Counselling in Balwyn North, VIC

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Emily Bickerton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104  (Online Only)
Emily uses a range of treatment modalities, including EMDR, schema therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing. These treatments are used to address common concerns, such as PTSD and trauma-based difficulties, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, personality disorders, adjustment disorders and struggles associated with grief and loss. She has also developed an understanding of the unique challenges faced by people who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System. She offers support to those who are currently on Community Corrections Orders and their families.
Emily uses a range of treatment modalities, including EMDR, schema therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing. These treatments are used to address common concerns, such as PTSD and trauma-based difficulties, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, personality disorders, adjustment disorders and struggles associated with grief and loss. She has also developed an understanding of the unique challenges faced by people who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System. She offers support to those who are currently on Community Corrections Orders and their families.
(03) 7003 2713 View (03) 7003 2713
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Pre-Emptive Healthcare - Julijana Chochovski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Mental health goes beyond just mental illness; it's about your overall well-being. Understanding your mental health helps you identify, what makes you feel good mentally, when things aren't right, and when you may need help. That's where we, as psychologists, come in to help. As a Clinical Psychologist that is what I have been trained to do, and the team at Pre-Emptive Healthcare.
Mental health goes beyond just mental illness; it's about your overall well-being. Understanding your mental health helps you identify, what makes you feel good mentally, when things aren't right, and when you may need help. That's where we, as psychologists, come in to help. As a Clinical Psychologist that is what I have been trained to do, and the team at Pre-Emptive Healthcare.
(03) 7003 2901 View (03) 7003 2901
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Prue Lewis - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Appointments available in February 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
Appointments available in February 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
(03) 8594 4040 View (03) 8594 4040
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Stefanie Hagger
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
(03) 7003 2921 View (03) 7003 2921
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Bruce Alexander
PhD
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Dr Bruce Alexander has devoted his life to the improvement of physical and psychological health. With over 20 years experience, Melbourne Hypnotherapist, Bruce offers private hypnotherapy consultations at his clinic in Kew. After working for 10 years as a medical researcher, Bruce was seeking a new career where he could support people more directly to improve their own lives. He was inspired to train as a hypnotherapist based on his own successful experience using hypnotherapy to gain control over exam anxiety while he was at university.
Dr Bruce Alexander has devoted his life to the improvement of physical and psychological health. With over 20 years experience, Melbourne Hypnotherapist, Bruce offers private hypnotherapy consultations at his clinic in Kew. After working for 10 years as a medical researcher, Bruce was seeking a new career where he could support people more directly to improve their own lives. He was inspired to train as a hypnotherapist based on his own successful experience using hypnotherapy to gain control over exam anxiety while he was at university.
(03) 9034 6071 View (03) 9034 6071
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Dr Sandra Porter
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Waitlist for new clients
Sandra is currently taking on new clients. Sandra is a Psychologist and Board-approved Supervisor who is passionate about helping individuals maintain their mental health and well-being. Whilst specialising in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sandra also assists clients with grief, anxiety, depression and stress as well as relational and interpersonal challenges they may be experiencing. Call Monday-Saturday to make a booking or organise a call back. Secure Telehealth sessions available, flexible times available.
Sandra is currently taking on new clients. Sandra is a Psychologist and Board-approved Supervisor who is passionate about helping individuals maintain their mental health and well-being. Whilst specialising in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sandra also assists clients with grief, anxiety, depression and stress as well as relational and interpersonal challenges they may be experiencing. Call Monday-Saturday to make a booking or organise a call back. Secure Telehealth sessions available, flexible times available.
(03) 9034 6027 View (03) 9034 6027
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Catherine Frater Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working within the mental health and psychology field. She currently provides therapy for adults 18+ for a variety of concerns. Her niche areas include the treatment of anxiety, therapy for those seeking personal growth and greater life fulfilment and providing therapy to other helping professionals including mental health practitioners. Other common presentations include relationship and workplace difficulties, low self esteem, depression, excessive self criticism, reduced confidence, childhood impacts.
