Counselling in Gembrook, VIC

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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gembrook, VIC 3783
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013

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Stefanie Hagger
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
(03) 7003 2921 View (03) 7003 2921
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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
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Veritas Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
My gift and desire to help others use creative expression is what has me leaping out of bed each day. I want to help others use creative expression to explore what's going on for them, helping them delve into their inner worlds. I grew up in an intensely creative and neurodiverse family, highly attuned to the beauty of nature, music, art and words. I've always loved the opportunities these forms of expression provide to express myself, and to feel deeply—beyond words.
My gift and desire to help others use creative expression is what has me leaping out of bed each day. I want to help others use creative expression to explore what's going on for them, helping them delve into their inner worlds. I grew up in an intensely creative and neurodiverse family, highly attuned to the beauty of nature, music, art and words. I've always loved the opportunities these forms of expression provide to express myself, and to feel deeply—beyond words.
(03) 5910 5006 View (03) 5910 5006
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Danny David Lewis
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
I help people connect with their unique abilities and use them to overcome barriers created by life circumstances. The effects of challenges in life can be overcome to create mental emotional and spiritual wellness.
(03) 5909 9307 View (03) 5909 9307
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Fresh Horizons Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
(03) 8203 5752 View (03) 8203 5752
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Daniel Valladares
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist in Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
(03) 8771 4138 View (03) 8771 4138
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Casey Cardinia Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Pakenham, VIC 3810
We have several staff members to assist you. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and working with me is a Psychologist, NDIS Therapy Assistant Level 2, and NDIS Support Worker. We have over 16 years experience working with complex mental health needs, psychosocial disability and general support. We am registered with NDIS, Medicare, TAC, Worksafe and DVA. We offer focused psychological therapies and work from a person centred and strength based perspective. We are able to see most clients within 1-2 weeks.
We have several staff members to assist you. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and working with me is a Psychologist, NDIS Therapy Assistant Level 2, and NDIS Support Worker. We have over 16 years experience working with complex mental health needs, psychosocial disability and general support. We am registered with NDIS, Medicare, TAC, Worksafe and DVA. We offer focused psychological therapies and work from a person centred and strength based perspective. We are able to see most clients within 1-2 weeks.
(03) 5924 0081 View (03) 5924 0081
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Dr Nicholas Lawless - DRT Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
(03) 8771 5724 View (03) 8771 5724
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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Monbulk, VIC 3793
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
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MyND-MAP Integrative Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781  (Online Only)
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
I’ve been a Psychologist for 21 years and I’ve been NeuroDiverse (ADHD) my whole life. I’ve specialised in complex trauma, mood disorders, relationship and attachment issues, self-harm and NeuroDiversity. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative and client centred- we work on the goals you want to focus on, and I respect your preference for how we work together. I use a range of evidence-informed interventions tailored to best support your needs and preferences. I welcome clients from all genders, sexualities, cultures, abilities and professions.
(03) 5910 7722 View (03) 5910 7722
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Evolving Door Counselling Miranda Rose
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Woori Yallock, VIC 3139
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you? You are not alone. We all have times in our lives when we are called to change, to break out of deeply-rooted habits that have held us back. Counselling can help you to navigate transitions and the emotional storms these shifts often bring - to make sense of your experiences, gain clarity about your choices, and to feel heard and understood.
(03) 5910 7208 View (03) 5910 7208
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
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Wildwoods Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Cockatoo, VIC 3781  (Online Only)
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
Sometimes people experience a difficult patch in their lives and they need a safe and supportive space to talk things through. Other times it may be a more enduring difficulty where assessment, therapy, and ongoing support during recovery may be important. Every person is unique, as is their path to feeling mental well being.
(03) 5905 9972 View (03) 5905 9972
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Donna Niemi-Barrett
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
Donna is a registered psychologist (clinical registrar) who is passionate about enhancing and supporting the well-being and resiliency of her clients, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. She provides a warm, non-judgemental approach tailored to suit young people and adults who are experiencing a range of challenges and mental health issues. Donna utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. The appropriate modality is chosen in a collaborative manner based on the client's specific needs and case formulation.
Donna is a registered psychologist (clinical registrar) who is passionate about enhancing and supporting the well-being and resiliency of her clients, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. She provides a warm, non-judgemental approach tailored to suit young people and adults who are experiencing a range of challenges and mental health issues. Donna utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. The appropriate modality is chosen in a collaborative manner based on the client's specific needs and case formulation.
(03) 8771 5139 View (03) 8771 5139
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Counselling 2U
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tynong North, VIC 3813  (Online Only)
Counsellor located in a quiet private setting in Garfield. Home visits and on-site also available.
Counsellor located in a quiet private setting in Garfield. Home visits and on-site also available.
(03) 6120 6301 View (03) 6120 6301
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Mindspace Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
At Mindspace Psychology we provide a range of therapies and assessments depending on your individual needs for children, adolescents, couples and adults. These sessions are usually 50mins in length. At your first appointment, a thorough assessment is conducted with your treating Psychologist, to allow the development of the best treatment plan. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment and these will form the basis for future sessions. Our Psychologists are able to provide therapy to clients experiencing a number of difficulties using a warm and empathetic approach to help them reach their full potential.
(03) 9788 6802 View (03) 9788 6802
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Karthika Neduveli
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
0401 693 393 View 0401 693 393
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Winnicott Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaconsfield, VIC 3807
Learn how to manage your anxiety and depression. Our therapists will assess your symptoms, help you make sense of them in the context of your past experiences, and coach you in applying powerful skills to thinking and feeling. You can learn to feel in control of your emotions.
Learn how to manage your anxiety and depression. Our therapists will assess your symptoms, help you make sense of them in the context of your past experiences, and coach you in applying powerful skills to thinking and feeling. You can learn to feel in control of your emotions.
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Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Emerald, VIC 3782
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gembrook, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Gembrook, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Autism
100% Domestic Violence
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% School Issues

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Gembrook, VIC see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Gembrook?

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.