Counselling in Newstead, QLD

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Heidi Louise Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Heidi brings a wealth of experience working with families, couples and individuals in a variety of organisations into her private practice. Heidi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; a level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist, and a Circle of Security and Parenting Facilitator. Heidi has experience supporting across the life span, working with children/teens 12+, young adults and couples from a range of with backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse communities including LGBTIQA .
Heidi brings a wealth of experience working with families, couples and individuals in a variety of organisations into her private practice. Heidi is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; a level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist, and a Circle of Security and Parenting Facilitator. Heidi has experience supporting across the life span, working with children/teens 12+, young adults and couples from a range of with backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse communities including LGBTIQA .
(07) 3555 7997 View (07) 3555 7997
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Glenda Benitez
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006  (Online Only)
Our emotions play a key role in our mental health. They can make us feel happy, sad, frustrated, depressed, angry, fear or in calm. But when they are affected, the emotions can affect our thinking, behaviour or physical health through symptoms such as insomnia, tiredness, overthinking, lack of energy and many others. So, the goal is to be able to successfully manage the most difficult situation in our life to have a better relationship with ourselves and our loved ones. If we have mental health we will be able to face any situation no matter how difficult it may be. Look for a mental health support is the best decision!
Our emotions play a key role in our mental health. They can make us feel happy, sad, frustrated, depressed, angry, fear or in calm. But when they are affected, the emotions can affect our thinking, behaviour or physical health through symptoms such as insomnia, tiredness, overthinking, lack of energy and many others. So, the goal is to be able to successfully manage the most difficult situation in our life to have a better relationship with ourselves and our loved ones. If we have mental health we will be able to face any situation no matter how difficult it may be. Look for a mental health support is the best decision!
(02) 8806 1249 View (02) 8806 1249
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Helen D'Silva
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Helen supports and guides professionals, business owners and those in leadership roles to work through mental health challenges to achieve better results and experiences in their careers and personal lives. She never tires of helping her clients work through: anxiety, grief, loss of confidence, overwhelm, communication challenges, major life transitions, post-traumatic stress, bullying and harassment. A strong advocate of clients pursuing individual personal development, Helen's approach isn't merely remedial. She will teach you mental skills to chase greater goals in business, career, sport and experience a better quality of life.
Helen supports and guides professionals, business owners and those in leadership roles to work through mental health challenges to achieve better results and experiences in their careers and personal lives. She never tires of helping her clients work through: anxiety, grief, loss of confidence, overwhelm, communication challenges, major life transitions, post-traumatic stress, bullying and harassment. A strong advocate of clients pursuing individual personal development, Helen's approach isn't merely remedial. She will teach you mental skills to chase greater goals in business, career, sport and experience a better quality of life.
(07) 3184 8565 View (07) 3184 8565
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Jessica Armitage Brisbane Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Hi there, I'm Jess. I am a registered psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy for adults in Brisbane City or via Telehealth. I am experienced in supporting people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, work stress, alcohol and drug use, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, major life transitions and complex trauma.
Hi there, I'm Jess. I am a registered psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy for adults in Brisbane City or via Telehealth. I am experienced in supporting people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, work stress, alcohol and drug use, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, major life transitions and complex trauma.
(07) 3130 0652 View (07) 3130 0652
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Haritha Jonnalagadda
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Haritha works with adults over 21 wanting to recover from developmental/complex trauma, relational trauma, pain, Trauma related dissociation, Depression & Anxiety Chronic Stress & Chronic Pain, Emotional & Somatic Pains, Joint/Muscular Pains, Repetitive Injuries Chronic Health Conditions, Poor relationship with movement & body, Postural Issues & Pain Functional Movement restrictions.
Haritha works with adults over 21 wanting to recover from developmental/complex trauma, relational trauma, pain, Trauma related dissociation, Depression & Anxiety Chronic Stress & Chronic Pain, Emotional & Somatic Pains, Joint/Muscular Pains, Repetitive Injuries Chronic Health Conditions, Poor relationship with movement & body, Postural Issues & Pain Functional Movement restrictions.
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Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist works with older children, teenagers and adults utilising a strengths-focused approach. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing challenges in their daily life such as striving for something new, dealing with changes, or coping with injuries and illnesses. Chantelle works with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, have autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, are seeking to improve self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, pain, anger, and provides LGBTQI+ counselling support.
Chantelle Jones - Provisional Psychologist works with older children, teenagers and adults utilising a strengths-focused approach. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing challenges in their daily life such as striving for something new, dealing with changes, or coping with injuries and illnesses. Chantelle works with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, have autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, are seeking to improve self-esteem/confidence, stress/burnout, bullying, pain, anger, and provides LGBTQI+ counselling support.
(07) 3186 6023 View (07) 3186 6023
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Gladys Koh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
I am a registered psychologist who offers brief and long-term psychological therapy for adults and adolescents (16+), who not only wish to address specific mental health concerns, but also to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their inner world. My areas of interest and experience include working with individuals experiencing a diverse range of difficulties (who may or may not have a clinical diagnosis), including low mood/depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjustment/life transitions, trauma-related difficulties, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, and chronic dissatisfaction with their lives.
