Counselling in Paddington, QLD

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Cheryl Fairbairn
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
My background in complex trauma and mental health has increased my interest in an integrative approach to therapy. Anxiety, depression and addictions can often be traced to childhood traumas which have been trapped, leading to psychological conflict. My areas of interest include PTSD and Complex trauma, grief, addictions and eating disorders (bulimia and binge eating disorder), anxiety and depression. I offer couples counselling, implementing Gottman Relationship Therapy and am trained in Family Therapy, and offer Circle of Security Parenting Program. Find me at clfpsychology.com
My background in complex trauma and mental health has increased my interest in an integrative approach to therapy. Anxiety, depression and addictions can often be traced to childhood traumas which have been trapped, leading to psychological conflict. My areas of interest include PTSD and Complex trauma, grief, addictions and eating disorders (bulimia and binge eating disorder), anxiety and depression. I offer couples counselling, implementing Gottman Relationship Therapy and am trained in Family Therapy, and offer Circle of Security Parenting Program. Find me at clfpsychology.com
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Renee Ryan - North Light Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
Referrals OPEN - With over 25 years in the Qld mental health system, my experience is broad ranging for adults experiencing severe and complex needs. I'm intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and utilise tailored approaches to work holistically with people to achieve their desired outcomes. I'm passionate about working with people to reach their potential and make a positive difference in their life. I aim to create a meaningful and therapeutic relationship where the client feels safe in the space of our beautifully presented rooms, to engage in self-exploration and allow their inner light to shine.
(07) 3113 9935 View (07) 3113 9935
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Amber Dwinell
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Hi there. I am Amber, I am a psychologist here in Brisbane. I support people who experience anxiety, eating disorders/ disordered eating, body image issues, trauma, relationship challenges and perfectionism. My approach is trauma informed, emotion focussed, person centred and most importantly has a feminist underpinning.
Hi there. I am Amber, I am a psychologist here in Brisbane. I support people who experience anxiety, eating disorders/ disordered eating, body image issues, trauma, relationship challenges and perfectionism. My approach is trauma informed, emotion focussed, person centred and most importantly has a feminist underpinning.
(07) 2100 4205 View (07) 2100 4205
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Karen Breedon
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am a Clinical Psychologist located within the Work Well Health Centre in Paddington, Brisbane. My passion is supporting young people and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including: anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, trauma and grief and loss. When I work with people my approach to therapy is with warmth and compassion, empathy and understanding. My style is to incorporate fun into the therapy room, such as creative arts, nature and walk and talk where possible. I have previous work experience that includes work in hospitals, school and the area of crisis support.
I am a Clinical Psychologist located within the Work Well Health Centre in Paddington, Brisbane. My passion is supporting young people and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including: anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, trauma and grief and loss. When I work with people my approach to therapy is with warmth and compassion, empathy and understanding. My style is to incorporate fun into the therapy room, such as creative arts, nature and walk and talk where possible. I have previous work experience that includes work in hospitals, school and the area of crisis support.
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Hannah Dillman
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Coming from a background in counselling psychology, I have a big focus on approaching care from a compassionate and client-centred perspective. I believe it is a privilege to walk beside people as they traverse their journey and aim to support and empower them to flourish in whatever ways make sense. Although I work with a variety of populations, I particularly enjoy working with young adults and adolescents presenting with women’s health issues, chronic pain, depression, parenting challenges, life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, and ASD.
Coming from a background in counselling psychology, I have a big focus on approaching care from a compassionate and client-centred perspective. I believe it is a privilege to walk beside people as they traverse their journey and aim to support and empower them to flourish in whatever ways make sense. Although I work with a variety of populations, I particularly enjoy working with young adults and adolescents presenting with women’s health issues, chronic pain, depression, parenting challenges, life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, and ASD.
(07) 3130 0597 View (07) 3130 0597
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Rhi Gibson Trauma Informed Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
Hi, I'm Rhi (they/them) an accredited social worker and therapist. As a queer, non-binary person I am dedicated to working alongside LGBTQA+ young people and adults. I am a gender and neurodivergent affirming practitioner that specialises in mental health, relationships, addictions, disability, experiences of violence, and professional supervision. I have 24+ years experience in working alongside people from a range of diverse backgrounds. I am also the founder of a trauma informed martial arts school. I provide compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental counselling, using a range of therapeutic modalities.
