Counselling in Palmview, QLD

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Ocean Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Palmview, QLD 4553
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
Ocean Grace offers support to children, adults and couples to help improve their mental health and relationships. There are many funding options, including part and full fee coverage for eligible clients. We are happy to help you access the relevant funding to get the support that you need. Through our services we aim to help you to have stronger, healthier and more connected relationships and work through difficult times in your life.
(07) 5240 9998 View (07) 5240 9998
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Deb Hediger
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palmview, QLD 4553
EMDR Trained therapist - Face to Face or Online sessions available. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. I will use EMDR therapy to help you get back to being you. If you feel as though you are not being heard or understood, reach out. I specialise in supporting people to build better relationships through helping them understand themselves and others better. I will help you improve your communication style, and how you manage lifes speed bumps. We will work together to find effective solutions that align with your values and goals.
EMDR Trained therapist - Face to Face or Online sessions available. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. I will use EMDR therapy to help you get back to being you. If you feel as though you are not being heard or understood, reach out. I specialise in supporting people to build better relationships through helping them understand themselves and others better. I will help you improve your communication style, and how you manage lifes speed bumps. We will work together to find effective solutions that align with your values and goals.
(07) 5224 2099 View (07) 5224 2099
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Trinity Dang
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Palmview, QLD 4553
Over 10 years of running a family business while managing a family. Like many, I can say the balance between doing whatever it takes to provide for those we love and maintaining a healthy relationship can be challenging. For this reason, I became an accredited counsellor and established Halcyon to help people by providing tools and clarity to move forward as a healthy and happy individual and family.
Over 10 years of running a family business while managing a family. Like many, I can say the balance between doing whatever it takes to provide for those we love and maintaining a healthy relationship can be challenging. For this reason, I became an accredited counsellor and established Halcyon to help people by providing tools and clarity to move forward as a healthy and happy individual and family.
(07) 5241 7526 View (07) 5241 7526

