Counselling in South Yarra, VIC

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Meg Wilson
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I'm a poly-friendly relationship specialist with over 10 years experiences working with adults in clinical settings and in private practice. My qualifications include emotionally-focused therapy, person-centred therapy, art therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. I am the founder and lead therapist of Unison Counselling where we have a special focus on issues relating to polyamory, non-monogamy, open relationships, and the LGBTQIA+ communities. We are available for both individual and relationship counselling and appointments are available online or in person.
I'm a poly-friendly relationship specialist with over 10 years experiences working with adults in clinical settings and in private practice. My qualifications include emotionally-focused therapy, person-centred therapy, art therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. I am the founder and lead therapist of Unison Counselling where we have a special focus on issues relating to polyamory, non-monogamy, open relationships, and the LGBTQIA+ communities. We are available for both individual and relationship counselling and appointments are available online or in person.
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One Another
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Yarra, VIC 3141
One Another provides a boutique mobile service based in Melbourne that evolved from the concept that recovery and healing is achievable for all. Being mobile, we drive up to 30min from the CBD to any area South, East or Northern Suburbs. We strongly believe that you are the expert of your experience and work in collaboration with you to tailor and personalise your therapeutic journey around what you need in order to keep moving forward. Together, we will explore and build upon your personal wishes, goals, and aspirations to develop a self-managing and sustainable approach around your relationship to your well-being.
One Another provides a boutique mobile service based in Melbourne that evolved from the concept that recovery and healing is achievable for all. Being mobile, we drive up to 30min from the CBD to any area South, East or Northern Suburbs. We strongly believe that you are the expert of your experience and work in collaboration with you to tailor and personalise your therapeutic journey around what you need in order to keep moving forward. Together, we will explore and build upon your personal wishes, goals, and aspirations to develop a self-managing and sustainable approach around your relationship to your well-being.
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Mind Body Heart Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Our practitioners: Chenhong Xu (Clinical Psychologist), Summer Guo (Clinical Psychologist), Rachel Du (Counsellor). Some clients present with psychological symptoms while others seek supportive counselling. We all speak fluent English and Mandarin, and are culturally sensitive in our treatment approaches. Chen and Summer work with adolescents and adults. Rachel works across all age groups including children. Chen has 9 years of clinical experience and is a Board-registered supervisor. She oversees the management of the practice and provides regular clinical supervision for the practitioners, ensuring quality care for the clients.
Our practitioners: Chenhong Xu (Clinical Psychologist), Summer Guo (Clinical Psychologist), Rachel Du (Counsellor). Some clients present with psychological symptoms while others seek supportive counselling. We all speak fluent English and Mandarin, and are culturally sensitive in our treatment approaches. Chen and Summer work with adolescents and adults. Rachel works across all age groups including children. Chen has 9 years of clinical experience and is a Board-registered supervisor. She oversees the management of the practice and provides regular clinical supervision for the practitioners, ensuring quality care for the clients.
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Dr Laura Knox
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Dr. Laura Knox is a registered Psychologist with expertise in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, negative self-talk, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and relationship issues. Laura has worked with many people to help address life stressors, improve psychological health and relationships, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Laura also works with couples to help them reconnect and realign their relationship.
Dr. Laura Knox is a registered Psychologist with expertise in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, negative self-talk, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and relationship issues. Laura has worked with many people to help address life stressors, improve psychological health and relationships, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Laura also works with couples to help them reconnect and realign their relationship.
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Carlie Spinks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Carlie is a compassionate and gentle psychologist who is dedicated to supporting individuals improve their mental wellbeing and explore their internal world. Carlie is committed to providing personalised and evidence-based care to all her clients and aims to meet them where they are at in their self discovery, to learn along side them. Carlie leverages on non-judgement, humour and kindness within her practice and utilises range of modalities to support her clients.
Carlie is a compassionate and gentle psychologist who is dedicated to supporting individuals improve their mental wellbeing and explore their internal world. Carlie is committed to providing personalised and evidence-based care to all her clients and aims to meet them where they are at in their self discovery, to learn along side them. Carlie leverages on non-judgement, humour and kindness within her practice and utilises range of modalities to support her clients.
