Counselling in Abbotsford, VIC

Photo of Tas Manolopoulos, Psychotherapist in Abbotsford, VIC
Tas Manolopoulos
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
(03) 7003 2801 View (03) 7003 2801
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Sharon Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Sharon has extensive experience working with the full spectrum of mental health challenges, from anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, ADHD. ASD, and chronic illness. Specialising in working with young people, as well as adults, parents and families, Sharon enjoys creating a safe space to explore the tricky places that are keeping you stuck, and find an easier path forward. With compassion and curiosity, Sharon supports each person to build a greater sense of self worth and confidence.
Sharon has extensive experience working with the full spectrum of mental health challenges, from anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, ADHD. ASD, and chronic illness. Specialising in working with young people, as well as adults, parents and families, Sharon enjoys creating a safe space to explore the tricky places that are keeping you stuck, and find an easier path forward. With compassion and curiosity, Sharon supports each person to build a greater sense of self worth and confidence.
(03) 7003 2107 View (03) 7003 2107
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Vas Clementine
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Do you need guidance, therapy, companionship, help to grieve, to feel heartache, to cry, to decide? A wise perspective, a dependable leaning post? Someone to walk with you by the river? Do you have a question? A deep longing, core concern, recurring problem, an emotional wound, an unmet need? Do you tire of idle chatter and long for a deep yarn with the world, with your tribe? Do you want to make your offering to your tribe and need help to find them? Most saliently, most poignantly, do you seek help to court your wild twin, your Soul? Do you prefer the pain of change to the pain of staying the same? If so, in earnest you are ready.
Do you need guidance, therapy, companionship, help to grieve, to feel heartache, to cry, to decide? A wise perspective, a dependable leaning post? Someone to walk with you by the river? Do you have a question? A deep longing, core concern, recurring problem, an emotional wound, an unmet need? Do you tire of idle chatter and long for a deep yarn with the world, with your tribe? Do you want to make your offering to your tribe and need help to find them? Most saliently, most poignantly, do you seek help to court your wild twin, your Soul? Do you prefer the pain of change to the pain of staying the same? If so, in earnest you are ready.
(03) 7003 2347 View (03) 7003 2347
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Ana-Louise Almagro
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
My areas of interest are couples counselling, trauma and anxiety. I work primarily using CBT, Schema, EMDR and Gottman Method.
My areas of interest are couples counselling, trauma and anxiety. I work primarily using CBT, Schema, EMDR and Gottman Method.
(03) 7003 2488 View (03) 7003 2488
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Jake Potter
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and have taught embodied therapeutic practice at Esalen Institute and throughout Australia and the United States for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based practices such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Oriented Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-based practice. Therapy with me is always grounded in a person-centred approach that sees you as a whole-person and I always work collaboratively with clients to create a therapy that is bespoke to your needs.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and have taught embodied therapeutic practice at Esalen Institute and throughout Australia and the United States for the past 6 years. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based practices such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Body-Oriented Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-based practice. Therapy with me is always grounded in a person-centred approach that sees you as a whole-person and I always work collaboratively with clients to create a therapy that is bespoke to your needs.
(03) 7020 2730 View (03) 7020 2730
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Anne O'Connor
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Since 1997 I have operated a private psychotherapy, consulting, and mindfulness training practice, often at the same time as working in a service. I offer ethical, non-judgemental and trauma sensitive spaces where you can speak freely about whatever is on your mind. I have a breadth of experience in working with low mood, anxiety, grief and loss, burnout, parenting, ageing, cultural diversity and much more. I have particular expertise in trauma, mindfulness, and living with chronic illness. A leader in the For-Purpose sector, I also provide supervision, coaching and organisational consultancy work.
Since 1997 I have operated a private psychotherapy, consulting, and mindfulness training practice, often at the same time as working in a service. I offer ethical, non-judgemental and trauma sensitive spaces where you can speak freely about whatever is on your mind. I have a breadth of experience in working with low mood, anxiety, grief and loss, burnout, parenting, ageing, cultural diversity and much more. I have particular expertise in trauma, mindfulness, and living with chronic illness. A leader in the For-Purpose sector, I also provide supervision, coaching and organisational consultancy work.
(03) 7003 2633 View (03) 7003 2633
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Nina Green
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Inclusive Mental Health Counselling for women. Are you wondering about reactions you don't like or understand, or why life feels so hard for you while it seems to be easy for others? Are you curious about neurodivergence or navigating a new 'diagnosis' and aren't sure what comes next? Nina believes that mental health isn't 'all in our heads' and our connections, coping skills, access to support, our neurotypes, and the (dis)abilities of our bodies also impact our wellbeing. Nina has a special interest in supporting neurodivergent or neuro-curious women and AFAB folks as they make changes to increase vitality and support recovery.
