Counselling in Mermaid Waters, QLD

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Ericas counselling services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Family violence support I offer is empathy, psyhoeducation, harm minimisation strategies, safety plans, networking to provide the best support and therapeutic interventions catered for the clients needs. Including self worth, self esteem and gaining resilience power and control over situations. My knowledge highlights work from safe and together a family violence intervention.
Family violence support I offer is empathy, psyhoeducation, harm minimisation strategies, safety plans, networking to provide the best support and therapeutic interventions catered for the clients needs. Including self worth, self esteem and gaining resilience power and control over situations. My knowledge highlights work from safe and together a family violence intervention.
(03) 8595 5150 View (03) 8595 5150
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Bloke2Bloke Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Hi, Andy from Bloke2Bloke here. I'm an accredited counsellor, offering a relatable, engaging and non-judgmental counselling service for men who need a hand overcoming life's obstacles. Some of the areas I specialise in are; Anxiety Counselling, Depression Counselling, Anger management and Porn and Gambling Addictions. I use a combination of well-researched approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, strategically tailoring them to focus on the specific needs of men.
Hi, Andy from Bloke2Bloke here. I'm an accredited counsellor, offering a relatable, engaging and non-judgmental counselling service for men who need a hand overcoming life's obstacles. Some of the areas I specialise in are; Anxiety Counselling, Depression Counselling, Anger management and Porn and Gambling Addictions. I use a combination of well-researched approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, strategically tailoring them to focus on the specific needs of men.
(08) 6834 7633 View (08) 6834 7633
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Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist
MSc
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
0410 784 810 View 0410 784 810
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Katerina Klyueva
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
(08) 7701 9678 View (08) 7701 9678
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Integrated Health Specialists
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Integrated Health Specialists is a well-established psychology and wellness clinic, located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Michelle has over 25 years experience helping clients to improve their mental health, overcome life’s challenges, and improve overall quality of life. Providing many services to adults including psychology, counselling, life coaching, hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and weight loss programs, just to name a few. Areas of specialisations are stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, obesity, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, perfectionism, OCD, and relationship challenges.
Integrated Health Specialists is a well-established psychology and wellness clinic, located in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Michelle has over 25 years experience helping clients to improve their mental health, overcome life’s challenges, and improve overall quality of life. Providing many services to adults including psychology, counselling, life coaching, hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and weight loss programs, just to name a few. Areas of specialisations are stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, obesity, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, perfectionism, OCD, and relationship challenges.
(07) 5569 0115 View (07) 5569 0115
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Gloria Blanco
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
I believe that the best way to help people is by understanding them on a personal level. I believe everyone is capable of achieving their goals, even if it seems impossible. I have experience with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, grief, anger management, psychosomatic illness, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress and anorexia/bulimia. My goal is to help patients improve their quality of life by providing them with the tools they need to overcome their obstacles.
I believe that the best way to help people is by understanding them on a personal level. I believe everyone is capable of achieving their goals, even if it seems impossible. I have experience with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, grief, anger management, psychosomatic illness, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress and anorexia/bulimia. My goal is to help patients improve their quality of life by providing them with the tools they need to overcome their obstacles.
