Counselling in Kingston, WA

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Simon Tidy
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Kingston, WA 6256
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
I am a registered counsellor who can assist you to navigate through personal and relationship challenges and achieve positive outcomes in order to live a more satisfying and rewarding life. I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic techniques that allows me as a therapist to use the most effective method available to address your individual needs. I offer counselling services both online or face to face in safe and comfortable therapeutic space where you can feel free to share your thoughts and feelings.
(02) 6190 1315 View (02) 6190 1315

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Paul McNeela
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, WA 6255
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
(08) 9468 7246 View (08) 9468 7246

Online Therapists

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Barbara Fretz Clinical Counsellor & Hypnotherapist
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bunbury, WA 6230
I'm here for anyone who needs emotional support and is looking for ways to move forward. I have a special interest in trauma healing, in particular childhood trauma. If you are a survivor of emotional neglect and or abuse, you want to feel safe emotionally and physically again. You deserve to lead a full life without the past haunting the present. If you are struggling with addictions (substances and/or behavioural) and mental health, I am keen to help you, too. I have specialised training in a number of evidence-based therapies such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis and Ego-State Therapy.
I'm here for anyone who needs emotional support and is looking for ways to move forward. I have a special interest in trauma healing, in particular childhood trauma. If you are a survivor of emotional neglect and or abuse, you want to feel safe emotionally and physically again. You deserve to lead a full life without the past haunting the present. If you are struggling with addictions (substances and/or behavioural) and mental health, I am keen to help you, too. I have specialised training in a number of evidence-based therapies such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis and Ego-State Therapy.
(08) 6727 9921 View (08) 6727 9921
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Reaching Forward Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Dalyellup, WA 6230
My passion and determination to undertake study within my schedule the mental health sector dwells from the insight I have been privileged to gain in my current role as a mental health counsellor, working with people who suffer from a range of ailments within the mental health spectrum; from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, substance abuse to name but a few. I am inspired to embark on this path because I want to gain an in depth understanding within the Mental Health field for example professional aspects of care, biological basis for health and well-being, identifying knowledge for practice, origins and expression
My passion and determination to undertake study within my schedule the mental health sector dwells from the insight I have been privileged to gain in my current role as a mental health counsellor, working with people who suffer from a range of ailments within the mental health spectrum; from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, substance abuse to name but a few. I am inspired to embark on this path because I want to gain an in depth understanding within the Mental Health field for example professional aspects of care, biological basis for health and well-being, identifying knowledge for practice, origins and expression
(08) 9520 8481 View (08) 9520 8481
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Heather Mary Kell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
West Busselton, WA 6280
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
(08) 9509 6129 View (08) 9509 6129
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Sage Psychological Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285
In our modern busy western world, so many of us have learnt to switch off from our bodies and live inside the depts &crevasses of our minds. This often leads to experiences of anxiety, depression, numbness, disconnection, emotional isolation and loneliness amongst others experiences. At Sage Therapy, I work with individuals, (18 years +), to help them (re)discover and (re)connect with themselves and work on living their best life. I use approaches like CBT, DBT & Schema Therapy. To find out more, click onto www.sagetherapy.com.au
In our modern busy western world, so many of us have learnt to switch off from our bodies and live inside the depts &crevasses of our minds. This often leads to experiences of anxiety, depression, numbness, disconnection, emotional isolation and loneliness amongst others experiences. At Sage Therapy, I work with individuals, (18 years +), to help them (re)discover and (re)connect with themselves and work on living their best life. I use approaches like CBT, DBT & Schema Therapy. To find out more, click onto www.sagetherapy.com.au
(08) 9468 7158 View (08) 9468 7158
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Forward Moving Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
West Busselton, WA 6280
What I have learnt from my 20+ years in the human services and education sectors and my life experience is that people, no matter their age are looking for a good philosophy that ends in action, in order to help them lead a fulfilling life. Talking and helping people to make sense of their situation is an important part of the healing process and something that is the key focus of my practice. I am here to listen, to support clients to reflect and to gain insight while encouraging people to actively make the choices that affect their life.
What I have learnt from my 20+ years in the human services and education sectors and my life experience is that people, no matter their age are looking for a good philosophy that ends in action, in order to help them lead a fulfilling life. Talking and helping people to make sense of their situation is an important part of the healing process and something that is the key focus of my practice. I am here to listen, to support clients to reflect and to gain insight while encouraging people to actively make the choices that affect their life.
(08) 6726 4857 View (08) 6726 4857
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Dr William Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Pinjarra, WA 6208  (Online Only)
Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. As a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. As a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
(08) 9560 6957 View (08) 9560 6957
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Seva Counselling Margaret River
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margaret River, WA 6285
Dr VP Hately specialises in relationship, trauma and crisis work especially involving anxiety, depression and loss of purpose, as well as counselling services for parents and teens, men’s work, and integrating mindfulness practices and meditation for everyday quality of life working online and in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.
Dr VP Hately specialises in relationship, trauma and crisis work especially involving anxiety, depression and loss of purpose, as well as counselling services for parents and teens, men’s work, and integrating mindfulness practices and meditation for everyday quality of life working online and in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.
(02) 5503 9044 View (02) 5503 9044
