Counselling in Panton Hill, VIC

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Martin Grinter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Panton Hill, VIC 3759
Individual and couples therapy. I'm a Clinical Psychologist that assists adults with anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and mood disorders understand the nature of their concerns and help guide them toward a better quality of life. I also work with couples, utilising Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My belief is in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship through a non-judgmental approach and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I work collaboratively to develop treatment goals and achieve these through enhancing clients' abilities to meet these goals, using evidence-based strategies.
Individual and couples therapy. I'm a Clinical Psychologist that assists adults with anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and mood disorders understand the nature of their concerns and help guide them toward a better quality of life. I also work with couples, utilising Gottman Method Couples Therapy. My belief is in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship through a non-judgmental approach and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I work collaboratively to develop treatment goals and achieve these through enhancing clients' abilities to meet these goals, using evidence-based strategies.
(03) 8400 0751 View (03) 8400 0751

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Judy Tomlinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
(03) 8203 5133 View (03) 8203 5133
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Ari Dunphy (Trans Wellbeing)
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134  (Online Only)
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
Gender-Focused Therapeutic Coaching for transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people, and their parents. If you are struggling in any way with your gender identity, dysphoria, decisions about gender affirmation or your feelings about your future as a trans person, we can work together to accelerate your proactive movement towards a meaningful, enjoyable trans life.
(03) 7003 2710 View (03) 7003 2710
Photo of Cass Knight Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Panton Hill, VIC
Cass Knight Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Research, VIC 3095
I am passionate about working with adults and older teens who are experiencing a diverse range of difficulty and challenge in their life. My style and pace is tailored to each client's needs and my work is collaborative and client-centred. I consider mental wellbeing from a wholistic view point that considers all aspects of my client's life and circumstances. I bring with me a wealth of experience, skills and approaches collected over a lifetime of working in the counselling and mental health field. My style is informal, welcoming, trauma informed, culturally responsible and inclusive.
I am passionate about working with adults and older teens who are experiencing a diverse range of difficulty and challenge in their life. My style and pace is tailored to each client's needs and my work is collaborative and client-centred. I consider mental wellbeing from a wholistic view point that considers all aspects of my client's life and circumstances. I bring with me a wealth of experience, skills and approaches collected over a lifetime of working in the counselling and mental health field. My style is informal, welcoming, trauma informed, culturally responsible and inclusive.
(03) 8400 0527 View (03) 8400 0527
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Patricia Griffin
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lilydale, VIC 3140
I want to help people be and achieve their very best by learning to overcome or manage the challenges that life inevitably throws at us. By understanding themselves and others, tapping into their strengths and adopting the right tools, I believe everyone has the potential to reach their goals and have meaningful relationships.
I want to help people be and achieve their very best by learning to overcome or manage the challenges that life inevitably throws at us. By understanding themselves and others, tapping into their strengths and adopting the right tools, I believe everyone has the potential to reach their goals and have meaningful relationships.
(03) 5905 9906 View (03) 5905 9906
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Valerene Chin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Greensborough, VIC 3088
I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including AOD rehab, refuges, women’s organisations (focused on family violence), NDIS realm, and private practice. I work with a broad range of presentations across the lifespan, including personality disorders, complex trauma, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, addictions, autism spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia. I mainly practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, so the way clients relate to themselves, others and the world is often central in the therapy room. Having said this, I also tailor my approach to suit an individual's needs.
I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including AOD rehab, refuges, women’s organisations (focused on family violence), NDIS realm, and private practice. I work with a broad range of presentations across the lifespan, including personality disorders, complex trauma, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, addictions, autism spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia. I mainly practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, so the way clients relate to themselves, others and the world is often central in the therapy room. Having said this, I also tailor my approach to suit an individual's needs.
(03) 8400 0503 View (03) 8400 0503
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Eastern Melbourne Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Templestowe, VIC 3106
As a clinical psychologist, I work to support those experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and other mental health concerns including complex trauma (complex PTSD). I help you make sense of your experiences by exploring underlying reasons and I offer logical, clear, and understandable ways to move forward which is often met with great relief. I am passionate about supporting those who have experienced challenging childhoods and my approach is warm, friendly, and empathetic. (The session fee is $220. A Mental Health Care Plan gives a Medicare rebate of $137.05 leaving a gap fee of $82.95).
As a clinical psychologist, I work to support those experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and other mental health concerns including complex trauma (complex PTSD). I help you make sense of your experiences by exploring underlying reasons and I offer logical, clear, and understandable ways to move forward which is often met with great relief. I am passionate about supporting those who have experienced challenging childhoods and my approach is warm, friendly, and empathetic. (The session fee is $220. A Mental Health Care Plan gives a Medicare rebate of $137.05 leaving a gap fee of $82.95).