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working within the mental health and psychology field. She currently provides therapy for adults 18+ for a variety of concerns. Her niche areas include the treatment of anxiety, therapy for those seeking personal growth and greater life fulfilment and providing therapy to other helping professionals including mental health practitioners. Other common presentations include relationship and workplace difficulties, low self esteem, depression, excessive self criticism, reduced confidence, childhood impacts.
(03) 7003 2131 View (03) 7003 2131
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Andrea Murray
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
I am a registered counsellor specialising in addictions treatment, couples counselling including betrayal trauma, and pre-marriage counselling. My specialisation is sex and love addiction. I have worked overseas in Asia for a number of years and understand adjustment struggles.
I am a registered counsellor specialising in addictions treatment, couples counselling including betrayal trauma, and pre-marriage counselling. My specialisation is sex and love addiction. I have worked overseas in Asia for a number of years and understand adjustment struggles.
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Claudia Moratto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Claudia offers a specialist counselling service for clients experiencing mental health concerns due to challenging life circumstances, including grief and loss, bereavement and other life changes. Services include counselling and support for individuals, carers and families living with a serious and life threating illness, grief and bereavement counselling including support for traumatic loss, counselling for people experiencing mood and adjustment disorders and major life transitions.
Claudia offers a specialist counselling service for clients experiencing mental health concerns due to challenging life circumstances, including grief and loss, bereavement and other life changes. Services include counselling and support for individuals, carers and families living with a serious and life threating illness, grief and bereavement counselling including support for traumatic loss, counselling for people experiencing mood and adjustment disorders and major life transitions.
(03) 7003 2230 View (03) 7003 2230
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Belinda Tune
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a practising Psychologist since 1991, working in the community sector (NGOs) and running my own practice - providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
I have been a practising Psychologist since 1991, working in the community sector (NGOs) and running my own practice - providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
(03) 9070 3515 View (03) 9070 3515
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Hoda Lagha Barazandeh
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Balwyn North, VIC 3104
I am a registered clinical psychologist in Melbourne. I speak Persian/Farsi and English. I understand Dari as well. I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I was also a registered psychologist in Iran with over 8 years of experience in clinical settings. I received my Ph.D. degree in Psychology from Monash University. As part of my Ph.D. research, I assessed and wrote case studies for patients with DSM-5 personality disorder criteria in Monash Health to formulate their cognitive and behavioral problems.
I am a registered clinical psychologist in Melbourne. I speak Persian/Farsi and English. I understand Dari as well. I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I was also a registered psychologist in Iran with over 8 years of experience in clinical settings. I received my Ph.D. degree in Psychology from Monash University. As part of my Ph.D. research, I assessed and wrote case studies for patients with DSM-5 personality disorder criteria in Monash Health to formulate their cognitive and behavioral problems.
(03) 8850 5300 View (03) 8850 5300

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Jo Gniel
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Canterbury, VIC 3126
Jo Gniel is a counsellor, educator and the founder of landscape of life. Dedicated to building human connection; Jo helps people create healthy relationships and wellbeing in all aspects of life. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist Jo has extensive experience helping couples renew and repair, their relationship connection. To restore a greater connection to yourself and others (acceptance, love and belonging) Jo integrates the principals of attachment science, compassion orientated therapies and the powerful practices of Mindful Self Compassion to create calm and greater emotional agility.
Jo Gniel is a counsellor, educator and the founder of landscape of life. Dedicated to building human connection; Jo helps people create healthy relationships and wellbeing in all aspects of life. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist Jo has extensive experience helping couples renew and repair, their relationship connection. To restore a greater connection to yourself and others (acceptance, love and belonging) Jo integrates the principals of attachment science, compassion orientated therapies and the powerful practices of Mindful Self Compassion to create calm and greater emotional agility.
(03) 6165 0839 View (03) 6165 0839
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Bree Baxter
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 8400 0041 View (03) 8400 0041
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Sam Minge
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I am a friendly, relaxed, and conversational therapist who works with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health problems. I've done a bunch of things in my career but mostly use schema therapy these days because I find it gets to the heart of things most effectively. My primary focus with my clients is on building a warm, respectful, and genuine relationship through which problems can be explored and understood. From this shared understanding solutions will naturally emerge. I have particular experience helping people with personality problems, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, and problem behaviour.
