Counselling in Ringwood, VIC

Photo of Erika Munton, Psychotherapist in Ringwood, VIC
Erika Munton
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Welcome to Lifeready. I'm here to help support, enable and strengthen people with mental, emotional and relationship difficulties during preconception-to-parenting, and at other times of challenge and change. Feel more power and choice to process problems like anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, relationship conflict and disconnect, differing parenting styles, mismatched needs in sexuality, intimacy and lifestyle. Gain clarity about what you need and want. Increase your self-awareness and skills to take action when it matters. Tend to the wounds that hurt you, for a safer and more enjoyable life.
Welcome to Lifeready. I'm here to help support, enable and strengthen people with mental, emotional and relationship difficulties during preconception-to-parenting, and at other times of challenge and change. Feel more power and choice to process problems like anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, relationship conflict and disconnect, differing parenting styles, mismatched needs in sexuality, intimacy and lifestyle. Gain clarity about what you need and want. Increase your self-awareness and skills to take action when it matters. Tend to the wounds that hurt you, for a safer and more enjoyable life.
(03) 8203 5172 View (03) 8203 5172
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Felix & Sage Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Felix & Sage Psychology is a private practice with two clinics located in Ringwood and Forest Hill, Victoria. Our compassionate team of 20 clinicians provide tailored and accessible mental health care solutions to our clientele, by incorporating various evidence based therapeutic approaches to address their emotional and behavioural needs. Our team works with a vast range of issues including (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Identity, Trauma and Relationships. Our Ringwood clinic is open until 8pm Monday-Thursday, and both clinics are open Saturdays to ensure we remain accessible to those working 9-5 jobs.
Felix & Sage Psychology is a private practice with two clinics located in Ringwood and Forest Hill, Victoria. Our compassionate team of 20 clinicians provide tailored and accessible mental health care solutions to our clientele, by incorporating various evidence based therapeutic approaches to address their emotional and behavioural needs. Our team works with a vast range of issues including (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Identity, Trauma and Relationships. Our Ringwood clinic is open until 8pm Monday-Thursday, and both clinics are open Saturdays to ensure we remain accessible to those working 9-5 jobs.
(03) 8595 5009 View (03) 8595 5009
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Tajel Billimoria
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I have over seven years of experience having worked in mental health services in the UK as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In my last role, I treated people with a range of anxiety disorders (social anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, health anxiety, generalised anxiety, and PTSD), depression and low self-esteem. I am currently working as a provisional psychologist at Life in Balance Psychology Services to obtain my psychologist registration.
I have over seven years of experience having worked in mental health services in the UK as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In my last role, I treated people with a range of anxiety disorders (social anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, health anxiety, generalised anxiety, and PTSD), depression and low self-esteem. I am currently working as a provisional psychologist at Life in Balance Psychology Services to obtain my psychologist registration.
(03) 8203 5615 View (03) 8203 5615
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Cathy Fowler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I am a strong advocate for breaking down social taboos surrounding mental health. The personal mental health journey can be isolating, and the individual can often feel alone, unaccepted and excluded. My aim is to understand their issues and legitimise their experiences, creating an environment where they feel safe, can express their needs and identify their goals. My focus is creating a strong therapeutic alliance, resulting in a tailored treatment plan.
I am a strong advocate for breaking down social taboos surrounding mental health. The personal mental health journey can be isolating, and the individual can often feel alone, unaccepted and excluded. My aim is to understand their issues and legitimise their experiences, creating an environment where they feel safe, can express their needs and identify their goals. My focus is creating a strong therapeutic alliance, resulting in a tailored treatment plan.
(03) 8797 2428 View (03) 8797 2428
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Elysia Thomas
Psychologist, MPsych, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Not accepting new clients
Not Available Until June 2024 - Provisional psychologist until May 2024 - Elysia operates from a neuroaffirming, weight neutral and anti-oppressive lens. She is available for counselling for 12+ in the areas of eating disorders, neurodivergence (ADHD/Autism etc), gender and queer identity exploration, and trauma. She also conducts assessments (ADHD/Autism/Cognitive) for children 6+ to adults.
Not Available Until June 2024 - Provisional psychologist until May 2024 - Elysia operates from a neuroaffirming, weight neutral and anti-oppressive lens. She is available for counselling for 12+ in the areas of eating disorders, neurodivergence (ADHD/Autism etc), gender and queer identity exploration, and trauma. She also conducts assessments (ADHD/Autism/Cognitive) for children 6+ to adults.
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Photo of Jana Cibirova, Counsellor in Ringwood, VIC
Jana Cibirova
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
Do you feel stuck in life and need someone to support you without judgment? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do? It can be daunting to take that first step and reach out for support. Jana is a warm and genuine counsellor who helps her clients find what they need. She empathically attunes to people's distress and helps them to connect. When you work with Jana, there's no pretending. She will meet you at where you are in your life and be real. She will be curious about your journey and interested in you. Whether you come by yourself or with your partner.
