Counselling in Sunshine, NSW

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Ana Carreno Gazquez
MSc
Verified Verified
Sunshine, NSW 2264  (Online Only)
Soy Ana Carreño, psicoterapeuta especialista en terapia sistémica familiar, colegiada en España y residente en Australia. Te doy la bienvenida a este espacio donde podrás conocer sobre mi trabajo y encontrar ese lugar seguro en el que poder acompañarte; consiste en sesiones de psicoterapia con adultos y pareja de manera online, de forma que pueda ser accesible allá donde estés y con una mayor flexibilidad horaria. Siéntete libre de contactar conmigo sobre cualquier duda que pueda surgir, sabemos que a veces iniciarse en este camino entraña sus inquietudes; estaré encantada de atenderte y acompañarte. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
Soy Ana Carreño, psicoterapeuta especialista en terapia sistémica familiar, colegiada en España y residente en Australia. Te doy la bienvenida a este espacio donde podrás conocer sobre mi trabajo y encontrar ese lugar seguro en el que poder acompañarte; consiste en sesiones de psicoterapia con adultos y pareja de manera online, de forma que pueda ser accesible allá donde estés y con una mayor flexibilidad horaria. Siéntete libre de contactar conmigo sobre cualquier duda que pueda surgir, sabemos que a veces iniciarse en este camino entraña sus inquietudes; estaré encantada de atenderte y acompañarte. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
(07) 3130 0638 View (07) 3130 0638

