Counselling in Singleton, NSW

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Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
Sometimes life feels like it is getting out of hand. You are transitioning through different phases of life and your expectations are changing as you do. You are frustrated that things are not going the way you had hoped or planned, and you aren't sure why? You may not be connected in the ways you'd like with your family or friends, so you don't have the personal support network that people are designed to rely upon. You wonder how other people manage and you feel like you should be, too...but you don't feel like you have any control and you aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You just need some help without judgement.
(02) 4058 4563 View (02) 4058 4563
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Grahame Smith Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330  (Online Only)
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
Grahame understands that the struggles his clients encounter in life are often not just one difficulty but are made up of many things. The clients he supports have sort assistance because their situations have caused their coping mechanisms to come under great strain and the quality of life they value so much has diminished, effecting how they see themselves and the people around them. Grahame has found the people he has assisted in counselling have tried to manage these difficulties and in doing so have developed their own strategies and coping skills with many being personal strengths, which he is committed to enhancing.
(02) 5504 1980 View (02) 5504 1980
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Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578
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Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
Gerard engages with clients in a warm and compassionate, person-centred therapeutic manner.His approach and experience is the bedrock for creating a safe and non-judgmental therapy space for clients from age 10 years old and upwards. Often Gerard's clients present with struggles such as overwhelming levels of stress, relationship challenges, elevated anxiety, depression and self-doubt. These clients generally come to work with Gerard to develop improved coping skills with the view to forging lives that are more manageable and enjoyable, despite the inevitable challenges that life presents.
(02) 4005 2921 View (02) 4005 2921
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Angela Morillas-Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
(02) 4075 9980 View (02) 4075 9980
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Amanda Labron Johnson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Singleton, NSW 2330
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
Counselling is a creative, very human process. I work with a person centred, integrative approach drawing from a range of counselling modalities. Attunement in the therapeutic relationship is key. This ensures that the counselling process is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Reflecting on one’s deepest issues, life path, pain and joy can be a transformative experience leading to insights and change. Witnessing and facilitating this therapeutic process and positive outcomes for clients is what continually renews my passion for this work. I work with adults, teens and children. For younger children I work with play therapy.
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Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Singleton, NSW 2330
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
Stephanie is a warm, compassionate listener who creates a safe, confidential space while helping you navigate challenges. She is empathetic in her personality. She'll work with you to form a therapy plan to suit your personal goals. She'll support you on your journey to a new self-awareness and change, using a person-centred approach and integrating modalities to help you navigate a healing path and make confident choices. Homework is an integral part of the process, and she uses a variety of modalities to help you progress.
(02) 4075 9848 View (02) 4075 9848

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Start Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Reedy Creek, NSW 2330  (Online Only)
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
We are a group of compassionate and experienced therapists. We have experience in treating children; adolescents and adults and can assist with issues such as: Dealing with grief and loss; Understanding sexuality and gender issues; Disordered eating; Personality disorders Mood disorders; Anxiety; Depression; Dealing with life transitions; and Anger management. ​ We also provide full cognitive assessments for adults (16 ​​years and older), including interpretive reports.
(02) 5602 4040 View (02) 5602 4040

