Counselling in Riverwood, NSW

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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470
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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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Ji Fang Zhou
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverwood, NSW 2210
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.
(02) 8105 5074 View (02) 8105 5074
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Michelle Boyle Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Riverwood, 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.
(02) 7501 0601 View (02) 7501 0601
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Rebecca Nakhoul
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
Rebecca is aware it can be confronting to speak with someone about the things upsetting us. It is for this reason she makes it her job to ensure individuals feel comfortable and confident in the therapy process. She does so by being warm and empathetic whilst maintaining an evidenced-based approach. She primarily works with adults who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, burnout, procrastination and perfectionism, self-esteem difficulties, attachment difficulties, grief, personality difficulties, OCD, workplace issues, difficulties with gender and identity, family dynamics and much more.
(02) 8105 6677 View (02) 8105 6677

More Therapists Nearby

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Christopher Laundy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
I have over ten years of experience working with a broad range of psychological issues, including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and more. With great energy and good humour, I build strong professional bonds and draw upon numerous science-based skills, strategies, and resources – designed to bring meaningful and lasting change.
I have over ten years of experience working with a broad range of psychological issues, including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and more. With great energy and good humour, I build strong professional bonds and draw upon numerous science-based skills, strategies, and resources – designed to bring meaningful and lasting change.
(02) 9054 5872 View (02) 9054 5872
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Fiona Tzouramanis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kingsgrove, NSW 2208
Not accepting new clients
Fiona is a Registered Psychologist and Marte Meo Therapist, who has provided counselling and therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families for approximately 15 years. Fiona takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her work, involving school staff, Medical and Allied Health practitioners where appropriate to ensure each client has the support they need to have the best chance at success in therapy. Fiona is client focused and believes in the importance of developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with each of her clients in order to meet their needs and to provide the best outcome.
Fiona is a Registered Psychologist and Marte Meo Therapist, who has provided counselling and therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families for approximately 15 years. Fiona takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her work, involving school staff, Medical and Allied Health practitioners where appropriate to ensure each client has the support they need to have the best chance at success in therapy. Fiona is client focused and believes in the importance of developing a trusting therapeutic relationship with each of her clients in order to meet their needs and to provide the best outcome.
(02) 8766 0513 View (02) 8766 0513
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Tim Wardeiner
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Tim has over five years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist. His passion for his work has taken him to Victoria, the Northern Territory, and now a Sydney based clinic, Mind Project.
Tim has over five years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist. His passion for his work has taken him to Victoria, the Northern Territory, and now a Sydney based clinic, Mind Project.
(02) 8105 5538 View (02) 8105 5538
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Hayley Yi
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Roselands, NSW 2196
Building strong minds and relationships across the lifespan. I work with children and teens with a range of behavioural concerns, emotional outbursts and school refusal, and engage them in activities and learning in session, as well as coaching for parents. I work with adults with relationship difficulties, complex traumas, and people-pleasing habits, and provide them with the right tools to communicate assertively, set healthy boundaries and express self-confidence. Auslan is available.
Building strong minds and relationships across the lifespan. I work with children and teens with a range of behavioural concerns, emotional outbursts and school refusal, and engage them in activities and learning in session, as well as coaching for parents. I work with adults with relationship difficulties, complex traumas, and people-pleasing habits, and provide them with the right tools to communicate assertively, set healthy boundaries and express self-confidence. Auslan is available.
(02) 8105 6141 View (02) 8105 6141
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Inner Motus Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Padstow, NSW 2211
I’m Ruby, owner of Inner Motus Therapy (www.innermotustherapy.com). I am a Counsellor and a Breathwork practitioner. I have worked in multiple areas such as domestic and family violences spaces, with the LGBTIQA+ communities, youth and children, mental health and a range of alternative therapeutic spaces. I am deeply interested in how the body stores trauma and patterned states. I work with clients with a gentle approach to help integrate or find new ways of being that help us move towards what we want and need. I use techniques and tools such as somatic work, needs following, breathwork and talk therapy.
I’m Ruby, owner of Inner Motus Therapy (www.innermotustherapy.com). I am a Counsellor and a Breathwork practitioner. I have worked in multiple areas such as domestic and family violences spaces, with the LGBTIQA+ communities, youth and children, mental health and a range of alternative therapeutic spaces. I am deeply interested in how the body stores trauma and patterned states. I work with clients with a gentle approach to help integrate or find new ways of being that help us move towards what we want and need. I use techniques and tools such as somatic work, needs following, breathwork and talk therapy.
(02) 8105 6471 x61 View (02) 8105 6471 x61
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Rodney Masri
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Punchbowl, NSW 2196
Having lived with Mental Health and its ups and downs, I have been able to overcome the negative ways of my Mental Health and gain valuable knowledge and experience which relates to my clients in ways that is understandable and respectful to them. I have also developed skills in working with teenagers and their families through Family Therapy, listening to concerns of parents and the needs of the children. Similarly, Marriage Counselling also focuses on communication and the understanding of one another's emotions, whereby couples are able to express their feelings and be heard in a respectful manner to help better the relationship.
Having lived with Mental Health and its ups and downs, I have been able to overcome the negative ways of my Mental Health and gain valuable knowledge and experience which relates to my clients in ways that is understandable and respectful to them. I have also developed skills in working with teenagers and their families through Family Therapy, listening to concerns of parents and the needs of the children. Similarly, Marriage Counselling also focuses on communication and the understanding of one another's emotions, whereby couples are able to express their feelings and be heard in a respectful manner to help better the relationship.
(02) 8105 5336 View (02) 8105 5336
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Timothy Joss
