Counselling in Browns Plains, QLD

Photo of Andrea Middling: Living Free Psychology, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Andrea Middling: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! “I offer trauma informed therapy in a safe and non- judgemental space, so you can work through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, live more mindfully and embrace your inner strengths & resources.” My style is warm and empathic, though I can challenge respectfully when needed. I regard the therapeutic relationship as team work and appreciate that it takes significant courage to reach for counselling.
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! “I offer trauma informed therapy in a safe and non- judgemental space, so you can work through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, live more mindfully and embrace your inner strengths & resources.” My style is warm and empathic, though I can challenge respectfully when needed. I regard the therapeutic relationship as team work and appreciate that it takes significant courage to reach for counselling.
(07) 3214 3678 View (07) 3214 3678
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Phillip Samuel: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "I believe in choice & empowerment, and value respect, honesty, & integrity". "I love the collaborative process of working through life events. It is a pleasure and privilege to experience the emotional journey with people to reach a place that enables greater satisfaction & life enjoyment" I have many years experience working with anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma & abuse, stress, eating disorders, chronic health, attentional, personality & dissociative disorders.
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "I believe in choice & empowerment, and value respect, honesty, & integrity". "I love the collaborative process of working through life events. It is a pleasure and privilege to experience the emotional journey with people to reach a place that enables greater satisfaction & life enjoyment" I have many years experience working with anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma & abuse, stress, eating disorders, chronic health, attentional, personality & dissociative disorders.
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Peter Grieve: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I love to help people create meaning and purpose in their lives." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! "I love to help people create meaning and purpose in their lives." Often there are obstacles, difficult circumstances or unhelpful beliefs which can obstruct our path toward living an authentic life. My passion is helping others to understand themselves, overcome obstacles and bring meaningful change into their lives, so they can live to their full potential.”
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Dr Renee Sichter: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, and are feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, made "bad" decisions, use substances and want to stop. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, and are feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, made "bad" decisions, use substances and want to stop. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Joanna Pandelidis Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "Hi, hi. I am a looking forward to meeting you. After more than 50,000 hours of face-to-face counselling, I still love being a Psychologist" My work has allowed me to meet people from many walks of life as they journey through various stages in their life span. Having worked in areas as diverse as community and ethnic-based services to rehabilitation services to public psychiatry and eventual, private practice, I am humbled and inspired by people’s courage and resourcefulness as they navigate the ebb and flow of life.
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! "Hi, hi. I am a looking forward to meeting you. After more than 50,000 hours of face-to-face counselling, I still love being a Psychologist" My work has allowed me to meet people from many walks of life as they journey through various stages in their life span. Having worked in areas as diverse as community and ethnic-based services to rehabilitation services to public psychiatry and eventual, private practice, I am humbled and inspired by people’s courage and resourcefulness as they navigate the ebb and flow of life.
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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House of Hope Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
Dr. Fai is one few sex addict specialist with a PhD in sexual addiction and partners betrayal trauma, currently completing a post doctorate degree in the same topic, author of multiple books and peer reviewed articles. Dr Fai is a supervisor and trainer, has a masters degree in Counselling and psychotherapy, as well as many certifications and trainings such as AASAT (American association of sex addiction therapy), Gottman (level1,2), NLP, Hypnosis, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, EMDR, trauma and PTSD management, Infidelity.
Dr. Fai is one few sex addict specialist with a PhD in sexual addiction and partners betrayal trauma, currently completing a post doctorate degree in the same topic, author of multiple books and peer reviewed articles. Dr Fai is a supervisor and trainer, has a masters degree in Counselling and psychotherapy, as well as many certifications and trainings such as AASAT (American association of sex addiction therapy), Gottman (level1,2), NLP, Hypnosis, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, EMDR, trauma and PTSD management, Infidelity.
