Counselling in Bayswater, WA

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Charlette Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I aim to create a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences, as well as feeling heard and valued. I work collaboratively with clients to provide guidance and assist them on their journey in becoming empowered and leading a life that is purposeful and meaning centred.
I aim to create a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences, as well as feeling heard and valued. I work collaboratively with clients to provide guidance and assist them on their journey in becoming empowered and leading a life that is purposeful and meaning centred.
(08) 6493 7745 View (08) 6493 7745
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Simon MacLachlan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Simon is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and accredited psychotherapist who provides a warm, open and collaborative space for healing and growth. Working with adults, children (6+) and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, Simon's treatment areas include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, sleep issues, stress and adjustment issues, and more. Simon's interpersonal style is relaxed, gentle and non-judgemental, validating your here-and-now experience whilst collaborating with you to bring about positive change.
Simon is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and accredited psychotherapist who provides a warm, open and collaborative space for healing and growth. Working with adults, children (6+) and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, Simon's treatment areas include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, sleep issues, stress and adjustment issues, and more. Simon's interpersonal style is relaxed, gentle and non-judgemental, validating your here-and-now experience whilst collaborating with you to bring about positive change.
(08) 6219 3891 View (08) 6219 3891
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Sunila Peterson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bayswater, WA 6053
Su works in partnership with clients, using a person-centered, holistic, strength based, and non-judgmental approach. Su supports clients to explore, understand and make informed choices, aligned to their personal values to live authentically and with mental health resilience. Su works in areas related to: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; self-esteem and confidence; pregnancy and parenting challenges; workplace and insurance matters; life and transitional challenges; cross cultural, racial, identity, and/or spiritual challenges; disabilities and health challenges; relationship challenges; and does work related to legal matters.
Su works in partnership with clients, using a person-centered, holistic, strength based, and non-judgmental approach. Su supports clients to explore, understand and make informed choices, aligned to their personal values to live authentically and with mental health resilience. Su works in areas related to: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; self-esteem and confidence; pregnancy and parenting challenges; workplace and insurance matters; life and transitional challenges; cross cultural, racial, identity, and/or spiritual challenges; disabilities and health challenges; relationship challenges; and does work related to legal matters.
(08) 6002 2750 View (08) 6002 2750
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Lavender Sky Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences? My name is Shannan, and I am here to guide you on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. As a dedicated person-centered therapist, I believe that every individual has the innate capacity for healing and personal transformation. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and growth with me. Together, we will unlock the potential within you and pave the way for a brighter future. Take the first step toward a happier and more fulfilling life by scheduling your Free Consult today.
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences? My name is Shannan, and I am here to guide you on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. As a dedicated person-centered therapist, I believe that every individual has the innate capacity for healing and personal transformation. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and growth with me. Together, we will unlock the potential within you and pave the way for a brighter future. Take the first step toward a happier and more fulfilling life by scheduling your Free Consult today.
(08) 6120 1467 View (08) 6120 1467
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Andrew Meyer
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Andrew Meyer is a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Andrew has experience in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, and stress related issues, addictions (substances, gambling and alcohol), grief and loss, self-esteem, confidence building, sexuality and relationship difficulties. His approach to therapy is to create curiosity, openness and motivation with his clients. Andrew believes these components are highly effective in reaching treatment goals and helping people to return to their desired self.
Andrew Meyer is a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Andrew has experience in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, and stress related issues, addictions (substances, gambling and alcohol), grief and loss, self-esteem, confidence building, sexuality and relationship difficulties. His approach to therapy is to create curiosity, openness and motivation with his clients. Andrew believes these components are highly effective in reaching treatment goals and helping people to return to their desired self.
(08) 6002 2760 View (08) 6002 2760
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Nicole Logue - Relationship Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Helping couples to build healthy relationships through enhancing their communication, intimacy and sense of connection is one of my passions. Whether you're having difficult feeling heard by your partner, are having the same arguments that don't get resolved, want to bring back the spark to your partnership, or are needing healing after an affair there is still hope and I'd be happy to work with you.
Helping couples to build healthy relationships through enhancing their communication, intimacy and sense of connection is one of my passions. Whether you're having difficult feeling heard by your partner, are having the same arguments that don't get resolved, want to bring back the spark to your partnership, or are needing healing after an affair there is still hope and I'd be happy to work with you.
