Counselling in Darwin City, NT

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Rohan Watson
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
(07) 4526 7507 View (07) 4526 7507
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Nicola Coalter
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you're wrestling with addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling/gaming, porn, doom scrolling), stress, anxiety, depression or trauma. What you're after is more than a therapist – you're looking for someone who gets it, someone genuine and compassionate. You're seeking not just solutions but understanding, someone who genuinely cares. Together, let's navigate these hurdles, uncover practical solutions, and nurture the belief that positive change is not just possible, but within reach. Remember, you're not alone in this; let's connect.
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you're wrestling with addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling/gaming, porn, doom scrolling), stress, anxiety, depression or trauma. What you're after is more than a therapist – you're looking for someone who gets it, someone genuine and compassionate. You're seeking not just solutions but understanding, someone who genuinely cares. Together, let's navigate these hurdles, uncover practical solutions, and nurture the belief that positive change is not just possible, but within reach. Remember, you're not alone in this; let's connect.
(08) 7948 6794 View (08) 7948 6794
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Carlyn Chen
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
I am a Teochew person working on Gadigal land, working to decolonise myself and my therapy to offer culturally sensitive and inclusive counselling to people of all cultures and identities. I offer trauma-informed, integrative therapy that will be tailored to your needs, taking into account mind, body, nervous system, emotions and context. I believe in the innate capacity of each person to heal and will work collaboratively with you to uncover and grow this. I have provided holistic counselling and case management support to young people and adults experiencing complex trauma in the not for profit and health sectors since 2015.
I am a Teochew person working on Gadigal land, working to decolonise myself and my therapy to offer culturally sensitive and inclusive counselling to people of all cultures and identities. I offer trauma-informed, integrative therapy that will be tailored to your needs, taking into account mind, body, nervous system, emotions and context. I believe in the innate capacity of each person to heal and will work collaboratively with you to uncover and grow this. I have provided holistic counselling and case management support to young people and adults experiencing complex trauma in the not for profit and health sectors since 2015.
(02) 9100 0467 View (02) 9100 0467
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Dr Andrew Richardson
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Dr Andrew Richardson is a highly experienced psychotherapist and social worker with 20 years of expertise. He specialises in supporting individuals experiencing distressing emotions, anxiety, depression, identity, and relationship issues. Andrew is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA), the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP, UK), and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He holds a Professional Doctorate in Social Work and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Dr Andrew Richardson is a highly experienced psychotherapist and social worker with 20 years of expertise. He specialises in supporting individuals experiencing distressing emotions, anxiety, depression, identity, and relationship issues. Andrew is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA), the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP, UK), and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He holds a Professional Doctorate in Social Work and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
(08) 7949 6777 View (08) 7949 6777
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Goodluck Consultancies
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
If you are looking for non-judgemental and compassionate help to solve personal problems, Gregory Goodluck is an insightful and caring, counsellor with over 25 years professional counselling experience. A skilfull and fully registered Psychologist and Social Worker with a wide range of useful strategies for mental health challenges - large and small - Gregory appropriately applies an array of empowering solutions. Cognitive, Behavioural, Narrative and Mindfulness based approaches including ACT and DBT. Relaxation, hypnosis, stress reduction, problem solving, analytical and bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspectives apply.
If you are looking for non-judgemental and compassionate help to solve personal problems, Gregory Goodluck is an insightful and caring, counsellor with over 25 years professional counselling experience. A skilfull and fully registered Psychologist and Social Worker with a wide range of useful strategies for mental health challenges - large and small - Gregory appropriately applies an array of empowering solutions. Cognitive, Behavioural, Narrative and Mindfulness based approaches including ACT and DBT. Relaxation, hypnosis, stress reduction, problem solving, analytical and bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspectives apply.
(08) 8120 2749 View (08) 8120 2749
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Claire Prince
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
Claire is a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals across all ages from young children, adults through to the elderly. Claire is a compassionate psychologist who will work with you to identify ways to effectively manage your issues and build stronger foundations for life. She has worked with many different presenting issues and has a special interest in peri and postnatal issues, trauma, children and family issues, work issues and workers compensation. Claire can also assist with forensic work or court letters.
