Counselling in Upwey, VIC

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Kate Horne
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
I believe that each time we encounter a challenge or difficulty in life it offers us an opportunity to learn more and inhabit our selves and life more deeply. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and groups in exploring, accessing and tending to the internal and external resources needed to take up such opportunities and to flourish. I will wholeheartedly and collaboratively support you in finding your way through life challenges and towards your goals with warmth and compassion.
(03) 8203 5150 View (03) 8203 5150
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Mindheart Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
My name is Lorraine Marsh, and if you have found your way here, then maybe you are looking for a different way to live your life. Have you lost a sense of your authentic self? What dreams have you let go of? Maybe you have never been encouraged to want something just for yourself? What are your intrinsic values? Would you like to understand thought and relationship patterns that no longer serve you? How can you rediscover what you love and to learn new skills to thrive? When was the last time you thought about what you wanted and took action to get it?
(03) 5909 9829 View (03) 5909 9829
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Melanie Anderson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upwey, VIC 3158
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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Byron de Ridder
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I love working with adults and teens with a variety of concerns, ranging from symptom relief to serious mental illness. I pride myself on building strong connections with my clients, and ensuring their comfort throughout the process. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and enjoy being flexible for my clients when needed. My aim is to help you get tangible results from therapy. I hope that we can work collaboratively together, and I'll do my best to create an accepting, non-judgemental space for you to safely explore your concerns.
(03) 5907 5753 View (03) 5907 5753
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Knox Mindfulness
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
Limited waiting times! We are pleased to now offer Clinical Hypnotherapy! Knox Mindfulness is a holistic wellness practice based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. With a strong focus on looking at the individual, their issues, their needs, and goals as a whole; aiming at bringing greater awareness and change to the individual's life through deeper understanding and personal growth.
(03) 5909 9802 View (03) 5909 9802
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Jeanine L Busch
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upwey, VIC 3158
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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Simone Hall
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
As a counsellor my role is to create a safe space for you to explore the issues that you are dealing with in your life, to find understanding, peace and resolution. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, depression or trauma from the challenges of everyday life, loss, bereavement, the end of relationships, or abuse, I am comfortable sitting with you and quietly exploring the emotions and thoughts which arise. I intentionally keep my fees affordable, so that cost isn't a barrier for people to access help.
(03) 5907 3917 View (03) 5907 3917
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Amanda Wiggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
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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Charlotte White
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I started Being Human Psychology to provide a space for people to discover and embrace all of their humanness – the beautifully imperfect, messy, inspiring, depressed and anxious, vulnerable parts that make us human. I have a passion for working with adults, with a special interest in supporting those experiencing PTSD/CPTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Charlotte and I started Being Human Psychology to provide a space for people to discover and embrace all of their humanness – the beautifully imperfect, messy, inspiring, depressed and anxious, vulnerable parts that make us human. I have a passion for working with adults, with a special interest in supporting those experiencing PTSD/CPTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions.
(03) 8203 5335 View (03) 8203 5335
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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Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Upwey, VIC 3158
Waitlist for new clients
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
I like to focus my clinical work on helping my clients work out what’s preventing them from getting on with what they want to achieve in life, and supporting them as they overcome those obstacles. Whether they're dealing with a clinical diagnosis like depression or anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns or severe situational stresses. I strongly believe that whatever a client wants to work on, a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in working towards positive change in any area of life and that's what I aim to provide.
(03) 9068 5907 View (03) 9068 5907

