Counselling in Atherton, QLD

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Mereki Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883
I have a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, guiding them through life's challenges. Whether it's addressing the impact of trauma, navigating eating disorders, managing ADHD, or dealing with parenting concerns and child/adolescent mental health, I am here to provide support. Together, we'll collaborate to explore your specific goals, whether that involves managing anxiety, strengthening family bonds, or understanding trauma. Your journey is unique, and I am dedicated to creating a safe space for your exploration and growth.
I have a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, guiding them through life's challenges. Whether it's addressing the impact of trauma, navigating eating disorders, managing ADHD, or dealing with parenting concerns and child/adolescent mental health, I am here to provide support. Together, we'll collaborate to explore your specific goals, whether that involves managing anxiety, strengthening family bonds, or understanding trauma. Your journey is unique, and I am dedicated to creating a safe space for your exploration and growth.
(03) 6173 9620 View (03) 6173 9620
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Kirsten Cottone
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883
I help women find clarity, confidence and contentment. Many of us are just chugging along, trying to live up to the glossy version of how our lives 'should' be. Yet you deserve to be brimming with excitement about every new day ahead! If you're finding yourself stuck in a rut, at a cross-roads, anxious, overwhelmed, having relationship issues, lacking confidence, questioning your career or anything else that is having a negative impact on your life, I can help. Let's work together to create the life you want to live.
I help women find clarity, confidence and contentment. Many of us are just chugging along, trying to live up to the glossy version of how our lives 'should' be. Yet you deserve to be brimming with excitement about every new day ahead! If you're finding yourself stuck in a rut, at a cross-roads, anxious, overwhelmed, having relationship issues, lacking confidence, questioning your career or anything else that is having a negative impact on your life, I can help. Let's work together to create the life you want to live.
(07) 4085 9097 View (07) 4085 9097
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Source Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
(08) 6010 4130 View (08) 6010 4130
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The Counselling Studio
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883
The road of life may have some deep crevasses, blind rises and unexpected obstacles to navigate. I will walk with you through each step as a skilled guide for as long as you need me. I’ll carry the compass and backpack brimming with resources, whilst you choose the direction and speed of travel. Making a change, even a small one, alters the course of your life. Booking a 15 minute call or a one hour session will set that change in motion. If you are looking to take control of your life, improve and move forward with confidence and resilience there is a different, better, path for you tread. Let’s find it together.
The road of life may have some deep crevasses, blind rises and unexpected obstacles to navigate. I will walk with you through each step as a skilled guide for as long as you need me. I’ll carry the compass and backpack brimming with resources, whilst you choose the direction and speed of travel. Making a change, even a small one, alters the course of your life. Booking a 15 minute call or a one hour session will set that change in motion. If you are looking to take control of your life, improve and move forward with confidence and resilience there is a different, better, path for you tread. Let’s find it together.
(07) 4082 7121 View (07) 4082 7121
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Angela Cooper
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883  (Online Only)
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Geoff Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Atherton, QLD 4883
I help individuals who are persevering with anxiety, relationship issues, interpersonal difficulties, work stress and existential issues.
I help individuals who are persevering with anxiety, relationship issues, interpersonal difficulties, work stress and existential issues.
0484 622 149 View 0484 622 149

Online Therapists

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Biannka Brannigan
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kuranda, QLD 4881
If you are here, there is something in your life that isn't quite as easeful as you would like... Maybe you're really struggling and can't quite understand why...Maybe it's how you feel within yourself? Or maybe your relationship feels really hard and you can't seem to work together...or maybe you're on the brink of separation.
If you are here, there is something in your life that isn't quite as easeful as you would like... Maybe you're really struggling and can't quite understand why...Maybe it's how you feel within yourself? Or maybe your relationship feels really hard and you can't seem to work together...or maybe you're on the brink of separation.