More Therapists Nearby

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Refocus child and family therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Beerwah, QLD 4519
Sometimes life goes out of focus, or gets blurry, or we can’t focus on anything and that is when we need to REFOCUS and get perspective. I would like to encourage and empower you to overcome obstacles in your life or relationships in order to enjoy living your life and being you. I would like to help your child heal from pain and be equipped to deal with life issues. If you or your child have suffered any trauma, struggling with attachment or relationships, have anxiety or depression, suffers from grief and loss, I can help you. I work with kids from as young as 4 years old. Let's journey together and find HOPE .
Sometimes life goes out of focus, or gets blurry, or we can’t focus on anything and that is when we need to REFOCUS and get perspective. I would like to encourage and empower you to overcome obstacles in your life or relationships in order to enjoy living your life and being you. I would like to help your child heal from pain and be equipped to deal with life issues. If you or your child have suffered any trauma, struggling with attachment or relationships, have anxiety or depression, suffers from grief and loss, I can help you. I work with kids from as young as 4 years old. Let's journey together and find HOPE .
(07) 4243 4742 View (07) 4243 4742
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Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
(07) 5451 4048 View (07) 5451 4048
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Boundless Counselling and Consultancy
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
'The courage it takes to come talk to a stranger still fills me with awe'. (2018). Leisha Townson is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience working alongside individuals & families from different cultural/religious/spiritual backgrounds and who live/have lived a life challenged by complex trauma. Ie: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Veterans, Refugees, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Renal Failure, Disability, Advocacy and Carers. Over 25 years has developed an extensive 'toolbox' of techniques for relaxation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc.
'The courage it takes to come talk to a stranger still fills me with awe'. (2018). Leisha Townson is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience working alongside individuals & families from different cultural/religious/spiritual backgrounds and who live/have lived a life challenged by complex trauma. Ie: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Veterans, Refugees, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Renal Failure, Disability, Advocacy and Carers. Over 25 years has developed an extensive 'toolbox' of techniques for relaxation, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc.
(07) 4132 8510 View (07) 4132 8510
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Suncoast Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
I specialize in Male counselling. Do you find you get moody, shut down and don't talk. Go into your grumpy bear cave and don't come out for a while. Do you find you flick between being logical and then illogical really loving then get offended if your partner rejects you and then you get angry. Then we need to talk. I will give you your first session at no charge. It is important we are a good fit. You need to know I know what it is like being a male and you can relate to me. I assist separated dads, help with Domestic Violence Orders, Family Separation and reunification.
I specialize in Male counselling. Do you find you get moody, shut down and don't talk. Go into your grumpy bear cave and don't come out for a while. Do you find you flick between being logical and then illogical really loving then get offended if your partner rejects you and then you get angry. Then we need to talk. I will give you your first session at no charge. It is important we are a good fit. You need to know I know what it is like being a male and you can relate to me. I assist separated dads, help with Domestic Violence Orders, Family Separation and reunification.
(07) 5230 8926 View (07) 5230 8926
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Lindsay McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Palmwoods, QLD 4555
I work with clients aged 16 and over who may present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, neurodiversity, and personality concerns. I enjoy diversity in my practice and am best suited to working with clients who have specific goals and are seeking a time-limited, evidence-based approach to treatment.
I work with clients aged 16 and over who may present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, neurodiversity, and personality concerns. I enjoy diversity in my practice and am best suited to working with clients who have specific goals and are seeking a time-limited, evidence-based approach to treatment.
(07) 5240 7548 View (07) 5240 7548
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Next Step Counselling by Amanda
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Next Step Counselling offers therapy from a wellness approach by honouring your story and helping you create the change you want. Through identifying barriers that are holding you back, by using mindfulness and gently challenging you to create the life you desire.
Next Step Counselling offers therapy from a wellness approach by honouring your story and helping you create the change you want. Through identifying barriers that are holding you back, by using mindfulness and gently challenging you to create the life you desire.
(07) 5240 9921 View (07) 5240 9921
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Ocean Blue Social Work
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am a qualified Social Worker and Counsellor. I work with people from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide counselling support to NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover and privately funded individuals aged 16 and over. I am currently not Medicare funded for mental health plans
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am a qualified Social Worker and Counsellor. I work with people from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide counselling support to NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover and privately funded individuals aged 16 and over. I am currently not Medicare funded for mental health plans
(07) 5240 9754 View (07) 5240 9754
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Diane Violi @ Sunrise Psychotherapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
It is an honour working with people to support, educate and assist with life struggles and journeys. I have a holistic and trauma informed focus - and extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, complex trauma and drugs & alcohol concerns. And enjoy working with parenting, relationship, and grief & loss issues; as well as life adjustment and transitions. I engage with a warm, person centered, strengths and mindfulness-based perspective.
It is an honour working with people to support, educate and assist with life struggles and journeys. I have a holistic and trauma informed focus - and extensive experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, complex trauma and drugs & alcohol concerns. And enjoy working with parenting, relationship, and grief & loss issues; as well as life adjustment and transitions. I engage with a warm, person centered, strengths and mindfulness-based perspective.
(07) 5224 2036 View (07) 5224 2036
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Reflections Counselling and Family Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caloundra, QLD 4551  (Online Only)
As a qualified Counsellor & Family Therapist I can provide counselling support to children, individuals and families for a wide range of needs, including things such as; Marriage, Relationships, Conflict Management, Communication, Life Change, Post Natal Depression, Grief and Loss, Separation & Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress Management, Parenting and Family issues, exploring Spirituality and supporting clients to set goals and work towards seeing positive outcomes for their life.
