Counselling in Thornleigh, NSW

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Thought Tree - Thoughtful Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Welcome to Thought Tree. People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps you’ve not been feeling yourself or have been feeling sad or worried for some time. Maybe you are questioning the value of a relationship, or feeling stuck and missing a sense of meaning in your life. Maybe you just need someone to really listen. I provide a compassionate, non- judgemental space that allows for self-awareness, perspective and growth. My counselling is thoughtful and person centred meaning that you are actively involved in the process.
Welcome to Thought Tree. People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps you’ve not been feeling yourself or have been feeling sad or worried for some time. Maybe you are questioning the value of a relationship, or feeling stuck and missing a sense of meaning in your life. Maybe you just need someone to really listen. I provide a compassionate, non- judgemental space that allows for self-awareness, perspective and growth. My counselling is thoughtful and person centred meaning that you are actively involved in the process.
0439 730 639 View 0439 730 639
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Jacqueline Schell
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
With over 18 years of experience, Jackie is a trusted and experienced clinical psychologist with an established Practice at Hornsby Kuringai Psychology in Sydney's north. Jackie has current capacity for School Readiness Assessment. Ensuring that your child is prepared for their educational journey is crucial, and Jackie is here to help.
(02) 8403 0050 View (02) 8403 0050
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Fully Human Fully Alive Psychology & Counselling
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Fully Human Fully Alive Psychology and Counselling Relationship Centre is a team of highly trained professionals providing the ultimate in wellbeing treatment for Relationships: couple, parent and baby, child and parent, men isolated from feelings. We have a strong reputation for providing a warm and personalised service using research based approaches.
Fully Human Fully Alive Psychology and Counselling Relationship Centre is a team of highly trained professionals providing the ultimate in wellbeing treatment for Relationships: couple, parent and baby, child and parent, men isolated from feelings. We have a strong reputation for providing a warm and personalised service using research based approaches.
(02) 8074 3769 View (02) 8074 3769
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Khalil Dolatyar
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
I am a registered psychologist with expertise spanning across the lifespan, working with children, adolescents, and adults across various funding avenues including Private, Medicare, and NDIS. My practice encompasses assessment, treatment, and management of a diverse range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital conflicts, autism, ADHD, psychosis, workplace interpersonal difficulties, and various life stressors such as chronic illness, unemployment, financial challenges, grief, and divorce. Additionally, I conduct cognitive assessments for both children and adults.
I am a registered psychologist with expertise spanning across the lifespan, working with children, adolescents, and adults across various funding avenues including Private, Medicare, and NDIS. My practice encompasses assessment, treatment, and management of a diverse range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital conflicts, autism, ADHD, psychosis, workplace interpersonal difficulties, and various life stressors such as chronic illness, unemployment, financial challenges, grief, and divorce. Additionally, I conduct cognitive assessments for both children and adults.
(02) 6189 2642 View (02) 6189 2642
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
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Mj (Mary Joy) Basilio
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
My passion lies in working with people who are ready to add joy, love, and ease to their lives. Overcoming the barriers of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low confidence can be daunting, but seeking help is the first stride toward a brighter future. Together we can embark on a journey to tap into your inner beauty, strength, and resilience, transforming the relationships with yourself and with those you love. By nurturing these qualities, we cultivate a solid foundation that paves the way for a life filled with greater joy, fulfillment, and purpose. If you're ready to make some changes, let's set up a time to talk.
(02) 9541 8788 View (02) 9541 8788

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jaume Ciurans Barri, Psychologist in Thornleigh, NSW
Jaume Ciurans Barri
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
I am a well-grounded and enthusiastic psychologist from Barcelona. Over the years I have worked and undertaken training in a wide range of fast-changing settings and healthcare organisations including the EAPS Mutuam Girona and Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital, providing up-to-date evidence-based interventions to a broad population of adult patients with acute physical and mental health issues. Furthermore, I hold extensive experience in the private sector working with children and adolescents with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders or intellectual disabilities in their homes or in my practice.
(02) 9929 7835 View (02) 9929 7835
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Navneet Jassal
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Grounded in empowerment and holistic well-being, my therapeutic practice aims to foster resilience, fulfillment, and balance. During my sessions, I utilize Mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR, EFT, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Parts Work, and Private Subconscious Healing (PSH) Therapy to address a spectrum of mental health challenges, including OCD, emotional pain, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, addictions, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and much more. I incorporate techniques to help individuals disconnect from sticky emotions, enabling them to connect with their true selves and receive divine guidance and healing.
