Counselling in Ivanhoe East, VIC

Photo of Julia McCarthy, Psychologist in Ivanhoe East, VIC
Julia McCarthy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 15 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. In addition, board approved Clinical Supervision. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
Clinical Psychologist- Julia has over 15 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression. Julia also undertakes WPATH assessments for Gender-Diverse people seeking gender-affirming surgery. In addition, board approved Clinical Supervision. Visit us at www.ivanhoepsychologicalservices.com
0421 400 682 View 0421 400 682
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Laura Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
Do you experience aspects of your life as dissatisfying or distressing, this may feel like depression, anxiety, hopelessness or a pervasive criticism of oneself? Such dissatisfaction and distress can be supported through Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Laura's focus is building a safe, trusting and reliable relationship which becomes the basis for exploring difficult thoughts and feelings, and generating insights about the sources of one's struggles. Generating insights open new opportunities for more satisfying connections to oneself and others, and greater life choices.
(03) 8797 5226 View (03) 8797 5226
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Owen Weatherley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Owen enjoys working with a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, trauma and relationship difficulties. Owen has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Owen has a particular interest in working with young people struggling with personality, mood or anxiety related difficulties. Owen’s therapeutic approach has an interpersonal and psychodynamic emphasis, helping clients gain deeper insight into themselves and their difficulties, develop self-acceptance and confidence, and resolve obstacles to emotional growth.
Owen enjoys working with a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, trauma and relationship difficulties. Owen has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Owen has a particular interest in working with young people struggling with personality, mood or anxiety related difficulties. Owen’s therapeutic approach has an interpersonal and psychodynamic emphasis, helping clients gain deeper insight into themselves and their difficulties, develop self-acceptance and confidence, and resolve obstacles to emotional growth.
(03) 7003 2704 View (03) 7003 2704
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Laura Beddoe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Laura is an attentive and genuine psychologist whose practice values are based upon empathy, understanding, and safety. Laura enjoys collaborating with her clients to create mutually agreed-upon goals. A lot of Laura’s work includes the power of vulnerability and self-acceptance, while also recognising her client’s inner resources and strengths. Laura incorporates an understanding that everyone has their own set of unique qualities and skillsets. These individual differences are harnessed and applied within sessions.
Laura is an attentive and genuine psychologist whose practice values are based upon empathy, understanding, and safety. Laura enjoys collaborating with her clients to create mutually agreed-upon goals. A lot of Laura’s work includes the power of vulnerability and self-acceptance, while also recognising her client’s inner resources and strengths. Laura incorporates an understanding that everyone has their own set of unique qualities and skillsets. These individual differences are harnessed and applied within sessions.
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Adrian Del Monaco
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
Adrian enjoys working with a range of psychological and interpersonal issues, including anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bullying, low confidence, loss and grief, and depression. Adrian has particular experience working with adolescents and young adults, which usually involves families, friends, partners, teachers, and other professionals. Adrian also has a separate interest in those who participate in sport or performance-based activity. Adrian’s therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.
(03) 6121 6147 View (03) 6121 6147
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Morgána Walker
Psychologist
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
As a generalist psychologist with many years experience, I am pleased to be able to open my books again after a long and difficult few years of the COVID pandemic. My practice is once again hoping to support individuals, groups and families to improve their mental health and achieve their best lives. I myself have extensive experience in private practice, educational and clinical facilities and can facilitate this growth. I am solution-focused, client-centred, practitioner committed to achieving best practice outcomes for each individual.
As a generalist psychologist with many years experience, I am pleased to be able to open my books again after a long and difficult few years of the COVID pandemic. My practice is once again hoping to support individuals, groups and families to improve their mental health and achieve their best lives. I myself have extensive experience in private practice, educational and clinical facilities and can facilitate this growth. I am solution-focused, client-centred, practitioner committed to achieving best practice outcomes for each individual.
(03) 9118 9084 View (03) 9118 9084
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The Counselling, Mediation & Relationship Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
A no-obligation appointment is an excellent opportunity for you to view our environment and discuss the best approach for you. Whether you are an individual, a couple or a family, our methodology is about exploring the past, gaining an understanding, changing behaviors and improving relationships. We’ll support you through what can be a challenging time in your life.
A no-obligation appointment is an excellent opportunity for you to view our environment and discuss the best approach for you. Whether you are an individual, a couple or a family, our methodology is about exploring the past, gaining an understanding, changing behaviors and improving relationships. We’ll support you through what can be a challenging time in your life.
(02) 4708 9620 View (02) 4708 9620

