Counselling in Bellerive, TAS

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Calm Kidz Program
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bellerive, TAS 7018
I love supporting children age 4-12yrs with anxiety, behavioural challenges, emotion regulation & low self-esteem. I love integrating the Polyvagal Theory within my sessions. Sessions are a fun & interactive with a safe and supportive approach to engage with children. ​I am the director of Calm Kidz Program, a registered Counsellor with ACA, a Safe & Sound Protocol Provider (Music Therapy program). I am trained in Social Thinking, Neuro-Developmental Theory to practice, Emotion Coaching, the Zones of Regulation as well as Child Developmental Practices. - Your child is not giving you a hard time, Your child is having a hard time!
I love supporting children age 4-12yrs with anxiety, behavioural challenges, emotion regulation & low self-esteem. I love integrating the Polyvagal Theory within my sessions. Sessions are a fun & interactive with a safe and supportive approach to engage with children. ​I am the director of Calm Kidz Program, a registered Counsellor with ACA, a Safe & Sound Protocol Provider (Music Therapy program). I am trained in Social Thinking, Neuro-Developmental Theory to practice, Emotion Coaching, the Zones of Regulation as well as Child Developmental Practices. - Your child is not giving you a hard time, Your child is having a hard time!
(08) 6002 2183 View (08) 6002 2183
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Lia Lawton
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bellerive, TAS 7018
I love what I do, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I want to see people thrive and I care about my clients. I strive to help you become your most authentic selves, fostering self-connection and healing from trauma. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centred, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and desires. I will always find another way to help you and try something new if things don't work. I spend my time increasing my skills to constantly grow.
I love what I do, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I want to see people thrive and I care about my clients. I strive to help you become your most authentic selves, fostering self-connection and healing from trauma. My therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centred, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and desires. I will always find another way to help you and try something new if things don't work. I spend my time increasing my skills to constantly grow.
(03) 5907 5922 View (03) 5907 5922
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Anna Hopwood
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Bellerive, TAS 7018
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individuals of any age who may find seeking help difficult, and who are concerned that nobody will understand the struggles they face. I can help to alleviate feelings of shame and self-criticism, and provide gentle support to help clients develop greater strength to recover from and overcome obstacles that inhibit the ability to thrive and find contentment. When working with children I provide highly non-directive, play-based support, with an aim to develop their abilities for self-compassion and enable them to securely and effectively navigate the many trials that life inevitably presents over time.
I enjoy working with individuals of any age who may find seeking help difficult, and who are concerned that nobody will understand the struggles they face. I can help to alleviate feelings of shame and self-criticism, and provide gentle support to help clients develop greater strength to recover from and overcome obstacles that inhibit the ability to thrive and find contentment. When working with children I provide highly non-directive, play-based support, with an aim to develop their abilities for self-compassion and enable them to securely and effectively navigate the many trials that life inevitably presents over time.
0497 386 405 View 0497 386 405

