Counselling in Bentleigh East, VIC

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Bianca Lebenholc
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
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Rosie Burgess - Grow Together Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Do you want to rebuild connection in your relationship, drop the conflict and revive the spark? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, life-overwhelm? I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their personal and relationship goals. Whether you're facing challenges in your relationship, or struggling with individual issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your emotions, gain insight, and develop the skills and strategies you need to create healing and growth.
Do you want to rebuild connection in your relationship, drop the conflict and revive the spark? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, life-overwhelm? I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their personal and relationship goals. Whether you're facing challenges in your relationship, or struggling with individual issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your emotions, gain insight, and develop the skills and strategies you need to create healing and growth.
(03) 7500 5815 View (03) 7500 5815
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Minding Our Minds
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Talitha Newton is a compassionate and skilled counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist, and nutritionist with special interests in emotional state control practices and addiction disorders. Talitha has tailored many successful programs, that have helped her clients overcome depression, anxiety, phobias, addictive behaviours (including alcohol abuse and disordered eating) and low self-esteem. Talitha seeks, through her practice and treatments, to re-connect clients to their own inner wisdom and vitality.
Talitha Newton is a compassionate and skilled counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist, and nutritionist with special interests in emotional state control practices and addiction disorders. Talitha has tailored many successful programs, that have helped her clients overcome depression, anxiety, phobias, addictive behaviours (including alcohol abuse and disordered eating) and low self-esteem. Talitha seeks, through her practice and treatments, to re-connect clients to their own inner wisdom and vitality.
(03) 7500 5958 View (03) 7500 5958
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Toni Gunn
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I am passionate about helping others and believe that every day is an opportunity to put steps into place to be the best version of yourself and to start living the way you want to. I thrive on being able to support, encourage and empower people at different stages of life. Having spent my working life in the health and wellness industry, I know how important mental health and mindset are and their impact on all areas of our life. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues, and draw upon a range of evidence-based psychological treatments to ensure a tailored approach for each person’s goals.
I am passionate about helping others and believe that every day is an opportunity to put steps into place to be the best version of yourself and to start living the way you want to. I thrive on being able to support, encourage and empower people at different stages of life. Having spent my working life in the health and wellness industry, I know how important mental health and mindset are and their impact on all areas of our life. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues, and draw upon a range of evidence-based psychological treatments to ensure a tailored approach for each person’s goals.
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Brand Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I believe that loving one’s self is a prerequisite to loving others: our relationships with others are all mirrors of our relationship with ourselves. As a counsellor with over 15 years of experience, I understand that life can be challenging sometimes, and we can lose our way in it. I treat my clients with warmth, empathy, and unconditional support, giving them the space and confidence that they need to walk through the pains of their growth and once again find their love for their true self.
I believe that loving one’s self is a prerequisite to loving others: our relationships with others are all mirrors of our relationship with ourselves. As a counsellor with over 15 years of experience, I understand that life can be challenging sometimes, and we can lose our way in it. I treat my clients with warmth, empathy, and unconditional support, giving them the space and confidence that they need to walk through the pains of their growth and once again find their love for their true self.
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Lucy McCarthy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
As a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor I have experience working with many common issues and concerns (such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, work stress) as well as serious mental health difficulties (such as Depression, Anxiety, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation). My particular areas of expertise are in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Problem Gambling. I have spent the past 15 years developing specialist knowledge and skills in connecting with clients who have found it difficult to connect with a therapist in the past to get the assistance they need.
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Angella Katheklakis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I have experience supporting the individuals I work with through a range of challenges, presentations and life transitions. I enjoy working alongside people in identifying their goals, values and boundaries and assisting them in developing the skills they require to feel safe and empowered in their daily lives. A lot of my work involves providing an understanding into how our early life experiences and cultural expectation can impact our relationships with ourselves, others and our interactions with the world. My areas of interest are emotional regulation, nuanced ADHD and Autism (particularly in women), parenting and Trauma.
I have experience supporting the individuals I work with through a range of challenges, presentations and life transitions. I enjoy working alongside people in identifying their goals, values and boundaries and assisting them in developing the skills they require to feel safe and empowered in their daily lives. A lot of my work involves providing an understanding into how our early life experiences and cultural expectation can impact our relationships with ourselves, others and our interactions with the world. My areas of interest are emotional regulation, nuanced ADHD and Autism (particularly in women), parenting and Trauma.
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Jennifer Vincent-Green
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
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Blossom Psychology Clinic - Nasseema Baidwan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
My therapeutic style is compassionate, empathetic, warm, and down to earth. I place great importance on the therapeutic relationship, to ensure that we work together throughout the process towards your therapeutic goals. My aim is to provide a safe, holistic and non-judgmental experience for each individual.
My therapeutic style is compassionate, empathetic, warm, and down to earth. I place great importance on the therapeutic relationship, to ensure that we work together throughout the process towards your therapeutic goals. My aim is to provide a safe, holistic and non-judgmental experience for each individual.
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Kat O'Mara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges life has thrown your way? Struggling to navigate through a difficult situation? I'm here to lend a helping hand. As a registered counselor, I can provide the support you need to overcome these tough times. Together, we can create a safe space for you to explore your emotions and work towards healing at your own pace. My main focus is on assisting women who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem resulting from unhealthy relationships or sexual assault. Throughout the years, I have helped numerous women heal and move forward from the pain of toxic relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges life has thrown your way? Struggling to navigate through a difficult situation? I'm here to lend a helping hand. As a registered counselor, I can provide the support you need to overcome these tough times. Together, we can create a safe space for you to explore your emotions and work towards healing at your own pace. My main focus is on assisting women who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem resulting from unhealthy relationships or sexual assault. Throughout the years, I have helped numerous women heal and move forward from the pain of toxic relationships.
