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Dr Reza Nejad -Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Adelaide as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology. I can assist you with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, adjustment difficulties, anger management, bullying and harassment, self-esteem issues, self-development, eating disorder, OCD, worries, social anxiety and panics.
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Adelaide as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology. I can assist you with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, adjustment difficulties, anger management, bullying and harassment, self-esteem issues, self-development, eating disorder, OCD, worries, social anxiety and panics.
(08) 8646 5602 View (08) 8646 5602
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My Topic Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Goolwa, SA 5214
Are you struggling with self-image, work-life balance, or identity confusion? Are you navigating a life transition such as becoming a parent, feeling lost or confused about who you are, and seeking to regain your life purpose? You might have lost sight of your own goals, desires, likes and dislikes. This could present as snapping at your loved ones, conflict in your relationships, overwhelmed by emotions, burn out or completely shutting the world out, which could look like withdrawal, or avoidant behaviours. Counselling can help support you to explore the question, Who Am I?
Are you struggling with self-image, work-life balance, or identity confusion? Are you navigating a life transition such as becoming a parent, feeling lost or confused about who you are, and seeking to regain your life purpose? You might have lost sight of your own goals, desires, likes and dislikes. This could present as snapping at your loved ones, conflict in your relationships, overwhelmed by emotions, burn out or completely shutting the world out, which could look like withdrawal, or avoidant behaviours. Counselling can help support you to explore the question, Who Am I?
(08) 7562 8184 View (08) 7562 8184
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Michelle Wharton
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
(08) 7008 9968 View (08) 7008 9968
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Dr Victor Barnes Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Seaton, SA 5023
I like to help people who are anxious to be helped. You nudge a ball in their direction and they see its value. Instantly they pick it up and run with it. I also enjoy people who are keen to try strategies that will work for them. A sharp imagination and a good sense of humour helps keep anxiety at bay and is a great assist in using hypnosis.
I like to help people who are anxious to be helped. You nudge a ball in their direction and they see its value. Instantly they pick it up and run with it. I also enjoy people who are keen to try strategies that will work for them. A sharp imagination and a good sense of humour helps keep anxiety at bay and is a great assist in using hypnosis.
(08) 7008 7827 View (08) 7008 7827
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Nicole Hendry
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Adelaide, SA 5006
Hi, I'm Nicole Hendry, a Registered Psychologist, working with Attuned Psychology in North Adelaide. I have over 10 years experience working across the lifespan and particularly enjoy working with adults, as well as children and teenagers aged 10 and up. My main areas of interest include supporting individuals enhance their wellbeing after experiencing challenging life events. This includes those experiencing grief and loss, trauma, adjusting to illnesses or disabilities within themselves or their family unit, life transitions, depression, anxiety and stress. Life is hard for all of us at times, and you are deserving of support!
Hi, I'm Nicole Hendry, a Registered Psychologist, working with Attuned Psychology in North Adelaide. I have over 10 years experience working across the lifespan and particularly enjoy working with adults, as well as children and teenagers aged 10 and up. My main areas of interest include supporting individuals enhance their wellbeing after experiencing challenging life events. This includes those experiencing grief and loss, trauma, adjusting to illnesses or disabilities within themselves or their family unit, life transitions, depression, anxiety and stress. Life is hard for all of us at times, and you are deserving of support!
(08) 7079 4341 View (08) 7079 4341
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Colleen Dibiamaka
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Seaton, SA 5023
I provide a relaxed, confidential space to explore what's creating distress, preventing you from feeling fulfilled or causing difficulties in life & relationships. We explore the impact of life experiences on you, your behaviours & perceptions, your community & your challenges. With this insight, you can then work out what you want in life & how you want to be, giving you choice. Using evidence-based neurobiological and emotion focused, experiential interventions we'll process what’s happening to you, explore your resources & strengths & develop further skills to manage your challenges.
I provide a relaxed, confidential space to explore what's creating distress, preventing you from feeling fulfilled or causing difficulties in life & relationships. We explore the impact of life experiences on you, your behaviours & perceptions, your community & your challenges. With this insight, you can then work out what you want in life & how you want to be, giving you choice. Using evidence-based neurobiological and emotion focused, experiential interventions we'll process what’s happening to you, explore your resources & strengths & develop further skills to manage your challenges.