As a qualified Counsellor & Family Therapist I can provide counselling support to children, individuals and families for a wide range of needs, including things such as; Marriage, Relationships, Conflict Management, Communication, Life Change, Post Natal Depression, Grief and Loss, Separation & Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress Management, Parenting and Family issues, exploring Spirituality and supporting clients to set goals and work towards seeing positive outcomes for their life.
(07) 5240 9944 View (07) 5240 9944
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Susanne McAllister
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
I help with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, depression, addiction, grief, and mental health with EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, and Amino Acid Therapy. This will not only ease symptoms but fundamentally change your life's experience. These methods promise more than healing; they open a door to newfound happiness, energy, and a profound sense of well-being. With Telehealth, access this personalised path from any location, blending convenience with deep, meaningful change. This journey is about rediscovering your inner strength and embracing life with renewed purpose, optimism and reconnected with joy in your daily life.
I help with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, depression, addiction, grief, and mental health with EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, and Amino Acid Therapy. This will not only ease symptoms but fundamentally change your life's experience. These methods promise more than healing; they open a door to newfound happiness, energy, and a profound sense of well-being. With Telehealth, access this personalised path from any location, blending convenience with deep, meaningful change. This journey is about rediscovering your inner strength and embracing life with renewed purpose, optimism and reconnected with joy in your daily life.
(03) 7003 2035 View (03) 7003 2035
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Odyssey Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
(07) 5241 1989 View (07) 5241 1989
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Josie Coco
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
(07) 5224 2070 View (07) 5224 2070
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Rory McRae
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caloundra, QLD 4551  (Online Only)
Rory is a friendly and experienced registered psychologist with qualifications in psychology, careers development, exercise science and education. Rory believes developing excellent rapport is essential in therapy to ensure his clients feel comfortable and supported. Rory works with clients of all ages across a diverse range of issues. His special interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, motivation and goal setting, trauma, bullying, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.
Rory is a friendly and experienced registered psychologist with qualifications in psychology, careers development, exercise science and education. Rory believes developing excellent rapport is essential in therapy to ensure his clients feel comfortable and supported. Rory works with clients of all ages across a diverse range of issues. His special interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, motivation and goal setting, trauma, bullying, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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GetPerspective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
If you have experienced trauma or difficulties in your life and you are seeking ways to restore your sense of self, by developing your self-awareness and showing up in your life with zest and vitality then we could be a great fit. Whether you are seeking personal growth or professional development I am passionate about supporting and challenging beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns and that no longer serve us. I weave my scientific knowledge from evidence-based theories that focus on regulating emotions and developing practical tools to become psychologically flexible.
If you have experienced trauma or difficulties in your life and you are seeking ways to restore your sense of self, by developing your self-awareness and showing up in your life with zest and vitality then we could be a great fit. Whether you are seeking personal growth or professional development I am passionate about supporting and challenging beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns and that no longer serve us. I weave my scientific knowledge from evidence-based theories that focus on regulating emotions and developing practical tools to become psychologically flexible.
(07) 5619 5219 View (07) 5619 5219
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Sheena Schuy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557  (Online Only)
Hey I’m Sheena Schuy. I am a Holistic Therapist (BPsych, MCoun, MSW). We are a womens mental health and performance coaching practice - we specialise in helping high-achieving women create balance in their life so that can be the best leaders, entrepreneurs, partners, mothers, and friends. We help women go from exhausted, tired, and strung out to calm, clear and content with our psychology and life coaching services. The main issues we work with are anxiety, burnout, relationships, ADHD and depression but can also help with career development, mindset, personal development, leadership, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
Hey I’m Sheena Schuy. I am a Holistic Therapist (BPsych, MCoun, MSW). We are a womens mental health and performance coaching practice - we specialise in helping high-achieving women create balance in their life so that can be the best leaders, entrepreneurs, partners, mothers, and friends. We help women go from exhausted, tired, and strung out to calm, clear and content with our psychology and life coaching services. The main issues we work with are anxiety, burnout, relationships, ADHD and depression but can also help with career development, mindset, personal development, leadership, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
0499 391 161 View 0499 391 161
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Sinead Grimes-Garra
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I am passionate about breaking down the barriers and stigmas of mental health and choosing to see a psychologist. I provide care that is scientifically evidenced based, friendly and caring, laid back and no nonsense. I appreciate the courage it takes for individuals to seek help and aim to establish a therapeutic relationship that is non-judgmental and supportive whilst enhancing a client’s independence.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I am passionate about breaking down the barriers and stigmas of mental health and choosing to see a psychologist. I provide care that is scientifically evidenced based, friendly and caring, laid back and no nonsense. I appreciate the courage it takes for individuals to seek help and aim to establish a therapeutic relationship that is non-judgmental and supportive whilst enhancing a client’s independence.
(07) 2104 1988 View (07) 2104 1988
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Goodsky Mental Health Retreat - Holistic, Natural
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
(07) 4243 4810 View (07) 4243 4810

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Palmview, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Palmview, QLD who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Bereavement
67% Parenting
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Other

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Palmview, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Palmview?

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.