Counselling in Thirroul, NSW

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Rani Kocyan, Couples and individual therapist
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Rani is an experienced registered Counsellor, specialising in "all things relationships" How to resolve conflict respectfully, develop emotional connection, sex, repair, affairs, trust, forgiveness, express needs, manage relationship breakup and importantly how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your Self. Rani is a Family therapist, has a BSc-Psychology with over a decade experience working with couples, individuals adolescents and their families. Rani strives to foster a safe environment through trust, respect and collaboration. In couples counselling, she works from a compassionate space, where she doesn’t take sides.
Rani is an experienced registered Counsellor, specialising in "all things relationships" How to resolve conflict respectfully, develop emotional connection, sex, repair, affairs, trust, forgiveness, express needs, manage relationship breakup and importantly how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your Self. Rani is a Family therapist, has a BSc-Psychology with over a decade experience working with couples, individuals adolescents and their families. Rani strives to foster a safe environment through trust, respect and collaboration. In couples counselling, she works from a compassionate space, where she doesn’t take sides.
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Marcus Wicken
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with people from many walks of life. I grew up locally, and worked in various fields at home and abroad before being inspired to pursue Clinical Psychology training while working with mental health professionals on a human rights consultancy in Indonesia. Since then, I have worked in public health/hospital and private settings, treating issues as diverse as depression and motivational issues, anxiety in its many forms, substance and behavioural addictions, grief and trauma, chronic disease adjustment, and palliative care.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with people from many walks of life. I grew up locally, and worked in various fields at home and abroad before being inspired to pursue Clinical Psychology training while working with mental health professionals on a human rights consultancy in Indonesia. Since then, I have worked in public health/hospital and private settings, treating issues as diverse as depression and motivational issues, anxiety in its many forms, substance and behavioural addictions, grief and trauma, chronic disease adjustment, and palliative care.
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Joel Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
Joel is a clinical psychologist, based in Thirroul (Illawarra). He believes all of us need help in our mental health journey from time to time. Joel aims to provide a space that is non-judgemental, open and understanding for you to talk about and work through the issues that are important to you. As a clinical psychologist, Joel is trained in assisting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, drug and alcohol issues and more. He also draws on his extensive research experience in developing trauma-focused therapies for refugee communities and in treating moral injury.
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Hugh Churchward
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Are you struggling with feeling of shame, not being good enough, feel anxious or are uncomfortable around intimacy? Do you feel as though people just don't get you or that no-one is listening to what you are REALLY saying? Are you struggling with the impact of childhood experiences that - no matter what you do - just don't seem to go away? Then psychotherapy can help. With the right person and the right guidance it is possible to navigate through these issues and start to feel as though you are able to engage with life in a meaningful way again. I work together with you to discover that meaning and find a better place in the world.
Are you struggling with feeling of shame, not being good enough, feel anxious or are uncomfortable around intimacy? Do you feel as though people just don't get you or that no-one is listening to what you are REALLY saying? Are you struggling with the impact of childhood experiences that - no matter what you do - just don't seem to go away? Then psychotherapy can help. With the right person and the right guidance it is possible to navigate through these issues and start to feel as though you are able to engage with life in a meaningful way again. I work together with you to discover that meaning and find a better place in the world.
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Sheree Blanch
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
I have several years’ experience in supporting adolescents, adults and parents using a collaborative treatment approach. Depending on your needs and preferences my therapeutic approach draws on several evidence-based models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and motivational interviewing.
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Renee McDonald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be complex and uncertain. I can help you with your concerns. You may be feeling unfulfilled or worried about a recent loss or your relationships. I can assist you to walk along side you in your time of sadness, loss, grief, or situations that are holding you back from having a more fulfilling life. Many of my clients say they may have tried other counselling, though it hasn’t worked. I can work with you - no matter where you are at. I help you find hope in your life again.
Life can be complex and uncertain. I can help you with your concerns. You may be feeling unfulfilled or worried about a recent loss or your relationships. I can assist you to walk along side you in your time of sadness, loss, grief, or situations that are holding you back from having a more fulfilling life. Many of my clients say they may have tried other counselling, though it hasn’t worked. I can work with you - no matter where you are at. I help you find hope in your life again.
