Counselling in Pialba, QLD

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Better Day Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pialba, QLD 4655
EMDR and Hypnotherapy for quitting drinking, emotional eating and releasing trauma. Have you tried repeatedly to quit drinking alcohol or emotional eating and are now feeling defeated or stuck? You have likely been trying to fix a subconscious problem with conscious methods (willpower/ talk therapy), which doesn't usually work. If you have experienced trauma you may be unwittingly self-medicating to cope with emotional flashbacks by using alcohol, food or smoking. These problems may have effected your confidence or relationships.
EMDR and Hypnotherapy for quitting drinking, emotional eating and releasing trauma. Have you tried repeatedly to quit drinking alcohol or emotional eating and are now feeling defeated or stuck? You have likely been trying to fix a subconscious problem with conscious methods (willpower/ talk therapy), which doesn't usually work. If you have experienced trauma you may be unwittingly self-medicating to cope with emotional flashbacks by using alcohol, food or smoking. These problems may have effected your confidence or relationships.
(02) 5850 3151 View (02) 5850 3151
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Counselling Fraser Coast
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pialba, QLD 4655
Through Counselling, I help individuals and couples gain clarity, build confidence, and conquer fears, showing them ways they can take action and start enjoying life, even when life is overwhelming and seems impossible! I provide great counselling sessions with back up online courses. I have a dream… to innovatively change people’s lives and I am living it!. I have been providing counselling services since 2006 and provide advanced counselling that is of great use, that makes a real difference in people’s lives! My online support products are beautifully designed, simple to use, and user friendly. Book online!
Through Counselling, I help individuals and couples gain clarity, build confidence, and conquer fears, showing them ways they can take action and start enjoying life, even when life is overwhelming and seems impossible! I provide great counselling sessions with back up online courses. I have a dream… to innovatively change people’s lives and I am living it!. I have been providing counselling services since 2006 and provide advanced counselling that is of great use, that makes a real difference in people’s lives! My online support products are beautifully designed, simple to use, and user friendly. Book online!
(03) 5907 3722 View (03) 5907 3722
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pialba, QLD 4655
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
(02) 4063 1530 View (02) 4063 1530

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Jade Baravilala
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Urraween, QLD 4655  (Online Only)
My approach is rooted in an eclectic style, tailored to the individual goals and needs of each client. I draw from a diverse toolkit that includes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and spiritual interventions if requested. With experience in managing elite and high-profile sports professionals, extensive proficiency of directing an international not for profit organisation, and working cross-culturally for over two decades, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the field of counseling.
My approach is rooted in an eclectic style, tailored to the individual goals and needs of each client. I draw from a diverse toolkit that includes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and spiritual interventions if requested. With experience in managing elite and high-profile sports professionals, extensive proficiency of directing an international not for profit organisation, and working cross-culturally for over two decades, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the field of counseling.
(07) 4145 4758 View (07) 4145 4758
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The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Urraween, QLD 4655
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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Deborah Michelle Jones
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Booral, QLD 4655
Seeking help may be the most courageous thing you can do. It is a big decision and past experiences will influence that decision. I am here to make the process open and honest. I will discuss all options with you and I will support you through whatever decisions you choose. My eclectic use of modalities including Person Centred Therapies, Choice Theory, Mindfulness activities and Grief & Loss Therapies, among others, enables me to tailor my approach to suit each client. Why not try my free 15minute introduction phone call to see if I'm the best fit for you.
Seeking help may be the most courageous thing you can do. It is a big decision and past experiences will influence that decision. I am here to make the process open and honest. I will discuss all options with you and I will support you through whatever decisions you choose. My eclectic use of modalities including Person Centred Therapies, Choice Theory, Mindfulness activities and Grief & Loss Therapies, among others, enables me to tailor my approach to suit each client. Why not try my free 15minute introduction phone call to see if I'm the best fit for you.
(07) 4158 6802 View (07) 4158 6802
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Dean Rogers Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Urraween, QLD 4655
My practice is geared for individuals & couples who struggle with relationship issues which may include common healthy relationship barriers such as addiction, anger, anxiety & stress, depression, grief and loss. As a vital aspect of the human experience, fostering healthy social and intimate relationships is a key component of the Positive Relationships client experience. Whether it is strengthening connection through development of emotional intelligence, learning the art of communication or resolving conflict, the Positive Relationship model will help you achieve your mutual relationship goals. Be prepared for a new connection.
My practice is geared for individuals & couples who struggle with relationship issues which may include common healthy relationship barriers such as addiction, anger, anxiety & stress, depression, grief and loss. As a vital aspect of the human experience, fostering healthy social and intimate relationships is a key component of the Positive Relationships client experience. Whether it is strengthening connection through development of emotional intelligence, learning the art of communication or resolving conflict, the Positive Relationship model will help you achieve your mutual relationship goals. Be prepared for a new connection.
(07) 5230 3758 View (07) 5230 3758

