Counselling in Mansfield, VIC

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Collected Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722  (Online Only)
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
(08) 6726 7836 View (08) 6726 7836
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Olivia Clayton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722  (Online Only)
Olivia is a Director and Clinical Psychologist at Collected Minds. As a registered psychologist since 2009, with recent clinical endorsement, Olivia is passionate about supporting clients to develop meaningful goals and live life more consistently with their personal values. She will work collaboratively with you in order to tailor her approach to the individual, utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
Olivia is a Director and Clinical Psychologist at Collected Minds. As a registered psychologist since 2009, with recent clinical endorsement, Olivia is passionate about supporting clients to develop meaningful goals and live life more consistently with their personal values. She will work collaboratively with you in order to tailor her approach to the individual, utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
(08) 6800 6363 View (08) 6800 6363
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Prue Longstaff
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, VIC 3722
I support clients facing issues such as anxiety, emotional regulation, relationships, and mental health concerns. My clients need a supportive environment to explore their feelings and challenges, and they want to develop healthier thought patterns and behaviours to improve their overall wellbeing. They seek to understand themselves better, build effective coping skills, and achieve personal growth. My collaborative approach focuses on these needs by promoting self-awareness. I provide a nurturing space where clients can work towards their goals, develop healthier relationships, and enhance their personal and professional lives.
I support clients facing issues such as anxiety, emotional regulation, relationships, and mental health concerns. My clients need a supportive environment to explore their feelings and challenges, and they want to develop healthier thought patterns and behaviours to improve their overall wellbeing. They seek to understand themselves better, build effective coping skills, and achieve personal growth. My collaborative approach focuses on these needs by promoting self-awareness. I provide a nurturing space where clients can work towards their goals, develop healthier relationships, and enhance their personal and professional lives.
0413 921 212 View 0413 921 212
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Fiona Dundas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722  (Online Only)
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
(03) 8595 5287 View (03) 8595 5287
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The Space Consulting and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
(03) 4713 7239 View (03) 4713 7239
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Light the Way Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722  (Online Only)
Are you tired of only just surviving & ready to start thriving? Do you want to understand your inner experience - thoughts, beliefs, emotions, behaviours & why they are the way that they are? Are you ready to feel empowered in your life & relationships? Are you ready to do the inner work it takes to become more balanced, peaceful, secure & connected in life?
Are you tired of only just surviving & ready to start thriving? Do you want to understand your inner experience - thoughts, beliefs, emotions, behaviours & why they are the way that they are? Are you ready to feel empowered in your life & relationships? Are you ready to do the inner work it takes to become more balanced, peaceful, secure & connected in life?
(08) 9932 0333 View (08) 9932 0333

