Counselling in Pottsville, NSW

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Maggie Clark
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Hi, I’m Maggie. We all get stuck sometimes. I hope you can find a way to have a happy life. My 15 years teaching meditation and working with groups has given me a lot of experience aiding people as they grow, develop and find more joy. In recent times I has moved into the counselling arena. I believe that given the right circumstance we all have the potential to grow into the best versions of ourselves. No matter what you are going through, there is always a path back to peace and happiness. The first step is to make the choice to do something to help yourself. If you are here, that's a great start.
Hi, I’m Maggie. We all get stuck sometimes. I hope you can find a way to have a happy life. My 15 years teaching meditation and working with groups has given me a lot of experience aiding people as they grow, develop and find more joy. In recent times I has moved into the counselling arena. I believe that given the right circumstance we all have the potential to grow into the best versions of ourselves. No matter what you are going through, there is always a path back to peace and happiness. The first step is to make the choice to do something to help yourself. If you are here, that's a great start.
(02) 5604 4011 View (02) 5604 4011
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Ben McGregor Coaching
MSc
Pottsville, NSW 2489
With a proven record of success in education for over twenty years, Ben demonstrates exemplary professionalism, outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for helping people perform at their peak. A certified Master of Coaching Psychology from The University of Sydney and a double degree in Education ensures Ben is well researched and informed when it comes to coaching people to be better.
With a proven record of success in education for over twenty years, Ben demonstrates exemplary professionalism, outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for helping people perform at their peak. A certified Master of Coaching Psychology from The University of Sydney and a double degree in Education ensures Ben is well researched and informed when it comes to coaching people to be better.
(02) 5657 4179 View (02) 5657 4179
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Dr Renee Cachia
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
(02) 6188 7018 View (02) 6188 7018
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Coastal counselling walk and talk therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
At Coastal Counselling Walk & Talk Therapy, I believe in the transformative power of nature, movement, and courageous conversations. By blending these elements, I create a unique therapeutic experience along the stunning coastline stretching from Evans Head to Kingscliff. Imagine the calming rhythm of the waves becoming a backdrop to our sessions, enhancing the healing process as we explore your challenges and triumphs.
At Coastal Counselling Walk & Talk Therapy, I believe in the transformative power of nature, movement, and courageous conversations. By blending these elements, I create a unique therapeutic experience along the stunning coastline stretching from Evans Head to Kingscliff. Imagine the calming rhythm of the waves becoming a backdrop to our sessions, enhancing the healing process as we explore your challenges and triumphs.
(08) 7828 2813 View (08) 7828 2813
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Elise (Sakina) Bridgeman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Life presents us with unique challenges and complex emotions and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and seeking clarity. I offer support to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of unique issues and concerns. If you're struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, school issues or navigating life transitions, I am here to offer you unwavering support. Together, we will explore the various dimensions of your obstacles and find a path forward that allows you to reclaim your sense of wholeness, connection, and confidence.
Life presents us with unique challenges and complex emotions and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and seeking clarity. I offer support to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of unique issues and concerns. If you're struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, school issues or navigating life transitions, I am here to offer you unwavering support. Together, we will explore the various dimensions of your obstacles and find a path forward that allows you to reclaim your sense of wholeness, connection, and confidence.
(02) 5603 0914 View (02) 5603 0914
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Monika McIntosh
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child & adolescent development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports personal growth and deeper connection to people and the world around us.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR therapist specialising in child & adolescent development, mental health and trauma across lifespan. I am deeply aware that the story we each bring to therapy is unique. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space that enables my clients, regardless of age, to find their own voice and live an authentic, fulfilling life. I believe that through having a safe space to explore our stories, feelings, thoughts, and embodied communication, we can transform this awareness into energy that supports personal growth and deeper connection to people and the world around us.
(02) 5657 6577 View (02) 5657 6577
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Gretta Hazel Bottomley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Not accepting new clients
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
I am a warm and compassionate therapist who priorities her therapeutic relationship with clients. I believe that a collaborative, client-focused approach creates a strong foundation to work through difficult experiences, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. I have experience working with adults struggling with a range of concerns including relationship distress, parenting difficulties, difficulty coping with traumatic or stressful events and changes, mood problems, and personality disorders.
(02) 5605 0934 View (02) 5605 0934
