Counselling in Nerang, QLD

Photo of Olena Lysychka, Psychologist in Nerang, QLD
Olena Lysychka
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
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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Gregg Palmer
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nerang, QLD 4211  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with an extensive knowledge of working with adults undergoing stress, trauma and crises. I work within a leading edge relational, embodied and psychospiritual context, primarily focused on the unconscious informed by transference and countertransference dynamics. I specialise in working with deep trauma and am skilled at tolerating difficult states, such as profound despair, that, for example, intense self hatred can lead us to. When we lose our own value and meaning in life we can spiral into a black hole.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with an extensive knowledge of working with adults undergoing stress, trauma and crises. I work within a leading edge relational, embodied and psychospiritual context, primarily focused on the unconscious informed by transference and countertransference dynamics. I specialise in working with deep trauma and am skilled at tolerating difficult states, such as profound despair, that, for example, intense self hatred can lead us to. When we lose our own value and meaning in life we can spiral into a black hole.
(07) 2801 6982 View (07) 2801 6982
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Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635 View (07) 5655 7635
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Lee Hughes
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Greetings and a warm welcome to you! My name is Lee Hughes and I offer a personalised, evidence-based psychological services grounded in compassion and understanding. If you're navigating through emotional turbulence, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or wrestling with relationship issues, you've already demonstrated courage by considering professional help. Perhaps you're also seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, looking to enrich your relationships, or aspiring to steer your life in a more fulfilling direction. Regardless of your specific concerns, you've taken an important and brave step by seeking assistance.
Greetings and a warm welcome to you! My name is Lee Hughes and I offer a personalised, evidence-based psychological services grounded in compassion and understanding. If you're navigating through emotional turbulence, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or wrestling with relationship issues, you've already demonstrated courage by considering professional help. Perhaps you're also seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, looking to enrich your relationships, or aspiring to steer your life in a more fulfilling direction. Regardless of your specific concerns, you've taken an important and brave step by seeking assistance.
(08) 7813 3689 View (08) 7813 3689
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Katie Grimmett
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
In Touch Psychology as a business name reflects Katie’s focus on supporting individuals in becoming more in touch with themselves and providing a safe therapeutic space for clients. She is particularly passionate about rural mental health and has worked on the Gold Coast as well as in rural and remote communities in central QLD. Telehealth sessions are provided with a particular aim on increasing accessibility to rural clientele.
In Touch Psychology as a business name reflects Katie’s focus on supporting individuals in becoming more in touch with themselves and providing a safe therapeutic space for clients. She is particularly passionate about rural mental health and has worked on the Gold Coast as well as in rural and remote communities in central QLD. Telehealth sessions are provided with a particular aim on increasing accessibility to rural clientele.
(07) 2801 6139 View (07) 2801 6139
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Zea Eagle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than 20 years experience and offering Medicare Rebates, I typically see adult individuals and couples with relationship issues, infidelity, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, trauma and PTSD. I am passionate about helping people who want to feel better, build resilience, and learn to thrive despite adversity. There is always hope.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than 20 years experience and offering Medicare Rebates, I typically see adult individuals and couples with relationship issues, infidelity, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, trauma and PTSD. I am passionate about helping people who want to feel better, build resilience, and learn to thrive despite adversity. There is always hope.
(07) 2801 5810 View (07) 2801 5810
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Susie Flanders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
I provide empathetic and non-judgmental support to individuals to reach their therapy goals. I work from a person centered approach believing that you are the expert in your life. I use a range of tools and strategies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based therapy, Mindfulness, Walk and Talk therapy and Neurofeedback therapy to assist you to feel safe to discuss making the changes that you want.
I provide empathetic and non-judgmental support to individuals to reach their therapy goals. I work from a person centered approach believing that you are the expert in your life. I use a range of tools and strategies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based therapy, Mindfulness, Walk and Talk therapy and Neurofeedback therapy to assist you to feel safe to discuss making the changes that you want.
