Counselling in Buderim, QLD

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Suzanna Copp
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
With 13 years of experience in the field of psychology, Suzanna specialises in working with individuals aged 18 and over. Her areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) trauma, mood and emotion dysregulation, loss and grief including adjustment difficulties, and anxiety. A particular passion for Suzanna lies in working with relationships, including couples, families, and parent-adult child dynamics. Suzanna also conducts autism assessment for primary school aged children
With 13 years of experience in the field of psychology, Suzanna specialises in working with individuals aged 18 and over. Her areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) trauma, mood and emotion dysregulation, loss and grief including adjustment difficulties, and anxiety. A particular passion for Suzanna lies in working with relationships, including couples, families, and parent-adult child dynamics. Suzanna also conducts autism assessment for primary school aged children
(07) 5241 4818 View (07) 5241 4818
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Golden Thread Therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Welcome to Golden Thread Therapy! We're so pleased to have you here. I'm Ash Montgomery, and our beautiful Golden Retriever/Border Collie therapy dog is named Beanie. We help people feel better from symptoms of stress, sadness, lack of motivation, stress, and concern about upcoming life events or changes. Whether it's your first therapy session ever, or you're trying a new option - congratulations on taking that step in supporting yourself and your mental health. P.S: If you're a dog person, you will feel right at home at Golden Thread Therapy!
Welcome to Golden Thread Therapy! We're so pleased to have you here. I'm Ash Montgomery, and our beautiful Golden Retriever/Border Collie therapy dog is named Beanie. We help people feel better from symptoms of stress, sadness, lack of motivation, stress, and concern about upcoming life events or changes. Whether it's your first therapy session ever, or you're trying a new option - congratulations on taking that step in supporting yourself and your mental health. P.S: If you're a dog person, you will feel right at home at Golden Thread Therapy!
(07) 3184 8399 View (07) 3184 8399
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First Step Counselling & Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Welcome, my name is Maggie Miller and I am Director and Counsellor at First Step Counselling & Wellbeing. My passion lies in supporting those with disabilities and those facing cancer or who have previously faced cancer. First Step Counselling & Wellbeing is a private counselling practice located on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region. The modalities of counselling used within our sessions are based on a pluralistic, integrative and collaborative approach. We focus on you the client and what style of counselling suits you and the challenges or goals you are currently working on.
Welcome, my name is Maggie Miller and I am Director and Counsellor at First Step Counselling & Wellbeing. My passion lies in supporting those with disabilities and those facing cancer or who have previously faced cancer. First Step Counselling & Wellbeing is a private counselling practice located on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region. The modalities of counselling used within our sessions are based on a pluralistic, integrative and collaborative approach. We focus on you the client and what style of counselling suits you and the challenges or goals you are currently working on.
(07) 5241 4178 View (07) 5241 4178
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Dr Stacey Cotton
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
I am a Clinical Psychologist and work from a psychoanalytical framework. I typically work with adults (16+ years) for long term therapy but also practice short-term, solution focused, insight driven therapy if time is limited. In this approach, the emphasis of treatment is about working to understanding the roots of the problem, not just dealing with the symptoms. This leads to lasting change.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and work from a psychoanalytical framework. I typically work with adults (16+ years) for long term therapy but also practice short-term, solution focused, insight driven therapy if time is limited. In this approach, the emphasis of treatment is about working to understanding the roots of the problem, not just dealing with the symptoms. This leads to lasting change.
(03) 6146 1539 View (03) 6146 1539
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Safflower Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buderim, QLD 4556
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
(07) 5451 8766 View (07) 5451 8766
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Christy Manning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Hi, I'm Christy. I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and provide both therapy & diagnostic assessment. My therapeutic areas of interest and experience include couples therapy, as well as supporting individuals with anxiety or mood disorders, stress, relationship difficulties (including parenting & family challenges), and skill building. I am also an education specialist, providing assessments for learning disorders, giftedness, and intellectual disability. I provide a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental space for you to feel seen and supported, and am dedicated to developing a treatment approach specifically tailored to your needs
Hi, I'm Christy. I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist and provide both therapy & diagnostic assessment. My therapeutic areas of interest and experience include couples therapy, as well as supporting individuals with anxiety or mood disorders, stress, relationship difficulties (including parenting & family challenges), and skill building. I am also an education specialist, providing assessments for learning disorders, giftedness, and intellectual disability. I provide a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental space for you to feel seen and supported, and am dedicated to developing a treatment approach specifically tailored to your needs
(07) 5241 4837 View (07) 5241 4837
