Counselling in The Ponds, NSW

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Ponds Psychology - Child and Adolescent
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
Availability : Child and Adolescent Psychologist : NEW Purpose Built Clinic in The Ponds. Vanessa has 22 years of experience working with children as a primary school teacher, school counsellor and psychologist. She has experience in assessment and counselling with children and adolescents with a specialty in conducting comprehensive assessments that provide extensive information about the cognitive ability and learning profile of young people. Vanessa works closely with families and schools to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.
(02) 8403 2207 View (02) 8403 2207
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Clear Choice Clinic Counselling & Psychological
Counsellor, MC
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Highlight your experience as an NDIS-registered provider catering to clients from diverse nationalities. Educational Background: Master's degree. Specialisation in ASD; Experience in Special Education: I have a deep understanding of the challenges to support them effectively.Psychological Assessment Expertise: Marriage and Relationships:Legal Requirements and Report Writing: writing reports to meet legal requirements:Psychological Support: assist clients with a range of issues, AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs), anger management, domestic issues, and disabilities. Helping clients with needs.
(02) 6189 2732 View (02) 6189 2732
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Mary Ticinovic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I have over sixteen years experience in treating mental health conditions in adolescents, adults and older adults. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). In my journey as a therapist, I found CBT was not reaching the heart of the issue for my clients and was a surface level treatment. I searched for more and found ISTDP to be a more thorough explanation of the human person, particular what causes problems and psychopathology. I use ISTDP with an attachment based lens now as my main therapeutic modality.
I have over sixteen years experience in treating mental health conditions in adolescents, adults and older adults. I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). In my journey as a therapist, I found CBT was not reaching the heart of the issue for my clients and was a surface level treatment. I searched for more and found ISTDP to be a more thorough explanation of the human person, particular what causes problems and psychopathology. I use ISTDP with an attachment based lens now as my main therapeutic modality.
(02) 8609 3060 View (02) 8609 3060
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Naomi Severina Rose
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. My qualifications are a Master’s in clinical psychology (overseas) and a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy (UNSW). I am registered with Medicare, ATAPS, NDIS, SIRA, and Victim Services. I have more than 15 years clinical experience and have worked in Australia as a registered psychologist for 10 years providing counselling to couples and families, psychological assessments, worked in post separation at the FRC and provided Trauma informed counselling and writing of Impact statements for clients of the Royal Commission.
(02) 9159 6624 View (02) 9159 6624
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Azaan Vhora
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Taking the first step towards seeking help can often feel daunting, like stepping into uncharted territory. In a society that places emphasis on self-reliance, it's important to acknowledge that everyone, even the strongest individuals, can benefit from support along life's journey. Embarking on this journey holds great promise. Through therapy, you can discover new strengths, heal emotional wounds, and embrace a more fulfilling and empowered life. Together, we will navigate life's challenges, helping you develop resilience and confidence along the way.
Taking the first step towards seeking help can often feel daunting, like stepping into uncharted territory. In a society that places emphasis on self-reliance, it's important to acknowledge that everyone, even the strongest individuals, can benefit from support along life's journey. Embarking on this journey holds great promise. Through therapy, you can discover new strengths, heal emotional wounds, and embrace a more fulfilling and empowered life. Together, we will navigate life's challenges, helping you develop resilience and confidence along the way.
(02) 8609 3543 View (02) 8609 3543
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Yalda Salameh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a special interest in perinatal mental health as well as working with children and young people. I approach sessions with warmth, compassion and understanding, and work in collaboration with client’s to encourage real and positive change. I have a passion in supporting parents with all of their parenting experiences from conception, pregnancy, birth and adjusting to parenthood, as well as working with postnatal anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults across both public and private sectors.
(02) 8609 3337 View (02) 8609 3337
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Kerry Ellis
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Feeling lost, confused, angry, frustrated & often don’t know why? These are some of the most common words/phrases I hear from clients every day. I feel anxious all the time and I don’t know what to do about it is another common phrase. What if someone was able to sit and acknowledge all your negative thoughts, feelings and emotions and then offer an attractive strategy moving forward taking into account everything you need and are capable of so that you can be the Best Version of yourself. Working with you on an individualised basis freedom from those intruding negative thoughts and feelings is not only possible it can be a reality.
Feeling lost, confused, angry, frustrated & often don’t know why? These are some of the most common words/phrases I hear from clients every day. I feel anxious all the time and I don’t know what to do about it is another common phrase. What if someone was able to sit and acknowledge all your negative thoughts, feelings and emotions and then offer an attractive strategy moving forward taking into account everything you need and are capable of so that you can be the Best Version of yourself. Working with you on an individualised basis freedom from those intruding negative thoughts and feelings is not only possible it can be a reality.
(02) 8609 3071 View (02) 8609 3071
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Gurprit Ganda
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
I lead the team of Psychologists at Potentialz Unlimited. I have a wide and deep background in supporting patients with complex mental health issues through evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, PET, TF-CBT, MBCT, Interpersonal Therapy. My warm and empathetic nature and advanced psycho-therapeutic skills promote open discussion and an environment for healing. I am passionate about my client's recovery and in returning value and meaning to the lives of those in my care. I am registered as a Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services, NSW and been treating patients suffering from Trauma and PTSD over the last 12 years.
