Counselling in Tugun, QLD

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Mulla Mulla Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or just confused about what you are feeling or doing? I can help you sort out what you are feeling and help you to learn how to express yourself. Our experiences of life, loss, family and relationships impact us every day. Sometimes those experiences become confusing, stressful and sometimes traumatic. If you want to work through those things in a safe space and freely and openly, we can collaborate together and explore your inner self.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or just confused about what you are feeling or doing? I can help you sort out what you are feeling and help you to learn how to express yourself. Our experiences of life, loss, family and relationships impact us every day. Sometimes those experiences become confusing, stressful and sometimes traumatic. If you want to work through those things in a safe space and freely and openly, we can collaborate together and explore your inner self.
(02) 5501 5508 View (02) 5501 5508
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Mulla Mulla Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tugun, QLD 4224
As a person who has always been drawn to the power of healing in relationship, I bring with me a warm & relational presence that welcomes all parts of you & you and I, into the shared space. My integrative & collaborative approach to therapy acknowledges the inter-relationship of the mind, body, spirit & how such elements intelligently respond to the external field involving humans, Country & community. I work from & through a humanistic, trauma- informed, polyvagal, gestalt, somatic, neuroscience & attachment theory lens. This means safety, relationality & body attunement guide the direction & pace of the session.
As a person who has always been drawn to the power of healing in relationship, I bring with me a warm & relational presence that welcomes all parts of you & you and I, into the shared space. My integrative & collaborative approach to therapy acknowledges the inter-relationship of the mind, body, spirit & how such elements intelligently respond to the external field involving humans, Country & community. I work from & through a humanistic, trauma- informed, polyvagal, gestalt, somatic, neuroscience & attachment theory lens. This means safety, relationality & body attunement guide the direction & pace of the session.
(03) 4513 5294 View (03) 4513 5294
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Hannah Lohman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
What do you want? This can be the hardest question to answer! I am an experienced mental health clinician committed to helping people discover (or remember) their unique strengths, capabilities, desires and goals. I have worked with people experiencing a very broad range of challenges, from acute mental health issues and addiction to workplace or career difficulties and personal stress. It has become clear to me that beneath all issues, behaviours and labels, we are ultimately all wanting to improve our relationship with ourself and the people around us.
What do you want? This can be the hardest question to answer! I am an experienced mental health clinician committed to helping people discover (or remember) their unique strengths, capabilities, desires and goals. I have worked with people experiencing a very broad range of challenges, from acute mental health issues and addiction to workplace or career difficulties and personal stress. It has become clear to me that beneath all issues, behaviours and labels, we are ultimately all wanting to improve our relationship with ourself and the people around us.
(03) 5910 7523 View (03) 5910 7523
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Marsha Gusti Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
To be listened to is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. If you’re feeling anxious, worried, confused, stressed, lost, lonely, don't feel good enough or have relationship issues... I am here to help.​​ I love journeying alongside people as they find relief from struggles, achieving goals, relieving anxiety and to have more fulfilling relationships. I especially am drawn to those suffering loss in their lives. Whether it be a loved one, a job, a house or your dreams we can work together to find ways to cope, ease the pain and rediscover purpose and meaning in your life at a time when we feel there is none.
(07) 2000 4286 View (07) 2000 4286
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Angela Cooper
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224  (Online Only)
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
Angela is an Australian registered Psychologist. She has a degree in Psychological Science with honours as well as a degree in Commerce. She has also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology. Angela is a well-rounded psychologist and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals with disabilities and adults. She takes a holistic and evidence-based approach and can develop strong therapeutic relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Naomi Young-Pickrell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
I believe that we all have a purpose in life, but acknowledge that sometimes we can lose our way a little and become stuck or lost – that’s when support and guidance can help. My passion is to help people create more internal space so that they can get to know themselves better and see clearly where they need to go, moving in a direction their heart calls.
I believe that we all have a purpose in life, but acknowledge that sometimes we can lose our way a little and become stuck or lost – that’s when support and guidance can help. My passion is to help people create more internal space so that they can get to know themselves better and see clearly where they need to go, moving in a direction their heart calls.
(02) 5850 4194 View (02) 5850 4194
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Ebonie Stewart
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224  (Online Only)
Ebonie is a passionate and empathetic registered psychologist who can provide thorough assessment and intervention across all ages. Ebonie's aim is to work collaboratively with you to enhance your mental health and achieve your goals. Ebonie has worked in a wide variety of settings including Psychiatric Hospital, Schools, Industry, Forensic, Private Practice and Primary Health Care Network. Ebonie has a keen interest in helping clients with substance use and addiction. She also work with offenders and can provide forensic court reports.