I am a registered psychologist who offers brief and long-term psychological therapy for adults and adolescents (16+), who not only wish to address specific mental health concerns, but also to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their inner world. My areas of interest and experience include working with individuals experiencing a diverse range of difficulties (who may or may not have a clinical diagnosis), including low mood/depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjustment/life transitions, trauma-related difficulties, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, and chronic dissatisfaction with their lives.
(07) 3132 2942 View (07) 3132 2942
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Dianne Wheare
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic. I’m a Registered Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who have presented with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship breakdown, work conflict, family crisis, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have a special interest in women's health and the interactions between mind and body in disorders such as post-natal depression and anxiety, together with the stress that accompanies major lifestyle transitions.
Welcome to Brisbane Mind & Body Clinic. I’m a Registered Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who have presented with mood disorders, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship breakdown, work conflict, family crisis, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have a special interest in women's health and the interactions between mind and body in disorders such as post-natal depression and anxiety, together with the stress that accompanies major lifestyle transitions.
(07) 3113 9982 View (07) 3113 9982
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Sathya Maniam
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
I am a clinical psychologist who predominantly works with young adults, adults, clients from diverse cultural/linguistic/ethnic backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. I have an interest in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. Through the collaborative process of therapy, you'll learn to identify your triggers, establish a sense of safety, reduce PTSD symptoms through trauma processing techniques, learn effective coping strategies, and work towards an improved quality of life beyond the trauma. I also work with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, attachment styles etc.
(07) 2100 4999 View (07) 2100 4999
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Awareness Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Highly skilled at rapport building, Mary Ann guarantees a holistic, non-judgemental, confidential, caring and empathic service. Each client is an individual with unique choices that are respected. Clients are never labelled and the problem is separated from the client. This approach assists both client and therapist to view the problem as external to the client. The client is not the problem and therefore becomes liberated from it, so that the problem can be looked at, unpacked and successfully tackled from the outside. In this way, clients are supported to discover positive solutions, creating their chosen future and wellbeing.
Highly skilled at rapport building, Mary Ann guarantees a holistic, non-judgemental, confidential, caring and empathic service. Each client is an individual with unique choices that are respected. Clients are never labelled and the problem is separated from the client. This approach assists both client and therapist to view the problem as external to the client. The client is not the problem and therefore becomes liberated from it, so that the problem can be looked at, unpacked and successfully tackled from the outside. In this way, clients are supported to discover positive solutions, creating their chosen future and wellbeing.
(07) 3184 8173 View (07) 3184 8173
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Brett Jacobson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
I understand the decision to begin psychotherapy can be daunting and is often prompted by a range of psychological difficulties, questions, and experiences. I offer individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults in-person at my Brisbane CBD office and by telehealth (for older adolescents and adults). I can assist young people and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss including non-death losses, relational trauma, sexuality and gender identity concerns, low self-esteem/ chronic life dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties, and drug and alcohol dependence.
I understand the decision to begin psychotherapy can be daunting and is often prompted by a range of psychological difficulties, questions, and experiences. I offer individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults in-person at my Brisbane CBD office and by telehealth (for older adolescents and adults). I can assist young people and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss including non-death losses, relational trauma, sexuality and gender identity concerns, low self-esteem/ chronic life dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties, and drug and alcohol dependence.
(07) 3186 8672 View (07) 3186 8672
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Renee Louise Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Renee, and I am a clinical psychologist offering therapy to enhance your psychological wellness, and support you with any mental health difficulties. I aim to tailor my approach to therapy to suit your needs. Therapy provides a space to explore psychological wellbeing in a confidential, trauma-informed, and safe environment. Whether you are wishing to learn new skills to manage your psychological wellbeing, understand yourself better, gain treatment for a specific psychological disorder, or simply have a space to talk through difficulties, we will work out a collaborative plan for therapy to meet your needs.
Hi! I’m Renee, and I am a clinical psychologist offering therapy to enhance your psychological wellness, and support you with any mental health difficulties. I aim to tailor my approach to therapy to suit your needs. Therapy provides a space to explore psychological wellbeing in a confidential, trauma-informed, and safe environment. Whether you are wishing to learn new skills to manage your psychological wellbeing, understand yourself better, gain treatment for a specific psychological disorder, or simply have a space to talk through difficulties, we will work out a collaborative plan for therapy to meet your needs.
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Axis Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
Axis Clinic is an experienced team Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Dietitians and Psychiatrists, working together in a collaborative approach to mental health care. We are focused on delivering continuity of care for individuals and their extended support network of family, carers, friends.
Axis Clinic is an experienced team Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Dietitians and Psychiatrists, working together in a collaborative approach to mental health care. We are focused on delivering continuity of care for individuals and their extended support network of family, carers, friends.
(07) 2100 4775 View (07) 2100 4775
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Susan Sluiter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006
I passionate about helping people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood, personality, impulse disorders and phobias. I also have a special interest in helping people with general psychological and relationship issues including difficulties with self-esteem, states of acute and normal stress, problems related to being a teenager and work related burn-out.
