Counselling in Laverton, VIC

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Brett Mackie
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
Brett has a Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) degree and holds memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPi). He combines his expertise in management and leadership with a compassionate approach to psychology. Brett employs a collaborative therapeutic method rooted in interpersonal relationships. He recognises that change can be difficult and adopts a person-oriented and caring approach to create a safe space for clients to express themselves, learn, and grow. He is experienced in cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment
Brett has a Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) degree and holds memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPi). He combines his expertise in management and leadership with a compassionate approach to psychology. Brett employs a collaborative therapeutic method rooted in interpersonal relationships. He recognises that change can be difficult and adopts a person-oriented and caring approach to create a safe space for clients to express themselves, learn, and grow. He is experienced in cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment
(03) 7303 3771 View (03) 7303 3771
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Nikki Black
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laverton, VIC 3028
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Life can be tough. I can help you with that. My name is Nikki. I am a dynamic and compassionate counsellor with a diverse background in healthcare (20+years). I work with individuals to navigate through various personal issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem, IVF, chronic pain and more. My personal experiences, plus my down- to -earth, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am deeply passionate about helping individuals uncover their true potential and create meaningful and fulfilling lives.
0461 467 981 View 0461 467 981
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Melanie Guerreiro Yargi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who aims to adopt a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with my clients, implementing evidence-based strategies and approaches to improve their wellbeing.
(03) 9068 6189 View (03) 9068 6189
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Tracey Yeoman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
Tracey is the founder of Kitsune Coaching Solutions; her vision is to help all people find their balance for a better quality of life. Her ideal client may be struggling with authenticity, confidence, and life challenges: They may be exploring their Identity, learning to set boundaries, wanting to learn techniques to manage stress, building self-esteem and learning communication techniques. Tracey specialises in neurodiverse people who may not fit the sociological norms and need an open-hearted, accepting facilitator to help them achieve their personal goals.
(03) 7302 8373 View (03) 7302 8373
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Clare Randall
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
I am kind, experienced, practical and a good listener. I work with adults either as individuals or couples. I see girls 16+. Most of my clients are struggling either with their emotions, with something that has happened, or with other people in their life. My goal is to give you a calm, safe space where hopefully you will walk out a little lighter, with more clarity and a plan if you need one. I am a licensed counsellor and therapist. If you have a Mental Health Plan from your GP you will need a psychologist and there will be an approx $120+ gap fee payable. I am happy to work with you privately if you choose not to use your MHP.
I am kind, experienced, practical and a good listener. I work with adults either as individuals or couples. I see girls 16+. Most of my clients are struggling either with their emotions, with something that has happened, or with other people in their life. My goal is to give you a calm, safe space where hopefully you will walk out a little lighter, with more clarity and a plan if you need one. I am a licensed counsellor and therapist. If you have a Mental Health Plan from your GP you will need a psychologist and there will be an approx $120+ gap fee payable. I am happy to work with you privately if you choose not to use your MHP.
(08) 9126 9483 View (08) 9126 9483
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Anna Maxwell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
(03) 9000 0866 View (03) 9000 0866
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RightPath Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
I am passionate about helping those who struggle with mental health. Clients come to me with their disorders, issues, struggles and relationship problems and want to find better ways to cope and deal with their concerns. Their goals are to be happier, learn better ways to deal with their concerns and move on from their past traumas.
I am passionate about helping those who struggle with mental health. Clients come to me with their disorders, issues, struggles and relationship problems and want to find better ways to cope and deal with their concerns. Their goals are to be happier, learn better ways to deal with their concerns and move on from their past traumas.
(03) 7302 2996 View (03) 7302 2996
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Riana Losung
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
I am passionate about helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and how past experiences influence how they feel and cope with challenges. I have a warm, genuine approach which allows therapy to be a space where you can feel comfortable and supported while sharing difficult issues. My goal is to help you to gain new perspectives and build skills that aim to support your wellbeing and therapy needs. I work with adults dealing with many different issues and challenges. I also work with clients in the field of emergency services and within the Defence Force.
I am passionate about helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and how past experiences influence how they feel and cope with challenges. I have a warm, genuine approach which allows therapy to be a space where you can feel comfortable and supported while sharing difficult issues. My goal is to help you to gain new perspectives and build skills that aim to support your wellbeing and therapy needs. I work with adults dealing with many different issues and challenges. I also work with clients in the field of emergency services and within the Defence Force.
(03) 7003 2443 View (03) 7003 2443
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Sonder Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
(08) 9126 9072 View (08) 9126 9072
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The Galaxy Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
Hi, I'm Linda, the owner of The Galaxy Clinic. I work with children and teenagers who might be experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and issues with their self-esteem or relationships with other people, their bodies, and themselves. I have a special interest and experience in working with functional neurological disorders, young people with brain injuries, and young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. I also work with neurodiverse young people, such as those with autism or ADHD, experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with young people (and their families) to build on their personal strengths.
(03) 7003 2639 View (03) 7003 2639
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Jessie Narula
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Laverton, VIC 3028  (Online Only)
Change is never easy, and neither is it easy to be stuck in the patterns that are keeping you from achieving the life you want for yourself. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition and want to live symptom free or you are trying to achieve a life with more confidence to pursue your dreams, it starts with realising the need for a change. It requires bravery and strength to create those changes. Having a supportive, empathetic professional by your side can make the process more manageable and less isolating. It is important to find a professional who makes you feel understood and heard.
Change is never easy, and neither is it easy to be stuck in the patterns that are keeping you from achieving the life you want for yourself. Whether you are struggling with a mental health condition and want to live symptom free or you are trying to achieve a life with more confidence to pursue your dreams, it starts with realising the need for a change. It requires bravery and strength to create those changes. Having a supportive, empathetic professional by your side can make the process more manageable and less isolating. It is important to find a professional who makes you feel understood and heard.
(08) 9126 9141 View (08) 9126 9141

