Counselling in Darlington, WA

Photo of Gaby Browarczyk, MA, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Gaby Browarczyk
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
I am passionate about supporting thriving, connection and personal growth. Utilizing creative, reflective and trauma informed practices together we work to support positive change in life’s most difficult and complex circumstances. Working in the here and now with what emerges in the therapeutic relationship we discover and uncover new awareness's. Some people don't like being in closed rooms and some enjoy connecting to nature ask me about my walk and talk session for grounding and re-energizing, clearing the mind of rumination, improve circulation, practice deep breathing, relieve body tension, regulate moods and decrease anxiety.
(08) 6490 9056 View (08) 6490 9056
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Stuart Burling - The Bear Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
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
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Chelsea Wylde
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlington, WA 6070
I am a Registered Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals, families, and communities in pursuing a purpose-filled life that fosters ongoing growth in self-awareness, connection to values, and a sense of meaning, belonging, and wholeness. I draw from a selection of modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, TRE (trauma release/tension reduction exercises), Family Systems, and I integrate a whole-body approach to healing (body, mind, spirit/soul, community), wellbeing, and ultimate flourishing.
I am a Registered Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals, families, and communities in pursuing a purpose-filled life that fosters ongoing growth in self-awareness, connection to values, and a sense of meaning, belonging, and wholeness. I draw from a selection of modalities such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, TRE (trauma release/tension reduction exercises), Family Systems, and I integrate a whole-body approach to healing (body, mind, spirit/soul, community), wellbeing, and ultimate flourishing.
(08) 6171 2271 View (08) 6171 2271
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Claire McWaters-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
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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Kerry Drummond
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Darlington, WA 6070
Life has ups and downs and most of the time you find a way through. Lately though it seems harder to bounce back to your normal self from a lack of motivation or worrying about the past and future. You know you should be keeping up with your ‘self care’ as this makes you feel better but you don’t have the energy, or the time. Family relationships seem more tense than usual. Your friends have noticed you are not yourself, the extra pressure at work is getting harder to manage and that professional mask is slipping at times. It would be great to find a way to get back on track, to living your best life and feeling your normal self.
Life has ups and downs and most of the time you find a way through. Lately though it seems harder to bounce back to your normal self from a lack of motivation or worrying about the past and future. You know you should be keeping up with your ‘self care’ as this makes you feel better but you don’t have the energy, or the time. Family relationships seem more tense than usual. Your friends have noticed you are not yourself, the extra pressure at work is getting harder to manage and that professional mask is slipping at times. It would be great to find a way to get back on track, to living your best life and feeling your normal self.
(08) 7078 8248 View (08) 7078 8248