(07) 3132 1774 View (07) 3132 1774
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Meera Lakhani | Inner Reflections Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Welcome to a space that has been created to help you feel a sense of safety and stability. Within the walls of Inner Reflections Psychology, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, in whatever way aligns best with your values and beliefs. In my years as a practicing psychologist, I have learnt what it means to practice unconditional positive regard, lean into vulnerability and listen to my intuition in times of need. I am passionate about assisting you to learn these skills, but to also have a place where you can be heard, free from bias and judgement and assisted with navigating life’s inherent challenges.
Welcome to a space that has been created to help you feel a sense of safety and stability. Within the walls of Inner Reflections Psychology, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, in whatever way aligns best with your values and beliefs. In my years as a practicing psychologist, I have learnt what it means to practice unconditional positive regard, lean into vulnerability and listen to my intuition in times of need. I am passionate about assisting you to learn these skills, but to also have a place where you can be heard, free from bias and judgement and assisted with navigating life’s inherent challenges.
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Tamara Gaynor - Mindwise Health Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Immediate Availability! I believe in empowering my clients by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through difficult times in a nurturing and collaborative manner. I specialise in supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. I also offer assistance in parenting, ADHD, and Autism. Additionally, I conduct ADHD assessments for individuals over the age of 18 years. To ensure accessibility, I accept Mental Health Care Plans, Private Health insurance, NDIS (self-managed), and Workcover.
Immediate Availability! I believe in empowering my clients by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through difficult times in a nurturing and collaborative manner. I specialise in supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. I also offer assistance in parenting, ADHD, and Autism. Additionally, I conduct ADHD assessments for individuals over the age of 18 years. To ensure accessibility, I accept Mental Health Care Plans, Private Health insurance, NDIS (self-managed), and Workcover.
(07) 3179 6998 View (07) 3179 6998
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Tanya Genito
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paddington, QLD 4064
Tanya Genito is a  Psychotherapist having trained at the University of Queensland, graduating with over 20 years in the field. Tanya’s areas of specialisation is working with young adults and adults who have experienced trauma or are experiencing relationship issues or a loss, whether it be a end of a relationship, career or death of a loved one in their lives. Tanya has a specialisation in neuropsychotherapy and believes the client needs to be in control of their therapeutic journey. Tanya also has an interest working with clients who are in non traditional relationships.
Tanya Genito is a  Psychotherapist having trained at the University of Queensland, graduating with over 20 years in the field. Tanya’s areas of specialisation is working with young adults and adults who have experienced trauma or are experiencing relationship issues or a loss, whether it be a end of a relationship, career or death of a loved one in their lives. Tanya has a specialisation in neuropsychotherapy and believes the client needs to be in control of their therapeutic journey. Tanya also has an interest working with clients who are in non traditional relationships.
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Emily Stanley Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I have experience working with a wide range of people in terms of age, culture, neurodiversity, gender expression, physical abilities, language and presenting issues. A relationship-based approach is at the core of my practice- I've found that only when people feel welcomed and accepted do they feel safe enough to explore important challenges and issues.
I have experience working with a wide range of people in terms of age, culture, neurodiversity, gender expression, physical abilities, language and presenting issues. A relationship-based approach is at the core of my practice- I've found that only when people feel welcomed and accepted do they feel safe enough to explore important challenges and issues.
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Seasons Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Seasons Psychology aspires to provide a safe and holistic space for client's on their journey of self discovery, awareness, insight and healing. It is lead by the belief that people hold their own internal wisdom and self-knowledge. Sometimes layered life experiences move us further away from self-trust causing distress. It is therefore the goal of Seasons Psychology to provide a space for healing, reconnection to self, and growth, in turn strengthening ones own resilience and enhancing their ability to live a fulfilled, abundant, empowered and prosperous life.
Seasons Psychology aspires to provide a safe and holistic space for client's on their journey of self discovery, awareness, insight and healing. It is lead by the belief that people hold their own internal wisdom and self-knowledge. Sometimes layered life experiences move us further away from self-trust causing distress. It is therefore the goal of Seasons Psychology to provide a space for healing, reconnection to self, and growth, in turn strengthening ones own resilience and enhancing their ability to live a fulfilled, abundant, empowered and prosperous life.
