Counselling in Paradise Point, QLD

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Shifting Tides Counselling & Mediation
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Are you experiencing conflict in your relationship, finding that arguments are going around in circles and leaving you feeling unheard? Is anxiety and depression overwhelming and controlling your life as an individual? Imagine a life with less stress, more contentment, and an inner peace that enables you to navigate any challenge? We all yearn for that place where we possess the coping mechanisms, strategies, and self-understanding to overcome adversity both in relationships and on a personal level. Reach out today and embark on a transformative journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
Are you experiencing conflict in your relationship, finding that arguments are going around in circles and leaving you feeling unheard? Is anxiety and depression overwhelming and controlling your life as an individual? Imagine a life with less stress, more contentment, and an inner peace that enables you to navigate any challenge? We all yearn for that place where we possess the coping mechanisms, strategies, and self-understanding to overcome adversity both in relationships and on a personal level. Reach out today and embark on a transformative journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
(07) 2801 5835 View (07) 2801 5835
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Elizabeth Theiler
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
I offer above all my intentional+ deep listening to your conscious/ unconscious concerns. I specialise in tailoring individually suitable therapies. I wish to assist you to open spaces, that can allow reflection and creation towards new internal+ external potentialities+ futurities, unique only to you. I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Badiou/Lacan), Phd (abd level) with 50 years of expertise. I can practice in English, German or French. I am available on line, by Skype/Zoom (from anywhere in the world) + in person (at my office), by phone (Australia), for home visits (10km radius) for short and longterm therapies.
I offer above all my intentional+ deep listening to your conscious/ unconscious concerns. I specialise in tailoring individually suitable therapies. I wish to assist you to open spaces, that can allow reflection and creation towards new internal+ external potentialities+ futurities, unique only to you. I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (Badiou/Lacan), Phd (abd level) with 50 years of expertise. I can practice in English, German or French. I am available on line, by Skype/Zoom (from anywhere in the world) + in person (at my office), by phone (Australia), for home visits (10km radius) for short and longterm therapies.
(07) 3186 9444 View (07) 3186 9444
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Sharon Devine
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works through a place of warmth and empathy. People typically see a psychologist when they've experienced trauma, feel stuck, have experienced bullying, relationship breakdown, feel fatigued, overwhelmed, or for many other reasons. Therapy can help when you're feeling flat, feeling teary, or life just isn't enjoyable anymore, you are self medicating, you’re avoiding thinking about the past, or you just need something to change. I typically use a grounded approach and believe it is important to work in collaboration with people to assist them to reach their goals.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works through a place of warmth and empathy. People typically see a psychologist when they've experienced trauma, feel stuck, have experienced bullying, relationship breakdown, feel fatigued, overwhelmed, or for many other reasons. Therapy can help when you're feeling flat, feeling teary, or life just isn't enjoyable anymore, you are self medicating, you’re avoiding thinking about the past, or you just need something to change. I typically use a grounded approach and believe it is important to work in collaboration with people to assist them to reach their goals.
(07) 5515 0221 View (07) 5515 0221
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The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
(07) 2801 6855 View (07) 2801 6855
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Kaitlin Scott
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Kaitlin is a Registered Psychologist passionate about providing empathetic care for individuals facing diverse mental health challenges. With a background in forensic mental health, she has worked with individuals from all walks of life to navigate their mental health challenges and instil hope for change. Kaitlin believes in a holistic and client-centred approach to mental health designed to assist you in overcoming life’s challenges. She has experience working with complex and comorbid mental health conditions, from anxiety and depression to personality and substance use disorders.
Kaitlin is a Registered Psychologist passionate about providing empathetic care for individuals facing diverse mental health challenges. With a background in forensic mental health, she has worked with individuals from all walks of life to navigate their mental health challenges and instil hope for change. Kaitlin believes in a holistic and client-centred approach to mental health designed to assist you in overcoming life’s challenges. She has experience working with complex and comorbid mental health conditions, from anxiety and depression to personality and substance use disorders.
(07) 2801 5965 View (07) 2801 5965
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Michelle McCrudden
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My name is Michelle and I am a trauma focused therapist. I am trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT and person-centered therapy. My main objective is to ensure that you feel heard, seen and safe with me. I provide an empathic and compassionate approach to therapy, to ensure you feel that your needs are met and take pride in being by your side in your journey to self healing.
My name is Michelle and I am a trauma focused therapist. I am trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT and person-centered therapy. My main objective is to ensure that you feel heard, seen and safe with me. I provide an empathic and compassionate approach to therapy, to ensure you feel that your needs are met and take pride in being by your side in your journey to self healing.
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Melinda Brown
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Welcome. I'm Melinda: Generalist Counsellor (Variety of Concerns - i.e., stress, anxiety) and Chronic Pain and Illness Specialist. I help adults navigate the complexities of chronic pain and chronic illness through evidence-based counselling approaches. My goal is to create a safe space in the midst of chaos, where you can not only survive, but thrive! Taking the courageous step of seeking help is a significant decision, and I deeply respect your commitment to this journey.
