Counselling in Stepney, SA

Photo of undefined - Eastside Counselling, Amira Shahin, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Eastside Counselling, Amira Shahin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
Amira is a mental health counsellor and a certified trauma professional. Amira also specialised in two advanced majors - Child Development and Parenting Skills, and Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution. Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and relaxed environment for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 6-25 to explore and overcome the challenges they face. Amira has a deep passion for assisting children who are affected by autism and she is dedicated to supporting clients who are eligible for coverage under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and their plans.
Amira is a mental health counsellor and a certified trauma professional. Amira also specialised in two advanced majors - Child Development and Parenting Skills, and Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution. Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and relaxed environment for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 6-25 to explore and overcome the challenges they face. Amira has a deep passion for assisting children who are affected by autism and she is dedicated to supporting clients who are eligible for coverage under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and their plans.
(08) 7008 7753 View (08) 7008 7753
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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 Terry Evans, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Terry Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Stepney, 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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Susane Belkhiati
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
I am a Fully Registered L3 Counsellor from Adelaide, SA, specializing in Trauma & Domestic Violence. I hold a Bach. of Counselling minoring in Coaching, alongside certifications in Clinical Trauma, Nutrition, Play Therapy, EFT & TFT, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Resilience. As a Registered Bupa, Medibank, ARHG, and NDIS Provider, I'm also affiliated with the ACA at Level 3, Clinical Trauma Foundation, & Resilience Association. With over 15 yrs of accredited professional exp, my expertise extends to guiding individuals through challenges including stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & career hurdles.
I am a Fully Registered L3 Counsellor from Adelaide, SA, specializing in Trauma & Domestic Violence. I hold a Bach. of Counselling minoring in Coaching, alongside certifications in Clinical Trauma, Nutrition, Play Therapy, EFT & TFT, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Resilience. As a Registered Bupa, Medibank, ARHG, and NDIS Provider, I'm also affiliated with the ACA at Level 3, Clinical Trauma Foundation, & Resilience Association. With over 15 yrs of accredited professional exp, my expertise extends to guiding individuals through challenges including stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & career hurdles.
(08) 7008 7100 View (08) 7008 7100
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Kelly Hann
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
My greatest passion is in helping others to find peace, fulfilment and meaning. ​My approach is person-centred, non-judgmental and collaborative. I am a trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach is one which integrates elements of several modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.
My greatest passion is in helping others to find peace, fulfilment and meaning. ​My approach is person-centred, non-judgmental and collaborative. I am a trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach is one which integrates elements of several modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.
(08) 7081 9361 View (08) 7081 9361
Photo of Marnie Stewart, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Marnie Stewart
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stepney, SA 5069
Marnie is a registered psychologist whose practice is built on warmth, compassion, and curiosity. Marnie understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how taking time to foster a genuine connection with clients is central to supporting them successfully. Marnie utilises a range of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotional Regulation Techniques. Marnie works within the NDIS framework supporting young children, primary school-aged children and adolescents.
Marnie is a registered psychologist whose practice is built on warmth, compassion, and curiosity. Marnie understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how taking time to foster a genuine connection with clients is central to supporting them successfully. Marnie utilises a range of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotional Regulation Techniques. Marnie works within the NDIS framework supporting young children, primary school-aged children and adolescents.
(08) 7008 7015 View (08) 7008 7015
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Anisa Varasteh
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
I am an accredited clinical sexologist and current President of Society of Australian Sexologists. Our clients are successful, high-achieving individuals and couples who often describe their intimate life as the missing piece of their personal puzzle. I see a handful of clients and specialise in non-normative sexual practices and multi-partnered relationships.
I am an accredited clinical sexologist and current President of Society of Australian Sexologists. Our clients are successful, high-achieving individuals and couples who often describe their intimate life as the missing piece of their personal puzzle. I see a handful of clients and specialise in non-normative sexual practices and multi-partnered relationships.
(08) 7079 4627 View (08) 7079 4627
Photo of Sophia Maria Pounendis, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Sophia Maria Pounendis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stepney, SA 5069
I offer a personalised, holistic and non-clinical approach to therapy - fostering a safe and supportive space to explore and discover what is happening for you on a deeper level. Through authentic connection and individualised care, we work together to understand your concerns on a deeper level and discover the root cause of them through deepening the connection of your mind, body and emotions. I naturally integrate a sense of openness, playfulness and humour into our sessions all the while upholding a grounded, respectful, and focused approach within the therapeutic process.
I offer a personalised, holistic and non-clinical approach to therapy - fostering a safe and supportive space to explore and discover what is happening for you on a deeper level. Through authentic connection and individualised care, we work together to understand your concerns on a deeper level and discover the root cause of them through deepening the connection of your mind, body and emotions. I naturally integrate a sense of openness, playfulness and humour into our sessions all the while upholding a grounded, respectful, and focused approach within the therapeutic process.
(08) 7008 9404 View (08) 7008 9404
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Hero Weston
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Stepney, SA 5069
Are you struggling with stress, worry or anxiety? Are you feeling down, confused or overwhelmed? Do you feel stuck? Are you yearning for clarity and greater ease in life? Early childhood and life experiences influence your thinking patterns, habits and core beliefs. These may affect the way you feel about yourself, your relationships with family, friends and colleagues, and how well you are meeting your needs & commitments. Healing hurt, pain or resentment linked to wounds from the past can bring insight and help you access your wisdom and inner strengths bringing relief and capacity to move forward and take charge of your life.
Are you struggling with stress, worry or anxiety? Are you feeling down, confused or overwhelmed? Do you feel stuck? Are you yearning for clarity and greater ease in life? Early childhood and life experiences influence your thinking patterns, habits and core beliefs. These may affect the way you feel about yourself, your relationships with family, friends and colleagues, and how well you are meeting your needs & commitments. Healing hurt, pain or resentment linked to wounds from the past can bring insight and help you access your wisdom and inner strengths bringing relief and capacity to move forward and take charge of your life.
(08) 7523 4553 View (08) 7523 4553

