Counselling in City Beach, WA

Photo of Katherine Millington, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
Katherine Millington
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
I offer counselling in a safe and supportive environment for you to seek help and guidance. Whether you're dealing with personal issues, relationship problems, or mental health concerns, my goal is to help you overcome challenges and improve your well-being. I will guide you through your challenges, helping you gain a fresh perspective and clarity on how to move forward in a positive direction. Together we'll find a way through your distress. I will encourage you to look at what actions you can take to get you to where you want to be in your life, whether that be more powerful or more peaceful or both.
I offer counselling in a safe and supportive environment for you to seek help and guidance. Whether you're dealing with personal issues, relationship problems, or mental health concerns, my goal is to help you overcome challenges and improve your well-being. I will guide you through your challenges, helping you gain a fresh perspective and clarity on how to move forward in a positive direction. Together we'll find a way through your distress. I will encourage you to look at what actions you can take to get you to where you want to be in your life, whether that be more powerful or more peaceful or both.
(08) 6361 3261 View (08) 6361 3261
Photo of Anita Kazmierczak, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Anita Kazmierczak
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Anita is a warm and empathic Psychologist, with a passion for working collaboratively with clients to gain a greater understanding of their challenges, and empowering clients to achieve their therapy goals. Anita is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA with over 10 years of experience working with adults in the areas of: Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety), Depression, Relationship difficulties, Work / study stress, Work related issues, Adjustment and Life transitions, Self-esteem, Chronic pain/illness, Grief and loss.
Anita is a warm and empathic Psychologist, with a passion for working collaboratively with clients to gain a greater understanding of their challenges, and empowering clients to achieve their therapy goals. Anita is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA with over 10 years of experience working with adults in the areas of: Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety), Depression, Relationship difficulties, Work / study stress, Work related issues, Adjustment and Life transitions, Self-esteem, Chronic pain/illness, Grief and loss.
(08) 6490 9915 View (08) 6490 9915
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Rose Stevens
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Not accepting new clients
Rose Stevens is a Clinical Psychologist who is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. Rose has experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, phobias, health anxiety, adjustment issues, blended family difficulties, relationship challenges, pre and post-natal difficulties, sleep disorders, school transitions and school avoidance.
Rose Stevens is a Clinical Psychologist who is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. Rose has experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, phobias, health anxiety, adjustment issues, blended family difficulties, relationship challenges, pre and post-natal difficulties, sleep disorders, school transitions and school avoidance.
(08) 6490 9818 View (08) 6490 9818
Photo of My Calm, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
My Calm
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Beach, WA 6015
I'm Anita. Men's issues and relationships are particular therapeutic interest of mine. The traditional expectations of men are being questioned and, in some spheres, revised. This is leading to a growing sense of disorientation for some, and a break-down in sense of self. Relationships are central to our well-being. Break-down in communication, unresolved hurt and needs not being met are all challenges that affect us deeply and impact on other aspects of our lives. I aim to help clients understand what holds them back and why, and how they can confidently move forward in what many see as an increasingly confusing world.
I'm Anita. Men's issues and relationships are particular therapeutic interest of mine. The traditional expectations of men are being questioned and, in some spheres, revised. This is leading to a growing sense of disorientation for some, and a break-down in sense of self. Relationships are central to our well-being. Break-down in communication, unresolved hurt and needs not being met are all challenges that affect us deeply and impact on other aspects of our lives. I aim to help clients understand what holds them back and why, and how they can confidently move forward in what many see as an increasingly confusing world.
(08) 6202 9357 View (08) 6202 9357
Photo of Trina Marie Michailidis, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Trina Marie Michailidis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
I have been working in a professional, caring and sensitive way with individuals and families in private practice (and in their homes) for over twenty years treating a variety of complex mental health issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, AD/HD, autism and women's issues. I have also been delivering the Parenting Together Program (PTP) into homes for over 15 years. PTP is an individualized early intervention program designed for 3-8 years to reduce child non-compliance and improve a secure child-parent attachment to promote and enhance positive long term social/emotional and behavioural outcomes.