(03) 8400 0810 View (03) 8400 0810
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Kirsten Chalmers
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
At myturn2talk Psychology, we cater to adults with Autism and ADHD seeking neurodiversity-affirming care that acknowledges their unique perspectives. Our clients often desire clarity on their diagnosis, strategies to enhance personal relationships and effective ways to manage burnout. With tailored assessments and interventions, we aim to empower you with a deeper understanding of your neurodivergent traits and provide the tools for thriving in life and love.
At myturn2talk Psychology, we cater to adults with Autism and ADHD seeking neurodiversity-affirming care that acknowledges their unique perspectives. Our clients often desire clarity on their diagnosis, strategies to enhance personal relationships and effective ways to manage burnout. With tailored assessments and interventions, we aim to empower you with a deeper understanding of your neurodivergent traits and provide the tools for thriving in life and love.
(03) 8203 5106 View (03) 8203 5106
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Imelda Westworth
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I work with clients who are seeking support and guidance to manage and cope with mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, family issues, and relationship issues. Together, we tackle goals such as reducing symptoms of mental illness, improving their ability to function in daily life, building stronger relationships with loved ones, and developing greater self-awareness and self-esteem. My clients come to me with a desire to improve their mental health and overall well-being so that they can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
(03) 8203 5741 View (03) 8203 5741
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Riverbank Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Recovery after a traumatic event or a series of traumatic events can be very challenging. It can seem like you are out of control and you can begin to question who you are and what you really want in life. It can feel like the storm arrives just when you thought it was time to breath a big sigh a relief. Finding a counsellor who can be reliable, wise, grounded and skilled can make all the difference to surviving the storm.
Recovery after a traumatic event or a series of traumatic events can be very challenging. It can seem like you are out of control and you can begin to question who you are and what you really want in life. It can feel like the storm arrives just when you thought it was time to breath a big sigh a relief. Finding a counsellor who can be reliable, wise, grounded and skilled can make all the difference to surviving the storm.
(03) 8203 5478 View (03) 8203 5478
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Brielle Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
Counselling and support for women who are wanting support or counselling around conception, pregnancy, difficult or traumatic birth experience, transition to motherhood, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, loss of identity, relationship changes, pregnancy or infant loss, and parenting.
0493 670 485 View 0493 670 485
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Mindful Living Counselling and Psychology
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia. We are proud to offer traditional, intensive and group EMDR Therapy.
If you are struggling with the impact of trauma, or are interested in trying EMDR Therapy, we are here to help! We are a psychology and counselling practice located in Croydon, Victoria. We have a special focus on the treatment of PTSD and trauma, with a particular interest in EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a powerful, evidence-based method of trauma treatment that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and Medicare Australia. Our Practice Director, Caroline Burrows, is a leading accredited EMDR trainer in Australia. We are proud to offer traditional, intensive and group EMDR Therapy.
(03) 6146 3217 View (03) 6146 3217
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Doongalla Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
With a particular interest in trauma recovery, Kate prioritises a safe, confidential and empathic therapy space. It is in such an environment that a collaborative therapeutic relationship may be developed to facilitate client goals. These goals may consist of developing emotional regulation, recovering from childhood trauma, establishing communication skills, enhancing self-care practices or any other number of goals. Individuals may engage with short-term counselling or longer therapeutic work to address issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict and personal development.
With a particular interest in trauma recovery, Kate prioritises a safe, confidential and empathic therapy space. It is in such an environment that a collaborative therapeutic relationship may be developed to facilitate client goals. These goals may consist of developing emotional regulation, recovering from childhood trauma, establishing communication skills, enhancing self-care practices or any other number of goals. Individuals may engage with short-term counselling or longer therapeutic work to address issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship conflict and personal development.
(03) 8777 0432 View (03) 8777 0432
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Michele McCallum
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
I provide support for children, young people, adults, couples, and families for issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, eating disorders, ASD, school refusal, Substance use, grief and loss and carer support. I will work with you to identify challenges and strengths, to consider options and implement strategies suited to your needs.
(03) 8797 2431 View (03) 8797 2431
Photo of Janeeta Ray, Psychotherapist in Ringwood, VIC
Janeeta Ray
