Counselling in Coolum Beach, QLD

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Evolving Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Waitlist for new clients
TRANSFORM CONFLICT, REDUCE TENSION & GET CLOSER - Evolving Connections works with you to reduce tension, increase intimacy and promote healthy connections. This can help you to stop feeling anxious, irritable and depressed. It can also stop you feeling blamed and unheard and help you manage conflict. If you are feeling challenged in saving your marriage/partnership and keeping your family together and feel that you are at your wits end Evolving Connections can help you find solutions. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you do not see an INSTANT improvement in your relationships.
TRANSFORM CONFLICT, REDUCE TENSION & GET CLOSER - Evolving Connections works with you to reduce tension, increase intimacy and promote healthy connections. This can help you to stop feeling anxious, irritable and depressed. It can also stop you feeling blamed and unheard and help you manage conflict. If you are feeling challenged in saving your marriage/partnership and keeping your family together and feel that you are at your wits end Evolving Connections can help you find solutions. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you do not see an INSTANT improvement in your relationships.
(07) 5405 9510 View (07) 5405 9510
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Parent Connect Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Hi, my name is KJ Bennett, I am counsellor passionate about connection and the pivotal relationships in our lives. Whether this relationship is with you, your child/children, your partner, or important people in your life I would be honoured to work with you. I created Parent Connect Counselling to provide counselling services for parents with the power of connection built into its name. I honour the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for support, to identify and heal our wounds, and to face the messy parts of our lives. I consider it a privilege to hold space for meaningful change and healing with my clients.
Hi, my name is KJ Bennett, I am counsellor passionate about connection and the pivotal relationships in our lives. Whether this relationship is with you, your child/children, your partner, or important people in your life I would be honoured to work with you. I created Parent Connect Counselling to provide counselling services for parents with the power of connection built into its name. I honour the courage and vulnerability it takes to ask for support, to identify and heal our wounds, and to face the messy parts of our lives. I consider it a privilege to hold space for meaningful change and healing with my clients.
(07) 5235 4367 View (07) 5235 4367
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Margot Trinder
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573  (Online Only)
I am a warm and experienced psychologist working with adults across the lifespan to address a broad range of issues. I bring deep respect and awareness to how each person's story, needs and circumstances are different. I draw from my decades of experience and professional training across a wide range of therapeutic modalities. My work is guided by a strong systemic approach: seeing all parts of a person, as well as the layers of relationships, family, work, culture and society that have and continue to influence and shape us. My approach ensures that each person I work with receives support tailored specifically for them.
I am a warm and experienced psychologist working with adults across the lifespan to address a broad range of issues. I bring deep respect and awareness to how each person's story, needs and circumstances are different. I draw from my decades of experience and professional training across a wide range of therapeutic modalities. My work is guided by a strong systemic approach: seeing all parts of a person, as well as the layers of relationships, family, work, culture and society that have and continue to influence and shape us. My approach ensures that each person I work with receives support tailored specifically for them.
(07) 5240 9828 View (07) 5240 9828
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Sam Ruckle - Paper Crane Of Hope
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573  (Online Only)
Gees, life can feel pretty crap hey!? Especially for us- the gentle souls of the world. The introverts, INFJ’s, empaths, HSP’s… and maaaaybe perhaps, neurodivergent? Not only do we need to deal with our own crap- the stress, the trauma, the not fitting in… But we’re also overwhelmed and completely burnt out from feeling the world around us. It sucks when we feel misunderstood. It sucks even more when going about our day feels like walking through mud- because of the depression, anxiety, unprocessed trauma and grief. Let me tell you beautiful wonderful unique person- it doesn't need to remain this way!
Gees, life can feel pretty crap hey!? Especially for us- the gentle souls of the world. The introverts, INFJ’s, empaths, HSP’s… and maaaaybe perhaps, neurodivergent? Not only do we need to deal with our own crap- the stress, the trauma, the not fitting in… But we’re also overwhelmed and completely burnt out from feeling the world around us. It sucks when we feel misunderstood. It sucks even more when going about our day feels like walking through mud- because of the depression, anxiety, unprocessed trauma and grief. Let me tell you beautiful wonderful unique person- it doesn't need to remain this way!
(07) 5224 2058 View (07) 5224 2058
Photo of Danielle Giffin, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Danielle Giffin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
(07) 5241 4025 View (07) 5241 4025
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Synergy Mind Solutions - Brad Everton
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
(07) 5451 4085 View (07) 5451 4085
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Rebeccah Evans Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
We can all be challenged from time to time regulating our emotional state. It can be a struggle to articulate whats going on for us and thats where it help's to talk and explore whats going on. Sometimes however, it is difficult to open up to family and friends, particularly when you are experiencing anxiety, depression, personal or work related stress or family/relationship concerns. As a Clinical and International Psychotherapist, I offer relief by providing emotional support, psycho-education and the ability to truly hear and challenge what is going on for you via flexible appointments, both in Person, Telehealth or Telephone.
We can all be challenged from time to time regulating our emotional state. It can be a struggle to articulate whats going on for us and thats where it help's to talk and explore whats going on. Sometimes however, it is difficult to open up to family and friends, particularly when you are experiencing anxiety, depression, personal or work related stress or family/relationship concerns. As a Clinical and International Psychotherapist, I offer relief by providing emotional support, psycho-education and the ability to truly hear and challenge what is going on for you via flexible appointments, both in Person, Telehealth or Telephone.
(07) 5451 4012 View (07) 5451 4012
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Conal O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Conal O'Sullivan is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who wants to give back to the community and help others overcome their past traumas and find emotional relief from their symptoms.
Conal O'Sullivan is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who wants to give back to the community and help others overcome their past traumas and find emotional relief from their symptoms.
