Counselling in Derrimut, VIC

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Rita Hojnik Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derrimut, VIC 3030
As a trained counsellor, through the Australian Counselling Association,I am passionate about listening to you, encouraging you through the process of unfolding and de-briefing. I want to help you to rediscover your innate wisdom, and reconnect to your uniquely beautiful self, you. I aim to support and guide you through change from anxiety, trauma and overwhelm, to healing, and returning to a sense of calm within.
As a trained counsellor, through the Australian Counselling Association,I am passionate about listening to you, encouraging you through the process of unfolding and de-briefing. I want to help you to rediscover your innate wisdom, and reconnect to your uniquely beautiful self, you. I aim to support and guide you through change from anxiety, trauma and overwhelm, to healing, and returning to a sense of calm within.
(03) 4708 5769 View (03) 4708 5769
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Hakan Mapolar
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Derrimut, VIC 3030
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works in the Caroline Springs area. I am passionate about mental health and use a variety of therapeutic approaches. Some of the therapeutic approaches include Gestalt Counselling/psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology, Somatic therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Jungian therapy, Solution based therapy as well as other therapy techniques. I provide Individual Counselling, Couples counselling, Family therapy and Adolescent and Child Counselling. Working in mental health and in the Western suburbs is a passion. I provide therapy for anxiety, stress, general counselling,depression and other mental issues.
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works in the Caroline Springs area. I am passionate about mental health and use a variety of therapeutic approaches. Some of the therapeutic approaches include Gestalt Counselling/psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology, Somatic therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Jungian therapy, Solution based therapy as well as other therapy techniques. I provide Individual Counselling, Couples counselling, Family therapy and Adolescent and Child Counselling. Working in mental health and in the Western suburbs is a passion. I provide therapy for anxiety, stress, general counselling,depression and other mental issues.
0479 098 610 View 0479 098 610

