Counselling in Melbourne, VIC

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Kayleigh Young
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Dr Kayleigh Young is a clinical psychologist with expertise delivering a range of assessment and therapeutic services across both public and private settings. Kayleigh works with clients of all ages experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, workplace issues, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, and substance use, among other mental health and wellbeing issues. Kayleigh has completed extensive clinical training and draws upon a number of empirically sound techniques and interventions to ensure sessions are tailored to the presenting issues and individual needs of each client.
Dr Kayleigh Young is a clinical psychologist with expertise delivering a range of assessment and therapeutic services across both public and private settings. Kayleigh works with clients of all ages experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, workplace issues, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, and substance use, among other mental health and wellbeing issues. Kayleigh has completed extensive clinical training and draws upon a number of empirically sound techniques and interventions to ensure sessions are tailored to the presenting issues and individual needs of each client.
(03) 9068 5543 View (03) 9068 5543
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Oliver Santiago- Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and an Australian Clinical Psychologist Association member. I work with adults experiencing various life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and I also provide couples and marriage therapy.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and an Australian Clinical Psychologist Association member. I work with adults experiencing various life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and I also provide couples and marriage therapy.
(03) 7003 2267 View (03) 7003 2267
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Elke Ponczek
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Elke is offering telehealth psychological services (via videoconferencing and telephone). With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked with people from all walks of life. Working collaboratively, she takes a client-centred approach to help individuals identify and make the changes required to achieve their goals. Elke has an accepting and non-judgemental manner. Her friendly and warm approach facilitates openness as people explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe space. Elke is an LGBTIQ+ affirming and aware practitioner.
Currently accepting new clients. Elke is offering telehealth psychological services (via videoconferencing and telephone). With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked with people from all walks of life. Working collaboratively, she takes a client-centred approach to help individuals identify and make the changes required to achieve their goals. Elke has an accepting and non-judgemental manner. Her friendly and warm approach facilitates openness as people explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe space. Elke is an LGBTIQ+ affirming and aware practitioner.
(03) 7003 2763 View (03) 7003 2763
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Peter McKay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
(03) 8372 0572 View (03) 8372 0572
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Xuan Tan - Clinical Registrar - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
Xuan (pronounced Shen) provides evidence-based and person-centred treatment with adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Xuan has multilingual skills and can deliver services in English or in Mandarin 说中文 She aims to provide a warm space where clients could form an in-depth understanding of themselves, to reflect on existing or past experiences, and to learn and grow at a pace that suits them.
(03) 7003 2350 View (03) 7003 2350
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Rachel McGregor
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am an experienced and warm psychologist and behaviour analyst providing effective and supportive therapy for adults and young people experiencing a range of concerns such as anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, relationship challenges, work-related stress and mood. I believe individuals should not have to walk through life issues alone and therapy is a way to process, reflect and activate positive coping and wellbeing. You can be completely yourself in sessions. I have lots of experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD. I also provide coaching, assertiveness training and personality assessment for professionals.
I am an experienced and warm psychologist and behaviour analyst providing effective and supportive therapy for adults and young people experiencing a range of concerns such as anxiety, stress, burnout, trauma, relationship challenges, work-related stress and mood. I believe individuals should not have to walk through life issues alone and therapy is a way to process, reflect and activate positive coping and wellbeing. You can be completely yourself in sessions. I have lots of experience working with individuals with ASD and ADHD. I also provide coaching, assertiveness training and personality assessment for professionals.
(03) 7003 2499 View (03) 7003 2499
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Anine Cummins (they/them) - Ginger Cat Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
Please note: I am a counsellor, and cannot accept mental health care plans. I provide online counselling for adults and teenagers. Everyone is welcome! I work with LGBTIQ+ clients, including trans and non-binary people, people with traumatic histories, including sexual assault and abuse, people with dissociative disorders, including DID, people with ADHD and autism, and other neurodiverse brains, activists and other people struggling with burn out.
(03) 8338 1789 View (03) 8338 1789
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Peter A Charleston
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
My method is practical, supportive and straightforward. I help you remove your self-sabotage, improve habits, hold you to account and help you learn psychological skills such as Emotional Intelligence. I blend personal and workplace issues by integrating coaching and therapy techniques. In 2018 my first book was published named 'Closer.' This features my own framework for improving relationships, both at work and home. I have been a Psychologist for over twenty five years, and have extensive experience providing training in leadership, teamwork and emotional intelligence. I am regularly invited as a speaker and trainer.
My method is practical, supportive and straightforward. I help you remove your self-sabotage, improve habits, hold you to account and help you learn psychological skills such as Emotional Intelligence. I blend personal and workplace issues by integrating coaching and therapy techniques. In 2018 my first book was published named 'Closer.' This features my own framework for improving relationships, both at work and home. I have been a Psychologist for over twenty five years, and have extensive experience providing training in leadership, teamwork and emotional intelligence. I am regularly invited as a speaker and trainer.
(03) 7003 2149 View (03) 7003 2149
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Brooke Scerri
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients - Australia wide. Connection, collaboration, empathy and open-mindedness are values that lay the foundation for my work. I am passionate about cultivating a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for my clients to freely express, explore, and process their experiences. All of my sessions are tailored to meet the uniqueness of my client. I draw upon several modalities including - EMDR, internal family systems, inner-child work and re-parenting tools, imagery rescripting, somatic psychotherapy, ACT and mindfulness.
