Counselling in Joondanna, WA

Photo of Michelle Ryan-Gittens, Psychologist in Joondanna, WA
Michelle Ryan-Gittens
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and an assoc. member of Australian Psychological Society. She has twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and women and has been employed as a psychologist in schools, early intervention, parenting support, disabilities services and private practice.
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and an assoc. member of Australian Psychological Society. She has twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and women and has been employed as a psychologist in schools, early intervention, parenting support, disabilities services and private practice.
(08) 6490 9083 View (08) 6490 9083
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Kirsty Healey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
My main focus is for the people I work with to feel comfortable and secure while receiving high quality care and support. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and couples presenting with a range of issues in the private and community sectors. Each person I meet is unique and I take the time to get to know them and their own individual stories and experiences. The first session also includes establishing a clear outline so the client knows what to expect and can determine their goals for us to work towards at works at their own pace.
My main focus is for the people I work with to feel comfortable and secure while receiving high quality care and support. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and couples presenting with a range of issues in the private and community sectors. Each person I meet is unique and I take the time to get to know them and their own individual stories and experiences. The first session also includes establishing a clear outline so the client knows what to expect and can determine their goals for us to work towards at works at their own pace.
(08) 7079 4295 View (08) 7079 4295
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Jane Norgard
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
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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Brent Munro
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060  (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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Sabinne Barquett
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
Sabinne has been leading hundreds of people in their paths of self-transformation. There has been a huge impact in these people’s lives. She has helped them to successfully overcome depression, anxiety disorders, panic, trauma (including PTSD), relationship challenges, loss and grief, suicidal ideation and self-harm, parenting conflicts, stress, eating disorders, addictions, bullying, self-esteem issues, insomnia and also assisted them with their self-awareness. During these years she has worked with all age groups, with people from different backgrounds and also in the disability field. She works with Psychotherapy and Coaching.
Sabinne has been leading hundreds of people in their paths of self-transformation. There has been a huge impact in these people’s lives. She has helped them to successfully overcome depression, anxiety disorders, panic, trauma (including PTSD), relationship challenges, loss and grief, suicidal ideation and self-harm, parenting conflicts, stress, eating disorders, addictions, bullying, self-esteem issues, insomnia and also assisted them with their self-awareness. During these years she has worked with all age groups, with people from different backgrounds and also in the disability field. She works with Psychotherapy and Coaching.
(08) 7079 4274 View (08) 7079 4274
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Dr Rebecca Chau
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
I offer a warm, open, collaborative therapy environment for those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions. As a clinical psychologist, I also offer DBT-informed therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder traits (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). Formally trained in CBT, I also utilise Schema Therapy to collaboratively work with you to develop new strategies for thinking and behaving that serve to improve the quality of your life.
I offer a warm, open, collaborative therapy environment for those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions. As a clinical psychologist, I also offer DBT-informed therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder traits (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). Formally trained in CBT, I also utilise Schema Therapy to collaboratively work with you to develop new strategies for thinking and behaving that serve to improve the quality of your life.
(08) 6490 9123 View (08) 6490 9123
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Jessica Denz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
(08) 6490 9033 View (08) 6490 9033

