Counselling in Macedon, VIC

Photo of Rebecca Bobin, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Macedon, VIC 3440
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
Macedon, VIC 3440
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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Fantastic Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Macedon, VIC 3440
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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Anna Inkster
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Macedon, VIC 3440  (Online Only)
Counselling is a practice that can be very helpful in times of emotional upheaval or periods when our mental health and well-being is suffering. In my practice I take a side by side approach, collaborating with you to explore and discover solutions to issues that are causing blockages and pain. Through working together with me , my clients improve their coping skills, boost self-esteem and achieve much wanted behaviour change, leading to optimal mental health and well-being. I have counselled clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, low -self esteem, loss of direction and family conflict and more.
Counselling is a practice that can be very helpful in times of emotional upheaval or periods when our mental health and well-being is suffering. In my practice I take a side by side approach, collaborating with you to explore and discover solutions to issues that are causing blockages and pain. Through working together with me , my clients improve their coping skills, boost self-esteem and achieve much wanted behaviour change, leading to optimal mental health and well-being. I have counselled clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, low -self esteem, loss of direction and family conflict and more.
(03) 6146 1669 View (03) 6146 1669
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Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Macedon, VIC 3440
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
(03) 4422 4530 View (03) 4422 4530
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Mandala Health: Counselling Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Macedon, VIC 3440
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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Becomiing Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macedon, VIC 3440
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
I offer holistic psychotherapy and counselling to address issues of inner and outer conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low confidence, grief and loss. By facilitating the expanding of self-awareness there's growth in health and wholeness; becoming more authentic, purposeful & integrated; and creating better harmony within relationships. Offering parent/child relationship work.
(03) 4410 8583 View (03) 4410 8583
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Courage Wisdom Change
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Macedon, VIC 3440
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
(02) 8609 3741 View (02) 8609 3741
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Macedon, VIC 3440
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Rachel Elizabeth Dougherty
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Riddells Creek, VIC 3431
My work is about being curious; diving deeper into exploring the self, all the mysterious, hidden, buried and forgotten aspects. It's a rediscovery... helping to find your magic, raw, beautifully wild, unconditioned YOU. It's about getting in touch with your child-like curiosity and coming home to your innermost self. I am particularly passionate about working with adults to navigate; grief and loss, relationships, fear, shame, anger, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, developing self-love, self-worth and self-compassion.
My work is about being curious; diving deeper into exploring the self, all the mysterious, hidden, buried and forgotten aspects. It's a rediscovery... helping to find your magic, raw, beautifully wild, unconditioned YOU. It's about getting in touch with your child-like curiosity and coming home to your innermost self. I am particularly passionate about working with adults to navigate; grief and loss, relationships, fear, shame, anger, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, developing self-love, self-worth and self-compassion.
(03) 4420 3875 View (03) 4420 3875
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Streatfeild & Co Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
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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Kathryn Anne Fortuna
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
Working with The Anna Centre. Business Development Counsellor. EAP Specialist. Specialising in Relationship Counselling. Your relationship with yourself and others. This includes building strong communication, respect and intimacy. I also support Families, Individuals and Teens to explore their feelings, clear old patterns, ignite self-awareness, build resourcefulness and feel more purposeful. I offer support with relationship building, parenting, clarity of thoughts, addressing behaviours, thought patterns & issues like anxiety & stress.
0400 196 519 View 0400 196 519
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SR Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Gisborne, VIC 3437
I have been practicing for 20 years in mental health. I find that people come to counselling when they are overwhelmed with the situation they find themselves in and need that perspective to be able to step back and look at what is happening in their lives which has brought them to this point. Clients want to be listened to and really heard. Clients need time to do their own processing of what comes out of their narrative. I practice from a social model of health perspective, where the in client, although an individual, is part of a social system that must be considered in their journey to good mental health.
I have been practicing for 20 years in mental health. I find that people come to counselling when they are overwhelmed with the situation they find themselves in and need that perspective to be able to step back and look at what is happening in their lives which has brought them to this point. Clients want to be listened to and really heard. Clients need time to do their own processing of what comes out of their narrative. I practice from a social model of health perspective, where the in client, although an individual, is part of a social system that must be considered in their journey to good mental health.
(03) 4420 9413 View (03) 4420 9413
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Shula Pem Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gisborne, VIC 3437
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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Vittoria Malinowski
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Vittoria is interested in helping people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions and adjustments, stress, sleeping problems and insomnia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, pregnancy, pre and post natal period, relationship difficulties and work difficulties. Currently, Vittoria does not offer couples therapy. Vittoria also has a particular interest in womens mental health and currently offers perinatal non-directly counselling therapy.
Vittoria is interested in helping people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions and adjustments, stress, sleeping problems and insomnia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, pregnancy, pre and post natal period, relationship difficulties and work difficulties. Currently, Vittoria does not offer couples therapy. Vittoria also has a particular interest in womens mental health and currently offers perinatal non-directly counselling therapy.
(03) 4422 4107 View (03) 4422 4107
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Traci Tucker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gisborne, VIC 3437
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
Now Available: Professional Supervision. Clients often want to change their behaviour and improve their lives as well as their relationships. However, fear, trauma and past hurt can cause ambivalence. Counselling can help clients work through the why, how and what of making this change. By using a number of modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Person Centered, Strengths Based and Gestalt therapies, clients can find their way out of the dark. 'Beyond the Silence, there is always Hope'.
(03) 4328 3009 View (03) 4328 3009
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Ethos Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
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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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
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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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
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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Bloom Well-being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trentham, VIC 3458
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
(03) 5316 7205 View (03) 5316 7205

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Macedon, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Macedon, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
89% Anxiety
89% Stress
78% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% CUA Health
100% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Macedon, VIC see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Macedon?

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.