Counselling in Thornbury, VIC

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Dr Kate McMahon
Registered Music Therapist, PhD
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I specialise in using evidence-based music and counseling approaches to help you build confidence, manage big emotions and cope with life's challenges. You might be looking to cope with chronic illness, depression or anxiety, or to connect better with yourself or someone else. You might want to loosen the impact of trauma on your life, or build confidence. You might be looking for a therapy that goes beyond words and taps into the wisdom of your body and creative soul. I bring 7 years of experience working with people across a range of life experiences, and a dedication to work with you to improve your life.
I specialise in using evidence-based music and counseling approaches to help you build confidence, manage big emotions and cope with life's challenges. You might be looking to cope with chronic illness, depression or anxiety, or to connect better with yourself or someone else. You might want to loosen the impact of trauma on your life, or build confidence. You might be looking for a therapy that goes beyond words and taps into the wisdom of your body and creative soul. I bring 7 years of experience working with people across a range of life experiences, and a dedication to work with you to improve your life.
(03) 8338 4138 View (03) 8338 4138
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Ru Connolly
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
My name is Ru, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I work in Thornbury, as well as online. I seek to create a space which allows the client to explore their own minds, and to be able to better understand how they wish to show up in the world. I believe psychotherapy is a powerful modality, which can assist people to work through distressing events and experiences, but also can be utilised as a tool for self-actualisation and insight. I tailor my approach according to the needs of each client and focus on a collaborative approach.
My name is Ru, and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. I work in Thornbury, as well as online. I seek to create a space which allows the client to explore their own minds, and to be able to better understand how they wish to show up in the world. I believe psychotherapy is a powerful modality, which can assist people to work through distressing events and experiences, but also can be utilised as a tool for self-actualisation and insight. I tailor my approach according to the needs of each client and focus on a collaborative approach.
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Josh Sasai - Wisdom Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Hi, my name is Josh. I specialise in working with clients with trauma (C/PTSD), anxiety, depression and chronic conditions by facilitating Body-Mind Processing practices. I use Buddhist Psychotherapy as my therapeutic framework. Buddhist Psychotherapy is a non-religious, brain science-focused and compassion-oriented framework, which can combine evidence-based counselling methods with body-mind integrative practices for a restored sense of wellbeing. My practice focuses on the body’s innate wisdom to work out solutions to the presented issues, as well as working with emotions as the vehicles to connect body-and-mind.
Hi, my name is Josh. I specialise in working with clients with trauma (C/PTSD), anxiety, depression and chronic conditions by facilitating Body-Mind Processing practices. I use Buddhist Psychotherapy as my therapeutic framework. Buddhist Psychotherapy is a non-religious, brain science-focused and compassion-oriented framework, which can combine evidence-based counselling methods with body-mind integrative practices for a restored sense of wellbeing. My practice focuses on the body’s innate wisdom to work out solutions to the presented issues, as well as working with emotions as the vehicles to connect body-and-mind.
(03) 9010 5025 View (03) 9010 5025
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Ash Ruskin - Authentic You Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Ash is an accredited social worker and therapist, working with adults from diverse backgrounds and identities, practicing on unceded Wurundjeri country. She specialises in supporting people impacted by life challenges, including those experiencing anxiety and depression. Ash offers individual therapy, utilising evidence-based modalities such as Schema Therapy. With a background in individual and group counselling, working with victim/survivors and perpetrators of family violence, suicide crisis support, and disability work, Ash is passionate about empowering individuals to work towards their goals and embrace their authentic selves.
Ash is an accredited social worker and therapist, working with adults from diverse backgrounds and identities, practicing on unceded Wurundjeri country. She specialises in supporting people impacted by life challenges, including those experiencing anxiety and depression. Ash offers individual therapy, utilising evidence-based modalities such as Schema Therapy. With a background in individual and group counselling, working with victim/survivors and perpetrators of family violence, suicide crisis support, and disability work, Ash is passionate about empowering individuals to work towards their goals and embrace their authentic selves.
(03) 8338 1602 View (03) 8338 1602
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Ala Purchla
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Life is often unpredictable and challenging; and you shouldn’t be expected to hold it all on your own. My approach as an Integrative Psychotherapist is rooted in the belief that we are fundamentally relational beings, we need others to help us understand our own experience. I strive to create a safe and judgement free space for clients to be curious about their own minds and bodies in order to better understand their emotions, patterns and conflicts. Our work is not just focused on solving problems; it’s an invitation to a deeper relationship with yourself and the world around you.