Online Therapists

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Joshua Shalevski
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Noosaville, QLD 4566
Josh is a warm and compassionate psychologist who provides an affirming therapeutic space to all people he works with. He has a keen interest in a wide range of psychological problems, with a passion for working with PTSD and trauma-related conditions. Josh strives to empower individuals to access their innate inner resources, and to walk alongside them on a path of healing & growth. Josh primarily works with individuals (age 14+) experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, anger, stress, and emotion dysregulation difficulties. He also has a keen interest in men’s mental health & ADHD.
Josh is a warm and compassionate psychologist who provides an affirming therapeutic space to all people he works with. He has a keen interest in a wide range of psychological problems, with a passion for working with PTSD and trauma-related conditions. Josh strives to empower individuals to access their innate inner resources, and to walk alongside them on a path of healing & growth. Josh primarily works with individuals (age 14+) experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, anger, stress, and emotion dysregulation difficulties. He also has a keen interest in men’s mental health & ADHD.
(07) 5230 8825 View (07) 5230 8825
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Lisa Albion
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pomona, QLD 4568
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the field of education for over thirty years in Australia, Canada, South East Asia and the Balkans. My experience of a diverse range of cultures, perspectives and ways of knowing and being greatly informs my counselling practice. My commitment to my own healing and learning along with my passion for supporting others with theirs is what led me into the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, holistic space for those who are on a path of personal growth and healing.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the field of education for over thirty years in Australia, Canada, South East Asia and the Balkans. My experience of a diverse range of cultures, perspectives and ways of knowing and being greatly informs my counselling practice. My commitment to my own healing and learning along with my passion for supporting others with theirs is what led me into the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, holistic space for those who are on a path of personal growth and healing.
(07) 5240 9831 View (07) 5240 9831
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Tamara Evans Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Coolum, QLD 4573
Waitlist for new clients
​I am a trauma informed counsellor with tertiary and post graduate qualifications in Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt Relational Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness, and group facilitation. ​ I am a relational therapist, so my first step is to connect with you to build a safe, compassionate, and authentic relationship. Through this relationship we can gently explore your experiences, uncover your unmet needs, and discover ways to support you towards a more fulfilling life.
​I am a trauma informed counsellor with tertiary and post graduate qualifications in Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt Relational Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga, Mindfulness, and group facilitation. ​ I am a relational therapist, so my first step is to connect with you to build a safe, compassionate, and authentic relationship. Through this relationship we can gently explore your experiences, uncover your unmet needs, and discover ways to support you towards a more fulfilling life.
(07) 5240 7802 View (07) 5240 7802
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Veridian Psychology - Aisling Mullan
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with and children and young people from the age of 5 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with and children and young people from the age of 5 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
(07) 5240 3075 View (07) 5240 3075
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Inner Mood Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Forest Glen, QLD 4556
Immediate availability! Angela believes that every individual has the potential to flourish – sometimes they just need a little guidance along the way, or someone to hear their story. Angela delivers a warm and welcoming non-judgmental environment through guidance, education, and emotional support. Offering person-centred care working with clients across the lifespan using evidence-based practice based on the individual to help manage anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, trauma, and a range of other issues.
Immediate availability! Angela believes that every individual has the potential to flourish – sometimes they just need a little guidance along the way, or someone to hear their story. Angela delivers a warm and welcoming non-judgmental environment through guidance, education, and emotional support. Offering person-centred care working with clients across the lifespan using evidence-based practice based on the individual to help manage anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, trauma, and a range of other issues.
(07) 5241 4096 View (07) 5241 4096
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Mary Ann Killian-Dover
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woombye, QLD 4559  (Online Only)
I have 17 years experience as a counsellor, from being a school counselor to managing a woman's crisis refuge and in private practice. Counselling is a safe and confidential space where you are able to express yourself without judgment and where you will become more aware of who you are. This unique environment helps you overcome life-speed bumps and place of personal growth and empowers you to become the best you.
I have 17 years experience as a counsellor, from being a school counselor to managing a woman's crisis refuge and in private practice. Counselling is a safe and confidential space where you are able to express yourself without judgment and where you will become more aware of who you are. This unique environment helps you overcome life-speed bumps and place of personal growth and empowers you to become the best you.
