Counselling in Tallebudgera Valley, QLD

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Neisha Cass Counselling + Equine Assisted Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Tallebudgera Valley, QLD 4228
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
I aim to provide a connection from inner vulnerability to someone and somewhere safe and supportive. I believe that we each have unique windows of tolerance, narrow or wide, depending on our experiences and it is our aim through therapy to support people to widen their window, and grow their capacity to thrive. My approach as a therapist combines Counselling, Equine Assisted Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy, Art therapy, Sand and Symbol Therapy, Trauma Informed Guided Drawing, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
(07) 3214 3627 View (07) 3214 3627
Photo of Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist in Tallebudgera Valley, QLD
Flavio De Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist
MSc
Verified
Tallebudgera Valley, QLD 4228
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
There is a finality to symptoms such as insecurity, depression, anger and anxiety. Exploring one’s psyche can lead us on a path of transformation, creativity, authenticity to oneself and healing. Jungian therapy is a process suited to anyone with an interest in knowing more about themselves. As Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” and so Jungian therapy is a journey of awakening inner aspects one may not have realised they carried, aspects brought forth which may have hindered a connection to ourselves and to others.
0410 784 810 View 0410 784 810
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Susie Flanders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Tallebudgera Valley, QLD 4228
I provide empathetic and non-judgmental support to individuals to reach their therapy goals. I work from a person centered approach believing that you are the expert in your life. I use a range of tools and strategies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based therapy, Mindfulness, Walk and Talk therapy and Neurofeedback therapy to assist you to feel safe to discuss making the changes that you want.
I provide empathetic and non-judgmental support to individuals to reach their therapy goals. I work from a person centered approach believing that you are the expert in your life. I use a range of tools and strategies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based therapy, Mindfulness, Walk and Talk therapy and Neurofeedback therapy to assist you to feel safe to discuss making the changes that you want.
(03) 7500 5825 View (03) 7500 5825

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Rana Merhi
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a trauma-informed integrative cis female therapist. In my practice, I have worked with people who suffer from complex trauma as well as with people experiencing diverse symptoms such as anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, and dissociation. Within my practice, I integrate trauma-focused, strengths-based, humanistic and attachment theories with skills drawn from several therapies such as Narrative therapy, Dialectical and Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Somatic therapies to name a few. I hope to offer a holding space for you so that our time together may be a time of growth.
Hello, I am a trauma-informed integrative cis female therapist. In my practice, I have worked with people who suffer from complex trauma as well as with people experiencing diverse symptoms such as anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, and dissociation. Within my practice, I integrate trauma-focused, strengths-based, humanistic and attachment theories with skills drawn from several therapies such as Narrative therapy, Dialectical and Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Somatic therapies to name a few. I hope to offer a holding space for you so that our time together may be a time of growth.
(07) 2801 6441 View (07) 2801 6441
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Brett Ruehland
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Brett is registered as a general psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychology Society holding a Master of Professional Psychology. He draws on an extensive career working with migrants, youth and people with different abilities and neurodiversity.
Brett is registered as a general psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychology Society holding a Master of Professional Psychology. He draws on an extensive career working with migrants, youth and people with different abilities and neurodiversity.
(02) 8556 7558 View (02) 8556 7558
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Claire Pang
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Broadbeach, QLD 4218
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Not accept NDIS, MVA, Workcover referral.)
I am an Australian-trained clinical psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, workplace conflicts and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals. (Do not provide independent assessment , medico-legal reports for the purposes of insurance matters, immigration, legal issues. Not accept NDIS, MVA, Workcover referral.)
(07) 3130 0213 View (07) 3130 0213
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Natasha Petherick
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
At Bela Menso Brain and Behaviour Centre, we address the needs of children, adolescents, adults and their families in a clinical practice setting while working to improve the psychological aspects of illness and injury. We also conduct evidence-based assessments, working with a wide range of extensive neurological assessments and testing techniques. We are psychology clinic located in Robina, on the Gold Coast and have a capable and professional team to help focuses on psychological well-being.
At Bela Menso Brain and Behaviour Centre, we address the needs of children, adolescents, adults and their families in a clinical practice setting while working to improve the psychological aspects of illness and injury. We also conduct evidence-based assessments, working with a wide range of extensive neurological assessments and testing techniques. We are psychology clinic located in Robina, on the Gold Coast and have a capable and professional team to help focuses on psychological well-being.
