Counselling in Wavell Heights, QLD

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Carolyn Vickers
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012  (Online Only)
Are you needing counselling support because you’re feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Or perhaps you want to improve your quality of life through improvements in your confidence, self esteem or relationships? Or are you having problems with motivation or sleep?
Are you needing counselling support because you’re feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Or perhaps you want to improve your quality of life through improvements in your confidence, self esteem or relationships? Or are you having problems with motivation or sleep?
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Reflective Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Welcome to Reflective Counselling. If you are looking for a professional yet compassionate practitioner who genuinely seeks to empower your journey then that could be me. i offer a safe yet explorative style, supported by evidence-based research. I aim to provide a cosy, safe, personalised intervention which taps into your strengths, enabling you to gain clarity, set goals and move toward growth. Dependent on your needs I am able to work with individuals (children or adults), or the family to gain a broad understanding of the past and existing attachments, trauma and concerns which impact the current situation. Reach out :)
Welcome to Reflective Counselling. If you are looking for a professional yet compassionate practitioner who genuinely seeks to empower your journey then that could be me. i offer a safe yet explorative style, supported by evidence-based research. I aim to provide a cosy, safe, personalised intervention which taps into your strengths, enabling you to gain clarity, set goals and move toward growth. Dependent on your needs I am able to work with individuals (children or adults), or the family to gain a broad understanding of the past and existing attachments, trauma and concerns which impact the current situation. Reach out :)
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Jodie Goddard
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Jodie is an open-minded, compassionate and inclusive therapist. She completed her Master’s degree in Counselling at QUT, graduating with distinction. She understands the courage it takes to seek counselling, to work through life’s difficulties, such as: crisis, significant life transitions, or trauma. Jodie believes that these challenges can be worked through relationally. She aims to create a space that is safe, and receptive to your needs and pace.
Jodie is an open-minded, compassionate and inclusive therapist. She completed her Master’s degree in Counselling at QUT, graduating with distinction. She understands the courage it takes to seek counselling, to work through life’s difficulties, such as: crisis, significant life transitions, or trauma. Jodie believes that these challenges can be worked through relationally. She aims to create a space that is safe, and receptive to your needs and pace.
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Jasmin Singh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
I believe that anyone can benefit from psychological support and coaching. You don’t need to be ‘disordered’ to see a psychologist. What you can expect when you work with me is that I consider the relationship between the mind, body and brain in my approach. I also strongly focus on the therapeutic relationship; you need to feel comfortable with your therapist in order to maximise your outcomes from the sessions. I can help with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-confidence, ADHD and Autism. I work with adolescents and adults. I also work through a cultural lens and understand the Asian immigrant experience.
I believe that anyone can benefit from psychological support and coaching. You don’t need to be ‘disordered’ to see a psychologist. What you can expect when you work with me is that I consider the relationship between the mind, body and brain in my approach. I also strongly focus on the therapeutic relationship; you need to feel comfortable with your therapist in order to maximise your outcomes from the sessions. I can help with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-confidence, ADHD and Autism. I work with adolescents and adults. I also work through a cultural lens and understand the Asian immigrant experience.
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Belinda Smith
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Having worked in the health and disability sector for over a decade, Belinda is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their full potential. She brings a wealth of experience working with clients over 16 year of age presenting with a range of psychological, physical and personal challenges. Belinda has particular experience in neurodiversity, gender and sexual diversity, anxiety, depression, trauma, persisting pain, emotional regulation, suicide prevention, workplace stressors, career counselling, and self-care. Belinda welcomes anyone who is keen to improve their mental health.
Having worked in the health and disability sector for over a decade, Belinda is passionate about working collaboratively with people to reach their full potential. She brings a wealth of experience working with clients over 16 year of age presenting with a range of psychological, physical and personal challenges. Belinda has particular experience in neurodiversity, gender and sexual diversity, anxiety, depression, trauma, persisting pain, emotional regulation, suicide prevention, workplace stressors, career counselling, and self-care. Belinda welcomes anyone who is keen to improve their mental health.