Online Therapists

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Christina von Cohausen
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Christina is an experienced Senior Counselling Psychologist, Couples Therapist, AHPRA-approved Supervisor, and Hypnotherapist who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater psychological well-being and more fulfilling relationships. Her holistic approach focuses and integrates the mind, body, and emotions and draws on a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit each client’s unique situation and needs. She specialises in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and is an internationally accredited EFT practitioner. Christina provides a warm and safe space to explore your inner world with guidance and care.
Christina is an experienced Senior Counselling Psychologist, Couples Therapist, AHPRA-approved Supervisor, and Hypnotherapist who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater psychological well-being and more fulfilling relationships. Her holistic approach focuses and integrates the mind, body, and emotions and draws on a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit each client’s unique situation and needs. She specialises in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and is an internationally accredited EFT practitioner. Christina provides a warm and safe space to explore your inner world with guidance and care.
(03) 7003 2187 View (03) 7003 2187
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Jenny Jensen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Brunswick, VIC 3056  (Online Only)
Jenny is committed to creating a non-judgemental, safe therapeutic space. She is approachable, curious, and compassionate. Jenny is interested in a person’s unique life story and understands her role is to support and guide people to address their own challenges (past, present, or future) and take steps towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jenny has previously worked in both community and private settings providing psychological care to people across the lifespan. Jenny has a special interest in working with people who have experienced FV. Supporting people towards healing the self and impacted relationships.
Jenny is committed to creating a non-judgemental, safe therapeutic space. She is approachable, curious, and compassionate. Jenny is interested in a person’s unique life story and understands her role is to support and guide people to address their own challenges (past, present, or future) and take steps towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jenny has previously worked in both community and private settings providing psychological care to people across the lifespan. Jenny has a special interest in working with people who have experienced FV. Supporting people towards healing the self and impacted relationships.
(03) 7003 2776 View (03) 7003 2776
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Bree Baxter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Eltham, VIC 3095
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 8400 0041 View (03) 8400 0041
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Horizons Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I’m a GP who has been working with individuals and families in private practice for over 15 years. I am now focussing my practice on longer term psychotherapeutic work with adult clients. I work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of what might be troubling you. We try to understand symptoms and their possible causes, and consider the impacts of past and present experiences and difficulties. My hope is that by creating a regular space for deeper reflection, you may develop greater insight, experience a reduction in troubling symptoms and find a greater sense of self-understanding and personal fulfilment.
I’m a GP who has been working with individuals and families in private practice for over 15 years. I am now focussing my practice on longer term psychotherapeutic work with adult clients. I work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of what might be troubling you. We try to understand symptoms and their possible causes, and consider the impacts of past and present experiences and difficulties. My hope is that by creating a regular space for deeper reflection, you may develop greater insight, experience a reduction in troubling symptoms and find a greater sense of self-understanding and personal fulfilment.
(03) 7500 5946 View (03) 7500 5946
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Trinette Cordeiro
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Warrandyte, VIC 3113
My name is Trinette. I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Supervisor. My therapeutic approach is warm, non judgemental and supportive. I help my clients to understand what is happening within themselves so that they can start to make small changes that will help them lead more fulfilling lives. I work with a range of presentations such as Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Complex trauma, Grief , Adjustment Issues. I am originally from Mumbai, India and graduated in 2011. I've called Melbourne my home from 2016. I have practised as a Clinical Psychologist in Australia since 2018.
My name is Trinette. I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Supervisor. My therapeutic approach is warm, non judgemental and supportive. I help my clients to understand what is happening within themselves so that they can start to make small changes that will help them lead more fulfilling lives. I work with a range of presentations such as Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Complex trauma, Grief , Adjustment Issues. I am originally from Mumbai, India and graduated in 2011. I've called Melbourne my home from 2016. I have practised as a Clinical Psychologist in Australia since 2018.
(03) 8771 5928 View (03) 8771 5928
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Xue Yuki Mei
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murrumbeena, VIC 3163
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
Hi, I am Yuki. I am a neurodivergent & queer counsellor who is committed to providing a safe & nonjudgmental (shame-free) space for all genders, identities, neurotypes, and bodies. I collaborate with clients to explore their unique inner experiences being identified as neurodivergent; LGBTQIA+; CALD and more. I work from a non-pathologising stance, meaning that I will not see clients solely as their labels and/or diagnoses, rather, each person is their own unique being and we co-design strategies that work for the particular individual/situation.
(03) 7500 5903 View (03) 7500 5903
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Janelle Shaw
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Fitzroy, VIC 3065  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic therapist. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic therapist. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
(08) 6801 2370 View (08) 6801 2370
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Dr Shana Aslam - Evolving Minds Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
(03) 7003 2848 View (03) 7003 2848
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Bree Buck
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I can offer you a safe space where we can collaboratively turn our attention inwards towards your internal world using a curious, non-judgmental stance. We will observe and try to understand your current concerns in light of your past patterns informed by clinical interventions & research. The type of clients that I am drawn to are interested in medium to long term therapy in order to change maladaptive coping strategies that are no longer benefiting the client. I am passionate about the process of empower you to find your own path towards living your values.
I can offer you a safe space where we can collaboratively turn our attention inwards towards your internal world using a curious, non-judgmental stance. We will observe and try to understand your current concerns in light of your past patterns informed by clinical interventions & research. The type of clients that I am drawn to are interested in medium to long term therapy in order to change maladaptive coping strategies that are no longer benefiting the client. I am passionate about the process of empower you to find your own path towards living your values.
(03) 7003 2524 View (03) 7003 2524
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Alexandra Heynatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Working with me is a collaborative process, oriented by curiosity, acceptance and choice. Sessions provide opportunity to rekindle awareness for what you most need and want, build trust in your wisest impulses, and reconnect with ways of living that disrupt harm, promote healing and support ease of being.
Working with me is a collaborative process, oriented by curiosity, acceptance and choice. Sessions provide opportunity to rekindle awareness for what you most need and want, build trust in your wisest impulses, and reconnect with ways of living that disrupt harm, promote healing and support ease of being.
(03) 8338 4265 View (03) 8338 4265
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Kate Culy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eltham, VIC 3095
Are you seeking assistance with major life transitions? Do you often doubt yourself or feel like you are not enough? Are you under a lot of stress or managing a chronic health condition? Have you or your teen experienced bullying? I am an experienced and skilled counsellor. I am warm, empathic, open-minded and real. I believe everyone possesses the inner capabilities to heal and work through tough times. There is no one way and one size doesn’t fit all and finding someone you can connect with is paramount. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for an initial discussion or visit my website for additional information
Are you seeking assistance with major life transitions? Do you often doubt yourself or feel like you are not enough? Are you under a lot of stress or managing a chronic health condition? Have you or your teen experienced bullying? I am an experienced and skilled counsellor. I am warm, empathic, open-minded and real. I believe everyone possesses the inner capabilities to heal and work through tough times. There is no one way and one size doesn’t fit all and finding someone you can connect with is paramount. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for an initial discussion or visit my website for additional information
(03) 8400 0416 View (03) 8400 0416
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Dan Solomon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
(03) 7500 5527 View (03) 7500 5527
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Adam Weaver | Connected Spirit Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kew, VIC 3101
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
(02) 4504 0267 View (02) 4504 0267
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Reshma Simon Varghese
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
Reshma Simon is a Registered Psychologist who has experience working in private practice, community mental health, NDIS, and in-patient psychiatric settings. Reshma provides therapeutic interventions to a diverse demographic, from children to adults, addressing a comprehensive range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, neurodevelopmental disorders, adjustment difficulties, social difficulties, psychosis, trauma, and mood difficulties. Additionally, she offers comprehensive ADHD assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
Reshma Simon is a Registered Psychologist who has experience working in private practice, community mental health, NDIS, and in-patient psychiatric settings. Reshma provides therapeutic interventions to a diverse demographic, from children to adults, addressing a comprehensive range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, neurodevelopmental disorders, adjustment difficulties, social difficulties, psychosis, trauma, and mood difficulties. Additionally, she offers comprehensive ADHD assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
(03) 7003 2480 View (03) 7003 2480

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Number of Counsellors in Mansfield, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Mansfield, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress
50% Relationship Issues
50% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% GMHBA
100% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Mansfield, VIC see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mansfield?

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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.