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Nick Valentine
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Welcome to Healing Phase. I provide individual & relationship counselling (in private practice since 2014).​ I embody the principals of non-violence, relational alchemy & organicity in my work. My broad training, experience & skillset helps me to be flexible in the style & focus of therapy, based on one's individual needs. Ultimately, I create a safe & nurturing space for people to realise their most authentic selves, from which they can notice, understand & attend to their adaptive patterns & parts of self - on the journey towards more peace & a better quality of life. I welcome you to view further detail via my website.
Welcome to Healing Phase. I provide individual & relationship counselling (in private practice since 2014).​ I embody the principals of non-violence, relational alchemy & organicity in my work. My broad training, experience & skillset helps me to be flexible in the style & focus of therapy, based on one's individual needs. Ultimately, I create a safe & nurturing space for people to realise their most authentic selves, from which they can notice, understand & attend to their adaptive patterns & parts of self - on the journey towards more peace & a better quality of life. I welcome you to view further detail via my website.
(03) 8338 1669 View (03) 8338 1669
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Gary Maloney
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, relationships, university and workplace challenges, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life and career direction and supporting progress towards goals. He aims to help deepen self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, healthy coping and living ways.
Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, relationships, university and workplace challenges, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life and career direction and supporting progress towards goals. He aims to help deepen self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, healthy coping and living ways.
(03) 7003 2569 View (03) 7003 2569
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Anxiety Treatment Australia
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101  (Online Only)
Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Been suffering for some time? Relief can be experienced quickly in a confidential, non judgmental, supportive environment. I'm a caring, down to earth, experienced clinical psychologist who can help you overcome :shyness, insomnia, depression, body image issues, PTSD, social anxiety, public speaking anxiety, worrying excessively about health or other issues, OCD, panic attacks indecisiveness, perfectionism, procrastination and hoarding. Choosing a therapist can be a difficult decision so you are welcome to a free 15 minutes session before making an appointment to see if we click.
Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Been suffering for some time? Relief can be experienced quickly in a confidential, non judgmental, supportive environment. I'm a caring, down to earth, experienced clinical psychologist who can help you overcome :shyness, insomnia, depression, body image issues, PTSD, social anxiety, public speaking anxiety, worrying excessively about health or other issues, OCD, panic attacks indecisiveness, perfectionism, procrastination and hoarding. Choosing a therapist can be a difficult decision so you are welcome to a free 15 minutes session before making an appointment to see if we click.
(03) 9068 5415 View (03) 9068 5415
Photo of Dawn Vincent, Counsellor in Ivanhoe East, VIC
Dawn Vincent
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Are you experiencing low mood, finding it hard to stop worrying and feeling dissatisfied with the quality of your relationships or unhappy with your personal or working life? With the busyness of our lives and the pressures and demands we all face daily, our emotional wellbeing is an area which can be neglected. However, there comes a time when we know that it is time to stop and take some action to turn our life around. Counselling with me can help you with the skills and strategies you need to make changes and choices which will allow you to find the satisfaction you seek in the key areas of your life.
Are you experiencing low mood, finding it hard to stop worrying and feeling dissatisfied with the quality of your relationships or unhappy with your personal or working life? With the busyness of our lives and the pressures and demands we all face daily, our emotional wellbeing is an area which can be neglected. However, there comes a time when we know that it is time to stop and take some action to turn our life around. Counselling with me can help you with the skills and strategies you need to make changes and choices which will allow you to find the satisfaction you seek in the key areas of your life.
(03) 9068 5948 View (03) 9068 5948
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Danielle Dabley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Balwyn, VIC 3103
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
(03) 7500 5807 View (03) 7500 5807
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Seventh Wave Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Rosanna, VIC 3084
With a focus on helping people achieve their best, Seventh Wave Psychology provides mental health care and psychology skills training to a diverse variety of groups and individuals, including athletes, adults, and adolescents (aged 16+).
With a focus on helping people achieve their best, Seventh Wave Psychology provides mental health care and psychology skills training to a diverse variety of groups and individuals, including athletes, adults, and adolescents (aged 16+).
