Counselling in Castlemaine, VIC

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Jane Kelly
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Not accepting new clients
A relational and somatic focus is the heart of my work as a therapist. I offer trauma-informed, therapeutic counselling grounded in an integrated and holistic approach. I have a deep interest in how stress and trauma impact the nervous system, and how we hold these impacts in our physiology. I am very experienced in working with complex and developmental trauma, and trauma resulting from sexual assault & family violence. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief & loss, family dynamics, interpersonal issues, life transitions, or helping people to explore existential and spiritual concerns.
A relational and somatic focus is the heart of my work as a therapist. I offer trauma-informed, therapeutic counselling grounded in an integrated and holistic approach. I have a deep interest in how stress and trauma impact the nervous system, and how we hold these impacts in our physiology. I am very experienced in working with complex and developmental trauma, and trauma resulting from sexual assault & family violence. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief & loss, family dynamics, interpersonal issues, life transitions, or helping people to explore existential and spiritual concerns.
(08) 6845 4033 View (08) 6845 4033
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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
(07) 4520 6046 View (07) 4520 6046
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Tony O'Loughlin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I'm a registered integrative psychotherapist and somatic facilitator working with individuals to find other ways of being that bring ease and connection, leading to a more fulfilling life. Whether you're facing particular challenges like anxiety, childhood trauma, low mood, grief or loss, want more enriching relationships, or seeking deeper self-understanding and self-awareness, psychotherapy can be a supportive and powerful tool. I have specific interest and deep understanding in working with clients experiencing burnout and navigating life transitions in professional and personal life.
I'm a registered integrative psychotherapist and somatic facilitator working with individuals to find other ways of being that bring ease and connection, leading to a more fulfilling life. Whether you're facing particular challenges like anxiety, childhood trauma, low mood, grief or loss, want more enriching relationships, or seeking deeper self-understanding and self-awareness, psychotherapy can be a supportive and powerful tool. I have specific interest and deep understanding in working with clients experiencing burnout and navigating life transitions in professional and personal life.
(02) 5849 6468 View (02) 5849 6468
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Fiona Collison - Ensouled Therapy
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who recognises the deep wounding and fragmentation inflicted on our soul, our bodies and our minds by the modern world. I support clients who are feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, in grief, lost or alone in their struggles and support their reconnection back to the deepest, most true versions of themselves.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who recognises the deep wounding and fragmentation inflicted on our soul, our bodies and our minds by the modern world. I support clients who are feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, in grief, lost or alone in their struggles and support their reconnection back to the deepest, most true versions of themselves.
(08) 7827 8240 View (08) 7827 8240
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MyTimeWithAlex
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Waitlist for new clients
While I have 20 years’ experience working therapeutically with adults, children, adolescents & their families who have experienced trauma, this is more than just a job for me. I am a deeply philosophical & spiritual person, & am not afraid to contemplate the big questions or to go to dark places with you, so you don’t feel alone. I am deeply empathic, warm & kind and have this way of just being with you - no matter how, or where you are. I am deeply respectful, practical & expressive (I will laugh a lot!) & hold a strong vision for my clients, so we can work towards your goals & dreams, even if it feels dangerous to hope for more.
While I have 20 years’ experience working therapeutically with adults, children, adolescents & their families who have experienced trauma, this is more than just a job for me. I am a deeply philosophical & spiritual person, & am not afraid to contemplate the big questions or to go to dark places with you, so you don’t feel alone. I am deeply empathic, warm & kind and have this way of just being with you - no matter how, or where you are. I am deeply respectful, practical & expressive (I will laugh a lot!) & hold a strong vision for my clients, so we can work towards your goals & dreams, even if it feels dangerous to hope for more.
0493 458 334 View 0493 458 334
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Marita Jacobsson
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Even if you feel you're not creative or can't do art, I gently offer a creative process for you on your journey. We can also use talking only, if you prefer....Weaving arts-based inquiry, with trauma-informed counselling, we can explore other ways to live well with emotional and physical pain or diagnosed illnesses, to find wisdom to live with more wellbeing and enlivenment. We can co-create to find the best map forward for you, reflecting/updating along the way. I walk along with you as a companion, where we explore, express and experience together to discover your innate healing energy and thread this into your life, in your way..
Even if you feel you're not creative or can't do art, I gently offer a creative process for you on your journey. We can also use talking only, if you prefer....Weaving arts-based inquiry, with trauma-informed counselling, we can explore other ways to live well with emotional and physical pain or diagnosed illnesses, to find wisdom to live with more wellbeing and enlivenment. We can co-create to find the best map forward for you, reflecting/updating along the way. I walk along with you as a companion, where we explore, express and experience together to discover your innate healing energy and thread this into your life, in your way..