(07) 4065 8937 View (07) 4065 8937
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PsychWB
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Cairns City, QLD 4870
The ideal client is one that acknowledges the inevitability of distress and discomfort and has decided that its time to move towards a better level of wellbeing. The process can be unsettling, will require an investment of time and energy, but is likely to be a significant source of growth and satisfaction. Meaningful and sustained outcomes are more the norm than the exception.
The ideal client is one that acknowledges the inevitability of distress and discomfort and has decided that its time to move towards a better level of wellbeing. The process can be unsettling, will require an investment of time and energy, but is likely to be a significant source of growth and satisfaction. Meaningful and sustained outcomes are more the norm than the exception.
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Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services
MA
Verified Verified
Bungalow, QLD 4870
At Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services (CPBS) we offer therapeutic and evidence based interventions specifically for parents, children, teenagers, adults and their families, where emotional, behavioural and developmental concerns are present. CPBS focuses on providing strategies to assist with reducing symptoms of mental health, increasing emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and building an understanding of their triggers and early warning signs.
At Cramli Psychological and Behavioural Services (CPBS) we offer therapeutic and evidence based interventions specifically for parents, children, teenagers, adults and their families, where emotional, behavioural and developmental concerns are present. CPBS focuses on providing strategies to assist with reducing symptoms of mental health, increasing emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and building an understanding of their triggers and early warning signs.
(03) 5726 4706 View (03) 5726 4706
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Samantha Carruthers
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Cairns North, QLD 4870
For adults seeking 1-1 support from an experienced and caring psychologist. Together we can work on issues such as adjusting to life changes, symptoms of anxiety and depression or simply getting your mojo back. I have extensive experience working with executive leaders and workplace issues. I created Anahata Psychology and Consulting Practice to facilitate change, with Heart. I offer face to face and telehealth. Telehealth suits people who don’t necessarily have the time to come into an office, live away or prefer the privacy of their own home.
For adults seeking 1-1 support from an experienced and caring psychologist. Together we can work on issues such as adjusting to life changes, symptoms of anxiety and depression or simply getting your mojo back. I have extensive experience working with executive leaders and workplace issues. I created Anahata Psychology and Consulting Practice to facilitate change, with Heart. I offer face to face and telehealth. Telehealth suits people who don’t necessarily have the time to come into an office, live away or prefer the privacy of their own home.
(07) 4028 4850 View (07) 4028 4850
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Dr Tania Rix
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Edge Hill, QLD 4870
Assessment and intervention includes but not limited to: anxiety (panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive problems, generalised anxiety), PTSD and complex / childhood trauma, depression, grief and loss, chronic illness, long-term pain, adjustment to change, medical illness and end of life, and identity change - including gender identity transition.
Assessment and intervention includes but not limited to: anxiety (panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive problems, generalised anxiety), PTSD and complex / childhood trauma, depression, grief and loss, chronic illness, long-term pain, adjustment to change, medical illness and end of life, and identity change - including gender identity transition.
(07) 4079 0465 View (07) 4079 0465
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Kindred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Freshwater, QLD 4870
As humans, we all aim to live meaningfully in the world, to connect, to belong & to flourish. My role is to support you to make sense of your experience, by co-creating a safe, calm, & compassionate space within which you can manage & process your concerns, to re-establish those meaningful connections in life. To address your concerns, I will work with you to tailor a variety of evidence-based modalities & approaches to support you in the most therapeutically beneficial way. I am an accredited, clinical practitioner, with over 9 years’ experience working in the health industry addressing various areas of support, & diagnosis.
As humans, we all aim to live meaningfully in the world, to connect, to belong & to flourish. My role is to support you to make sense of your experience, by co-creating a safe, calm, & compassionate space within which you can manage & process your concerns, to re-establish those meaningful connections in life. To address your concerns, I will work with you to tailor a variety of evidence-based modalities & approaches to support you in the most therapeutically beneficial way. I am an accredited, clinical practitioner, with over 9 years’ experience working in the health industry addressing various areas of support, & diagnosis.