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Lisa Moore
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Some common issues I work with are Relationship Counselling, People who feel disconnected & want to reconnect with who they truly are but are not sure where or how to start. Anxiety, Social anxiety, fear, negative and intrusive thoughts. Parenting challenges, Teenagers. Health, weight loss, body issues, Self esteem. Mindfulness, navigating difficult relationships, developing relationship skills, Communication skills, challenging relationships at home, work or with family. Developing emotional intelligence. Relationship break ups. Divorce - Conscious uncoupling. Grief and loss.
Some common issues I work with are Relationship Counselling, People who feel disconnected & want to reconnect with who they truly are but are not sure where or how to start. Anxiety, Social anxiety, fear, negative and intrusive thoughts. Parenting challenges, Teenagers. Health, weight loss, body issues, Self esteem. Mindfulness, navigating difficult relationships, developing relationship skills, Communication skills, challenging relationships at home, work or with family. Developing emotional intelligence. Relationship break ups. Divorce - Conscious uncoupling. Grief and loss.
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Heather Joy Murr
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
As a professional counsellor, and a registered member of PACFA, Heather is not only trained/experienced in a range of evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches, but also is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of professional practice, and care. While using a Trauma Informed, Strengths Based, and Person Centred approach, it is Heather's genuinely non judgmental, kind and empathic nature, which is always central to her practice. It is this which lays at the core in the support she provides to her clients, to help them address their issues, meet their needs, and achieve their goals.
As a professional counsellor, and a registered member of PACFA, Heather is not only trained/experienced in a range of evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches, but also is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of professional practice, and care. While using a Trauma Informed, Strengths Based, and Person Centred approach, it is Heather's genuinely non judgmental, kind and empathic nature, which is always central to her practice. It is this which lays at the core in the support she provides to her clients, to help them address their issues, meet their needs, and achieve their goals.
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Cathartic Collaborations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Hello! I love working with Autistic folks and ADHDers and their families in a neurodivergent affirming way. I am also neurodivergent myself. I create a safe space to share your worries. I am here to work with you through life's ups, downs and curveballs. My approach to therapy is practical and interactive. At times it can be fun! I like to use games, activities and visuals when appropriate. I have a variety of fidgets to meet your sensory needs.
Hello! I love working with Autistic folks and ADHDers and their families in a neurodivergent affirming way. I am also neurodivergent myself. I create a safe space to share your worries. I am here to work with you through life's ups, downs and curveballs. My approach to therapy is practical and interactive. At times it can be fun! I like to use games, activities and visuals when appropriate. I have a variety of fidgets to meet your sensory needs.
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Kelli-Anne Trims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
Kelli-Anne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who uses evidence based techniques to work with young people, individuals, families and couples, in the areas of anxiety, depression, communication issues, stress and anger management, in addition to social skills and self-esteem. I help clients to move from a place of struggle to one of greater choice, flexibility and freedom. The cultivation of self-compassion and non-judgmental awareness is fundamental to my approach and the basis for facilitating lasting change in a safe and empathic space from which individuals can gain understanding and feel empowered and resilient.
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Clayfield Counselling/ Mens Counselling Specialist
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
Appointments available for new clients within 3 to 10 days, all appointments exclusively outside normal business hours. Men's Counselling Specialist, Shane Staunton brings a depth of understanding from a wide experience of metropolitan and rural life, from corporate head offices to cattle stations. Making meaningful differences for people since 2008, Shane is a recognised provider for 8 health funds, an ACA registered counsellor, and is affiliated with both the American Psychology Association and the Australian Association of Psychologicists Inc. For more information, please visit www.ClayfieldCounselling.au
Appointments available for new clients within 3 to 10 days, all appointments exclusively outside normal business hours. Men's Counselling Specialist, Shane Staunton brings a depth of understanding from a wide experience of metropolitan and rural life, from corporate head offices to cattle stations. Making meaningful differences for people since 2008, Shane is a recognised provider for 8 health funds, an ACA registered counsellor, and is affiliated with both the American Psychology Association and the Australian Association of Psychologicists Inc. For more information, please visit www.ClayfieldCounselling.au
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Anne-Maree Choi
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
I am a Counsellor and Lifestyle Coach who offers professional, wholistic counselling for those who need support during times of overwhelming emotions and grief, and also for those who need to address unresolved and painful events. My service has a particular focus on areas such as anxiety and stress management, relationship conflict, betrayal trauma, emotional abuse, sole parent support, strengthening self-esteem and lifestyle coaching. Individual sessions, couples counselling and family therapy are all available, either in-person or online.