(03) 8771 4833 View (03) 8771 4833
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Glasshouse reflections
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Montmorency, VIC 3094
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of your disability or new medical diagnosis? ​Disability and medical diagnosis can cause deep levels of distress, uncertainty, fear and overwhelm. It is a time when lots of new medical information is being presented bringing up both familiar and unfamiliar feelings. This makes it difficult to absorb and unpack information, manage daily tasks, get quality sleep and mobilise. If you have have lived with a disability for some time you might be struggling with a new challenging life moment that is impacting on your happiness and quality of life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of your disability or new medical diagnosis? ​Disability and medical diagnosis can cause deep levels of distress, uncertainty, fear and overwhelm. It is a time when lots of new medical information is being presented bringing up both familiar and unfamiliar feelings. This makes it difficult to absorb and unpack information, manage daily tasks, get quality sleep and mobilise. If you have have lived with a disability for some time you might be struggling with a new challenging life moment that is impacting on your happiness and quality of life.
(03) 8400 0472 View (03) 8400 0472
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Nurtured Mums Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Is motherhood different to what you expected? Are you seeking support to help you navigate the early days, months and years of motherhood?
Is motherhood different to what you expected? Are you seeking support to help you navigate the early days, months and years of motherhood?
(03) 7500 5977 View (03) 7500 5977
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Grant Moon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Lilydale, VIC 3140
Psychotherapy is not just a process of healing it also one of personal growth and awakening to a deeper and richer life. My focus is holistic meaning I work the whole person and enter into your world to help you make sense of your feelings and experiences. Most of our wounds are formed in our early developmental years and have a deep impact on our sense of self. Therapy creates a safe place to explore and more deeply understand these traumas and develop strategies to help liberate us from suffering.
Psychotherapy is not just a process of healing it also one of personal growth and awakening to a deeper and richer life. My focus is holistic meaning I work the whole person and enter into your world to help you make sense of your feelings and experiences. Most of our wounds are formed in our early developmental years and have a deep impact on our sense of self. Therapy creates a safe place to explore and more deeply understand these traumas and develop strategies to help liberate us from suffering.
(03) 5906 9523 View (03) 5906 9523
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Catherine Hluchanic
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Warrandyte, VIC 3113  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm an experienced clinical psychologist and work with a wide range of mental health concerns including stress, depression, guilt and shame, sleep difficulties, bullying, relationship concerns, and burnout. I also have a special interest in working with anxiety and trauma related conditions including post-traumatic stress and early life attachment concerns. I'm passionately dedicated to working with my clients to build hope, strength, and resilience in a safe and welcoming space. My clients can expect warmth, compassion, and a collaborative approach as we work together to meet your goals.
I'm an experienced clinical psychologist and work with a wide range of mental health concerns including stress, depression, guilt and shame, sleep difficulties, bullying, relationship concerns, and burnout. I also have a special interest in working with anxiety and trauma related conditions including post-traumatic stress and early life attachment concerns. I'm passionately dedicated to working with my clients to build hope, strength, and resilience in a safe and welcoming space. My clients can expect warmth, compassion, and a collaborative approach as we work together to meet your goals.
(02) 4504 0393 View (02) 4504 0393
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Bree Baxter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Greensborough, VIC 3088
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
Bree is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and an accredited Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. She holds a strong focus on providing support to families, individuals and relationships facing stress and challenges in everyday life. Bree has a special interest in couples counselling and maternal and paternal mental health. Bree aims at offering affordable access to therapies for couples. Her work with couples supports the development of long-lasting strategies and insights able to be applied outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 8400 0041 View (03) 8400 0041
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Sit with Self
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mernda, VIC 3754
Hi there, I’m Madeline. I am an accredited mental health social worker at Sit with Self Counselling, living in Melbourne with my partner and baby. What the heck does Sit with Self mean? I’m so glad you asked. Connecting with your authentic, compassionate and curious Self is at the centre of my therapeutic practice, and is where the name Sit with Self comes from. I hold the firm belief that all people have access to this Self (yes, even you!) when given the space, time and support to venture inward.
Hi there, I’m Madeline. I am an accredited mental health social worker at Sit with Self Counselling, living in Melbourne with my partner and baby. What the heck does Sit with Self mean? I’m so glad you asked. Connecting with your authentic, compassionate and curious Self is at the centre of my therapeutic practice, and is where the name Sit with Self comes from. I hold the firm belief that all people have access to this Self (yes, even you!) when given the space, time and support to venture inward.
(03) 8104 9927 x614 View (03) 8104 9927 x614
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Vanessa Tranter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mernda, VIC 3754
Seeing people conquer anxiety truly warms my heart. If I could choose a superpower, it'd be to shake up their thinking in this very realm. Creating a haven where someone can kickstart their healing journey is what fuels my passion. More than anything, I strive to be the kind of counsellor I yearned for during my own healing expedition. Diving deep into the intricacies of the brain and neuroplasticity for years has given me a keen understanding of our wiring. This means, regardless of the challenge you're facing, I genuinely believe that you can walk away with a fresh perspective and newfound hope.
