Counselling in Taylors Hill, VIC

Photo of Geraldine Abdilla, Psychologist in Taylors Hill, VIC
Geraldine Abdilla
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
I am a psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I began my career in 2011 working as a case manager/psychologist at the Austin Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Since 2014, I have worked with primary and secondary students who present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, social issues, parent-child relational problems, and behavioural issues. I currently work privately seeing adult patients with a variety of presentations, including mood, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and relationship conflict.
(03) 7302 8289 View (03) 7302 8289
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Monique Toohey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
I have 28 yrs counselling experience. I specialise in working with adults & couples supporting mental health and wellbeing, trauma & relationship issues. I specialise working along side clients with intersectionality identities. I am strategy and strength focussed and work across various therapeutic modalities to suit my client's needs.
(03) 9034 6163 View (03) 9034 6163
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Hakan Mapolar
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works in the Caroline Springs area. I am passionate about mental health and use a variety of therapeutic approaches. Some of the therapeutic approaches include Gestalt Counselling/psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology, Somatic therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Jungian therapy, Solution based therapy as well as other therapy techniques. I provide Individual Counselling, Couples counselling, Family therapy and Adolescent and Child Counselling. Working in mental health and in the Western suburbs is a passion. I provide therapy for anxiety, stress, general counselling,depression and other mental issues.
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works in the Caroline Springs area. I am passionate about mental health and use a variety of therapeutic approaches. Some of the therapeutic approaches include Gestalt Counselling/psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology, Somatic therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Jungian therapy, Solution based therapy as well as other therapy techniques. I provide Individual Counselling, Couples counselling, Family therapy and Adolescent and Child Counselling. Working in mental health and in the Western suburbs is a passion. I provide therapy for anxiety, stress, general counselling,depression and other mental issues.
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Healing Moments Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
As a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Bahar is deeply committed to facilitating transformative journeys toward mental well-being. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, Bahar has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages facing a diverse range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, school refusal, parental separation, grief & loss, trauma, peer/relationship issues, bullying, social skills difficulties, among others.
As a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Bahar is deeply committed to facilitating transformative journeys toward mental well-being. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, Bahar has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages facing a diverse range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, school refusal, parental separation, grief & loss, trauma, peer/relationship issues, bullying, social skills difficulties, among others.
(03) 7302 2942 View (03) 7302 2942
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Ellen Dharmaraj
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
Are you curious about starting therapy but feel like it's all too overwhelming? It took me years to gather myself and find support, and then I wished I did it sooner! No matter how long taking that first step has been on your mind, I'm here and I'm eager to hear you out. Whether it is major life challenges, unresolved feelings from the past or anxieties facing into your future, I'm your sounding board backed with accredited training and experience.
Are you curious about starting therapy but feel like it's all too overwhelming? It took me years to gather myself and find support, and then I wished I did it sooner! No matter how long taking that first step has been on your mind, I'm here and I'm eager to hear you out. Whether it is major life challenges, unresolved feelings from the past or anxieties facing into your future, I'm your sounding board backed with accredited training and experience.
(03) 7303 3982 View (03) 7303 3982
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Leanne M. Welling Counselling
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many people see a counsellor to help with; decision-making, adjusting to significant life changes, improving communication styles, overcoming past trauma, developing a sense of self-belief or increasing assertiveness skills. I'm here to help you develop a deeper understanding of your situation, and identify how to move forward and live life to the fullest.
Many people see a counsellor to help with; decision-making, adjusting to significant life changes, improving communication styles, overcoming past trauma, developing a sense of self-belief or increasing assertiveness skills. I'm here to help you develop a deeper understanding of your situation, and identify how to move forward and live life to the fullest.
(08) 9025 3287 View (08) 9025 3287
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Emily Varga - Sunbury Child and Family Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037  (Online Only)
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
Emily is the principal psychologist at Sunbury Child and Family Psychology working along side young people and their family’s. Emily values the strengths in each person she meets. She works to help each person feel empowered to be themselves, build better friendships, relationships with parents and community, to manage their mental health and to enjoy valued activities including education.
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Bohemian Healing Art Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Taylors Hill, VIC 3037
A holistic health professional Qualified and trained as a Counsellor. Specialises in Couples, Marriage, Relationships, Dynamics and Polycule, Sexuality, Grief including Pet Loss, and Addictions from alcohol to gambling. Qualified in Traditional and Alternative Nationally Recognized Counselling Modalities. Will Listen and Support you along the Therapeutic Path using a Blend of Sessions and Coaching Homework.
A holistic health professional Qualified and trained as a Counsellor. Specialises in Couples, Marriage, Relationships, Dynamics and Polycule, Sexuality, Grief including Pet Loss, and Addictions from alcohol to gambling. Qualified in Traditional and Alternative Nationally Recognized Counselling Modalities. Will Listen and Support you along the Therapeutic Path using a Blend of Sessions and Coaching Homework.
(03) 7303 3763 View (03) 7303 3763

