Counselling in Sydenham, NSW

Photo of Rakib Islam, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Rakib Islam
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydenham, NSW 2044
My personal journey towards finding my authentic self has been transformative, shaping the essence of what I offer as a counsellor to those seeking healing and growth. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, and talking to someone in a non-judgmental space can be a great support. If you are looking for a counsellor to work together on issues such as life transitions, adjustments, grief, anxiety, stress, low mood, substance misuse, relationship issues, or low self-esteem, please feel free to reach out. I also encourage you to connect if you are seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns.
My personal journey towards finding my authentic self has been transformative, shaping the essence of what I offer as a counsellor to those seeking healing and growth. Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, and talking to someone in a non-judgmental space can be a great support. If you are looking for a counsellor to work together on issues such as life transitions, adjustments, grief, anxiety, stress, low mood, substance misuse, relationship issues, or low self-esteem, please feel free to reach out. I also encourage you to connect if you are seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns.
(02) 9100 0026 View (02) 9100 0026
Photo of Heart Of Play Therapy Katie Summerfield in Sydenham, NSW
Heart Of Play Therapy Katie Summerfield
Verified Verified
Sydenham, NSW 2044
Like a flower, we bloom in the right environment; in the play therapy room I work with empathy and acceptance to create a safe space for children and families in order for them to work through their issues and “grow”. I recognise the importance of family and offer assistance to parents and carers to work towards a safer, happier and more relaxed home environment in a strength-based way. Child-centred Play Therapy is a gentle, trauma-informed and neuro-affirming way of supporting children in their unique reactions to coping with daily life, big life events or trauma and attachment issues.
Like a flower, we bloom in the right environment; in the play therapy room I work with empathy and acceptance to create a safe space for children and families in order for them to work through their issues and “grow”. I recognise the importance of family and offer assistance to parents and carers to work towards a safer, happier and more relaxed home environment in a strength-based way. Child-centred Play Therapy is a gentle, trauma-informed and neuro-affirming way of supporting children in their unique reactions to coping with daily life, big life events or trauma and attachment issues.
(02) 9100 0375 View (02) 9100 0375
Photo of Janelle Wright Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Janelle Wright Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydenham, NSW 2044
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
I see individuals, couples and families who want to understand themselves better and make changes that will bring about better functioning in their everyday life. My style is empathic, conversational and curious. Relationship patterns from early life usually continue into adulthood. An important part of the therapeutic work is to bring these patterns into awareness and consider which ones are still useful and which ones are no longer serving you well. I’m guided by psychodynamic theory and systems theory.
(02) 9053 4388 View (02) 9053 4388
Photo of Michelle Lin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sydenham, NSW
Michelle Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sydenham, NSW 2044
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
I specialise in Anti-Oppressive Practice, relationships, self-growth and identity, search for meaning, grief & loss, work-life stuff, victim-survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence (domestic violence and structural oppression), cultural identity, the LGBTIQA+ community, family of origin issues, and relational trauma such as childhood abuse or neglect. I enjoy working with individuals to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. I also provide clinical supervision for students, new grads, activists and peers working in counselling and helping professions.
(02) 8074 5461 View (02) 8074 5461