(08) 7948 9485 View (08) 7948 9485
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Kristal Hardy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
Kristal is a registered counsellor with almost 10 years of experience in the field. She has completed a Master in Mental Health Practice, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Bachelor of Counselling and engages in regular professional development to ensure her clinical practice remains at the highest possible standard. Her therapeutic approach can be described as warm, non-judgemental and down to earth. Kristal prides herself on making the therapeutic space inviting, calm and non-clinical.
Kristal is a registered counsellor with almost 10 years of experience in the field. She has completed a Master in Mental Health Practice, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Bachelor of Counselling and engages in regular professional development to ensure her clinical practice remains at the highest possible standard. Her therapeutic approach can be described as warm, non-judgemental and down to earth. Kristal prides herself on making the therapeutic space inviting, calm and non-clinical.
(07) 2801 5787 View (07) 2801 5787
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Nathan Dick
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Currumbin, QLD 4223
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Do you argue about who is to blame? Or, do you feel disconnected from yourself, your friends or children? Are you longing for more from your life? I'd love to help. My approach is relational, non-judgemental and de-pathologising. I aim to level the power imbalance, so, rather than being the expert, we work together in an authentic collaborative relationship in a process of awareness-raising. Together, we come to understand habitual patterns, unmet attachment needs & longings - toward desired, lasting change through open, safe and honest communication with clear boundaries.
Do you feel lonely in your relationship? Do you argue about who is to blame? Or, do you feel disconnected from yourself, your friends or children? Are you longing for more from your life? I'd love to help. My approach is relational, non-judgemental and de-pathologising. I aim to level the power imbalance, so, rather than being the expert, we work together in an authentic collaborative relationship in a process of awareness-raising. Together, we come to understand habitual patterns, unmet attachment needs & longings - toward desired, lasting change through open, safe and honest communication with clear boundaries.
0413 529 638 View 0413 529 638
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Honni Hayton Counselling and EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
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
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Kathleen Mckinnon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Broadbeach, QLD 4218  (Online Only)
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
Kathleen is an Australian registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. Kathleen has a range of experience working with clients across the lifespan and in different settings including inpatient mental health, acute outpatient mental health, education and private practice. Kathleen is passionate about working collaboratively with clients in an empathic and confidential space that fosters trust, curiosity, and personal growth. She has extensive experience supporting clients with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief and loss and parenting.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
Kerrie Lawler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Bundall, QLD 4217
Our Therapy Place is a warm and welcoming space providing quality therapy to children, adolescents and adults, presenting with anxiety, low mood, school disengagement, emotional dysregulation, low self esteem, poor communication, relationship issues, including learning skills to assist in managing ADHD & ASD. With a background in education, I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and families in managing any concerning issues. My approach is one of empathy and understanding, assisting my client to feel empowered and able to employ strategies to manage mood, worries, fears and to value themselves for who they are.
Our Therapy Place is a warm and welcoming space providing quality therapy to children, adolescents and adults, presenting with anxiety, low mood, school disengagement, emotional dysregulation, low self esteem, poor communication, relationship issues, including learning skills to assist in managing ADHD & ASD. With a background in education, I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and families in managing any concerning issues. My approach is one of empathy and understanding, assisting my client to feel empowered and able to employ strategies to manage mood, worries, fears and to value themselves for who they are.
(03) 5615 4114 View (03) 5615 4114
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Melinda Brown
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Robina, QLD 4226
Welcome. I'm Melinda: Generalist Counsellor (Variety of Concerns - i.e., stress, anxiety) and Chronic Pain and Illness Specialist. I help adults navigate the complexities of chronic pain and chronic illness through evidence-based counselling approaches. My goal is to create a safe space in the midst of chaos, where you can not only survive, but thrive! Taking the courageous step of seeking help is a significant decision, and I deeply respect your commitment to this journey.
Welcome. I'm Melinda: Generalist Counsellor (Variety of Concerns - i.e., stress, anxiety) and Chronic Pain and Illness Specialist. I help adults navigate the complexities of chronic pain and chronic illness through evidence-based counselling approaches. My goal is to create a safe space in the midst of chaos, where you can not only survive, but thrive! Taking the courageous step of seeking help is a significant decision, and I deeply respect your commitment to this journey.
0415 350 544 View 0415 350 544
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Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Coolangatta, QLD 4225
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635 View (07) 5655 7635
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Anna at AP Counselling - Infertility + Childless
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Compassionate and specific counselling for women navigating Infertility, Childlessness, Miscarriage and other Pregnancy Loss. I'm a Lived Experience Counsellor who understands unexplained infertility and being Childless Not By Choice. I bring a unique and caring experience. The losses around fertility are heartbreaking and I can help you navigate this rocky terrain. Have you experienced Secondary Infertility? Have you suffered through unsuccessful IVF cycles? Are you experiencing grief since having an abortion? Exhausted, overwhelmed and grieving; come into a space that's safe for your grief.
