Counselling in Ripponlea, VIC

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Orly Miller
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ripponlea, VIC 3185  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist in clinical practice dedicated to fostering healing and enhancing well being. In my practice, I work with individuals and couples, providing support for various challenges while guiding them on their journey towards healing and personal growth. My approach is centered on creating a safe and nurturing environment, allowing clients to explore their concerns and emotions openly. I am deeply committed to helping clients navigate their difficulties, uncovering resilience as they move towards a more fulfilling life.
I am a psychologist in clinical practice dedicated to fostering healing and enhancing well being. In my practice, I work with individuals and couples, providing support for various challenges while guiding them on their journey towards healing and personal growth. My approach is centered on creating a safe and nurturing environment, allowing clients to explore their concerns and emotions openly. I am deeply committed to helping clients navigate their difficulties, uncovering resilience as they move towards a more fulfilling life.
(03) 7003 2040 View (03) 7003 2040
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Jeannine Mills
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Ripponlea, VIC 3185
I help people with anxiety and relationship issues. If you are suffering with social anxiety, worry, intrusive thoughts, panic, and/or perfectionism, I will work with you to understand the root cause of your anxiety and learn strategies to manage the difficult physical and emotional symptoms that come with anxiety. If you are having relationship issues, at home, work or with friends, I will work with you to identify the dynamics in relationships and look at what you can do to improve relationships, set boundaries, or re assess the relationships if necessary (please note I do not see couples).
I help people with anxiety and relationship issues. If you are suffering with social anxiety, worry, intrusive thoughts, panic, and/or perfectionism, I will work with you to understand the root cause of your anxiety and learn strategies to manage the difficult physical and emotional symptoms that come with anxiety. If you are having relationship issues, at home, work or with friends, I will work with you to identify the dynamics in relationships and look at what you can do to improve relationships, set boundaries, or re assess the relationships if necessary (please note I do not see couples).
(02) 4810 0625 View (02) 4810 0625

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Charlotte Chapman- Restoring Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Malvern, VIC 3144
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m a registered psychologist (clinical registrar). My therapeutic style is warm, relaxed, and engaging. I enjoy connecting with my clients and getting to know them as individuals so that I can tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m a registered psychologist (clinical registrar). My therapeutic style is warm, relaxed, and engaging. I enjoy connecting with my clients and getting to know them as individuals so that I can tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.
(03) 7003 2983 View (03) 7003 2983
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In The Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
If you're experiencing anything that has reached you at a deeper level in life, whether it be a visitation from a deceased loved one, a vision of the future, a soul connection, a near-death experience, feeling like you're not on the right path, strange energetic experiences, a feeling there's something you need to do or achieve in this life or anything you would struggle to tell others about, I might be the right practitioner for you.
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Ru Connolly
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Ru, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I work in Thornbury, as well as online. I seek to create a space which allows the client to explore their own minds, and to be able to better understand how they wish to show up in the world. I believe psychotherapy is a powerful modality, which can assist people to work through distressing events and experiences, but also can be utilised as a tool for self-actualisation and insight. I tailor my approach according to the needs of each client and focus on a collaborative approach.
My name is Ru, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I work in Thornbury, as well as online. I seek to create a space which allows the client to explore their own minds, and to be able to better understand how they wish to show up in the world. I believe psychotherapy is a powerful modality, which can assist people to work through distressing events and experiences, but also can be utilised as a tool for self-actualisation and insight. I tailor my approach according to the needs of each client and focus on a collaborative approach.
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Olga Sukhovskaya
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Carers strive to balance their loved one's quality of life with their own well-being. Finding the balance to reduce burnout is a common goal. Therapy could be focused on coping strategies for processing difficult emotions or managing the logistics of ongoing problem-solving. Maintaining healthy relationships and issues with family dynamics is also a common struggle. Carers often seek support for a difficult life transition such as after receiving a diagnosis or transitioning a loved one to permanent care.
Carers strive to balance their loved one's quality of life with their own well-being. Finding the balance to reduce burnout is a common goal. Therapy could be focused on coping strategies for processing difficult emotions or managing the logistics of ongoing problem-solving. Maintaining healthy relationships and issues with family dynamics is also a common struggle. Carers often seek support for a difficult life transition such as after receiving a diagnosis or transitioning a loved one to permanent care.
