Counselling in Bickley, WA

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Jessica Vivien
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bickley, WA 6076  (Online Only)
Most people come to me purely and simply because they heard of me and they are ready to get better, to get their relationships, and personal lives, back on track. They want a gentle, fast and effective process that will get into the guts of the problem. A breakthrough that will clear away the relationship conflict, disappointment and resentment. That will clear away the anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc and other symptoms of unresolved trauma currently blighting their lives. I am an internationally trained and experienced Emotionally Focussed Couple therapist, and trauma therapist and have been working in this area for many years.
Most people come to me purely and simply because they heard of me and they are ready to get better, to get their relationships, and personal lives, back on track. They want a gentle, fast and effective process that will get into the guts of the problem. A breakthrough that will clear away the relationship conflict, disappointment and resentment. That will clear away the anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc and other symptoms of unresolved trauma currently blighting their lives. I am an internationally trained and experienced Emotionally Focussed Couple therapist, and trauma therapist and have been working in this area for many years.
(08) 9521 4198 View (08) 9521 4198

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Oliver Brooke - IFS Certified Therapist
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Oliver is a Certified Internal Family System (IFS) Therapist, ACA Registered Counsellor (Level 4), and ACA Recognised Supervisor. Are you searching for a deeper connection to yourself and others? Are parts of you feeling stuck? Do you feel conflicted inside? Have you tried talking therapy and felt like you weren't getting anywhere? IFS therapy offers a powerful alternative to traditional therapy going directly to the parts of you which are stuck, releasing your true inner potential for connection to yourself, and may shift burdened emotions and beliefs. Allow Oliver to guide you to your true nature with IFS.
Oliver is a Certified Internal Family System (IFS) Therapist, ACA Registered Counsellor (Level 4), and ACA Recognised Supervisor. Are you searching for a deeper connection to yourself and others? Are parts of you feeling stuck? Do you feel conflicted inside? Have you tried talking therapy and felt like you weren't getting anywhere? IFS therapy offers a powerful alternative to traditional therapy going directly to the parts of you which are stuck, releasing your true inner potential for connection to yourself, and may shift burdened emotions and beliefs. Allow Oliver to guide you to your true nature with IFS.
(08) 6490 9826 View (08) 6490 9826
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Kellie Sheldon - Trauma And Sex Counsellor Emdr
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kalamunda, WA 6076
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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Cheryl Tan-Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Wycombe, WA 6057
Relationships are tough! Add in each other's trauma and you are bouncing off everyone like you're in a jumping castle. The old adage of 'individual stuff' and 'couple/s stuff' is true. Conversations can feel like they are going around in circles or rehashing old stuff. You feel stuck. Your partner/s feels stuck. No one is moving forward. This wasn't the life you imagined when you got together. It was meant to be rainbows and fairytales, not discussions around housework, money and sex - or friends and inlaws! What if I told you that 'your stuff' is affecting the relationship? It's a big possibility. It does not have to be that way!
Relationships are tough! Add in each other's trauma and you are bouncing off everyone like you're in a jumping castle. The old adage of 'individual stuff' and 'couple/s stuff' is true. Conversations can feel like they are going around in circles or rehashing old stuff. You feel stuck. Your partner/s feels stuck. No one is moving forward. This wasn't the life you imagined when you got together. It was meant to be rainbows and fairytales, not discussions around housework, money and sex - or friends and inlaws! What if I told you that 'your stuff' is affecting the relationship? It's a big possibility. It does not have to be that way!
(08) 6171 2914 View (08) 6171 2914
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Samantha Strahan
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gooseberry Hill, WA 6076
Are you struggling with infertility, low self-esteem, or relationship issues? I can support you on your journey towards healing and growth so that you are living well. I am a compassionate and experienced counsellor who believes in a holistic approach to healing towards wellbeing. By focusing on the whole person as a unique being, I assist clients to achieve effective and practical strategies that positively impact. With a person-centered approach, I create a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration of thoughts, feelings, and experiences so you can move through pain to evoke awareness, acceptance and peaceful presence.
Are you struggling with infertility, low self-esteem, or relationship issues? I can support you on your journey towards healing and growth so that you are living well. I am a compassionate and experienced counsellor who believes in a holistic approach to healing towards wellbeing. By focusing on the whole person as a unique being, I assist clients to achieve effective and practical strategies that positively impact. With a person-centered approach, I create a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration of thoughts, feelings, and experiences so you can move through pain to evoke awareness, acceptance and peaceful presence.
(08) 9540 0872 View (08) 9540 0872
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Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
Located in Midland and East Fremantle I feel privileged to be in the role of walking alongside children, teens, adults, couples and families who are surviving the impact of trauma. I provide Art Therapy and Counselling in a safe space to explore your experience of anxiety and depression caused by an acute, chronic or complex trauma, grief and loss. We work together to explore and develop your own solutions so you heal and thrive. Explore the difference that Psychotherapy and Creative Expressive Therapies can offer by contacting me today. Mental Health Care Plan or Drs referral is not required.
