Counselling in Wentworthville, NSW

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Mindkshetra
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Whatever life adversity/situation/issues the young(er) person is muddling through - anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, stress, bullying, friendship issues, social anxiety, learning difficulties and building self-confidence, dealing with loss - We are invested in helping the young(er) person navigate through this sensitive stage with a focus on strengthening their overall wellbeing using creativity as a means. We also help adults cope with a range of life issues like coping with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, divorce or separation, identity and acculturation issues, improving communication. ​
Whatever life adversity/situation/issues the young(er) person is muddling through - anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, stress, bullying, friendship issues, social anxiety, learning difficulties and building self-confidence, dealing with loss - We are invested in helping the young(er) person navigate through this sensitive stage with a focus on strengthening their overall wellbeing using creativity as a means. We also help adults cope with a range of life issues like coping with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, divorce or separation, identity and acculturation issues, improving communication. ​
(02) 8806 1337 View (02) 8806 1337
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406 View (02) 8069 5406
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Carolyn Farrugia
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Specialising in Dialectical Behavour Therapy, with 8 years experience. Offering 1:1 DBT coaching for clients who are currently in trauma therapy or other.
Specialising in Dialectical Behavour Therapy, with 8 years experience. Offering 1:1 DBT coaching for clients who are currently in trauma therapy or other.
(02) 7804 4223 View (02) 7804 4223
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Mickey Skidmore
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145  (Online Only)
My primary clinical focus is on grief & loss, and associated issues of depression and anxiety. I provide services exclusively online (tele-health) to emphasise flexibility and scheduling convenience (eliminating travel and parking hassles) while ensuring increased privacy in the comfort in your own environment. My primary approach to therapy emphasises Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing methods that are underscored and influenced by Ericksonian Approaches to hypnosis and psychotherapy. I also have a strong passion for providing clinical supervision and services to other professionals.
My primary clinical focus is on grief & loss, and associated issues of depression and anxiety. I provide services exclusively online (tele-health) to emphasise flexibility and scheduling convenience (eliminating travel and parking hassles) while ensuring increased privacy in the comfort in your own environment. My primary approach to therapy emphasises Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing methods that are underscored and influenced by Ericksonian Approaches to hypnosis and psychotherapy. I also have a strong passion for providing clinical supervision and services to other professionals.
(02) 8294 2030 View (02) 8294 2030
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Whychange Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Founded in 2006 with a small but growing team of talented psychologists, we specialise in both short-term and long-term work on a wide range of problems. Our psychologists specialise in adult and adolescent individual and family sessions, to address mental illness, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal conflict, workplace stress, as well as complex challenges such as trauma, chronic illness, and relationship breakdown. Set in a quiet location with easy parking and access to public transport nearby.
Founded in 2006 with a small but growing team of talented psychologists, we specialise in both short-term and long-term work on a wide range of problems. Our psychologists specialise in adult and adolescent individual and family sessions, to address mental illness, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal conflict, workplace stress, as well as complex challenges such as trauma, chronic illness, and relationship breakdown. Set in a quiet location with easy parking and access to public transport nearby.
(02) 9538 7026 View (02) 9538 7026
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Alison Bausse
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
I am a Psychologist with over 13 years experience in working with people across a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping people to find a way to address these difficulties and barriers that they feel are holding them back in life. I specifically enjoy working with those presenting with mood disorders, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, infidelity and parenting but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I am warm, empathetic and non judgmental and strive to create a safe space to explore difficult issues. A positive experience of therapy is my goal for you.
I am a Psychologist with over 13 years experience in working with people across a wide range of issues. I am passionate about helping people to find a way to address these difficulties and barriers that they feel are holding them back in life. I specifically enjoy working with those presenting with mood disorders, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, infidelity and parenting but am not limited to these areas in relation to expertise. I am warm, empathetic and non judgmental and strive to create a safe space to explore difficult issues. A positive experience of therapy is my goal for you.
(02) 8294 7467 View (02) 8294 7467
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Colleen Mary Nicholas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Hi. I’m Colleen Nicholas. I’m an Art Therapist, Sandtray Therapist, Interactive Drawing Therapist and Counsellor. I offer expressive therapies in addition to talk therapy, because sometimes words are not enough. It can be difficult to find words to express what we are thinking, feeling or experiencing. Sometimes we are not aware of the “real issue” that’s causing our distress.
Hi. I’m Colleen Nicholas. I’m an Art Therapist, Sandtray Therapist, Interactive Drawing Therapist and Counsellor. I offer expressive therapies in addition to talk therapy, because sometimes words are not enough. It can be difficult to find words to express what we are thinking, feeling or experiencing. Sometimes we are not aware of the “real issue” that’s causing our distress.
(02) 8609 3981 View (02) 8609 3981