Life is often unpredictable and challenging; and you shouldn’t be expected to hold it all on your own. My approach as an Integrative Psychotherapist is rooted in the belief that we are fundamentally relational beings, we need others to help us understand our own experience. I strive to create a safe and judgement free space for clients to be curious about their own minds and bodies in order to better understand their emotions, patterns and conflicts. Our work is not just focused on solving problems; it’s an invitation to a deeper relationship with yourself and the world around you.
(03) 8338 4663 View (03) 8338 4663
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Angela Cook
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Disconnected. Anxious. Overwhelmed. Struggling. Uninspired. Challenged. Hurting. Numb. Any of these experiences resonate? Often when people seek therapy there is an internal voice which is speaking a longing for change. Therapy offers a space to become curious about the how and why we may have found ourselves stuck. It offers time to attune to your internal world and make meaning, move with and through complexity, and orient toward new goals. Working with adults and adolescents I practice with a trauma-informed, evidence-based, collaborative and creative focus. I appreciate the complexities of our deeply human states.
Disconnected. Anxious. Overwhelmed. Struggling. Uninspired. Challenged. Hurting. Numb. Any of these experiences resonate? Often when people seek therapy there is an internal voice which is speaking a longing for change. Therapy offers a space to become curious about the how and why we may have found ourselves stuck. It offers time to attune to your internal world and make meaning, move with and through complexity, and orient toward new goals. Working with adults and adolescents I practice with a trauma-informed, evidence-based, collaborative and creative focus. I appreciate the complexities of our deeply human states.
(03) 8338 4008 View (03) 8338 4008
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Pearl Taylor
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Maybe you've tried psychology and it didn't get to the heart of what you were going through? maybe you couldn't find words for whats going on, or have often struggled with "just words" in the therapeutic process. Sometimes, with PTSD, BPD, or Identity formation, we need a tangible object to sit with and reflect on. The ideal client to the Thou Art Studio is seeking creative expression, a tangible object for reflecting on, or maybe wanting to push paint around before the words come. Come get messy on the outside to articulate the messy on the inside. Pearl can sit with both messes with you.
Maybe you've tried psychology and it didn't get to the heart of what you were going through? maybe you couldn't find words for whats going on, or have often struggled with "just words" in the therapeutic process. Sometimes, with PTSD, BPD, or Identity formation, we need a tangible object to sit with and reflect on. The ideal client to the Thou Art Studio is seeking creative expression, a tangible object for reflecting on, or maybe wanting to push paint around before the words come. Come get messy on the outside to articulate the messy on the inside. Pearl can sit with both messes with you.
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Daniel Fabris
Counsellor
2 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I have experience in working with a wide range of individuals and various relationship dynamics after more than 16 years working across various specialised services. I work from a trauma-informed, person centred approach. I believe in working holistically with people to create meaningful change. I have worked as both a counsellor and peer worker previously and have lived experience in ethical non-monogamy and kink spaces, all relationship dynamics, men's counselling, veterans, Pre and post Bariatric surgery, body and sex positive, grief and loss, complex mental health, childhood sexual abuse, carers and workplace injuries
I have experience in working with a wide range of individuals and various relationship dynamics after more than 16 years working across various specialised services. I work from a trauma-informed, person centred approach. I believe in working holistically with people to create meaningful change. I have worked as both a counsellor and peer worker previously and have lived experience in ethical non-monogamy and kink spaces, all relationship dynamics, men's counselling, veterans, Pre and post Bariatric surgery, body and sex positive, grief and loss, complex mental health, childhood sexual abuse, carers and workplace injuries
(03) 8338 4557 View (03) 8338 4557
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Steve Schwartz
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
People come to therapy for all different reasons. Some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy.
People come to therapy for all different reasons. Some may want to explore and learn a bit more about themselves in a new way, while some people may have more urgent or specific needs they are looking for support with. If life is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment and perhaps you aren't quite sure why, it may be a good time to seek therapy.
