Counselling in Wantirna South, VIC

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Athena Phythian
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
I am a psychologist working at my clinic located in Melbourne, Australia. I also work with clients across Australia via telehealth. I can offer you a safe and welcoming environment in which to talk about your thoughts and feelings. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, relationship issues, PTSD/trauma, OCD, self-harm and suicidal behaviours. I also work with clients with Autism and ADHD.
I am a psychologist working at my clinic located in Melbourne, Australia. I also work with clients across Australia via telehealth. I can offer you a safe and welcoming environment in which to talk about your thoughts and feelings. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety/panic, loneliness, low self-esteem, relationship issues, PTSD/trauma, OCD, self-harm and suicidal behaviours. I also work with clients with Autism and ADHD.
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Susan E Hanger
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
The goal of my is to provide an early intervention and preventative approach to maintaining health and wellbeing for individuals, couples and families. The client will find my Counselling sessions to be in a non-judgmental or confidential setting, a genuine caring safe environment. This enable the clients to openly talk and identify the concerns that are being un-productive at this point in their lives. This results in helping the clients in moving towards increasing personal insight and improving self-confidence. My aim in Counselling is to help my clients find new life skills.
The goal of my is to provide an early intervention and preventative approach to maintaining health and wellbeing for individuals, couples and families. The client will find my Counselling sessions to be in a non-judgmental or confidential setting, a genuine caring safe environment. This enable the clients to openly talk and identify the concerns that are being un-productive at this point in their lives. This results in helping the clients in moving towards increasing personal insight and improving self-confidence. My aim in Counselling is to help my clients find new life skills.
(03) 8203 5088 View (03) 8203 5088
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Cristian John Acciarito
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a variety of presentations, and has worked with adults and adolescents on issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, resilience, assertiveness, coping, sleep issues, drug and alcohol issues, and addictive behaviours. Please feel free to reach out for a brief conversation to see if I'm the right fit for you.
I have experience working with a variety of presentations, and has worked with adults and adolescents on issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, resilience, assertiveness, coping, sleep issues, drug and alcohol issues, and addictive behaviours. Please feel free to reach out for a brief conversation to see if I'm the right fit for you.
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Dan Solomon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
Hi, I'm Dan. I am a psychologist and director at In Balance Psychology Clinic in Melbourne’s South-East. I am very passionate about my work; my top priority is for each and every client to experience an environment of warmth and respect throughout their therapeutic journey. I work with every individual in a way that tailors treatment to specific client needs. The decision to seek help is a very important one, therefore you will be met exactly where you are, listened to, and provided with targeted strategies for making real change.
(03) 7500 5527 View (03) 7500 5527
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Luke McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
Luke is a Registered Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Luke is the Director of the professional psychology practice Leading Psychology. Luke is passionate about helping to meet the mental health needs of the community and helping people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and seeking to overcome them. Luke provides an empathetic, non-judgmental and accepting approach when working with clients. Luke tailors his approach to the client's individual.
(03) 9864 1809 View (03) 9864 1809
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Geordy Sebastian
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Clinical Psychologist currently working in both private practice and Victorian public mental health. I provide individual sessions with people who experience psychological distress to bring about positive change in how they feel and function, in a highly individualized and professional way. My areas of interests include anxieties and phobias, panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, adjustment to life changes, anger management, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approach is anchoring on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) incorporates other evidence-based approaches such as ACT, DBT adn Mindfulness.
Clinical Psychologist currently working in both private practice and Victorian public mental health. I provide individual sessions with people who experience psychological distress to bring about positive change in how they feel and function, in a highly individualized and professional way. My areas of interests include anxieties and phobias, panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, adjustment to life changes, anger management, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approach is anchoring on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) incorporates other evidence-based approaches such as ACT, DBT adn Mindfulness.
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Magdalen Ser
EMDRAA Accredited Practitioner, MSc
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma affects mental and emotional processes, disrupts brain physiology and impairs attachment experiences. Looking beyond traditional talk therapy for post trauma growth and resiliency ? I am an UK and USA trained, Medicare -registered, trauma and attachment therapist with 30 years of clinical experience offering mind-body integrative psychotherapy incorporating modalities such as EMDR, Neurofeedback (Neurotherapy) Internal Family Systems, Ego State Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychotherapy.
Trauma affects mental and emotional processes, disrupts brain physiology and impairs attachment experiences. Looking beyond traditional talk therapy for post trauma growth and resiliency ? I am an UK and USA trained, Medicare -registered, trauma and attachment therapist with 30 years of clinical experience offering mind-body integrative psychotherapy incorporating modalities such as EMDR, Neurofeedback (Neurotherapy) Internal Family Systems, Ego State Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychotherapy.
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Ros Wilson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
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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One On One Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
We are all unique and as such a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy is inappropriate. The use of diagnosis and labels can be helpful to inform the most useful interventions, however my years of working with people have shown that every person needs to be seen as an individual with their own combination of life experiences, circumstances, capacity and goals. Therapy is successful when the following conditions are met : trust and honesty are vital; an initial goal-focussed plan is needed, however this should be dynamic and client led with the understanding that review and change are required to achieve the results you deserve.
