Counselling in Saint Arnaud, VIC

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Absolute Wellbeing Mind & Body
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Saint Arnaud, VIC 3478
Book a FREE 10 minute discovery call. Consulting Rooms in Ballarat and Stawell. Focusing on the needs of individuals in smaller communities and country towns, where there is generally fewer resources available for those who need support. Using a person-centered approach, I work with client on relationships, conflict resolution, trauma, behaviour, adolescents, mental health disorders, mindfulness and Cultural Counselling. I am very much community-minded. Welcome NDIS self-managed clients. Every situation is different, while I have a base rate, please contact me to ask how I can assist you if financial difficulty is an issue.
Book a FREE 10 minute discovery call. Consulting Rooms in Ballarat and Stawell. Focusing on the needs of individuals in smaller communities and country towns, where there is generally fewer resources available for those who need support. Using a person-centered approach, I work with client on relationships, conflict resolution, trauma, behaviour, adolescents, mental health disorders, mindfulness and Cultural Counselling. I am very much community-minded. Welcome NDIS self-managed clients. Every situation is different, while I have a base rate, please contact me to ask how I can assist you if financial difficulty is an issue.
(03) 4829 3204 View (03) 4829 3204
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Holth Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Saint Arnaud, VIC 3478
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
Kristian is passionate about empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges and to ultimately live a meaningful life. He helps neurotypical and neurodiverse adolescents and adults with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, life adjustment, chronic health conditions, and issues particularly impactful for minority groups. He also has experience working with individuals with functional neurological disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.
(03) 4422 4270 View (03) 4422 4270

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A Life Simply Lived Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Charlton, VIC 3525
Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant, authentic and meaningful lives, based on what they value as important. Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep and spirituality. We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
Our mission is to assist our clients to build vibrant, authentic and meaningful lives, based on what they value as important. Our practice model is holistic and considers emotional health and wellbeing in the greater context of movement, nutrition, social connection, sleep and spirituality. We are committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to client care, maintaining (with client consent) excellent communication with GPs and other allied health professionals in order to maximise the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients.
(03) 9068 5040 View (03) 9068 5040

