Counselling in Newcomb, VIC

Photo of Shannon John Bowman, Psychotherapist in Newcomb, VIC
Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcomb, VIC 3219
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
Photo of Lynne Redan, Psychotherapist in Newcomb, VIC
Lynne Redan
Psychotherapist
Newcomb, VIC 3219
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
(02) 4058 4054 View (02) 4058 4054
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Santos Family Therapy
Counsellor, MA
Newcomb, VIC 3219
Hi, my name is Esteban, and I am a Family Therapist with experience in Child Protection and Out of Home programs for over 10 years. I work with parents, young people and family members to strengthen the family unit and help to improve relationships. I offer couples therapy as well as individuals.
Hi, my name is Esteban, and I am a Family Therapist with experience in Child Protection and Out of Home programs for over 10 years. I work with parents, young people and family members to strengthen the family unit and help to improve relationships. I offer couples therapy as well as individuals.
(03) 4238 0638 View (03) 4238 0638
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Lisa Quinney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcomb, VIC 3219
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
(03) 4240 6625 View (03) 4240 6625

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jager Corvus, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Jager Corvus
Counsellor, AASW
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I'm a non-binary trans practitioner with a strong interest in relational, complex & collective trauma. I’m a somatics Intermediate-Level Student in the SE Professional Training. I practice a generative somatics that acknowledges how marginalised bodies are impacted by oppressive systems. I’m also a Masters qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in Community Services (Disability, HIV/AIDS, Youth, AOD, Prison Abolition & LGBTIQA+). I share a cherished alliance with my clients, which holds both gentle vulnerabilities & fierce stirrings. I work with all genders, sexualities, cultures, divergences, abilities.
I'm a non-binary trans practitioner with a strong interest in relational, complex & collective trauma. I’m a somatics Intermediate-Level Student in the SE Professional Training. I practice a generative somatics that acknowledges how marginalised bodies are impacted by oppressive systems. I’m also a Masters qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience working in Community Services (Disability, HIV/AIDS, Youth, AOD, Prison Abolition & LGBTIQA+). I share a cherished alliance with my clients, which holds both gentle vulnerabilities & fierce stirrings. I work with all genders, sexualities, cultures, divergences, abilities.
(03) 8338 1772 View (03) 8338 1772
Photo of Jeannie Ward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newcomb, VIC
Jeannie Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont, VIC 3216
Jeannie values the relationship between the therapist and client, prioritising safety, rapport and trust within the therapeutic session and room. Honouring the sacred experience of being vulnerable and opening up about your story, holding space for healing and repair. Jeannie has over 10 years’ experience working with various community groups including youth, families, and children. Jeannie has extensive experience in working with autism, ADHD, and disability. Jeannie has a diploma of counselling and Bachelor of social work with distinction. Jeannie specialises in narrative therapy, strength-based approaches.
Jeannie values the relationship between the therapist and client, prioritising safety, rapport and trust within the therapeutic session and room. Honouring the sacred experience of being vulnerable and opening up about your story, holding space for healing and repair. Jeannie has over 10 years’ experience working with various community groups including youth, families, and children. Jeannie has extensive experience in working with autism, ADHD, and disability. Jeannie has a diploma of counselling and Bachelor of social work with distinction. Jeannie specialises in narrative therapy, strength-based approaches.
(03) 4240 4978 View (03) 4240 4978
Photo of Elizabeth Fuentes: Living Free Psychology, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Elizabeth Fuentes: Living Free Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability "I am passionate about helping people live more purposeful lives. I use a warm and empathic therapist style, with a practical focus on collaboratively helping my clients move towards meaningful and achievable goals" Areas I am passionate to work with: Anxiety Disorders such as Social Phobia & Panic Disorder, Depression and Low self-esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Work/Life stressors, Self- improvement, Assertiveness and effective communication skills, Adjustment issues, Grief and loss, Interpersonal and family difficulties.