More Therapists Nearby

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Sarah Traynor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am an accredited social worker with 22 years of experience working across Sydney. I have experience working for NGOs, and State and Federal Government agencies in counselling, community development, case management, disaster recovery, group work and delivering training. I enjoy engaging with diverse individuals and families at varied stages of life, providing therapeutic intervention, and working towards positive change. I am available to provide a variety of support services to assist individuals with reaching their goals. I use talk therapy and creative therapy techniques and a strengths based approach to work towards change.
I am an accredited social worker with 22 years of experience working across Sydney. I have experience working for NGOs, and State and Federal Government agencies in counselling, community development, case management, disaster recovery, group work and delivering training. I enjoy engaging with diverse individuals and families at varied stages of life, providing therapeutic intervention, and working towards positive change. I am available to provide a variety of support services to assist individuals with reaching their goals. I use talk therapy and creative therapy techniques and a strengths based approach to work towards change.
(02) 7804 4770 View (02) 7804 4770
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Beyond NLP Coaching
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
In my practice, I welcome those seeking to overcome stagnation and renew their personal journeys. Many want to break free from habits and find purpose. You're looking for guidance to see anew and navigate life's challenges. Your aim is growth across all aspects of life, a ripple effect leading to fulfillment. This means tackling concerns like anxiety, addictions, overthinking, and stress. Your drive is rooted in believing in second chances.
In my practice, I welcome those seeking to overcome stagnation and renew their personal journeys. Many want to break free from habits and find purpose. You're looking for guidance to see anew and navigate life's challenges. Your aim is growth across all aspects of life, a ripple effect leading to fulfillment. This means tackling concerns like anxiety, addictions, overthinking, and stress. Your drive is rooted in believing in second chances.
(02) 4606 4994 View (02) 4606 4994
Photo of Caitlin Wright, Psychologist in Wentworthville, NSW
Caitlin Wright
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I work with teenagers and adults who are navigating various challenges and striving for personal growth. My passion lies in helping individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and other trauma-related disorders. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, and stress. Simply showing up to a session can be a huge step towards achieving meaningful change, therefore, my ideal client is one that is willing to be vulnerable and share their experiences with me, so that we can work together to gain a deeper understanding of their difficulties and experiences.
I work with teenagers and adults who are navigating various challenges and striving for personal growth. My passion lies in helping individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and other trauma-related disorders. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, and stress. Simply showing up to a session can be a huge step towards achieving meaningful change, therefore, my ideal client is one that is willing to be vulnerable and share their experiences with me, so that we can work together to gain a deeper understanding of their difficulties and experiences.
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
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Masud Ibrahim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am a male psychologist driven by compassion and unwavering dedication to my clients’ wellbeing. My utmost priority is to establish a collaborative and nurturing environment, where we can embark on a transformative therapeutic journey together. At Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta, I offer a diverse range of therapeutic options, including Face-to-Face and Telehealth Therapy, ensuring convenience and accessibility as we work towards positive growth and healing. My warm and empathic approach, coupled with a non-judgmental attitude, helps clients feel at ease, especially if you are experiencing anxiety or first time seeking therapy
I am a male psychologist driven by compassion and unwavering dedication to my clients’ wellbeing. My utmost priority is to establish a collaborative and nurturing environment, where we can embark on a transformative therapeutic journey together. At Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta, I offer a diverse range of therapeutic options, including Face-to-Face and Telehealth Therapy, ensuring convenience and accessibility as we work towards positive growth and healing. My warm and empathic approach, coupled with a non-judgmental attitude, helps clients feel at ease, especially if you are experiencing anxiety or first time seeking therapy
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
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PsychBlossom
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Cheryn is a Clinical Psychologist. Cheryn’s qualifications are a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Cheryn loves her work and is a very dedicated, warm and engaging therapist, with a keen sense of the privilege and responsibility that her role involves. She enjoys accompanying her clients on their path through difficulty and grounds her work in an attuned and genuine understanding of her clients and their needs. ​ Cheryn has an affinity working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and her experience has enabled her to become resourceful in adapting therapies.
