Counselling in Whittlesea, VIC

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Euphy Opara
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
We are very passionate at what we do. With over fifteen years experience working in the Health Sector and directly supporting clients, We understand that life can be difficult sometimes, and at such times, a good shoulder to Cry and lean on is priority. You can count on us to work side by side with you while you regain Hope and rebuild your future. "Recovery is Real"
We are very passionate at what we do. With over fifteen years experience working in the Health Sector and directly supporting clients, We understand that life can be difficult sometimes, and at such times, a good shoulder to Cry and lean on is priority. You can count on us to work side by side with you while you regain Hope and rebuild your future. "Recovery is Real"
(03) 8400 0369 View (03) 8400 0369
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Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
(03) 8400 0605 View (03) 8400 0605
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Amanda Barber
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Feeling better is great, but I love to empower people with skills, strategies, and mechanisms to DO better. Strategic Psychotherapy is about effecting measurable change and progress. Talking about things and debriefing is great and comforting, however progress is what really counts.
Feeling better is great, but I love to empower people with skills, strategies, and mechanisms to DO better. Strategic Psychotherapy is about effecting measurable change and progress. Talking about things and debriefing is great and comforting, however progress is what really counts.
(03) 8104 9751 View (03) 8104 9751
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Vanessa Tranter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Seeing people conquer anxiety truly warms my heart. If I could choose a superpower, it'd be to shake up their thinking in this very realm. Creating a haven where someone can kickstart their healing journey is what fuels my passion. More than anything, I strive to be the kind of counsellor I yearned for during my own healing expedition. Diving deep into the intricacies of the brain and neuroplasticity for years has given me a keen understanding of our wiring. This means, regardless of the challenge you're facing, I genuinely believe that you can walk away with a fresh perspective and newfound hope.
Seeing people conquer anxiety truly warms my heart. If I could choose a superpower, it'd be to shake up their thinking in this very realm. Creating a haven where someone can kickstart their healing journey is what fuels my passion. More than anything, I strive to be the kind of counsellor I yearned for during my own healing expedition. Diving deep into the intricacies of the brain and neuroplasticity for years has given me a keen understanding of our wiring. This means, regardless of the challenge you're facing, I genuinely believe that you can walk away with a fresh perspective and newfound hope.
(08) 9126 9219 View (08) 9126 9219
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Aston Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Not accepting new clients
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
Lavinia McSwain is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in hospitals, community mental health, university and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general. She provides individual treatment on site and online, as well as relationship counselling and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP) counselling. She is also a registered supervisor providing training for provisional psychologists.
(03) 7303 3862 View (03) 7303 3862
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Kristine Lutter
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem/self worth, guilt, shame, family of origin issues, bullying and people struggling with infertility. My approach is holistic looking at the physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects. I attempt to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable before they are able to share what has happened to them. With my experience in this industry, I have trained and supervise counsellors. This has helped me to deepen my understanding of what clients need.
I specialise in anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem/self worth, guilt, shame, family of origin issues, bullying and people struggling with infertility. My approach is holistic looking at the physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects. I attempt to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable before they are able to share what has happened to them. With my experience in this industry, I have trained and supervise counsellors. This has helped me to deepen my understanding of what clients need.
(03) 8104 9918 View (03) 8104 9918
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RK Counselling & Psychology
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
(03) 8737 9417 View (03) 8737 9417
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Paula Garrido
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757  (Online Only)
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
Welcome! Clinical Psychologist Paula Garrido is registered with the NDIS and provides evidence-based treatment via Telehealth/video call therapy to NDIS Participants. She Certified Autism, PTSD and ADHD expert and provides neurodiverse affirming therapy. She is a warm, understanding, non-judgmental psychologist that is experienced in assisting patients rebuild their self-confidence and successfully work towards their goals. She has experience working in public hospitals, private psychology clinics with people with mild to severe mental illness and with the NDIA and NDIS including writing NDIS patient reports.