(03) 7500 5825 View (03) 7500 5825
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Christian Nipedal
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
Christian is an experienced General Psychologist who uses evidence-based therapy techniques, including EMDR, to help clients address past experiences, present triggers, and prepare them for future situations. He tailors treatment to each individual's needs and works closely with other healthcare providers. With multicultural awareness and a non-judgmental approach, Christian helps clients develop healthier coping skills and self-awareness.
(07) 5222 9880 View (07) 5222 9880
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Amber Dodds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211  (Online Only)
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
Amber is an online psychologist passionate about helping adults navigate the many obstacles of life and believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth and compassion to help connect with and support her clients. She takes a holistic approach to her practice guided by evidence-based psychological techniques tailored to meet her client’s specific needs. Amber works with a variety of presentations including complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, addictions, anger, interpersonal difficulties, and grief/ loss.
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Koira Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Our clients are those who want to feel more belonging in their every day life (at work/with family/partners/friends/children). They can be young adults who are developing skills & values to increase independence, agency, self & emotional knowledge. Some desire to use their past experiences to help them make better choices, & increase their coping skills & ability. Others need support for relationship concerns & enhance their interpersonal strength & have more positive social emotional experiences at home & in the community. Our clients value the benefits of therapy & want to start a dialogue to change their lives for the better.
Our clients are those who want to feel more belonging in their every day life (at work/with family/partners/friends/children). They can be young adults who are developing skills & values to increase independence, agency, self & emotional knowledge. Some desire to use their past experiences to help them make better choices, & increase their coping skills & ability. Others need support for relationship concerns & enhance their interpersonal strength & have more positive social emotional experiences at home & in the community. Our clients value the benefits of therapy & want to start a dialogue to change their lives for the better.
(08) 6845 4993 View (08) 6845 4993
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Kate Oosthuizen
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Kate’s counselling experience spans over 25+ years and specialises in trauma informed individual counselling. Kate is passionate about applying trauma informed practices for the safety of all clients. Being caring, compassionate and authentic is integral to healing from trauma. Providing relevant psychoeducation and practical strategies/techniques concerning life's dis/stressors and options for healthy coping skills is essential for wellbeing. Enabling clients to experience hope and wellbeing whilst working towards their counselling goals is core to the best outcomes in therapy.
Kate’s counselling experience spans over 25+ years and specialises in trauma informed individual counselling. Kate is passionate about applying trauma informed practices for the safety of all clients. Being caring, compassionate and authentic is integral to healing from trauma. Providing relevant psychoeducation and practical strategies/techniques concerning life's dis/stressors and options for healthy coping skills is essential for wellbeing. Enabling clients to experience hope and wellbeing whilst working towards their counselling goals is core to the best outcomes in therapy.
(02) 8074 3830 View (02) 8074 3830
Photo of Sabrina Stephens Equine Assisted Therapy , Counsellor in Nerang, QLD
Sabrina Stephens Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nerang, QLD 4211
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
Are you wanting to feel calm, confident and able to connect better to yourself and others? Do you love nature and animals? Picture being able to experience all off the above. Traditional talk or room based therapy is not for everyone. This is where Equine Assisted Therapy can help you discover the true you. Being in the presence of horses can help calm down an anxious and or stressed person, and their kind and non-judgemental nature, can help people to explore what needs to be explored without the feeling of confrontation or pressure. No Prior Horse Experience Required.
(03) 9007 2860 View (03) 9007 2860
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Let's Get It sorted
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Not sure why you're feeling like you are? Not sure what you need? Wanting to achieve goals but unsure what exactly? By looking at your values first I can assist you to work towards living a life well lived. Values and beliefs work gets to the core of who you are and what you want and why you do or don't live your best life.
