Counselling in Newington, VIC

Photo of Laurenza Buglisi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newington, VIC
Laurenza Buglisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newington, 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
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Light Space Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Newington, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Take advantage of a free - no obligation consultation with a Registered Psychologist (10 years clinical experience). I offer a non-judgemental and safe space for therapy, via video or phone (telehealth). $95 out of pocket expense (after rebate) for clients with a GP referral. Research has shown that CBT can help you learn to regulate emotions, learn healthier thinking patterns, develop new behavioural patterns.
Take advantage of a free - no obligation consultation with a Registered Psychologist (10 years clinical experience). I offer a non-judgemental and safe space for therapy, via video or phone (telehealth). $95 out of pocket expense (after rebate) for clients with a GP referral. Research has shown that CBT can help you learn to regulate emotions, learn healthier thinking patterns, develop new behavioural patterns.
(02) 5604 8889 View (02) 5604 8889
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Live Life Well Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Newington, 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

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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 Elizabeth Holmquest - Paper Daisy Therapy , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newington, VIC
Elizabeth Holmquest - Paper Daisy Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
(03) 4321 2980 View (03) 4321 2980
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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
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CounsellorOnCall
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I offer a solution focused, empowered, approach for the treatment of childhood trauma, Cluster B abuse recovery (Narcissistic, Psychopathy), relationship breakups, unresolved grief, addictions or any challenges that leave you feeling triggered, lost or stuck .I have a lived trauma experience, use Jungian psychology , EMDR, Flash, Havening, NLP, DBT, ACT ,CBT, Symbols, metaphors and rituals toward evidence based, existential, somatic whole person outcomes. I have over 25 years experience in private practise and as a Head Therapist at two health facilities.I am a level 4 Supervisor, author and creator of Symbols, Metaphors & rituals.
I offer a solution focused, empowered, approach for the treatment of childhood trauma, Cluster B abuse recovery (Narcissistic, Psychopathy), relationship breakups, unresolved grief, addictions or any challenges that leave you feeling triggered, lost or stuck .I have a lived trauma experience, use Jungian psychology , EMDR, Flash, Havening, NLP, DBT, ACT ,CBT, Symbols, metaphors and rituals toward evidence based, existential, somatic whole person outcomes. I have over 25 years experience in private practise and as a Head Therapist at two health facilities.I am a level 4 Supervisor, author and creator of Symbols, Metaphors & rituals.
(03) 4422 4813 View (03) 4422 4813
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Nina Isabella - Womanly Counsellor
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
I’m a holistic counsellor supporting women navigating conception, pregnancy, motherhood, menopausing, loss and grief. I love integrating empathetic person-centred counselling including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with body-oriented therapies like mindfulness, breathwork and therapeutic yoga. I offer intrinsically inclusive, culturally aware, trauma informed exploration of the unique physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, environmental, social factors influencing your wellbeing.
(03) 4422 4945 View (03) 4422 4945
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Freya's Farm: Animal Assisted Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and 2 years ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and 2 years ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
(03) 4320 5775 View (03) 4320 5775
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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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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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Helen Fraser
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Would you like to think more clearly? Feel joy and inner peace? Be able to be more present in your relationships and able to express yourself creatively, sexually and interpersonally? I love supporting people to find their unique voice by creating a safe place for you to be heard. By hearing yourself talk, you can then find out who you really are. Together we can look at what you create or provoke in your relationships; both with yourself and others so you can unlock your true potential and ability to connect. I want my clients to grow and expand.
Would you like to think more clearly? Feel joy and inner peace? Be able to be more present in your relationships and able to express yourself creatively, sexually and interpersonally? I love supporting people to find their unique voice by creating a safe place for you to be heard. By hearing yourself talk, you can then find out who you really are. Together we can look at what you create or provoke in your relationships; both with yourself and others so you can unlock your true potential and ability to connect. I want my clients to grow and expand.
(03) 8595 5347 View (03) 8595 5347
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Rachael Jolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I'm a passionate trauma and couples therapist. Helping you to reconnect with your body; being able to live your life more presently and without fear. Supporting you to feel safe in mind and body to return home. I’m here to support you to make meaning of your experiences, be present with, understand and give voice to your feelings. When our mind and body are living with unhealed trauma wounds - we can be reactionary in our relationships.
