Counselling in Ferny Hills, QLD

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Kirsten Mackenzie
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and don't understand why or know how to feel better? I am passionate in making a meaningful difference in client's lives by providing an inviting, empathic, safe space to explore experiences, assist learning and understanding themselves, patterns of thinking and behaviour. Together I work with clients in understanding where their patterns of thinking came from and develop strategies to assist healing and growth.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and don't understand why or know how to feel better? I am passionate in making a meaningful difference in client's lives by providing an inviting, empathic, safe space to explore experiences, assist learning and understanding themselves, patterns of thinking and behaviour. Together I work with clients in understanding where their patterns of thinking came from and develop strategies to assist healing and growth.
(07) 3132 3918 View (07) 3132 3918
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Michelle Carroll-Walden
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
Life is a hard teacher. It's not always forgiving and sometimes the lessons are completely overwhelming. It can create internal experiences that appear utterly intolerable, leaving you wrought with anxiety, stress, panic or depression. I want to work alongside you, to give you strategies to work through these dark moments so that you can live a life with meaning and purpose.
Life is a hard teacher. It's not always forgiving and sometimes the lessons are completely overwhelming. It can create internal experiences that appear utterly intolerable, leaving you wrought with anxiety, stress, panic or depression. I want to work alongside you, to give you strategies to work through these dark moments so that you can live a life with meaning and purpose.
(07) 2000 4432 View (07) 2000 4432
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Sharyn Ferris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
Therapy is a very intimate experience. In my work with people I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficulties being experienced by them. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for life transitions, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, or recovering from trauma or loss.
Therapy is a very intimate experience. In my work with people I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficulties being experienced by them. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for life transitions, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, or recovering from trauma or loss.
(07) 3184 4591 View (07) 3184 4591
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Helen Elliott
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
I tailor clinical psychology therapy to each person's unique needs, looking beyond any diagnosis or 'condition' to see how particular patterns in mind and body may be limiting someone's capacity to live fully.
I tailor clinical psychology therapy to each person's unique needs, looking beyond any diagnosis or 'condition' to see how particular patterns in mind and body may be limiting someone's capacity to live fully.
(07) 3130 0195 View (07) 3130 0195
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Doves Counselling - Donna Gonsalves
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
Hi, I'm Donna and I'm so glad you're here. For me, counselling isn't just about tackling mental health concerns — it's a lifeline for those going through relationship challenges, tough life events, or grappling with behavioral issues. Consider me as a caring stranger, someone here to listen without judgment. I am well-versed in discussing a wide range of topics, no matter how sensitive or personal. I understand the unique needs of our community, and I’m here to offer a broad spectrum of services to cater to your individual journey. I also specialise in the areas of grief, loss and bereavement.
Hi, I'm Donna and I'm so glad you're here. For me, counselling isn't just about tackling mental health concerns — it's a lifeline for those going through relationship challenges, tough life events, or grappling with behavioral issues. Consider me as a caring stranger, someone here to listen without judgment. I am well-versed in discussing a wide range of topics, no matter how sensitive or personal. I understand the unique needs of our community, and I’m here to offer a broad spectrum of services to cater to your individual journey. I also specialise in the areas of grief, loss and bereavement.
(07) 3214 3653 View (07) 3214 3653
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Dr Amirah Shah
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L4
Verified
Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
Recovering from trauma, or any form of grief and loss, is no easy task. Living with a disability also comes with experiences of loss and trauma. You need to make sense of your daily life, your past, your identity, and your relationships all over again. Finding support, and re-evaluating life after loss and trauma can be daunting, especially when people in your life may be contributing to these challenges. Living in a multicultural society also inevitably highlights the nuances of our conflicts. Only in a safe space can we then explore our deepest worries, our racing thoughts, distressing emotions, and spiritual concerns.
Recovering from trauma, or any form of grief and loss, is no easy task. Living with a disability also comes with experiences of loss and trauma. You need to make sense of your daily life, your past, your identity, and your relationships all over again. Finding support, and re-evaluating life after loss and trauma can be daunting, especially when people in your life may be contributing to these challenges. Living in a multicultural society also inevitably highlights the nuances of our conflicts. Only in a safe space can we then explore our deepest worries, our racing thoughts, distressing emotions, and spiritual concerns.
(07) 4887 3383 View (07) 4887 3383

