Counselling in Deepdene, VIC

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Sam Minge
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I am a friendly, relaxed, and conversational therapist who works with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health problems. I've done a bunch of things in my career but mostly use schema therapy these days because I find it gets to the heart of things most effectively. My primary focus with my clients is on building a warm, respectful, and genuine relationship through which problems can be explored and understood. From this shared understanding solutions will naturally emerge. I have particular experience helping people with personality problems, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, and problem behaviour.
I am a friendly, relaxed, and conversational therapist who works with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health problems. I've done a bunch of things in my career but mostly use schema therapy these days because I find it gets to the heart of things most effectively. My primary focus with my clients is on building a warm, respectful, and genuine relationship through which problems can be explored and understood. From this shared understanding solutions will naturally emerge. I have particular experience helping people with personality problems, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, and problem behaviour.
(03) 7003 2827 View (03) 7003 2827
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Andrew Keswick
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I firmly believe in an individuals’ inherent inclination towards happiness and their capacity to realise it. I see my role as being fully present and engaged with my client throughout our sessions. I prioritise my client’s boundaries and autonomy and sincerely desire to comprehend their perspective. I approach my work with a personal touch, fuelled by a genuine care for people. I bring with me an honest, transparent, and warm demeanour to create a supportive environment. All of course, with a dose of good humour.
I firmly believe in an individuals’ inherent inclination towards happiness and their capacity to realise it. I see my role as being fully present and engaged with my client throughout our sessions. I prioritise my client’s boundaries and autonomy and sincerely desire to comprehend their perspective. I approach my work with a personal touch, fuelled by a genuine care for people. I bring with me an honest, transparent, and warm demeanour to create a supportive environment. All of course, with a dose of good humour.
(03) 7500 5065 View (03) 7500 5065
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May Lai
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103  (Online Only)
We have all been in situations that we wish were different. We want someone who listens respectfully, to support and encourage us to get through this situation stronger and to be proud of who we are. It can be reassuring to work with a professional therapist to help clarify our thoughts, who will provide tools to manage concerns and assist in putting a life plan in to action.
We have all been in situations that we wish were different. We want someone who listens respectfully, to support and encourage us to get through this situation stronger and to be proud of who we are. It can be reassuring to work with a professional therapist to help clarify our thoughts, who will provide tools to manage concerns and assist in putting a life plan in to action.
(02) 4504 0235 View (02) 4504 0235
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Catherine Frater Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working the psychology field. She currently provides therapy for adults 18+ for a variety of concerns. Some of her niche areas include the treatment of anxiety and relational dynamics with the self and others. She also commonly works with workplace stress, low self esteem, depression, excessive self criticism, reduced confidence, childhood impacts. She also provides therapy for personal growth and greater life fulfilment. She commonly provides therapy to other helping professionals, particularly therapists. She is a passionate and committed therapist.
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working the psychology field. She currently provides therapy for adults 18+ for a variety of concerns. Some of her niche areas include the treatment of anxiety and relational dynamics with the self and others. She also commonly works with workplace stress, low self esteem, depression, excessive self criticism, reduced confidence, childhood impacts. She also provides therapy for personal growth and greater life fulfilment. She commonly provides therapy to other helping professionals, particularly therapists. She is a passionate and committed therapist.
(03) 7003 2131 View (03) 7003 2131
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Marion Rudge (Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having qualified 15 years ago. My particular areas of interest are working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, but I also have experience working with a range of difficulties. I offer a range of evidence based therapies, and draw on these to suit your needs. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach in therapy and we work very much together as a team toward your goals. I value creating a solid and safe therapeutic space where you can genuinely express yourself, and from which you can be empowered and supported to make change.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having qualified 15 years ago. My particular areas of interest are working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, but I also have experience working with a range of difficulties. I offer a range of evidence based therapies, and draw on these to suit your needs. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach in therapy and we work very much together as a team toward your goals. I value creating a solid and safe therapeutic space where you can genuinely express yourself, and from which you can be empowered and supported to make change.
(03) 7003 2990 View (03) 7003 2990
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Pre-Emptive Healthcare
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
The psychologists at Pre-Emptive Healthcare have extensive experience in psychological treatment of children, adolescents and adults that have depression, anxiety and many other conditions. Unlike other psychologists who are just out of university these clinicians been working in this field over many years. Treatment is not in a ‘home/office’ but located within its own clinic. Conveniently located close to the Eastern fwy; with ample street parking, tram stop 46 on the 48 tram route and a few minutes walk from the Burke Road, Kew intersection.
