Counselling in Aspley, QLD

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Dr Philippa McTaggart - Child Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, teenagers, young adults and families for more than 20 years. She enjoys providing neuroaffirming support for a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Issues such as anxiety, low mood, ADHD, Autism, anger, social skills challenges, learning difficulties, eating problems, sleep difficulties, and recurrent pain are all within Philippa's expertise. She has significant experience in conducting assessments. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, teenagers, young adults and families for more than 20 years. She enjoys providing neuroaffirming support for a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Issues such as anxiety, low mood, ADHD, Autism, anger, social skills challenges, learning difficulties, eating problems, sleep difficulties, and recurrent pain are all within Philippa's expertise. She has significant experience in conducting assessments. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
(07) 3186 9473 View (07) 3186 9473
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Heather Joy Murr
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034
As a professional counsellor, and a registered member of PACFA, Heather is not only trained/experienced in a range of evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches, but also is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of professional practice, and care. While using a Trauma Informed, Strengths Based, and Person Centred approach, it is Heather's genuinely non judgmental, kind and empathic nature, which is always central to her practice. It is this which lays at the core in the support she provides to her clients, to help them address their issues, meet their needs, and achieve their goals.
As a professional counsellor, and a registered member of PACFA, Heather is not only trained/experienced in a range of evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches, but also is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of professional practice, and care. While using a Trauma Informed, Strengths Based, and Person Centred approach, it is Heather's genuinely non judgmental, kind and empathic nature, which is always central to her practice. It is this which lays at the core in the support she provides to her clients, to help them address their issues, meet their needs, and achieve their goals.
(07) 3608 1027 View (07) 3608 1027
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Empathic Counselling: Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
My name is Sasha Brittain and I am a master's degree qualified counsellor, and the director of Empathic Counselling. I provide client-centred and evidence-based relationship counselling for Individuals and Couples. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to work towards a healthier and happier relationship with themselves, and their partner. I have a special interest in supporting clients (as individuals or within a couple), that have experienced relational trauma (childhood relational trauma or adult relational trauma).
My name is Sasha Brittain and I am a master's degree qualified counsellor, and the director of Empathic Counselling. I provide client-centred and evidence-based relationship counselling for Individuals and Couples. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to work towards a healthier and happier relationship with themselves, and their partner. I have a special interest in supporting clients (as individuals or within a couple), that have experienced relational trauma (childhood relational trauma or adult relational trauma).
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Connie Penhallurick
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Connie Penhallurick is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of counselling experiencing working with individuals (aged 14+), families and couples. She is an open minded and empathic psychologist who enjoys working with clients to find sustainable solutions. Connie appreciates that personal struggles can have a challenging impact on her clients and it is not always easy to make a positive change. Her goal is to assist clients to develop their understanding of their situation and to formulate goals and strategies to help improve their life satisfaction.
Connie Penhallurick is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of counselling experiencing working with individuals (aged 14+), families and couples. She is an open minded and empathic psychologist who enjoys working with clients to find sustainable solutions. Connie appreciates that personal struggles can have a challenging impact on her clients and it is not always easy to make a positive change. Her goal is to assist clients to develop their understanding of their situation and to formulate goals and strategies to help improve their life satisfaction.
(07) 3608 1465 View (07) 3608 1465
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Involve Health Hub
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
We are a team of dedicated therapists with a wide range of training and special interests, who work with clients from young children to older adults. In the health industry and particularly within mental health care, we understand the relationship between yourself and your therapist is crucial in working to achieve your goals - which is why safety, connection and attunement are at the core of our practice. All of our therapists are highly trained and use evidence based treatments such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. We offer individual and group therapy as well as assessments for learning difficulties, ADHD and Autism.
We are a team of dedicated therapists with a wide range of training and special interests, who work with clients from young children to older adults. In the health industry and particularly within mental health care, we understand the relationship between yourself and your therapist is crucial in working to achieve your goals - which is why safety, connection and attunement are at the core of our practice. All of our therapists are highly trained and use evidence based treatments such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. We offer individual and group therapy as well as assessments for learning difficulties, ADHD and Autism.
(07) 3608 1336 View (07) 3608 1336
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Shareen Taylor - Child Psychologist
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
I have over 20 years experience as a Psychologist working with children, adolescents and families. I have experience working with developmental delays and disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD, Intellectual Impairment), mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression) and social difficulties (e.g. social skill delay, low self esteem and self confidence). I believe in working holistically with families to offer support to children and parents, providing strategies and support to improve functioning, resilience and relationships. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS funding and private health insurance.