Not sure why you're feeling like you are? Not sure what you need? Wanting to achieve goals but unsure what exactly? By looking at your values first I can assist you to work towards living a life well lived. Values and beliefs work gets to the core of who you are and what you want and why you do or don't live your best life.
(08) 7666 2109 View (08) 7666 2109
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Trusting Connections Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
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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Your Psych Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211  (Online Only)
I am Director and Principal Psychologist of Your Psych Centre. We are an affirming clinic who works with individuals across the lifespan. We recognise individuals and parents are the experts - we are here to help make sense of it all. Our diverse clinicians are passionate about empowering all individuals, particularly those within the LGBTIQ+, Neurodivergent, and Culturally and Linguistic Diverse communities.
I am Director and Principal Psychologist of Your Psych Centre. We are an affirming clinic who works with individuals across the lifespan. We recognise individuals and parents are the experts - we are here to help make sense of it all. Our diverse clinicians are passionate about empowering all individuals, particularly those within the LGBTIQ+, Neurodivergent, and Culturally and Linguistic Diverse communities.
(07) 5391 4223 View (07) 5391 4223
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Integrated Health Specialists
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
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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Ashleigh Eljed
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
Prioritising a client-led, holistic, and compassionate therapeutic style, Ashleigh offers therapy for a broad range of psychological and emotional issues such as, depression, anxiety, panic, worry and stress, adjustment, coping with chronic illness, pain management, emotional regulation, trauma. Ashleigh assists children and adolescents in a range of educational learning difficulties including Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, as well as individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
(07) 5679 5593 View (07) 5679 5593
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Pamela Chetty (Gold Coast)
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
Healthy relationships are an integral part of living a fulfilled life. When we face life’s challenges, however, we may resort to unhealthy ways of dealing with it like belittling each other or not validating a partner’s emotions (to name a few). Couples counselling is an extremely useful tool for repairing and strengthening your relationship. As your couples/sex therapist, I can help with: Reconnecting to create security and safety in the relationship; Rebuilding trust and safety after an affair/infidelity; Communication issues; Couple goals/vision; Sex and intimacy issues; Parenting issues; Co-parenting; Separation and transition.
Healthy relationships are an integral part of living a fulfilled life. When we face life’s challenges, however, we may resort to unhealthy ways of dealing with it like belittling each other or not validating a partner’s emotions (to name a few). Couples counselling is an extremely useful tool for repairing and strengthening your relationship. As your couples/sex therapist, I can help with: Reconnecting to create security and safety in the relationship; Rebuilding trust and safety after an affair/infidelity; Communication issues; Couple goals/vision; Sex and intimacy issues; Parenting issues; Co-parenting; Separation and transition.
(07) 2801 7207 View (07) 2801 7207
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Psych-ed Psychology / Sandy Ogier
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
We offer 100% customised treatment plan, combining specific self-exploration and mindfulness, with the result of feeling less stuck and being able to move forward in life using inner strengths long term. A powerful new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research into how the human mind works (3rd wave CBT), called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is used to create a meaningful life (perspectives and values) and skills. It has been clinically proven to be successful in a wide range of psychological problems such as Anxiety, trauma, self/shame, depression, stress, bullying, emotions/anger/grief, sleep, and suicidal thoughts.
We offer 100% customised treatment plan, combining specific self-exploration and mindfulness, with the result of feeling less stuck and being able to move forward in life using inner strengths long term. A powerful new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research into how the human mind works (3rd wave CBT), called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is used to create a meaningful life (perspectives and values) and skills. It has been clinically proven to be successful in a wide range of psychological problems such as Anxiety, trauma, self/shame, depression, stress, bullying, emotions/anger/grief, sleep, and suicidal thoughts.
(03) 6146 3252 View (03) 6146 3252
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Anthony Engel
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Nerang, QLD 4211
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Nerang, QLD

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Nerang, QLD who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
81% Trauma and PTSD
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Bupa
63% Medicare Rebates
58% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Nerang, QLD see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nerang?

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.