Counselling in Dianella, WA

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Kylie Bassula
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
I get it…life can be, well, hectic! When faced with additional challenges such as depression, anxiety, infertility, loss, grief, relationship issues, (I could go on), it can become overwhelming. Sometimes it feels tricky navigating these situations, and so I would love to help you work through any tough times whilst maintaining the right sort of balance for you.
I get it…life can be, well, hectic! When faced with additional challenges such as depression, anxiety, infertility, loss, grief, relationship issues, (I could go on), it can become overwhelming. Sometimes it feels tricky navigating these situations, and so I would love to help you work through any tough times whilst maintaining the right sort of balance for you.
(08) 6490 9828 View (08) 6490 9828
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Domingo Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
Hi, I'm Zenobia. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I hope I can be of assistance. I use a holistic approach where we look at thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and self (mind, heart, body and soul) within the biological, familial, cultural, social, and political contexts in which we are born and live. I am interested in more than just easing your symptoms. Therapy will raise your self awareness and bring into consciousness the unconscious wishes and fears which drive behaviour and underlie psychological distress. By integrating these forces, we realise the true self and can begin to live authentically.
Hi, I'm Zenobia. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I hope I can be of assistance. I use a holistic approach where we look at thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and self (mind, heart, body and soul) within the biological, familial, cultural, social, and political contexts in which we are born and live. I am interested in more than just easing your symptoms. Therapy will raise your self awareness and bring into consciousness the unconscious wishes and fears which drive behaviour and underlie psychological distress. By integrating these forces, we realise the true self and can begin to live authentically.
(08) 7701 9520 View (08) 7701 9520
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Bright Spark Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
For over two decades, Rob has dedicated himself to actively supporting individuals through their diverse paths. From children embracing the nuances of Autism and ADHD to teenagers and adults figuring out where they fit in, Rob is there to offer assistance. His focus centres on ADHD and Autism, where he sheds light on youngsters' journeys as they discover their strengths, handle focus, and navigate social situations. For adults, Rob provides understanding on anxiety, depression, and finding balance in work and life, acknowledging the challenges of today's world.
For over two decades, Rob has dedicated himself to actively supporting individuals through their diverse paths. From children embracing the nuances of Autism and ADHD to teenagers and adults figuring out where they fit in, Rob is there to offer assistance. His focus centres on ADHD and Autism, where he sheds light on youngsters' journeys as they discover their strengths, handle focus, and navigate social situations. For adults, Rob provides understanding on anxiety, depression, and finding balance in work and life, acknowledging the challenges of today's world.
(08) 6206 8745 View (08) 6206 8745
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Brent Munro
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059  (Online Only)
Fear of the unknown is very common and is probably why most people are reluctant to start therapy. If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, worried for the future or feeling down and depressed then I encourage you to take the step to find a therapist that you click with. Using strategies that we know works is important, but it is also known that the relationship with your therapist is the most important thing in helping you to move forward. I work with many members of the community, and am especially equipped to work with LGBTIQA+ clients. I also have a lot of experience working with trauma.
Fear of the unknown is very common and is probably why most people are reluctant to start therapy. If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, worried for the future or feeling down and depressed then I encourage you to take the step to find a therapist that you click with. Using strategies that we know works is important, but it is also known that the relationship with your therapist is the most important thing in helping you to move forward. I work with many members of the community, and am especially equipped to work with LGBTIQA+ clients. I also have a lot of experience working with trauma.
(08) 7701 9589 View (08) 7701 9589
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Bronwyn Lester
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
I understand that at times we all feel anxious, stuck, lost, alone or empty. Sometimes it is fleeting, sometimes it stays for a while and sometimes it seems it is never going to leave. No two people are the same and I am committed to a collaborative approach towards understanding you and find a pathway to best resolve your emotional difficulties. I draw from a range of psychological treatment approaches including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing, and Internal Family Systems
