Counselling in Surrey Hills, VIC

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Horizons Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I’m a GP who has been working with individuals and families in private practice for over 15 years. I am now focussing my practice on longer term psychotherapeutic work with adult clients. I work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of what might be troubling you. We try to understand symptoms and their possible causes, and consider the impacts of past and present experiences and difficulties. My hope is that by creating a regular space for deeper reflection, you may develop greater insight, experience a reduction in troubling symptoms and find a greater sense of self-understanding and personal fulfilment.
I’m a GP who has been working with individuals and families in private practice for over 15 years. I am now focussing my practice on longer term psychotherapeutic work with adult clients. I work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of what might be troubling you. We try to understand symptoms and their possible causes, and consider the impacts of past and present experiences and difficulties. My hope is that by creating a regular space for deeper reflection, you may develop greater insight, experience a reduction in troubling symptoms and find a greater sense of self-understanding and personal fulfilment.
(03) 7500 5946 View (03) 7500 5946
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Angelique Marie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
My work in therapy includes experience in a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic & generalised anxiety), trauma and PTSD (including complex trauma of historical sexual abuse and childhood trauma), relationship issues and personality disorders (such as BPD); as well as addiction problems (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, and pornography). Whilst these are all complex issues, I have also seen many people who are needing assistance with wanting to focus on living a better life, and working on strategies to improve and grow as a person or build their self esteem.
(03) 6118 7175 View (03) 6118 7175
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Prue Lewis - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Appointments available in April 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
Appointments available in April 2024. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, health issues, or diagnosed or suspected ADHD, we are here to help. Living with mental health concerns is difficult, but we want you to know you’re not alone. At our practice, we provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your challenges, and help you develop practical skills and strategies to improve your wellbeing.
(03) 8594 4040 View (03) 8594 4040
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Anugrah Bhagwat - Yellow Brick Counseling
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I'm truly interested in what my clients have to say. I am a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, person-centered psychologist. I have practiced since 2011 - working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Using a EMDR, a trauma-informed approach, I walk beside clients on their healing journey. I use many creative Arts therapy, movement and bodywork techniques to process and expel trauma stored in the body. This keeps therapy gentle and non-threatening, whilst deepening the process at the same time. I empower and equip my clients to navigate the uncertainties of life and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
I'm truly interested in what my clients have to say. I am a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, person-centered psychologist. I have practiced since 2011 - working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Using a EMDR, a trauma-informed approach, I walk beside clients on their healing journey. I use many creative Arts therapy, movement and bodywork techniques to process and expel trauma stored in the body. This keeps therapy gentle and non-threatening, whilst deepening the process at the same time. I empower and equip my clients to navigate the uncertainties of life and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
(02) 4504 0193 View (02) 4504 0193
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Danielle Dabley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
Hello! My name is Dani and I am a friendly Clinical Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist, who values the importance of building a trusted therapeutic partnership. I take an attentive approach in understanding your lived experience and work collaboratively with you to create a meaningful change in your life. I have extensive experience across multiple public hospitals in community mental health teams and crisis assessment teams, and have also worked in private hospital outpatient group programs.
(03) 7500 5807 View (03) 7500 5807
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Alicia Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Hi, my name is Alisha, I enjoy working with children, teenagers, and young adults. Much of my work is directed toward Autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties, including tailored psychological assessments and reports for these issues. I also work with people who experience behavioural and social difficulties, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, depression and anxiety disorders such as separation, phobias, and OCD. I will work collaboratively with parents (where relevant), and other professionals to help you find more peace in life and ensure that the best outcomes can be achieved.
Hi, my name is Alisha, I enjoy working with children, teenagers, and young adults. Much of my work is directed toward Autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties, including tailored psychological assessments and reports for these issues. I also work with people who experience behavioural and social difficulties, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, depression and anxiety disorders such as separation, phobias, and OCD. I will work collaboratively with parents (where relevant), and other professionals to help you find more peace in life and ensure that the best outcomes can be achieved.
(03) 7500 5810 View (03) 7500 5810
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Vine Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I thrive on helping people improve the quality of their lives by better managing their mental health. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, change or low mood. Or maybe for the first time you have encountered a challenge that is difficult to manage on your own. We all face difficult and challenging times at some point, and may need to look beyond ourselves for practical support to resolve a psychological issue. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more empowered and better able to pursue those things in life that fulfill us and enable us to thrive.
