Counselling in Melbourne, VIC

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Katrina Murphy
Psychologist, MPsych, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Katrina is a registered Psychologist with a Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology. As a highly skilled professional, she works with adults of all ages to support their mental health and wellbeing. Katrina places an emphasis on creating a safe, supportive space that allows for working together to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours to create awareness and understanding. Katrina respects each person’s life experiences, knowing it can take time to address issues and move towards positive change.
Katrina is a registered Psychologist with a Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology. As a highly skilled professional, she works with adults of all ages to support their mental health and wellbeing. Katrina places an emphasis on creating a safe, supportive space that allows for working together to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours to create awareness and understanding. Katrina respects each person’s life experiences, knowing it can take time to address issues and move towards positive change.
(03) 7003 2594 View (03) 7003 2594
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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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Naeem Rana
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Naeem has specialised training in trauma-informed practice, suicide prevention, self-harm, and couple’s counselling. His way of working is very holistic and person-centred. He supports clients in focusing and accessing core emotions to identify and process them. His work with clients helps them develop deeper meanings of their thought processes.
Naeem has specialised training in trauma-informed practice, suicide prevention, self-harm, and couple’s counselling. His way of working is very holistic and person-centred. He supports clients in focusing and accessing core emotions to identify and process them. His work with clients helps them develop deeper meanings of their thought processes.
(03) 7003 2143 View (03) 7003 2143
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Jo-Elle Warhurst - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
Jo-Elle is a Registered Psychologist with over twenty years experience specialising in supporting clients, children (5-12 years), teenagers (13-17 years) and adults, to overcome their psychological symptoms to achieve recovery and personal growth. Through the application of CBT, ACT and Mindfulness principles, Jo-Elle is able to assist clients to stabilise anxiety, mood fluctuation, insomnia, social withdrawal and rebuild their self esteem. Jo-Elle quickly establishes rapport with clients across a broad range of sectors and backgrounds to explore their challenges and equip them with the tools to resolve their presenting concerns.
(03) 7003 2532 View (03) 7003 2532
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Angelica Gomez
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I believe everyone has the capability to overcome life´s obstacles and grow from them. My role in this process is to provide my clients with comprehensive support and a safe environment. To achieve this, I approach my clients with compassion and scientific analysis, discussing the strategies that work for them. I focus on each person´s values to ensure the process is unique and is in-line with their goals.
I believe everyone has the capability to overcome life´s obstacles and grow from them. My role in this process is to provide my clients with comprehensive support and a safe environment. To achieve this, I approach my clients with compassion and scientific analysis, discussing the strategies that work for them. I focus on each person´s values to ensure the process is unique and is in-line with their goals.
(03) 7003 2562 View (03) 7003 2562
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Luisa Livingstone
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
If you've been diagnosed with ADHD, or suspect you have it, you might be dealing with some struggles - problems at work or uni, conflict within your relationships, difficulty staying on track toward your goals. You might find it tough to keep track of time, remember things, see tasks through to completion, and juggle your responsibilities at work and at home. ADHD affects many facets of life and can feel overwhelming at times, especially if it's a new realisation for you.
If you've been diagnosed with ADHD, or suspect you have it, you might be dealing with some struggles - problems at work or uni, conflict within your relationships, difficulty staying on track toward your goals. You might find it tough to keep track of time, remember things, see tasks through to completion, and juggle your responsibilities at work and at home. ADHD affects many facets of life and can feel overwhelming at times, especially if it's a new realisation for you.
(03) 7003 2168 View (03) 7003 2168
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Fiona Fouvy
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
I am a Psychologist (Clinical Registrar) and Executive Coach with 25+ years of experience in corporate and public sector organisations, and 7 years in private practice. I help adults of all ages experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions. I have a special interest in work-related issues, job or career dissatisfaction.
I am a Psychologist (Clinical Registrar) and Executive Coach with 25+ years of experience in corporate and public sector organisations, and 7 years in private practice. I help adults of all ages experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions. I have a special interest in work-related issues, job or career dissatisfaction.
