Counselling in Rutherglen, VIC

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Sticksnstones therapeutic services
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rutherglen, VIC 3685
I am an Clinical Psychotherapist , Couples and Family therapist with over 30 years of experience in a number of setting that include, Clinical Mental Health, Post Separation, Family violence, and educational settings . I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Registered EMDR practitioner, Registered Sandplay and Expressive therapist and Certified level 2 IFS Therapist . Registered as a clinical member of the International and National licensed registering bodies for the Australian relationship counsellors & Family therapists. Completed training in Havening , polyvagal , Child Centred Play Therapy, ACT and DBT .
I am an Clinical Psychotherapist , Couples and Family therapist with over 30 years of experience in a number of setting that include, Clinical Mental Health, Post Separation, Family violence, and educational settings . I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Registered EMDR practitioner, Registered Sandplay and Expressive therapist and Certified level 2 IFS Therapist . Registered as a clinical member of the International and National licensed registering bodies for the Australian relationship counsellors & Family therapists. Completed training in Havening , polyvagal , Child Centred Play Therapy, ACT and DBT .
(03) 8737 9402 View (03) 8737 9402
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Rykie Smith
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Rutherglen, VIC 3685
Our mental health determines the quality of our lives. How we view ourselves and the world around us determines whether we live fulfilling, meaningful lives, or whether we struggle with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and despair. Our emotional wellbeing has an influence on our relationships and career success; it can dictate whether we feel safe and whole, or scared and anxious.
Our mental health determines the quality of our lives. How we view ourselves and the world around us determines whether we live fulfilling, meaningful lives, or whether we struggle with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and despair. Our emotional wellbeing has an influence on our relationships and career success; it can dictate whether we feel safe and whole, or scared and anxious.
(03) 4722 1572 View (03) 4722 1572
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Andrea Pavarino
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Rutherglen, VIC 3685
I help adults struggling with emotional and psychological problems in a compassionate and collaborative way. I aim to work as time efficiently as possible tailoring my interventions to individual clients’ needs. I am a registered clinical psychologist with experience in working in outpatient and inpatient public mental health with a range of mental health disorders and presentations. In addition to relieving symptoms of common psychological difficulties such as anxiety or depression, I believe that psychotherapy creates the potential for transformative and life-long change.
I help adults struggling with emotional and psychological problems in a compassionate and collaborative way. I aim to work as time efficiently as possible tailoring my interventions to individual clients’ needs. I am a registered clinical psychologist with experience in working in outpatient and inpatient public mental health with a range of mental health disorders and presentations. In addition to relieving symptoms of common psychological difficulties such as anxiety or depression, I believe that psychotherapy creates the potential for transformative and life-long change.
(03) 4708 4034 View (03) 4708 4034

Online Therapists

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Gabriele Thomson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Beauty, VIC 3699  (Online Only)
Two Gather Psychology is where Gabriele is committed to providing clients with a respectful, open-minded and safe space to explore their unique experiences. With a genuine, warm and compassionate nature Gabriele looks forward to assisting each individual on their journey towards greater wellbeing and improved quality of life. Gabriele employs a person-centred and strength-based approach, combining supportive counselling and evidence-based practical strategies to promote desired change. A holistic approach embraces the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.
Two Gather Psychology is where Gabriele is committed to providing clients with a respectful, open-minded and safe space to explore their unique experiences. With a genuine, warm and compassionate nature Gabriele looks forward to assisting each individual on their journey towards greater wellbeing and improved quality of life. Gabriele employs a person-centred and strength-based approach, combining supportive counselling and evidence-based practical strategies to promote desired change. A holistic approach embraces the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.
(08) 6002 2175 View (08) 6002 2175
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Nate Proctor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717
Support for all, with a particular focus and passion for supporting men and teenagers. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for people to feel comfortable to share and work on their challenges. I am an easy going, emotionally intelligent, highly empathetic practitioner, with a good sense of humour. I am very passionate about assisting people to increase their resilience, positive wellbeing, and happiness, to create sustainable change. I have particular skills and experience that help me create comfortable, enjoyable, supportive connections for men who have concerns about receiving professional mental health support.