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Anna Mavay Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Anna has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of mental health, trauma, relationships, neurodiversity and addiction. Anna’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic, holistic, eclectic and compassionate. Anna will gently support you to uncover unresolved feelings and issues that keep you stuck, repeating negative patterns, which can cause issues such as anxiety, depression, co-dependence, chronic worry, anger, perfectionism, eating disorders, hopelessness, difficult relationships, low self esteem, loneliness, disease and addiction. Anna also has extensive experience working with groups, couples and families.
Anna has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of mental health, trauma, relationships, neurodiversity and addiction. Anna’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic, holistic, eclectic and compassionate. Anna will gently support you to uncover unresolved feelings and issues that keep you stuck, repeating negative patterns, which can cause issues such as anxiety, depression, co-dependence, chronic worry, anger, perfectionism, eating disorders, hopelessness, difficult relationships, low self esteem, loneliness, disease and addiction. Anna also has extensive experience working with groups, couples and families.
(02) 5603 6198 View (02) 5603 6198
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Nathan Dick
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Do you argue about who is to blame? Or, do you feel disconnected from yourself, your friends or children? Are you longing for more from your life? I'd love to help. My approach is relational, non-judgemental and de-pathologising. I aim to level the power imbalance, so, rather than being the expert, we work together in an authentic collaborative relationship in a process of awareness-raising. Together, we come to understand habitual patterns, unmet attachment needs & longings - toward desired, lasting change through open, safe and honest communication with clear boundaries.
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Do you argue about who is to blame? Or, do you feel disconnected from yourself, your friends or children? Are you longing for more from your life? I'd love to help. My approach is relational, non-judgemental and de-pathologising. I aim to level the power imbalance, so, rather than being the expert, we work together in an authentic collaborative relationship in a process of awareness-raising. Together, we come to understand habitual patterns, unmet attachment needs & longings - toward desired, lasting change through open, safe and honest communication with clear boundaries.
0413 529 638 View 0413 529 638
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Lisa Toman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
I'm here to guide your personal growth journey. Like seeds, humans thrive in nurturing environments. I explore life's interconnectedness, enriching our well-being. Challenges are opportunities for transformation. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals in turning these challenges into sources of vitality, passion and fulfilment. Every challenge uncovers hidden potential. We'll delve deep, uncovering root causes for lasting healing and growth, allowing you to flourish authentically.
I'm here to guide your personal growth journey. Like seeds, humans thrive in nurturing environments. I explore life's interconnectedness, enriching our well-being. Challenges are opportunities for transformation. Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals in turning these challenges into sources of vitality, passion and fulfilment. Every challenge uncovers hidden potential. We'll delve deep, uncovering root causes for lasting healing and growth, allowing you to flourish authentically.
(02) 5604 8040 View (02) 5604 8040
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Kat Daylyn
MA
Pottsville, NSW 2489
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
(08) 5129 0757 View (08) 5129 0757
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Libby Tooth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
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Mairead Cleary
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
If you're looking for someone to support you to find your own answers, I can help. You don't have to live your life in isolation, anxiety or constant self-judgement, even if it feels like it's been that way forever. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. Yes, life is challenging, sometimes scary and often confusing. But with proper support it's possible to find your own ground, your own voice and your own place in it all.
If you're looking for someone to support you to find your own answers, I can help. You don't have to live your life in isolation, anxiety or constant self-judgement, even if it feels like it's been that way forever. If the climate crisis is overwhelming and consuming you I understand, because I've been there. Yes, life is challenging, sometimes scary and often confusing. But with proper support it's possible to find your own ground, your own voice and your own place in it all.
(07) 5655 7491 View (07) 5655 7491
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Dharma Psychology
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Lorretta has over 20 years experience providing evidence based psychology grounded in traditional Buddhist mindfulness, perspectives and wisdom insights. University based. Medicare Provider. No Faith Req. Individual, Couples, EMDR , Workcover, NDIS, Family therapy & Palliative care. A fully trained EMDR practitioner. Memberships : APS & AASW & AABCAP ensuring ethical and professional standards. No referral required unless wanting to claim a rebate. I offer a space of deep acceptance, compassion and expertise “Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness " Peter. A. Levine.
Lorretta has over 20 years experience providing evidence based psychology grounded in traditional Buddhist mindfulness, perspectives and wisdom insights. University based. Medicare Provider. No Faith Req. Individual, Couples, EMDR , Workcover, NDIS, Family therapy & Palliative care. A fully trained EMDR practitioner. Memberships : APS & AASW & AABCAP ensuring ethical and professional standards. No referral required unless wanting to claim a rebate. I offer a space of deep acceptance, compassion and expertise “Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness " Peter. A. Levine.
(02) 5602 4119 View (02) 5602 4119
Succoris Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
(03) 9007 0490 View (03) 9007 0490

