Counselling in Atwell, WA

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Christopher Ladeira
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atwell, WA 6164
Hey, My name’s Chris. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and Fremantle local. Do you feel like things are off in life? Are you unhappy or unfulfilled with where you’re at? Do you struggle with high stress, a strong inner critic or strained relationships where your needs just don’t seem to be met. Maybe you're finding it tough to adjust to changes or feeling the weight of past experiences that just won't fade. If any of this sounds familiar, maybe I can help.
Hey, My name’s Chris. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and Fremantle local. Do you feel like things are off in life? Are you unhappy or unfulfilled with where you’re at? Do you struggle with high stress, a strong inner critic or strained relationships where your needs just don’t seem to be met. Maybe you're finding it tough to adjust to changes or feeling the weight of past experiences that just won't fade. If any of this sounds familiar, maybe I can help.
(08) 6206 8700 View (08) 6206 8700
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Jason Donaldson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Atwell, WA 6164
What if you got the support you need to deal with the challenges you're facing, create lasting change, be the person you want to be, and live the life you want?
What if you got the support you need to deal with the challenges you're facing, create lasting change, be the person you want to be, and live the life you want?
(08) 9473 6396 View (08) 9473 6396
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Arnica Gregory
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Atwell, WA 6164
If you are a new parent facing the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, childbirth, or early parenthood. Or, If you are experiencing anxiety and sense of helpless due to your children's challenging behaviors. Or if you are a young person struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, seeking guidance and support to cope with the complexities of adolescence, school and friendship. You have found a right person. I speak fluent English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients from multicultural backgrounds.
If you are a new parent facing the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, childbirth, or early parenthood. Or, If you are experiencing anxiety and sense of helpless due to your children's challenging behaviors. Or if you are a young person struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, seeking guidance and support to cope with the complexities of adolescence, school and friendship. You have found a right person. I speak fluent English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients from multicultural backgrounds.
(08) 6171 3663 View (08) 6171 3663
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Angela Ranallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atwell, WA 6164  (Online Only)
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
(08) 6490 9034 View (08) 6490 9034