Grounded in empowerment and holistic well-being, my therapeutic practice aims to foster resilience, fulfillment, and balance. During my sessions, I utilize Mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR, EFT, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Parts Work, and Private Subconscious Healing (PSH) Therapy to address a spectrum of mental health challenges, including OCD, emotional pain, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, addictions, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and much more. I incorporate techniques to help individuals disconnect from sticky emotions, enabling them to connect with their true selves and receive divine guidance and healing.
(02) 8074 1729 View (02) 8074 1729
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Smita Saxena
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
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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Sydney Hills Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Hello and welcome. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor specialising in trauma, anxiety, Family and Domestic Violence, depression, parenting issues, LGBTQ+, infertility, grief and loss, and relationship/separation issues for individuals and families. I am an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services NSW and the NDIS. My approach to counselling focuses on your own unique strengths to build inner resilience with each session tailored to your specific needs and goals. Sometimes just being able to talk through your issues and gain some fresh perspective will help you to work towards a more positive future.
Hello and welcome. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor specialising in trauma, anxiety, Family and Domestic Violence, depression, parenting issues, LGBTQ+, infertility, grief and loss, and relationship/separation issues for individuals and families. I am an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services NSW and the NDIS. My approach to counselling focuses on your own unique strengths to build inner resilience with each session tailored to your specific needs and goals. Sometimes just being able to talk through your issues and gain some fresh perspective will help you to work towards a more positive future.
(02) 9159 6277 View (02) 9159 6277
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Pathways Consulting
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Cherrybrook, NSW 2126
Are you wanting to progress in life and in your relationships? Perhaps you or your relationship may feel stuck and at times things seem unmanageable. You may feel like you are going around a round-about and finding it difficult to make an exit in another direction! Perhaps you just want to have a chat to work through a current or past issue or concern? If yes, then individual or couples therapy may assist. I provide a supportive & safe place so that you can have a chat and talk about what it is going on in your life.
Are you wanting to progress in life and in your relationships? Perhaps you or your relationship may feel stuck and at times things seem unmanageable. You may feel like you are going around a round-about and finding it difficult to make an exit in another direction! Perhaps you just want to have a chat to work through a current or past issue or concern? If yes, then individual or couples therapy may assist. I provide a supportive & safe place so that you can have a chat and talk about what it is going on in your life.
(02) 8403 0406 View (02) 8403 0406
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Melinda Phillips
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
School leaders and staff are facing challenging times. Balancing the needs of students, colleagues and leaders with our own life transitions and challenges, and those of our own families, can be difficult and at times overwhelming. Finding evidence based ways to cope and thrive empowers school staff to be well and live well (and work well too).
School leaders and staff are facing challenging times. Balancing the needs of students, colleagues and leaders with our own life transitions and challenges, and those of our own families, can be difficult and at times overwhelming. Finding evidence based ways to cope and thrive empowers school staff to be well and live well (and work well too).
(02) 8403 1068 View (02) 8403 1068
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Nathan Joel Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077  (Online Only)
Nathan is a social worker who studied at the University of New South Wales. Currently working as a school counsellor at a private co-educational school in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, Nathan has honed his skills in supporting children, youth and their families through various mental health challenges. His down-to-earth, gentle approach enables children and youth to feel safe when sharing their story. By harnessing the power of storytelling, Nathan empowers his clients to reframe their experience, build resilience and create a positive sense of self.
Nathan is a social worker who studied at the University of New South Wales. Currently working as a school counsellor at a private co-educational school in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, Nathan has honed his skills in supporting children, youth and their families through various mental health challenges. His down-to-earth, gentle approach enables children and youth to feel safe when sharing their story. By harnessing the power of storytelling, Nathan empowers his clients to reframe their experience, build resilience and create a positive sense of self.
(02) 9100 0450 View (02) 9100 0450
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Leila Fanni trauma and PTSD clinical counsellor
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
I am a registered clinical trauma counsellor with a long background in the health industry. My educational knowledge together with great experiences as a trauma counsellor, clinical lead, program manager and provider of supervision throughout my career are undoubtably my best tools for delivering outstanding results for my clients. For over a decade, I have been specialized to work as a multi-generational family trauma counsellor and help on complex crisis such as PTSD, and consequently, I have applied variety of techniques tailored to specific the client needs.
I am a registered clinical trauma counsellor with a long background in the health industry. My educational knowledge together with great experiences as a trauma counsellor, clinical lead, program manager and provider of supervision throughout my career are undoubtably my best tools for delivering outstanding results for my clients. For over a decade, I have been specialized to work as a multi-generational family trauma counsellor and help on complex crisis such as PTSD, and consequently, I have applied variety of techniques tailored to specific the client needs.
