Counselling in Kingsville, VIC

Photo of Emily Wilkinson, Psychologist in Kingsville, VIC
Emily Wilkinson
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
I know how daunting it can be to ask for help when you are struggling, but therapy can also be a highly rewarding and empowering experience. I'm here to listen and to help you manage difficult feelings as we work towards your goals together. I work with a variety of clients, and focus on helping those who are struggling with major life transitions. Many of the clients I work with are pregnant, or in the postnatal period, or are dealing with the demands of early parenting. Others may have lost someone close, or are going through a divorce or experiencing family conflict. The good news is that therapy can help with these issues.
I know how daunting it can be to ask for help when you are struggling, but therapy can also be a highly rewarding and empowering experience. I'm here to listen and to help you manage difficult feelings as we work towards your goals together. I work with a variety of clients, and focus on helping those who are struggling with major life transitions. Many of the clients I work with are pregnant, or in the postnatal period, or are dealing with the demands of early parenting. Others may have lost someone close, or are going through a divorce or experiencing family conflict. The good news is that therapy can help with these issues.
(03) 8595 4422 View (03) 8595 4422
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Christine Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in supporting clients to process and understand past trauma and move beyond issues that have held them back. She also has a special interest in supporting clients who are experiencing fertility issues and undertaking ART, as well as those who are experiencing general adjustment issues, depression and anxiety. Christine believes that everyone has the ability to change and lead a more fulfilling and content life. She works collaboratively with clients to develop goals and strategies and finds that therapy works best when clients are able to play an active role.
Christine is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in supporting clients to process and understand past trauma and move beyond issues that have held them back. She also has a special interest in supporting clients who are experiencing fertility issues and undertaking ART, as well as those who are experiencing general adjustment issues, depression and anxiety. Christine believes that everyone has the ability to change and lead a more fulfilling and content life. She works collaboratively with clients to develop goals and strategies and finds that therapy works best when clients are able to play an active role.
(03) 9111 5326 View (03) 9111 5326
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Dimitri Hawa
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
Dimitri has significant experience providing psychotherapy with adults. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, neurodiverse challenges (ADHD/ASD), and, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma and complex trauma (i., e childhood/adult abuse issues, domestic violence, family dysfunction, childhood neglect). Dimitri has worked as a private practice over several years, school psychologist, Victims of Crime, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), NDIS disability work, along with previous experience in the provision of psychological support in prison settings.
Dimitri has significant experience providing psychotherapy with adults. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, neurodiverse challenges (ADHD/ASD), and, facilitating the process of psychological recovery from trauma and complex trauma (i., e childhood/adult abuse issues, domestic violence, family dysfunction, childhood neglect). Dimitri has worked as a private practice over several years, school psychologist, Victims of Crime, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), NDIS disability work, along with previous experience in the provision of psychological support in prison settings.
(03) 9007 2339 View (03) 9007 2339
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Jessica Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
Not accepting new clients
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, counsellor and psychotherapist. I practice from a holistic Gestalt perspective informed by trauma and attachment theories. I have a warm and caring approach, as I value the therapeutic relationship to provide a trusted and reflective space as a vehicle for change.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, counsellor and psychotherapist. I practice from a holistic Gestalt perspective informed by trauma and attachment theories. I have a warm and caring approach, as I value the therapeutic relationship to provide a trusted and reflective space as a vehicle for change.
(03) 6118 7126 View (03) 6118 7126
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Jeannette Kavanagh
Counsellor, PhD, AACBT
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) but I don't assume that that will suit everyone. That's why I am happy to use other proven modalities, including hypnosis. That's particularly effective in breaking the habit we call anxiety. My work with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) uses the approach of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which is a skills based approach. My work is based on my belief that each person is a unique individual, rather than a diagnosis. DBT involves teaching each person the skills that will be most useful to them.
