Counselling in Alfred Cove, WA

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The Wellbeing Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
(08) 6206 8958 View (08) 6206 8958
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Leesha Monson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
Leesha is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in women’s health, addiction, relationships, sexuality and work with young people. Leesha is a knowledgeable and empathetic counsellor who believes that connection and authenticity are essential elements in the therapeutic process. Leesha works in an integrative and holistic way to create a comfortable and safe environment where individuals and couples can explore effective ways to move through difficult times and challenges. Leesha provides opportunities for deep exploration of the root of old ideas which keep us stuck in patterns that no longer serve us.
Leesha is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in women’s health, addiction, relationships, sexuality and work with young people. Leesha is a knowledgeable and empathetic counsellor who believes that connection and authenticity are essential elements in the therapeutic process. Leesha works in an integrative and holistic way to create a comfortable and safe environment where individuals and couples can explore effective ways to move through difficult times and challenges. Leesha provides opportunities for deep exploration of the root of old ideas which keep us stuck in patterns that no longer serve us.
(08) 6206 8047 View (08) 6206 8047
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Muchin Counseling
Counsellor, MPsych, ACA-L3
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
As a bilingual registered counsellor in English and Mandarin with over 10 years of psychotherapy experiences, Jing is passionate at making her contribution to the mental health of the community, especially for the CaLD group. Provide psychotherapeutic support to people in different ages group and verity of background, who are experiencing emotional issues and mental health disorders, such as depression, postnatal depression, general anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and OCD, and also to partners who might struggling at the relationship issues at daily life.
As a bilingual registered counsellor in English and Mandarin with over 10 years of psychotherapy experiences, Jing is passionate at making her contribution to the mental health of the community, especially for the CaLD group. Provide psychotherapeutic support to people in different ages group and verity of background, who are experiencing emotional issues and mental health disorders, such as depression, postnatal depression, general anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and OCD, and also to partners who might struggling at the relationship issues at daily life.
(08) 6219 3893 View (08) 6219 3893
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Faith Reid
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
Waitlist for new clients
Mission: using a pragmatic, focused, and no bullshit approach with compassion and empathy to help you move forward, change your attitude, do something different, and make a commitment. I use my somatic training to increase your body awareness and emotional connection to self. We may find answers to questions or we may realize the questions no longer have meaning. Let’s alter the story and create change, movement, release, engagement, and find joy again. If you are desperately ready to change, at that tipping point, ready to do whatever it takes and not need to have it make sense or know the why, reach out.
Mission: using a pragmatic, focused, and no bullshit approach with compassion and empathy to help you move forward, change your attitude, do something different, and make a commitment. I use my somatic training to increase your body awareness and emotional connection to self. We may find answers to questions or we may realize the questions no longer have meaning. Let’s alter the story and create change, movement, release, engagement, and find joy again. If you are desperately ready to change, at that tipping point, ready to do whatever it takes and not need to have it make sense or know the why, reach out.
(08) 6388 9855 View (08) 6388 9855
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Jackie Holmes
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154  (Online Only)
Many people I work with suffer from various forms of anxiety, including obsessive thoughts, social anxiety, as well as issues with body image, relationships, and life transitions. Generally, those I work with are feeling “stuck” and are at a point where they long for or are desperate for relief. I help people regain a deeper connection with themselves and others and support them in moving forward to experience more peace and contentment in their life. I welcome neuro-diversity, and individuals who feel they navigate life a bit differently than others!
Many people I work with suffer from various forms of anxiety, including obsessive thoughts, social anxiety, as well as issues with body image, relationships, and life transitions. Generally, those I work with are feeling “stuck” and are at a point where they long for or are desperate for relief. I help people regain a deeper connection with themselves and others and support them in moving forward to experience more peace and contentment in their life. I welcome neuro-diversity, and individuals who feel they navigate life a bit differently than others!
(08) 7079 4603 View (08) 7079 4603
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Annette Balk
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
Embarking on a journey toward well-being and self-discovery is a courageous step, and I'm here to offer you support, drawing from both professional expertise and personal experiences. My approach is warm, compassionate, and holistic whilst working in collaboration with you in guiding you through difficult times. My mission is simple: to help you reconnect with your true self, foster peace and fulfillment, and support you in building healthier relationships, both with others and yourself.
Embarking on a journey toward well-being and self-discovery is a courageous step, and I'm here to offer you support, drawing from both professional expertise and personal experiences. My approach is warm, compassionate, and holistic whilst working in collaboration with you in guiding you through difficult times. My mission is simple: to help you reconnect with your true self, foster peace and fulfillment, and support you in building healthier relationships, both with others and yourself.
(08) 6219 3954 View (08) 6219 3954
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Psychology Clinic WA
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
I am a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in Fremantle consulting with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health issues. I teach at the Lacan Circle of Australia and have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and psychoanalytic studies. For over a decade I have worked in outpatient clinics, the community mental health sector and in private practice both in the USA and Australia. Additionally, I have an extensive research portfolio in psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.
(08) 7079 4405 View (08) 7079 4405