(07) 3132 2739 View (07) 3132 2739
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Lucia Do
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Lucia is a clinical psychologist who works individually with adult clients and currently is accepting new client bookings. Appointments can easily be made by calling reception during office hours or by email. Lucia’s approach aims to go beyond management strategies to collaboratively recognise and address clients’ core issues, including automatic negative thinking and self-limiting behaviour patterns to facilitate improved self-worth, emotional health and interpersonal relationships.
Lucia is a clinical psychologist who works individually with adult clients and currently is accepting new client bookings. Appointments can easily be made by calling reception during office hours or by email. Lucia’s approach aims to go beyond management strategies to collaboratively recognise and address clients’ core issues, including automatic negative thinking and self-limiting behaviour patterns to facilitate improved self-worth, emotional health and interpersonal relationships.
(07) 3132 3979 View (07) 3132 3979
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Webb Lin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Psychology is a very broad field of practice and is forever growing in its quest to deepen understanding of the human emotional, psychological and relational processes. Webb works with adult individuals and couples who have relational, mental health, trauma-impacted, and behavioural difficulties. He uses a warm and engaging approach in collaborating with clients towards the planned or desired outcomes. Webb is bilingual in English and Mandarin and is highly committed to ongoing professional development in evidence-based practices to help clients achieve the psychological wellness they visualise.
Psychology is a very broad field of practice and is forever growing in its quest to deepen understanding of the human emotional, psychological and relational processes. Webb works with adult individuals and couples who have relational, mental health, trauma-impacted, and behavioural difficulties. He uses a warm and engaging approach in collaborating with clients towards the planned or desired outcomes. Webb is bilingual in English and Mandarin and is highly committed to ongoing professional development in evidence-based practices to help clients achieve the psychological wellness they visualise.
(07) 3132 3263 View (07) 3132 3263
Photo of Nicole Mathieson Counselling and Couple therapy, Counsellor in Paddington, QLD
Nicole Mathieson Counselling and Couple therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paddington, QLD 4064
I help couples and individuals with their relationships, intimacy and connection. I am passionate about helping people come back to themselves and learn practical, experiential skills to create more loving, connected and harmonious intimate relationships — with themselves and their partners. I help people who are struggling with relationships, communication, connection, intimacy, desire, libido, sexual trauma recovery, break-ups, dating and getting ready for love as well as relationships with friends, children, family and in-laws. In my work with individuals I combine self-compassion, embodiment work and ‘parts’ therapy.
I help couples and individuals with their relationships, intimacy and connection. I am passionate about helping people come back to themselves and learn practical, experiential skills to create more loving, connected and harmonious intimate relationships — with themselves and their partners. I help people who are struggling with relationships, communication, connection, intimacy, desire, libido, sexual trauma recovery, break-ups, dating and getting ready for love as well as relationships with friends, children, family and in-laws. In my work with individuals I combine self-compassion, embodiment work and ‘parts’ therapy.
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Mathew Heilig
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I work with people experiencing various psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression, trauma, issues with impulsivity and abandonment, grief and loss, difficulty coping with emotions, overwhelming stress, and low self-esteem. I work with individuals in a non-judgemental, warm, enthusiastic, and collaborative manner to assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals and help them live valued and meaningful lives. I also accept Workcover QLD referrals.
I work with people experiencing various psychological difficulties including anxiety and depression, trauma, issues with impulsivity and abandonment, grief and loss, difficulty coping with emotions, overwhelming stress, and low self-esteem. I work with individuals in a non-judgemental, warm, enthusiastic, and collaborative manner to assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals and help them live valued and meaningful lives. I also accept Workcover QLD referrals.
(07) 3186 5678 View (07) 3186 5678
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Jessica Demuth
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I acknowledge the courage it requires to engage in therapy and honour your pursuit of healing. Within my practice, I deeply value the journey towards self-compassion and interpersonal connection. My goal in therapy is to offer you a secure environment to delve into your needs and navigate towards healing. Employing an empathetic, client-centred approach, I integrate evidence-based techniques to facilitate this journey while prioritizing your individuality and customizing treatment accordingly.
