Counselling in Sippy Downs, QLD

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Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
If you're looking for a run of the mill counsellor or mental health professional to assist with your mental health queries, feel free to contact one of my very capable colleagues. I look at life through a different lens, with a transpersonal -even spiritual- mindfulness-based filter. Expect to see life from a broader perspective, while still being very practical. Expect to work from the inside out: YOU will change, and then your circumstances will. Understanding how you (and your brain) operate will help you manage your emotions and behaviour more effectively. This, in turn, will make you less sensitive to (negative) emotion-shifts.
If you're looking for a run of the mill counsellor or mental health professional to assist with your mental health queries, feel free to contact one of my very capable colleagues. I look at life through a different lens, with a transpersonal -even spiritual- mindfulness-based filter. Expect to see life from a broader perspective, while still being very practical. Expect to work from the inside out: YOU will change, and then your circumstances will. Understanding how you (and your brain) operate will help you manage your emotions and behaviour more effectively. This, in turn, will make you less sensitive to (negative) emotion-shifts.
(07) 5408 4047 View (07) 5408 4047
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Julie Bolton Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
The shock of a frightening medical diagnosis, significant loss, or other traumatic event in our lives can severely overwhelm our nervous system leaving us feeling fearful, anxious, panicky, unable to relax or sleep, emotional and very reactive to everyone around us. It is an awful place to find ourselves in and as humans we often try to avoid or distract ourselves from these unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions as best we can in an attempt to cope. Some of the behaviours we may use to bring short term relief, may be harmful to us in the long term, impact on our relationships, lead to depression or reduce our quality of life.
The shock of a frightening medical diagnosis, significant loss, or other traumatic event in our lives can severely overwhelm our nervous system leaving us feeling fearful, anxious, panicky, unable to relax or sleep, emotional and very reactive to everyone around us. It is an awful place to find ourselves in and as humans we often try to avoid or distract ourselves from these unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions as best we can in an attempt to cope. Some of the behaviours we may use to bring short term relief, may be harmful to us in the long term, impact on our relationships, lead to depression or reduce our quality of life.
(07) 5230 8917 View (07) 5230 8917
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Dr Grant Blake
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
(07) 4243 4125 View (07) 4243 4125
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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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Rachel Aves
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
Rachel moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast from the UK in 2016 to complete her psychology training and become acquainted with the community. She has worked in a variety of clinical, research, and community-based roles with an array of client presentations. She is a warm, compassionate psychologist who believes that the therapeutic alliance is a key component of successful therapy. She enjoys finding creative ways to connect with clients and endeavours to provide a safe space to collaboratively explore and work towards clients' goals.
(07) 5224 2163 View (07) 5224 2163
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The Psychology Company
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
The Psychology Company is an established and professional psychology group practice based in Forest Glen, on the Sunshine Coast. Our highly skilled team of clinical and general psychologists offer a wide-range of evidence-based treatments for a full range of difficulties.
The Psychology Company is an established and professional psychology group practice based in Forest Glen, on the Sunshine Coast. Our highly skilled team of clinical and general psychologists offer a wide-range of evidence-based treatments for a full range of difficulties.
(07) 5240 6240 View (07) 5240 6240
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Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Medical science research and mental health counselling is probably the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I love what am doing. Hello, my name is Thu. I am a social worker and the Director of Love and Light Healing Sunshine Coast. Besides mental health counselling, I also do research in neuroscience and medical science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My current research focuses on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
(07) 5240 9983 View (07) 5240 9983
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Boundless Counselling and Consultancy
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
'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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Synergy Mind Solutions - Brad Everton
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
(07) 5451 4085 View (07) 5451 4085
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Mind and Wellbeing Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Are you stressed out, worried, fearful, nervous, anxious? Are you having difficulties with others and seeking help to reduce conflict and improve relationships? Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Are you stressed out, worried, fearful, nervous, anxious? Are you having difficulties with others and seeking help to reduce conflict and improve relationships? Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
(07) 5391 4253 View (07) 5391 4253
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Ben Burns
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I’m a registered Counsellor with a strong focus on men’s issues – supporting men through times of transitions, crises of meaning and mid-life issues. Men have particular struggles and experiences that I have gathered tools to help navigate and lighten. As a bloke, we still have a cultural expectation to cope, sort it out ourselves and just get on with it - but my experience is that challenges are much easier to face with a bit of support. The truth is, there are times in our life when things fall apart and we feel like we can’t hold it together any longer. It’s at these crunch times that we can deepen our experience of life.
I’m a registered Counsellor with a strong focus on men’s issues – supporting men through times of transitions, crises of meaning and mid-life issues. Men have particular struggles and experiences that I have gathered tools to help navigate and lighten. As a bloke, we still have a cultural expectation to cope, sort it out ourselves and just get on with it - but my experience is that challenges are much easier to face with a bit of support. The truth is, there are times in our life when things fall apart and we feel like we can’t hold it together any longer. It’s at these crunch times that we can deepen our experience of life.
