Counselling in South Toowoomba, QLD

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Natalie Walker
Verified Verified
South Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Airmid Mental Health, Wellness & Recovery Service is a private mental health/disability practice. I am also a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses) and registered with Australian Health Practitioners Authority. I have a special interest in Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health. Alongside my professional credentials, I am also a mother to three teenage boys with challenging behaviours, allowing me to bring lived experience into informed practice.
Airmid Mental Health, Wellness & Recovery Service is a private mental health/disability practice. I am also a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses) and registered with Australian Health Practitioners Authority. I have a special interest in Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health. Alongside my professional credentials, I am also a mother to three teenage boys with challenging behaviours, allowing me to bring lived experience into informed practice.
(07) 4520 4314 View (07) 4520 4314
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Jane Chambers
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Toowoomba, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
I currently have telehealth appointments available for female clients for Psychology and Life Coaching. Late Appointments are available Wednesday night. As a Psychologist I walk beside you and 'hold space' for you as you process past hurts and develop skills to assist you to manage psychological distress associated with trauma, mental health conditions or life transitions. As a Life Coach I walk beside you as you identify, clarify, define and voice your dreams, visions and goals. Then I work with you to explore, discover and achieve actions that will lead to growth.
(07) 4847 6738 View (07) 4847 6738
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Penne Willner - Telos Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
South Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Life is often challenging. We can face difficulties with work, with our relationships, with our own internal struggles, but we don't need to face them alone. We need each other. I work alongside clients with a variety of issues: grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles etc, and I offer a tailored approach to support you in your journey to better cope with what life throws at you.
Life is often challenging. We can face difficulties with work, with our relationships, with our own internal struggles, but we don't need to face them alone. We need each other. I work alongside clients with a variety of issues: grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles etc, and I offer a tailored approach to support you in your journey to better cope with what life throws at you.
(07) 4523 6789 View (07) 4523 6789