(03) 7500 5605 View (03) 7500 5605
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Gwyn Rees
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
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Dimity Cowell
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Dimity has experience with a diverse client population, right across the lifespan, however she is passionate about working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families. After completing her Psychology studies, Dimity gained experience across non-government organisations, public mental health services and the education sector. She developed a strong clinical framework through her work supporting adolescents and children presenting with trauma, low mood, anxiety, eating difficulties, school refusal and a range of behavioural difficulties.
Dimity has experience with a diverse client population, right across the lifespan, however she is passionate about working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families. After completing her Psychology studies, Dimity gained experience across non-government organisations, public mental health services and the education sector. She developed a strong clinical framework through her work supporting adolescents and children presenting with trauma, low mood, anxiety, eating difficulties, school refusal and a range of behavioural difficulties.
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Tim Clark
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
My clients often are looking for ways to better handle the challenges of daily living. They may be feeling these challenges are insurmountable or that they are fundamentally inadequate to be able to cope. They might not feel that they have a good understanding of who they truly are, what it is they want out of life, or what they have to offer others. They might also struggle to draw on the resources around them and make the most of their personal relationships. They may struggle to find the voice inside to reassure them that, as hard as things can feel, they can change.
My clients often are looking for ways to better handle the challenges of daily living. They may be feeling these challenges are insurmountable or that they are fundamentally inadequate to be able to cope. They might not feel that they have a good understanding of who they truly are, what it is they want out of life, or what they have to offer others. They might also struggle to draw on the resources around them and make the most of their personal relationships. They may struggle to find the voice inside to reassure them that, as hard as things can feel, they can change.
(03) 9068 5168 View (03) 9068 5168
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Melbourne Therapy and Counselling Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
We are a specialist Anxiety, Stress and Trauma Counselling Clinic providing Neuropsychotherapy and Counselling services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our services are affordable & accessible via tele health & in person at our clinic in Murrumbeena and we offer counselling for women, men, young adults, families & couples. Our registered and experienced team are trained in integrative evidence-based therapies including CBT, ACT, CPT, EMDR & Trauma care. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, PTSD, relationship or family difficulties, societal pressures or just need support please reach out for help.
(03) 7500 5117 View (03) 7500 5117
TT Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
We are a specialised clinic in Elsternwick, with a team of Psychologists and a creative arts therapist. Our philosophy is to provide engaging, practical and supportive therapy specifically aimed at children, adolescence, young adults and parents dealing with a range of challenges. We provide both therapy and we also complete comprehensive assessments. We aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where we can support young people and their families to foster growth and development.
We are a specialised clinic in Elsternwick, with a team of Psychologists and a creative arts therapist. Our philosophy is to provide engaging, practical and supportive therapy specifically aimed at children, adolescence, young adults and parents dealing with a range of challenges. We provide both therapy and we also complete comprehensive assessments. We aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where we can support young people and their families to foster growth and development.
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Nirvana Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
(03) 7500 5006 View (03) 7500 5006
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Dr Christopher John Trotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Dr Trotter (BA(Psych), MSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University with degrees in psychology and social work. He is an accredited mental health social worker, with expertise in focused psychological strategies, dealing with trauma and individual and family counselling.
Dr Trotter (BA(Psych), MSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University with degrees in psychology and social work. He is an accredited mental health social worker, with expertise in focused psychological strategies, dealing with trauma and individual and family counselling.
(03) 7500 5556 View (03) 7500 5556
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Melanie Strang
Psychologist, MBBS, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Hi there ! Thanks for clicking on my profile. I have over 15 years of practitioner experience, initially as a doctor working in mental health, then as a counsellor and presently, a psychologist.
Hi there ! Thanks for clicking on my profile. I have over 15 years of practitioner experience, initially as a doctor working in mental health, then as a counsellor and presently, a psychologist.
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Accolade Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Shraevani has over 25 years’ experience in clinical mental health as a clinician and as a leader. She has worked in public health and as a private practitioner. She has a practical and compassionate approach to therapy. Shraevani is trained in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy, MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, SFT – Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, EFT and Systems. She provides therapy for relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, depression and other life stresses.
Shraevani has over 25 years’ experience in clinical mental health as a clinician and as a leader. She has worked in public health and as a private practitioner. She has a practical and compassionate approach to therapy. Shraevani is trained in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy, MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, SFT – Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, EFT and Systems. She provides therapy for relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, depression and other life stresses.
(03) 7020 2725 View (03) 7020 2725
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Esin Toprak Newspace Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bentleigh East, VIC 3165
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
Esin is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience working with adults in Australia and England. She has worked in various clinical settings, including primary care psychology within the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), domestic violence services, services for adult survivors of childhood trauma, and rehabilitation services, catering to individuals from all walks of life. Esin earned her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Victoria University.
(03) 7500 5974 View (03) 7500 5974
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Number of Counsellors in Bentleigh East, VIC

20+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Bentleigh East, VIC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
73% Stress
65% Parenting
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Medicare Rebates
40% Bupa
30% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Bentleigh East, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bentleigh East?

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.