I understand that at times we all feel anxious, stuck, lost, alone or empty. Sometimes it is fleeting, sometimes it stays for a while and sometimes it seems it is never going to leave. No two people are the same and I am committed to a collaborative approach towards understanding you and find a pathway to best resolve your emotional difficulties. I draw from a range of psychological treatment approaches including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing, and Internal Family Systems
(08) 6490 9110 View (08) 6490 9110
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Dr Wendy-Lynne Cooke
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
Waitlist for new clients
I am a senior clinical psychologist, supervisor and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist with 37 years of experience. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults to assist with the difficulties of being human. This may range from unease or lack of vitality, to anguish, fear and protracted suffering. My therapy is best suited to people who are wanting to explore their psychodynamics and are motivated to make changes to improve their quality of life, work and relationships. I have a special supervision interest in assisting Early Career Clinicians with clinical skills and depth insight into the therapeutic relationship.
I am a senior clinical psychologist, supervisor and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist with 37 years of experience. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults to assist with the difficulties of being human. This may range from unease or lack of vitality, to anguish, fear and protracted suffering. My therapy is best suited to people who are wanting to explore their psychodynamics and are motivated to make changes to improve their quality of life, work and relationships. I have a special supervision interest in assisting Early Career Clinicians with clinical skills and depth insight into the therapeutic relationship.
(08) 6490 9340 View (08) 6490 9340
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Sonia Scussel
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
Life changes can bring about uncomfortable emotions; no matter how strong one is, there are moments when everything becomes too much to bear. In such times, we may need some external help. As a counsellor, I offer you a safe space of empathetic listening to unravel your thoughts and support you in overcoming challenges. I will help you develop coping skills, become aware of unhelpful patterns and improve your day-to-day experience. Enhancing your awareness will move you toward the changes needed to reconnect to yourself, get closer to the person you want to be and live a more fulfilling life.
Life changes can bring about uncomfortable emotions; no matter how strong one is, there are moments when everything becomes too much to bear. In such times, we may need some external help. As a counsellor, I offer you a safe space of empathetic listening to unravel your thoughts and support you in overcoming challenges. I will help you develop coping skills, become aware of unhelpful patterns and improve your day-to-day experience. Enhancing your awareness will move you toward the changes needed to reconnect to yourself, get closer to the person you want to be and live a more fulfilling life.
(08) 7078 8335 View (08) 7078 8335
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Jane Norgard
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Dianella, WA 6059
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
(08) 7078 8326 View (08) 7078 8326
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Amanda Oliver
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dianella, WA 6059
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in adolescents & adults. Formerly a high school teacher, I have a natural ability to quickly develop relationships with teenagers and specialise in complex issues often affecting adolescents and their families. These issues often recur in adult relationships affecting daily life. By processing and understanding the past, it opens up a way to be able to move forward & improve current relations. I am passionate about not just alleviating symptoms but helping you to understand and resolve patterns of behaviour. Working together, we determine goals and the direction of your therapy.
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist specialising in adolescents & adults. Formerly a high school teacher, I have a natural ability to quickly develop relationships with teenagers and specialise in complex issues often affecting adolescents and their families. These issues often recur in adult relationships affecting daily life. By processing and understanding the past, it opens up a way to be able to move forward & improve current relations. I am passionate about not just alleviating symptoms but helping you to understand and resolve patterns of behaviour. Working together, we determine goals and the direction of your therapy.
(08) 7079 4452 View (08) 7079 4452
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Terry Levinthal
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dianella, WA 6059
(08) 6490 9035 View (08) 6490 9035

