Counselling in Gardenvale, VIC

Photo of Lynne Woolfson, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Lynne Woolfson
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gardenvale, VIC 3185
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to read about me. Therapy helps. No matter who you are or what your issues are. There are things you can learn about yourself and ways that you can improve your functioning and relationships. Mental health matters. Relationships matter. Effective parenting matters. Self love matters. You are worth it.I love working with people across the life span. Young children, young adults, parents, adults and older adults. I have a special interest in narcissistic abuse, parenting and grief counselling.
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to read about me. Therapy helps. No matter who you are or what your issues are. There are things you can learn about yourself and ways that you can improve your functioning and relationships. Mental health matters. Relationships matter. Effective parenting matters. Self love matters. You are worth it.I love working with people across the life span. Young children, young adults, parents, adults and older adults. I have a special interest in narcissistic abuse, parenting and grief counselling.
(03) 7003 2680 View (03) 7003 2680
Photo of Kat O'Mara, Counsellor in Gardenvale, VIC
Kat O'Mara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gardenvale, VIC 3185
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
(03) 7500 5605 View (03) 7500 5605
Photo of Kim Storey, Counsellor in Gardenvale, VIC
Kim Storey
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gardenvale, VIC 3185
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
(03) 6146 3219 View (03) 6146 3219
Photo of Hannah Hawkes, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Hannah Hawkes
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gardenvale, VIC 3185
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist, Board Approved Supervisor, Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I love working with adolescents and adults. We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time and we may need help to navigate these times. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma, including PTSD and attachment trauma/childhood difficulties. I have lots of experience with first responders and veterans. I use EMDR amongst other approaches, like parts work. I think I am warm, empathic, approachable and down to earth and it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist, Board Approved Supervisor, Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I love working with adolescents and adults. We can all face difficulties like anxiety, stress and depression at one time and we may need help to navigate these times. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma, including PTSD and attachment trauma/childhood difficulties. I have lots of experience with first responders and veterans. I use EMDR amongst other approaches, like parts work. I think I am warm, empathic, approachable and down to earth and it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe.
(03) 7500 5318 View (03) 7500 5318