(08) 7111 3938 View (08) 7111 3938
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Yvonne Daly
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Yvonne, a senior psychologist at Very Helpful Chats. I'm an ADHDer, LGBTQIA+ and navigate life as a spoonie. I know personally the grief, anger and then acceptance of finding out later in life why things have always been different for me. I have learnt that no two brains are the same; that's what makes humans so interesting! Knowing how your brain works is like the keys to Disneyland.
Hi there! I'm Yvonne, a senior psychologist at Very Helpful Chats. I'm an ADHDer, LGBTQIA+ and navigate life as a spoonie. I know personally the grief, anger and then acceptance of finding out later in life why things have always been different for me. I have learnt that no two brains are the same; that's what makes humans so interesting! Knowing how your brain works is like the keys to Disneyland.
(02) 9100 0347 View (02) 9100 0347
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Katy Perisic - Olive Grove Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Beaumont, SA 5066
I am deeply passionate about providing support to people who are experiencing challenges that are impacting on their wellbeing and their ability to engage fully in life. My aim is to provide a caring and safe environment for people as we work together on their goals, learning effective strategies and skills to be able to navigate challenges and build life long change, increasing compassion and resilience. Key elements that I bring to therapy are empathy, sensitivity, collaboration, and supportiveness.
I am deeply passionate about providing support to people who are experiencing challenges that are impacting on their wellbeing and their ability to engage fully in life. My aim is to provide a caring and safe environment for people as we work together on their goals, learning effective strategies and skills to be able to navigate challenges and build life long change, increasing compassion and resilience. Key elements that I bring to therapy are empathy, sensitivity, collaboration, and supportiveness.
(08) 7078 8047 View (08) 7078 8047
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Transforming Choices- Bev Blacket
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willunga, SA 5172
Are trauma, anxiety or grief affecting you and your relationships? Are you finding it difficult to cope, feeling desperate or alone? Do your thoughts and emotions feel out of control? You and your goals are my focus as we meet. Day to day, and relationship issues are worked through at your request. Your emotional, psychological, and social well-being are unpacked and we spend time unraveling what is troubling you now and why, looking at the past when ready. I offer support and a variety of therapies as you work towards gaining new perspectives; exploring new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; making wise choices and changes.
Are trauma, anxiety or grief affecting you and your relationships? Are you finding it difficult to cope, feeling desperate or alone? Do your thoughts and emotions feel out of control? You and your goals are my focus as we meet. Day to day, and relationship issues are worked through at your request. Your emotional, psychological, and social well-being are unpacked and we spend time unraveling what is troubling you now and why, looking at the past when ready. I offer support and a variety of therapies as you work towards gaining new perspectives; exploring new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; making wise choices and changes.
(08) 7745 4850 View (08) 7745 4850
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Laidley Poulton
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athelstone, SA 5076
Amalgamating my relevant professional and life experiences allows me to maintain therapeutic relationships with clients in a professional manner, particularly with regards to confidentiality. My counselling experience has allowed me the privilege of working with clients of all walks of life, from children to mature age. I have a great understanding of individuals who have experienced emotional and psychological hardships in their lives, my practice provides opportunities for clients to tell their stories without fear of judgement.
Amalgamating my relevant professional and life experiences allows me to maintain therapeutic relationships with clients in a professional manner, particularly with regards to confidentiality. My counselling experience has allowed me the privilege of working with clients of all walks of life, from children to mature age. I have a great understanding of individuals who have experienced emotional and psychological hardships in their lives, my practice provides opportunities for clients to tell their stories without fear of judgement.
(08) 7078 0897 View (08) 7078 0897
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Thomas Jacob Pearce
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kensington, SA 5068  (Online Only)
I am a registered Psychologist looking to help people grow in their creative journey, experience more states of flow, and bring their creative works to life. My coaching process is dependent on you. Whether you are looking to turn a complex idea into an actionable pathway that you can move through with a clear process, or you are interested in a more general approach where we explore and discover our creativity, and integrate more flow into our daily lives, we could work well together.