More Therapists Nearby

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Karen Barnes
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth Airport, WA 6105  (Online Only)
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
Karen is an Australian Registered Psychologist with a range of experience over clinical, vocational, and more complex settings. As well as holding full APS membership, she is also a member of the Positive Psychology, Trauma and Psychology, and Intellectual Disability and Autism groups. With a passion for Individuality and Neurodiversity, she applies this approach to every unique individual she works with to explore and develop the person’s strengths and talents to assist in empowering them to achieve their goals.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Dr Karen Brooker
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bayswater, WA 6053
I am currently taking referrals for Neuropsychological assessment. I am an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who has conducted assessments both internationally and within remote and rural Australia. I have worked both in the public sector, non-government agencies, and in private practice. I conduct neuropsychological assessments for individuals, legal firms, government & insurance agencies and medical professionals including psychiatrists. I assess children from the age of 8 and adolescents, adults and older adults. I have availability beginning February 2023.
I am currently taking referrals for Neuropsychological assessment. I am an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who has conducted assessments both internationally and within remote and rural Australia. I have worked both in the public sector, non-government agencies, and in private practice. I conduct neuropsychological assessments for individuals, legal firms, government & insurance agencies and medical professionals including psychiatrists. I assess children from the age of 8 and adolescents, adults and older adults. I have availability beginning February 2023.
(08) 7079 4201 View (08) 7079 4201
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Kathy Miller
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mundaring, WA 6073
I am a warm and empathic psychologist committed to assisting people to work through life challenges in a way that is meaningful to them. Whether it's management of ongoing anxiety and depression, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, grief or simply just 'feeling stuck'. I will work with you to develop a plan that will attend to your unique needs and circumstances.
I am a warm and empathic psychologist committed to assisting people to work through life challenges in a way that is meaningful to them. Whether it's management of ongoing anxiety and depression, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, grief or simply just 'feeling stuck'. I will work with you to develop a plan that will attend to your unique needs and circumstances.
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Dr Sam Wai Hoong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Belmont, WA 6104
Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist , I was working as a school psychologist/school teacher and an acupuncturist . I specialise in supporting individuals with behavioural and relationship issues and assist these individuals to reach their full potential. I am also interested in working with individuals suffering from chronic pain and complex trauma especially childhood unresolved issues . I have experienced completing Court reports and assist with Worker or MVA Compensation.
Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist , I was working as a school psychologist/school teacher and an acupuncturist . I specialise in supporting individuals with behavioural and relationship issues and assist these individuals to reach their full potential. I am also interested in working with individuals suffering from chronic pain and complex trauma especially childhood unresolved issues . I have experienced completing Court reports and assist with Worker or MVA Compensation.
(08) 7079 5680 View (08) 7079 5680
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Asra Walford
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bassendean, WA 6054
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to help them overcome mental health, relationships and daily life challenges and feel supported. My clients may seek counseling as a means of personal development and self-improvement. Some may seek my services for addressing immediate concerns or crises, such as grief, trauma, or major life transitions. Also i help clients to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or trauma.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to help them overcome mental health, relationships and daily life challenges and feel supported. My clients may seek counseling as a means of personal development and self-improvement. Some may seek my services for addressing immediate concerns or crises, such as grief, trauma, or major life transitions. Also i help clients to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or trauma.
(08) 6361 3176 View (08) 6361 3176
Photo of Amit Londhe, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Amit Londhe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, WA 6056
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
(08) 6118 7713 View (08) 6118 7713
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Dr Nicola Flood
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Belmont, WA 6104
Nicola is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA and has worked with individuals in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings both in the public and private sectors. Nicola is a warm, compassionate, and dedicated clinician who uses a person-centred approach in which treatment is collaboratively tailored to the individual. Nicola has also had extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and as such, uses a trauma-informed approach to create a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe environment.
Nicola is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA and has worked with individuals in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings both in the public and private sectors. Nicola is a warm, compassionate, and dedicated clinician who uses a person-centred approach in which treatment is collaboratively tailored to the individual. Nicola has also had extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and as such, uses a trauma-informed approach to create a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe environment.
(08) 6490 9058 View (08) 6490 9058
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Brad Middleton
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Mount Helena, WA 6082
While it's natural to engage in pleasurable activities & behaviours, when that engagement becomes compulsive, overwhelming, and out-of-control, the negative consequences can become destructive & unmanageable, especially when addicted to Sex & Porn. We sometimes adopt these behaviours as a means of gaining momentary relief from any pain, anxiety, or trauma that exists in our lives, but regularly feel intense shame and despair after acting out sexually. Then, shame & isolation serve to maintain the addictive cycle, as the problem becomes more complex & often impacts our intimate partner. Don't despair: Help and recovery is available!