(08) 6171 2892 View (08) 6171 2892
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Jade Rivera
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamunda, WA 6076
I work from a client-centred and transpersonal lens within a trauma-informed framework. I assist people suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, ADHD, relationship problems, drug & alcohol use, existential crises, life transitions, loneliness and a range of other issues that contribute to difficulties coping. I often help highly sensitive people, and clients interested in moving into deeper truth. The therapeutic process involves identifying needs, working through fears and concerns, exploring various aspects of the self, and helping people to find their centre so they may experience a more joyful and fulfilling existence.
I work from a client-centred and transpersonal lens within a trauma-informed framework. I assist people suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, ADHD, relationship problems, drug & alcohol use, existential crises, life transitions, loneliness and a range of other issues that contribute to difficulties coping. I often help highly sensitive people, and clients interested in moving into deeper truth. The therapeutic process involves identifying needs, working through fears and concerns, exploring various aspects of the self, and helping people to find their centre so they may experience a more joyful and fulfilling existence.
(08) 6490 9810 View (08) 6490 9810
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Sharon Doyle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has degrees in psychology and science, and a masters degree in Psychology (Clinical). Alongside her private work she also holds a position for the Department of Health providing both Clinical Psychology outpatient and inpatient assessment and treatment for adults and older adults. As an AHPRA registered supervisor she also provides supervision to postgraduate psychology students and Clinical Psychology registrars.
Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has degrees in psychology and science, and a masters degree in Psychology (Clinical). Alongside her private work she also holds a position for the Department of Health providing both Clinical Psychology outpatient and inpatient assessment and treatment for adults and older adults. As an AHPRA registered supervisor she also provides supervision to postgraduate psychology students and Clinical Psychology registrars.
(08) 6120 1935 View (08) 6120 1935
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Asra Walford
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
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
Photo of Ash Wenban, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Ash Wenban
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Hey, I'm Ash, a LGBTIAQ+ and neurodiverse affirming Counselling Psychologist. I am fiercely dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for all of my clients. When I think of therapy, I think of us as the "co-pilots" on this journey, except you're driving and I am here with the GPS (and snacks). I am approachable with a knack in also finding the moments of joy and humour within the complexities of life. It is important to remember that we are more than just our challenges and difficulties.
Hey, I'm Ash, a LGBTIAQ+ and neurodiverse affirming Counselling Psychologist. I am fiercely dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for all of my clients. When I think of therapy, I think of us as the "co-pilots" on this journey, except you're driving and I am here with the GPS (and snacks). I am approachable with a knack in also finding the moments of joy and humour within the complexities of life. It is important to remember that we are more than just our challenges and difficulties.
(08) 6171 2737 View (08) 6171 2737
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Allan Bailey Counselling
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years dealing with a diverse range of issues. I am incredibly passionate about helping men who are struggling, as I know how hard it can be to deal with the things that impact our lives. I work well with people with relationship difficulties, anxiety, low mood, workplace stress and substance abuse. My therapy style is unflappable, there isn't anything that you can say that will throw or upset me, and I enjoy handling the difficult or complex situations.
I am an experienced Counsellor with many years dealing with a diverse range of issues. I am incredibly passionate about helping men who are struggling, as I know how hard it can be to deal with the things that impact our lives. I work well with people with relationship difficulties, anxiety, low mood, workplace stress and substance abuse. My therapy style is unflappable, there isn't anything that you can say that will throw or upset me, and I enjoy handling the difficult or complex situations.
(08) 6490 9113 View (08) 6490 9113
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Natalie Pickles
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
High Wycombe, WA 6057
I am a psychologist who offers a caring and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I aim to build a strong collaborative therapeutic relationship to support you to meet your individual needs. I use a range of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I am a psychologist who offers a caring and non-judgemental space to explore your concerns. I aim to build a strong collaborative therapeutic relationship to support you to meet your individual needs. I use a range of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
(08) 6109 9043 View (08) 6109 9043
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Healing Links Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lesmurdie, WA 6076
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Healing Links Psychology! For adult and teen clients we are located in the Perth Hills, and provide a discrete and private psychology clinic with sessions that fit around your busy lifestyle. We offer flexible weekday, weekend and after-hours appointments, so you can prioritise your wellbeing without taking time away from work, school, or life. LGBTQI+ safe and sex-positive/kink affirming.
Welcome to Healing Links Psychology! For adult and teen clients we are located in the Perth Hills, and provide a discrete and private psychology clinic with sessions that fit around your busy lifestyle. We offer flexible weekday, weekend and after-hours appointments, so you can prioritise your wellbeing without taking time away from work, school, or life. LGBTQI+ safe and sex-positive/kink affirming.