Inclusive Mental Health Counselling for women. Are you wondering about reactions you don't like or understand, or why life feels so hard for you while it seems to be easy for others? Are you curious about neurodivergence or navigating a new 'diagnosis' and aren't sure what comes next? Nina believes that mental health isn't 'all in our heads' and our connections, coping skills, access to support, our neurotypes, and the (dis)abilities of our bodies also impact our wellbeing. Nina has a special interest in supporting neurodivergent or neuro-curious women and AFAB folks as they make changes to increase vitality and support recovery.
(03) 9111 5365 View (03) 9111 5365
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Social Sense Allied Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Social Sense Allied Health is a therapy practice based in the Wellbeing Centre at Abbotsford Convent (Vic, 3067). We are a team of experts in complexity, dedicated to co-creating a therapeutic alliance to meet your goals. We offer mental health, trauma, functional and behavioural services under NDIS, Victims of Crime, Medicare, Workers Compensation, EAP and Private Health Funds. We also provide clinical supervision for social workers, youth workers, counsellors and other human services professionals. We offer clinical training and professional templates for human services professionals to support their private practice.
Social Sense Allied Health is a therapy practice based in the Wellbeing Centre at Abbotsford Convent (Vic, 3067). We are a team of experts in complexity, dedicated to co-creating a therapeutic alliance to meet your goals. We offer mental health, trauma, functional and behavioural services under NDIS, Victims of Crime, Medicare, Workers Compensation, EAP and Private Health Funds. We also provide clinical supervision for social workers, youth workers, counsellors and other human services professionals. We offer clinical training and professional templates for human services professionals to support their private practice.
(02) 8806 0401 View (02) 8806 0401
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Ariella Gery
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Life can be hard, uncertain and confusing, and yet there is an expectation that we inherently know how to live and relate well. This is a fallacy. The realms of the personal are complex, made even more complex when two or more lives come together in relationship. Guidance, mentorship, support and education are necessary elements to navigating the vicissitudes of life and relationship. I therefore guide my clients (individuals, couples and other relationships) through a unique exploratory process of understanding, discovery and growth.
Life can be hard, uncertain and confusing, and yet there is an expectation that we inherently know how to live and relate well. This is a fallacy. The realms of the personal are complex, made even more complex when two or more lives come together in relationship. Guidance, mentorship, support and education are necessary elements to navigating the vicissitudes of life and relationship. I therefore guide my clients (individuals, couples and other relationships) through a unique exploratory process of understanding, discovery and growth.
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Matthew Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
Caring & non-judgemental counselling for LGBTQIA+ folk. You may have been feeling bad about yourself and have noticed that you have been acting in inauthentic ways. Perhaps you are worried others won’t accept the real you. It’s been difficult to share your self-critical thoughts with others. I help LGBTQIA+ folk with a non-Judgmental and caring space to explore and better understand and process their distress.
(03) 7020 2779 View (03) 7020 2779
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Stacey Micallef - Sexologist + Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Stacey is a certified sexologist and counsellor who works with individuals and those in relationships to have healthy intimate connections with others or self. She can help you explore intimacy, pleasure, sexual difficulties and help you find more enjoyment from sex. She aims to give balanced advice in a non-judgemental setting. As an LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent friendly and non-touch therapist, Stacey creates a safe space where you can enhance your relationships and make your sex life more fulfilling. Poly and NM relationships are welcome. Stacey works online and in-person in Abbotsford, Victoria.
Stacey is a certified sexologist and counsellor who works with individuals and those in relationships to have healthy intimate connections with others or self. She can help you explore intimacy, pleasure, sexual difficulties and help you find more enjoyment from sex. She aims to give balanced advice in a non-judgemental setting. As an LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent friendly and non-touch therapist, Stacey creates a safe space where you can enhance your relationships and make your sex life more fulfilling. Poly and NM relationships are welcome. Stacey works online and in-person in Abbotsford, Victoria.
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Virginia Golding
Psychotherapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
I have over 20 years’ experience as psychotherapist, working with Individuals, couples, families and teens, and in corporate and organisational coaching and psychology. I am also a Clinical Supervisor. I hope to support clients to develop greater self awareness and the practical strategies and tools to create positive changes and to better deal with individual, relationship and life challenges. I have training in EMDR modality, Somatic Experiencing, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Attachment based therapy and Strengths based and Positive Psychology.
