Counselling in Glen Iris, VIC

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Heather Jean Bunting
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
All of us go through many changes and challenges in our lives. As we are experiencing those tough times it is good to have someone outside our family or circle of friends to talk to. The talking in itself gives clarity. I have various strategies to help (beyond just talking if that's appropriate) but the journey we take will be one we take together. No magic wand, unfortunately, but all of us have higher wisdom within ourselves which we can access and which can come to our aid. I have had many years of training and experience and bring these to our sessions.
All of us go through many changes and challenges in our lives. As we are experiencing those tough times it is good to have someone outside our family or circle of friends to talk to. The talking in itself gives clarity. I have various strategies to help (beyond just talking if that's appropriate) but the journey we take will be one we take together. No magic wand, unfortunately, but all of us have higher wisdom within ourselves which we can access and which can come to our aid. I have had many years of training and experience and bring these to our sessions.
(03) 7003 2152 View (03) 7003 2152
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Dr Jessica Simons
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist and a qualified Nutritionist. I have a passion for helping people find peace and contentment in their lives, free from emotional distress, and for providing clients with the tools they need to support themselves in the future. I have a particular interest in how diet influences mental health. I am open to seeing adults and adolescents with a range of mental health presentations including weight management, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, anger, addictions, parenting issues and psychosomatic complaints.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and a qualified Nutritionist. I have a passion for helping people find peace and contentment in their lives, free from emotional distress, and for providing clients with the tools they need to support themselves in the future. I have a particular interest in how diet influences mental health. I am open to seeing adults and adolescents with a range of mental health presentations including weight management, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, anger, addictions, parenting issues and psychosomatic complaints.
(03) 7500 5124 View (03) 7500 5124
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Leap Psychological Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Not accepting new clients
Life can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. From day-to-day issues to unforeseen crises and mental health difficulties; many obstacles can stop you from pursuing your dreams. These situations can be hard to deal with alone. That is why Leap Psychological Services offer face-to-face and online psychological and life coaching services. Covering Australia and the rest of the world, we work with both individuals and groups and can work in various languages. We team up with trusted independent psychological wellbeing practitioners, life and personal coaches worldwide.
Life can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. From day-to-day issues to unforeseen crises and mental health difficulties; many obstacles can stop you from pursuing your dreams. These situations can be hard to deal with alone. That is why Leap Psychological Services offer face-to-face and online psychological and life coaching services. Covering Australia and the rest of the world, we work with both individuals and groups and can work in various languages. We team up with trusted independent psychological wellbeing practitioners, life and personal coaches worldwide.
(03) 8595 1348 View (03) 8595 1348
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Dr Shana Aslam - Evolving Minds Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
(03) 7003 2848 View (03) 7003 2848
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Alison Brown
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
As a psychologist, past teacher, and parent, I feel privileged to work collaboratively with children, adolescents, families, and schools to help advocate for children, to allow their voices to be heard, and to provide understanding and support in bringing out the best in all young people. Giving children courage and skills to navigate difficult, confusing, or anxious situations in their lives builds their confidence and resilience. With a focus on helping young people better understand themselves and their circumstances, goals and strategies centre around realistic expectations, skill development, and hope for a preferred future.
As a psychologist, past teacher, and parent, I feel privileged to work collaboratively with children, adolescents, families, and schools to help advocate for children, to allow their voices to be heard, and to provide understanding and support in bringing out the best in all young people. Giving children courage and skills to navigate difficult, confusing, or anxious situations in their lives builds their confidence and resilience. With a focus on helping young people better understand themselves and their circumstances, goals and strategies centre around realistic expectations, skill development, and hope for a preferred future.
(03) 7003 2033 View (03) 7003 2033
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Vicki Elisabeth Hughes
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Why "Dragonfly Psychology" I hear you ask? Dragonflies symbolise change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realisation. For centuries they have been used to represent happiness, new beginnings, hope, change, and love. How perfect a metaphor for therapy is that?
Why "Dragonfly Psychology" I hear you ask? Dragonflies symbolise change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realisation. For centuries they have been used to represent happiness, new beginnings, hope, change, and love. How perfect a metaphor for therapy is that?
(03) 7500 5725 View (03) 7500 5725
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Prue Lewis - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Appointments available in May 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
Appointments available in May 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
(03) 8594 4040 View (03) 8594 4040
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Ruth Eismontas
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
