Counselling in South Australia

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Photo of Jodie Evans, Psychotherapist in South Australia
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
Photo of Hafizah Syed Alwi, Psychotherapist in South Australia
Hafizah Syed Alwi
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salisbury, SA 5108
It can be super overwhelming and a really big step to seek out support for yourself, yet here you are! Thank you for popping by. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress due to challenging life events. I adopt a trauma-informed, client-centred approach through a multicultural lens as my aim is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to BE YOU, free of judgement and filled with compassion. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and make sense of your unique experiences.
It can be super overwhelming and a really big step to seek out support for yourself, yet here you are! Thank you for popping by. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress due to challenging life events. I adopt a trauma-informed, client-centred approach through a multicultural lens as my aim is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to BE YOU, free of judgement and filled with compassion. I would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and make sense of your unique experiences.
(08) 7100 9073 View (08) 7100 9073
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Sarah Finch
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Aldinga Beach, SA 5173  (Online Only)
My ideal client will be someone who needs to talk with a counsellor about issues that they are struggling with. Whether you have lost a loved one, are having issues with your partner, need some guidance around issues such as sleep, addiction, anger, stress, mild burnout/anxiety/depression for example or something as simple as goal setting/time management I will be very happy to be there for you as you share your concerns. Whatever is troubling you matters to me and I will do my best to help you work through your issues one step at a time.
My ideal client will be someone who needs to talk with a counsellor about issues that they are struggling with. Whether you have lost a loved one, are having issues with your partner, need some guidance around issues such as sleep, addiction, anger, stress, mild burnout/anxiety/depression for example or something as simple as goal setting/time management I will be very happy to be there for you as you share your concerns. Whatever is troubling you matters to me and I will do my best to help you work through your issues one step at a time.
(08) 7078 8190 View (08) 7078 8190
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Leah Frost Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please note I am currently not taking on new clients - - With a no-nonsense, practical and problem-solving approach to adult therapy, I will help guide and support you to increase personal empowerment through building courageous emotional learning. I believe strongly in the power of both internal and external self-awareness and being able to regulate and centre in times of stress and ambiguity. During our time together you will receive support, honesty, and someone truly “in your corner” with a focus on maximising time and energy to achieve your personal goals and work and feel better.
Please note I am currently not taking on new clients - - With a no-nonsense, practical and problem-solving approach to adult therapy, I will help guide and support you to increase personal empowerment through building courageous emotional learning. I believe strongly in the power of both internal and external self-awareness and being able to regulate and centre in times of stress and ambiguity. During our time together you will receive support, honesty, and someone truly “in your corner” with a focus on maximising time and energy to achieve your personal goals and work and feel better.
(08) 7078 7653 View (08) 7078 7653
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Centre of Connection & Intimacy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Felixstow, SA 5070
I'm Sherine, a Counselor and Relationship Expert, with over 20 years of experience. Working with others is my passion. Are you unhappy in your relationships with your family, partner, or yourself? Are you struggling to find your identity after a transitional time? Are you impacted by the effects of a traumatic past or childhood experiences and this is affecting your current patterns in partnership? Would you like to know yourself, your partner, or your family more deeply? I work with people worldwide to identify their core needs, desires and challenge the barriers to living authentically so they can have more fulfilling connections.
I'm Sherine, a Counselor and Relationship Expert, with over 20 years of experience. Working with others is my passion. Are you unhappy in your relationships with your family, partner, or yourself? Are you struggling to find your identity after a transitional time? Are you impacted by the effects of a traumatic past or childhood experiences and this is affecting your current patterns in partnership? Would you like to know yourself, your partner, or your family more deeply? I work with people worldwide to identify their core needs, desires and challenge the barriers to living authentically so they can have more fulfilling connections.
(08) 7008 9224 View (08) 7008 9224
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Reclaim Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Gumeracha, SA 5233  (Online Only)
People access therapy for concerns related to anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, identity, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting, trauma, or simply to maintain positive mental health. I offer holistic Psychology services for adults and teens with a wide range of mental health issues and life challenges. Living in a rural location myself, I understand how difficult it can be to access help. Therapy is offered via phone which enables me to assist clients anywhere in Australia. This ensures flexibility for people that have difficulty accessing appointments due to work and family commitments.
People access therapy for concerns related to anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns, identity, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting, trauma, or simply to maintain positive mental health. I offer holistic Psychology services for adults and teens with a wide range of mental health issues and life challenges. Living in a rural location myself, I understand how difficult it can be to access help. Therapy is offered via phone which enables me to assist clients anywhere in Australia. This ensures flexibility for people that have difficulty accessing appointments due to work and family commitments.
(08) 7562 8634 View (08) 7562 8634
Photo of Dr Reza Nejad -Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in South Australia
Dr Reza Nejad -Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Adelaide as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology. I can assist you with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, adjustment difficulties, anger management, bullying and harassment, self-esteem issues, self-development, eating disorder, OCD, worries, social anxiety and panics.
