Counselling in Marryatville, SA

Photo of Melissa Stokes - Psychological Therapy Services, MA, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Psychological Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Marryatville, SA 5068
I'm here to support you in a diversity welcoming and neuro affirming way through the process of navigating mental health and life challenges. My passion for understanding and improving mental health is demonstrated in the way I provide compassionate, evidence-based therapy to individuals facing a wide range of psychological challenges. My therapeutic style is eclectic and integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, and humanistic person-centred, attachment and strengths-based perspectives to personalise treatment plans which meet your unique needs and strengths.
I'm here to support you in a diversity welcoming and neuro affirming way through the process of navigating mental health and life challenges. My passion for understanding and improving mental health is demonstrated in the way I provide compassionate, evidence-based therapy to individuals facing a wide range of psychological challenges. My therapeutic style is eclectic and integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, and humanistic person-centred, attachment and strengths-based perspectives to personalise treatment plans which meet your unique needs and strengths.
(08) 7008 7715 View (08) 7008 7715
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Wrenglade Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Marryatville, SA 5068
Even though our journeys in life and struggles differ from one another, my life experience and training helps me to come from a place of empathy, care, and understanding that life is challenging and that we are all striving for a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. My practice uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach and it would be my pleasure to walk beside you and support you as you navigate through life’s difficult times and complexities.
Even though our journeys in life and struggles differ from one another, my life experience and training helps me to come from a place of empathy, care, and understanding that life is challenging and that we are all striving for a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. My practice uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach and it would be my pleasure to walk beside you and support you as you navigate through life’s difficult times and complexities.
(08) 7008 9861 View (08) 7008 9861
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Leila Azad
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Marryatville, SA 5068
I have over ten years experience in psychotherapy, counselling, and mentoring children, adolescents, and adults living with autism and other neurodiverse conditions as well as mental health problems. You find me a genuine, holistic, open-minded, caring, and consistent person who finds a solution in every problem. I am an all-rounded person who considers all aspects of life in my approach.
I have over ten years experience in psychotherapy, counselling, and mentoring children, adolescents, and adults living with autism and other neurodiverse conditions as well as mental health problems. You find me a genuine, holistic, open-minded, caring, and consistent person who finds a solution in every problem. I am an all-rounded person who considers all aspects of life in my approach.
(08) 7228 0395 View (08) 7228 0395
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Travis Doecke
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marryatville, SA 5068
Hi, I'm Travis, great to meet you and thanks for stopping by. I work with people who may be experiencing grief, loss or pain, anxiety or depression, self-image and identity challenges, all forms of addiction, going through a life transition, needing help with their relationship or marriage, being hurt by burnout and exhaustion, a youth and young adults and exploring life's big questions. If we can sit with each other in the discomfort of our shame, we can make sense and meaning out of what's happened, figure out what is most important, increase our capacity for relationships, create change and live into our purpose.
Hi, I'm Travis, great to meet you and thanks for stopping by. I work with people who may be experiencing grief, loss or pain, anxiety or depression, self-image and identity challenges, all forms of addiction, going through a life transition, needing help with their relationship or marriage, being hurt by burnout and exhaustion, a youth and young adults and exploring life's big questions. If we can sit with each other in the discomfort of our shame, we can make sense and meaning out of what's happened, figure out what is most important, increase our capacity for relationships, create change and live into our purpose.
(08) 7008 9668 View (08) 7008 9668

