Counselling in Lynbrook, VIC

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Keia Ola Healing
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
Being an ecclectic counsellor, I am passionate about providing effective techniques for my clients so they can process their issues, worries or concerns in a safe and supportive environment. The aim of my counselling services is to help clients to improve their lives by exploring their presenting difficulties and work collaboratively towards achieving a positive and lasting change. I am trained and experienced in working with clients who may be suffering from grief and loss, domestic violence issues or relationship disputes. I support a range of clients including individuals, children, teens, couples, families and groups.
Being an ecclectic counsellor, I am passionate about providing effective techniques for my clients so they can process their issues, worries or concerns in a safe and supportive environment. The aim of my counselling services is to help clients to improve their lives by exploring their presenting difficulties and work collaboratively towards achieving a positive and lasting change. I am trained and experienced in working with clients who may be suffering from grief and loss, domestic violence issues or relationship disputes. I support a range of clients including individuals, children, teens, couples, families and groups.
0415 555 564 View 0415 555 564
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Tahira Hassan- Women's Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975  (Online Only)
Are you a woman who constantly strives to meet the expectations of others? You over stretch yourself because you don't want to let others down. You struggle to say no because you don't want to disappoint others. You feel guilty for asserting your own needs. Many women get trapped in a people pleasing cycle but change is possible. What would it be like if you didn't over-think to the point of stressing yourself out? Imagine enjoying the things in life that you value most- what if you could be seen and heard for just who you are? Imagine your life if you could confidently define your boundaries and communicate them respectfully.
Are you a woman who constantly strives to meet the expectations of others? You over stretch yourself because you don't want to let others down. You struggle to say no because you don't want to disappoint others. You feel guilty for asserting your own needs. Many women get trapped in a people pleasing cycle but change is possible. What would it be like if you didn't over-think to the point of stressing yourself out? Imagine enjoying the things in life that you value most- what if you could be seen and heard for just who you are? Imagine your life if you could confidently define your boundaries and communicate them respectfully.
(03) 8771 4065 View (03) 8771 4065
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Fern Therapy and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
(03) 8737 9300 View (03) 8737 9300
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Nav Sohal
Counsellor, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
If you are looking for caring, safe and confidential support you are in the right place! I’m Nav. I’m Accredited Social Worker/ Counsellor and very passionate to work with people who are experiencing challenges in their life. I have over 15 years of experience with adults and teenagers, who have experienced mental health issues, family violence, relationship, trauma related issues, childhood trauma, anger management, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, BPD, grief and loss, parenting, workplace issues leading to trauma, and struggles in life.
If you are looking for caring, safe and confidential support you are in the right place! I’m Nav. I’m Accredited Social Worker/ Counsellor and very passionate to work with people who are experiencing challenges in their life. I have over 15 years of experience with adults and teenagers, who have experienced mental health issues, family violence, relationship, trauma related issues, childhood trauma, anger management, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, BPD, grief and loss, parenting, workplace issues leading to trauma, and struggles in life.
(03) 5905 9797 View (03) 5905 9797
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Geordy Sebastian
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
Clinical Psychologist currently working in both private practice and Victorian public mental health. I provide individual sessions with people who experience psychological distress to bring about positive change in how they feel and function, in a highly individualized and professional way. My areas of interests include anxieties and phobias, panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, adjustment to life changes, anger management, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approach is anchoring on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) incorporates other evidence-based approaches such as ACT, DBT adn Mindfulness.
Clinical Psychologist currently working in both private practice and Victorian public mental health. I provide individual sessions with people who experience psychological distress to bring about positive change in how they feel and function, in a highly individualized and professional way. My areas of interests include anxieties and phobias, panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, adjustment to life changes, anger management, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approach is anchoring on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) incorporates other evidence-based approaches such as ACT, DBT adn Mindfulness.
(03) 7500 5802 View (03) 7500 5802
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The Path to Balance Pty Ltd
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
It’s my greatest passion to help people overcome anxiety, depression and life challenges through a combination of counselling and yoga. I have been practicing yoga for over 35 years, became a certified yoga teacher 7 years ago.I am currently working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Counsellor. I am a Certified Counsellor with PACFA, a RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and VADR Certified Family Practitioner. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with depression and anxiety, addictions, people experiencing family violence within a trauma informed approach.
(03) 8771 4963 View (03) 8771 4963
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Fresh Horizons Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Lynbrook, VIC 3975
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
(03) 8203 5752 View (03) 8203 5752

