Counselling in Saint Kilda West, VIC

Photo of Victoria Soar, Psychotherapist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Victoria Soar
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
Hi, I'm Vicki. I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I am passionate about art therapy and specialise in trauma informed art psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with art making, in a safe therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with ptsd and anxiety disorders (select mutism, ocd). Client's goals are often to learn new ways of regulating their emotions and reduce anxiety and build coping skills. We can do this with art therapy, so they can be empowered to live the life they desire, with freedom from the past.
Hi, I'm Vicki. I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist in England and Australia. I am passionate about art therapy and specialise in trauma informed art psychotherapy. This involves helping and educating clients on how to regulate their nervous system with art making, in a safe therapeutic relationship. This is particularly effective for clients with ptsd and anxiety disorders (select mutism, ocd). Client's goals are often to learn new ways of regulating their emotions and reduce anxiety and build coping skills. We can do this with art therapy, so they can be empowered to live the life they desire, with freedom from the past.
(03) 7003 2425 View (03) 7003 2425
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Embody Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
Embody counselling is an embodied, somatic and humanistic approach that integrates the mind and the body. I embrace the profound connection between mental and physical well-being. I foster a supportive and gentle environment where you can explore and be supported to gain insight into your life and relate to yourself through the lens of curiosity and compassion. I am trauma-informed and address a range of personal difficulties including chronic illness, autoimmune, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and addiction. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered and supported.
Embody counselling is an embodied, somatic and humanistic approach that integrates the mind and the body. I embrace the profound connection between mental and physical well-being. I foster a supportive and gentle environment where you can explore and be supported to gain insight into your life and relate to yourself through the lens of curiosity and compassion. I am trauma-informed and address a range of personal difficulties including chronic illness, autoimmune, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and addiction. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered and supported.
(03) 7500 5200 View (03) 7500 5200
Photo of Gabrielle Klepfisz, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Gabrielle Klepfisz
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist who has experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including mood/affective disorders, anxiety disorders, forensic mental health, substance use, anger management, and trauma. I help clients who are struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, and/or difficult or traumatic experiences, better understand what has been going on for them, and together, we will make a plan for how best to address these concerns.
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist who has experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including mood/affective disorders, anxiety disorders, forensic mental health, substance use, anger management, and trauma. I help clients who are struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, and/or difficult or traumatic experiences, better understand what has been going on for them, and together, we will make a plan for how best to address these concerns.
(03) 9994 1733 View (03) 9994 1733
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Dee Tozer
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
I work exclusively with Couples In Crisis due to infidelity. I connect best with successful, business or career driven high achievers, who have a lot at stake. Repair is urgent because the heartbreak of an infidelity affects every aspect of life. Family, health, financial stability all suffer under the pain of betrayal heartbreak. Guiding couples to stabilize and recover from the shocking pain then to rebuild a thriving relationshsip is my number one skill. If you are a Couple in Crisis, on the brink of break up, or you may be separated, then it's highly likely I can help you. My methods provide fast repair after an affair.
I work exclusively with Couples In Crisis due to infidelity. I connect best with successful, business or career driven high achievers, who have a lot at stake. Repair is urgent because the heartbreak of an infidelity affects every aspect of life. Family, health, financial stability all suffer under the pain of betrayal heartbreak. Guiding couples to stabilize and recover from the shocking pain then to rebuild a thriving relationshsip is my number one skill. If you are a Couple in Crisis, on the brink of break up, or you may be separated, then it's highly likely I can help you. My methods provide fast repair after an affair.
(03) 8657 4179 View (03) 8657 4179
Photo of foResilience Counselling & Wellness Services, Counsellor in Saint Kilda West, VIC
foResilience Counselling & Wellness Services
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
People are bombarded with messages telling them to be perfect. The typical belief is that problems should be solved quickly, in one go, in order to feel better about themselves. This approach completely disregards the fact that problems are complicated and multifaceted in nature, and that it's normal for people to need patience for healing. This mentality also ignores how much work it takes for someone who has experienced hardships to heal. We all need to find a way to heal and move through adversity for a more fulfilling and satisfying life. No matter who you are or where you've been, you have the capacity for healing.
