Counselling in Clarinda, VIC

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Chen Luo
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Clarinda, VIC 3169
Chen is experienced in working with students, young adults and parents. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, frustration, loss, anger control problems, seperation or relationship problems, Chen will be a warm accompany and skillful coach for you.
Chen is experienced in working with students, young adults and parents. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, frustration, loss, anger control problems, seperation or relationship problems, Chen will be a warm accompany and skillful coach for you.
(03) 6120 6363 View (03) 6120 6363
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Emotional Health Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Clarinda, VIC 3169
“I am passionate about helping people explore and develop new avenues for personal growth and resilience". I support teams and individuals to build their resilience and address issues around workplace culture, relationships, conflict, stress, anxiety and depression, anger, disability, parenting and trauma. I do this with a compassionate, down-to-earth approach. As a workplace trainer for more than 15 years, I’m passionate about building resilience to adversity and change, at home and at work. View my team below :)
“I am passionate about helping people explore and develop new avenues for personal growth and resilience". I support teams and individuals to build their resilience and address issues around workplace culture, relationships, conflict, stress, anxiety and depression, anger, disability, parenting and trauma. I do this with a compassionate, down-to-earth approach. As a workplace trainer for more than 15 years, I’m passionate about building resilience to adversity and change, at home and at work. View my team below :)
(03) 9068 5718 View (03) 9068 5718
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Bianca Lebenholc
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarinda, VIC 3169
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
(03) 7500 5478 View (03) 7500 5478

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Nicky Angelone
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springvale South, VIC 3172
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
Hi, I'm Nicky, a registered clinical counsellor (PACFA) and yoga teacher specialising in supporting corporate women experiencing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, chronic pain, and career and life transitions. I understand the unique pressures that come with working in corporate environments, as well as the challenges that life can bring.
(03) 7500 5911 View (03) 7500 5911
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Dr Shikha M Gray
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Clayton, VIC 3168  (Online Only)
I work with adults and couples of all ages and genders facing a variety of challenges including depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship or family problems, parenting issues, and health setbacks (e.g. diabetes). My approach is warm and compassionate. I am committed to understanding how you see things like no one else. I am Indian-Australian and welcome those from all backgrounds. Outside of therapy, I hold a university position as a lecturer and teach postgraduate counselling.
I work with adults and couples of all ages and genders facing a variety of challenges including depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship or family problems, parenting issues, and health setbacks (e.g. diabetes). My approach is warm and compassionate. I am committed to understanding how you see things like no one else. I am Indian-Australian and welcome those from all backgrounds. Outside of therapy, I hold a university position as a lecturer and teach postgraduate counselling.
(03) 7003 2197 View (03) 7003 2197
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Uyen (Winnie) Ai Pham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Clayton, VIC 3168
Winnie sees clients with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family violence, sexual assaults, pain management, grief, trauma, PTSD, and is experienced working with refugees. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Vietnamese and works with children, youth, and adults. She has more than 12 years experience and practice, and began her psychology career as a counsellor with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services. Winnie has knowledge and skills working with a wide range of age groups including, children, youth, adults, and the elderly.
Winnie sees clients with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family violence, sexual assaults, pain management, grief, trauma, PTSD, and is experienced working with refugees. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Vietnamese and works with children, youth, and adults. She has more than 12 years experience and practice, and began her psychology career as a counsellor with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services. Winnie has knowledge and skills working with a wide range of age groups including, children, youth, adults, and the elderly.
(03) 9560 8880 View (03) 9560 8880
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Vicki Costa
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Are you grappling with the weight of stress, worry, grief, anger, and fatigue? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from people and places around you? Feelings of disconnection, hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, and grief can often arise during challenging times, yet they need not define you. These feelings can stem from unprocessed emotions, that linger beneath the surface. Your past experiences shape your present, influencing the dynamics of your relationships and your emotional and physical health.
Are you grappling with the weight of stress, worry, grief, anger, and fatigue? Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from people and places around you? Feelings of disconnection, hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, and grief can often arise during challenging times, yet they need not define you. These feelings can stem from unprocessed emotions, that linger beneath the surface. Your past experiences shape your present, influencing the dynamics of your relationships and your emotional and physical health.