I have over 20 years experience as a Psychologist working with children, adolescents and families. I have experience working with developmental delays and disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD, Intellectual Impairment), mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression) and social difficulties (e.g. social skill delay, low self esteem and self confidence). I believe in working holistically with families to offer support to children and parents, providing strategies and support to improve functioning, resilience and relationships. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS funding and private health insurance.
(07) 4243 4911 View (07) 4243 4911
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Anthony Edwards
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Do you simply want more from life? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
(02) 8294 9673 View (02) 8294 9673
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Kelli-Anne Trims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
(07) 3214 3694 View (07) 3214 3694
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Helen Borger
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Helen takes a person-centered, strengths-based approach to working with clients. She has a warm and engaging communication style, focusing on hearing the client’s story and customising her approach to meet each client’s needs. She has a Master of Psychology (Counselling) and is a generally registered psychologist, who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi).
Helen takes a person-centered, strengths-based approach to working with clients. She has a warm and engaging communication style, focusing on hearing the client’s story and customising her approach to meet each client’s needs. She has a Master of Psychology (Counselling) and is a generally registered psychologist, who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi).
(07) 3179 6937 View (07) 3179 6937
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Living Without Worry Health Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Assist people in need to better manage their issues and worries in a culturally appropriate way through counselling and allied health collaboration model so that they increase the ability of resilience and maintain physical and psychological health wherever they live.
Assist people in need to better manage their issues and worries in a culturally appropriate way through counselling and allied health collaboration model so that they increase the ability of resilience and maintain physical and psychological health wherever they live.
(07) 2100 4146 View (07) 2100 4146
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North Brisbane Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
We are a team of 40 dedicated and nonjudgmental practitioners. We work with adults, kids, teens, families and couples. We help our clients find better ways to manage anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, addiction, trauma, and relationship conflicts. We offer various therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), the Gottman Method, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) mediation, and Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy.
We are a team of 40 dedicated and nonjudgmental practitioners. We work with adults, kids, teens, families and couples. We help our clients find better ways to manage anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, addiction, trauma, and relationship conflicts. We offer various therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), the Gottman Method, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) mediation, and Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy.
(07) 3485 0793 View (07) 3485 0793
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Jason Beard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Jason is a warm, friendly and compassionate psychologist. He has a wide range of experience working with adults, teenagers and children. Working collaboratively with Jason is about feeling heard - understanding what is important to you and moving towards that realisation. We achieve this by using an evidence-based approach. This not only helps you learn and improve but to so create, around you, the support you need. Jason also has experience working in business and consequential environments. He uses a variety of methods including coaching. Jason is a general and performance psychologist with Masters level qualifications.
Jason is a warm, friendly and compassionate psychologist. He has a wide range of experience working with adults, teenagers and children. Working collaboratively with Jason is about feeling heard - understanding what is important to you and moving towards that realisation. We achieve this by using an evidence-based approach. This not only helps you learn and improve but to so create, around you, the support you need. Jason also has experience working in business and consequential environments. He uses a variety of methods including coaching. Jason is a general and performance psychologist with Masters level qualifications.
(07) 3471 8903 View (07) 3471 8903
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Kristie Clarke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients to integrate both past and present experiences, to assist clients to gain awareness and insight to better understanding of themselves, to promote growth, contentment with self and and reaching your potential to be your best self! This is achieved through individualised plans with an approach of doing “whatever works” for the client. The individual plans can be very specific or cover a range of treatment modalities and techniques. I work with across the spectrum from complex mental health presentations to optimal performance and well-being.
I work with clients to integrate both past and present experiences, to assist clients to gain awareness and insight to better understanding of themselves, to promote growth, contentment with self and and reaching your potential to be your best self! This is achieved through individualised plans with an approach of doing “whatever works” for the client. The individual plans can be very specific or cover a range of treatment modalities and techniques. I work with across the spectrum from complex mental health presentations to optimal performance and well-being.
(07) 3113 9128 View (07) 3113 9128
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Healing Connections Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
(07) 3062 8591 View (07) 3062 8591
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Belinda Smith
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034
Having worked in the health and disability sector for over a decade, Belinda is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their full potential. She brings a wealth of experience working with clients over 16 year of age presenting with a range of psychological, physical and personal challenges. Belinda has particular experience in neurodiversity, gender and sexual diversity, anxiety, depression, trauma, persisting pain, emotional regulation, suicide prevention, workplace stressors, career counselling, and self-care. Belinda welcomes anyone who is keen to improve their mental health.
