Counselling in Cherokee, VIC

Photo of undefined - Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee, VIC 3434
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
(03) 4422 4530 View (03) 4422 4530

More Therapists Nearby

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Dorris Musasa
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
As a counsellor and credentialed mental health nurse with extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health issues, I am fully equipped to support individuals in overcoming their personal and emotional challenges. Throughout my 20 year career as a mental health nurse, I have had the privilege of witnessing the positive impact that counselling can have on individuals struggling with various mental health concerns. This experience has fuelled my passion for offering a safe and empathetic space.
(03) 8104 9339 View (03) 8104 9339
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Andelain Therapy: EMDR Virtual and In Person
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Kilmore, VIC 3764
Andelain Therapy offers supportive accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced childhood trauma & still feel its impact in their daily lives. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive program focuses on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
Andelain Therapy offers supportive accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced childhood trauma & still feel its impact in their daily lives. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive program focuses on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
(03) 4713 9314 View (03) 4713 9314
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Helen Fraser
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434  (Online Only)
I can help you to search into the hidden depths of your unconscious to find the extraordinary strengths and resources waiting to be discovered there. Together we will explore events, dreams, childhood, symptoms, patterns, fantasies, daydreams and the therapeutic relationship to build understanding that will help you to accept yourself and move forward. We will look at your relationships, how you live, the roles and masks you put on, and how you protect your vulnerability.
I can help you to search into the hidden depths of your unconscious to find the extraordinary strengths and resources waiting to be discovered there. Together we will explore events, dreams, childhood, symptoms, patterns, fantasies, daydreams and the therapeutic relationship to build understanding that will help you to accept yourself and move forward. We will look at your relationships, how you live, the roles and masks you put on, and how you protect your vulnerability.
(03) 8595 5347 View (03) 8595 5347
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Jodie Fincham - Safe Place Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kilmore, VIC 3764
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
(03) 4708 5474 View (03) 4708 5474
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Lindy Pappas
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kilmore, VIC 3764  (Online Only)
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
Feeling numb/confused/overwhelmed and locked out of your own self, your own feelings and your own potential, I can help. I offer support for a range of complexities, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), overwhelm, relationship, self-worth and inner-tyranny issues and concerns.
(03) 4427 9743 View (03) 4427 9743
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Daniel Fabris
Counsellor
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wallan, VIC 3756
I have experience in working with a wide range of individuals and various relationship dynamics after more than 16 years working across various specialised services. I work from a trauma-informed, person centred approach. I believe in working holistically with people to create meaningful change. I have worked as both a counsellor and peer worker previously and have lived experience in ethical non-monogamy and kink spaces, all relationship dynamics, men's counselling, veterans, Pre and post Bariatric surgery, body and sex positive, grief and loss, complex mental health, childhood sexual abuse, carers and workplace injuries
I have experience in working with a wide range of individuals and various relationship dynamics after more than 16 years working across various specialised services. I work from a trauma-informed, person centred approach. I believe in working holistically with people to create meaningful change. I have worked as both a counsellor and peer worker previously and have lived experience in ethical non-monogamy and kink spaces, all relationship dynamics, men's counselling, veterans, Pre and post Bariatric surgery, body and sex positive, grief and loss, complex mental health, childhood sexual abuse, carers and workplace injuries
(03) 8338 4557 View (03) 8338 4557
Photo of undefined - Aston Psychology Clinic, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Aston Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
Not accepting new clients
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
(03) 7303 3862 View (03) 7303 3862
Photo of Jamie Camamile, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jamie Camamile
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wallan, VIC 3756
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
(03) 4713 9244 View (03) 4713 9244
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lancefield, VIC 3435
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
(03) 9021 1490 View (03) 9021 1490
Wendy Henriks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
(03) 8594 4003 View (03) 8594 4003
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Calm Speak Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wallan, VIC 3756  (Online Only)
We help all people and have worked across youth, to older people. We have experience in working with neurodiverse people and neurotypical people. We specialize in working with youth, Autistic people and ADHD people. We also specialize is working with individuals whom have anxiety, depression, dissociative disorder, panic attack, self harm and suicide ideation.
We help all people and have worked across youth, to older people. We have experience in working with neurodiverse people and neurotypical people. We specialize in working with youth, Autistic people and ADHD people. We also specialize is working with individuals whom have anxiety, depression, dissociative disorder, panic attack, self harm and suicide ideation.
(03) 7302 2848 View (03) 7302 2848
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Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
(03) 4420 9743 View (03) 4420 9743
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Courage Wisdom Change
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Romsey, VIC 3434
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
(02) 8609 3741 View (02) 8609 3741
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Justin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434
Whether you are new to considering therapy or want to go deeper, I'm curious to hear your needs. I maintain that despite the difficulties in our lives, our systems are naturally oriented toward healing and wellbeing. Challenges through both environmental or internal stressors such as trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and more complex issues of Neurodiversity or personality disorder are issues that can improve.
Whether you are new to considering therapy or want to go deeper, I'm curious to hear your needs. I maintain that despite the difficulties in our lives, our systems are naturally oriented toward healing and wellbeing. Challenges through both environmental or internal stressors such as trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and more complex issues of Neurodiversity or personality disorder are issues that can improve.
(03) 8338 1605 View (03) 8338 1605
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Emily Varga - Sunbury Child and Family Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Romsey, VIC 3434  (Online Only)
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
0447 295 554 View 0447 295 554

