Counselling in Saint Peters, NSW

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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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Sydney Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
I am Katherine Fallows, I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and an Art therapist. I provide art therapy to children, young people, adolescents and adults. I specialise in mobile art therapy where I can provide art therapy at you residence - this is helpful for people with a disability or mental health issues which can other wise be an obstacle for people accessing art therapy. My studio is currently in Bondi Junction above the train station so very accessible from any where in Sydney.
(02) 9100 0474 View (02) 9100 0474
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Janelle Wright Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
(02) 9053 4388 View (02) 9053 4388
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makingsensecounselling.com
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
Across all ages growth and learning never stops as we respond to the inevitability of life changes. My expertise as a mental health coach and a counsellor lies in collaborating with your strengths, courage and willingness to solve your problems, heal your pain and make you feel better about yourself. I am passionate about empowering wellbeing, enhancing self-belief and building resilience. I am best able to help by connecting with you on a meaningful level to generate clarity to your personal challenges and to facilitate the opening up of possibilities for you now, and for your future.
Across all ages growth and learning never stops as we respond to the inevitability of life changes. My expertise as a mental health coach and a counsellor lies in collaborating with your strengths, courage and willingness to solve your problems, heal your pain and make you feel better about yourself. I am passionate about empowering wellbeing, enhancing self-belief and building resilience. I am best able to help by connecting with you on a meaningful level to generate clarity to your personal challenges and to facilitate the opening up of possibilities for you now, and for your future.
(02) 8503 4107 View (02) 8503 4107
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Ilona Gaudin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
“How awesome to find you taking a brave leap and considering me to be your psychologist. I’m looking forward to meeting you, and getting to be your partner in your therapeutic journey. There is so much power in a warm, secure, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship to promote true healing and meaningful change. I believe whole-heartedly in providing that kind of space and energy for you at every session. Over my life I have been working hard to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in counselling in a wide range of modalities. I feel confident that I can help you on your pathway to the best version of yourself."
1300 045 646 View 1300 045 646
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Julie Chapman Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I love my work. I have been a practicing Psychologist for the last 13 years, working in addictions and trauma in public health. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, which has given me a thorough understanding of the complexity of problems that people experience. My skill lies in helping people understand the issues they bring to therapy, so that we can work together on evidence based solutions to solve them. I also like to think that I bring a friendly and personable approach to this process, making therapy a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
I love my work. I have been a practicing Psychologist for the last 13 years, working in addictions and trauma in public health. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, which has given me a thorough understanding of the complexity of problems that people experience. My skill lies in helping people understand the issues they bring to therapy, so that we can work together on evidence based solutions to solve them. I also like to think that I bring a friendly and personable approach to this process, making therapy a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
(02) 9160 3209 View (02) 9160 3209
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Mackie Demirel
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and one size does not fit all. Sometimes we are faced with obstacles that will interrupt our life path which requires support. My services are tailored to meet your individual needs, incorporating evidence-based approaches and creative therapies. I am passionate about providing holistic and creative counselling that focuses on a person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
I understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and one size does not fit all. Sometimes we are faced with obstacles that will interrupt our life path which requires support. My services are tailored to meet your individual needs, incorporating evidence-based approaches and creative therapies. I am passionate about providing holistic and creative counselling that focuses on a person's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
(02) 9100 0465 View (02) 9100 0465
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Maria Wallgren
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
Maria has experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and also as a non-counsellor, with client from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures in the corporate, academic, psychiatric, and not-for-profit sector. She believes the foundation for a good therapeutic relationship is based on empathy and respect, and she relates to her clients in a non-judgmental, supportive, positive, and creative way. Maria works with individuals, is fluent in Swedish, and has an extensive interest in cultural diversity and reducing stigma around mental illness.
Maria has experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, and also as a non-counsellor, with client from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures in the corporate, academic, psychiatric, and not-for-profit sector. She believes the foundation for a good therapeutic relationship is based on empathy and respect, and she relates to her clients in a non-judgmental, supportive, positive, and creative way. Maria works with individuals, is fluent in Swedish, and has an extensive interest in cultural diversity and reducing stigma around mental illness.
(02) 9158 6625 View (02) 9158 6625
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Ruth Berendt
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
My work is dedicated to providing people experiencing emotional distress and difficult life events with relief and a new way forward. As a registered psychotherapist, I've assisted many people like you to reconnect to their bodies, hearts and minds and move forward in positive ways. I create a nurturing space, where you can be yourself, and grow to make deep and lasting positive changes to your wellbeing and quality of life. I use a combination of trauma-based approaches, body-focussed psychotherapy, and creative therapies.
(02) 9541 8461 View (02) 9541 8461
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Michelle Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, NSW 2044
I specialise in self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural explorations, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self.
I specialise in self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural explorations, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self.
(02) 8074 5461 View (02) 8074 5461
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first things first counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Saint Peters, NSW 2044  (Online Only)
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
(02) 9100 0725 View (02) 9100 0725