If your relationship has hit a bad patch, you have ongoing conflict or have grown apart, I can heIp you. If you wish to improve your communication skills or learn how to manage conflict, then seriously consider calling me. I have the skills and experience to work jointly with you and your partner. I specialised in Relationship Counselling at Relationships Australia and have worked with couples and families for more than 20 years. My training also includes Clinical Family Therapy and I can support you with the parenting of your children.
If your relationship has hit a bad patch, you have ongoing conflict or have grown apart, I can heIp you. If you wish to improve your communication skills or learn how to manage conflict, then seriously consider calling me. I have the skills and experience to work jointly with you and your partner. I specialised in Relationship Counselling at Relationships Australia and have worked with couples and families for more than 20 years. My training also includes Clinical Family Therapy and I can support you with the parenting of your children.
(02) 4810 0640 View (02) 4810 0640
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Dimity Cowell
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Dimity has experience with a diverse client population, right across the lifespan, however she is passionate about working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families. After completing her Psychology studies, Dimity gained experience across non-government organisations, public mental health services and the education sector. She developed a strong clinical framework through her work supporting adolescents and children presenting with trauma, low mood, anxiety, eating difficulties, school refusal and a range of behavioural difficulties.
Dimity has experience with a diverse client population, right across the lifespan, however she is passionate about working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families. After completing her Psychology studies, Dimity gained experience across non-government organisations, public mental health services and the education sector. She developed a strong clinical framework through her work supporting adolescents and children presenting with trauma, low mood, anxiety, eating difficulties, school refusal and a range of behavioural difficulties.
(03) 7500 5306 View (03) 7500 5306
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Nicole Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Have you thought about seeking help for a long time? Struggling to make sense of what is happening in your life and how to manage your feelings and relationships? Do you want to improve your relationship and improve communication and intimacy? Are you finding that anxiety is running your life and, or feeling low in mood and unmotivated? Seeking help can the first step to moving forward and improving aspects of your life that concern you.
Have you thought about seeking help for a long time? Struggling to make sense of what is happening in your life and how to manage your feelings and relationships? Do you want to improve your relationship and improve communication and intimacy? Are you finding that anxiety is running your life and, or feeling low in mood and unmotivated? Seeking help can the first step to moving forward and improving aspects of your life that concern you.
(02) 4810 0688 View (02) 4810 0688
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Andrew Halim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne, Australia. I provide telehealth psychology appointments to adult clients 18 years and up. I provide treatment and support for a range of difficulties including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, self-esteem difficulties, and promoting overall mental health and wellbeing. As I am a Clinical Psychologist, you will get back a rebate of $137.05 from Medicare for each appointment, with a referral from your GP. I provide appointments by Telehealth ONLY (via phone or video call).
Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne, Australia. I provide telehealth psychology appointments to adult clients 18 years and up. I provide treatment and support for a range of difficulties including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, self-esteem difficulties, and promoting overall mental health and wellbeing. As I am a Clinical Psychologist, you will get back a rebate of $137.05 from Medicare for each appointment, with a referral from your GP. I provide appointments by Telehealth ONLY (via phone or video call).
(03) 9000 0153 View (03) 9000 0153
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Cherie Dalton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to clients within private practice. I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership between client and therapist, and feel it is paramount for successful outcomes in therapy. My process is to initially identify the problems that you bring and the psychological barriers that have inhibited you from moving forward. My approach is compassionate and insight-oriented whilst incorporating practical strategies that can be utilised in your daily life. I have been trained in CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, ACT/mindfulness & clinical hypnosis.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to clients within private practice. I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership between client and therapist, and feel it is paramount for successful outcomes in therapy. My process is to initially identify the problems that you bring and the psychological barriers that have inhibited you from moving forward. My approach is compassionate and insight-oriented whilst incorporating practical strategies that can be utilised in your daily life. I have been trained in CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, ACT/mindfulness & clinical hypnosis.
(03) 9068 6015 View (03) 9068 6015
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Jodie Arnot
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Discover the freedom of no longer being your own worst critic. • You might like support with: Self-criticism, Concerns about not being "enough", Body image, Low self-worth, Perfectionism, Problematic relationship with exercise, Comparison pressures, Burnout, Overwhelm... Maybe you feel like you're constantly getting in your own way, holding yourself back, or wasting valuable moments at war with yourself? I can help.
Discover the freedom of no longer being your own worst critic. • You might like support with: Self-criticism, Concerns about not being "enough", Body image, Low self-worth, Perfectionism, Problematic relationship with exercise, Comparison pressures, Burnout, Overwhelm... Maybe you feel like you're constantly getting in your own way, holding yourself back, or wasting valuable moments at war with yourself? I can help.