I am a Counsellor and Lifestyle Coach who offers professional, wholistic counselling for those who need support during times of overwhelming emotions and grief, and also for those who need to address unresolved and painful events. My service has a particular focus on areas such as anxiety and stress management, relationship conflict, betrayal trauma, emotional abuse, sole parent support, strengthening self-esteem and lifestyle coaching. Individual sessions, couples counselling and family therapy are all available, either in-person or online.
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Tara Counselling Group
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wavell Heights, QLD 4012
So often clients come with a sense of hopelessness in their lives. Worry about their relationships with partners and family members and a belief that they are failing themselves or others. So many say "I just want to be normal" especially if they have experience trauma in their lives. Many clients don't trust easily if they have been betrayed and fear they are "stuck forever... nothing will change... " .
So often clients come with a sense of hopelessness in their lives. Worry about their relationships with partners and family members and a belief that they are failing themselves or others. So many say "I just want to be normal" especially if they have experience trauma in their lives. Many clients don't trust easily if they have been betrayed and fear they are "stuck forever... nothing will change... " .
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More Therapists Nearby

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Dr Tina Habota
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Clayfield, QLD 4011
Dr Tina Habota is an experienced clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy to individuals 16 years and over. Tina completed her clinical training and PhD in psychology in Melbourne, Australia. ​She has a strong interest in research and has maintained an active research and academic role alongside her clinical work. Tina has training and experience in several core psychological modalities. Irrespective of the theoretical framework, therapy goals are developed and worked on, collaboratively, in the therapy relationship.
Dr Tina Habota is an experienced clinical psychologist who offers psychotherapy to individuals 16 years and over. Tina completed her clinical training and PhD in psychology in Melbourne, Australia. ​She has a strong interest in research and has maintained an active research and academic role alongside her clinical work. Tina has training and experience in several core psychological modalities. Irrespective of the theoretical framework, therapy goals are developed and worked on, collaboratively, in the therapy relationship.
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Holistic Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Everton Park, QLD 4053
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
Johanna Badenhorst is a Brisbane-based holistic psychologist who supports clients with general wellbeing, perinatal and infant mental health, and women's health concerns. Clients may be experiencing various issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, ADHD or Autism, an eating disorder, or parenting concerns. They may seek to address emotional struggles, healthy parent-child attachment, and enhance their own self-care practices. Client goals may include finding effective coping strategies, improving emotional resilience, fostering a positive parenting experience, and optimising their mental health.
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Patricia Nadia Boucher
Counsellor
Verified
Nundah, QLD 4012
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
You are not alone anymore. Right now you may feel stressed, anxious, sad, unsure, ashamed, unloved....I get it, I've been there. For 30 years+ I learned about human psychology, therapies, neuroscience as well as metabolic health and nutrition. I use that knowledge and my qualifications to offer in-person counselling at Radius Medical Centre, YHB Clinic, Albany Creek. In the body and mind connection I mostly deal with the mind. The rest of the time i provide counselling online with early morning, late evening and weekend appointments. Be Seen , Heard and Understood... Friendly approach...we may even laugh together.
