Counselling in Wentworth Falls, NSW

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Annette M Coulter
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
I have over 47 years clinical experience in child, adolescent, family and couple art psychotherapy. I work with trauma, mood/adjustment disorder, grief, relationship difficulties. Issues are addressed in a way that bypasses talking. The innate healing potential of your creative self is externalised as thoughts and feelings, which may otherwise remain unexpressed, arise. No previous art experience is necessary - marks and scribbles are of equal value. In this process the unconscious is honoured, so your dream life is important. Through imaginative symbolic expression, unconscious material is explored, clarified and finds meaning.
I have over 47 years clinical experience in child, adolescent, family and couple art psychotherapy. I work with trauma, mood/adjustment disorder, grief, relationship difficulties. Issues are addressed in a way that bypasses talking. The innate healing potential of your creative self is externalised as thoughts and feelings, which may otherwise remain unexpressed, arise. No previous art experience is necessary - marks and scribbles are of equal value. In this process the unconscious is honoured, so your dream life is important. Through imaginative symbolic expression, unconscious material is explored, clarified and finds meaning.
(02) 4501 7102 View (02) 4501 7102
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Karlo Seci
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Waitlist for new clients
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
I'm highly inspired to work with clients that are willing to find ways to overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief or other 'stuck' places, I believe there is a way to come to a healthier mental-emotional equilibrium. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors can all serve as a key to enter deeper into oneself. I am here to help find the way inside where one can see how to change.
(02) 4708 9554 View (02) 4708 9554
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Pete O'Malley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
I’m a warm and compassionate clinical psychologist who puts building strong and supportive relationships at the heart of my practice. I provide individudal therapy for adults (20+) across a range of issues. Together we'll focus on your growing strengths as much as the challenges you're facing. I have a background in working with complex challenges including PTSD, complex PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders. I also work part-time at the specialist trauma and addictions clinic, the Birchtree Centre, in Sydney.
(02) 5657 0257 View (02) 5657 0257
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Paul Mitchell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
Sometimes we experience a sense of stuckness in life and things can seem as though they are on a loop. We are bothered by inner resistance, doubt, restlessness, or anxiety. There may be challenges showing in our relationships, work, dreams and physical wellness. These symptoms could be signalling that something is emerging, something quite useful. It’s entirely possible that this is an invitation to grow, to learn, to change. I will support you to explore what is happening in a safe and meaningful way.
(02) 5604 9802 View (02) 5604 9802
Clare Russell-Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
Clare is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, transition and adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Clare has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has extensive experience working with veterans and emergency service personnel who have experienced trauma. She also has specialist skills in working with women who are experiencing difficulties during the perinatal period and currently works with the Gidget Foundation.
(02) 4708 9525 View (02) 4708 9525
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Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
(02) 8776 3814 View (02) 8776 3814
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Associated Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Our team of experienced and caring Psychologist's are ready to listen and support you to improve your emotional and psychological well-being. We provide evidence based interventions including such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Our team of experienced and caring Psychologist's are ready to listen and support you to improve your emotional and psychological well-being. We provide evidence based interventions including such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
(02) 4058 4502 View (02) 4058 4502
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Counselling Creatively
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Children can become overwhelmed with big emotions & struggle to openly communicate their needs, feelings & thoughts with others. Children also have the daily challenge of school & friendships to deal with. When worries stop children participating in their favourite activities, or when they become anxious or overly sad, withdrawn or quiet, or overly excited, counselling can help to bring joy back into their lives. Talking with someone outside the family, is a safe way to restore a sense of calm in children. Play Therapy is an effective & gentle way to support children make sense of their thoughts & feelings.
Children can become overwhelmed with big emotions & struggle to openly communicate their needs, feelings & thoughts with others. Children also have the daily challenge of school & friendships to deal with. When worries stop children participating in their favourite activities, or when they become anxious or overly sad, withdrawn or quiet, or overly excited, counselling can help to bring joy back into their lives. Talking with someone outside the family, is a safe way to restore a sense of calm in children. Play Therapy is an effective & gentle way to support children make sense of their thoughts & feelings.
(02) 4703 9858 View (02) 4703 9858
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Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have freedom to choose how we want to be, are the main foundations I work with. I believe that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being, and I see psychotherapy as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow, and seeds towards transformation can be nurtured. I also approach all the suffering and pain that clients present, as an opportunity to use the crisis for personal growth and as a pathway to a deeper connection with the true self.
(02) 4703 9752 View (02) 4703 9752
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Kristina Paliokaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
I work with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief, sleep issues, low motivation, parent-child or other close relationship challenges, workplace stress among other issues. Together, we can think about ways to reach into your inner resources to be your most resilient self, whether that means accessing more self compassion, assertiveness, better boundaries or challenging those old beliefs that no longer serve you.
(02) 4503 6318 View (02) 4503 6318
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Christie Little
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
I am a trauma informed psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in trauma, complex PTSD, grief, suicide bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-worth, stress management and purposeful living. My intention is to support you to navigate life’s past and present challenges while deepening your capacity to achieve an enduring sense of peace, safety, agency and wellbeing. I offer clinical sessions at Leura Wellness, nature based sessions in the Blue Mountains area and online to anywhere.
(08) 7831 2913 View (08) 7831 2913
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Deborah Fidgeon Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
I am a specialist Couple Counsellor with 18 years experience. I offer weekday and Saturday appointments, both face to face and online. I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients, whether they attend alone or as a couple.
(02) 9100 0212 View (02) 9100 0212
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Courtney Bailey
Psychologist, MPsych, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782
Courtney designs and implements bespoke psychological solutions that address the unique needs and circumstances of individuals and organisations. She operates at the level of attending to collective and generational forces and how they shape individual experiences and psychology. She often works with curious, creative, and sensitive individuals who seek meaningful development of their identity, resilience, and purpose across the lifespan as they navigate varied developmental terrain.
Courtney designs and implements bespoke psychological solutions that address the unique needs and circumstances of individuals and organisations. She operates at the level of attending to collective and generational forces and how they shape individual experiences and psychology. She often works with curious, creative, and sensitive individuals who seek meaningful development of their identity, resilience, and purpose across the lifespan as they navigate varied developmental terrain.
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More Therapists Nearby