More Therapists Nearby

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Rebecca Purchon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Palmyra, WA 6157
I am a senior clinical psychologist and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist (APPWA). I provide both psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision. I have a special interest in mental health and medical professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, GP’s, allied health practitioners, counsellors) who may be either at the beginning of their career or be well established. They may be experiencing fatigue, and professional or personal insecurities and may struggle with transferential aspects of working with patients and distress,
I am a senior clinical psychologist and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist (APPWA). I provide both psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision. I have a special interest in mental health and medical professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, GP’s, allied health practitioners, counsellors) who may be either at the beginning of their career or be well established. They may be experiencing fatigue, and professional or personal insecurities and may struggle with transferential aspects of working with patients and distress,
(08) 9473 6320 View (08) 9473 6320
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Claudia Zappalenti
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
I have over 10 years of experience and a deep passion for helping people just like you. I will apply a strength-based approach, using only evidence-based therapeutic modalities, to suit your unique needs and empower you to transition successfully through your challenges. Whether you are facing relationship issues, challenging life transitions, cultural issues, professional dissatisfaction or other emotionally challenging life events, I can help you to become more aware of your strengths and assist you in engaging in successful coping styles and letting go of ones that are not serving you well.
I have over 10 years of experience and a deep passion for helping people just like you. I will apply a strength-based approach, using only evidence-based therapeutic modalities, to suit your unique needs and empower you to transition successfully through your challenges. Whether you are facing relationship issues, challenging life transitions, cultural issues, professional dissatisfaction or other emotionally challenging life events, I can help you to become more aware of your strengths and assist you in engaging in successful coping styles and letting go of ones that are not serving you well.
(08) 6185 0804 View (08) 6185 0804
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Michela Cochrane ClearHealth Psychology Fremantle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Palmyra, WA 6157
I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, registered psychologist, and a qualified teacher, and I completed a Master's in Clinical Psychology. I can offer therapy in English and Italian and offer Medicare rebates. My work is based on evidence-based practice to ensure clients receive the best possible care. While I love to take a systemic approach with a solution-focused tinge, I believe that every therapy school ( CBT; ACT; EMDR; Psychodynamic, to name a few) has made many useful contributions; that's why I try and adopt a supportive and flexible approach using easy-going, creative, and expressive mediums to meet the individual needs.
I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, registered psychologist, and a qualified teacher, and I completed a Master's in Clinical Psychology. I can offer therapy in English and Italian and offer Medicare rebates. My work is based on evidence-based practice to ensure clients receive the best possible care. While I love to take a systemic approach with a solution-focused tinge, I believe that every therapy school ( CBT; ACT; EMDR; Psychodynamic, to name a few) has made many useful contributions; that's why I try and adopt a supportive and flexible approach using easy-going, creative, and expressive mediums to meet the individual needs.
(08) 6219 3796 View (08) 6219 3796
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Jean Chaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Murdoch, WA 6150
Not accepting new clients
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. At times life can be challenging, and most people feel overwhelmed and distressed when things get tough. However, it's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support, and counselling. My therapeutic approach is recovery based and future focused. Therapy is always based on a working relationship with you as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. At times life can be challenging, and most people feel overwhelmed and distressed when things get tough. However, it's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support, and counselling. My therapeutic approach is recovery based and future focused. Therapy is always based on a working relationship with you as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
(08) 6109 8214 View (08) 6109 8214
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Konrad Srokowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Palmyra, WA 6157
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and have worked with people with diverse mental health needs in public, private and NGO services over the last six years. I have a compassionate and non-judgmental approach and find coming together in a collaborative and trusting way to be an important basis in the therapeutic experience. I work with ACT, DBT, CBT and Gestalt Therapy approaches to help clients find greater support with emotions, moods and relationships through the practice of evidence-based skills and strategies and improved self-awareness.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and have worked with people with diverse mental health needs in public, private and NGO services over the last six years. I have a compassionate and non-judgmental approach and find coming together in a collaborative and trusting way to be an important basis in the therapeutic experience. I work with ACT, DBT, CBT and Gestalt Therapy approaches to help clients find greater support with emotions, moods and relationships through the practice of evidence-based skills and strategies and improved self-awareness.
(08) 9489 9416 View (08) 9489 9416
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Counselling with Lisa Cregan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Attadale, WA 6156
Do you require support and guidance with disability, ageing or chronic health-related conditions? I am a registered Counsellor and Accredited Social Worker. My background includes providing counselling and disability and aged-care service delivery with State and Local government agencies.
Do you require support and guidance with disability, ageing or chronic health-related conditions? I am a registered Counsellor and Accredited Social Worker. My background includes providing counselling and disability and aged-care service delivery with State and Local government agencies.
