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
Photo of Lia Lawton, MSc, PsyBA General, Psychologist
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Denis Leo McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
(08) 6219 3849 View (08) 6219 3849
Photo of Mirjam Jung, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Mirjam Jung
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Mirjam has a passion to help her clients overcome difficult obstacles as well as identifying strengths and finding unexpected sources of resilience to improve their overall quality of life. She has a gentle compassionate approach to her clients. Mirjam believes it is crucial to understand every client’s values and goals to help develop a therapeutic relationship as a safe base to explore their individual problems in a relaxed atmosphere.
Mirjam has a passion to help her clients overcome difficult obstacles as well as identifying strengths and finding unexpected sources of resilience to improve their overall quality of life. She has a gentle compassionate approach to her clients. Mirjam believes it is crucial to understand every client’s values and goals to help develop a therapeutic relationship as a safe base to explore their individual problems in a relaxed atmosphere.
(03) 7003 2176 View (03) 7003 2176
Photo of Amylia Hook, MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Amylia Hook
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NOT currently taking on new clients. I have earned a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and a Master of Counselling. I have five years of clinical experience working with a broad range of clients, and I have spent the last few years building my private practice.
NOT currently taking on new clients. I have earned a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and a Master of Counselling. I have five years of clinical experience working with a broad range of clients, and I have spent the last few years building my private practice.
(07) 5515 0250 View (07) 5515 0250
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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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Dr Renee Sichter: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, and are feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, made "bad" decisions, use substances and want to stop. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability! I love working with "everyday" teens to 20s, who are doing it tough and want to change the direction of their life. Maybe you're experiencing anxiety, OCD, stress, and are feeling stuck, hopeless, alone.... Maybe you've had a rough upbringing, made "bad" decisions, use substances and want to stop. Or maybe life is ok but you just want more...
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
Photo of Michelle Tamara - Michelle Tamara  , MA, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Michelle Tamara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
I’m Michelle (she/her). I am a Healing Practitioner, offering 1:1 sessions, groups and workshops. My work is informed by Narrative therapy, Focusing, Somatics, Grief-tending, Anti-oppressive and Trauma informed practice. I run my business predominantly online, so my offerings are accessible to people throughout Australia and overseas.
I’m Michelle (she/her). I am a Healing Practitioner, offering 1:1 sessions, groups and workshops. My work is informed by Narrative therapy, Focusing, Somatics, Grief-tending, Anti-oppressive and Trauma informed practice. I run my business predominantly online, so my offerings are accessible to people throughout Australia and overseas.
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Photo of Trupti Dave, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Trupti Dave
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000
I love being in a profession where I get to help people when they are not doing particularly well! I am passionate about counselling and trust whole heartedly that it can change one's life entirely. I have 15+ years of experience as a Psychologist reating various Mental health disorders using range of modalities in Australia. I work with Medicare, Wentwest, WorkCover, CTP and have association with various EAP providers and also provide Supervision. I have a team of counsellors who loves to work with children and adolescents. If you are not sure of what we can do for you call/email us. We will find the best team member to help you!
I love being in a profession where I get to help people when they are not doing particularly well! I am passionate about counselling and trust whole heartedly that it can change one's life entirely. I have 15+ years of experience as a Psychologist reating various Mental health disorders using range of modalities in Australia. I work with Medicare, Wentwest, WorkCover, CTP and have association with various EAP providers and also provide Supervision. I have a team of counsellors who loves to work with children and adolescents. If you are not sure of what we can do for you call/email us. We will find the best team member to help you!
(02) 8806 0662 View (02) 8806 0662
Photo of Michael Rosenberg - Michael Scott Therapy, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Michael Scott Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
There Is Nothing Wrong With You <3. We all have certain traits that can either benefit us or hinder us. This all depends on the circumstance and how aware we are of which trait is behind the wheel in any given moment. Your Vigilance keeps you safe, but when it is always taking the driver’s seat your nervous system becomes taxed. Your people pleasing makes you feel valued and it’s good to care about the people around you. However, having clear boundaries makes for more authentic relationships and stops you from burning out. I’m not interested in trying to "fix" you, but I would love to support your path to self-awareness.
There Is Nothing Wrong With You <3. We all have certain traits that can either benefit us or hinder us. This all depends on the circumstance and how aware we are of which trait is behind the wheel in any given moment. Your Vigilance keeps you safe, but when it is always taking the driver’s seat your nervous system becomes taxed. Your people pleasing makes you feel valued and it’s good to care about the people around you. However, having clear boundaries makes for more authentic relationships and stops you from burning out. I’m not interested in trying to "fix" you, but I would love to support your path to self-awareness.
(03) 7003 2880 View (03) 7003 2880
Photo of Miro Rainsford, PhD, PACFA, Counsellor
Miro Rainsford
Counsellor, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kingston Beach, TAS 7050
Hi, I’m Miro, and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Hobart, I am available to support teenagers and young people, adults, and elder members of our community. I have experience supporting clients with a range of concerns, and have a personal focus on mental health counselling and supporting survivors of trauma, including childhood trauma, family violence and sexual assault. I am trained in a wide range of evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and contemporary trauma-informed therapies including EMDR.
Hi, I’m Miro, and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Hobart, I am available to support teenagers and young people, adults, and elder members of our community. I have experience supporting clients with a range of concerns, and have a personal focus on mental health counselling and supporting survivors of trauma, including childhood trauma, family violence and sexual assault. I am trained in a wide range of evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and contemporary trauma-informed therapies including EMDR.