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Hilke Legenhausen - Nurture Our Nature Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
6 Endorsed
Point Cook, VIC 3030
If you’re feeling exhausted, anxious, and overwhelmed with everything that is going on in your life, there is a way out. I can help you to feel calm, strong and in control again. I'll support you to find a way out of this darkness, and reconnect to your own true self, to your joys and passions. Together we can focus on improving your relationships, managing emotions like anxiety, and establishing appropriate boundaries, so you can thrive. I’m proudly neurodiversity-affirming, have extensive experience as a carer, and I welcome NDIS plans. Call me to find out how we might work together and get you back to feeling calm and fulfilled.
If you’re feeling exhausted, anxious, and overwhelmed with everything that is going on in your life, there is a way out. I can help you to feel calm, strong and in control again. I'll support you to find a way out of this darkness, and reconnect to your own true self, to your joys and passions. Together we can focus on improving your relationships, managing emotions like anxiety, and establishing appropriate boundaries, so you can thrive. I’m proudly neurodiversity-affirming, have extensive experience as a carer, and I welcome NDIS plans. Call me to find out how we might work together and get you back to feeling calm and fulfilled.
(03) 7302 8332 View (03) 7302 8332
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Renee Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Williams Landing, VIC 3027
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Parent Infant Mental Health clinician and Family Report Writer with over 20 years experience working in the field. I work mostly with adults experiencing mental health issues and provide a safe space for people to work through their difficulties. My goal is to help people to understand themselves on a deeper level and have better functioning relationships and a happier life! I also write private reports for the Family Court (62G & Child Impact Reports) and can support and coach individuals going through this process.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Parent Infant Mental Health clinician and Family Report Writer with over 20 years experience working in the field. I work mostly with adults experiencing mental health issues and provide a safe space for people to work through their difficulties. My goal is to help people to understand themselves on a deeper level and have better functioning relationships and a happier life! I also write private reports for the Family Court (62G & Child Impact Reports) and can support and coach individuals going through this process.
(03) 8595 4462 View (03) 8595 4462
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williams Landing, VIC 3027
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
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Holistic Counselling Service.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Williams Landing, VIC 3027
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
(03) 8595 5367 View (03) 8595 5367
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Belinda Hulstrom
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
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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Patricia (Patty) Mclean
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williams Landing, VIC 3027
Need help and support? Together we can relax, reflect and collaborate to achieve your goals. My counselling, leadership and early years qualifications, 30+ years of experience working with families and children, as a mother with 3 (now mature) children, living and working in a richly diverse community, across multiple countries all helps. I am experienced with customers, families and children with complex needs, anxiety, grief and here to listen, support and take time to help you as an individual become that confident expert in your own life.
Need help and support? Together we can relax, reflect and collaborate to achieve your goals. My counselling, leadership and early years qualifications, 30+ years of experience working with families and children, as a mother with 3 (now mature) children, living and working in a richly diverse community, across multiple countries all helps. I am experienced with customers, families and children with complex needs, anxiety, grief and here to listen, support and take time to help you as an individual become that confident expert in your own life.
(03) 7302 2790 View (03) 7302 2790
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Julian O'Sullivan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Williams Landing, VIC 3027
Julian's focus is on adult (18+) mental health. He provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and addictive behaviours. He works with clients experiencing grief and loss, identity and existential crisis, social alienation, isolation and loneliness. He is interested in helping those with difficulties in relationships, work stress, or managing distressing emotions.
Julian's focus is on adult (18+) mental health. He provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and addictive behaviours. He works with clients experiencing grief and loss, identity and existential crisis, social alienation, isolation and loneliness. He is interested in helping those with difficulties in relationships, work stress, or managing distressing emotions.
(03) 7003 2798 View (03) 7003 2798
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Anna Muller
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Point Cook, VIC 3030
My practice is mainly online. For the convenience of my clients who struggle to find a Christian counsellor nearby. I focus on what clients need to be able to heal and grow towards the best version of themselves, I bring rich experience and commitment to the process. I enjoy working with the diversity that each client brings. I have experience in CBT, ACT, Gestalt, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and art therapies.
My practice is mainly online. For the convenience of my clients who struggle to find a Christian counsellor nearby. I focus on what clients need to be able to heal and grow towards the best version of themselves, I bring rich experience and commitment to the process. I enjoy working with the diversity that each client brings. I have experience in CBT, ACT, Gestalt, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy and art therapies.
(03) 7303 3001 View (03) 7303 3001
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Lisa Formosa
Verified
1 Endorsed
Truganina, VIC 3029  (Online Only)
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
(03) 7302 8068 View (03) 7302 8068

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Laverton, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$137

Counsellors in Laverton, VIC who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
91% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Police Health
50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Laverton, VIC see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Laverton?

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.