(03) 8372 0460 View (03) 8372 0460
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, and enjoy working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874 View (02) 8074 5874
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Ashley Anjou
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Ashley works with adults who are struggling with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD and issues relating to relationships and self-esteem. She is passionate about building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, working collaboratively to overcome difficulties and improve wellbeing. Ashley brings a warm and engaging style to therapy, creating a safe space for clients to effectively explore their challenges and find meaningful personal growth.
Ashley works with adults who are struggling with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD and issues relating to relationships and self-esteem. She is passionate about building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, working collaboratively to overcome difficulties and improve wellbeing. Ashley brings a warm and engaging style to therapy, creating a safe space for clients to effectively explore their challenges and find meaningful personal growth.
(03) 7003 2206 View (03) 7003 2206
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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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Dr Lingani Mbakile-Mahlanza
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
I specialise in seeing clients with ADHD (Children 6-12 years), Autism and Trauma (Trained in EMDR). However, I also am trained to assist with Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I prioritise diversity and inclusivity, fostering a nonjudgmental environment centred on clients’ individual experiences.
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Dr Carol Choo - Clinical Psychologist - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Carol holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing as a registered Psychologist for over 20 years, at various settings including private practice, mental health and community sectors. Carol offers telehealth appointments only, she has expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and is keen to assist adults with general psychological issues and enhance their resilience, but also has multilingual skills, delivers services in English, Chinese ( 说中文, Mandarin and Cantonese), and interest in working with migrants and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
(03) 9994 1778 View (03) 9994 1778
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Rainbow Psychology - Danny Italia
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Sometimes talking to someone can alleviate your issues. Danny is here to provide a little lift in your life. He deals with all types of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, relationship/family problems, addictions and those that affect the LGBTIQA+ community. However, all presenting issues considered. NDIS, Victims of Crime, TAC, WorkCover & DVA clients are also available to be seen.
Sometimes talking to someone can alleviate your issues. Danny is here to provide a little lift in your life. He deals with all types of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, relationship/family problems, addictions and those that affect the LGBTIQA+ community. However, all presenting issues considered. NDIS, Victims of Crime, TAC, WorkCover & DVA clients are also available to be seen.
(03) 7003 2210 View (03) 7003 2210
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Wen Chan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am passionate about amplifying voices and creating spaces for individuals to freely express themselves. This includes voices of people of colour, First Nations individuals, migrants, and other marginalised minority groups that experience greater systemic barriers. For some communities, there are expectations of how one should think and behave within their cultural context. However, this can often be misaligned with their true sense of self. Being stuck in between two cultural worlds can be challenging.
I am passionate about amplifying voices and creating spaces for individuals to freely express themselves. This includes voices of people of colour, First Nations individuals, migrants, and other marginalised minority groups that experience greater systemic barriers. For some communities, there are expectations of how one should think and behave within their cultural context. However, this can often be misaligned with their true sense of self. Being stuck in between two cultural worlds can be challenging.
(03) 9118 9087 View (03) 9118 9087
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Dr Arthur Stabolidis: The Psychology Suite
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
You have come here with a concern you want some help with. Understanding that concern, its impact on your life, and its place within the story of your life is an integral part of the therapy process. My specialty clinical interests include adult ADHD assessment and treatment, anxiety, depression, stress management, and helping clients navigate significant life changes. I am also trained in clinical hypnotherapy which I utilise in the management of chronic pain conditions such as endometriosis, fibro neuralgia and IBS.
You have come here with a concern you want some help with. Understanding that concern, its impact on your life, and its place within the story of your life is an integral part of the therapy process. My specialty clinical interests include adult ADHD assessment and treatment, anxiety, depression, stress management, and helping clients navigate significant life changes. I am also trained in clinical hypnotherapy which I utilise in the management of chronic pain conditions such as endometriosis, fibro neuralgia and IBS.
