Counselling in Springfield, QLD

Photo of Nicole Marie Spowart - New Life Counselling & Psychology, PsyBA General, Psychologist
New Life Counselling & Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Hello my name is Nicole and have I been providing Counselling for over 15yrs working within a CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy framework. My particular focus is in the Psychosocial space which looks at individuals in the context of combined factors of individuals, their mental health and interaction with their social environment and relationships. Working on aspects of our own mental health such as anxiety, stress, self esteem and relational skills enriches our own lives, as well as relationships. Studies show this contributes significantly to our sense of happiness and fulfillment. Workcover, NDIS and Victims Assist welcome !
Hello my name is Nicole and have I been providing Counselling for over 15yrs working within a CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy framework. My particular focus is in the Psychosocial space which looks at individuals in the context of combined factors of individuals, their mental health and interaction with their social environment and relationships. Working on aspects of our own mental health such as anxiety, stress, self esteem and relational skills enriches our own lives, as well as relationships. Studies show this contributes significantly to our sense of happiness and fulfillment. Workcover, NDIS and Victims Assist welcome !
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Engage Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
Engage Psychology has clinicians with experience from a range of areas. Our clinicians can help with everything from therapy, to assessment, to positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to offering the highest level of client care.
(07) 3184 2367 View (07) 3184 2367
Photo of Kim Johnston - Limestone Counselling, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Limestone Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
I have fourteen years of experience listening to clients who feel unheard, confused, angry, disheartened or hopeless about past or current difficulties in their life. Difficulties may be related to loss, relationship breakdown, parenting, children, life transitions, daily family struggles, health issues, or stress management. Perhaps there is something specific they would like to change, or they may need to explore before being ready to discover some goals and options. People are generally seeking to feel heard, validated, and guided, while having their individual perspectives and preferences valued.
I have fourteen years of experience listening to clients who feel unheard, confused, angry, disheartened or hopeless about past or current difficulties in their life. Difficulties may be related to loss, relationship breakdown, parenting, children, life transitions, daily family struggles, health issues, or stress management. Perhaps there is something specific they would like to change, or they may need to explore before being ready to discover some goals and options. People are generally seeking to feel heard, validated, and guided, while having their individual perspectives and preferences valued.
(07) 3050 0778 View (07) 3050 0778
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Aleigha Manski
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
The people we support are looking for a way to better understand themselves and the relationships they have in their lives. Often communication has broken down and they feel disconnected from themselves and withdrawn from others. The couples we work with are also experiencing this disconnection and are needing a different way to view their relationships and support in reconnecting. To make meaning from their the past and the the strategies to move forward in life. Our clients are provided with a sense of empowerment & encouragement to keep learning & growing as they navigate life's challenges.
The people we support are looking for a way to better understand themselves and the relationships they have in their lives. Often communication has broken down and they feel disconnected from themselves and withdrawn from others. The couples we work with are also experiencing this disconnection and are needing a different way to view their relationships and support in reconnecting. To make meaning from their the past and the the strategies to move forward in life. Our clients are provided with a sense of empowerment & encouragement to keep learning & growing as they navigate life's challenges.
(07) 2801 7206 View (07) 2801 7206
Photo of Heidi Ann Cardinal - Connections Counselling, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Connections Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Individual counselling for adults, young people and children (caregivers are required to attend sessions with children). Parent coaching also specialising in parenting neurodiverse children. Family counselling. Neurodiversity. Perinatal Mental Health for parents with newborns to 2 years old - COPE Registered. Trauma therapy including EMDR, prolonged exposure, neuroscience to help you understand childhood trauma to reduce the impact of the past in your present and future life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. ACT for young people DNA-v and positive psychology.
Individual counselling for adults, young people and children (caregivers are required to attend sessions with children). Parent coaching also specialising in parenting neurodiverse children. Family counselling. Neurodiversity. Perinatal Mental Health for parents with newborns to 2 years old - COPE Registered. Trauma therapy including EMDR, prolonged exposure, neuroscience to help you understand childhood trauma to reduce the impact of the past in your present and future life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. ACT for young people DNA-v and positive psychology.