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Chris Wallace
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I offer a compassionate, active and open approach where i want us to collaborate to make meaningful change by understanding your unique stories, choices, and concerns in life. I see experience and insight as providing the knowledge, understanding and skills for learning, growth, acceptance and meaningful change. I offer telehealth across Australia. Some nights till 10pm for those who don't have the time during the day. Face to face can be arranged around Melbounre. Lets chat first and see if we are a good fit for each other before starting this journey.
I offer a compassionate, active and open approach where i want us to collaborate to make meaningful change by understanding your unique stories, choices, and concerns in life. I see experience and insight as providing the knowledge, understanding and skills for learning, growth, acceptance and meaningful change. I offer telehealth across Australia. Some nights till 10pm for those who don't have the time during the day. Face to face can be arranged around Melbounre. Lets chat first and see if we are a good fit for each other before starting this journey.
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Monica Lay
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Not accepting new clients
Monica has a strong humanistic approach to inquiry and assessment which recognises that emotional injuries are embedded in the interpersonal. Combining insights from the neuroscience of attachment and psychophysiology of trauma, together with her warm, sociable personality and highly skilled empathetic attunement, Monica works collaboratively with each of her clients to build a positive therapeutic alliance as a mechanism for emotional, cognitive and behavioural change. This process can take time and depends on the client’s readiness, willingness and capacity for the therapeutic work to address underlying core issues.
Monica has a strong humanistic approach to inquiry and assessment which recognises that emotional injuries are embedded in the interpersonal. Combining insights from the neuroscience of attachment and psychophysiology of trauma, together with her warm, sociable personality and highly skilled empathetic attunement, Monica works collaboratively with each of her clients to build a positive therapeutic alliance as a mechanism for emotional, cognitive and behavioural change. This process can take time and depends on the client’s readiness, willingness and capacity for the therapeutic work to address underlying core issues.
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Jessica Piorun
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
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South Yarra Psychology
Psychologist, FAPS
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
South Yarra Psychology sees clients with a wide range of presenting issues. The practice has a team of highly-qualified psychologists. The practice offers a free 10-minute 'psychologist matching appointment' for new clients (via telephone); to discuss their treatment needs and recommend a psychologist who is best suited to these. Appointments (including the free psychologist matching appointment) can be booked through the practice's online booking system (accessible via www.SYP.au). The website also contains profiles on each of the psychologists, with their specific interests and treatment approaches.
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Susanne McAllister
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
I help with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, depression, addiction, grief, and mental health with EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, and Amino Acid Therapy. This will not only ease symptoms but fundamentally change your life's experience. These methods promise more than healing; they open a door to newfound happiness, energy, and a profound sense of well-being. With Telehealth, access this personalised path from any location, blending convenience with deep, meaningful change. This journey is about rediscovering your inner strength and embracing life with renewed purpose, optimism and reconnected with joy in your daily life.
I help with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, depression, addiction, grief, and mental health with EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT, and Amino Acid Therapy. This will not only ease symptoms but fundamentally change your life's experience. These methods promise more than healing; they open a door to newfound happiness, energy, and a profound sense of well-being. With Telehealth, access this personalised path from any location, blending convenience with deep, meaningful change. This journey is about rediscovering your inner strength and embracing life with renewed purpose, optimism and reconnected with joy in your daily life.
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Brigitte Duclos Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Brigitte is a warm and empathetic counsellor who is passionate about helping her clients work through their difficulties toward a more fulfilling life. Brigitte’s open personality provides clients with a safe and supportive space where they can speak openly and be heard. Her engaging non judgemental approach assures an environment where she can work to her then with her clients to make change.
Brigitte is a warm and empathetic counsellor who is passionate about helping her clients work through their difficulties toward a more fulfilling life. Brigitte’s open personality provides clients with a safe and supportive space where they can speak openly and be heard. Her engaging non judgemental approach assures an environment where she can work to her then with her clients to make change.