(07) 4079 0848 View (07) 4079 0848
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Marta Anna Barnes
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Smithfield, QLD 4878
I am a registered psychologist offering psychological services to adults and young people who want to make positive changes in their lives and enhance their well-being. I support people experiencing a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, insomnia, eating disorders etc. I have experience in the use of evidence-based modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness-based approaches. I am bilingual and offer services in English and Polish.
I am a registered psychologist offering psychological services to adults and young people who want to make positive changes in their lives and enhance their well-being. I support people experiencing a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, insomnia, eating disorders etc. I have experience in the use of evidence-based modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness-based approaches. I am bilingual and offer services in English and Polish.
(07) 4064 9598 View (07) 4064 9598
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Karen Ann Maitland
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cairns City, QLD 4870
To acknowledge all parts of ourselves is what our whole being wants. To have unconditional positive regard for ourselves, creates greater inner peace, self forgiveness and self-understanding. I offer a Holistic Approach supporting change. What's past, often becomes stuck and hard to move on from. A confidential space to express and find closure is what is needed. Sometimes words are not enough. I offer ways to articulate what the issues are, through the use of symbolism with miniatures or descriptive enquiry and mindfulness.
To acknowledge all parts of ourselves is what our whole being wants. To have unconditional positive regard for ourselves, creates greater inner peace, self forgiveness and self-understanding. I offer a Holistic Approach supporting change. What's past, often becomes stuck and hard to move on from. A confidential space to express and find closure is what is needed. Sometimes words are not enough. I offer ways to articulate what the issues are, through the use of symbolism with miniatures or descriptive enquiry and mindfulness.
(07) 4082 7291 View (07) 4082 7291
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Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Yorkeys Knob, QLD 4878
I am a Clinical Psychologist catering for a range of psychological problems. I provide an affordable service with most sessions attracting a generous Medicare rebate provided that you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. The service offers online convenient day time and after-hours consultation times with some availability for face to face. To make an online appointment please use the booking calendar on my website www.cairnspsychologyonline.com.
I am a Clinical Psychologist catering for a range of psychological problems. I provide an affordable service with most sessions attracting a generous Medicare rebate provided that you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP. The service offers online convenient day time and after-hours consultation times with some availability for face to face. To make an online appointment please use the booking calendar on my website www.cairnspsychologyonline.com.
(07) 4079 0701 View (07) 4079 0701
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Niko Antalffy - Fringe Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Smithfield, QLD 4878  (Online Only)
I provide online therapy for ‘fringe’ clients: LGBTQI+, non-monogamy/poly, BDSM/kink, neurodivergent, disability/chronic health conditions, sex workers and various ethnic and lifestyle backgrounds, helping with a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. I use a trauma-informed humanistic approach with evidence-based therapies for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, overwhelm, and relationship issues. Nothing is too strange or too intersectional as I practice radical acceptance and have a wealth of deep experience and understanding of all the above ‘fringe’ issues and backgrounds.
I provide online therapy for ‘fringe’ clients: LGBTQI+, non-monogamy/poly, BDSM/kink, neurodivergent, disability/chronic health conditions, sex workers and various ethnic and lifestyle backgrounds, helping with a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. I use a trauma-informed humanistic approach with evidence-based therapies for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, overwhelm, and relationship issues. Nothing is too strange or too intersectional as I practice radical acceptance and have a wealth of deep experience and understanding of all the above ‘fringe’ issues and backgrounds.
(02) 9100 0504 View (02) 9100 0504
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possibilities
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cairns City, QLD 4870
Are you feeling lost? Unhappy? Do you feel life is hard to bear? Are you overwhelmed by stressful situations? Do you experience problems in your relationship and need professional help? Are you looking for a kind and compassionate counsellor to help you to overcome challenges and live your life as fully as possible? I provide that safe, confidential and supportive space with a client-centred collaborative approach to explore your possibilites as an individual or as a couple.