(02) 9100 0522 View (02) 9100 0522
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Dr Shana Aslam - Evolving Minds Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Glen Iris, VIC 3146
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
Shana is a registered clinical psychologist who is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with adults of all ages, presenting with a wide range of psychological problem including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, infertility, perfectionism, eating disorders, and trauma.
(03) 7003 2848 View (03) 7003 2848
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Georgia Junction Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a Provisional Psychologist who has worked with clients in both community and private settings, with a diverse range of clients across genders, ages, cultures and presenting problems. I have supported people with various mental health issues, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and unpacking traumatic experiences. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people, and completed my Master’s thesis focusing on LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences in therapy.
I am a Provisional Psychologist who has worked with clients in both community and private settings, with a diverse range of clients across genders, ages, cultures and presenting problems. I have supported people with various mental health issues, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and unpacking traumatic experiences. I am passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse people, and completed my Master’s thesis focusing on LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences in therapy.
(03) 7003 2683 View (03) 7003 2683
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Brett Lee Quayle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181
My ideal client faces challenges such as identity issues, anxiety, or life transitions. They seek a safe, inclusive space to explore their experiences and emotions. Their goals include gaining self-awareness, building resilience, and achieving personal growth. They want to overcome obstacles and develop effective coping strategies to live a fulfilling, authentic life. With experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, I use a collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to help them gain clarity, foster self-discovery, and achieve their aspirations.
My ideal client faces challenges such as identity issues, anxiety, or life transitions. They seek a safe, inclusive space to explore their experiences and emotions. Their goals include gaining self-awareness, building resilience, and achieving personal growth. They want to overcome obstacles and develop effective coping strategies to live a fulfilling, authentic life. With experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, I use a collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to help them gain clarity, foster self-discovery, and achieve their aspirations.
(03) 9964 0717 View (03) 9964 0717
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Kaz Mitchell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Prahran, VIC 3181  (Online Only)
From time-to-time we all have issues going on in our lives that feel overwhelming, confusing and too hard to deal with on our own. At the same time, for various reasons, it often feels as if there is no one there we feel safe enough with whom we can share our burdens. Whether it's a messy divorce, the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience, an existential crisis about the meaning of life, or a difficult decision that has to be made - it can be hard to figure out what to do or who to turn to for guidance.
From time-to-time we all have issues going on in our lives that feel overwhelming, confusing and too hard to deal with on our own. At the same time, for various reasons, it often feels as if there is no one there we feel safe enough with whom we can share our burdens. Whether it's a messy divorce, the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience, an existential crisis about the meaning of life, or a difficult decision that has to be made - it can be hard to figure out what to do or who to turn to for guidance.
(03) 6146 1629 View (03) 6146 1629
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Cindy Tanghal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
In my practice, I provide professional, empathetic and validating psychological support and treatment to individuals with Emotion dysregulation; Major Depression; Bi-Polar Affective Disorders; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Social Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Complex trauma presentations such as self-harm, identity disturbance, impulsivity, and relationship instability; Drug & alcohol and other Addictive Behaviours. Additionally, ​I am a Board approved (AHPRA) psychology supervisor.
In my practice, I provide professional, empathetic and validating psychological support and treatment to individuals with Emotion dysregulation; Major Depression; Bi-Polar Affective Disorders; Adjustment Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Social Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); Complex trauma presentations such as self-harm, identity disturbance, impulsivity, and relationship instability; Drug & alcohol and other Addictive Behaviours. Additionally, ​I am a Board approved (AHPRA) psychology supervisor.
(03) 7003 2463 View (03) 7003 2463
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Janelle Shaw
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Brighton, VIC 3186  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
(08) 6801 2370 View (08) 6801 2370
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Talk to Irina
Counsellor, AASW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I provide counselling and psychotherapy assisting and helping people to manage with such issues as stress, anxiety, depression, professional and personal burnout, problems due to experiencing childhood trauma. I’m keen to help people and possess the essential experience, knowledge and skills that are needed.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy assisting and helping people to manage with such issues as stress, anxiety, depression, professional and personal burnout, problems due to experiencing childhood trauma. I’m keen to help people and possess the essential experience, knowledge and skills that are needed.
(08) 7509 4383 View (08) 7509 4383
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Dr Carli Growcott
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Malvern, VIC 3144
Are you worried about your child of young adolescent? Do you feel overwhelmed and confused? I have more than 20 years experience in supporting families with children and young people who have emotional and behavioural issues. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Child, Family and Adolescent). I’ve worked in a number of different settings including mental health services, schools and community health. I have a passion for working with primary school aged children who experience anxiety.