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) but I don't assume that that will suit everyone. That's why I am happy to use other proven modalities, including hypnosis. That's particularly effective in breaking the habit we call anxiety. My work with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) uses the approach of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which is a skills based approach. My work is based on my belief that each person is a unique individual, rather than a diagnosis. DBT involves teaching each person the skills that will be most useful to them.
(03) 7003 2511 View (03) 7003 2511
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Kiri Tsalparos
Psychologist, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
I am a registered psychologist and AHPRA board approved supervisor. I have worked across both the government and private sectors for over 15 years. I am currently focussing on assessment work and have extensive experience in ASD assessment, ADHD assessment for both children and adults. I also conduct cognitive assessments for NDIS funding and within the the school system. I have also worked within the justice system with Corrections Victoria and QLD Corrections with sexual and violent offenders.
I am a registered psychologist and AHPRA board approved supervisor. I have worked across both the government and private sectors for over 15 years. I am currently focussing on assessment work and have extensive experience in ASD assessment, ADHD assessment for both children and adults. I also conduct cognitive assessments for NDIS funding and within the the school system. I have also worked within the justice system with Corrections Victoria and QLD Corrections with sexual and violent offenders.
(03) 9000 0286 View (03) 9000 0286
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Vicky Bablas
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012  (Online Only)
I am a registered clinical psychologist experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health concerns and clinical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, panic, specific phobias, chronic pain conditions, stress and adjustment issues, sleep disturbance & insomnia, anger issues, grief & loss, relationship issues, self-esteem issues as well as trauma & PTSD. I work primarily with adults and adolescents and am committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment for you to feel safe to explore your concerns fully, and work together to develop a plan to suit you.
I am a registered clinical psychologist experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health concerns and clinical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, panic, specific phobias, chronic pain conditions, stress and adjustment issues, sleep disturbance & insomnia, anger issues, grief & loss, relationship issues, self-esteem issues as well as trauma & PTSD. I work primarily with adults and adolescents and am committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment for you to feel safe to explore your concerns fully, and work together to develop a plan to suit you.
(02) 4504 0213 View (02) 4504 0213
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Liz O'Dea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
Would you like closer, healthier or more fulfilling relationships? Are you, or one of your loved ones, going through a difficult time? If so, I can help! As a Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist, I am interested in relationship-focused therapy. I provide couples counselling, family counselling, child or adolescent counselling and individual counselling. I can help you with relationship conflict, disconnection, intimacy and trust, parenting challenges, mental health (anxiety, depression, stress, anger), parent-child attachment, grief and loss, family life-cycle changes, and blended family dynamics.
Would you like closer, healthier or more fulfilling relationships? Are you, or one of your loved ones, going through a difficult time? If so, I can help! As a Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist, I am interested in relationship-focused therapy. I provide couples counselling, family counselling, child or adolescent counselling and individual counselling. I can help you with relationship conflict, disconnection, intimacy and trust, parenting challenges, mental health (anxiety, depression, stress, anger), parent-child attachment, grief and loss, family life-cycle changes, and blended family dynamics.
(03) 8657 4207 View (03) 8657 4207
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Belinda Hulstrom
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
I have trained in a variety of counselling methods and tend to favour brief, solution-focused approaches designed to help you move forward so that you can lead a life that works. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages from 8 to 80 and from all walks of life and I can probably help you with just about any personal, lifestyle or professional issue that is troubling you.
(03) 6120 6312 View (03) 6120 6312
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Sylvia Collinetti
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Kingsville, VIC 3012
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
I have 25 years’ experience in public mental health and private practice. It is well established that the most important ingredient for any successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship which develops over time and helps you feel safe. I work with you to make sense of your unique story and the reasons you’re engaging in therapy. I start by understanding your early life experiences which impact your thinking patterns, emotions and behaviours from an emphatic and non-judgmental position. Therapy is embedded with compassion, tailored to meet your goals, from a strengths based position to empower your recovery journey.
(03) 7003 2284 View (03) 7003 2284

