Counselling in Gwelup, WA

Photo of Trina Marie Michailidis, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Trina Marie Michailidis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gwelup, WA 6018
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
Photo of Lotte Fossland, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Lotte Fossland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gwelup, WA 6018
My name is Lotte, I work with teenagers, adults and elderly clients, specializing in childhood trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have a background in family counselling and find it very meaningful to explore intergenerational or parenting issues with my clients! I provide EMDR and Schema therapy and CBT for depression and anxiety. Recently I improved my skills in therapies to elderly (65+) clients, by providing more flexibility, being family- and support orientated. I would also like to see you if body image/low self-esteem, sexuality and gender issues are a challenge. I have been told I am a friendly and genuine psychologist!
My name is Lotte, I work with teenagers, adults and elderly clients, specializing in childhood trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have a background in family counselling and find it very meaningful to explore intergenerational or parenting issues with my clients! I provide EMDR and Schema therapy and CBT for depression and anxiety. Recently I improved my skills in therapies to elderly (65+) clients, by providing more flexibility, being family- and support orientated. I would also like to see you if body image/low self-esteem, sexuality and gender issues are a challenge. I have been told I am a friendly and genuine psychologist!
(08) 9473 6312 View (08) 9473 6312
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The Kindful Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gwelup, WA 6018
My name is Daniela Kolundzija, I am devoted to promoting kindness and mindfulness in every aspect of your therapeutic journey. Are you a woman who is feeling isolated and alone in your grief due to stressful life changes, eg. employment/career, relationships, living arrangements, physical and mental health? You are not alone. Change often requires us to lose someone or something. I am here to help you navigate through change, grief and loss in a safe and nurturing way, and offer effective strategies to cope so that you may find solace and resilience as you journey through grief.
My name is Daniela Kolundzija, I am devoted to promoting kindness and mindfulness in every aspect of your therapeutic journey. Are you a woman who is feeling isolated and alone in your grief due to stressful life changes, eg. employment/career, relationships, living arrangements, physical and mental health? You are not alone. Change often requires us to lose someone or something. I am here to help you navigate through change, grief and loss in a safe and nurturing way, and offer effective strategies to cope so that you may find solace and resilience as you journey through grief.
(08) 6245 0301 View (08) 6245 0301
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Wakaroa Taki
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gwelup, WA 6018
Wakaroa (Waka) is a registered psychologist for over 10 years and has extensive experience in depression, anxiety, and stress related issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, confidence building, and relationship difficulties. His approach is to work collaboratively with clients in order improve their understanding of their own mental health, and from there, develop coping strategies to build mental resilience.
Wakaroa (Waka) is a registered psychologist for over 10 years and has extensive experience in depression, anxiety, and stress related issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, confidence building, and relationship difficulties. His approach is to work collaboratively with clients in order improve their understanding of their own mental health, and from there, develop coping strategies to build mental resilience.
(08) 6219 3727 View (08) 6219 3727
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Lavender Sky Counselling
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gwelup, WA 6018
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences? My name is Shannan, and I am here to guide you on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. As a dedicated person-centered therapist, I believe that every individual has the innate capacity for healing and personal transformation. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and growth with me. Together, we will unlock the potential within you and pave the way for a brighter future. Take the first step toward a happier and more fulfilling life by scheduling your Free Consult today.
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences? My name is Shannan, and I am here to guide you on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. As a dedicated person-centered therapist, I believe that every individual has the innate capacity for healing and personal transformation. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and growth with me. Together, we will unlock the potential within you and pave the way for a brighter future. Take the first step toward a happier and more fulfilling life by scheduling your Free Consult today.
(08) 6120 1467 View (08) 6120 1467
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Mumshine
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Gwelup, WA 6018  (Online Only)
As a fellow mum and counsellor who specialises in supporting mums, I truly get the ups and downs of motherhood and how overwhelming and messy it can be. My online counselling sessions offer a warm, safe space where you can share your feelings, work through worries and find yourself again. Whether you're struggling with mum guilt, feeling a bit lost, or just overwhelmed by daily pressures, I'm here to listen and help you find balance, peace and contentment. Let's work together to navigate this journey, so you can thrive and feel more like yourself again.
As a fellow mum and counsellor who specialises in supporting mums, I truly get the ups and downs of motherhood and how overwhelming and messy it can be. My online counselling sessions offer a warm, safe space where you can share your feelings, work through worries and find yourself again. Whether you're struggling with mum guilt, feeling a bit lost, or just overwhelmed by daily pressures, I'm here to listen and help you find balance, peace and contentment. Let's work together to navigate this journey, so you can thrive and feel more like yourself again.