More Therapists Nearby

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Tara McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
(08) 6206 8913 View (08) 6206 8913
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Sexual Trauma Counselling Perth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Danni Murfett is a Psychotherapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience providing individual and group therapy to adult survivors (age 13+) of sexual assault and sexual abuse. She currently shares her time between her private practice (Sexual Trauma Counselling Perth) and working as a Senior Counsellor and Team Leader for the Health Department within a specialist Perth sexual assault crisis and therapy service. As a Medicare provider, Danni's clients can claim Medicare rebates for sessions if they obtain a mental health care plan referral from their GP.
Danni Murfett is a Psychotherapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience providing individual and group therapy to adult survivors (age 13+) of sexual assault and sexual abuse. She currently shares her time between her private practice (Sexual Trauma Counselling Perth) and working as a Senior Counsellor and Team Leader for the Health Department within a specialist Perth sexual assault crisis and therapy service. As a Medicare provider, Danni's clients can claim Medicare rebates for sessions if they obtain a mental health care plan referral from their GP.
(08) 6490 9834 View (08) 6490 9834
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Flora Oliveiro
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006
I work from a strengths-based approach to support clients explore their concerns and establish goals to enhance their resilience. It is important that we work collaboratively in this process, which will assist me in tailoring my approach to your needs. I value the individual qualities each person holds and strive to create a non-judgemental and open space to address difficult topics.
I work from a strengths-based approach to support clients explore their concerns and establish goals to enhance their resilience. It is important that we work collaboratively in this process, which will assist me in tailoring my approach to your needs. I value the individual qualities each person holds and strive to create a non-judgemental and open space to address difficult topics.
(08) 6490 9770 View (08) 6490 9770
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Oliver Brooke - IFS Certified Therapist
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morley, WA 6062
Oliver is a Certified Internal Family System (IFS) Therapist, ACA Registered Counsellor (Level 4), and ACA Recognised Supervisor. Are you searching for a deeper connection to yourself and others? Are parts of you feeling stuck? Do you feel conflicted inside? Have you tried talking therapy and felt like you weren't getting anywhere? IFS therapy offers a powerful alternative to traditional therapy going directly to the parts of you which are stuck, releasing your true inner potential for connection to yourself, and may shift burdened emotions and beliefs. Allow Oliver to guide you to your true nature with IFS.
Oliver is a Certified Internal Family System (IFS) Therapist, ACA Registered Counsellor (Level 4), and ACA Recognised Supervisor. Are you searching for a deeper connection to yourself and others? Are parts of you feeling stuck? Do you feel conflicted inside? Have you tried talking therapy and felt like you weren't getting anywhere? IFS therapy offers a powerful alternative to traditional therapy going directly to the parts of you which are stuck, releasing your true inner potential for connection to yourself, and may shift burdened emotions and beliefs. Allow Oliver to guide you to your true nature with IFS.
(08) 6490 9826 View (08) 6490 9826
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Leoni Higgins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Leoni Higgins is not currently accepting new clients - A General Registered Psychologist, but a “Jack/Jill of all trades, Master in one” (I hold a Masters in Applied Psychology). I utilise best-practice, evidence-based methods when working with individuals or organisations, with keen observational skills, and an uncanny ability to connect with most folk. I take an empathic approach to assisting individuals (and organisations, drawing out the perspectives of all involved), without judgment or discrimination. I'm passionate about a person-centric approach. Whatever the context, people come first.
Leoni Higgins is not currently accepting new clients - A General Registered Psychologist, but a “Jack/Jill of all trades, Master in one” (I hold a Masters in Applied Psychology). I utilise best-practice, evidence-based methods when working with individuals or organisations, with keen observational skills, and an uncanny ability to connect with most folk. I take an empathic approach to assisting individuals (and organisations, drawing out the perspectives of all involved), without judgment or discrimination. I'm passionate about a person-centric approach. Whatever the context, people come first.
(08) 6244 5974 View (08) 6244 5974
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Kelly Prandl
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Highgate, WA 6003
Dr Kelly Prandl originally trained as a nurse, midwife, and child health nurse. It was working with families and children that led her to pursue further training as a Clinical Psychologist. Kelly has worked in a variety of settings over her 30-year career, including hospitals, schools, CAMHS, and more recently Curtin University and private practice. Kelly’s passion is in working with couples and families. Kelly is an affirmative psychologist and an ally and has a warm and non-judgemental manner.
Dr Kelly Prandl originally trained as a nurse, midwife, and child health nurse. It was working with families and children that led her to pursue further training as a Clinical Psychologist. Kelly has worked in a variety of settings over her 30-year career, including hospitals, schools, CAMHS, and more recently Curtin University and private practice. Kelly’s passion is in working with couples and families. Kelly is an affirmative psychologist and an ally and has a warm and non-judgemental manner.
(08) 6490 9126 View (08) 6490 9126
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Kinship Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016
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
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Yosi Regan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Perth, WA 6006
Yosi has experience supporting individuals with: Trauma informed care, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and panic, Emotion regulation, Alcohol and other drugs (AOD), adhd, Assertiveness training, LGBTQI+ issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, Stress, Behavioural problems, Personality disorders, Anger management, Grief and loss, Adoption issues, Personal development, Low self-esteem, Life Transition, and Adjustment Issues.
Yosi has experience supporting individuals with: Trauma informed care, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and panic, Emotion regulation, Alcohol and other drugs (AOD), adhd, Assertiveness training, LGBTQI+ issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, Stress, Behavioural problems, Personality disorders, Anger management, Grief and loss, Adoption issues, Personal development, Low self-esteem, Life Transition, and Adjustment Issues.
(08) 6219 3273 View (08) 6219 3273
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Rose Stevens
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Highgate, WA 6003
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
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Mark Walker
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006
As a registered psychotherapist with a creative art therapy and pastoral background I work from a collaborative position of care, curiosity and empathy. I utilise a variety of approaches to match your specific goals and needs, facilitating understanding of your particular situation to overcome stuckness. One of the philosophies that resonates for me is, “The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem” (White & Epston, founders of Narrative therapy).
As a registered psychotherapist with a creative art therapy and pastoral background I work from a collaborative position of care, curiosity and empathy. I utilise a variety of approaches to match your specific goals and needs, facilitating understanding of your particular situation to overcome stuckness. One of the philosophies that resonates for me is, “The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem” (White & Epston, founders of Narrative therapy).
(08) 7078 7528 View (08) 7078 7528

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dianella, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in Dianella, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
90% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medibank Private
60% Bupa
60% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Dianella, WA see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dianella?

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.