Counselling in Kyneton, VIC

Photo of Sue Drummond, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sue Drummond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I have worked as an educator , counsellor and community development worker for 35years .I have qualifications in Social work, Gestalt therapy , Internal Family Systems therapy , yoga teaching and mindfulness based therapies. I have extensive experience supporting clients with depression and anxiety, women experiencing family violence and with adolescents .I have worked extensively with migrant and refugee communities. I believe that creating safety and trust between the client and myself is the most important aspect of therapy. I bring warmth and humour to my work with clients and have a gentle and empathic approach.
I have worked as an educator , counsellor and community development worker for 35years .I have qualifications in Social work, Gestalt therapy , Internal Family Systems therapy , yoga teaching and mindfulness based therapies. I have extensive experience supporting clients with depression and anxiety, women experiencing family violence and with adolescents .I have worked extensively with migrant and refugee communities. I believe that creating safety and trust between the client and myself is the most important aspect of therapy. I bring warmth and humour to my work with clients and have a gentle and empathic approach.
(03) 4422 4713 View (03) 4422 4713
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Leigh Saward
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444  (Online Only)
Leigh works in an embodied way, at the intersection of evidenced-based psychotherapy, soul-oriented transpersonal counselling, spiritual inquiry and transformational coaching, to support you towards the actualisation of your most meaningful life-goals and sense of Authentic Self. ​ She assists you to connect with your wise inner knowing, your resources, self-worth, clarity and intuitive next steps.
Leigh works in an embodied way, at the intersection of evidenced-based psychotherapy, soul-oriented transpersonal counselling, spiritual inquiry and transformational coaching, to support you towards the actualisation of your most meaningful life-goals and sense of Authentic Self. ​ She assists you to connect with your wise inner knowing, your resources, self-worth, clarity and intuitive next steps.
(03) 4422 2423 View (03) 4422 2423
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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Twenty years of specialist experience supporting women navigating challenges of perinatal mental health; motherhood; menopausing; endometriosis, inflammatory and chronic illness; and pelvic floor dysfunction. Fundamental life transitions can bring feelings of loss; grief; anxiety; depression; and questioning our sense of identity and purpose. I love drawing on a rich suite of therapeutic tools - empathetic counselling; mindfulness; breathwork and therapeutic yoga for intrinsically trauma informed explorations of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
Twenty years of specialist experience supporting women navigating challenges of perinatal mental health; motherhood; menopausing; endometriosis, inflammatory and chronic illness; and pelvic floor dysfunction. Fundamental life transitions can bring feelings of loss; grief; anxiety; depression; and questioning our sense of identity and purpose. I love drawing on a rich suite of therapeutic tools - empathetic counselling; mindfulness; breathwork and therapeutic yoga for intrinsically trauma informed explorations of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
(03) 4422 4945 View (03) 4422 4945
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Ethos Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
Are you experiencing difficulties within yourself or in your relationships? How do you get through life? Do you feel things need to change? I maintain clients' mental health by helping them better understand themselves and the situations they are in so they can find peace, balance and positivity.
(03) 4410 8579 View (03) 4410 8579
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Marlee Banfield
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Marlee is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist and member of the Australia Counselling Association (ACA). Marlee’s approach is person-centred with an emphasis on cultivating mindful curiosity and self-compassion. Drawing from a diverse pool of therapeutic frameworks—including attachment theory, depth psychology, parts work, polyvagal theory, and somatic practices—Marlee tailors her approach to fit the unique needs and experiences of each client.
Marlee is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist and member of the Australia Counselling Association (ACA). Marlee’s approach is person-centred with an emphasis on cultivating mindful curiosity and self-compassion. Drawing from a diverse pool of therapeutic frameworks—including attachment theory, depth psychology, parts work, polyvagal theory, and somatic practices—Marlee tailors her approach to fit the unique needs and experiences of each client.
(03) 4422 2597 View (03) 4422 2597
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Mandala Health: Counselling Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
Hello, my name is Laura. I'm a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor. My therapeutic approach is guided by depth-psychodynamic and analytical principles (est. by Carl Jung). I help clients work through difficult life situations to resolve painful emotional processes, such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness, isolation & despair, to gain new insights, understanding and acceptance; and to develop deeper, more authentic and intimate relationships with others. I also recognise and provide specialised interventions for complex trauma & PTSD; including: TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process), EMDR, TFT & Sandplay therapy.
(03) 4427 7446 View (03) 4427 7446
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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
(07) 4520 6046 View (07) 4520 6046
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Martin Gladman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
(02) 4504 0147 View (02) 4504 0147
Photo of Rebecca Bobin, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
(03) 4420 9743 View (03) 4420 9743
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Julie Wacker
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
I am a counsellor and Life Coach located in Sunbury and Woodend. Life can be very tough and stressful and sometimes we need some professional help. I am committed to the care of clients ranging from adolescents, adults, elderly and couples. I work with individual and couples who would like to overcome difficulties in their current situation. Each client is unique hence requires a personal counselling approach that is catered entirely for them. My approach incorporates empathy, professionalism and mindfulness. Many individuals may find themselves experiencing various financial, mental and / or physical struggles.