The psychologists at Pre-Emptive Healthcare have extensive experience in psychological treatment of children, adolescents and adults that have depression, anxiety and many other conditions. Unlike other psychologists who are just out of university these clinicians been working in this field over many years. Treatment is not in a ‘home/office’ but located within its own clinic. Conveniently located close to the Eastern fwy; with ample street parking, tram stop 46 on the 48 tram route and a few minutes walk from the Burke Road, Kew intersection.
(03) 7003 2901 View (03) 7003 2901
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Claudia Moratto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deepdene, VIC 3103
Claudia offers a specialist counselling service for clients experiencing mental health concerns due to challenging life circumstances, including grief and loss, bereavement and other life changes. Services include counselling and support for individuals, carers and families living with a serious and life threating illness, grief and bereavement counselling including support for traumatic loss, counselling for people experiencing mood and adjustment disorders and major life transitions.
Claudia offers a specialist counselling service for clients experiencing mental health concerns due to challenging life circumstances, including grief and loss, bereavement and other life changes. Services include counselling and support for individuals, carers and families living with a serious and life threating illness, grief and bereavement counselling including support for traumatic loss, counselling for people experiencing mood and adjustment disorders and major life transitions.
(03) 7003 2230 View (03) 7003 2230
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Weiyu Guan
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I work with clients across the life span and from all walks of life. People come to me because they feel stuck, depressed, alienated, conflicted, lost, unfulfilled or curious. They yearn for a confidential, compassionate and inspiring therapeutic space where they can feel safe enough to encounter different aspects of themselves and their life circumstances with more depth, honesty, dignity and clarity. They hope to cultivate their self-understanding and to nurture their heart in order to find more ease and a deeper sense of belonging with themselves, their loved ones and the wider world; so as to live a life of joy and connection.
I work with clients across the life span and from all walks of life. People come to me because they feel stuck, depressed, alienated, conflicted, lost, unfulfilled or curious. They yearn for a confidential, compassionate and inspiring therapeutic space where they can feel safe enough to encounter different aspects of themselves and their life circumstances with more depth, honesty, dignity and clarity. They hope to cultivate their self-understanding and to nurture their heart in order to find more ease and a deeper sense of belonging with themselves, their loved ones and the wider world; so as to live a life of joy and connection.
(03) 7003 2318 View (03) 7003 2318
Photo of Rosemary Kamel, Psychologist in Deepdene, VIC
Rosemary Kamel
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2911 View (03) 7003 2911
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Mercia Wessels
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Deepdene, VIC 3103
I work with adults and adolescents who want to stop repeating old patterns in their life and relationships. You're the one who is always there for others, but find it difficult to accept help in return. Your friends and loved ones reassure you, but you're plagued with a feeling that you don't really have much to offer. Self-doubt holds you back, and a constant battle with your inner critic leaves you exhausted. You've already worked really hard to try and make changes in your life, but frustratingly, your problems return and you keep struggling with feelings of emptiness and unfulfillment.
I work with adults and adolescents who want to stop repeating old patterns in their life and relationships. You're the one who is always there for others, but find it difficult to accept help in return. Your friends and loved ones reassure you, but you're plagued with a feeling that you don't really have much to offer. Self-doubt holds you back, and a constant battle with your inner critic leaves you exhausted. You've already worked really hard to try and make changes in your life, but frustratingly, your problems return and you keep struggling with feelings of emptiness and unfulfillment.
(03) 7003 2545 View (03) 7003 2545

More Therapists Nearby

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Todd Mills
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
My name is Todd, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used as a tool to enrich your life and relationships through increasing self-compassion, self-understanding and insight, or to work through specific life challenges. My work draws heavily on attachment theory, psychodynamic and developmental theory, mindfulness, systems thinking & existentialism. I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach and always work collaboratively with my clients to identify their unique needs and goals.
(03) 7003 2100 View (03) 7003 2100
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Nirvana Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Camberwell, VIC 3124
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
(03) 7500 5006 View (03) 7500 5006
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Steve Schwartz
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
People come to therapy for all different reasons; some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy. Together and at your own pace, we will co-create a safe container to explore what is bringing you here in a way that helps not only solve problems but also to become a better problem solver.
People come to therapy for all different reasons; some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy. Together and at your own pace, we will co-create a safe container to explore what is bringing you here in a way that helps not only solve problems but also to become a better problem solver.
(03) 8338 4668 View (03) 8338 4668
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Michelle Menzel
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience treating depression, anxiety and eating/ body image disorders. She has also provided workshops and courses for General Practitioners and mental health workers. Her approach integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, schema therapy and hypnosis. She is warm and empathic, down-to-earth and practical, while keeping in mind the bigger picture to help her clients achieve optimal mental health and take charge of their lives. Michelle currently practices in Healesville and offers telehealth consultations.
