Counselling in Deception Bay, QLD

Photo of Melissa Sirett, Psychologist in Deception Bay, QLD
Melissa Sirett
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client seeks genuine support in disabilities, mental health, trauma, and developmental areas. They need a safe, non-judgemental space to explore emotions and develop coping skills. My goal is to nurture strengths, embrace neurodiversity, and empower personal growth. They desire self-awareness, emotional stability, and a fulfilling life. As a neuro-affirming psychologist, I offer inclusive care for children, young people, and adults, celebrating individual differences on their journey to positive change.
My ideal client seeks genuine support in disabilities, mental health, trauma, and developmental areas. They need a safe, non-judgemental space to explore emotions and develop coping skills. My goal is to nurture strengths, embrace neurodiversity, and empower personal growth. They desire self-awareness, emotional stability, and a fulfilling life. As a neuro-affirming psychologist, I offer inclusive care for children, young people, and adults, celebrating individual differences on their journey to positive change.
(07) 3477 9105 View (07) 3477 9105
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Emanuela Bassi
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deception Bay, QLD 4508  (Online Only)
My approach is person-centred, trauma informed and deeply relational. I believe that the psychological sufferings we sometimes experience stem from relationships, and only in relationships can be explored, processed, and organised differently. Sometimes we try hard to be different to fit with others and in this world, and as a result we might suffer even more and feel isolated. The relationship with my clients can be a safe place where they can try more authentic and spontaneous ways of being, until they feel safe enough to bring their real self in their relationships and in the world.
My approach is person-centred, trauma informed and deeply relational. I believe that the psychological sufferings we sometimes experience stem from relationships, and only in relationships can be explored, processed, and organised differently. Sometimes we try hard to be different to fit with others and in this world, and as a result we might suffer even more and feel isolated. The relationship with my clients can be a safe place where they can try more authentic and spontaneous ways of being, until they feel safe enough to bring their real self in their relationships and in the world.
(07) 3477 9922 View (07) 3477 9922
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First Step Counselling & Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
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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Sharon Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
I am a registered Psychologist with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology. I have more than 18 years experience in various services and in providing individually tailored therapeutic intervention for individuals aged from 2 - 24 years of age. I also have experience supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS or private health insurance.
(07) 3050 0602 View (07) 3050 0602
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Paul Bedward
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
My name is Paul Bedward and I am a registered mental health nurse with over two decades of experience in various settings, such as adult, child and youth, forensic and crisis resolution. I have also worked as a first responder, providing immediate and compassionate care to people in distress. I am passionate about helping people overcome their mental health challenges and achieve their full potential.
My name is Paul Bedward and I am a registered mental health nurse with over two decades of experience in various settings, such as adult, child and youth, forensic and crisis resolution. I have also worked as a first responder, providing immediate and compassionate care to people in distress. I am passionate about helping people overcome their mental health challenges and achieve their full potential.
(07) 3608 1407 View (07) 3608 1407
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The Psychology Hub Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
Are you tired of seeing your child or love one struggle and wonder what you could do to make them feel better? Perhaps you worry about their ability to make & keep friends, meet their academic potential, communicate, or manage emotions? Are you scared that things will get worse or that you have tried EVERYTHING? Or maybe you are personally struggling? Feelings of sadness or anxiety are making you feel isolated & lonely & are stopping you from enjoying life? We understand it can be pretty scary to reach out to someone you don't know, especially when you want to make sure you pick the right person first time.
Are you tired of seeing your child or love one struggle and wonder what you could do to make them feel better? Perhaps you worry about their ability to make & keep friends, meet their academic potential, communicate, or manage emotions? Are you scared that things will get worse or that you have tried EVERYTHING? Or maybe you are personally struggling? Feelings of sadness or anxiety are making you feel isolated & lonely & are stopping you from enjoying life? We understand it can be pretty scary to reach out to someone you don't know, especially when you want to make sure you pick the right person first time.
(07) 3062 8233 View (07) 3062 8233
Victoria Rose Emery
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508  (Online Only)
BULK Bill Telehealth service engaging 1-1 with those local, regional and remote in personal or profession issues, also Work Cover. Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey and your best YOU! Extensive experience across family, relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, pathology, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
BULK Bill Telehealth service engaging 1-1 with those local, regional and remote in personal or profession issues, also Work Cover. Highly experienced professional assisting you to identify and resolve issues that impact on life's journey and your best YOU! Extensive experience across family, relationships, conflict, separation, loss, grief, life span, depression, anxiety, adjustment, pathology, communication, nutritional management, trauma, employment, grievances, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trust, boundaries. self-care and self-esteem.
(07) 3132 0790 View (07) 3132 0790
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Dan Biddle - The Harbour Clinic - ADHD Assessments
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508  (Online Only)
Do you find that you become easily distracted and have trouble sustaining your attention on tasks that you find important but boring? Do you struggle to concentrate when people are talking to you? Do you find yourself fidgeting constantly or impulsively saying things you wish you hadn't said? Perhaps you went under the radar through school because you were well-behaved or compensated in some other way (e.g. intelligence)? Have you wondered whether you might be experiencing Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Dan might be able to help.
Do you find that you become easily distracted and have trouble sustaining your attention on tasks that you find important but boring? Do you struggle to concentrate when people are talking to you? Do you find yourself fidgeting constantly or impulsively saying things you wish you hadn't said? Perhaps you went under the radar through school because you were well-behaved or compensated in some other way (e.g. intelligence)? Have you wondered whether you might be experiencing Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Dan might be able to help.
(07) 3060 8244 View (07) 3060 8244
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mjdCounselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
Change is often possible in just minutes and for more than 20 years I've been helping people overcome roadblocks of the mind. ​If you feel as if you're in a stuck place then reach out for a free confidential chat. ​It can't get any less expensive and it just might change your life for the better! ​Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of many effective forms of therapy for anxiety, however there's also Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Person-centered, Mindfulness and the list goes on. However, tapping into your inner power is the transformation goal.
(07) 3113 9332 View (07) 3113 9332
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Barbara Nicholls
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
I pride myself in being able to cater to the individual needs of my clients to help them to make the changes they are looking for. The values of trust, respect and recognition of difference are very important in my practice and every endeavour will be made to help clients feel safe in a confidential and supportive environment.
I pride myself in being able to cater to the individual needs of my clients to help them to make the changes they are looking for. The values of trust, respect and recognition of difference are very important in my practice and every endeavour will be made to help clients feel safe in a confidential and supportive environment.
(07) 3184 8504 View (07) 3184 8504
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Walkabout Nature Based Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship difficulties, life changes or health concerns? If you want someone to talk to who will also share tools to help you move past your challenges and experience real positive change in if your life, then give us a call.
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship difficulties, life changes or health concerns? If you want someone to talk to who will also share tools to help you move past your challenges and experience real positive change in if your life, then give us a call.
(07) 3184 4686 View (07) 3184 4686
Photo of Puddle Jump Play Therapy - Maddie Schofield, Counsellor in Deception Bay, QLD
Puddle Jump Play Therapy - Maddie Schofield
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
I am a registered Social Worker (AASW) and a Registered Play Therapist (PTPA). I use Child-Centred Play Therapy, alongside the principles of Narrative Therapy as I truly believe in the power of story-telling and listening for the absent but implicit stories and strengths in people's lives. I also strongly work from an understanding of intersectionality, acknowledging the way gender, race, culture, religion, and family and socio-economic background can influence people's lives and their journey for healing.
I am a registered Social Worker (AASW) and a Registered Play Therapist (PTPA). I use Child-Centred Play Therapy, alongside the principles of Narrative Therapy as I truly believe in the power of story-telling and listening for the absent but implicit stories and strengths in people's lives. I also strongly work from an understanding of intersectionality, acknowledging the way gender, race, culture, religion, and family and socio-economic background can influence people's lives and their journey for healing.
(07) 3477 9693 View (07) 3477 9693
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Connexions Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Deception Bay, QLD 4508
Do you want to feel more at peace with events that have happened in your life? Or in your relationships? Or gain clarity about why you experience those frustrating patterns such as people pleasing or procrastination. Whether it's talking things through, or learning and using strategies to help manage and release painful emotions and patterns, I work alongside you at your pace. Helping you gain a feeling of clarity and control over your situation and move forward in your life.
Do you want to feel more at peace with events that have happened in your life? Or in your relationships? Or gain clarity about why you experience those frustrating patterns such as people pleasing or procrastination. Whether it's talking things through, or learning and using strategies to help manage and release painful emotions and patterns, I work alongside you at your pace. Helping you gain a feeling of clarity and control over your situation and move forward in your life.
(07) 3062 6875 View (07) 3062 6875