Online Therapists

Rosa Ickowicz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caulfield North, VIC 3161
I have over 30 years of experience working as a psychologist and have been working with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents and adults. My approach is client centered and my aims are to assist clients towards positive outcomes according to theirneeds. I am also registered and experienced AHPRA supervisor and am currently supervising other psychologists.
I have over 30 years of experience working as a psychologist and have been working with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents and adults. My approach is client centered and my aims are to assist clients towards positive outcomes according to theirneeds. I am also registered and experienced AHPRA supervisor and am currently supervising other psychologists.
(03) 7003 2527 View (03) 7003 2527
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Bayside Mediation
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Highett, VIC 3190
Bayside Mediation specialises in helping those couples who are thinking of separating or who have already separated but not yet engaged with the Family Law process, understand the process and potential outcomes ahead of them. Our clients are seeking guidance and clarity; help to navigate and understand the Family Law process. Our clients are looking for a better way to separate, a better way than litigation to end a long term relationship. They can be in conflict or have issues in dispute. But ultimately, they don't want to waste thousands of dollars and years of their lives in litigation; they want another legal option, us.
Bayside Mediation specialises in helping those couples who are thinking of separating or who have already separated but not yet engaged with the Family Law process, understand the process and potential outcomes ahead of them. Our clients are seeking guidance and clarity; help to navigate and understand the Family Law process. Our clients are looking for a better way to separate, a better way than litigation to end a long term relationship. They can be in conflict or have issues in dispute. But ultimately, they don't want to waste thousands of dollars and years of their lives in litigation; they want another legal option, us.
(03) 7500 5194 View (03) 7500 5194
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Dr Jarrod White
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I am a clinical psychologist and have worked for the past decade exploring meaning in life, the balance between change and acceptance, the unconscious, and patterns leading us to want to destroy or hurt ourselves and each other. Who really knows anything about what we're doing here? In the psychology practice I offer knowing isn't as prized as wondering and exploring. I see people who experience stress, anxiety, loneliness, trauma, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, addiction, low self-confidence, ADHD, and a lack of direction/purpose
I am a clinical psychologist and have worked for the past decade exploring meaning in life, the balance between change and acceptance, the unconscious, and patterns leading us to want to destroy or hurt ourselves and each other. Who really knows anything about what we're doing here? In the psychology practice I offer knowing isn't as prized as wondering and exploring. I see people who experience stress, anxiety, loneliness, trauma, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, addiction, low self-confidence, ADHD, and a lack of direction/purpose
(03) 7003 2575 View (03) 7003 2575
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Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bundoora, VIC 3083
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
(03) 8400 0605 View (03) 8400 0605

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cherokee, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Cherokee, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Other
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management
100% Career Guidance

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Cherokee, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cherokee?

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.