Are you feeling lost? Unhappy? Do you feel life is hard to bear? Are you overwhelmed by stressful situations? Do you experience problems in your relationship and need professional help? Are you looking for a kind and compassionate counsellor to help you to overcome challenges and live your life as fully as possible? I provide that safe, confidential and supportive space with a client-centred collaborative approach to explore your possibilites as an individual or as a couple.
(07) 4058 8892 View (07) 4058 8892
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Anna at AP Counselling - Infertility + Childless
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mareeba, QLD 4880  (Online Only)
Compassionate and specific counselling for women navigating Infertility, Childlessness, Miscarriage and other Pregnancy Loss. I'm a Lived Experience Counsellor who understands unexplained infertility and being Childless Not By Choice. I bring a unique and caring experience. The losses around fertility are heartbreaking and I can help you navigate this rocky terrain. Have you experienced Secondary Infertility? Have you suffered through unsuccessful IVF cycles? Are you experiencing grief since having an abortion? Exhausted, overwhelmed and grieving; come into a space that's safe for your grief.
Compassionate and specific counselling for women navigating Infertility, Childlessness, Miscarriage and other Pregnancy Loss. I'm a Lived Experience Counsellor who understands unexplained infertility and being Childless Not By Choice. I bring a unique and caring experience. The losses around fertility are heartbreaking and I can help you navigate this rocky terrain. Have you experienced Secondary Infertility? Have you suffered through unsuccessful IVF cycles? Are you experiencing grief since having an abortion? Exhausted, overwhelmed and grieving; come into a space that's safe for your grief.
(02) 3821 1512 View (02) 3821 1512
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Sandra Marshall
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Ravenshoe, QLD 4888
Life can sometimes look bleak and the way ahead is not always clear. If it seems that your fantasy protector is not coming to rescue you and your ship is not about to come in, then perhaps You are who you have been waiting for. If you are ready to break the chains that restrict you, climb out of the box that confines you and overcome the past that haunts you - then take back your life and say - I am too Valuable to just give up or give in, too Strong to be diminished by the disapproval of others, too Tenacious to wait on someone else’s mercy and too capable and creative to accept their neglect and abuse as my unavoidable destiny.
Life can sometimes look bleak and the way ahead is not always clear. If it seems that your fantasy protector is not coming to rescue you and your ship is not about to come in, then perhaps You are who you have been waiting for. If you are ready to break the chains that restrict you, climb out of the box that confines you and overcome the past that haunts you - then take back your life and say - I am too Valuable to just give up or give in, too Strong to be diminished by the disapproval of others, too Tenacious to wait on someone else’s mercy and too capable and creative to accept their neglect and abuse as my unavoidable destiny.
0438 708 550 View 0438 708 550
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Peace Lily Therapies
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cairns City, QLD 4870
Located in beautiful Far North Queensland, I am a qualified, registered counsellor, providing counselling in the areas of end-of-life, pet loss, depression, anxiety, and work-related issues. Life experience has led to a passion for end-of-life support for both people and pets. With additional qualifications as an end-of-life Doula, Animal Companion Celebrant and Animal Companion Doula, I can also provide end-of-life services such as people and pet doula support, along with funerals and celebrations of life for your pet.
Located in beautiful Far North Queensland, I am a qualified, registered counsellor, providing counselling in the areas of end-of-life, pet loss, depression, anxiety, and work-related issues. Life experience has led to a passion for end-of-life support for both people and pets. With additional qualifications as an end-of-life Doula, Animal Companion Celebrant and Animal Companion Doula, I can also provide end-of-life services such as people and pet doula support, along with funerals and celebrations of life for your pet.
(07) 4058 8883 View (07) 4058 8883

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Number of Counsellors in Atherton, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Atherton, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Teachers Health
67% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Atherton, QLD see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Atherton?

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.