More Therapists Nearby

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Venn Health
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Lisa is the principal psychologist at Venn Health, whose goal is to support clients through their individual challenges. Lisa aims to provide a warm, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment to foster a therapeutic partnership that works for you. Lisa is interested in working with a diverse range of clients, including adults and couples. She has an interest in working with people experiencing stress, anxiety, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, adjustment, workplace issues, depressed or low mood, adjustment, couples and relationship counselling.
Lisa is the principal psychologist at Venn Health, whose goal is to support clients through their individual challenges. Lisa aims to provide a warm, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment to foster a therapeutic partnership that works for you. Lisa is interested in working with a diverse range of clients, including adults and couples. She has an interest in working with people experiencing stress, anxiety, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, adjustment, workplace issues, depressed or low mood, adjustment, couples and relationship counselling.
(02) 9100 0885 View (02) 9100 0885
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Gina McClement
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Rosebery, NSW 2018
My expertise is processing stuck and unwanted emotion and behaviours, as well as thriving with ADHD. Founded by Gina McClement, Living In Bloom offers counselling, psychotherapy and ADHD therapy and coaching. I work with my clients to build a flourishing, purposeful and rewarding life, grown from a strong and healthy connection with oneself. The nature of life’s journey is to present us with twists and turns, challenges and adversity, but when we unfold and align with our unique and powerful authentic-self, life as we desire begins to flow. “When things change inside us, they begin to change all around us." (anon)
My expertise is processing stuck and unwanted emotion and behaviours, as well as thriving with ADHD. Founded by Gina McClement, Living In Bloom offers counselling, psychotherapy and ADHD therapy and coaching. I work with my clients to build a flourishing, purposeful and rewarding life, grown from a strong and healthy connection with oneself. The nature of life’s journey is to present us with twists and turns, challenges and adversity, but when we unfold and align with our unique and powerful authentic-self, life as we desire begins to flow. “When things change inside us, they begin to change all around us." (anon)
(02) 9100 0943 View (02) 9100 0943
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Katie Thorncraft
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
I work to help people create better relationships with themselves, and better relationships with other people. I help my clients to understand and learn to regulate what is happening in their bodies, dealing with anxiety, stress, depression and trauma in practical, tangible and simple ways. I aim to help people become less self-critical, frustrated and stressed and create a more meaningful life.
I work to help people create better relationships with themselves, and better relationships with other people. I help my clients to understand and learn to regulate what is happening in their bodies, dealing with anxiety, stress, depression and trauma in practical, tangible and simple ways. I aim to help people become less self-critical, frustrated and stressed and create a more meaningful life.
0432 586 344 View 0432 586 344
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Amber Rules - Sydney Addictions Recovery
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
7 Endorsed
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Do you struggle with drugs, alcohol, gambling or another addictive behaviour that is difficult to shake? Or are you a family member who is impacted by someone else's addictive behaviours? I can help you understand addiction and make sense of the chaos it causes in your life. Together, we'll use a combination of education, information and counselling support to ensure you can make choices that you're happy with, and live a life you're proud of. I also work with people experiencing complex mental and physical health issues that can accompany addiction, such as ADHD/ADD, chronic pain, relational difficulties, and psychiatric diagnoses.
Do you struggle with drugs, alcohol, gambling or another addictive behaviour that is difficult to shake? Or are you a family member who is impacted by someone else's addictive behaviours? I can help you understand addiction and make sense of the chaos it causes in your life. Together, we'll use a combination of education, information and counselling support to ensure you can make choices that you're happy with, and live a life you're proud of. I also work with people experiencing complex mental and physical health issues that can accompany addiction, such as ADHD/ADD, chronic pain, relational difficulties, and psychiatric diagnoses.
(02) 9158 6064 View (02) 9158 6064
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Danielle Maloney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds across a variety of mental health concerns. Her approach is patient-centered where treatment is based on an individualised plan employing an adjusted and empirically-valid application of psychology. She aims to work with her clients to reduce life suffering, cultivate resilience and coping and move towards psychological wellbeing.
Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds across a variety of mental health concerns. Her approach is patient-centered where treatment is based on an individualised plan employing an adjusted and empirically-valid application of psychology. She aims to work with her clients to reduce life suffering, cultivate resilience and coping and move towards psychological wellbeing.