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Jessica Hume
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
Special interest areas: Parenting, attachment and relationships, self esteem and body image Jess is a registered psychologist who provides holistic client care with a non-judgemental approach to therapy. Jess has over 10 years’ experience within the childcare protection sector and private practice. Jess has experience working with childhood trauma, complex presentations including self-harm and suicide, relationship difficulties and issues with self esteem and self-worth. Jess is passionate about working with adolescents and adults and providing parenting support to help raise resilient happy children.
Special interest areas: Parenting, attachment and relationships, self esteem and body image Jess is a registered psychologist who provides holistic client care with a non-judgemental approach to therapy. Jess has over 10 years’ experience within the childcare protection sector and private practice. Jess has experience working with childhood trauma, complex presentations including self-harm and suicide, relationship difficulties and issues with self esteem and self-worth. Jess is passionate about working with adolescents and adults and providing parenting support to help raise resilient happy children.
(07) 2801 7398 View (07) 2801 7398
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Rohan Watson
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
My team and I are dedicated to helping clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing and offer a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private. My deep commitment is supporting clients in developing the confidence, resilience and insight necessary to transition through life’s challenges with genuinely positive outcomes. The experience of my own private counselling practice, delivery of mental health programs in rural and remote areas of Australia, and conducting psychotherapy services for a significant regional Employee Assistance Program enables me to reach out to people from all walks of life.
(07) 4526 7507 View (07) 4526 7507
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Debra (Deb) Kaita Kakiiza
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
Deb is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Masters in Grief and Loss, as well as Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Counselling. Deb is experiences working with a wide range of people and she values Telehealth as it increases access to psychological support for everyone. Deb works with anyone aged 16 years and older experiencing life challenges such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transition, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family violence, career and work challenges, study-related difficulties and substance use.
Deb is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Masters in Grief and Loss, as well as Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Counselling. Deb is experiences working with a wide range of people and she values Telehealth as it increases access to psychological support for everyone. Deb works with anyone aged 16 years and older experiencing life challenges such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, life transition, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, family violence, career and work challenges, study-related difficulties and substance use.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Clementine Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
One of the bravest things you can do is start to understand your own story. Are you overwhelmed, just trying to keep up? Do you struggle with focus, stuck in a state of high-aIert? If you're ready to explore your own narrative and embark on a journey of personal growth, I'm here to support you. My compassionate, strengths-based approach prioritises your unique needs, values, and goals. Together, we'll delve into your life experiences, values, and strengths to foster personal growth. I'll help you gain clarity in your thoughts, and direction that aligns with your values, empowering you to navigate life's complexities with confidence.
One of the bravest things you can do is start to understand your own story. Are you overwhelmed, just trying to keep up? Do you struggle with focus, stuck in a state of high-aIert? If you're ready to explore your own narrative and embark on a journey of personal growth, I'm here to support you. My compassionate, strengths-based approach prioritises your unique needs, values, and goals. Together, we'll delve into your life experiences, values, and strengths to foster personal growth. I'll help you gain clarity in your thoughts, and direction that aligns with your values, empowering you to navigate life's complexities with confidence.
(07) 3555 7942 View (07) 3555 7942
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Emily Blatchford
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
I am a compassionate, open-minded, and non-judgmental psychologist dedicated to guiding individuals of all ages towards healing, growth and self-discovery. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach which recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and community. At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to helping people reconnect with their true selves and discover meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal and empower individuals to break free from limiting patterns and embrace their authentic selves.
I am a compassionate, open-minded, and non-judgmental psychologist dedicated to guiding individuals of all ages towards healing, growth and self-discovery. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach which recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit and community. At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to helping people reconnect with their true selves and discover meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal and empower individuals to break free from limiting patterns and embrace their authentic selves.
(07) 4520 1361 View (07) 4520 1361
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Psychology Telehealth (Ndis - Medicare - Workcover) - Dr Evelyn Gasparillo
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
NDIS, Medicare & WorkCover funded therapy is provided by Dr. Evelyn Gasparillo. She is a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience. Her appointments are Online via Telehealth. With a compassionate approach, Evelyn provides evidence-based therapy according to your individual needs. Save time and avoid the hassle of travel so you can concentrate on your psychological therapy from the comfort of your home.
NDIS, Medicare & WorkCover funded therapy is provided by Dr. Evelyn Gasparillo. She is a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience. Her appointments are Online via Telehealth. With a compassionate approach, Evelyn provides evidence-based therapy according to your individual needs. Save time and avoid the hassle of travel so you can concentrate on your psychological therapy from the comfort of your home.
(02) 8105 5473 View (02) 8105 5473
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Kathryn Dries
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
I specialise in helping individuals overcome the challenges associated with grief and loss, recognising that these experiences extend beyond the conventional understanding of someone's passing. Whether you are grappling with personal, relational, or societal changes that have reshaped your worldview, relationships, or self-perception, I am here to support you. Together, we can navigate the complex emotions that arise during these transformative events, address feelings of isolation and loneliness, and foster healing and growth.
I specialise in helping individuals overcome the challenges associated with grief and loss, recognising that these experiences extend beyond the conventional understanding of someone's passing. Whether you are grappling with personal, relational, or societal changes that have reshaped your worldview, relationships, or self-perception, I am here to support you. Together, we can navigate the complex emotions that arise during these transformative events, address feelings of isolation and loneliness, and foster healing and growth.
(08) 7744 4777 View (08) 7744 4777
Keith Bunce
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
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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Expand Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
