Counselling in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD

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Liz Saolotoga
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My counselling approach is to find the critic voices within and bring them to the fore. Whether your dealing with anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction to pornography, infidelity or you just need a bit of guidance to find you again, we can work through those together. Life loves to throw a million curve balls and sometimes we don't have the capacity or tools to handle them. Or sometimes we think we are doing the right thing and handle it the best way we know how but then we make it worse. It becomes exhausting. I get it, have been there more than a few times myself. I invite you to Book an appointment today via my website link.
My counselling approach is to find the critic voices within and bring them to the fore. Whether your dealing with anxiety, anger, depression, an addiction to pornography, infidelity or you just need a bit of guidance to find you again, we can work through those together. Life loves to throw a million curve balls and sometimes we don't have the capacity or tools to handle them. Or sometimes we think we are doing the right thing and handle it the best way we know how but then we make it worse. It becomes exhausting. I get it, have been there more than a few times myself. I invite you to Book an appointment today via my website link.
(07) 3477 9344 View (07) 3477 9344
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Michaela Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! My name is Michaela. I am a counsellor in my early 50s dedicated to guiding women through the wild rollercoaster ride known as midlife. If you're facing a midlife crisis or seeking clarity during this transformative period, I'm here to provide you with support, insights, and the tools you need to navigate this phase with resilience and purpose. Whether you're dealing with changes in your relationships, questioning your career path, or wanting to rediscover your passions, I'm here to walk beside you. (Quite literally, as I offer 'walk and talk' appointments)
Hello and welcome! My name is Michaela. I am a counsellor in my early 50s dedicated to guiding women through the wild rollercoaster ride known as midlife. If you're facing a midlife crisis or seeking clarity during this transformative period, I'm here to provide you with support, insights, and the tools you need to navigate this phase with resilience and purpose. Whether you're dealing with changes in your relationships, questioning your career path, or wanting to rediscover your passions, I'm here to walk beside you. (Quite literally, as I offer 'walk and talk' appointments)
(07) 2100 4336 View (07) 2100 4336
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Brook RED
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Brook RED is a lived experience organisation, we understand the challenges of life and mental health. Brook RED counsellors work collaboratively with clients to explore together what needs to change for problems to be less influential in one’s life. Brook RED counsellors use skills from trauma informed practices, use their own expertise and lived experience, and acknowledge the importance of clients skills and knowledge. We understand that talking to someone who 'gets it' can be a helpful step to feeling heard and understood, whilst also breaking down barriers to stigma in mental health.
Brook RED is a lived experience organisation, we understand the challenges of life and mental health. Brook RED counsellors work collaboratively with clients to explore together what needs to change for problems to be less influential in one’s life. Brook RED counsellors use skills from trauma informed practices, use their own expertise and lived experience, and acknowledge the importance of clients skills and knowledge. We understand that talking to someone who 'gets it' can be a helpful step to feeling heard and understood, whilst also breaking down barriers to stigma in mental health.
(07) 2100 4473 View (07) 2100 4473
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Brook RED
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Brook RED Counselling is a space for individuals over the age of 18+. ​ People access counselling for many reasons including concerns related to anxiety, stress and depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, identity, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, mental health, sexual health, and addiction. Brook RED is a lived experience organisation; we understand the challenges of life and mental health. Brook RED counsellors work collaboratively with clients to explore together what needs to change for problems to be less influential in one’s life.
Brook RED Counselling is a space for individuals over the age of 18+. ​ People access counselling for many reasons including concerns related to anxiety, stress and depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, identity, self-esteem, life transitions, trauma, mental health, sexual health, and addiction. Brook RED is a lived experience organisation; we understand the challenges of life and mental health. Brook RED counsellors work collaboratively with clients to explore together what needs to change for problems to be less influential in one’s life.
(07) 2100 4231 View (07) 2100 4231
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Jacqui Readett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Hi, I can help you to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems through a variety therapies, including EMDR and CBT. I engage with you as a whole, social being, worthy of respect and care, and who could use a hand on your recovery journey. I have helped many people overwhelmed by mental illness, unhelpful behaviours, complex relationships, and difficult circumstances for over 18 years. I am trauma informed, empathic, inclusive, and solution focused. I work alongside you at the pace and manner you prefer, to ensure you feel safe and in control of your therapy.