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Coastal Hearts Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buderim, QLD 4556
As well as typical talk therapy, I utilise non-verbal, creative interventions to enable the expression of feelings, emotions and thoughts through drawing or using miniatures during sessions. This helps to communicate relevant issues and enhance self-understanding, self-development and healing when finding the right words is simply too difficult.
As well as typical talk therapy, I utilise non-verbal, creative interventions to enable the expression of feelings, emotions and thoughts through drawing or using miniatures during sessions. This helps to communicate relevant issues and enhance self-understanding, self-development and healing when finding the right words is simply too difficult.
(07) 5240 2404 View (07) 5240 2404
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Veridian Psychology - Aisling Mullan
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with young people from the ages of 5 to 25 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with young people from the ages of 5 to 25 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
(07) 5240 3075 View (07) 5240 3075
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Michelle Monique Scott
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
I have 15+ years experience in helping people to deal with life challenges and developmental problems to optimise psychological well-being. I have current availability in Buderim and online. I have experience in working with a variety of people from various cultural and social backgrounds. I work together with a client to process feelings, develop self understanding and build connections to different parts of the self. This aims to alleviate distress as well as to provide different ways of thinking, being and relating to the self and others.
I have 15+ years experience in helping people to deal with life challenges and developmental problems to optimise psychological well-being. I have current availability in Buderim and online. I have experience in working with a variety of people from various cultural and social backgrounds. I work together with a client to process feelings, develop self understanding and build connections to different parts of the self. This aims to alleviate distress as well as to provide different ways of thinking, being and relating to the self and others.
(07) 5240 9922 View (07) 5240 9922
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Candice Bush
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
I work primarily with adolescents who experience emotions racing from 0- 100 without understanding why, have difficulty in peer and family relationships, don't tolerate distress or criticism and feel overwhelmed by everyday life including suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and/or depression. They would like to better understand their situation and learn to manage strong emotions and difficult relationships. I also work with adults and families who are experiencing life changing difficulties.
I work primarily with adolescents who experience emotions racing from 0- 100 without understanding why, have difficulty in peer and family relationships, don't tolerate distress or criticism and feel overwhelmed by everyday life including suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and/or depression. They would like to better understand their situation and learn to manage strong emotions and difficult relationships. I also work with adults and families who are experiencing life changing difficulties.
(07) 5240 7531 View (07) 5240 7531
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Rachel Aves
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
(07) 5224 2163 View (07) 5224 2163
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Renee Johnston
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buderim, QLD 4556
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Finding a non-judgemental private space to take your concerns, where you can focus on your own needs exclusively, can be a relief. You can safely address work issues, relationships, challenging life events (no matter how big or small) and uncomfortable feelings. Know you're not alone. We ALL need support once in a while.
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Finding a non-judgemental private space to take your concerns, where you can focus on your own needs exclusively, can be a relief. You can safely address work issues, relationships, challenging life events (no matter how big or small) and uncomfortable feelings. Know you're not alone. We ALL need support once in a while.
(07) 5241 4825 View (07) 5241 4825
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Henrita Oosthuizen
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buderim, QLD 4556
Not accepting new clients
Life is not always as we imagined it. It can be hard to live life to the fullest. I’m here to help you navigate a fuller, meaningful life in whatever circumstances you might face right now. This might be a difficult season but it is not the end yet. There is always hope.
Life is not always as we imagined it. It can be hard to live life to the fullest. I’m here to help you navigate a fuller, meaningful life in whatever circumstances you might face right now. This might be a difficult season but it is not the end yet. There is always hope.
(07) 4580 4695 View (07) 4580 4695
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Deb Hediger
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buderim, QLD 4556
EMDR Trained therapist and ACA accredited Clinical Supervisor. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. Patterns of behaviour, habitual thoughts and ingrained responses to stressors are hard to change, however I use EMDR and other evidence-based therapies to help you get back to being you. If this sounds like you - please give me a call.
EMDR Trained therapist and ACA accredited Clinical Supervisor. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. Patterns of behaviour, habitual thoughts and ingrained responses to stressors are hard to change, however I use EMDR and other evidence-based therapies to help you get back to being you. If this sounds like you - please give me a call.
(07) 5224 2099 View (07) 5224 2099
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