Claire is a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals across all ages from young children, adults through to the elderly. Claire is a compassionate psychologist who will work with you to identify ways to effectively manage your issues and build stronger foundations for life. She has worked with many different presenting issues and has a special interest in peri and postnatal issues, trauma, children and family issues, work issues and workers compensation. Claire can also assist with forensic work or court letters.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Michelle Wharton
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
(08) 7008 9968 View (08) 7008 9968
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Darwin Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Everyone experiences varying degrees of difficulties and distress across their lifespan. Hamish is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist who has dedicated his practice to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, couples and groups in the community. It takes courage to acknowledge your difficulties and seek professional help. Whether you are experiencing emotional difficulties, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, loss, or identity and self-esteem issues, psychotherapy and counselling can be a convenient, flexible, and affordable way to begin your journey towards healing.
Everyone experiences varying degrees of difficulties and distress across their lifespan. Hamish is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist who has dedicated his practice to improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, couples and groups in the community. It takes courage to acknowledge your difficulties and seek professional help. Whether you are experiencing emotional difficulties, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, loss, or identity and self-esteem issues, psychotherapy and counselling can be a convenient, flexible, and affordable way to begin your journey towards healing.
(03) 4514 5712 View (03) 4514 5712
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Roziye (Rose) Forte
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Hello and WELCOME. Let's lighten the load. Let's find find the resources and strengths within you to move forward - to design the life you really want.
Hello and WELCOME. Let's lighten the load. Let's find find the resources and strengths within you to move forward - to design the life you really want.
(08) 7943 6080 View (08) 7943 6080
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Nicole Hind
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
I've been in the field for 20+ years and began my counselling private practice 'Unveiled Stories' in 2015. I help couples who are having such issues as communication failures, falling out of love, invasions of an external problem, and disconnection. I help individuals deal with crises of confidence, understand (and stand up for) themselves, manage workplace problems, and date from a place of self-love.
I've been in the field for 20+ years and began my counselling private practice 'Unveiled Stories' in 2015. I help couples who are having such issues as communication failures, falling out of love, invasions of an external problem, and disconnection. I help individuals deal with crises of confidence, understand (and stand up for) themselves, manage workplace problems, and date from a place of self-love.
(02) 5662 0523 View (02) 5662 0523
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Lorna Murphy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia. She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings.
Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia. She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings.
(08) 7947 3662 View (08) 7947 3662
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Margaret Mary Dizon
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darwin City, NT 0800
I work with people ashamed of their feelings and need someone to talk to. They suffer from trauma, depression, and extreme grief. They have lost a part of themselves or someone they really love. They have a lot of outer success but internally, they feel very overwhelmed with life and feel they're drowning. They do not know how to cope anymore and mostly, they think ending their lives would ease or end the pain. They are ashamed of their feelings and they feel very much alone, no one understands them and they don’t have anyone to talk to. They are fed up and they cannot see, hear nor feel anything positive anymore.
I work with people ashamed of their feelings and need someone to talk to. They suffer from trauma, depression, and extreme grief. They have lost a part of themselves or someone they really love. They have a lot of outer success but internally, they feel very overwhelmed with life and feel they're drowning. They do not know how to cope anymore and mostly, they think ending their lives would ease or end the pain. They are ashamed of their feelings and they feel very much alone, no one understands them and they don’t have anyone to talk to. They are fed up and they cannot see, hear nor feel anything positive anymore.
(08) 8120 2797 View (08) 8120 2797
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Hayley Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Not accepting new clients
The idea of reaching out might seem daunting, but you are willing to give it a go. Perhaps you are experiencing something, such as worry or sadness, which you no longer wish to deal with alone. Certain relationships in your life might feel difficult. You may be hoping to understand your situation in more depth and seeking change. Whatever unique issue or goal you bring, I will endeavor to listen and be guided by you.
The idea of reaching out might seem daunting, but you are willing to give it a go. Perhaps you are experiencing something, such as worry or sadness, which you no longer wish to deal with alone. Certain relationships in your life might feel difficult. You may be hoping to understand your situation in more depth and seeking change. Whatever unique issue or goal you bring, I will endeavor to listen and be guided by you.