(07) 5655 7639 View (07) 5655 7639
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Nicole Van Miltenburg: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
HAVE Availability & NOW accepting NEW Clients! I have a passion for working with young people, adults, and the First Nations population using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-based approach. In collaboration with you, we can determine the best path to move forward, to a position of improved life quality. Whether that's understanding past experiences affecting present issues, or present issues disrupting future ideals. I personally believe that each person’s journey is significant and deserves a safe space to be heard and attended to. Within this space, personal strengths can be found, and applied effectively in therapy
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
Photo of Elizabeth Fuentes: Living Free Psychology, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Elizabeth Fuentes: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Browns Plains, QLD 4118  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability "I am passionate about helping people live more purposeful lives. I use a warm and empathic therapist style, with a practical focus on collaboratively helping my clients move towards meaningful and achievable goals" Areas I am passionate to work with: Anxiety Disorders such as Social Phobia & Panic Disorder, Depression and Low self-esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Work/Life stressors, Self- improvement, Assertiveness and effective communication skills, Adjustment issues, Grief and loss, Interpersonal and family difficulties.
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability "I am passionate about helping people live more purposeful lives. I use a warm and empathic therapist style, with a practical focus on collaboratively helping my clients move towards meaningful and achievable goals" Areas I am passionate to work with: Anxiety Disorders such as Social Phobia & Panic Disorder, Depression and Low self-esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Work/Life stressors, Self- improvement, Assertiveness and effective communication skills, Adjustment issues, Grief and loss, Interpersonal and family difficulties.
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
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Sabrina Stephens Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
(03) 9007 2860 View (03) 9007 2860
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Dean Miscamble
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
I value building therapeutic relationships with my clients and feel privileged to support them in navigating their experiences of the human condition. I work with older adolescents and adults of all ages, gender and culture. Therapy sessions with me are client-centred and take a holistic approach that draws on broad aspects of a clients life, tailoring support for individual circumstances. I operate at two locations. For enqiries or bookings, please contact the clinic nearest to you.
I value building therapeutic relationships with my clients and feel privileged to support them in navigating their experiences of the human condition. I work with older adolescents and adults of all ages, gender and culture. Therapy sessions with me are client-centred and take a holistic approach that draws on broad aspects of a clients life, tailoring support for individual circumstances. I operate at two locations. For enqiries or bookings, please contact the clinic nearest to you.
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Andrea Stafford
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
0432 262 866 View 0432 262 866
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Stop, Collaborate & Listen - Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
(07) 3050 0733 View (07) 3050 0733
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Charmaine Dunn Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
Hi! I am Charmaine, thanks for stopping by. Are you feeling stuck? Can’t move forward? Either living in the past, hating the present or wishing for a different future? Life is tough, and sometimes we all need a little help, but finding the right person to support you is essential. For the last 10 years, I have been working with individuals to clear the patterns of the past, helping them get unstuck and move forward into the future. I work with both conscious (talk therapies) and sub-conscious (experiential therapies) to find resolution, finding the unique therapy that best suits you and your circumstances.
Hi! I am Charmaine, thanks for stopping by. Are you feeling stuck? Can’t move forward? Either living in the past, hating the present or wishing for a different future? Life is tough, and sometimes we all need a little help, but finding the right person to support you is essential. For the last 10 years, I have been working with individuals to clear the patterns of the past, helping them get unstuck and move forward into the future. I work with both conscious (talk therapies) and sub-conscious (experiential therapies) to find resolution, finding the unique therapy that best suits you and your circumstances.
0406 411 466 View 0406 411 466