(03) 8338 4668 View (03) 8338 4668
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Kat Maguire
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Kat (she/her) is a clinically registered psychotherapist specialising in trauma-informed individual therapy for adults and older teens. Approaching her clients with a focus on understanding rather than labelling or diagnosing, Kat believes in delving into each individual's unique story with a nonjudgmental curiosity. With a distinctive mix of humour and warmth, she establishes a secure environment for clients to explore their inner and outer worlds with vulnerability.
Kat (she/her) is a clinically registered psychotherapist specialising in trauma-informed individual therapy for adults and older teens. Approaching her clients with a focus on understanding rather than labelling or diagnosing, Kat believes in delving into each individual's unique story with a nonjudgmental curiosity. With a distinctive mix of humour and warmth, she establishes a secure environment for clients to explore their inner and outer worlds with vulnerability.
(03) 7003 2952 View (03) 7003 2952
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Be Kind to Your Mind Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Jacquie seeks to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients on their presenting issues. With a background in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment concerns across several client populations (Defence, First Responders, persons affected by natural disasters, sexual assault victim/ survivors) and localities around Australia.
Jacquie seeks to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients on their presenting issues. With a background in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and adjustment concerns across several client populations (Defence, First Responders, persons affected by natural disasters, sexual assault victim/ survivors) and localities around Australia.
(03) 8338 1774 View (03) 8338 1774
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Sophie Chen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Sophie is a registered psychologist who works with adolescents 14 years onwards and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. Her background includes offering bilingual support in English and Chinese (Mandarin) to youths, staff, and families in primary, secondary and tertiary education settings. Sophie is passionate about building trusting and safe therapeutic relationships with clients of diverse backgrounds and age groups.
Sophie is a registered psychologist who works with adolescents 14 years onwards and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. Her background includes offering bilingual support in English and Chinese (Mandarin) to youths, staff, and families in primary, secondary and tertiary education settings. Sophie is passionate about building trusting and safe therapeutic relationships with clients of diverse backgrounds and age groups.
(03) 8338 1928 View (03) 8338 1928
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Emma Campbell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Emma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and accredited EMDR practitioner who has been working in the field since 2009. Emma adopts a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach when working with her clients to help them to feel comfortable and safe when discussing their personal issues. Emma strives to assist her clients to reach their full potential and goals, using a range of therapeutic techniques in her sessions. Emma works with clients aged 18 years and above.
Emma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and accredited EMDR practitioner who has been working in the field since 2009. Emma adopts a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach when working with her clients to help them to feel comfortable and safe when discussing their personal issues. Emma strives to assist her clients to reach their full potential and goals, using a range of therapeutic techniques in her sessions. Emma works with clients aged 18 years and above.
(03) 4206 0117 View (03) 4206 0117
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Jules Piccinin
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I am a gestalt psychotherapist working in Thornbury that offers a safe, compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental space for individuals seeking support, self-exploration, healing, and change.
I am a gestalt psychotherapist working in Thornbury that offers a safe, compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental space for individuals seeking support, self-exploration, healing, and change.
(03) 8372 0545 View (03) 8372 0545
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Eva Popov
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I work with children and adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, major life transitions or may be needing a safe space to address the challenges of life. Using somatic, art and music therapies we will work together to understand existing coping strategies and look at ways to create the positive changes needed to support growth. Together we will engage in creative practices and counselling that focus on strengths, enjoyment and are tailored to your unique needs.
I work with children and adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, major life transitions or may be needing a safe space to address the challenges of life. Using somatic, art and music therapies we will work together to understand existing coping strategies and look at ways to create the positive changes needed to support growth. Together we will engage in creative practices and counselling that focus on strengths, enjoyment and are tailored to your unique needs.
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Ruairi Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the community sector. Having worked in both urban and regional locations in Australia, and in community-based roles in the UK and Canada, I pride myself on being able to connect with people from all walks of life. I've worked with people of all genders, sexualities, cultures and abilities. Whilst working on Vancouver Island, I ran addictions support groups made up of an assortment of individuals. Homeless folks would be facing similar issues to investment banker-types. This led to me becoming more interested in the universality of trauma and PTSD.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the community sector. Having worked in both urban and regional locations in Australia, and in community-based roles in the UK and Canada, I pride myself on being able to connect with people from all walks of life. I've worked with people of all genders, sexualities, cultures and abilities. Whilst working on Vancouver Island, I ran addictions support groups made up of an assortment of individuals. Homeless folks would be facing similar issues to investment banker-types. This led to me becoming more interested in the universality of trauma and PTSD.