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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
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Sujata Khatri
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Verified Verified
Morisset, NSW 2264
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
Sujata Khatri is a highly skilled Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist with a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between trauma, the mind, and the body. She embraces a holistic mind-body approach to therapy, recognising how our thoughts often restrict our perspectives and disconnect us from the insight of our bodies. Sujata's therapeutic approach fosters mindfulness, self-discovery, self- compassion and transformative change by bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves into conscious awareness.
(02) 9100 0231 View (02) 9100 0231
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Kas Herring
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
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, in order 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. I believe that with the right support, we have all it takes in our own bodies to grow and heal !
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, in order 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. I believe that with the right support, we have all it takes in our own bodies to grow and heal !
(02) 4050 0169 View (02) 4050 0169
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Hopeplus Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified 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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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Caves Beach, NSW 2281  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
(02) 4306 7007 View (02) 4306 7007
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
Are you looking for empathic, compassionate support? I work with adults experiencing a broad array of life's big challenges. I can support you with grief and loss, end of life decisions and developing greater self awareness and authenticity in your life. Major life decisions, learning to trust yourself to know what the next right step is and how to speak your authentic truth - even if your voice shakes.
(02) 4063 1439 View (02) 4063 1439
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The Key Space Therapy Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caves Beach, NSW 2281
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
Affordable Therapy Online, face to face and after hours. Holly works with individuals and couples experiencing, relationship concerns, anxiety, PTSD, depression, narcissistic abuse, separation and more...
(02) 9100 0577 View (02) 9100 0577
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Rebecca Saalfeld
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling? Would you like to deepen your understanding of yourself and what is important to you? Would you like to feel more confident? Would you like to make choices that better serve you? Would you like to explore your concerns using dialogue, 2 chair work, art, body wisdom or dreams? Would you like to deepen your self awareness and authentic experience? Do you want to work in a way and at a pace determined by your needs? All sessions are mutually respectful and confidential.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling? Would you like to deepen your understanding of yourself and what is important to you? Would you like to feel more confident? Would you like to make choices that better serve you? Would you like to explore your concerns using dialogue, 2 chair work, art, body wisdom or dreams? Would you like to deepen your self awareness and authentic experience? Do you want to work in a way and at a pace determined by your needs? All sessions are mutually respectful and confidential.
(02) 4082 8292 View (02) 4082 8292
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The CBT Clinic (Alexander Cameron)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Belmont, NSW 2280
I am a Psychologist in my eleventh year of clinical practice in Newcastle, NSW. I have undertaken advanced training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - the originating form of CBT - and met the international training standards set by The Albert Ellis Institute in New York City - where CBT was pioneered. I have been approved by the AEI as a RE-CBT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer. I am a Supervisor/Trainer with the Australian Institute of REBT (AIREBT). I am also an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and Associate Member of the International Association for REBT; and am a Board-Approved Supervisor.
I am a Psychologist in my eleventh year of clinical practice in Newcastle, NSW. I have undertaken advanced training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) - the originating form of CBT - and met the international training standards set by The Albert Ellis Institute in New York City - where CBT was pioneered. I have been approved by the AEI as a RE-CBT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer. I am a Supervisor/Trainer with the Australian Institute of REBT (AIREBT). I am also an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and Associate Member of the International Association for REBT; and am a Board-Approved Supervisor.
(02) 4012 6262 View (02) 4012 6262
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Atlas Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
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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Nikki Grant Life Choices
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
(02) 4075 9870 View (02) 4075 9870
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Eunice Chan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Belmont, NSW 2280
I'm a Clinical Psychology Registrar committed to supporting individuals on their personal journey to healing and personal growth. My passion lies in helping those who have experienced traumatic events to regain a sense of safety and well-being as they move towards recovery. I work with clients of all ages, addressing a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, domestic violence, and body image challenges.
I'm a Clinical Psychology Registrar committed to supporting individuals on their personal journey to healing and personal growth. My passion lies in helping those who have experienced traumatic events to regain a sense of safety and well-being as they move towards recovery. I work with clients of all ages, addressing a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, domestic violence, and body image challenges.
(02) 4077 0216 View (02) 4077 0216
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The Lakes Counselling (Psychotherapist)
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morisset, NSW 2264
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
Photo of Michelle Sauer - Sandy Toes Holistic Health , ACA-L2, Counsellor
Sandy Toes Holistic Health
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
Looking after our health and wellbeing is one of the most valuable things we can do in our life. At times this can be really challenging when we are facing hard situations personally or helping others as a parent/ carer/ friend/ partner or family member. My passion for more than 25years in health is to support a healing and restorative wellness that can be a foundational strength while navigating life’s journey.
Looking after our health and wellbeing is one of the most valuable things we can do in our life. At times this can be really challenging when we are facing hard situations personally or helping others as a parent/ carer/ friend/ partner or family member. My passion for more than 25years in health is to support a healing and restorative wellness that can be a foundational strength while navigating life’s journey.
(02) 4005 0042 View (02) 4005 0042
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Gerard Ogle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
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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Stephanie Ernst
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, NSW 2283
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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Grace York
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
Grace is a friendly and approachable psychologist, she is passionate about helping people better understand themselves to navigate life's challenges and joys. Grace loves to work with individuals from all walks of life and values working on the root cause of challenges whenever possible, rather than focusing solely on symptom management. Grace believes in flexibly tailoring therapy to individual needs and has experience with working with trauma, disability, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodiversity, adjustment difficulties, attachment difficulties, family dynamics, stress, social difficulties, and emotional difficulties.
Grace is a friendly and approachable psychologist, she is passionate about helping people better understand themselves to navigate life's challenges and joys. Grace loves to work with individuals from all walks of life and values working on the root cause of challenges whenever possible, rather than focusing solely on symptom management. Grace believes in flexibly tailoring therapy to individual needs and has experience with working with trauma, disability, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodiversity, adjustment difficulties, attachment difficulties, family dynamics, stress, social difficulties, and emotional difficulties.
(02) 4075 9112 View (02) 4075 9112
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More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Hi, I'm Chris, I'm a registered counsellor. I am here to listen to you without judgement, and help you work through your issues in a way that is personalised to you. I offer online and telephone counselling Australia-wide for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work. I am a qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I cater for anyone who wants support with in their issues and anyone who wants to improve their lives.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
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Blu Ripples
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Lake Macquarie, NSW 2283
Katherine, the founder of Blu Ripples, is a remarkable Career Development Specialist and Counsellor. She offers seven highly-regarded Career Services that include Career Counselling, Consulting, Planning and Reports, Psychometric Assessment among others. Katherine's expertise, accreditations, and skills make her a trusted choice among clients. The non-clinical psychometric assessments offered aim to assist individuals in achieving their desired career goals. These assessments include aptitude, career interest, counseling and mental health, burnout, coping scales, personality type, learning style preferences, workplace personality.
Katherine, the founder of Blu Ripples, is a remarkable Career Development Specialist and Counsellor. She offers seven highly-regarded Career Services that include Career Counselling, Consulting, Planning and Reports, Psychometric Assessment among others. Katherine's expertise, accreditations, and skills make her a trusted choice among clients. The non-clinical psychometric assessments offered aim to assist individuals in achieving their desired career goals. These assessments include aptitude, career interest, counseling and mental health, burnout, coping scales, personality type, learning style preferences, workplace personality.
1300 300 557 View 1300 300 557

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sunshine, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Sunshine, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Borderline Personality (BPD)

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Sunshine, NSW see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sunshine?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.