Counselling in Bedford, WA

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Nerida Lovell
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, WA 6052
I am a grief counsellor and I offer bereavement support and counselling for carers, parents and anyone else who spends their time and energy helping those around them, rather than looking after themselves. Offering a welcoming space for you to feel at ease in talking about what's troubling you (which I know can be really hard), my job is to provide the support you need to make positive changes in your life. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions if you prefer to get a bit of exercise while you talk! Feel free to email me to ask any questions.
I am a grief counsellor and I offer bereavement support and counselling for carers, parents and anyone else who spends their time and energy helping those around them, rather than looking after themselves. Offering a welcoming space for you to feel at ease in talking about what's troubling you (which I know can be really hard), my job is to provide the support you need to make positive changes in your life. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions if you prefer to get a bit of exercise while you talk! Feel free to email me to ask any questions.
(08) 9271 3914 View (08) 9271 3914
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Dr Karen Brooker
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
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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Michael Sopp
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
Hello, I am a registered psychologist with experience in hospital settings where I have worked with people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, and attachment issues. I am passionate about working with people to improve their relationships, navigate the journey of parenthood, address co-parenting difficulties and have a particular interest in working with new fathers.
Hello, I am a registered psychologist with experience in hospital settings where I have worked with people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, and attachment issues. I am passionate about working with people to improve their relationships, navigate the journey of parenthood, address co-parenting difficulties and have a particular interest in working with new fathers.
(08) 6490 9960 View (08) 6490 9960
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Charlette Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
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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Sunila Peterson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
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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Paula Nicolaou - Older Adult Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
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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Catherine Matringe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
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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Karina Annear
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bedford, WA 6052
Karina is experienced with treating adolescents and adults of all ages, including older adults. Karina’s therapeutic style is client-led, holistic and compassionate. She believes in treating the whole person; understanding and appreciating the complexity of humans, their relationships, personality structure, and the impact of life events. Karina believes in the role of the ‘therapeutic alliance’ in healing, and works with clients to relieve present symptoms of distress as well as helping clients gain insight into patterns of behaviour and how these develop.
Karina is experienced with treating adolescents and adults of all ages, including older adults. Karina’s therapeutic style is client-led, holistic and compassionate. She believes in treating the whole person; understanding and appreciating the complexity of humans, their relationships, personality structure, and the impact of life events. Karina believes in the role of the ‘therapeutic alliance’ in healing, and works with clients to relieve present symptoms of distress as well as helping clients gain insight into patterns of behaviour and how these develop.
0414 721 404 View 0414 721 404