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Sayaka Sayeed
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
I have a strong interest in cultivating culturally responsive and accessible practices in my work and in the wider mental health industry. I focus on cultivating strong therapeutic relationships with clients from different age groups, cultural and neurodivergent backgrounds through using collaborative intersectional frameworks and maintaining authenticity, empathy, and curiosity in the counselling space with a focus on CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy and more, using multiple modalities as and when needed by my clients. If this holistic approach aligns with you, please reach out and we can address any hesitations or questions you may have.
(03) 7003 2356 View (03) 7003 2356
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Andelain Therapy Intensives: Judy Howard-Bath
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Judy is a warm relational trauma psychotherapist specialising in the highly effective Attachment Informed EMDR. Shifting to meet the needs of her clients, Judy offers Intensive EMDR Therapy options allowing for an accelerated much deeper 'dive' for people who decide they want transformational change but find weekly therapies too disruptive to their busy lives. Intensives are located within the beautiful Strath Creek Valley. Judy's clients are people who are often 'time poor' but who carry within themselves emotional and psychological wounding and trauma having lived and experienced difficult and challenging childhood environments.
Judy is a warm relational trauma psychotherapist specialising in the highly effective Attachment Informed EMDR. Shifting to meet the needs of her clients, Judy offers Intensive EMDR Therapy options allowing for an accelerated much deeper 'dive' for people who decide they want transformational change but find weekly therapies too disruptive to their busy lives. Intensives are located within the beautiful Strath Creek Valley. Judy's clients are people who are often 'time poor' but who carry within themselves emotional and psychological wounding and trauma having lived and experienced difficult and challenging childhood environments.
(03) 4713 9314 View (03) 4713 9314
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Erin Jones Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
I have a passion working with people to improve their wellbeing and achieve the goals that they set for themselves. I am experienced working with individuals with complex chronic and acute illness and understand the complexities of illness and the impacts this has on a persons mental and emotion state. I also have a large and invested interest in supporting women as they navigate the journey into motherhood (matrescence) and the emotional challenges this can bring along with the change in identity and self. As a mother of 2 young children I understand first hand the day to day challenges being a mother can be.
I have a passion working with people to improve their wellbeing and achieve the goals that they set for themselves. I am experienced working with individuals with complex chronic and acute illness and understand the complexities of illness and the impacts this has on a persons mental and emotion state. I also have a large and invested interest in supporting women as they navigate the journey into motherhood (matrescence) and the emotional challenges this can bring along with the change in identity and self. As a mother of 2 young children I understand first hand the day to day challenges being a mother can be.
(03) 8104 9750 View (03) 8104 9750
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Sonia Khodabakhsh
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
Welcome! I believe that with appropriate support, we have the inherent potential to move beyond suffering, toward a life of meaning and purpose. My goal is to support every individual to enhance their well- being and life satisfaction and reach their goals. I am an integrative therapist. I draw on a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure a client-specific approach to therapy.
(03) 6160 5409 View (03) 6160 5409
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Jamie Camamile
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
NO WAIT list - With over 10 years experience I work with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, sleep assistance and work place injuries. I also have a strong interest and experience working with trauma, including veterans and both survivors and perpetrators of family violence. I am a strong believer in positive psychology and the concept of accessing psychological support to accomplish self-growth.
(03) 4713 9244 View (03) 4713 9244
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Alana Stewart
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whittlesea, VIC 3757
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
As an Art Therapist and Counsellor, I am committed to providing a person-centered, empathetic, and inclusive therapeutic environment. I work from the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio with therapy dog, Evie, who loves greeting new clients and comforting them during sessions. Experienced in helping clients navigate through the challenges of depression, anxiety, PTSD, disability, autism, and complex trauma. I bring a unique perspective informed by my own experiences with neurodivergence.
(03) 8400 0787 View (03) 8400 0787