I am a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Adelaide as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology. I can assist you with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, adjustment difficulties, anger management, bullying and harassment, self-esteem issues, self-development, eating disorder, OCD, worries, social anxiety and panics.
(08) 8646 5602 View (08) 8646 5602
Photo of Transforming Choices- Bev Blacket, Counsellor in South Australia
Transforming Choices- Bev Blacket
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willunga, SA 5172
Is stress, anxiety or grief affecting you and your relationships? Are you finding it difficult to cope or feeling alone? Do your thoughts and emotions feel out of control? You and your goals are my focus as we meet. Day to day, and relationship issues can be worked through. Your emotional, psychological, and social well-being are unpacked and we spend time unraveling what is troubling you now and why, looking at the past when you are ready. I offer support and a variety of therapies as you work towards gaining new perspectives; exploring new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; making wise choices and changes.
Is stress, anxiety or grief affecting you and your relationships? Are you finding it difficult to cope or feeling alone? Do your thoughts and emotions feel out of control? You and your goals are my focus as we meet. Day to day, and relationship issues can be worked through. Your emotional, psychological, and social well-being are unpacked and we spend time unraveling what is troubling you now and why, looking at the past when you are ready. I offer support and a variety of therapies as you work towards gaining new perspectives; exploring new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting; making wise choices and changes.
(08) 7745 4850 View (08) 7745 4850
Photo of Natural Creative Therapy & Counselling in South Australia
Natural Creative Therapy & Counselling
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Haven, SA 5018
Need help to increase self love and begin having healthy relationships? Often what we need most is a safe place to explore our emotions without judgement! With the right support, a 'breakdown' can become a 'break through'!
Need help to increase self love and begin having healthy relationships? Often what we need most is a safe place to explore our emotions without judgement! With the right support, a 'breakdown' can become a 'break through'!
(08) 7523 4545 View (08) 7523 4545
Photo of Michelle Wharton, Psychologist in South Australia
Michelle Wharton
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000  (Online Only)
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
Who do I work with? You are an adult, aged 21 years and above and are happy to do online appointments. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, stress, or relationship problems. You may have difficulties with perfectionism, procrastination, or unwanted habits and annoying addictions. You're looking for more than just 'talk therapy' and can commit to doing a bit of homework in order to practice new ways of thinking and start rewiring your brain. You're courageous and willing to face, and step over, those old roadblocks!
(08) 7008 9968 View (08) 7008 9968
Photo of Simone Marshall, Psychologist in South Australia
Simone Marshall
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kingswood, SA 5062
I help you gain control over your symptoms and improve your quality of life by providing a supportive and understanding environment. Together, we develop practical strategies tailored to your unique needs, whether it's improving focus, managing emotions, or enhancing organisational skills. I offer structured guidance to navigate daily challenges and provide emotional support to ensure you feel heard and validated. Through education and empowerment, I help transform your challenges into opportunities for growth. My goal is to equip you with sustainable solutions so you can achieve a sense of normalcy and unlock your full potential.
I help you gain control over your symptoms and improve your quality of life by providing a supportive and understanding environment. Together, we develop practical strategies tailored to your unique needs, whether it's improving focus, managing emotions, or enhancing organisational skills. I offer structured guidance to navigate daily challenges and provide emotional support to ensure you feel heard and validated. Through education and empowerment, I help transform your challenges into opportunities for growth. My goal is to equip you with sustainable solutions so you can achieve a sense of normalcy and unlock your full potential.
(08) 7008 7005 View (08) 7008 7005
Photo of Kate Jurgens Phd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Australia
Kate Jurgens Phd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorn, SA 5062
Waitlist for new clients
I am a specialist grief and bereavement counsellor. I support people to adapt to a significant change in their life following someone close dying. If you are experiencing grief and feel confused, stuck or overwhelmed, call me. I provide a non-judgemental and skilful space that is necessary for positive change. My role is to facilitate this with empathic listening and reflective inquiry. I guide people to create a healing pathway forward.
I am a specialist grief and bereavement counsellor. I support people to adapt to a significant change in their life following someone close dying. If you are experiencing grief and feel confused, stuck or overwhelmed, call me. I provide a non-judgemental and skilful space that is necessary for positive change. My role is to facilitate this with empathic listening and reflective inquiry. I guide people to create a healing pathway forward.
(08) 7008 9037 View (08) 7008 9037
Photo of Anna Maletz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Australia
Anna Maletz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Frewville, SA 5063
I'm Anna. I offer a warm, calm, kind and respectful approach to your therapeutic journey. I enjoy working with adults who are interested in connecting with their own inner wisdom. I believe that many of the struggles we face in adult life stem from ways we learned to navigate and survive in the world as children, which may have worked for us then, but are no longer serving us now. Add to that the many experiences that have shaped us, especially the challenging ones and it makes sense that we might reach a point where some support is needed. My approach is holistic and incorporates the wisdom of the body as well as the mind.
