Counselling in Urraween, QLD

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Jade Baravilala
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Urraween, QLD 4655  (Online Only)
With experience in both managing elite and high-profile sports professionals, extensive proficiency of directing an international not for profit organisation, and working cross-culturally for over two decades, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the field of counseling. My approach is rooted in an eclectic style, tailored to the individual goals and needs of each client. Drawing from a diverse toolkit that includes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and spiritual interventions if requested.
With experience in both managing elite and high-profile sports professionals, extensive proficiency of directing an international not for profit organisation, and working cross-culturally for over two decades, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the field of counseling. My approach is rooted in an eclectic style, tailored to the individual goals and needs of each client. Drawing from a diverse toolkit that includes Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy and spiritual interventions if requested.
(07) 4145 4758 View (07) 4145 4758
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The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Urraween, QLD 4655
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
Need change and positivity from an experienced therapist? You are in the right place! The therapists from The Therapy Centre and Coaching Clinic have over 20 years experience and are accredited in their fields. As the senior clinician I am a trained psychiatric services specialist with treatment modalities that include EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I am also a holistic care therapist. If you are struggling and need direction and support to manage anxiety, depression and self esteem issues then please make contact and reach out to me or one of the other ‘ best in field therapists’.
(07) 2801 6855 View (07) 2801 6855
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Deborah Michelle Jones
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Urraween, QLD 4655
Seeking help may be the most courageous thing you can do. It is a big decision and past experiences will influence that decision. I am here to make the process open and honest. I will discuss all options with you and I will support you through whatever decisions you choose. My eclectic use of modalities including Person Centred Therapies, Choice Theory, Mindfulness activities and Grief & Loss Therapies, among others, enables me to tailor my approach to suit each client. Why not try my free 15minute introduction phone call to see if I'm the best fit for you.
Seeking help may be the most courageous thing you can do. It is a big decision and past experiences will influence that decision. I am here to make the process open and honest. I will discuss all options with you and I will support you through whatever decisions you choose. My eclectic use of modalities including Person Centred Therapies, Choice Theory, Mindfulness activities and Grief & Loss Therapies, among others, enables me to tailor my approach to suit each client. Why not try my free 15minute introduction phone call to see if I'm the best fit for you.
(07) 4158 6802 View (07) 4158 6802
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Kelly Mackie
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Urraween, QLD 4655
EMDR and Hypnotherapy for quitting drinking, emotional eating and releasing trauma. Have you tried repeatedly to quit drinking alcohol or emotional eating and are now feeling defeated or stuck? You have likely been trying to fix a subconscious problem with conscious methods (willpower/ talk therapy), which doesn't usually work. If you have experienced trauma you may be unwittingly self-medicating to cope with emotional flashbacks by using alcohol, food or smoking. These problems may have effected your confidence or relationships.
EMDR and Hypnotherapy for quitting drinking, emotional eating and releasing trauma. Have you tried repeatedly to quit drinking alcohol or emotional eating and are now feeling defeated or stuck? You have likely been trying to fix a subconscious problem with conscious methods (willpower/ talk therapy), which doesn't usually work. If you have experienced trauma you may be unwittingly self-medicating to cope with emotional flashbacks by using alcohol, food or smoking. These problems may have effected your confidence or relationships.
(02) 5850 3151 View (02) 5850 3151
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Dean Rogers Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Urraween, QLD 4655
My practice is geared for individuals & couples who struggle with relationship issues which may include common healthy relationship barriers such as addiction, anger, anxiety & stress, depression, grief and loss. As a vital aspect of the human experience, fostering healthy social and intimate relationships is a key component of the Positive Relationships client experience. Whether it is strengthening connection through development of emotional intelligence, learning the art of communication or resolving conflict, the Positive Relationship model will help you achieve your mutual relationship goals. Be prepared for a new connection.
My practice is geared for individuals & couples who struggle with relationship issues which may include common healthy relationship barriers such as addiction, anger, anxiety & stress, depression, grief and loss. As a vital aspect of the human experience, fostering healthy social and intimate relationships is a key component of the Positive Relationships client experience. Whether it is strengthening connection through development of emotional intelligence, learning the art of communication or resolving conflict, the Positive Relationship model will help you achieve your mutual relationship goals. Be prepared for a new connection.
(07) 5230 3758 View (07) 5230 3758