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Jana Fielke
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Hello & welcome! It seems like you may be wondering if now is the right time to see a therapist. You may be feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, sad or low in self-esteem. If you haven't tried therapy before, this may seem daunting right now but I assure you, it can be very rewarding! So, if you're feeling stuck, or are someone seeking personal growth & self-discovery strategies, I could be helpful :) I offer a nurturing, empathetic, and compassionate space, and am balanced, adaptable, and practical in my approach. It really brings me so much joy to be able to hold a safe and supportive space as you navigate challenges.
Hello & welcome! It seems like you may be wondering if now is the right time to see a therapist. You may be feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, sad or low in self-esteem. If you haven't tried therapy before, this may seem daunting right now but I assure you, it can be very rewarding! So, if you're feeling stuck, or are someone seeking personal growth & self-discovery strategies, I could be helpful :) I offer a nurturing, empathetic, and compassionate space, and am balanced, adaptable, and practical in my approach. It really brings me so much joy to be able to hold a safe and supportive space as you navigate challenges.
(02) 9100 0486 View (02) 9100 0486
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FMK Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Payneham, SA 5070
I work with older adolescents-adults. I support a range of people including those with neurodiversity - ASD & ADHD, complex-trauma, stress/anxiety/depression, study/career & work-related problems, grief, life changes, ill-health. I will assist you to understand your thinking, 'how your brain works', what underpins your distress, set realistic goals, resolve past hurts, learn new skills, build positive habits and learn self care. I assist clients who have GP Referral ($83 gap fee), Private Health, NDIS-Capacity Building Funding, RTW. I am a credentialed in the diagnosis of ASD and diagnostician of ADHD and an EMDR practitioner.
I work with older adolescents-adults. I support a range of people including those with neurodiversity - ASD & ADHD, complex-trauma, stress/anxiety/depression, study/career & work-related problems, grief, life changes, ill-health. I will assist you to understand your thinking, 'how your brain works', what underpins your distress, set realistic goals, resolve past hurts, learn new skills, build positive habits and learn self care. I assist clients who have GP Referral ($83 gap fee), Private Health, NDIS-Capacity Building Funding, RTW. I am a credentialed in the diagnosis of ASD and diagnostician of ADHD and an EMDR practitioner.
(08) 7081 9380 View (08) 7081 9380
Photo of Reed Clark, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Reed Clark
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Telehealth Only at present..... I am dedicated to improving men's mental health through empowering you to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that enables you to live a higher life. Through engaging in therapy, you can feel heard, understood and helped, with a focus on developing practical tools to help you manage the challenges of life. I have 15 plus years of experience supporting men in Defence, hospitals, the veteran's community and in private practice, and believe that gaining insight into your own experience can lead to new ways of living.
Telehealth Only at present..... I am dedicated to improving men's mental health through empowering you to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that enables you to live a higher life. Through engaging in therapy, you can feel heard, understood and helped, with a focus on developing practical tools to help you manage the challenges of life. I have 15 plus years of experience supporting men in Defence, hospitals, the veteran's community and in private practice, and believe that gaining insight into your own experience can lead to new ways of living.
(07) 2801 6335 View (07) 2801 6335
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Filomena Bruno
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or perhaps overwhelmed? You might be at the 'cross-roads' in an area of your personal and/or professional life and you aren't clear on how to move forward. We can get caught up in worrying about what's happened (this could be 5 minutes ago, 5 months or even 5+ years ago ) or perhaps, worrying about future what-if scenarios that keep you stuck. The good news is, by learning to apply simple yet powerful evidence-based tools to help you move forward with purpose and emotional resilience. Invest in your wellbeing and book an appointment today.
Are you feeling stuck or perhaps overwhelmed? You might be at the 'cross-roads' in an area of your personal and/or professional life and you aren't clear on how to move forward. We can get caught up in worrying about what's happened (this could be 5 minutes ago, 5 months or even 5+ years ago ) or perhaps, worrying about future what-if scenarios that keep you stuck. The good news is, by learning to apply simple yet powerful evidence-based tools to help you move forward with purpose and emotional resilience. Invest in your wellbeing and book an appointment today.
(08) 7008 7110 View (08) 7008 7110
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Jana Maddock Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Jana, a registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor with a B.Couns. and M.A.C.A. level 4 certification. My practice focuses on supporting young adults, adults, and couples, offering support for various issues including Trauma Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self Harm and Relationship issues.
Hi there, I'm Jana, a registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor with a B.Couns. and M.A.C.A. level 4 certification. My practice focuses on supporting young adults, adults, and couples, offering support for various issues including Trauma Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self Harm and Relationship issues.
(07) 5241 1842 View (07) 5241 1842
Photo of Nicole Trewick | Psychologist | Zenith Humans, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Nicole Trewick | Psychologist | Zenith Humans
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Nicole is a registered psychologist who provides evidence-based client-centric interventions for a range of psychological presentations including trauma (PTSD, complex trauma/PTSD), psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder), addictions, mood disorders, stress and burnout, anxiety, and life transitions. She also works with athletes and professionals who need support for their wellbeing and development of mental skills to improve performance.
Nicole is a registered psychologist who provides evidence-based client-centric interventions for a range of psychological presentations including trauma (PTSD, complex trauma/PTSD), psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder), addictions, mood disorders, stress and burnout, anxiety, and life transitions. She also works with athletes and professionals who need support for their wellbeing and development of mental skills to improve performance.
(07) 2801 5339 View (07) 2801 5339
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Mindfulness and Wellbeing Counselling Service
