Counselling in Redbank Plains, QLD

Harrison Adam Cochrane
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
I believe that a huge part of my job is to be able to sit with a client in the hardest of times, and allow them the space and support to get up by themselves. I take a very client centred approach to care and believe that the client is the expertise in their own lives. I use a basis of ACT, Narrative Therapy, EFT and SFT to drive my practice from evidence based models and enjoy working with clients from a multitude of different backgrounds. I believe in the power of creating a safe space for people to share and be vulnerable, the ability to do this is one of our great human gifts.
I believe that a huge part of my job is to be able to sit with a client in the hardest of times, and allow them the space and support to get up by themselves. I take a very client centred approach to care and believe that the client is the expertise in their own lives. I use a basis of ACT, Narrative Therapy, EFT and SFT to drive my practice from evidence based models and enjoy working with clients from a multitude of different backgrounds. I believe in the power of creating a safe space for people to share and be vulnerable, the ability to do this is one of our great human gifts.
(07) 2801 6605 View (07) 2801 6605
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Andrea Stafford
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
0432 262 866 View 0432 262 866
Brookwater Therapeutic Connections
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
We offer a holistic approach to therapy in a warm, professional environment. Our play therapy sessions provide a safe space for children to express and process their emotions through play. For couples, our counselling sessions foster open dialogue and help strengthen relationships. Our adult therapy services support individuals in managing stress, anxiety, and past traumas. We wholeheartedly and purposefully advocate for all children, adolescents and adults to ensure their needs and goals are met, as well as providing relational connection to ensure everyone feels valued and understood.
We offer a holistic approach to therapy in a warm, professional environment. Our play therapy sessions provide a safe space for children to express and process their emotions through play. For couples, our counselling sessions foster open dialogue and help strengthen relationships. Our adult therapy services support individuals in managing stress, anxiety, and past traumas. We wholeheartedly and purposefully advocate for all children, adolescents and adults to ensure their needs and goals are met, as well as providing relational connection to ensure everyone feels valued and understood.
(07) 2801 5071 View (07) 2801 5071
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Lakeside Allied Health
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
Located right here in Forest Lake, we offer psychology and counselling services for ages 6 onwards. Whether you are finding day to day life stressful, feeling anxious about the current state of the World, or feeling very down, Lakeside Allied Health is here to help. Our highly experienced psychologists and social workers have special interest in anxiety, depression, stress and life changes as well at trauma and PTSD. We also have Bella, our emotional support dog, who comes to the clinic to offer her own kind of support.
Located right here in Forest Lake, we offer psychology and counselling services for ages 6 onwards. Whether you are finding day to day life stressful, feeling anxious about the current state of the World, or feeling very down, Lakeside Allied Health is here to help. Our highly experienced psychologists and social workers have special interest in anxiety, depression, stress and life changes as well at trauma and PTSD. We also have Bella, our emotional support dog, who comes to the clinic to offer her own kind of support.
(07) 3184 8502 View (07) 3184 8502
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TAS Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges? Or seeking support to enhance your emotional well-being, improve coping skills and regain control in your life? Perhaps you're facing difficulties in navigating your child's challenging behaviours and are seeking guidance and tools to help them develop healthier coping mechanisms, social skills or tackle their anxiety or low mood? Do you find life overwhelming and have challenges with organisation, starting tasks or getting things done?
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges? Or seeking support to enhance your emotional well-being, improve coping skills and regain control in your life? Perhaps you're facing difficulties in navigating your child's challenging behaviours and are seeking guidance and tools to help them develop healthier coping mechanisms, social skills or tackle their anxiety or low mood? Do you find life overwhelming and have challenges with organisation, starting tasks or getting things done?
(07) 2801 6336 View (07) 2801 6336
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Nourished Minds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Redbank Plains, QLD 4301
Welcome. Are you someone who enjoys their career, cherishes family life, and revels in the comfort of your home? Yet, despite these wonderful parts of your life, you may be grappling with constant challenges of intimate relationships or navigating the emotions of co-parenting with a toxic ex. If the drama, arguments, and toxic dynamics have left you feeling drained and questioning why these patterns persist, you've come to the right place. I understand the frustration of desiring a healthy, happy life but finding yourself entangled in relationships that seem to attract toxicity.
Welcome. Are you someone who enjoys their career, cherishes family life, and revels in the comfort of your home? Yet, despite these wonderful parts of your life, you may be grappling with constant challenges of intimate relationships or navigating the emotions of co-parenting with a toxic ex. If the drama, arguments, and toxic dynamics have left you feeling drained and questioning why these patterns persist, you've come to the right place. I understand the frustration of desiring a healthy, happy life but finding yourself entangled in relationships that seem to attract toxicity.
(07) 3060 8362 View (07) 3060 8362