Ebonie is a passionate and empathetic registered psychologist who can provide thorough assessment and intervention across all ages. Ebonie's aim is to work collaboratively with you to enhance your mental health and achieve your goals. Ebonie has worked in a wide variety of settings including Psychiatric Hospital, Schools, Industry, Forensic, Private Practice and Primary Health Care Network. Ebonie has a keen interest in helping clients with substance use and addiction. She also work with offenders and can provide forensic court reports.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Dr Renee Cachia
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
Dr Renee is an experienced psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and the founder of Inner Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Practice. She brings compassion and a wealth of expertise to her work having completed 4 degrees, including Masters & PhD at Monash University and has been cited in over 500 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Renee is a mother and takes a relatable, non-judgemental approaching to working with children, adolescents and parents with clinical experience across a broad range of clinical presentations: anxiety, depression, neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD etc.), stress, trauma and more.
(02) 6188 7018 View (02) 6188 7018
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Kerri Henderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
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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Nathan Dick
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Tugun, QLD 4224
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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Photo of Lynda G Confidence & Self Love Therapies, Counsellor in Tugun, QLD
Lynda G Confidence & Self Love Therapies
Counsellor
Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Hi, I'm Lynda, and I specialise in helping women to let go of self doubt, anxiety and and a negative inner voice to experience greater success and confidence in life, relationships and business. I support you to easily get to the core issue that is holding you back in the first session and walk this journey together with you to experience phenomenal transformation by igniting self belief, self love and confidence. You know it's time to seek support, as you've reached a point where your frustration, negative inner voice and self doubt are blocking you from reaching the happiness and success you crave and desire.
Hi, I'm Lynda, and I specialise in helping women to let go of self doubt, anxiety and and a negative inner voice to experience greater success and confidence in life, relationships and business. I support you to easily get to the core issue that is holding you back in the first session and walk this journey together with you to experience phenomenal transformation by igniting self belief, self love and confidence. You know it's time to seek support, as you've reached a point where your frustration, negative inner voice and self doubt are blocking you from reaching the happiness and success you crave and desire.
(02) 8806 0368 View (02) 8806 0368
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David Alexander Wilson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Currumbin, QLD 4223
I collaborate closely with people who aspire to break free from recurring patterns of self-sabotage, attracting unsuitable partners, experiencing relational conflicts, and grappling with co-dependency. If you choose to work with me, we will journey towards cultivating more profound, harmonious, and heart-centred relationships with both self and others. I emanate authenticity, warmth, approachability, empathy, dynamism, curiosity, non-judgment, and a trauma-sensitive approach. My passion lies in establishing genuine and meaningful bonds with individuals, fostering a secure and nurturing connection that encourages open dialogue.
I collaborate closely with people who aspire to break free from recurring patterns of self-sabotage, attracting unsuitable partners, experiencing relational conflicts, and grappling with co-dependency. If you choose to work with me, we will journey towards cultivating more profound, harmonious, and heart-centred relationships with both self and others. I emanate authenticity, warmth, approachability, empathy, dynamism, curiosity, non-judgment, and a trauma-sensitive approach. My passion lies in establishing genuine and meaningful bonds with individuals, fostering a secure and nurturing connection that encourages open dialogue.
(03) 6351 9919 View (03) 6351 9919
Photo of Daniel McStay, Psychologist in Tugun, QLD
Daniel McStay
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Hi, my name's Danny and i'm a Registered Psychologist. Sometimes we all need a little bit of help. My goal is to assist others on their journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and mental wellbeing. I provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
Hi, my name's Danny and i'm a Registered Psychologist. Sometimes we all need a little bit of help. My goal is to assist others on their journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and mental wellbeing. I provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
(02) 5016 9927 View (02) 5016 9927
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Uri Bookman
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bilinga, QLD 4225
You desire to be uniquely and authentically yourself. You yearn to feel confident, empowered, and free to express yourself. You crave to be seen, heard, and understood, and to belong without any effort. You aspire to be comfortable in your own skin and free from judgment, both towards yourself and others. And above all, you dream of a world where you can love and be loved without fear. In a relationship, you strive to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You aspire to create a space of safety, respect, and growth, where intimacy and mutual understanding abound. Most importantly, you dream of a happy life, adventure and joy.
You desire to be uniquely and authentically yourself. You yearn to feel confident, empowered, and free to express yourself. You crave to be seen, heard, and understood, and to belong without any effort. You aspire to be comfortable in your own skin and free from judgment, both towards yourself and others. And above all, you dream of a world where you can love and be loved without fear. In a relationship, you strive to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You aspire to create a space of safety, respect, and growth, where intimacy and mutual understanding abound. Most importantly, you dream of a happy life, adventure and joy.
