Counselling in Collingwood, VIC

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Zac Teichmann
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Zac is a clinical psychologist who typically works with clients experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, managing emotions, coping with stress or dealing with conflict in relationships. He enjoys working with clients to increase understanding of how they got to where they are now, reduce suffering, build skills, develop goals and meaning. Clients often come in crisis, when they have tried everything and struggled for a long time, but continue long after crisis has resolved to work on creating a fuller and better life.
Zac is a clinical psychologist who typically works with clients experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, managing emotions, coping with stress or dealing with conflict in relationships. He enjoys working with clients to increase understanding of how they got to where they are now, reduce suffering, build skills, develop goals and meaning. Clients often come in crisis, when they have tried everything and struggled for a long time, but continue long after crisis has resolved to work on creating a fuller and better life.
(03) 7003 2008 View (03) 7003 2008
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Tegwen King
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Tegwen's clinical work has specialised in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in educational, forensic, disability, private practice, and Out of Home Care (OoHC) settings. Tegwen provides a grounding, safe space to allow clients to share their experiences and concerns. She believes that growth occurs in relation to others and supports clients to use the therapeutic relationship as a teaching tool to deepen their self awareness and explore their interpersonal relationships.
Tegwen's clinical work has specialised in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in educational, forensic, disability, private practice, and Out of Home Care (OoHC) settings. Tegwen provides a grounding, safe space to allow clients to share their experiences and concerns. She believes that growth occurs in relation to others and supports clients to use the therapeutic relationship as a teaching tool to deepen their self awareness and explore their interpersonal relationships.
(03) 7003 2036 View (03) 7003 2036
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Ari Dunphy (Trans Wellbeing)
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066  (Online Only)
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
(03) 7003 2710 View (03) 7003 2710
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Groundwork Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Principal Psychologist • AHPRA registered and approved supervisor. • NDIS registered and endorsed behaviour support practitioner. •Available to provide supervision to provisional psychologists, undergoing their internships and NDIS behaviour support practitioners. Amanda is a compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with individuals from various diverse backgrounds. She is easy-going and can provide a safe space for you to freely share your experiences and emotional burdens. Amanda can help ground you when things feel chaotic, and she can support you to develop insight and a stronger sense of self.
Principal Psychologist • AHPRA registered and approved supervisor. • NDIS registered and endorsed behaviour support practitioner. •Available to provide supervision to provisional psychologists, undergoing their internships and NDIS behaviour support practitioners. Amanda is a compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with individuals from various diverse backgrounds. She is easy-going and can provide a safe space for you to freely share your experiences and emotional burdens. Amanda can help ground you when things feel chaotic, and she can support you to develop insight and a stronger sense of self.
(03) 7003 2682 View (03) 7003 2682
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Maxi Xie
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Hola, I am Maxi. I am a counsellor who specialises in relationship counselling and sex therapy. I support people in understanding themselves better, develop curiosity and self-compassion, I help my clients with evidence-based psychological therapies. I understand we are different and unique, so I would be tailoring my session to best suit you. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sex Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy.
Hola, I am Maxi. I am a counsellor who specialises in relationship counselling and sex therapy. I support people in understanding themselves better, develop curiosity and self-compassion, I help my clients with evidence-based psychological therapies. I understand we are different and unique, so I would be tailoring my session to best suit you. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Sex Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy.
(03) 7500 5202 View (03) 7500 5202
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Ashley Macklin
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
I am an engaging and non-judgemental counsellor with experience in helping clients build skills to cope with anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. I am particularly interested in working with people navigating non-traditional relationships (polyamory, open relationships, kink/fetish, etc.), as well as relationship and intimacy issues. I am experienced with non-monogamy and I am in my final year of studying a degree in psychosexual therapy to become a certified sex therapist. I have helped clients through teaching skills to handle their problems or by giving them space to vent.
I am an engaging and non-judgemental counsellor with experience in helping clients build skills to cope with anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. I am particularly interested in working with people navigating non-traditional relationships (polyamory, open relationships, kink/fetish, etc.), as well as relationship and intimacy issues. I am experienced with non-monogamy and I am in my final year of studying a degree in psychosexual therapy to become a certified sex therapist. I have helped clients through teaching skills to handle their problems or by giving them space to vent.
(02) 4504 0326 View (02) 4504 0326
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Sarah Langlet
