Counselling in Birtinya, QLD

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Leanne Storey
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Recovery from poor body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders is possible. This journey looks different for every individual. Seeking help on this journey is critical. Whether you are new to counselling or have explored counselling previously, every counsellor's approach is different. You and your journey are unique, and so are we as counsellors. If you would like to explore how I might be able to help you navigate your story, your way, please reach out!
Recovery from poor body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders is possible. This journey looks different for every individual. Seeking help on this journey is critical. Whether you are new to counselling or have explored counselling previously, every counsellor's approach is different. You and your journey are unique, and so are we as counsellors. If you would like to explore how I might be able to help you navigate your story, your way, please reach out!
(07) 5230 8010 View (07) 5230 8010
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Johann Martin
Counsellor, PhD, CCAA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birtinya, QLD 4575
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
(07) 5224 2057 View (07) 5224 2057
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Inner Solutions Counselling & Social Work Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
I provide emotional and practical support to adolescents, adults, couples and families who are facing issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, family issues, and parenting strategies. I work with my clients to establish treatment goals in order to resolve presenting psychological problems, associated social and environmental problems and improve quality of life. All sessions are tailored to the needs of each client, and I am bound by a code of ethics, which includes maintaining confidentiality.
I provide emotional and practical support to adolescents, adults, couples and families who are facing issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, family issues, and parenting strategies. I work with my clients to establish treatment goals in order to resolve presenting psychological problems, associated social and environmental problems and improve quality of life. All sessions are tailored to the needs of each client, and I am bound by a code of ethics, which includes maintaining confidentiality.
(07) 5240 3485 View (07) 5240 3485
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Mark Darling
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Many people in the current era are looking for creative alternatives to standard therapy options. Whether it be because of public health concerns, having caring responsibilities, being unable to find a suitable therapist in a particular geographic location or simply preferring the convenience that online counselling affords, telehealth may be an appropriate option. I offer confidential online or face-to-face psychology consultations and particularly resonate with those who have experienced anxiety, stress, trauma and burnout, not merely as an aloof observer, but rather as a fellow traveller who has walked that well worn path.
Many people in the current era are looking for creative alternatives to standard therapy options. Whether it be because of public health concerns, having caring responsibilities, being unable to find a suitable therapist in a particular geographic location or simply preferring the convenience that online counselling affords, telehealth may be an appropriate option. I offer confidential online or face-to-face psychology consultations and particularly resonate with those who have experienced anxiety, stress, trauma and burnout, not merely as an aloof observer, but rather as a fellow traveller who has walked that well worn path.
(07) 5230 8935 View (07) 5230 8935
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Nicola Albery - Stepped Care Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
(07) 5230 5230 View (07) 5230 5230
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Ocean Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
(07) 5240 9998 View (07) 5240 9998
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Trinity Dang
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Over 10 years of running a family business while managing a family. Like many, I can say the balance between doing whatever it takes to provide for those we love and maintaining a healthy relationship can be challenging. For this reason, I became an accredited counsellor and established Halcyon to help people by providing tools and clarity to move forward as a healthy and happy individual and family.
Over 10 years of running a family business while managing a family. Like many, I can say the balance between doing whatever it takes to provide for those we love and maintaining a healthy relationship can be challenging. For this reason, I became an accredited counsellor and established Halcyon to help people by providing tools and clarity to move forward as a healthy and happy individual and family.
(07) 5241 7526 View (07) 5241 7526
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Dr Jacinta Thomson
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Waitlist for new clients
It's exhausting to keep trying to act like you've got it all together, all the time. Perhaps you feel like you've just been surviving through life, yet never really thriving? Perhaps you've been through traumatic life events, illnesses, cycles of break ups and burn outs, and even experiences of therapy that felt like it helped at the time but the gains quickly dissolved as life's general chaos crept back in. I'd like to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your struggles and together we will safely 'untangle' the knots that keep you stuck. www.timetountangle.com.au
It's exhausting to keep trying to act like you've got it all together, all the time. Perhaps you feel like you've just been surviving through life, yet never really thriving? Perhaps you've been through traumatic life events, illnesses, cycles of break ups and burn outs, and even experiences of therapy that felt like it helped at the time but the gains quickly dissolved as life's general chaos crept back in. I'd like to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your struggles and together we will safely 'untangle' the knots that keep you stuck. www.timetountangle.com.au
(07) 5356 9344 View (07) 5356 9344
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Level One Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
(07) 5391 4219 View (07) 5391 4219
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Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan.
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan.
(07) 5230 7073 View (07) 5230 7073
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
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Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
(07) 5240 9983 View (07) 5240 9983
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Peter Braithwaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
I use evidence-based interventions, a wealth of life understanding and experience, and an approach individually tailored to each client to assist with mental and emotional health goals. I see both younger and older adults with varying issues, for example depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and also help those who may be experiencing feelings such as burdensomeness or hopelessness.
I use evidence-based interventions, a wealth of life understanding and experience, and an approach individually tailored to each client to assist with mental and emotional health goals. I see both younger and older adults with varying issues, for example depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and also help those who may be experiencing feelings such as burdensomeness or hopelessness.
(07) 5241 1933 View (07) 5241 1933
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The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Birtinya, QLD 4575
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
(07) 2801 6855 View (07) 2801 6855

