Counselling in Emerald, VIC

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SJ Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Sandra Beltran is a counsellor in individual and couple relationships and is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Offering clients understanding, listening to their concerns with empathy. Helping clients to look forward and to realise they have strengths to achieve how they want their future to be. Discussing and supporting clients can bring clarity about the way transformation can be made for more positive outcomes and lives. As an eating disorder clinician, Sandra realises the need for early intervention and the pressures that are put on individuals on how they should be and look.
Sandra Beltran is a counsellor in individual and couple relationships and is also a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. Offering clients understanding, listening to their concerns with empathy. Helping clients to look forward and to realise they have strengths to achieve how they want their future to be. Discussing and supporting clients can bring clarity about the way transformation can be made for more positive outcomes and lives. As an eating disorder clinician, Sandra realises the need for early intervention and the pressures that are put on individuals on how they should be and look.
(03) 5905 9950 View (03) 5905 9950
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Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Emerald, VIC 3782
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
(02) 4504 0327 View (02) 4504 0327
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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emerald, VIC 3782
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013
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Aspect Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Andrew Telley is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in human resources management, who works with a small team of female and male psychologists. Aspect Clinic was established to provide affordable, evidence based psychological intervention, and neurodivergent & educational assessments and now provides services to the communities in Olinda and afar. Aspect Clinic prides itself on being a small service where patients are a human being, not just a referral. We take a holistic approach, and understand that many factors, including financial stress, interpersonal conflict, and substance use can all impact on your mental health.
Dr Andrew Telley is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in human resources management, who works with a small team of female and male psychologists. Aspect Clinic was established to provide affordable, evidence based psychological intervention, and neurodivergent & educational assessments and now provides services to the communities in Olinda and afar. Aspect Clinic prides itself on being a small service where patients are a human being, not just a referral. We take a holistic approach, and understand that many factors, including financial stress, interpersonal conflict, and substance use can all impact on your mental health.
(03) 8203 5803 View (03) 8203 5803
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
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Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335
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Simone Hall
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
(03) 5907 3917 View (03) 5907 3917
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Kati Hambleton
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
(03) 8771 4774 View (03) 8771 4774
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Mindspace Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
(03) 9788 6802 View (03) 9788 6802
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Soul Centered Healing
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
My ideal client is someone that is requiring to address:- Anxiety, Depression, anxiety, pain, relationships challenges and or addiction. Seeking alternatives to medication. For the relief or healing of any emotional challenge or ailment. I am passionate about the relief of unnecessary suffering to support recovery from a peer perspective and create a sense of wellbeing. Alternate strategies beyond pharmaceutical medication and invasive surgery for recovery to wellbeing.
My ideal client is someone that is requiring to address:- Anxiety, Depression, anxiety, pain, relationships challenges and or addiction. Seeking alternatives to medication. For the relief or healing of any emotional challenge or ailment. I am passionate about the relief of unnecessary suffering to support recovery from a peer perspective and create a sense of wellbeing. Alternate strategies beyond pharmaceutical medication and invasive surgery for recovery to wellbeing.
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Relating Well Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
The Basin, VIC 3154
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
My experience is in helping my clients obtain better relationships with partners, family and friends. I am a facilitator in "Prepare Enrich" and the Gottman's method, A great start to a new relationship or existing one, discover your partners and yours, strengths within the relationship and areas of growth, I Specifically focus on such areas as emotional awareness, self-insight, higher emotional intelligence, emotional astuteness, attachment style awareness. An overarching goal for my clients is to, ‘know thy self’, where you begin and end in your relationships, who are you? What is the essence of who you are?
(03) 5905 7145 View (03) 5905 7145
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Judy Tomlinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
(03) 8203 5133 View (03) 8203 5133
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Victoria Procyk
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
As your counsellor, I am here to support you through any challenges that might be affecting your daily life - these could be (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, or managing your emotions. Maybe you are ready to talk about an event that occurred in your childhood, something that happened yesterday, difficulties in your relationships or perhaps you just want to talk to someone - whatever the challenge is, we will endeavour to identify, understand, and process it while developing healthy coping strategies.
As your counsellor, I am here to support you through any challenges that might be affecting your daily life - these could be (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, or managing your emotions. Maybe you are ready to talk about an event that occurred in your childhood, something that happened yesterday, difficulties in your relationships or perhaps you just want to talk to someone - whatever the challenge is, we will endeavour to identify, understand, and process it while developing healthy coping strategies.
(03) 8203 5199 View (03) 8203 5199
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Ros Wilson - Certified Trauma Recovery Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
You've dealt with a rough childhood, toxic relationships and domestic struggles. All this can get on top of you and you feel powerless and don't know which way to turn to free yourself from the never ending cycle of abuse and regret. I get it. You don't have to stay stuck there. I guide women (and men) who have been through the tough times of Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. I understand and feel your pain having experienced the trauma brought on by the highs and the lows of this cycle of abuse and mind games.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
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Eucalyptus Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Eucalyptus Psychology is designed to be a sanctuary. We have been serving eastern Melbourne for over seven years. We are committed to providing mental health support with warmth and respect. Our team of seven psychologists personalises interventions to the individual using a holistic, flexible, and pragmatic approach to therapy. We are available to see people of all ages who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges. We aim to provide authentic care in a tranquil setting. We accept GP Mental Health Plans, private insurance, NDIS, WorkSafe, TAC, and DVA referrals. Book an appointment as a private patient too.
Eucalyptus Psychology is designed to be a sanctuary. We have been serving eastern Melbourne for over seven years. We are committed to providing mental health support with warmth and respect. Our team of seven psychologists personalises interventions to the individual using a holistic, flexible, and pragmatic approach to therapy. We are available to see people of all ages who are experiencing a broad range of concerns and life challenges. We aim to provide authentic care in a tranquil setting. We accept GP Mental Health Plans, private insurance, NDIS, WorkSafe, TAC, and DVA referrals. Book an appointment as a private patient too.
(02) 4810 0642 View (02) 4810 0642
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Tas Manolopoulos
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sassafras, VIC 3787
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 2011. My aim is to create spaces of trust for clients to explore the intricacy of their own lives, to identify the fullness and complexity of their experience, to come to terms with themselves, and to release behaviour which no longer serves them. My work is Humanistic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused, and I use the integrative approaches of my training as entry points for us to language, feel, and honour, all that we carry deeply within us.
(03) 7003 2801 View (03) 7003 2801
Photo of Jeanine L Busch, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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Brielle Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
0493 670 485 View 0493 670 485
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Anne Gleeson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
As a qualified psychotherapist, I support adults and young people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, family difficulties. I offer a neurodiversity-affirming, gentle, holistic approach, using a Process Work awareness model, walking alongside clients as they discover and integrate less known aspects of the self. Together we move toward re-connection with the self and improved relationships with others, accessing each individual's own inner wisdom and healing from within.
(03) 5905 7906 View (03) 5905 7906

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Emerald, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Counsellors in Emerald, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
70% Bereavement
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
75% Medibank Private
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Emerald, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Emerald?

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.