Counselling in Brendale, QLD

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Mapping Minds Child Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brendale, QLD 4500
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Ryan Director and Psychologist at Mapping Minds Psychology. I specialise in the assessment (and diagnosis) of neurodevelopmental differences in children (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning differences (e.g., dyslexia), cognition/IQ, and behavioural and emotional functioning. My comprehensive assessment process is based on psychological best practice and considers the whole child to deliver a diagnostic overview of their neurotype, strengths and difficulties and emotional experiences. This provides a solid foundation on which to build child-centered intervention, support and understanding.
(07) 3214 3688 View (07) 3214 3688
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Dr Philippa McTaggart - Child Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Brendale, QLD 4500
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 20 years with children and families. She enjoys working with a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Childhood 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 very much enjoys working with older children and teenagers. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
Dr Philippa McTaggart is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 20 years with children and families. She enjoys working with a wide range of presenting problems, and is skilled at developing a treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of your family. Childhood 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 very much enjoys working with older children and teenagers. Parenting support is a key component of her approach.
(07) 3186 9473 View (07) 3186 9473

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Healing Connections Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
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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Anne-Maree Choi
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eatons Hill, QLD 4037
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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Dr Anasha Kumar
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
Do you seem to be repeating similar uncomfortable or difficult patterns in romantic relationships, friendships or work? Repetition compulsions are unconscious and inevitable, but inner depth work can change your trajectory. Using a combination of Psychodynamic Therapy and Eastern philosophy, I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to begin to explore, feel and understand your Self. My approach to your experience will aim to help you nurture your ability to love, work and enjoy life well beyond your course of psychotherapy as you begin to experience deep structural shifts that will reverberate throughout all realms of your life.
Do you seem to be repeating similar uncomfortable or difficult patterns in romantic relationships, friendships or work? Repetition compulsions are unconscious and inevitable, but inner depth work can change your trajectory. Using a combination of Psychodynamic Therapy and Eastern philosophy, I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to begin to explore, feel and understand your Self. My approach to your experience will aim to help you nurture your ability to love, work and enjoy life well beyond your course of psychotherapy as you begin to experience deep structural shifts that will reverberate throughout all realms of your life.
(07) 4847 6787 View (07) 4847 6787
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Kristie Clarke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carseldine, 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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Brilliance Counselling and Consultancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035
Jani provides individual counselling and psychotherapy that can support calm thoughts, build constructive patterns and help you to feel confident and positive about your future. With Don she offers Gottman Therapy for couples. Jani offers EMDR, EFT combined with psychological strategies from traditional and modern approaches, for sound mental health and healthy relationships. Jani offers professional supervision, reports and consultation. Individuals and couples benefit from embracing change with optimism and knowledge. LGBTIQA allies. We also combine natural therapies with counselling for holistic health. Face to face and online.
Jani provides individual counselling and psychotherapy that can support calm thoughts, build constructive patterns and help you to feel confident and positive about your future. With Don she offers Gottman Therapy for couples. Jani offers EMDR, EFT combined with psychological strategies from traditional and modern approaches, for sound mental health and healthy relationships. Jani offers professional supervision, reports and consultation. Individuals and couples benefit from embracing change with optimism and knowledge. LGBTIQA allies. We also combine natural therapies with counselling for holistic health. Face to face and online.
(07) 3186 9761 View (07) 3186 9761
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Naomi Carleton
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Joyner, QLD 4500  (Online Only)
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Naomi is an Australian and NZ registered psychologist with 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Naomi is known for her warmth, understanding and approachability. She enjoys supporting and working alongside her clients to improve their quality of life and help them achieve their own personal goals.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Kelli-Anne Trims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
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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Brenton Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035
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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Peter O Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathpine, QLD 4500
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
In modern life, we face a lot of pressure; at some point, most of us find it hard to cope. Finding hope and joy again can be challenging, but it's a lot easier if someone comes alongside you for the journey. I would be honoured to join you on your road to recovery.
(07) 3608 1071 View (07) 3608 1071
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Michelle Costanzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
Waitlist for new clients
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
(07) 4243 4851 View (07) 4243 4851
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Jason Beard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eatons Hill, QLD 4037
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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Lisa Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
(07) 3063 4009 View (07) 3063 4009
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Empathic Counselling: Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
My name is Sasha Brittain and I am a master's degree qualified counsellor, and the director of Empathic Counselling. Empathic Counselling provides collaborative and evidence-based relationship counselling. Empathic Counselling provides a safe and non-judgemental space for couples to work towards a healthier and happier relationship with themselves, and their partner. All couples therapy appointments are 90 minutes, as recommended by the Gottman Method. This allows time for each partner to feel heard, engage in skill-building, and make progress towards their relationship goals.
My name is Sasha Brittain and I am a master's degree qualified counsellor, and the director of Empathic Counselling. Empathic Counselling provides collaborative and evidence-based relationship counselling. Empathic Counselling provides a safe and non-judgemental space for couples to work towards a healthier and happier relationship with themselves, and their partner. All couples therapy appointments are 90 minutes, as recommended by the Gottman Method. This allows time for each partner to feel heard, engage in skill-building, and make progress towards their relationship goals.
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Patricia Nadia Boucher
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
(07) 2100 4908 View (07) 2100 4908
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mjdCounselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
(07) 3113 9332 View (07) 3113 9332
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Lennard La Grange
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warner, QLD 4500
I am passionate about helping people overcome some of life's inevitable struggles and to further navigate through these times to become the best they can be and to lead a full and meaningful lives.
I am passionate about helping people overcome some of life's inevitable struggles and to further navigate through these times to become the best they can be and to lead a full and meaningful lives.
(07) 3608 1075 View (07) 3608 1075
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Naomi Norman
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
I view mental health concerns and recovery as a normal part of life, and my clients as the experts in their own lives. I help people tailor proven strategies for growth and recovery that are individual to them. I work with adults of all ages, older adolescents (16+), women, men, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My areas of interest include: depressio, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), perinatal mental health, sleep conditions, life transitions and personal goals, and grief and loss.
I view mental health concerns and recovery as a normal part of life, and my clients as the experts in their own lives. I help people tailor proven strategies for growth and recovery that are individual to them. I work with adults of all ages, older adolescents (16+), women, men, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My areas of interest include: depressio, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), perinatal mental health, sleep conditions, life transitions and personal goals, and grief and loss.
(07) 3179 6755 View (07) 3179 6755
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Adele O'Hare
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brendale, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Brendale, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Autism
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% School Issues

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Brendale, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brendale?

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.