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
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.
(02) 7501 0537 View (02) 7501 0537
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Xuan Tan - Clinical Registrar - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
(03) 7003 2350 View (03) 7003 2350
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Neha Kapoor | Novo Empower Counselling
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist and owner of Novo Empower Counselling. I have over a decade of experience empowering and guiding couples and individuals through the intricate pathways of life and relationships. I utilise a diverse array of proven approaches to create tailored programs that unlock insights, resolve conflicts, and nurture growth. I offer both in-person and online counselling options to accommodate different needs of my clients.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist and owner of Novo Empower Counselling. I have over a decade of experience empowering and guiding couples and individuals through the intricate pathways of life and relationships. I utilise a diverse array of proven approaches to create tailored programs that unlock insights, resolve conflicts, and nurture growth. I offer both in-person and online counselling options to accommodate different needs of my clients.
0410 637 225 View 0410 637 225
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Karina Lazarou
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Penshurst, NSW 2222
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
I understand that coming to therapy takes a lot of courage, and I endeavour to make therapy a supportive and warm space, where you can feel safe to explore your inner workings. I see adults presenting with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, a lack of purpose and drive, conflicts in relationships, low self-confidence, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the multifaceted struggles of being human.
(02) 8105 5669 View (02) 8105 5669
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Connie Easterbrook Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Experiencing relationship struggles or marriage breakdown. Wanting to refresh, renew or repair your relationship with your partner or loved one. Overwhelmed by grief and sadness. Anxious. Depressed. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Low self-esteem. If you are looking for compassionate care, support, hope for the future and a transformed emotional life - then I may be able to help. I am a warm, relational counsellor who offers experience, wisdom and compassion. I can provide practical skills and strategies to assist alongside empowering you to find your own unique way forward.
Experiencing relationship struggles or marriage breakdown. Wanting to refresh, renew or repair your relationship with your partner or loved one. Overwhelmed by grief and sadness. Anxious. Depressed. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Discouraged. Low self-esteem. If you are looking for compassionate care, support, hope for the future and a transformed emotional life - then I may be able to help. I am a warm, relational counsellor who offers experience, wisdom and compassion. I can provide practical skills and strategies to assist alongside empowering you to find your own unique way forward.
(02) 7501 0787 View (02) 7501 0787
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Rosette Rouhana
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, NSW 2209
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
Welcome! I am a registered Arts Therapist, committed to supporting individuals in their health and wellbeing journey. Arts Therapy offers you an expressive language that can be used alongside talk therapy, or as your sole form of communication within the therapy space, and can be a powerful tool in finding new ways to make meaning of the concerns or challenges you may be faced with. I provide a person-centred, integrative and trauma-informed approach to adults facing challenges with their mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, general anxiety disorders and depression.
(02) 8105 5774 View (02) 8105 5774
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Christina Dionisopoulos
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hurstville, NSW 2220
As a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience I understand the need to access support as soon as possible and to ensure that the client is provided with the tools and strategies in order for them to make positive changes in their lives. That is why TIVITI was established . To provide Positivity through Psychology. My aim is to help empower people to explore the challenges they are facing in life and make positive changes.
As a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience I understand the need to access support as soon as possible and to ensure that the client is provided with the tools and strategies in order for them to make positive changes in their lives. That is why TIVITI was established . To provide Positivity through Psychology. My aim is to help empower people to explore the challenges they are facing in life and make positive changes.
(02) 8806 1212 View (02) 8806 1212
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Irene Valis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mortdale, NSW 2223
Welcome. My heartfelt intention is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to feel heard, healed and whole. Using mindbody principles of Gestalt Therapy, I offer a personalised, relational and embodied approach to supporting women who may be experiencing a disconnect from themselves, others or their environment - whether it be through symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, overwhelm, sexual assault or chronic health conditions. By healing past traumas, emotions and narratives that are impeding and impacting our lives in the present, the result is lasting change, internal safety and a coming home to oneself.
Welcome. My heartfelt intention is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to feel heard, healed and whole. Using mindbody principles of Gestalt Therapy, I offer a personalised, relational and embodied approach to supporting women who may be experiencing a disconnect from themselves, others or their environment - whether it be through symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, overwhelm, sexual assault or chronic health conditions. By healing past traumas, emotions and narratives that are impeding and impacting our lives in the present, the result is lasting change, internal safety and a coming home to oneself.
(02) 8105 5981 View (02) 8105 5981
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Maureen Deeb
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Padstow, NSW 2211
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I have lived through a lot of different experiences. Born in Australia and one of 10 children. My marriage was mixed racially and I had 5 children of my own, who are now adults and am now blessed with a grandchild. I am divorced. I sought counselling for my own healing and eventually studied at a mature age. I now have the privilege of helping others through their life challenges, family, parenting, relationship issues, grief, mental health, whatever the struggle is.
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I have lived through a lot of different experiences. Born in Australia and one of 10 children. My marriage was mixed racially and I had 5 children of my own, who are now adults and am now blessed with a grandchild. I am divorced. I sought counselling for my own healing and eventually studied at a mature age. I now have the privilege of helping others through their life challenges, family, parenting, relationship issues, grief, mental health, whatever the struggle is.
(02) 8105 6747 View (02) 8105 6747

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Riverwood, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Riverwood, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Men's Issues
60% ADHD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
67% NDIS
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Riverwood, NSW see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Riverwood?

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.