Counselling in Saint Peters, SA

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Jane Dodding
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with adults who are often struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and/or interpersonal relationships. Using telehealth, gives you the ability to get support from the privacy and comfort of your own home or elsewhere you feel safe. I provide a kind, warm, empathetic environment for you to explore your concerns and symptoms and I support you to expand your psychological flexibility and enhance coping strategies. I specialise in working with rural communities, mining families, and health professionals.
I have extensive experience working with adults who are often struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and/or interpersonal relationships. Using telehealth, gives you the ability to get support from the privacy and comfort of your own home or elsewhere you feel safe. I provide a kind, warm, empathetic environment for you to explore your concerns and symptoms and I support you to expand your psychological flexibility and enhance coping strategies. I specialise in working with rural communities, mining families, and health professionals.
(08) 7008 7171 View (08) 7008 7171
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Terry Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
My approach to therapy is client directed and outcome informed. A brief measure is used at the beginning of each session to identify the areas of your life (personal, interpersonal, or social) that are causing most distress. We will work on these areas together in therapy. Reliable change can be expected after 6-7 sessions. At the end of each session a brief measure is used for you to assess the quality of our therapeutic relationship. Did you feel heard, respected, and understood; did we talk about what you wanted to talk about, and was my approach a good fit for you?
My approach to therapy is client directed and outcome informed. A brief measure is used at the beginning of each session to identify the areas of your life (personal, interpersonal, or social) that are causing most distress. We will work on these areas together in therapy. Reliable change can be expected after 6-7 sessions. At the end of each session a brief measure is used for you to assess the quality of our therapeutic relationship. Did you feel heard, respected, and understood; did we talk about what you wanted to talk about, and was my approach a good fit for you?
(08) 7008 9752 View (08) 7008 9752
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Attuned Psychology - North Adelaide and Glenelg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Welcome to Attuned Psychology, North Adelaide & Glenelg. We are an outcome-focussed established practice offering psychological and therapeutic services for people of all ages and backgrounds, with appointments available during business and after hours both face-to-face and via Telehealth. Our dedicated team of psychologists will provide you with an objective sounding board to help you find solutions, increase wellbeing, improve relationships, and achieve the life you truly want. Attuned to your needs, our skilled psychologists and therapists will blend a range of proven therapeutic approaches to best suit your individual goals.
Welcome to Attuned Psychology, North Adelaide & Glenelg. We are an outcome-focussed established practice offering psychological and therapeutic services for people of all ages and backgrounds, with appointments available during business and after hours both face-to-face and via Telehealth. Our dedicated team of psychologists will provide you with an objective sounding board to help you find solutions, increase wellbeing, improve relationships, and achieve the life you truly want. Attuned to your needs, our skilled psychologists and therapists will blend a range of proven therapeutic approaches to best suit your individual goals.
(08) 7008 7948 View (08) 7008 7948
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Discover Yourself Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Finding yourself in a lot of emotional distress? My goal is to help you find that emotional balance…
Finding yourself in a lot of emotional distress? My goal is to help you find that emotional balance…
(08) 7008 7885 View (08) 7008 7885
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Dr Tanya Marie Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Tanya M Robinson, PhD - Tanya has 20 years experience in mental health and psycho-legal forensic science. She studied extensively in psychology, social work and law. Tanya runs a private psycho-legal mental health practice based in the CBD of Adelaide, SA. She works online with clients interstate and internationally. Tanya consults with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health and life struggles. She has special knowledge in assisting clients which have experienced trauma. Tanya is an experienced psychoanalyist, EMDR practicitioner, child interviewer, accreddited mediatior and work in dispute resolutions.
Tanya M Robinson, PhD - Tanya has 20 years experience in mental health and psycho-legal forensic science. She studied extensively in psychology, social work and law. Tanya runs a private psycho-legal mental health practice based in the CBD of Adelaide, SA. She works online with clients interstate and internationally. Tanya consults with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health and life struggles. She has special knowledge in assisting clients which have experienced trauma. Tanya is an experienced psychoanalyist, EMDR practicitioner, child interviewer, accreddited mediatior and work in dispute resolutions.
(08) 7081 9304 View (08) 7081 9304
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Transform Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069  (Online Only)
Maybe you have felt stuck lately. Maybe life has been throwing you a lot of challenges, and you're tired of trying to muddle your way through alone. Maybe you're struggling to work out who you are, and what you want and need in the first place - let alone how to get there. If that's true for you, you're not alone, and we're here to help.
Maybe you have felt stuck lately. Maybe life has been throwing you a lot of challenges, and you're tired of trying to muddle your way through alone. Maybe you're struggling to work out who you are, and what you want and need in the first place - let alone how to get there. If that's true for you, you're not alone, and we're here to help.
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Alexandra Frost | Director - Attuned Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Hello, I'm Alexandra Frost (prefer Alex), Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Attuned Psychology, an established group practice with locations in North Adelaide and Glenelg. I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples, performers and the LGBTQIA+ community both face to face and online. I look forward to working with you in a way that respects your uniqueness, wisdom, vulnerability, courage, and creativity. In 26 + years, I’ve developed an approach that helps me deepen my knowledge and understanding of what shapes your mental health and relationships, always bringing authenticity and presence.
Hello, I'm Alexandra Frost (prefer Alex), Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Attuned Psychology, an established group practice with locations in North Adelaide and Glenelg. I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples, performers and the LGBTQIA+ community both face to face and online. I look forward to working with you in a way that respects your uniqueness, wisdom, vulnerability, courage, and creativity. In 26 + years, I’ve developed an approach that helps me deepen my knowledge and understanding of what shapes your mental health and relationships, always bringing authenticity and presence.
(08) 7008 9473 View (08) 7008 9473
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River Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, 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
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Mustard Seed Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Are you ready to work on changing your life? You have taken the brave first step by looking for a counsellor. I currently have some spaces and would love to listen to your story and help you make the changes you need to make to reach your goals. You set the pace and I will provide the safety for you to explore what it is you need to restore yourself. You may be recovering from childhood, adult or perinatal trauma or grieving a loss, or you may be experiencing a difficult transition or relationship. Whatever your pain or confusion, I would be honoured to work with you as you heal and find a new direction.
Are you ready to work on changing your life? You have taken the brave first step by looking for a counsellor. I currently have some spaces and would love to listen to your story and help you make the changes you need to make to reach your goals. You set the pace and I will provide the safety for you to explore what it is you need to restore yourself. You may be recovering from childhood, adult or perinatal trauma or grieving a loss, or you may be experiencing a difficult transition or relationship. Whatever your pain or confusion, I would be honoured to work with you as you heal and find a new direction.
(08) 7008 7796 View (08) 7008 7796
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Lynette Brown Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, SA 5069
Be Heard. Explore Why. Make Change. You may just need someone to listen, you may need to understand how you got here, you may want to move forward in a different direction. Whatever the reason you have found yourself here, I offer support and guidance for you to gain insight and take action in your life. You have shown great strength in just getting to this point and having the awareness of needing some extra support. I aim to create a safe space where all people, thoughts and feelings are welcome. Using an integrative approach, I consider which therapies best suit you individually rather than one size fits all.
Be Heard. Explore Why. Make Change. You may just need someone to listen, you may need to understand how you got here, you may want to move forward in a different direction. Whatever the reason you have found yourself here, I offer support and guidance for you to gain insight and take action in your life. You have shown great strength in just getting to this point and having the awareness of needing some extra support. I aim to create a safe space where all people, thoughts and feelings are welcome. Using an integrative approach, I consider which therapies best suit you individually rather than one size fits all.
(08) 7008 7888 View (08) 7008 7888

