Counselling in Nerrina, VIC

Photo of Laurenza Buglisi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nerrina, VIC
Laurenza Buglisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nerrina, VIC 3350
I support children and families where sexual abuse or sexually concerning behaviours have become a road block for healthy functioning family life. I am passionate about supporting families who are grappling with the associated shame, stigma, loss and grief. I am especially interested in supporting families that have experienced sexual abuse between siblings or cousins. I am also strongly committed to finding creative ways to educate parents on what prevents children disclosing (or adults recognising these disclosures), along with the ripple effects that disclosures have on relationships with family members.
I support children and families where sexual abuse or sexually concerning behaviours have become a road block for healthy functioning family life. I am passionate about supporting families who are grappling with the associated shame, stigma, loss and grief. I am especially interested in supporting families that have experienced sexual abuse between siblings or cousins. I am also strongly committed to finding creative ways to educate parents on what prevents children disclosing (or adults recognising these disclosures), along with the ripple effects that disclosures have on relationships with family members.
(03) 4327 9285 View (03) 4327 9285
Photo of Rosanna Giorno, Counsellor in Nerrina, VIC
Rosanna Giorno
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Nerrina, VIC 3350
I am a compassionate, empathic and intuitive counsellor who is experienced in supporting adolescents, adults and couples. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association and support clients to overcome a wide range of issues and significant life challenges. My particular interest is in promoting self-awareness and strong interpersonal relationships to help clients achieve their full potential so that they can thrive in all facets of their lives. True self-awareness can lead to positive self-development that aligns with your values and life purpose. Let me help you to achieve your potential.
I am a compassionate, empathic and intuitive counsellor who is experienced in supporting adolescents, adults and couples. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association and support clients to overcome a wide range of issues and significant life challenges. My particular interest is in promoting self-awareness and strong interpersonal relationships to help clients achieve their full potential so that they can thrive in all facets of their lives. True self-awareness can lead to positive self-development that aligns with your values and life purpose. Let me help you to achieve your potential.
(03) 7500 5767 View (03) 7500 5767
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Live Life Well Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Nerrina, VIC 3350
Kerri-Ann welcomes all to her private practice via Telehealth, telephone across Australia or in person in Ballarat, Vic. Appointments now available. No GP referral required. Specialist in grief and loss, mental health, carer stress, relationships, illness, dementia, palliative care. Supporting individuals and families to live their lives well for over 19 years having worked in Palliative care, Dementia care and community services. I create a safe, non-judgmental counselling space for you, we work together, using various therapies. Emotional wellness is integral to overall good health, let's have a chat, book online or call today
Kerri-Ann welcomes all to her private practice via Telehealth, telephone across Australia or in person in Ballarat, Vic. Appointments now available. No GP referral required. Specialist in grief and loss, mental health, carer stress, relationships, illness, dementia, palliative care. Supporting individuals and families to live their lives well for over 19 years having worked in Palliative care, Dementia care and community services. I create a safe, non-judgmental counselling space for you, we work together, using various therapies. Emotional wellness is integral to overall good health, let's have a chat, book online or call today
(03) 4328 2575 View (03) 4328 2575

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Portia Kambasha in Nerrina, VIC
Portia Kambasha
MSc
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
(03) 4327 9085 View (03) 4327 9085
Photo of Mind Mosaics Psychology, Psychologist in Nerrina, VIC
Mind Mosaics Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
Mind Mosaics works with varied client presentations from general anxiety, depression to complex trauma providing them a safe and a non-judgmental space. Harpreet at Mind Mosaics offers counselling services to various age groups from teenage to elders and holds a research background in lifespan wellbeing. She practices a client centred Feedback Informed Treatment. Often clients respond well to treatment if they are psycho- educated, have goals clarity and holds a shared responsibility in the treatment.
(03) 4416 2328 View (03) 4416 2328
Photo of The Team Approach , Counsellor in Nerrina, VIC
The Team Approach
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
Employee stress, overwhelm and anxiety impacts work performance, productivity and engagement. And this has a direct impact on businesses. We know that poor mental health effects workplace culture, communication, retention, productivity, relationships and success. In a world where stress, overwhelm, anxiety, burnout, and mental health concerns are on the rise, workplaces need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. EAP counselling services support employees to handle challenges that effect work performance.