(03) 6155 4201 View (03) 6155 4201
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Nikhil Badkundri
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobart, TAS 7000
I exclusively work with athletes (young amateurs, semi-pro, pro or elite), sport parents, performers & sport team coaches. I help you with the psychological shifts needed to transition through the different stages of your sporting career. EG: From Semi-pro to Pro or from Pro to Elite. Before you even get to that level, you need to know you belong there. All the issues you are experiencing in your sport stem from that core issue. That is the essence of my work.
I exclusively work with athletes (young amateurs, semi-pro, pro or elite), sport parents, performers & sport team coaches. I help you with the psychological shifts needed to transition through the different stages of your sporting career. EG: From Semi-pro to Pro or from Pro to Elite. Before you even get to that level, you need to know you belong there. All the issues you are experiencing in your sport stem from that core issue. That is the essence of my work.
(03) 7020 2763 View (03) 7020 2763
Photo of Clinton Power, PACFA, Psychotherapist
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
Photo of Ewa Nowinska - EN Psychology, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
EN Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Ewa Nowińska is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s Degree from University of Gdansk, Poland. She also completed one year university exchange at the University of Barcelona, which led her to move to this beautiful country. During her 6 years in Spain/Catalonia, she continued developing her skills as a psychologist by working with clients struggling with work related issues,body image or relationship issues. After moving to Australia / Sydney in 2013, she commenced working with clients on Workers Compensation. Moreover, she has been supporting clients undergoing bariatric surgery. Medicare rebates available.
Ewa Nowińska is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s Degree from University of Gdansk, Poland. She also completed one year university exchange at the University of Barcelona, which led her to move to this beautiful country. During her 6 years in Spain/Catalonia, she continued developing her skills as a psychologist by working with clients struggling with work related issues,body image or relationship issues. After moving to Australia / Sydney in 2013, she commenced working with clients on Workers Compensation. Moreover, she has been supporting clients undergoing bariatric surgery. Medicare rebates available.
(02) 9100 0102 View (02) 9100 0102
Photo of Karen Grant, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Karen Grant
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Modern life can be challenging. Cost of living, climate change and environmental loss increase pressure on relationships and erode mental health. You may be experiencing sadness, fear, anxiety, or despair. Tension within families and across communities can become intolerable. Many people experience grief for what has already been lost. Your mental health may be neglected as you struggle to stay afloat. But there are solutions and relief is possible. Please get in touch.
Modern life can be challenging. Cost of living, climate change and environmental loss increase pressure on relationships and erode mental health. You may be experiencing sadness, fear, anxiety, or despair. Tension within families and across communities can become intolerable. Many people experience grief for what has already been lost. Your mental health may be neglected as you struggle to stay afloat. But there are solutions and relief is possible. Please get in touch.
(03) 6144 6106 View (03) 6144 6106
Photo of Lia Lawton, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Lia Lawton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
As a registered psychologist and psychosexual therapist specialising in Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for adolescents and adults, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I strive to help clients become their 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.
As a registered psychologist and psychosexual therapist specialising in Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for adolescents and adults, I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of the mind, relationships, and sexuality. I strive to help clients become their 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.
(02) 9100 0872 View (02) 9100 0872
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Care 4 You Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Berriedale, TAS 7011  (Online Only)
Fully-certified since 2019, I’ve been successfully counselling clients nationally to facilitate their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also provide therapeutic support to those who have or are currently experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other debilitating mental health conditions that impact on everyday life.
Fully-certified since 2019, I’ve been successfully counselling clients nationally to facilitate their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also provide therapeutic support to those who have or are currently experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other debilitating mental health conditions that impact on everyday life.
(03) 6163 9071 View (03) 6163 9071
Photo of Shannon Swales - Burnout Psychology Support, Shannon Swales, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Burnout Psychology Support, Shannon Swales
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000
Clinical Psychologist and Burnout Psychology Support owner, Shannon Swales has created a compassionate haven for caregiving professionals navigating the overwhelming depths of feeling lost, alone, trapped, and perpetually exhausted every moment of each day. This struggle is a terrain she knows intimately, having experienced burnout, which not only jeopardised her ability to work but also prompted a significant shift from caring for others to prioritising care for self. This imperfect yet profound transformation has propelled her to the state of wellness today, and her ability to come back to caregiving in a more balanced way.
Clinical Psychologist and Burnout Psychology Support owner, Shannon Swales has created a compassionate haven for caregiving professionals navigating the overwhelming depths of feeling lost, alone, trapped, and perpetually exhausted every moment of each day. This struggle is a terrain she knows intimately, having experienced burnout, which not only jeopardised her ability to work but also prompted a significant shift from caring for others to prioritising care for self. This imperfect yet profound transformation has propelled her to the state of wellness today, and her ability to come back to caregiving in a more balanced way.
0422 695 576 View 0422 695 576
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Matthew Wade
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hobart, TAS 7000  (Online Only)
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
Matthew is a clinical psychologist who offers therapy via video call for clients age twelve and up. He takes a compassionate, pragmatic, and evidence-based approach to treatment. Matthew specialises in treatment of anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and PTSD. He also has extensive experience working with ADHD, depression, anger, grief, insomnia, persistent pain, addiction, and personality disorder. ​
(02) 9145 9701 View (02) 9145 9701

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?

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.