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Grant Blake, Psychologist in Deception Bay, QLD
Dr Grant Blake
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Lakes, QLD 4509
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
(07) 4243 4125 View (07) 4243 4125
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Rachel Layt
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
North Lakes, QLD 4509
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
(07) 3214 3643 View (07) 3214 3643
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Natalee Cooper
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
North Lakes, QLD 4509
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
My name is Natalee and I am a registered trauma informed counsellor with 2 locations in Brisbane's northern suburbs of Narangba and Elimbah. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and relationship concerns. Reaching out for support can be overwhelming in itself. I provide a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space for clients where you will be heard and valued. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that you are comfortable with to achieve your goals. Please read my reviews on Google and Facebook under my business name Holistic Wellness Australia.
(07) 4243 4377 View (07) 4243 4377
Photo of Brionie Fryer, Psychologist in Deception Bay, QLD
Brionie Fryer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Lakes, QLD 4509
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
(07) 5329 7951 View (07) 5329 7951
Photo of Tracy Sweeny-Ward in Deception Bay, QLD
Tracy Sweeny-Ward
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Lakes, QLD 4509
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
(07) 2000 4634 View (07) 2000 4634
Photo of Sharon Atkinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deception Bay, QLD
Sharon Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Lakes, QLD 4509
Currently not accepting new clients.
Currently not accepting new clients.
(07) 3477 9405 View (07) 3477 9405
Photo of The Liminal Space - Shannon Attwater, Psychologist in Deception Bay, QLD
The Liminal Space - Shannon Attwater
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Lakes, QLD 4509
Waitlist for new clients
I work with young people (aged 16+) and adults who would like help to manage their mood, learn new ways to cope with stress and/or anxiety, explore their gender or sexuality, process a recent Autism or ADHD diagnosis, learn ways to improve their communication with others, and improve their social life. I enjoy supporting people to develop lives that are fulfilling, enjoyable, and filled with passion and meaning. My approach to therapy is person-centred and client-led, meaning that I will work with you to ensure that your support is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and goals.
I work with young people (aged 16+) and adults who would like help to manage their mood, learn new ways to cope with stress and/or anxiety, explore their gender or sexuality, process a recent Autism or ADHD diagnosis, learn ways to improve their communication with others, and improve their social life. I enjoy supporting people to develop lives that are fulfilling, enjoyable, and filled with passion and meaning. My approach to therapy is person-centred and client-led, meaning that I will work with you to ensure that your support is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and goals.
(07) 3608 1203 View (07) 3608 1203

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Deception Bay, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Deception Bay, QLD who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Coping Skills
77% Depression
77% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Behavioural Issues
62% Stress

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Deception Bay, QLD see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Deception Bay?

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.