More Therapists Nearby

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Counselling Fraser Coast
Counsellor
Verified Verified
River Heads, QLD 4655
Through Counselling, I help individuals and couples gain clarity, build confidence, and conquer fears, showing them ways they can take action and start enjoying life, even when life is overwhelming and seems impossible! I provide great counselling sessions with back up online courses. I have a dream… to innovatively change people’s lives and I am living it!. I have been providing counselling services since 2006 and provide advanced counselling that is of great use, that makes a real difference in people’s lives! My online support products are beautifully designed, simple to use, and user friendly. Book online!
Through Counselling, I help individuals and couples gain clarity, build confidence, and conquer fears, showing them ways they can take action and start enjoying life, even when life is overwhelming and seems impossible! I provide great counselling sessions with back up online courses. I have a dream… to innovatively change people’s lives and I am living it!. I have been providing counselling services since 2006 and provide advanced counselling that is of great use, that makes a real difference in people’s lives! My online support products are beautifully designed, simple to use, and user friendly. Book online!
(03) 5907 3722 View (03) 5907 3722
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Bec Wellard Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Pialba, QLD 4655
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
Are you struggling to find peace and balance in your life? Do stress, anxiety, or unresolved issues keep you from living to your fullest potential? It's time to take control of your well-being and unlock the path to happiness and fulfillment. Introducing Bec Wellard Therapy, your trusted partner on the journey to personal growth and mental wellness. Bec is an experienced and compassionate counselor and psychotherapist, here to guide you through life's challenges and empower you to overcome obstacles.
(02) 4063 1530 View (02) 4063 1530