Support for all, with a particular focus and passion for supporting men and teenagers. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for people to feel comfortable to share and work on their challenges. I am an easy going, emotionally intelligent, highly empathetic practitioner, with a good sense of humour. I am very passionate about assisting people to increase their resilience, positive wellbeing, and happiness, to create sustainable change. I have particular skills and experience that help me create comfortable, enjoyable, supportive connections for men who have concerns about receiving professional mental health support.
(03) 4714 0146 View (03) 4714 0146
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Lucia DaPos
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Eldorado, VIC 3746
I support adult men and women - please visit my website to find out more about what I may be able to offer you. The website offers you insight into what counselling can offer. It may help you identify with how you or someone you care about has been feeling : https://luciadapos.com.au/about-you/ Do not hesitate to reach out via email if you have questions. Looking forward to working with you.
I support adult men and women - please visit my website to find out more about what I may be able to offer you. The website offers you insight into what counselling can offer. It may help you identify with how you or someone you care about has been feeling : https://luciadapos.com.au/about-you/ Do not hesitate to reach out via email if you have questions. Looking forward to working with you.
(03) 4713 5255 View (03) 4713 5255
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Counselling and Wellbeing by David
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kyabram, VIC 3620
Counselling confidential space which enables clients to explore issues, which may have been difficult to deal with alone. I view therapy as an individual process and a journey of self discovery that create an opportunity to become aware of inner conflicts and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyon. I’ve been a fully-certified counselor since 2000, working with adolescents, adults and families, working through grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Counselling confidential space which enables clients to explore issues, which may have been difficult to deal with alone. I view therapy as an individual process and a journey of self discovery that create an opportunity to become aware of inner conflicts and unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyon. I’ve been a fully-certified counselor since 2000, working with adolescents, adults and families, working through grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and stress.
(08) 5123 1953 View (08) 5123 1953
Therapy Toolbox Psychology and Counselling
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Deniliquin, NSW 2710
At Therapy Toolbox Psychology & Counselling, we enjoy the variety that life brings. As such, we enjoy working with a diverse range of people with a variety of difficulties. We work across the lifespan, meaning we work with young children, right up to elderly adults. We provide counselling to individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept NDIS clients, and can offer Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions a year to those eligible with a mental health care plan from their GP. We understand it can be difficult to take the first step into therapy, and so we focus on making sure you’re feeling comfortable as our first step.
At Therapy Toolbox Psychology & Counselling, we enjoy the variety that life brings. As such, we enjoy working with a diverse range of people with a variety of difficulties. We work across the lifespan, meaning we work with young children, right up to elderly adults. We provide counselling to individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept NDIS clients, and can offer Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions a year to those eligible with a mental health care plan from their GP. We understand it can be difficult to take the first step into therapy, and so we focus on making sure you’re feeling comfortable as our first step.
(03) 8104 9039 View (03) 8104 9039
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Clinical and Forensic Psychology Wagga Wagga
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kooringal, NSW 2650
My individual psychotherapy service is available both online and in person so that you can choose the best format. Each session lasts 50 minutes. That being said, the frequency and duration of your sessions can be tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences. In these one-on-one sessions, I will work with you to understand your unique situation and develop a plan that considers your needs, goals, and values.
My individual psychotherapy service is available both online and in person so that you can choose the best format. Each session lasts 50 minutes. That being said, the frequency and duration of your sessions can be tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences. In these one-on-one sessions, I will work with you to understand your unique situation and develop a plan that considers your needs, goals, and values.
(02) 5850 0004 View (02) 5850 0004
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Hope and Resilience Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
John Dodwell is a counsellor. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. John’s background is nursing. Since 2015, John has been working in the not for profit sector as a support worker, case manager and counsellor. John is motivated by compassion and a desire to support other human beings in their suffering. John is empathetic and understanding. He is a good listener, clarifying and validating his clients’ experiences. John wants clients to identify and draw from their inner strengths. He encourages clients to overcome the past and have hope for their futures. John sees life challenges as opportunities to grow.