(03) 6317 5001 View (03) 6317 5001
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Simon Westcott
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I seek to support clients who are looking to make positive change in their lives. They may want to move away from difficult emotional states like depression, anxiety, anger and loneliness or address repetitive and destructive behaviours such as substance abuse or sexual compulsion that are holding them back. They may also be overwhelmed by big transitions like bereavement, divorce or relocation and feel stuck, or unvalued, in their professional journey. I see clients of all ages and from many walks of life, with a particular focus on men's mental health, working professionals, and members of the LGBTQ community.
I seek to support clients who are looking to make positive change in their lives. They may want to move away from difficult emotional states like depression, anxiety, anger and loneliness or address repetitive and destructive behaviours such as substance abuse or sexual compulsion that are holding them back. They may also be overwhelmed by big transitions like bereavement, divorce or relocation and feel stuck, or unvalued, in their professional journey. I see clients of all ages and from many walks of life, with a particular focus on men's mental health, working professionals, and members of the LGBTQ community.
0431 659 979 View 0431 659 979
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Holth Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
(03) 4422 4270 View (03) 4422 4270
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Vanessa Katherine Bowen
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
(03) 4328 2766 View (03) 4328 2766
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Marie Mirbach (The Present Place)
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
(03) 4420 9044 View (03) 4420 9044
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Jed D Blore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AASW
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450  (Online Only)
I work from the assumption that every person develops unique ways to deal with emotional/physical pain. Over time, these once useful adaptations can become automatic, habitual, and, alarmingly, the cause of more pain. Often, we are only aware that what once worked is no longer working. I have worked in a variety of settings with a variety of individuals, including with people experiencing justice involvement, people experiencing addiction, and people experiencing treatment in psychiatric hospital in-patient and out-patient settings.
I work from the assumption that every person develops unique ways to deal with emotional/physical pain. Over time, these once useful adaptations can become automatic, habitual, and, alarmingly, the cause of more pain. Often, we are only aware that what once worked is no longer working. I have worked in a variety of settings with a variety of individuals, including with people experiencing justice involvement, people experiencing addiction, and people experiencing treatment in psychiatric hospital in-patient and out-patient settings.
(03) 7500 5498 View (03) 7500 5498
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Elizabeth Holmquest - Paper Daisy Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
(03) 4321 2980 View (03) 4321 2980
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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Kathryn Anne Fortuna
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
(03) 4420 9660 View (03) 4420 9660
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Ethos Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
(03) 4410 8579 View (03) 4410 8579
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Ali Burley
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
Life can be exhilarating and scary at the same time. Figuring out what’s important to us and how to get it can be tricky. I particularly love working with 15-25 year olds and anyone who still feels like a big kid..so let’s talk...0402437406. Want to clarify how you got to be who you are? Need help to accept your likeable and not so likeable self? Want to explore your identity and establish your independence? Relationships not going the way you would like?
(03) 8771 5947 View (03) 8771 5947
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Tamera Broughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Hi, I’m Tamera. I’m an Accredit Mental Health Social Worker and owner and director of Centre Self Collective, a private mental health practice based in Brunswick, Melbourne and Daylesford. I am passionate about providing therapy, tools and resources to help you make sense of challenging times and develop ways to better manage difficulties and thrive in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, sensitive and non-judgmental.
Hi, I’m Tamera. I’m an Accredit Mental Health Social Worker and owner and director of Centre Self Collective, a private mental health practice based in Brunswick, Melbourne and Daylesford. I am passionate about providing therapy, tools and resources to help you make sense of challenging times and develop ways to better manage difficulties and thrive in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, sensitive and non-judgmental.
(03) 4420 3660 View (03) 4420 3660
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Martin Gladman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
(02) 4504 0147 View (02) 4504 0147
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The Wellspring Within
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
(03) 4420 3861 View (03) 4420 3861
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Becomiing Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
(03) 4410 8583 View (03) 4410 8583

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Number of Counsellors in Castlemaine, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Castlemaine, VIC who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Bupa
45% Medicare Rebates
45% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Castlemaine, VIC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Castlemaine?

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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.