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Byrom Consulting
Counsellor, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Dear clients until further notice my practice at Breathing space is closed. David is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 38 years counselling experience, with children, adults, couples and families. He believes that recovery from trauma restores a sense of dignity and justice and allows for more control over one’s life. This occurs when traumatic experiences can be transformed by a deeper understanding of the specific trauma and its consequential impacts on the body, when people are able to better manage this impacts the mind can often heal itself.
Dear clients until further notice my practice at Breathing space is closed. David is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 38 years counselling experience, with children, adults, couples and families. He believes that recovery from trauma restores a sense of dignity and justice and allows for more control over one’s life. This occurs when traumatic experiences can be transformed by a deeper understanding of the specific trauma and its consequential impacts on the body, when people are able to better manage this impacts the mind can often heal itself.
(03) 6158 6190 View (03) 6158 6190
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Raquel McConnell
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
(03) 7302 2973 View (03) 7302 2973
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Sharleen Gonzalez
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with all groups (18+) on a diverse range of mental health issues, I have a particular interest in trauma, grief, relationship issues, depression, life transitions (such as separation), personality disorders (such as helping individuals who are struggling with borderline personality disorder traits or helping people manage difficult relationship with individuals with narcissistic traits or helping individuals who have suffered narcissistic abuse), multicultural / culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and helping people who are struggling with sexual difficulties or dysfunction.
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with all groups (18+) on a diverse range of mental health issues, I have a particular interest in trauma, grief, relationship issues, depression, life transitions (such as separation), personality disorders (such as helping individuals who are struggling with borderline personality disorder traits or helping people manage difficult relationship with individuals with narcissistic traits or helping individuals who have suffered narcissistic abuse), multicultural / culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and helping people who are struggling with sexual difficulties or dysfunction.
(02) 4012 2512 View (02) 4012 2512
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Dr Sue Miller
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000
I get it. I’ve been there. The dark nights of the soul. The loneliness. Feeling lost. Feeling hopeless. I survived my sister’s suicide at 20, more grief when my 44 year old brother died suddenly and then breast cancer at 39. I was born a healer. Born into a dysfunctional family where aggression was the norm; a mother with BPD and psychotic depression, a father with social anxiety. My 20s were a shit show and I have climbed my way to success and recovery since then. My mission is to give you a shortcut learnt from my journey into self-respect, self-love, purpose and meaning. Importantly, for you to also know your Divinity within.
I get it. I’ve been there. The dark nights of the soul. The loneliness. Feeling lost. Feeling hopeless. I survived my sister’s suicide at 20, more grief when my 44 year old brother died suddenly and then breast cancer at 39. I was born a healer. Born into a dysfunctional family where aggression was the norm; a mother with BPD and psychotic depression, a father with social anxiety. My 20s were a shit show and I have climbed my way to success and recovery since then. My mission is to give you a shortcut learnt from my journey into self-respect, self-love, purpose and meaning. Importantly, for you to also know your Divinity within.
0422 515 255 View 0422 515 255
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Fountain of Hope - Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Would you like access to affordable counselling and therapy? Senior Social Worker with 16 yrs+ experience, I specialise in providing Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+ who have experienced trauma and mental health concerns. I also provide Counselling with Access Plus (ATAPS), Victim Services & NDIS. My additional training in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, Art Therapy, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and rebuilding their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling.
Would you like access to affordable counselling and therapy? Senior Social Worker with 16 yrs+ experience, I specialise in providing Counselling, Supervision and Art Therapy to clients 16yo+ who have experienced trauma and mental health concerns. I also provide Counselling with Access Plus (ATAPS), Victim Services & NDIS. My additional training in Supervision, Pastoral, Coaching, Suicide Prevention, Art Therapy, CBT, ACT. I enjoy supporting my clients on their journey of trauma recovery, stress management and rebuilding their confidence to live a more fulfilling life. I am currently accepting new referrals for online counselling.
(02) 8503 4206 View (02) 8503 4206
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Francesca Palazzolo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(03) 6118 7251 View (03) 6118 7251
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Alice Wood
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a registered psychologist and I work with individuals aged 16 and over. The types of clients that I see experience a range of difficulties including eating disorders and body image concerns, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, phobias and disorders of brain gut interaction like IBS. I provide my clients with a warm and safe environment where they can express themselves authentically and without judgement. I use a holistic, client centred approach and focus on my client's innate strengths and natural resilience to help them to achieve positive treatment outcomes.
Hi, I am a registered psychologist and I work with individuals aged 16 and over. The types of clients that I see experience a range of difficulties including eating disorders and body image concerns, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, phobias and disorders of brain gut interaction like IBS. I provide my clients with a warm and safe environment where they can express themselves authentically and without judgement. I use a holistic, client centred approach and focus on my client's innate strengths and natural resilience to help them to achieve positive treatment outcomes.
(02) 8355 9913 View (02) 8355 9913
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SANA Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Kimberley works with adults experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Kimberley operates from an integrative approach, utilising relevant evidence-based techniques and skills from a number of different modalities. Kimberley believes her flexible approach allows her to support her clients and the unique experiences, values and goals they each bring.
Kimberley works with adults experiencing a range of mental health concerns. Kimberley operates from an integrative approach, utilising relevant evidence-based techniques and skills from a number of different modalities. Kimberley believes her flexible approach allows her to support her clients and the unique experiences, values and goals they each bring.
(07) 3130 0418 View (07) 3130 0418
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Dr Reza Nejad -Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
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
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Matthew Slarke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you gain insight and clarity whilst navigating your mental health recovery, and doing so with care and compassion. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment to help you you to feel comfortable to work through anything you need to.