More Therapists Nearby

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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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Focused Mental Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Dulwich, SA 5065
I am an experienced Social Worker specialising in Psychosocial Therapy. I have more than fifteen years experience ( nine as a Social Worker) in helping people who struggle with a diverse range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship/family and behavioral issues plus many more. I look at the correlation between a persons emotional wellbeing, and the surrounding elements that influence that person such as social, economic and family factors.
I am an experienced Social Worker specialising in Psychosocial Therapy. I have more than fifteen years experience ( nine as a Social Worker) in helping people who struggle with a diverse range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship/family and behavioral issues plus many more. I look at the correlation between a persons emotional wellbeing, and the surrounding elements that influence that person such as social, economic and family factors.
(08) 7008 7091 View (08) 7008 7091
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Shana Osborne - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
Shana prioritises warmth and authenticity in sessions. She aims to create an open-minded and nonjudgmental space, where clients collaborate with her to explore, move towards, and meet their goals. Shana strives to strike the balance between providing a space for clients to feel truly heard and supported and assisting them towards meaningful change in their lives by working through relevant tools, coping strategies, and distinct perspectives from a range of therapeutic approaches.
(03) 9111 2628 View (03) 9111 2628
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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
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Sharyn Marie Duckworth
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Broadview, SA 5083
I have always had a sincere and passionate heart for people's inner wellbeing, and as a result have been actively involved in a community support role for many years. Therefore my counselling is a professional fulfillment, birthed out of my love for people. My main passion is coming alongside them and assisting them in navigating their journey of life, which at times can be difficult and challenging. It is my hope that those I counsel will experience self empowerment and flourish in their way forward.
I have always had a sincere and passionate heart for people's inner wellbeing, and as a result have been actively involved in a community support role for many years. Therefore my counselling is a professional fulfillment, birthed out of my love for people. My main passion is coming alongside them and assisting them in navigating their journey of life, which at times can be difficult and challenging. It is my hope that those I counsel will experience self empowerment and flourish in their way forward.
(08) 7008 7745 View (08) 7008 7745
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Dr Jodie Mechielsen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
(03) 5910 7511 View (03) 5910 7511
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Michele Wilesmith - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
(03) 7003 2751 View (03) 7003 2751
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Denis Leo McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
(08) 6219 3849 View (08) 6219 3849
Dr Alexander Strachan
Psychiatrist, FRANZCP
Verified Verified
Unley, SA 5061
I work with adolescents and adults to help them understand and change patterns or difficulties they are struggling with, individually or in relationships. These often include difficulties with mood, anxiety, or other painful feelings; dissatisfaction in relationships or work. You may not be able to put your finger on it, yet know there is a problem that is getting in the way of leading a fulfilling life. You may have tried everything you can think of to improve your situation, and be experiencing a range of painful feelings, including frustration, hopelessness, or feeling stuck. There may be mixed feelings about seeking help.
I work with adolescents and adults to help them understand and change patterns or difficulties they are struggling with, individually or in relationships. These often include difficulties with mood, anxiety, or other painful feelings; dissatisfaction in relationships or work. You may not be able to put your finger on it, yet know there is a problem that is getting in the way of leading a fulfilling life. You may have tried everything you can think of to improve your situation, and be experiencing a range of painful feelings, including frustration, hopelessness, or feeling stuck. There may be mixed feelings about seeking help.
(08) 7008 9309 View (08) 7008 9309
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Katy Perisic - Olive Grove Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hazelwood Park, 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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Saint Peters, SA

10+

Average cost per session

$212

Counsellors in Saint Peters, SA who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bereavement
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
83% Medicare Rebates
83% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Saint Peters, SA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
20% Male
10% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Peters?

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.