Counselling in Mansfield, QLD

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Rodwell Manzanga
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
I am a dedicated Specialist Trauma Counselor committed to fostering a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapeutic space for my clients. With a belief in collaborative partnership, I adhere to a humanistic systemic framework while employing an integrative approach encompassing diverse modalities. My expertise lies in guiding individuals through the intricate journey of trauma recovery, be it from single incident trauma or childhood adversity. Specializing in empowering individuals to reclaim agency over their lives post-trauma, I view trauma work as a catalyst for holistic personal development.
I am a dedicated Specialist Trauma Counselor committed to fostering a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapeutic space for my clients. With a belief in collaborative partnership, I adhere to a humanistic systemic framework while employing an integrative approach encompassing diverse modalities. My expertise lies in guiding individuals through the intricate journey of trauma recovery, be it from single incident trauma or childhood adversity. Specializing in empowering individuals to reclaim agency over their lives post-trauma, I view trauma work as a catalyst for holistic personal development.
(07) 4243 6375 View (07) 4243 6375
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Chris Pye
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
We all want happy secure, attachments with our loved ones. But adverse childhood experiences or attachment trauma can make it hard to feel safe and calm in our own skin. Building and maintaining intimate relationships requires emotional vulnerability and trust, which can feel impossible when we have been hurt, let down, or even abused by relationships in the past. We can experience relationships as dangerous, leaving us anxious, depressed, or alone, without understanding why.
We all want happy secure, attachments with our loved ones. But adverse childhood experiences or attachment trauma can make it hard to feel safe and calm in our own skin. Building and maintaining intimate relationships requires emotional vulnerability and trust, which can feel impossible when we have been hurt, let down, or even abused by relationships in the past. We can experience relationships as dangerous, leaving us anxious, depressed, or alone, without understanding why.
(07) 2100 4234 View (07) 2100 4234
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Mind and Soul Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, QLD 4122
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
Marianna is a registered counsellor with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia. My passion is to journey with people toward inner healing, growth, and transformation. I use a holistic approach as we are multidimensional (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) beings. Every person is unique, therefore, I adopt an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet my clients' unique individual needs and preferences. My counselling framework is underpinned mainly by Person-Centered therapy while drawing from other evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Neuroscience understanding.
(07) 2100 4275 View (07) 2100 4275
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Dawn Radford
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
Not accepting new clients
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
(07) 3483 0464 View (07) 3483 0464
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Shannon M Quinn
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
Low mood, anxiety, and ADHD causing difficulties for you? I enjoy working with professionals, business owners, and families wanting to overcome these difficulties or assess their impact.
Low mood, anxiety, and ADHD causing difficulties for you? I enjoy working with professionals, business owners, and families wanting to overcome these difficulties or assess their impact.
(07) 3186 8667 View (07) 3186 8667
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Revitalize Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
Welcome to Revitalize Counselling & Coaching (RCC). This practice specialises in pre-teens, teenagers and women's mental health. RCC practice is person-centred linking to evidence-based practices. RCC provides telephone & online counselling, room-based counselling, and counselling in the outdoors (parklands & beaches). Many clients particularly those who are experiencing anxiety and depression enjoy counselling sessions in the outdoors for its natural calming and therapeutic effects. RCC supports neurodivergent clients and additionally welcomes NDIS participants.
Welcome to Revitalize Counselling & Coaching (RCC). This practice specialises in pre-teens, teenagers and women's mental health. RCC practice is person-centred linking to evidence-based practices. RCC provides telephone & online counselling, room-based counselling, and counselling in the outdoors (parklands & beaches). Many clients particularly those who are experiencing anxiety and depression enjoy counselling sessions in the outdoors for its natural calming and therapeutic effects. RCC supports neurodivergent clients and additionally welcomes NDIS participants.
(07) 2100 4856 View (07) 2100 4856
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Wiser Ways
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Mansfield, QLD 4122
An ideal client for me is individuals, couples, and families, desiring to improve their relationships in a positive way. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as serving a broad range of people with varying needs, giving me a wide breadth of experience. Organisational and individual coaching is also provided. I am well-equipped to deliver counselling services as I draw upon my extensive knowledge gained over the course of my career regarding complex and challenging interpersonal issues.
An ideal client for me is individuals, couples, and families, desiring to improve their relationships in a positive way. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as serving a broad range of people with varying needs, giving me a wide breadth of experience. Organisational and individual coaching is also provided. I am well-equipped to deliver counselling services as I draw upon my extensive knowledge gained over the course of my career regarding complex and challenging interpersonal issues.
(07) 3555 7938 View (07) 3555 7938
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Jacqui Readett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, QLD 4122
Hi, I can help you to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems through a variety therapies, including EMDR and CBT. I engage with you as a whole, social being, worthy of respect and care, and who could use a hand on your recovery journey. I have helped many people overwhelmed by mental illness, unhelpful behaviours, complex relationships, and difficult circumstances for over 18 years. I am trauma informed, empathic, inclusive, and solution focused. I work alongside you at the pace and manner you prefer, to ensure you feel safe and in control of your therapy.
