Counselling in Samford Valley, QLD

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Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Hi, My name is Louise. I have had the great privilege of working with adults, young adults, children and adolescents for over 10 years. This experience has given me a depth of understanding, compassion, and the skills to work with the wide range of social, emotional, relational and mental health challenges we can all face in life.
Hi, My name is Louise. I have had the great privilege of working with adults, young adults, children and adolescents for over 10 years. This experience has given me a depth of understanding, compassion, and the skills to work with the wide range of social, emotional, relational and mental health challenges we can all face in life.
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Tracy Sweeny-Ward
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you cannot identify what is troubling you, but just know that things don't seem right. Hi, I’m Tracy and I have over 27 years' experience working as a therapist and credentialed mental health nurse with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief & loss and relationship challenges. In session I utilise animal assisted therapy (AAT) with my dog Beau to help those who are finding it difficult to cope and find a way forward.
(07) 2000 4634 View (07) 2000 4634
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Mindful Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
I especially connect with and enjoy providing support to people who struggle because they are highly-sensitive (hsperson.com), perfectionists, over-thinkers, anxious/worriers, or they have a history of trauma (from childhood, or from adult experiences, such as military service, miscarriage, violent assault, workplace bullying). I enjoy complex presentations, where there may be PTSD, anxiety, attachment issues, perfectionism, where the person's goal is to create an inner peace, fulfilment and live a more contented life. With couples, I can help you learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and improve your connection.
I especially connect with and enjoy providing support to people who struggle because they are highly-sensitive (hsperson.com), perfectionists, over-thinkers, anxious/worriers, or they have a history of trauma (from childhood, or from adult experiences, such as military service, miscarriage, violent assault, workplace bullying). I enjoy complex presentations, where there may be PTSD, anxiety, attachment issues, perfectionism, where the person's goal is to create an inner peace, fulfilment and live a more contented life. With couples, I can help you learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and improve your connection.
(07) 2000 4279 View (07) 2000 4279
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Michelle Costanzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Waitlist for new clients
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
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Supportive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
A private, safe & confidential space to talk with qualified & experienced practitioners who listen to you with Compassion, Understanding, Patience. ” Therapy should be interesting & enjoyable, you should look forward to attending every single time. Seeing a Trauma Informed Therapist regularly is an investment in yourself. It is true self-care. Guarantees success in your life. Improves your relationships & learn boundaries.
A private, safe & confidential space to talk with qualified & experienced practitioners who listen to you with Compassion, Understanding, Patience. ” Therapy should be interesting & enjoyable, you should look forward to attending every single time. Seeing a Trauma Informed Therapist regularly is an investment in yourself. It is true self-care. Guarantees success in your life. Improves your relationships & learn boundaries.
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Danel Schoeman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of my existence? Who adds value to my life? How do I add value to others? What do I need in my life? What do I expect? What do I want from life? My family is complicated, friendships are difficult, am I good enough? What is good enough even? My partner and I can't seem to communicate, and we have nothing in common anymore. Your feelings are real, it is your experience!
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Naomi Norman
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
I view mental health concerns and recovery as a normal part of life, and my clients as the experts in their own lives. I help people tailor proven strategies for growth and recovery that are individual to them. I work with adults of all ages, older adolescents (16+), women, men, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My areas of interest include: depressio, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), perinatal mental health, sleep conditions, life transitions and personal goals, and grief and loss.
I view mental health concerns and recovery as a normal part of life, and my clients as the experts in their own lives. I help people tailor proven strategies for growth and recovery that are individual to them. I work with adults of all ages, older adolescents (16+), women, men, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My areas of interest include: depressio, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), perinatal mental health, sleep conditions, life transitions and personal goals, and grief and loss.
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Growth Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Building a therapeutic alliance with our clients is at the heart of what we do at Growth Psychology. It is essential to feel safe and supported in order to share your vulnerabilities, gain insights, establish healthier mindsets and habits, overcome and experience deep long lasting growth. Our Psychologists and Coaches genuinely care about you and your wellbeing. We see individual's couples and adolescents from the age of 14.
Building a therapeutic alliance with our clients is at the heart of what we do at Growth Psychology. It is essential to feel safe and supported in order to share your vulnerabilities, gain insights, establish healthier mindsets and habits, overcome and experience deep long lasting growth. Our Psychologists and Coaches genuinely care about you and your wellbeing. We see individual's couples and adolescents from the age of 14.
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Sharyn Ferris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Therapy is a very intimate experience. In my work with people I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficulties being experienced by them. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for life transitions, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, or recovering from trauma or loss.
Therapy is a very intimate experience. In my work with people I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficulties being experienced by them. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for life transitions, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, or recovering from trauma or loss.
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Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
Sharon has worked with children, teens, families and individuals for over 30 years, and is the founder and director of Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia, a private counselling practice. She is a registered professional counsellor with the ACA and Psychology Today, having qualifications in Counselling, Christian Ministry and Theology, Child Development and Effective Parenting, Gestalt Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Core Value Therapy and Art Therapy. Some therapies Sharon uses include Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Core Value Therapy.
Sharon has worked with children, teens, families and individuals for over 30 years, and is the founder and director of Out of the Ashes Counselling Australia, a private counselling practice. She is a registered professional counsellor with the ACA and Psychology Today, having qualifications in Counselling, Christian Ministry and Theology, Child Development and Effective Parenting, Gestalt Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Core Value Therapy and Art Therapy. Some therapies Sharon uses include Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy and Core Value Therapy.
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Mountain View Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Samford Valley, QLD 4520
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