(08) 7948 6699 View (08) 7948 6699
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Nurturing New Families
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
I provide evidence based, gentle and compassionate support for parents in the areas of; perinatal mental health, parenting, infant sleep and cry/fuss behaviours. I work from an attachment based lens providing hollistic support to new and experienced parents. I draw on CBT/ACT framworks but I am also a Circle of Security facilitator, a Neurodevelopmental Care Practitioner (Possums) and traned in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy all of which I incorporate in treatment as needed
I provide evidence based, gentle and compassionate support for parents in the areas of; perinatal mental health, parenting, infant sleep and cry/fuss behaviours. I work from an attachment based lens providing hollistic support to new and experienced parents. I draw on CBT/ACT framworks but I am also a Circle of Security facilitator, a Neurodevelopmental Care Practitioner (Possums) and traned in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy all of which I incorporate in treatment as needed
(08) 8919 8919 View (08) 8919 8919
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Pip (Hannah) Fell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
My name is Pip (Hannah) Fell and I am a registered counselling psychologist. I have worked extensively in private practice, community health, trauma rehabilitation services and fertility services around Melbourne since 2015. I have experience working with people who encounter a broad range of mental health issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, trauma, identity matters, fertility concerns, and personality disorders.
(03) 7003 2442 View (03) 7003 2442
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Mel Woodley
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
When we recognise life can or should be better, are open to personal growth through increased self-awareness, taking action to make positive long-lasting changes. Start living with value and purpose, be your best version. Together we will explore your strengths and resources, and I'll give you practical skills, strategies and tools to use to empower you to take back control of your life. Overcome difficulties, know yourself better, and live instead of 'surviving' each day.
When we recognise life can or should be better, are open to personal growth through increased self-awareness, taking action to make positive long-lasting changes. Start living with value and purpose, be your best version. Together we will explore your strengths and resources, and I'll give you practical skills, strategies and tools to use to empower you to take back control of your life. Overcome difficulties, know yourself better, and live instead of 'surviving' each day.
(08) 7949 5195 View (08) 7949 5195
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Hannah Orpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
Hannah is both Australian and New Zealand Māori psychologist (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu). After moving from New Zealand, Hannah spent a significant portion of her career working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Hannah's work across both countries enables her to provide a culturally safe space for effective and enjoyable therapy. Hannah works with adolescents and adults across a range of issues, and have a special interest in post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, borderline personality disorder, unexplained medical symptoms, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Madonna Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
Have you discovered your partner is a porn or sex addict? Nothing prepares you for the pain from discovering that the person you love has a sex addiction. It is one of the most painful experiences imaginable. The trauma following the discovery of betrayal is similar to the trauma of big life events such as the death of a loved one, only far more challenging because the loved one who has deeply hurt you is still there right in front of you! Hurt, betrayed, confused, angry, humiliated, overwhelmed, worthless and rejected, are just some of the feelings you may be experiencing.
Have you discovered your partner is a porn or sex addict? Nothing prepares you for the pain from discovering that the person you love has a sex addiction. It is one of the most painful experiences imaginable. The trauma following the discovery of betrayal is similar to the trauma of big life events such as the death of a loved one, only far more challenging because the loved one who has deeply hurt you is still there right in front of you! Hurt, betrayed, confused, angry, humiliated, overwhelmed, worthless and rejected, are just some of the feelings you may be experiencing.
(03) 7003 2380 View (03) 7003 2380
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BodyMatters Australasia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
(02) 9053 4580 View (02) 9053 4580
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Transformative Place Counselling Service
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Darwin City, NT 0800  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Ketura, counsellor at Transformative Place Counselling Service. I specialise in working with individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder work on emotional regulation and trauma, but you do not have to have BPD to benefit from the services I offer. I encourage you to explore emotions, how you hold these and memories within your body, gaining awareness of your nervous system's language. To learn how to unlock and be with discomfort and unfamiliar thoughts, emotions, memories and to make new experiences, to tolerate and manage distress and integrate past trauma/experiences into the present and thrive
Welcome, I'm Ketura, counsellor at Transformative Place Counselling Service. I specialise in working with individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder work on emotional regulation and trauma, but you do not have to have BPD to benefit from the services I offer. I encourage you to explore emotions, how you hold these and memories within your body, gaining awareness of your nervous system's language. To learn how to unlock and be with discomfort and unfamiliar thoughts, emotions, memories and to make new experiences, to tolerate and manage distress and integrate past trauma/experiences into the present and thrive
(02) 4504 0282 View (02) 4504 0282

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Darwin City, NT

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Darwin City, NT who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
80% Depression
79% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Medicare Rebates
60% NDIS
51% Bupa

How Counsellors in Darwin City, NT see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
22% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Darwin City?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.