Counselling in Suffolk Park, NSW

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LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
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Thirak Rochin
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
(02) 5605 5737 View (02) 5605 5737
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Rachael Carter - Somatic Experiencing
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
(02) 5605 1995 View (02) 5605 1995
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Libby Tooth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
I am offering a unique service to mothers who are pregnant, pre and post partum (with children up to 4 years of age) who reside in the Byron Shire, Bundjalung land, Northern NSW. It is not uncommon to experience increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress during this powerful, transformational period of a woman's life, along with other challenges that come up as a component of the adjustment to new experiences. To enhance accessibility to quality mental health support as best we can, we come to you, in your home, to provide our service. We also offer Telehealth for further accessibility. www.mothersnaturepsychology.com.au
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Michael Vaccaro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
Hi I’m Mike. I am a men’s coach, relationship therapist, mindfulness facilitator, blogger and a podcaster. I live a stone’s throw from the beach with my partner of 10 years and my 6 year-old daughter and 1 year-old son. When I’m not in the playground, I love composing music and swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads.
(02) 5604 0624 View (02) 5604 0624
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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Suffolk Park, NSW 2481
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737

More Therapists Nearby

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Jo-Elle Warhurst - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
(03) 7003 2532 View (03) 7003 2532
Photo of MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW, Counsellor in Suffolk Park, NSW
MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
(02) 5604 2513 View (02) 5604 2513
Photo of Lisa Abraham, Psychologist in Suffolk Park, NSW
Lisa Abraham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
As your psychologist, I work collaboratively with you to help you pursue a more fulfilling life. That means understanding your needs and therapy preferences and involving you in all decisions about your personalised treatment plan. My compassionate approach means you can trust me to listen without judgement and use evidence-based therapy to help you develop your self-awareness and confidence. The therapies I draw on are strength-based so they emphasise your resilience and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.
As your psychologist, I work collaboratively with you to help you pursue a more fulfilling life. That means understanding your needs and therapy preferences and involving you in all decisions about your personalised treatment plan. My compassionate approach means you can trust me to listen without judgement and use evidence-based therapy to help you develop your self-awareness and confidence. The therapies I draw on are strength-based so they emphasise your resilience and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.
(02) 8105 5060 View (02) 8105 5060
Photo of Linda Beuzeville, Counsellor in Suffolk Park, NSW
Linda Beuzeville
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ewingsdale, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
(02) 8806 0185 View (02) 8806 0185
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Everyday Mindset Hypnotherapy & Coaching Sydney
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of self-doubt, or hard-to-explain fear? Or struggle to shake off a habit that hinders your health or happiness? Are you tired of striving for success, feeling you are never good enough and afraid of being discovered? Or in a loop of relationship patterns that don't work for you? Your subconscious fears and doubts no longer have to rule your life!
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of self-doubt, or hard-to-explain fear? Or struggle to shake off a habit that hinders your health or happiness? Are you tired of striving for success, feeling you are never good enough and afraid of being discovered? Or in a loop of relationship patterns that don't work for you? Your subconscious fears and doubts no longer have to rule your life!
(02) 8000 1826 View (02) 8000 1826
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Angela Cooper
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Fernanda Megda
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Fernanda, a registered Counsellor. Firstly, I’d like you to take a moment and acknowledge how brave you are for deciding to look for a therapist. It is not an easy process and takes a lot of courage, but I can assure you it is worth it. My clients reach out because they feel stuck in their own stories and patterns, and even though most of them are aware of why they do it, they do not seem to be able to move through it and create the positive changes they are seeking.
Hi, I am Fernanda, a registered Counsellor. Firstly, I’d like you to take a moment and acknowledge how brave you are for deciding to look for a therapist. It is not an easy process and takes a lot of courage, but I can assure you it is worth it. My clients reach out because they feel stuck in their own stories and patterns, and even though most of them are aware of why they do it, they do not seem to be able to move through it and create the positive changes they are seeking.
(02) 9100 0179 View (02) 9100 0179
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Jane O’Keeffe
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I have a compassionate and holistic approach to my work. I help people look into and connect with themselves and understand where they have come from and where they can go to next. I help people deal with anxiety - it may be from the past, present or due to change. In times of change we can feel uncertain, have self doubt or have old fears arise. I put tools in people's pockets to empower them to make healthy changes.
I have a compassionate and holistic approach to my work. I help people look into and connect with themselves and understand where they have come from and where they can go to next. I help people deal with anxiety - it may be from the past, present or due to change. In times of change we can feel uncertain, have self doubt or have old fears arise. I put tools in people's pockets to empower them to make healthy changes.
(02) 9100 0016 View (02) 9100 0016
Photo of Elaine Pollen, Psychologist in Suffolk Park, NSW
Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
Photo of Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist in Suffolk Park, NSW
Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist
MSc
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
0410 784 810 View 0410 784 810
Photo of Gaby Browarczyk, Psychotherapist in Suffolk Park, NSW
Gaby Browarczyk
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
(08) 6490 9056 View (08) 6490 9056
Photo of Uri Bookman, Counsellor in Suffolk Park, NSW
Uri Bookman
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
You desire to be uniquely and authentically yourself. You yearn to feel confident, empowered, and free to express yourself. You crave to be seen, heard, and understood, and to belong without any effort. You aspire to be comfortable in your own skin and free from judgment, both towards yourself and others. And above all, you dream of a world where you can love and be loved without fear. In a relationship, you strive to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You aspire to create a space of safety, respect, and growth, where intimacy and mutual understanding abound. Most importantly, you dream of a happy life, adventure and joy.
You desire to be uniquely and authentically yourself. You yearn to feel confident, empowered, and free to express yourself. You crave to be seen, heard, and understood, and to belong without any effort. You aspire to be comfortable in your own skin and free from judgment, both towards yourself and others. And above all, you dream of a world where you can love and be loved without fear. In a relationship, you strive to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You aspire to create a space of safety, respect, and growth, where intimacy and mutual understanding abound. Most importantly, you dream of a happy life, adventure and joy.
(02) 5604 6607 View (02) 5604 6607
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Shana Osborne - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
(03) 9111 2628 View (03) 9111 2628
Photo of Daniel Di Pietro, Psychotherapist in Suffolk Park, NSW
Daniel Di Pietro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Daniel is a sexologist and psychotherapist who enjoys working empathically and collaboratively with individuals and partnerships of all cultural, gender, and sexual identities to provide support for their sexological needs. He specialises in working with sexological presentations around male sexual health, sexual and gender identity, intimacy, pleasure, desire discrepancy, kink and fetish-related behaviours, sexual functioning and relational challenges. Taking a non-judgmental and holistic approach, he assists his clients by providing tools to access their potential in overcoming the difficulties faced in their lives.
Daniel is a sexologist and psychotherapist who enjoys working empathically and collaboratively with individuals and partnerships of all cultural, gender, and sexual identities to provide support for their sexological needs. He specialises in working with sexological presentations around male sexual health, sexual and gender identity, intimacy, pleasure, desire discrepancy, kink and fetish-related behaviours, sexual functioning and relational challenges. Taking a non-judgmental and holistic approach, he assists his clients by providing tools to access their potential in overcoming the difficulties faced in their lives.
(03) 7003 2160 View (03) 7003 2160

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Suffolk Park, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Suffolk Park, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Spirituality
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

How Counsellors in Suffolk Park, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Suffolk Park?

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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.