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David Wing Kwan Wu
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Springvale, VIC 3171
Life will go in so many different, and at times difficult, directions with seemingly very little you can do about it. I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys through life. Your mental well-being is a delicate and dynamic balance that sometimes feels emotionally challenging. But here’s the crucial perspective shift I’d like to offer: these challenges are not signs of weakness or failure, they are a natural part of our personal evolution, much like the flow of life itself. Working as a psychologist, what I’ve learned is that individuals have incredible strengths that reside within each of us.
Life will go in so many different, and at times difficult, directions with seemingly very little you can do about it. I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys through life. Your mental well-being is a delicate and dynamic balance that sometimes feels emotionally challenging. But here’s the crucial perspective shift I’d like to offer: these challenges are not signs of weakness or failure, they are a natural part of our personal evolution, much like the flow of life itself. Working as a psychologist, what I’ve learned is that individuals have incredible strengths that reside within each of us.
(03) 7500 5436 View (03) 7500 5436
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Rosie Burgess - Grow Together Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Do you want to rebuild connection in your relationship, drop the conflict and revive the spark? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, life-overwhelm? I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their personal and relationship goals. Whether you're facing challenges in your relationship, or struggling with individual issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your emotions, gain insight, and develop the skills and strategies you need to create healing and growth.
Do you want to rebuild connection in your relationship, drop the conflict and revive the spark? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, life-overwhelm? I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their personal and relationship goals. Whether you're facing challenges in your relationship, or struggling with individual issues such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, I'm here to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your emotions, gain insight, and develop the skills and strategies you need to create healing and growth.
(03) 7500 5815 View (03) 7500 5815
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Sera Elmasri
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
I provide effective treatment for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Low Self -Esteem, Acute and Chronic stress & Burnout. My approach is to: (1) Understand the client as well as the environments in which they function (2) Teach clients effective techniques and coping strategies (3) Build strong skills to create sustainable change. Many people have seen various therapists throughout their lifetimes. Often they find themselves relapsing back to the same problems. Clients who undertake counselling with me will be guided on how to change long standing patterns of negative behaviours and progress forward.
I provide effective treatment for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Low Self -Esteem, Acute and Chronic stress & Burnout. My approach is to: (1) Understand the client as well as the environments in which they function (2) Teach clients effective techniques and coping strategies (3) Build strong skills to create sustainable change. Many people have seen various therapists throughout their lifetimes. Often they find themselves relapsing back to the same problems. Clients who undertake counselling with me will be guided on how to change long standing patterns of negative behaviours and progress forward.
(03) 7003 2802 View (03) 7003 2802
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
(03) 5907 5884 View (03) 5907 5884
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Lien (Lily) Phan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
Lily is a psychologist working with adult individuals and couples via Telehealth and in Rowville (South-East Melbourne), Victoria. With almost a decade of field experience working with children and parents, adolescents, adults, and families in private practice, hospital, and community settings, she strives to provide quality psychology services. Lily believes that therapy allows you to work through your fears, angst, desires, and pain. Your story is unique, and Lily strives to provides a safe nonjudgmental space for your voice to be heard.
(03) 7500 5827 View (03) 7500 5827
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Nasia Outsikas
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Are you feeling like you're not living your best life? You're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and a wide range of mental health concerns. Whether you're an adolescent or adult, or someone accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), my aim is to provide a space where you can share and work on the current challenges you face. Together, we can create effective methods and tools that you can use to manage your mental health struggles, alleviate symptoms of mental illness, enhance your daily functioning, and cultivate improved self-awareness and self-esteem.
Are you feeling like you're not living your best life? You're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and a wide range of mental health concerns. Whether you're an adolescent or adult, or someone accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), my aim is to provide a space where you can share and work on the current challenges you face. Together, we can create effective methods and tools that you can use to manage your mental health struggles, alleviate symptoms of mental illness, enhance your daily functioning, and cultivate improved self-awareness and self-esteem.
