Counselling in Bridgetown, WA

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Paul McNeela
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, WA 6255
I've worked in CAMHS for 10 years, gaining wide experience in providing therapy to older children, adolescents and families. I have also worked in Adult mental health services for 15 years and have interests in adults with depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts and male mental health issues. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients have described me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
I've worked in CAMHS for 10 years, gaining wide experience in providing therapy to older children, adolescents and families. I have also worked in Adult mental health services for 15 years and have interests in adults with depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts and male mental health issues. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients have described me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
(08) 9468 7246 View (08) 9468 7246
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Horseassistedhealing
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Bridgetown, WA 6255
Equine assisted counselling is a professional and experiential approach to counselling, psychotherapy and MH, that supports clients in addressing therapeutic goals (emotional, cognitive, behavioural, relationship and MH conditions) with horses as co facilitators in this process. Clients are offered safe experiences with Horses for the purpose of exploring self-experience in relationship, building self-awareness, building awareness of habits that are no longer serving them well.Developing Psychological and social skills. Inclusive of Confidence building,Stress regulation in Nature,meaningful Connection,Mindfulness and problem solving
Equine assisted counselling is a professional and experiential approach to counselling, psychotherapy and MH, that supports clients in addressing therapeutic goals (emotional, cognitive, behavioural, relationship and MH conditions) with horses as co facilitators in this process. Clients are offered safe experiences with Horses for the purpose of exploring self-experience in relationship, building self-awareness, building awareness of habits that are no longer serving them well.Developing Psychological and social skills. Inclusive of Confidence building,Stress regulation in Nature,meaningful Connection,Mindfulness and problem solving
(08) 6724 8021 View (08) 6724 8021
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Holistic Lifestyle Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgetown, WA 6255
Holistic Lifestyle Practice is a private counselling practice located in Bunbury WA and online via zoom or phone. Kellie Hansen - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician is available for appointments Monday to Friday and sees clients under GP Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS participants, Employee Assistance Programs, provides relationships therapy (Gottman level 1) and provides clinical supervision to a range of mental health practitioners in Bunbury and via telehealth around Australia.
Holistic Lifestyle Practice is a private counselling practice located in Bunbury WA and online via zoom or phone. Kellie Hansen - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician is available for appointments Monday to Friday and sees clients under GP Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS participants, Employee Assistance Programs, provides relationships therapy (Gottman level 1) and provides clinical supervision to a range of mental health practitioners in Bunbury and via telehealth around Australia.
(03) 4053 9205 View (03) 4053 9205
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Sophie Burren Psychology
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified
Bridgetown, WA 6255  (Online Only)
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
(08) 7110 0870 View (08) 7110 0870