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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
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Claire Samara
MA
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
I offer gentle and attuned counselling and art therapy for those seeking to soften into connection with their true self, to feel more authentic and connected in relationships, and to shift out of old patterns and into new ways of being. I provide a relational approach, grounded in person-centred principals and somatic practices. If you're seeking a space of holding to move through anxious or depressive states, life transitions, grief and loss or if you're seeking to ease trauma symptoms, improve emotion regulation and nervous system health, I'd love to hear from you.
I offer gentle and attuned counselling and art therapy for those seeking to soften into connection with their true self, to feel more authentic and connected in relationships, and to shift out of old patterns and into new ways of being. I provide a relational approach, grounded in person-centred principals and somatic practices. If you're seeking a space of holding to move through anxious or depressive states, life transitions, grief and loss or if you're seeking to ease trauma symptoms, improve emotion regulation and nervous system health, I'd love to hear from you.
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Walk and talk with Rainbow
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Embodied Processing is a technique which is used to safely meet and digest the underlying wounds, which is what often hides behind and is the driving force of many of our surface symptoms. Root-Cause Therapy is a trauma healing method that uses regression and progression practices which allow the completion of unprocessed emotions. This allows the unprocessed to finally process and no longer cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors and symptoms. Walking and Pet therapy combined decreasing anxiety and stress, reduce feelings of fear or worry, increase feelings of social support and provide motivation, stimulation and focus.
Embodied Processing is a technique which is used to safely meet and digest the underlying wounds, which is what often hides behind and is the driving force of many of our surface symptoms. Root-Cause Therapy is a trauma healing method that uses regression and progression practices which allow the completion of unprocessed emotions. This allows the unprocessed to finally process and no longer cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors and symptoms. Walking and Pet therapy combined decreasing anxiety and stress, reduce feelings of fear or worry, increase feelings of social support and provide motivation, stimulation and focus.
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Sue White
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
Feeling stuck and battling with issues that are stopping you from living the life you know is waiting for you? Why not work through those problems in a supported way to get to where you want to be. Perhaps you are overcoming grief, wanting help with an addiction, needing help with personal relationships or wanting to build confidence, overcome anxiety and step out into the world feeling positive and calm. I'm here to help you in a non judgmental and inclusive way to overcome barriers and move forward.
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Curious Minds Studio
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Curious Minds Studio supports adults 18 years+ seeking psychological therapy for a range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced psychologists have interests in a range of mild-complex mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress, trauma/complex trauma, attachment-related concerns, adult ADHD, grief and loss, burnout, perinatal concerns and more. Our therapy approaches include CBT, ACT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive processing therapy.
Curious Minds Studio supports adults 18 years+ seeking psychological therapy for a range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced psychologists have interests in a range of mild-complex mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, stress, trauma/complex trauma, attachment-related concerns, adult ADHD, grief and loss, burnout, perinatal concerns and more. Our therapy approaches include CBT, ACT, DBT, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, and Cognitive processing therapy.
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Joy Weissenfeld
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
I have experience working with a wide range of presentations across the lifespan, with a particular focus in eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression and managing life stress. I appreciate the importance of working together to identify individual goals that will help you break away from self-limiting beliefs and help create a life better aligned with your personal values and aspirations.
I have experience working with a wide range of presentations across the lifespan, with a particular focus in eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression and managing life stress. I appreciate the importance of working together to identify individual goals that will help you break away from self-limiting beliefs and help create a life better aligned with your personal values and aspirations.
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Dr Stephanie Shippen
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
Being human can be hard! From daily stressors to big events, life can feel overwhelming and difficult. You may feel alone in your struggles. It's important to have a place where you can let your guard down, acknowledge what you're facing, and begin healing. I love providing clients with this type of support. I help clients get to know themselves more deeply. I enjoy working with clients to identify and overcome barriers, prepare and cope with life transitions, heal from trauma, tend and befriend feelings, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, build healthy relationships, and foster meaning and purpose in their life.