Online Therapists

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Marita Jacobsson
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I offer you Creative Arts Therapy/Arts Psychotherapy even if you feel you're not creative or can't do art. We can also just talk things over if you prefer....Weaving arts-based inquiry, with trauma-informed counselling, we can explore other ways to live well with emotional and physical pain, diagnosed illnesses or neurodivergence, to find wisdom to live with more wellbeing, healing or enlivenment. We can co-create /collaborate to find the best map forward for you, with a customised plan to support you or a young person in your care. Drawing on Mindful Self Compassion, Polyvagal and Internal Family Systems theory and the Imagination.
I offer you Creative Arts Therapy/Arts Psychotherapy even if you feel you're not creative or can't do art. We can also just talk things over if you prefer....Weaving arts-based inquiry, with trauma-informed counselling, we can explore other ways to live well with emotional and physical pain, diagnosed illnesses or neurodivergence, to find wisdom to live with more wellbeing, healing or enlivenment. We can co-create /collaborate to find the best map forward for you, with a customised plan to support you or a young person in your care. Drawing on Mindful Self Compassion, Polyvagal and Internal Family Systems theory and the Imagination.
(03) 6317 5001 View (03) 6317 5001
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Rebecca Bobin
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who provides a supportive space for clients to resolve difficulties and build confidence. She has the ability to genuinely connect with clients and identify their strengths. Rebecca has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations including: •anxiety •depression •trauma •relationship difficulties •chronic pain. She employs evidence-based techniques including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, IFS, and psycho-sensory interventions to tailor therapy to client needs.
(03) 4420 9743 View (03) 4420 9743
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Boundless Minds Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
Hi, I'm Jordan and I am a registered Psychologist located in Ballarat, Victoria. I work with people over the age of 16 in enhancing the quality of their life, from boosting their confidence, building healthier relationships to finding more meaning and purpose in their lives. Supporting people to achieve their mental health goals by empowering them to overcome personal challenges and build resilience is something I'm passionate about.
(03) 4327 9375 View (03) 4327 9375
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Martin Gladman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Woodend, VIC 3442
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
(02) 4504 0147 View (02) 4504 0147
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SR Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Riddells Creek, VIC 3431
I have been practicing for 20 years in mental health. I find that people come to counselling when they are overwhelmed with the situation they find themselves in and need that perspective to be able to step back and look at what is happening in their lives which has brought them to this point. Clients want to be listened to and really heard. Clients need time to do their own processing of what comes out of their narrative. I practice from a social model of health perspective, where the in client, although an individual, is part of a social system that must be considered in their journey to good mental health.
I have been practicing for 20 years in mental health. I find that people come to counselling when they are overwhelmed with the situation they find themselves in and need that perspective to be able to step back and look at what is happening in their lives which has brought them to this point. Clients want to be listened to and really heard. Clients need time to do their own processing of what comes out of their narrative. I practice from a social model of health perspective, where the in client, although an individual, is part of a social system that must be considered in their journey to good mental health.
(03) 4420 9413 View (03) 4420 9413
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Courage Wisdom Change
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kyneton, VIC 3444
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
Courage Wisdom Change is a unique service offering support to individuals and families in regional and rural Australia. Through Courage Wisdom Change families are able to access individualised supports tailored to the clients specific needs. ​ Fiona has worked extensively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, including complex trauma, Autism/Neurodivergence, Intellectual disabilities and/or additional needs, and the complexities of Out of Home Care.
(02) 8609 3741 View (02) 8609 3741
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Live Life Well Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Kerri-Ann welcomes all to her private practice via Telehealth, telephone across Australia or in person in Ballarat, Vic. Appointments now available. No GP referral required. Specialist in grief and loss, mental health, carer stress, relationships, illness, dementia, palliative care. Supporting individuals and families to live their lives well for over 19 years having worked in Palliative care, Dementia care and community services. I create a safe, non-judgmental counselling space for you, we work together, using various therapies. Emotional wellness is integral to overall good health, let's have a chat, book online or call today
Kerri-Ann welcomes all to her private practice via Telehealth, telephone across Australia or in person in Ballarat, Vic. Appointments now available. No GP referral required. Specialist in grief and loss, mental health, carer stress, relationships, illness, dementia, palliative care. Supporting individuals and families to live their lives well for over 19 years having worked in Palliative care, Dementia care and community services. I create a safe, non-judgmental counselling space for you, we work together, using various therapies. Emotional wellness is integral to overall good health, let's have a chat, book online or call today
(03) 4328 2575 View (03) 4328 2575
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Freya's Farm: Animal Assisted Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarsdale, VIC 3351
Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and 2 years ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
Hi, I'm Freya. I've been counselling for over 25 years, and 2 years ago started incorporating my animals (horses, dogs, cats) into my therapeutic practice. I work with all ages, and the people I work with are as unique as the issues they want to address. My clients are individuals, couples, and children. I have lived experience of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, HSP) and consequently work with a lot of people who are neurodiverse themselves. My work focusses on understanding why we are the way we are, combined with techniques that foster change and growth, with the end goal of increased well being and resilience.
(03) 4320 5775 View (03) 4320 5775