More Therapists Nearby

Wendy Henriks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
(03) 8594 4003 View (03) 8594 4003
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Hilary Morgendorffer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Footscray, VIC 3011
I am a Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor, and work with adolescents, young adults, & adults (14 - 55). I’ve had the privilege of working as a therapist in a variety of public & private settings, and I love what I do. I know that coming to therapy is a big step, and it’s important that you find a therapist who is the right fit for you. I take time to get to know you and help you feel as comfortable as possible; therapy should be a safe space where you feel heard. I continue to develop my practice and skills in providing Neurodivergent affirming support, and I work from the empowering model of Disability.
I am a Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor, and work with adolescents, young adults, & adults (14 - 55). I’ve had the privilege of working as a therapist in a variety of public & private settings, and I love what I do. I know that coming to therapy is a big step, and it’s important that you find a therapist who is the right fit for you. I take time to get to know you and help you feel as comfortable as possible; therapy should be a safe space where you feel heard. I continue to develop my practice and skills in providing Neurodivergent affirming support, and I work from the empowering model of Disability.
(03) 9111 2635 View (03) 9111 2635
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Counselling Service Melbourne
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
We believe that change comes from within yourself and thats why we help to overcome negative beliefs and deal with emotions that can keep us stuck in unwanted behaviour. To build a stronger foundation for yourself and develop effective coping behaviour call 0449 861 147
We believe that change comes from within yourself and thats why we help to overcome negative beliefs and deal with emotions that can keep us stuck in unwanted behaviour. To build a stronger foundation for yourself and develop effective coping behaviour call 0449 861 147
(03) 9069 9596 View (03) 9069 9596
Photo of Joanne Toh, Psychologist in Kingsville, VIC
Joanne Toh
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Footscray, VIC 3011
Joanne is a psychologist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She works with youth, adults, and older adults. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar affective disorder, stress management, trauma, grief, and emotional regulation difficulties. She has experience working with clients in schools, private hospitals, and public community mental health settings. It is her vision to create a safe, supportive therapy space for clients to explore their strengths, difficulties and concerns while honing their coping skills and resilience.
Joanne is a psychologist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She works with youth, adults, and older adults. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar affective disorder, stress management, trauma, grief, and emotional regulation difficulties. She has experience working with clients in schools, private hospitals, and public community mental health settings. It is her vision to create a safe, supportive therapy space for clients to explore their strengths, difficulties and concerns while honing their coping skills and resilience.
(03) 9111 2665 View (03) 9111 2665
Photo of Stephanie Fernandez, Psychologist in Kingsville, VIC
Stephanie Fernandez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Footscray, VIC 3011
Dr Stephanie Fernandez adopts a client-cantered, non-judgmental approach, placing clients unique needs and goals at the forefront of therapy. She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and schema-informed therapy. By tailoring her approach to suit clients’ individual circumstances, she ensures that they receive personalised and effective care.
Dr Stephanie Fernandez adopts a client-cantered, non-judgmental approach, placing clients unique needs and goals at the forefront of therapy. She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and schema-informed therapy. By tailoring her approach to suit clients’ individual circumstances, she ensures that they receive personalised and effective care.
(03) 7003 2189 View (03) 7003 2189
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Emma Sestan
Psychologist, MA, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
My name is Emma and I have a passion for providing respectful and non-judgmental therapy for all my clients. My aim is to ensure that you have a safe and respectful space where we can promote personal growth, self-compassion and work through challenging times together.
My name is Emma and I have a passion for providing respectful and non-judgmental therapy for all my clients. My aim is to ensure that you have a safe and respectful space where we can promote personal growth, self-compassion and work through challenging times together.
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Cecilia Tankey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
West Footscray, VIC 3012
Couples Therapist and Individual Psychotherapist. When we experience anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, grief, illness, or when there are ruptures in our relationships, it is signalling our deepest wounds. My therapy approach is an heroic journey, which supports to restore wholeness and reclaim core powers to live a more balanced and joyful life.
Couples Therapist and Individual Psychotherapist. When we experience anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, grief, illness, or when there are ruptures in our relationships, it is signalling our deepest wounds. My therapy approach is an heroic journey, which supports to restore wholeness and reclaim core powers to live a more balanced and joyful life.
(03) 9071 0182 View (03) 9071 0182
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Ruth Tripkou
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Yarraville, VIC 3013
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
I am a bilingual psychologist (English and Greek) working with anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, attention deficits, autism, grief and loss, chronic pain, relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, and workplace stress. I also work with bullying, social skills difficulties and self-esteem. Deciding to engage in therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming and this is normal. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic space to help you move forward in your journey of healing and growth. I believe in empowering clients and developing personal strengths to achieve long lasting change.
(03) 7003 2887 View (03) 7003 2887
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Dr Arran Rose
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Footscray, VIC 3011  (Online Only)
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist and supervisor who is dedicated to providing the best possible support to my clients across a range of settings. I I have provided psychological support to clients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis, substance use issues, grief and relationship issues, as well as working with people who are neurodivergent. I take a collaborative and evidence based approach with my clients to ensure we acheive the best possible outcomes.
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist and supervisor who is dedicated to providing the best possible support to my clients across a range of settings. I I have provided psychological support to clients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis, substance use issues, grief and relationship issues, as well as working with people who are neurodivergent. I take a collaborative and evidence based approach with my clients to ensure we acheive the best possible outcomes.
(03) 9344 1573 View (03) 9344 1573
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Mikel Moss - Healing Stage Counselling Service
Counsellor, MA
Sunshine, VIC 3020  (Online Only)
I work with people from diverse backgrounds who are learning how to live and thrive with a variety of issues, changes, and challenges in their lives. I primarily work within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, but I am open and able to work with people outside of this area as well. I utilize talk and creative expression, as a way to assist in areas such as setting goals, gaining a deeper understanding of self, moving through and healing trauma, and much more. Check out my website: healingstagemelb.com
I work with people from diverse backgrounds who are learning how to live and thrive with a variety of issues, changes, and challenges in their lives. I primarily work within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, but I am open and able to work with people outside of this area as well. I utilize talk and creative expression, as a way to assist in areas such as setting goals, gaining a deeper understanding of self, moving through and healing trauma, and much more. Check out my website: healingstagemelb.com
(03) 8203 5993 View (03) 8203 5993

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kingsville, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Kingsville, VIC who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
70% Emotional Disturbance
70% Family Conflict
70% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Other
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Kingsville, VIC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kingsville?

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.