Counselling in Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

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Photo of Shani Jae Prideaux, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Shani Jae Prideaux
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, SA 5108
Each person's journey toward well-being is unique, so I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your concerns and goals. Using an integrated approach to support you in achieving optimal mental and emotional health. Grounding evidence-based practices AND tailoring to your needs. I work with people of all ages and walks of life, but have extensive experience in positive parenting coaching, working with young people in high schools, and also in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Caring is stressful, growing up can be tricky, and no one gets through life unscathed and without their own traumas.
Each person's journey toward well-being is unique, so I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your concerns and goals. Using an integrated approach to support you in achieving optimal mental and emotional health. Grounding evidence-based practices AND tailoring to your needs. I work with people of all ages and walks of life, but have extensive experience in positive parenting coaching, working with young people in high schools, and also in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Caring is stressful, growing up can be tricky, and no one gets through life unscathed and without their own traumas.
(08) 8465 1726 View (08) 8465 1726
Photo of Anna O'Grady - Holistic Psychology for Women, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Holistic Psychology for Women
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
We are all searching for the same universal experience, one which will ultimately provide us with a sense of meaning, peace, awe and joy. Conditioned patterns of thinking or challenging life events have the potential to throw us off kilter. However, even amongst the chaos, there is always potential for a life of fulfilment, hope and purpose. I offer (online counselling across Australia) practical evidence based and Solution Focused Psychological Therapy across a diverse range of issues tailored for women. To enhance well-being, I work holistically, incorporating the entire spectrum of the human being including; mind, body and soul.
We are all searching for the same universal experience, one which will ultimately provide us with a sense of meaning, peace, awe and joy. Conditioned patterns of thinking or challenging life events have the potential to throw us off kilter. However, even amongst the chaos, there is always potential for a life of fulfilment, hope and purpose. I offer (online counselling across Australia) practical evidence based and Solution Focused Psychological Therapy across a diverse range of issues tailored for women. To enhance well-being, I work holistically, incorporating the entire spectrum of the human being including; mind, body and soul.
(08) 7008 9958 View (08) 7008 9958
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Isabella Damiris - Anxiety And Trauma Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Unley, SA 5061  (Online Only)
I work with older adolescents (16+) and adults experiencing anxiety and trauma. Are you feeling restlessness, struggling with anxious thoughts, and avoiding situations, places, or people due to worry? Have your life experiences caused you to feel easily triggered and now affect how you see yourself and other people? I can support you to heal your nervous system, learn healthy coping strategies, reduce self-criticism and improve your self-worth, set boundaries, and establish healthy, reciprocal, and trusting relationships. My goal is to make each person I work with feel seen, understood and accepted.
I work with older adolescents (16+) and adults experiencing anxiety and trauma. Are you feeling restlessness, struggling with anxious thoughts, and avoiding situations, places, or people due to worry? Have your life experiences caused you to feel easily triggered and now affect how you see yourself and other people? I can support you to heal your nervous system, learn healthy coping strategies, reduce self-criticism and improve your self-worth, set boundaries, and establish healthy, reciprocal, and trusting relationships. My goal is to make each person I work with feel seen, understood and accepted.
(08) 7008 7470 View (08) 7008 7470
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Tanya M Wilson Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parkside, SA 5063
Those times when someone says, "I have been everywhere", or "tried everything", and they feel worn down by their emotional pain or discomfort are times when the therapeutic space I offer can bring back hope, reduce pain (emotional, physical or spiritual pain) and enhance life flow for an individual. Leading people out of their suffering is what shapes and underpins my business, services and life. I work holistically, with a client centred approach and often work with those who have re-occurring or persistent emotional, spiritual or financial stress, or chronic health conditions, to bring relief and peace to their life and inner world.
