Counselling in Speers Point, NSW

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Sharon Atkins
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Speers Point, NSW 2284
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Hypnotherapist, and I have been providing counselling for over 9 years. Have you been experiencing mental/physical discomfort? You can expect a supportive environment with a person-centered genuine depth of listening without judgement to express your concerns. Choosing a counsellor who is a good match for you is imperative to your journey of recovery and meeting your individual needs. I am dedicated and I have genuine concern for your health and wellbeing on a holistic level and approach these topics with compassion and empathy, while you shift toward health and wellbeing.
(02) 4012 0931 View (02) 4012 0931

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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
(02) 4005 2828 View (02) 4005 2828
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Women In Mind
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
Most issues that people experience have their origins in childhood when developmental needs were not met. Most parents mean well and do their best but because our culture is generally ignorant about the early needs of children the child has to learn how to adapt. For example a parent because of their upbringing may be easily angered. One way is for the child to move towards the parent by always trying to please the parent to ward off an angry episode. That is the behavior and the belief is "I have to be good or mummy will not love me." This establishes a mode that may not be helpful in later life in intimate relationships.
(02) 4058 4435 View (02) 4058 4435
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Abbie Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282  (Online Only)
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
I work clinically with a diverse range of individuals, with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication concerns, attentional difficulties and depression.
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The Lakes Counselling
1 Endorsed
Boolaroo, NSW 2284
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
Hello, my name is Catherine. You and your loved ones deserve nothing but the best extensive and professional help which I can offer. As your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), I will provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment and guidance to help improve your situation. My extensive life experience partnered with my interpersonal strengths have already positively impacted many of my clients consisting of children/teenagers/adults with their mental health issues. I ensure to always develop a strong therapeutic relationship, as I believe it is the key for a therapist and client to work collaboratively.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Emma Doolan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with a warm and flexible approach. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, understand and overcome challenges they are facing. She has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties and concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues and more. Her approach focuses on providing evidence-based treatments, primarily within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, while also drawing on other modalities such as schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(02) 4005 0039 View (02) 4005 0039
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Kas Pitkin
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
We are born to be in connection with others especially during struggle so we may thrive. I am passionate about supporting people to connect deeply and authentically with their sense of self and relationships. I support clients to gain a deeper awareness of their situation, identify wants and dreams, process barriers and pain, to discover the strengths and supports available to enhance well-being and relationships! I deeply value the therapeutic relationship and am compassionate, experiential, motivational and relational and offer this freely within my sessions so you may step into your best, true self all the time.
(02) 4050 0169 View (02) 4050 0169
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Dr Lisa Millar (Elevated Well-Being)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress, emotional difficulties, trauma, and family and relationship problems for individuals. I use a holistic and collaborative approach with clients to develop individualised psychological treatment to optimise their mental health and wellbeing. My ultimate goal is to help individuals enhance their quality of life, foster positive change, and promote lasting well-being.
(02) 4075 3723 View (02) 4075 3723
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Chris Butler (Elevated Well-Being)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
Every person's journey is unique, and I like to understand the background and goals of the people I support to ensure we create a personalised plan for them. I am very experienced in supporting adults, and adolescents and I have a strong interest in supporting people navigating anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, developmental trauma, and the myriad of life's challenges. My approach is twofold: I believe in equipping you with immediate tools to cope with present concerns, while also delving into the roots of these issues – be it past events, deep-seated beliefs, or coping mechanisms – to pave the way for a brighter future.
(02) 4071 4541 View (02) 4071 4541
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
See also www.hopeplus.com.au Looking for hope and personal freedom? I specialise in anxiety & depression, hopelessness, loneliness, personal, spiritual or financial matters. Personal experience with separation & divorce, blended family issues, family disability, redundancy & career change, anxiety & depression, religious/church difficulties. When a person gets themselves lost they not only need someone who knows where they’re at, but someone who knows the way out. I teach anger management - you will understand it, respect it, learn how to diffuse it and use it in healthy ways.
(02) 4058 3973 View (02) 4058 3973
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Heather Adams
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
