Counselling in Kawana, QLD

Photo of Nicola Albery - Stepped Care Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kawana, QLD
Nicola Albery - Stepped Care Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
Nicola is an accredited mental health social worker who has over fourteen years’ experience. Her focus is primarily working with primary school age children and within perinatal mental health who have experienced birth trauma. She takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based approach in her practice and has clinics in both Caloundra (Blackbird House) and Birtinya. When working with children, Nicola integrates a play, games and art-based approach. She also has experience working as a neurodiversity-affirming counsellor. Medicare rebates available/NDIS self or plan managed clients welcome. Web: www.steppedcarecounselling.com.au
(07) 5230 5230 View (07) 5230 5230
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Henrita Oosthuizen
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kawana, QLD 4701
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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Sunshine Coast Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
Life is difficult at times and none of us have all the tools to manage all the uncomfortable feelings, thoughts that come up. In our attempts at coping we inadvertently create unhelpful or even destructive behaviours and patterns, and these patterns typically interfere with our relationships - relationships with our partners, children, friends, work colleagues and most importantly with ourselves.
Life is difficult at times and none of us have all the tools to manage all the uncomfortable feelings, thoughts that come up. In our attempts at coping we inadvertently create unhelpful or even destructive behaviours and patterns, and these patterns typically interfere with our relationships - relationships with our partners, children, friends, work colleagues and most importantly with ourselves.
(07) 5241 4926 View (07) 5241 4926
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Paula Bessems
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kawana, QLD 4701
I am a compassionate, trauma-informed and strength-based psychologist with a background in Mental Health, Functional Recovery, Disabilities and Behaviour Support. I am able to assist with difficulties across a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, emotional regulation, neurodiversity and relationship difficulties. I offer in-home, in-clinic, and telehealth appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.
I am a compassionate, trauma-informed and strength-based psychologist with a background in Mental Health, Functional Recovery, Disabilities and Behaviour Support. I am able to assist with difficulties across a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, emotional regulation, neurodiversity and relationship difficulties. I offer in-home, in-clinic, and telehealth appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.
(07) 5241 1100 View (07) 5241 1100
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Candice Bush
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
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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Johann Martin
Counsellor, PhD, CCAA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kawana, QLD 4701
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
I have been working in the fields of family therapy and stress-related disorders and conditions for more than twenty-two years, since being an army chaplain both in the South African and Australian Defence Forces during times of military conflict (I served for extensive periods on the front lines of battle and experienced the horrors of traumatic incidents, death, loss, brokenness, anger and excessive aggression behind retaliation on the front line). Touched by the distress of those around me, I realised that we have to be proactive and therefore intentionally develop sustainable resilience before facing extreme distress!
(07) 5224 2057 View (07) 5224 2057
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HandinHand Mental Health & Disability
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
(07) 5241 4981 View (07) 5241 4981
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Boundless Counselling and Consultancy
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
'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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Michelle Monique Scott
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
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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Christy Manning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
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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Anna Overell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
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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Mindful Men
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kawana, QLD 4701
Men struggle to open up about whats troubling them. How do I know? Because I bottled my own troubles up for 30 years! Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety and burnout are all challenges I've worked through since I was 8 years old. I've learned through my own journey, that bottling things up doesn't help; and through Mindful Men, I aim to inspire men to open up, get the help they need, and live a life full of hope, purpose and joy.
Men struggle to open up about whats troubling them. How do I know? Because I bottled my own troubles up for 30 years! Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety and burnout are all challenges I've worked through since I was 8 years old. I've learned through my own journey, that bottling things up doesn't help; and through Mindful Men, I aim to inspire men to open up, get the help they need, and live a life full of hope, purpose and joy.
(07) 5241 1988 View (07) 5241 1988
Photo of Rebeccah Evans Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Kawana, QLD
Rebeccah Evans Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kawana, QLD 4701
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Heidi Germann
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700
I am very privileged to work with clients who are interested in their self growth and development. Most of the time when people come to see a psychologist they are wanting to have some change in their life and they need the space to talk through their issues. I love providing a safe, confidential place for people to explore the difficulties and life experiences that have been challenging for them.
