Counselling in Yea, VIC

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Nate Proctor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717
Support for all, with a particular focus and passion for supporting men and teenagers. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for people to feel comfortable to share and work on their challenges. I am an easy going, emotionally intelligent, highly empathetic practitioner, with a good sense of humour. I am very passionate about assisting people to increase their resilience, positive wellbeing, and happiness, to create sustainable change. I have particular skills and experience that help me create comfortable, enjoyable, supportive connections for men who have concerns about receiving professional mental health support.
Support for all, with a particular focus and passion for supporting men and teenagers. I create a safe, non-judgmental space for people to feel comfortable to share and work on their challenges. I am an easy going, emotionally intelligent, highly empathetic practitioner, with a good sense of humour. I am very passionate about assisting people to increase their resilience, positive wellbeing, and happiness, to create sustainable change. I have particular skills and experience that help me create comfortable, enjoyable, supportive connections for men who have concerns about receiving professional mental health support.
(03) 4714 0146 View (03) 4714 0146
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Indy Support Service
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717
Indy Support Services offers a variety of counseling services: General Counselling, Life transitions and adjustment, Caregiver Issues, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD Personal Growth and Motivation Stress Management Work and life stress
Indy Support Services offers a variety of counseling services: General Counselling, Life transitions and adjustment, Caregiver Issues, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD Personal Growth and Motivation Stress Management Work and life stress
(03) 4713 7188 View (03) 4713 7188
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Jodie Fincham - Safe Place Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety, depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
(03) 4708 5474 View (03) 4708 5474
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Collected Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717  (Online Only)
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
As a service, the cornerstone of the Collected Minds approach is the delivery of accessible, progressive, high quality psychological therapy. This work is underpinned by genuine collaboration with a range of other health professionals, such as our Consultant GP, to deliver what we see as whole body mental health - a head-to-toe approach involving lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, and broader health improvement. We offer this comprehensive approach to support meaningful and sustainable change - all delivered to you online, where ever you may be.
(08) 6726 7836 View (08) 6726 7836
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Danielle Giffin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yea, VIC 3717
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
I am a Psychologist who focuses on developing a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to support the path to mental and emotional well-being. I have a passion for removing barriers to accessing psychological therapy, and for cultivating work/life balance. I understand that life can be busy when juggling work, family, parenting, relationships (& more) hence a focus on providing online video sessions that can be accessed from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
(07) 5241 4025 View (07) 5241 4025
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Andelain Therapy: EMDR Virtual and In Person
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Yea, VIC 3717
Andelain Therapy offers supportive accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced childhood trauma & still feel its impact in their daily lives. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive program focuses on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
Andelain Therapy offers supportive accelerated trauma therapy for those who have experienced childhood trauma & still feel its impact in their daily lives. Grounded in the latest research our personalised Attachment Informed Intensive program focuses on nurturing and transformation, offering relief and healing in just a few days instead of several months of therapy. Sessions are either online or held at our Andelain Horse Sanctuary set in a beautiful valley 1 hr north of Melbourne. Contact us for a free Discovery call and discover the deep repair and healing of EMDR therapy amidst nature and the nearby gentle presence of horses.
(03) 4713 9314 View (03) 4713 9314