Psychologist, MA, MACPA
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Sarah is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works with people experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional instability, trauma, stress and conflict in relationships; Sarah has a special interest in working with women in the peri-natal period who are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma.
Sarah is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works with people experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotional instability, trauma, stress and conflict in relationships; Sarah has a special interest in working with women in the peri-natal period who are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma.
(03) 7003 2483 View (03) 7003 2483
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Annelisa Kalaiziovski
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Think Lemonade Counselling & Creative Studio is a place where I work from the heart. I have up to 10 years of extensive experience working within the disability and mental health sector. I am a qualified Counsellor and Art Therapist and can offer you flexibility with what approach meets your needs and how you would like to work with me. I embrace values of inclusion, acceptance, diversity, respect and compassion. I aim to create a space where you feel empowered to take the lead with your mental health journey. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred and holistic approach with all my clients.
Think Lemonade Counselling & Creative Studio is a place where I work from the heart. I have up to 10 years of extensive experience working within the disability and mental health sector. I am a qualified Counsellor and Art Therapist and can offer you flexibility with what approach meets your needs and how you would like to work with me. I embrace values of inclusion, acceptance, diversity, respect and compassion. I aim to create a space where you feel empowered to take the lead with your mental health journey. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred and holistic approach with all my clients.
(03) 8400 0504 View (03) 8400 0504
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Groundwork Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Anastasia is a welcoming and nurturing psychologist who enjoys being with people. Anastasia demonstrates a versatile and comprehensive focus in her areas of interest. Her expertise extends to the intricate interplay between psychological well-being and various facets of life. Areas in the Multiple Sclerosis field showcases her proficiency in addressing the psychological impact of chronic illnesses. Additionally, her adeptness in anxiety and depression highlights a commitment to treating common mental health concerns. Anastasia's work with families and couples indicates a keen understanding of relationship dynamics.
Anastasia is a welcoming and nurturing psychologist who enjoys being with people. Anastasia demonstrates a versatile and comprehensive focus in her areas of interest. Her expertise extends to the intricate interplay between psychological well-being and various facets of life. Areas in the Multiple Sclerosis field showcases her proficiency in addressing the psychological impact of chronic illnesses. Additionally, her adeptness in anxiety and depression highlights a commitment to treating common mental health concerns. Anastasia's work with families and couples indicates a keen understanding of relationship dynamics.
(03) 7003 2413 x03 View (03) 7003 2413 x03
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Isaac Nathan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
I take a collaborative to therapy, in which we work together to define a project to address the core concerns. I see a range of clinical issues: mood disturbance (depression, dysthymia) anxiety (generalised anxiety, excessive worry, panic) and entrenched problems arising from trauma (PTSD, grief, attachment issues), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). As a clinical psychologist I am trained in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Therapy (CBT), trauma therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). My past roles are as senior clinician in private & public mental health, and I provide supervision to psychologists.
I take a collaborative to therapy, in which we work together to define a project to address the core concerns. I see a range of clinical issues: mood disturbance (depression, dysthymia) anxiety (generalised anxiety, excessive worry, panic) and entrenched problems arising from trauma (PTSD, grief, attachment issues), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). As a clinical psychologist I am trained in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Therapy (CBT), trauma therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). My past roles are as senior clinician in private & public mental health, and I provide supervision to psychologists.
(03) 7003 2083 View (03) 7003 2083
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Gary Maloney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, relationships, university and workplace challenges, toxic workplace, emotional abuse/bullying (incl. what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life & career direction and supporting progress towards goals. He aims to help deepen self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, healthy coping and living.
Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, relationships, university and workplace challenges, toxic workplace, emotional abuse/bullying (incl. what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life & career direction and supporting progress towards goals. He aims to help deepen self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, healthy coping and living.
(03) 7003 2569 View (03) 7003 2569
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Alex Sutherland
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, VIC 3066