I acknowledge the courage it requires to engage in therapy and honour your pursuit of healing. Within my practice, I deeply value the journey towards self-compassion and interpersonal connection. My goal in therapy is to offer you a secure environment to delve into your needs and navigate towards healing. Employing an empathetic, client-centred approach, I integrate evidence-based techniques to facilitate this journey while prioritizing your individuality and customizing treatment accordingly.
(07) 3113 9855 View (07) 3113 9855
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Caitlin Logan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am a generally registered Psychologist with a strong interest in developmental and neuropsychology. I draw from an eclectic framework working with a range of evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Cognitive Processing and Schema Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered, focusing on the guests' goals. I am currently accepting referrals of people of all ages, with a strong passion in working with those experiencing anxiety, OCD, trauma, perinatal mental health and ADHD.
I am a generally registered Psychologist with a strong interest in developmental and neuropsychology. I draw from an eclectic framework working with a range of evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Cognitive Processing and Schema Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered, focusing on the guests' goals. I am currently accepting referrals of people of all ages, with a strong passion in working with those experiencing anxiety, OCD, trauma, perinatal mental health and ADHD.
(07) 3179 6833 View (07) 3179 6833
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Elaine Carol Henderson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I have had a lot of experience with working with people and I very much appreciate the need to have someone listen, and I mean truly listen. Our world is often fast and furious, our lives more often than not quite chaotic, and it can be difficult to cope with the many hurdles that are thrown at us, and to find someone who actually offers their help unconditionally. My role as your Counsellor is to walk by your side, to respect the privilege that it is to share your story with you, and to perhaps work with you to help find the way forward. Sometimes it is just an ear that makes the difference.
I have had a lot of experience with working with people and I very much appreciate the need to have someone listen, and I mean truly listen. Our world is often fast and furious, our lives more often than not quite chaotic, and it can be difficult to cope with the many hurdles that are thrown at us, and to find someone who actually offers their help unconditionally. My role as your Counsellor is to walk by your side, to respect the privilege that it is to share your story with you, and to perhaps work with you to help find the way forward. Sometimes it is just an ear that makes the difference.
(07) 3184 4193 View (07) 3184 4193
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Amygdala Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
Stress and trauma affect the way in which we all think and behave. Our mind often gets stuck in this response and it is difficult to think and behave the way we want to. I work with how the mind, brain and body responds to stress and trauma. I work from a whole person perspective in ways we can improve everyday mood, emotional responses and the impact our personal distress has on relationships.
Stress and trauma affect the way in which we all think and behave. Our mind often gets stuck in this response and it is difficult to think and behave the way we want to. I work with how the mind, brain and body responds to stress and trauma. I work from a whole person perspective in ways we can improve everyday mood, emotional responses and the impact our personal distress has on relationships.
(07) 2100 4027 View (07) 2100 4027
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Arietta @ The Mindful Collective
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Paddington, QLD 4064
I am open for new referrals for women and young women 16 + at The Mindful Collective. We are a group of female psychologists passionate about our work and in providing a calm, safe and nurturing counselling environment . With 30 + years in the mental health field, I use evidence based therapies such as the CBT modalities, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Focused Therapy, and others. I am empathetic and easy going and will assist you in navigating overwhelming situations and emotions with practical and achievable strategies that make sense to you, develop greater insight & life skills, and enable you to build a fresh perspective.
I am open for new referrals for women and young women 16 + at The Mindful Collective. We are a group of female psychologists passionate about our work and in providing a calm, safe and nurturing counselling environment . With 30 + years in the mental health field, I use evidence based therapies such as the CBT modalities, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Focused Therapy, and others. I am empathetic and easy going and will assist you in navigating overwhelming situations and emotions with practical and achievable strategies that make sense to you, develop greater insight & life skills, and enable you to build a fresh perspective.
(07) 3132 0980 View (07) 3132 0980

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Paddington, QLD

70+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Paddington, QLD who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Stress
76% Self Esteem
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Medicare Rebates
67% Bupa
64% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Paddington, QLD see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Paddington?

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.