Counselling in Fitzroy North, VIC

Photo of Denise Zammit, Psychologist in Fitzroy North, VIC
Denise Zammit
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Coming to therapy takes courage, so I will do my best to make it a collaborative and positive experience. I aim to encourage growth. I can help with anxiety, mood issues, psychological trauma, postpartum issues, life-stage transitions, sexuality and gender concerns, substance use issues, other unhelpful coping, relationships/attachment, burnout/ workplace stress. I'm committed to helping you heal from the past, recognise self-defeating patterns, work toward regaining a sense of control, and a more optimistic sense of the future.
Coming to therapy takes courage, so I will do my best to make it a collaborative and positive experience. I aim to encourage growth. I can help with anxiety, mood issues, psychological trauma, postpartum issues, life-stage transitions, sexuality and gender concerns, substance use issues, other unhelpful coping, relationships/attachment, burnout/ workplace stress. I'm committed to helping you heal from the past, recognise self-defeating patterns, work toward regaining a sense of control, and a more optimistic sense of the future.
(03) 9344 1666 View (03) 9344 1666
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Dr Trudy Clutterbok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
The people who work with me are often independent thinkers, they're bright and creative. They might also feel isolated, stuck, that there's something missing, or that they haven't yet been heard in a way that allows them to feel a bit freer to really enjoy their lives. Many would say that they feel like outsiders. The people I work with have often had seriously difficult histories. Sometimes they support someone else who suffers. I value working with others of all ages from my LGBTQ+ and GBKS (diversity in gender, body, kinship & sexuality) communities.
(03) 7003 2417 View (03) 7003 2417
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Sherridan J Green
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
As a Gestalt therapist and EMDR therapist Sherridan has a person-centred perspective, facilitating emotion focused psychotherapy where you will experience being listened to and responded to with sincerity and authenticity. Sherridan provides a warm, safe, non-judgemental and welcoming space for you to explore your deepest concerns. Each person is unique, and how you look at the world individualist, sessions will be ever-evolving and the relationship supportive, a continuous sequence of experiencing and of examining the process of you in your life.
As a Gestalt therapist and EMDR therapist Sherridan has a person-centred perspective, facilitating emotion focused psychotherapy where you will experience being listened to and responded to with sincerity and authenticity. Sherridan provides a warm, safe, non-judgemental and welcoming space for you to explore your deepest concerns. Each person is unique, and how you look at the world individualist, sessions will be ever-evolving and the relationship supportive, a continuous sequence of experiencing and of examining the process of you in your life.
(03) 9118 9081 View (03) 9118 9081
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Somatic Psychotherapy And Emdr With Esen Uygun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
I am passionate about supporting and helping individuals, families who feel trapped in their trauma symptoms. I am Somatic Experiencing, Accredited EMDR and Havening Practitioner. I support people with Complex PTSD issues. There is a common belief that the trauma is the result of individual's thinking pattern, which is misleading. Any traumatic experiences registered somatically, therefore the trauma work will be somatically oriented, which aims to clear the symptoms from the whole system.
I am passionate about supporting and helping individuals, families who feel trapped in their trauma symptoms. I am Somatic Experiencing, Accredited EMDR and Havening Practitioner. I support people with Complex PTSD issues. There is a common belief that the trauma is the result of individual's thinking pattern, which is misleading. Any traumatic experiences registered somatically, therefore the trauma work will be somatically oriented, which aims to clear the symptoms from the whole system.
(03) 9071 0595 View (03) 9071 0595
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Alice Honman
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
We all experience suffering, and our suffering can be intensified by cultural structures, ideologies, and oppression. I have specific interest in neurodiversity and its impact on how one relates to the world and themselves. I value working with people who may feel marginalised or misunderstood and individuals struggling with feelings of low self-worth. I value working with the whole individual and their many facets. My hope for those I support is to suffer less and live more fully.
We all experience suffering, and our suffering can be intensified by cultural structures, ideologies, and oppression. I have specific interest in neurodiversity and its impact on how one relates to the world and themselves. I value working with people who may feel marginalised or misunderstood and individuals struggling with feelings of low self-worth. I value working with the whole individual and their many facets. My hope for those I support is to suffer less and live more fully.