Online Therapists

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Brightsight Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Hi, I’m Sabine. I'm dedicated to assisting individuals make significant and long-lasting improvements to their general wellbeing, particularly in the areas of Anxiety, Stress, Grief & Loss, Relationship challenges and Anger issues as well as struggles within a religious context. My passion is to empower people to work through their life challenges in a supportive environment.
Hi, I’m Sabine. I'm dedicated to assisting individuals make significant and long-lasting improvements to their general wellbeing, particularly in the areas of Anxiety, Stress, Grief & Loss, Relationship challenges and Anger issues as well as struggles within a religious context. My passion is to empower people to work through their life challenges in a supportive environment.
(07) 5240 9065 View (07) 5240 9065
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Allied Health Centre Mooloolaba
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
(07) 3185 2392 View (07) 3185 2392
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Source Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
As an Educational Psychologist, I embrace the challenges and unique dynamics of rural communities. I recognise the resilience and interconnectedness that define these areas. My passion lies in bridging educational gaps and supporting students, educators, and families. In rural practice, relationships matter deeply. I prioritize trust-building and active listening. Beyond academics, I consider emotional well-being, family dynamics, and community ties. By collaborating with local services, I aim to create a safety net that nurtures the whole child. As an advocate, I champion better mental health services and educational resources.
(08) 6010 4130 View (08) 6010 4130
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Life Wisdom Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mountain Creek, QLD 4557
Has your life changed all of a sudden due to a bereavement or the end of a relationship? Are you feeling confused, alone and overwhelmed by the emotions you are experiencing? Grief and loss can leave us struggling to find relief from the sadness ,anger ,guilt and the many other emotions we may be feeling as well as leaving us paralysed at the thought of how we will find a way to move forward to a place where we can resume living our lives in the absence of our loved one. All of us will feel the effects of grief at some time in our lives but the way we experience it is unique and deeply personal.
Has your life changed all of a sudden due to a bereavement or the end of a relationship? Are you feeling confused, alone and overwhelmed by the emotions you are experiencing? Grief and loss can leave us struggling to find relief from the sadness ,anger ,guilt and the many other emotions we may be feeling as well as leaving us paralysed at the thought of how we will find a way to move forward to a place where we can resume living our lives in the absence of our loved one. All of us will feel the effects of grief at some time in our lives but the way we experience it is unique and deeply personal.
(07) 5655 7408 View (07) 5655 7408
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Goodsky Mental Health Retreat - Holistic, Natural
Verified Verified
Marcoola, QLD 4564
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
(07) 4243 4810 View (07) 4243 4810
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Veridian Psychology - Aisling Mullan
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Buderim, QLD 4556
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with young people from the ages of 5 to 25 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
Aisling is an experienced, professional and friendly Clinical Psychologist who supports individuals and families by providing ADHD, Autism, cognitive, and learning assessments to children and young people on the Sunshine Coast. Aisling works with young people from the ages of 5 to 25 years. As well as assisting with diagnostic clarification and helping clients and families to gain clarity regarding areas of challenge, Aisling aims to provide helpful and practical recommendations to support clients in their journey.
(07) 5240 3075 View (07) 5240 3075
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Lynda Odgers
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nambour, QLD 4560
I am dedicated to helping women who feel that they don't have control over their lives. I understand the difficulty of setting boundaries and the importance of fostering positive change by reflecting on the past, gaining insights into life's journey, and identifying personal strengths. This approach promotes growth and development. I practice at Sankofa House Counselling & Wellness, a counselling clinic, based in Nambour.
I am dedicated to helping women who feel that they don't have control over their lives. I understand the difficulty of setting boundaries and the importance of fostering positive change by reflecting on the past, gaining insights into life's journey, and identifying personal strengths. This approach promotes growth and development. I practice at Sankofa House Counselling & Wellness, a counselling clinic, based in Nambour.
(07) 5240 9011 View (07) 5240 9011
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Heartspace Artspace & Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Balmoral Ridge, QLD 4552
Heartspace Artspace is a creative arts therapy and counselling service for adults. Within a quiet, safe, respectful space individuals can express their personal journey providing another way of knowing self and soul. Engaging in counselling can be akin to having another person companion you. This may be for a short and specific time in your life or may extend over a period of time. Liz is a somatic experiencing practitioner, experienced counsellor and creative arts therapist. You are invited to explore Heartspace Artspace and what this may offer you at www.heartspaceartspace.com
Heartspace Artspace is a creative arts therapy and counselling service for adults. Within a quiet, safe, respectful space individuals can express their personal journey providing another way of knowing self and soul. Engaging in counselling can be akin to having another person companion you. This may be for a short and specific time in your life or may extend over a period of time. Liz is a somatic experiencing practitioner, experienced counsellor and creative arts therapist. You are invited to explore Heartspace Artspace and what this may offer you at www.heartspaceartspace.com
(07) 5240 9845 View (07) 5240 9845
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Synergy Mind Solutions - Brad Everton
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
FACT IS: "It's not a matter of IF life will throw obstacles and hurdles at you... it's WHEN." For 20 years I have been counselling people from all walks of life (CEOs, surgeons and psychologists through to miners, call centre staff, managers and cleaners). And what I've noticed is how many people struggle with their relationships - that could be the relationship with their partner, their child, their parents, their co-workers, their mates or the biggest and most important relationship of them all... THEMSELVES! Now, they don't always know it's their relationship at first, because it might look like stress, conflict, anxiety, etc.
(07) 5451 4085 View (07) 5451 4085
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Innerverse
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Noosaville, QLD 4566
With a dynamic and action-oriented approach that goes beyond conversation. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, my approach is more explorative, giving you valuable insights into your experiences and their impact on your life. Our work together will be productive, focused, and aimed at helping you achieve tangible results. Because I want you to look back and say, “We didn’t just talk – we made meaningful progress”.
With a dynamic and action-oriented approach that goes beyond conversation. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, my approach is more explorative, giving you valuable insights into your experiences and their impact on your life. Our work together will be productive, focused, and aimed at helping you achieve tangible results. Because I want you to look back and say, “We didn’t just talk – we made meaningful progress”.
(07) 5241 1987 View (07) 5241 1987
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Integrative Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
We at ICP have a team of experienced clinicians who understand that talking to a psychologist can be a daunting experience and we are so pleased you are taking the first step just by visiting our profile. ICP will ensure you are fully supported throughout the process and we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have along the way. Our clinicians have a wide range of therapeutic approaches knowledge and expertise and are here to support you in your journey toward wellbeing so you can engage with life more meaningfully. We look forward to meeting you and walking this journey together.
We at ICP have a team of experienced clinicians who understand that talking to a psychologist can be a daunting experience and we are so pleased you are taking the first step just by visiting our profile. ICP will ensure you are fully supported throughout the process and we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have along the way. Our clinicians have a wide range of therapeutic approaches knowledge and expertise and are here to support you in your journey toward wellbeing so you can engage with life more meaningfully. We look forward to meeting you and walking this journey together.
(07) 5370 8858 View (07) 5370 8858
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JCM Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Noosaville, QLD 4566
JCM Psychology is a boutique private practice based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. As the clinical director, Jessie McDonald is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, persistent pain and personality disorders. She has a warm & empathic approach, with a focus on providing a safe and trusting space for all people she works with. Jessie enjoys working with adults seeking to gain insight, develop adaptive coping strategies, break self-defeating patterns, process trauma, & move toward new areas of self awareness and growth.
JCM Psychology is a boutique private practice based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. As the clinical director, Jessie McDonald is a clinical psychologist with a special interest in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, persistent pain and personality disorders. She has a warm & empathic approach, with a focus on providing a safe and trusting space for all people she works with. Jessie enjoys working with adults seeking to gain insight, develop adaptive coping strategies, break self-defeating patterns, process trauma, & move toward new areas of self awareness and growth.
(07) 5230 8931 View (07) 5230 8931
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Not taking new clients currently
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
(07) 5240 9990 View (07) 5240 9990

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Urraween, QLD

< 10

Counsellors in Urraween, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
60% Addiction
60% Life Coaching
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Family Conflict
60% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
33% Bupa
33% Defence Health

How Counsellors in Urraween, QLD see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Urraween?

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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.