(02) 5604 6607 View (02) 5604 6607
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Katerina Klyueva
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Waitlist for new clients
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
I am counsellor in private practice with over 10 years experience working with Anxiety, Depression & Self Confidence. I assist clients in navigating difficult emotions and challenges related to Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Career Concerns, Life transitions and other emotional disturbances. I have worked in the past with NFPs & Community programs in a counselling role with individuals, adolescents and families with complex mental health needs and in a family therapy setting, as well holistically in private practice. Self Development, Growth and Healing are at the core my work and I can help you gain insight into yourself.
(08) 7701 9678 View (08) 7701 9678
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Andrew Geeves
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who present with a variety of psychological questions, symptoms and difficulties. I adopt a warm, empathic, curious, respectful, open-minded, authentic, client-centred, non-judgmental and dynamic stance as a therapist. I work to establish a genuine and collaborative connection with people that helps build a relationship in which it feels safe and comfortable to speak openly. I also use humour and play in my work. I am drawn to helping people identify the presence of repetitive, maladaptive patterns from their past and lean into the possibilities of new and more effective ways of being in the world.
I work with people who present with a variety of psychological questions, symptoms and difficulties. I adopt a warm, empathic, curious, respectful, open-minded, authentic, client-centred, non-judgmental and dynamic stance as a therapist. I work to establish a genuine and collaborative connection with people that helps build a relationship in which it feels safe and comfortable to speak openly. I also use humour and play in my work. I am drawn to helping people identify the presence of repetitive, maladaptive patterns from their past and lean into the possibilities of new and more effective ways of being in the world.
(07) 4243 4296 View (07) 4243 4296
Photo of Fiona Gibson, Psychologist in Tugun, QLD
Fiona Gibson
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Anxiety and depression are part of being human. Sometimes it makes sense why we feel like this; sometimes it doesn't. The important thing is to understand what we need to change. Actions, thoughts, and deep seated beliefs might need to change before we can feel good again. I work to help you to understand yourself, then identify specific strategies for change so you can leave anxiety and depression, unhappiness generally, behind. I believe therapy should aim high, at happiness, not just at alleviation of mental distress.
Anxiety and depression are part of being human. Sometimes it makes sense why we feel like this; sometimes it doesn't. The important thing is to understand what we need to change. Actions, thoughts, and deep seated beliefs might need to change before we can feel good again. I work to help you to understand yourself, then identify specific strategies for change so you can leave anxiety and depression, unhappiness generally, behind. I believe therapy should aim high, at happiness, not just at alleviation of mental distress.
(08) 7638 4374 View (08) 7638 4374
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Karen Holmes
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Currumbin, QLD 4223
I work mainly with women who for whatever reason, are finding life a bit of a struggle. I do also work with men to help them understand the women in their lives. I am also trained in couple counselling. Some of the most common reasons come to see me include relationship issues, mothering, work/life balance problems, anxiety, depression, grief/loss to name but a few. Commonly we get bogged down in how we “should” be doing things, rather than what suits us and our lives. Women tend to put themselves at the back of the queue, and in times of stress, our self care tends to suffer, leading to overwhelm. Let me help!
I work mainly with women who for whatever reason, are finding life a bit of a struggle. I do also work with men to help them understand the women in their lives. I am also trained in couple counselling. Some of the most common reasons come to see me include relationship issues, mothering, work/life balance problems, anxiety, depression, grief/loss to name but a few. Commonly we get bogged down in how we “should” be doing things, rather than what suits us and our lives. Women tend to put themselves at the back of the queue, and in times of stress, our self care tends to suffer, leading to overwhelm. Let me help!
(07) 5391 4271 View (07) 5391 4271
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Kaiquin Child & Youth Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach, QLD 4221
Kaiquin, a name established on family, connection, trust, and respect. Kaiquin counselling creates opportunities for clients to discover and realise their potential promoting their best interests. A dedication to promoting client wellbeing using a strengths-based, person-centered approach working with the client from a whole person perspective. Fostering an environment of collaboration and considering the multiple aspects of the person while tailoring therapy to the individual’s needs, values, and preferences.
Kaiquin, a name established on family, connection, trust, and respect. Kaiquin counselling creates opportunities for clients to discover and realise their potential promoting their best interests. A dedication to promoting client wellbeing using a strengths-based, person-centered approach working with the client from a whole person perspective. Fostering an environment of collaboration and considering the multiple aspects of the person while tailoring therapy to the individual’s needs, values, and preferences.
(02) 5700 1371 View (02) 5700 1371
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Susie Flanders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Palm Beach, QLD 4221
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tugun, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$182

Counsellors in Tugun, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Coping Skills
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
67% Bupa
67% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Tugun, QLD see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tugun?

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.