Those times when someone says, "I have been everywhere", or "tried everything", and they feel worn down by their emotional pain or discomfort are times when the therapeutic space I offer can bring back hope, reduce pain (emotional, physical or spiritual pain) and enhance life flow for an individual. Leading people out of their suffering is what shapes and underpins my business, services and life. I work holistically, with a client centred approach and often work with those who have re-occurring or persistent emotional, spiritual or financial stress, or chronic health conditions, to bring relief and peace to their life and inner world.
(08) 7228 0357 View (08) 7228 0357
Photo of Samantha Seymour - New Start Counselling and Psychotherapy, ACA-L2, Counsellor
New Start Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed and challenged? Whatever is happening I want you to know you are not alone. I'm here to help. I am a Counsellor that has lived experience and someone who has walked their own mental health path and overcome life’s obstacles. I understand the importance of building a safe place for you to talk and to unpack your issues in your own time. I want to help you to build your own resilience and positive mental health strategies. My goal is to empower you to thrive through all life's roadblocks, in your own way that matches your unique journey. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. No Waitlists.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and challenged? Whatever is happening I want you to know you are not alone. I'm here to help. I am a Counsellor that has lived experience and someone who has walked their own mental health path and overcome life’s obstacles. I understand the importance of building a safe place for you to talk and to unpack your issues in your own time. I want to help you to build your own resilience and positive mental health strategies. My goal is to empower you to thrive through all life's roadblocks, in your own way that matches your unique journey. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. No Waitlists.
(08) 7111 3995 View (08) 7111 3995
Photo of Sunet Gopaul - Mind Mojo Psychotherapy l Sunet Gopaul , ACA-L4, Psychotherapist
Mind Mojo Psychotherapy l Sunet Gopaul
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can totally overwhelm and burn us out on all the Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and sleepless nights. Often when these times come we feel like we're supposed to just soldier on and let time heal all...just to realize 5 years later that it all still really makes us feel angry and triggered when we think back to it. We end up feeling like this is going to be our normal for the rest of our lives and we adapt, mask, try harder...and none of it helps us cope any better than just surviving through the day. If this is you...things CAN get better! MUCH better! Let me help you heal and live your best life.
Sometimes life can totally overwhelm and burn us out on all the Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and sleepless nights. Often when these times come we feel like we're supposed to just soldier on and let time heal all...just to realize 5 years later that it all still really makes us feel angry and triggered when we think back to it. We end up feeling like this is going to be our normal for the rest of our lives and we adapt, mask, try harder...and none of it helps us cope any better than just surviving through the day. If this is you...things CAN get better! MUCH better! Let me help you heal and live your best life.
(08) 7008 7273 View (08) 7008 7273
Photo of Kirrilly Falivene - The Inspired Mind Counselling & Psychotherapy, ACA-L2, Counsellor
The Inspired Mind Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Norwood, SA 5067
I feel passionately about providing a safe space for my clients to talk, feel, explore, develop skills and ultimately to heal. Many of us are carrying painful memories, anxious thoughts, difficult emotions and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I believe when you find someone you can connect with, you can begin the process of healing and developing not only better relationships with others but with yourself. If you're looking for someone to accompany you on that journey, I would consider it an honour to be your companion.
I feel passionately about providing a safe space for my clients to talk, feel, explore, develop skills and ultimately to heal. Many of us are carrying painful memories, anxious thoughts, difficult emotions and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I believe when you find someone you can connect with, you can begin the process of healing and developing not only better relationships with others but with yourself. If you're looking for someone to accompany you on that journey, I would consider it an honour to be your companion.
(08) 7079 4632 View (08) 7079 4632
Photo of Milica McKay, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Milica McKay
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
I'm looking to connect with individuals who are on a journey of introspection, exploration and unpacking thoughts, feelings and experiences. We will be working towards long-lasting change where the root cause of an issue can be addressed and processed. Each treatment is uniquely tailored to your specific needs and thus the therapeutic style is non-manualised and not necessarily focused on reaching outcomes/end results, but rather on the process of therapy and its unfolding nature.
