Counselling in Brighton East, VIC

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Brighton East Counselling
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Mary Ann Oakley at Brighton East Counselling is a trusted resource for adolescents and their parents seeking support in navigating the challenges of school and beyond. With 30 years of experience in the education system, Mary Ann understands the unique pressures and stressors that young adults face including anxiety, lack of motivation and academic stress. Mary Ann helps to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience as they navigate the complexities of young adulthood. At Brighton East Counselling young adults are supported to embrace their strengths and find purpose and meaning.
Mary Ann Oakley at Brighton East Counselling is a trusted resource for adolescents and their parents seeking support in navigating the challenges of school and beyond. With 30 years of experience in the education system, Mary Ann understands the unique pressures and stressors that young adults face including anxiety, lack of motivation and academic stress. Mary Ann helps to empower clients to cultivate self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience as they navigate the complexities of young adulthood. At Brighton East Counselling young adults are supported to embrace their strengths and find purpose and meaning.
(03) 7003 2042 View (03) 7003 2042
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Vaishle Venkipally
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
I am a general psychologist with a passion for helping people live happier and healthier lives. I believe that everyone has the potential to thrive with the right support, and I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall well-being. I have been incredibly privileged to work with a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life.
I am a general psychologist with a passion for helping people live happier and healthier lives. I believe that everyone has the potential to thrive with the right support, and I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall well-being. I have been incredibly privileged to work with a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life.
(03) 8400 0073 View (03) 8400 0073
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Jackson Stieven-Taylor
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187  (Online Only)
Jackson is a Clinical Psychologist committed to supporting individuals dealing with various mental health challenges, as well as problems in work, life and relationships. Jackson works with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including work stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, challenges with parenting and family dynamics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders. Jackson has a strong interest in self-actualisation and helping his clients to reach their fullest potential, both personally and professionally. Visit jspsychologybrighton.com for more information.
Jackson is a Clinical Psychologist committed to supporting individuals dealing with various mental health challenges, as well as problems in work, life and relationships. Jackson works with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including work stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, challenges with parenting and family dynamics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders. Jackson has a strong interest in self-actualisation and helping his clients to reach their fullest potential, both personally and professionally. Visit jspsychologybrighton.com for more information.
(03) 7003 2597 View (03) 7003 2597
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Amber Suzanne Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Are you sick of feeling stuck? Do you want someone on your team that supports you to take the next step and genuinely cares? I work with you to face shadows, limiting beliefs, old narratives and patterns that no longer serve you and empower yourself! Together we explore learning more about yourself and self growth. My aim is that you leave feeling stronger, with more insight, energy, self compassion and lasting positive change. No matter what feeling comes up, how much fear or doubt there is, you are accepted & welcomed at whatever stage of the journey you are at.
Are you sick of feeling stuck? Do you want someone on your team that supports you to take the next step and genuinely cares? I work with you to face shadows, limiting beliefs, old narratives and patterns that no longer serve you and empower yourself! Together we explore learning more about yourself and self growth. My aim is that you leave feeling stronger, with more insight, energy, self compassion and lasting positive change. No matter what feeling comes up, how much fear or doubt there is, you are accepted & welcomed at whatever stage of the journey you are at.
(03) 7003 2029 View (03) 7003 2029
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Rebecca Mariani
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in multiple public mental health services and private clinics to support vulnerable young people and their families presenting with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Rebecca was recently working as a Senior Psychologist at Alfred Health Child and Youth Mental Health Service before opening up her own independent practice in East Brighton. Rebecca provides therapy to children, young people and adults as well as provides clinical supervision to Psychologists.
Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in multiple public mental health services and private clinics to support vulnerable young people and their families presenting with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Rebecca was recently working as a Senior Psychologist at Alfred Health Child and Youth Mental Health Service before opening up her own independent practice in East Brighton. Rebecca provides therapy to children, young people and adults as well as provides clinical supervision to Psychologists.
