Counselling in North Melbourne, VIC

Photo of Ruth Minkov, Psychologist in North Melbourne, VIC
Ruth Minkov
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in diagnosis of Autism in women, and my assessments take into consideration "camouflaging" or compensatory behaviours. I offer follow-up sessions to assist the individual to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to establish relevant supports. I am able to provide reports for the NDIS.
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in diagnosis of Autism in women, and my assessments take into consideration "camouflaging" or compensatory behaviours. I offer follow-up sessions to assist the individual to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to establish relevant supports. I am able to provide reports for the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2743 View (03) 7003 2743
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Claire Baxter North Melbourne
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Claire Baxter is a registered General Psychologist with AHPRA. Claire works with adults, teenagers and children. Claire works with people experiencing changed circumstance, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation and personality disorders and mood disorders. She also works with parents experiencing postnatal depression and prenatal anxiety, as well as people experiencing gender dysphoria. Claire works with veterans and family members of veterans.
Claire Baxter is a registered General Psychologist with AHPRA. Claire works with adults, teenagers and children. Claire works with people experiencing changed circumstance, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation and personality disorders and mood disorders. She also works with parents experiencing postnatal depression and prenatal anxiety, as well as people experiencing gender dysphoria. Claire works with veterans and family members of veterans.
(03) 7003 2265 View (03) 7003 2265
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Ingrid Glanowski - Emotional Growth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051  (Online Only)
Ingrid is registered psychologist who provides primarily after hours online therapy to adults via Telehealth. In therapy, the environment Ingrid creates is compassionate, animated and genuine. She enjoys building long-lasting and meaningful connections with clients, knowing that this can be a catalyst for a successful experience in therapy. Ingrid is specifically interested in clients who present with developmental/relational-trauma and utilises her knowledge of attachment theory and family systems to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
Ingrid is registered psychologist who provides primarily after hours online therapy to adults via Telehealth. In therapy, the environment Ingrid creates is compassionate, animated and genuine. She enjoys building long-lasting and meaningful connections with clients, knowing that this can be a catalyst for a successful experience in therapy. Ingrid is specifically interested in clients who present with developmental/relational-trauma and utilises her knowledge of attachment theory and family systems to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
(03) 9994 1814 View (03) 9994 1814
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Julian Andrew Thompson
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
I feel passionate about helping people make meaningful, sustainable, and healthy changes in their lives. I aim to work respectfully and collaboratively with people so that clients build their own independence and develop ways to manage life stressors more effectively, in addition to their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A comfortable, empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship is also very important in my approach, and research shows that this is essential in best outcomes for clients. I generally work on a wide range of mental health and life issues and the approaches I work with are all evidence-based interventions.
I feel passionate about helping people make meaningful, sustainable, and healthy changes in their lives. I aim to work respectfully and collaboratively with people so that clients build their own independence and develop ways to manage life stressors more effectively, in addition to their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A comfortable, empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship is also very important in my approach, and research shows that this is essential in best outcomes for clients. I generally work on a wide range of mental health and life issues and the approaches I work with are all evidence-based interventions.
(03) 7003 2333 View (03) 7003 2333
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Bita Riazati - Relationships, Anxiety, OCD
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Relationships can bring about significant stress and challenges when forming close connections and bonds with people, or navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships with friends or colleagues. This can lead to thoughts of sadness, alienation, loneliness, anger, or even conflict. As you go through life, you might notice recurring issues that persist across various domains. You might ponder questions like, “Why do I keep doing this?”, "What am I doing?", “What's happening to me?”, or “How can I figure out what I want in life?” These questions reveal your desire to learn, explore, and gain understanding.
Relationships can bring about significant stress and challenges when forming close connections and bonds with people, or navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships with friends or colleagues. This can lead to thoughts of sadness, alienation, loneliness, anger, or even conflict. As you go through life, you might notice recurring issues that persist across various domains. You might ponder questions like, “Why do I keep doing this?”, "What am I doing?", “What's happening to me?”, or “How can I figure out what I want in life?” These questions reveal your desire to learn, explore, and gain understanding.
(03) 6145 0176 View (03) 6145 0176
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Peter McKay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
(03) 8372 0572 View (03) 8372 0572
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Olivewell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Rebecca is an experienced clinical psychologist and director of Olivewell Psychology. She is passionate about providing a safe and compassionate space to ensure clients feel respected, heard and understood. Rebecca has a warm, kind and empathic interpersonal style. She aims to help clients leave sessions with a greater level of insight and awareness into their own experiences, and the confidence and tools to help them navigate life’s challenges.
