Counselling in Croydon North, VIC

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Katrina McKie
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Croydon North, VIC 3136
Katrina is a warm and compassionate practitioner and has experience working with children, adolescents, parents and caregivers of child clients, and adults across a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, education and university related difficulties, parenting challenges and work-related stress. Katrina has a special interest in neurodivergence (i.e., ADHD, autism, PDA) and strives to continually develop her understanding and neuroaffirming approach. After completing her PhD, Katrina worked extensively within psychology higher education prior to commencing clinical work as a Provisional Psychologist.
Katrina is a warm and compassionate practitioner and has experience working with children, adolescents, parents and caregivers of child clients, and adults across a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, education and university related difficulties, parenting challenges and work-related stress. Katrina has a special interest in neurodivergence (i.e., ADHD, autism, PDA) and strives to continually develop her understanding and neuroaffirming approach. After completing her PhD, Katrina worked extensively within psychology higher education prior to commencing clinical work as a Provisional Psychologist.
(03) 8771 4895 View (03) 8771 4895
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Eastern Therapy Hub
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified
Croydon North, VIC 3136
At Eastern Therapy Hub, we care about providing members of our community with a holistic approach to evidence-based therapy. We offer Psychology assessment, counselling, psychotherapy and art therapy treatments. We invite you to reach out today to explore our range of mental health services and how we can help support you or your child in achieving your goals. NDIS and private clients welcome.
At Eastern Therapy Hub, we care about providing members of our community with a holistic approach to evidence-based therapy. We offer Psychology assessment, counselling, psychotherapy and art therapy treatments. We invite you to reach out today to explore our range of mental health services and how we can help support you or your child in achieving your goals. NDIS and private clients welcome.
(03) 8771 4604 View (03) 8771 4604
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Erica Webb
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Croydon North, VIC 3136
I support the highly sensitive, the people pleasers and perfectionists to navigate anxiety, persistent tension and self-criticism. By reclaiming self care and fostering a self-kind relationship with yourself, you can feel more at peace in your body and mind. You might be feeling like you just need to 'get it together' but no matter how hard you try, you keep bumping into anxiety, exhaustion, persistent body aches and pains and feeling like you're never quite measuring up. I'd love to support you.
I support the highly sensitive, the people pleasers and perfectionists to navigate anxiety, persistent tension and self-criticism. By reclaiming self care and fostering a self-kind relationship with yourself, you can feel more at peace in your body and mind. You might be feeling like you just need to 'get it together' but no matter how hard you try, you keep bumping into anxiety, exhaustion, persistent body aches and pains and feeling like you're never quite measuring up. I'd love to support you.
(03) 8771 4667 View (03) 8771 4667
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PS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Croydon North, VIC 3136
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
Hello! I am Paulina. As an integrative counsellor, I am passionate about helping individuals overcome a variety of psychological and emotional issues. My background in humanities and psychology, as well as my experience of living in multiple countries, has given me a unique perspective on the importance of addressing not only the mind but also the body and lifestyle habits in the healing process. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and work towards achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being.
(03) 8203 5825 View (03) 8203 5825
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Chrissy Ortner
Psychotherapist
Croydon North, VIC 3136
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
(03) 8203 5008 View (03) 8203 5008
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Mindful Living Counselling and Psychology
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
Croydon North, VIC 3136
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia.
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia.
(03) 6146 3217 View (03) 6146 3217