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Paul Thompson
Counsellor, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
My approach to counselling is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch. Together, we can work towards finding the right tools to overcome many challenging experiences, ranging from feelings of low mood and energy, to feelings of restlessness and irritability, relationship difficulties and others. If you feel that I can be a support to help you move towards your goals, I would love to hear from you.
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Dr Sophie Russell
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
(02) 4210 5803 View (02) 4210 5803
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Core Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Are you experiencing difficulty in life at the moment? I help clients address problems in a positive way by helping to clarify the issues, increase self-awareness, empower, explore options and develop strategies . As an experienced and Registered Counsellor, I provide a safe place to be heard and feel valued. I help clients question things which can help them understand why they occur at a deeper level, and provide practical tools so they feel inspired to create the change they're looking for. ​​
Are you experiencing difficulty in life at the moment? I help clients address problems in a positive way by helping to clarify the issues, increase self-awareness, empower, explore options and develop strategies . As an experienced and Registered Counsellor, I provide a safe place to be heard and feel valued. I help clients question things which can help them understand why they occur at a deeper level, and provide practical tools so they feel inspired to create the change they're looking for. ​​
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Holly Read
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Waitlist for new clients
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
I have been supporting adults & young people with their mental health challenges for over 20 years, working with diverse populations. Including, over 13 years of experience working with a range of presenting issues in the field of clinical adolescent mental health and Indigenous health. With extensive counselling and psychotherapy experience obtained in a variety of setting including, but not limited to; private practise, NSW Health Dept., Corrective Services, Education Dept., Universities, private detox, and rehabilitation services.
(02) 4210 5768 View (02) 4210 5768
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Tracey Fairweather - The Counselling Therapist
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
Hello and welcome to your Counselling Therapist Tracey. I absolutely love my work in the helping profession and would be honoured to hear your story. At times our lives can be turned upside down or spiral out of control. We can feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated not knowing how to manage these experiences. My aim as your therapist is to listen, support and walk along side you during these difficult times. I would assist in helping you find your inner strength to empower you on your journey to a more meaningful way of life.
(02) 4607 2752 View (02) 4607 2752
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Monique Goliger
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thirroul, NSW 2515
My goal for you is to provide the space to work through relational patterns and traumas - often to a new place of being with yourself and others with peace and awakening. I work with individuals and couples, who feel a need to sort out their inner world - their emotions, thoughts, relationships and behaviours; or just simply feel the need to talk and to unravel and connect more deeply with themselves.
My goal for you is to provide the space to work through relational patterns and traumas - often to a new place of being with yourself and others with peace and awakening. I work with individuals and couples, who feel a need to sort out their inner world - their emotions, thoughts, relationships and behaviours; or just simply feel the need to talk and to unravel and connect more deeply with themselves.
(02) 4214 8415 View (02) 4214 8415
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Inner Calm Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thirroul, NSW 2515
We are a group of skilled Clinical Psychologists that specialise in a wide range of mental health challenges. We assess and tailor effective treatment for mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with relationships, self-esteem issues, body dysmorphia, and parenting challenges. We love to work and forge a relationship of trust and collaboration on this journey inwards, it can confronting to look at our shadows but the reward of letting them drop away can be life changing. We really hope you reach out to us and start your journey.
We are a group of skilled Clinical Psychologists that specialise in a wide range of mental health challenges. We assess and tailor effective treatment for mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with relationships, self-esteem issues, body dysmorphia, and parenting challenges. We love to work and forge a relationship of trust and collaboration on this journey inwards, it can confronting to look at our shadows but the reward of letting them drop away can be life changing. We really hope you reach out to us and start your journey.
(02) 9159 6616 View (02) 9159 6616

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thirroul, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$134

Counsellors in Thirroul, NSW who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
77% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
62% Self Esteem
54% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Medicare Rebates
57% Bupa
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Thirroul, NSW see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thirroul?

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.