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Chantal Santacaterina, Psychologist in Taylors Hill, VIC
Chantal Santacaterina
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038  (Online Only)
I am a warm, empathic and open-minded Psychologist who has worked with clients from a variety of cultures, particularly in European and Middle Eastern cultures. My strength is my ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental manner, and to create a safe environment that will foster a collaborative and integrative relationship with my clients. I assists clients in identifying and exploring issues that are contributing to their presenting symptomatology.
I am a warm, empathic and open-minded Psychologist who has worked with clients from a variety of cultures, particularly in European and Middle Eastern cultures. My strength is my ability to engage with people in a non-judgemental manner, and to create a safe environment that will foster a collaborative and integrative relationship with my clients. I assists clients in identifying and exploring issues that are contributing to their presenting symptomatology.
(03) 7303 3730 View (03) 7303 3730
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Sanctuary Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
(03) 7303 3702 View (03) 7303 3702
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Karen Barnes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023  (Online Only)
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Dr Maria Morcos
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Sydenham, VIC 3037
Maria has special interests in working with trauma, neurodivergence, personality disorders, rapid mood changes and anxiety. She is also particularly interested in conducting assessments, including assessing for ADHD, autism, specific learning disorders (colloquially known as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), and conducting cognitive, educational and vocational assessments. Maria has completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, therefore providing further competencies in multiple areas of psychological treatment and assessments across the lifespan.
Maria has special interests in working with trauma, neurodivergence, personality disorders, rapid mood changes and anxiety. She is also particularly interested in conducting assessments, including assessing for ADHD, autism, specific learning disorders (colloquially known as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), and conducting cognitive, educational and vocational assessments. Maria has completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, therefore providing further competencies in multiple areas of psychological treatment and assessments across the lifespan.
(03) 8104 9857 View (03) 8104 9857
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Sasha Truong
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate, christian counsellor with a heart for women struggling with anxiety, identity and emotional dependency. I understand that healing and wholeness requires journeying together rather than quick fixes. It would be my joy to come alongside you.
I am a compassionate, christian counsellor with a heart for women struggling with anxiety, identity and emotional dependency. I understand that healing and wholeness requires journeying together rather than quick fixes. It would be my joy to come alongside you.
(03) 7303 3882 View (03) 7303 3882
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RESET Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Fraser Rise, VIC 3336  (Online Only)
My clientele includes corporate leaders and working parents, particularly mothers balancing career and family responsibilities. I provide tailored support for managing stress, anxiety, and depression, helping clients achieve balance and fulfillment in their lives. I specialize in supporting migrants from diverse backgrounds, helping them overcome impostor syndrome and thrive in both personal and professional spheres.
My clientele includes corporate leaders and working parents, particularly mothers balancing career and family responsibilities. I provide tailored support for managing stress, anxiety, and depression, helping clients achieve balance and fulfillment in their lives. I specialize in supporting migrants from diverse backgrounds, helping them overcome impostor syndrome and thrive in both personal and professional spheres.
(03) 7303 3955 View (03) 7303 3955
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
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Lucky Karunaratne
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delahey, VIC 3037
If you are a young adult who has anxiety, lacks motivation and clarity then I can offer you the special support you need . Many in the age group of 18 -45 years feel this way. They feel they are wandering along without direction and focus. Change is possible. From my years of experience, I have seen remarkable change in the mindset of clients, many of whom have undergone severe trauma in childhood, All this within a safe, confidential environment where there is absolutely no judgement The goal is to work towards becoming the best version of yourself. I speak Sinhalese and understand Asian culture
If you are a young adult who has anxiety, lacks motivation and clarity then I can offer you the special support you need . Many in the age group of 18 -45 years feel this way. They feel they are wandering along without direction and focus. Change is possible. From my years of experience, I have seen remarkable change in the mindset of clients, many of whom have undergone severe trauma in childhood, All this within a safe, confidential environment where there is absolutely no judgement The goal is to work towards becoming the best version of yourself. I speak Sinhalese and understand Asian culture
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Enable Workplace Consulting
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
We specialise in providing support to those with workplace needs including dealing with bullying, harassment and other interpersonal conflict. Our expertise has been developed over the past 30+ years and our experienced psychologists and industrial consultants provide accessible and practical support for workplace personnel responsible for the wellbeing of their staff. We also provide training and consultancy in areas such as crisis response, psychological first aid, negotiation skills and mediation. contact us for further details about solving your ‘people problems’ in effective compassionate and comprehensive ways tailored to you
(03) 9069 9733 View (03) 9069 9733
Photo of Wellness & Co. Counselling Services, Counsellor in Taylors Hill, VIC
Wellness & Co. Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
Here at Wellness & Co. Counselling Services, we provide remote & in-person counselling & psychology sessions to individuals, couples and families. In-person sessions available across Melbourne. Our practitioners are highly qualified, clinically registered, with extensive experience in Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Separation, Domestic & Family Violence, Trauma, Bereavement, Grief & Loss counselling. Our experience enables us to offer tailored mental health support. We value each person and embrace every unique story and journey. We provide a safe and neutral space to best support you. Please call to inquire about availability
Here at Wellness & Co. Counselling Services, we provide remote & in-person counselling & psychology sessions to individuals, couples and families. In-person sessions available across Melbourne. Our practitioners are highly qualified, clinically registered, with extensive experience in Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Separation, Domestic & Family Violence, Trauma, Bereavement, Grief & Loss counselling. Our experience enables us to offer tailored mental health support. We value each person and embrace every unique story and journey. We provide a safe and neutral space to best support you. Please call to inquire about availability
(03) 7003 2935 View (03) 7003 2935
Photo of Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy, Psychotherapist in Taylors Hill, VIC
Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
Photo of Hoa Pham - People Psychology, Psychologist in Taylors Hill, VIC
Hoa Pham - People Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VIC 3021
Hoa is a fully registered counselling Psychologist who works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to explore their situations and investigate ways for change. How can Hoa help you? Whether you need support, guidance, motivation or counselling, she can assist you in your journey. Please feel free to book an initial consultation with her.
Hoa is a fully registered counselling Psychologist who works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to explore their situations and investigate ways for change. How can Hoa help you? Whether you need support, guidance, motivation or counselling, she can assist you in your journey. Please feel free to book an initial consultation with her.
(03) 9034 6053 View (03) 9034 6053

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Taylors Hill, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Taylors Hill, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Parenting
75% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Taylors Hill, VIC see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Taylors Hill?

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.