I'm looking to connect with individuals who are on a journey of introspection, exploration and unpacking thoughts, feelings and experiences. We will be working towards long-lasting change where the root cause of an issue can be addressed and processed. Each treatment is uniquely tailored to your specific needs and thus the therapeutic style is non-manualised and not necessarily focused on reaching outcomes/end results, but rather on the process of therapy and its unfolding nature.
(08) 7008 7849 View (08) 7008 7849
Photo of Angela Lovett, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Angela Lovett
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Qualified counselling psychotherapist, trainer, and coach. Helping people to reach their full potential in their personal and professional life by providing 'no fluff therapy'. We get to the underlying cause and resolving it, rather than using a band-aid approach. Sessions are available for individuals, families, couples and teams with support individualised to ensure it is powerful and effective.
Qualified counselling psychotherapist, trainer, and coach. Helping people to reach their full potential in their personal and professional life by providing 'no fluff therapy'. We get to the underlying cause and resolving it, rather than using a band-aid approach. Sessions are available for individuals, families, couples and teams with support individualised to ensure it is powerful and effective.
(08) 7184 4995 View (08) 7184 4995
Photo of David Dunbar - Adelaide Compassionate Psychology, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Adelaide Compassionate Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
Immediate Availability. Book now. I provide and deliver evidence based psychological therapy delivered with care, empathy and compassion. I am available to treat all adult clients on a range of psychological issues. As a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist (PSY0001915023) with full medicate provider status (5481004J) my services are provided a rebate of $ 131.65 per session. Sessions fees are $229 for a 50-minute session which equates to an effective out of pocket cost of $97.35 for clients. I am currently offering Bulk Billing for the FIRST session for each new client.
Immediate Availability. Book now. I provide and deliver evidence based psychological therapy delivered with care, empathy and compassion. I am available to treat all adult clients on a range of psychological issues. As a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist (PSY0001915023) with full medicate provider status (5481004J) my services are provided a rebate of $ 131.65 per session. Sessions fees are $229 for a 50-minute session which equates to an effective out of pocket cost of $97.35 for clients. I am currently offering Bulk Billing for the FIRST session for each new client.
(08) 7008 7743 View (08) 7008 7743
Photo of Filomena Bruno, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Filomena Bruno
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Largs Bay, SA 5016  (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
Photo of Dr Stacey McCallum, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Dr Stacey McCallum
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Goodwood, SA 5034
I have special interests in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships & Conflicts, Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders. I enjoy working with a range of clients including Adults, Adolescents and Couples.
I have special interests in the treatment of Personality Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships & Conflicts, Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders. I enjoy working with a range of clients including Adults, Adolescents and Couples.
(08) 7008 7073 View (08) 7008 7073
Photo of Cosmina Naum, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Cosmina Naum
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
West Lakes, SA 5021  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I have special interests in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression disorders, trauma, personality disorders, health and fitness, aggression, sexual health, work-related stress, work/life balance, interpersonal conflict and relational issues.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. I have special interests in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression disorders, trauma, personality disorders, health and fitness, aggression, sexual health, work-related stress, work/life balance, interpersonal conflict and relational issues.
(08) 7008 9536 View (08) 7008 9536
Photo of Ella Muldoon, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Ella Muldoon
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Modbury, SA 5092
I understand that high school and university can be a particularly tough time in people's lives, and I want to be there for people as an ear to listen. Not only schooling itself can be difficult, but every aspect of our lives can be - such as family, friends, extra curricular activities, risk taking, substances, and much more. It is easy to get caught up in issues with those that we are close with, so to work with a fresh set of eyes may be useful. I love learning about people's stories and will work from a non-judgemental frame of mind, because there is nothing to be ashamed of in sharing our stories.
I understand that high school and university can be a particularly tough time in people's lives, and I want to be there for people as an ear to listen. Not only schooling itself can be difficult, but every aspect of our lives can be - such as family, friends, extra curricular activities, risk taking, substances, and much more. It is easy to get caught up in issues with those that we are close with, so to work with a fresh set of eyes may be useful. I love learning about people's stories and will work from a non-judgemental frame of mind, because there is nothing to be ashamed of in sharing our stories.