(03) 8338 4331 View (03) 8338 4331
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Alexa Powell Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071  (Online Only)
I approach my work with people in a trauma informed, supportive, empathic and non judgmental way. Building a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to enable you to have a sanctuary for self discovery and connection as we work through life's complexities together. I work with adults of all ages and have extensive experience in grief, loss and trauma, including infertility and perinatal and suicide bereavement. My practice approach is grounded in social work theory and evidence based psychological strategies. I work collaboratively with you to build sustainable skills and approaches to support your mental health into the future.
I approach my work with people in a trauma informed, supportive, empathic and non judgmental way. Building a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to enable you to have a sanctuary for self discovery and connection as we work through life's complexities together. I work with adults of all ages and have extensive experience in grief, loss and trauma, including infertility and perinatal and suicide bereavement. My practice approach is grounded in social work theory and evidence based psychological strategies. I work collaboratively with you to build sustainable skills and approaches to support your mental health into the future.
(03) 8338 1670 View (03) 8338 1670
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Chelsea Herbert
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, I believe that great power lies in gently unveiling the core origin of the challenges we are experiencing. How energised, connected, calm and resilient we are is so deeply linked with how we feel in both our mind and our bodies. With a collaborative approach, I support you to gently and curiously explore your past and current challenges & experiences, while also unravelling old trauma's that may be impacting your life and relationships. My endeavour is for this work to help you cultivate strong inner foundations and resources; empowering you to expand your innate capacity for growth and transformation.
As a Somatic Psychotherapist, I believe that great power lies in gently unveiling the core origin of the challenges we are experiencing. How energised, connected, calm and resilient we are is so deeply linked with how we feel in both our mind and our bodies. With a collaborative approach, I support you to gently and curiously explore your past and current challenges & experiences, while also unravelling old trauma's that may be impacting your life and relationships. My endeavour is for this work to help you cultivate strong inner foundations and resources; empowering you to expand your innate capacity for growth and transformation.
(03) 8338 1855 View (03) 8338 1855
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Ingrid Jolley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Ingrid works with individuals experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship issues and adjustment to life changes. She is particularly interested in supporting activists and people experiencing eco-distress. She works collaboratively with people on a short term or long term bases. Ingrid assists people to recognise and build on their strengths, process emotions and identify and relate to thoughts and patterns in helpful and compassionate ways. This therapeutic process offers the opportunity to heal, grow and transform in ways that people value and that promote overall wellbeing.
Ingrid works with individuals experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship issues and adjustment to life changes. She is particularly interested in supporting activists and people experiencing eco-distress. She works collaboratively with people on a short term or long term bases. Ingrid assists people to recognise and build on their strengths, process emotions and identify and relate to thoughts and patterns in helpful and compassionate ways. This therapeutic process offers the opportunity to heal, grow and transform in ways that people value and that promote overall wellbeing.
(03) 7037 8335 View (03) 7037 8335
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Ana Galbán
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
I intend to bring a warm and compassionate approach with my clients, aiming to cultivate a collaborative and safe space for the expression of each individual’s unique needs. My particular interests range between adjustment to challenging life circumstances, low self-esteem, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, anxiety-related issues (i.e. stress, social anxiety, and generalised anxiety disorder), autism, trauma, depression, and mood disorders. I migrated from Spain in 2017 therefore can offer counselling sessions in English, Spanish and Catalan.
I intend to bring a warm and compassionate approach with my clients, aiming to cultivate a collaborative and safe space for the expression of each individual’s unique needs. My particular interests range between adjustment to challenging life circumstances, low self-esteem, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, anxiety-related issues (i.e. stress, social anxiety, and generalised anxiety disorder), autism, trauma, depression, and mood disorders. I migrated from Spain in 2017 therefore can offer counselling sessions in English, Spanish and Catalan.
(03) 8330 3112 View (03) 8330 3112

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thornbury, VIC

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Thornbury, VIC who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
90% Stress
85% Self Esteem
84% Trauma and PTSD
79% Relationship Issues
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Medicare Rebates
39% Bupa
39% NDIS

How Counsellors in Thornbury, VIC see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thornbury?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.