(07) 2801 6141 View (07) 2801 6141
Photo of Kim Foran - KLF Psychology, PsyBA General, Psychologist
KLF Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, QLD 4300
I love helping people to find their purpose and passions that they have lost while they are busy adulting. I specialise in anxiety and depression from age 16 to seniors. I also help with hiccups and life dramas that can trip us up along the way. I have a lot of lived experience and think that is invaluable that we focus on peoples strength and resilience.
I love helping people to find their purpose and passions that they have lost while they are busy adulting. I specialise in anxiety and depression from age 16 to seniors. I also help with hiccups and life dramas that can trip us up along the way. I have a lot of lived experience and think that is invaluable that we focus on peoples strength and resilience.
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Harrison Adam Cochrane
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
I believe that a huge part of my job is to be able to sit with a client in the hardest of times, and allow them the space and support to get up by themselves. I take a very client centred approach to care and believe that the client is the expertise in their own lives. I use a basis of ACT, Narrative Therapy, EFT and SFT to drive my practice from evidence based models and enjoy working with clients from a multitude of different backgrounds. I believe in the power of creating a safe space for people to share and be vulnerable, the ability to do this is one of our great human gifts.
I believe that a huge part of my job is to be able to sit with a client in the hardest of times, and allow them the space and support to get up by themselves. I take a very client centred approach to care and believe that the client is the expertise in their own lives. I use a basis of ACT, Narrative Therapy, EFT and SFT to drive my practice from evidence based models and enjoy working with clients from a multitude of different backgrounds. I believe in the power of creating a safe space for people to share and be vulnerable, the ability to do this is one of our great human gifts.
(07) 2801 6605 View (07) 2801 6605
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Andrew Bell
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Andrew is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He uses a person-centred, strengths-based approach that is non-judgemental in nature and seeks to empower people to achieve their best. Andrew has worked with clients across the lifespan and from a variety of cultures. He has experience working with a variety of mental health conditions and has a special interest in mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression), relationships difficulties and trauma.
Andrew is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He uses a person-centred, strengths-based approach that is non-judgemental in nature and seeks to empower people to achieve their best. Andrew has worked with clients across the lifespan and from a variety of cultures. He has experience working with a variety of mental health conditions and has a special interest in mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression), relationships difficulties and trauma.
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Photo of Andrea Stafford, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Andrea Stafford
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
Your life, and your feelings matter. I can give you a safe, confidential space to be heard, accepted, and understood. You get to tell your story and talk about your struggles at your own pace, and together we can work towards greater clarity and resolutions. In our sessions I draw partly on my own lived experience. I have insight into trauma, workplace stress, high-functioning autism and supporting a family member with dementia. I also have 25 years experience working with children and their families. These assets give me empathy and a deep understanding of a wide range of others' personal experiences.
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Lakeside Allied Health
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Located right here in Forest Lake, we offer psychology and counselling services for ages 6 onwards. Whether you are finding day to day life stressful, feeling anxious about the current state of the World, or feeling very down, Lakeside Allied Health is here to help. Our highly experienced psychologists and social workers have special interest in anxiety, depression, stress and life changes as well at trauma and PTSD. We also have Bella, our emotional support dog, who comes to the clinic to offer her own kind of support.
Located right here in Forest Lake, we offer psychology and counselling services for ages 6 onwards. Whether you are finding day to day life stressful, feeling anxious about the current state of the World, or feeling very down, Lakeside Allied Health is here to help. Our highly experienced psychologists and social workers have special interest in anxiety, depression, stress and life changes as well at trauma and PTSD. We also have Bella, our emotional support dog, who comes to the clinic to offer her own kind of support.