People are bombarded with messages telling them to be perfect. The typical belief is that problems should be solved quickly, in one go, in order to feel better about themselves. This approach completely disregards the fact that problems are complicated and multifaceted in nature, and that it's normal for people to need patience for healing. This mentality also ignores how much work it takes for someone who has experienced hardships to heal. We all need to find a way to heal and move through adversity for a more fulfilling and satisfying life. No matter who you are or where you've been, you have the capacity for healing.
(03) 7003 2503 View (03) 7003 2503
Photo of Ilana Laps, Psychotherapist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Ilana Laps
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Kilda West, VIC 3182
I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and educator, with additional niche interests in non-duality and working therapeutically with dreams. I have 20 years of professional experience working with life's grief, bereavement and existential concerns, such as finding meaning after loss, being with and growing through traumatic events, and facing our own mortality.
I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and educator, with additional niche interests in non-duality and working therapeutically with dreams. I have 20 years of professional experience working with life's grief, bereavement and existential concerns, such as finding meaning after loss, being with and growing through traumatic events, and facing our own mortality.
(03) 7003 2636 View (03) 7003 2636

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jenesis Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Jenesis Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Middle Park, VIC 3206
Most people struggle to manage their negative thoughts, emotions, stress, fears and anxiety. Unwanted habits can be hard to stop. Midlife presents challenges such as family stress, divorce, health issues including menopause or a sudden medical diagnosis or even surgery. Whatever the problem there is always a way through. Gain clarity, balance and process to get back in control with short term results driven therapy. You are bigger than your problems. You do have inner strengths and resources that can be found again. Become unstuck, gain effective habits, and move toward what it is that you want.
Most people struggle to manage their negative thoughts, emotions, stress, fears and anxiety. Unwanted habits can be hard to stop. Midlife presents challenges such as family stress, divorce, health issues including menopause or a sudden medical diagnosis or even surgery. Whatever the problem there is always a way through. Gain clarity, balance and process to get back in control with short term results driven therapy. You are bigger than your problems. You do have inner strengths and resources that can be found again. Become unstuck, gain effective habits, and move toward what it is that you want.
(03) 7003 2392 View (03) 7003 2392
Photo of Lauren Breen (The Iceberg Foundation), Counsellor in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Lauren Breen (The Iceberg Foundation)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hi there, my name is Lauren (she/her). I am a genuine and compassionate counsellor that believes in your capacity for connection, growth and positive change. I support individuals to increase self-awareness and improve wellbeing by assisting them to identify their strengths and values, and build confidence and motivation to navigate psychological and systemic barriers. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred, and social justice framework which means that I strive to honour, respect and affirm your unique identity and the way you move through the world.
Hi there, my name is Lauren (she/her). I am a genuine and compassionate counsellor that believes in your capacity for connection, growth and positive change. I support individuals to increase self-awareness and improve wellbeing by assisting them to identify their strengths and values, and build confidence and motivation to navigate psychological and systemic barriers. I work from a trauma-informed, person-centred, and social justice framework which means that I strive to honour, respect and affirm your unique identity and the way you move through the world.
(03) 8594 0105 View (03) 8594 0105
Photo of Michael Peyton, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Michael Peyton
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, delivered by registered psychologists. We can help if you are experiencing: depression; anxiety; excessive stress; loss or grief; problems with conflict; distressing relationships; addictive behaviours; chronic pain; or traumatic memories. We aim to assist our clients not just to recover from mental health difficulties, but to also experience: greater self-acceptance; enhanced well-being; more satisfying relationships; and a more meaningful life.