(03) 8007 2065 View (03) 8007 2065
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Tamera Broughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Hi, I’m Tamera. I’m an Accredit Mental Health Social Worker and owner and director of Centre Self Collective, a private mental health practice based in Brunswick, Melbourne and Daylesford. I am passionate about providing therapy, tools and resources to help you make sense of challenging times and develop ways to better manage difficulties and thrive in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, sensitive and non-judgmental.
Hi, I’m Tamera. I’m an Accredit Mental Health Social Worker and owner and director of Centre Self Collective, a private mental health practice based in Brunswick, Melbourne and Daylesford. I am passionate about providing therapy, tools and resources to help you make sense of challenging times and develop ways to better manage difficulties and thrive in life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, sensitive and non-judgmental.
(03) 4420 3660 View (03) 4420 3660
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
Welcome to Streatfeild & Co Psychology. We offer face to face appointments from our Macedon Ranges office and national Telehealth services. Learn more at www.streatpsych.com We support children, young people, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan. Our Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers help clients with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, adjustment, trauma, grief & loss, separation, life stage and change, relationships difficulties, self esteem issues, mental health in the context of disability and injury including ASD & ADHD, carer support, Mental Health Disorders, and substance use and abuse issues.
(03) 9021 1490 View (03) 9021 1490
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Marie Mirbach (The Present Place)
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
(03) 4420 9044 View (03) 4420 9044
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The Wellspring Within
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
I use a wholistic frame, inclusive of body, mind and spirit in my work as a therapist. I have found that working somatically can be tremendously revealing of inner gems that lay beneath the level of consciousness. They can provide answers, understandings, and can lead to living a fuller life. The use of your spiritual frames of reference in therapy can also bring meaning and can provide leverage for the changes you are wanting to make. You may feel supported to become more whole, self-actualised, self-understanding and accepting of the person you are.
(03) 4420 3861 View (03) 4420 3861
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Harpreet Deol
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444  (Online Only)
Harpreet is an Australian registered psychologist. She has a strong interest in working on complex trauma. Her strength lies in engaging clients with diligence and patience. Harpreet believes in working under an integrative evidence-based model using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is multilingual and can additionally support clients who speak English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Harpreet is an Australian registered psychologist. She has a strong interest in working on complex trauma. Her strength lies in engaging clients with diligence and patience. Harpreet believes in working under an integrative evidence-based model using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is multilingual and can additionally support clients who speak English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180
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Fantastic Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
Your mental health is key to living the life you want for yourself. If you are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a depressed mood, I can help. I can help you address your anxiety and help you to feel more connected to yourself and more connected in your relationships. I can help you with life transitions and help find solutions to your challenges. Working together we can get the sustainable results you seek.
(03) 4422 2422 View (03) 4422 2422
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
I am deeply attuned to the profound nature of developmental psychology, igniting my dedication to working with children, adolescents, and young individuals. Over the course of the last 5 years, I have earnestly honed my clinical expertise by offering assistance to people from diverse backgrounds, spanning ages 4 to 86. However, it is in the realm of child and adolescent psychology that my true passion lies, and thus I have chosen to take a courageous detour in my career to bring focus primarily to this area. I am driven by the desire to make a lasting impact by providing unparalleled compassion and exceptional care.
(03) 4427 7413 View (03) 4427 7413
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Holth Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
(03) 4422 4270 View (03) 4422 4270
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CounsellorOnCall
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Kyneton, VIC 3444
I offer a solution focused, empowered, approach for the treatment of childhood trauma, Cluster B abuse recovery (Narcissistic, Psychopathy), relationship breakups, unresolved grief, addictions or any challenges that leave you feeling triggered, lost or stuck .I have a lived trauma experience, use Jungian psychology , EMDR, Flash, Havening, NLP, DBT, ACT ,CBT, Symbols, metaphors and rituals toward evidence based, existential, somatic whole person outcomes. I have over 25 years experience in private practise and as a Head Therapist at two health facilities.I am a level 4 Supervisor, author and creator of Symbols, Metaphors & rituals.
I offer a solution focused, empowered, approach for the treatment of childhood trauma, Cluster B abuse recovery (Narcissistic, Psychopathy), relationship breakups, unresolved grief, addictions or any challenges that leave you feeling triggered, lost or stuck .I have a lived trauma experience, use Jungian psychology , EMDR, Flash, Havening, NLP, DBT, ACT ,CBT, Symbols, metaphors and rituals toward evidence based, existential, somatic whole person outcomes. I have over 25 years experience in private practise and as a Head Therapist at two health facilities.I am a level 4 Supervisor, author and creator of Symbols, Metaphors & rituals.
(03) 4422 4813 View (03) 4422 4813

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kyneton, VIC

20+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Kyneton, VIC who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Stress
79% Life Transitions
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
56% Bupa
44% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Kyneton, VIC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kyneton?

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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.