John Dodwell is a counsellor. He is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. John’s background is nursing. Since 2015, John has been working in the not for profit sector as a support worker, case manager and counsellor. John is motivated by compassion and a desire to support other human beings in their suffering. John is empathetic and understanding. He is a good listener, clarifying and validating his clients’ experiences. John wants clients to identify and draw from their inner strengths. He encourages clients to overcome the past and have hope for their futures. John sees life challenges as opportunities to grow.
(02) 5850 3866 View (02) 5850 3866
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Amanda Sacco
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Connection Matters Counselling is a specialist counselling service for couples and families. The happiness we enjoy in relationships is strongly linked to our ability to communicate effectively, yet often we have limited experience with being taught this crucial skill. Lack of communication can result in increasing conflict or distance regarding several challenges such as navigating the impact of an affair, family, stepfamily and in-law dynamics, financial strain, difference in goals and values, resentment and grudges, lack of emotional support, trust and jealously issues and intimacy and sexuality challenges.
Connection Matters Counselling is a specialist counselling service for couples and families. The happiness we enjoy in relationships is strongly linked to our ability to communicate effectively, yet often we have limited experience with being taught this crucial skill. Lack of communication can result in increasing conflict or distance regarding several challenges such as navigating the impact of an affair, family, stepfamily and in-law dynamics, financial strain, difference in goals and values, resentment and grudges, lack of emotional support, trust and jealously issues and intimacy and sexuality challenges.
(03) 4708 5773 View (03) 4708 5773
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Karen Seinor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Albury, NSW 2640
Big life shift? Anxiety? Are you at a point where you are needing to take stock, create a new vision for yourself or come home to who you truly are? Do you need to voice your concerns out loud so you can hear yourself, and see what's going on? Are you after some hypnotherapy sessions for confidence or stress reduction?
Big life shift? Anxiety? Are you at a point where you are needing to take stock, create a new vision for yourself or come home to who you truly are? Do you need to voice your concerns out loud so you can hear yourself, and see what's going on? Are you after some hypnotherapy sessions for confidence or stress reduction?
(02) 4404 4982 View (02) 4404 4982
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Andrea Morrison
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kyabram, VIC 3620  (Online Only)
Christian Counsellor working with people who have been through trauma, as well as in all general areas of counselling and mental health. I love watching how God moves in this space - and the growth and transformation that my clients experience as a result. I work in the online counselling and coaching space so I can work with anyone regardless of location or limitation. I offer a free 15- minute video call prior to bookings to allow for you to decide whether I am the counsellor or coach for you. I have trained with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling and I am accredited with the ACA.
Christian Counsellor working with people who have been through trauma, as well as in all general areas of counselling and mental health. I love watching how God moves in this space - and the growth and transformation that my clients experience as a result. I work in the online counselling and coaching space so I can work with anyone regardless of location or limitation. I offer a free 15- minute video call prior to bookings to allow for you to decide whether I am the counsellor or coach for you. I have trained with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling and I am accredited with the ACA.
(08) 6835 6271 View (08) 6835 6271
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Codie Bihler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lavington, NSW 2641
Codie provides therapy to children and adults who experience mood disorders, anxiety, stress, psychosis, and sleep problems. Codie also provides supports to neurodiverse individuals, particularly around emotional regulation and implementing school supports. Codie works with clients to identify their personal goals for therapy by getting them to focus on what is most meaningful to them. Codie also offers diagnostic assessments for Autism, ADHD, and cognitive functioning.
Codie provides therapy to children and adults who experience mood disorders, anxiety, stress, psychosis, and sleep problems. Codie also provides supports to neurodiverse individuals, particularly around emotional regulation and implementing school supports. Codie works with clients to identify their personal goals for therapy by getting them to focus on what is most meaningful to them. Codie also offers diagnostic assessments for Autism, ADHD, and cognitive functioning.
(02) 8074 5205 View (02) 8074 5205
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Northern Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cobram, VIC 3644  (Online Only)
Sometimes we don't know exactly what we need help with, but we know something needs to change. You might feel anxious or sad without an obvious explanation; or have a desire to improve your self-esteem, or get over a painful break-up. You may have experienced trauma. Using a collaborative and empathic therapeutic approach grounded in evidence-based practice, I support you to make meaning of the feelings and thoughts that contribute to psychological and emotional distress. We work together to find new, adaptive ways of being that improve your quality of life, create positive coping habits, and break unhelpful relationship patterns.