More Therapists Nearby

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Nurturing Minds
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Minyama, QLD 4575
We can meet the needs of both children, teens and adults with evidence based approaches in a safe environment where you feel heard. We currently have immediate availability for children and teens. Our Director created Nurturing Minds due to the need for a less clinical environment and more equality in the typical patient/expert dynamic. After-all, therapy is a collaborative process and the rapport you have with your Psychologist is the strongest predictor of treatment success.
We can meet the needs of both children, teens and adults with evidence based approaches in a safe environment where you feel heard. We currently have immediate availability for children and teens. Our Director created Nurturing Minds due to the need for a less clinical environment and more equality in the typical patient/expert dynamic. After-all, therapy is a collaborative process and the rapport you have with your Psychologist is the strongest predictor of treatment success.
(07) 5230 2067 View (07) 5230 2067
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Crystal Clear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
(07) 5224 2112 View (07) 5224 2112
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Everything Relationships
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Warana, QLD 4575
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
(07) 5240 4745 View (07) 5240 4745
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HandinHand Mental Health & Disability
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
(07) 5241 4981 View (07) 5241 4981
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Matt Vance
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551
20 years experience as psychologist. Clinic located at Flaxton (near Montville). Want to try something different from the usual talk therapy. I still do that as well, but I also work with your unconscious mind to assist with new habit development and to let go of past learnt behaviours. Specialize in Gambling Addiction and Alcohol Addiction. The ability to understand your own story and being able to share that with others in whatever form that takes is what I consider to be aligned to the path of finding your true purpose.
20 years experience as psychologist. Clinic located at Flaxton (near Montville). Want to try something different from the usual talk therapy. I still do that as well, but I also work with your unconscious mind to assist with new habit development and to let go of past learnt behaviours. Specialize in Gambling Addiction and Alcohol Addiction. The ability to understand your own story and being able to share that with others in whatever form that takes is what I consider to be aligned to the path of finding your true purpose.
(07) 5451 4089 View (07) 5451 4089
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Monique Pangari
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Are you parenting an adopted/fostered child you’d like to bring to counselling? Were you adopted or fostered as a child? Being relinquished presents episodic and life-long challenges. Through counselling, I can support you, or the child in your care, to identify, make sense of & manage the misunderstood challenges & trauma symptoms that result from relinquishment trauma, complex grief, attachment disruption, identity loss or search & reunion. Post-Adoption Counselling can help alleviate confusion, validate one’s experience, disrupt shame, increase a sense of Self and empower individuals to grow beyond their pain & circumstance.
Are you parenting an adopted/fostered child you’d like to bring to counselling? Were you adopted or fostered as a child? Being relinquished presents episodic and life-long challenges. Through counselling, I can support you, or the child in your care, to identify, make sense of & manage the misunderstood challenges & trauma symptoms that result from relinquishment trauma, complex grief, attachment disruption, identity loss or search & reunion. Post-Adoption Counselling can help alleviate confusion, validate one’s experience, disrupt shame, increase a sense of Self and empower individuals to grow beyond their pain & circumstance.
(07) 5241 4955 View (07) 5241 4955

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Birtinya, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Birtinya, QLD who prioritize treating:

86% Self Esteem
79% Anxiety
79% Coping Skills
79% Stress
71% Parenting
64% Relationship Issues
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Medicare Rebates
78% NDIS
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Birtinya, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Birtinya?

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.