(08) 9468 6034 View (08) 9468 6034
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Amber Zahra
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bicton, WA 6157
Welcome and congratulations, you have taken the first step towards a better mental well-being. It is not easy to choose the right counsellor, with whom you are comfortable to share your life's significant events, I acknowledge. I am Amber, a registered counsellor with the Australian Counsellor's Association. I believe in respect, positive regard and genuine care for my clients privacy and confidentiality in Counselling.
Welcome and congratulations, you have taken the first step towards a better mental well-being. It is not easy to choose the right counsellor, with whom you are comfortable to share your life's significant events, I acknowledge. I am Amber, a registered counsellor with the Australian Counsellor's Association. I believe in respect, positive regard and genuine care for my clients privacy and confidentiality in Counselling.
(08) 6493 7200 View (08) 6493 7200
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Thomas Cobb
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for clients free from judgement. I believe it is important that each person feels heard, understood and supported during their therapeutic journey, and I endeavour to make this a reality. I also take time in the first session to establish goals and discuss expectations of therapy. Working from a client-centred approach means it is important to me that clients can select the focus of sessions at a pace that is right for them. This often involves collaboration in order to work through issues, discerning underlying difficulties for sustained change, finding meaning, or enhancing strengths.
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for clients free from judgement. I believe it is important that each person feels heard, understood and supported during their therapeutic journey, and I endeavour to make this a reality. I also take time in the first session to establish goals and discuss expectations of therapy. Working from a client-centred approach means it is important to me that clients can select the focus of sessions at a pace that is right for them. This often involves collaboration in order to work through issues, discerning underlying difficulties for sustained change, finding meaning, or enhancing strengths.
0412 270 716 View 0412 270 716
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Choy Lee
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Booragoon, WA 6154
My specialty is in Couple and Family Relationship where I explore the relationship dynamics and individual make-up. I also have great interest in Young Adult Self-Discovery. Individuals or couples who are experiencing conflict, feeling lost, fearful, angry, confuse, guilty, unworthy and/or frustration within themselves or towards others are often symptoms. I offer individuals and couples/family a safe space to identify their pain, explore options to restore brokenness, attempt forgiveness & acceptance; initiate rebuilding a happy, stable and healthy relationships in the new season of their life. All at their own pace.
My specialty is in Couple and Family Relationship where I explore the relationship dynamics and individual make-up. I also have great interest in Young Adult Self-Discovery. Individuals or couples who are experiencing conflict, feeling lost, fearful, angry, confuse, guilty, unworthy and/or frustration within themselves or towards others are often symptoms. I offer individuals and couples/family a safe space to identify their pain, explore options to restore brokenness, attempt forgiveness & acceptance; initiate rebuilding a happy, stable and healthy relationships in the new season of their life. All at their own pace.
(08) 6361 2944 View (08) 6361 2944
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Flora Oliveiro
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
I work from a strengths-based approach to support clients explore their concerns and establish goals to enhance their resilience. It is important that we work collaboratively in this process, which will assist me in tailoring my approach to your needs. I value the individual qualities each person holds and strive to create a non-judgemental and open space to address difficult topics.
I work from a strengths-based approach to support clients explore their concerns and establish goals to enhance their resilience. It is important that we work collaboratively in this process, which will assist me in tailoring my approach to your needs. I value the individual qualities each person holds and strive to create a non-judgemental and open space to address difficult topics.
(08) 6490 9770 View (08) 6490 9770
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Toni Jackson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Melville, WA 6156
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
(08) 9521 4353 View (08) 9521 4353
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Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
East Fremantle, WA 6158
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
(08) 6171 2892 View (08) 6171 2892
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The Art of She Perinatal Counselling/Arts Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Ardross, WA 6153
Have you been affected by an experience of birth, pregnancy, trauma, or parenthood? Are you feeling like your spirit is broken, you are drowning in a sea of uncertainty, and don't know what to do? I hear you, I see you and I can help you. Together we will work through ways to find resolutions so that you can begin to heal and enjoy life again. I am a registered Counsellor, and also trained in Arts Therapy so if you or your child find it difficult to verbally express what you are experiencing we can find other creative ways of working together.
Have you been affected by an experience of birth, pregnancy, trauma, or parenthood? Are you feeling like your spirit is broken, you are drowning in a sea of uncertainty, and don't know what to do? I hear you, I see you and I can help you. Together we will work through ways to find resolutions so that you can begin to heal and enjoy life again. I am a registered Counsellor, and also trained in Arts Therapy so if you or your child find it difficult to verbally express what you are experiencing we can find other creative ways of working together.
(08) 6493 7139 View (08) 6493 7139

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Alfred Cove, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Alfred Cove, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Stress
71% Other
71% School Issues

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Bupa
60% Medicare Rebates
60% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Alfred Cove, WA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alfred Cove?

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.