(02) 5564 6829 View (02) 5564 6829
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Carrie Bentley
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
I’m passionate about supporting people to improve their everyday life and general wellbeing. I’m experienced in working with a diverse range of clients, including those experiencing eating disorders and body image issues, anxiety, depression, sleep concerns and work stress.
I’m passionate about supporting people to improve their everyday life and general wellbeing. I’m experienced in working with a diverse range of clients, including those experiencing eating disorders and body image issues, anxiety, depression, sleep concerns and work stress.
(07) 5625 9551 View (07) 5625 9551
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Olena Lysychka
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
I provide support for individual clients, couples, and families searching for their way through a broad range of issues. Throughout our work together, I aim to assist you in developing a stronger sense of self, improve your wellbeing, develop more adaptive coping mechanisms, and re-connect you with what matters most to you. My extensive training in relationship enhancement helps me serve individuals to find new ways of relating to their significant others to move away from unhealthy dynamics. At the same time, moving towards relationships that are intimate, flourishing, and nurturing. Strong relationships do not happen by chance.
I provide support for individual clients, couples, and families searching for their way through a broad range of issues. Throughout our work together, I aim to assist you in developing a stronger sense of self, improve your wellbeing, develop more adaptive coping mechanisms, and re-connect you with what matters most to you. My extensive training in relationship enhancement helps me serve individuals to find new ways of relating to their significant others to move away from unhealthy dynamics. At the same time, moving towards relationships that are intimate, flourishing, and nurturing. Strong relationships do not happen by chance.
(02) 6412 9102 View (02) 6412 9102
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Dr Jason Wessel
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, procrastination, addiction, poor sleep, or relationships? I can help. These issues affect us all at various times. Sometimes we navigate them alone. Other times we need to reach out for help. Both take strength. Whether you're working on getting through the day or exploring the meaning of your life, I take great care to cultivate a safe and non-judgemental space with you so we can explore your struggles together.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, procrastination, addiction, poor sleep, or relationships? I can help. These issues affect us all at various times. Sometimes we navigate them alone. Other times we need to reach out for help. Both take strength. Whether you're working on getting through the day or exploring the meaning of your life, I take great care to cultivate a safe and non-judgemental space with you so we can explore your struggles together.
(02) 4703 9595 View (02) 4703 9595
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Marsha Gusti Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
(07) 2000 4286 View (07) 2000 4286
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Anthony Engel
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
Popular and experienced psychologist found on the Gold Coast. He helps older children (10 years+), adolescents and adults suffering with anxiety, stress and depression. He also works with grief, adjustments, and more. The children and adults he works with are normal people like you, who simply need a helping hand. He provides fee-based counselling, coaching and mentoring services. If you have a current mental health care plan, you may receive a rebate from Medicare Australia. Contact us for more information by text, email or phone.
Popular and experienced psychologist found on the Gold Coast. He helps older children (10 years+), adolescents and adults suffering with anxiety, stress and depression. He also works with grief, adjustments, and more. The children and adults he works with are normal people like you, who simply need a helping hand. He provides fee-based counselling, coaching and mentoring services. If you have a current mental health care plan, you may receive a rebate from Medicare Australia. Contact us for more information by text, email or phone.
(03) 4829 9421 View (03) 4829 9421
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Highlander Counselling
Counsellor
Verified
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
(07) 2801 7205 View (07) 2801 7205