I'm Anna. I offer a warm, calm, kind and respectful approach to your therapeutic journey. I enjoy working with adults who are interested in connecting with their own inner wisdom. I believe that many of the struggles we face in adult life stem from ways we learned to navigate and survive in the world as children, which may have worked for us then, but are no longer serving us now. Add to that the many experiences that have shaped us, especially the challenging ones and it makes sense that we might reach a point where some support is needed. My approach is holistic and incorporates the wisdom of the body as well as the mind.
(08) 7008 7107 View (08) 7008 7107
Photo of Alexandra Frost | Director - Attuned Psychology, Psychologist in South Australia
Alexandra Frost | Director - Attuned Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
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
Photo of Becky Wood, Counsellor in South Australia
Becky Wood
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Marion, SA 5043
I work alongside all people with a range of psychological, behavioural and social problems including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, addiction, relationship breakdown, suicidal ideation, and abuse. My hope is to facilitate growth and change whilst respecting individuality. I bring a warm, encouraging and natural approach to counselling that enables collaboration, trust and safety to be established.
I work alongside all people with a range of psychological, behavioural and social problems including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, addiction, relationship breakdown, suicidal ideation, and abuse. My hope is to facilitate growth and change whilst respecting individuality. I bring a warm, encouraging and natural approach to counselling that enables collaboration, trust and safety to be established.
(08) 7523 4572 View (08) 7523 4572
Photo of Illuminate Counselling, Counsellor in South Australia
Illuminate Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
I consider my role as a counsellor is to give you an opportunity to explore your issues and aim towards achieving your full potential of self-knowledge and growth. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential & non-judgmental environment, where you can talk about the difficult feelings and problems you are facing and uncover the root cause of your concerns. I draw on a wealth of professional and life experience to help you focus on issues and problems that are holding you back from achieving a more positive and satisfying life. Together, we collaboratively develop effective strategies to help you achieve lasting change.
I consider my role as a counsellor is to give you an opportunity to explore your issues and aim towards achieving your full potential of self-knowledge and growth. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential & non-judgmental environment, where you can talk about the difficult feelings and problems you are facing and uncover the root cause of your concerns. I draw on a wealth of professional and life experience to help you focus on issues and problems that are holding you back from achieving a more positive and satisfying life. Together, we collaboratively develop effective strategies to help you achieve lasting change.
(08) 7008 7338 View (08) 7008 7338
Photo of Kelly Hann, Counsellor in South Australia
Kelly Hann
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Adelaide, SA 5000
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 Emily Dansie, Psychologist in South Australia
Emily Dansie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Walkerville, SA 5081
Emily Dansie is a registered Psychologist working at Tim Dansie Psychology, in addition to working as the College Psychologist at Seymour College. Emily works with young people from 5 to 20 years of age covering a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, school and life stress, and eating disorders. Emily is also passionate about completing Educational Assessments to diagnose Specific Learning Disorders and Intellectual Impairments, as she also has a Masters in Teaching (Primary).
Emily Dansie is a registered Psychologist working at Tim Dansie Psychology, in addition to working as the College Psychologist at Seymour College. Emily works with young people from 5 to 20 years of age covering a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, school and life stress, and eating disorders. Emily is also passionate about completing Educational Assessments to diagnose Specific Learning Disorders and Intellectual Impairments, as she also has a Masters in Teaching (Primary).
(08) 7008 9805 View (08) 7008 9805
Photo of Sau Chan, Psychologist in South Australia
Sau Chan
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wellbeing Collective, is a new local and community based practice that provides comprehensive psychological services to the general public. Our services include providing psychological intervention for early childhood, school age children & young people and adults. We believe a collective experience of accomplishing goals together.
Wellbeing Collective, is a new local and community based practice that provides comprehensive psychological services to the general public. Our services include providing psychological intervention for early childhood, school age children & young people and adults. We believe a collective experience of accomplishing goals together.
(08) 7184 0404 View (08) 7184 0404
Photo of Bokeh Therapy , Counsellor in South Australia
Bokeh Therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hove, SA 5048
SPECIALISING IN WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WELCOME TO BOKEH THERAPY Sometimes in our day to day life we struggle to acknowledge what isn't in our direct focus. Bokeh is the word to describe the out of focus area around a subject or object being photographed. We liken this area to our subconscious and inner self that we often over look in an increasingly focused world.
SPECIALISING IN WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WELCOME TO BOKEH THERAPY Sometimes in our day to day life we struggle to acknowledge what isn't in our direct focus. Bokeh is the word to describe the out of focus area around a subject or object being photographed. We liken this area to our subconscious and inner self that we often over look in an increasingly focused world.
(08) 7008 7180 View (08) 7008 7180

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in South Australia who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
79% 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
54% Medicare Rebates
54% NDIS

How Counsellors in South Australia see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in South Australia?

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.