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Tony Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
We all fall on hard times. Darkness and malevolence are part of the human condition, and tragedy often strikes when we least expect it. The counterbalance is a deep human connection – a helping hand or guiding light. The first step to getting that help is often the hardest, and finding the right person is important. That help can be the difference, and it’s one of the key reasons why I became a psychologist.
We all fall on hard times. Darkness and malevolence are part of the human condition, and tragedy often strikes when we least expect it. The counterbalance is a deep human connection – a helping hand or guiding light. The first step to getting that help is often the hardest, and finding the right person is important. That help can be the difference, and it’s one of the key reasons why I became a psychologist.
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Dr Nikki Glavas
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Nikki is a clinical psychologist and Board-approved supervisor who cares deeply about creating a warm, gentle and non-judgemental therapeutic space for people to explore their inner worlds. She strongly values authentic connections with clients and aims to ensure that self-exploration feels accessible, comfortable and safe. To learn more, visit www.flux-psychology.com.au or send her an email.
Nikki is a clinical psychologist and Board-approved supervisor who cares deeply about creating a warm, gentle and non-judgemental therapeutic space for people to explore their inner worlds. She strongly values authentic connections with clients and aims to ensure that self-exploration feels accessible, comfortable and safe. To learn more, visit www.flux-psychology.com.au or send her an email.
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Genevieve Rix
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Genevieve Rix is a registered psychologist who brings an emotion-focused approach to working with adults. Genevieve provides psychological therapies for a range of mental health difficulties – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship and social issues, low self-esteem and grief/loss. It is rare that a human being moves through their life without experiencing trauma and associated emotional pain. When emotional needs go unmet in the wake of trauma, our emotional pain is unlikely to resolve. Genevieve aims to provide a safe therapeutic space and alliance for clients to heal their emotional wounds.
Genevieve Rix is a registered psychologist who brings an emotion-focused approach to working with adults. Genevieve provides psychological therapies for a range of mental health difficulties – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship and social issues, low self-esteem and grief/loss. It is rare that a human being moves through their life without experiencing trauma and associated emotional pain. When emotional needs go unmet in the wake of trauma, our emotional pain is unlikely to resolve. Genevieve aims to provide a safe therapeutic space and alliance for clients to heal their emotional wounds.
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Clarable
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
As a social work therapist with lived experience of Autism, mental ill-health and caring responsibilities, I work in a way that is sensitive and thoughtful in very complex life experiences of ongoing grief, loss, or feeling on the outside socially. I work with a diverse group of people seeking reassurance, assistance to process and make sense of life’s challenges, and to consider their own needs. Many are seeking to return to work, find greater balance in responsibilities or develop confidence in navigating complex health services and community systems.
As a social work therapist with lived experience of Autism, mental ill-health and caring responsibilities, I work in a way that is sensitive and thoughtful in very complex life experiences of ongoing grief, loss, or feeling on the outside socially. I work with a diverse group of people seeking reassurance, assistance to process and make sense of life’s challenges, and to consider their own needs. Many are seeking to return to work, find greater balance in responsibilities or develop confidence in navigating complex health services and community systems.
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Photo of Therese Raulin, Psychotherapist in South Yarra, VIC
Therese Raulin
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141  (Online Only)
I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
I specialise in developing an understanding of and treating children, adolescents and adults struggling to cope with challenges related to the past. I treat behavioural difficulties, emotional dysregulation and a broad range of presentations due to complex trauma. I have a particular interest in early life experience and the impact on attachment relationships. I am referred patients through Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, GPs and families seeking an alternative treatment to the usual medication focussed response to ADHD, ODD and ADD presentations and abuse. I undertake psychodynamic assessment and treatment that gets great results.
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Christina von Cohausen
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Christina is an experienced Senior Counselling Psychologist, Couples Therapist, AHPRA-approved Supervisor, and Hypnotherapist who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater psychological well-being and more fulfilling relationships. Her holistic approach focuses and integrates the mind, body, and emotions and draws on a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit each client’s unique situation and needs. She specialises in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and is an internationally accredited EFT practitioner. Christina provides a warm and safe space to explore your inner world with guidance and care.