Online Therapists

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Shevera Gunasekera
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Gordon, NSW 2072
I use interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and mindfulness approach to help people.
I use interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and mindfulness approach to help people.
(02) 8403 2796 x61 View (02) 8403 2796 x61
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Rachael Cheong
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Penrith, NSW 2750
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate and experienced in providing evidence-based treatment to all my clients and tailor interventions to suit each unique individual. I have an avid interest in the diagnostic processes and treatment approaches relating to Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) particularly for females, as both conditions are widely misdiagnosed in women, often coined as anxiety-related disorders or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I am constantly learning, growing and critically reflecting on my practice to continue supporting clients in a neurodiverse affirming manner.
I am passionate and experienced in providing evidence-based treatment to all my clients and tailor interventions to suit each unique individual. I have an avid interest in the diagnostic processes and treatment approaches relating to Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) particularly for females, as both conditions are widely misdiagnosed in women, often coined as anxiety-related disorders or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I am constantly learning, growing and critically reflecting on my practice to continue supporting clients in a neurodiverse affirming manner.
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Sean Dickson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Caringbah, NSW 2229
I have been providing psychological services for over 20 years and have experience in both the private and corporate sectors. I am a warm, supportive and highly experienced psychologist dedicated to helping you overcome depression, anxiety, stress and other longstanding issues. I am committed to delivering effective and long-lasting results in your personal life and relationships. I use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
I have been providing psychological services for over 20 years and have experience in both the private and corporate sectors. I am a warm, supportive and highly experienced psychologist dedicated to helping you overcome depression, anxiety, stress and other longstanding issues. I am committed to delivering effective and long-lasting results in your personal life and relationships. I use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
(02) 8766 0685 View (02) 8766 0685
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Caitlyn Teasel
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Sylvania, NSW 2224  (Online Only)
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
Life can be filled with an array of challenging experiences and emotions. Let’s explore your circumstances in a secure and non-judgmental manner, allowing you the opportunity to become aware of the issues, needs and goals best suited to a positive shift in your life.
(02) 7501 0833 View (02) 7501 0833
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Georgia Connor - Self Space Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rozelle, NSW 2039
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel numb or overwhelmed? Or that you're just going through the motions of life? That the critical voice in your head is a constant companion and you don't know what you're doing. Perhaps this makes you feel that you're not enough or all too much. Facing these challenges alone can leave you feeling completely stuck. At Self Space Therapy, I provide a safe, compassionate and welcoming space to meet you where you are. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and authenticity to work towards deepening awareness, acceptance, growth and change.
Do you feel numb or overwhelmed? Or that you're just going through the motions of life? That the critical voice in your head is a constant companion and you don't know what you're doing. Perhaps this makes you feel that you're not enough or all too much. Facing these challenges alone can leave you feeling completely stuck. At Self Space Therapy, I provide a safe, compassionate and welcoming space to meet you where you are. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship based on trust and authenticity to work towards deepening awareness, acceptance, growth and change.
(02) 9100 0211 View (02) 9100 0211
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Janine Di-Masi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Wyong, NSW 2259
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
Janine is a youth focused psychologist who has a contemporary take on traditional psychology. Janine uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy as well as trauma informed principles, neuroscience and understands the importance of creativity. The goal is to address mental health symptoms to improve young people’s social and emotional functioning. Janine is child, youth and family friendly. She works out of The Seedpod Therapy (under 30's Clinic in Wyong NSW). You can access Janine via MHCP and please let us know if you are worried about your financial circumstances, this should not be a barrier to experienced support and consistent care.
(02) 4306 7539 View (02) 4306 7539
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Parvani Pinnewala
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Drummoyne, NSW 2047
I am a Clinical Psychologist in UK (CPsychol) and Sri Lanka and a registered Psychologist in Australia. I work with a range of mental health issues including depression, stress, adjustment disorders, anxiety (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, separation anxiety), OCD, bereavement and grief issues, woman’s issues, self-esteem, personal development, self/identity issues, trauma and recovery, anger management, relational issues (including interpersonal, couple and family), emotion regulation, sexuality/gender identity, acculturation, self-harm/suicide serious mental illness, pain management and addictions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in UK (CPsychol) and Sri Lanka and a registered Psychologist in Australia. I work with a range of mental health issues including depression, stress, adjustment disorders, anxiety (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, separation anxiety), OCD, bereavement and grief issues, woman’s issues, self-esteem, personal development, self/identity issues, trauma and recovery, anger management, relational issues (including interpersonal, couple and family), emotion regulation, sexuality/gender identity, acculturation, self-harm/suicide serious mental illness, pain management and addictions.
(02) 9158 6319 View (02) 9158 6319
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Kirthana Selvaraj, Art Therapist, AThR, Counsellor
Art Therapist, AThR
Verified
Marrickville, NSW 2204  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I aim to support you within areas of relationship issues, family conflict, building confidence, racial trauma, burnout, diverse body image, gender and sexuality, work stress , imposter syndrome, social justice fatigue, coping with anxiety, depression and loneliness. My therapeutic stance is deeply embedded in an intersectional philosophy. I offer Art Therapy, where I support you to explore, using imagination, metaphor and symbolism, I also offer Counselling that is progressive, relational, creative and adaptive to your therapeutic goals.
I aim to support you within areas of relationship issues, family conflict, building confidence, racial trauma, burnout, diverse body image, gender and sexuality, work stress , imposter syndrome, social justice fatigue, coping with anxiety, depression and loneliness. My therapeutic stance is deeply embedded in an intersectional philosophy. I offer Art Therapy, where I support you to explore, using imagination, metaphor and symbolism, I also offer Counselling that is progressive, relational, creative and adaptive to your therapeutic goals.
(02) 8074 5775 View (02) 8074 5775
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Intimate Matters
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
I am a qualified sexuality counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling and Masters of Science in Medicine (Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. My mission is to help my clients enjoy fulfilling and vibrant intimacy at any age and stage of their lives.
I am a qualified sexuality counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling and Masters of Science in Medicine (Sexual Health) from The University of Sydney. My mission is to help my clients enjoy fulfilling and vibrant intimacy at any age and stage of their lives.
(02) 9186 4471 View (02) 9186 4471
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Lighthouse Therapeutic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Kogarah, NSW 2217
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
(02) 8806 0119 View (02) 8806 0119
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Harriet Iles
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Cremorne, NSW 2090
Harriet is a consultant psychologist who works across private practice, corporate and hospital settings. Harriet has a special interest in delivering evidence based treatment to children, adolescents and adults who present with an eating disorder, clinical perfectionism, core low self esteem, anxiety-based and/or mood symptoms. She also enjoys working with clients and patients on confidence building, overcoming imposter syndrome, habit formation, routine scheduling and organisation. Her approach is client-centred, and an overarching goal in her work is to empower people to better navigate and thrive in their worlds.
Harriet is a consultant psychologist who works across private practice, corporate and hospital settings. Harriet has a special interest in delivering evidence based treatment to children, adolescents and adults who present with an eating disorder, clinical perfectionism, core low self esteem, anxiety-based and/or mood symptoms. She also enjoys working with clients and patients on confidence building, overcoming imposter syndrome, habit formation, routine scheduling and organisation. Her approach is client-centred, and an overarching goal in her work is to empower people to better navigate and thrive in their worlds.
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Arana Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Paul is a Registered Psychologist with experience working primarily with adults. He is passionate about supporting individuals make meaningful change to their lives and helping them through challenging transitions. As well as strategies to assist with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, trauma & PTSD, and relationships, Paul has extensive experience working in the Workers Compensation space – supporting recovery and transition. To complement his training and practice as a psychologist, Paul draws on his many years of experience as a corporate professional. Originally from the UK, Paul has been a
Paul is a Registered Psychologist with experience working primarily with adults. He is passionate about supporting individuals make meaningful change to their lives and helping them through challenging transitions. As well as strategies to assist with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, perfectionism, trauma & PTSD, and relationships, Paul has extensive experience working in the Workers Compensation space – supporting recovery and transition. To complement his training and practice as a psychologist, Paul draws on his many years of experience as a corporate professional. Originally from the UK, Paul has been a
(02) 8074 5793 View (02) 8074 5793

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Singleton, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Singleton, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
86% Bereavement
86% Anger Management
86% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Singleton, NSW see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Singleton?

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.