(07) 3184 8502 View (07) 3184 8502
Photo of Vinita Sagar - Calm Space Psychology Services, Psychologist
Calm Space Psychology Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Calm Space Psychology Services aims to provide assessment and therapy services to individuals, couples, and groups with a warm, caring, and empathetic approach. We are a team underpinned by advocacy and dedication to creating a safe, inclusive space where diversity is accepted and celebrated; respect, compassion, and collaboration are fostered; and where every client experiences a felt sense of safety, calm, and genuine support. Our team of experienced clinicians is committed to providing a safe, Calm Space using therapeutic approaches that promote healing, growth, and resilience.
Calm Space Psychology Services aims to provide assessment and therapy services to individuals, couples, and groups with a warm, caring, and empathetic approach. We are a team underpinned by advocacy and dedication to creating a safe, inclusive space where diversity is accepted and celebrated; respect, compassion, and collaboration are fostered; and where every client experiences a felt sense of safety, calm, and genuine support. Our team of experienced clinicians is committed to providing a safe, Calm Space using therapeutic approaches that promote healing, growth, and resilience.
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Photo of Leanne Donna Wheeler - Self Awareness Centre, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Self Awareness Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
At the Self Awareness Centre, I offer you, my valued client, focus and direction on your specific goals and what works for you. You may feel that you are struggling with everyday life, anxious much of the time, can't find traction in anything you do or maybe, just don't feel like you used to. Stop continuing to run on autopilot each day - there is a better way of moving through life that can bring more purpose, joy and contentment. You are the expert in your life and as such, I will work with you to teach you the skills, techniques and strategies to give you the freedom to choose how you want your life to progress.
At the Self Awareness Centre, I offer you, my valued client, focus and direction on your specific goals and what works for you. You may feel that you are struggling with everyday life, anxious much of the time, can't find traction in anything you do or maybe, just don't feel like you used to. Stop continuing to run on autopilot each day - there is a better way of moving through life that can bring more purpose, joy and contentment. You are the expert in your life and as such, I will work with you to teach you the skills, techniques and strategies to give you the freedom to choose how you want your life to progress.
(07) 2801 5980 View (07) 2801 5980
Photo of Crooked Mile Counselling - Crooked Mile Counselling, MA, Counsellor
Crooked Mile Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Life often has unexpected twists & turns; we can feel like we're stumbling on the path, uncertain of which way to go. But difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations, especially when we have someone supporting our journey. With over 5 years of counselling experience & incorporating insights from lived experience of specialty topics, I'm here to support you whenever your path goes a little crooked too.
Life often has unexpected twists & turns; we can feel like we're stumbling on the path, uncertain of which way to go. But difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations, especially when we have someone supporting our journey. With over 5 years of counselling experience & incorporating insights from lived experience of specialty topics, I'm here to support you whenever your path goes a little crooked too.
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Photo of Honni Joy Hayton - Honni Hayton Counselling and EMDR Therapy, PACFA, Counsellor
Honni Hayton Counselling and EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, QLD 4300
Do you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or troubled by past experiences? Are your relationships not what you'd like them to be? If so, please know, there is hope. Imagine finding relief from the burdens that weigh you down! As a dedicated counsellor, my goal is to help you overcome life's challenges and rediscover inner strength. Where appropriate I will use EMDR therapy, to reprocess old memories that may be negatively affecting your present. EMDR is a safe and effective therapy, that can help you have inner peace, emotional wellbeing and a renewed hope for the future.
Do you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or troubled by past experiences? Are your relationships not what you'd like them to be? If so, please know, there is hope. Imagine finding relief from the burdens that weigh you down! As a dedicated counsellor, my goal is to help you overcome life's challenges and rediscover inner strength. Where appropriate I will use EMDR therapy, to reprocess old memories that may be negatively affecting your present. EMDR is a safe and effective therapy, that can help you have inner peace, emotional wellbeing and a renewed hope for the future.