Online Therapists

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Auður Zoëga
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Hello there! I'm Auður, and I'm deeply committed to guiding individuals towards achieving lasting change and growth. My approach is rooted in an understanding of the significance of human relationships in shaping our well-being; I believe that many common issues we face are often linked to our past and present relationships. If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, numbness, dissatisfaction, a lack of motivation, or a sense of helplessness, therapy offers a path to uncover the root causes behind these feelings and empowers you to take meaningful steps towards a more fulfilling life.
Hello there! I'm Auður, and I'm deeply committed to guiding individuals towards achieving lasting change and growth. My approach is rooted in an understanding of the significance of human relationships in shaping our well-being; I believe that many common issues we face are often linked to our past and present relationships. If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, numbness, dissatisfaction, a lack of motivation, or a sense of helplessness, therapy offers a path to uncover the root causes behind these feelings and empowers you to take meaningful steps towards a more fulfilling life.
(03) 7003 2790 View (03) 7003 2790
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Jan Eppingstall
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Elsternwick, VIC 3185
Are you forever in dread of the doorbell? Do you feel overwhelmed by the way you’re living and wish you could let go of possessions so you can live a full life with less? Or are you ready to let go of a lost loved one's things but don't think you have the ability to handle the raw emotions it will raise? At times our possessions provide us with comfort, remind us of people who have past through our lives, or help us feel in control in a world of chaos and constant change. However, if you are spending hours of your day dealing with, thinking about, or accumulating possessions instead of doing other valuable activities you need help.
Are you forever in dread of the doorbell? Do you feel overwhelmed by the way you’re living and wish you could let go of possessions so you can live a full life with less? Or are you ready to let go of a lost loved one's things but don't think you have the ability to handle the raw emotions it will raise? At times our possessions provide us with comfort, remind us of people who have past through our lives, or help us feel in control in a world of chaos and constant change. However, if you are spending hours of your day dealing with, thinking about, or accumulating possessions instead of doing other valuable activities you need help.
(03) 8613 3453 View (03) 8613 3453
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Empowered Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Frankston, VIC 3199
Art Therapy for Empowered Personal & Professional Development. Kerryn Knight is a Masters qualified Art Therapist, Sandplay Therapist, Clinical Counsellor, Supervisor and founder of Kindred Art Space – a specialist Creative Mental Health Centre. Kerryn and her art therapy studio can be found in Frankston , on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Kerryn empowers you to gain clarity and make positive changes in a creative and culturally appropriate manner. Kerryn achieves this through specialist art therapy and psycho-spiritual processes for your mental health and wellbeing.
Art Therapy for Empowered Personal & Professional Development. Kerryn Knight is a Masters qualified Art Therapist, Sandplay Therapist, Clinical Counsellor, Supervisor and founder of Kindred Art Space – a specialist Creative Mental Health Centre. Kerryn and her art therapy studio can be found in Frankston , on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Kerryn empowers you to gain clarity and make positive changes in a creative and culturally appropriate manner. Kerryn achieves this through specialist art therapy and psycho-spiritual processes for your mental health and wellbeing.
(03) 9068 5278 View (03) 9068 5278
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Wilder Therapies
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Berwick, VIC 3806
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor providing in-person support for adolescents, adults, couples and families in Berwick (South East Melbourne) and Cowes (Phillip Island/Bass Coast). NDIS participants are welcome. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
Hello, my name is Susan Wilder and I am a dedicated and empathetic counsellor providing in-person support for adolescents, adults, couples and families in Berwick (South East Melbourne) and Cowes (Phillip Island/Bass Coast). NDIS participants are welcome. Medicare mental heath care plans are not accepted, however discounted fees are available for health care card, pension card holders and clients under 18.
(03) 5614 8362 View (03) 5614 8362
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Dianne Mawby
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Malvern, VIC 3144
You might be experiencing stress, anxiousness, low mood, irritability, or feelings of low motivation or apathy and would like to find ways to improve your mental health. Perhaps, your child or teenager is experiencing these kinds of unhelpful patterns of thinking or behaviour. To live with more peace and more purpose, seeking professional psychological help can be the first step. Specific goals that you and the psychologist set for sessions help to establish a pathway for change and this can help you, your child or adolescent notice personal growth.
You might be experiencing stress, anxiousness, low mood, irritability, or feelings of low motivation or apathy and would like to find ways to improve your mental health. Perhaps, your child or teenager is experiencing these kinds of unhelpful patterns of thinking or behaviour. To live with more peace and more purpose, seeking professional psychological help can be the first step. Specific goals that you and the psychologist set for sessions help to establish a pathway for change and this can help you, your child or adolescent notice personal growth.
0492 811 032 View 0492 811 032
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Holistic Counselling Service.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Truganina, VIC 3029
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
Many clients are presented with psychological and emotional symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. These symptoms are usually a manifestations of underlying issues and unhappiness they may have been experiencing. They often sought help to get relief from such symptoms. In collaboration with the client, assessment and goal formulation, the underlying issues maybe identified and dealt with.
(03) 8595 5367 View (03) 8595 5367
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Melbournemindbodypsychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Coburg, VIC 3058
I enjoy helping people from all walks of life with various presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, anger, and PTSD. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, whilst incorporating aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which I tailor to the individual needs of his clients. I am passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges by developing an understanding of the connection between their experiences and their learned beliefs and behaviours. Fluent Italian speaker
I enjoy helping people from all walks of life with various presentations including anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, anger, and PTSD. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, whilst incorporating aspects of humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which I tailor to the individual needs of his clients. I am passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges by developing an understanding of the connection between their experiences and their learned beliefs and behaviours. Fluent Italian speaker
(03) 7003 2818 View (03) 7003 2818
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Ruth Eismontas
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Malvern, VIC 3144