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kylie Mathieson, Psychologist in Joondanna, WA
Kylie Mathieson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Leederville, WA 6007
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
(08) 6556 9594 View (08) 6556 9594
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Sam Khankhalili
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Leederville, WA 6007
Sam is the Co-Director and Registered Psychologist at the South Perth Clear Health Psychology. Sam enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults. He also takes pride in tackling a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, interpersonal difficulties, drugs and alcohol challenges, relationship issues and sports related anxiety. Sam’s purpose is to drive and change people’s perspectives towards mental health as he believes that in order to have the best potential to be the finest version of ourselves, we should have techniques to channel our inner strengths and grow from challenges.
Sam is the Co-Director and Registered Psychologist at the South Perth Clear Health Psychology. Sam enjoys working with children, teenagers and adults. He also takes pride in tackling a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, interpersonal difficulties, drugs and alcohol challenges, relationship issues and sports related anxiety. Sam’s purpose is to drive and change people’s perspectives towards mental health as he believes that in order to have the best potential to be the finest version of ourselves, we should have techniques to channel our inner strengths and grow from challenges.
(08) 6490 9995 View (08) 6490 9995
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Charlette Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Inglewood, WA 6052
I aim to create a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences, as well as feeling heard and valued. I work collaboratively with clients to provide guidance and assist them on their journey in becoming empowered and leading a life that is purposeful and meaning centred.
I aim to create a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences, as well as feeling heard and valued. I work collaboratively with clients to provide guidance and assist them on their journey in becoming empowered and leading a life that is purposeful and meaning centred.
(08) 6493 7745 View (08) 6493 7745
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The Kindful Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendalough, WA 6016
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
Photo of Dr Karen Brooker, Psychologist in Joondanna, WA
Dr Karen Brooker
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Inglewood, WA 6052
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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Heart and Mind Society
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leederville, WA 6007
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
(08) 6490 9271 View (08) 6490 9271
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Lotte Fossland
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Balcatta, WA 6021
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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Nicole Milky
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Throughout my practice as a psychologist, I have worked with varying complex presentations across the lifespan. I have a particular focus on complex trauma backgrounds including PTSD and C-PTSD, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, and adjustment to life transitions (grief/loss, adjustment to uni/new workplace, new relationships/marriage etc). Together, we will tackle your therapeutic goals in order to build a greater sense of awareness, improved relationships, and so you can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Throughout my practice as a psychologist, I have worked with varying complex presentations across the lifespan. I have a particular focus on complex trauma backgrounds including PTSD and C-PTSD, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, and adjustment to life transitions (grief/loss, adjustment to uni/new workplace, new relationships/marriage etc). Together, we will tackle your therapeutic goals in order to build a greater sense of awareness, improved relationships, and so you can live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
(08) 6493 7538 View (08) 6493 7538
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Samantha Dhu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Do you often feel like you’re not good enough? Have trouble sleeping? Worry constantly? Struggle in social situations? Counselling can help you. When you find a Counsellor you can really trust, who really gets you...this is when things start to change. Perhaps you are here because you are struggling. You want help. You want to find a professional you can trust. AND you want to work with someone who can help you live a happier more meaningful life.
Do you often feel like you’re not good enough? Have trouble sleeping? Worry constantly? Struggle in social situations? Counselling can help you. When you find a Counsellor you can really trust, who really gets you...this is when things start to change. Perhaps you are here because you are struggling. You want help. You want to find a professional you can trust. AND you want to work with someone who can help you live a happier more meaningful life.
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Sally Jayne Gatt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
(08) 7079 4304 View (08) 7079 4304
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Melanie Calder
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
(08) 6490 9685 View (08) 6490 9685
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Methma Atapattu
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Morley, WA 6062
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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Rebecca Royle
Counsellor, CCAA Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morley, WA 6062
Arukah Counselling and Family Therapy is owned and operated by myself. I am passionate about counselling and the therapeutic relationship. I do value sensitivity, integrity and respect for the client. I am also passionate about working with the individual, couples, children, adolescents and the entire family system to help bring healing and restoration of wholeness to the person and the family within a supportive, safe and caring environment. I do understand that our minds and family dynamics are complex and Individual Counselling and Family Therapy can assist and guide you to resolution and restoration with life's challenges.
Arukah Counselling and Family Therapy is owned and operated by myself. I am passionate about counselling and the therapeutic relationship. I do value sensitivity, integrity and respect for the client. I am also passionate about working with the individual, couples, children, adolescents and the entire family system to help bring healing and restoration of wholeness to the person and the family within a supportive, safe and caring environment. I do understand that our minds and family dynamics are complex and Individual Counselling and Family Therapy can assist and guide you to resolution and restoration with life's challenges.
(08) 6490 9069 View (08) 6490 9069

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Joondanna, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Joondanna, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
71% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
75% Medibank Private
50% Other

How Counsellors in Joondanna, WA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Joondanna?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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