(03) 4231 7016 View (03) 4231 7016
Photo of Teresa Peers, Psychologist in Nerrina, VIC
Teresa Peers
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Offering psychological therapy services and assessments from ages 7 and over. Experience in a range of psychometric testing, ASD assessments (ADIR, ADOS, Sensory Profile), cognitive assessments (WISC, WAIS), ADHD assessments, Adaptive functioning (ABAS, Vineland), and other diagnostic assessments (PAI, Conners). As I am usually very busy in sessions with clients, the best way to make contact with me is via email.
Offering psychological therapy services and assessments from ages 7 and over. Experience in a range of psychometric testing, ASD assessments (ADIR, ADOS, Sensory Profile), cognitive assessments (WISC, WAIS), ADHD assessments, Adaptive functioning (ABAS, Vineland), and other diagnostic assessments (PAI, Conners). As I am usually very busy in sessions with clients, the best way to make contact with me is via email.
(03) 4328 0430 View (03) 4328 0430
Photo of Marie Mirbach (The Present Place), Psychotherapist in Nerrina, VIC
Marie Mirbach (The Present Place)
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
(03) 4420 9044 View (03) 4420 9044
Photo of The Psychology and Therapy clinic, Melissa Boulind, Psychologist in Nerrina, VIC
The Psychology and Therapy clinic, Melissa Boulind
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Soldiers Hill, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
(03) 7302 2139 View (03) 7302 2139
Beside Still Waters Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Canadian, VIC 3350
My ideal client is one who is looking to make sense of their experiences and how they function or operate within their world; one who is open to learning about themselves, to make changes and to improve skills to better relationships with themselves and those around them. Their issues may be varied and include anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, communication, divorce, emotional regulation, family functioning, fractured relationships, grief, infidelity and stress, among other issues that may present. Assisting clients to set out a treatment plan and work together to achieve their goals are important aspects of the journey.
My ideal client is one who is looking to make sense of their experiences and how they function or operate within their world; one who is open to learning about themselves, to make changes and to improve skills to better relationships with themselves and those around them. Their issues may be varied and include anxiety, attachment issues, bullying, communication, divorce, emotional regulation, family functioning, fractured relationships, grief, infidelity and stress, among other issues that may present. Assisting clients to set out a treatment plan and work together to achieve their goals are important aspects of the journey.
(08) 9126 9462 View (08) 9126 9462
Photo of Louise Grunwaldt Mental Health in Nerrina, VIC
Louise Grunwaldt Mental Health [LGMH]
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Hi! I'm Lou, an experienced Credentialed Mental Health Nurse + Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, who is passionate about providing a quality service to children (10+), adolescents, young adults and their families, experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety and mood disorders, neurodiversity and so much more. My approach is integrative, creative, flexible, family-inclusive + recovery focused. Self referrals welcomed. Medicare rebates for clients who have a Chronic Disease Management Plans (Item 10956). Sorry, I cannot provide Medicare rebates for Mental Health / Eating Disorder treatment.
Hi! I'm Lou, an experienced Credentialed Mental Health Nurse + Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician, who is passionate about providing a quality service to children (10+), adolescents, young adults and their families, experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety and mood disorders, neurodiversity and so much more. My approach is integrative, creative, flexible, family-inclusive + recovery focused. Self referrals welcomed. Medicare rebates for clients who have a Chronic Disease Management Plans (Item 10956). Sorry, I cannot provide Medicare rebates for Mental Health / Eating Disorder treatment.