I am very privileged to work with clients who are interested in their self growth and development. Most of the time when people come to see a psychologist they are wanting to have some change in their life and they need the space to talk through their issues. I love providing a safe, confidential place for people to explore the difficulties and life experiences that have been challenging for them.
(07) 5241 4817 View (07) 5241 4817
Natalie Kleidon
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700
As a dedicated psychologist, I am passionate about transforming lives through evidence-based treatments within a neuroaffirming framework. I have experience working in trauma-informed care, and provide compassionate support for individuals with histories of trauma, alongside assistance for new parents, parenting challenges, and the complexities of depression and anxiety. I have over ten years of experience working closely with families and children and have a commitment to celebrating neurodiversity. I aim to create a safe and validating space where individuals and families can thrive.
As a dedicated psychologist, I am passionate about transforming lives through evidence-based treatments within a neuroaffirming framework. I have experience working in trauma-informed care, and provide compassionate support for individuals with histories of trauma, alongside assistance for new parents, parenting challenges, and the complexities of depression and anxiety. I have over ten years of experience working closely with families and children and have a commitment to celebrating neurodiversity. I aim to create a safe and validating space where individuals and families can thrive.
(07) 4800 0042 View (07) 4800 0042
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Lisa Mulhall Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700  (Online Only)
Registered Psychologist of 20 years experience available for bookings (Telehealth ONLY) for people aged 18+ years. I've worked in occupational rehabilitation, supported people all over Australia working on Beyond Blue especially rural and remote locations. Over 15 years experience in the Mental Health Acute Care NSW Public Hospital System addressing psychosis, schizophrenia, personality and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, adjustment disorders, grief, PTSD and have worked alongside first responders. Available for Workcover. More information can be found at www.lisamulhallpsychology.com.au
Registered Psychologist of 20 years experience available for bookings (Telehealth ONLY) for people aged 18+ years. I've worked in occupational rehabilitation, supported people all over Australia working on Beyond Blue especially rural and remote locations. Over 15 years experience in the Mental Health Acute Care NSW Public Hospital System addressing psychosis, schizophrenia, personality and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, adjustment disorders, grief, PTSD and have worked alongside first responders. Available for Workcover. More information can be found at www.lisamulhallpsychology.com.au
(02) 7501 0199 View (02) 7501 0199
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Kiia Karki
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Kiia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist after completing her Master's Degree in Finland and worked there as a psychologist for a couple of years before coming to Australia. Kiia has experience working as a psychologist in many different settings with people from all walks of life.
Kiia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist after completing her Master's Degree in Finland and worked there as a psychologist for a couple of years before coming to Australia. Kiia has experience working as a psychologist in many different settings with people from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Rosien Colin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700  (Online Only)
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
Photo of Sophie Hayes, Counsellor in Kawana, QLD
Sophie Hayes
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700
I believe everyone has the ability to heal themselves with appropriate guidance and support, and all men and women have the power to achieve self-actualisation (realise fully one's potential), via expansion of consciousness.
I believe everyone has the ability to heal themselves with appropriate guidance and support, and all men and women have the power to achieve self-actualisation (realise fully one's potential), via expansion of consciousness.
(03) 9007 0666 View (03) 9007 0666
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Ian Carpenter Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rockhampton City, QLD 4700
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals and couples to address the underlying causes of a range of mental health conditions. As adults, clients may fail to cope with early childhood trauma resulting in poor coping strategies that disrupt normal daily functioning. An educational-based approach is used where clients get to know themselves better understanding below the surface triggers. A flexible approach to help clients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, post suicide support, domestic violence, social anxiety, and difficulty in forming relationships.
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals and couples to address the underlying causes of a range of mental health conditions. As adults, clients may fail to cope with early childhood trauma resulting in poor coping strategies that disrupt normal daily functioning. An educational-based approach is used where clients get to know themselves better understanding below the surface triggers. A flexible approach to help clients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, post suicide support, domestic violence, social anxiety, and difficulty in forming relationships.
(07) 4351 9982 View (07) 4351 9982

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kawana, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in Kawana, QLD who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
77% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
69% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% NDIS
50% Medicare Rebates
25% Other

How Counsellors in Kawana, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Kawana?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.