(07) 2100 4908 View (07) 2100 4908
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Healing Connections Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Aspley, QLD 4034
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
We are innately equipped for both struggle and connection, essential for enhancing our life experiences in areas like relationships, work, parenting, and beyond. Recognising the impact of adversity, it's important to understand how it shapes our emotional experiences and reactions. Adversity manifests in various ways, influencing our ability to express and process emotions across the spectrum - from joy and happiness to sadness and fear. Our team provides a supportive space that fosters a safe, warm, and empathetic environment where you can openly explore and discuss your personal experiences, through trauma-informed perspectives.
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Rohita Atri - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
Nundah, QLD 4012
Rohita Atri is a registered psychologist with over 16 years’ experience. Her key interests lie in supporting clients in emotional management, anxiety, stress and depression. Due to working and living in a number of countries, Rohita appreciates the impact of culture in families and can support cross cultural clients navigate through difficulties in adjusting in school or the workplace. Rohita is very experienced in dealing with workplace challenges and also experienced in supporting clients through stress, anxiety and depression.
Rohita Atri is a registered psychologist with over 16 years’ experience. Her key interests lie in supporting clients in emotional management, anxiety, stress and depression. Due to working and living in a number of countries, Rohita appreciates the impact of culture in families and can support cross cultural clients navigate through difficulties in adjusting in school or the workplace. Rohita is very experienced in dealing with workplace challenges and also experienced in supporting clients through stress, anxiety and depression.
(03) 7003 2992 View (03) 7003 2992
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Michelle Costanzo
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Waitlist for new clients
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
Michelle Costanzo MAPS, FIML, MAICD. I am a psychologist specialising in (complex) trauma (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DID). I have been in the health industry for over 20 years.
(07) 4243 4851 View (07) 4243 4851
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Johanna Knyn
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Chermside, QLD 4032
Waitlist for new clients
All I ask of my clients is that they show up to session. Beyond that, we figure out together. I aim to create a safe, collaborative environment where clients are able to share their authentic selves and be accepted as they are. I predominantely work with those with Dissociative Identity Disorder and those who have experienced complex trauma from childhood. My goal with all clients is to work together to develop treatment goals and style. I pride myself on being a chameleon, being able to adapt to clients style, whilst still maintaining my core authentic self in session. Support starts here.
All I ask of my clients is that they show up to session. Beyond that, we figure out together. I aim to create a safe, collaborative environment where clients are able to share their authentic selves and be accepted as they are. I predominantely work with those with Dissociative Identity Disorder and those who have experienced complex trauma from childhood. My goal with all clients is to work together to develop treatment goals and style. I pride myself on being a chameleon, being able to adapt to clients style, whilst still maintaining my core authentic self in session. Support starts here.
(07) 4887 3392 View (07) 4887 3392
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Step Ahead Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Nundah, QLD 4012
Are you struggling with thoughts about yourself, your career, your self-worth, your life's direction, or your relationships? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to move forward? You don’t have to figure things out alone, I am here to support you! At Step Ahead Counselling, your feelings, your wellbeing and your personal goals are important to me. Collaboratively we will work together to help you unpack any limiting beliefs, past trauma and negative thoughts and doubts that are holding you back and making you feel insecure, and question your self-worth. This can result in you settling for less than you desire and deserve.
Are you struggling with thoughts about yourself, your career, your self-worth, your life's direction, or your relationships? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to move forward? You don’t have to figure things out alone, I am here to support you! At Step Ahead Counselling, your feelings, your wellbeing and your personal goals are important to me. Collaboratively we will work together to help you unpack any limiting beliefs, past trauma and negative thoughts and doubts that are holding you back and making you feel insecure, and question your self-worth. This can result in you settling for less than you desire and deserve.
(07) 2100 4286 View (07) 2100 4286

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wavell Heights, QLD

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Wavell Heights, QLD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
92% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
75% Peer Relationships
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicare Rebates
43% Bupa
29% Other

How Counsellors in Wavell Heights, QLD see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
9% Male
9% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wavell Heights?

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.