(08) 7701 9694 View (08) 7701 9694
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Lee-Anne Martins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Hi, I am a warm, informal and collaborative clinical psychologist. My approach looks at both present concerns and past experiences. These may or may not be connected but in either way, can leave us feeling stuck, low, anxious or helpless. Together we can look at what is bothering you, explore where it began and what you would like to change or do differently. If you aren't sure what's wrong, but feel that something just isn't quite right we can work on what may be underlying your feelings and beliefs about yourself and others. By making connections, change becomes possible.
Hi, I am a warm, informal and collaborative clinical psychologist. My approach looks at both present concerns and past experiences. These may or may not be connected but in either way, can leave us feeling stuck, low, anxious or helpless. Together we can look at what is bothering you, explore where it began and what you would like to change or do differently. If you aren't sure what's wrong, but feel that something just isn't quite right we can work on what may be underlying your feelings and beliefs about yourself and others. By making connections, change becomes possible.
(08) 9551 7823 View (08) 9551 7823
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Bronwyn Lester
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I understand that at times we all feel anxious, stuck, lost, alone or empty. Sometimes it is fleeting, sometimes it stays for a while and sometimes it seems it is never going to leave. No two people are the same and I am committed to a collaborative approach towards understanding you and find a pathway to best resolve your emotional difficulties. I draw from a range of psychological treatment approaches including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing, and Internal Family Systems
I understand that at times we all feel anxious, stuck, lost, alone or empty. Sometimes it is fleeting, sometimes it stays for a while and sometimes it seems it is never going to leave. No two people are the same and I am committed to a collaborative approach towards understanding you and find a pathway to best resolve your emotional difficulties. I draw from a range of psychological treatment approaches including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing, and Internal Family Systems
(08) 6490 9110 View (08) 6490 9110
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Paula Nicolaou - Older Adult Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping and empowering individuals 50 years and over to cope and heal from the challenges they face and achieve life fulfilment through enhanced mental health, connection, functioning and wellbeing. I offer a nurturing emotional space based in kindness, genuineness, openness and respect to facilitate compassionate reflection and meaningful growth.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping and empowering individuals 50 years and over to cope and heal from the challenges they face and achieve life fulfilment through enhanced mental health, connection, functioning and wellbeing. I offer a nurturing emotional space based in kindness, genuineness, openness and respect to facilitate compassionate reflection and meaningful growth.
(08) 6493 7335 View (08) 6493 7335
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Lara Bertolino
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bayswater, WA 6053
My ideal client would prefer therapy outside in nature, instead of in a clinical consulting room! They know that time in nature is a big part of how they self-regulate, but are struggling to incorporate it. They may be burnt out, anxious, depressed, neurodiverse, or simply feeling lost. Their painful thoughts, feelings, past experiences, and patterns of behaviour are interfering with their path. They would like a supportive therapist to walk alongside them as they figure it out; someone to provide some nudges of direction and new skills, but also trust them to use their internal resources and personal values to guide their way.
My ideal client would prefer therapy outside in nature, instead of in a clinical consulting room! They know that time in nature is a big part of how they self-regulate, but are struggling to incorporate it. They may be burnt out, anxious, depressed, neurodiverse, or simply feeling lost. Their painful thoughts, feelings, past experiences, and patterns of behaviour are interfering with their path. They would like a supportive therapist to walk alongside them as they figure it out; someone to provide some nudges of direction and new skills, but also trust them to use their internal resources and personal values to guide their way.
(08) 6490 9982 View (08) 6490 9982
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Rebecca Eaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(08) 6493 7989 View (08) 6493 7989
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Asra Walford
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I am a sex-positive and kink allied counsellor, specializing in intimacy, trauma and and sexual abuse. I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples to help them overcome various trauma and mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, lack of self worth and hopelessness as well as sexual related issues. I take alot of pride in my open minded and non judgmental outlook in my professional practice and passionate about creating a safe healing space for my clients regardless of their roots, background and their challenges.
I am a sex-positive and kink allied counsellor, specializing in intimacy, trauma and and sexual abuse. I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples to help them overcome various trauma and mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, lack of self worth and hopelessness as well as sexual related issues. I take alot of pride in my open minded and non judgmental outlook in my professional practice and passionate about creating a safe healing space for my clients regardless of their roots, background and their challenges.
(08) 6361 3176 View (08) 6361 3176
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Dr Karen Brooker
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I am currently taking referrals for Neuropsychological assessment. I am an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who has conducted assessments both internationally and within remote and rural Australia. I have worked both in the public sector, non-government agencies, and in private practice. I conduct neuropsychological assessments for individuals, legal firms, government & insurance agencies and medical professionals including psychiatrists. I assess children from the age of 8 and adolescents, adults and older adults. I have availability beginning February 2023.
