Counselling in Tecoma, VIC

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Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
Therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, not who the world wants us to be, nor what the world has turned us into; but the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition. By understanding all the aspects of being (mind, body, relational, transpersonal and contextual) therapy can help us learn how to negotiate life, let go of things that hinder us and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live life to the full, in a manner that is true to yourself, leaves you feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.
(03) 5909 9860 View (03) 5909 9860
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PTSD Melbourne
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tecoma, VIC 3160
PTSD Melbourne is a private clinical psychology service dedicated to the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. We provide high-quality, evidence-based care for people recovering from the impact of traumatic experiences. We work with members of the public, current and former Defence members, police and emergency services personnel, and survivors of motor vehicle or workplace accidents.
PTSD Melbourne is a private clinical psychology service dedicated to the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health conditions. We provide high-quality, evidence-based care for people recovering from the impact of traumatic experiences. We work with members of the public, current and former Defence members, police and emergency services personnel, and survivors of motor vehicle or workplace accidents.
(03) 5907 5637 View (03) 5907 5637
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Dr Jodie Mechielsen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
(03) 5910 7511 View (03) 5910 7511
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Michelle Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited EMDR therapist and Clinical Resource therapist. I am specialised in trauma and work with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I naturally put people at ease and provide an open, honest and safe space without judgment. I work with people via VOCAT, Worksafe, GP referral and self referral.
(03) 5905 7112 View (03) 5905 7112
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Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She is a very practical psychologist who customises her treatment to the individual client. Nicole has experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties. Her clinical area of interest includes mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma related issues and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(03) 5905 7147 View (03) 5905 7147
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Dr Alicia Tanner
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
Hi! I'm Ali, the founder of Tanner Psychology Clinic. I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults (ages 16+).
(03) 9118 9059 View (03) 9118 9059
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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
I am dedicated to working with clients from a trauma-informed, strengths based and person centred approach. I believe "change can be hard at first, seems messy in the middle, but gorgeous in the end". With this mantra in mind, I work with clients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic and complex trauma. Providing a non-judgemental space and empathy to build a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship with clients to establish goals and strategies to overcome life's obstacles
(03) 8203 5988 View (03) 8203 5988
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Sara Moshenrose
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. I have a passion for offering experiences of transformative healing and change. I believe that all human beings have the innate ability to heal and move towards deeper fulfillment and meaning. I take a person-centered, holistic approach and have a special focus in the delivery and application of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi). I have availability for new clients seeking Intensive EMDR through Mindful Living in Croydon or online.
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Stefanie Hagger
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Tecoma, VIC 3160
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
Stress Therapy Australia currently provides counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults throughout the Boroondara and Yarra Ranges. I help you to set goals for therapy, safely explore, navigate and transition through overwhelming thoughts, feelings and behaviours, provide self regulation strategies and help with identifying and building healthier habits so you can begin to move towards the life you want to live.
(03) 7003 2921 View (03) 7003 2921