Hi, I can help you to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems through a variety therapies, including EMDR and CBT. I engage with you as a whole, social being, worthy of respect and care, and who could use a hand on your recovery journey. I have helped many people overwhelmed by mental illness, unhelpful behaviours, complex relationships, and difficult circumstances for over 18 years. I am trauma informed, empathic, inclusive, and solution focused. I work alongside you at the pace and manner you prefer, to ensure you feel safe and in control of your therapy.
(07) 2100 4658 View (07) 2100 4658
Bradley Benson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
As a compassionate therapist I am dedicated to creating a welcoming, affirming, and nonjudgmental space for individuals and couples seeking support. With a focus on various areas including relationships, LGBTQIA+, teenagers, anxiety, depression, life coaching, and career guidance, I am committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find resilience and growth. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and narrative/person-centered therapy.
As a compassionate therapist I am dedicated to creating a welcoming, affirming, and nonjudgmental space for individuals and couples seeking support. With a focus on various areas including relationships, LGBTQIA+, teenagers, anxiety, depression, life coaching, and career guidance, I am committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find resilience and growth. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and narrative/person-centered therapy.
(07) 2100 4208 View (07) 2100 4208
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Dawn Radford
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Not accepting new clients
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
From early childhood, I felt that I was “weird” and other people were mostly “normal”. This overwhelmed me, affecting almost every aspect of my life. I tried to find a way to live with the endless debates inside my own head. Some strategies were helpful and others not so much. I have at last begun to realise that “normal” comes in a variety of flavours: I am not “weird” so much as a “rare and unusual flavour of normal”. Mostly I’m ok with that, although I’m definitely still a work in progress. I may be unique, but I’m not the only person who has ever struggled to find acceptance, purpose, motivation and direction.
(07) 3483 0464 View (07) 3483 0464
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Amber Rose Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122  (Online Only)
Amber Rose Counselling is my private counselling practice offering online telehealth services to adult individuals. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA Level 2) and hold a Masters degree. I am currently accepting new clients, so please do not hesitate to book in and begin your mental health journey today. I offer a warm, gentle and practical approach to counselling. You will learn to spot the patterns in your life that seem to be preventing you from moving forward. I will help you to unlock your own inner resources and build new strategies to help you flourish and grow.
Amber Rose Counselling is my private counselling practice offering online telehealth services to adult individuals. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA Level 2) and hold a Masters degree. I am currently accepting new clients, so please do not hesitate to book in and begin your mental health journey today. I offer a warm, gentle and practical approach to counselling. You will learn to spot the patterns in your life that seem to be preventing you from moving forward. I will help you to unlock your own inner resources and build new strategies to help you flourish and grow.
(07) 2100 4261 View (07) 2100 4261
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VIPfamily
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Connie is a Clinical Counsellor & Family Therapist who understands your culture and language. Fluency in English, Mandarin & Cantonese. Being an Asian parent raised up three adults kids, she understands the challenges of marriage and parenthood. Her passion is to see her clients' marriages restored, and experience a fulfilling marriage and parenthood. She also works effectively with young adults and parents who have mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and spiritual orientation. She offers individual counselling, couple counselling , pre-marriage counselling and parenting training.
Connie is a Clinical Counsellor & Family Therapist who understands your culture and language. Fluency in English, Mandarin & Cantonese. Being an Asian parent raised up three adults kids, she understands the challenges of marriage and parenthood. Her passion is to see her clients' marriages restored, and experience a fulfilling marriage and parenthood. She also works effectively with young adults and parents who have mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and spiritual orientation. She offers individual counselling, couple counselling , pre-marriage counselling and parenting training.