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience treating depression, anxiety and eating/ body image disorders. She has also provided workshops and courses for General Practitioners and mental health workers. Her approach integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, schema therapy and hypnosis. She is warm and empathic, down-to-earth and practical, while keeping in mind the bigger picture to help her clients achieve optimal mental health and take charge of their lives. Michelle currently practices in Healesville and offers telehealth consultations.
(03) 5905 7053 View (03) 5905 7053
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Adam Weaver | Connected Spirit Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
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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TK Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
Tamra is a psychologist who commenced her career working as a holistic practitioner. She completed a Master of Science in Cross-Cultural Psychology while living in the United Kingdom for 10 years. On her return to Melbourne in 2009 she completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology. Tamra then began working in Custodial and Correctional services, initially facilitating Drug and Alcohol programs in private prisons before working as a Forensic Clinician. Alongside this work she has provided services to clients in the private practice setting for over a decade.
Tamra is a psychologist who commenced her career working as a holistic practitioner. She completed a Master of Science in Cross-Cultural Psychology while living in the United Kingdom for 10 years. On her return to Melbourne in 2009 she completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology. Tamra then began working in Custodial and Correctional services, initially facilitating Drug and Alcohol programs in private prisons before working as a Forensic Clinician. Alongside this work she has provided services to clients in the private practice setting for over a decade.
(03) 8400 0774 View (03) 8400 0774
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Empowered Children Play Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
I am a registered child-centered play therapist (PTPA) and registered Early Childhood Teacher (VIT). I work from a trauma-informed, neuro affirming approach and I work closely with families offering them support and parenting strategies. I offer weekly play therapy sessions to children aged between 3 and 10 years old at a clinic located in Ivanhoe.
(03) 7003 2620 View (03) 7003 2620
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Lisa Jacques
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Camberwell, VIC 3124
Hi there, I'm Lisa from Mindful Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 27 years experience providing therapy to adults, young people, couples and families. I'm passionate about assisting people to work through life's challenges, improve their mental health and wellbeing, grow their self-compassion, live life by their most cherished values and build better relationships. I know it takes courage to come to therapy and I believe it is a privilege to walk alongside you for part of your journey. I am deeply committed to working respectfully and collaboratively with you on what is important to you.
Hi there, I'm Lisa from Mindful Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 27 years experience providing therapy to adults, young people, couples and families. I'm passionate about assisting people to work through life's challenges, improve their mental health and wellbeing, grow their self-compassion, live life by their most cherished values and build better relationships. I know it takes courage to come to therapy and I believe it is a privilege to walk alongside you for part of your journey. I am deeply committed to working respectfully and collaboratively with you on what is important to you.
(03) 7003 2649 View (03) 7003 2649
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Gay Therapist- Shaun Williams - Bent Couch Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kew, VIC 3101
Bent Couch Counselling, founded by Shaun Williams, is a Melbourne-based LGBTIQA+ counselling service specialising in fostering and supporting mental health and positive change within the LGBTIQA+ community, particularly focusing on individuals identifying as male. Providing 1-on-1 online counselling services across Australia and also in-person consultations in Melbourne. Shaun brings an empathetic, professional approach to counselling that is based on his own journey as a CIS gay male and a father. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare.
Bent Couch Counselling, founded by Shaun Williams, is a Melbourne-based LGBTIQA+ counselling service specialising in fostering and supporting mental health and positive change within the LGBTIQA+ community, particularly focusing on individuals identifying as male. Providing 1-on-1 online counselling services across Australia and also in-person consultations in Melbourne. Shaun brings an empathetic, professional approach to counselling that is based on his own journey as a CIS gay male and a father. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare.
(03) 9111 2666 View (03) 9111 2666
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Angie Collins
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Camberwell, VIC 3124
Angie is a registered psychologist with AHPRA and has over 15 years of experience in counselling adolescents and adults. She employs a holistic approach and draws on evidence-based interventions that are tailored to the individual client, including Schema Therapy, ACT and Interpersonal Therapy.
Angie is a registered psychologist with AHPRA and has over 15 years of experience in counselling adolescents and adults. She employs a holistic approach and draws on evidence-based interventions that are tailored to the individual client, including Schema Therapy, ACT and Interpersonal Therapy.
(03) 7003 2686 View (03) 7003 2686

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Deepdene, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Counsellors in Deepdene, VIC who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions
70% Self Esteem
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% Medicare Rebates
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Deepdene, VIC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
11% Male
11% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Deepdene?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.