I thrive on helping people improve the quality of their lives by better managing their mental health. Maybe you have always struggled with things like worry, stress, change or low mood. Or maybe for the first time you have encountered a challenge that is difficult to manage on your own. We all face difficult and challenging times at some point, and may need to look beyond ourselves for practical support to resolve a psychological issue. When we learn how to constructively deal with our mental health challenges, we feel more empowered and better able to pursue those things in life that fulfill us and enable us to thrive.
(03) 7500 5927 View (03) 7500 5927
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Katrina Sheehan
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127  (Online Only)
As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I understand that each person's challenges are unique, and within my relationship counseling, I use proven and integrative approaches in empowering couples to foster more collaborative and harmonious relationships. I also help partners make sense of what they are experiencing by feeling heard and understood, and to feel genuinely motivated to make positive changes for themselves and their relationships. My goal for couples is to create and maintain strong and satisfying relationships, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background or relationship status.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I understand that each person's challenges are unique, and within my relationship counseling, I use proven and integrative approaches in empowering couples to foster more collaborative and harmonious relationships. I also help partners make sense of what they are experiencing by feeling heard and understood, and to feel genuinely motivated to make positive changes for themselves and their relationships. My goal for couples is to create and maintain strong and satisfying relationships, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background or relationship status.
(03) 7037 8342 View (03) 7037 8342
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Charlotte Chapman- Restoring Minds Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m a registered psychologist (clinical registrar). My therapeutic style is warm, relaxed, and engaging. I enjoy connecting with my clients and getting to know them as individuals so that I can tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.
Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m a registered psychologist (clinical registrar). My therapeutic style is warm, relaxed, and engaging. I enjoy connecting with my clients and getting to know them as individuals so that I can tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.
(03) 7003 2983 View (03) 7003 2983
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Tanja Ben-Meir
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I enjoy working with adults of all walks of life, and have gathered experience from young adults in high school settings, across the lifespan, even to the end-of-life stage. I work in a trauma-informed, client centered way integrating approaches from cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, while also utilising experiential and mindful methods.
I enjoy working with adults of all walks of life, and have gathered experience from young adults in high school settings, across the lifespan, even to the end-of-life stage. I work in a trauma-informed, client centered way integrating approaches from cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, while also utilising experiential and mindful methods.
(03) 9118 9020 View (03) 9118 9020
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Sandra Pucci
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Sandra is an experienced bilingual clinical psychologist who sees different people from all walks of life, as circumstances bring many of us to therapy at different points or phases in life and for a variety of reasons. Sandra’s therapy setting provides a caring, not judgemental, supportive space where people can feel safe to express themselves and their inner feelings and where the person can have the experience to feel held in an accepting, respectful and empathetic way. This catharsis provides the individual with a freedom to unburden, relax and try to find a new stable foundation for a more fulfilling future and experiences.
Sandra is an experienced bilingual clinical psychologist who sees different people from all walks of life, as circumstances bring many of us to therapy at different points or phases in life and for a variety of reasons. Sandra’s therapy setting provides a caring, not judgemental, supportive space where people can feel safe to express themselves and their inner feelings and where the person can have the experience to feel held in an accepting, respectful and empathetic way. This catharsis provides the individual with a freedom to unburden, relax and try to find a new stable foundation for a more fulfilling future and experiences.
(03) 8797 5353 View (03) 8797 5353
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Dr Justin Tomyn
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience, including in a senior position in a dynamic public sector role at Eastern Health. I have a relaxed but professional approach. I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, low mood and depression, life stress and adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, self-criticism, trauma and chronic effects from adversity early in life (e.g., family separation, emotional abuse, bullying), ongoing family problems, relationship work & study problems, ADHD, and problems with addictive behaviours.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience, including in a senior position in a dynamic public sector role at Eastern Health. I have a relaxed but professional approach. I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, low mood and depression, life stress and adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, self-criticism, trauma and chronic effects from adversity early in life (e.g., family separation, emotional abuse, bullying), ongoing family problems, relationship work & study problems, ADHD, and problems with addictive behaviours.
(03) 7500 5783 View (03) 7500 5783
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Launch Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Our philosophy is pretty simple. We believe in you. We want you to be the best version of yourself and we can join you on that journey. Our team at Launch Psychology, Dr. Daniela De Fazio, Dr. Brooke Davis, Dr. Kirrily Rogers and Dr. Ann Sloan, have a practical approach to understanding the psychology of where you are and where you'd like to go. Our focus is on using psychology and neuropsychology frameworks to help you develop the skills and habits to respond flexibly to whatever life deals you.