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Mariane Fernando
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
I am a very capable and committed counsellor, and passionate about supporting clients to make a difference in their life through empowerment, reflection and understanding. Each person is unique and requires an individual approach in meeting his or her specific needs. You will feel connected, safe and heard in sessions with me, working collaboratively in a positive and uplifting environment. I am deeply committed to helping you overcome immediate concerns and skilled at using various therapies and techniques in a client-centred approach to provide you with the tools to grow and work towards living life to the fullest.
(08) 9126 9492 View (08) 9126 9492
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Angeline May
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
(03) 8771 5804 View (03) 8771 5804
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Cirrus Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175  (Online Only)
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
(07) 5655 7541 View (07) 5655 7541
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Kathleen Mills
1 Endorsed
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
For reasons that I cannot explain, the more complex the clients needs, the more likely they are to find themselves on my doorstep. Commonly, I have clients tell me in their first session that 'they have many issues and no one else has ever been able to help them before' - this is generally an indication that we will build a lasting relationship. I am patient, very open-minded and laid back in my approach whilst still maintaining professionalism. If you fear therapy because of the overly clinical approach then you will find my way of forming a therapeutic alliance refreshing and endearing.
For reasons that I cannot explain, the more complex the clients needs, the more likely they are to find themselves on my doorstep. Commonly, I have clients tell me in their first session that 'they have many issues and no one else has ever been able to help them before' - this is generally an indication that we will build a lasting relationship. I am patient, very open-minded and laid back in my approach whilst still maintaining professionalism. If you fear therapy because of the overly clinical approach then you will find my way of forming a therapeutic alliance refreshing and endearing.
(03) 5909 9913 View (03) 5909 9913
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Harshani Algiriya
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing and growth, where transformation begins and resilience thrives. Our team is dedicated to providing trauma-informed therapy services that are tailored to your unique journey towards a healthier and happier life. Our commitment extends to those who bear the weight of complex trauma, wrestle with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, navigate the complexities of family and relationship issues, combat addiction, struggle with sleep disturbances, and burnout of daily life. We are here to support individuals of all generations. We provide culturally sensitive inclusive environment for our clients.
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing and growth, where transformation begins and resilience thrives. Our team is dedicated to providing trauma-informed therapy services that are tailored to your unique journey towards a healthier and happier life. Our commitment extends to those who bear the weight of complex trauma, wrestle with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, navigate the complexities of family and relationship issues, combat addiction, struggle with sleep disturbances, and burnout of daily life. We are here to support individuals of all generations. We provide culturally sensitive inclusive environment for our clients.
(03) 8595 5442 View (03) 8595 5442
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Daniel Valladares
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren South, VIC 3805
I'm a Clinical Psychologist practicing from Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist practicing from Berwick, Victoria. I'm experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, adjustment concerns, PTSD/trauma, OCD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviours, anger/aggression, addictions, and emotion dysregulation. I also conduct Autism, Cognitive, and ADHD assessments. I aim to bring a compassionate and active nature to your therapy journey, blending evidence-based tools, clinical experience, and a warm approach, to help obtain improved psychological and emotional well-being.
(03) 8771 4138 View (03) 8771 4138
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Insession Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
I'm a counsellor and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years experience in psychology, counselling and mental health. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
I'm a counsellor and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years experience in psychology, counselling and mental health. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
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Christina David
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Narre Warren South, VIC 3805
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.
(02) 4504 0218 View (02) 4504 0218
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Sujith Gunawardana
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
I am a Diploma qualified Counsellor from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. (AIPC). Also a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) I follow and abide by the Code of Ethics of the association. Having lived in three different countries, I have been exposed to various societies and customs, hence am comfortable dealing with different types of people and cultures. Life experiences play a big part in being able to have empathy and I will give my unconditional positive regard and attention to every individual as everyone’s story is unique and worth listening too.
I am a Diploma qualified Counsellor from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. (AIPC). Also a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) I follow and abide by the Code of Ethics of the association. Having lived in three different countries, I have been exposed to various societies and customs, hence am comfortable dealing with different types of people and cultures. Life experiences play a big part in being able to have empathy and I will give my unconditional positive regard and attention to every individual as everyone’s story is unique and worth listening too.
(03) 8592 7022 View (03) 8592 7022
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Kati Hambleton
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
(03) 8771 4774 View (03) 8771 4774
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Liberty Disability Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dandenong, VIC 3175
Liberty Disability Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
Liberty Disability Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
(03) 4240 4132 View (03) 4240 4132
Bruce Silvester
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
Male Psychologist, with 25 years of consulting private practice. Originating in management and leadership, I have extensive Health Care Psychology experience in assisting, males & females, couples, and adolescents with successful treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and stress. Specialising in trauma, PTSD, conflict resolution, men’s health & anger mgt
Male Psychologist, with 25 years of consulting private practice. Originating in management and leadership, I have extensive Health Care Psychology experience in assisting, males & females, couples, and adolescents with successful treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and stress. Specialising in trauma, PTSD, conflict resolution, men’s health & anger mgt
(03) 8771 5759 View (03) 8771 5759
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Dandenong, VIC 3175
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lynbrook, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Lynbrook, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% NDIS
33% Other
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Lynbrook, VIC see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lynbrook?

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.