(03) 6144 6013 View (03) 6144 6013
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Sundas Rehman @ Internal Sunshine
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
Welcome to Internal Sunshine, where we embrace a holistic approach to your well-being, valuing every facet of who you are – your mind, body, soul, and social connections. Here, we understand that your spiritual beliefs, values, and sense of purpose are integral parts of your journey. Our therapy is grounded in anti-racism, affirming principles, and deep respect for your experiences and resilience. We're also committed to a neuroaffirming practice in therapy, which means we recognize and celebrate the diverse ways individuals process and engage with the world.
(03) 7500 5089 View (03) 7500 5089
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Georgia Bailey
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Hi! I am a Clinical Psychologist and work with teenagers and adults. I believe in providing a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients that allows them to explore their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and eating difficulties.
Hi! I am a Clinical Psychologist and work with teenagers and adults. I believe in providing a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients that allows them to explore their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and eating difficulties.
(03) 7500 5889 View (03) 7500 5889
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Chris Bolton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
I'm Chris, a Clinical Psychologist for adolescents, adults, and older adults. I place an emphasis on a respectful relationship where thoughts and feelings are treated with sensitivity and honesty. I provide a supportive and relaxed environment, and believe that no thought or feeling deserves judgment in therapy. I enjoy helping people with anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression, trauma, personality disorders, problems with assertiveness, anger, behavioural problems, and relationship issues. I work at Melbourne Psychology House, a practice aimed at providing supportive and personalised care for long-term change.
I'm Chris, a Clinical Psychologist for adolescents, adults, and older adults. I place an emphasis on a respectful relationship where thoughts and feelings are treated with sensitivity and honesty. I provide a supportive and relaxed environment, and believe that no thought or feeling deserves judgment in therapy. I enjoy helping people with anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression, trauma, personality disorders, problems with assertiveness, anger, behavioural problems, and relationship issues. I work at Melbourne Psychology House, a practice aimed at providing supportive and personalised care for long-term change.
(03) 7003 2703 View (03) 7003 2703
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Nirvana Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
I have a naturally warm and empathic nature. I intuitively know how to bring out the best in people. I have a firm belief that everyone has the potential to rise above what they are experiencing to reach the highest version of themselves. I see clients with a broad range of concerns, who come from diverse backgrounds. I offer clients the experience of being heard & having their feelings validated. I am focused on supporting individuals, couples and families in accepting that they have everything they need to thrive, and they just need help accessing that part of themselves or their relationship.
(03) 7500 5006 View (03) 7500 5006
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Marion Rudge (Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having qualified 15 years ago. My particular areas of interest are working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, but I also have experience working with a range of difficulties. I offer a range of evidence based therapies, and draw on these to suit your needs. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach in therapy and we work very much together as a team toward your goals. I value creating a solid and safe therapeutic space where you can genuinely express yourself, and from which you can be empowered and supported to make change.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having qualified 15 years ago. My particular areas of interest are working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression, but I also have experience working with a range of difficulties. I offer a range of evidence based therapies, and draw on these to suit your needs. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach in therapy and we work very much together as a team toward your goals. I value creating a solid and safe therapeutic space where you can genuinely express yourself, and from which you can be empowered and supported to make change.
(03) 7003 2990 View (03) 7003 2990
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Not accepting new clients
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
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Victoria Heywood-Smith
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Victoria, a vital member of Talking Sleep Psychology team, empowers clients to transcend limitations and gain confidence. Specialising in healthy sleep, she offers tailored strategies for sleep concerns, anxiety, and depression. As a Provisional Psychologist and Art Therapist, Victoria delivers empathetic support, honouring each client's journey with diligence and compassion. Her commitment to holistic well-being makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
Victoria, a vital member of Talking Sleep Psychology team, empowers clients to transcend limitations and gain confidence. Specialising in healthy sleep, she offers tailored strategies for sleep concerns, anxiety, and depression. As a Provisional Psychologist and Art Therapist, Victoria delivers empathetic support, honouring each client's journey with diligence and compassion. Her commitment to holistic well-being makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
(03) 7003 2158 View (03) 7003 2158

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Number of Counsellors in Glen Iris, VIC

50+

Average cost per session

$210

Counsellors in Glen Iris, VIC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Stress
79% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
61% Relationship Issues
61% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Medicare Rebates
44% Bupa
38% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Glen Iris, VIC see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Iris?

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.