(07) 5317 1032 View (07) 5317 1032
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Candice Bush
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I work primarily with adolescents who experience emotions racing from 0- 100 without understanding why, have difficulty in peer and family relationships, don't tolerate distress or criticism and feel overwhelmed by everyday life including suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and/or depression. They would like to better understand their situation and learn to manage strong emotions and difficult relationships. I also work with adults and families who are experiencing life changing difficulties.
I work primarily with adolescents who experience emotions racing from 0- 100 without understanding why, have difficulty in peer and family relationships, don't tolerate distress or criticism and feel overwhelmed by everyday life including suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety and/or depression. They would like to better understand their situation and learn to manage strong emotions and difficult relationships. I also work with adults and families who are experiencing life changing difficulties.
(07) 5240 7531 View (07) 5240 7531
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Odyssey Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
Hi, my name is Tyrone. I am a clinical psychologist and nutritionist with a passion for helping clients with range of difficulties such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns, weight management, stress, trauma, and poor self-esteem. Together, we will understand YOU on a deeper level. We will identify and address the automatic defences that cause you problems (e.g., anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, self-criticism, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and self-destructing behaviour). You will have a safe space to get in touch with your emotions and express yourself as you truly are.
(07) 5241 1989 View (07) 5241 1989
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
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Reflective Practices & Supervision - Lisa King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR therapist. I employ a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach to people’s paths to triumphant transformation. Their healing paths are paved with kindness, compassion, curiosity, humour, and play. I have provided 33+ years of highly-skilled therapy for diverse people with complex needs, e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, transgenerational trauma, dissociative disorders, complex PTSD, mental illnesses, identity exploration and D&FV. Specialising in complex childhood trauma, I use empowering evidence-based treatments that help people from 12+ years of age.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and EMDR therapist. I employ a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach to people’s paths to triumphant transformation. Their healing paths are paved with kindness, compassion, curiosity, humour, and play. I have provided 33+ years of highly-skilled therapy for diverse people with complex needs, e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, transgenerational trauma, dissociative disorders, complex PTSD, mental illnesses, identity exploration and D&FV. Specialising in complex childhood trauma, I use empowering evidence-based treatments that help people from 12+ years of age.
(07) 5240 9006 View (07) 5240 9006
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Sunny Coast Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
John sees developing a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients as the key to successful counselling. He helps clients work through life’s challenges in a nurturing, non-judgemental, safe space so that they can live the life that they choose. John believes that every client can achieve the outcomes they desire and that his role is to sit with them, understand where they are today and help them decide where they would like to be. Once his clients are clear on this, John helps them to use the strengths and resources they already have, and develop new skills that they may need, in order to achieve their life goals.
John sees developing a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients as the key to successful counselling. He helps clients work through life’s challenges in a nurturing, non-judgemental, safe space so that they can live the life that they choose. John believes that every client can achieve the outcomes they desire and that his role is to sit with them, understand where they are today and help them decide where they would like to be. Once his clients are clear on this, John helps them to use the strengths and resources they already have, and develop new skills that they may need, in order to achieve their life goals.
(07) 5224 2016 View (07) 5224 2016
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Allied Health Centre Mooloolaba
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
(07) 3185 2392 View (07) 3185 2392
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HandinHand Mental Health & Disability
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
(07) 5241 4981 View (07) 5241 4981
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Henrita Oosthuizen
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Not accepting new clients
Life is not always as we imagined it. It can be hard to live life to the fullest. I’m here to help you navigate a fuller, meaningful life in whatever circumstances you might face right now. This might be a difficult season but it is not the end yet. There is always hope.
Life is not always as we imagined it. It can be hard to live life to the fullest. I’m here to help you navigate a fuller, meaningful life in whatever circumstances you might face right now. This might be a difficult season but it is not the end yet. There is always hope.
(07) 4580 4695 View (07) 4580 4695
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Crystal Clear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
Hi my name is Sharon Lagden. I work with individuals and couples to develop healthier minds and bodies. By focusing on the whole person, thereby improving you, ‘The Client’, your relationships and you overall well being. In this busy, frenetic world that we live in, it is impossible to go through life without needing a helping hand along the way when things get on top of us. I can help. I will see you in a confidential, safe, supportive, empathetic environment. We will explore the difficulties that you are experiencing together. I will not give advice or judge you, I will listen and act as a sounding board.
(07) 5224 2112 View (07) 5224 2112

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sippy Downs, QLD

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Sippy Downs, QLD who prioritize treating:

80% Anxiety
76% Depression
68% Bereavement
68% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Stress
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% NDIS
60% Medicare Rebates
47% Other

How Counsellors in Sippy Downs, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sippy Downs?

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.