I am a friendly, relaxed, and conversational therapist who works with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health problems. I've done a bunch of things in my career but mostly use schema therapy these days because I find it gets to the heart of things most effectively. My primary focus with my clients is on building a warm, respectful, and genuine relationship through which problems can be explored and understood. From this shared understanding solutions will naturally emerge. I have particular experience helping people with personality problems, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, and problem behaviour.
(03) 7003 2827 View (03) 7003 2827
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Jes Anderberg
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jes is a integrative therapist, who helps clients to safely explore themselves and their experiences more deeply, in ways that don't just rely on the intellect. With a warm and validating approach, this process is well suited to people who are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or who are having a challenging time in life and need to find a way forward.
Jes is a integrative therapist, who helps clients to safely explore themselves and their experiences more deeply, in ways that don't just rely on the intellect. With a warm and validating approach, this process is well suited to people who are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or who are having a challenging time in life and need to find a way forward.
(03) 9344 1636 View (03) 9344 1636
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Christy Champoise
Counsellor
Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
I have a passion for understanding wellness as a holistic model of transforming the human experience through talk-therapy, embodiment, mindfulness, somatic work, and emotion-focused therapy. I support my clients through a holistic, person-centred approach. I work in an integrative way using several models of therapy including emotion-focused, attachment and parts work. I help clients define their values and understand their motivations and I provide a space where an individual feels supported exploring themselves on a deeper level.
I have a passion for understanding wellness as a holistic model of transforming the human experience through talk-therapy, embodiment, mindfulness, somatic work, and emotion-focused therapy. I support my clients through a holistic, person-centred approach. I work in an integrative way using several models of therapy including emotion-focused, attachment and parts work. I help clients define their values and understand their motivations and I provide a space where an individual feels supported exploring themselves on a deeper level.
(03) 7003 2500 View (03) 7003 2500
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Tim Nolan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Doncaster, VIC 3108
Tim has over 10 years counselling & psychotherapy experience in treating clients with trauma, complex mental health and substance abuse presentations. He has worked across various settings including residential rehabilitation, hospitals, psychiatric, 'not for profit' and general counselling. Tim is trained in Schema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Counselling (for couples), and practice CBT, emotional regulation and psychodynamic therapies. Tim is also a qualified Mental Health & AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) Clinician
Tim has over 10 years counselling & psychotherapy experience in treating clients with trauma, complex mental health and substance abuse presentations. He has worked across various settings including residential rehabilitation, hospitals, psychiatric, 'not for profit' and general counselling. Tim is trained in Schema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Counselling (for couples), and practice CBT, emotional regulation and psychodynamic therapies. Tim is also a qualified Mental Health & AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) Clinician
(03) 8400 0062 View (03) 8400 0062
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Dr Kit Casey
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
(03) 9994 1799 View (03) 9994 1799
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Dr Yamam Abuzinadah
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101  (Online Only)
Dr Yamam has an extensive experience helping culturally and linguistically diverse clients with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues, family conflict, CALD and migration issues, trauma and PTSD, immigrant mental health, newcomers challenges, women’s relationships issues like: dating, marriage, sex and intimacy, migrants career directions, gender identity for religious and/or Muslim clients. I work with individuals and youth above 14 yo.
Dr Yamam has an extensive experience helping culturally and linguistically diverse clients with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues, family conflict, CALD and migration issues, trauma and PTSD, immigrant mental health, newcomers challenges, women’s relationships issues like: dating, marriage, sex and intimacy, migrants career directions, gender identity for religious and/or Muslim clients. I work with individuals and youth above 14 yo.
(03) 7003 2261 View (03) 7003 2261
Photo of Adrian Del Monaco, Psychologist in Balwyn North, VIC
Adrian Del Monaco
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
(03) 6121 6147 View (03) 6121 6147

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Balwyn North, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Balwyn North, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Stress
91% Anxiety
73% Bereavement
73% Family Conflict
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates
56% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Balwyn North, VIC see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Balwyn North?

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.