More Therapists Nearby

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Marsha Gusti Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Kingscliff, NSW 2487
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
(07) 2000 4286 View (07) 2000 4286
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Brigid Blanckenberg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Billinudgel, NSW 2483
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to build connection with values and understanding of life challenges. I draw on a range of evidence based modalities to support growth, including EMDR, Schema Therapy, DBT skills and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I adopt an attachment focused approach to my work, which considers the impacts of childhood and developmental experiences on the beliefs we have about ourselves and our relationships with others.
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to build connection with values and understanding of life challenges. I draw on a range of evidence based modalities to support growth, including EMDR, Schema Therapy, DBT skills and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I adopt an attachment focused approach to my work, which considers the impacts of childhood and developmental experiences on the beliefs we have about ourselves and our relationships with others.
(02) 5604 6892 View (02) 5604 6892
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Lisa Moore
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Casuarina, NSW 2487
I want you to know that you are not alone. The desires we share — to love and be loved, to embrace self-acceptance, and to feel in control of our lives — may seem straightforward, yet the journey to achieving them is often complex. I am here to support you, whether you're facing a small hurdle, a major crisis, or seeking the courage to embark on something new. I will consider it a privilege to be your guide and counsellor, offering a safe haven characterised by compassion, non-judgment, and strict confidentiality. Together, we can explore your challenges, navigate the complexities, and work towards creating the life you desire.
I want you to know that you are not alone. The desires we share — to love and be loved, to embrace self-acceptance, and to feel in control of our lives — may seem straightforward, yet the journey to achieving them is often complex. I am here to support you, whether you're facing a small hurdle, a major crisis, or seeking the courage to embark on something new. I will consider it a privilege to be your guide and counsellor, offering a safe haven characterised by compassion, non-judgment, and strict confidentiality. Together, we can explore your challenges, navigate the complexities, and work towards creating the life you desire.
(02) 5604 9260 View (02) 5604 9260
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Will Heaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brunswick Heads, NSW 2483
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
Will is a warm and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and create a rich, full and meaningful life. He provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and collaborative approach to treatment. Will works with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.
(02) 4404 0103 View (02) 4404 0103
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Jane Dodding
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kingscliff, NSW 2487  (Online Only)
I work with adults who are often struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and/or interpersonal relationships. Using telehealth, gives you the ability to get support from the privacy and comfort of your own home or elsewhere you feel safe. I provide a kind, warm, empathetic environment for you to explore your concerns and symptoms and I support you to expand your psychological flexibility and enhance coping strategies. I specialise in working with rural communities, mining families, and health professionals.
I work with adults who are often struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and/or interpersonal relationships. Using telehealth, gives you the ability to get support from the privacy and comfort of your own home or elsewhere you feel safe. I provide a kind, warm, empathetic environment for you to explore your concerns and symptoms and I support you to expand your psychological flexibility and enhance coping strategies. I specialise in working with rural communities, mining families, and health professionals.
(08) 7008 7171 View (08) 7008 7171

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pottsville, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Pottsville, NSW who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
87% Coping Skills
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Life Transitions
73% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Medicare Rebates
50% NDIS
33% Other

How Counsellors in Pottsville, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pottsville?

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.