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Connex Relating
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Waitlist for new clients
I provide neurodivergent affirming counselling for ADHD and Autistic adults.
I provide neurodivergent affirming counselling for ADHD and Autistic adults.
(08) 6493 7265 View (08) 6493 7265
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Henry Franck
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
No matter what your current situation looks like, we can work together to find meaningful pathways leading to health and well-being. I enjoy working with guys that wrestle with questions of life, meaning, and purpose. We all experience unfulfilled desires to be heard and to be understood. Whether it is struggling with a yearning to be affirmed, or just to be respected. At times we get caught up in a rut and struggle to break the patterns. often affecting our relationships. Some of us are bound up by unhealthy habits. Let's work together to see health and beauty take hold in these spaces.
No matter what your current situation looks like, we can work together to find meaningful pathways leading to health and well-being. I enjoy working with guys that wrestle with questions of life, meaning, and purpose. We all experience unfulfilled desires to be heard and to be understood. Whether it is struggling with a yearning to be affirmed, or just to be respected. At times we get caught up in a rut and struggle to break the patterns. often affecting our relationships. Some of us are bound up by unhealthy habits. Let's work together to see health and beauty take hold in these spaces.
(03) 7302 2892 View (03) 7302 2892
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Dr Brooklyn Storme
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Unlock the secret to a thriving health practice with my 30 years of industry insight. You're not just another counsellor, psychologist or social worker; you're a visionary ready to elevate your career. My approach is about strategic empowerment, leveraging your innate wisdom to create a practice that not only succeeds but leads and feels values-congruent.
Unlock the secret to a thriving health practice with my 30 years of industry insight. You're not just another counsellor, psychologist or social worker; you're a visionary ready to elevate your career. My approach is about strategic empowerment, leveraging your innate wisdom to create a practice that not only succeeds but leads and feels values-congruent.
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Ebonie Stewart
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Ebonie is a passionate and empathetic registered psychologist who can provide thorough assessment and intervention across all ages. Ebonie's aim is to work collaboratively with you to enhance your mental health and achieve your goals. Ebonie has worked in a wide variety of settings including Psychiatric Hospital, Schools, Industry, Forensic, Private Practice and Primary Health Care Network. Ebonie has a keen interest in helping clients with substance use and addiction. She also work with offenders and can provide forensic court reports.
Ebonie is a passionate and empathetic registered psychologist who can provide thorough assessment and intervention across all ages. Ebonie's aim is to work collaboratively with you to enhance your mental health and achieve your goals. Ebonie has worked in a wide variety of settings including Psychiatric Hospital, Schools, Industry, Forensic, Private Practice and Primary Health Care Network. Ebonie has a keen interest in helping clients with substance use and addiction. She also work with offenders and can provide forensic court reports.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Corrina Jeffries
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
I am a specialist provider of psychotherapy and counselling support for teens and adults impacted by anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioural and relationship concerns. Severe anxiety and the challenges of modern life can induce physical symptoms, disrupt work and academic study, cause social and family stress, and are linked to other mental health conditions. If problematic anxiety or life issues are holding you back, I can help you to improve your psychological well-being, alleviate symptoms, learn to navigate life's challenges and build resilience so you can identify and do what matters most to you in your life.
I am a specialist provider of psychotherapy and counselling support for teens and adults impacted by anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioural and relationship concerns. Severe anxiety and the challenges of modern life can induce physical symptoms, disrupt work and academic study, cause social and family stress, and are linked to other mental health conditions. If problematic anxiety or life issues are holding you back, I can help you to improve your psychological well-being, alleviate symptoms, learn to navigate life's challenges and build resilience so you can identify and do what matters most to you in your life.
(08) 7008 7854 View (08) 7008 7854
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Dr Gabe Marranci- IFS -Act Right Now Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
Whether you're grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, dissociation, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide unwavering support. I specialize in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic methods, and also I drawing from my research and practical experience as an Adjunct Clinical Fellow at Edith Cowan University. Just like Nicole, who expressed in her Google Review, 'Where do I start? By saying Gabriele saved my life?' I've guided countless individuals through their darkest times. Together, let's pave a personalized path towards becoming the person you aspire to be. I know I can help you too!"
Whether you're grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, dissociation, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide unwavering support. I specialize in IFS, ACT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Somatic methods, and also I drawing from my research and practical experience as an Adjunct Clinical Fellow at Edith Cowan University. Just like Nicole, who expressed in her Google Review, 'Where do I start? By saying Gabriele saved my life?' I've guided countless individuals through their darkest times. Together, let's pave a personalized path towards becoming the person you aspire to be. I know I can help you too!"
