Counselling in Neerim South, VIC

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Julie Makin
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neerim South, VIC 3831
Our sole focus is on your well-being and your unique journey towards healing and transition. Your needs, experiences, and aspirations are at the heart of everything we do. I am here to help you unburden yourself from the weight of difficult past experiences that may be holding you back. Together, we will explore the inner conflicts of your world.
Our sole focus is on your well-being and your unique journey towards healing and transition. Your needs, experiences, and aspirations are at the heart of everything we do. I am here to help you unburden yourself from the weight of difficult past experiences that may be holding you back. Together, we will explore the inner conflicts of your world.
(03) 5608 5555 View (03) 5608 5555
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Rachel Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neerim South, VIC 3831
A registered member of the AASW, I have a wealth of personal and professional experience specialising in parenting, adult neurodiversity and navigating systems. My neuro-affirming practices and services aim to create an environment that is supportive, accepting, and accommodating of people with various neurological conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With my expertise, you can expect tailored care that empowers you to achieve your best in life.
A registered member of the AASW, I have a wealth of personal and professional experience specialising in parenting, adult neurodiversity and navigating systems. My neuro-affirming practices and services aim to create an environment that is supportive, accepting, and accommodating of people with various neurological conditions, such as Autism, ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With my expertise, you can expect tailored care that empowers you to achieve your best in life.
(03) 5616 2157 View (03) 5616 2157

More Therapists Nearby

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Comfort Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Warragul, VIC 3820
Comfort Counselling is a small, person centered, private practice. With a strong focus on supporting individuals through the changes they want to make to their lives. When the changes are forced upon them by their health, people or situations outside of their control it can be challenging to understand what has happened. With deeper understanding and awareness hopefully we can help you find some comfort.
Comfort Counselling is a small, person centered, private practice. With a strong focus on supporting individuals through the changes they want to make to their lives. When the changes are forced upon them by their health, people or situations outside of their control it can be challenging to understand what has happened. With deeper understanding and awareness hopefully we can help you find some comfort.
(03) 6417 5131 View (03) 6417 5131
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Mangrove Counselling Co.
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Warragul, VIC 3820
Looking for a safe space to unpack and reflect? Welcome to Mangrove Counselling Co. With a masters degree in Counselling and a background in Psychology, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, most recently working as a trauma counsellor in the community sector. I work with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and childhood abuse & neglect. I am also happy to offer a space to individuals navigating through neurodivergence, questioning their gender identity or those wanting to explore and rediscover their authentic selves after a loss or big life transition.
Looking for a safe space to unpack and reflect? Welcome to Mangrove Counselling Co. With a masters degree in Counselling and a background in Psychology, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years, most recently working as a trauma counsellor in the community sector. I work with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and childhood abuse & neglect. I am also happy to offer a space to individuals navigating through neurodivergence, questioning their gender identity or those wanting to explore and rediscover their authentic selves after a loss or big life transition.
(03) 5615 2616 View (03) 5615 2616
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Melissa Dewis
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Warragul, VIC 3820
We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. We can deal with these times by talking to friends or family, or trying to deal with things ourselves. There are, however, times when issues may be too much for us to manage on our own, and seeking support and strategies from a professional Counsellor can be helpful.
We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. We can deal with these times by talking to friends or family, or trying to deal with things ourselves. There are, however, times when issues may be too much for us to manage on our own, and seeking support and strategies from a professional Counsellor can be helpful.
(03) 5615 6559 View (03) 5615 6559