I have been working in a professional, caring and sensitive way with individuals and families in private practice (and in their homes) for over twenty years treating a variety of complex mental health issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, AD/HD, autism and women's issues. I have also been delivering the Parenting Together Program (PTP) into homes for over 15 years. PTP is an individualized early intervention program designed for 3-8 years to reduce child non-compliance and improve a secure child-parent attachment to promote and enhance positive long term social/emotional and behavioural outcomes.
(08) 7078 7655 View (08) 7078 7655
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Chelsea Northcott
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Chelsea is a compassionate, down-to-earth therapist who truly enjoys her work and feels the deepest respect for all clients she works with. She has experience in the treatment of a broad range of mental health difficulties, having worked in private and public psychiatric hospitals, community youth centres, and women’s health clinics.
Chelsea is a compassionate, down-to-earth therapist who truly enjoys her work and feels the deepest respect for all clients she works with. She has experience in the treatment of a broad range of mental health difficulties, having worked in private and public psychiatric hospitals, community youth centres, and women’s health clinics.
(08) 7078 7522 View (08) 7078 7522
Photo of Yalda Cassidy, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
Yalda Cassidy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
My role in therapy is to provide a space that is transparent, free of judgement and free of criticism to safely explore where you are, where you want to be, and whom you want to become. It is this sense of safety and trust that allows us to see ourselves clearly and allows us to break free from old subconscious habits and patterns making space to make conscious choices about our responses to triggers and situations. Many clients have described this experience as liberating and empowering, freeing them to grow and find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in life.
My role in therapy is to provide a space that is transparent, free of judgement and free of criticism to safely explore where you are, where you want to be, and whom you want to become. It is this sense of safety and trust that allows us to see ourselves clearly and allows us to break free from old subconscious habits and patterns making space to make conscious choices about our responses to triggers and situations. Many clients have described this experience as liberating and empowering, freeing them to grow and find meaning, purpose and fulfilment in life.
(08) 6493 7848 View (08) 6493 7848
Photo of Divyah Sreevardhanan, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Divyah Sreevardhanan
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Divyah is a registered Counselling Psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Divyah’s personal style of therapy is to cultivate a strong therapeutic alliance, which sets the foundation for therapy to progress from. Her warm and compassionate manner allows for the creation of a safe space within which clients would be able to identify their therapeutic goals. Starting from a person-centred approach, Divyah draws upon her training in a variety of evidence-based methods in order to provide an effective intervention plan in order to meet the client’s goals and facilitate their growth.
Divyah is a registered Counselling Psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Divyah’s personal style of therapy is to cultivate a strong therapeutic alliance, which sets the foundation for therapy to progress from. Her warm and compassionate manner allows for the creation of a safe space within which clients would be able to identify their therapeutic goals. Starting from a person-centred approach, Divyah draws upon her training in a variety of evidence-based methods in order to provide an effective intervention plan in order to meet the client’s goals and facilitate their growth.
(08) 6424 8177 View (08) 6424 8177
Photo of Vanesse Cronje, Psychotherapist in City Beach, WA
Vanesse Cronje
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Beach, WA 6015
My purpose is to help individuals and couples identify their values, establish healthy boundaries, and reconnect with what gives them meaning. I strive to provide a relaxing, peaceful and private therapy space. Working with clients from all walks of life for the past six years has taught me a lot about the challenges people have to face every day.  I work in close collaboration with the client to reinforce positive feelings and behaviours and to develop mental, emotional and behavioural goals.
My purpose is to help individuals and couples identify their values, establish healthy boundaries, and reconnect with what gives them meaning. I strive to provide a relaxing, peaceful and private therapy space. Working with clients from all walks of life for the past six years has taught me a lot about the challenges people have to face every day.  I work in close collaboration with the client to reinforce positive feelings and behaviours and to develop mental, emotional and behavioural goals.