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Nikki Black
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Werribee, VIC 3030
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
0461 467 981 View 0461 467 981
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Anna Maxwell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
(03) 9000 0866 View (03) 9000 0866
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Ramona Lever
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Hi, I'm Ramona. I've been counselling for 20+ years. I love empowering people and helping them to gain awareness around their emotions and mindset. My approach is based on the Mind, Body and Spirit connection. I believe that we need all parts of us to be working in harmony if we want to experience a life of health and happiness. I see clients in Hoppers Crossing from all over the Western Suburbs for General Counselling and Couples Counselling. I am taking new clients in 2024 and look forward to meeting you.
Hi, I'm Ramona. I've been counselling for 20+ years. I love empowering people and helping them to gain awareness around their emotions and mindset. My approach is based on the Mind, Body and Spirit connection. I believe that we need all parts of us to be working in harmony if we want to experience a life of health and happiness. I see clients in Hoppers Crossing from all over the Western Suburbs for General Counselling and Couples Counselling. I am taking new clients in 2024 and look forward to meeting you.
(03) 7302 8306 View (03) 7302 8306
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Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
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Julian O'Sullivan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
Julian's focus is on adult (18+) mental health. He provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and addictive behaviours. He works with clients experiencing grief and loss, identity and existential crisis, social alienation, isolation and loneliness. He is interested in helping those with difficulties in relationships, work stress, or managing distressing emotions.
Julian's focus is on adult (18+) mental health. He provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and addictive behaviours. He works with clients experiencing grief and loss, identity and existential crisis, social alienation, isolation and loneliness. He is interested in helping those with difficulties in relationships, work stress, or managing distressing emotions.
(03) 7003 2798 View (03) 7003 2798
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Holistic Counselling Service.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
(03) 8595 5367 View (03) 8595 5367
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Diem Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Western Psychology offers psychological therapy to young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and substance use. We believe in positive therapeutic relationships and collaboration with clients to achieve therapeutic goals.
Western Psychology offers psychological therapy to young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and substance use. We believe in positive therapeutic relationships and collaboration with clients to achieve therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2025 View (03) 7003 2025
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Helen Richardson
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
As a registered play therapist, I am passionate about enabling children to reach their full potential and assisting them to develop resilience, self-esteem and a sense of self via the power of play. I have been involved with helping individuals and families all my working life within roles both in Australia and England, including positions in schools, not for profit agencies and private practice. Play is the natural language of children and through play children express and explore their emotions and behaviours. Please explore my website www.blueballoon.com.au
As a registered play therapist, I am passionate about enabling children to reach their full potential and assisting them to develop resilience, self-esteem and a sense of self via the power of play. I have been involved with helping individuals and families all my working life within roles both in Australia and England, including positions in schools, not for profit agencies and private practice. Play is the natural language of children and through play children express and explore their emotions and behaviours. Please explore my website www.blueballoon.com.au
(03) 7302 8538 View (03) 7302 8538
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Sonder Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
(08) 9126 9072 View (08) 9126 9072
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Wholehearted Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
We can focus on a specific problem area you bring to therapy, and delve to a deeper level of understanding of the issue/s so as to resolve it, or we can work in a more fluid, open-ended manner, with self-discovery in mind. While I am not resistant to diagnosis and working within a pathological lens, I like to see people outside of narrow diagnostic labels. In the first instance, my first approach is to understand a client’s suffering by learning about them as unique individuals with complex histories and adaptive coping strategies. As I engage wholeheartedly with clients, my ask is that clients attempt to engage wholeheartedly too.
We can focus on a specific problem area you bring to therapy, and delve to a deeper level of understanding of the issue/s so as to resolve it, or we can work in a more fluid, open-ended manner, with self-discovery in mind. While I am not resistant to diagnosis and working within a pathological lens, I like to see people outside of narrow diagnostic labels. In the first instance, my first approach is to understand a client’s suffering by learning about them as unique individuals with complex histories and adaptive coping strategies. As I engage wholeheartedly with clients, my ask is that clients attempt to engage wholeheartedly too.
(03) 8338 1979 View (03) 8338 1979
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Tracey Yeoman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
(03) 7302 8373 View (03) 7302 8373
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Werribee, VIC 3030
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
Positive Mind Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
We specialise in providing comprehensive psychological services, including psychotherapy and assessment for individuals of all ages, from children and teenagers to adults. Assessments include ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments.
We specialise in providing comprehensive psychological services, including psychotherapy and assessment for individuals of all ages, from children and teenagers to adults. Assessments include ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments.
(03) 9191 3567 View (03) 9191 3567
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Mary Ta
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Have you ever felt “out of control" with your emotions, despite your best efforts to handle or avoid it? I get how draining it can feel at times, so my role is to listen and provide practical support to help you get unstuck and work through it. I'm a Registered Psychologist who's passionate about working with you in an engaging, collaborative, and compassionate way. Using evidence-based practices, I support individuals aged 10 years and above for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues - among other issues listed below.
Have you ever felt “out of control" with your emotions, despite your best efforts to handle or avoid it? I get how draining it can feel at times, so my role is to listen and provide practical support to help you get unstuck and work through it. I'm a Registered Psychologist who's passionate about working with you in an engaging, collaborative, and compassionate way. Using evidence-based practices, I support individuals aged 10 years and above for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues - among other issues listed below.
(03) 8566 7768 View (03) 8566 7768
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The Horse's Heartbeat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
Andrea is an experienced, compassionate and empathetic social worker who is passionate about supporting women, children and adolescents to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At The Horse's Heartbeat, we work with individuals and groups, together with our beautiful horses and ponies. We offer innovative, experiential and relational programs to support clients to become aware, relaxed, and able to step into their best life.
(03) 9344 1606 View (03) 9344 1606
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Prodigal Family Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialised Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over ten years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and eight years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Hi, my name is Murray. I'm an Addiction Specialist, who offers Specialised Counselling, General Counselling and Christian Counselling. With an extensive background in addictions, my knowledge of the topic reaches beyond the norm having lived my own personal experience seeking help and residential rehabilitation for a drug and alcohol addiction and deteriorating mental health as a young adult. I have over ten years’ professional experience in the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector, and eight years professional experience as a counsellor, including six years living and working in a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre.
(03) 8658 8900 View (03) 8658 8900
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Preeti Phartiyal - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Preeti is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with adults aged 18 and older. Preeti’s aim is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Her goal is to take clients on a journey of self discovery to get a better understanding of their behaviours, ways of relating to self, others and the world. She is dedicated to helping clients connect with their inner strength to overcome challenges, develop resilience, confidently express their needs, and uncover a deep and lasting sense of fulfillment in every aspect of their lives.
Preeti is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with adults aged 18 and older. Preeti’s aim is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Her goal is to take clients on a journey of self discovery to get a better understanding of their behaviours, ways of relating to self, others and the world. She is dedicated to helping clients connect with their inner strength to overcome challenges, develop resilience, confidently express their needs, and uncover a deep and lasting sense of fulfillment in every aspect of their lives.
(03) 7003 2494 View (03) 7003 2494
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Jessie Narula
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Werribee, VIC 3030  (Online Only)
Change is never easy, and neither is it easy to be stuck in the patterns that are keeping you from achieving the life you want for yourself. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition and want to live symptom free or you are trying to achieve a life with more confidence to pursue your dreams, it starts with realising the need for a change. It requires bravery and strength to create those changes. Having a supportive, empathetic professional by your side can make the process more manageable and less isolating. It is important to find a professional who makes you feel understood and heard.
Change is never easy, and neither is it easy to be stuck in the patterns that are keeping you from achieving the life you want for yourself. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition and want to live symptom free or you are trying to achieve a life with more confidence to pursue your dreams, it starts with realising the need for a change. It requires bravery and strength to create those changes. Having a supportive, empathetic professional by your side can make the process more manageable and less isolating. It is important to find a professional who makes you feel understood and heard.
(08) 9126 9141 View (08) 9126 9141

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Derrimut, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Derrimut, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Career Guidance

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Derrimut, VIC see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Derrimut?

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.