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and am led by where the client is and what they might be seeking in terms of goals or support, if this is known. I am sex worker friendly, LGBTIQA+SB inclusive, kink and poly aware and gender affirming. My specialist areas are working in topics of sex and relationships, including sexual pain and dysfunctions. I am experienced with working with trauma and have worked with survivors of family violence and a variety of marginalised and diverse communities including different cultural backgrounds.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and am led by where the client is and what they might be seeking in terms of goals or support, if this is known. I am sex worker friendly, LGBTIQA+SB inclusive, kink and poly aware and gender affirming. My specialist areas are working in topics of sex and relationships, including sexual pain and dysfunctions. I am experienced with working with trauma and have worked with survivors of family violence and a variety of marginalised and diverse communities including different cultural backgrounds.
(03) 9111 5334 View (03) 9111 5334
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GlynnMIND clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
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
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Enable Workplace Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
(03) 9069 9733 View (03) 9069 9733
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Person Centred Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
(03) 9069 8752 View (03) 9069 8752
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Nelly Uhlenkott
Psychotherapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
People come to see me for a lot of different reasons. For instance, you might be experiencing depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties (whether you're single or partnered), going through a major life transition or loss, or wondering about the overall direction of your life. You may have a sense that there's something more to life -- that you could be living a richer life, and thriving more than you are right now. I'm here to support you and examine what's working and not, whether you're seeking a major transformation, or simply a deeper understanding of your life patterns.
(03) 8595 5018 View (03) 8595 5018
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Eleni Tsita
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
Are you an empathic, sensitive person that is curious about life, and has the courage to deeply explore yourself and your relationships? If you are determined to grow and willing to put the work in, but just needing the tools to manifest real change in your life, I will support you all the way! I offer a warm and safe space where you can gain new insight, process emotions, and achieve your therapeutic goals. I provide both psychotherapy and supervision and take a collaborative and supportive approach in both roles.
(03) 7003 2970 View (03) 7003 2970
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Mai Linh Ngo-Nguyen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, VIC 3066  (Online Only)
With a Master of Professional Psychology Practice, I confidently support clients in navigating a wide spectrum of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to complex trauma, relationship and attachment concerns. My interest in psychology was born out of a natural curiosity of human behaviour and has evolved into a deep passion for helping people cultivate a sense of aliveness & vitality. I am voraciously curious about the human condition, and this translates to the therapy room where I am always eager to seek understanding of the human being sitting across from me: their stories, their urges, and their "why?".
With a Master of Professional Psychology Practice, I confidently support clients in navigating a wide spectrum of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to complex trauma, relationship and attachment concerns. My interest in psychology was born out of a natural curiosity of human behaviour and has evolved into a deep passion for helping people cultivate a sense of aliveness & vitality. I am voraciously curious about the human condition, and this translates to the therapy room where I am always eager to seek understanding of the human being sitting across from me: their stories, their urges, and their "why?".
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Bita Riazati - Relationships, Anxiety, OCD
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Relationships can bring about significant stress and challenges when forming close connections and bonds with people, or navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships with friends or colleagues. This can lead to thoughts of sadness, alienation, loneliness, anger, or even conflict. As you go through life, you might notice recurring issues that persist across various domains. You might ponder questions like, “Why do I keep doing this?”, "What am I doing?", “What's happening to me?”, or “How can I figure out what I want in life?” These questions reveal your desire to learn, explore, and gain understanding.
Relationships can bring about significant stress and challenges when forming close connections and bonds with people, or navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships with friends or colleagues. This can lead to thoughts of sadness, alienation, loneliness, anger, or even conflict. As you go through life, you might notice recurring issues that persist across various domains. You might ponder questions like, “Why do I keep doing this?”, "What am I doing?", “What's happening to me?”, or “How can I figure out what I want in life?” These questions reveal your desire to learn, explore, and gain understanding.
(03) 6145 0176 View (03) 6145 0176
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Lauren Hamilton
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, tailoring therapy to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Lauren has expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, finding purpose, self-esteem and confidence-building. Lauren ensures that you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the counselling process. Lauren identifies as queer and understands the unique challenges faced by the queer community.
(03) 7003 2621 View (03) 7003 2621

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Number of Counsellors in Collingwood, VIC

100+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in Collingwood, VIC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Medicare Rebates
42% Bupa
37% NDIS

How Counsellors in Collingwood, VIC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
35% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Collingwood?

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.