More Therapists Nearby

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Andrew Forrest
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Andrew is a board-registered psychologist and couples therapist who works with individuals and couples seeking support at different life stages. He has experience working with a wide-range of mental health concerns and is passionate about supporting people to improve their mental well-being and quality of life. Andrew’s approach creates a safe, collaborative environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore and remain curious to possibilities. It is within this non-judgemental space that a person can begin to reflect, heal and move towards growth and change.
Andrew is a board-registered psychologist and couples therapist who works with individuals and couples seeking support at different life stages. He has experience working with a wide-range of mental health concerns and is passionate about supporting people to improve their mental well-being and quality of life. Andrew’s approach creates a safe, collaborative environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore and remain curious to possibilities. It is within this non-judgemental space that a person can begin to reflect, heal and move towards growth and change.
(07) 4517 5346 View (07) 4517 5346
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Peter Greasley
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069  (Online Only)
Since 2005, I have worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in a range of human service and community work settings. My clinical practice has been shaped by people affected by: – chronic illness; natural disasters; trauma, disability; mental health challenges; and grief and loss. ​I consider the therapeutic space to be a safe and enriched environment. I strive to bring a gentle curiosity to these explorations, and to acknowledge the importance of working at your pace. Central to my work is a belief in our capacity for insight, creativity, and growth – particularly in response to the difficulties we face.
Since 2005, I have worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in a range of human service and community work settings. My clinical practice has been shaped by people affected by: – chronic illness; natural disasters; trauma, disability; mental health challenges; and grief and loss. ​I consider the therapeutic space to be a safe and enriched environment. I strive to bring a gentle curiosity to these explorations, and to acknowledge the importance of working at your pace. Central to my work is a belief in our capacity for insight, creativity, and growth – particularly in response to the difficulties we face.
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Reflections Psychology Services Pty ltd
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kenmore, QLD 4069
Anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Substance Abuse, and Relationship problems. We find it gratifying to introduce clients and therapists, alike, to evidence based therapies. We have had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using Psychological therapies in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, general and sexual offending and substance misuse.
Anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Substance Abuse, and Relationship problems. We find it gratifying to introduce clients and therapists, alike, to evidence based therapies. We have had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations using Psychological therapies in clients with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, general and sexual offending and substance misuse.
(07) 3088 9252 View (07) 3088 9252
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Nick Jolly
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Nick. Our life is a big journey, and we all experience difficulty at times. I understand there are times where you may feel stuck, confused, misunderstood, mistreated or overwhelmed, like your cycling in repeating patterns, or feel dependent on unsupportive habits to cope that seem impossible to break free from or change. If this sounds somehow familiar I’d really appreciate hearing from you and would appreciate the opportunity to say how I could support you to ease the pressure, feel more in control and move towards a deeper level of self-alignment and well-being.
Hi, I’m Nick. Our life is a big journey, and we all experience difficulty at times. I understand there are times where you may feel stuck, confused, misunderstood, mistreated or overwhelmed, like your cycling in repeating patterns, or feel dependent on unsupportive habits to cope that seem impossible to break free from or change. If this sounds somehow familiar I’d really appreciate hearing from you and would appreciate the opportunity to say how I could support you to ease the pressure, feel more in control and move towards a deeper level of self-alignment and well-being.
(07) 2000 5808 View (07) 2000 5808
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Acuity Therapy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Acuity Therapy is a Psychology practice servicing Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich that provides psychological services and behaviour support to clients. We are a values driven practice who strives to achieve the best outcomes for clients. We are bound by the Australian Psychological Societies code of Ethics as well as the guidelines set out by the NDIS. For more information go to www.acuitytherapy.com.au