Hi, I can help you to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems through a variety therapies, including EMDR and CBT. I engage with you as a whole, social being, worthy of respect and care, and who could use a hand on your recovery journey. I have helped many people overwhelmed by mental illness, unhelpful behaviours, complex relationships, and difficult circumstances for over 18 years. I am trauma informed, empathic, inclusive, and solution focused. I work alongside you at the pace and manner you prefer, to ensure you feel safe and in control of your therapy.
(07) 2100 4658 View (07) 2100 4658

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Claire Pang
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Sunnybank, QLD 4109
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Do not accept any third party referral.)
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Do not accept any third party referral.)
(07) 3130 0213 View (07) 3130 0213
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Carolyn Uhlmann
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Carolyn Uhlmann is a registered Psychologist based in Brisbane. Carolyn has worked in a range of community, hospital and private practice settings and currently works part-time with a multidisciplinary public diabetes and endocrine health service. Carolyn is passionate about her work and supporting people to adjust to changes in their health and life circumstances. In her part-time private practice Carolyn provides appointments in person, and via telehealth & phone at Brisbane Endocrine, 225 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill Qld. P 3051 0376 https://www.brisbaneendo.com.au/
Carolyn Uhlmann is a registered Psychologist based in Brisbane. Carolyn has worked in a range of community, hospital and private practice settings and currently works part-time with a multidisciplinary public diabetes and endocrine health service. Carolyn is passionate about her work and supporting people to adjust to changes in their health and life circumstances. In her part-time private practice Carolyn provides appointments in person, and via telehealth & phone at Brisbane Endocrine, 225 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill Qld. P 3051 0376 https://www.brisbaneendo.com.au/
(07) 4847 6792 View (07) 4847 6792
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Liz Saolotoga
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My counselling approach is to find the critic voices within and bring them to the fore. Whether your dealing with anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction to pornography, infidelity or you just need a bit of guidance to find you again, we can work through those together. Life loves to throw a million curve balls and sometimes we don't have the capacity or tools to handle them. Or sometimes we think we are doing the right thing and handle it the best way we know how but then we make it worse. It becomes exhausting. I get it, have been there more than a few times myself. I invite you to Book an appointment today via my website link.
My counselling approach is to find the critic voices within and bring them to the fore. Whether your dealing with anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction to pornography, infidelity or you just need a bit of guidance to find you again, we can work through those together. Life loves to throw a million curve balls and sometimes we don't have the capacity or tools to handle them. Or sometimes we think we are doing the right thing and handle it the best way we know how but then we make it worse. It becomes exhausting. I get it, have been there more than a few times myself. I invite you to Book an appointment today via my website link.
(07) 3477 9344 View (07) 3477 9344
Photo of Louisa Mason, Psychologist in Mansfield, QLD
Louisa Mason
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Wattle is a therapy space for adults, children and adolescents, and new mothers or parents experiencing anxiety, low mood, or burnout. Wattle also focuses on supporting neurodivergent children, parents, and adults looking to understand how their unique brain differences can make life beautiful and challenging for them. I also offer assessments for neuro-developmental conditions (ADHD, SLD, and Autism) and cognitive and learning assessments.
Wattle is a therapy space for adults, children and adolescents, and new mothers or parents experiencing anxiety, low mood, or burnout. Wattle also focuses on supporting neurodivergent children, parents, and adults looking to understand how their unique brain differences can make life beautiful and challenging for them. I also offer assessments for neuro-developmental conditions (ADHD, SLD, and Autism) and cognitive and learning assessments.
(07) 2100 4673 View (07) 2100 4673
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Riverside Amble Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carindale, QLD 4152
Let's walk along Brisbane River in the beautiful outdoors, surrounded by nature. Join Natalie for Walk & Talk therapy. Natalie is a skilled counsellor with a very empathetic and intuitive basis. She has spent a lot of time personally and professionally in supportive roles for people with dependency issues, medical difficulties, homelessness, and disabilities. Natalie has a lot of compassion for people who do not fit the general “mould” of society and enjoys the richness that comes from people’s alternating views.
Let's walk along Brisbane River in the beautiful outdoors, surrounded by nature. Join Natalie for Walk & Talk therapy. Natalie is a skilled counsellor with a very empathetic and intuitive basis. She has spent a lot of time personally and professionally in supportive roles for people with dependency issues, medical difficulties, homelessness, and disabilities. Natalie has a lot of compassion for people who do not fit the general “mould” of society and enjoys the richness that comes from people’s alternating views.
(07) 2100 4871 View (07) 2100 4871
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Valeria Capasso-Kruck
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
I specialise in supporting people who have survived traumatic experiences. I am passionate about fostering growth and hope through the counselling process. Making the decision to seek support is not an easy one, and your story will be treated with respect and validation. I am also experienced in the field of addiction and have a deep understanding of the connection between trauma and substance abuse and the need to address both in a parallel process.
