Counselling in Essendon Fields, VIC

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Luke Lee Tet Counselling & Coaching
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Essendon Fields, VIC 3041
At Luke Lee Tet Counselling & Coaching, we utilise a body-based intervention approach to calm, soothe and regulate you. I believe that you are the expert of your own life. My focus is to guide you through to the answers you are looking for to manage your situation. For some people, life can make them feel overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless. As a supportive and nurturing service, I will work with you to connect to your strengths while building the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing.
At Luke Lee Tet Counselling & Coaching, we utilise a body-based intervention approach to calm, soothe and regulate you. I believe that you are the expert of your own life. My focus is to guide you through to the answers you are looking for to manage your situation. For some people, life can make them feel overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless. As a supportive and nurturing service, I will work with you to connect to your strengths while building the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing.
(03) 7303 3757 View (03) 7303 3757
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Julie Paschke
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Essendon Fields, VIC 3041
Hi, I'm Julie, a Clinical Psychologist, and if you're struggling at the moment and in need of support, please do not hesitate to make an enquiry via email (I will reply within 24 hours). Appointments available within 2 - 3 weeks. Adults 18+ only and I do not work with Workcover, TAC, DVA or NDIS.
Hi, I'm Julie, a Clinical Psychologist, and if you're struggling at the moment and in need of support, please do not hesitate to make an enquiry via email (I will reply within 24 hours). Appointments available within 2 - 3 weeks. Adults 18+ only and I do not work with Workcover, TAC, DVA or NDIS.
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Monique Toohey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Essendon North, VIC 3041
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
(03) 9034 6163 View (03) 9034 6163
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Tigist Kebede
MA
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Tigist Kebede is Naarm (Melbourne) based Black Counsellor, who employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy. She specificalised in working with adults with particular interest in culturally responsive clinical practice. Tigist has experience working forensic, non-profit and health sector. She has a history with working with racial trauma, sexual assault, family violence and refugee trauma.
Tigist Kebede is Naarm (Melbourne) based Black Counsellor, who employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy. She specificalised in working with adults with particular interest in culturally responsive clinical practice. Tigist has experience working forensic, non-profit and health sector. She has a history with working with racial trauma, sexual assault, family violence and refugee trauma.
(03) 9001 5665 View (03) 9001 5665
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No longer accepting new clients
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Essendon, VIC 3040  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing overwhelming feelings, anxiety or challenges in forming secure relationships with others, then I am here to assist you. Together, we can delve into the root causes of these issues, explore your options, develop effective strategies and increase your self-awareness and self-worth. I will support you in comprehending your attachments, stresses, frustrations and emotions so that you can identify your needs and regulate your emotions. My primary aim is to provide you with the necessary education, tools, and resources to heal, feel confident, connect with others, and improve your self-worth so that you can thrive.
If you are experiencing overwhelming feelings, anxiety or challenges in forming secure relationships with others, then I am here to assist you. Together, we can delve into the root causes of these issues, explore your options, develop effective strategies and increase your self-awareness and self-worth. I will support you in comprehending your attachments, stresses, frustrations and emotions so that you can identify your needs and regulate your emotions. My primary aim is to provide you with the necessary education, tools, and resources to heal, feel confident, connect with others, and improve your self-worth so that you can thrive.
