Counselling in Tyagarah, NSW

Photo of Rachael Carter - Somatic Experiencing, Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Rachael Carter - Somatic Experiencing
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Tyagarah, NSW 2481
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
(02) 5605 1995 View (02) 5605 1995
Photo of LifeBranches Counselling, Counsellor in Tyagarah, NSW
LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tyagarah, NSW 2481
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
Photo of Thirak Rochin, Counsellor in Tyagarah, NSW
Thirak Rochin
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tyagarah, NSW 2481
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
(02) 5605 5737 View (02) 5605 5737
Photo of Kelly Breen, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Kelly Breen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tyagarah, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
Kelly has extensive experience working with those impacted by trauma, addiction, self-harm, and eating disorders. Kelly also helps people navigate the challenges associated with relationships, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Kelly has an integrative therapy style, she utilizes evidence-based modalities like EMDR, Schema, IFS, psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and ACT. Kelly’s a yoga teacher, she weaves these practices along with somatic work into therapy. She is appropriately trained to provide psychedelic integration support.
Kelly has extensive experience working with those impacted by trauma, addiction, self-harm, and eating disorders. Kelly also helps people navigate the challenges associated with relationships, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Kelly has an integrative therapy style, she utilizes evidence-based modalities like EMDR, Schema, IFS, psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and ACT. Kelly’s a yoga teacher, she weaves these practices along with somatic work into therapy. She is appropriately trained to provide psychedelic integration support.
(03) 9007 2718 View (03) 9007 2718