We understand that every relationship is unique and our experienced therapist is here to help you and your partner navigate the challenges that come with marriage, commitment, and all forms of relationships. We offer a safe and confidential space to explore your issues and work towards understanding, forgiveness, and growth. Whether you’re dealing with communication problems, infidelity, other relationship struggles or just want to enhance your relationship, our counselling service can help.
We understand that every relationship is unique and our experienced therapist is here to help you and your partner navigate the challenges that come with marriage, commitment, and all forms of relationships. We offer a safe and confidential space to explore your issues and work towards understanding, forgiveness, and growth. Whether you’re dealing with communication problems, infidelity, other relationship struggles or just want to enhance your relationship, our counselling service can help.
(07) 4580 4675 View (07) 4580 4675
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The Innerspace
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
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
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Andrew Forrest
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
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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Jess Hodges
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that leave you feeling judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways it impacts your sense of self, worthiness and belonging.
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or struggling with motivation? Do you have sensitivities that leave you feeling judged by others, or misunderstood? Do you experience stuck patterns of behaviour that effect your ability to feel satisfaction in life and in relationships? Do you feel pressure to conform to societal norms and expectations, which leaves you feeling "othered" and isolated? I see you! You are not alone and you don't have to work this out by yourself. Together we can explore your lived experience and the many ways it impacts your sense of self, worthiness and belonging.
0408 486 282 View 0408 486 282
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Counselling Support Toowoomba
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
North Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Marc has a fresh & modern approach to supporting his clients. Client centred is the principle that Marc works from. Ensuring a safe, balanced & listening environment Marc ensures his client are put first at all times. Seeking client led outcomes is a priority, while providing plenty of resources for ongoing learning & learnt behaviors. Identifying client's needs, goals and aspirations is central to how Marc supports his clients. Marc's clients give him 5 Star Google Reviews. Client reviews show trust & confidence in his delivery of quality interventions & support. Marc looks to ensure the counselling experience for all his clients.
Marc has a fresh & modern approach to supporting his clients. Client centred is the principle that Marc works from. Ensuring a safe, balanced & listening environment Marc ensures his client are put first at all times. Seeking client led outcomes is a priority, while providing plenty of resources for ongoing learning & learnt behaviors. Identifying client's needs, goals and aspirations is central to how Marc supports his clients. Marc's clients give him 5 Star Google Reviews. Client reviews show trust & confidence in his delivery of quality interventions & support. Marc looks to ensure the counselling experience for all his clients.
(07) 2100 4303 View (07) 2100 4303
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PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health is an Ipswich based multidisciplinary mental health and well-being clinic. The PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health clinicians highly consider the association between mental health (well-being) and mental illness and work collaboratively with their clients to reduces symptoms of mental illness and increase their clients’ emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our clinicians use evidence-based treatment approaches and are committed to tracking progress during therapy and utilise a range of outcome measures to monitor changes in our clients’ symptomatology over time.
PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health is an Ipswich based multidisciplinary mental health and well-being clinic. The PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health clinicians highly consider the association between mental health (well-being) and mental illness and work collaboratively with their clients to reduces symptoms of mental illness and increase their clients’ emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our clinicians use evidence-based treatment approaches and are committed to tracking progress during therapy and utilise a range of outcome measures to monitor changes in our clients’ symptomatology over time.
(07) 2801 5072 View (07) 2801 5072
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Ruth Armstrong
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
Dr Ruth Armstrong is a Clinical Psychologist who provides assessments and therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She specialises in the treatment of trauma. She provides a range of interventions and is an accredited Consultant in EMDR therapy (EMDRAA) with extensive training and experience in this treatment approach.
Dr Ruth Armstrong is a Clinical Psychologist who provides assessments and therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She specialises in the treatment of trauma. She provides a range of interventions and is an accredited Consultant in EMDR therapy (EMDRAA) with extensive training and experience in this treatment approach.
(07) 5655 7496 View (07) 5655 7496
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Senta Sharp Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350
Feeling overwhelmed, angry, alone, sad or burned out can happen to us all, no matter how successful you are. As a counsellor, I offer support and help to understand your issues, find clarity, make a plan, change direction, feel stronger, and more resilient. I’ll help you cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, difficult relationships, medical issues, chronic pain, weight-loss, identity issues, fertility issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Take time to focus on you & your mental health. No referral or health care plan needed, just connect and start this week to live a better, calmer, happier life.
Feeling overwhelmed, angry, alone, sad or burned out can happen to us all, no matter how successful you are. As a counsellor, I offer support and help to understand your issues, find clarity, make a plan, change direction, feel stronger, and more resilient. I’ll help you cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, difficult relationships, medical issues, chronic pain, weight-loss, identity issues, fertility issues, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Take time to focus on you & your mental health. No referral or health care plan needed, just connect and start this week to live a better, calmer, happier life.
(07) 3186 9745 View (07) 3186 9745
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Jessica Martens
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draw on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients achieve meaningful change in their lives. I place a strong emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship and appreciate each client’s uniqueness. I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and myself where the client is respected as the expert in their own life. I work within a person-centered and strength-based framework seeing therapy as an opportunity to utilise and build upon each client’s existing skills and strengths. I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client’s needs and draw on techniques from a range of evidence-based practices.
(07) 5236 0934 View (07) 5236 0934

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Number of Counsellors in South Toowoomba, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in South Toowoomba, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Spirituality
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

28 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in South Toowoomba, QLD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South Toowoomba?

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.