(03) 8338 1069 View (03) 8338 1069
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Melanie McInneny
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Hi! My name is Mel and I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience. Our clinic is made up of four experienced psychologists with different areas of interest and experience. We enjoy working with individuals 16+ years presenting with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood difficulties, emotional difficulties, low self esteem, adjustment and life stressors, OCD, Phobias, burnout, work stress, trauma, PTSD and body image. We believe that we all have strengths that we draw upon and help us function in the world and it's our job to help you identify what these are and how to utilise them. We also have couples counselling
Hi! My name is Mel and I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years of experience. Our clinic is made up of four experienced psychologists with different areas of interest and experience. We enjoy working with individuals 16+ years presenting with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood difficulties, emotional difficulties, low self esteem, adjustment and life stressors, OCD, Phobias, burnout, work stress, trauma, PTSD and body image. We believe that we all have strengths that we draw upon and help us function in the world and it's our job to help you identify what these are and how to utilise them. We also have couples counselling
(03) 8104 9955 View (03) 8104 9955
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Elliott Hunter McMahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Broadmeadows, VIC 3047
I am a social worker and family therapist with over eight years post-qualifying experience, and over five years experience providing supervision and consultation to frontline practitioners and leaders in mental health, AoD, family violence and housing and homelessness sectors. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental services to people in Melbourne who have been impacted by the war on people who use drugs, the criminalisation of sex work, incarceration, and other forms of marginalisation.
I am a social worker and family therapist with over eight years post-qualifying experience, and over five years experience providing supervision and consultation to frontline practitioners and leaders in mental health, AoD, family violence and housing and homelessness sectors. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental services to people in Melbourne who have been impacted by the war on people who use drugs, the criminalisation of sex work, incarceration, and other forms of marginalisation.
(03) 8104 9400 View (03) 8104 9400
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Dr Clare Bellhouse
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Essendon, VIC 3040
Clare is a clinical psychologist with special interests in perinatal and infant mental health, parenting difficulties and complex trauma. She also works with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues and reproductive loss. Clare completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne which involved developing, facilitating and evaluating a group psychotherapy program for pregnant women experiencing difficulties in the transition to parenthood.
Clare is a clinical psychologist with special interests in perinatal and infant mental health, parenting difficulties and complex trauma. She also works with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, relationship issues and reproductive loss. Clare completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne which involved developing, facilitating and evaluating a group psychotherapy program for pregnant women experiencing difficulties in the transition to parenthood.
(03) 7003 2861 View (03) 7003 2861
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Inas Abosh
MC
Verified Verified
Broadmeadows, VIC 3047  (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
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Kim Singline
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
I am a registered psychologist with experience in both therapeutic and corporate psychology. I provide empathetic, warm and holistic support to clients who are navigating life challenges, such as anxiety, low mood, managing chronic health conditions or pain, relationship problems, low self-esteem or self-worth, or managing transitions. Clients I work with often find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain about the next steps. I collaborate with them to re-establish a connection with themselves, identify their desires and needs, and together, we chart a course towards achieving those goals, embarking on the journey together.
I am a registered psychologist with experience in both therapeutic and corporate psychology. I provide empathetic, warm and holistic support to clients who are navigating life challenges, such as anxiety, low mood, managing chronic health conditions or pain, relationship problems, low self-esteem or self-worth, or managing transitions. Clients I work with often find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain about the next steps. I collaborate with them to re-establish a connection with themselves, identify their desires and needs, and together, we chart a course towards achieving those goals, embarking on the journey together.
(03) 7003 2531 View (03) 7003 2531
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David Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
(03) 7003 2492 View (03) 7003 2492
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More Than This Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Glenroy, VIC 3046  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris. Thankyou for taking the first step towards a better life by seeking assistance. I am here to listen, without judgement, and help you find a way through your issues. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor, with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I specialise in grief and loss and life changes and offer online and telephone counselling for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work.
Hi, I'm Chris. Thankyou for taking the first step towards a better life by seeking assistance. I am here to listen, without judgement, and help you find a way through your issues. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor, with over 5 years experience in mental health issues including depression and anxiety. I specialise in grief and loss and life changes and offer online and telephone counselling for people that have difficulty getting to a physical office due to living too far away or not having time. I also offer after-hours sessions so there is no need to take time off work.
(02) 5500 9319 View (02) 5500 9319
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Dr Hana Guo
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
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
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Sultan Aldemir
Counsellor, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Essendon North, VIC 3041  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
OFFERING ONLY ONLINE/ TELEPHONE COUNSELLING: I have been working as a Social worker and Counsellor for over 7 years with experience providing therapy to individuals, families & adolescents. I've supported people from all scopes of life through complex issues including trauma, family violence, & mood disorders such as anxiety & depression. I have worked in diverse community settings and roles where I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in supporting clients building skills to cope with challenging circumstances.