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Anna Overell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences. Therapy can also be a reflective space to get clearer on your values and directions in life; to connect with your innermost wishes for your future and bring these into being. I am committed to collaborating with you to figure out the best approach for you, based on your particular situation.
Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences. Therapy can also be a reflective space to get clearer on your values and directions in life; to connect with your innermost wishes for your future and bring these into being. I am committed to collaborating with you to figure out the best approach for you, based on your particular situation.
(07) 5241 1940 View (07) 5241 1940
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Dr Stacey Cotton
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
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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Boundless Counselling and Consultancy
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
'The courage it takes to come talk to a stranger still fills me with awe'. (2018). Leisha Townson is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience working alongside individuals & families from different cultural/religious/spiritual backgrounds and who live/have lived a life challenged by complex trauma. Ie: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Veterans, Refugees, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Renal Failure, Disability, Advocacy and Carers. Over 25 years has developed an extensive 'toolbox' of techniques for relaxation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc.
'The courage it takes to come talk to a stranger still fills me with awe'. (2018). Leisha Townson is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience working alongside individuals & families from different cultural/religious/spiritual backgrounds and who live/have lived a life challenged by complex trauma. Ie: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Veterans, Refugees, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Renal Failure, Disability, Advocacy and Carers. Over 25 years has developed an extensive 'toolbox' of techniques for relaxation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc.
(07) 4132 8510 View (07) 4132 8510
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Crystal Clear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
(07) 5224 2112 View (07) 5224 2112
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Innerverse
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
With a dynamic and action-oriented approach that goes beyond conversation. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, my approach is more explorative, giving you valuable insights into your experiences and their impact on your life. Our work together will be productive, focused, and aimed at helping you achieve tangible results. Because I want you to look back and say, “We didn’t just talk – we made meaningful progress”.
With a dynamic and action-oriented approach that goes beyond conversation. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, my approach is more explorative, giving you valuable insights into your experiences and their impact on your life. Our work together will be productive, focused, and aimed at helping you achieve tangible results. Because I want you to look back and say, “We didn’t just talk – we made meaningful progress”.
(07) 5241 1987 View (07) 5241 1987
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Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan. Psychology services are provided in person or via Telehealth with kindergarten and school visit provided on a need basis.
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan. Psychology services are provided in person or via Telehealth with kindergarten and school visit provided on a need basis.
(07) 5230 7073 View (07) 5230 7073
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Ocean Blue Social Work
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I work with people over 18 years from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide services under Medicare Mental Health Treament Plans, NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover, DVA and privately funded individuals.
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I work with people over 18 years from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide services under Medicare Mental Health Treament Plans, NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover, DVA and privately funded individuals.
(07) 5240 9754 View (07) 5240 9754
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Everything Relationships
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
(07) 5240 4745 View (07) 5240 4745
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Crescent Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573  (Online Only)
Crescent Psychology is based at Sunrise Beach in Queensland. We currently offer online therapy nationwide. We can work with children, adolescents and adults. We also provide parenting support and clinical supervision for professionals. Referrals from GPs, DVA, and NDIS welcome.
Crescent Psychology is based at Sunrise Beach in Queensland. We currently offer online therapy nationwide. We can work with children, adolescents and adults. We also provide parenting support and clinical supervision for professionals. Referrals from GPs, DVA, and NDIS welcome.
0422 708 123 View 0422 708 123
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Maria Hull Noosa Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
Maria Hull Noosa Counselling provides a caring and personalized marriage therapy for couples who desire to repair and grow towards a healthy relationship, as well as help with understanding past challenges and let downs that may have been left unresolved.
Maria Hull Noosa Counselling provides a caring and personalized marriage therapy for couples who desire to repair and grow towards a healthy relationship, as well as help with understanding past challenges and let downs that may have been left unresolved.
(07) 5451 4032 View (07) 5451 4032
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Suncoast Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
I specialize in Male counselling. Do you find you get moody, shut down and don't talk. Go into your grumpy bear cave and don't come out for a while. Do you find you flick between being logical and then illogical really loving then get offended if your partner rejects you and then you get angry. Then we need to talk. I will give you your first session at no charge. It is important we are a good fit. You need to know I know what it is like being a male and you can relate to me. I assist separated dads, help with Domestic Violence Orders, Family Separation and reunification.
I specialize in Male counselling. Do you find you get moody, shut down and don't talk. Go into your grumpy bear cave and don't come out for a while. Do you find you flick between being logical and then illogical really loving then get offended if your partner rejects you and then you get angry. Then we need to talk. I will give you your first session at no charge. It is important we are a good fit. You need to know I know what it is like being a male and you can relate to me. I assist separated dads, help with Domestic Violence Orders, Family Separation and reunification.
(07) 5230 8926 View (07) 5230 8926
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Safflower Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coolum Beach, QLD 4573
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Coolum Beach, QLD

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Coolum Beach, QLD who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
73% Self Esteem
71% Depression
69% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
58% Relationship Issues
51% Parenting

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% NDIS
48% Medicare Rebates
41% Other

How Counsellors in Coolum Beach, QLD see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Coolum Beach?

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.