We are all unique and as such a ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy is inappropriate. The use of diagnosis and labels can be helpful to inform the most useful interventions, however my years of working with people have shown that every person needs to be seen as an individual with their own combination of life experiences, circumstances, capacity and goals. Therapy is successful when the following conditions are met : trust and honesty are vital; an initial goal-focussed plan is needed, however this should be dynamic and client led with the understanding that review and change are required to achieve the results you deserve.
(03) 7500 5760 View (03) 7500 5760
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Olivia Burton
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. 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 and help them navigate challenges.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Federation University. 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 and help them navigate challenges.
(03) 8595 5406 View (03) 8595 5406
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Nurtured Mums Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Is motherhood different to what you expected? Are you seeking support to help you navigate the early days, months and years of motherhood?
Is motherhood different to what you expected? Are you seeking support to help you navigate the early days, months and years of motherhood?
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Melissa Hardy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
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.
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Danielle Graber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
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
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Yuying Zhao (Chinese - English)
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
I am a Chinese-speaking psychotherapist, most private insurance accepted. I work with teenagers, adults, couples, and families to overcome issues related to psychological concerns, emotional disorders, personal development, relationship conflicts, and parenting skills. 澳洲注册心理咨询师、婚姻伴侣咨询师, 以及催眠治疗师。服务青少年及成人的各种情绪障碍,心理不适,创伤疗愈和情感关系问题,接受线上和线下咨询。
I am a Chinese-speaking psychotherapist, most private insurance accepted. I work with teenagers, adults, couples, and families to overcome issues related to psychological concerns, emotional disorders, personal development, relationship conflicts, and parenting skills. 澳洲注册心理咨询师、婚姻伴侣咨询师, 以及催眠治疗师。服务青少年及成人的各种情绪障碍,心理不适,创伤疗愈和情感关系问题,接受线上和线下咨询。
(03) 7500 5843 View (03) 7500 5843
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Peak Psychology Australia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
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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Uyen (Winnie) Ai Pham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Winnie sees clients with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family violence, sexual assaults, pain management, grief, trauma, PTSD, and is experienced working with refugees. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Vietnamese and works with children, youth, and adults. She has more than 12 years experience and practice, and began her psychology career as a counsellor with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services. Winnie has knowledge and skills working with a wide range of age groups including, children, youth, adults, and the elderly.
Winnie sees clients with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family violence, sexual assaults, pain management, grief, trauma, PTSD, and is experienced working with refugees. She is able to provide counselling services in English as well as Vietnamese and works with children, youth, and adults. She has more than 12 years experience and practice, and began her psychology career as a counsellor with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services. Winnie has knowledge and skills working with a wide range of age groups including, children, youth, adults, and the elderly.
(03) 9560 8880 View (03) 9560 8880
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Melbourne Sandplay & Expressive Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
Melbourne Sandplay and Expressive Therapies provides a safe space for you to explore your inner psyche and find peace and healing through deep therapeutic engagement. Sandplay is the ideal mode to heal from trauma and find your own inner resources. Guided drawing also helps you engage your body “knowing” to guide you towards healing. I would be honoured to share your healing journey with you.
(03) 9864 1852 View (03) 9864 1852
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Judy Tomlinson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the field. My practice is dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health journeys. My areas of expertise encompass a range of concerns, including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace issues, relationship issues, pain, and chronic health conditions. I believe in the power of tailored interventions, and I work closely with clients to design treatment plans that align with their unique needs.
(03) 8203 5133 View (03) 8203 5133
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Chenai Mupotsa-Russell
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
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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Metocha Play Therapy
MA
Wantirna South, VIC 3152
Metocha Play Therapy is led by May Yeung, Associate Lecturer in Play Therapy and Clinical Supervisor, who has 9 years of experience providing one-to-one play therapy interventions for children, adolescents and adults with a range of emotional and behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder, language disorders, autism, learning disabilities, family dysfunction, loss of a family member, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harm or suicidal behavior, with an 18- 60 play therapy interventions with a 90% success rate. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Metocha Play Therapy is led by May Yeung, Associate Lecturer in Play Therapy and Clinical Supervisor, who has 9 years of experience providing one-to-one play therapy interventions for children, adolescents and adults with a range of emotional and behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder, language disorders, autism, learning disabilities, family dysfunction, loss of a family member, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harm or suicidal behavior, with an 18- 60 play therapy interventions with a 90% success rate. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
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Number of Counsellors in Wantirna South, VIC

20+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in Wantirna South, VIC who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
77% Depression
77% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
60% Bupa
47% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Wantirna South, VIC see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wantirna South?

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.