(02) 8403 1272 View (02) 8403 1272
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Tanya Riebel
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
(02) 7804 4531 View (02) 7804 4531
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Judy Song
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist. I work with adults, adolescents and children. I can provide therapy in Korean for those who need it. Telehealth option is available for people who struggle to attend in person. I understand everyone is different and value collaborative work to help meet the needs of my clients. Please refer to my website for more information about me and how I can: shapingmindspsychology.com.au
I am a clinical psychologist. I work with adults, adolescents and children. I can provide therapy in Korean for those who need it. Telehealth option is available for people who struggle to attend in person. I understand everyone is different and value collaborative work to help meet the needs of my clients. Please refer to my website for more information about me and how I can: shapingmindspsychology.com.au
(02) 8105 5946 View (02) 8105 5946
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Live Well Psychological Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Hanaan Haddad is a registered Psychologist with over ten years' experience in both Australia and the UK. Hanaan is warm and gentle in her approach and provides a safe space for her clients to feel understood while working towards the desired change. Hanaan helps clients uncover the true source of their emotional and behavioural difficulties. Working beyond symptom management to get to the root of early wounds and experiences. Hanaan works collaboratively with clients, guided by her clients inner 'wisdom', to inevitably help build compassion and flexibility towards themselves, others and within their own life's-journey.
Hanaan Haddad is a registered Psychologist with over ten years' experience in both Australia and the UK. Hanaan is warm and gentle in her approach and provides a safe space for her clients to feel understood while working towards the desired change. Hanaan helps clients uncover the true source of their emotional and behavioural difficulties. Working beyond symptom management to get to the root of early wounds and experiences. Hanaan works collaboratively with clients, guided by her clients inner 'wisdom', to inevitably help build compassion and flexibility towards themselves, others and within their own life's-journey.
(02) 9909 6141 View (02) 9909 6141
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Mandy Witt Therapy
Counsellor, MC, CCAA Prov
Verified Verified
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Loneliness or being alone impacts every facet of our lives. If we find ourselves unsupported or misunderstood in our primary relationships, the rest of our life may feel as though it is collapsing around us. Mental health, physical health, productivity, diet, sleep... relationships can either heal and help us to flourish, or they can cripple. It is my passion to help clients heal through relationship. I work with families, couples and individuals, beginning with these key relationships to help create a system that offers safety, healing and happiness.
Loneliness or being alone impacts every facet of our lives. If we find ourselves unsupported or misunderstood in our primary relationships, the rest of our life may feel as though it is collapsing around us. Mental health, physical health, productivity, diet, sleep... relationships can either heal and help us to flourish, or they can cripple. It is my passion to help clients heal through relationship. I work with families, couples and individuals, beginning with these key relationships to help create a system that offers safety, healing and happiness.
(02) 8403 0403 View (02) 8403 0403
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Peter Samii
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Peter is a qualified counsellor and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Peter has a relaxed and caring nature and works towards assisting clients to cultivate short-term and long-term solutions to navigate through life’s challenges and to live their lives with improved self-confidence, self-awareness, and with profound meaning. His counselling approach centres on the following evidence-based treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Person-centred Therapy Solution-focused Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(02) 7804 4604 View (02) 7804 4604
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Megan Andriessen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hornsby, NSW 2077
Megan strives to create a non-judgemental and supportive space where people feel safe to talk about the things that are negatively impacting on their wellbeing. With experience working in community and clinical mental health settings as well as seeing children, adolescents and adults in private practice, Megan is qualified and experienced in providing clinical care that is client-focused and compassionate. Megan currently works with young adults and adults struggling with issues related to mood and anxiety, attentional issues, traumatic stress as well as life changes and transitions. Megan works in Hornsby and Sydney CBD.
Megan strives to create a non-judgemental and supportive space where people feel safe to talk about the things that are negatively impacting on their wellbeing. With experience working in community and clinical mental health settings as well as seeing children, adolescents and adults in private practice, Megan is qualified and experienced in providing clinical care that is client-focused and compassionate. Megan currently works with young adults and adults struggling with issues related to mood and anxiety, attentional issues, traumatic stress as well as life changes and transitions. Megan works in Hornsby and Sydney CBD.
(02) 8188 4623 View (02) 8188 4623

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thornleigh, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Thornleigh, NSW who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% School Issues
83% Life Transitions
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Parenting
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
50% Bupa
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Thornleigh, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thornleigh?

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.