Cheryn is a Clinical Psychologist. Cheryn’s qualifications are a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Cheryn loves her work and is a very dedicated, warm and engaging therapist, with a keen sense of the privilege and responsibility that her role involves. She enjoys accompanying her clients on their path through difficulty and grounds her work in an attuned and genuine understanding of her clients and their needs. ​ Cheryn has an affinity working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and her experience has enabled her to become resourceful in adapting therapies.
(02) 8105 5998 View (02) 8105 5998
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Kelsey Hendrickson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am a female counsellor / psychotherapist working in private practice at Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta and in my own clinic in Crows Nest. With a rich tapestry of life experiences, including parenthood, a corporate career, and years of teaching yoga, I bring a holistic approach to therapy. I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves on a deep, wholistic level. I hope to make my clients feel seen and heard in my therapy space. I have a special interest in counselling people struggling with fertility, pregnancy and the transition to parenthood.
I am a female counsellor / psychotherapist working in private practice at Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta and in my own clinic in Crows Nest. With a rich tapestry of life experiences, including parenthood, a corporate career, and years of teaching yoga, I bring a holistic approach to therapy. I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves on a deep, wholistic level. I hope to make my clients feel seen and heard in my therapy space. I have a special interest in counselling people struggling with fertility, pregnancy and the transition to parenthood.
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
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Sydney Hills Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Winston Hills, NSW 2153
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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Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
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Temenos Psychotherapy Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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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Sydney Psych Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
We are a warm, safe and compassionate psychology practice located in the heart of Castle Hill. Our highly skilled and qualified Psychologists provide the best possible treatments to help people with all types of mental health conditions. We will take the time to understand who you are as a person and help you to overcome life’s challenges to achieve your personal goals and reach your full potential. Visit our website www.sydneypsychhub.com.au
We are a warm, safe and compassionate psychology practice located in the heart of Castle Hill. Our highly skilled and qualified Psychologists provide the best possible treatments to help people with all types of mental health conditions. We will take the time to understand who you are as a person and help you to overcome life’s challenges to achieve your personal goals and reach your full potential. Visit our website www.sydneypsychhub.com.au
(02) 9054 7830 View (02) 9054 7830
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Helen Ng
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
I am a caring and compassionate multilingual psychologist fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I work with all age groups and address a wide range of psychological issues, including adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, mood and thinking disorders, psychosis, life transitions, identity and self-esteem, relationships, cross-cultural challenges, and work-related concerns. I also provide career coaching, pre/post-marriage counselling, parenting advice, Christian counselling, and cognitive assessments.
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Shivani Mittal
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
(02) 7804 4866 View (02) 7804 4866
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Xanthe Katsouras
Psychotherapist, PsychD, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Are you struggling to find a balance in your life? do you feel out of control, even though you keep trying to take charge?...I am here to support you in creating a more grounded experience of self, and support your ability to engage with life in a beneficial way. My specialty is work with clients who are struggling with relationships, self-esteem, identity and work/life balance. I have 5years experience in the addictions field, which has deepened my understanding of the emotional/mental imbalances we all carry. I work with clients both individually and in groups.
Are you struggling to find a balance in your life? do you feel out of control, even though you keep trying to take charge?...I am here to support you in creating a more grounded experience of self, and support your ability to engage with life in a beneficial way. My specialty is work with clients who are struggling with relationships, self-esteem, identity and work/life balance. I have 5years experience in the addictions field, which has deepened my understanding of the emotional/mental imbalances we all carry. I work with clients both individually and in groups.
(02) 9100 0085 View (02) 9100 0085

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wentworthville, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Wentworthville, NSW who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
86% Depression
86% Parenting
86% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% Medicare Rebates
40% Other

How Counsellors in Wentworthville, NSW see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wentworthville?

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.