(03) 9118 9055 x61 View (03) 9118 9055 x61
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Fitzroy North Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Karen works with adolescents, adults & couples. She has a particular interest in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, grief, life transitions, & communication and relationships. In her confidential counselling space she helps clarify issues, identify goals, & explores thinking, emotions, and behaviour that may be getting us a little stuck. She empathetically supports her clients in sharing their story and presenting issues, & encourages the development of their own personal strategies. Ultimately Karen provides support for you to author your own narrative & to move towards living a more connected, authentic self.
Karen works with adolescents, adults & couples. She has a particular interest in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, grief, life transitions, & communication and relationships. In her confidential counselling space she helps clarify issues, identify goals, & explores thinking, emotions, and behaviour that may be getting us a little stuck. She empathetically supports her clients in sharing their story and presenting issues, & encourages the development of their own personal strategies. Ultimately Karen provides support for you to author your own narrative & to move towards living a more connected, authentic self.
(03) 7003 2721 View (03) 7003 2721
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Daniela Miszkinis, Counsellor & Art Therapist.
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068  (Online Only)
I am a Holistic Counsellor with specialisation in Art Therapy (Master of Art Therapy, La Trobe Uni) and Clinical Counselling & Supervision (ACA). My areas of expertise include: DBT-informed Art Therapy and Jungian psychodynamic client-centred methods. My holistic approach supports the whole person, not just mental health needs. I consider physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of my clients. I strive to create a space in which my clients can rediscover their own innate healing power, in order to bring about a feeling of wholeness and integrity.
I am a Holistic Counsellor with specialisation in Art Therapy (Master of Art Therapy, La Trobe Uni) and Clinical Counselling & Supervision (ACA). My areas of expertise include: DBT-informed Art Therapy and Jungian psychodynamic client-centred methods. My holistic approach supports the whole person, not just mental health needs. I consider physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of my clients. I strive to create a space in which my clients can rediscover their own innate healing power, in order to bring about a feeling of wholeness and integrity.
(03) 7003 2809 View (03) 7003 2809
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Isabelle Stoner - Somatic Psychotherapy Counselling Yoga
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068  (Online Only)
Isy (she/they) provides integrative counselling with a somatic, body-based focus. Specialising in mental-health aware, queer-affirming and trauma-informed frameworks, Isy’s approach to both counselling and embodiment practices is holistic and relational. Isy's work is informed by attachment theory and polyvagal theory to support client's in feeling more connected, safe and inspired.
Isy (she/they) provides integrative counselling with a somatic, body-based focus. Specialising in mental-health aware, queer-affirming and trauma-informed frameworks, Isy’s approach to both counselling and embodiment practices is holistic and relational. Isy's work is informed by attachment theory and polyvagal theory to support client's in feeling more connected, safe and inspired.
(03) 7003 2817 View (03) 7003 2817
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Shey Cooper
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
I currently have availability to take on some new clients. I support individuals with a broad range of clinical needs in a non-judgmental, neuro-affirming and holistic way, utilising evidence based treatments. I provide a nurturing and safe space, and use a strength based, supportive and collaborative approach. My goal is to assist individuals in gaining greater insight and self-awareness, to enhance their emotional well-being, with the aim of supporting individuals to reach their full potential and thrive.
I currently have availability to take on some new clients. I support individuals with a broad range of clinical needs in a non-judgmental, neuro-affirming and holistic way, utilising evidence based treatments. I provide a nurturing and safe space, and use a strength based, supportive and collaborative approach. My goal is to assist individuals in gaining greater insight and self-awareness, to enhance their emotional well-being, with the aim of supporting individuals to reach their full potential and thrive.
(03) 7037 6950 View (03) 7037 6950
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Michele Watson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Hi, my name's Michele and I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults who are experiencing emotional distress that prevents them from functioning well in their work and personal lives. You may want to see a psychologist if you are experiencing excessive worry, panicky feelings, low mood, low energy or loss of interest in things. You might be going through a life transition, experiencing grief after a loss or having relationship difficulties. You may have grown up having painful and difficult experiences early in life which prevent you from functioning freely and creatively, or from forming positive relationships with others.
Hi, my name's Michele and I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults who are experiencing emotional distress that prevents them from functioning well in their work and personal lives. You may want to see a psychologist if you are experiencing excessive worry, panicky feelings, low mood, low energy or loss of interest in things. You might be going through a life transition, experiencing grief after a loss or having relationship difficulties. You may have grown up having painful and difficult experiences early in life which prevent you from functioning freely and creatively, or from forming positive relationships with others.