(03) 8400 0205 View (03) 8400 0205
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Kallena Kucers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Fairfield, VIC 3078
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss. I specialise in working with people experiencing dissociation, especially those identifying as living with DID, plurality, gender and/or neurodiversity.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss. I specialise in working with people experiencing dissociation, especially those identifying as living with DID, plurality, gender and/or neurodiversity.
(03) 7003 2123 View (03) 7003 2123
Photo of Rosemary Kamel, Psychologist in Ivanhoe East, VIC
Rosemary Kamel
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2911 View (03) 7003 2911
Photo of Tialara Harris, Psychologist in Ivanhoe East, VIC
Tialara Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kew, VIC 3101
I am a Provisional Psychologist dedicated to providing engaging, warm, & compassionate psychological services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to build strong therapeutic relationships, improve overall wellbeing, & achieve personal goals. My approach to therapy is grounded in creating a thoughtful & open space for clients to explore themselves & their experiences, while actively listening & reflecting on their situations to provide individualised treatment.
I am a Provisional Psychologist dedicated to providing engaging, warm, & compassionate psychological services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to build strong therapeutic relationships, improve overall wellbeing, & achieve personal goals. My approach to therapy is grounded in creating a thoughtful & open space for clients to explore themselves & their experiences, while actively listening & reflecting on their situations to provide individualised treatment.
(03) 7003 2873 View (03) 7003 2873
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Therese Raulin
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101  (Online Only)
I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
(02) 4810 0672 View (02) 4810 0672
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Michelle Menzel
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience treating depression, anxiety and eating/ body image disorders. She has also provided workshops and courses for General Practitioners and mental health workers. Her approach integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, schema therapy and hypnosis. She is warm and empathic, down-to-earth and practical, while keeping in mind the bigger picture to help her clients achieve optimal mental health and take charge of their lives. Michelle currently practices in Healesville and offers telehealth consultations.
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience treating depression, anxiety and eating/ body image disorders. She has also provided workshops and courses for General Practitioners and mental health workers. Her approach integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, schema therapy and hypnosis. She is warm and empathic, down-to-earth and practical, while keeping in mind the bigger picture to help her clients achieve optimal mental health and take charge of their lives. Michelle currently practices in Healesville and offers telehealth consultations.
(03) 5905 7053 View (03) 5905 7053
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Julie Jensen - Changes in Between (Counselling)
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Heidelberg, VIC 3084
Do you feel like you are lost in a wilderness of loss and grief and fed up with people telling you to get over it? Have you lost your direction and not sure where you are heading, not living your values and not going anywhere, going in circles, or going backwards? Do you feel that home or work is not how you would like it to be? Do you feel overwhelmed with commitments, a never ending to-do-list and feel in a brain fog? Through counselling, coaching and consulting I can help you to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place to meet, acknowledge and accept where you are and where you might want to be.
Do you feel like you are lost in a wilderness of loss and grief and fed up with people telling you to get over it? Have you lost your direction and not sure where you are heading, not living your values and not going anywhere, going in circles, or going backwards? Do you feel that home or work is not how you would like it to be? Do you feel overwhelmed with commitments, a never ending to-do-list and feel in a brain fog? Through counselling, coaching and consulting I can help you to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place to meet, acknowledge and accept where you are and where you might want to be.
(03) 8413 7338 View (03) 8413 7338
Photo of Mei Wang, Psychotherapist in Ivanhoe East, VIC
Mei Wang
Psychotherapist
Verified
Balwyn, VIC 3103  (Online Only)
Based in Melbourne, I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, 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 a psychotherapist and counsellor, 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

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ivanhoe East, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Ivanhoe East, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
86% Peer Relationships
71% Relationship Issues
71% Child

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% ACA Health
67% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Ivanhoe East, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ivanhoe East?

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.