Utilising current, evidence-based counselling techniques I honour all clients from a client-centred approach, as we journey together trusting the innate wisdom held within us all as a platform for healing and wellbeing. I have 11 years of socially diverse and culturally rich experience of counselling families and individuals experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, OCD, major life transitions and relationship challenges. My long involvement with individuals and families, both personally and professionally, has taught me much about the struggles and challenges many of us may face.
(02) 8880 0757 View (02) 8880 0757
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Kristy Singh
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Belmont, NSW 2280
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
(02) 4075 9893 View (02) 4075 9893
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
Photo of Tamara Coughlan, Psychotherapist in Speers Point, NSW
Tamara Coughlan
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
My commitment is to work alongside you to create a safe, non-judgmental space to help faciliate, unfold and navigate our conscious and unconscious behavious and patterns. I am here to be present with you, and to recognise that healing and transformation is not measured by external ideas of 'fixing'. Therapy is a progressive process. It's individual and meaningful. Your outcomes are supported by your willingness to stay with what your experiencing, to deepen with compassion and to integrate your mind, emotions and body into a sense of being whole so that you can have a deeper relationship with yourself.
(02) 4058 3922 View (02) 4058 3922
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Essy K Counselling & Wellness Hub
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Croudace Bay, NSW 2280
Are you struggling with past or current trauma, feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you find it hard to communicate with your partner, or have you lost someone you love? Whatever the issue is, I am here to support you. My name is Esther, however I go by Essy K, I have experience in a diverse range of issues and welcome new clients to feel supported in a safe environment that is built on trust, empathy and compassion. I believe we are all unique and deserve the best opportunity to learn about ourselves and grow, to heal and find peace and contentment in our daily life. I take a holistic approach to fulfil all aspects of our being.
Are you struggling with past or current trauma, feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you find it hard to communicate with your partner, or have you lost someone you love? Whatever the issue is, I am here to support you. My name is Esther, however I go by Essy K, I have experience in a diverse range of issues and welcome new clients to feel supported in a safe environment that is built on trust, empathy and compassion. I believe we are all unique and deserve the best opportunity to learn about ourselves and grow, to heal and find peace and contentment in our daily life. I take a holistic approach to fulfil all aspects of our being.
(02) 4046 7823 View (02) 4046 7823
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Angela Morillas-Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
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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Lauren Freele Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Belmont, NSW 2280
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
Lauren uses a person centered approach to therapy, meaning she places importance on getting to know you, your needs, and your strengths before tailoring they style of therapy to suit the individual. Lauren works with individuals and couples for all issues, specifically interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, and an array of mental health diagnosis.
(02) 4005 2831 View (02) 4005 2831
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Ashley Douglass: My Healthy Mind Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Ashley is a warm and engaging Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years experience working with adults in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of all types of anxiety disorders, especially OCD and excessive worrying. Provides Medicare rebates and Online Therapy Australia wide.
Ashley is a warm and engaging Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years experience working with adults in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of all types of anxiety disorders, especially OCD and excessive worrying. Provides Medicare rebates and Online Therapy Australia wide.
(02) 4075 9536 View (02) 4075 9536
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Mindflex Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
I work with adults and adolescents (15 and above). Some of the issues I can support you with include: adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety/panic disorder/OCD conflict, frustration and irritability, stress (work/relationship/other), grief and loss, trauma, self-confidence, self-identity, negative thinking, chronic illness, pain management, low motivation, personal organisation and study, life balance, life satisfaction, and life direction. ​ I am also a registered NDIS provider.
I work with adults and adolescents (15 and above). Some of the issues I can support you with include: adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety/panic disorder/OCD conflict, frustration and irritability, stress (work/relationship/other), grief and loss, trauma, self-confidence, self-identity, negative thinking, chronic illness, pain management, low motivation, personal organisation and study, life balance, life satisfaction, and life direction. ​ I am also a registered NDIS provider.
(02) 4011 8522 View (02) 4011 8522
Photo of Nikki Strong, Counsellor in Speers Point, NSW
Nikki Strong
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Warners Bay, NSW 2282  (Online Only)
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
Need to talk? I provide neuro-affirming and LGBTQIA+ friendly online counselling services Australia-wide. I support my clients to take a moment for themselves and explore what’s important to them. I work with a range of topics including self-care, ADHD support, skill building, trauma, managing emotions & creating healthy boundaries. I'm especially passionate about supporting my clients to create lives that work with their neurodivergence rather than against it.
(02) 4077 2979 View (02) 4077 2979

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Speers Point, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Speers Point, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Alzheimer's
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Speers Point, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Speers Point?

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.