Counselling in Norlane, VIC

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Liberty Disability Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Norlane, VIC 3214
Liberty Disability Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
Liberty Disability Services offers NDIS and privately funded Psychology services. We cover a range of assessments, psychological interventions, counselling and group therapy which support both your NDIS & personal goals. Our therapists provide support to clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults. We also work collaboratively with families and carers. Our therapists work across the Barwon, West, East & South-East Melbourne regions. They are also able to offer telehealth services Australia-wide.
(03) 4240 4132 View (03) 4240 4132

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Absolute Wellbeing Mind & Body
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Book a FREE 10 minute discovery call. Consulting Rooms in Ballarat and Stawell. Focusing on the needs of individuals in smaller communities and country towns, where there is generally fewer resources available for those who need support. Using a person-centered approach, I work with client on relationships, conflict resolution, trauma, behaviour, adolescents, mental health disorders, mindfulness and Cultural Counselling. I am very much community-minded. Welcome NDIS self-managed clients. Every situation is different, while I have a base rate, please contact me to ask how I can assist you if financial difficulty is an issue.
Book a FREE 10 minute discovery call. Consulting Rooms in Ballarat and Stawell. Focusing on the needs of individuals in smaller communities and country towns, where there is generally fewer resources available for those who need support. Using a person-centered approach, I work with client on relationships, conflict resolution, trauma, behaviour, adolescents, mental health disorders, mindfulness and Cultural Counselling. I am very much community-minded. Welcome NDIS self-managed clients. Every situation is different, while I have a base rate, please contact me to ask how I can assist you if financial difficulty is an issue.
(03) 4829 3204 View (03) 4829 3204
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Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
(03) 7003 2712 View (03) 7003 2712
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Meir Kluwgant
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Contact# 0418 585 856. With 25 years of counselling experience, I am passionate about helping and supporting people. I believe that every person needs and deserves to be heard. If you are experiencing challenges in life, or just need a safe, empathic and non-judgemental place to talk, please be in touch. Together we can find a way to provide you with the support you need and deserve; at a price you will be able to afford.
Contact# 0418 585 856. With 25 years of counselling experience, I am passionate about helping and supporting people. I believe that every person needs and deserves to be heard. If you are experiencing challenges in life, or just need a safe, empathic and non-judgemental place to talk, please be in touch. Together we can find a way to provide you with the support you need and deserve; at a price you will be able to afford.
(03) 7003 2276 View (03) 7003 2276
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Dayle Johnson
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Armstrong Creek, VIC 3217  (Online Only)
… Dayle currently has no waitlist… My name is Dayle and I believe that therapy needs to be flexible and adapted to your particular situation, background, potential, and that treatment has to resonate with you and your needs. My approach to therapy is to remain honest, respectful and ensure that you have a safe space to feel comfortable. I only deliver individual sessions in a Telehealth format (unless an assessment is required). The reason I opted for a Telehealth only service was to allow responsive care during COVID-19 for clients whose symptoms were made worse by current circumstances.
… Dayle currently has no waitlist… My name is Dayle and I believe that therapy needs to be flexible and adapted to your particular situation, background, potential, and that treatment has to resonate with you and your needs. My approach to therapy is to remain honest, respectful and ensure that you have a safe space to feel comfortable. I only deliver individual sessions in a Telehealth format (unless an assessment is required). The reason I opted for a Telehealth only service was to allow responsive care during COVID-19 for clients whose symptoms were made worse by current circumstances.
(03) 8652 1903 View (03) 8652 1903
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Fabian McCalman
Counsellor
Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be.
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be.
(03) 4233 4217 View (03) 4233 4217
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Ariane Peres
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
I am a principal psychologist and founder of Share and Care Psychology, and a member of the APS. I have been practicing for over 7 years and I am specialised in the area of perinatal and infant mental health and I have been working mostly supporting families and individuals with their emotional challenges throughout pregnancy, birth, parenthood and consequently with the early stages of a child’s life. I ensure clients to feel welcomed to share their feelings and concerns, by providing them with a warm-hearted environment, and approaching every issue from a caring and respectful way.
I am a principal psychologist and founder of Share and Care Psychology, and a member of the APS. I have been practicing for over 7 years and I am specialised in the area of perinatal and infant mental health and I have been working mostly supporting families and individuals with their emotional challenges throughout pregnancy, birth, parenthood and consequently with the early stages of a child’s life. I ensure clients to feel welcomed to share their feelings and concerns, by providing them with a warm-hearted environment, and approaching every issue from a caring and respectful way.
(03) 4233 8996 View (03) 4233 8996
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Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