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Dragonfly Psychology Perth
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
(08) 6147 0501 View (08) 6147 0501
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Transformative Mind Health & Wellness
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167  (Online Only)
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
(08) 9515 3937 View (08) 9515 3937
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Caterina McNulty
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Welcome and Hello!...are you feeling stuck? do you feel life could be better? I am here to help. I work with young people and older adults. Some of my areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, personality and mood disorders, significant life changes, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, PTSD and trauma including childhood abuse. I have worked in mental health for most of my life (over 20 years) I am an experienced counsellor who is hugely compassionate about helpful others and improving wellbeing.
Welcome and Hello!...are you feeling stuck? do you feel life could be better? I am here to help. I work with young people and older adults. Some of my areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, personality and mood disorders, significant life changes, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, PTSD and trauma including childhood abuse. I have worked in mental health for most of my life (over 20 years) I am an experienced counsellor who is hugely compassionate about helpful others and improving wellbeing.
(08) 6219 3341 View (08) 6219 3341
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Poh Gan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Success, WA 6164
Not accepting new clients
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
(08) 6120 1806 View (08) 6120 1806
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Stephanie Crevatin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Stephanie is an experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Level 4 ACA) with over 20 years of experience, in private practice as well as working with community organisations since 2003. Stephanie has worked in a range of diverse settings to provide counselling to adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and group work. Stephanie is a professional, qualified and skilled counsellor possessing compassion and empathy to hold a safe, respectful, compassionate space where you can explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns without judgment.
Stephanie is an experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Level 4 ACA) with over 20 years of experience, in private practice as well as working with community organisations since 2003. Stephanie has worked in a range of diverse settings to provide counselling to adults, children, adolescents, couples, families and group work. Stephanie is a professional, qualified and skilled counsellor possessing compassion and empathy to hold a safe, respectful, compassionate space where you can explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns without judgment.
(08) 6109 8029 View (08) 6109 8029
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Chioma Obimma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hammond Park, WA 6164
I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges, fostering resilience, and promoting overall mental well-being. My approach to therapy is client-centred and holistic, emphasizing the importance of building a trusting and empathetic relationship. I believe that every person has unique strengths and potentials, and my goal is to help you harness those qualities to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges, fostering resilience, and promoting overall mental well-being. My approach to therapy is client-centred and holistic, emphasizing the importance of building a trusting and empathetic relationship. I believe that every person has unique strengths and potentials, and my goal is to help you harness those qualities to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth.
(08) 6171 2663 View (08) 6171 2663
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Applecross Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Success, WA 6164
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
(08) 9540 0718 View (08) 9540 0718
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Kellie Sheldon - Trauma And Sex Counsellor Emdr
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kwinana Beach, WA 6167
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist to help with trauma, relationships, and sex can be daunting. You need someone who understands the complexity of trauma and can help you navigate the healing process. Together, we can explore the past and work towards creating a brighter future. I provide a safe space where you can speak freely in the language you're comfortable with. It's not only about what happened to you but also what didn't. Let's leave behind society's judgments and explore self-acceptance. You can talk to me about your trauma, emotional pain, sexual difficulties and pleasures, and relationship struggles without fear of judgment.
Finding a therapist to help with trauma, relationships, and sex can be daunting. You need someone who understands the complexity of trauma and can help you navigate the healing process. Together, we can explore the past and work towards creating a brighter future. I provide a safe space where you can speak freely in the language you're comfortable with. It's not only about what happened to you but also what didn't. Let's leave behind society's judgments and explore self-acceptance. You can talk to me about your trauma, emotional pain, sexual difficulties and pleasures, and relationship struggles without fear of judgment.
(08) 6109 8292 View (08) 6109 8292
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Kylie Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
(08) 9540 0801 View (08) 9540 0801
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Stephanie C Jones
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
My practice, Making Space Psychology, is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. Clients are usually in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. You may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. You may recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. If you choose to we can walk and talk whilst undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
My practice, Making Space Psychology, is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. Clients are usually in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. You may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. You may recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. If you choose to we can walk and talk whilst undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
(08) 6219 3797 View (08) 6219 3797
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Marie-Helene Marsolais
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
My clients often question their relationship with alcohol, even if they don't identify as alcoholics. Usually binge drinking and high functioning drinking is the main presenting issue. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to discuss their concerns, free from shame and stigma. Their goals vary: quitting, taking a break, or addressing current challenges. Many face depression, anxiety, or difficult life events. Some clients are French speakers - not always coming because of alcohol addiction. Regardless, understanding and empathy are central to my approach.
My clients often question their relationship with alcohol, even if they don't identify as alcoholics. Usually binge drinking and high functioning drinking is the main presenting issue. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to discuss their concerns, free from shame and stigma. Their goals vary: quitting, taking a break, or addressing current challenges. Many face depression, anxiety, or difficult life events. Some clients are French speakers - not always coming because of alcohol addiction. Regardless, understanding and empathy are central to my approach.
(08) 9468 7260 View (08) 9468 7260
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Kelly Hefferon -
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Beeliar, WA 6164
I’d like to put you at ease. As an accredited mental health social worker and clinician with over 20 years of experience, I specialise in supporting young people, individuals, couples and families impacted by adverse life events, behavioural issues, mental health challenges, relationship issues and trauma. My many years of experience and practice in this field allows me to formulate, develop and implement individualised therapeutic plans to work with you, to make a brave space for you to share what is happening in your life and support you to find your way forward.
I’d like to put you at ease. As an accredited mental health social worker and clinician with over 20 years of experience, I specialise in supporting young people, individuals, couples and families impacted by adverse life events, behavioural issues, mental health challenges, relationship issues and trauma. My many years of experience and practice in this field allows me to formulate, develop and implement individualised therapeutic plans to work with you, to make a brave space for you to share what is happening in your life and support you to find your way forward.
(08) 9473 6364 View (08) 9473 6364
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Anna Amhrose
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Success, WA 6164
Create the life you want! Anna Amhrose provides therapeutic support and counselling for adults, children, teenagers and families to manage challenges and achieve their goals. A person-centred approach, individualised goal setting and deep listening makes this happen. Improve daily living, relationships, self-regulation skills, mental health, relationships & thrive! Anna has the experience and capacity to work with NDIS participants with self-managed or plan managed funding. She can work with you at school, in the Cottesloe office, at home or on-line.
Create the life you want! Anna Amhrose provides therapeutic support and counselling for adults, children, teenagers and families to manage challenges and achieve their goals. A person-centred approach, individualised goal setting and deep listening makes this happen. Improve daily living, relationships, self-regulation skills, mental health, relationships & thrive! Anna has the experience and capacity to work with NDIS participants with self-managed or plan managed funding. She can work with you at school, in the Cottesloe office, at home or on-line.
(08) 6219 3106 View (08) 6219 3106
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Melanie Calder
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Jandakot, WA 6164
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
(08) 6490 9685 View (08) 6490 9685
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Candice Torres
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Not accepting new clients
I support individuals who are searching for deeper meaning and connection in their lives. Whether it be through individual therapy or group sessions, my hope is to facilitate a healing space that allows you to connect more deeply with yourself and the world around you. Using relational, creative, and psychodynamic approaches, we go beyond the surface as we seek to restore the mind, body, and spirit.
I support individuals who are searching for deeper meaning and connection in their lives. Whether it be through individual therapy or group sessions, my hope is to facilitate a healing space that allows you to connect more deeply with yourself and the world around you. Using relational, creative, and psychodynamic approaches, we go beyond the surface as we seek to restore the mind, body, and spirit.
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Roberto Parraga-Martin IFS & Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Waitlist for new clients
IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. "Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions or past traumas? Do you long for greater peace and understanding in your life? I'm here to offer compassionate support as you navigate your mental health journey. Together, we can work towards healing, growth, and a more fulfilling life."
IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. "Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions or past traumas? Do you long for greater peace and understanding in your life? I'm here to offer compassionate support as you navigate your mental health journey. Together, we can work towards healing, growth, and a more fulfilling life."
(08) 6490 9816 View (08) 6490 9816

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Atwell, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Atwell, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Life Coaching
75% Parenting
75% Other

Average years in practice

1 Year

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Atwell, WA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Atwell?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.