Acuity Therapy is a Psychology practice servicing Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and Ipswich that provides psychological services and behaviour support to clients. We are a values driven practice who strives to achieve the best outcomes for clients. We are bound by the Australian Psychological Societies code of Ethics as well as the guidelines set out by the NDIS. For more information go to www.acuitytherapy.com.au
(07) 4847 6719 View (07) 4847 6719
The Long Gallery Psychologists
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Moggill, QLD 4070
Our fully registered psychologists focus in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, complicated grief, relationships, separation, workplace conflict, children’s developmental and learning difficulties, fertility and even performance and sports psychology. Most importantly the Long Gallery Psychologists believe the highest priority is delivering evidence based ethical practice. This means we work with our clients using methods backed by science to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our fully registered psychologists focus in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, complicated grief, relationships, separation, workplace conflict, children’s developmental and learning difficulties, fertility and even performance and sports psychology. Most importantly the Long Gallery Psychologists believe the highest priority is delivering evidence based ethical practice. This means we work with our clients using methods backed by science to achieve the best possible outcomes.
(07) 2801 5073 View (07) 2801 5073
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Anna Ryan Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Anna is a registered psychologist and a clinical psychology registrar who has a private practice in Ipswich. Anna’s approach to therapy blends a wealth of clinical experience with warmth and compassion, creating a safe and nurturing environment for self-exploration and growth. Anna has a particular interest in working with adolescents (10years +) and adults who might present with difficulties adjusting to life changes, pre and post natal difficulties, adjustment to chronic health issues, depression, anxiety, stress and burnout and relationship issues. Please see her website for more info: www.annaryanpsychology.com.au
Anna is a registered psychologist and a clinical psychology registrar who has a private practice in Ipswich. Anna’s approach to therapy blends a wealth of clinical experience with warmth and compassion, creating a safe and nurturing environment for self-exploration and growth. Anna has a particular interest in working with adolescents (10years +) and adults who might present with difficulties adjusting to life changes, pre and post natal difficulties, adjustment to chronic health issues, depression, anxiety, stress and burnout and relationship issues. Please see her website for more info: www.annaryanpsychology.com.au
(07) 2801 7667 View (07) 2801 7667
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The Innerspace
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Booval, QLD 4304
A space for trauma-informed and holistic centered approach to help women find hope, healing and freedom from traumatic life experiences to create lasting healing and transformation. I have experienced the healing work of the creative arts when I had no voice, facing uncertainty and wanting to move on from the pain of trauma. My hope is that you will experience hope, freedom and healing with the creative arts as we explore moving from surviving to thriving. I bring into the counselling space insight and wisdom from my theraputic experience, training and personal growth in understanding the need for self expression.
A space for trauma-informed and holistic centered approach to help women find hope, healing and freedom from traumatic life experiences to create lasting healing and transformation. I have experienced the healing work of the creative arts when I had no voice, facing uncertainty and wanting to move on from the pain of trauma. My hope is that you will experience hope, freedom and healing with the creative arts as we explore moving from surviving to thriving. I bring into the counselling space insight and wisdom from my theraputic experience, training and personal growth in understanding the need for self expression.
(07) 2104 1922 View (07) 2104 1922
Keith Bunce
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich, QLD 4305
As an integrative counsellor I work relationally with the client. My experience volunteering for Mind, a UK charity, has given me an invaluable experience of working with clients that present with a wide range of presenting problems. I have also worked with Armed Forces veterans community dealing with service related and non-service related issues. Since setting up practice in Australia I have worked with a wide range of clients, including children that are waiting to be, or that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder this has also included their families to help adjust in parenting styles.
As an integrative counsellor I work relationally with the client. My experience volunteering for Mind, a UK charity, has given me an invaluable experience of working with clients that present with a wide range of presenting problems. I have also worked with Armed Forces veterans community dealing with service related and non-service related issues. Since setting up practice in Australia I have worked with a wide range of clients, including children that are waiting to be, or that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder this has also included their families to help adjust in parenting styles.
(07) 2801 5605 View (07) 2801 5605
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Rachel Goodwin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Moggill, QLD 4070