I have over 20 years’ experience as psychotherapist, working with Individuals, couples, families and teens, and in corporate and organisational coaching and psychology. I am also a Clinical Supervisor. I hope to support clients to develop greater self awareness and the practical strategies and tools to create positive changes and to better deal with individual, relationship and life challenges. I have training in EMDR modality, Somatic Experiencing, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Attachment based therapy and Strengths based and Positive Psychology.
(03) 7003 2568 View (03) 7003 2568
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Courtney Bailey
Psychologist, MPsych, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Courtney designs and implements bespoke psychological solutions that address the unique needs and circumstances of individuals and organisations. She operates at the level of attending to collective and generational forces and how they shape individual experiences and psychology. She often works with curious, creative, and sensitive individuals who seek meaningful development of their identity, resilience, and purpose across the lifespan as they navigate varied developmental terrain.
Courtney designs and implements bespoke psychological solutions that address the unique needs and circumstances of individuals and organisations. She operates at the level of attending to collective and generational forces and how they shape individual experiences and psychology. She often works with curious, creative, and sensitive individuals who seek meaningful development of their identity, resilience, and purpose across the lifespan as they navigate varied developmental terrain.
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Charlotte Young - Core Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Waitlist for new clients
Charlotte is a relationship counsellor who works with couples. She strives to offer a safe haven by building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients so they feel seen and heard. The emphasis is on warmth, collaboration and transparency with a sprinkling of humour, when appropriate.
Charlotte is a relationship counsellor who works with couples. She strives to offer a safe haven by building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients so they feel seen and heard. The emphasis is on warmth, collaboration and transparency with a sprinkling of humour, when appropriate.
(03) 7003 2519 View (03) 7003 2519
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Eleni Tsita
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
(03) 7003 2970 View (03) 7003 2970
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Judith Minster
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
Life can be challenging - professionally and personally. Having worked in corporate, private and forensic environments, I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to address current situations and work towards a better life. I love learning about my clients - and tailoring my knowledge/skill based to assist to achieve positive outcomes reduced anxiety, improved sleep, mood, self-esteem/sef-efficacy, phobias, eating disorder and interpersonal effectiveness. Combining counselling, biofeedback/neurofeedback, EMDR & VR to help provide you greater understanding of yourself and others, increased skills and coping strategies.
(03) 9070 5310 View (03) 9070 5310
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Nelly Uhlenkott
Psychotherapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
(03) 8595 5018 View (03) 8595 5018
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Emma Schubert
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Whether you've seen many therapists in your time or this is your first venture into the world of therapy and counselling, it would be my pleasure to support you. Finding a psychologist can be a daunting process, therefore when we meet, I'll provide a calm, relaxed and welcoming environment, and will take the process at your pace. I see adults and young children, and my previous experience as a dancer and teacher brings forth a warm and educational experience to the therapy room.
Whether you've seen many therapists in your time or this is your first venture into the world of therapy and counselling, it would be my pleasure to support you. Finding a psychologist can be a daunting process, therefore when we meet, I'll provide a calm, relaxed and welcoming environment, and will take the process at your pace. I see adults and young children, and my previous experience as a dancer and teacher brings forth a warm and educational experience to the therapy room.
(03) 7003 2479 View (03) 7003 2479
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Tegwen King
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Tegwen's clinical work has specialised in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in educational, forensic, disability, private practice, and Out of Home Care (OoHC) settings. Tegwen provides a grounding, safe space to allow clients to share their experiences and concerns. She believes that growth occurs in relation to others and supports clients to use the therapeutic relationship as a teaching tool to deepen their self awareness and explore their interpersonal relationships.
Tegwen's clinical work has specialised in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in educational, forensic, disability, private practice, and Out of Home Care (OoHC) settings. Tegwen provides a grounding, safe space to allow clients to share their experiences and concerns. She believes that growth occurs in relation to others and supports clients to use the therapeutic relationship as a teaching tool to deepen their self awareness and explore their interpersonal relationships.
(03) 7003 2036 View (03) 7003 2036
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Wonderful Mind Therapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
(03) 8104 9051 View (03) 8104 9051

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Abbotsford, VIC

50+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Abbotsford, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
81% Stress
79% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Medicare Rebates
45% Bupa
38% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Abbotsford, VIC see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Abbotsford?

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.