0466 965 526 View 0466 965 526

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Nerrelle Champion - Healing Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Healing Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Balga, WA 6061
Finding a suitable therapist can be daunting and someone you connect with is important. I offer a safe space with no judgment to explore and gain mental health support & maximisation of well-being. Tailored to your needs and utilising creative process & expression, therapeutic art sessions can assist you to develop techniques and skills to achieve individualised goals. I bring extensive knowledge to our sessions, from general issues to challenging events. Specifically I understand the difficulties of anxiety, trauma, DV/IPV, PDA, ADHD, addiction and LGBTQI issues. Together we can work towards achievable goals and empowerment.
Finding a suitable therapist can be daunting and someone you connect with is important. I offer a safe space with no judgment to explore and gain mental health support & maximisation of well-being. Tailored to your needs and utilising creative process & expression, therapeutic art sessions can assist you to develop techniques and skills to achieve individualised goals. I bring extensive knowledge to our sessions, from general issues to challenging events. Specifically I understand the difficulties of anxiety, trauma, DV/IPV, PDA, ADHD, addiction and LGBTQI issues. Together we can work towards achievable goals and empowerment.
(08) 9509 6007 View (08) 9509 6007
Photo of Rebecca Royle, CCAA Adv, Counsellor
Rebecca Royle
Counsellor, CCAA Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
Welcome to Arukah, where your well-being is priority. As a counsellor and family therapist, I focus on compassion, respect, and consistent support, addressing your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Whether you're navigating challenges alone, as a couple, or with your family, my aim is simple; to gently accompany you towards healing, recovery, and restoration. At Arukah, the relationship between counsellor and client is vital. Taking a gentle, holistic approach, my commitment is to nurture compassion, provide support, and respect for clients ensuring that your story is always empathically listened too and support offered.
Welcome to Arukah, where your well-being is priority. As a counsellor and family therapist, I focus on compassion, respect, and consistent support, addressing your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Whether you're navigating challenges alone, as a couple, or with your family, my aim is simple; to gently accompany you towards healing, recovery, and restoration. At Arukah, the relationship between counsellor and client is vital. Taking a gentle, holistic approach, my commitment is to nurture compassion, provide support, and respect for clients ensuring that your story is always empathically listened too and support offered.
(08) 6490 9069 View (08) 6490 9069
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Anita Blackwell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carine, WA 6020
I am a Professional Counsellor who can assist you through current challenges that cause anxiety, depression or stress. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Specializing in early attachment, parenting, relationships, woman's health, perinatal issues (abortion and miscarriage), trauma and loss. Integrating various evidence-based therapies to deliver personally tailored sessions to your specific needs. I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment to help you explore your difficulties. My passion is supporting you on your journey forward in life.
I am a Professional Counsellor who can assist you through current challenges that cause anxiety, depression or stress. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Specializing in early attachment, parenting, relationships, woman's health, perinatal issues (abortion and miscarriage), trauma and loss. Integrating various evidence-based therapies to deliver personally tailored sessions to your specific needs. I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment to help you explore your difficulties. My passion is supporting you on your journey forward in life.
(08) 9521 4195 View (08) 9521 4195
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Sexual Trauma Counselling Perth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Karrinyup, WA 6018
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
Photo of Luisa Padilla, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Luisa Padilla
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship with you that will support you to be your best self. I firmly believe that success comes in many shapes and sizes and the road to success will often times be full of bumps, U-turns, and forks. How we navigate through these challenges is key – and I aim to support you in facing these challenges to get to your end goal. It’s important in this journey that we do not shy away from negative emotions – so we will work together to better understand these and acknowledge them and their role in our journey. I like to use a variety of therapeutic techniques in sessions, with the focus being you.
My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship with you that will support you to be your best self. I firmly believe that success comes in many shapes and sizes and the road to success will often times be full of bumps, U-turns, and forks. How we navigate through these challenges is key – and I aim to support you in facing these challenges to get to your end goal. It’s important in this journey that we do not shy away from negative emotions – so we will work together to better understand these and acknowledge them and their role in our journey. I like to use a variety of therapeutic techniques in sessions, with the focus being you.
(08) 6490 9156 View (08) 6490 9156
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Wayne Hill
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Waitlist for new clients
Need assistance with sleep disorders, depression/anxiety, OCD, or hoarding. I'm Wayne, a registered psychologist here to help you overcome life's challenges. You're not alone in facing things like hoarding, anxiety, depression, stress, or sleep problems. I've helped countless adults and teens find relief and lasting results through evidence-based therapy, leveraging my research and my own life experience to tailor therapy to your unique needs.
Need assistance with sleep disorders, depression/anxiety, OCD, or hoarding. I'm Wayne, a registered psychologist here to help you overcome life's challenges. You're not alone in facing things like hoarding, anxiety, depression, stress, or sleep problems. I've helped countless adults and teens find relief and lasting results through evidence-based therapy, leveraging my research and my own life experience to tailor therapy to your unique needs.