(08) 6171 2760 View (08) 6171 2760
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Narelle Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, WA 6057
I work in a client-focused way and to address the issues the client brings to the session. I have worked with a range of issues. I particularly like working with children, young people and women are experiencing relationship difficulties, whether that be with a partner, school relationships or parents.
I work in a client-focused way and to address the issues the client brings to the session. I have worked with a range of issues. I particularly like working with children, young people and women are experiencing relationship difficulties, whether that be with a partner, school relationships or parents.
(08) 7078 8254 View (08) 7078 8254
Photo of Fiona Mann, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Fiona Mann
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
As a warm and authentic clinical psychologist with a person-centred approach, I provide a safe space for clients to explore a range of issues. These include adjustment to life changes, stress management, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, body image and self-worth. Together, we will identify your unique strengths and utilise evidence-based strategies to facilitate increased insight and lasting change.
As a warm and authentic clinical psychologist with a person-centred approach, I provide a safe space for clients to explore a range of issues. These include adjustment to life changes, stress management, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, body image and self-worth. Together, we will identify your unique strengths and utilise evidence-based strategies to facilitate increased insight and lasting change.
(08) 6171 2965 View (08) 6171 2965
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Catherine Matringe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
High Wycombe, WA 6057
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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Stuart Burling - The Bear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Maida Vale, WA 6057
If you are struggling, feeling lost, in conflict with yourself or loved ones, grieving or looking for meaning and purpose, please reach out. I aim to support people in need, to listen, and hold space for sharing difficult life experiences. I, too, have endured adversity, and in my darkest hours, I found the courage to reach out and seek the support I need. Through lived experience of addiction, suicide, FDV, narcissism, divorce, and parent alienation combined with expertise in counselling and specialist therapy knowledge, I focus on rebuilding lives and relationships, instilling hope when all seems lost.
If you are struggling, feeling lost, in conflict with yourself or loved ones, grieving or looking for meaning and purpose, please reach out. I aim to support people in need, to listen, and hold space for sharing difficult life experiences. I, too, have endured adversity, and in my darkest hours, I found the courage to reach out and seek the support I need. Through lived experience of addiction, suicide, FDV, narcissism, divorce, and parent alienation combined with expertise in counselling and specialist therapy knowledge, I focus on rebuilding lives and relationships, instilling hope when all seems lost.
(08) 6120 1781 View (08) 6120 1781
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Hill Top Counselling Centre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Gooseberry Hill, WA 6076
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. Life can be challenging at times and tough times can leave us feeling overwhelmed and distressed. It's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support, and therapy can be a good option to help you "get back on track.'. My therapeutic approach is short term, recovery based, and future focused. I will always work with you in partnership, as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
As a highly experienced mental health clinician with over 20 years' practice, I understand that people can suffer from anxiety, low motivation and mood changes when life's problems become overwhelming. Life can be challenging at times and tough times can leave us feeling overwhelmed and distressed. It's easier to overcome challenging times with the right support, and therapy can be a good option to help you "get back on track.'. My therapeutic approach is short term, recovery based, and future focused. I will always work with you in partnership, as you set your own personal goals for recovery.
(08) 6109 8214 View (08) 6109 8214
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Amy Campbell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076  (Online Only)
I aim to understand your journey. Where you have come from, what brings you meaning, where you are going and the obstacles you face. Over all my goal is to ensure you have a safe space, a clear voice and choices in your treatment, whatever that may look like for you. My areas of focus include; Chronic pain conditions (including endometriosis), sexual pain, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), Support with menstrual cycles & PMDD, and body image concerns.
I aim to understand your journey. Where you have come from, what brings you meaning, where you are going and the obstacles you face. Over all my goal is to ensure you have a safe space, a clear voice and choices in your treatment, whatever that may look like for you. My areas of focus include; Chronic pain conditions (including endometriosis), sexual pain, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), Support with menstrual cycles & PMDD, and body image concerns.
(08) 6219 3401 View (08) 6219 3401
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Samantha Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Welcome. My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sami. I'm a social worker, certified clinical trauma professional and somatic therapist specialising in counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or grief. I've dedicated the last few years to working with people with complex trauma, walking alongside them in their journey to return to wholeness. If you would like to work with me, we take a collaborative approach; a blend of talking therapy, mindful awareness and somatic inquiry to reduce any trauma symptoms you might be experiencing that are holding you back from living a full, joyful life.
Welcome. My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sami. I'm a social worker, certified clinical trauma professional and somatic therapist specialising in counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or grief. I've dedicated the last few years to working with people with complex trauma, walking alongside them in their journey to return to wholeness. If you would like to work with me, we take a collaborative approach; a blend of talking therapy, mindful awareness and somatic inquiry to reduce any trauma symptoms you might be experiencing that are holding you back from living a full, joyful life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bickley, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Bickley, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

15 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Bickley, WA see their clients

100% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bickley?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.