I am lucky enough to be able to offer Outdoor Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy, situated on 27 acres at Kobble Creek (near Samford/Dayboro). Outdoor and Equine based therapies are great for people who aren’t comfortable with a room-based setting, or just find it supportive to be in nature while we explore topics that may be difficult. It is also suited to young people who may not be able to sit or stay engaged for long periods. I offer trauma-informed counselling to young people (4-18), as well as adults to assist with emotional regulation, coping strategies, anxiety, depression, and other life challenges.
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Rachel Layt
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Everton Park, QLD 4053
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Rachel has five years experience working in the mental health field and has been working with Relationships Australia since 2021. Rachel works with clients of all ages and abilities and has a passion for working with; children aged between 3-16yo, families experiencing conflict, and with people who identify as neurodivergent or having additional needs. Rachel uses an evidence-based approach and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Play based approaches, Creative Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
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Stacey Koniw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chermside, QLD 4032
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
(07) 3186 9466 View (07) 3186 9466
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Alison Keane
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ashgrove, QLD 4060
I am a highly-experienced relationship counsellor having worked with couples for more than 20 years. Effective results from relationship counselling happen when the therapist is able to quickly get a handle of the difficulties in a way that is impartial, skilled, informative and supportive. Only then are both partners in the best position to find long-lasting and loving ways forward together.
I am a highly-experienced relationship counsellor having worked with couples for more than 20 years. Effective results from relationship counselling happen when the therapist is able to quickly get a handle of the difficulties in a way that is impartial, skilled, informative and supportive. Only then are both partners in the best position to find long-lasting and loving ways forward together.
(07) 3214 3609 View (07) 3214 3609
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Liane Stuart
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chermside, QLD 4032
Hello! My name is Liane, and I am a Psychologist who enjoys working with people seeking to better understand themselves and manage challenges they may be facing to create a better life for themselves. In our sessions goals are collaboratively decided, with treatment being tailored to your specific needs. I am a curious individual who aims to be a non-judgmental, compassionate, warm and reliable therapist. I strive to create a safe place from individuals to engage in self-reflection, development of insight and healing.
Hello! My name is Liane, and I am a Psychologist who enjoys working with people seeking to better understand themselves and manage challenges they may be facing to create a better life for themselves. In our sessions goals are collaboratively decided, with treatment being tailored to your specific needs. I am a curious individual who aims to be a non-judgmental, compassionate, warm and reliable therapist. I strive to create a safe place from individuals to engage in self-reflection, development of insight and healing.
(07) 3184 8316 View (07) 3184 8316
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Lisa Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Strathpine, QLD 4500
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
We use a holistic approach to enhance your health and happiness. If your feeling sad, anxious, depressed, run down, anger or upset about your life, wellbeing, relationship or workplace we are here to assist.
(07) 3063 4009 View (07) 3063 4009
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Amanda Hall (Brown)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bald Hills, QLD 4036
Not accepting new clients
Folded Heart Studio is a counselling and art therapy practice in the northern side of Brisbane in the Pine Rivers Shire. Folded Heart Studio was named as such to honour the story of your heart and facilitate choice and transformation. The paper origami heart symbolises the creative nature of the support and counselling that we offer and the commitment to offering structure and guidance along the way. Studio by definition is a place to learn, experiment and follow one’s creative endeavors in life; this studio is both a physical and online room grounded in a kind and accepting therapeutic alliance between you and me. Welcome.
Folded Heart Studio is a counselling and art therapy practice in the northern side of Brisbane in the Pine Rivers Shire. Folded Heart Studio was named as such to honour the story of your heart and facilitate choice and transformation. The paper origami heart symbolises the creative nature of the support and counselling that we offer and the commitment to offering structure and guidance along the way. Studio by definition is a place to learn, experiment and follow one’s creative endeavors in life; this studio is both a physical and online room grounded in a kind and accepting therapeutic alliance between you and me. Welcome.
(07) 3226 1835 View (07) 3226 1835
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Holistic Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Albany Creek, QLD 4035
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
(07) 3608 1663 View (07) 3608 1663
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Kylie Warren
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Everton Park, QLD 4053
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in North Brisbane (Everton Park). I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Whether you're seeking therapy, assessment, or simply looking for support and guidance on your personal journey, I am here to help. My approach to therapy is based on the belief that every individual has the capacity for growth and change. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, I aim to help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and develop the skills and strategies you need to lead a more fulfilling life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in North Brisbane (Everton Park). I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Whether you're seeking therapy, assessment, or simply looking for support and guidance on your personal journey, I am here to help. My approach to therapy is based on the belief that every individual has the capacity for growth and change. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, I aim to help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and develop the skills and strategies you need to lead a more fulfilling life.
(07) 3179 6934 View (07) 3179 6934
Photo of Patrick Sullivan, Psychologist in Samford Valley, QLD
Patrick Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Everton Park, QLD 4053
I am clinical psychologist working in private practice based in Everton Park. I strive to establish a warm connection with my clients, offer a therapeutic space that is safe, compassionate, and respectful, and provide effective treatment individualised for each person’s therapy needs. I tend to work with adults, veterans and teenagers 16 years and above, addressing a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, OCD, grief, personality disorders, and inter-personal difficulties. I offer both in-person and Telehealth (phone and video) appointments. Pease feel free to reach out via phone or email.
I am clinical psychologist working in private practice based in Everton Park. I strive to establish a warm connection with my clients, offer a therapeutic space that is safe, compassionate, and respectful, and provide effective treatment individualised for each person’s therapy needs. I tend to work with adults, veterans and teenagers 16 years and above, addressing a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, OCD, grief, personality disorders, and inter-personal difficulties. I offer both in-person and Telehealth (phone and video) appointments. Pease feel free to reach out via phone or email.
(07) 3130 0556 View (07) 3130 0556

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Samford Valley, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Samford Valley, QLD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD
55% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
80% Medicare Rebates
80% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Samford Valley, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Samford Valley?

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.