I am currently taking referrals for Neuropsychological assessment. I am an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who has conducted assessments both internationally and within remote and rural Australia. I have worked both in the public sector, non-government agencies, and in private practice. I conduct neuropsychological assessments for individuals, legal firms, government & insurance agencies and medical professionals including psychiatrists. I assess children from the age of 8 and adolescents, adults and older adults. I have availability beginning February 2023.
(08) 7079 4201 View (08) 7079 4201
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Catherine Matringe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
Not accepting new clients
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor. She has a compassionate and non-judgmental approach and works in a collaborative way to build trust and safety. She believes that developing a strong therapeutic relationship is central to a positive and helpful therapy experience. Catherine has experience in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, confidence building, unprocessed trauma and abuse, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and addictions (substances, alcohol, and gambling).
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor. She has a compassionate and non-judgmental approach and works in a collaborative way to build trust and safety. She believes that developing a strong therapeutic relationship is central to a positive and helpful therapy experience. Catherine has experience in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, confidence building, unprocessed trauma and abuse, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and addictions (substances, alcohol, and gambling).
(08) 6206 8533 View (08) 6206 8533
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Rebecca Royle
Counsellor, CCAA Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bayswater, WA 6053
Welcome to Arukah, where your well-being is priority. As a counsellor and family therapist, I focus on compassion, respect, and consistent support, addressing your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Whether you're navigating challenges alone, as a couple, or with your family, my aim is simple; to gently accompany you towards healing, recovery, and restoration. At Arukah, the relationship between counsellor and client is vital. Taking a gentle, holistic approach, my commitment is to nurture compassion, provide support, and respect ensuring that your story is always empathically listened too, and support offered to help you.
Welcome to Arukah, where your well-being is priority. As a counsellor and family therapist, I focus on compassion, respect, and consistent support, addressing your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Whether you're navigating challenges alone, as a couple, or with your family, my aim is simple; to gently accompany you towards healing, recovery, and restoration. At Arukah, the relationship between counsellor and client is vital. Taking a gentle, holistic approach, my commitment is to nurture compassion, provide support, and respect ensuring that your story is always empathically listened too, and support offered to help you.
(08) 6490 9069 View (08) 6490 9069
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Jessica Rodgers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an Organisational Psychologist and have worked with clients across the lifespan, primarily Adolescents and Adults. My knowledge and experience can be used to support both individuals and teams to reach their goals.
I am an Organisational Psychologist and have worked with clients across the lifespan, primarily Adolescents and Adults. My knowledge and experience can be used to support both individuals and teams to reach their goals.
(08) 6490 9141 View (08) 6490 9141
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Natalie Campbell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I work with all individuals aged 18 and up. I have been working in private practice for a number of years, and prior to this, I have worked in a corporate environment and within corrections settings, which has allowed me to be proficient at helping with a large range of issues that may bring you to counselling - whether these be within your relationship/s, stressors within your workplace, or stemming from your childhood. I am passionate about working with the queer community, the vegan community, and those who are in minority groups.
I work with all individuals aged 18 and up. I have been working in private practice for a number of years, and prior to this, I have worked in a corporate environment and within corrections settings, which has allowed me to be proficient at helping with a large range of issues that may bring you to counselling - whether these be within your relationship/s, stressors within your workplace, or stemming from your childhood. I am passionate about working with the queer community, the vegan community, and those who are in minority groups.
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Jane Norgard
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Coolbinia, WA 6050
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
(08) 7078 8326 View (08) 7078 8326
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Sandra Dichiera - Find Freedom Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
I am a registered psychologist who is dedicated to providing a person-centred humanistic approach to build meaningful therapeutic relationships with my clients. Together, we embark on a journey of self-acceptance, growth, and empowerment in a supportive and welcoming environment. I have specialised working with children, adolescents, families and adults across a range of mental health concerns and specialise in complex trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse and a range of mental health concerns.
I am a registered psychologist who is dedicated to providing a person-centred humanistic approach to build meaningful therapeutic relationships with my clients. Together, we embark on a journey of self-acceptance, growth, and empowerment in a supportive and welcoming environment. I have specialised working with children, adolescents, families and adults across a range of mental health concerns and specialise in complex trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse and a range of mental health concerns.
(08) 6493 7076 View (08) 6493 7076
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Jessica Denz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
(08) 6490 9033 View (08) 6490 9033

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bayswater, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Bayswater, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Stress
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
71% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
25% Medicare Bulk Billing

How Counsellors in Bayswater, WA see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
12% Male
11% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bayswater?

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.