Online Therapists

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Howearth Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
Howearth Psychology is run by Aaron Howearth in St Kilda, Victoria. Aaron spent 23 years in the Royal Australian Navy, followed by several years as a dog walker while making the change into psychology, with the simple aim of helping people and strengthening the community. Aaron draws on several therapeutic models including, cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy. Aaron draws on his training and personal experience to provide empathic understanding and focused treatment for people with mental health difficulties, and those seeking to improve their day-to-day lives.
Howearth Psychology is run by Aaron Howearth in St Kilda, Victoria. Aaron spent 23 years in the Royal Australian Navy, followed by several years as a dog walker while making the change into psychology, with the simple aim of helping people and strengthening the community. Aaron draws on several therapeutic models including, cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy. Aaron draws on his training and personal experience to provide empathic understanding and focused treatment for people with mental health difficulties, and those seeking to improve their day-to-day lives.
(03) 7003 2034 View (03) 7003 2034
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Timothy Hill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
(03) 7003 2363 x7 View (03) 7003 2363 x7
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Lauren Michelle Ban
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mornington, VIC 3931
Waitlist for new clients
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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Chrissy Ortner
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or stuck? I specialise in short term clinical hypnotherapy that targets emotional distress, chronic pain, addictions, trauma and phobias to re establish a state of feeling safe, comfortable and empowered. I take pride in creating a safe and supportive space for you to learn tools to release the past and create wellbeing. I work with both adults and children online and in Mt Evelyn and the Yarra Ranges.
(03) 8203 5008 View (03) 8203 5008
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Fresh Horizons Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Lysterfield, VIC 3156
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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Dr Joshua Comyn
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
(03) 7003 2150 View (03) 7003 2150
Photo of Claire Raworth Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neerim South, VIC
Claire Raworth Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Coburg, VIC 3058
I am an empathetic, compassionate and experienced counsellor who utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to assist you to make positive changes in your life. I have been a social worker for many years and in that time have provided counselling and support to a wide range of people. I can support you with various issues such as life transitions, work stress, relationship and parenting challenges, grief & loss, anxiety and depression. I am a fully Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and so you can claim a rebate from Medicare for my services of $81.90.
I am an empathetic, compassionate and experienced counsellor who utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to assist you to make positive changes in your life. I have been a social worker for many years and in that time have provided counselling and support to a wide range of people. I can support you with various issues such as life transitions, work stress, relationship and parenting challenges, grief & loss, anxiety and depression. I am a fully Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and so you can claim a rebate from Medicare for my services of $81.90.
(03) 8338 4975 View (03) 8338 4975
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thalia specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. Their tailored approach caters to individuals aged 14 and above, emphasising authenticity and understanding. Thalia offers non-judgmental therapy, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. Thalia works with people at all stages of their life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. Thalia takes particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. Thalia notes they are not suitable for people seeking CBT.
Thalia specialises in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. Their tailored approach caters to individuals aged 14 and above, emphasising authenticity and understanding. Thalia offers non-judgmental therapy, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. Thalia works with people at all stages of their life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. Thalia takes particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. Thalia notes they are not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Rosemary Kamel
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Balwyn, VIC 3103
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2911 View (03) 7003 2911
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Kelly Breen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
West Footscray, VIC 3012  (Online Only)
Kelly has extensive experience working with those impacted by trauma, addiction, self-harm, and eating disorders. Kelly also helps people navigate the challenges associated with relationships, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Kelly has an integrative therapy style, she utilizes evidence-based modalities like EMDR, Schema, IFS, psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and ACT. Kelly’s a yoga teacher, she weaves these practices along with somatic work into therapy. She is appropriately trained to provide psychedelic integration support.
Kelly has extensive experience working with those impacted by trauma, addiction, self-harm, and eating disorders. Kelly also helps people navigate the challenges associated with relationships, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. Kelly has an integrative therapy style, she utilizes evidence-based modalities like EMDR, Schema, IFS, psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and ACT. Kelly’s a yoga teacher, she weaves these practices along with somatic work into therapy. She is appropriately trained to provide psychedelic integration support.
