Counselling in Benalla, VIC

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Olivia Clayton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672  (Online Only)
Olivia is a Director and Clinical Psychologist at Collected Minds. As a registered psychologist since 2009, with recent clinical endorsement, Olivia is passionate about supporting clients to develop meaningful goals and live life more consistently with their personal values. She will work collaboratively with you in order to tailor her approach to the individual, utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
Olivia is a Director and Clinical Psychologist at Collected Minds. As a registered psychologist since 2009, with recent clinical endorsement, Olivia is passionate about supporting clients to develop meaningful goals and live life more consistently with their personal values. She will work collaboratively with you in order to tailor her approach to the individual, utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
(08) 6800 6363 View (08) 6800 6363
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Rykie Smith
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672
Our mental health determines the quality of our lives. How we view ourselves and the world around us determines whether we live fulfilling, meaningful lives, or whether we struggle with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and despair. Our emotional wellbeing has an influence on our relationships and career success; it can dictate whether we feel safe and whole, or scared and anxious.
Our mental health determines the quality of our lives. How we view ourselves and the world around us determines whether we live fulfilling, meaningful lives, or whether we struggle with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and despair. Our emotional wellbeing has an influence on our relationships and career success; it can dictate whether we feel safe and whole, or scared and anxious.
(03) 4722 1572 View (03) 4722 1572
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Lili Korndorffer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672
I am a registered psychologist, experienced working with people across the lifespan in private practice, community health and education settings. I am currently taking new clients aged 12+ for individual therapy working with a range of mental health, socioemotional and behavioural difficulties.
I am a registered psychologist, experienced working with people across the lifespan in private practice, community health and education settings. I am currently taking new clients aged 12+ for individual therapy working with a range of mental health, socioemotional and behavioural difficulties.
(03) 4708 5071 View (03) 4708 5071
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Amanda Sacco
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672
Connection Matters Counselling is a specialist counselling service for couples and families. The happiness we enjoy in relationships is strongly linked to our ability to communicate effectively, yet often we have limited experience with being taught this crucial skill. Lack of communication can result in increasing conflict or distance regarding several challenges such as navigating the impact of an affair, family, stepfamily and in-law dynamics, financial strain, difference in goals and values, resentment and grudges, lack of emotional support, trust and jealously issues and intimacy and sexuality challenges.
Connection Matters Counselling is a specialist counselling service for couples and families. The happiness we enjoy in relationships is strongly linked to our ability to communicate effectively, yet often we have limited experience with being taught this crucial skill. Lack of communication can result in increasing conflict or distance regarding several challenges such as navigating the impact of an affair, family, stepfamily and in-law dynamics, financial strain, difference in goals and values, resentment and grudges, lack of emotional support, trust and jealously issues and intimacy and sexuality challenges.
(03) 4708 5773 View (03) 4708 5773
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The Space Consulting and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
(03) 4713 7239 View (03) 4713 7239
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Collected Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672  (Online Only)
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
(08) 6726 7836 View (08) 6726 7836
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Sticksnstones therapeutic services
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672
I am an Clinical Psychotherapist , Couples and Family therapist with over 30 years of experience in a number of setting that include, Clinical Mental Health, Post Separation, Family violence, and educational settings . I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Registered EMDR practitioner, Registered Sandplay and Expressive therapist and Certified level 2 IFS Therapist . Registered as a clinical member of the International and National licensed registering bodies for the Australian relationship counsellors & Family therapists. Completed training in Havening , polyvagal , Child Centred Play Therapy, ACT and DBT .
I am an Clinical Psychotherapist , Couples and Family therapist with over 30 years of experience in a number of setting that include, Clinical Mental Health, Post Separation, Family violence, and educational settings . I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Registered EMDR practitioner, Registered Sandplay and Expressive therapist and Certified level 2 IFS Therapist . Registered as a clinical member of the International and National licensed registering bodies for the Australian relationship counsellors & Family therapists. Completed training in Havening , polyvagal , Child Centred Play Therapy, ACT and DBT .
(03) 8737 9402 View (03) 8737 9402
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Light the Way Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Benalla, VIC 3672  (Online Only)
Are you tired of only just surviving & ready to start thriving? Do you want to understand your inner experience i.e. thoughts, beliefs, emotions, behaviours & why they are the way that they are & be able to finally address what's at the root holding you back? Are you ready to take charge & feel empowered in your life & relationships? Are you ready to do the work it takes to become more balanced, peaceful, secure & connected in life? Thriving is available to anyone who is truly prepared to 'do the work' it takes.
Are you tired of only just surviving & ready to start thriving? Do you want to understand your inner experience i.e. thoughts, beliefs, emotions, behaviours & why they are the way that they are & be able to finally address what's at the root holding you back? Are you ready to take charge & feel empowered in your life & relationships? Are you ready to do the work it takes to become more balanced, peaceful, secure & connected in life? Thriving is available to anyone who is truly prepared to 'do the work' it takes.
(08) 9932 0333 View (08) 9932 0333