(07) 5651 0892 View (07) 5651 0892
Photo of Kristen Barr - Apollo Psychology, PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Apollo Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Kristen is an empathetic and dedicated general psychologist who utilises an evidence-based approach to help clients gain meaning from their experiences, understand and overcome challenges that interfere with their wellbeing, and learn skills to improve their quality of life. She is passionate about building a collaborative relationship with her clients to develop personalised treatment goals, and integrates a number of therapeutic styles to ensure individual needs are met.
Kristen is an empathetic and dedicated general psychologist who utilises an evidence-based approach to help clients gain meaning from their experiences, understand and overcome challenges that interfere with their wellbeing, and learn skills to improve their quality of life. She is passionate about building a collaborative relationship with her clients to develop personalised treatment goals, and integrates a number of therapeutic styles to ensure individual needs are met.
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Photo of Diana Earl, MC, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Diana Earl
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, QLD 4300
Life is not straightforward, it throws us winding roads, speed bumps, and unexpected turns. Counselling is a brave step towards a better life. By understanding your patterns, self-limiting beliefs, the triggers to your anxiety and the health of your relationships, you can make the needed changes to reach your true potential. I have been successful in helping hundreds of clients to understand and overcome the issues that they are facing. I specialize in anxiety, grief and loss, relationships and Workcover. I also work with new parents and professionals going through big life changes and learning how to adapt to these changes.
Life is not straightforward, it throws us winding roads, speed bumps, and unexpected turns. Counselling is a brave step towards a better life. By understanding your patterns, self-limiting beliefs, the triggers to your anxiety and the health of your relationships, you can make the needed changes to reach your true potential. I have been successful in helping hundreds of clients to understand and overcome the issues that they are facing. I specialize in anxiety, grief and loss, relationships and Workcover. I also work with new parents and professionals going through big life changes and learning how to adapt to these changes.
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Photo of Heather Louise Cummins - Adult Counselling, Counsellor
Adult Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Hello, my name is Heather. Come and have a chat, I am here to listen to your story and assist in any way possible. I can ease a variety of your life stresses and psychological problems, with my caring and loving holistic approach to help you learn about your complete self. You can trust that I will be there when you feel alone and stressed with warmth and understanding. You will feel safe while sharing your experiences with me. Call or Email Adult Counselling for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 2801 7766
Hello, my name is Heather. Come and have a chat, I am here to listen to your story and assist in any way possible. I can ease a variety of your life stresses and psychological problems, with my caring and loving holistic approach to help you learn about your complete self. You can trust that I will be there when you feel alone and stressed with warmth and understanding. You will feel safe while sharing your experiences with me. Call or Email Adult Counselling for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 2801 7766
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Photo of Katrina Schwarz - Stop, Collaborate & Listen - Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Stop, Collaborate & Listen - Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
As a late diagnosed Autistic/ADHD/PDA individual, I proudly own who I am and utilise this as a foundation for my framework of practise as a Registered Counsellor. It has given me the permission to deeply root myself in neurodiverse affirmative counselling; a strengths based, non-pathologising type of therapy where each individual’s unique neurotype, sensory needs, values, beliefs, and current lifestyle form the foundation for therapy. It gives me such joy to work with people in the process of unmasking, and gently guide them as they discover what living authentically can be like.
(07) 3050 0733 View (07) 3050 0733
Photo of Luke Nykiel, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Luke Nykiel
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springfield, QLD 4300
Many of my clients are men, couples, or LGBTQIA+ people. I have an interest in helping people manage anxiety, anger, shame, grief, and other personal struggles.
Many of my clients are men, couples, or LGBTQIA+ people. I have an interest in helping people manage anxiety, anger, shame, grief, and other personal struggles.
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PsychCare Psychology & Mental Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Springfield Central, QLD 4300
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Springfield, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Springfield, QLD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
74% Self Esteem
68% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Bupa
73% NDIS
64% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Springfield, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Springfield?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.