More Therapists Nearby

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Holistic Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Arana Hills, QLD 4054
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
(07) 3608 1663 View (07) 3608 1663
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Rachel Layt
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Everton Park, QLD 4053
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
Photo of Liane Stuart, Psychologist in Ferny Hills, QLD
Liane Stuart
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Keperra, QLD 4054
Hello! My name is Liane, and I am a Psychologist who enjoys working with people seeking to better understand themselves and manage challenges they may be facing to create a better life for themselves. In our sessions goals are collaboratively decided, with treatment being tailored to your specific needs. I am a curious individual who aims to be a non-judgmental, compassionate, warm and reliable therapist. I strive to create a safe place from individuals to engage in self-reflection, development of insight and healing.
Hello! My name is Liane, and I am a Psychologist who enjoys working with people seeking to better understand themselves and manage challenges they may be facing to create a better life for themselves. In our sessions goals are collaboratively decided, with treatment being tailored to your specific needs. I am a curious individual who aims to be a non-judgmental, compassionate, warm and reliable therapist. I strive to create a safe place from individuals to engage in self-reflection, development of insight and healing.
(07) 3184 8316 View (07) 3184 8316
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Joanne Fitzgerald Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Arana Hills, QLD 4054
Welcome to Joanne Fitzgerald Therapy, a dedicated youth orientated private practice where young people can come and receive the support they need, with a client centred, empathetic approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique set of strengths, values and resources which can be used to help them live an enriched, fulfilling life. As your therapist, it will be my role to help you discover new ways to build upon these unique skills.
Welcome to Joanne Fitzgerald Therapy, a dedicated youth orientated private practice where young people can come and receive the support they need, with a client centred, empathetic approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique set of strengths, values and resources which can be used to help them live an enriched, fulfilling life. As your therapist, it will be my role to help you discover new ways to build upon these unique skills.
(07) 4881 0205 View (07) 4881 0205
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Mountain View Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ferny Grove, QLD 4055
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
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Isabelle Nioa
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ferny Grove, QLD 4055
Isabelle (Belle) Nioa is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals through the challenges of life to help them reach their potential. Belle has a warm and open interpersonal style and uses a collaborative approach when working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.
Isabelle (Belle) Nioa is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working with individuals through the challenges of life to help them reach their potential. Belle has a warm and open interpersonal style and uses a collaborative approach when working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.
(07) 3132 2789 View (07) 3132 2789
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Healing Connections Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Keperra, QLD 4054
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
(07) 3062 8591 View (07) 3062 8591
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Louise Pitcher
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Arana Hills, QLD 4054
The power to change comes from education. You can expect your practitioner to take the time to get to know you, learn about you, and then use guided discovery to work with you so that you can understand more about how life events, your environment, and your genetic makeup are working both for and against you. We seek to give you skills that empower you to consciously choose your path with this knowledge in mind. Louise works with clients from all backgrounds and has particular experience with veterans and first responders. She has lived experience of trauma, is a cancer survivor and proud parent of twins living with a disability.
The power to change comes from education. You can expect your practitioner to take the time to get to know you, learn about you, and then use guided discovery to work with you so that you can understand more about how life events, your environment, and your genetic makeup are working both for and against you. We seek to give you skills that empower you to consciously choose your path with this knowledge in mind. Louise works with clients from all backgrounds and has particular experience with veterans and first responders. She has lived experience of trauma, is a cancer survivor and proud parent of twins living with a disability.
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Danel Schoeman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arana Hills, QLD 4054
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
(07) 3226 1832 View (07) 3226 1832
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Emma Wade
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everton Hills, QLD 4053