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I recognize that seeking help can be a difficult step. You may have lived with emotional and personal difficulties for a long time. Alternatively, you may be navigating an important transition in work or personal relationships or change in your mental or physical health. My work focusses on assisting clients to understand the source of their distress or uncertainty and move toward a life that is more fulfilling. Using trauma informed practices, together we navigate challenging transitions, acknowledge grief and anxieties and make sense of patterns and choices. Together, we work toward making practical changes.
I recognize that seeking help can be a difficult step. You may have lived with emotional and personal difficulties for a long time. Alternatively, you may be navigating an important transition in work or personal relationships or change in your mental or physical health. My work focusses on assisting clients to understand the source of their distress or uncertainty and move toward a life that is more fulfilling. Using trauma informed practices, together we navigate challenging transitions, acknowledge grief and anxieties and make sense of patterns and choices. Together, we work toward making practical changes.
(03) 8797 2584 View (03) 8797 2584
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Dr Danielle Orton-Lachlan
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Danielle offers individual therapy and is passionate about working with young adults and adults with ASD and/or ADHD. Danielle’s approach is trauma-informed and neuroaffirming. She has a special interest in working with neurodiverse adults diagnosed later in life. Danielle lives in a neuodiverse household and understands the challenges that exist at both an individual and family level. Consequently, she also has a passion for supporting parents and carers. Danielle is completing Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) training with her best pal, Shelby the Golden, joining her soon in the counselling room!
Danielle offers individual therapy and is passionate about working with young adults and adults with ASD and/or ADHD. Danielle’s approach is trauma-informed and neuroaffirming. She has a special interest in working with neurodiverse adults diagnosed later in life. Danielle lives in a neuodiverse household and understands the challenges that exist at both an individual and family level. Consequently, she also has a passion for supporting parents and carers. Danielle is completing Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) training with her best pal, Shelby the Golden, joining her soon in the counselling room!
(03) 8797 2048 View (03) 8797 2048
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Jacqueline Noble
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
I enjoy working with young people (12-17 years old) and adults (18+). I believe in the healing benefits of the therapeutic relationship and the mind’s ability to recover. I am interested in establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with my clients, while utilising compassion focused interpersonal (IPT), cognitive behaviour (CBT), and dialectical behaviour (DBT) therapy techniques.
(03) 8203 5205 View (03) 8203 5205
Photo of Jeanine L Busch, Psychologist in Ringwood, VIC
Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
Photo of Lisa Ritchie, Psychologist in Ringwood, VIC
Lisa Ritchie
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Lisa is a Counselling Psychologist who is warm, approachable and has worked with people facing all kinds of difficulties. Lisa enjoys assisting people to close the gap between where they are now and the life they really want. This may involve fostering self-compassion, dismantling a sneaky inner critic or exploring long-held family patterns contributing to people-pleasing and self sacrifice. Lisa assists people who are feeling 'blah' and 'meh' to move towards fulfilled and thriving. This occurs through reconnection to self, sometimes after years of conditioning and "shoulds" from others and society.
Lisa is a Counselling Psychologist who is warm, approachable and has worked with people facing all kinds of difficulties. Lisa enjoys assisting people to close the gap between where they are now and the life they really want. This may involve fostering self-compassion, dismantling a sneaky inner critic or exploring long-held family patterns contributing to people-pleasing and self sacrifice. Lisa assists people who are feeling 'blah' and 'meh' to move towards fulfilled and thriving. This occurs through reconnection to self, sometimes after years of conditioning and "shoulds" from others and society.
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Ellie Craig
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ringwood, VIC 3134
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
I like to see people as whole beings, linking their emotional and physical symptoms to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues. I believe in holding a space where you have an opportunity to learn to sit with vulnerability. And in that vulnerability you heal, you process, you connect to yourself, you dive deeper into an understanding of yourself, you do the work to expand into a version of yourself that you are proud of.
(03) 8203 5370 View (03) 8203 5370
Photo of Margaret (Malgorzata) Karafilowska, Psychologist in Ringwood, VIC
Margaret (Malgorzata) Karafilowska
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood, VIC 3134
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
Margaret is a Registered Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with a commitment to helping people find contentment and a sense of acceptance within themselves and their relationships. She works in a supportive and client centred way, and her practice is based in cognitive behavioural, schema therapy, and brief psychodynamic approaches. She is particularly interested in how people experience mental health concerns due to unhelpful interpersonal and behavioural patterns in their daily lives.
(03) 8203 5668 View (03) 8203 5668

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ringwood, VIC

70+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Ringwood, VIC who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
79% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Medicare Rebates
49% NDIS
47% Bupa

How Counsellors in Ringwood, VIC see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ringwood?

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.