(08) 7110 0936 View (08) 7110 0936
Photo of Dr Rochelle Brunton, PsychD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Dr Rochelle Brunton
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Norwood, SA 5067
Have you always felt different to others? Do you experience difficulties socially? Have you felt that your challenges often hold you back? Perhaps you feel you haven't realised your true potential and strengths? I can help you develop the various areas in your life that can help you move forward using evidence-based practice. I specialise in working with children, teens and adults who are neurodivergent meaning those diagnosed or who suspect they have an ADHD and or autistic brain. This is with a psychologist who has many years experience working with neurodivergent humans.
Have you always felt different to others? Do you experience difficulties socially? Have you felt that your challenges often hold you back? Perhaps you feel you haven't realised your true potential and strengths? I can help you develop the various areas in your life that can help you move forward using evidence-based practice. I specialise in working with children, teens and adults who are neurodivergent meaning those diagnosed or who suspect they have an ADHD and or autistic brain. This is with a psychologist who has many years experience working with neurodivergent humans.
(08) 7008 9797 View (08) 7008 9797
Photo of Jesse Muller - Jesse Muller - Counselling and Psychotherapy, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Jesse Muller - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Are you recovering from trauma, oppression or psychological abuse? Do you need support to heal and take charge of your life, creating wellbeing and freedom. If you are living with distress, anxiety, co-dependency or something is in the way of you enjoying and living your life, reach out and we can work together to support you to regain connection with yourself to start/continue towards creating the life you want. I also work with parents and the impacts of trauma on their experience as a parent and healing parent child dynamics. Trans and gender diverse people are welcome along with all people from LGBTIQA+ communities.
Are you recovering from trauma, oppression or psychological abuse? Do you need support to heal and take charge of your life, creating wellbeing and freedom. If you are living with distress, anxiety, co-dependency or something is in the way of you enjoying and living your life, reach out and we can work together to support you to regain connection with yourself to start/continue towards creating the life you want. I also work with parents and the impacts of trauma on their experience as a parent and healing parent child dynamics. Trans and gender diverse people are welcome along with all people from LGBTIQA+ communities.
(08) 7100 9046 View (08) 7100 9046
Photo of Janine Donaldson, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
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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Jodie Evans
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I am an Integrative Practitioner (Counsellor) who works with children, adolescents and young adults (aged between 8 to 21yo). I work with those who are for various reasons, having a hard time, they may be struggling with relationships, anxiety, depressive feelings or other difficulties. I have more than 25years experience working with young people with complex or traumatic histories or are considered at risk, vulnerable or reluctant to accessing support.
I am an Integrative Practitioner (Counsellor) who works with children, adolescents and young adults (aged between 8 to 21yo). I work with those who are for various reasons, having a hard time, they may be struggling with relationships, anxiety, depressive feelings or other difficulties. I have more than 25years experience working with young people with complex or traumatic histories or are considered at risk, vulnerable or reluctant to accessing support.
(08) 7523 4547 View (08) 7523 4547
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Wrenglade Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
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
Photo of Deborah Ripley - Wellessence, Counsellor
Wellessence
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Gawler South, SA 5118
I work with clients to develop strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Through deep relaxation therapy and aromatherapy massage I can assist clients to improve overall wellbeing and ease some of the physical symptoms created by stressful lives in a safe and private environment.
I work with clients to develop strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Through deep relaxation therapy and aromatherapy massage I can assist clients to improve overall wellbeing and ease some of the physical symptoms created by stressful lives in a safe and private environment.
(08) 7523 4564 View (08) 7523 4564

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Metropolitan Adelaide, SA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
80% Depression
76% Stress
74% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
55% Medicare Rebates
53% NDIS

How Counsellors in Metropolitan Adelaide, SA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Metropolitan Adelaide?

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.