Rebecca is an experienced clinical psychologist and director of Olivewell Psychology. She is passionate about providing a safe and compassionate space to ensure clients feel respected, heard and understood. Rebecca has a warm, kind and empathic interpersonal style. She aims to help clients leave sessions with a greater level of insight and awareness into their own experiences, and the confidence and tools to help them navigate life’s challenges.
(03) 7003 2724 View (03) 7003 2724
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Zoyka Francalanci
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Melbourne, VIC 3051  (Online Only)
Navigating life's ups and downs requires a supportive space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. My role as a Counsellor is to provide that space, grounded in empathy, confidentiality and practical support. Together, we'll embark on a journey not just to address the immediate concerns you bring but also to explore, grow, and move towards a life that feels more fulfilling and balanced, at your own pace.
Navigating life's ups and downs requires a supportive space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. My role as a Counsellor is to provide that space, grounded in empathy, confidentiality and practical support. Together, we'll embark on a journey not just to address the immediate concerns you bring but also to explore, grow, and move towards a life that feels more fulfilling and balanced, at your own pace.
(03) 7003 2180 View (03) 7003 2180
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David Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
(03) 7003 2492 View (03) 7003 2492
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Dr Milanda Matthews
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
People come to therapy for a range of reasons. There might be recurrent problems in relationships or work, there might be disturbing feelings within, or behaviours that are defeating or destructive. Many people find that their usual ways of coping don’t seem to work for them anymore. Whatever the issue, undertaking psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to really understand the underlying drivers of the problem, in the context of your unique life history, and to find a way to transform your suffering. New possibilities for living with greater freedom and creativity might then appear.
People come to therapy for a range of reasons. There might be recurrent problems in relationships or work, there might be disturbing feelings within, or behaviours that are defeating or destructive. Many people find that their usual ways of coping don’t seem to work for them anymore. Whatever the issue, undertaking psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to really understand the underlying drivers of the problem, in the context of your unique life history, and to find a way to transform your suffering. New possibilities for living with greater freedom and creativity might then appear.
(03) 9118 9071 View (03) 9118 9071
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I Am Ready Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to I Am Ready Psychology. I’m Trisna, a psychologist with an interest in the wellbeing and fulfilment of artists, performers, creatives and all those who follow their passions.
Welcome to I Am Ready Psychology. I’m Trisna, a psychologist with an interest in the wellbeing and fulfilment of artists, performers, creatives and all those who follow their passions.
(03) 8338 1937 View (03) 8338 1937
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Sera Elmasri
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
I provide effective treatment for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Low Self -Esteem, Acute and Chronic stress & Burnout. My approach is to: (1) Understand the client as well as the environments in which they function (2) Teach clients effective techniques and coping strategies (3) Build strong skills to create sustainable change. Many people have seen various therapists throughout their lifetimes. Often they find themselves relapsing back to the same problems. Clients who undertake counselling with me will be guided on how to change long standing patterns of negative behaviours and progress forward.
I provide effective treatment for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Low Self -Esteem, Acute and Chronic stress & Burnout. My approach is to: (1) Understand the client as well as the environments in which they function (2) Teach clients effective techniques and coping strategies (3) Build strong skills to create sustainable change. Many people have seen various therapists throughout their lifetimes. Often they find themselves relapsing back to the same problems. Clients who undertake counselling with me will be guided on how to change long standing patterns of negative behaviours and progress forward.
(03) 7003 2802 View (03) 7003 2802
Photo of Timothy Hill, Psychologist in North Melbourne, VIC
Timothy Hill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
(03) 7003 2363 View (03) 7003 2363
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Kimera Morgan
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051  (Online Only)
Kimera is a registered counsellor and EMDR Practitioner who recognises that emotional and mental wellbeing are connected to various aspects of life including the quality of relationships, satisfaction experienced in work life, physical health, the dreams we have for our lives, and the self-belief to implement desired changes. In her work, Kimera takes a broader view, recognising the impact of capitalism, patriarchy, marginalisation, and how the social pressure of needing to do and be more, can impact mental health. Therefore, she values interconnectedness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgement in her therapeutic practice.
Kimera is a registered counsellor and EMDR Practitioner who recognises that emotional and mental wellbeing are connected to various aspects of life including the quality of relationships, satisfaction experienced in work life, physical health, the dreams we have for our lives, and the self-belief to implement desired changes. In her work, Kimera takes a broader view, recognising the impact of capitalism, patriarchy, marginalisation, and how the social pressure of needing to do and be more, can impact mental health. Therefore, she values interconnectedness, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgement in her therapeutic practice.
(03) 7003 2909 View (03) 7003 2909
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Melbourne Mindbody Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Learn to let go of the past through Innovative psychology for the mind and body. Using an integrative approach of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, (ACT) Inner child work, and Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) to resolve the past in the present and be free in the future. Erica is also a naturopath and hypnotherapist, working to resolve IBS and physical ailments which are triggered through stress, and nutritional requirements. Naturopathic appointments are separate to psychology appointments. MMBP is a multi-modality clinic that offers additional services for a holistic approach to overall health, melbournemindbodypsychology.com.