More Therapists Nearby

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Eliza Phillips
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kallista, VIC 3791
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
Eliza is a child and adolescent counsellor with additional qualifications in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. She is also a qualified and registered teacher. Eliza utilises different creative modalities to assist children and their families experiencing anxiety, school refusal, trauma, grief, depression, behavioural challenges etc. Eliza has experience working with clients with ASD, ADHD, PDA, learning delays/disabilities, OCD and sensory issues. Also available for adult Art Therapy.
(03) 5907 1013 View (03) 5907 1013
Bernadette Bannister
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Hi, my name is Bernadette. I am an NDIS registered counsellor, with significant experience in the disability sector. As someone with a lived experience of disability, I bring a deep understanding to my work with clients. It is my top priority to create a space where clients feel safe, supported and deeply heard. My approach is person-centred, as I believe clients are the expert of their own life. Using evidence-based strategies, I help clients to discover their strengths, find their passions and remove barriers that are keeping them from living a fulfilling life.
Hi, my name is Bernadette. I am an NDIS registered counsellor, with significant experience in the disability sector. As someone with a lived experience of disability, I bring a deep understanding to my work with clients. It is my top priority to create a space where clients feel safe, supported and deeply heard. My approach is person-centred, as I believe clients are the expert of their own life. Using evidence-based strategies, I help clients to discover their strengths, find their passions and remove barriers that are keeping them from living a fulfilling life.
(03) 8203 5071 View (03) 8203 5071
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Flinders University, where I conducted research in cognitive psychology. My doctoral work has provided me with insights into the way people think, and the way people understand their own thinking, which I am now applying in my clinical practice. In particular, my goal is to equip my clients with the tools to better understand their thoughts and behaviour so that they can more effectively manage life’s challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406
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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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Ros Wilson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
I am Professional Counsellor and Narcissistic Trauma Informed Coach. I have been Counselling in private practice in the Knoxfield Vic area for over 20 years. I am a Counselling Supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I specialise in guiding those that have been on the receiving end of Narcissistic abuse (because it is abuse), to help them create steps to live their authentic life. The Trauma from Narcissistic abuse lives in our body - from when we were first abused or traumatised.
I am Professional Counsellor and Narcissistic Trauma Informed Coach. I have been Counselling in private practice in the Knoxfield Vic area for over 20 years. I am a Counselling Supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I specialise in guiding those that have been on the receiving end of Narcissistic abuse (because it is abuse), to help them create steps to live their authentic life. The Trauma from Narcissistic abuse lives in our body - from when we were first abused or traumatised.
(03) 6146 3205 View (03) 6146 3205
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Forward Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156
Esther is a well respected counsellor and is currently supporting clients in different stages of their lives. Esther is well-known in providing counselling in areas such as Mental health issues, Relationship (Couple, individual or family), Pregnancy, Grief and loss, Substance abuse and addiction counselling. She is passionate about people creating a healthy relationship, people’s well-being & supporting them to feel empowered within themselves. Esther has over 15 years of experience in Schools, Government, and Community settings including private practice. Esther has strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
Esther is a well respected counsellor and is currently supporting clients in different stages of their lives. Esther is well-known in providing counselling in areas such as Mental health issues, Relationship (Couple, individual or family), Pregnancy, Grief and loss, Substance abuse and addiction counselling. She is passionate about people creating a healthy relationship, people’s well-being & supporting them to feel empowered within themselves. Esther has over 15 years of experience in Schools, Government, and Community settings including private practice. Esther has strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
(03) 7500 5602 View (03) 7500 5602
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Belgrave, VIC 3160
Not accepting new clients
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
Chenai is a therapist living and working on Wurundjeri Land. She is Founder and Co-Director of Rainbow Muse Clinic which offers art therapy, psychology, play therapy, animal-assisted therapy and yoga. She is also the Founder of Tandara Pa Rainbow, a community-focused space for creativity, connection, culture and collective care. Chenai has a strong passion for working with minoritised people with an intersectional framework. In her therapeutic work she centres the needs of First Nations people, Black people, and People of Colour, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and disabled communities. She is also doing her PhD in Community Psychology
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Fiona Dundas
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156  (Online Only)
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
Hi, I specialise in relationship issues, stress and anxiety. There is nothing more upsetting than when we are not feeling emotionally connected to our partner. Some people report a gradual drifting apart while others can pinpoint an event that has damaged the relationship and some are caught in a cycle of conflict, Part of being human is our need to feel safe and understood by our partner, to know they are there for us when we need them. Whatever your challenge I will support you to re-connect, repair and deepen your relationship and or deal with stress or anxiety that impacts your contentment.
(03) 8595 5287 View (03) 8595 5287
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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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Upwey, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Upwey, VIC who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
73% Depression
64% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
64% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Other
71% Medicare Rebates
57% Bupa

How Counsellors in Upwey, VIC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Upwey?

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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.