Counselling in Bonbeach, VIC

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Veronica Ojeda Psychotherapist Life Coach
MPsych
Verified Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
For me is very important treat the person as an integral approach , looking after the inner world of the patients and how is the way can affect to their bodies, treating the psychosomatic illness. I try that the person be able to accomplish their projects, achieve their goals for physically and mentally wellness in the long term. For that I use all my knowledge and different learning techniques for more than 10 years of working with people in a confidentiallity ,respectful and trustful manners. My target is that the person achieve though the psychotherapy to be FREE, INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS.
For me is very important treat the person as an integral approach , looking after the inner world of the patients and how is the way can affect to their bodies, treating the psychosomatic illness. I try that the person be able to accomplish their projects, achieve their goals for physically and mentally wellness in the long term. For that I use all my knowledge and different learning techniques for more than 10 years of working with people in a confidentiallity ,respectful and trustful manners. My target is that the person achieve though the psychotherapy to be FREE, INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS.
(02) 4504 0125 View (02) 4504 0125
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Kay Wise
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
I'm passionate about Counselling and supporting people who are experiencing challenging times with their mental health, family violence, trauma related issues, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, healthy/unhealthy relationships, anger management, addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, life challenges, disabilities ,work or carer challenges, and parenting skills, . Building on their strengths and teaching strategies such as EFT, Breathwork & grounding to build confidence and improve coping skills, giving clients a voice to feel heard and walking alongside them through their healing journey to reach their goals.
I'm passionate about Counselling and supporting people who are experiencing challenging times with their mental health, family violence, trauma related issues, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, healthy/unhealthy relationships, anger management, addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, life challenges, disabilities ,work or carer challenges, and parenting skills, . Building on their strengths and teaching strategies such as EFT, Breathwork & grounding to build confidence and improve coping skills, giving clients a voice to feel heard and walking alongside them through their healing journey to reach their goals.
(03) 5907 5000 View (03) 5907 5000
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Brooke Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Not accepting new clients
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
(03) 5905 7095 View (03) 5905 7095
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Peninsula Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Not accepting new clients
Joshua Cohen (Bcouns) is an accredited Australian Counselling Association Counsellor and has vast study and depth of experience in all areas of counselling and life challenges. Joshua’s unique journey in counselling enables him to truly connect with anyone and provide the understanding needed to help empower you to facilitate change. Joshua is client centred, meeting clients where they are and is passionate about helping people move beyond what they feel is impacting their quality of life. "
Joshua Cohen (Bcouns) is an accredited Australian Counselling Association Counsellor and has vast study and depth of experience in all areas of counselling and life challenges. Joshua’s unique journey in counselling enables him to truly connect with anyone and provide the understanding needed to help empower you to facilitate change. Joshua is client centred, meeting clients where they are and is passionate about helping people move beyond what they feel is impacting their quality of life. "
(03) 5905 7043 View (03) 5905 7043
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Calming Waves Mental Health and Family Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bonbeach, VIC 3196
Hi there, I'm Miranda. I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in with children, youth and families. I have also done additional training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My work is driven by a desire to help people feel connected, seen, heard and supported. I support people to find ways to overcome the challenges they face and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and achieve optimal mental health. More information can be found at www.calmingwaves.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/calmingwavesmentalhealthfamilysupport
Hi there, I'm Miranda. I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in with children, youth and families. I have also done additional training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My work is driven by a desire to help people feel connected, seen, heard and supported. I support people to find ways to overcome the challenges they face and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and achieve optimal mental health. More information can be found at www.calmingwaves.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/calmingwavesmentalhealthfamilysupport
(03) 5906 7103 View (03) 5906 7103

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Lukas Winward Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
I relish the opportunity to work with teens and young people aged between 8 to 25 years old and their families. My approach is a blend of Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching and I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I use outreach (I come to you) as a tool to help connect and I like walking and talking sessions. I am very passionate about working and collaborating with young people and believe that early intervention is key to positive outcomes. I look to build capacity and work on building a strong and diverse took kit of coping strategies. I offer a tap in tap out service. Hit me up for more info.
I relish the opportunity to work with teens and young people aged between 8 to 25 years old and their families. My approach is a blend of Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching and I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I use outreach (I come to you) as a tool to help connect and I like walking and talking sessions. I am very passionate about working and collaborating with young people and believe that early intervention is key to positive outcomes. I look to build capacity and work on building a strong and diverse took kit of coping strategies. I offer a tap in tap out service. Hit me up for more info.
(03) 8771 5601 View (03) 8771 5601
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The Neuroaffirmation Station (Belinda Maher)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aspendale, VIC 3195
Belinda Maher is a neurodiverse child and family mental health social worker, specialising in supporting neurodivergent young people and their families/carers. Passionate about working from a trauma-informed and neuroaffirming lens, Belinda’s therapeutic framework is informed by her extensive experiences as an educator, a trauma therapist and as a senior clinician in a neuropsychiatry unit at a children’s hospital. She has also worked for the Victorian Education Dept as a Mental Health Practitioner in an SDS (Special Developmental School). Many clients seek Belinda's services due to her capacity to intertwine play therapy & EMDR.