Learn to let go of the past through Innovative psychology for the mind and body. Using an integrative approach of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, (ACT) Inner child work, and Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) to resolve the past in the present and be free in the future. Erica is also a naturopath and hypnotherapist, working to resolve IBS and physical ailments which are triggered through stress, and nutritional requirements. Naturopathic appointments are separate to psychology appointments. MMBP is a multi-modality clinic that offers additional services for a holistic approach to overall health, melbournemindbodypsychology.com.
(03) 7003 2894 View (03) 7003 2894
Photo of Angela Gale, Psychologist in North Melbourne, VIC
Angela Gale
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Hello, I am Angela and I help people improve their relationship with themselves and others. The relationship with yourself is the longest you will ever have. At times it can be the most difficult with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, attachment wounds, and life stressors. I work flexibly with your unique strengths and circumstances to help you make progress. There may be specific concerns or more general overall improvements you want to make. From the first session we will be working towards making improvements.
Hello, I am Angela and I help people improve their relationship with themselves and others. The relationship with yourself is the longest you will ever have. At times it can be the most difficult with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, attachment wounds, and life stressors. I work flexibly with your unique strengths and circumstances to help you make progress. There may be specific concerns or more general overall improvements you want to make. From the first session we will be working towards making improvements.
(03) 7003 2730 View (03) 7003 2730
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Melbournemindbodypsychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
I enjoy helping people from all walks of life with various presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, anger, and PTSD. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, whilst incorporating aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which I tailor to the individual needs of his clients. I am passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges by developing an understanding of the connection between their experiences and their learned beliefs and behaviours. Fluent Italian speaker
I enjoy helping people from all walks of life with various presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, anger, and PTSD. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, whilst incorporating aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which I tailor to the individual needs of his clients. I am passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges by developing an understanding of the connection between their experiences and their learned beliefs and behaviours. Fluent Italian speaker
(03) 7003 2818 View (03) 7003 2818
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Mark Horsman
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
Often in today's world, we get caught up in so many distractions on the outside that we are not always aware of our internal experiences. We walk around anxious and depressed, with critical thoughts of ourselves and others, and often live a reality that is separate from our own personal wishes and desires. I believe that therapy provides a safe space to step away from all the external distractions and focus on identifying and responding to our emotional world in the most open and connected way, which may have been too painful to do in the past.
(03) 7003 2065 View (03) 7003 2065
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Jasmine Smith
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Jasmine (she/her) is a registered Counsellor and member of the Australian Counselling Association, with a BBSc (Psych) and M.Couns. She partners with clients holistically to tackle anxiety and overwhelm, improve relationship with self and others, navigate life transitions, work with self doubt and impostor syndrome, and discover what we value in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Alternatively, you may be experiencing work challenges or just wanting more out of your career - Jasmine bring lots of real-world experience. She works with career planning and transitions, profile building, and leadership coaching.
Jasmine (she/her) is a registered Counsellor and member of the Australian Counselling Association, with a BBSc (Psych) and M.Couns. She partners with clients holistically to tackle anxiety and overwhelm, improve relationship with self and others, navigate life transitions, work with self doubt and impostor syndrome, and discover what we value in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Alternatively, you may be experiencing work challenges or just wanting more out of your career - Jasmine bring lots of real-world experience. She works with career planning and transitions, profile building, and leadership coaching.
(03) 9988 6111 View (03) 9988 6111
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Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
My name is Dr Jacqueline Baulch. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 16 years of experience working with clients. I am the Director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology. With a team of 25 psychologists, couples therapists and accredited mental health social workers, we are fortunate to be able to support individuals and couples with all kinds of mental health issues and life challenges.
My name is Dr Jacqueline Baulch. I am a Clinical Psychologist with 16 years of experience working with clients. I am the Director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology. With a team of 25 psychologists, couples therapists and accredited mental health social workers, we are fortunate to be able to support individuals and couples with all kinds of mental health issues and life challenges.
(03) 7003 2489 View (03) 7003 2489

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Melbourne, VIC

70+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in North Melbourne, VIC who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
84% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Medicare Rebates
23% NDIS
21% Other

How Counsellors in North Melbourne, VIC see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Melbourne?

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.