Sometimes we don't know exactly what we need help with, but we know something needs to change. You might feel anxious or sad without an obvious explanation; or have a desire to improve your self-esteem, or get over a painful break-up. You may have experienced trauma. Using a collaborative and empathic therapeutic approach grounded in evidence-based practice, I support you to make meaning of the feelings and thoughts that contribute to psychological and emotional distress. We work together to find new, adaptive ways of being that improve your quality of life, create positive coping habits, and break unhelpful relationship patterns.
(03) 8338 4169 View (03) 8338 4169
Galumali Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Glenfield Park, NSW 2650
I am a Gamilaraay Wailwan woman, strong in culture, I have worked in community services and counselling for over 25 years. I have a vast experience of working with individuals, couples and children. I am a qualified counsellor with L2 ACA registration. I enjoy working within a culturally safe, nurturing, strength based and person-centered practice. I utilize a number of counselling modalities including Rogerian, CBT and Narrative therapies. My focus is on building connections and therapeutic relationship with my clients allowing my clients to feel supported, inspired, and heard.
I am a Gamilaraay Wailwan woman, strong in culture, I have worked in community services and counselling for over 25 years. I have a vast experience of working with individuals, couples and children. I am a qualified counsellor with L2 ACA registration. I enjoy working within a culturally safe, nurturing, strength based and person-centered practice. I utilize a number of counselling modalities including Rogerian, CBT and Narrative therapies. My focus is on building connections and therapeutic relationship with my clients allowing my clients to feel supported, inspired, and heard.
(02) 5850 3874 View (02) 5850 3874
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Wendy Devine
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holbrook, NSW 2644  (Online Only)
I am dedicated psychologist who is caring, collaborative and empowering in my work with clients. I take a client centred approach, and work with a range of evidence-based therapies tailored to suit the preferences and needs of clients. My therapy approaches primarily include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have lived most of my life in remote, rural and regional communities, so relate to the lived experience of living in these areas.
I am dedicated psychologist who is caring, collaborative and empowering in my work with clients. I take a client centred approach, and work with a range of evidence-based therapies tailored to suit the preferences and needs of clients. My therapy approaches primarily include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have lived most of my life in remote, rural and regional communities, so relate to the lived experience of living in these areas.
(02) 5023 7561 View (02) 5023 7561
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The Space Consulting and Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Wangaratta, VIC 3677
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Psychological Science. I have worked with a range of people in various roles within homelessness, acute and community mental health, and sexual assault. My passion is supporting people who have been impacted by trauma or have mental health concerns. I believe that no one will go through life without experiencing emotional challenges. I draw upon different psychological strategies including EMDR therapy, CBT and trauma focused modalities.
(03) 4713 7239 View (03) 4713 7239
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Fiona Dundas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mansfield, VIC 3722  (Online Only)
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
(03) 8595 5287 View (03) 8595 5287
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Richard Salcole Jp
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Welcome to Face 2 Face Therapy. Richard Salcole is a Registered Counsellor who graduated in 2022 with a Diploma of Counselling. His experience with trauma spans 30 years service in the Australian Defence Force and more recently as a First Responder with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Richard has a keen inteest in assisting Veterans, First Responders and their Families, he also has a background working with rural communities, Farmers, Transport Industries, Trades and Schools. Richard, works from an eclectic base of trauma informed therapy, and also encourages mindfulness and nature in his therapies.
Welcome to Face 2 Face Therapy. Richard Salcole is a Registered Counsellor who graduated in 2022 with a Diploma of Counselling. His experience with trauma spans 30 years service in the Australian Defence Force and more recently as a First Responder with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Richard has a keen inteest in assisting Veterans, First Responders and their Families, he also has a background working with rural communities, Farmers, Transport Industries, Trades and Schools. Richard, works from an eclectic base of trauma informed therapy, and also encourages mindfulness and nature in his therapies.
(02) 5839 5197 View (02) 5839 5197

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rutherglen, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Rutherglen, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Substance Use

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in Rutherglen, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rutherglen?

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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.