Our philosophy is pretty simple. We believe in you. We want you to be the best version of yourself and we can join you on that journey. Our team at Launch Psychology, Dr. Daniela De Fazio, Dr. Brooke Davis, Dr. Kirrily Rogers and Dr. Ann Sloan, have a practical approach to understanding the psychology of where you are and where you'd like to go. Our focus is on using psychology and neuropsychology frameworks to help you develop the skills and habits to respond flexibly to whatever life deals you.
(03) 8595 5294 View (03) 8595 5294
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Jason Chung - Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I am a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have experience providing psychological support to people struggling with various difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, and anger. I adopt a person-centred approach and strive to create a compassionate, safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment.
I am a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have experience providing psychological support to people struggling with various difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, and anger. I adopt a person-centred approach and strive to create a compassionate, safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment.
(03) 7003 2726 View (03) 7003 2726
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Dr Betina Gardner
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Are you finding it hard to manage feeling stressed, worried, angry, and tired? Perhaps you feel disconnected or different from others? Are these feelings getting in the way of creating the life you really want? Not sure of who you are anymore, or what is most important to you? Together we will find the strategies that work best for you, so that your life is more satisfying, and you are more confident to be the person you really want to be. From a safe and non-judgmental space, I support you to unpack things that have happened in the past as well as work out how to change what is going on now.
Are you finding it hard to manage feeling stressed, worried, angry, and tired? Perhaps you feel disconnected or different from others? Are these feelings getting in the way of creating the life you really want? Not sure of who you are anymore, or what is most important to you? Together we will find the strategies that work best for you, so that your life is more satisfying, and you are more confident to be the person you really want to be. From a safe and non-judgmental space, I support you to unpack things that have happened in the past as well as work out how to change what is going on now.
(03) 7500 5857 View (03) 7500 5857
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Elisha Ebdon
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
My name is Elisha Ebdon and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I offer counseling and psychotherapy to people who are experiencing emotional, relational and mental health related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of past or recent experiences of trauma, as well as anxiety and depression symptoms.
My name is Elisha Ebdon and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I offer counseling and psychotherapy to people who are experiencing emotional, relational and mental health related difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of past or recent experiences of trauma, as well as anxiety and depression symptoms.
(03) 9068 5077 View (03) 9068 5077
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Rosemary Kamel
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
Hello, I’m Rosemary and I’m a registered psychologist. During my time in private practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients primarily from young adults (18 years) to older adults (65+). Providing you with a non-judgmental, safe and engaging environment is my priority, to help you deal effectively with the challenges you are facing and developing skills and strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2911 View (03) 7003 2911
Photo of Dr Josie Sinni - Restoring Minds Psychology, Psychologist in Surrey Hills, VIC
Dr Josie Sinni - Restoring Minds Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
I am a registered psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with over 15 yrs of experience in a range of hospital and community settings. I value building a strong therapeutic relationship and aim to create an environment that is collaborative and supportive.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with over 15 yrs of experience in a range of hospital and community settings. I value building a strong therapeutic relationship and aim to create an environment that is collaborative and supportive.
(03) 7003 2407 View (03) 7003 2407
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Sandy De Bortoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Sandy is a Trauma Recovery Specialist. She has extensive experience as a therapist, working with adults and adolescents struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss, identity issues and relationships difficulties. She has over 27 years of clinical experience in the mental health space. Sandy has worked alongside many individuals grappling with mental health. Recognised for her integrative and holistic approaches to practice, Sandy believes with time and commitment, counselling can bring about change and transformation.
Sandy is a Trauma Recovery Specialist. She has extensive experience as a therapist, working with adults and adolescents struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss, identity issues and relationships difficulties. She has over 27 years of clinical experience in the mental health space. Sandy has worked alongside many individuals grappling with mental health. Recognised for her integrative and holistic approaches to practice, Sandy believes with time and commitment, counselling can bring about change and transformation.
(03) 9118 9042 View (03) 9118 9042
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Gyeonghyang (Emma) Song
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
Melbourne Counsellor in English and Korean (멜번한국심리상담사), 직장상담프로그램(Employment Assisstance program), 가정폭력(Domestic Violence), 피해자 보상협회 (Victim of Crime Program). I am an engaging and client-centred counsellor and specialise in providing effective therapeutic support to multicultural background Asian migrants. I tailor sessions to meet the uniquely personal needs and circumstances of each client . I help my clients to focus on what they would like to be different in their lives. Hoped-for outcomes are explored, and immediate steps taken to change or manage any issues and concerns (stress, depression, anxiety, trauma).
(03) 9069 9451 View (03) 9069 9451

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Surrey Hills, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in Surrey Hills, VIC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Medicare Rebates
59% Bupa
32% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Surrey Hills, VIC see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Surrey Hills?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.