Belinda Maher is a neurodiverse child and family mental health social worker, specialising in supporting neurodivergent young people and their families/carers. Passionate about working from a trauma-informed and neuroaffirming lens, Belinda’s therapeutic framework is informed by her extensive experiences as an educator, a trauma therapist and as a senior clinician in a neuropsychiatry unit at a children’s hospital. She has also worked for the Victorian Education Dept as a Mental Health Practitioner in an SDS (Special Developmental School). Many clients seek Belinda's services due to her capacity to intertwine play therapy & EMDR.
(03) 8771 4745 View (03) 8771 4745
Naomi Newton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
Hello! I am located in the beachside suburbs of Bayside Melbourne in a lovely small psychology practice in Beaumaris. I primarily work with children and young people under 25, however I do also provide assessment & intervention for support for adults who want support around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Tourette’s/tics. I offer a warm and inviting style of therapy, and ensure we are working together on your goals. My practice is neuro and gender affirming. Please visit www.naominewton.com for further information.
Hello! I am located in the beachside suburbs of Bayside Melbourne in a lovely small psychology practice in Beaumaris. I primarily work with children and young people under 25, however I do also provide assessment & intervention for support for adults who want support around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Tourette’s/tics. I offer a warm and inviting style of therapy, and ensure we are working together on your goals. My practice is neuro and gender affirming. Please visit www.naominewton.com for further information.
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Melanie Knight
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
As a Masters qualified Arts Therapist, Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (lvl 2) I work with a collaborative and curious approach. I specialise in life transitions, complicated grief and loss, emotional challenges, relationships and trauma healing. Together we will explore your experience of the world, your emotions, relationships and patterns using somatic interventions alongside creative expression, supported by narrative and talk therapy. I have experience working across all ages with extensive experience with grief and trauma. I strive for an open hearted, inclusive practice towards positive transformation.
As a Masters qualified Arts Therapist, Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (lvl 2) I work with a collaborative and curious approach. I specialise in life transitions, complicated grief and loss, emotional challenges, relationships and trauma healing. Together we will explore your experience of the world, your emotions, relationships and patterns using somatic interventions alongside creative expression, supported by narrative and talk therapy. I have experience working across all ages with extensive experience with grief and trauma. I strive for an open hearted, inclusive practice towards positive transformation.
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Hypfocus Therapies - Georgina Mitchell
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
Are you ready for Positive Change? Welcome to Hypfocus Hypnotherapy, my name is Georgina Mitchell and I'm the owner of the practice! If you're ready to transform your life and overcome the challenges that are keeping you stuck and holding you back, I'm here to facilitate that change. As a highly trained Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EFT practitioner, I specialise in empowering individuals to achieve their desired goals.
Are you ready for Positive Change? Welcome to Hypfocus Hypnotherapy, my name is Georgina Mitchell and I'm the owner of the practice! If you're ready to transform your life and overcome the challenges that are keeping you stuck and holding you back, I'm here to facilitate that change. As a highly trained Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist and EFT practitioner, I specialise in empowering individuals to achieve their desired goals.
(03) 7500 5667 View (03) 7500 5667
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Melissa Thompson
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
Trying to find a therapist through an online site is a daunting task, but the fact that you're looking means that you're that much closer to feeling better. We all feel overwhelmed at times during our lives. There's no reason to feel alone. I'm here to sit beside you as we uncover and explore your inner resources together.
(03) 7500 5860 View (03) 7500 5860
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Rebecca Pike - Lyfetree Therapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Waterways, VIC 3195
EMDR Trained, IFS Informed, Grief Certified, Trauma Informed. I am a discerning, warm, inclusive therapist, here to care for and help you to reprocess trauma.  I am a qualified, trained and registered psychotherapist with lived experience of trauma recovery.  In my work I use therapies such as parts therapy (IFS), EMDR and narrative therapy to help you along your healing journey.  I find these therapies combined with guidance have been able to help my clients work through traumatic events they have experienced throughout life.  I am privileged to be able help people transform their painful memories.
EMDR Trained, IFS Informed, Grief Certified, Trauma Informed. I am a discerning, warm, inclusive therapist, here to care for and help you to reprocess trauma.  I am a qualified, trained and registered psychotherapist with lived experience of trauma recovery.  In my work I use therapies such as parts therapy (IFS), EMDR and narrative therapy to help you along your healing journey.  I find these therapies combined with guidance have been able to help my clients work through traumatic events they have experienced throughout life.  I am privileged to be able help people transform their painful memories.
(03) 5906 7487 View (03) 5906 7487
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Vivienne Interrigi
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Parkdale, VIC 3195
I am passionate about working with clients who are wanting to find that different path in life. As a family therapist, I have worked with families to focus on parenting, family dynamics, finding different ways or building relationships with each other. I enjoy working with couples who are wanting to explore the potentials of their relationship and to work out where their next steps are. As an ACA Clinical Supervisor, I run individual and group supervision for counsellors - to find a safe space to have a growth mindset to continually learn how to build up their therapeutic skills.
