Counselling in Selby, VIC

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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Selby, VIC 3159
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
Photo of Lisa Palmer, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Selby, VIC 3159
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
(02) 4504 0327 View (02) 4504 0327

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Dr Alicia Tanner
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
(03) 9118 9059 View (03) 9118 9059
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Kate Horne
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
(03) 8203 5150 View (03) 8203 5150
Janis Lee
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upwey, VIC 3158
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
(03) 5924 0082 View (03) 5924 0082
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Dr Jodie Mechielsen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
(03) 5910 7511 View (03) 5910 7511
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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181 View (03) 9071 0181
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Sara Moshenrose
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
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Earth Elements Art Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave South, VIC 3160
I am an Art Psychotherapist working mainly with young people that are experiencing mental health issues, school refusal, neurodivergent associated issues, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger issues, bullying, etc via creativity to reduce stress that can be associated with counselling and building a trusting relationship. Allowing them to explore their big emotions in a safe space. Allowing young people to be heard, focusing on strengths and celebrating the amazing humans that they are in an inclusive environment.
I am an Art Psychotherapist working mainly with young people that are experiencing mental health issues, school refusal, neurodivergent associated issues, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger issues, bullying, etc via creativity to reduce stress that can be associated with counselling and building a trusting relationship. Allowing them to explore their big emotions in a safe space. Allowing young people to be heard, focusing on strengths and celebrating the amazing humans that they are in an inclusive environment.
(03) 5910 3113 View (03) 5910 3113
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Knox Mindfulness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
(03) 5909 9802 View (03) 5909 9802
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PTSD Melbourne
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
PTSD Melbourne is a private clinical psychology service dedicated to the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. We provide high-quality, evidence-based care for people recovering from the impact of traumatic experiences. We work with members of the public, current and former Defence members, police and emergency services personnel, and survivors of motor vehicle or workplace accidents.
PTSD Melbourne is a private clinical psychology service dedicated to the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. We provide high-quality, evidence-based care for people recovering from the impact of traumatic experiences. We work with members of the public, current and former Defence members, police and emergency services personnel, and survivors of motor vehicle or workplace accidents.
(03) 5907 5637 View (03) 5907 5637
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
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Photo of Amanda Wiggs, AASW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
(03) 8203 5988 View (03) 8203 5988
Photo of Simone Hall, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Simone Hall
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kallista, VIC 3791
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
(03) 5907 3917 View (03) 5907 3917
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Cirrus Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
Trauma is something that affects many people and for some it is debilitating: insomnia, triggers, social anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship issues, life meaning, self-worth, etc. You've lived with it for so long, but just imagine the possibility of sharing the burden, gaining understanding, and feeling freedom as you're released from it. I am here to understand you, to listen respectfully, and to assist in finding what's right for you.
(07) 5655 7541 View (07) 5655 7541
Photo of Michelle Downs, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
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Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(03) 5905 7147 View (03) 5905 7147
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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kallista, VIC 3791
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013
Photo of Jeanine L Busch, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
Photo of Charlotte White, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I created Being Human Psychology to provide a space for each individual to feel heard, known and seen while exploring all the messy, beautiful and imperfect parts of being a human. I work from a space of curiosity, fostering an environment where laughter and tears can coexist. In particular I enjoy working with adult clients to address past hurts and childhood issues that contribute to long term difficulties, such as PTSD/CPTSD. As well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Selby, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Selby, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

31 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
100% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Selby, 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 Selby?

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.