Christina is an experienced Senior Counselling Psychologist, Couples Therapist, AHPRA-approved Supervisor, and Hypnotherapist who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to greater psychological well-being and more fulfilling relationships. Her holistic approach focuses and integrates the mind, body, and emotions and draws on a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit each client’s unique situation and needs. She specialises in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and is an internationally accredited EFT practitioner. Christina provides a warm and safe space to explore your inner world with guidance and care.
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Photo of Dr Debra Jane Bennett, Psychologist in South Yarra, VIC
Dr Debra Jane Bennett
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Many of us feel anxious about the future and regret aspects of our past. We can also spend a lot of energy trying to control things that are not actually within our control. At the same time we can feel that things that we have no power over states of mind such as panic attacks or phobias. We can feel anxious about feeling anxious! We want to live the best life we can but we're just not sure how to do that. Chronic anxiety, shame and anger are barriers to finding solutions for the best way forward, for being the best versions of ourselves. Learn more www.drdebbennett.com.au
Many of us feel anxious about the future and regret aspects of our past. We can also spend a lot of energy trying to control things that are not actually within our control. At the same time we can feel that things that we have no power over states of mind such as panic attacks or phobias. We can feel anxious about feeling anxious! We want to live the best life we can but we're just not sure how to do that. Chronic anxiety, shame and anger are barriers to finding solutions for the best way forward, for being the best versions of ourselves. Learn more www.drdebbennett.com.au
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Phillip Tchernegovski
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Phil. I enjoy assisting people with a variety of issues and areas of life. Supporting recovery from trauma is one of my key areas of practice, whether this be a big dramatic trauma event or the impact of less obvious traumas across time. I also enjoy assisting neurodivergent people to build a lifestyle that suits them and lets them thrive. Other areas I provide support for are low mood, stress and anxiety, intrusive thoughts, identity confusion, and ongoing emotional distress. My primary approaches are EMDR, Schema Therapy and ACT, but also draw on other approaches if they better suit needs of the person I am working with.
Hi, I’m Phil. I enjoy assisting people with a variety of issues and areas of life. Supporting recovery from trauma is one of my key areas of practice, whether this be a big dramatic trauma event or the impact of less obvious traumas across time. I also enjoy assisting neurodivergent people to build a lifestyle that suits them and lets them thrive. Other areas I provide support for are low mood, stress and anxiety, intrusive thoughts, identity confusion, and ongoing emotional distress. My primary approaches are EMDR, Schema Therapy and ACT, but also draw on other approaches if they better suit needs of the person I am working with.
(03) 7003 2806 View (03) 7003 2806
Photo of Julie Murphy, Counsellor in South Yarra, VIC
Julie Murphy
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
South Yarra, VIC 3141
The counselling services enable clients to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours via approaches which include talking, reflecting, and mindfulness. I build a collaborative working relationship with clients, sensitively tailoring the support to meet specific needs. Creating a ‘therapeutic alliance’ is where clients feel safe and supported to explore difficult situations, and understand emotions, reactions and responses. The therapeutic alliance provides opportunities to talk through, find resolution and work towards making the desired changes to improve wellbeing while facilitating personal growth and development.
The counselling services enable clients to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours via approaches which include talking, reflecting, and mindfulness. I build a collaborative working relationship with clients, sensitively tailoring the support to meet specific needs. Creating a ‘therapeutic alliance’ is where clients feel safe and supported to explore difficult situations, and understand emotions, reactions and responses. The therapeutic alliance provides opportunities to talk through, find resolution and work towards making the desired changes to improve wellbeing while facilitating personal growth and development.
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Number of Counsellors in South Yarra, VIC

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in South Yarra, VIC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Stress
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Medicare Rebates
49% Bupa
39% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in South Yarra, VIC see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South Yarra?

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.