More Therapists Nearby

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Valerene Chin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Morang, VIC 3752
I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including AOD rehab, refuges, women’s organisations (focused on family violence), NDIS realm, and private practice. I work with a broad range of presentations across the lifespan, including personality disorders, complex trauma, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, addictions, autism spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia. I mainly practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, so the way clients relate to themselves, others and the world is often central in the therapy room. Having said this, I also tailor my approach to suit an individual's needs.
I have worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including AOD rehab, refuges, women’s organisations (focused on family violence), NDIS realm, and private practice. I work with a broad range of presentations across the lifespan, including personality disorders, complex trauma, bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, addictions, autism spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia. I mainly practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, so the way clients relate to themselves, others and the world is often central in the therapy room. Having said this, I also tailor my approach to suit an individual's needs.
(03) 8400 0503 View (03) 8400 0503
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Ajani Wadood
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wollert, VIC 3750
Ajani Wadood has extensive experience providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan, individuals starting from 3 years and over, and couples. Ajani is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, and a behaviour therapist. Ajani has worked in a range of roles including a registered teacher, NDIS Key worker, Early intervention specialist and Autism Specialist. in addition Ajani have worked with children, adolescents and teenagers and there families.
Ajani Wadood has extensive experience providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan, individuals starting from 3 years and over, and couples. Ajani is a qualified psychotherapist, coach, clinical counsellor, relationship therapist, educator, speech therapist, and a behaviour therapist. Ajani has worked in a range of roles including a registered teacher, NDIS Key worker, Early intervention specialist and Autism Specialist. in addition Ajani have worked with children, adolescents and teenagers and there families.
(03) 7302 2874 View (03) 7302 2874
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Hanna Janssen-Kallenberg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Morang, VIC 3752
In order to support you navigating your life's challenges, I use a holistic approach, aiming to understand your personal struggles within the complexity of your life. I believe understanding the root cause of your emotional distress and unhealthy coping mechanisms is important to create lasting change. My work focuses on a trauma informed approach and I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, chronic stress and burnout and issues with self-esteem. I also offer sessions in German.
In order to support you navigating your life's challenges, I use a holistic approach, aiming to understand your personal struggles within the complexity of your life. I believe understanding the root cause of your emotional distress and unhealthy coping mechanisms is important to create lasting change. My work focuses on a trauma informed approach and I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, chronic stress and burnout and issues with self-esteem. I also offer sessions in German.
(03) 8400 0924 View (03) 8400 0924
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Wonderful Mind Therapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Doreen, VIC 3754
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
Nikoo Chamani, Founder and Clinical Art Therapist. She is specialized in autism (assessment and support) and trauma. She is passionate about what she does and tailors interventions to best support her clients and their needs. in her words: "I have lived both in ease and chaos; and have learnt to explore my thoughts in different environments. In music, ceramic, in painting or in writing, I explore my own layers of self and reform my outer with every self-encounter. I believe we human are simple in our best, but to communicate we are far more complex.
(03) 8104 9051 View (03) 8104 9051
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Lea O'Meara
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Mernda, VIC 3754
I'm passionate about working with all people including Neurodivergent individuals. I absolutely love working with kids and young people to help them change forward, learn and develop emotional regulation techniques and to build bigger capacities, to manage and overcome the challenges they face in their lives. My approach is solution orientated, strategic and fun and engaging. I help clients understand who they are, what patterns they run that are getting them stuck and help guide them on a more effective path, based on them and the unique individual they are.
I'm passionate about working with all people including Neurodivergent individuals. I absolutely love working with kids and young people to help them change forward, learn and develop emotional regulation techniques and to build bigger capacities, to manage and overcome the challenges they face in their lives. My approach is solution orientated, strategic and fun and engaging. I help clients understand who they are, what patterns they run that are getting them stuck and help guide them on a more effective path, based on them and the unique individual they are.
(03) 8104 9405 View (03) 8104 9405
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Wholehearted Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
South Morang, VIC 3752
We can focus on a specific problem area you bring to therapy, and delve to a deeper level of understanding of the issue/s so as to resolve it, or we can work in a more fluid, open-ended manner, with self-discovery in mind. While I am not resistant to diagnosis and working within a pathological lens, I like to see people outside of narrow diagnostic labels. In the first instance, my first approach is to understand a client’s suffering by learning about them as unique individuals with complex histories and adaptive coping strategies. As I engage wholeheartedly with clients, my ask is that clients attempt to engage wholeheartedly too.
We can focus on a specific problem area you bring to therapy, and delve to a deeper level of understanding of the issue/s so as to resolve it, or we can work in a more fluid, open-ended manner, with self-discovery in mind. While I am not resistant to diagnosis and working within a pathological lens, I like to see people outside of narrow diagnostic labels. In the first instance, my first approach is to understand a client’s suffering by learning about them as unique individuals with complex histories and adaptive coping strategies. As I engage wholeheartedly with clients, my ask is that clients attempt to engage wholeheartedly too.
(03) 8338 1979 View (03) 8338 1979

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Whittlesea, VIC

10+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in Whittlesea, VIC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Bupa
50% Medibank Private
33% Other

How Counsellors in Whittlesea, VIC see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Whittlesea?

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.