If your relationship has hit a bad patch, you have ongoing conflict or have grown apart, I can heIp you. If you wish to improve your communication skills or learn how to manage conflict, then seriously consider calling me. I have the skills and experience to work jointly with you and your partner. I specialised in Relationship Counselling at Relationships Australia and have worked with couples and families for more than 20 years. My training also includes Clinical Family Therapy and I can support you with the parenting of your children.
If your relationship has hit a bad patch, you have ongoing conflict or have grown apart, I can heIp you. If you wish to improve your communication skills or learn how to manage conflict, then seriously consider calling me. I have the skills and experience to work jointly with you and your partner. I specialised in Relationship Counselling at Relationships Australia and have worked with couples and families for more than 20 years. My training also includes Clinical Family Therapy and I can support you with the parenting of your children.
(02) 4810 0640 View (02) 4810 0640
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TaylorMade Counselling
Counsellor, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
West Melbourne, VIC 3003
TaylorMade Counselling has been designed to work with people of all ages who are looking for a comfortable and safe environment to have life changing, meaningful and practical conversations. The TaylorMade journey began with a single goal; to be able to connect with people and to support them to reconnect with themselves. I wanted TaylorMade to be about empowering people who are experiencing challenges, to encourage them to look at their lives from different angles, to reframe their thinking, to recognise and acknowledge their strengths and triumphs, in order to facilitate them to make positive changes, so that they can lead happy and fulfilling lives.
TaylorMade Counselling has been designed to work with people of all ages who are looking for a comfortable and safe environment to have life changing, meaningful and practical conversations. The TaylorMade journey began with a single goal; to be able to connect with people and to support them to reconnect with themselves. I wanted TaylorMade to be about empowering people who are experiencing challenges, to encourage them to look at their lives from different angles, to reframe their thinking, to recognise and acknowledge their strengths and triumphs, in order to facilitate them to make positive changes, so that they can lead happy and fulfilling lives.
(03) 9069 9437 View (03) 9069 9437
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Best Life Therapy & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Armstrong Creek, VIC 3217  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, anxiety or any other issues and problems? If so it is my mission to provide a therapeutic approach that is based on respect, collaboration, transparency and a meaningful connection with my clients. I use evidence based therapies tailored to an approach that best suits your needs. My dedication is to provide an environment where you feel safe, heard and understood. Helping people achieve their therapeutic goals has been my passion and a privilege for the past 20 years.
Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, anxiety or any other issues and problems? If so it is my mission to provide a therapeutic approach that is based on respect, collaboration, transparency and a meaningful connection with my clients. I use evidence based therapies tailored to an approach that best suits your needs. My dedication is to provide an environment where you feel safe, heard and understood. Helping people achieve their therapeutic goals has been my passion and a privilege for the past 20 years.
(03) 4240 3813 View (03) 4240 3813
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Tim Clark
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Murrumbeena, VIC 3163
My clients often are looking for ways to better handle the challenges of daily living. They may be feeling these challenges are insurmountable or that they are fundamentally inadequate to be able to cope. They might not feel that they have a good understanding of who they truly are, what it is they want out of life, or what they have to offer others. They might also struggle to draw on the resources around them and make the most of their personal relationships. They may struggle to find the voice inside to reassure them that, as hard as things can feel, they can change.
My clients often are looking for ways to better handle the challenges of daily living. They may be feeling these challenges are insurmountable or that they are fundamentally inadequate to be able to cope. They might not feel that they have a good understanding of who they truly are, what it is they want out of life, or what they have to offer others. They might also struggle to draw on the resources around them and make the most of their personal relationships. They may struggle to find the voice inside to reassure them that, as hard as things can feel, they can change.
(03) 9068 5168 View (03) 9068 5168
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Julie Donnelly
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039
If you are looking for support for life's challenges due to change, transition or trauma, I welcome your enquiry and contact. I am an experienced Counsellor who loves working with individuals to support changes in their lives. Whether you are coping with bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety or depression, relationship issues or simply feel stuck in life, we will work together to find new insights and identify your strengths and coping skills.
If you are looking for support for life's challenges due to change, transition or trauma, I welcome your enquiry and contact. I am an experienced Counsellor who loves working with individuals to support changes in their lives. Whether you are coping with bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety or depression, relationship issues or simply feel stuck in life, we will work together to find new insights and identify your strengths and coping skills.
(03) 8566 7760 View (03) 8566 7760
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Aysha Umair
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Aintree, VIC 3336
I am a General Psychologist currently working in private practice. I have warm and empathetic approach to therapy, I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, difficulties regulating or expressing emotions, interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing and promote self-growth. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy ACT, Motivational interviewing MI, and cognitive behaviour therapy CBT and Mindfulness based approach.
I am a General Psychologist currently working in private practice. I have warm and empathetic approach to therapy, I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, difficulties regulating or expressing emotions, interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing and promote self-growth. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy ACT, Motivational interviewing MI, and cognitive behaviour therapy CBT and Mindfulness based approach.
(03) 7302 2271 View (03) 7302 2271
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Sonder Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Newport, VIC 3015
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
My areas of interest revolve around the impacts of early trauma, various grief, and loss experiences and life transitions. Which may impact the everyday functioning of an individual. Having the opportunity to discuss these experiences, the complexities of life transitions and/or unresolved grief and loss and how you have been impacted. At times, we all experience stress, and, anxiety, which can create depressive symptoms. This is extremely relevant at this time due to COVID-19. It is scary, it is unknown territory and we are all going through the same fears. Counsellors can support you through this.
(08) 9126 9072 View (08) 9126 9072

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Yea, VIC

< 10

Counsellors in Yea, VIC who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Stress
67% Parenting
67% Suicidal Ideation
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Medibank Private
100% NDIS

How Counsellors in Yea, VIC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Yea?

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.