Online Therapists

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Catherine Dwyer - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Northcote, VIC 3070
Catherine Dwyer is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience. She is a respected Senior Psychologist within the public mental health system. Catherine has worked as a private practitioner for the last 19 years. Catherine is skilled in treating mood disorders, trauma, grief and anger, and issues related to life adjustment, stress and relationship difficulties. Catherine is committed to providing evidence-based treatment to the people that she sees. Catherine is particularly interested in the application of the principles of neuroscience and neuroplasticity to therapeutic work.
Catherine Dwyer is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience. She is a respected Senior Psychologist within the public mental health system. Catherine has worked as a private practitioner for the last 19 years. Catherine is skilled in treating mood disorders, trauma, grief and anger, and issues related to life adjustment, stress and relationship difficulties. Catherine is committed to providing evidence-based treatment to the people that she sees. Catherine is particularly interested in the application of the principles of neuroscience and neuroplasticity to therapeutic work.
(03) 7003 2240 View (03) 7003 2240
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Stonewater Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Hi, I'm Samuel and I'm an Arts Psychotherapist. In life I have used the creative arts as a way of understanding, listening to and responding to my experiences and inner conflicts. I’m passionate about integrating our inner and outer selves and believe in the value the arts offer in encountering resources and parts of ourselves which aren’t accessed in normal daily life. I offer a gentle, non-judgemental and inclusive therapeutic space for you to reveal yourself as we explore struggles, hopes and what growth and resolution looks like for you at this time.
Hi, I'm Samuel and I'm an Arts Psychotherapist. In life I have used the creative arts as a way of understanding, listening to and responding to my experiences and inner conflicts. I’m passionate about integrating our inner and outer selves and believe in the value the arts offer in encountering resources and parts of ourselves which aren’t accessed in normal daily life. I offer a gentle, non-judgemental and inclusive therapeutic space for you to reveal yourself as we explore struggles, hopes and what growth and resolution looks like for you at this time.
(03) 8203 5271 View (03) 8203 5271
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Anne Mills
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Anne's passion lies in helping people make positive meaningful change in their life. Working and supporting individuals from diverse communities has shaped my interest in helping people with life experiences or interpersonal issues that lead to emotional pain, distress or confusion. These issues could stem from trauma, personality patterns, anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation or experiencing loss and grief.
Anne's passion lies in helping people make positive meaningful change in their life. Working and supporting individuals from diverse communities has shaped my interest in helping people with life experiences or interpersonal issues that lead to emotional pain, distress or confusion. These issues could stem from trauma, personality patterns, anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation or experiencing loss and grief.
(03) 7003 2285 View (03) 7003 2285
Succoris Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
Work towards achieving your goals with the help of our experienced and compassionate therapists. You can book an appointment online or face-to-face at one of our 3 clinics. Our therapists work with a range of issues, including: depression; anxiety; stress; grief; personality disorders; bi-polar disorder; grief and loss; and dealing with life transitions. Access to evidence based, effective therapy to anyone living within Australia who has access to the internet via our Telehealth services. Group Therapy available in some clinics.
(03) 8001 9503 View (03) 8001 9503
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Sylvia Charlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
Do you find you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
Do you find you continue to experience the impact of past trauma in your day to day life? Do you experience flashbacks, nightmares, or are triggered by certain things associated with memories from events that happened in the past? I can help you to understand your autonomic nervous system and why you experience defensive reactions such as fight, flight and freeze in certain situations long after the traumatic event happened. I can help you to recognise when the triggers impact your nervous system and your reaction to them. We can work to returning the trauma to the past where it belongs, and restore your felt sense of safety.
(03) 4427 9997 View (03) 4427 9997
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Jana Cibirova
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
(03) 8400 0810 View (03) 8400 0810
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Samantha Duroska
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Brunswick East, VIC 3057
Currently NO waitlist! Hi, I am Sammy. As a Clinical Psychologist I am fascinated by the personal growth that is possible (with the right support). I will work collaboratively with you to understand your individual circumstances and goals for therapy. Since there is no one-size-fits-all therapy, my passion is individualized treatment planning to ensure your needs are met. Being a down-to-earth and compassionate psychologist, I like to provide each client with a safe and supportive space.
Currently NO waitlist! Hi, I am Sammy. As a Clinical Psychologist I am fascinated by the personal growth that is possible (with the right support). I will work collaboratively with you to understand your individual circumstances and goals for therapy. Since there is no one-size-fits-all therapy, my passion is individualized treatment planning to ensure your needs are met. Being a down-to-earth and compassionate psychologist, I like to provide each client with a safe and supportive space.
