Counselling in Narre Warren East, VIC

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Fern Therapy and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Narre Warren East, VIC 3804
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
Welcome to my practice! I am Supriti Fernandez, a dedicated and highly experienced Social Worker. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, and NDIS participants overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. With over five years of experience, I provide client-led therapy, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. My goal is to improve well-being, enhance relationships, and equip you with effective coping skills. I offer a compassionate and empathetic space for you to achieve positive outcomes. Let's work together to create a happier, more fulfilling life.
(03) 8737 9300 View (03) 8737 9300
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Dr. Sunaina Seth - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren East, VIC 3804
Life can be challenging and we all experience difficult emotions and stress at times. Sometimes these internal experiences can have a significant impact on our life and goals. I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people manage their concerns and optimise their quality of life. I have experience working with a variety of issues, ranging from daily life stressors to complex psychological issues. When delivering therapy, I draw upon several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Life can be challenging and we all experience difficult emotions and stress at times. Sometimes these internal experiences can have a significant impact on our life and goals. I am a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people manage their concerns and optimise their quality of life. I have experience working with a variety of issues, ranging from daily life stressors to complex psychological issues. When delivering therapy, I draw upon several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(03) 5905 7136 View (03) 5905 7136

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Humaira Hamimi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806  (Online Only)
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist (Speaks Dari) who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties and relationship challenges. She works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identity, life cycle and grief and loss. She specialises in working with attachment trauma, domestic violence issues and trauma that occur in intimate relationships. Humaira accepts clients on NDIS, work cover and TAC.
Humaira Hamimi is a bilingual psychologist (Speaks Dari) who helps guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Humaira has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties and relationship challenges. She works with issues related to refugees and asylum seekers related to identity, life cycle and grief and loss. She specialises in working with attachment trauma, domestic violence issues and trauma that occur in intimate relationships. Humaira accepts clients on NDIS, work cover and TAC.
(03) 9069 8783 View (03) 9069 8783
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Sara Louise Harris
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, VIC 3806
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
Specialising in relationships, trauma and anxiety. I work collaboratively with you to reach your mental health & wellbeing goals, working with individuals, couples, families & teens. People often present with anxiety, depression, health issues/challenges, trauma, anger issues, lack of self-worth/confidence, parenting challenges, relationship issues, family challenges, difficulty managing stress, grief/loss & more. Specialising also in women's health issues impacting mental health, including fertility, perinatal anxiety, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, cancers, etc. Here to support you to enrich your life & your relationships.
(03) 7003 2963 View (03) 7003 2963
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Dr Nicholas Lawless - DRT Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren North, VIC 3804
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
Hi, I'm Nicholas Lawless, the clinical psychologist at DRT Psychology. We all want to thrive, right? But if you are reading this, there's a good chance you're not. If that's because you're experiencing distressing feelings and thoughts, or because your relationship is struggling, then DRT Psychology can help. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I will help you to discover what's behind your difficulties, and provide you with evidence-based treatment to help you recover, so that one day soon you can thrive. I encourage you to visit our website www.drtpsychclinic.com.au for more information and to book your first appointment.
(03) 8771 5724 View (03) 8771 5724
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Liberty Psychology Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, VIC 3806
Liberty Psychology Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
Liberty Psychology Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
(03) 4240 4132 View (03) 4240 4132
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Siobhan Anderson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren North, VIC 3804
At Seaglass Psychology, we recognise that every person's journey is as unique as each piece of glass in the sea. In the therapy room, I endeavour to honour everyone's individual stories. I offer a wide range of psychological services, including CBT, EMDR, ACT, IPT, DBT and more. I am working with clients 16+ in supporting their mental health.
At Seaglass Psychology, we recognise that every person's journey is as unique as each piece of glass in the sea. In the therapy room, I endeavour to honour everyone's individual stories. I offer a wide range of psychological services, including CBT, EMDR, ACT, IPT, DBT and more. I am working with clients 16+ in supporting their mental health.
0401 375 994 View 0401 375 994
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Karthika Neduveli
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I am have been a Counselling Practitioner since 2005. I am accredited as a ACA Level 4 member. I have masters degree in counselling and social work. My counselling experiences has helped me, develop a practice that is person-centered, collaborative and culturally attuned approach, with the sole focus on mental health and well being. In order to personalize therapy to individual needs, I use multimodal techniques to deliver interventions. I provide therapeutic interventions to manage overall impact of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.
0401 693 393 View 0401 693 393
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Angeline May
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
I practice out of The Middle Path Psychology Group in Berwick, Melbourne. I conduct assessment and treatment of several mental health conditions, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. My interest and experience are treating individuals with complex trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). I am Intensively-Trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for BPD Furthermore, my experience includes working with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
(03) 8771 5804 View (03) 8771 5804
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Edita Manak
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
Edita is very passionate about helping children, adolescents and their families improve their quality of life, build resilience and strong connections and relationships with significant others. Edita often sees clients who are anxious, have behavioral difficulties, experienced some form of trauma (domestic violence, death, bullying, parental separation etc) or require assistance in building new skills such as social skills or assertiveness.
(08) 8514 9930 View (08) 8514 9930
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwick, VIC 3806
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
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Touraj Afshar
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