Seeing people conquer anxiety truly warms my heart. If I could choose a superpower, it'd be to shake up their thinking in this very realm. Creating a haven where someone can kickstart their healing journey is what fuels my passion. More than anything, I strive to be the kind of counsellor I yearned for during my own healing expedition. Diving deep into the intricacies of the brain and neuroplasticity for years has given me a keen understanding of our wiring. This means, regardless of the challenge you're facing, I genuinely believe that you can walk away with a fresh perspective and newfound hope.
(08) 9126 9219 View (08) 9126 9219
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Kristin Rogers- Tranquility Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Eltham, VIC 3095
Kristin enjoys supporting a range of individuals across the lifespan including children (aged 3 years and over), adolescents, adults, and older adults. Kristin has a particular interest in supporting neurodivergent individuals and their supporters across the lifespan. Kristin’s varied experience in community settings (family violence, addiction, mental health, disability), private practice and school settings (primary and secondary) helps her further understand how an individual’s life experiences intersect and impact wellbeing.
Kristin enjoys supporting a range of individuals across the lifespan including children (aged 3 years and over), adolescents, adults, and older adults. Kristin has a particular interest in supporting neurodivergent individuals and their supporters across the lifespan. Kristin’s varied experience in community settings (family violence, addiction, mental health, disability), private practice and school settings (primary and secondary) helps her further understand how an individual’s life experiences intersect and impact wellbeing.
(03) 8400 0836 View (03) 8400 0836
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Kim Maloney
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Greensborough, VIC 3088
Sometimes in our lives we experience low self esteem, tricky situations, or feel that we are at a cross roads. We can experience difficulties in the relationships we value most. Counselling helps provide a space for you to explore those issues that are troubling you. We can consider ideas and strategies to give you greater clarity about what it is you want; and help you find the pathway forward. I work across age groups and look forward to supporting you achieve your goals.
Sometimes in our lives we experience low self esteem, tricky situations, or feel that we are at a cross roads. We can experience difficulties in the relationships we value most. Counselling helps provide a space for you to explore those issues that are troubling you. We can consider ideas and strategies to give you greater clarity about what it is you want; and help you find the pathway forward. I work across age groups and look forward to supporting you achieve your goals.
(03) 9070 3611 View (03) 9070 3611
Naomi Newton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Eltham, VIC 3095
Hello! I am located in the beachside suburbs of Bayside Melbourne in a lovely small psychology practice in Beaumaris. I primarily work with children and young people under 25, however I do also provide assessment & intervention for support for adults who want support around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Tourette’s/tics. I offer a warm and inviting style of therapy, and ensure we are working together on your goals. My practice is neuro and gender affirming. Please visit www.naominewton.com for further information.
Hello! I am located in the beachside suburbs of Bayside Melbourne in a lovely small psychology practice in Beaumaris. I primarily work with children and young people under 25, however I do also provide assessment & intervention for support for adults who want support around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Tourette’s/tics. I offer a warm and inviting style of therapy, and ensure we are working together on your goals. My practice is neuro and gender affirming. Please visit www.naominewton.com for further information.
0412 227 455 View 0412 227 455
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Adam Weaver | Connected Spirit Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
Mental, physical & emotional pain and disillusionment are all 'signposts' directing us to address our life issues....to take action for beneficial change. Are you struggling with life's challenges, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you're frustrated with personal issues you want to gain clarity about & make peace with? If so, call & ask how my holistic Counselling sessions could support you in life. Spiritual Counselling sessions are also offered which integrate your spiritual beliefs and align you to your wisdom as a compass for personal decision making and support. Google 'Connected Spirit Counselling' to read my client reviews!
(02) 4504 0267 View (02) 4504 0267
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Roula Abughazaleh - Petunia Counselling Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bundoora, VIC 3083
If you're facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, procrastination, or feeling stuck and longing for empowerment, I'm here to help. Together, we'll address the thoughts holding you back and guide you toward becoming your best self. Let's start a journey of personal growth and empowerment to unlock your full potential.
If you're facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, procrastination, or feeling stuck and longing for empowerment, I'm here to help. Together, we'll address the thoughts holding you back and guide you toward becoming your best self. Let's start a journey of personal growth and empowerment to unlock your full potential.
(03) 8104 9237 View (03) 8104 9237
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Living and Learning Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Eltham, VIC 3095
I am currently accepting new clients. I am a warm and non judgemental psychologist who helps clients create meaningful change and action in their lives. I have particular interests in helping clients navigate difficulties with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression, transitions, and individual learning needs. I work with school-aged children (aged 8+) and adults.
I am currently accepting new clients. I am a warm and non judgemental psychologist who helps clients create meaningful change and action in their lives. I have particular interests in helping clients navigate difficulties with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression, transitions, and individual learning needs. I work with school-aged children (aged 8+) and adults.
(03) 8400 0948 View (03) 8400 0948

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Panton Hill, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Panton Hill, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Bereavement
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Bupa
100% Australian Unity

How Counsellors in Panton Hill, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Panton Hill?

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.