(07) 5241 4102 View (07) 5241 4102
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Not taking new clients currently
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
(07) 5240 9990 View (07) 5240 9990
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Hindsight Online Therapy with Raeleen Hind
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gympie, QLD 4570  (Online Only)
I have worked in disability and mental health services for 3.5 years and a member of the Neurodivergent Affirming community. I work with kids, teens, and adults and my decision regarding the type of therapy to provide clients is always based on individual needs and preferences. My approach is non-judgmental, empathetic, and educational. I like to be a sound board to your worries and educate you on reasons problematic situations and negative moods occur. In the past I have struggled with mental health problems and can relate to the challenge of navigating obligations/responsibilities while struggling with mental illness.
I have worked in disability and mental health services for 3.5 years and a member of the Neurodivergent Affirming community. I work with kids, teens, and adults and my decision regarding the type of therapy to provide clients is always based on individual needs and preferences. My approach is non-judgmental, empathetic, and educational. I like to be a sound board to your worries and educate you on reasons problematic situations and negative moods occur. In the past I have struggled with mental health problems and can relate to the challenge of navigating obligations/responsibilities while struggling with mental illness.
(07) 5230 3967 View (07) 5230 3967
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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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Richard Elms Therapy Training Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Parrearra, QLD 4575  (Online Only)
Richard Elms is an experienced therapist, offering compassionate and solution focussed counselling, working together with his clients to create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. Richard also provides clinical and professional supervision as well as training to other professionals.
Richard Elms is an experienced therapist, offering compassionate and solution focussed counselling, working together with his clients to create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. Richard also provides clinical and professional supervision as well as training to other professionals.
(07) 5241 2997 View (07) 5241 2997
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Laurita Gorman Msw Sep - Holistic Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Life can be hard at times, and when we meet the messy moments it can feel isolating, overwhelming, and hopeless. We are human, after all. It makes sense that we may find ourselves stuck at times - stuck in our feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and it can be tough to shift things in the right direction, especially if we are doing it on our own. With honesty and compassion, therapy is a place to explore what you're navigating and create sustainable change that supports your healing and growth. I support women who are wanting to shift out of survival mode so they can feel grounded, confident, and free.
Life can be hard at times, and when we meet the messy moments it can feel isolating, overwhelming, and hopeless. We are human, after all. It makes sense that we may find ourselves stuck at times - stuck in our feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and it can be tough to shift things in the right direction, especially if we are doing it on our own. With honesty and compassion, therapy is a place to explore what you're navigating and create sustainable change that supports your healing and growth. I support women who are wanting to shift out of survival mode so they can feel grounded, confident, and free.
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Level One Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
Level One is a private practice which has been offering psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community since 2013. Our psychologists and mental health social worker (MHSW) treat a range of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, DV and family issues. Our team at Level One Psychology work with individuals of all ages, from adults to children across two clinic locations. Dr Lisa Martin, Director of Level One Psychology and an experienced sport and performance psychologist, also offers online consultations to athletes, medical professionals, managerial staff and company directors.
(07) 5373 0700 View (07) 5373 0700
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Tamara Williams - Emdr Therapy Trained Clinician
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AASW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
It can be exhausting to feel like you are just surviving each day. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, EMDR Therapy is a dynamic and action-oriented approach which goes 'beyond scratching the surface'. Our work together will give valuable insights into your experiences, working towards healing from the past, so present symptoms do not bother you anymore and achieving your goals. I use EMDR therapy, EMDR 2.0, ACT, Parts Therapy, and mindfulness based strategies.
It can be exhausting to feel like you are just surviving each day. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, EMDR Therapy is a dynamic and action-oriented approach which goes 'beyond scratching the surface'. Our work together will give valuable insights into your experiences, working towards healing from the past, so present symptoms do not bother you anymore and achieving your goals. I use EMDR therapy, EMDR 2.0, ACT, Parts Therapy, and mindfulness based strategies.
(07) 5240 4004 View (07) 5240 4004

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pialba, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Pialba, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Life Coaching
67% Domestic Violence
67% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in Pialba, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pialba?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.