Welcome. I'm Melinda: Generalist Counsellor (Variety of Concerns - i.e., stress, anxiety) and Chronic Pain and Illness Specialist. I help adults navigate the complexities of chronic pain and chronic illness through evidence-based counselling approaches. My goal is to create a safe space in the midst of chaos, where you can not only survive, but thrive! Taking the courageous step of seeking help is a significant decision, and I deeply respect your commitment to this journey.
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Maddison Dallow
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Welcome, I'm so glad you're here! I'm Maddy and I'm a Psychologist. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, processing trauma or coping with big life changes? Are you finding your work or relationships are disrupted or you're struggling just to get through the day? Do you have little ones or teens needing a bit of extra support? I can support you with not only finding a way to manage these struggles, but to flourish. It probably seems hard to imagine and you might not even know where to start, but with support, guidance and the right tools I know we can get to a place of contentment and happiness, no matter your starting point.
Welcome, I'm so glad you're here! I'm Maddy and I'm a Psychologist. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, processing trauma or coping with big life changes? Are you finding your work or relationships are disrupted or you're struggling just to get through the day? Do you have little ones or teens needing a bit of extra support? I can support you with not only finding a way to manage these struggles, but to flourish. It probably seems hard to imagine and you might not even know where to start, but with support, guidance and the right tools I know we can get to a place of contentment and happiness, no matter your starting point.
(07) 3543 0176 View (07) 3543 0176
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Andrew Geeves
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who present with a variety of psychological questions, symptoms and difficulties. I adopt a warm, empathic, curious, respectful, open-minded, authentic, client-centred, non-judgmental and dynamic stance as a therapist. I work to establish a genuine and collaborative connection with people that helps build a relationship in which it feels safe and comfortable to speak openly. I also use humour and play in my work. I am drawn to helping people identify the presence of repetitive, maladaptive patterns from their past and lean into the possibilities of new and more effective ways of being in the world.
I work with people who present with a variety of psychological questions, symptoms and difficulties. I adopt a warm, empathic, curious, respectful, open-minded, authentic, client-centred, non-judgmental and dynamic stance as a therapist. I work to establish a genuine and collaborative connection with people that helps build a relationship in which it feels safe and comfortable to speak openly. I also use humour and play in my work. I am drawn to helping people identify the presence of repetitive, maladaptive patterns from their past and lean into the possibilities of new and more effective ways of being in the world.
(07) 4243 4296 View (07) 4243 4296
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Shawn Matthews
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
I assist women and couples through anxiety, grief and loss, and stress reduction, conflict management, and relationship building. The people I assist come from our session, reclaiming their time, voice, values, and vision, creating love, leadership, and happiness through their lives. Become Healthy, Happy, and Heard
I assist women and couples through anxiety, grief and loss, and stress reduction, conflict management, and relationship building. The people I assist come from our session, reclaiming their time, voice, values, and vision, creating love, leadership, and happiness through their lives. Become Healthy, Happy, and Heard
(07) 2801 5057 View (07) 2801 5057

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Meet Ur Therapy | Bilingual Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215
I am a licensed Counselling Psychologist from Taiwan and based in Australia, Prior to settling in Australia, I had been working as a therapist in the United States and Taiwan for 10 years after earning my master’s degree.
I am a licensed Counselling Psychologist from Taiwan and based in Australia, Prior to settling in Australia, I had been working as a therapist in the United States and Taiwan for 10 years after earning my master’s degree.
(07) 3179 6972 View (07) 3179 6972
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AngelaLee Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Coomera, QLD 4209
I'm a trauma-informed counsellor. My passion lies in helping people navigate through the challenges in their lives, feel empowered and find hope again. I have worked with a range of clients experiencing trauma, mental health challenges, relational conflict, spiritual and cross-cultural challenges. I offer an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet your unique individual needs. I incorporate evidence-based psychotherapy including Attachment-based Therapy, IFS, Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy, ACT and Somatic Therapy. I also offer Christian counselling to those who are looking for a Christian counsellor.
I'm a trauma-informed counsellor. My passion lies in helping people navigate through the challenges in their lives, feel empowered and find hope again. I have worked with a range of clients experiencing trauma, mental health challenges, relational conflict, spiritual and cross-cultural challenges. I offer an integrative approach in my therapeutic work to meet your unique individual needs. I incorporate evidence-based psychotherapy including Attachment-based Therapy, IFS, Trauma-Informed Expressive Art Therapy, ACT and Somatic Therapy. I also offer Christian counselling to those who are looking for a Christian counsellor.
(07) 2801 6760 View (07) 2801 6760
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Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215  (Online Only)
I specialise in providing Trauma Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+. As a Senior Clinical Social Worker with over 16 yrs experience, I have worked in various clinical settings across Australia. I have trained in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and help them rebuild their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling and supervision appointments. I am a provider of Counselling Services for Victim Services (NSW) and NDIS clients.
I specialise in providing Trauma Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+. As a Senior Clinical Social Worker with over 16 yrs experience, I have worked in various clinical settings across Australia. I have trained in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and help them rebuild their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling and supervision appointments. I am a provider of Counselling Services for Victim Services (NSW) and NDIS clients.