(03) 7003 2370 View (03) 7003 2370
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Yael Levy
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Hi! I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with immediate availability. I offer therapy and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. I have experience in supporting young people with mild-moderate mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, emotion regulation, social/friendship concerns, neurodivergence and learning difficulties. I enjoy and am experienced in delivering psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, educational, behavioural and developmental assessments. I am also a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parent Program.
Hi! I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with immediate availability. I offer therapy and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. I have experience in supporting young people with mild-moderate mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, emotion regulation, social/friendship concerns, neurodivergence and learning difficulties. I enjoy and am experienced in delivering psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, educational, behavioural and developmental assessments. I am also a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parent Program.
(03) 7020 2784 View (03) 7020 2784
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Kate Barber
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
Hi, I'm Kate and I am the founder of Bloom Counselling. I specialise in providing support around anxiety, loss, grief and bereavement. I have a special interest in providing support for anyone affected by cancer or a life limiting illness (such as,MND). With my experience as a Counsellor ,and 20 plus years of being a nurse, I bring experience, empathy and understanding to help you manage this very uncertain time. From the shock of a diagnosis, managing treatment, being a carer, survivorship, end of life care, decision making and everything in between, I have an understanding of what you may be going through and can support you.
(03) 7003 2540 View (03) 7003 2540
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Blanca Ramos
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Blanca offers gentle and caring support combined with a belief in our inherent ability to heal. As an integrative psychotherapist, she interweaves psychology with trauma-informed practices, somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness providing a holistic approach that supports alignment of mind, body, and spirit in therapeutic healing.
Blanca offers gentle and caring support combined with a belief in our inherent ability to heal. As an integrative psychotherapist, she interweaves psychology with trauma-informed practices, somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness providing a holistic approach that supports alignment of mind, body, and spirit in therapeutic healing.
(03) 7003 2672 View (03) 7003 2672
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Kathryn Williamson
Psychologist, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Kathryn has 30 years of experience working as a Health Psychologist in both the private and public sector. Kathryn is a Board approved supervisor and has a background in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger and trauma. She has a focus and an interest in supporting people with chronic health conditions including chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. Kathryn works with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault and has a love of working with relationship issues and personal development.
Kathryn has 30 years of experience working as a Health Psychologist in both the private and public sector. Kathryn is a Board approved supervisor and has a background in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger and trauma. She has a focus and an interest in supporting people with chronic health conditions including chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. Kathryn works with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault and has a love of working with relationship issues and personal development.
(03) 7500 5269 View (03) 7500 5269
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Natalie Anker Cohen
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
At Anchored Psychology we take a keen interest in connecting with clients (16 years and over) and undertaking a collaborative process of discovery towards improved wellbeing. We aim to conduct our interactions and sessions with kindness and compassion, respect, honesty and complete transparency, within a professional, safe and confidential service. We are passionate about helping individuals to develop more awareness and competence, thereby empowering them with more effective responses to life challenges.
At Anchored Psychology we take a keen interest in connecting with clients (16 years and over) and undertaking a collaborative process of discovery towards improved wellbeing. We aim to conduct our interactions and sessions with kindness and compassion, respect, honesty and complete transparency, within a professional, safe and confidential service. We are passionate about helping individuals to develop more awareness and competence, thereby empowering them with more effective responses to life challenges.
(03) 7003 2764 View (03) 7003 2764
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Dee Tozer
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
I work exclusively with Couples In Crisis due to infidelity. I connect best with successful, business or career driven high achievers, who have a lot at stake. Repair is urgent because the heartbreak of an infidelity affects every aspect of life. Family, health, financial stability all suffer under the pain of betrayal heartbreak. Guiding couples to stabilize and recover from the shocking pain then to rebuild a thriving relationshsip is my number one skill. If you are a Couple in Crisis, on the brink of break up, or you may be separated, then it's highly likely I can help you. My methods provide fast repair after an affair.