More Therapists Nearby

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Danijela (Dani) Ivanovic-McGillicuddy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $140p/w as a discount for this site.
If You have been looking for an overall Integrative mental health practitioner -You are at the right place. If You are in need of any sort of guidance, a listening ear, or compassion, while You are preparing for life changing steps, without overwhelming you- I can assist You and be next to You while You are taking steps to change your life the way You want to.If You are sick and tired of 'same old same old, let's shake things up once and for all!”Changing the way you eat or live starts with psychology"-You got this.I offer a one-off or multi sessions; Also a 3 Month Health Program with additional $140p/w as a discount for this site.
(07) 3179 6797 View (07) 3179 6797
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Kathryn Vella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
I'm an accredited and registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Clinical and Forensic Social Worker. I specialise in individual counselling, trauma, and working with victims of coercive control, particularly narcissistic abuse that has been compounded by separation or divorce. I work toward providing clients with support, clarity, understanding, and validation while they recover from coercive control and the goal throughout the therapeutic process is to heal trauma, restore confidence, restore identity, and maximise well-being.
I'm an accredited and registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Clinical and Forensic Social Worker. I specialise in individual counselling, trauma, and working with victims of coercive control, particularly narcissistic abuse that has been compounded by separation or divorce. I work toward providing clients with support, clarity, understanding, and validation while they recover from coercive control and the goal throughout the therapeutic process is to heal trauma, restore confidence, restore identity, and maximise well-being.
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Dr Jodie Mechielsen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
For anyone who is struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, or their body. You might already have an eating disorder diagnosis (e.g., binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, "atypical" anorexia nervosa, OSFED) or you might struggle with disordered eating or a cycle of dieting. Maybe you find yourself eating in response to stress or emotions. You might compulsively or excessively exercise or maybe you avoid exercise all together. Maybe you are struggling with body image difficulties or grief around how your body does or doesn't function.
(03) 5910 7511 View (03) 5910 7511
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Laurita Gorman Msw Sep - Holistic Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
Life can be hard at times, and when we meet the messy moments it can feel isolating, overwhelming, and hopeless. We are human, after all. It makes sense that we may find ourselves stuck at times - stuck in our feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and it can be tough to shift things in the right direction, especially if we are doing it on our own. With honesty and compassion, therapy is a place to explore what you're navigating and create sustainable change that supports your healing and growth. I support women who are wanting to shift out of survival mode so they can feel grounded, confident, and free.
Life can be hard at times, and when we meet the messy moments it can feel isolating, overwhelming, and hopeless. We are human, after all. It makes sense that we may find ourselves stuck at times - stuck in our feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and it can be tough to shift things in the right direction, especially if we are doing it on our own. With honesty and compassion, therapy is a place to explore what you're navigating and create sustainable change that supports your healing and growth. I support women who are wanting to shift out of survival mode so they can feel grounded, confident, and free.
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Rhiannon Flavel
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
My approach as a psychotherapist is holistic, non-judgemental, trauma informed & deeply relational. I have worked in various roles including mental health counselling, outdoor education teaching, adventure therapy, wilderness rites of passage, & group facilitation for over a decade, supporting adults, young people & families. I bring these diverse experiences into my therapeutic practice to offer a specialised approach to this transformational work.
My approach as a psychotherapist is holistic, non-judgemental, trauma informed & deeply relational. I have worked in various roles including mental health counselling, outdoor education teaching, adventure therapy, wilderness rites of passage, & group facilitation for over a decade, supporting adults, young people & families. I bring these diverse experiences into my therapeutic practice to offer a specialised approach to this transformational work.
(02) 5016 7519 View (02) 5016 7519
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Jacinta Sfreddo
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist providing evidence based psychological therapy to individuals over 18 years old. I have 10 years of experience working with people who struggle with a variety of difficulties, including: Stress, Anxiety, Mood related disorders, Addiction, Grief and loss, Trauma, Low self-worth, Personality disorders; and other behavioural and thought patterns that keep people stuck in their pain.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist providing evidence based psychological therapy to individuals over 18 years old. I have 10 years of experience working with people who struggle with a variety of difficulties, including: Stress, Anxiety, Mood related disorders, Addiction, Grief and loss, Trauma, Low self-worth, Personality disorders; and other behavioural and thought patterns that keep people stuck in their pain.
(08) 6490 9155 View (08) 6490 9155
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Sally Walsh
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and somatically integrating body/mind experiences for emotional distress support for anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD) ie. brain intervention (7-8 sessions). Relationship struggles ? including narcissism tendencies or sex issues (emotional, physical or sexual).
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and somatically integrating body/mind experiences for emotional distress support for anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD) ie. brain intervention (7-8 sessions). Relationship struggles ? including narcissism tendencies or sex issues (emotional, physical or sexual).
(02) 9100 0123 View (02) 9100 0123
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Jade Baravilala
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Navigating relationships can be challenging. We’ve all experienced misunderstandings, pain, and sometimes even caused pain to others. Whether you require pre-marital/marriage counselling, support in journeying through addictions such as infidelity and pornography, work or sports career related concerns, my 20+ years of experience can guide you through these times. I have a unique blend of expertise when it comes to relationships, having managed high-profile sports professionals, leading an international non-profit organization, working cross-culturally and continuing to thrive in my own cross -cultural marriage for over two decades.
Navigating relationships can be challenging. We’ve all experienced misunderstandings, pain, and sometimes even caused pain to others. Whether you require pre-marital/marriage counselling, support in journeying through addictions such as infidelity and pornography, work or sports career related concerns, my 20+ years of experience can guide you through these times. I have a unique blend of expertise when it comes to relationships, having managed high-profile sports professionals, leading an international non-profit organization, working cross-culturally and continuing to thrive in my own cross -cultural marriage for over two decades.
(07) 4145 4758 View (07) 4145 4758
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Ruth Minkov
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in identification of Autism in women and non-binary people, and my assessments take into consideration cultural differences and "masking". I offer follow-up sessions to assist you to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to implement recommendations. I am experienced in working with the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2743 View (03) 7003 2743
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Jasmine Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
(08) 6333 0719 View (08) 6333 0719
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Sam Brennan Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
Every person I work with is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This means looking beyond people's current condition, situation or diagnosis to also consider their broader life-history, including how current symptoms may have been shaped by early life experiences. I believe that everybody, no matter how complex or challenging their situation, circumstances or life experiences, when provided the right support has within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and resilience.
(08) 6866 0171 View (08) 6866 0171
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Shaun McMahon
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000
Shaun is a warm, caring and calm psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. He is passionate about helping his clients to overcome their challenges and to live more fulfilling lives, while offering a compassionate and comforting presence. Shaun works with clients from all walks of life struggling with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, relationship trauma and sexual trauma, as well as individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Shaun is a warm, caring and calm psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. He is passionate about helping his clients to overcome their challenges and to live more fulfilling lives, while offering a compassionate and comforting presence. Shaun works with clients from all walks of life struggling with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, relationship trauma and sexual trauma, as well as individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
(03) 7003 2250 View (03) 7003 2250

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bedford, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Bedford, WA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicare Rebates
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Medicare Bulk Billing

How Counsellors in Bedford, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bedford?

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.