Rachel has recently returned from maternity leave and is familiar with the challenges new Mums face and is comfortable working with PND. She has over 10 years experience working as a psychologist in both private practice and medical centres. She has worked with both adults and adolescents who have diverse presentations including mood and anxiety conditions, grief and PTSD and is experienced in helping people adjust to stressful situations.
Rachel has recently returned from maternity leave and is familiar with the challenges new Mums face and is comfortable working with PND. She has over 10 years experience working as a psychologist in both private practice and medical centres. She has worked with both adults and adolescents who have diverse presentations including mood and anxiety conditions, grief and PTSD and is experienced in helping people adjust to stressful situations.
(07) 3060 8547 View (07) 3060 8547
Engage Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ipswich, QLD 4305
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
(07) 3184 2367 View (07) 3184 2367
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Kirsi Reinikka, Art Therapy in Springwood
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, QLD 4078
Hi, I am Kirsi Reinikka, qualified Art Therapist and Social Worker through the Masters programs at the University of Queensland. Art therapy is psychological therapy assisted by the art making process. Art therapy can help with feelings of anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, finding insight, goal setting, relaxation to name a few. I currently provide art therapy for private as well as self- and plan-managed NDIS clients. Just make an enquiry if you need a therapist under the Redress or other schemes. If you have 2-4 people who would like to get together and create their own 2 hour art therapy group, I might be able to help!
Hi, I am Kirsi Reinikka, qualified Art Therapist and Social Worker through the Masters programs at the University of Queensland. Art therapy is psychological therapy assisted by the art making process. Art therapy can help with feelings of anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, finding insight, goal setting, relaxation to name a few. I currently provide art therapy for private as well as self- and plan-managed NDIS clients. Just make an enquiry if you need a therapist under the Redress or other schemes. If you have 2-4 people who would like to get together and create their own 2 hour art therapy group, I might be able to help!
(07) 2801 5745 View (07) 2801 5745
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Channelle Chou
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, QLD 4078
Channelle is a warm and compassionate therapist. Her therapeutic style is intuitive and empathetic. Channelle strives to create a therapeutic space where her clients can feel safe, supported and heard. She provides an opportunity for her clients to share their values, goals and beliefs. Channelle’s strength based and collaborative approach enables her to adapt to the needs of each client. She provides an evidence-based, multi-modal approach to support clients to reach their potential.
Channelle is a warm and compassionate therapist. Her therapeutic style is intuitive and empathetic. Channelle strives to create a therapeutic space where her clients can feel safe, supported and heard. She provides an opportunity for her clients to share their values, goals and beliefs. Channelle’s strength based and collaborative approach enables her to adapt to the needs of each client. She provides an evidence-based, multi-modal approach to support clients to reach their potential.
(07) 2104 1964 View (07) 2104 1964
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Blue Healers Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Moggill, QLD 4070
Do you feel angry and don't know why? Have you lost your self-confidence? Does going to a busy public place give you feelings of anxiety, where the stress just grips you? Have you recently been struggling in your relationship with your partner and feel like you are not being heard? Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning after enduring a night of negative thoughts that will not go away? If you are currently going through any of the above, then it may help you to know that around 3.2 million Australians between the ages of 16 & 85 have experienced anxiety, depression or another psychological issue in the last 12 months.
Do you feel angry and don't know why? Have you lost your self-confidence? Does going to a busy public place give you feelings of anxiety, where the stress just grips you? Have you recently been struggling in your relationship with your partner and feel like you are not being heard? Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning after enduring a night of negative thoughts that will not go away? If you are currently going through any of the above, then it may help you to know that around 3.2 million Australians between the ages of 16 & 85 have experienced anxiety, depression or another psychological issue in the last 12 months.
(07) 2100 4494 View (07) 2100 4494

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Redbank Plains, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Redbank Plains, QLD who prioritize treating:

67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Parenting
67% Autism
67% Coping Skills
67% Women's Issues
50% Child

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
67% Medibank Private
67% NDIS

How Counsellors in Redbank Plains, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Redbank Plains?

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.