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DHM Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780  (Online Only)
Accessible and affordable online Counselling that is culturally sensitive, intersectional and trauma informed. All people welcome as I have experience in primary healthcare, domestic violence, workplace injury management, and mentoring kids and their families to navigate everyday challenges and big feelings. I aim to provide a safe, transparent and nurturing space that builds trust and rapport in the therapeutic relationship. I am a strength-based therapist encouraging clients to identify their own skills and resources, to make informed decisions and set achievable goals. I offer pre-diagnosis Assessments for various presentations.
Accessible and affordable online Counselling that is culturally sensitive, intersectional and trauma informed. All people welcome as I have experience in primary healthcare, domestic violence, workplace injury management, and mentoring kids and their families to navigate everyday challenges and big feelings. I aim to provide a safe, transparent and nurturing space that builds trust and rapport in the therapeutic relationship. I am a strength-based therapist encouraging clients to identify their own skills and resources, to make informed decisions and set achievable goals. I offer pre-diagnosis Assessments for various presentations.
(02) 8403 1598 View (02) 8403 1598
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Kids & Co Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780  (Online Only)
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
Kids & Co provides psychological care for children, adolescents and their families. Kids and Co offers psychological assessment and treatments for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family problems. Kids & Co Psychologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health, personal, and family issues. Their experience and expertise in the field of child and family psychology is well recognised by colleagues, media agencies and the wider community.
(02) 9158 6217 View (02) 9158 6217
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Staghorn Sexology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
We provide counselling specialising in the following areas: -psychosexual therapy for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, performance anxieties, ejaculatory disorders, painful sex and mismatched/low libido; - relationship counselling; - individual counselling especially around gender/sexual orientation issues and anxiety/depression. We have special interest in men's health, ageing sexuality, sexual function after cancer diagnosis/treatment, infidelity, and gay/lesbian/queer relationships including consensual non-monogamy.
We provide counselling specialising in the following areas: -psychosexual therapy for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, performance anxieties, ejaculatory disorders, painful sex and mismatched/low libido; - relationship counselling; - individual counselling especially around gender/sexual orientation issues and anxiety/depression. We have special interest in men's health, ageing sexuality, sexual function after cancer diagnosis/treatment, infidelity, and gay/lesbian/queer relationships including consensual non-monogamy.
(02) 4063 1410 View (02) 4063 1410
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Trisha Harris - Riverview Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawson, NSW 2783
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
Hi, my name is Trisha Harris, I am a mum of 4, including 3 who are neurodivergent. I work with individuals, couples and teens, including NDIS. I understand the need for support, to be heard, to have undivided attention that is just for YOU. I can help you handle the 'right now' with a safe space for you to plan for your future and reach your goals. Supporting you, every step of the way.
(02) 4703 5077 View (02) 4703 5077
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Sandra Scott
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
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Kristy Jane Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
Do you have a background of trauma or challenges? Would you like to live a more fulfilling life, learn better ways to cope and feel more hope for the future? If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, I encourage you to make contact and start your healing journey. My style of therapy includes trauma-informed approaches that support you to reconnect with yourself, review underlying beliefs, and address unwanted behaviours and thought patterns. Ultimately, I believe that every challenge experienced in life can be an opportunity to learn and grow as a human being.
(02) 4503 8937 View (02) 4503 8937
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Minutes to Happy Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Not accepting new clients
Are you facing a stressful life situation, Chronic pain, a chronic health condition, an eating disorder, tinnitus, or challenged with a mental health struggle? I'm here to help. Are you facing challenges like...holding off on dreams and goals you care deeply about? Struggling to smile on the hard days? Longing to adventure outdoors and get active? Worrying about what the future holds? Nervously navigating relationships? difficulty maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose? Managing pain and discomfort, all while managing the demands of work and family life? Counselling provides support and progress in your health, life, and goals.
Are you facing a stressful life situation, Chronic pain, a chronic health condition, an eating disorder, tinnitus, or challenged with a mental health struggle? I'm here to help. Are you facing challenges like...holding off on dreams and goals you care deeply about? Struggling to smile on the hard days? Longing to adventure outdoors and get active? Worrying about what the future holds? Nervously navigating relationships? difficulty maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose? Managing pain and discomfort, all while managing the demands of work and family life? Counselling provides support and progress in your health, life, and goals.
(02) 4503 4975 View (02) 4503 4975

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wentworth Falls, NSW

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Wentworth Falls, NSW who prioritize treating:

62% Anxiety
62% Life Transitions
54% Relationship Issues
54% Depression
54% Trauma and PTSD
54% Self Esteem
54% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Medicare Rebates
40% NDIS
20% Other

How Counsellors in Wentworth Falls, NSW see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wentworth Falls?

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.