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Mindfulness Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Selby, VIC 3159
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
Feeling out of sorts? Relationships not working? People not understanding? Feeling alone? Wanting to change life, change relationships, change patterns of behaviour? I can assist you in clarifying your thought patterns and develop new strategies to enjoy positive and emotional wellbeing in your daily life including your relationship with others. Managing issues relating to Child abuse? Family violence? Sexual assault? Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress disorder that leaves you feeling confused, dissociated, angry, highly anxious or fearful? Together we can work through these issues and regain a sense of emotional wellbeing
(03) 8592 9256 View (03) 8592 9256
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Autism Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
Autism Counselling is a group of 6 experienced therapists who deliver specifically tailored sessions to suit children, teens, adults , couples and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families manage the specific challenges of ASD.
(03) 9071 0181 View (03) 9071 0181
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Dr Rashika Perera Gomez
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
Dr Rashika Gomez is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in private practice since 2010. She is experienced in working across a diversity of patient demographics and needs. She has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Monash Medical Centre, and Foundation House.
(03) 8413 7375 View (03) 8413 7375
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Let's Talk Mate
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
With years of experience in private practice, corrections, and community settings, I am a skilled Forensic Counsellor, Assessor, and Psychotherapist who has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families. As a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), my focus is on helping people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with drug and alcohol use, or trying to support someone with substance use issues. I recognize that these challenges can be complex and multifaceted, and I customize therapy to meet your unique needs, drawing on a range of approaches.
With years of experience in private practice, corrections, and community settings, I am a skilled Forensic Counsellor, Assessor, and Psychotherapist who has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families. As a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), my focus is on helping people who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with drug and alcohol use, or trying to support someone with substance use issues. I recognize that these challenges can be complex and multifaceted, and I customize therapy to meet your unique needs, drawing on a range of approaches.
(03) 7500 5670 View (03) 7500 5670
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Dom Lawrenson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
Dom brings a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to counselling with individuals and couples. During his time in private practice, he has conducted in excess of 4000 sessions with clients from very diverse backgrounds and experiences. He is an enthusiastic member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) as well as an accredited Supervisor to other counsellors. He continually builds on his expertise and knowledge so he can provide the highest level of care and assistance. In providing a non-judgmental space Dom always strives to create an encouraging environment that helps his clients speak and express themselves freely.
(03) 8797 5423 View (03) 8797 5423
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Nicole Skermer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
I enjoy working with adults 18+ experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Stress. You may feel like you are just surviving rather than thriving. I can help you understand where things are getting stuck for you, why those patterns might keep happening, and strategies to help you get more out of life.
(03) 8203 5997 View (03) 8203 5997
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Michelle Elizabeth Urquhart
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
As an Art therapist/Counsellor I work in relation to your needs and goals, in a safe non-judgemental space. During a session, I will check in with you to see if there is anything you would like to share or express. I will share a little about myself to help begin the therapeutic relationship. There is no need to be nervous or worry about being artistic as this is not necessary at all. I can help you work through issues with the healing power of this truly magical therapy. All you need is an open mind and a little curiosity, the sessions are totally driven by you, which means you can participate in the therapy at any stage.
(03) 8203 5028 View (03) 8203 5028
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belgrave, VIC 3160
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
I am a specialist Counsellor with 12+ years' experience supporting women in community and therapeutic settings. Women are incredible connectors that give so much of themselves to workplaces, families and community. Sometimes this can result in feeling disconnected from themselves. Women also experience relationship breakdowns, parenting challenges, loss, abuse and traumatic experiences. These can really rock the foundation of who we are. I can help you make sense of what has happened and how to move forward with who you are becoming and what you want for your life.
(03) 5907 5884 View (03) 5907 5884
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Melissa Hardy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Melissa Hardy is the Director of Wellbeing Campus (wellbeingcampus.com.au) and is dedicated to providing person-centred therapy to clients experiencing mental health concerns such as substance use problems (including alcohol), Anxiety or Depression. She utilises active listening skills and non-judgemental empathy to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Melissa offers one-on-one therapy sessions to those seeking guidance in overcoming life's challenges. She collaborates with her clients to establish personalised goals and develops strategies to help them overcome any obstacles they may encounter along the way.
Melissa Hardy is the Director of Wellbeing Campus (wellbeingcampus.com.au) and is dedicated to providing person-centred therapy to clients experiencing mental health concerns such as substance use problems (including alcohol), Anxiety or Depression. She utilises active listening skills and non-judgemental empathy to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Melissa offers one-on-one therapy sessions to those seeking guidance in overcoming life's challenges. She collaborates with her clients to establish personalised goals and develops strategies to help them overcome any obstacles they may encounter along the way.
(03) 8203 5437 View (03) 8203 5437
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Lisa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Selby, VIC 3159
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
Lisa Palmer is a therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) who provides a gentle and supportive approach to counselling. Lisa provides counselling to children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties including; depression, anxiety, stress, parent-child relationship difficulties, grief and loss, workplace issues, post natal depression, PTSD and complex trauma.
(02) 4504 0327 View (02) 4504 0327
Janis Lee
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upwey, VIC 3158
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
With more than 20 years experience working in trauma, community mental health, and as a former school psychologist & Headspace clinician, I offer powerful psychological therapies and tools to overcome whatever issues are causing distress and impact negatively on your ability to cope with your life. I work with people struggling to cope with depression & anxiety, family & domestic violence & trauma including first responders & victims of crime, or needing help with a new direction or career, school-based issues including bullying, identity and parenting, serious illness & chronic pain, or wanting to be the best version of yourself.
(03) 5924 0082 View (03) 5924 0082

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tecoma, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Tecoma, VIC who prioritize treating:

89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Depression
78% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medicare Rebates
57% NDIS
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Tecoma, VIC see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tecoma?

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.