Navigating life, relationships and intimacy with trauma and CPTSD can be tricky, but you don't have to do it alone ! Whether your wishing to no longer feel controlled by your trauma, or wanting to expand your in your relationships and intimacy , or just want to know that you are not alone - I am here to walk beside you as you take the steps to living the life you want.
Navigating life, relationships and intimacy with trauma and CPTSD can be tricky, but you don't have to do it alone ! Whether your wishing to no longer feel controlled by your trauma, or wanting to expand your in your relationships and intimacy , or just want to know that you are not alone - I am here to walk beside you as you take the steps to living the life you want.
(07) 3179 6646 View (07) 3179 6646
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Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Sharon has worked with children, teens, families and individuals for over 30 years, and is the founder and director of Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia, a private counselling practice. She is a registered professional counsellor with the ACA and Psychology Today, having qualifications in Counselling, Christian Ministry and Theology, Child Development and Effective Parenting, Gestalt Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Core Value Therapy and Art Therapy. Some therapies Sharon uses include Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Core Value Therapy.
Sharon has worked with children, teens, families and individuals for over 30 years, and is the founder and director of Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia, a private counselling practice. She is a registered professional counsellor with the ACA and Psychology Today, having qualifications in Counselling, Christian Ministry and Theology, Child Development and Effective Parenting, Gestalt Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Core Value Therapy and Art Therapy. Some therapies Sharon uses include Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Core Value Therapy.
(07) 3184 4302 View (07) 3184 4302
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Yilam Men's Therapy
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Keperra, QLD 4054
Empower your journey to resilience. As a skilled therapist, I specialize in helping men and individuals of all genders overcome challenges like relationship issues, parental alienation, depression, and anxiety. Operating via telehealth from 10 am - 8 pm, I offer affordable rates with healthcare card discounts. My inclusive practice welcomes all backgrounds and orientations. Collaboratively, we rediscover resilience, redefine life goals, and tackle mental health symptoms. As a First Nations male counselor, I provide culturally sensitive support as was as consultancy for businesses.
Empower your journey to resilience. As a skilled therapist, I specialize in helping men and individuals of all genders overcome challenges like relationship issues, parental alienation, depression, and anxiety. Operating via telehealth from 10 am - 8 pm, I offer affordable rates with healthcare card discounts. My inclusive practice welcomes all backgrounds and orientations. Collaboratively, we rediscover resilience, redefine life goals, and tackle mental health symptoms. As a First Nations male counselor, I provide culturally sensitive support as was as consultancy for businesses.
(07) 2100 4536 View (07) 2100 4536
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Shareen Taylor - Child Psychologist
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Everton Hills, QLD 4053
I have over 20 years experience as a Psychologist working with children, adolescents and families. I have experience working with developmental delays and disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD, Intellectual Impairment), mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression) and social difficulties (e.g. social skill delay, low self esteem and self confidence). I believe in working holistically with families to offer support to children and parents, providing strategies and support to improve functioning, resilience and relationships. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS funding and private health insurance.
I have over 20 years experience as a Psychologist working with children, adolescents and families. I have experience working with developmental delays and disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD, Intellectual Impairment), mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression) and social difficulties (e.g. social skill delay, low self esteem and self confidence). I believe in working holistically with families to offer support to children and parents, providing strategies and support to improve functioning, resilience and relationships. Families are welcome to access services using a Mental Health Care Plan, NDIS funding and private health insurance.
(07) 4243 4911 View (07) 4243 4911
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Michelle Costanzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Waitlist for new clients
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
(07) 4243 4851 View (07) 4243 4851

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ferny Hills, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Ferny Hills, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
83% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private
100% AHM Health

How Counsellors in Ferny Hills, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ferny Hills?

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.