(03) 4328 5553 View (03) 4328 5553
Photo of Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in Nerrina, VIC
Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
(03) 4238 1789 View (03) 4238 1789
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Sydney Johnstone
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Once you know exactly ‘what’ to do you will quickly regain control, find your feet, and move forward. I have over 30 years experience helping people and have been a consultant in charge of a major hospital Psychology Clinic. I have also worked in an Anxiety Disorder Clinic, and Family Therapy Clinic. This level of expertise allows for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment. I employ practical, tested methods. When you are under stress it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are powerless, and that this is just the way things are. You will start to believe, “I’m not as capable as I once was"
Once you know exactly ‘what’ to do you will quickly regain control, find your feet, and move forward. I have over 30 years experience helping people and have been a consultant in charge of a major hospital Psychology Clinic. I have also worked in an Anxiety Disorder Clinic, and Family Therapy Clinic. This level of expertise allows for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment. I employ practical, tested methods. When you are under stress it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are powerless, and that this is just the way things are. You will start to believe, “I’m not as capable as I once was"
(03) 7003 2792 View (03) 7003 2792
Photo of Coralie Ponsinet, Counsellor in Nerrina, VIC
Coralie Ponsinet
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I was never destined to become a counsellor. Having grown up in the French countryside, where mental health is a thing that none talks about, I went on to live my adult life thinking that you just need to keep going, whatever comes your way. That was until 2017, when I severely burnt out after experiencing workplace bullying, then was the victim of a traffic accident that led me to develop chronic pain. I could not make sense of the emotional, mental and physical turmoil that I was thrown into. It was only thanks to my new passion for the mind, body and soul, and finding the right professional support, that I was able to heal.
I was never destined to become a counsellor. Having grown up in the French countryside, where mental health is a thing that none talks about, I went on to live my adult life thinking that you just need to keep going, whatever comes your way. That was until 2017, when I severely burnt out after experiencing workplace bullying, then was the victim of a traffic accident that led me to develop chronic pain. I could not make sense of the emotional, mental and physical turmoil that I was thrown into. It was only thanks to my new passion for the mind, body and soul, and finding the right professional support, that I was able to heal.
(03) 7003 2464 View (03) 7003 2464
Photo of Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nerrina, VIC
Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
(03) 4238 2745 View (03) 4238 2745
Photo of Barbara Grace, Psychotherapist in Nerrina, VIC
Barbara Grace
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
Relationship troubles? Wondering if anything or anyone could help? You may be feeling alone, and doubtful - full of worry, guilt or shame at being here. But hearing more anger or blame as you withdraw emotionally only prolongs the problem & often makes things worse. It's lonely being in a relationship where the other person no longer feels 'present'. Ignoring the problems doesn't work, rather it pushes them underground where they fester. At this point you may be feeling raw, stressed, isolated, fearful or disillusioned. Tears & frustration one minute, anger the next. If rekindling love and connection is important to you, let's talk.
(03) 9070 5773 View (03) 9070 5773
Photo of Vanessa Katherine Bowen, Counsellor in Nerrina, VIC
Vanessa Katherine Bowen
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to assist clients to explore their strengths and resources and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing grief and loss to validate their experience and work at their own pace to move through their grief. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and my practice is a safe space for people of all sexualities and genders. I am supportive of non-traditional relationships. I value empathy, autonomy, non-judgement, compassion and respect and aim to embody these values through my practice.
(03) 4328 2766 View (03) 4328 2766
Photo of Patti Dainton, Counsellor in Nerrina, VIC
Patti Dainton
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I am passionate about journeying with people at all ages and stages of their lives, to increase their capacity and create change in themselves and to find joy and growth in their lives. I work from a trauma informed viewpoint, that incorporates family, to ensure person-centred, relationship-focussed therapy. I have also undergone additional training in Havening. I am comfortable working with personal spirituality and understand the significance and role of spirituality within lives.
I am passionate about journeying with people at all ages and stages of their lives, to increase their capacity and create change in themselves and to find joy and growth in their lives. I work from a trauma informed viewpoint, that incorporates family, to ensure person-centred, relationship-focussed therapy. I have also undergone additional training in Havening. I am comfortable working with personal spirituality and understand the significance and role of spirituality within lives.
(03) 4328 0288 View (03) 4328 0288
Ballarat Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Ballarat Psychology is a private psychology clinic located in the heart of Ballarat. Our experienced and diverse team of clinicians offer therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with a variety of mental health concerns. We use the most modern psychology approaches to create sustained change and help you build a meaningful life.
Ballarat Psychology is a private psychology clinic located in the heart of Ballarat. Our experienced and diverse team of clinicians offer therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with a variety of mental health concerns. We use the most modern psychology approaches to create sustained change and help you build a meaningful life.
(03) 4321 2905 View (03) 4321 2905
Photo of Aleksandra Kajpust, Psychologist in Nerrina, VIC
Aleksandra Kajpust
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350  (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 Nerrina, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Nerrina, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Women's Issues
33% Depression
33% Anxiety
33% Child

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
50% Other
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Nerrina, 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 Nerrina?

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.