OFFERING ONLY ONLINE/ TELEPHONE COUNSELLING: I have been working as a Social worker and Counsellor for over 7 years with experience providing therapy to individuals, families & adolescents. I've supported people from all scopes of life through complex issues including trauma, family violence, & mood disorders such as anxiety & depression. I have worked in diverse community settings and roles where I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in supporting clients building skills to cope with challenging circumstances.
0499 429 054 View 0499 429 054
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Christina King
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
My journey over the past fifteen years demonstrates that I am a caring and conscientious Leader, Counsellor, Mediator, Trainer and Researcher with extensive knowledge and experience across private and public sectors, providing assessment, advice, support, rehabilitation and treatment to a wide range of clients. I have worked with clients who have experienced trauma, injury, learning and intellectual difficulties, hardship, violence and other personal issues. I have a well-developed strategic and innovative mind that enables me to assist others overcome psychological barriers that often preclude and disadvantages individuals.
My journey over the past fifteen years demonstrates that I am a caring and conscientious Leader, Counsellor, Mediator, Trainer and Researcher with extensive knowledge and experience across private and public sectors, providing assessment, advice, support, rehabilitation and treatment to a wide range of clients. I have worked with clients who have experienced trauma, injury, learning and intellectual difficulties, hardship, violence and other personal issues. I have a well-developed strategic and innovative mind that enables me to assist others overcome psychological barriers that often preclude and disadvantages individuals.
(03) 8338 1532 View (03) 8338 1532
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Tune In Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044  (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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DKM Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
DKM Psychology is a group practice located in Coburg. Our clinicians are highly trained, with experience across private, public, forensic, and educational settings. We also offer high quality, low cost services via our intern clinic which is staffed by Provisional Psychologists.
DKM Psychology is a group practice located in Coburg. Our clinicians are highly trained, with experience across private, public, forensic, and educational settings. We also offer high quality, low cost services via our intern clinic which is staffed by Provisional Psychologists.
(03) 8372 0405 View (03) 8372 0405
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Mariana G. Ferraz Dos Santos
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Mariana is a passionate, open-minded and empathetic provisional psychologist who enjoys listening to clients' life stories and being part of their difficult times, providing them with the support they need to overcome challenges. Relying on talk therapy and deep reflection techniques, she will help clients to bring thoughts, feelings and experiences to the surface under different perspectives. She believes that a holistic approach can lead to surprising results and enjoys participating in this trajectory of achievement with her clients. Mariana is bilingual (English & Portuguese) and is familiar with different cultures.
Mariana is a passionate, open-minded and empathetic provisional psychologist who enjoys listening to clients' life stories and being part of their difficult times, providing them with the support they need to overcome challenges. Relying on talk therapy and deep reflection techniques, she will help clients to bring thoughts, feelings and experiences to the surface under different perspectives. She believes that a holistic approach can lead to surprising results and enjoys participating in this trajectory of achievement with her clients. Mariana is bilingual (English & Portuguese) and is familiar with different cultures.
(03) 8338 1034 View (03) 8338 1034
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Ghada El Zohbi
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadows, VIC 3047
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
(03) 7031 7815 View (03) 7031 7815
Elizabeth Terziovski
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Essendon, VIC 3040
Liz has a broad range of clinical interests including working with clients who experience mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma related emotional difficulties, self-esteem issues, loss and grief and anger issues.
Liz has a broad range of clinical interests including working with clients who experience mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma related emotional difficulties, self-esteem issues, loss and grief and anger issues.
(03) 9007 0684 View (03) 9007 0684

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Essendon Fields, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Essendon Fields, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Essendon Fields, VIC see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Essendon Fields?

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.