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Pumla Coleman, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Pumla Coleman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Annandale, NSW 2038
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
(02) 9100 0529 View (02) 9100 0529
Photo of Dominica Dorning, Psychologist in Sydenham, NSW
Dominica Dorning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, NSW 2042  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working in the not for profit and private practice field. My work is trauma informed and guided by compassion, integrity and evidence based practice. I offer online psychological treatment for survivors of trauma, members of the LGBTIQA+ community and their loved ones and/or people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Using a warm, non-judgemental and relaxed approach, I will collaborate with you to identify priority areas of focus to improve your health and wellbeing and foster a sense of self acceptance and self compassion.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working in the not for profit and private practice field. My work is trauma informed and guided by compassion, integrity and evidence based practice. I offer online psychological treatment for survivors of trauma, members of the LGBTIQA+ community and their loved ones and/or people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Using a warm, non-judgemental and relaxed approach, I will collaborate with you to identify priority areas of focus to improve your health and wellbeing and foster a sense of self acceptance and self compassion.
(03) 8104 9133 View (03) 8104 9133
Photo of Melissa Ferrari, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Melissa Ferrari
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Glebe, NSW 2037
Melissa is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. She uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute.
Melissa is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. She uses a range of proven approaches in her practice to help couples heal and reconnect having dedicated herself to a life of learning. A Clinical Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors, Melissa is also one of the few therapists in the country to have received training from the world’s most renowned pioneer in couples counselling, Dr Stan Tatkin, founder of the PACT Training Institute.
(02) 4058 4744 View (02) 4058 4744
Photo of Natasha Ramessur, Psychologist in Sydenham, NSW
Natasha Ramessur
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Botany, NSW 2019
I am a registered psychologist with several years of experience helping clients with a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, bullying, stress, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, anger, social difficulties, behavioural issues, self-esteem, coping with change and life adjustments. My warm, open and non-judgemental approach allows me to easily build strong rapport with my clients and make them feel comfortable and safe. I have a keen interest in client-centred approach, drawing on an eclectic framework of therapeutic interventions, with the aim of building upon the client’s strengths.
I am a registered psychologist with several years of experience helping clients with a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, bullying, stress, grief and loss, relationship conflicts, anger, social difficulties, behavioural issues, self-esteem, coping with change and life adjustments. My warm, open and non-judgemental approach allows me to easily build strong rapport with my clients and make them feel comfortable and safe. I have a keen interest in client-centred approach, drawing on an eclectic framework of therapeutic interventions, with the aim of building upon the client’s strengths.
(02) 8074 5546 View (02) 8074 5546
Photo of The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones), Counsellor in Sydenham, NSW
The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Chippendale, NSW 2008  (Online Only)
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
(02) 9100 0765 View (02) 9100 0765
Photo of Dipak Jilka, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Dipak Jilka
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
There are times in our lives when we get that sinking feeling that something is not right. Such moments often follow major life events, such as grieving for a loved one, the break-up of a relationship, moving countries, facing health issues or even children leaving home and retirement. Other times, they appear from nowhere. Resulting feelings can be so pervasive that they impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being, creating conflict in relationships and impact our ability to function. They may also start manifesting in one’s seeking isolation, inability to see joy in life and can lead to depressive conditions.
There are times in our lives when we get that sinking feeling that something is not right. Such moments often follow major life events, such as grieving for a loved one, the break-up of a relationship, moving countries, facing health issues or even children leaving home and retirement. Other times, they appear from nowhere. Resulting feelings can be so pervasive that they impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being, creating conflict in relationships and impact our ability to function. They may also start manifesting in one’s seeking isolation, inability to see joy in life and can lead to depressive conditions.
(02) 9159 6091 View (02) 9159 6091
Photo of Dr Frank Sattler, Psychologist in Sydenham, NSW
Dr Frank Sattler
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist working with individuals and couples. With individuals, I use CBT, relational therapy, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and ethical consultation among others. I work with adults, children and adolescents. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist and in couples therapy, I mix Gottman therapy and systemic approaches. I also offer discernment counselling to married couples with divorce ambivalence.
Hi! I'm a clinical psychologist working with individuals and couples. With individuals, I use CBT, relational therapy, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and ethical consultation among others. I work with adults, children and adolescents. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist and in couples therapy, I mix Gottman therapy and systemic approaches. I also offer discernment counselling to married couples with divorce ambivalence.
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Photo of Naomi Crellin, Counsellor in Sydenham, NSW
Naomi Crellin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
I welcome a diverse spectrum of individuals to my practice. Some areas of focus of mine are issues relating to gender, sexuality, postnatal depression, performance anxiety, and couples therapy with a focus on atypical family and relationship structures. I am a sex positive, body positive, gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming counsellor for 18+ folk who are looking for warm, non-judgemental support.
(02) 9100 0493 View (02) 9100 0493
Photo of Stacey Walsh, Psychologist in Sydenham, NSW
Stacey Walsh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
One of my passions is in helping my clients explore how early life experiences contribute to the ways they relate in the world as they go through life. I look for ways to work with you to process and heal traumas (both early and later in life), relationship or life patterns and missing experiences to assist you to show up in your life in a way that feels authentic, grounded and connected. Your journey and the way that your system organises itself to meet your needs are unique to you and I am honoured by the opportunity to assist you in making meaning of your own experiences.
One of my passions is in helping my clients explore how early life experiences contribute to the ways they relate in the world as they go through life. I look for ways to work with you to process and heal traumas (both early and later in life), relationship or life patterns and missing experiences to assist you to show up in your life in a way that feels authentic, grounded and connected. Your journey and the way that your system organises itself to meet your needs are unique to you and I am honoured by the opportunity to assist you in making meaning of your own experiences.