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, delivered by registered psychologists. We can help if you are experiencing: depression; anxiety; excessive stress; loss or grief; problems with conflict; distressing relationships; addictive behaviours; chronic pain; or traumatic memories. We aim to assist our clients not just to recover from mental health difficulties, but to also experience: greater self-acceptance; enhanced well-being; more satisfying relationships; and a more meaningful life.
(03) 9068 5213 View (03) 9068 5213
Photo of Linda Harrison, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Linda Harrison
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out? Maybe you struggle to concentrate and focus? If so, I have availability within a fortnight. I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
Are you feeling low, anxious, sad or burnt out? Maybe you struggle to concentrate and focus? If so, I have availability within a fortnight. I offer telehealth therapy to clients in rural, regional and metro areas. I believe that a positive relationship is key to change for clients. Importantly, therapy should be engaging and even enjoyable! I trust that with the right strategies, everyone has the capacity to thrive and it's my privilege to help them on their path to a more contented life. I specialise in anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, gender/sexual identity, hormones/ menopause and stresses of life, work and relationships.
(02) 8503 8915 View (02) 8503 8915
Photo of Danijela (Dani) Ivanovic-McGillicuddy, Counsellor in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Danijela (Dani) Ivanovic-McGillicuddy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $140p/w as a discount for this site.
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $140p/w as a discount for this site.
(07) 3179 6797 View (07) 3179 6797
Photo of Philippa Page, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Philippa Page
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
I am a registered psychologist who works with adolescents (16 and up) and adults. I pride myself on making all clients feel welcome and comfortable in the therapeutic space. I like to take the time to deeply understand each individual client in order to cater my therapeutic approach to the individual. I see the client as the expert in the room and tap into their knowledge of themselves and their presenting issues to collaboratively work through and understand the issue together. I endeavour to help clients develop long lasting strategies and insight into themselves to be able to use and apply outside of the therapeutic space.
(03) 9068 5157 View (03) 9068 5157
Photo of Emily Radford, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Emily Radford
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
Hi I'm Emily (they/they), I'm a compassionate and dedicated Provisional Psychologist with a strong commitment to supporting clients from diverse backgrounds. As a non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent clinician, my lived experience aids me to innately empathise with some of the experiences clients may be navigating, sparing the need for extensive explanations on LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent aspects of identity. My experience encompasses a broad array of client presentations, including ADHD, Autism, gender identity, gender dysphoria, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, family and relational conflicts, complex trauma/abuse.
(02) 9100 0147 View (02) 9100 0147
Photo of Connie Tang Psychologist (English Mandarin), Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Connie Tang Psychologist (English Mandarin)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I'm a AHPRA registered psychologist with 8 years of experience providing psychological treatment via telehealth. I work with adults who feels stressed, depressed, anxious, have adjustment difficulties, low self-confidence and feel not good enough, or have experienced past interpersonal trauma. I tailoring treatment to what you present to the session, exploring issues that are concerning to you, and use evidence-based approaches to support you to move forward.
I'm a AHPRA registered psychologist with 8 years of experience providing psychological treatment via telehealth. I work with adults who feels stressed, depressed, anxious, have adjustment difficulties, low self-confidence and feel not good enough, or have experienced past interpersonal trauma. I tailoring treatment to what you present to the session, exploring issues that are concerning to you, and use evidence-based approaches to support you to move forward.
(02) 8105 5101 View (02) 8105 5101
Photo of Coby Liew - Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Coby Liew - Registered Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsychD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
Welcome to my profile! I've dedicated my life to helping people of all ages and backgrounds navigate their way through life's challenges, and I do so with compassion, care, and empathy. I was born in Borneo, identify as gay, and have experience living in different countries and cultures. I offer more than ten years of clinical experience in counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in loss and grief, gender and sexuality, complex trauma and abuse, attachment issues, ASD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship and intimacy issues, anger management, family conflicts, workplace bullying, and intercultural adjustment issues.