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Patricia Robertson, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Patricia Robertson
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public and private mental health settings since 2008. I understand the many problems that can arise as a result of trauma, childhood abuse, stressful life circumstances and transitions, having worked with people who have experienced childhood and adult trauma, abuse and neglect. I have worked extensively with victims of sexual abuse and assault. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression and mood disorders, panic and anxiety, OCD, anger issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, relationship problems, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public and private mental health settings since 2008. I understand the many problems that can arise as a result of trauma, childhood abuse, stressful life circumstances and transitions, having worked with people who have experienced childhood and adult trauma, abuse and neglect. I have worked extensively with victims of sexual abuse and assault. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression and mood disorders, panic and anxiety, OCD, anger issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, relationship problems, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders.
(03) 7003 2957 View (03) 7003 2957
Photo of Daniel Paglialonga, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Daniel Paglialonga
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Have you ever been kept up late at night reliving distressing memories? Does your mind chatter and strong emotions interfere with your day-to-day? Are you looking to understand yourself more and make some changes? If your answer is "yes", then we should talk.
Have you ever been kept up late at night reliving distressing memories? Does your mind chatter and strong emotions interfere with your day-to-day? Are you looking to understand yourself more and make some changes? If your answer is "yes", then we should talk.
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Stacey Tuffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years experience working with individuals affected by loss, grief and trauma following sudden life events. This has included adult and paediatric palliative care, fertility and IVF, and supporting individuals experiencing the loss of a missing person. I have extensive practical experience sitting with individuals during very difficult situations and understand the need to build a trusting relationship in session. I have been one of only a handful of counsellors to work in the missing persons sector and understand the trauma and loss experienced by families.
I have over 15 years experience working with individuals affected by loss, grief and trauma following sudden life events. This has included adult and paediatric palliative care, fertility and IVF, and supporting individuals experiencing the loss of a missing person. I have extensive practical experience sitting with individuals during very difficult situations and understand the need to build a trusting relationship in session. I have been one of only a handful of counsellors to work in the missing persons sector and understand the trauma and loss experienced by families.
(03) 9002 0440 View (03) 9002 0440
Photo of Kate Mellody, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Kate Mellody
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brighton East, VIC 3187
Caring Cove Psychology with Kate Mellody: For referral information, please visit caringcove.com.au. Kate has gained experience in diverse clinical settings across Victoria, including public healthcare (i.e., hospitals and outpatient programs), private practice, and not-for-profit organisations. Kate’s experience has allowed her to support individuals with a range of difficulties and mental health challenges. Kate is particularly passionate about working with people affected by eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and anxiety.
Caring Cove Psychology with Kate Mellody: For referral information, please visit caringcove.com.au. Kate has gained experience in diverse clinical settings across Victoria, including public healthcare (i.e., hospitals and outpatient programs), private practice, and not-for-profit organisations. Kate’s experience has allowed her to support individuals with a range of difficulties and mental health challenges. Kate is particularly passionate about working with people affected by eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and anxiety.
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Photo of Jane Patricia Peart, Counsellor in Gardenvale, VIC
Jane Patricia Peart
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Caulfield North, VIC 3161  (Online Only)
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
Anxiety, stress, persistent negative thoughts and feelings of not being enough, depression, wanting to enter into a relationship, wanting to change direction in your career, can all be areas we work through together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we work to understand and experience the blocks that prevent you from achieving goals. We also work together to recognize your unique qualities and gifts. Counselling and body psychotherapy compliment the overall experience of connecting mind and body. By becoming,"embodied ", life can be experienced more fully. All feelings can be tolerated and integrated in a grounded way
(03) 9068 5371 View (03) 9068 5371
Photo of Denise Wong, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Denise Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Elwood, VIC 3184
Denise emphasises establishing a strong connection, before exploring thoughts, feelings, and narratives to help clients develop insight into their difficulties. And most importantly, Denise is passionate about turning insights into action to improve the quality of people’s lives. Denise has experience supporting individuals across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Moreover, Denise supports people to better understand themselves for personal growth. Denise has experience in private practice, schools, telehealth and crisis support.
Denise emphasises establishing a strong connection, before exploring thoughts, feelings, and narratives to help clients develop insight into their difficulties. And most importantly, Denise is passionate about turning insights into action to improve the quality of people’s lives. Denise has experience supporting individuals across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Moreover, Denise supports people to better understand themselves for personal growth. Denise has experience in private practice, schools, telehealth and crisis support.
(03) 7003 2927 View (03) 7003 2927
Photo of Richard Norrish, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Richard Norrish
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
Richard aims to help clients achieve an improved quality of life, working towards a greater sense of personal control. With more than 10 years’ experience in counselling and clinical settings, he provides a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space. He works collaboratively with the client in tailoring therapy to their unique set of circumstances. Therapy may range from a few sessions when targeting a specific problem, to medium and longer-term therapy when addressing long-held problematic behaviours, interpersonal patterns and emotion difficulties.
Richard aims to help clients achieve an improved quality of life, working towards a greater sense of personal control. With more than 10 years’ experience in counselling and clinical settings, he provides a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space. He works collaboratively with the client in tailoring therapy to their unique set of circumstances. Therapy may range from a few sessions when targeting a specific problem, to medium and longer-term therapy when addressing long-held problematic behaviours, interpersonal patterns and emotion difficulties.