(07) 3184 4298 View (07) 3184 4298
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Phillip Golding
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
My Focus is all forms of Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, General Counselling, Spiritual Counselling. I teach Mindfulness/Self-Awareness/Personal Development and run weekly groups for this. I have developed a Mindfuness-based therapy'self-awareness process, '5 Step Process' that has proven its effectiveness over the last 23 years. I am also an author writing in the self-help psychology field
My Focus is all forms of Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, General Counselling, Spiritual Counselling. I teach Mindfulness/Self-Awareness/Personal Development and run weekly groups for this. I have developed a Mindfuness-based therapy'self-awareness process, '5 Step Process' that has proven its effectiveness over the last 23 years. I am also an author writing in the self-help psychology field
(07) 3113 9294 View (07) 3113 9294
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Lillian Flanagan supervision &
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
Working with someone requires trust, safety and collaboration. With extensive Tertiary, credentialing, practice experience and skills that are additional to a relationship focused and compassionate human you who will you meet with…your balance is what we can find …. together
(07) 2801 5472 View (07) 2801 5472
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Revitalize Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Welcome to Revitalize Counselling & Coaching (RCC). This practice specialises in pre-teens, teenagers and women's mental health. RCC practice is person-centred linking to evidence-based practices. RCC provides telephone & online counselling, room-based counselling, and counselling in the outdoors (parklands & beaches). Many clients particularly those who are experiencing anxiety and depression enjoy counselling sessions in the outdoors for its natural calming and therapeutic effects. RCC supports neurodivergent clients and additionally welcomes NDIS participants.
Welcome to Revitalize Counselling & Coaching (RCC). This practice specialises in pre-teens, teenagers and women's mental health. RCC practice is person-centred linking to evidence-based practices. RCC provides telephone & online counselling, room-based counselling, and counselling in the outdoors (parklands & beaches). Many clients particularly those who are experiencing anxiety and depression enjoy counselling sessions in the outdoors for its natural calming and therapeutic effects. RCC supports neurodivergent clients and additionally welcomes NDIS participants.
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Cynthia Dunn
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Cynthia is offering Face2Face sessions at 13 Vanessa Boulevard, Springwood & Telehealth, including EMDR Online. Cynthia is passionate about working with people, from all walks of life, who have experienced complex trauma and uncovering their path to post-traumatic growth. For those who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, attachment or dissociative disorders, PTSD, personality, gender and identity issues, anger, substance misuse, or gambling problems and want change, Artemis can help. Remote & F2F sessions of the Safe & Sound Protocol by Dr Stephen Porges are now available. Book online here: W:artemispsychologyservices/contact
Cynthia is offering Face2Face sessions at 13 Vanessa Boulevard, Springwood & Telehealth, including EMDR Online. Cynthia is passionate about working with people, from all walks of life, who have experienced complex trauma and uncovering their path to post-traumatic growth. For those who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, attachment or dissociative disorders, PTSD, personality, gender and identity issues, anger, substance misuse, or gambling problems and want change, Artemis can help. Remote & F2F sessions of the Safe & Sound Protocol by Dr Stephen Porges are now available. Book online here: W:artemispsychologyservices/contact
(07) 2100 4051 View (07) 2100 4051

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Beatrice McAlister
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Salisbury, QLD 4107
It is all about you having a personal experience of life you have reason to value. My approach combines person centred therapy with human centred design empowering you to discover your own solutions and creating a unique personal experience of life that feels balanced and is worth living. Depending on your current needs and aspirations, we will access counselling, coaching and human centred design methods to help you heal, cope with challenges and create a life you love. I would like to support you to be at your best, for yourself and those you care for and connect with.
It is all about you having a personal experience of life you have reason to value. My approach combines person centred therapy with human centred design empowering you to discover your own solutions and creating a unique personal experience of life that feels balanced and is worth living. Depending on your current needs and aspirations, we will access counselling, coaching and human centred design methods to help you heal, cope with challenges and create a life you love. I would like to support you to be at your best, for yourself and those you care for and connect with.
(07) 2100 4540 View (07) 2100 4540
Photo of Zameer Esmail, Psychologist in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD
Zameer Esmail
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
www.objectivepsychology.com.au Happy to have visitors on my new site! I consider my approach to my clients as warm, understanding, compassionate, and client-centred. I try to focus on empowering the individual and providing tools to help improve resilience and overall emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I also try to bring in an element of humour and wit, often with a different perspective than many would expect in a traditional therapy session. I use an evidence based, scientific approach to help my clients first to understand what they are dealing with, and then to try and improve their lives in the most efficacious way.
www.objectivepsychology.com.au Happy to have visitors on my new site! I consider my approach to my clients as warm, understanding, compassionate, and client-centred. I try to focus on empowering the individual and providing tools to help improve resilience and overall emotional, mental, and physical well-being. I also try to bring in an element of humour and wit, often with a different perspective than many would expect in a traditional therapy session. I use an evidence based, scientific approach to help my clients first to understand what they are dealing with, and then to try and improve their lives in the most efficacious way.