Are you worried about your child of young adolescent? Do you feel overwhelmed and confused? I have more than 20 years experience in supporting families with children and young people who have emotional and behavioural issues. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Child, Family and Adolescent). I’ve worked in a number of different settings including mental health services, schools and community health. I have a passion for working with primary school aged children who experience anxiety.
(03) 7044 2411 View (03) 7044 2411
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Goodsky Mental Health Retreat - Holistic, Natural
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
Goodsky provides case-managed depression treatment and recovery programmes that work using a shared care model. Our depression treatment framework facilitates private access to a vetted and integrated collective of allied health professionals, specialists, therapists and service providers delivering a personalised lifestyle medicine approach. Our integrated lifestyle medicine teams will: Find and confirm the causes of your depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and chronic disease Provide you new and relevant information based on the most current science and testing. Advise you and correctly treat your depression with a managed natural, conventional and integrated medicine approach. All of this and more with in-depth case management, support and resources to regain and maintain your health long term.
(07) 4243 4810 View (07) 4243 4810
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Meir Kluwgant
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183
The challenges associated with mental health are so real and prevalent in society. In fact more than one in five Australians will be impacted by some form of mental illness or condition in their lifetime. Grief, loss and trauma informed counselling, in addition to support for relationship conflict, and generalised anxiety and depression, form the mainstay of his practice. Meir is also a member of the ACA College of Supervisors and an accredited Counselling Supervisor providing support and supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work in all fields of mental health.
The challenges associated with mental health are so real and prevalent in society. In fact more than one in five Australians will be impacted by some form of mental illness or condition in their lifetime. Grief, loss and trauma informed counselling, in addition to support for relationship conflict, and generalised anxiety and depression, form the mainstay of his practice. Meir is also a member of the ACA College of Supervisors and an accredited Counselling Supervisor providing support and supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work in all fields of mental health.
(03) 7003 2276 View (03) 7003 2276
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Rana Salloum - Multilingual Counsellor
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years experience as a multi-cultural counsellor. I offer therapy in English, Arabic and French. I support at-risk youth, displaced families, and those facing relationship problems. I work with mood disorders and different types of trauma, created by bullying and domestic violence. I offer a client-centred and multicultural approach in therapy. I emphasise accepting the uniqueness of each individual while also working with the intricate impact of culture on self- awareness, development and overall well-being.
I have over 15 years experience as a multi-cultural counsellor. I offer therapy in English, Arabic and French. I support at-risk youth, displaced families, and those facing relationship problems. I work with mood disorders and different types of trauma, created by bullying and domestic violence. I offer a client-centred and multicultural approach in therapy. I emphasise accepting the uniqueness of each individual while also working with the intricate impact of culture on self- awareness, development and overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0224 View (02) 9100 0224
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Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
(02) 4504 0330 View (02) 4504 0330
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Gayatri Broota
MA
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
With a passion for understanding the intricacies of the human mind and behavior, I embarked on a journey in the field of psychology to make a positive impact on people's lives. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients, ranging from adolescents to adults, and addressing an array of psychological concerns. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. My warm and non-judgmental demeanor creates a safe space where clients feel heard, valued, and respected.
With a passion for understanding the intricacies of the human mind and behavior, I embarked on a journey in the field of psychology to make a positive impact on people's lives. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients, ranging from adolescents to adults, and addressing an array of psychological concerns. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. My warm and non-judgmental demeanor creates a safe space where clients feel heard, valued, and respected.
(03) 8338 1403 View (03) 8338 1403
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Irene Evangelou
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or struggling with people-pleasing, perfectionism, and lacking boundaries? Do you tend to overthink and plan out everything in your life, and to self-isolate and avoid certain situations?​ Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Now more than ever, people are anxious, self-sabotaging and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your anxiety and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it shouldnʼt be so hard to live a calm, confident life.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or struggling with people-pleasing, perfectionism, and lacking boundaries? Do you tend to overthink and plan out everything in your life, and to self-isolate and avoid certain situations?​ Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Now more than ever, people are anxious, self-sabotaging and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your anxiety and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it shouldnʼt be so hard to live a calm, confident life.
(03) 8797 5008 View (03) 8797 5008

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ripponlea, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Ripponlea, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Parenting
100% Self Esteem
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ripponlea, VIC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ripponlea?

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.