(03) 8595 5351 View (03) 8595 5351
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Leyna Fennell
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Relationship Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, working with individuals, couples & families. I will work with you to strengthen your relationships with self and others, through careful exploration of your emotional landscape, attending to any emotional blocks holding you back from relating well. Attention given to enhancing communication and supporting expressions of more vulnerable emotions and experiences. Special interest working with challenges related to love, desire, sex and intimacy. My interest and focus surrounds exploring issues through the lens of relationship- whether that be intimate or other.
Relationship Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, working with individuals, couples & families. I will work with you to strengthen your relationships with self and others, through careful exploration of your emotional landscape, attending to any emotional blocks holding you back from relating well. Attention given to enhancing communication and supporting expressions of more vulnerable emotions and experiences. Special interest working with challenges related to love, desire, sex and intimacy. My interest and focus surrounds exploring issues through the lens of relationship- whether that be intimate or other.
(03) 8592 9269 View (03) 8592 9269
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Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
My name is Dr Jacqueline Baulch. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 16 years of experience working with clients. I am the Director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology. With a team of 25 psychologists, couples therapists and accredited mental health social workers, we are fortunate to be able to support individuals and couples with all kinds of mental health issues and life challenges.
My name is Dr Jacqueline Baulch. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 16 years of experience working with clients. I am the Director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology. With a team of 25 psychologists, couples therapists and accredited mental health social workers, we are fortunate to be able to support individuals and couples with all kinds of mental health issues and life challenges.
(03) 7003 2489 View (03) 7003 2489
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Vanessa Bryden-Jones
Psychotherapist, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Are you facing important life changes? Struggling with relationships or self-worth? At risk of losing something crucial? Many have sought my guidance in navigating these challenges, and I've been privileged to help support them to facilitate positive and lasting change. Common themes in my practice: Relationships: Overcoming low self-worth, fostering authentic connections, and navigating relationship challenges. Boundaries: Prioritizing your needs, balancing work/life integration, and enhancing self-care. Emotional challenges: Addressing instability and self-sabotage hindering fundamental needs.
Are you facing important life changes? Struggling with relationships or self-worth? At risk of losing something crucial? Many have sought my guidance in navigating these challenges, and I've been privileged to help support them to facilitate positive and lasting change. Common themes in my practice: Relationships: Overcoming low self-worth, fostering authentic connections, and navigating relationship challenges. Boundaries: Prioritizing your needs, balancing work/life integration, and enhancing self-care. Emotional challenges: Addressing instability and self-sabotage hindering fundamental needs.
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Counselling Service Melbourne
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
We believe that change comes from within yourself and thats why we help to overcome negative beliefs and deal with emotions that can keep us stuck in unwanted behaviour. To build a stronger foundation for yourself and develop effective coping behaviour call 0449 861 147
We believe that change comes from within yourself and thats why we help to overcome negative beliefs and deal with emotions that can keep us stuck in unwanted behaviour. To build a stronger foundation for yourself and develop effective coping behaviour call 0449 861 147
(03) 9069 9596 x044986 View (03) 9069 9596 x044986
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Marisa Howard Pacfa Reg Clinical
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues and practice new ways of being and the potential for healing from 'stuckness' or a clinical condition. The relationship with the therapist is most important in therapy, so feel free to give me a call to see if we connect. I'm registered with WorkCover (Worksafe Victoria) and specialise in helping those with trauma and workplace injury, psychological or physical, as well as ongoing medical conditions and health problems. I have training in psychodynamic and body-oriented approaches (somatics) and EMDR, as well as cognitive-behavioural (CBT) approaches like ACT.
Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues and practice new ways of being and the potential for healing from 'stuckness' or a clinical condition. The relationship with the therapist is most important in therapy, so feel free to give me a call to see if we connect. I'm registered with WorkCover (Worksafe Victoria) and specialise in helping those with trauma and workplace injury, psychological or physical, as well as ongoing medical conditions and health problems. I have training in psychodynamic and body-oriented approaches (somatics) and EMDR, as well as cognitive-behavioural (CBT) approaches like ACT.