Touraj is bilingual (English & Farsi) and the founder of Yarra Holistic Healing Centre in Melbourne. For over two decades, Touraj has been providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, EFT, Family and Couples and Marriage consultations at his centre. Touraj can provide the support you need to eliminate unwanted behaviour and unhealthy feelings in order to achieve your goals. He will offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation so you can decide if he is the right therapist for you. He has presented workshops on a variety of topics including ‘How to Improve Relationships' and ‘Understanding and managing psychological trauma’.
Touraj is bilingual (English & Farsi) and the founder of Yarra Holistic Healing Centre in Melbourne. For over two decades, Touraj has been providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, EFT, Family and Couples and Marriage consultations at his centre. Touraj can provide the support you need to eliminate unwanted behaviour and unhealthy feelings in order to achieve your goals. He will offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation so you can decide if he is the right therapist for you. He has presented workshops on a variety of topics including ‘How to Improve Relationships' and ‘Understanding and managing psychological trauma’.
(03) 8400 0664 View (03) 8400 0664
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Grace Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Endeavour Hills, VIC 3802
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
I am an accredited mental health social worker and work collaboratively with clients to address their goals. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to tailor treatment plans to individual needs. I work with adults across a range of different mental health and relational needs. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing mood and anxiety challenges, depression, and general life stress. I will support you to explore your feelings and behaviours’ through reflection.
(03) 8771 5747 View (03) 8771 5747
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Daniela Petrovic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
As a Psychotherapist, I believe there is a profound connection between our mental and physical selves, recognising that true harmony arises when both are nurtured and aligned. With a foundation rooted in empathy and understanding, I offer a sanctuary where you can explore the depths of your mind and body, unraveling the intricacies of your inner world to cultivate a sense of connection, aliveness and deep trust.
As a Psychotherapist, I believe there is a profound connection between our mental and physical selves, recognising that true harmony arises when both are nurtured and aligned. With a foundation rooted in empathy and understanding, I offer a sanctuary where you can explore the depths of your mind and body, unraveling the intricacies of your inner world to cultivate a sense of connection, aliveness and deep trust.
(03) 7500 5036 View (03) 7500 5036
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Keia Ola Healing
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
Being an ecclectic counsellor, I am passionate about providing effective techniques for my clients so they can process their issues, worries or concerns in a safe and supportive environment. The aim of my counselling services is to help clients to improve their lives by exploring their presenting difficulties and work collaboratively towards achieving a positive and lasting change. I am trained and experienced in working with clients who may be suffering from grief and loss, domestic violence issues or relationship disputes. I support a range of clients including individuals, children, teens, couples, families and groups.
Being an ecclectic counsellor, I am passionate about providing effective techniques for my clients so they can process their issues, worries or concerns in a safe and supportive environment. The aim of my counselling services is to help clients to improve their lives by exploring their presenting difficulties and work collaboratively towards achieving a positive and lasting change. I am trained and experienced in working with clients who may be suffering from grief and loss, domestic violence issues or relationship disputes. I support a range of clients including individuals, children, teens, couples, families and groups.
0415 555 564 View 0415 555 564
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Melodina Thomas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Narre Warren North, VIC 3804  (Online Only)
I would love to hear your story and work with you collaboratively. I will offer you a listening ear and come from a non-judgemental stance. Each of us come with pains and struggles of life and we will use our time together to explore your needs and future goals. Together we will deep dive and delve into your experiences and discuss your concerns with you. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. Reaching out for support is undoubtedly a strength.
I would love to hear your story and work with you collaboratively. I will offer you a listening ear and come from a non-judgemental stance. Each of us come with pains and struggles of life and we will use our time together to explore your needs and future goals. Together we will deep dive and delve into your experiences and discuss your concerns with you. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. Reaching out for support is undoubtedly a strength.
(03) 5909 9934 View (03) 5909 9934
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Person Centred Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
Deborah is an experienced Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. She works with a diverse population, seeing adult women and men. Deborah provides a compassionate and evidence informed treatment. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches masters level clinical psychology students, and has an interest in eating disorder prevention. Deborah is the founder of Person Centred Psychology & Allied Health in South Melbourne, where she has built her practice of psychologists and dietitians to provide evidence informed person centred care to all clients.
(03) 9069 8752 View (03) 9069 8752
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Paige Louise Nener
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Hallam, VIC 3803
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
I am an open-minded & compassionate Counsellor, offering support to individuals and couples. Ranging from trust and intimacy issues, to communication concerns, poor self worth and relating securely, supporting individuals and relationships to thrive is my greatest passion. By becoming the best version of yourself possible, your life can change in remarkable ways.
(03) 9771 7780 View (03) 9771 7780
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Fresh Horizons Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Narre Warren North, VIC 3804
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
Hello, my name is Angela Oldfield and I am an accredited social worker and Level 4 counsellor, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and with the Australian Counselling Association, with the EMDR (Eye motion Desensitization Reprocessing) Association Australia and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I take a solution focused, person-centered approach to working with my clients. I treat each client as an individual and use different techniques and therapies tailored to their personal situations and needs, while working at their own pace.
(03) 8203 5752 View (03) 8203 5752
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Kati Hambleton
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Narre Warren, VIC 3805
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
I am a mature age Psychologist, who has been in private practice since 1998. I have experience in many fields of Psychology and have assisted, both couples, adolescents and individuals to understand and work through the mental health obstacles they are facing.
(03) 8771 4774 View (03) 8771 4774

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Narre Warren East, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Narre Warren East, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Narre Warren East, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Narre Warren East?

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.