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Terry Gaechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
I come to the therapeutic space with a deep curiosity about life and the people I meet there, their stories, their lives, their relationships with others and most importantly with themselves. I join with you and guide you to discover the more hidden parts of yourself that you haven’t yet explored or have only touched on. Perhaps there’s a difficult or recurring issue from your personal or professional life that you would like to address. It could be grief, loss, depression, anxiety, addiction, dissociation, historical or current trauma, life transition, identity or relationship issues, or even existential questions and concerns.
(07) 4520 6046 View (07) 4520 6046
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Francesca Hunter Counselling | Macedon Ranges
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodend, VIC 3442
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
Life has its tough times and big challenges. It doesn't mean we have a mental health issue if we need a bit of extra support to navigate a tough time or work through problems in our relationship. It simply means we're human! I provide individual and couples counselling in the Macedon Ranges. I take a truly calming and compassionate approach and ensure your comfort at all times. Speaking to a counsellor can really help us to gain perspective and insight, and to process our complex emotions, enabling us to feel heard and understood, then to take the next step forward - whether as an individual or as a couple.
(03) 4422 4530 View (03) 4422 4530
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Portia Kambasha
MSc
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
(03) 4327 9085 View (03) 4327 9085
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Marie Mirbach (The Present Place)
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Daylesford, VIC 3460
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
Hi there, I’m Marie and I love creating spaces for people to realise the patterns of their own minds and work towards feeling more alive and connected. As an integrative psychotherapist I work with couples and individuals in a way that honours your uniqueness as well as recognises the circumstances shaping your life. My approach is warm, inquisitive and creative and above all else I value collaborating with you to ensure we are creating processes that let you feel safe, inspired and closer to your most authentic and empowered self. I specialise in eating disorders, ASD, gender/identity and relationship problems.
(03) 4420 9044 View (03) 4420 9044
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Elizabeth Holmquest - Paper Daisy Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
Hello! I'm Elizabeth. Are you struggling with family of origin issues from the past and need support? I work with people who have had experiences including (but not limited to) sexual, physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. You're not alone. Recovery is possible. I support people to achieve the goals and intentions most important to them.
(03) 4321 2980 View (03) 4321 2980
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Jeffrey Thornton
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marong, VIC 3515
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
I believe that all people have the inherent ability and capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives. My counselling approach aims to unlock and build on this expertise when people need a hand, and positively enhance relationships with self and important others
(03) 7303 3006 View (03) 7303 3006
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Amy Greaves
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350
Amy Greaves is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has more than 17 years of experience providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings. Amy’s warm, engaging, and empathetic personality combined with her wide knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, has led to her success in helping a wide variety of clients to enhance meaning and quality in their lives. With her clientele of adults and adolescents, she is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment.
Amy Greaves is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has more than 17 years of experience providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings. Amy’s warm, engaging, and empathetic personality combined with her wide knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, has led to her success in helping a wide variety of clients to enhance meaning and quality in their lives. With her clientele of adults and adolescents, she is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment.
(03) 4321 2617 View (03) 4321 2617
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Tracey O'DONNELL
Counsellor, AASW
Verified
McKenzie Hill, VIC 3451  (Online Only)
I am a social worker and counsellor with 20-years experience providing individual counselling to people from many different communities, particularly people who have experienced abuse and trauma. I recognise the impact of social structures and narratives on people’s lives and identities. I work to co-create a counselling space with people that feels safe, non-judgmental and supportive, to enable you to reflect on your life and experiences. In the therapeutic relationship, you are the expert in your own life – you bring yourself, your experiences and your wisdom, and I bring my training, experience and compassion.
I am a social worker and counsellor with 20-years experience providing individual counselling to people from many different communities, particularly people who have experienced abuse and trauma. I recognise the impact of social structures and narratives on people’s lives and identities. I work to co-create a counselling space with people that feels safe, non-judgmental and supportive, to enable you to reflect on your life and experiences. In the therapeutic relationship, you are the expert in your own life – you bring yourself, your experiences and your wisdom, and I bring my training, experience and compassion.
(08) 6017 3292 View (08) 6017 3292
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Care For Your Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Bendigo, VIC 3550
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
At Care For Your Mind we care about connection and understand the driver of lasting change is determined by the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Care For Your Mind is a private practice located in Bendigo providing counselling and psychological assessments to adults, young people, children and their families. We work with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioural concerns, grief & loss, sexualised behaviours and trauma presentations.
(03) 4422 2180 View (03) 4422 2180

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Saint Arnaud, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Saint Arnaud, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
50% Relationship Issues
50% Child
50% ADHD
50% Chronic Pain

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Saint Arnaud, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Arnaud?

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.