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Cody Tonkin
Psychologist, MPsych, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Cody is a registered psychologist who likes to work towards long lasting change by understanding how your past can influence your present and by looking at the roots of a problem. In doing so, she hopes to help you develop a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst also uncovering patterns that have developed over time that can be transformed into healthier ways of being. Cody welcomes you to a safe, warm and non-judgemental space where you can feel comfortable to explore and share.
Cody is a registered psychologist who likes to work towards long lasting change by understanding how your past can influence your present and by looking at the roots of a problem. In doing so, she hopes to help you develop a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst also uncovering patterns that have developed over time that can be transformed into healthier ways of being. Cody welcomes you to a safe, warm and non-judgemental space where you can feel comfortable to explore and share.
(03) 9118 9048 View (03) 9118 9048
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Melbourne Centre for Womens Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD, FAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004  (Online Only)
Melbourne Centre for Women’s Mental Health is a proud Australian feminist mental health service that offers a growing number of clinical and educational programs for women and girls of Victoria. Established in 2018, we stand for anti-oppressive practices in mental health care and offer a variety of therapeutic programs and professional programs designed to empower our clients. We also conduct our own research, publish regular articles and promote lived experience voices.
Melbourne Centre for Women’s Mental Health is a proud Australian feminist mental health service that offers a growing number of clinical and educational programs for women and girls of Victoria. Established in 2018, we stand for anti-oppressive practices in mental health care and offer a variety of therapeutic programs and professional programs designed to empower our clients. We also conduct our own research, publish regular articles and promote lived experience voices.
(03) 7003 2092 View (03) 7003 2092
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Aphrodite Vlahos
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Aphrodite Vlahos is a registered Psychologist with a special interest in working with women and girls. Aphrodite has been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Self Compassion and more.
Aphrodite Vlahos is a registered Psychologist with a special interest in working with women and girls. Aphrodite has been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Self Compassion and more.
(03) 9020 4416 View (03) 9020 4416
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Jessica Connell
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Psychologist with 16 yrs plus experience in broad range of areas. I'm an easy going, direct, non-judgemental, empathetic, calm practitioner with a sense of humor. I'm great at getting to the bottom of problems quickly & will work hard to make my clients feel at ease. I can help you navigate difficult life decisions or issues, process past or current issues and reconnect with yourself. I work in a client centered holistic manner, taking your entire wellbeing into consideration, to meet your individual needs & goals.I have a special interest in working with women, ADHD, spiritual issues, helping clients find direction and meaning.
Psychologist with 16 yrs plus experience in broad range of areas. I'm an easy going, direct, non-judgemental, empathetic, calm practitioner with a sense of humor. I'm great at getting to the bottom of problems quickly & will work hard to make my clients feel at ease. I can help you navigate difficult life decisions or issues, process past or current issues and reconnect with yourself. I work in a client centered holistic manner, taking your entire wellbeing into consideration, to meet your individual needs & goals.I have a special interest in working with women, ADHD, spiritual issues, helping clients find direction and meaning.
(03) 7003 2233 View (03) 7003 2233
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Carmen Rossitto
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Carmen has worked extensively with children and adolescents as well as adults and older adults in public mental health, out of home care, and private settings. She is experienced in working with clients of all ages with various difficulties with mood and anxieties, PTSD and trauma, attachment/relationship issues, identity, personality, LGBITQ+/cultural, health and perinatal mental health. Carmen employs a blended range of modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Carmen has worked extensively with children and adolescents as well as adults and older adults in public mental health, out of home care, and private settings. She is experienced in working with clients of all ages with various difficulties with mood and anxieties, PTSD and trauma, attachment/relationship issues, identity, personality, LGBITQ+/cultural, health and perinatal mental health. Carmen employs a blended range of modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(03) 7003 2652 View (03) 7003 2652

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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:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
80% Stress
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Medicare Rebates
51% Bupa
42% 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.