(02) 8403 0602 View (02) 8403 0602
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Laidley Poulton
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Adelaide, SA 5000
Amalgamating my relevant professional and life experiences allows me to maintain therapeutic relationships with clients in a professional manner, particularly with regards to confidentiality. My counselling experience has allowed me the privilege of working with clients of all walks of life, from children to mature age. I have a great understanding of individuals who have experienced emotional and psychological hardships in their lives, my practice provides opportunities for clients to tell their stories without fear of judgement.
Amalgamating my relevant professional and life experiences allows me to maintain therapeutic relationships with clients in a professional manner, particularly with regards to confidentiality. My counselling experience has allowed me the privilege of working with clients of all walks of life, from children to mature age. I have a great understanding of individuals who have experienced emotional and psychological hardships in their lives, my practice provides opportunities for clients to tell their stories without fear of judgement.
(08) 7078 0897 View (08) 7078 0897
Photo of Rabia Muqtadir, PhD, PACFA, Counsellor
Rabia Muqtadir
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Life can offer challenges that can simply be overwhelming. It is in those times that many of us feel confused/lost or simply unheard in our relationships and struggle to communicate with our loved ones. For some of us trauma from our past is captivating enough to feel stuck and hold us back to fully become who we are suppose to be or experience of loss and grief impact our well-being and challenge our mental health. It could be anxiety and depression that keep you captive. If you are experiencing any of this or other life challenges I would encourage you to reach out and take a step towards well-being and meaning full life.
Life can offer challenges that can simply be overwhelming. It is in those times that many of us feel confused/lost or simply unheard in our relationships and struggle to communicate with our loved ones. For some of us trauma from our past is captivating enough to feel stuck and hold us back to fully become who we are suppose to be or experience of loss and grief impact our well-being and challenge our mental health. It could be anxiety and depression that keep you captive. If you are experiencing any of this or other life challenges I would encourage you to reach out and take a step towards well-being and meaning full life.
(02) 5133 8847 View (02) 5133 8847
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Reinier Moolman
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
Psychotherapy is implemented in a unique fashion. You sign up for one of the following packages or workshops that matches your specific challenge: 1. Anxiety Warrior (10 session package integrating CBT, Mindfulness, and Relaxation therapy). 2. Depression: Searching for the light ( 12 session package integrating Behaviour activation, lifestyle focused intervention, Meaning and Inner-Child focused therapy). 3. Bereavement/Grief (6 session package integrating 4 Tasks of Worden). 4. Disability support (Year-long psychotherapy support integrating differently-abled mindset and positive psychological techniques).
Psychotherapy is implemented in a unique fashion. You sign up for one of the following packages or workshops that matches your specific challenge: 1. Anxiety Warrior (10 session package integrating CBT, Mindfulness, and Relaxation therapy). 2. Depression: Searching for the light ( 12 session package integrating Behaviour activation, lifestyle focused intervention, Meaning and Inner-Child focused therapy). 3. Bereavement/Grief (6 session package integrating 4 Tasks of Worden). 4. Disability support (Year-long psychotherapy support integrating differently-abled mindset and positive psychological techniques).
(08) 7184 4746 View (08) 7184 4746
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Good Minds
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
Are you looking for a psychologist with low gap fees or even Bulk Billing without wait times which could go on for months? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues (+ others) and have been on a waitlist and it's taking forever to see someone? We're here to assist you by providing Telehealth therapy via online or phone with $0 to low gap fees. Better yet, you can see someone in the team either this week, or next! We have a team of multi-cultural psychologists who can help you deal with a whole range of issues so get in contact with us ASAP!
(07) 2100 4330 View (07) 2100 4330
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Veronica Gomez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
Veronica is a bubbly, queer and neurodiverse psychologist and has been working as a psychologist since 2010 and prides herself on her ability and experience with working with people from all walks of life and corners of the world. Veronica’s has a passion for working with people who are of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodiverse, First Nations communities, and those who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.Veronica’s strengths are helping clients feel safe to be themselves and to share their story, knowing they will be accepted for who they are. Veronica’s approach is very down to earth, empathetic and warm.
(02) 9100 0832 View (02) 9100 0832

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stepney, SA

< 10

Counsellors in Stepney, SA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Stress
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
56% Other

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private
67% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Stepney, SA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stepney?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.