(03) 9068 5866 View (03) 9068 5866
Photo of Dr Carol Choo - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Dr Carol Choo - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
(03) 9994 1778 View (03) 9994 1778
Photo of Magdalena Stanojcic, Psychotherapist in Gardenvale, VIC
Magdalena Stanojcic
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your life, struggling through your relationships or you feel anxious and depressed and cannot explain why? Would you like to discover more about yourself, find your personal truths and find clarity, resources, and direction in your life? Engaging in therapy can help you through this process, it can facilitate change and support you on your journey toward a meaningful and free life.
Do you sometimes feel stuck in your life, struggling through your relationships or you feel anxious and depressed and cannot explain why? Would you like to discover more about yourself, find your personal truths and find clarity, resources, and direction in your life? Engaging in therapy can help you through this process, it can facilitate change and support you on your journey toward a meaningful and free life.
(03) 8592 4808 View (03) 8592 4808
Photo of Jasmine Smith, Counsellor in Gardenvale, VIC
Jasmine Smith
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Jasmine (she/her) is a registered Counsellor and member of the Australian Counselling Association, with a BBSc (Psych) and M.Couns. She partners with clients holistically to tackle anxiety and overwhelm, improve relationship with self and others, navigate life transitions, work with self doubt and impostor syndrome, and discover what we value in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Alternatively, you may be experiencing work challenges or just wanting more out of your career - Jasmine bring lots of real-world experience. She works with career planning and transitions, profile building, and leadership coaching.
Jasmine (she/her) is a registered Counsellor and member of the Australian Counselling Association, with a BBSc (Psych) and M.Couns. She partners with clients holistically to tackle anxiety and overwhelm, improve relationship with self and others, navigate life transitions, work with self doubt and impostor syndrome, and discover what we value in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Alternatively, you may be experiencing work challenges or just wanting more out of your career - Jasmine bring lots of real-world experience. She works with career planning and transitions, profile building, and leadership coaching.
(03) 9988 6111 View (03) 9988 6111
Photo of Ty Tran, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Ty Tran
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
I am a gentle, open and empathetic registered psychologist dedicated to enhancing individuals’ quality of life. I work with adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, substance use, perfectionism, burnout, stress, and low self-esteem. I have extensive experience working with individuals with employment and work-related challenges, such as career transitions and work-life balance. I enjoy working with high performers, executives, professionals, and those in high-stress occupations. As a father of young children, I also like helping other parents better manage their work and family responsibilities.
(03) 7003 2749 View (03) 7003 2749
Photo of Mei Wang, Psychotherapist in Gardenvale, VIC
Mei Wang
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Based in Melbourne, I am an integrative psychotherapist, companioning people of all ages and stages, and from all walks of life, in healing, growth, and coming home to themselves and their inner wisdom. Some common issues we tend to are depression, anxiety, self-development, life transitions, grief, loss, trauma recovery, and spiritual and existential concerns. Drawing from multiple modalities, I practise with an integration of traditional Talk Therapy, Arts Therapy and Dreamwork, with creative and experiential approaches, through a psycho-spiritual lens. I am guided by my clients and their present moment experiences.
Based in Melbourne, I am an integrative psychotherapist, companioning people of all ages and stages, and from all walks of life, in healing, growth, and coming home to themselves and their inner wisdom. Some common issues we tend to are depression, anxiety, self-development, life transitions, grief, loss, trauma recovery, and spiritual and existential concerns. Drawing from multiple modalities, I practise with an integration of traditional Talk Therapy, Arts Therapy and Dreamwork, with creative and experiential approaches, through a psycho-spiritual lens. I am guided by my clients and their present moment experiences.
(03) 7003 2268 View (03) 7003 2268
Photo of David Berlinski, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
David Berlinski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
Hi, I'm David, my approach is to be a warm and caring psychologist who will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and trusting relationship where your challenges will be explored with sensitivity and honesty. My therapeutic style is compassionate & non-judgmental, with the aim of helping you to connect with your emotions to better develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that while pain is inevitable in life, suffering does not need to be.
(03) 7500 5830 View (03) 7500 5830
Photo of Suzanne Klotz - People Psychology, Psychologist in Gardenvale, VIC
Suzanne Klotz - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Toorak, VIC 3142
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
(03) 7003 2585 View (03) 7003 2585
Photo of Toya Ricci, Counsellor in Gardenvale, VIC
Toya Ricci
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
(03) 8595 5264 View (03) 8595 5264
Photo of Amanda Florence Creative Arts Therapy, Psychotherapist in Gardenvale, VIC
Amanda Florence Creative Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Amanda Florence AThR, MA (La Trobe), BA (Hons) (UAL, London UK), PgDip (VCA), is a Melbourne based artist and registered Creative Arts Therapist offering individual and group art therapy. She has over 12 years community and clinical work experience with arts and mental health. Amanda works psychodynamically using a person-centered, humanistic and trauma informed approach which draws from a wide evidence base. By developing a safe non threatening creative environment she is able to help individuals explore and gain personal insight. A creative arts therapy session is focussed on the artistic process and requires no previous skills.
Amanda Florence AThR, MA (La Trobe), BA (Hons) (UAL, London UK), PgDip (VCA), is a Melbourne based artist and registered Creative Arts Therapist offering individual and group art therapy. She has over 12 years community and clinical work experience with arts and mental health. Amanda works psychodynamically using a person-centered, humanistic and trauma informed approach which draws from a wide evidence base. By developing a safe non threatening creative environment she is able to help individuals explore and gain personal insight. A creative arts therapy session is focussed on the artistic process and requires no previous skills.
(02) 4504 0328 View (02) 4504 0328

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gardenvale, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Gardenvale, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Parenting
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

22 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Gardenvale, VIC see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Gardenvale?

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.