NOW accepting NEW clients & HAVE availability "I am passionate about helping people live more purposeful lives. I use a warm and empathic therapist style, with a practical focus on collaboratively helping my clients move towards meaningful and achievable goals" Areas I am passionate to work with: Anxiety Disorders such as Social Phobia & Panic Disorder, Depression and Low self-esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Work/Life stressors, Self- improvement, Assertiveness and effective communication skills, Adjustment issues, Grief and loss, Interpersonal and family difficulties.
0468 887 908 View 0468 887 908
Photo of Aadhyaa Udawat, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Aadhyaa Udawat
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Navigating the intricate landscape of mental health, I specialize in supporting adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged individuals. From attachment and trauma to anxiety, relationship challenges, career stress, grief, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, low self-esteem, ADHD, complex trauma, and BPD – I address a diverse range of concerns. With a compassionate approach, we embark on a healing journey tailored to the unique needs of each individual, fostering resilience and well-being. Together, we navigate the complexities, promoting growth and empowerment in the face of various mental health challenges.
Navigating the intricate landscape of mental health, I specialize in supporting adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged individuals. From attachment and trauma to anxiety, relationship challenges, career stress, grief, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, substance abuse, low self-esteem, ADHD, complex trauma, and BPD – I address a diverse range of concerns. With a compassionate approach, we embark on a healing journey tailored to the unique needs of each individual, fostering resilience and well-being. Together, we navigate the complexities, promoting growth and empowerment in the face of various mental health challenges.
(03) 7003 2119 View (03) 7003 2119
Photo of Liselotte Roosen, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Liselotte Roosen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
Liselotte (or Lisa) is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Australia. In addition to her master's degree in clinical and health psychology, she has completed a PhD in environmental psychology. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in 2005, Liselotte has gained a lot of experience as a psychologist and has worked with many different client populations and in various settings. She has worked with clients from 4 to 104 years old, but works mainly with adults now. Liselotte has international work experience, having worked as a psychologist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Norway.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Sex and Relationship Therapist | Mim Kempson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
(08) 7079 5667 View (08) 7079 5667
Photo of Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newcomb, VIC
Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (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 Ros de Virieux, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Ros de Virieux
Counsellor, AASW
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I am a senior social worker with many years experience in private practice and working in government and non-government agencies across Australia. I have worked with men, women, children and families, including people from different backgrounds such as Military personal, veterans and their families, Indigenous language groups, migrants and humanitarian entrants, and prisoners, just to name a few. I am a confident, highly motivated professional and take pride in my ability to communicate, both orally and written, with clients, management and supporting agencies to ensure a high level and comprehensive service.
I am a senior social worker with many years experience in private practice and working in government and non-government agencies across Australia. I have worked with men, women, children and families, including people from different backgrounds such as Military personal, veterans and their families, Indigenous language groups, migrants and humanitarian entrants, and prisoners, just to name a few. I am a confident, highly motivated professional and take pride in my ability to communicate, both orally and written, with clients, management and supporting agencies to ensure a high level and comprehensive service.
(03) 6361 2689 View (03) 6361 2689
Photo of Bloke2Bloke Counselling, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Bloke2Bloke Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Hi, Andy from Bloke2Bloke here. I'm an accredited counsellor, offering a relatable, engaging and non-judgmental counselling service for men who need a hand overcoming life's obstacles. Some of the areas I specialise in are; Anxiety Counselling, Depression Counselling, Anger management and Porn and Gambling Addictions. I use a combination of well-researched approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, strategically tailoring them to focus on the specific needs of men.
Hi, Andy from Bloke2Bloke here. I'm an accredited counsellor, offering a relatable, engaging and non-judgmental counselling service for men who need a hand overcoming life's obstacles. Some of the areas I specialise in are; Anxiety Counselling, Depression Counselling, Anger management and Porn and Gambling Addictions. I use a combination of well-researched approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, strategically tailoring them to focus on the specific needs of men.