I am a registered Psychologist looking to help people grow in their creative journey, experience more states of flow, and bring their creative works to life. My coaching process is dependent on you. Whether you are looking to turn a complex idea into an actionable pathway that you can move through with a clear process, or you are interested in a more general approach where we explore and discover our creativity, and integrate more flow into our daily lives, we could work well together.
(08) 7008 7012 View (08) 7008 7012
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SWB Counselling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athelstone, SA 5076  (Online Only)
Kirby is a Senior Mental Health Clinician and educator who has been practicing for over 13yrs. She is most often described as warm, personable, knowledgeable, wise & deeply understanding of another’s subjective experience. She has a foundation of University studies that include a Bachelor of Social Work, GDip of Psych (ongoing), GradCert in CBT (no.1 most effective therapeutic approach for anxiety, depression, OCD, habit change), Kirby provides counselling tailored to the individual needs of the client, often pulling from a wide range of therapeutic approaches, natural creativity and wealth of experience.
Kirby is a Senior Mental Health Clinician and educator who has been practicing for over 13yrs. She is most often described as warm, personable, knowledgeable, wise & deeply understanding of another’s subjective experience. She has a foundation of University studies that include a Bachelor of Social Work, GDip of Psych (ongoing), GradCert in CBT (no.1 most effective therapeutic approach for anxiety, depression, OCD, habit change), Kirby provides counselling tailored to the individual needs of the client, often pulling from a wide range of therapeutic approaches, natural creativity and wealth of experience.
(08) 7008 9538 View (08) 7008 9538
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Toni Hanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Strathalbyn, SA 5255
Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile. I've been providing therapy for close to 30 years, and I'm still passionate about seeing the power in people to change. My experience is broad, and is the foundation for a calm, grounded approach to supporting you to overcome challenges and experience growth. I value getting to know you, understanding your concerns, and helping you to gain clarity about the life you want. I have a particular interest in supporting neurodivergent girls and women in their journey - whether that is questioning if you are neurodivergent, newly diagnosed, or any challenges you need to overcome.
Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile. I've been providing therapy for close to 30 years, and I'm still passionate about seeing the power in people to change. My experience is broad, and is the foundation for a calm, grounded approach to supporting you to overcome challenges and experience growth. I value getting to know you, understanding your concerns, and helping you to gain clarity about the life you want. I have a particular interest in supporting neurodivergent girls and women in their journey - whether that is questioning if you are neurodivergent, newly diagnosed, or any challenges you need to overcome.
(08) 7184 0831 View (08) 7184 0831
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Michelle Dean Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pennington, SA 5013
Welcome! I offer counselling that is tailored to your situation with a focus on achieving change that is meaningful to you. Life is undoubtedly tricky sometimes. Taking time out to gain new perspectives and make sense of your experience can help. I have a warm, genuine, empathic and often humorous approach, based on over 17 years experience. I enjoy connecting with adults, teens and children and would like to invite you to call and discuss your situation today.
Welcome! I offer counselling that is tailored to your situation with a focus on achieving change that is meaningful to you. Life is undoubtedly tricky sometimes. Taking time out to gain new perspectives and make sense of your experience can help. I have a warm, genuine, empathic and often humorous approach, based on over 17 years experience. I enjoy connecting with adults, teens and children and would like to invite you to call and discuss your situation today.
(08) 7008 9840 View (08) 7008 9840
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Simone Marshall
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kingswood, SA 5062
I help you gain control over your symptoms and improve your quality of life by providing a supportive and understanding environment. Together, we develop practical strategies tailored to your unique needs, whether it's improving focus, managing emotions, or enhancing organisational skills. I offer structured guidance to navigate daily challenges and provide emotional support to ensure you feel heard and validated. Through education and empowerment, I help transform your challenges into opportunities for growth. My goal is to equip you with sustainable solutions so you can achieve a sense of normalcy and unlock your full potential.
I help you gain control over your symptoms and improve your quality of life by providing a supportive and understanding environment. Together, we develop practical strategies tailored to your unique needs, whether it's improving focus, managing emotions, or enhancing organisational skills. I offer structured guidance to navigate daily challenges and provide emotional support to ensure you feel heard and validated. Through education and empowerment, I help transform your challenges into opportunities for growth. My goal is to equip you with sustainable solutions so you can achieve a sense of normalcy and unlock your full potential.