(02) 9158 6384 View (02) 9158 6384
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Susana Newcombe
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I am a warm and friendly person-centred Counsellor who strongly believes therapy should feel like a self-care activity. I work with children, adolescents and adults in managing overwhelming emotions and anxiety with care and dedication to create a meaningful life worth living. As a Cool Kids Anxiety Program Facilitator, I strongly empathise with the struggles that children and young individuals face when dealing with anxiety. It is my priority to provide them with the utmost care and dedication to help them overcome their challenges.
I am a warm and friendly person-centred Counsellor who strongly believes therapy should feel like a self-care activity. I work with children, adolescents and adults in managing overwhelming emotions and anxiety with care and dedication to create a meaningful life worth living. As a Cool Kids Anxiety Program Facilitator, I strongly empathise with the struggles that children and young individuals face when dealing with anxiety. It is my priority to provide them with the utmost care and dedication to help them overcome their challenges.
(02) 8403 1537 View (02) 8403 1537
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Kylie Lepri - Psychotherapy & Couples Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
Discover Emotional Clarity, Overcome Challenges, and Cultivate Stronger Relationships - Tailored to Your Needs! Are you an individual, couple, or family seeking support for specific challenges? Our specialised counselling services are designed to address your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with emotional understanding, navigating difficult circumstances, or yearning for stronger connections, we're here to help.
(02) 6189 2887 View (02) 6189 2887
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Fernanda Tinelli
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I help couples, families and individuals seeking to achieve healthy relationships and improved mental health. I specialise in marriage, family counselling, during/post-separation, infidelity and ethical-non monogamy. I also provide individual counselling to support clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. My work is very solution focused so my clients can achieve fast results. Over the years, I've transitioned from a legal career into counselling/psychology so my clients can expect high ethical standards, high academic competency as well as a modern and fresh approach to relationships and psychotherapy.
I help couples, families and individuals seeking to achieve healthy relationships and improved mental health. I specialise in marriage, family counselling, during/post-separation, infidelity and ethical-non monogamy. I also provide individual counselling to support clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. My work is very solution focused so my clients can achieve fast results. Over the years, I've transitioned from a legal career into counselling/psychology so my clients can expect high ethical standards, high academic competency as well as a modern and fresh approach to relationships and psychotherapy.
(02) 8403 2742 View (02) 8403 2742
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Mona Ghafourian - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
(02) 8403 1075 View (02) 8403 1075
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Mandy Witt Therapy
Counsellor, MC, CCAA Prov
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I specialise in couple and individual counselling. I offer compassionate, informed counselling support to couples and individuals experiencing • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma and PTSD • Grief and Loss • Relationship problems • Anger Management troubles • Conception and Pregnancy concerns • Stress Management difficulties • Parenting issues • Childhood Trauma • Self-esteem issues
I specialise in couple and individual counselling. I offer compassionate, informed counselling support to couples and individuals experiencing • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma and PTSD • Grief and Loss • Relationship problems • Anger Management troubles • Conception and Pregnancy concerns • Stress Management difficulties • Parenting issues • Childhood Trauma • Self-esteem issues
(02) 8403 0403 View (02) 8403 0403
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Smita Saxena
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
Life is filled with challenges and tribulations but a little guidance can help to point you in the right direction. Smita is a registered Provisional Psychologist with AHPRA and an associated member of the APS. Smita holds an M.Phil ( Master of Philosophy) degree in Medical and Social Psychology, a Master's Degree in Applied and Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Education. She also obtained a year of training in epidemiology and genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has also completed Counselling children course from ACS Australia.
Life is filled with challenges and tribulations but a little guidance can help to point you in the right direction. Smita is a registered Provisional Psychologist with AHPRA and an associated member of the APS. Smita holds an M.Phil ( Master of Philosophy) degree in Medical and Social Psychology, a Master's Degree in Applied and Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Education. She also obtained a year of training in epidemiology and genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has also completed Counselling children course from ACS Australia.
(02) 8403 0760 View (02) 8403 0760
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Hitika Bhatia
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
I'm Hitika Bhatia, Principal Clinician at Blossoming Minds Therapy, providing Psychosynthesis psychodynamic psychotherapy which emphasizes the integration of different aspects of the self. This approach is beneficial if you are seeking to explore how your past experiences impact your current relationships. This can lead to improved communication, and stronger connections with self, and others. Exploring difficult emotions in a safe, and supportive environment can help people reduce stress. By exploring unconscious thoughts, and emotions, people may find new sources of inspiration, and increase creativity.
I'm Hitika Bhatia, Principal Clinician at Blossoming Minds Therapy, providing Psychosynthesis psychodynamic psychotherapy which emphasizes the integration of different aspects of the self. This approach is beneficial if you are seeking to explore how your past experiences impact your current relationships. This can lead to improved communication, and stronger connections with self, and others. Exploring difficult emotions in a safe, and supportive environment can help people reduce stress. By exploring unconscious thoughts, and emotions, people may find new sources of inspiration, and increase creativity.
(02) 8203 8768 View (02) 8203 8768
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Psychologyheadquarters
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
The Ponds, NSW 2769
(02) 8294 4702 View (02) 8294 4702