Online Therapists

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Reaching Forward Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Dalyellup, WA 6230
My passion and determination to undertake study within my schedule the mental health sector dwells from the insight I have been privileged to gain in my current role as a mental health counsellor, working with people who suffer from a range of ailments within the mental health spectrum; from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, substance abuse to name but a few. I am inspired to embark on this path because I want to gain an in depth understanding within the Mental Health field for example professional aspects of care, biological basis for health and well-being, identifying knowledge for practice, origins and expression
My passion and determination to undertake study within my schedule the mental health sector dwells from the insight I have been privileged to gain in my current role as a mental health counsellor, working with people who suffer from a range of ailments within the mental health spectrum; from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, substance abuse to name but a few. I am inspired to embark on this path because I want to gain an in depth understanding within the Mental Health field for example professional aspects of care, biological basis for health and well-being, identifying knowledge for practice, origins and expression
(08) 9520 8481 View (08) 9520 8481
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Susan Valerie Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
I work with individuals and couples and children from age of 10+. Issues usually surround relationship issues, trauma, separation, grief and loss; domestic violence. Developmental stages - adjustments to life stages, mental health issues - depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
I work with individuals and couples and children from age of 10+. Issues usually surround relationship issues, trauma, separation, grief and loss; domestic violence. Developmental stages - adjustments to life stages, mental health issues - depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
(08) 7078 8297 View (08) 7078 8297
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Heather Mary Kell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
West Busselton, WA 6280
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
(08) 9509 6129 View (08) 9509 6129
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Barbara Fretz Clinical Counsellor & Hypnotherapist
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bunbury, WA 6230
I'm here for anyone who needs emotional support and is looking for ways to move forward. I have a special interest in trauma healing, in particular childhood trauma. If you are a survivor of emotional neglect and or abuse, you want to feel safe emotionally and physically again. You deserve to lead a full life without the past haunting the present. If you are struggling with addictions (substances and/or behavioural) and mental health, I am keen to help you, too. I have specialised training in a number of evidence-based therapies such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis and Ego-State Therapy.
I'm here for anyone who needs emotional support and is looking for ways to move forward. I have a special interest in trauma healing, in particular childhood trauma. If you are a survivor of emotional neglect and or abuse, you want to feel safe emotionally and physically again. You deserve to lead a full life without the past haunting the present. If you are struggling with addictions (substances and/or behavioural) and mental health, I am keen to help you, too. I have specialised training in a number of evidence-based therapies such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis and Ego-State Therapy.
(08) 6727 9921 View (08) 6727 9921
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Trudi Cairns Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bunbury, WA 6230  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with your mental health, or your quality of life isn't what you hoped it to be, please give me a call or send me an email. I can help. I work with most ages and populations (including ATSI and CALD), across a number of mental health conditions and life issues.
If you are struggling with your mental health, or your quality of life isn't what you hoped it to be, please give me a call or send me an email. I can help. I work with most ages and populations (including ATSI and CALD), across a number of mental health conditions and life issues.
(08) 6727 9015 View (08) 6727 9015
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Avila Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
At Avila Counselling and Wellness, we're committed to person-centred therapy, focusing on you and your unique needs. My mission is to provide a safe and understanding environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Together, we'll work on developing new skills, and strategies to navigate through your unique story of pain. I firmly believe that change and healing are possible for everyone.
At Avila Counselling and Wellness, we're committed to person-centred therapy, focusing on you and your unique needs. My mission is to provide a safe and understanding environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Together, we'll work on developing new skills, and strategies to navigate through your unique story of pain. I firmly believe that change and healing are possible for everyone.
(08) 6724 8041 View (08) 6724 8041
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Naomi Witham
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Dunsborough, WA 6281
I bring a unique blend of creativity, insight, mindfulness and over 20 years of professional experience to my practise as a therapist to assist with the full range of emotional issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and personal fulfillment. I have a Masters in Counselling and am a qualified life coach and with training in hakomi, narrative and yoga therapy.
I bring a unique blend of creativity, insight, mindfulness and over 20 years of professional experience to my practise as a therapist to assist with the full range of emotional issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and personal fulfillment. I have a Masters in Counselling and am a qualified life coach and with training in hakomi, narrative and yoga therapy.
(08) 9520 8492 View (08) 9520 8492
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Saarah Bone
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Busselton, WA 6280
Saarah is a Registered Psychologist who is dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion and curiosity, from anxiety and depressive disorders to adjustment difficulties and trauma. Her passion lies in supporting adults in managing anxiety and facilitating the recovery journey for those overcoming trauma. Saarah's experience also extends to assisting couples in navigating relationship difficulties. With her guidance, individuals and couples alike find a safe space to explore their emotions, build resilience, and foster healthier connections.
Saarah is a Registered Psychologist who is dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion and curiosity, from anxiety and depressive disorders to adjustment difficulties and trauma. Her passion lies in supporting adults in managing anxiety and facilitating the recovery journey for those overcoming trauma. Saarah's experience also extends to assisting couples in navigating relationship difficulties. With her guidance, individuals and couples alike find a safe space to explore their emotions, build resilience, and foster healthier connections.
(08) 6727 9007 View (08) 6727 9007
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Horse Connection
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Yoongarillup, WA 6280
If you are looking for a non-judgemental, safe space and a counsellor/psychotherapist who can connect with your circumstance, you've come to the right place. Combining my love of horses and my passion for helping others, my approach could best be described as eclectic utilising a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy); Mindfulness (which I prefer to call "Quiet Contemplation"); Transactional Analysis and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Phenomenological enquiry). Zoom or in-person Clinical or in-person Equine Assisted sessions available.
If you are looking for a non-judgemental, safe space and a counsellor/psychotherapist who can connect with your circumstance, you've come to the right place. Combining my love of horses and my passion for helping others, my approach could best be described as eclectic utilising a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy); Mindfulness (which I prefer to call "Quiet Contemplation"); Transactional Analysis and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Phenomenological enquiry). Zoom or in-person Clinical or in-person Equine Assisted sessions available.