(08) 6206 8003 View (08) 6206 8003
Photo of Kinship Psychology Services, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Kinship Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
At Kinship, our central focus is to cultivate a safe and trustworthy environment. So that those seeking help feel emotionally comfortable and are able to connect with our dedicated, compassionate and skilled professionals. Here, we collaborate with our clients, emphasising a strengths-based approach to achieve lasting therapeutic outcomes. We work with people who have experienced trauma in their life, those feeling emotional distress, suicidal thoughts or relationship difficulties and those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, complex grief, stress or adjustment difficulties.
At Kinship, our central focus is to cultivate a safe and trustworthy environment. So that those seeking help feel emotionally comfortable and are able to connect with our dedicated, compassionate and skilled professionals. Here, we collaborate with our clients, emphasising a strengths-based approach to achieve lasting therapeutic outcomes. We work with people who have experienced trauma in their life, those feeling emotional distress, suicidal thoughts or relationship difficulties and those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, complex grief, stress or adjustment difficulties.
(08) 6490 9050 View (08) 6490 9050
Photo of Sally Jayne Gatt, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Sally Jayne Gatt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
(08) 7079 4304 View (08) 7079 4304
Photo of Rebecca Ng, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
Rebecca Ng
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Feeling unheard and unseen? Frustrated with the way you (do or don’t) communicate with your partner, colleagues, family? Through counselling you can get the empathy and understanding you're longing for. Discover why you're feeling what you're feeling, AND what your unmet needs are. Reconcile with the parts of you that you resent by learning where your behaviour patterns come from and how they have been trying to protect you. Learn to communicate your feelings and needs assertively and compassionately, that will leave you feeling seen and heard.
Feeling unheard and unseen? Frustrated with the way you (do or don’t) communicate with your partner, colleagues, family? Through counselling you can get the empathy and understanding you're longing for. Discover why you're feeling what you're feeling, AND what your unmet needs are. Reconcile with the parts of you that you resent by learning where your behaviour patterns come from and how they have been trying to protect you. Learn to communicate your feelings and needs assertively and compassionately, that will leave you feeling seen and heard.
(08) 6490 9672 View (08) 6490 9672
Photo of Paul McNeela, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
Paul McNeela
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Beach, WA 6015
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. 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
Photo of The Child Anxiety Clinic Perth, Psychologist in City Beach, WA
The Child Anxiety Clinic Perth
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
At The Child Anxiety Clinic, we provide an evidence-based anxiety treatment program that will educate and empower your child to master their anxious thinking.
At The Child Anxiety Clinic, we provide an evidence-based anxiety treatment program that will educate and empower your child to master their anxious thinking.
(08) 6383 7840 View (08) 6383 7840
Photo of Miranda Wiltshire Counselling - EMDR Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in City Beach, WA
Miranda Wiltshire Counselling - EMDR Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MC, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
City Beach, WA 6015
I am here to support you to heal and achieve your therapeutic goals, whatever they may be, whether its: Healing past trauma or things that have happened in your life that are triggering you and impacting your wellbeing and relationships; Improving your self-worth, love and compassion for yourself; Improving sleep; Decreasing Anxiety; Grieving a Loss; Adjusting to a Diagnosis or significant Health Condition; Achieving your goals in Sport’s Performance or Career; Life as a Carer; or Seeking resilience and resources for you or your children to manage stress throughout life. I have worked in Neurosciences and Mental Health for 22 years.
I am here to support you to heal and achieve your therapeutic goals, whatever they may be, whether its: Healing past trauma or things that have happened in your life that are triggering you and impacting your wellbeing and relationships; Improving your self-worth, love and compassion for yourself; Improving sleep; Decreasing Anxiety; Grieving a Loss; Adjusting to a Diagnosis or significant Health Condition; Achieving your goals in Sport’s Performance or Career; Life as a Carer; or Seeking resilience and resources for you or your children to manage stress throughout life. I have worked in Neurosciences and Mental Health for 22 years.
(08) 6206 8804 View (08) 6206 8804
Photo of Helen Brittan - Nurturing Growth - EMDR & Therapy, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
Helen Brittan - Nurturing Growth - EMDR & Therapy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
We all face challenges that can leave us feeling anxious, sad, angry or depressed, disrupting our home, work & relationships. Chronic negative feelings can lead to overwhelm. Empathic support will help you make sense of your situation, manage difficult feelings & embark on your journey to freedom. With over 11 years of experience, I can support you to navigate and heal from these disruptions. My focus is on empowering women through life transitions such as pregnancy and parenting, healing from trauma & grief and rebuilding self-worth. Specialising in trauma recovery including PTSD, I use tailored strategies like EMDR therapy.