Compassionate and specific counselling for women navigating Infertility, Childlessness, Miscarriage and other Pregnancy Loss. I'm a Lived Experience Counsellor who understands unexplained infertility and being Childless Not By Choice. I bring a unique and caring experience. The losses around fertility are heartbreaking and I can help you navigate this rocky terrain. Have you experienced Secondary Infertility? Have you suffered through unsuccessful IVF cycles? Are you experiencing grief since having an abortion? Exhausted, overwhelmed and grieving; come into a space that's safe for your grief.
(02) 3821 1512 View (02) 3821 1512
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Ruth Armstrong
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
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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Ren Ren
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bundall, QLD 4217
As a registered Mandarin-speaking counsellor in Australia and China, and an ACA-approved clinical supervisor, I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, personal growth, parenting, and intimate relationships. I help people gain a deeper understanding of themselves and develop effective strategies for facing life's challenges through evidence-based psychological therapies. I believe that everyone has inherent value and deserves personalized care. So, I provide tailored approaches and personalized sessions to each individual client to meet their needs and circumstances, and better support them in achieving their desired outcomes.
As a registered Mandarin-speaking counsellor in Australia and China, and an ACA-approved clinical supervisor, I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, personal growth, parenting, and intimate relationships. I help people gain a deeper understanding of themselves and develop effective strategies for facing life's challenges through evidence-based psychological therapies. I believe that everyone has inherent value and deserves personalized care. So, I provide tailored approaches and personalized sessions to each individual client to meet their needs and circumstances, and better support them in achieving their desired outcomes.
(08) 6629 6013 View (08) 6629 6013
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Brave Space Therapy by Brinda Taparia
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217  (Online Only)
Trauma and mental health now form part of our lingo, and give us a broader understanding of ourselves. Trouble of course arises when, that expanded understanding alone of ourselves doesn't lead to expanded lives and relationships. You know more now but what's really changed? So much of our discomfort arises from trying to resist change and sticking with what is familiar even when it is keeping us stuck in our lives. Accepting change within the self and the need for it can be the hardest task of all, giving rise to a fear of being "wrong" or "unwanted" or "unloved" or more simply and deeply, being seen.
Trauma and mental health now form part of our lingo, and give us a broader understanding of ourselves. Trouble of course arises when, that expanded understanding alone of ourselves doesn't lead to expanded lives and relationships. You know more now but what's really changed? So much of our discomfort arises from trying to resist change and sticking with what is familiar even when it is keeping us stuck in our lives. Accepting change within the self and the need for it can be the hardest task of all, giving rise to a fear of being "wrong" or "unwanted" or "unloved" or more simply and deeply, being seen.
(07) 3184 8549 View (07) 3184 8549
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Kerri Henderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Waitlist for new clients
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
I work across the lifespan to support clients with a variety of presentations including Anxiety, Stress, Mood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Neurodiversity. I have knowledge and experience applying a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also specialise in the assessment of neurodivergent cognitive profiles including Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, along with psychometric testing for IQ and learning difficulties.
(08) 6846 1735 View (08) 6846 1735
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Anthony Engel
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Miami, QLD 4220
Popular and experienced psychologist found on the Gold Coast. He helps older children (10 years+), adolescents and adults suffering with anxiety, stress and depression. He also works with grief, adjustments, and more. The children and adults he works with are normal people like you, who simply need a helping hand. He provides fee-based counselling, coaching and mentoring services. If you have a current mental health care plan, you may receive a rebate from Medicare Australia. Contact us for more information by text, email or phone.
Popular and experienced psychologist found on the Gold Coast. He helps older children (10 years+), adolescents and adults suffering with anxiety, stress and depression. He also works with grief, adjustments, and more. The children and adults he works with are normal people like you, who simply need a helping hand. He provides fee-based counselling, coaching and mentoring services. If you have a current mental health care plan, you may receive a rebate from Medicare Australia. Contact us for more information by text, email or phone.
(03) 4829 9421 x043830 View (03) 4829 9421 x043830

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tallebudgera Valley, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Tallebudgera Valley, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
50% Other
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Tallebudgera Valley, QLD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tallebudgera Valley?

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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.