(08) 6727 9991 View (08) 6727 9991
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Sunrise Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Manjimup, WA 6258
Counselling for the inevitable stresses of life, love and loss. Psychotherapy for more persistent issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Face-to-face individual or couples therapy for 18+.
Counselling for the inevitable stresses of life, love and loss. Psychotherapy for more persistent issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Face-to-face individual or couples therapy for 18+.
(03) 4231 9438 View (03) 4231 9438
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Cate Simpson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients have difficulty in managing emotions and personal relationships and may have been diagnosed with complex trauma, dissociative disorders or borderline personality disorder but people also come to see me for many other reasons as well. Some of the the other concerns that I see clients for on a regular basis include Depression, Anxiety, Relationship concerns and grief and loss. Ive been around for a while and worked in a diverse range of areas including community mental health, Youth, suicide/self harm programs, sexual assault and LGBTQIA .
I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients have difficulty in managing emotions and personal relationships and may have been diagnosed with complex trauma, dissociative disorders or borderline personality disorder but people also come to see me for many other reasons as well. Some of the the other concerns that I see clients for on a regular basis include Depression, Anxiety, Relationship concerns and grief and loss. Ive been around for a while and worked in a diverse range of areas including community mental health, Youth, suicide/self harm programs, sexual assault and LGBTQIA .
(08) 7078 8218 View (08) 7078 8218
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Jools Fordyce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Eaton, WA 6232
I am a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Relationships Therapy and am qualified at using EMDR therapy for adults and children. I am fuelled by a passion for developing unique ways of understanding how we think, what we feel and why we behave as we do. My personal style is warm, engaging and passionate and builds upon my significant professional experience in social work and family therapy. I am skilled in providing counselling, comprehensive assessments and mental health treatment for individuals. I focus on specific trauma-related therapies, such as EMDR.
I am a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Relationships Therapy and am qualified at using EMDR therapy for adults and children. I am fuelled by a passion for developing unique ways of understanding how we think, what we feel and why we behave as we do. My personal style is warm, engaging and passionate and builds upon my significant professional experience in social work and family therapy. I am skilled in providing counselling, comprehensive assessments and mental health treatment for individuals. I focus on specific trauma-related therapies, such as EMDR.
(08) 6728 0770 View (08) 6728 0770
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Dom Marzano
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
East Bunbury, WA 6230
Dom loves his work and integrates aspects of clinical, neuro, sports, positive and organisational psychology to help people with mental health and other issues, increase happiness, well-being and improve performance. Dom sees children 3+, adolescents and adults facing various issues in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience and has undertaken 8 years of initial training in psychology including a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, and 2 years of formal supervision. He is registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Dom loves his work and integrates aspects of clinical, neuro, sports, positive and organisational psychology to help people with mental health and other issues, increase happiness, well-being and improve performance. Dom sees children 3+, adolescents and adults facing various issues in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience and has undertaken 8 years of initial training in psychology including a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, and 2 years of formal supervision. He is registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
(08) 6490 9204 View (08) 6490 9204
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Jaimee Ann Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Cowaramup, WA 6284
Jaimee works with people who want to improve their wellbeing, reduce stress, resolve crises, and process difficult emotions in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic space. If you find yourself struggling with life stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to change, chronic pain, grief and loss, a workplace issue, stages of life, or you’re a parent or carer who is concerned about their child, then an appointment with Jaimee might be the right choice for you. Jaimee accepts mental health treatment plans, NDIS privately funded clients, and private health funds.
Jaimee works with people who want to improve their wellbeing, reduce stress, resolve crises, and process difficult emotions in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic space. If you find yourself struggling with life stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusting to change, chronic pain, grief and loss, a workplace issue, stages of life, or you’re a parent or carer who is concerned about their child, then an appointment with Jaimee might be the right choice for you. Jaimee accepts mental health treatment plans, NDIS privately funded clients, and private health funds.
(07) 5241 1666 View (07) 5241 1666
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Libby Packer
Counsellor, PsychD
Verified
Redgate, WA 6286
Do you know how you tick but sometimes don't understand why you do the things you do? I believe at times we can be the 'expert' of our own lives but we need help to understand the road we are on and someone to convene with. What about the direction your life is going? Are you or a loved one (partner or child) experiencing difficulties in your inner life (negative thoughts or emotions) or relationships with others? If you think you could benefit from having someone with whom you can discuss these issues and gain wisdom to live a happier and more purposeful life then I am the person.
Do you know how you tick but sometimes don't understand why you do the things you do? I believe at times we can be the 'expert' of our own lives but we need help to understand the road we are on and someone to convene with. What about the direction your life is going? Are you or a loved one (partner or child) experiencing difficulties in your inner life (negative thoughts or emotions) or relationships with others? If you think you could benefit from having someone with whom you can discuss these issues and gain wisdom to live a happier and more purposeful life then I am the person.
(08) 9516 0107 View (08) 9516 0107
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Renee Cassidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
Big emotions and feeling out of control, or perhaps shutting down are symptoms of a distressed nervous system. Or is anxiety, depression, anger, stress, shame, and/or sleeplessness affecting you? Adverse childhood experiences often result in symptoms of like the above and; flashbacks ,lack of capacity to remember parts of your child hood/adolescents/adulthood; or you may feel as though you are stuck in the past or in a constant fright, flight, freeze or fawn response. These symptoms are often related to complexed PTSD and are trauma responses, or perhaps you dissociate. With support you will recover. Do you have symptoms of ADHD?
Big emotions and feeling out of control, or perhaps shutting down are symptoms of a distressed nervous system. Or is anxiety, depression, anger, stress, shame, and/or sleeplessness affecting you? Adverse childhood experiences often result in symptoms of like the above and; flashbacks ,lack of capacity to remember parts of your child hood/adolescents/adulthood; or you may feel as though you are stuck in the past or in a constant fright, flight, freeze or fawn response. These symptoms are often related to complexed PTSD and are trauma responses, or perhaps you dissociate. With support you will recover. Do you have symptoms of ADHD?
(08) 6727 9000 View (08) 6727 9000

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bridgetown, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Bridgetown, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Self Esteem
75% Anxiety
75% Parenting
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% School Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Bridgetown, WA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bridgetown?

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.