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Luke Mahon, Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Luke Mahon
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
In an age where we are loosing connection with our selves and others, I was inspired to establish a space to support people to manage life and all the stresses that come with it. Challenging times in life can lead to a disconnect, a sense of hopelessness, fear and isolation. It's a sign of strength to reach out for support. Humans are born wired for connection – it’s in our DNA. Through Psychotherapy, Counselling and mindfulness practices my intention is to facilitate connection, awareness and healthy emotional relationships with ourselves and in turn, those around us.
In an age where we are loosing connection with our selves and others, I was inspired to establish a space to support people to manage life and all the stresses that come with it. Challenging times in life can lead to a disconnect, a sense of hopelessness, fear and isolation. It's a sign of strength to reach out for support. Humans are born wired for connection – it’s in our DNA. Through Psychotherapy, Counselling and mindfulness practices my intention is to facilitate connection, awareness and healthy emotional relationships with ourselves and in turn, those around us.
(02) 8074 5828 View (02) 8074 5828
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Jo-Elle Warhurst - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
(03) 7003 2532 View (03) 7003 2532
Photo of Joni Bryan-Power, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Joni Bryan-Power
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
My clients come in transition and most open to new ways of doing things in their lives. Although I enjoy helping people in many areas, I really like working with anxiety, life transitions, relationship counselling, trauma & grief.
My clients come in transition and most open to new ways of doing things in their lives. Although I enjoy helping people in many areas, I really like working with anxiety, life transitions, relationship counselling, trauma & grief.
(07) 5613 1544 View (07) 5613 1544
Photo of Elise (Sakina) Bridgeman, Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Elise (Sakina) Bridgeman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Life presents us with unique challenges and complex emotions and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and seeking clarity. I offer support to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of unique issues and concerns. If you're struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, school issues or navigating life transitions, I am here to offer you unwavering support. Together, we will explore the various dimensions of your obstacles and find a path forward that allows you to reclaim your sense of wholeness, connection, and confidence.
Life presents us with unique challenges and complex emotions and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and seeking clarity. I offer support to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of unique issues and concerns. If you're struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, school issues or navigating life transitions, I am here to offer you unwavering support. Together, we will explore the various dimensions of your obstacles and find a path forward that allows you to reclaim your sense of wholeness, connection, and confidence.
(02) 5603 0914 View (02) 5603 0914
Photo of Kat Daylyn in Tyagarah, NSW
Kat Daylyn
MA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
I offer authentic and relational sessions, focussing on your resources and empowerment. Sessions are tailored to your needs and aimed at improving how you relate to yourself and others in your life. I aim to empower you to recognise the tools and resources you already have, and to add to those. I will provide techniques to recognise bodily sensations and emotions and to recognise patterns in your life. I use play therapy to work with children and talking therapies with adolescents and adults. I am more than happy to discuss how we can work together and your needs.
(08) 5129 0757 View (08) 5129 0757
Photo of Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist
MSc
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
0410 784 810 View 0410 784 810
Photo of Lena Risteski, Counsellor in Tyagarah, NSW
Lena Risteski
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
Do you wonder whether your goals and aspirations have been influenced by society? Perhaps if you were truly living for YOU, your goals would look quite different. Anxiety can dominate our lives until we start uncovering what we truly want out of life. Radically accepting yourself - and understanding your true desires and values - can set you on a more meaningful and fulfilling path. Looking at our issues in a Holistic way allows us to understand ourselves better, which fosters self-compassion.
(03) 9070 5479 View (03) 9070 5479
Photo of Michele Wilesmith - People Psychology, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Michele Wilesmith - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
(03) 7003 2751 View (03) 7003 2751
Photo of Bri Roberts, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Bri Roberts
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works from a person centred model. I have strong interests in the areas of sense of self/self identity/self worth, self acceptance, self trust, self compassion, overcoming anxiety, personal development, courage, creativity, innovation, leadership, mindfulness, personal empowerment, interpersonal boundaries, attuned parenting, meditation, overcoming personal limitations, in helping people to communicate from the heart and to ask for their needs to be met, and perinatal mental health. I also offer relationship counselling for people wanting to develop a deeply connected, secure and loving relationship.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works from a person centred model. I have strong interests in the areas of sense of self/self identity/self worth, self acceptance, self trust, self compassion, overcoming anxiety, personal development, courage, creativity, innovation, leadership, mindfulness, personal empowerment, interpersonal boundaries, attuned parenting, meditation, overcoming personal limitations, in helping people to communicate from the heart and to ask for their needs to be met, and perinatal mental health. I also offer relationship counselling for people wanting to develop a deeply connected, secure and loving relationship.
(02) 5104 1068 View (02) 5104 1068
Photo of Jennifer Lalor Somatic Psychotherapy/EMDR, Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Jennifer Lalor Somatic Psychotherapy/EMDR
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Waitlist for new clients
Whatever your situation, I know you are a unique individual with your own blend of needs. I create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever has brought you to seek my support and I can help you discover the next steps for your life.
Whatever your situation, I know you are a unique individual with your own blend of needs. I create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever has brought you to seek my support and I can help you discover the next steps for your life.
(02) 5602 4089 View (02) 5602 4089
Photo of Renaty Layton, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Renaty Layton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with 25 years experience holding Masters Degrees in Counselling Psych and Special Ed. Imagining my ideal client I see individuals/families seeking support for diverse challenges which may be manifesting as anxiety, depression, communication, eating disorders, low self-esteem or stress. Their needs are complex, reflecting their unique situations. Goals vary widely from anxiety management to enhancing parenting skills, however the underlying desire is to lead a more fulfilling life. Clients seek understanding and support as they navigate life's challenges, looking for tools and strategies to move forward
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with 25 years experience holding Masters Degrees in Counselling Psych and Special Ed. Imagining my ideal client I see individuals/families seeking support for diverse challenges which may be manifesting as anxiety, depression, communication, eating disorders, low self-esteem or stress. Their needs are complex, reflecting their unique situations. Goals vary widely from anxiety management to enhancing parenting skills, however the underlying desire is to lead a more fulfilling life. Clients seek understanding and support as they navigate life's challenges, looking for tools and strategies to move forward
(03) 7003 2354 View (03) 7003 2354
Photo of Clinton Power, Psychotherapist in Tyagarah, NSW
Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
Photo of Kerri Henderson, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Kerri Henderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Waitlist for new clients
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
(08) 6846 1735 View (08) 6846 1735
Photo of Good Psychology, Psychologist in Tyagarah, NSW
Good Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
If you are suffering from psychological and emotional pain, or problematic behaviours, I can help you to explore, understand and resolve what is causing them. Mental illness and psychological pain is confusing and often overwhelming, but it can be resolved and recovered from.
(08) 9126 9341 View (08) 9126 9341
Photo of Jennifer Cameron, Counsellor in Tyagarah, NSW
Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina, online or by telephone, or on a beautiful beach or river walk & talk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
Photo of Linda Beuzeville, Counsellor in Tyagarah, NSW
Linda Beuzeville
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ewingsdale, NSW 2481  (Online Only)
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
I use various therapeutic techniques including person centered approach, genograms, addictions, trauma informed framework and family systems. I have experience working with relationships, depression, anxiety, life stage changes, grief and loss and addictions. My focus is on supporting clients so that growth can occur, and they can have a deeper understanding of themselves which brings about change and healing. I would like to be able to help you on the next step of your journey. I also offer clinical supervision.
(02) 8806 0185 View (02) 8806 0185

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tyagarah, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Tyagarah, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Depression
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Medicare Rebates
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Tyagarah, NSW see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tyagarah?

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.