Counselling in Belgrave, VIC

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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
(03) 5907 5884 View (03) 5907 5884
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
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Dr Alicia Tanner
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
(03) 9118 9059 View (03) 9118 9059
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Simone Hall
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
(03) 5907 3917 View (03) 5907 3917
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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181 View (03) 9071 0181
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
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Knox Mindfulness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
(03) 5909 9802 View (03) 5909 9802
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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
(03) 8203 5988 View (03) 8203 5988
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Cirrus Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160  (Online Only)
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
(07) 5655 7541 View (07) 5655 7541
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Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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Mindheart Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
(03) 5909 9829 View (03) 5909 9829
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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013
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Brielle Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
0493 670 485 View 0493 670 485
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Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423

More Therapists Nearby

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Dan Solomon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
(03) 7500 5527 View (03) 7500 5527
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Eucalyptus Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Eucalyptus Psychology is designed to be a sanctuary. We have been serving eastern Melbourne for over seven years. We are committed to providing mental health support with warmth and respect. Our team of seven psychologists personalises interventions to the individual using a holistic, flexible, and pragmatic approach to therapy. We are available to see people of all ages who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges. We aim to provide authentic care in a tranquil setting. We accept GP Mental Health Plans, private insurance, NDIS, WorkSafe, TAC, and DVA referrals. Book an appointment as a private patient too.
Eucalyptus Psychology is designed to be a sanctuary. We have been serving eastern Melbourne for over seven years. We are committed to providing mental health support with warmth and respect. Our team of seven psychologists personalises interventions to the individual using a holistic, flexible, and pragmatic approach to therapy. We are available to see people of all ages who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges. We aim to provide authentic care in a tranquil setting. We accept GP Mental Health Plans, private insurance, NDIS, WorkSafe, TAC, and DVA referrals. Book an appointment as a private patient too.
(02) 4810 0642 View (02) 4810 0642
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Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
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Judy Tomlinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
(03) 8203 5133 View (03) 8203 5133
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Selby, VIC 3159
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Belgrave, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Belgrave, VIC who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
60% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Other
64% Medicare Rebates
36% Bupa

How Counsellors in Belgrave, VIC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Belgrave?

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.