Counselling in Diggers Rest, VIC

Photo of Emma Moody Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Emma Moody Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Diggers Rest, VIC 3427  (Online Only)
Emma is an Accredited Mental Health Social worker with over 10 years experience working with people with mental health issues. Emma has a Bachelor's Degrees in Social Work as well as additional qualifications that enable her to specialise in counselling and mental health. Emma's current roles include senior Fertility counsellor at a specialised Fertility clinic and prior to that she worked as a team leader in adult and family mental health
Emma is an Accredited Mental Health Social worker with over 10 years experience working with people with mental health issues. Emma has a Bachelor's Degrees in Social Work as well as additional qualifications that enable her to specialise in counselling and mental health. Emma's current roles include senior Fertility counsellor at a specialised Fertility clinic and prior to that she worked as a team leader in adult and family mental health
(03) 4420 9609 View (03) 4420 9609

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Lana Krpic
Counsellor
Sunbury, VIC 3429  (Online Only)
I support individuals to navigate their experiences and challenges in polyamory, ethical non monogamy, open relationships, swinging, kink, BDSM and other non normative lifestyles and relationship structures. By using a feminist approach that is grounded in lived experience, I am able to support my clients while recognizing the influence of the patriarchy, family, social and cultural conditioning. I am a trauma informed therapist, who is kink-knowledgeable, sex worker positive, neurodiverse positive, anti-racist, and anti-colonial. For clients using drugs and alcohol, a peer lead harm minimisation approach is available.
I support individuals to navigate their experiences and challenges in polyamory, ethical non monogamy, open relationships, swinging, kink, BDSM and other non normative lifestyles and relationship structures. By using a feminist approach that is grounded in lived experience, I am able to support my clients while recognizing the influence of the patriarchy, family, social and cultural conditioning. I am a trauma informed therapist, who is kink-knowledgeable, sex worker positive, neurodiverse positive, anti-racist, and anti-colonial. For clients using drugs and alcohol, a peer lead harm minimisation approach is available.
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Photo of Enable Workplace Consulting, Psychologist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Enable Workplace Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
(03) 9069 9733 View (03) 9069 9733
Photo of Tune In Counselling, Counsellor in Diggers Rest, VIC
Tune In Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038  (Online Only)
My name is Ellie. I am a registered Counsellor and trained TRTP Practitioner and Vocal Performance Coach. I have a professional background working in the EAP and Critical incident response sector offering support for various corporate, government and law enforcement employees. I have a particular interest in supporting people harmed by narcissistic abuse and work place bullying as well as identifying recurring patterns in ones life. Online only at this stage Individual $100 Couples $140 must call to book. Students $85. Please book free 10min consult/intake first.
My name is Ellie. I am a registered Counsellor and trained TRTP Practitioner and Vocal Performance Coach. I have a professional background working in the EAP and Critical incident response sector offering support for various corporate, government and law enforcement employees. I have a particular interest in supporting people harmed by narcissistic abuse and work place bullying as well as identifying recurring patterns in ones life. Online only at this stage Individual $100 Couples $140 must call to book. Students $85. Please book free 10min consult/intake first.
(03) 8104 9070 View (03) 8104 9070
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
(03) 4427 7413 View (03) 4427 7413
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CUE- Support & Counselling
Counsellor, AACBT
Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
CUE stands for Compassion, Understanding, Empathy as these are the principles which guide my practice and work ethic.
CUE stands for Compassion, Understanding, Empathy as these are the principles which guide my practice and work ethic.
(03) 8104 9335 View (03) 8104 9335
Photo of Mind Therapy Psychotherapeutic Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Mind Therapy Psychotherapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Greenvale, VIC 3059
Immediate Openings Available - Medicare Bulk Billed. Face to face + telehealth. Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness, Emotional Focused Therapy & more. I work from the belief that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, acceptance, validation and understanding. My purpose is to get you unstuck, confident, emotionally intelligent and not afraid to face life. I am passionate about working with Individuals, Adolescents & Couples facilitating meaningful and lasting change. I take pride in my ability to connect in a genuine way with a variety of clients and tailor my approach to best respect each person's potential, strengths.
Immediate Openings Available - Medicare Bulk Billed. Face to face + telehealth. Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness, Emotional Focused Therapy & more. I work from the belief that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, acceptance, validation and understanding. My purpose is to get you unstuck, confident, emotionally intelligent and not afraid to face life. I am passionate about working with Individuals, Adolescents & Couples facilitating meaningful and lasting change. I take pride in my ability to connect in a genuine way with a variety of clients and tailor my approach to best respect each person's potential, strengths.
(03) 7302 2111 View (03) 7302 2111
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Sky Mutch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Sky uses a holistic and individualised approach with each client that aims to explore and incorporate aspects of physical, spiritual, emotional, social and mental wellbeing into a whole picture of the individual in a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel heard and accepted as you move through your therapy journey. Sky has experience working across the lifespan with individuals aged 17 and above, with different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations/identifications and presentations such as depression, anxiety, stress, general wellbeing, ADHD support, relationship problems, anger, self-esteem and practical problem solving
Sky uses a holistic and individualised approach with each client that aims to explore and incorporate aspects of physical, spiritual, emotional, social and mental wellbeing into a whole picture of the individual in a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel heard and accepted as you move through your therapy journey. Sky has experience working across the lifespan with individuals aged 17 and above, with different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations/identifications and presentations such as depression, anxiety, stress, general wellbeing, ADHD support, relationship problems, anger, self-esteem and practical problem solving
(03) 8007 2271 View (03) 8007 2271
Photo of Monique Toohey, Psychologist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Monique Toohey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Keilor Downs, VIC 3038