(02) 9100 0392 View (02) 9100 0392
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The Younger Years
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
We specialise in supporting the mental health of young people and their families from the ages of 0 - 25 years, that is, from the perinatal period right through to early adulthood. We pride ourselves on only working within this age group focusing on offering a wholistic and individualised approach to our patient’s care. We provide effective, evidence based assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, behavioural, neurodevelopmental, early childhood and eating issues. We also provide psychometric assessments which can be a way to determine a child or young person's strengths and needs.
We specialise in supporting the mental health of young people and their families from the ages of 0 - 25 years, that is, from the perinatal period right through to early adulthood. We pride ourselves on only working within this age group focusing on offering a wholistic and individualised approach to our patient’s care. We provide effective, evidence based assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, behavioural, neurodevelopmental, early childhood and eating issues. We also provide psychometric assessments which can be a way to determine a child or young person's strengths and needs.
(02) 9100 0582 View (02) 9100 0582
Photo of Marlee Greer, Counsellor in Sydenham, NSW
Marlee Greer
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
I offer online counselling and advocacy services for people who are LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, in diverse relationship structures or with complex health challenges or disability. I am committed to providing a space that is anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, fat-liberating, sex-positive, neurodiversity-affirming, disability justice-oriented, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive.
I offer online counselling and advocacy services for people who are LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, in diverse relationship structures or with complex health challenges or disability. I am committed to providing a space that is anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, fat-liberating, sex-positive, neurodiversity-affirming, disability justice-oriented, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive.
(03) 7037 6955 View (03) 7037 6955
Photo of Shoshanah Frenkel in Sydenham, NSW
Shoshanah Frenkel
Verified Verified
Mascot, NSW 2020  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
Hi! I am Shosh. I am a neurodiversity affirming behaviour support specialist and NDIS access liason specialist, at Perfectly Imperfect. I strive to help individuals develop positive coping mechanisms and communication skills that empower to navigate the challenges they face. Using person-centred, strengths based approach to recognise individuals unique strengths and challenges and focuses on building capacity and independence.
(02) 9100 0141 View (02) 9100 0141
Photo of Fiona Giles, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Fiona Giles
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glebe, NSW 2037
You are looking for a safe, gentle and professional counsellor/psychotherapist to listen attentively and compassionately to your concerns, validate your feelings and explore your challenges, so that we can collaboratively discover what's best for you at this stage of your life. Your issues may be to do with managing overwhelming changes, such as grief and loss or life-stage transitions, understanding your family history, or integrating elements of your past. Or you might be more focused on handling everyday concerns such as anxiety, mood and motivation, or simply habits of thought and behaviour that you'd like to change.
You are looking for a safe, gentle and professional counsellor/psychotherapist to listen attentively and compassionately to your concerns, validate your feelings and explore your challenges, so that we can collaboratively discover what's best for you at this stage of your life. Your issues may be to do with managing overwhelming changes, such as grief and loss or life-stage transitions, understanding your family history, or integrating elements of your past. Or you might be more focused on handling everyday concerns such as anxiety, mood and motivation, or simply habits of thought and behaviour that you'd like to change.
(02) 9100 0309 View (02) 9100 0309
Photo of Tom Skotidas, Psychotherapist in Sydenham, NSW
Tom Skotidas
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
As a Psychotherapist, I help individuals, couples, and families overcome their mental health and relationship challenges using evidence-based psychotherapy. I engage all of my clients with compassion, collaboration, and unconditional acceptance. My therapy approach enables my clients to discover their cognitive, emotional, and communication patterns, build new behaviours aligned to their core values, create meaning and purpose, and thrive.
As a Psychotherapist, I help individuals, couples, and families overcome their mental health and relationship challenges using evidence-based psychotherapy. I engage all of my clients with compassion, collaboration, and unconditional acceptance. My therapy approach enables my clients to discover their cognitive, emotional, and communication patterns, build new behaviours aligned to their core values, create meaning and purpose, and thrive.
(02) 9100 0129 View (02) 9100 0129
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Partnership for Growth Group Pty Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
At Partnership for Growth we understand that it is not always easy to reach out and ask for help. We also know with the right support you can overcome your mental health and emotional struggles. Our therapy takes a holistic approach that get's to the root of your problem and give you the skills needed to cope and manage your life better. The journey can be inspiring, you will get clarity, understanding and confidence to move forward and get out of being stuck and not knowing what to do. We look forward to being there with you and supporting you in your journey to recovery.
At Partnership for Growth we understand that it is not always easy to reach out and ask for help. We also know with the right support you can overcome your mental health and emotional struggles. Our therapy takes a holistic approach that get's to the root of your problem and give you the skills needed to cope and manage your life better. The journey can be inspiring, you will get clarity, understanding and confidence to move forward and get out of being stuck and not knowing what to do. We look forward to being there with you and supporting you in your journey to recovery.
(02) 8503 9918 View (02) 8503 9918
Photo of Shannon Gostelow, Psychologist in Sydenham, NSW
Shannon Gostelow
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newtown, NSW 2042
Shannon is a registered Psychologist and has also trained and worked as a professional actor. She is uniquely placed to empathise with, and empower, creative artists. She can assist with performance anxiety, the challenges and stresses of working as a performer and creative artist and other issues of wellbeing and resilience for creative artists.
Shannon is a registered Psychologist and has also trained and worked as a professional actor. She is uniquely placed to empathise with, and empower, creative artists. She can assist with performance anxiety, the challenges and stresses of working as a performer and creative artist and other issues of wellbeing and resilience for creative artists.
(02) 9100 0735 View (02) 9100 0735

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sydenham, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Sydenham, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
100% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

22 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Sydenham, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sydenham?

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.