Having worked in the health and disability sector for over a decade, Belinda is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their full potential. She brings a wealth of experience working with clients over 16 year of age presenting with a range of psychological, physical and personal challenges. Belinda has particular experience in neurodiversity, gender and sexual diversity, anxiety, depression, trauma, persisting pain, emotional regulation, suicide prevention, workplace stressors, career counselling, and self-care. Belinda welcomes anyone who is keen to improve their mental health.
(07) 3186 9459 View (07) 3186 9459
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Anthony Edwards
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Is your relationship in distress or not as fulfilling as you’d like? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, confused, emotionally overwhelmed? Does life seem overwhelming, unfair, sad, unfulfilling, directionless, hopeless? Is your relationship in distress or not as fulfilling as you’d like? You’re not alone. I endeavour to understand what is important for you, which means that I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Using empathy and non-judgement, I listen to understand what life is like for you and to ‘get’ you - what you are thinking and feeling, how the events of life have impacted you, and what you want and need. I create a safe space to be open and real about what you are experiencing.
(07) 3132 2338 View (07) 3132 2338
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Adele O'Hare
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034
I work with adults who are experiencing emotional pain associated with patterns in their relationships with themselves and others. We all form such patterns through what we learn implicitly in our earliest attachments. My patients are reflective, and they want support to make sense of how their patterns of behaviour are linked to events and unmet needs in their family of origin. The reflective work of therapy can help people access much more choice in how they respond to life's challenges and how they show up in their present relationships.
I work with adults who are experiencing emotional pain associated with patterns in their relationships with themselves and others. We all form such patterns through what we learn implicitly in our earliest attachments. My patients are reflective, and they want support to make sense of how their patterns of behaviour are linked to events and unmet needs in their family of origin. The reflective work of therapy can help people access much more choice in how they respond to life's challenges and how they show up in their present relationships.
(07) 2000 4523 View (07) 2000 4523
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Anne-Maree Choi
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspley, QLD 4034
I am a Counsellor and Lifestyle Coach who offers professional, wholistic counselling for those who need support during times of overwhelming emotions and grief, and also for those who need to address unresolved and painful events. My service has a particular focus on areas such as anxiety and stress management, relationship conflict, betrayal trauma, emotional abuse, sole parent support, strengthening self-esteem and lifestyle coaching. Individual sessions, couples counselling and family therapy are all available, either in-person or online.
I am a Counsellor and Lifestyle Coach who offers professional, wholistic counselling for those who need support during times of overwhelming emotions and grief, and also for those who need to address unresolved and painful events. My service has a particular focus on areas such as anxiety and stress management, relationship conflict, betrayal trauma, emotional abuse, sole parent support, strengthening self-esteem and lifestyle coaching. Individual sessions, couples counselling and family therapy are all available, either in-person or online.
(07) 3132 0267 View (07) 3132 0267
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Cherie Sonnenburg
Psychologist, MA, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
Hello, my name is Cherie. I work with adults and young people (16+) who are seeking to overcome difficulties with their mood, manage stress and anxiety, overcome the impacts of past trauma, understand themselves better, and form new patterns of relating to themselves and others. I see people with complex trauma, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, perinatal mental health concerns, parenting difficulties, personality vulnerabilities/disorders, OCD, adjustment difficulties, anger regulation difficulties, bipolar disorder, and other difficulties.
Hello, my name is Cherie. I work with adults and young people (16+) who are seeking to overcome difficulties with their mood, manage stress and anxiety, overcome the impacts of past trauma, understand themselves better, and form new patterns of relating to themselves and others. I see people with complex trauma, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, perinatal mental health concerns, parenting difficulties, personality vulnerabilities/disorders, OCD, adjustment difficulties, anger regulation difficulties, bipolar disorder, and other difficulties.
(07) 3132 3435 View (07) 3132 3435
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Brenton Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
I work with human beings, all of whom experience suffering. People who struggle with the impact that their thoughts, memories and feelings can have on their ability to live in accordance with their values. If you escape your feelings and thoughts through exercising, working too hard, thinking too much, looking at screens too much, modifying consciousness, or some of the other inventive options out there, then I believe I have an approach that might be of use to you.
I work with human beings, all of whom experience suffering. People who struggle with the impact that their thoughts, memories and feelings can have on their ability to live in accordance with their values. If you escape your feelings and thoughts through exercising, working too hard, thinking too much, looking at screens too much, modifying consciousness, or some of the other inventive options out there, then I believe I have an approach that might be of use to you.
(07) 3186 6094 View (07) 3186 6094

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Number of Counsellors in Aspley, QLD

30+

Average cost per session

$182

Counsellors in Aspley, QLD who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Medicare Rebates
72% Bupa
56% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Aspley, QLD see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
14% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Aspley?

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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.