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Melbourne Sandplay & Expressive Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Bayswater, VIC 3153
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
(03) 9864 1852 View (03) 9864 1852
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Jana Cibirova
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
(03) 8400 0810 View (03) 8400 0810
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Yvonne Helen Wells
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
(03) 5905 7145 View (03) 5905 7145
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Adam Weaver | Connected Spirit Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
(02) 4504 0267 View (02) 4504 0267
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Doongalla Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Croydon South, VIC 3136
With a particular interest in trauma recovery, Kate prioritises a safe, confidential and empathic therapy space. It is in such an environment that a collaborative therapeutic relationship may be developed to facilitate client goals. These goals may consist of developing emotional regulation, recovering from childhood trauma, establishing communication skills, enhancing self-care practices or any other number of goals. Individuals may engage with short-term counselling or longer therapeutic work to address issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict and personal development.
With a particular interest in trauma recovery, Kate prioritises a safe, confidential and empathic therapy space. It is in such an environment that a collaborative therapeutic relationship may be developed to facilitate client goals. These goals may consist of developing emotional regulation, recovering from childhood trauma, establishing communication skills, enhancing self-care practices or any other number of goals. Individuals may engage with short-term counselling or longer therapeutic work to address issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict and personal development.
(03) 8777 0432 View (03) 8777 0432
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One On One Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified
Heathmont, VIC 3135
We are all unique and as such a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy is inappropriate. The use of diagnosis and labels can be helpful to inform the most useful interventions, however my years of working with people have shown that every person needs to be seen as an individual with their own combination of life experiences, circumstances, capacity and goals. Therapy is successful when the following conditions are met : trust and honesty are vital; an initial goal-focussed plan is needed, however this should be dynamic and client led with the understanding that review and change are required to achieve the results you deserve.
We are all unique and as such a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy is inappropriate. The use of diagnosis and labels can be helpful to inform the most useful interventions, however my years of working with people have shown that every person needs to be seen as an individual with their own combination of life experiences, circumstances, capacity and goals. Therapy is successful when the following conditions are met : trust and honesty are vital; an initial goal-focussed plan is needed, however this should be dynamic and client led with the understanding that review and change are required to achieve the results you deserve.
(03) 7500 5760 View (03) 7500 5760
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Thea Baker Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I am a counsellor and body-based psychotherapist with special interests in all aspects women’s health, trauma and couples therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to find a place of healing and recovery and I'm not the kind of therapist that is ok with “feeling better” if better is still a long way off being truly well. That’s why I feel such an affinity with the word ‘wellbeing’. as it is much more than the absence of disease or illness. Wellbeing is a multidimensional mix of getting your physical, mental and social health in balance, and I have a team of Counsellors working at the practice to support you in your healing.
I am a counsellor and body-based psychotherapist with special interests in all aspects women’s health, trauma and couples therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to find a place of healing and recovery and I'm not the kind of therapist that is ok with “feeling better” if better is still a long way off being truly well. That’s why I feel such an affinity with the word ‘wellbeing’. as it is much more than the absence of disease or illness. Wellbeing is a multidimensional mix of getting your physical, mental and social health in balance, and I have a team of Counsellors working at the practice to support you in your healing.
(03) 9008 1971 View (03) 9008 1971
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Bayswater, VIC 3153
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour and help them navigate challenges.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour and help them navigate challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136
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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Patricia Griffin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooroolbark, VIC 3138
I want to see people be and achieve their very best by learning to overcome or manage the challenges that life inevitably throws at us. By understanding themselves and others, tapping into their strengths and adopting the right tools, I believe everyone has the potential to reach their goals and have meaningful relationships.
I want to see people be and achieve their very best by learning to overcome or manage the challenges that life inevitably throws at us. By understanding themselves and others, tapping into their strengths and adopting the right tools, I believe everyone has the potential to reach their goals and have meaningful relationships.
(03) 5905 9906 View (03) 5905 9906
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Aspect Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136
Dr Andrew Telley is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in human resources management, who works with a small team of female and male psychologists. Aspect Clinic was established to provide affordable, evidence based psychological intervention, and now provides services to the communities in Olinda. Aspect Clinic prides itself on being a small service where patients are a human being, not just a referral. We take a holistic approach, and understand that many factors, including financial stress, interpersonal conflict, and substance use can all impact on your mental health.
Dr Andrew Telley is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in human resources management, who works with a small team of female and male psychologists. Aspect Clinic was established to provide affordable, evidence based psychological intervention, and now provides services to the communities in Olinda. Aspect Clinic prides itself on being a small service where patients are a human being, not just a referral. We take a holistic approach, and understand that many factors, including financial stress, interpersonal conflict, and substance use can all impact on your mental health.
(03) 8203 5803 View (03) 8203 5803
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Angelique Marie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Croydon, VIC 3136
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
(03) 6118 7175 View (03) 6118 7175
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Cirrus Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134  (Online Only)
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
(07) 5655 7541 View (07) 5655 7541
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Dr. Cecile Boganin - Allied Psychology Group
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Cecile is a warm and caring Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who had a difficulty and/or traumatic childhood. She has experience working in the public and community mental health sectors, and is therefore highly skilled working with mid-to-late adolescents and adults who experience a range of emotional and psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood/complex trauma, grief, dissociation, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, identity confusion, interpersonal conflict and relationship problems, self-harm and personality disorders.
Cecile is a warm and caring Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who had a difficulty and/or traumatic childhood. She has experience working in the public and community mental health sectors, and is therefore highly skilled working with mid-to-late adolescents and adults who experience a range of emotional and psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood/complex trauma, grief, dissociation, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, identity confusion, interpersonal conflict and relationship problems, self-harm and personality disorders.
(03) 8771 4103 View (03) 8771 4103

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Croydon North, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Croydon North, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Women's Issues
83% Self Esteem
83% Self-Harming
83% Stress
67% Child
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Australian Unity
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Croydon North, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Croydon North?

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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.