More Therapists Nearby

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Alyssa Sterry
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kellyville, NSW 2155
Hi, I'm Alyssa a therapist with a strong desire to work with people dealing with trauma, grief and pain that others often do not understand. I enjoy sitting with people who have rarely had someone understand what they have gone through and I love integrating my own life experiences and clinical knowledge to able to reach people and support their healing process. I have supported people looking for recovery from many types of difficult life events all while providing an evidence based and trauma informed approach.
Hi, I'm Alyssa a therapist with a strong desire to work with people dealing with trauma, grief and pain that others often do not understand. I enjoy sitting with people who have rarely had someone understand what they have gone through and I love integrating my own life experiences and clinical knowledge to able to reach people and support their healing process. I have supported people looking for recovery from many types of difficult life events all while providing an evidence based and trauma informed approach.
(02) 8403 0915 View (02) 8403 0915
Photo of Edwina Ritchie, Psychologist in The Ponds, NSW
Edwina Ritchie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kellyville, NSW 2155
Are you struggling to adjust to a major life transition such as retrenchment or redundancy, retirement, pregnancy, parenthood, divorce, empty nesting, or loss of independence? I can help you to navigate the complexities of these situations with a fresh perspective to help you thrive when dealing with significant change in your life. I support people from 6 to 106 years of age to address a wide spectrum of life stressors, including relationship stress, low self-esteem and difficulty with interpersonal communication.
Are you struggling to adjust to a major life transition such as retrenchment or redundancy, retirement, pregnancy, parenthood, divorce, empty nesting, or loss of independence? I can help you to navigate the complexities of these situations with a fresh perspective to help you thrive when dealing with significant change in your life. I support people from 6 to 106 years of age to address a wide spectrum of life stressors, including relationship stress, low self-esteem and difficulty with interpersonal communication.
0435 147 553 View 0435 147 553
Photo of Blossoming Minds Therapy, Psychotherapist in The Ponds, NSW
Blossoming Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
We cover a wide range of Mental Health issues, and specialise in psychotherapy with a trauma focused approach. Our devoted clinicians can help you with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic, eating disorders, relationship issues, expectations, workplace bullying, ignorant families, family traumas, death, and much more. Further, we help to improve the quality of life, and wellbeing of our clients that are diagnosed with different mental health disorders.
We cover a wide range of Mental Health issues, and specialise in psychotherapy with a trauma focused approach. Our devoted clinicians can help you with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic, eating disorders, relationship issues, expectations, workplace bullying, ignorant families, family traumas, death, and much more. Further, we help to improve the quality of life, and wellbeing of our clients that are diagnosed with different mental health disorders.
(02) 8403 2200 View (02) 8403 2200
Photo of Aimee McCarthy, Psychologist in The Ponds, NSW
Aimee McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kellyville, NSW 2155
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
Hi, I'm Aimee and I am passionate about delivering psychological services to adolescents and young adults. I believe that it is never too soon (or late!) to learn new skills to support our mental wellbeing. I offer counselling and assessment (e.g., WISC, WIAT, ADOS, Conners) services. I am available to accept assessment and supervision enquiries. I am currently at-capacity for therapy clients and I am not accepting new counselling referrals (GPMHCP/NDIS). This supports me in providing effective care to my existing clients. Thank you for your understanding.
(02) 9158 6531 View (02) 9158 6531

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in The Ponds, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in The Ponds, NSW who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Family Conflict
69% Stress
63% Parenting

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medibank Private
63% Bupa
63% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in The Ponds, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in The Ponds?

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.