I am currently accepting new clients - Australia wide. Connection, collaboration, empathy and open-mindedness are values that lay the foundation for my work. I am passionate about cultivating a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for my clients to freely express, explore, and process their experiences. All of my sessions are tailored to meet the uniqueness of my client. I draw upon several modalities including - EMDR, internal family systems, inner-child work and re-parenting tools, imagery rescripting, somatic psychotherapy, ACT and mindfulness.
(03) 7003 2218 View (03) 7003 2218
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Kelly Garfield
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore and clarify their concerns while also drawing on evidence-based techniques to assist clients to work towards their goals. I have a strong interest and in passion in working with complex trauma and attachment concerns and strive to understand clients’ symptoms within the context of their family and community.
I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore and clarify their concerns while also drawing on evidence-based techniques to assist clients to work towards their goals. I have a strong interest and in passion in working with complex trauma and attachment concerns and strive to understand clients’ symptoms within the context of their family and community.
(03) 7003 2128 View (03) 7003 2128
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Adam Merrick
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
Adam is a friendly and empathetic registered psychologist who is motivated by seeing people create a more optimal future; be the best version of themselves, and improve their psychological wellbeing. Adam works with adults to provide assessment and intervention across a range of areas including stress management, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, motivation and leadership development. Adam uses a collaborative approach with clients to identify the challenges they are facing and the outcomes they wish to achieve.
1800 327 477 x1 View 1800 327 477 x1
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Fiona Halliday - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Get help by seeing Fiona, who has extensive experience with: Women’s issues Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence (DV) Family Violence Stress management Anxiety Depression Self esteem Assertiveness Identity issues Change and transition Grief and bereavement Wellbeing and balance Self-Esteem Life Coaching Spirituality Meaning and Purpose Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Issues, Counselling, Coaching and De-Briefing Workplace Issues Workplace Bullying Medicare, Private Health Insurers provider Psychologist Reports
Get help by seeing Fiona, who has extensive experience with: Women’s issues Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence (DV) Family Violence Stress management Anxiety Depression Self esteem Assertiveness Identity issues Change and transition Grief and bereavement Wellbeing and balance Self-Esteem Life Coaching Spirituality Meaning and Purpose Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Issues, Counselling, Coaching and De-Briefing Workplace Issues Workplace Bullying Medicare, Private Health Insurers provider Psychologist Reports
(03) 7003 2481 View (03) 7003 2481
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Helen Su
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Since starting my career in psychology in 2008, I have enjoyed worked with adults of all ages. Some of the issues that have been brought to therapy include interpersonal issues, family conflict, career/workplace issues, academic/study problems, grief, struggles with mood, motivation, identity, values and life transition. My clients come from all walks of life: tradies and warehouse personnel, students, retirees, teachers, fellow health professionals, stay-at-home moms, career women, new migrants, second generation Australians - all of who are just trying to navigate what mental health means to them and what they want out of life.
Since starting my career in psychology in 2008, I have enjoyed worked with adults of all ages. Some of the issues that have been brought to therapy include interpersonal issues, family conflict, career/workplace issues, academic/study problems, grief, struggles with mood, motivation, identity, values and life transition. My clients come from all walks of life: tradies and warehouse personnel, students, retirees, teachers, fellow health professionals, stay-at-home moms, career women, new migrants, second generation Australians - all of who are just trying to navigate what mental health means to them and what they want out of life.
0451 271 869 View 0451 271 869
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RMB Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
The key to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship you and I develop over time. I know that you need to be seen, heard, validated and be able to trust me. To provide both you, and the clinicians at RMB Psychology a safe working environment, RMB Psychology uses trauma-informed care and practice. This model focuses on providing you with a safe space to explore and understand your life. We ask 'What happened to you?' and we bear witness to your story.
The key to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship you and I develop over time. I know that you need to be seen, heard, validated and be able to trust me. To provide both you, and the clinicians at RMB Psychology a safe working environment, RMB Psychology uses trauma-informed care and practice. This model focuses on providing you with a safe space to explore and understand your life. We ask 'What happened to you?' and we bear witness to your story.
(03) 8372 0563 View (03) 8372 0563
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Suzanne Klotz - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
Get help by seeing Suzanne, who has extensive experience with: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Anxiety Stress, Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations), Depression, Grief & Loss, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Couples Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Premarital Counselling, Workplace Stress, Alcohol Abuse & Dependency, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder (BD), Career Guidance, Chronic Pain, Codependency Disorder & Divorce Counselling
(03) 7003 2585 View (03) 7003 2585
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Michele Wilesmith - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
Michele is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who provides psychological counselling and support for children (15 years or older), teenagers/adolescents and adults. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and she is passionate about helping people find solutions on their own terms. Michele has worked across both the public and private sectors supporting individuals and their families to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, depression, trauma, and stress.
(03) 7003 2751 View (03) 7003 2751
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Alicia Walker
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
My therapeutic approach is guided by empathy and working collaboratively with my clients to develop a deeper understanding of their cognitive and behavioural patterns.
My therapeutic approach is guided by empathy and working collaboratively with my clients to develop a deeper understanding of their cognitive and behavioural patterns.
(03) 7003 2561 View (03) 7003 2561
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Enable Workplace Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
(03) 9069 9733 View (03) 9069 9733
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Dr Nicolas Kessous
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse. I was trained to practise psychology in Canada, where I began my career as a psychologist in 2013.
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse. I was trained to practise psychology in Canada, where I began my career as a psychologist in 2013.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC

1,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
80% Stress
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Medicare Rebates
52% Bupa
43% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Melbourne, VIC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Melbourne?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.