(03) 8338 1208 View (03) 8338 1208
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Jenny Story-Turner
Psychologist, MSc, MAPS
Verified
Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
The problems I help with include the following: Relationship issues; anxiety, phobias, depression and anger; pain management; smoking cessation and weight management. I am an accredited couples counsellor, and have a graduate qualification in hypnotherapy from a program jointly administered by the Austin Hospital and Melbourne University Department of Psychiatry. I have a Pharmacy degree, which facilitates collaboration with medical practitioners about how best to help clients on anti-depressants and other psychotropic medications.
The problems I help with include the following: Relationship issues; anxiety, phobias, depression and anger; pain management; smoking cessation and weight management. I am an accredited couples counsellor, and have a graduate qualification in hypnotherapy from a program jointly administered by the Austin Hospital and Melbourne University Department of Psychiatry. I have a Pharmacy degree, which facilitates collaboration with medical practitioners about how best to help clients on anti-depressants and other psychotropic medications.
(03) 8400 0857 View (03) 8400 0857
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Lana Krpic
Counsellor
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
I support individuals to navigate their experiences and challenges in polyamory, ethical non monogamy, open relationships, swinging, kink, BDSM and other non normative lifestyles and relationship structures. By using a feminist approach that is grounded in lived experience, I am able to support my clients while recognizing the influence of the patriarchy, family, social and cultural conditioning. I am a trauma informed therapist, who is kink-knowledgeable, sex worker positive, neurodiverse positive, anti-racist, and anti-colonial. For clients using drugs and alcohol, a peer lead harm minimisation approach is available.
I support individuals to navigate their experiences and challenges in polyamory, ethical non monogamy, open relationships, swinging, kink, BDSM and other non normative lifestyles and relationship structures. By using a feminist approach that is grounded in lived experience, I am able to support my clients while recognizing the influence of the patriarchy, family, social and cultural conditioning. I am a trauma informed therapist, who is kink-knowledgeable, sex worker positive, neurodiverse positive, anti-racist, and anti-colonial. For clients using drugs and alcohol, a peer lead harm minimisation approach is available.
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Anugrah Bhagwat - Yellow Brick Counseling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Box Hill North, VIC 3129
I'm truly interested in what my clients have to say. I am a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, person-centered psychologist. I have practiced since 2011 - working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Using a EMDR, a trauma-informed approach, I walk beside clients on their healing journey. I use many creative Arts therapy, movement and bodywork techniques to process and expel trauma stored in the body. This keeps therapy gentle and non-threatening, whilst deepening the process at the same time. I empower and equip my clients to navigate the uncertainties of life and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
I'm truly interested in what my clients have to say. I am a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, person-centered psychologist. I have practiced since 2011 - working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Using a EMDR, a trauma-informed approach, I walk beside clients on their healing journey. I use many creative Arts therapy, movement and bodywork techniques to process and expel trauma stored in the body. This keeps therapy gentle and non-threatening, whilst deepening the process at the same time. I empower and equip my clients to navigate the uncertainties of life and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
(02) 4504 0193 View (02) 4504 0193
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Julia Shay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Julia is a highly skilled couples therapist with many years of experience. She has worked with a diverse range of issues such as complex mental health, grief and loss, suicide prevention, addictions, and family violence. She has worked in a variety of different settings including telephone and online services, not for profit agencies and Employee Assistance Program. Julia is a client centred counsellor who offers presence, genuine engagement, and a deep understanding of core issues and childhood trauma that can lead to problems in your relationship.
Julia is a highly skilled couples therapist with many years of experience. She has worked with a diverse range of issues such as complex mental health, grief and loss, suicide prevention, addictions, and family violence. She has worked in a variety of different settings including telephone and online services, not for profit agencies and Employee Assistance Program. Julia is a client centred counsellor who offers presence, genuine engagement, and a deep understanding of core issues and childhood trauma that can lead to problems in your relationship.
(03) 8338 4892 View (03) 8338 4892
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Angelique Marie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
(03) 6118 7175 View (03) 6118 7175

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Benalla, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Benalla, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Suicidal Ideation
63% Relationship Issues
63% Behavioural Issues
50% Divorce

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
67% Bupa
67% NDIS

How Counsellors in Benalla, VIC see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Benalla?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.