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
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Sasha Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Runaway Bay, QLD 4216  (Online Only)
Are you seeking professional psychological therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own space? Look no further! As a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, I'm here to provide you with professional support through video or phone therapy sessions. From adolescents (12+) to older adults, I have counselled individuals from diverse backgrounds. I specialise in anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adult ADHD, relationship issues, and work-related concerns. I am also pleased to provide services to individuals covered by NDIS and WorkCover.
Are you seeking professional psychological therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own space? Look no further! As a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, I'm here to provide you with professional support through video or phone therapy sessions. From adolescents (12+) to older adults, I have counselled individuals from diverse backgrounds. I specialise in anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adult ADHD, relationship issues, and work-related concerns. I am also pleased to provide services to individuals covered by NDIS and WorkCover.
(07) 2801 5979 View (07) 2801 5979
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Big Bears Treehouse
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215
I'm a passionate child and family counsellor who works from a strengths-based perspective and sees the potential in all my clients. I've trained in several play therapy modalities (CCPT, Theraplay, Autplay, Filial Therapy) to help children and families communicate and connect in times when words just don’t meet their needs. I've also trained in several parenting programs to help parents navigate this sometimes-challenging role i.e., Circles of Security, Triple P, Emotion Coaching 123.
I'm a passionate child and family counsellor who works from a strengths-based perspective and sees the potential in all my clients. I've trained in several play therapy modalities (CCPT, Theraplay, Autplay, Filial Therapy) to help children and families communicate and connect in times when words just don’t meet their needs. I've also trained in several parenting programs to help parents navigate this sometimes-challenging role i.e., Circles of Security, Triple P, Emotion Coaching 123.
(07) 3186 8548 View (07) 3186 8548
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Kaye Dallow
Counsellor, MPsych, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, QLD 4215
I love my work, so I am truly invested in each person that walks through my door. I am able to support you with a broad range of mental health issues, from exploring thoughts and behaviour, managing change and coping, to more complex presentations that may have developed through childhood trauma. I am here to support you, to navigate any mental health concerns. I am here to provide guidance through difficult emotions, coping strategies and support toward personal growth and self understanding. Self awareness allows us to grow and our become best self. Supporting children, teens, adults and couples.
I love my work, so I am truly invested in each person that walks through my door. I am able to support you with a broad range of mental health issues, from exploring thoughts and behaviour, managing change and coping, to more complex presentations that may have developed through childhood trauma. I am here to support you, to navigate any mental health concerns. I am here to provide guidance through difficult emotions, coping strategies and support toward personal growth and self understanding. Self awareness allows us to grow and our become best self. Supporting children, teens, adults and couples.
(07) 2801 5075 View (07) 2801 5075
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JJ's Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215
JJ's Counselling is available to offer counselling services to individuals in our community. It is a person-centred therapeutic practice built on the desire to empower people to develop, both personally and professionally, this approach enables the development of a strong rapport with clients, which provides positive results through therapy sessions. JJ's Counselling benefits a diverse number of individuals struggling with a variety of issues which may include: mood disorders, mental health concerns, relationship/social difficulties, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss, to name but a few.
JJ's Counselling is available to offer counselling services to individuals in our community. It is a person-centred therapeutic practice built on the desire to empower people to develop, both personally and professionally, this approach enables the development of a strong rapport with clients, which provides positive results through therapy sessions. JJ's Counselling benefits a diverse number of individuals struggling with a variety of issues which may include: mood disorders, mental health concerns, relationship/social difficulties, personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss, to name but a few.
(07) 5317 1003 View (07) 5317 1003
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Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635 View (07) 5655 7635
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Sarah Dakhili
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
Southport, QLD 4215  (Online Only)
Sarah is a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Social Worker. She has been working within the field of mind-body disorders (MBD) for over 12 years, specialising in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) chronic pain, trauma recovery and Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), including other challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, Fibromyalgia and PTSD. Her motto is simple: “Supporting clients in creating authentic power within themselves and in turn being able to make what was once difficult, easier”.
Sarah is a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Social Worker. She has been working within the field of mind-body disorders (MBD) for over 12 years, specialising in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) chronic pain, trauma recovery and Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), including other challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, Fibromyalgia and PTSD. Her motto is simple: “Supporting clients in creating authentic power within themselves and in turn being able to make what was once difficult, easier”.
(07) 3130 0085 View (07) 3130 0085
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Zea Eagle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Hope Island, QLD 4212
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than 20 years experience and offering Medicare Rebates, I typically see adult individuals and couples with relationship issues, infidelity, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, trauma and PTSD. I am passionate about helping people who want to feel better, build resilience, and learn to thrive despite adversity. There is always hope.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with more than 20 years experience and offering Medicare Rebates, I typically see adult individuals and couples with relationship issues, infidelity, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, trauma and PTSD. I am passionate about helping people who want to feel better, build resilience, and learn to thrive despite adversity. There is always hope.
(07) 2801 5810 View (07) 2801 5810

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Paradise Point, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Paradise Point, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
90% Stress
70% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bereavement
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Medicare Rebates
71% Medibank Private
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in Paradise Point, QLD see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Paradise Point?

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.