(08) 6490 9206 View (08) 6490 9206
Photo of Sonia Scussel, ACA-L3, Counsellor
Sonia Scussel
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Warwick, WA 6024
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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Amy Campbell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carine, WA 6020  (Online Only)
I aim to understand your journey. Where you have come from, what brings you meaning, where you are going and the obstacles you face. Over all my goal is to ensure you have a safe space, a clear voice and choices in your treatment, whatever that may look like for you. My areas of focus include; Chronic pain conditions (including endometriosis), sexual pain, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), Support with menstrual cycles & PMDD, and body image concerns.
I aim to understand your journey. Where you have come from, what brings you meaning, where you are going and the obstacles you face. Over all my goal is to ensure you have a safe space, a clear voice and choices in your treatment, whatever that may look like for you. My areas of focus include; Chronic pain conditions (including endometriosis), sexual pain, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), Support with menstrual cycles & PMDD, and body image concerns.
(08) 6219 3401 View (08) 6219 3401
Photo of Nathan Barton - Kinship Psychology Services, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Kinship Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Herdsman, WA 6017
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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Dr Lisa Harris
Psychologist, PhD, MACPA
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Hi, I’m Dr Lisa Harris, Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience helping people from all walks of life. I love my job and wholeheartedly believe in the role that psychology has to play in helping people live happier and more meaningful lives.
Hi, I’m Dr Lisa Harris, Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience helping people from all walks of life. I love my job and wholeheartedly believe in the role that psychology has to play in helping people live happier and more meaningful lives.
(08) 7079 4374 View (08) 7079 4374
Corina Johns
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Warwick, WA 6024
I enjoy helping people understand their relationships better - with family, friends, partners, and themselves. Supporting people to understand their own needs, feelings, motivations and patterns around them can help them to manage situations more effectively, and feel more at ease with their lives in a new way. Often, this kind of work can be a long term journey, but it doesn't have to be - sometimes just a few sessions is enough to make a valuable shift in a way that wasn't possible before.
I enjoy helping people understand their relationships better - with family, friends, partners, and themselves. Supporting people to understand their own needs, feelings, motivations and patterns around them can help them to manage situations more effectively, and feel more at ease with their lives in a new way. Often, this kind of work can be a long term journey, but it doesn't have to be - sometimes just a few sessions is enough to make a valuable shift in a way that wasn't possible before.
(08) 6490 9761 View (08) 6490 9761
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Relate Counselling
MSc
Verified Verified
Warwick, WA 6024
I am a firm believer in the power of the relationship that unfolds in a therapeutic setting and the enormous privilege that I am given to walk alongside an individual/ couple or family as they navigate the next step. As a counsellor I am dedicated to go on a journey with my clients so that they may step into a future filled with understanding, insight and hope that even though we cannot control our past we have choice about our future and our destiny.
I am a firm believer in the power of the relationship that unfolds in a therapeutic setting and the enormous privilege that I am given to walk alongside an individual/ couple or family as they navigate the next step. As a counsellor I am dedicated to go on a journey with my clients so that they may step into a future filled with understanding, insight and hope that even though we cannot control our past we have choice about our future and our destiny.
(08) 6206 8601 View (08) 6206 8601
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Louisa Godwin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Louisa is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has over 6 years experience working with children, families, parents and adolescents in private practice and has worked with presentations such as anxiety, emotional dysregulation, behavioural problems, school issues, depression and relationship issues.
Louisa is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has over 6 years experience working with children, families, parents and adolescents in private practice and has worked with presentations such as anxiety, emotional dysregulation, behavioural problems, school issues, depression and relationship issues.
(08) 6493 7751 View (08) 6493 7751
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My Counselling and Me
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Stirling, WA 6021
I am here to work with you and help you obtain the best results possible while working through any current issues or difficulties that you may be experiencing. I work with people who are feeling overwhelmed with circumstances life has thrown at them. I combine my counselling skills, palliative and critical care and advance care planning background and life experiences to help those being challenged by anything from coping with the sudden onset of illness; grief and loss, to sexuality, sexual identity and relationship difficulties. Perth Metro (In-Person) and/or Telehealth/Online Appointments are available.
I am here to work with you and help you obtain the best results possible while working through any current issues or difficulties that you may be experiencing. I work with people who are feeling overwhelmed with circumstances life has thrown at them. I combine my counselling skills, palliative and critical care and advance care planning background and life experiences to help those being challenged by anything from coping with the sudden onset of illness; grief and loss, to sexuality, sexual identity and relationship difficulties. Perth Metro (In-Person) and/or Telehealth/Online Appointments are available.
(08) 6490 9150 View (08) 6490 9150

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gwelup, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Gwelup, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Women's Issues
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
100% NDIS
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Gwelup, WA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
17% Male
16% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gwelup?

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.