Counselling in Mount Eliza, VIC

Peninsula Paediatric Psychology PTY LTD
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930  (Online Only)
At Peninsula Paediatric Psychology (3P), we offer a range of services such as comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and counselling support. We have a team of clinicians working in clinics and in schools. We offer services for a paediatric population up to 25 years old, where education and life aspirations. are concerned. We also support adults supporting children such as parents, teachers and professionals. We offer professional development in schools and for teams/clinics.
At Peninsula Paediatric Psychology (3P), we offer a range of services such as comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and counselling support. We have a team of clinicians working in clinics and in schools. We offer services for a paediatric population up to 25 years old, where education and life aspirations. are concerned. We also support adults supporting children such as parents, teachers and professionals. We offer professional development in schools and for teams/clinics.
(03) 5905 7079 View (03) 5905 7079
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Looking Forward Counselling & Hypnotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I employ an evidence-based, multi-faceted approach, working with you to create the next chapter. A qualified and registered Counsellor, based in the Mornington Peninsula, who skilfully supports adolescents, adults and relationships. Helping you navigate the path to find your purpose, reframe concerns and look forward to an improved relationship with yourself and others. Passionate about empowering you to develop a set of tools to help you become your own coach. Supporting a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Self-esteem, Confidence, Grief, Conflict, Anger, Eating Disorder behaviour management
I employ an evidence-based, multi-faceted approach, working with you to create the next chapter. A qualified and registered Counsellor, based in the Mornington Peninsula, who skilfully supports adolescents, adults and relationships. Helping you navigate the path to find your purpose, reframe concerns and look forward to an improved relationship with yourself and others. Passionate about empowering you to develop a set of tools to help you become your own coach. Supporting a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Self-esteem, Confidence, Grief, Conflict, Anger, Eating Disorder behaviour management
(08) 9126 9332 View (08) 9126 9332
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Timothy Deitz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I am a warm and insightful Clinical Psychologist with strong treatment outcomes. My experience includes St Vincent's Hospital, Epworth Rehabilitation, University of Melbourne, and the Royal Children's Hospital. If you're feeling down, very anxious or upset about problems in close relationships - you'll find that my approach provides confidence to move forward quickly. OCD, depression and anxiety are major areas of expertise. I have completed many years of advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with world-class therapists, and have an extensive background in mindfulness. Sessions are soothing and uplifting.
I am a warm and insightful Clinical Psychologist with strong treatment outcomes. My experience includes St Vincent's Hospital, Epworth Rehabilitation, University of Melbourne, and the Royal Children's Hospital. If you're feeling down, very anxious or upset about problems in close relationships - you'll find that my approach provides confidence to move forward quickly. OCD, depression and anxiety are major areas of expertise. I have completed many years of advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with world-class therapists, and have an extensive background in mindfulness. Sessions are soothing and uplifting.
(08) 9126 9061 View (08) 9126 9061
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Gyeonghyang (Emma) Song
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
(03) 9069 9451 View (03) 9069 9451
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Errol Akyalcin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Thank you for checking in to read my intro. Beginning your healing journey starts here by taking this first step. I welcome you with a warm, friendly, open heart and a well experienced ear to listen, affirm, understand and to help you to process some of your deep personal, emotional and relationship concerns. Treating individuals above teens, couple's and families with my personal mentoring and coaching based psychology. I love all people, have lived for 58yrs, have various degrees and training in latest modalities to help you to be calm, integrate and to heal. Call or message me for a free chat about your needs, I welcome you:-)
Thank you for checking in to read my intro. Beginning your healing journey starts here by taking this first step. I welcome you with a warm, friendly, open heart and a well experienced ear to listen, affirm, understand and to help you to process some of your deep personal, emotional and relationship concerns. Treating individuals above teens, couple's and families with my personal mentoring and coaching based psychology. I love all people, have lived for 58yrs, have various degrees and training in latest modalities to help you to be calm, integrate and to heal. Call or message me for a free chat about your needs, I welcome you:-)
(03) 5972 2444 View (03) 5972 2444
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Chaille Bos
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Hello! I’m Chaille (Shay). I’ve spent most of the last decade living and working overseas away from friends and family, this taught me that there is nothing better than having a person who is your home and who will support you no matter what. I am very analytic and straight forward, but I’m also endlessly compassionate. More than anything, I want you to feel comfortable and safe when working with me. ​As a counsellor, my focus is on increasing quality of life. I help clients process their experiences in an environment of respect, help them feel heard, safe and validated. I offer evidence-based counselling for individuals and couples
Hello! I’m Chaille (Shay). I’ve spent most of the last decade living and working overseas away from friends and family, this taught me that there is nothing better than having a person who is your home and who will support you no matter what. I am very analytic and straight forward, but I’m also endlessly compassionate. More than anything, I want you to feel comfortable and safe when working with me. ​As a counsellor, my focus is on increasing quality of life. I help clients process their experiences in an environment of respect, help them feel heard, safe and validated. I offer evidence-based counselling for individuals and couples
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Zoe Woodruff
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Zoe has a special interest in providing non-pathologising clinical psychology care. She is passionate about women's health care and uses a strengths based approach to empower, enrich wisdom and support health and well-being. She views the menstrual cycle as a psychological resource to support self-care and well-being. Her approach is individually tailored to your needs, utilising psycho-education, solution-focused therapy, ACT/mindfulness, narrative practices, CBT and interpersonal process.