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In Bloom Holistic Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Miami, QLD 4220
Not everyone needs a psychological diagnosis. Do you need someone to talk to? Are you finding life a struggle, feel anxious or overwhelmed? Has something specific happened that is preventing you from moving forward; the end of a relationship, loss of a job, a bereavement? Do you desire something to change, however, don't know specifically what it is or where to start? Perhaps things don't feel quite right and you need guidance with discovering any underlying issues you may not be aware of? As a trained counsellor, I offer a non-judgemental space to listen and help you sift through what may be troubling you.
Not everyone needs a psychological diagnosis. Do you need someone to talk to? Are you finding life a struggle, feel anxious or overwhelmed? Has something specific happened that is preventing you from moving forward; the end of a relationship, loss of a job, a bereavement? Do you desire something to change, however, don't know specifically what it is or where to start? Perhaps things don't feel quite right and you need guidance with discovering any underlying issues you may not be aware of? As a trained counsellor, I offer a non-judgemental space to listen and help you sift through what may be troubling you.
(07) 2801 7879 View (07) 2801 7879
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Susan Loane Counselling
Counsellor
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
I am an empathetic therapist with a non judgemental approach towards her client's situations. I have worked nationally within the field of psychotherapeutic interventions for over 26 years. I understand the stressors that people are facing within our society, I can help you with strategies to better deal with your counselling needs. This I have provided for families, individuals, and couples successfully with my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your matters further. I am fully vaccinated. Other information can be found about my services at my website susanloane.info
(08) 9939 0307 View (08) 9939 0307
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Rana Merhi
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a trauma-informed integrative cis female therapist. In my practice, I have worked with people who suffer from complex trauma as well as with people experiencing diverse symptoms such as anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, and dissociation. Within my practice, I integrate trauma-focused, strengths-based, humanistic and attachment theories with skills drawn from several therapies such as Narrative therapy, Dialectical and Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Somatic therapies to name a few. I hope to offer a holding space for you so that our time together may be a time of growth.
Hello, I am a trauma-informed integrative cis female therapist. In my practice, I have worked with people who suffer from complex trauma as well as with people experiencing diverse symptoms such as anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, and dissociation. Within my practice, I integrate trauma-focused, strengths-based, humanistic and attachment theories with skills drawn from several therapies such as Narrative therapy, Dialectical and Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Somatic therapies to name a few. I hope to offer a holding space for you so that our time together may be a time of growth.
(07) 2801 6441 View (07) 2801 6441
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Trusting Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
At Trusting Connections we offer individual and small group experiential sessions within a tranquil and peaceful setting in the beautiful Hinterland of Mudgeeraba. The space provides a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow exploration of self and processes to naturally unfold. Our services include Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand tray Counselling and Counselling though Expressive Play, all unique and highly engaging models, suited to all ages and diversity. An accredited mental health practitioner is able to support you through a wide range of challenges and a variety of concerns, to address your personal and therapeutic goals.
(08) 8004 6002 View (08) 8004 6002
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Jaclyn Potts Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
About you: You are a person who wants to rest in a safe space. You may be seeking a place to be vulnerable, held and supported while you process your experiences and discuss your inner thoughts. You may have experienced trauma, be a new parent, undergoing stressful life changes and adjustments or looking at learning new coping skills. Please note: I accept Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP), your Medicare rebate will be $89.65. We are not a bilk billing practice. Your out of pocket expense will be $135.35.
About you: You are a person who wants to rest in a safe space. You may be seeking a place to be vulnerable, held and supported while you process your experiences and discuss your inner thoughts. You may have experienced trauma, be a new parent, undergoing stressful life changes and adjustments or looking at learning new coping skills. Please note: I accept Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP), your Medicare rebate will be $89.65. We are not a bilk billing practice. Your out of pocket expense will be $135.35.
(07) 3477 9528 View (07) 3477 9528
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Neutral Zone Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
Neutral Zone counselling has been created to provide a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space where my priority for you is to feel respected, supported & understood. A safe environment for anyone over 18 navigating difficult times, experiencing life-changing events including separation/divorce, grief & loss, depression & anxiety. Additionally, I provide leadership support, collaborating with high-achieving business individuals creating realistic goals to achieve work-life balance & manifesting success in their private & professional lives. As a Counsellor, Wellness coach & Level 1 Irest teacher, my approach is Holistic.
Neutral Zone counselling has been created to provide a compassionate, safe, non-judgmental space where my priority for you is to feel respected, supported & understood. A safe environment for anyone over 18 navigating difficult times, experiencing life-changing events including separation/divorce, grief & loss, depression & anxiety. Additionally, I provide leadership support, collaborating with high-achieving business individuals creating realistic goals to achieve work-life balance & manifesting success in their private & professional lives. As a Counsellor, Wellness coach & Level 1 Irest teacher, my approach is Holistic.
(08) 6835 6366 View (08) 6835 6366
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Kristal Hardy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
Kristal is a registered counsellor with almost 10 years of experience in the field. She has completed a Master in Mental Health Practice, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Bachelor of Counselling and engages in regular professional development to ensure her clinical practice remains at the highest possible standard. Her therapeutic approach can be described as warm, non-judgemental and down to earth. Kristal prides herself on making the therapeutic space inviting, calm and non-clinical.
Kristal is a registered counsellor with almost 10 years of experience in the field. She has completed a Master in Mental Health Practice, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Bachelor of Counselling and engages in regular professional development to ensure her clinical practice remains at the highest possible standard. Her therapeutic approach can be described as warm, non-judgemental and down to earth. Kristal prides herself on making the therapeutic space inviting, calm and non-clinical.
(07) 2801 5787 View (07) 2801 5787
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Jess Hodges
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that leave you feeling judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways it impacts your sense of self, worthiness and belonging.
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that leave you feeling judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways it impacts your sense of self, worthiness and belonging.
0408 486 282 View 0408 486 282

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mermaid Waters, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Mermaid Waters, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Bupa
71% Medicare Rebates
71% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Mermaid Waters, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

59% Female
41% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mermaid Waters?

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.