Counselling in Cockatoo, VIC

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Wildwoods Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781  (Online Only)
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
(03) 5905 9972 View (03) 5905 9972
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Danny David Lewis
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
(03) 5909 9307 View (03) 5909 9307
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MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781  (Online Only)
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
(03) 5910 7722 View (03) 5910 7722
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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockatoo, VIC 3781
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013

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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
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Michelle Elizabeth Urquhart
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Mount Dandenong, VIC 3767
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
(03) 8203 5028 View (03) 8203 5028
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Michele McCallum
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Seville, VIC 3139
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
(03) 8797 2431 View (03) 8797 2431
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The Healing Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
Camila, our Principal Clinical Psychologist, is an LGBTQIA+ ally, a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is neuro-affirming and provides a safe, friendly, open, and inclusive environment for clients 15+. Camila's strengths include her humour and compassion in areas such as life stressors, adjustment, body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social/emotional difficulties, adult children of emotionally immature parents, eating disorders, cultural differences, perfectionism, neurodivergent burnout, building communication skills, radical acceptance, grief and loss.
(03) 8203 5569 View (03) 8203 5569
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Soul Centered Healing
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
My ideal client is someone that is requiring to address:- Anxiety, Depression, anxiety, pain, relationships challenges and or addiction. Seeking alternatives to medication. For the relief or healing of any emotional challenge or ailment. I am passionate about the relief of unnecessary suffering to support recovery from a peer perspective and create a sense of wellbeing. Alternate strategies beyond pharmaceutical medication and invasive surgery for recovery to wellbeing.
My ideal client is someone that is requiring to address:- Anxiety, Depression, anxiety, pain, relationships challenges and or addiction. Seeking alternatives to medication. For the relief or healing of any emotional challenge or ailment. I am passionate about the relief of unnecessary suffering to support recovery from a peer perspective and create a sense of wellbeing. Alternate strategies beyond pharmaceutical medication and invasive surgery for recovery to wellbeing.
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
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Emma Louise McLachlan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of ages including children (as young as four years old), adolescents, and adults who are presenting for various reasons. My approach with children is fun, flexible, and engaging, and with teens I focus on listening, empathising, and validation. While my approach with adults is compassionate, genuine, and built on a shared experience.
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of ages including children (as young as four years old), adolescents, and adults who are presenting for various reasons. My approach with children is fun, flexible, and engaging, and with teens I focus on listening, empathising, and validation. While my approach with adults is compassionate, genuine, and built on a shared experience.
(03) 7500 5971 View (03) 7500 5971
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Mindheart Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
(03) 5909 9829 View (03) 5909 9829
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Phoenix Rise Equine Therapies
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wandin North, VIC 3139
Phoenix Rise Equine Therapies offers counselling whilst engaging with our amazing therapy horses. Our programs are for children, young people and adults including NDIS participants, with a focus on mental health support through somatic exploration with a holistic and trauma informed approach to healing the mind, body and spirit. We are passionate in supporting those who experience a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, trauma, autism, ADHD, plus so much more. We tailor our programs to our clients individual goals they are wanting to work towards.
Phoenix Rise Equine Therapies offers counselling whilst engaging with our amazing therapy horses. Our programs are for children, young people and adults including NDIS participants, with a focus on mental health support through somatic exploration with a holistic and trauma informed approach to healing the mind, body and spirit. We are passionate in supporting those who experience a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, trauma, autism, ADHD, plus so much more. We tailor our programs to our clients individual goals they are wanting to work towards.
(03) 5907 3454 View (03) 5907 3454
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Sacred Space Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
I have had over 20 years’ experience in the helping professions. I have worked as a Youth Worker with disadvantaged young people, a teacher in the community services sector and managing my own practice as a counsellor. In my work I use and apply varies therapeutic modalities including a solution-based approach underpinned by my extensive knowledge and experience.
I have had over 20 years’ experience in the helping professions. I have worked as a Youth Worker with disadvantaged young people, a teacher in the community services sector and managing my own practice as a counsellor. In my work I use and apply varies therapeutic modalities including a solution-based approach underpinned by my extensive knowledge and experience.
(03) 8203 5592 View (03) 8203 5592
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
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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Evolving Door Counselling Miranda Rose
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Yarra Junction, VIC 3797
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
(03) 5910 7208 View (03) 5910 7208
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Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Emerald, VIC 3782
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
(02) 4504 0327 View (02) 4504 0327
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
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Holly Hudson
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
Are you planning a wedding only to discover anxiety is overcoming you? When facing life's pivotal moments such as a wedding or other significant life changes, your ideal outcome is clear: a future adorned with cherished memories and a stronger, more resilient you. You seek guidance and support through these transformations; your desire is to create lasting memories while addressing relationship dynamics and people-pleasing tendencies. You’re lookin support to turn challenges into opportunities for self-discovery and development, finding solutions to relationship issues and mastering the art of setting healthy boundaries.
Are you planning a wedding only to discover anxiety is overcoming you? When facing life's pivotal moments such as a wedding or other significant life changes, your ideal outcome is clear: a future adorned with cherished memories and a stronger, more resilient you. You seek guidance and support through these transformations; your desire is to create lasting memories while addressing relationship dynamics and people-pleasing tendencies. You’re lookin support to turn challenges into opportunities for self-discovery and development, finding solutions to relationship issues and mastering the art of setting healthy boundaries.
(03) 7500 5779 View (03) 7500 5779
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Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Olinda, VIC 3788
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cockatoo, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Cockatoo, VIC who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
50% ADHD
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Autism
50% Self Esteem
25% Addiction

Average years in practice

23 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Cockatoo, VIC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cockatoo?

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.