Zoe has a special interest in providing non-pathologising clinical psychology care. She is passionate about women's health care and uses a strengths based approach to empower, enrich wisdom and support health and well-being. She views the menstrual cycle as a psychological resource to support self-care and well-being. Her approach is individually tailored to your needs, utilising psycho-education, solution-focused therapy, ACT/mindfulness, narrative practices, CBT and interpersonal process.
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Kym Anderton
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
The essence of my therapy is in building solid, safe relationships collaboratively with my clients, catering to the unique needs of each person in a non-judgmental way. Rather than tell someone what they need, I prefer a merging of minds to make meaningful and sustainable differences. Together we explore resources to overcome adversity and suffering whilst learning to accept and adapt to the complicated facets of life where required. My therapeutic approach is also rooted in a deep exploration of early life experiences, with a focus on understanding and facilitating the healing of trauma or patterned behaviour.
The essence of my therapy is in building solid, safe relationships collaboratively with my clients, catering to the unique needs of each person in a non-judgmental way. Rather than tell someone what they need, I prefer a merging of minds to make meaningful and sustainable differences. Together we explore resources to overcome adversity and suffering whilst learning to accept and adapt to the complicated facets of life where required. My therapeutic approach is also rooted in a deep exploration of early life experiences, with a focus on understanding and facilitating the healing of trauma or patterned behaviour.
(03) 5910 3030 View (03) 5910 3030
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Aila Copland
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I’m a psychologist in clinical practice on Mornington Peninsula for some 20 years now. I see adults (20+) as well as older adults (65+) and couples.
I’m a psychologist in clinical practice on Mornington Peninsula for some 20 years now. I see adults (20+) as well as older adults (65+) and couples.
(03) 6120 6362 View (03) 6120 6362
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Meditative Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Phil Hinz MAPS, FCCOUNP, MAAPi, DSO.HYP, Counselling Psychologist (Endorsed). Your Wellbeing Is My Focus. Highly experienced - 30 Years as a psychologist and therapist. Assistance with Anxiety, Stress Related Health Conditions / Psychosomatic, Trauma & PTSD, Depression & Mood disorders, Low self-esteem, Grief and Loss, Managing emotional and workplace stress, Support for Life Transitions and Change. Psychology Supervision - Registered with AHPRA.
Phil Hinz MAPS, FCCOUNP, MAAPi, DSO.HYP, Counselling Psychologist (Endorsed). Your Wellbeing Is My Focus. Highly experienced - 30 Years as a psychologist and therapist. Assistance with Anxiety, Stress Related Health Conditions / Psychosomatic, Trauma & PTSD, Depression & Mood disorders, Low self-esteem, Grief and Loss, Managing emotional and workplace stress, Support for Life Transitions and Change. Psychology Supervision - Registered with AHPRA.
(03) 5905 7216 View (03) 5905 7216
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Brooke Harris
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Not accepting new clients
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
Brooke is passionate about providing assessment and therapy that is evidence based, ethical, flexible, informative and personalised to the individual’s needs. She uses a trauma informed and culturally inclusive lens drawing on her training and expertise in Psychological Assessment, Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) ,Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Narrative Therapy, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Creative Art therapy.
(03) 5905 7095 View (03) 5905 7095
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Lauren Michelle Ban
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I am interested in helping clients live their best life by helping them process and integrate past traumas. My practice is inspired by Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and involves helping people identify and accept different parts of themselves in order to heal parts that are wounded. I have worked in the field of trauma for over 10 years, in private practice, as a researcher and as a Counsellor/Advocate for the Victorian Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
I am interested in helping clients live their best life by helping them process and integrate past traumas. My practice is inspired by Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and involves helping people identify and accept different parts of themselves in order to heal parts that are wounded. I have worked in the field of trauma for over 10 years, in private practice, as a researcher and as a Counsellor/Advocate for the Victorian Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
(03) 5907 5849 View (03) 5907 5849
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Luke Carolan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients discover there is an alternative to the life of distress and discomfort quite often being experienced in the lead up to engaging with mental health support. I work with people who are experiencing low mood and/or low motivation, difficulties adjusting, stress, anger, confusion or worry, to empower them to discover their strengths whilst developing insight into their presentation. I also offer ADHD assessment at a location in Frankston.
I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients discover there is an alternative to the life of distress and discomfort quite often being experienced in the lead up to engaging with mental health support. I work with people who are experiencing low mood and/or low motivation, difficulties adjusting, stress, anger, confusion or worry, to empower them to discover their strengths whilst developing insight into their presentation. I also offer ADHD assessment at a location in Frankston.