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 have supported children, young people and adults within early intervention, forensic, disability, community, inpatient and private practice settings. I have also undertaken specialist training in working with children and young people.
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 have supported children, young people and adults within early intervention, forensic, disability, community, inpatient and private practice settings. I have also undertaken specialist training in working with children and young people.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
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Foster Facilitations
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
I am a qualified professional counsellor of many years experience. I enjoy helping people find out more about themselves, reach their maximum potential and have great relationships. I have a special interest in helping men find the best they can be in this sometimes confusing and complex world. I also have helped many couples with their relationship difficulties stemming from the stresses of family and work. My work is totally confidential and our office is a private and safe space.
I am a qualified professional counsellor of many years experience. I enjoy helping people find out more about themselves, reach their maximum potential and have great relationships. I have a special interest in helping men find the best they can be in this sometimes confusing and complex world. I also have helped many couples with their relationship difficulties stemming from the stresses of family and work. My work is totally confidential and our office is a private and safe space.
(07) 5241 4033 View (07) 5241 4033
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Julie Bolton Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
The shock of a frightening medical diagnosis, significant loss, or other traumatic event in our lives can severely overwhelm our nervous system leaving us feeling fearful, anxious, panicky, unable to relax or sleep, emotional and very reactive to everyone around us. It is an awful place to find ourselves in and as humans we often try to avoid or distract ourselves from these unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions as best we can in an attempt to cope. Some of the behaviours we may use to bring short term relief, may be harmful to us in the long term, impact on our relationships, lead to depression or reduce our quality of life.
The shock of a frightening medical diagnosis, significant loss, or other traumatic event in our lives can severely overwhelm our nervous system leaving us feeling fearful, anxious, panicky, unable to relax or sleep, emotional and very reactive to everyone around us. It is an awful place to find ourselves in and as humans we often try to avoid or distract ourselves from these unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions as best we can in an attempt to cope. Some of the behaviours we may use to bring short term relief, may be harmful to us in the long term, impact on our relationships, lead to depression or reduce our quality of life.
(07) 5230 8917 View (07) 5230 8917
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Source Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
(08) 6010 4130 View (08) 6010 4130
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Christine Butler
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Most of us want to gain insight into the difficulties that limit our lives, find strength and peace and develop a more meaningful approach in life. Feelings of emptiness and meaninglessness, grief and loss, spiritual questioning, entrenched patterns of behaviour, self image, creativity issues, self sabotage, early, midlife and late life transitioning - these are just a few difficulties which can cause considerable psychological suffering and pain. Emotional suffering destroys our contentment with and in life.
Most of us want to gain insight into the difficulties that limit our lives, find strength and peace and develop a more meaningful approach in life. Feelings of emptiness and meaninglessness, grief and loss, spiritual questioning, entrenched patterns of behaviour, self image, creativity issues, self sabotage, early, midlife and late life transitioning - these are just a few difficulties which can cause considerable psychological suffering and pain. Emotional suffering destroys our contentment with and in life.
(07) 3184 4515 View (07) 3184 4515
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Linda Thomson
Psychotherapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Medicare Approved! I am a Neurodivergent person who combines my lived experience with my tertiary education to be able to offer you the right support. I am passionate about relationship counselling - whether you are single and looking for love, healing from a prior relationship, going through a divorce/separation or even trying to embrace self-love and focus on the most important relationship of them all with yourself. I have the belief that connections to other people are what underpin our society but, sadly, so many people are struggling to connect with each other causing a lot of anxiety, & depression and loneliness.
Medicare Approved! I am a Neurodivergent person who combines my lived experience with my tertiary education to be able to offer you the right support. I am passionate about relationship counselling - whether you are single and looking for love, healing from a prior relationship, going through a divorce/separation or even trying to embrace self-love and focus on the most important relationship of them all with yourself. I have the belief that connections to other people are what underpin our society but, sadly, so many people are struggling to connect with each other causing a lot of anxiety, & depression and loneliness.
(07) 5230 7395 View (07) 5230 7395

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Number of Counsellors in Buderim, QLD

60+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Buderim, QLD who prioritize treating:

77% Anxiety
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Depression
65% Self Esteem
62% Stress
57% Relationship Issues
48% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
55% Medicare Rebates
48% Other

How Counsellors in Buderim, QLD see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Buderim?

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.