(03) 7003 2740 View (03) 7003 2740
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Esther Sammut
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
I believe a life of meaning, fulfillment and happiness is possible for every person, from those with slightly tiresome moods or behaviours to those with severely wounded pasts. It can be achieved through a guided therapeutic process which combines scientific research and experience with careful assessment into each person's mental barriers, unhelpful traits and recurrent emotional patterns. My practice of over 16 years, offers a caring, intuitive, nuanced approach uniquely tailored to your needs while utilizing the latest evidence based, neuro-scientifically informed treatments
I believe a life of meaning, fulfillment and happiness is possible for every person, from those with slightly tiresome moods or behaviours to those with severely wounded pasts. It can be achieved through a guided therapeutic process which combines scientific research and experience with careful assessment into each person's mental barriers, unhelpful traits and recurrent emotional patterns. My practice of over 16 years, offers a caring, intuitive, nuanced approach uniquely tailored to your needs while utilizing the latest evidence based, neuro-scientifically informed treatments
(03) 7003 2840 View (03) 7003 2840
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Michael Dods
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I like to help people know themselves more fully and in doing so, become more whole and live life more freely on their terms. I work relationally using multiple approaches/lenses (ISTDP, IFS, ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Ecopsychology) informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy. I work with all people no matter their group identity. However, I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, grief, guilt, anger, relationships issues, men's issues, personality issues, burnout and complex trauma.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I like to help people know themselves more fully and in doing so, become more whole and live life more freely on their terms. I work relationally using multiple approaches/lenses (ISTDP, IFS, ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Ecopsychology) informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy. I work with all people no matter their group identity. However, I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, grief, guilt, anger, relationships issues, men's issues, personality issues, burnout and complex trauma.
(03) 7003 2393 View (03) 7003 2393
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Margaret Price
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
I support people with a wide range of issues including grief and loss, relationship concerns, anxiety, stress, trauma and life transitions (empty nesters, separation, retirement issues, ageing, life-threatening diagnosis). Working at your pace, the origins of your current concerns are uncovered and new emotions, thoughts and behaviours take place to help you feel fulfilled and live a more satisfying life. ​
I support people with a wide range of issues including grief and loss, relationship concerns, anxiety, stress, trauma and life transitions (empty nesters, separation, retirement issues, ageing, life-threatening diagnosis). Working at your pace, the origins of your current concerns are uncovered and new emotions, thoughts and behaviours take place to help you feel fulfilled and live a more satisfying life. ​
(03) 7003 2146 View (03) 7003 2146
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Jade Lloyd-Mumford
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068  (Online Only)
Hi there! I invite you to book in for a free chat with me so we can get to know each other and see if we might be a good fit. I support individuals with a wide of range of mental and emotional health concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and attachment issues. I value approaching my clients as whole people as opposed to diagnoses. I focus on peoples strengths and individuality, taking a warm and gentle approach to support my clients in finding happiness, insight, confidence and hope. I use a person-centred and psychodynamic approach blended with mindfulness and somatic tools.
Hi there! I invite you to book in for a free chat with me so we can get to know each other and see if we might be a good fit. I support individuals with a wide of range of mental and emotional health concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and attachment issues. I value approaching my clients as whole people as opposed to diagnoses. I focus on peoples strengths and individuality, taking a warm and gentle approach to support my clients in finding happiness, insight, confidence and hope. I use a person-centred and psychodynamic approach blended with mindfulness and somatic tools.
(03) 7003 2159 x61 View (03) 7003 2159 x61
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Paul Graham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Paul currently works with adult individuals experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, life-stage transitions, addiction, grief, sexuality challenges and personality disorders. He works within an evidence-based framework drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy, and motivational interviewing. Paul favors an eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs of each patient, and adapts as his patients’ needs change over time.
Paul currently works with adult individuals experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, life-stage transitions, addiction, grief, sexuality challenges and personality disorders. He works within an evidence-based framework drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy, and motivational interviewing. Paul favors an eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs of each patient, and adapts as his patients’ needs change over time.
(03) 7003 2542 View (03) 7003 2542

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Number of Counsellors in Fitzroy North, VIC

80+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Fitzroy North, VIC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
81% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Medicare Rebates
51% Bupa
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Fitzroy North, VIC see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fitzroy North?

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.