(07) 2100 4074 View (07) 2100 4074
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Allora Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113
We are a team of Mental Health Social Workers and Psychologists who provide counselling to children, adolescents, adults and families. We work with people who are struggling with anxiety, sadness, stressful life events and big life transitions. We have designed a service to meet needs for individuals, couples and whole families. Our team can support you with compassionate approach that is centred on you feeling safe and comfortable to explore your emotions. If we sound like a good fit, please send an email or call to book.
We are a team of Mental Health Social Workers and Psychologists who provide counselling to children, adolescents, adults and families. We work with people who are struggling with anxiety, sadness, stressful life events and big life transitions. We have designed a service to meet needs for individuals, couples and whole families. Our team can support you with compassionate approach that is centred on you feeling safe and comfortable to explore your emotions. If we sound like a good fit, please send an email or call to book.
(07) 2100 4885 View (07) 2100 4885
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Stacey Koniw
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tarragindi, QLD 4121
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
Stacey is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in diverse populations in a variety of settings. Her experience mainly involves working with adults, with a special interest treating young and older adults. Presenting problems offered in this setting includes mood, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief, sleep, somatic and chronic pain issues. She also provides assessment/treatment for Adult ADHD and support to those experiencing chronic disease and life limiting illness. Her background work has been in a child development team, correctional facility (low and high risk) and with inpatients/outpatients in a hospital and home setting.
(07) 3186 9466 View (07) 3186 9466
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Robyn Bean
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Holland Park, QLD 4121  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you stuck in a spiral of overthinking, or anxious, self-critical, confusing thought loops that just won't give you a break? You might also feel aware that you are more sensitive than others. Perhaps you're very hard on yourself, even though you know how much this approach exhausts and isolates you. But what if there was another way? I can help you to gently explore your experience to find clarity. And over time, you can develop an inner "compassionate self" to rely on, one who will care for you in a kind, wise way.
Are you stuck in a spiral of overthinking, or anxious, self-critical, confusing thought loops that just won't give you a break? You might also feel aware that you are more sensitive than others. Perhaps you're very hard on yourself, even though you know how much this approach exhausts and isolates you. But what if there was another way? I can help you to gently explore your experience to find clarity. And over time, you can develop an inner "compassionate self" to rely on, one who will care for you in a kind, wise way.
(07) 3186 0291 View (07) 3186 0291
Photo of Jennifer Cook, Psychologist in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD
Jennifer Cook
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Holland Park, QLD 4121
I am a registered Psychologist who has been supporting the mental health of clients aged 12+ for over 15 years in a variety of settings. I feel privileged to be in a position of trust that enables me to help people to change their relationship with difficult feelings and difficult thoughts and to develop awareness of longstanding, problematic behaviour patterns that can be changed in order to achieve and maintain recovery. I am an empathetic and down-to-earth professional who is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to live a meaningful life.
I am a registered Psychologist who has been supporting the mental health of clients aged 12+ for over 15 years in a variety of settings. I feel privileged to be in a position of trust that enables me to help people to change their relationship with difficult feelings and difficult thoughts and to develop awareness of longstanding, problematic behaviour patterns that can be changed in order to achieve and maintain recovery. I am an empathetic and down-to-earth professional who is passionate about helping people from all walks of life to live a meaningful life.
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Photo of Sophia Belle Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD
Sophia Belle Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
Are you feeling stuck, lost and depressed? Not feeling like your usual self? Going through transition in life and struggling to adjust? Are trauma symptoms impacting on your daily function? Have you noticed certain patterns preventing you from reaching your maximum potentials? Or are your relationships dragging you down? Maybe you're wondering about your purpose in life and asking what's the point of it all?
Are you feeling stuck, lost and depressed? Not feeling like your usual self? Going through transition in life and struggling to adjust? Are trauma symptoms impacting on your daily function? Have you noticed certain patterns preventing you from reaching your maximum potentials? Or are your relationships dragging you down? Maybe you're wondering about your purpose in life and asking what's the point of it all?
(07) 2100 4116 View (07) 2100 4116

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Counsellors in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Stress
69% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions
62% Coping Skills
54% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Police Health
67% Bupa
67% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Upper Mount Gravatt?

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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.