(02) 9100 0976 View (02) 9100 0976
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Olivia Mackay
Counsellor
Petersham, NSW 2049
I specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, a therapeutic approach which involves collaborative work between the client and therapist. I bring a holistic view to my therapeutic work with each individual and integrate somatic and mindfulness elements as relevant and appropriate. Additionally, receiving an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood has given me a unique perspective on neurodiversity and a firsthand understanding of the profound shift in identity that often accompanies such a revelation.
I specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, a therapeutic approach which involves collaborative work between the client and therapist. I bring a holistic view to my therapeutic work with each individual and integrate somatic and mindfulness elements as relevant and appropriate. Additionally, receiving an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood has given me a unique perspective on neurodiversity and a firsthand understanding of the profound shift in identity that often accompanies such a revelation.
(02) 9100 0105 View (02) 9100 0105
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RewireMe Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Alexandria, NSW 2015
“Thank you for wanting to build a relationship with one of our psychologists. If you've been searching for a space where you can feel comfortable, loved and seen for the real you - we will be perfect for each other. At our practice every thought is given to your experience and your unique journey. Our time together will be grounded in meaning, purpose and your evolution. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with our clients, and developed a cutting-edge practice based on the reputation of our work. Personal growth and human optimisation is our healthy(ish) obsession!" - Principal Psychologist Charlene Neuhoff
“Thank you for wanting to build a relationship with one of our psychologists. If you've been searching for a space where you can feel comfortable, loved and seen for the real you - we will be perfect for each other. At our practice every thought is given to your experience and your unique journey. Our time together will be grounded in meaning, purpose and your evolution. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with our clients, and developed a cutting-edge practice based on the reputation of our work. Personal growth and human optimisation is our healthy(ish) obsession!" - Principal Psychologist Charlene Neuhoff
(02) 8294 2098 View (02) 8294 2098
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Lillian Richardson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, NSW 2042
I am a generally registered psychologist, primarily with experience utilising strengths-focused, recovery-oriented cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate some Schema and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) techniques into my practice. I have experience working with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, including issues related to low self-worth and self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, limited distress tolerance, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, and loneliness. I also have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a generally registered psychologist, primarily with experience utilising strengths-focused, recovery-oriented cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate some Schema and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) techniques into my practice. I have experience working with a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, including issues related to low self-worth and self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, limited distress tolerance, trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, and loneliness. I also have a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(02) 9100 0555 View (02) 9100 0555
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Jacqueline McDiarmid
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Glebe, NSW 2037
Are you fed with with not knowing what is happening in counselling room with your child or teen? Progress still not being made - in fact things are getting worse? Do you have a sense that you really need to learn some new parenting skills or that you and your partner are just not on the same page? Perhaps you have recently separated or your child has received a diagnosis like AD/HD? Maybe you are an adult family which is experiencing conflict and people are estranged - the whole family torn apart?
Are you fed with with not knowing what is happening in counselling room with your child or teen? Progress still not being made - in fact things are getting worse? Do you have a sense that you really need to learn some new parenting skills or that you and your partner are just not on the same page? Perhaps you have recently separated or your child has received a diagnosis like AD/HD? Maybe you are an adult family which is experiencing conflict and people are estranged - the whole family torn apart?
(02) 8776 3396 View (02) 8776 3396

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Saint Peters, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Saint Peters, NSW who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
82% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
73% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
64% Bereavement
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medibank Private
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Saint Peters, NSW see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Peters?

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.