(03) 8595 5297 View (03) 8595 5297
Photo of Lynne Redan, Psychotherapist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Lynne Redan
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
Do you feel anxious, angry or depressed? Is trauma holding you back in life? Do you want to change your response to difficult situations?
(02) 4058 4054 View (02) 4058 4054
Photo of Clarissa Wijaya, Counsellor in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Clarissa Wijaya
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As someone who had a lived experience of severe anxiety, I understand that little things can easily overwhelm you. Simple things can be difficult to do without expending so much nervous energy that by the end you feel so drained and exhausted. Sometimes to feel better and in control, or even to overcome, you might simply need a listening ear or someone to guide and empower you to make decisions or simply someone to encourage you on and push through, I may be able to help you with that.
As someone who had a lived experience of severe anxiety, I understand that little things can easily overwhelm you. Simple things can be difficult to do without expending so much nervous energy that by the end you feel so drained and exhausted. Sometimes to feel better and in control, or even to overcome, you might simply need a listening ear or someone to guide and empower you to make decisions or simply someone to encourage you on and push through, I may be able to help you with that.
(03) 8592 7055 View (03) 8592 7055
Photo of Hezreen Morgan, Counsellor in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Hezreen Morgan
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I provide counselling for young people, adults and families with presenting mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss as well as relationship and parenting difficulties. I have specialty in supporting children and adolescents who experienced harm and abuse ensuring fundamental safety to their well-being. I also work with individuals and families who are faced with the impact of life-threatening illness. I have a strong dedication in supporting every client through my integrative and relational counselling approach in their journey of self-love and hope.
I provide counselling for young people, adults and families with presenting mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss as well as relationship and parenting difficulties. I have specialty in supporting children and adolescents who experienced harm and abuse ensuring fundamental safety to their well-being. I also work with individuals and families who are faced with the impact of life-threatening illness. I have a strong dedication in supporting every client through my integrative and relational counselling approach in their journey of self-love and hope.
(07) 3477 9826 View (07) 3477 9826
Photo of Nicky Jacobs, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Nicky Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Armadale, VIC 3143
I am a Clinical and Counselling psychologist with over 30 years experience working extensively with Individuals, Couples and Adolescents. My areas of expertise include: Relationships and Interpersonal Issues; Anxiety/Depression management; Conflict resolution and Mediation; Self-esteem and Assertiveness Training; Stress Management; Bullying - School and Workplace; Gender/ Sexuality Concerns; Trauma/PTSD; Adjusting to Transitions and Life Change; Grief and Loss ; Anger Management; and Parenting Skills.
I am a Clinical and Counselling psychologist with over 30 years experience working extensively with Individuals, Couples and Adolescents. My areas of expertise include: Relationships and Interpersonal Issues; Anxiety/Depression management; Conflict resolution and Mediation; Self-esteem and Assertiveness Training; Stress Management; Bullying - School and Workplace; Gender/ Sexuality Concerns; Trauma/PTSD; Adjusting to Transitions and Life Change; Grief and Loss ; Anger Management; and Parenting Skills.
(03) 8737 9323 View (03) 8737 9323
Photo of Carolina Bustos, Psychologist in Saint Kilda West, VIC
Carolina Bustos
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist, who enjoys working collaboratively with my clients. I use a humanistic approach and a variety of evidence-based techniques to facilitate goal achievements. I work reflectively and obtain feedback from my clients to ensure treatment plans make genuine sense through their time in therapy. I provide a welcoming space for my younger clients where they feel free to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe and fun manner (play therapy, artistic activities or verbal communication). Having lived in several countries, I have a broad understanding of cultural differences and human diversity.
(03) 6164 5011 View (03) 6164 5011

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Saint Kilda West, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Saint Kilda West, VIC who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
67% Emotional Disturbance
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates
50% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Saint Kilda West, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Kilda West?

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.