(03) 5909 9935 View (03) 5909 9935
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Jacqui Snooks
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor and the founder and Clinical Director of Haven Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and confidential space to help you work through and resolve the issues you are facing which bring you to therapy. Working collaboratively, I help my clients establish more balance, connection, understanding and a greater sense of well-being in their lives. I specialise in helping people manage a range of issues including: relationship breakdowns, loss, depression, trauma, PTSD, addictions, stress and anxiety. Work with me to discover the tools needed to live a more satisfying life right now.
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor and the founder and Clinical Director of Haven Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a safe and confidential space to help you work through and resolve the issues you are facing which bring you to therapy. Working collaboratively, I help my clients establish more balance, connection, understanding and a greater sense of well-being in their lives. I specialise in helping people manage a range of issues including: relationship breakdowns, loss, depression, trauma, PTSD, addictions, stress and anxiety. Work with me to discover the tools needed to live a more satisfying life right now.
(08) 9126 9430 View (08) 9126 9430
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Emma Lowe
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I wholeheartedly believe in therapeutic healing through safety, compassion & acceptance in the present moment. If we are in distress, feeling lost, alone, sad, anxious or angry it can be hard to know whom to talk with or, what to talk about. Sometimes we don't want to talk at all to start with and, would prefer to do a creative/movement exercise to express ourselves. Maybe we know exactly what we want to talk about and explore, maybe learning new skills to integrate into daily life. I can be there to support you, whatever stage you are at.
I wholeheartedly believe in therapeutic healing through safety, compassion & acceptance in the present moment. If we are in distress, feeling lost, alone, sad, anxious or angry it can be hard to know whom to talk with or, what to talk about. Sometimes we don't want to talk at all to start with and, would prefer to do a creative/movement exercise to express ourselves. Maybe we know exactly what we want to talk about and explore, maybe learning new skills to integrate into daily life. I can be there to support you, whatever stage you are at.
(08) 9025 3270 View (08) 9025 3270
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Wonderings Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, I recognise that all clients are unique and therefore approach each and every session with genuineness, curiosity and a range of therapeutic interventions that I can draw on to support my clients. My specialty is working with Children, Adolescents, Mums and Bubs and Families. This client group can benefit from attachment-based interventions, relationship and communication skills as well as emotion regulation and psychoeducation.
I work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, I recognise that all clients are unique and therefore approach each and every session with genuineness, curiosity and a range of therapeutic interventions that I can draw on to support my clients. My specialty is working with Children, Adolescents, Mums and Bubs and Families. This client group can benefit from attachment-based interventions, relationship and communication skills as well as emotion regulation and psychoeducation.
(03) 5907 5923 View (03) 5907 5923
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Melissa Rowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Hi! I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with 2 decades experience working with a variety of clients. I work with children, adolescents, families and also individuals and in particular women. I work in a holistic manner; not only do I recognise the mind body connection but also acknowledges the system in which the child or family functions, never looking at a behaviour or symptom in isolation. I support individuals to overcome challenges in their lives, from relationships to navigating life transitions.
Hi! I'm an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with 2 decades experience working with a variety of clients. I work with children, adolescents, families and also individuals and in particular women. I work in a holistic manner; not only do I recognise the mind body connection but also acknowledges the system in which the child or family functions, never looking at a behaviour or symptom in isolation. I support individuals to overcome challenges in their lives, from relationships to navigating life transitions.
(03) 5905 9745 View (03) 5905 9745
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ArchStone Creative
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Life throws all sorts of curveballs. It's a necessary skill to be able to dodge or deal with them before things fall to pieces and these skills can be learned! And if it's too late for that, I can help you to pick up the pieces and put them back together in a way that creates a stronger and more connected you.
Life throws all sorts of curveballs. It's a necessary skill to be able to dodge or deal with them before things fall to pieces and these skills can be learned! And if it's too late for that, I can help you to pick up the pieces and put them back together in a way that creates a stronger and more connected you.
(03) 5907 1103 View (03) 5907 1103
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Dilek Yucel
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
If you are feeling lost in your life or your relationship, I can support and guide you through a difficult time. In a safe and supportive manner with over 30 years of experience, together, we can co-create the type of life and relationship you deserve and aspire to have. Check out my relationship podcast The DnA of Mindful Relationships www.thednaofmindfulrelationships.com
If you are feeling lost in your life or your relationship, I can support and guide you through a difficult time. In a safe and supportive manner with over 30 years of experience, together, we can co-create the type of life and relationship you deserve and aspire to have. Check out my relationship podcast The DnA of Mindful Relationships www.thednaofmindfulrelationships.com
(03) 5907 1442 View (03) 5907 1442
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Psychology Assessment Services
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
Conduct a range of psychological assessments, including educational, cognitive, intellectual (IQ), academic, autism, adhd, dyslexia, and behavioural assessments. The most up-to-date gold standard assessments are utilised. Assessments are conducted in a friendly, caring, and respectful manner. Results help to identify a child's strengths and weaknesses, and guide what supports may best help a child at home and school. Psychology Assessment Services provides an assessment only service for children aged between 4 and 17 years.
(03) 5905 9791 View (03) 5905 9791

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mount Eliza, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$156

Counsellors in Mount Eliza, VIC who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
73% Life Transitions
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Medicare Rebates
50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Mount Eliza, VIC see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Eliza?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.