I work with clients who want to develop advanced interpersonal skills such as boundary setting and managing relationships with difficult people (in your family, friendship circle or workplace). I also work with couples & cross-cultural couples.
I work with clients who want to develop advanced interpersonal skills such as boundary setting and managing relationships with difficult people (in your family, friendship circle or workplace). I also work with couples & cross-cultural couples.
(03) 9034 6163 View (03) 9034 6163
Photo of Hakan Mapolar, Psychotherapist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Hakan Mapolar
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
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.
0403 605 518 View 0403 605 518
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Dr Hana Guo
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038
Welcome to Anxiety Management Hub or AMH Psychology, a primarily Telehealth psychology clinic in Melbourne! My name is Dr Hana Guo, and I am an EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping my clients break free from unhealthy patterns that keep on repeating. I support both individuals who warrant a mental health diagnosis as well as professionals without any diagnosis (ie., health and mental health practitioners, lawyers, engineers) who are seeking coaching or self improvement to be be happier and better adjusted individuals.
Welcome to Anxiety Management Hub or AMH Psychology, a primarily Telehealth psychology clinic in Melbourne! My name is Dr Hana Guo, and I am an EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping my clients break free from unhealthy patterns that keep on repeating. I support both individuals who warrant a mental health diagnosis as well as professionals without any diagnosis (ie., health and mental health practitioners, lawyers, engineers) who are seeking coaching or self improvement to be be happier and better adjusted individuals.
0401 649 365 View 0401 649 365
Photo of Traci Tucker Counselling, Counsellor in Diggers Rest, VIC
Traci Tucker Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Gisborne, VIC 3437
Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centred, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centred, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
(03) 4328 3009 View (03) 4328 3009
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Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
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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Savleen Bajaj (Life Growth Psychology)
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Savleen is a clinical psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. Her practice is guided by genuine care for her clients. She works with individual adults and couples with a wide range of issues. Savleen focuses on engaging her clients to achieve long-term meaningful growth in a compassionate, safe, supportive and culturally sensitive environment. She has a warm and collaborative approach to therapy and encourages her clients to identify their strengths whilst they examine and compassionately reflect on their lives. She is dedicated to supporting her client's in experiencing improved wellbeing.
Savleen is a clinical psychologist with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. Her practice is guided by genuine care for her clients. She works with individual adults and couples with a wide range of issues. Savleen focuses on engaging her clients to achieve long-term meaningful growth in a compassionate, safe, supportive and culturally sensitive environment. She has a warm and collaborative approach to therapy and encourages her clients to identify their strengths whilst they examine and compassionately reflect on their lives. She is dedicated to supporting her client's in experiencing improved wellbeing.
(03) 9068 5037 View (03) 9068 5037
Photo of Janelle Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Janelle Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Greenvale, VIC 3059
I am a Social Worker and Therapist with 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I offer a mix of practical strategies and deeper exploration of your feelings and experiences. I am particularly interested in the emotions and beliefs we hold that get us stuck in problematic and repetitive patterns of relating. By becoming aware of these patterns and understanding them, we can step out of conflict and rebuild connection and intimacy. This process leads to deep and sustained change.
I am a Social Worker and Therapist with 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I offer a mix of practical strategies and deeper exploration of your feelings and experiences. I am particularly interested in the emotions and beliefs we hold that get us stuck in problematic and repetitive patterns of relating. By becoming aware of these patterns and understanding them, we can step out of conflict and rebuild connection and intimacy. This process leads to deep and sustained change.
(03) 8771 5996 View (03) 8771 5996
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Inas Abosh
MC
Deer Park, VIC 3023  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Counsellor, specialised in Depression, Relationships, Career, Return to Work, Rehabilitation, and Vocational counselling. I have a Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation and mental health Counselling from Latrobe University. I am accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). I have also a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from ACAP (in progress). Many years experience working with individuals and families, offering support in challenges accompanied by mental health, unemployment, disability and domestic violence.
I am a qualified Counsellor, specialised in Depression, Relationships, Career, Return to Work, Rehabilitation, and Vocational counselling. I have a Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation and mental health Counselling from Latrobe University. I am accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). I have also a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from ACAP (in progress). Many years experience working with individuals and families, offering support in challenges accompanied by mental health, unemployment, disability and domestic violence.
(03) 7303 3921 View (03) 7303 3921
Photo of Dr Karin du Plessis - Relationships Squared, Counsellor in Diggers Rest, VIC
Dr Karin du Plessis - Relationships Squared
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified
Keilor, VIC 3036
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
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Photo of Sanctuary Space Counselling, Counsellor in Diggers Rest, VIC
Sanctuary Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
(03) 7303 3702 View (03) 7303 3702
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Mind Mosaics Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Melton, VIC 3337
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
(03) 4416 2328 View (03) 4416 2328
Photo of Geraldine Abdilla, Psychologist in Diggers Rest, VIC
Geraldine Abdilla
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Albanvale, VIC 3021
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
(03) 7302 8289 View (03) 7302 8289

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Diggers Rest, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Diggers Rest, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Eating Disorders
100% Infertility
100% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Diggers Rest, VIC see their clients

100% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Diggers Rest?

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.