I work exclusively with Couples In Crisis due to infidelity. I connect best with successful, business or career driven high achievers, who have a lot at stake. Repair is urgent because the heartbreak of an infidelity affects every aspect of life. Family, health, financial stability all suffer under the pain of betrayal heartbreak. Guiding couples to stabilize and recover from the shocking pain then to rebuild a thriving relationshsip is my number one skill. If you are a Couple in Crisis, on the brink of break up, or you may be separated, then it's highly likely I can help you. My methods provide fast repair after an affair.
(03) 8657 4179 View (03) 8657 4179
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SHYNE Wellness - Poli
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.
Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.
(03) 8595 4433 View (03) 8595 4433
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Kat O'Mara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
(03) 7500 5605 View (03) 7500 5605
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Esin Toprak Newspace4U Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
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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Corinne Mescher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
I am an experienced psychologist who is interested in working therapeutically with adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience in working with clients from all walks of life and presenting with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, parenting challenges, school refusal and autism/ADHD. I can also provide ADHD assessments.
(03) 9118 9089 View (03) 9118 9089
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Julie Murphy
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
The counselling services enable clients to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours via approaches which include talking, reflecting, and mindfulness. I build a collaborative working relationship with clients, sensitively tailoring the support to meet specific needs. Creating a ‘therapeutic alliance’ is where clients feel safe and supported to explore difficult situations, and understand emotions, reactions and responses. The therapeutic alliance provides opportunities to talk through, find resolution and work towards making the desired changes to improve wellbeing while facilitating personal growth and development.
The counselling services enable clients to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours via approaches which include talking, reflecting, and mindfulness. I build a collaborative working relationship with clients, sensitively tailoring the support to meet specific needs. Creating a ‘therapeutic alliance’ is where clients feel safe and supported to explore difficult situations, and understand emotions, reactions and responses. The therapeutic alliance provides opportunities to talk through, find resolution and work towards making the desired changes to improve wellbeing while facilitating personal growth and development.
(02) 4504 0319 View (02) 4504 0319
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Peter McKay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
(03) 8372 0572 View (03) 8372 0572
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Emily Wall
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
For over 10 years I have been working with adults to improve their mental health in both community and private practice settings. I work collaboratively and compassionately with people to understand their needs for attending therapy, using a non-judgemental, open, enthusiastic and supportive approach to help clients reach their goals. I take a more strengths-based, skills-focused approach to support clients understanding of current difficulties and how to overcome the barriers they are experiencing in their lives. To do this I use a variety of evidence based therapies depending on an individual’s needs.
For over 10 years I have been working with adults to improve their mental health in both community and private practice settings. I work collaboratively and compassionately with people to understand their needs for attending therapy, using a non-judgemental, open, enthusiastic and supportive approach to help clients reach their goals. I take a more strengths-based, skills-focused approach to support clients understanding of current difficulties and how to overcome the barriers they are experiencing in their lives. To do this I use a variety of evidence based therapies depending on an individual’s needs.
(03) 7500 5994 View (03) 7500 5994
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Dr Christopher John Trotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
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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Your Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Hi, I’m Franco the founder of Your Psychologist. Are you are feeling stuck in a negative cycle in your life, work or relationships? Are you have been suffering from depression and anxiety for a long time? I have an approach to to help you experience the change, relief and lightness you’re looking for. My practice is focused on schema therapy and coaching. It is designed to help you change negative life patterns. So you can tackle what's holding you back in life, career and relationships. In schema therapy and coaching, I work together with you to address and modify these deeper life patterns.
Hi, I’m Franco the founder of Your Psychologist. Are you are feeling stuck in a negative cycle in your life, work or relationships? Are you have been suffering from depression and anxiety for a long time? I have an approach to to help you experience the change, relief and lightness you’re looking for. My practice is focused on schema therapy and coaching. It is designed to help you change negative life patterns. So you can tackle what's holding you back in life, career and relationships. In schema therapy and coaching, I work together with you to address and modify these deeper life patterns.
(03) 6144 9349 View (03) 6144 9349

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brighton East, VIC

20+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in Brighton East, VIC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
61% Parenting
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Medicare Rebates
55% Medibank Private
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in Brighton East, VIC see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton 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.