(08) 6834 7633 View (08) 6834 7633
Photo of Zoe Newell, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Zoe Newell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Grovedale, VIC 3216  (Online Only)
I offer one on one online or telephone counselling sessions. My goal is to provide you with a safe, trusting and accepting connection, while we share this journey to support you to work through personal challenges. My task is to help you rediscover your passions and values and to create goals that may assist you to be where you want to be. I operate with a completely non-judgemental attitude and full of acceptance of who you are and where you are in your own journey. I am a guide, here to work alongside you, never against you or to push you in a direction you do not want to go in.
I offer one on one online or telephone counselling sessions. My goal is to provide you with a safe, trusting and accepting connection, while we share this journey to support you to work through personal challenges. My task is to help you rediscover your passions and values and to create goals that may assist you to be where you want to be. I operate with a completely non-judgemental attitude and full of acceptance of who you are and where you are in your own journey. I am a guide, here to work alongside you, never against you or to push you in a direction you do not want to go in.
(03) 4240 6823 View (03) 4240 6823
Photo of Justine Devonport, Counsellor in Newcomb, VIC
Justine Devonport
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Geelong, VIC 3219
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
(03) 8771 4973 View (03) 8771 4973
Photo of Bright Vista Counselling, Psychotherapist in Newcomb, VIC
Bright Vista Counselling
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
If you are feeling disheartened, stuck, stressed, anxious, worried or fearful; take a moment for yourself & acknowledge that you’re doing your best & that you have landed at the right place for you now. Remember you are not alone; help is at hand. I am here to listen, provide insights, a plan, new skills, or whatever you need to assist you to connect with your life now and into the future. Together we can work through what is going on for you and your life at the moment and find a way to reconnect you to your strengths and abilities, with a lighter, brighter outlook to carry you forward.
If you are feeling disheartened, stuck, stressed, anxious, worried or fearful; take a moment for yourself & acknowledge that you’re doing your best & that you have landed at the right place for you now. Remember you are not alone; help is at hand. I am here to listen, provide insights, a plan, new skills, or whatever you need to assist you to connect with your life now and into the future. Together we can work through what is going on for you and your life at the moment and find a way to reconnect you to your strengths and abilities, with a lighter, brighter outlook to carry you forward.
(03) 8372 0518 View (03) 8372 0518
Photo of Natalie Butyn, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Natalie Butyn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Belmont, VIC 3216
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
(03) 4237 7664 View (03) 4237 7664
Photo of Greta Ludwig Psychology, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Greta Ludwig Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
Hello my name is Greta, at times we all need a friendly face and someone to listen to our story.  My aim is to walk with you to provide an authentic, honest and trusting space where life's experiences can be shared without judgement.  I work from a biopsychosocial model which essentially means looking at the interconnection of our biology, our psychology and our social connections to help understand how we experience and respond to the challenges we may experience throughout our life.  Whilst we are all unique and different, I describe myself as an eclectic therapist, in that I draw from a range of therapy forms.
(03) 4236 3217 View (03) 4236 3217
Photo of Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
Photo of Taylor Richards, Psychologist in Newcomb, VIC
Taylor Richards
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Taylor offers a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and provide evidence-based assessments and interventions to clients from all walks of life. Taylor mainly works with adolescents and adults across a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, pre/post pregnancy, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, relationships and workplace issues. Taylor appreciates that her clients are experts of their own lives, so her goal is to work collaboratively with you to help refine and develop strategies to improve your life outcomes and help you to reach your goals.
Taylor offers a warm and empathetic approach to therapy and provide evidence-based assessments and interventions to clients from all walks of life. Taylor mainly works with adolescents and adults across a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, pre/post pregnancy, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, relationships and workplace issues. Taylor appreciates that her clients are experts of their own lives, so her goal is to work collaboratively with you to help refine and develop strategies to improve your life outcomes and help you to reach your goals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcomb, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Newcomb, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Emotional Disturbance
75% Family Conflict
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Newcomb, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcomb?

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.