I specialise in supporting people who have survived traumatic experiences. I am passionate about fostering growth and hope through the counselling process. Making the decision to seek support is not an easy one, and your story will be treated with respect and validation. I am also experienced in the field of addiction and have a deep understanding of the connection between trauma and substance abuse and the need to address both in a parallel process.
(07) 3186 0211 View (07) 3186 0211
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Zest Infusion Pty Ltd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
At Zest Infusion Pty Ltd it is our goal to enhance your vitality for life by offering psychology and dietetics services which are grounded in a mindful approach to living. We offer a comprehensive array of individual, group therapy, and personal well-being programs, mindfulness meditation groups and zest products to enhance vitality.
At Zest Infusion Pty Ltd it is our goal to enhance your vitality for life by offering psychology and dietetics services which are grounded in a mindful approach to living. We offer a comprehensive array of individual, group therapy, and personal well-being programs, mindfulness meditation groups and zest products to enhance vitality.
(07) 3186 9431 View (07) 3186 9431
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Life Unfolded Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and in need of support to regain control of your life and mental health? Life Unfolded can help you navigate a path towards wellbeing. I love helping women address issues such as depression, anxiety, burnout, stress, the mental health side of chronic pain and chronic disease management, pre- and post-natal mental wellbeing, and developing positive life strategies for unique brains.
Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and in need of support to regain control of your life and mental health? Life Unfolded can help you navigate a path towards wellbeing. I love helping women address issues such as depression, anxiety, burnout, stress, the mental health side of chronic pain and chronic disease management, pre- and post-natal mental wellbeing, and developing positive life strategies for unique brains.
(07) 2801 7405 View (07) 2801 7405
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Dr Amirah Shah
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Tarragindi, QLD 4121
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
Photo of Eric Naughton, Counsellor in Mansfield, QLD
Eric Naughton
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Holland Park, QLD 4121  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Eric, Working as both a Counsellor and a registered Behavioural Support Practitioner allows me to offer comprehensive support, leveraging diverse approaches to empower individuals in managing behaviour and achieving their goals effectively. Everybody will at some point have to confront the worst day or days of their life you may feel alone but you're really not alone in this. There are millions of people in very similar circumstances to you right now, and many millions more that will one day be. It's good to talk.
Hello, my name is Eric, Working as both a Counsellor and a registered Behavioural Support Practitioner allows me to offer comprehensive support, leveraging diverse approaches to empower individuals in managing behaviour and achieving their goals effectively. Everybody will at some point have to confront the worst day or days of their life you may feel alone but you're really not alone in this. There are millions of people in very similar circumstances to you right now, and many millions more that will one day be. It's good to talk.
(07) 2100 4409 View (07) 2100 4409
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Charmaine Dunn Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Hi! I am Charmaine, thanks for stopping by. Are you feeling stuck? Can’t move forward? Either living in the past, hating the present or wishing for a different future? Life is tough, and sometimes we all need a little help, but finding the right person to support you is essential. For the last 10 years, I have been working with individuals to clear the patterns of the past, helping them get unstuck and move forward into the future. I work with both conscious (talk therapies) and sub-conscious (experiential therapies) to find resolution, finding the unique therapy that best suits you and your circumstances.
Hi! I am Charmaine, thanks for stopping by. Are you feeling stuck? Can’t move forward? Either living in the past, hating the present or wishing for a different future? Life is tough, and sometimes we all need a little help, but finding the right person to support you is essential. For the last 10 years, I have been working with individuals to clear the patterns of the past, helping them get unstuck and move forward into the future. I work with both conscious (talk therapies) and sub-conscious (experiential therapies) to find resolution, finding the unique therapy that best suits you and your circumstances.
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Duality Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Ever wondered to yourself, "Why do I think this way? Why am I like this? What made me this way? Why does this bother me so much? Why do I get caught up in same problems? What does my culture have to do with my mental health? Is it JUST me?" - These are questions that I love helping my clients to explore in therapy. If you ever feel overcome by your emotions, controlled by your thoughts or feel like a hostage to your impulses, I am here to help you uncover the reasons why and work collaboratively with you to get more in control of your life. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram for mental health related content.
Ever wondered to yourself, "Why do I think this way? Why am I like this? What made me this way? Why does this bother me so much? Why do I get caught up in same problems? What does my culture have to do with my mental health? Is it JUST me?" - These are questions that I love helping my clients to explore in therapy. If you ever feel overcome by your emotions, controlled by your thoughts or feel like a hostage to your impulses, I am here to help you uncover the reasons why and work collaboratively with you to get more in control of your life. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram for mental health related content.
(07) 2100 4266 View (07) 2100 4266

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mansfield, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Mansfield, QLD who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Stress
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
63% Relationship Issues
50% Child
50% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Defence Health
100% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Mansfield, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mansfield?

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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.