We all face challenges that can leave us feeling anxious, sad, angry or depressed, disrupting our home, work & relationships. Chronic negative feelings can lead to overwhelm. Empathic support will help you make sense of your situation, manage difficult feelings & embark on your journey to freedom. With over 11 years of experience, I can support you to navigate and heal from these disruptions. My focus is on empowering women through life transitions such as pregnancy and parenting, healing from trauma & grief and rebuilding self-worth. Specialising in trauma recovery including PTSD, I use tailored strategies like EMDR therapy.
(08) 6493 7950 View (08) 6493 7950
Photo of Tristan Stein Therapy & Wellbeing , Psychotherapist in City Beach, WA
Tristan Stein Therapy & Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Painful events and transitions can make us feel like the ground has been pulled out from under us. Moving forwards can feel daunting. We can feel stuck, overwhelmed and fearful. It takes courage to reach out to find a supportive therapist who can help you recover (or uncover) your self-trust and confidence. I am committed to creating a collaborative space that honours your uniqueness. I will bring me – my presence, compassion, experience and perspective – and I invite you to bring you – wherever you are at. Together, we will meet your challenges, finding a way forward that reflects who you truly are and what you want from life.
Painful events and transitions can make us feel like the ground has been pulled out from under us. Moving forwards can feel daunting. We can feel stuck, overwhelmed and fearful. It takes courage to reach out to find a supportive therapist who can help you recover (or uncover) your self-trust and confidence. I am committed to creating a collaborative space that honours your uniqueness. I will bring me – my presence, compassion, experience and perspective – and I invite you to bring you – wherever you are at. Together, we will meet your challenges, finding a way forward that reflects who you truly are and what you want from life.
(08) 6219 3667 View (08) 6219 3667
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Shelley Ranger
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I work with adolescents, young adults and adults to help them in understanding themselves and others. Deciding to access counselling is often a big decision and it can take a while to find a psychologist that you feel safe, comfortable and at ease with, someone "who really gets you" so to speak. I am able to work with clients who are experiencing mild to acute mental health issues and have experience working in a more acute inpatient setting.
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I work with adolescents, young adults and adults to help them in understanding themselves and others. Deciding to access counselling is often a big decision and it can take a while to find a psychologist that you feel safe, comfortable and at ease with, someone "who really gets you" so to speak. I am able to work with clients who are experiencing mild to acute mental health issues and have experience working in a more acute inpatient setting.
(08) 6388 9857 View (08) 6388 9857
Photo of Emma McLarty Counselling and Wellbeing, Counsellor in City Beach, WA
Emma McLarty Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
Emma is a passionate advocate in the field of women's mental health and wellbeing. With a wealth of experience and a holistic approach, Emma empowers individuals and couples to navigate life's challenges and embrace positive change. Emma blends evidence-based practices with a personalised touch to create a safe and empathetic space for her clients. Her warm and non-judgmental demeanour allows clients to openly express their thoughts and emotions, fostering a a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust and understanding.
Emma is a passionate advocate in the field of women's mental health and wellbeing. With a wealth of experience and a holistic approach, Emma empowers individuals and couples to navigate life's challenges and embrace positive change. Emma blends evidence-based practices with a personalised touch to create a safe and empathetic space for her clients. Her warm and non-judgmental demeanour allows clients to openly express their thoughts and emotions, fostering a a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust and understanding.
(08) 6206 8981 View (08) 6206 8981
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Stuart Burling - The Bear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
City Beach, WA 6015
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 and searching for a new direction, 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 needed. 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 and searching for a new direction, 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 needed. 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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in City Beach, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in City Beach, WA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
86% Life Transitions
82% Depression
82% Parenting
82% Stress
73% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Medicare Rebates
54% Other
54% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in City Beach, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in City Beach?

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.