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Tiarna Cunial
Art Therapist
Verified Verified
Yallah, NSW 2530
I am a registered art therapist with anzacata. My bread and butter is autism and psychosocial disability. I work with an ndis registered provider, ability links, to provide art psychotherapy to both people with a disability and the general public in both individual and group sessions, as well as art as therapy craft and art classes. We have a laser cutter, 3d printers, sublimation printer, cricut, inkjet printer, laser printer, laminator, heat press and are getting new craft tech regularly, so if you are a bit more techy than you are arty we might be the studio for you.
I am a registered art therapist with anzacata. My bread and butter is autism and psychosocial disability. I work with an ndis registered provider, ability links, to provide art psychotherapy to both people with a disability and the general public in both individual and group sessions, as well as art as therapy craft and art classes. We have a laser cutter, 3d printers, sublimation printer, cricut, inkjet printer, laser printer, laminator, heat press and are getting new craft tech regularly, so if you are a bit more techy than you are arty we might be the studio for you.
(02) 4208 0649 View (02) 4208 0649
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
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There's Always Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dapto, NSW 2530  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is hard. We look around and think 'how did I become this person?' Or even have us questioning who we are. During these times it can be helpful to seek some clarity from someone without bias or judgment. As a trauma-informed counsellor, I am passionate about helping people face the challenges life brings & doing all I can to equip them to overcome whatever it is they may be going through. We are not meant to struggle through alone.
Sometimes life is hard. We look around and think 'how did I become this person?' Or even have us questioning who we are. During these times it can be helpful to seek some clarity from someone without bias or judgment. As a trauma-informed counsellor, I am passionate about helping people face the challenges life brings & doing all I can to equip them to overcome whatever it is they may be going through. We are not meant to struggle through alone.
(02) 4214 4067 View (02) 4214 4067
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Phillip Horton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) providing professional and affordable psychotherapy services to treat a range of mental health difficulties and disorders. I specialise in the treatment of personality disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. I also offer services to support managing relationships, emotions and coping with life stressors. Free initial consultation and online treatment options are also available.
(02) 4210 5999 View (02) 4210 5999
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Ben Lee-Bates
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
From my own lived experience and from what I have witnessed in my practice, I strongly believe that psychotherapy has the power to make profound and positive impacts on people at all stages of their life. To achieve this I provide safe and judgement-free space to ensure that people feel heard, understood and accepted and I am always conscious to adapt my therapeutic approach based on a person’s specific needs and goals.
From my own lived experience and from what I have witnessed in my practice, I strongly believe that psychotherapy has the power to make profound and positive impacts on people at all stages of their life. To achieve this I provide safe and judgement-free space to ensure that people feel heard, understood and accepted and I am always conscious to adapt my therapeutic approach based on a person’s specific needs and goals.
(02) 4210 5148 View (02) 4210 5148
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Dr Aharon Aharon
Counsellor, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Unanderra, NSW 2526
Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). All matters can be mediated - Separation, Family & Children Matters, Property & Asset Settlement, Employer-Employee, School-Parent, Neighbour-neighbour & referrals from the Family Court. Mediation is an informal and less traumatic process than dealing with costly lawyers and traumatic court hearings. After mediation there can be followup counselling. If you have any issues which need mediation call me to discuss your situation. Not all relationships can be preserved, unfortunately, but through mediation an amicable solution may be reached
Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). All matters can be mediated - Separation, Family & Children Matters, Property & Asset Settlement, Employer-Employee, School-Parent, Neighbour-neighbour & referrals from the Family Court. Mediation is an informal and less traumatic process than dealing with costly lawyers and traumatic court hearings. After mediation there can be followup counselling. If you have any issues which need mediation call me to discuss your situation. Not all relationships can be preserved, unfortunately, but through mediation an amicable solution may be reached
(02) 4210 5049 View (02) 4210 5049

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Kembla, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Port Kembla, NSW who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Stress
71% Bereavement
71% Self Esteem
57% Anger Management
57% Alcohol Use

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Medicare Rebates
60% Medibank Private
40% Other

How Counsellors in Port Kembla, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Male
29% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Kembla?

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.