I passionate about helping people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood, personality, impulse disorders and phobias. I also have a special interest in helping people with general psychological and relationship issues including difficulties with self-esteem, states of acute and normal stress, problems related to being a teenager and work related burn-out.
(07) 3132 1272 View (07) 3132 1272
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YourSpace Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006  (Online Only)
We are Queensland based registered telehealth psychologists. Between Shannon and Leah there is a wealth of experience and training in psychological/psychometric assessments, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) intervention, Counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Informed Care, and Attachment-Based Therapy. We work with all ages and specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, substance use, work-related problems, concerns relating to relationships and criminal justice.
We are Queensland based registered telehealth psychologists. Between Shannon and Leah there is a wealth of experience and training in psychological/psychometric assessments, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) intervention, Counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Informed Care, and Attachment-Based Therapy. We work with all ages and specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, substance use, work-related problems, concerns relating to relationships and criminal justice.
(07) 3113 9923 View (07) 3113 9923
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Deanne Hawkins
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006
I have an interest in all general adult psychological presentations, especially mood disorders, trauma related difficulties, interpersonal and relationship stressors, existential concerns, life transitions and adjustment including the psychological development and adjustment within and across specialist work roles and settings, health behaviour change and adjustment to injury.
I have an interest in all general adult psychological presentations, especially mood disorders, trauma related difficulties, interpersonal and relationship stressors, existential concerns, life transitions and adjustment including the psychological development and adjustment within and across specialist work roles and settings, health behaviour change and adjustment to injury.
(07) 3113 9110 View (07) 3113 9110
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Laura Jordan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
I am a clinical psychologist who has also previously completed a Master of Counselling degree. My qualifications and 10+ years' experience enables me to integrate a range of therapeutic approaches, while also ensuring that the support provided is client-centred and tailored to each individual's needs. Evidence-based therapies that I incorporate include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a clinical psychologist who has also previously completed a Master of Counselling degree. My qualifications and 10+ years' experience enables me to integrate a range of therapeutic approaches, while also ensuring that the support provided is client-centred and tailored to each individual's needs. Evidence-based therapies that I incorporate include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(07) 3184 4023 View (07) 3184 4023
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Zameer Esmail
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
www.objectivepsychology.com.au Happy to have visitors on my new site! I consider my approach to my clients as warm, understanding, compassionate, and client-centred. I try to focus on empowering the individual and providing tools to help improve resilience and overall emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I also try to bring in an element of humour and wit, often with a different perspective than many would expect in a traditional therapy session. I use an evidence based, scientific approach to help my clients first to understand what they are dealing with, and then to try and improve their lives in the most efficacious way.
www.objectivepsychology.com.au Happy to have visitors on my new site! I consider my approach to my clients as warm, understanding, compassionate, and client-centred. I try to focus on empowering the individual and providing tools to help improve resilience and overall emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I also try to bring in an element of humour and wit, often with a different perspective than many would expect in a traditional therapy session. I use an evidence based, scientific approach to help my clients first to understand what they are dealing with, and then to try and improve their lives in the most efficacious way.
(07) 2100 4074 View (07) 2100 4074
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Chelsea Perks Brisbane Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Newstead, QLD 4006
At times we find ourselves feeling low, worried, anxious and stressed by life, it's many changes, and the relationships we have with others. Perhaps this isn't new, and you find yourself in the same pattern, over and over, fighting the same battles with the same types of people. Or perhaps this is new, and a profoundly disruptive event has occurred and altered your very reality and identity. I hope that we can work together to gain a deepened understanding of who you are, what you've been up against, and find real ways to invoke changes in your life.
At times we find ourselves feeling low, worried, anxious and stressed by life, it's many changes, and the relationships we have with others. Perhaps this isn't new, and you find yourself in the same pattern, over and over, fighting the same battles with the same types of people. Or perhaps this is new, and a profoundly disruptive event has occurred and altered your very reality and identity. I hope that we can work together to gain a deepened understanding of who you are, what you've been up against, and find real ways to invoke changes in your life.
(07) 3132 2848 View (07) 3132 2848
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GOALS Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newstead, QLD 4006
GOALS Psychology is a boutique psychological therapy space located in New Farm, Brisbane with Telehealth also available to clients Australia-wide. We provide psychology appointments for adults, teenagers and children. Our particular interests include adjustment to life changes, anxiety, self-esteem, neurodiversity, autism, diffabilities/ disabilities, communication and social skills building, school issues, health coaching, career goals and life direction.
GOALS Psychology is a boutique psychological therapy space located in New Farm, Brisbane with Telehealth also available to clients Australia-wide. We provide psychology appointments for adults, teenagers and children. Our particular interests include adjustment to life changes, anxiety, self-esteem, neurodiversity, autism, diffabilities/ disabilities, communication and social skills building, school issues, health coaching, career goals and life direction.
(07) 2100 4786 View (07) 2100 4786

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newstead, QLD

40+

Average cost per session

$219

Counsellors in Newstead, QLD who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
78% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Medicare Rebates
43% Bupa
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Newstead, QLD see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newstead?

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.