(08) 7008 7005 View (08) 7008 7005
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Kerry Gardner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Dover Gardens, SA 5048
Kerry works with adolescents and adults in addressing various concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, work-life balance difficulties, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health matters. She also has experience working with neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals. Kerry's therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.
Kerry works with adolescents and adults in addressing various concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, work-life balance difficulties, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health matters. She also has experience working with neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals. Kerry's therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.
(08) 8311 3964 View (08) 8311 3964
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Janine Donaldson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Holden Hill, SA 5088
Do you feel like your anxiety is getting on top of you? Like you don't even know where to begin to tackle problems in your life? Sometimes it seems that things are out of control and there must be something terribly wrong - but often it comes down to relatively simple things that are just a bit out of balance. I help people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic, perfectionism, stress, burnout, sleep, trauma, women's health and migraine. I am passionate about working collaboratively with people, to work together so you can reach your goals and feel like yourself again.
Do you feel like your anxiety is getting on top of you? Like you don't even know where to begin to tackle problems in your life? Sometimes it seems that things are out of control and there must be something terribly wrong - but often it comes down to relatively simple things that are just a bit out of balance. I help people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic, perfectionism, stress, burnout, sleep, trauma, women's health and migraine. I am passionate about working collaboratively with people, to work together so you can reach your goals and feel like yourself again.
(08) 8166 7756 View (08) 8166 7756
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Rocco Luppino
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Felixstow, SA 5070
Welcome to Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing. Our Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists, and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers at Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing are based in the East of Adelaide across two locations at Felixstow, where we see children, adolescents, adults, older persons, families and new parents with infants. We are also able to see individuals on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA). www.willowtreepsychology.com.au
Welcome to Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing. Our Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists, and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers at Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing are based in the East of Adelaide across two locations at Felixstow, where we see children, adolescents, adults, older persons, families and new parents with infants. We are also able to see individuals on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA). www.willowtreepsychology.com.au
(08) 8646 5601 View (08) 8646 5601
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Diana Marcella
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Torrensville, SA 5031
Hi! I'm Diana. I'm a registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in Private Practice. The reality of life is that it's filled with ups and downs. At times we can feel lost, stuck or overwhelmed. Relationships can be difficult to navigate. Marriages can go through periods of distress and disconnection. Or sometimes we cannot find a way out of our grief and loss. Trying to cope alone we often end up going around in circles. I'm passionate about providing a safe, non-judgemental and caring space for you to talk, work through, or resolve, whatever life situation you are experiencing.
Hi! I'm Diana. I'm a registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in Private Practice. The reality of life is that it's filled with ups and downs. At times we can feel lost, stuck or overwhelmed. Relationships can be difficult to navigate. Marriages can go through periods of distress and disconnection. Or sometimes we cannot find a way out of our grief and loss. Trying to cope alone we often end up going around in circles. I'm passionate about providing a safe, non-judgemental and caring space for you to talk, work through, or resolve, whatever life situation you are experiencing.
(08) 7078 8070 View (08) 7078 8070
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Julee La Mott- S A Psychology And Wellness
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Henley Beach, SA 5022
My books are often closed to new clients but my staff will gladly match you with one of my practice's other clinicians. Send us an email or ring 08 7081 1477. Dr Julee La Mott is the acting Clinical Director for SA Psychology & Wellness. As a Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor, Julee not only provides the highest service to her clients, she also is actively involved in the training and supervision of clinical staff. Julee invested 10 years pursuing a highly advanced education, ultimately earning her clinical doctorate from the University of La Verne. Dr La Mott immigrated to Adelaide in 2018.
My books are often closed to new clients but my staff will gladly match you with one of my practice's other clinicians. Send us an email or ring 08 7081 1477. Dr Julee La Mott is the acting Clinical Director for SA Psychology & Wellness. As a Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor, Julee not only provides the highest service to her clients, she also is actively involved in the training and supervision of clinical staff. Julee invested 10 years pursuing a highly advanced education, ultimately earning her clinical doctorate from the University of La Verne. Dr La Mott immigrated to Adelaide in 2018.
(08) 7228 0360 View (08) 7228 0360

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How can I find a therapist in Balaklava?

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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).

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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.