I'm a passionate trauma and couples therapist. Helping you to reconnect with your body; being able to live your life more presently and without fear. Supporting you to feel safe in mind and body to return home. I’m here to support you to make meaning of your experiences, be present with, understand and give voice to your feelings. When our mind and body are living with unhealed trauma wounds - we can be reactionary in our relationships.
(03) 4240 5757 View (03) 4240 5757
Photo of Zubia Jawed, Counsellor in Newington, VIC
Zubia Jawed
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I am a registered Mental Health Counsellor. I have helped many clients feel validated and normalised in what they experience in life. I specialise in providing culturally sensitive therapy, addressing variety of topics including identity, belonging, gender roles, women’s issues, managing societal, community and family expectations, discrimination, racism, and issues around migrants and refugees. I feel utmost contentment when I know I have made an individual feel worthy, validated, understood, and hopeful. Through incorporating our cultural roots in sessions, we can truly feel empowered and seen.
I am a registered Mental Health Counsellor. I have helped many clients feel validated and normalised in what they experience in life. I specialise in providing culturally sensitive therapy, addressing variety of topics including identity, belonging, gender roles, women’s issues, managing societal, community and family expectations, discrimination, racism, and issues around migrants and refugees. I feel utmost contentment when I know I have made an individual feel worthy, validated, understood, and hopeful. Through incorporating our cultural roots in sessions, we can truly feel empowered and seen.
(03) 4328 3495 View (03) 4328 3495
Photo of Alice Paton, Counsellor in Newington, VIC
Alice Paton
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Taking a holistic approach to care, Alice aim's to guide clients to explore themselves with curiosity and an open mind. It is her goal to guide clients to uncover root causes, rather than just symptom management. To feel safe and comfortable to express themselves, expand their mind, and speak into their true wants, needs, and desires. Increase your self-awareness and understanding of your unconscious beliefs, perceptions, and patterns. Alice aim's to assist you in setting personal goals that lead to you feeling empowered, open to change, and to bring more joy into your life. Alice is currently working with adults only.
Taking a holistic approach to care, Alice aim's to guide clients to explore themselves with curiosity and an open mind. It is her goal to guide clients to uncover root causes, rather than just symptom management. To feel safe and comfortable to express themselves, expand their mind, and speak into their true wants, needs, and desires. Increase your self-awareness and understanding of your unconscious beliefs, perceptions, and patterns. Alice aim's to assist you in setting personal goals that lead to you feeling empowered, open to change, and to bring more joy into your life. Alice is currently working with adults only.
(02) 5023 7460 View (02) 5023 7460
Photo of Nurtured Mothers Wellbeing in Newington, VIC
Nurtured Mothers Wellbeing
Verified
Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350
Erryn James is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and the Founder of Nurtured Mothers Wellbeing. Erryn specialises in supporting those who identify as Women (16+) and Mothers (from preconception through to established parenting). Erryn adopts a warm, and nurturing environment where Mothers and Women feel empowered to explore their experiences. Erryn is experienced with working with clients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, emotional dysregulation difficulties and life adjustment difficulties. Erryn provides holistic assessment and evidence-based therapeutic intervention that is tailored to the individual.
Erryn James is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and the Founder of Nurtured Mothers Wellbeing. Erryn specialises in supporting those who identify as Women (16+) and Mothers (from preconception through to established parenting). Erryn adopts a warm, and nurturing environment where Mothers and Women feel empowered to explore their experiences. Erryn is experienced with working with clients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, emotional dysregulation difficulties and life adjustment difficulties. Erryn provides holistic assessment and evidence-based therapeutic intervention that is tailored to the individual.
(03) 4328 7166 View (03) 4328 7166
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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
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Amy Greaves
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Amy Greaves is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has more than 17 years of experience providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings. Amy’s warm, engaging, and empathetic personality combined with her wide knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, has led to her success in helping a wide variety of clients to enhance meaning and quality in their lives. With her clientele of adults and adolescents, she is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment.
Amy Greaves is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has more than 17 years of experience providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings. Amy’s warm, engaging, and empathetic personality combined with her wide knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, has led to her success in helping a wide variety of clients to enhance meaning and quality in their lives. With her clientele of adults and adolescents, she is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment.
(03) 4321 2617 View (03) 4321 2617
Photo of Aleksandra Kajpust, Psychologist in Newington, 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
Photo of Boundless Minds Therapy, Psychologist in Newington, VIC
Boundless Minds Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
(03) 4327 9375 View (03) 4327 9375

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newington, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Newington, VIC who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
33% Child

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Medicare Bulk Billing

How Counsellors in Newington, VIC see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newington?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.