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Peter Greasley
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sunnybank, QLD 4109  (Online Only)
Since 2005, I have worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in a range of human service and community work settings. My clinical practice has been shaped by people affected by: – chronic illness; natural disasters; trauma, disability; mental health challenges; and grief and loss. ​I consider the therapeutic space to be a safe and enriched environment. I strive to bring a gentle curiosity to these explorations, and to acknowledge the importance of working at your pace. Central to my work is a belief in our capacity for insight, creativity, and growth – particularly in response to the difficulties we face.
Since 2005, I have worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in a range of human service and community work settings. My clinical practice has been shaped by people affected by: – chronic illness; natural disasters; trauma, disability; mental health challenges; and grief and loss. ​I consider the therapeutic space to be a safe and enriched environment. I strive to bring a gentle curiosity to these explorations, and to acknowledge the importance of working at your pace. Central to my work is a belief in our capacity for insight, creativity, and growth – particularly in response to the difficulties we face.
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Brant Maclean
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Hello! My name is Brant, and I am a psychologist who sees adults in private practice (immediate availability/no waitlist). I am passionate about the transformative effect the therapeutic relationship can have—a sentiment based not only on psychological literature but, more importantly, first-hand experience. I take a non-judgemental, person-centred approach to therapy based on a mixture of insight, emotional processing, and skill development. My therapeutic style finds its foundation in schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
Hello! My name is Brant, and I am a psychologist who sees adults in private practice (immediate availability/no waitlist). I am passionate about the transformative effect the therapeutic relationship can have—a sentiment based not only on psychological literature but, more importantly, first-hand experience. I take a non-judgemental, person-centred approach to therapy based on a mixture of insight, emotional processing, and skill development. My therapeutic style finds its foundation in schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
(07) 3184 4296 View (07) 3184 4296
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Una L Window
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tarragindi, QLD 4121
I want to work along side you to help manage your distress, depression or anxiety due to childhood trauma, disability, parenting issues, PND, BiPolar Affective Disorder, BPD, suicidal thinking or self-harm urges. I understand that often, in order to live a more fulfilling life, certain things may need to be either accepted or changed. It's a collaborative approach. I have a lived experience of a physical disability so know the strengths and challenges this can bring.
I want to work along side you to help manage your distress, depression or anxiety due to childhood trauma, disability, parenting issues, PND, BiPolar Affective Disorder, BPD, suicidal thinking or self-harm urges. I understand that often, in order to live a more fulfilling life, certain things may need to be either accepted or changed. It's a collaborative approach. I have a lived experience of a physical disability so know the strengths and challenges this can bring.
(07) 4243 4713 View (07) 4243 4713
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Honni Hayton Counselling and EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, QLD 4300
Do you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or troubled by past experiences? Are your relationships not what you'd like them to be? If so, please know, there is hope. Imagine finding relief from the burdens that weigh you down! As a dedicated counsellor, my goal is to help you overcome life's challenges and rediscover inner strength. Where appropriate I will use EMDR therapy, to reprocess old memories that may be negatively affecting your present. EMDR is a safe and effective therapy, that can help you have inner peace, emotional wellbeing and a renewed hope for the future.
Do you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or troubled by past experiences? Are your relationships not what you'd like them to be? If so, please know, there is hope. Imagine finding relief from the burdens that weigh you down! As a dedicated counsellor, my goal is to help you overcome life's challenges and rediscover inner strength. Where appropriate I will use EMDR therapy, to reprocess old memories that may be negatively affecting your present. EMDR is a safe and effective therapy, that can help you have inner peace, emotional wellbeing and a renewed hope for the future.
(07) 5651 0892 View (07) 5651 0892
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Wiser Ways
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Wishart, QLD 4122
An ideal client for me is individuals, couples, and families, desiring to improve their relationships in a positive way. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as serving a broad range of people with varying needs, giving me a wide breadth of experience. Organisational and individual coaching is also provided. I am well-equipped to deliver counselling services as I draw upon my extensive knowledge gained over the course of my career regarding complex and challenging interpersonal issues.
An ideal client for me is individuals, couples, and families, desiring to improve their relationships in a positive way. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as serving a broad range of people with varying needs, giving me a wide breadth of experience. Organisational and individual coaching is also provided. I am well-equipped to deliver counselling services as I draw upon my extensive knowledge gained over the course of my career regarding complex and challenging interpersonal issues.
(07) 3555 7938 View (07) 3555 7938
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Good Minds
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
(07) 2100 4330 View (07) 2100 4330
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Ken Honeyman
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Life feels out of balance or experiencing significant change? We all struggle from time to time with juggling life's pressures and demands, and sometimes we find that our life is out of balance - the different elements which make up a fulfilling life are not quite where you want them to be. I aim to support you in finding the balance you seek.
Life feels out of balance or experiencing significant change? We all struggle from time to time with juggling life's pressures and demands, and sometimes we find that our life is out of balance - the different elements which make up a fulfilling life are not quite where you want them to be. I aim to support you in finding the balance you seek.
(07) 2100 4018 View (07) 2100 4018

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Browns Plains, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$179

Counsellors in Browns Plains, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
62% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% NDIS
67% Other
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Browns Plains, QLD see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Browns Plains?

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.