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Eleasa Pearce - People Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Eleasa Pearce has extensive experience counselling clients and can help you if you’re experiencing: Anxiety Panic Attacks Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations) Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Early childhood trauma Depression Relationship issues / counselling and interpersonal issues Eco anxiety and client grief Values exploration Burnout Workplace stress and career change Communication skills Grief and loss Chronic pain Stress-related conditions Coaching Anger Management Sleep difficulties Medicare, Private Health Insurers, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover Psychologist Reports. EMDR Specialist.
Eleasa Pearce has extensive experience counselling clients and can help you if you’re experiencing: Anxiety Panic Attacks Phobias (Fear of specific things / situations) Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Early childhood trauma Depression Relationship issues / counselling and interpersonal issues Eco anxiety and client grief Values exploration Burnout Workplace stress and career change Communication skills Grief and loss Chronic pain Stress-related conditions Coaching Anger Management Sleep difficulties Medicare, Private Health Insurers, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover Psychologist Reports. EMDR Specialist.
(03) 7003 2671 View (03) 7003 2671
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Dr Gávi Ansara
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
I enjoy working together to overcome oppression & help you to thrive. I often work with people in D/s relationships, non-binary folks, sex workers, & autistic people. I have 20 years of international experience in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am a Full Clinical PACFA Registrant, an AAFT-registered Clinical Family Therapist, and an AAFT-accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am recognised by Pink Therapy as an Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex, & Relationship Diversities Therapist (AAGSRDT). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma & Dissociation (CCTP-II) & Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
(03) 7003 2148 View (03) 7003 2148
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Dr Kit Casey
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
(03) 9994 1799 View (03) 9994 1799
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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
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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
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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
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Bloom Well-being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
Do you struggle with relationships, with yourself and others? Maybe you find it hard to connect with your emotions or even your body? We value our clients as the expert of their lives, and acknowledge that reaching our for extra support isn't always easy. But our team have spent their entire careers dedicated to ongoing learning to ensure the people who enter our space feel seen, heard and believed. We specialise in supporting those who have experienced difficult childhoods or been exposed to abuse or neglect (physical or emotional).
(03) 5316 7205 View (03) 5316 7205
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Brooke Cefai
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their life that may be causing disruption in their present experience. Brooke works with adults and adolescents across a range of mental health disorders including; anxiety, depression and bipolar, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse & complex trauma. Practice Locations: Torquay VIC, Sth Melbourne VIC, Online
(03) 9070 3530 View (03) 9070 3530
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Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Geelong, VIC 3220
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757 View (03) 6146 1757
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Best Life Therapy & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Armstrong Creek, VIC 3217  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, anxiety or any other issues and problems? If so it is my mission to provide a therapeutic approach that is based on respect, collaboration, transparency and a meaningful connection with my clients. I use evidence based therapies tailored to an approach that best suits your needs. My dedication is to provide an environment where you feel safe, heard and understood. Helping people achieve their therapeutic goals has been my passion and a privilege for the past 20 years.
Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, anxiety or any other issues and problems? If so it is my mission to provide a therapeutic approach that is based on respect, collaboration, transparency and a meaningful connection with my clients. I use evidence based therapies tailored to an approach that best suits your needs. My dedication is to provide an environment where you feel safe, heard and understood. Helping people achieve their therapeutic goals has been my passion and a privilege for the past 20 years.
(03) 4240 3813 View (03) 4240 3813
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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
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Dr Joshua Comyn
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong, VIC 3220  (Online Only)
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
Something isn’t quite right. It may be that you can’t stop yourself from worrying. Or you are compulsively avoiding things (places, people, certain situations). Perhaps you find yourself flying into a sudden, uncontrollable, panic. It may be that you are feeling down: you can’t shake the sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness in your life. You may be feeling worthless and guilty too. It could be your relationships that aren’t working (partner, friends, family, boss, or colleagues). Perhaps past experiences are haunting you so that you lose your connection to the present and the people in it. Perhaps it's all of the above.
(03) 7003 2150 View (03) 7003 2150

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Norlane, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Norlane, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Norlane, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Norlane?

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.