My goal is to help you gain insight and clarity whilst navigating your mental health recovery, and doing so with care and compassion. Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment to help you you to feel comfortable to work through anything you need to.
(02) 9100 0754 View (02) 9100 0754
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Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Carlie Spinks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Carlie is a compassionate and gentle psychologist who is dedicated to supporting individuals improve their mental wellbeing and explore their internal world. Carlie is committed to providing personalised and evidence-based care to all her clients and aims to meet them where they are at in their self discovery, to learn along side them. Carlie leverages on non-judgement, humour and kindness within her practice and utilises range of modalities to support her clients.
Carlie is a compassionate and gentle psychologist who is dedicated to supporting individuals improve their mental wellbeing and explore their internal world. Carlie is committed to providing personalised and evidence-based care to all her clients and aims to meet them where they are at in their self discovery, to learn along side them. Carlie leverages on non-judgement, humour and kindness within her practice and utilises range of modalities to support her clients.
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Daniel Di Pietro
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000
Daniel is a sexologist and psychotherapist who enjoys working empathically and collaboratively with individuals and partnerships of all cultural, gender, and sexual identities to provide support for their sexological needs. He specialises in working with sexological presentations around male sexual health, sexual and gender identity, intimacy, pleasure, desire discrepancy, kink and fetish-related behaviours, sexual functioning and relational challenges. Taking a non-judgmental and holistic approach, he assists his clients by providing tools to access their potential in overcoming the difficulties faced in their lives.
Daniel is a sexologist and psychotherapist who enjoys working empathically and collaboratively with individuals and partnerships of all cultural, gender, and sexual identities to provide support for their sexological needs. He specialises in working with sexological presentations around male sexual health, sexual and gender identity, intimacy, pleasure, desire discrepancy, kink and fetish-related behaviours, sexual functioning and relational challenges. Taking a non-judgmental and holistic approach, he assists his clients by providing tools to access their potential in overcoming the difficulties faced in their lives.
(03) 7003 2160 View (03) 7003 2160
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David Lococo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
You may be feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Perhaps you were exposed to trauma. You may have experienced work-related issues where you were bullied or undervalued. There may be issues in your personal life with relationships or your health. You may have a disability, leaving you feeling stigmatised and isolated. Alternatively, you may be experiencing forensic/criminal matters and you need a report for court, or you are required to engage in counselling. I have nearly 20 years of experience helping people address a range of concerns.
You may be feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Perhaps you were exposed to trauma. You may have experienced work-related issues where you were bullied or undervalued. There may be issues in your personal life with relationships or your health. You may have a disability, leaving you feeling stigmatised and isolated. Alternatively, you may be experiencing forensic/criminal matters and you need a report for court, or you are required to engage in counselling. I have nearly 20 years of experience helping people address a range of concerns.
(03) 9068 6213 View (03) 9068 6213
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Killian Grogan
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Howrah, TAS 7018
Hello, I'm a fully trained counselling psychotherapist and I offer private individual therapy on an ongoing or short-term basis. I am trained in the Psychodynamic method and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and use an integration of these ideas to best help you. It can be difficult to find a space to reflect and I offer a secure, non-judgemental, confidential environment, where together we can find that space for you. I am very patient and understand that taking that first step towards counselling, and beginning to make changes can be very difficult and I'll do my very best to support you. PACFA, BACP & ACTO Memberships.
Hello, I'm a fully trained counselling psychotherapist and I offer private individual therapy on an ongoing or short-term basis. I am trained in the Psychodynamic method and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and use an integration of these ideas to best help you. It can be difficult to find a space to reflect and I offer a secure, non-judgemental, confidential environment, where together we can find that space for you. I am very patient and understand that taking that first step towards counselling, and beginning to make changes can be very difficult and I'll do my very best to support you. PACFA, BACP & ACTO Memberships.
(03) 6163 7523 View (03) 6163 7523
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Vincent Fimmano
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Meet Vincent, a highly experienced and compassionate registered psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Vincent believes in the importance of truly listening and understanding his clients to provide them with the best possible support. He uses his vast experience to engage, collaborate, and adapt treatments to make a real and long-lasting change in his clients' lives. Vincent's approach is person-centred, warm, empathetic, and culturally responsive, which makes him an excellent choice for clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(02) 9100 0515 View (02) 9100 0515
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Human Puzzles Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
My name is Johan Torsteinsrud, and my private practice is called Human Puzzles. I am a Sydney-based professional counsellor with over six years of experience in helping people from all walks of life find their way through life’s many challenges. My counselling sessions are mainly conducted online, either via Zoom or over the phone. This provides a convenient and safe way for people to access support without the added stress of travelling to an office. I strive to create a safe space for all genders, races, cultures, bodies, sexual orientations, family constellations, and relationships.
My name is Johan Torsteinsrud, and my private practice is called Human Puzzles. I am a Sydney-based professional counsellor with over six years of experience in helping people from all walks of life find their way through life’s many challenges. My counselling sessions are mainly conducted online, either via Zoom or over the phone. This provides a convenient and safe way for people to access support without the added stress of travelling to an office. I strive to create a safe space for all genders, races, cultures, bodies, sexual orientations, family constellations, and relationships.
(02) 9100 0570 View (02) 9100 0570

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bellerive, TAS

< 10

Counsellors in Bellerive, TAS who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
67% Child
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Parenting
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Other

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
50% Other
50% GMHBA

How Counsellors in Bellerive, TAS see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bellerive?

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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.