I am passionate about working with clients who are wanting to find that different path in life. As a family therapist, I have worked with families to focus on parenting, family dynamics, finding different ways or building relationships with each other. I enjoy working with couples who are wanting to explore the potentials of their relationship and to work out where their next steps are. As an ACA Clinical Supervisor, I run individual and group supervision for counsellors - to find a safe space to have a growth mindset to continually learn how to build up their therapeutic skills.
(03) 7500 5338 View (03) 7500 5338
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John Riddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). John has more than 20 years of clinical mental health experience in a variety of settings working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Given John’s breadth of experience, he is a unique practitioner that utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches dependant on the needs of the person(s). Core to successful counselling is John’s commitment to providing a safe, positive and empathic environment that is founded on empowerment, acceptance and trust.
(03) 8771 4141 View (03) 8771 4141
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Thrive Well Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Braeside, VIC 3195
Hi! I'm Lauren, your wellbeing counsellor and coach. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety and are searching for a way to improve how you feel? Do you want freedom from the overwhelming sensations, the feelings of uncertainty and the never ending loop of thoughts running through your head? I understand. I also know that there is a way to break through these patterns and how you can rediscover joy and ease in your life.
Hi! I'm Lauren, your wellbeing counsellor and coach. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety and are searching for a way to improve how you feel? Do you want freedom from the overwhelming sensations, the feelings of uncertainty and the never ending loop of thoughts running through your head? I understand. I also know that there is a way to break through these patterns and how you can rediscover joy and ease in your life.
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Celeste Luciani
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Chelsea Heights, VIC 3196
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
Celeste is a Counsellor with a Clinical Social work background, located in Chelsea Heights. Celeste has experience working with Individuals, Children, Youth, families, and carers from working within healthcare settings across South Australia and Victoria. Celeste aims to meet clients where they are on their journey and assist those wishing to process life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, Health ailments, boundary work, self-compassion work or manage the general waves of life, that come with being human.
(03) 8797 5454 View (03) 8797 5454
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Tranquil Place - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkdale, VIC 3195
It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning! Hi, I’m Sarah - Life can present us with many personal challenges. Do you feel anxious, lonely or depressed? Burnt-out or overwhelmed? Do you feel unheard or unable to express your needs in your relationships with your partner, family or friends? Maybe you are not sure what it is, but something doesn’t feel quite right? We all need help at some time to work through things. I understand that taking that first step to seek help can be hard - but the rewards can be great.
It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning! Hi, I’m Sarah - Life can present us with many personal challenges. Do you feel anxious, lonely or depressed? Burnt-out or overwhelmed? Do you feel unheard or unable to express your needs in your relationships with your partner, family or friends? Maybe you are not sure what it is, but something doesn’t feel quite right? We all need help at some time to work through things. I understand that taking that first step to seek help can be hard - but the rewards can be great.
(03) 8771 5856 View (03) 8771 5856
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Grounded Therapies
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, VIC 3196
I am Hayley, a dedicated therapist with a deep passion for the mental health and emotional well-being of young women and children. I specialise in supporting my clients as they navigate the complexities of life, helping them forge a profound relationship with their emotions.I specialise in working with young women and children, providing a supportive environment for them to develop self-awareness and emotional resilience. My goal is to foster a strong connection between my clients and their emotions, empowering them to face life's challenges with courage and clarity.
I am Hayley, a dedicated therapist with a deep passion for the mental health and emotional well-being of young women and children. I specialise in supporting my clients as they navigate the complexities of life, helping them forge a profound relationship with their emotions.I specialise in working with young women and children, providing a supportive environment for them to develop self-awareness and emotional resilience. My goal is to foster a strong connection between my clients and their emotions, empowering them to face life's challenges with courage and clarity.
(03) 8797 5529 View (03) 8797 5529
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Nicky Angelone
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterways, VIC 3195
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
(03) 7500 5911 View (03) 7500 5911
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Paula Rogers Counselling
Counsellor, MPsych, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
All people of all ages can experience difficult times in their life. These may have been caused by an event that has caused distress, issues with family, friendships, relationships, the work place, health issues and countless other situations. Sometimes events have happened long ago and continue to trouble us and impact our life, or the situation may be more recent. It can be difficult to share what is happening. Often we don't want to burden or worry those who care for us; or we may feel uncomfortable talking to people we know. Counselling provides support toward finding resolutions and living life in the best way possible.
All people of all ages can experience difficult times in their life. These may have been caused by an event that has caused distress, issues with family, friendships, relationships, the work place, health issues and countless other situations. Sometimes events have happened long ago and continue to trouble us and impact our life, or the situation may be more recent. It can be difficult to share what is happening. Often we don't want to burden or worry those who care for us; or we may feel uncomfortable talking to people we know. Counselling provides support toward finding resolutions and living life in the best way possible.
(03) 6144 6018 View (03) 6144 6018

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bonbeach, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Bonbeach, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
67% Other
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bonbeach, 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 Bonbeach?

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.