(03) 8203 5929 View (03) 8203 5929
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Thanh Lee Psychology
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Thanh currently works in private practice, and has gained experience in community health, not-for-profit and educational settings. Thanh provides individual therapy that varies from brief to long-term psychological treatments in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties and anger management. Thanh has a particular interest in supporting individuals, couples and families in the perinatal period, in preparing for and the adjustment to parenthood.
Thanh currently works in private practice, and has gained experience in community health, not-for-profit and educational settings. Thanh provides individual therapy that varies from brief to long-term psychological treatments in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties and anger management. Thanh has a particular interest in supporting individuals, couples and families in the perinatal period, in preparing for and the adjustment to parenthood.
(03) 7500 5073 View (03) 7500 5073
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Kyo Chung
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hughesdale, VIC 3166
Relationships can be a source of wellbeing and stability, but they can also have a profound negative impact on our lives and mental health when things are not going well. If you want to learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships, if past hurt and trauma have damaged your relationship and you don't know how to heal from it, relationship counselling can give you the tools and support you need to reclaim a loving relationship with your partner and loved ones. We all have an innate need for connection but don't know how to communicate our needs effectively. Counselling can help you build the kind of relationships you long for
Relationships can be a source of wellbeing and stability, but they can also have a profound negative impact on our lives and mental health when things are not going well. If you want to learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships, if past hurt and trauma have damaged your relationship and you don't know how to heal from it, relationship counselling can give you the tools and support you need to reclaim a loving relationship with your partner and loved ones. We all have an innate need for connection but don't know how to communicate our needs effectively. Counselling can help you build the kind of relationships you long for
(03) 9068 5740 View (03) 9068 5740
Photo of Rachel O'meara, Psychologist in Clarinda, VIC
Rachel O'meara
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to individuals across the lifespan, from children to adolescents and adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of strengths-based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency.
Rachel is a compassionate Psychologist dedicated to providing support to individuals across the lifespan, from children to adolescents and adults, who are navigating a variety of challenges. With experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, family violence and physical disabilities, Rachel brings a comprehensive approach to her practice. She believes in the power of strengths-based intervention plans tailored to each person’s unique needs, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency.
(03) 7003 2714 View (03) 7003 2714
Photo of Audra Glavas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clarinda, VIC
Audra Glavas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, VIC 3168
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
I am a mental health social worker, supporting clients in all ages and stages of their life. My primary goal is to assist my clients to find their footing again and get back on track, to find their purpose and live a fulfilling life.
(03) 9118 9039 View (03) 9118 9039
Photo of Ruby Bouhadana, Psychologist in Clarinda, VIC
Ruby Bouhadana
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Hi, I'm Ruby, I work with adolsecents and adults, providing individual therapy to improve mental health difficulties, wellbeing and to foster personal growth. I support clients with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood and emotional difficulties, interpersonal relationship issues, and study and work-related stress. I am warm and compassionate and I will work with you to develop a trust and safe relationship.
Hi, I'm Ruby, I work with adolsecents and adults, providing individual therapy to improve mental health difficulties, wellbeing and to foster personal growth. I support clients with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood and emotional difficulties, interpersonal relationship issues, and study and work-related stress. I am warm and compassionate and I will work with you to develop a trust and safe relationship.
(03) 7500 5142 View (03) 7500 5142
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Sundas Rehman @ Internal Sunshine
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hughesdale, VIC 3166
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
(03) 7500 5089 View (03) 7500 5089
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GlynnMIND clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
At GlynnMIND clinic, our mission is to heal bodies and minds across all gut and mind conditions. We understand the intricate link between the brain and the gut and this is pivotal to our treatment approach. We offer a tailored Gut-Directed hypnotherapy service to individuals with IBS and IBD aimed at reducing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.
At GlynnMIND clinic, our mission is to heal bodies and minds across all gut and mind conditions. We understand the intricate link between the brain and the gut and this is pivotal to our treatment approach. We offer a tailored Gut-Directed hypnotherapy service to individuals with IBS and IBD aimed at reducing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.
(03) 7500 5069 View (03) 7500 5069

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clarinda, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Clarinda, VIC who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Child
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Anger Management
67% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Clarinda, VIC see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Clarinda?

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.