(03) 9007 2718 View (03) 9007 2718
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Jenny Anne Field
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cowes, VIC 3922
It is our human need to make sense of our experience but offten, people can feel significant isolation in not being seen, not being heard and understood. There is still a significant stigma in help seeking and what people will receive from me is validation, support, an opportunity to consider strategies or goals that can assist you in managing your experiences in a non shaming space. You will leave counselling with a stronger sense of yourself and your own strength and capacities to support yourself and continue to increase a positive sense of meaning in your life. You are the expert in yourr life.
It is our human need to make sense of our experience but offten, people can feel significant isolation in not being seen, not being heard and understood. There is still a significant stigma in help seeking and what people will receive from me is validation, support, an opportunity to consider strategies or goals that can assist you in managing your experiences in a non shaming space. You will leave counselling with a stronger sense of yourself and your own strength and capacities to support yourself and continue to increase a positive sense of meaning in your life. You are the expert in yourr life.
(03) 5616 0011 View (03) 5616 0011
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Hoa Pham - People Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hoa is a fully registered counselling Psychologist who works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to explore their situations and investigate ways for change. How can Hoa help you? Whether you need support, guidance, motivation or counselling, she can assist you in your journey. Please feel free to book an initial consultation with her.
Hoa is a fully registered counselling Psychologist who works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to explore their situations and investigate ways for change. How can Hoa help you? Whether you need support, guidance, motivation or counselling, she can assist you in your journey. Please feel free to book an initial consultation with her.
(03) 9034 6053 View (03) 9034 6053
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Compass Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypno
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mordialloc, VIC 3195
Are you seeking professional support to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, or navigate the complexities of caregiving? I am ready to accompany you on your journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. As a client working with me, you can expect a range of valuable services and support to address your specific needs and goals. I will work closely with you to understand your unique challenges, concerns, and aspirations. Tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, whether it's through clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy, or a combination of modalities.
Are you seeking professional support to overcome challenges, achieve personal growth, or navigate the complexities of caregiving? I am ready to accompany you on your journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. As a client working with me, you can expect a range of valuable services and support to address your specific needs and goals. I will work closely with you to understand your unique challenges, concerns, and aspirations. Tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, whether it's through clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy, or a combination of modalities.
(03) 8771 4056 View (03) 8771 4056
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Jordan Hassed
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Bundoora, VIC 3083
I am offering f2f services on Wednesday in Bundoora and Thursday in Essendon. I see for neurodivergent (autism, ADHD) young people (5 years to young adult) through a neuro-affirming lens. Special interest in anxiety and girls and women on the spectrum. LGBTQ+ friendly. I also work with a therapy dog. More information can be found on our website www.pawsforinsightpsychology.com
I am offering f2f services on Wednesday in Bundoora and Thursday in Essendon. I see for neurodivergent (autism, ADHD) young people (5 years to young adult) through a neuro-affirming lens. Special interest in anxiety and girls and women on the spectrum. LGBTQ+ friendly. I also work with a therapy dog. More information can be found on our website www.pawsforinsightpsychology.com
(03) 8400 0371 View (03) 8400 0371
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Aleksandra Kajpust
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068  (Online Only)
I am a passionate, caring and dedicated European who loves helping others. I travel and engage with others with passion and am curious about the world and people. I have developed a reputation for an inquisitive and warm environment in the therapy room. I believe my good energy and genuine enthusiasm encourages people to learn about their mind and behaviour! I love working with kids, adolescents, and adults who have a strong desire to question and understand themselves in their own unique ways. I work collaboratively to develop an evidence-based treatment plan with my clients, empowering them to take control of their lives and goals
I am a passionate, caring and dedicated European who loves helping others. I travel and engage with others with passion and am curious about the world and people. I have developed a reputation for an inquisitive and warm environment in the therapy room. I believe my good energy and genuine enthusiasm encourages people to learn about their mind and behaviour! I love working with kids, adolescents, and adults who have a strong desire to question and understand themselves in their own unique ways. I work collaboratively to develop an evidence-based treatment plan with my clients, empowering them to take control of their lives and goals
(03) 7500 5037 View (03) 7500 5037

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Neerim South, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Neerim South, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Coping Skills
100% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Australian Unity
100% CBHS Health
100% Teachers Health

How Counsellors in Neerim South, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Neerim South?

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.