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Counselling can help you gain clarity, stay focused, know your true purpose and move forward, providing meaning to your life. My approach to Counselling is not a one-size-fits-all philosophy, it is to provide a welcoming, safe, non-judgmental space and a listening ear where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch in the first place. Your desire to grow, develop and explore change will ultimately lead you to live that purposeful, fulfilling and happy life! Everyone deserves to experience being happy!
Counselling can help you gain clarity, stay focused, know your true purpose and move forward, providing meaning to your life. My approach to Counselling is not a one-size-fits-all philosophy, it is to provide a welcoming, safe, non-judgmental space and a listening ear where you feel comfortable, respected and free to explore your reasons for getting in touch in the first place. Your desire to grow, develop and explore change will ultimately lead you to live that purposeful, fulfilling and happy life! Everyone deserves to experience being happy!
(02) 8074 5947 View (02) 8074 5947
Photo of Melissa Sherman, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Melissa Sherman
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Frewville, SA 5063
I am a passionate advocate for client-centred care and collaborative practice and value growing the therapeutic relationship through empathy, warmth, and compassion. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space to allow clients to meet their goals. I tailor my practice to suit individual needs. I am supported by my therapy dog Ronnie, who provides a comforting presence and works with clients who are undertaking exposure therapy for phobias of dogs. If you would like Ronnie in your sessions, he will be happy to join you.
I am a passionate advocate for client-centred care and collaborative practice and value growing the therapeutic relationship through empathy, warmth, and compassion. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space to allow clients to meet their goals. I tailor my practice to suit individual needs. I am supported by my therapy dog Ronnie, who provides a comforting presence and works with clients who are undertaking exposure therapy for phobias of dogs. If you would like Ronnie in your sessions, he will be happy to join you.
(08) 7008 9807 View (08) 7008 9807
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Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635 View (07) 5655 7635
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River Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
College Park, SA 5069
Welcome to River Counselling! Some people come into counselling with a very clear understanding of what they need. Others may have a sense that something is wrong but they don’t quite know the way forward. My broad experience means that I am able to assist you to find the way ahead. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental service which will allow you to find clarity, gain new insight and work through your concerns. I work with both individuals and couples.
Welcome to River Counselling! Some people come into counselling with a very clear understanding of what they need. Others may have a sense that something is wrong but they don’t quite know the way forward. My broad experience means that I am able to assist you to find the way ahead. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental service which will allow you to find clarity, gain new insight and work through your concerns. I work with both individuals and couples.
(08) 7008 7168 View (08) 7008 7168
Photo of Purva Gadhia, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Purva Gadhia
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth can feel overwhelming, but I'm here to walk with you every step of the way. My approach is rooted in honoring your unique experiences and cultural background. Together, we'll explore how these factors shape your thoughts and behaviors, deepening your understanding of yourself. With a passion for neurology, I'll help you unravel the mysteries of your brain and how they impact your mental well-being.
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and growth can feel overwhelming, but I'm here to walk with you every step of the way. My approach is rooted in honoring your unique experiences and cultural background. Together, we'll explore how these factors shape your thoughts and behaviors, deepening your understanding of yourself. With a passion for neurology, I'll help you unravel the mysteries of your brain and how they impact your mental well-being.
(08) 7008 7875 View (08) 7008 7875
Photo of Sarah McMahon - BodyMatters Australasia, PsyBA General, Psychologist
BodyMatters Australasia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
(02) 9053 4580 View (02) 9053 4580
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Colleen Dibiamaka
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
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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Coby Liew - Registered Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
(03) 8595 5297 View (03) 8595 5297
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Dayle Johnson
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
… Dayle currently has no waitlist… My name is Dayle and I believe that therapy needs to be flexible and adapted to your particular situation, background, potential, and that treatment has to resonate with you and your needs. My approach to therapy is to remain honest, respectful and ensure that you have a safe space to feel comfortable. I only deliver individual sessions in a Telehealth format (unless an assessment is required). The reason I opted for a Telehealth only service was to allow responsive care during COVID-19 for clients whose symptoms were made worse by current circumstances.
… Dayle currently has no waitlist… My name is Dayle and I believe that therapy needs to be flexible and adapted to your particular situation, background, potential, and that treatment has to resonate with you and your needs. My approach to therapy is to remain honest, respectful and ensure that you have a safe space to feel comfortable. I only deliver individual sessions in a Telehealth format (unless an assessment is required). The reason I opted for a Telehealth only service was to allow responsive care during COVID-19 for clients whose symptoms were made worse by current circumstances.
(03) 8652 1903 View (03) 8652 1903
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Emma Mansell
Counsellor, PsychD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist supporting people who struggle with mental health/addiction. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. I am a narrative therapist and will look at your story and the patterns of behaviour. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a therapist supporting people who struggle with mental health/addiction. My areas of specialist experience are trauma, anxiety, depression and substance misuse. I support people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss and addiction. I provide a person centred approach to therapy, which looks at individuals as a whole person. I am a narrative therapist and will look at your story and the patterns of behaviour. My style is relaxed and gentle to help guide you through whatever brings you to therapy.
(02) 8403 2271 View (02) 8403 2271

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Marryatville, SA

< 10

Counsellors in Marryatville, SA who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Parenting
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Emotional Disturbance
75% Stress
50% Anxiety
50% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Police Health
50% Other
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Marryatville, SA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Marryatville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.