While it's natural to engage in pleasurable activities & behaviours, when that engagement becomes compulsive, overwhelming, and out-of-control, the negative consequences can become destructive & unmanageable, especially when addicted to Sex & Porn. We sometimes adopt these behaviours as a means of gaining momentary relief from any pain, anxiety, or trauma that exists in our lives, but regularly feel intense shame and despair after acting out sexually. Then, shame & isolation serve to maintain the addictive cycle, as the problem becomes more complex & often impacts our intimate partner. Don't despair: Help and recovery is available!
(08) 6118 7606 View (08) 6118 7606
Photo of Karen Rowe, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Karen Rowe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Belmont, WA 6104
Welcome to Kensington Psychology! We are a cosy practice located in East Victoria Park. Life can be complicated sometimes, but you don't have to cope on your own. I am a registered psychologist and passionate about supporting you to create a life worth living. Together we can develop a better understanding of your challenges and where they developed, help in the healing process, and plan for the future to create meaningful change in your life.
Welcome to Kensington Psychology! We are a cosy practice located in East Victoria Park. Life can be complicated sometimes, but you don't have to cope on your own. I am a registered psychologist and passionate about supporting you to create a life worth living. Together we can develop a better understanding of your challenges and where they developed, help in the healing process, and plan for the future to create meaningful change in your life.
(08) 6490 9741 View (08) 6490 9741
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Toni Jackson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Midland, WA 6056
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
(08) 9521 4353 View (08) 9521 4353
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Methma Atapattu
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Not accepting new clients
With over six years of clinical experience in Perth, Australia, I have worked extensively with individuals facing a wide range of challenges in the realm of mental health. My expertise spans complex behaviours, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, trauma, and self-identity issues. I am passionate about helping clients overcome these obstacles and regain control over their lives. I'm a dedicated and experienced Clinical Counsellor with a deep background in psychology. I hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the UK and a Master's degree in Counselling from Australia.
With over six years of clinical experience in Perth, Australia, I have worked extensively with individuals facing a wide range of challenges in the realm of mental health. My expertise spans complex behaviours, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, trauma, and self-identity issues. I am passionate about helping clients overcome these obstacles and regain control over their lives. I'm a dedicated and experienced Clinical Counsellor with a deep background in psychology. I hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the UK and a Master's degree in Counselling from Australia.
(08) 6490 9077 View (08) 6490 9077
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Keystone Therapy
PhD
Verified Verified
Belmont, WA 6104
We provide a person-centred approach to brain-based therapy that is designed to educate, empower, engage, and facilitate processes of growth, self-awareness, and self-healing. Keystone Therapy has developed a model of the root causes of behaviour. The model is holistic in that it integrates neurobiological, social and cultural impacts upon the psychological processes that underlie mental health. Introducing new learning, which brings about changes in the brain, results in concomitant changes in behaviour. Thus, through utilizing the brain’s inherent ability (“neuroplasticity”) to form new neural connections new behaviours arise.
We provide a person-centred approach to brain-based therapy that is designed to educate, empower, engage, and facilitate processes of growth, self-awareness, and self-healing. Keystone Therapy has developed a model of the root causes of behaviour. The model is holistic in that it integrates neurobiological, social and cultural impacts upon the psychological processes that underlie mental health. Introducing new learning, which brings about changes in the brain, results in concomitant changes in behaviour. Thus, through utilizing the brain’s inherent ability (“neuroplasticity”) to form new neural connections new behaviours arise.
(08) 6171 2825 View (08) 6171 2825
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CPS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
When you make an appointment with CPS Counselling Services you will be meeting with Samantha, a highly experienced, approachable and supportive counsellor. Sam uses her experience, expertise and ability to connect with, and support people of all ages. My priority is to help bring Clarity, Peace and Strength to your life. I work from a person centered approach to ensure that each and every client I meet feels valued and heard. I will support you during and after times of crisis and transition and help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help you make the changes you seek in a way that is right for you.
When you make an appointment with CPS Counselling Services you will be meeting with Samantha, a highly experienced, approachable and supportive counsellor. Sam uses her experience, expertise and ability to connect with, and support people of all ages. My priority is to help bring Clarity, Peace and Strength to your life. I work from a person centered approach to ensure that each and every client I meet feels valued and heard. I will support you during and after times of crisis and transition and help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help you make the changes you seek in a way that is right for you.
(08) 6171 2759 View (08) 6171 2759
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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.
0458 200 356 View 0458 200 356
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Vanesse Cronje
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth Airport, WA 6105
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

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Darlington, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Darlington, WA who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
60% Addiction
60% Substance Use

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in Darlington, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Darlington?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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