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Holistic Lifestyle Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Bunbury, WA 6230
Holistic Lifestyle Practice is a private counselling practice located in Bunbury WA and online via zoom or phone. Kellie Hansen - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician is available for appointments Monday to Friday and sees clients under GP Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS participants, Employee Assistance Programs, provides relationships therapy (Gottman level 1) and provides clinical supervision to a range of mental health practitioners in Bunbury and via telehealth around Australia.
Holistic Lifestyle Practice is a private counselling practice located in Bunbury WA and online via zoom or phone. Kellie Hansen - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician is available for appointments Monday to Friday and sees clients under GP Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS participants, Employee Assistance Programs, provides relationships therapy (Gottman level 1) and provides clinical supervision to a range of mental health practitioners in Bunbury and via telehealth around Australia.
(03) 4053 9205 View (03) 4053 9205
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Sunrise Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Manjimup, WA 6258
Counselling for the inevitable stresses of life, love and loss. Psychotherapy for more persistent issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Face-to-face individual or couples therapy for 18+.
Counselling for the inevitable stresses of life, love and loss. Psychotherapy for more persistent issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Face-to-face individual or couples therapy for 18+.
(03) 4231 9438 View (03) 4231 9438
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Trudi Cairns Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bunbury, WA 6230  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with your mental health, or your quality of life isn't what you hoped it to be, please give me a call or send me an email. I can help. I work with most ages and populations (including ATSI and CALD), across a number of mental health conditions and life issues.
If you are struggling with your mental health, or your quality of life isn't what you hoped it to be, please give me a call or send me an email. I can help. I work with most ages and populations (including ATSI and CALD), across a number of mental health conditions and life issues.
(08) 6727 9015 View (08) 6727 9015
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Core Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
Depressed? Anxious and overwhelmed? Does confusion or disconnect cause behaviours that impede your relationships and quality of life? You may be feeling 'stuck' and not know why, shutdown in parts of your life you once thrived in or experiencing things in life that are triggering. You are not alone. When working with Nikki you will find a gentle, non-judgemental approach to the human experience. Connect with Nikki by Telehealth or in person to curiously explore attachment and development across your lifespan and the narrative and beliefs they create that can block your healing.
Depressed? Anxious and overwhelmed? Does confusion or disconnect cause behaviours that impede your relationships and quality of life? You may be feeling 'stuck' and not know why, shutdown in parts of your life you once thrived in or experiencing things in life that are triggering. You are not alone. When working with Nikki you will find a gentle, non-judgemental approach to the human experience. Connect with Nikki by Telehealth or in person to curiously explore attachment and development across your lifespan and the narrative and beliefs they create that can block your healing.
(08) 6728 1386 View (08) 6728 1386
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Dom Marzano
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
East Bunbury, WA 6230
Dom loves his work and integrates aspects of clinical, neuro, sports, positive and organisational psychology to help people with mental health and other issues, increase happiness, well-being and improve performance. Dom sees children 3+, adolescents and adults facing various issues in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience and has undertaken 8 years of initial training in psychology including a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, and 2 years of formal supervision. He is registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Dom loves his work and integrates aspects of clinical, neuro, sports, positive and organisational psychology to help people with mental health and other issues, increase happiness, well-being and improve performance. Dom sees children 3+, adolescents and adults facing various issues in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience and has undertaken 8 years of initial training in psychology including a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, and 2 years of formal supervision. He is registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
(08) 6490 9204 View (08) 6490 9204
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Kerry Morrison - Social Worker Coach Hypnotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Australind, WA 6233
Kerry is a Noongar social worker offering a practical and empathetic approach to supporting people with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, chronic pain, disability, neurodiversity, trauma, stress management, relationships, family and parenting, anger, psychoeducation, pregnancy and breastfeeding support, goal and transition planning, school leaving with neurodiversity, career change, and NDIS consulting and supervision. Kerry is in Australind and is available in her office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and for telehealth on additional days. Kerry offers free walking groups.
Kerry is a Noongar social worker offering a practical and empathetic approach to supporting people with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, chronic pain, disability, neurodiversity, trauma, stress management, relationships, family and parenting, anger, psychoeducation, pregnancy and breastfeeding support, goal and transition planning, school leaving with neurodiversity, career change, and NDIS consulting and supervision. Kerry is in Australind and is available in her office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and for telehealth on additional days. Kerry offers free walking groups.
(08) 6727 9881 View (08) 6727 9881
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Horse Connection
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Yoongarillup, WA 6280
If you are looking for a non-judgemental, safe space and a counsellor/psychotherapist who can connect with your circumstance, you've come to the right place. Combining my love of horses and my passion for helping others, my approach could best be described as eclectic utilising a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy); Mindfulness (which I prefer to call "Quiet Contemplation"); Transactional Analysis and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Phenomenological enquiry). Zoom or in-person Clinical or in-person Equine Assisted sessions available.
If you are looking for a non-judgemental, safe space and a counsellor/psychotherapist who can connect with your circumstance, you've come to the right place. Combining my love of horses and my passion for helping others, my approach could best be described as eclectic utilising a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy); Mindfulness (which I prefer to call "Quiet Contemplation"); Transactional Analysis and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (Phenomenological enquiry). Zoom or in-person Clinical or in-person Equine Assisted sessions available.
(08) 6727 9991 View (08) 6727 9991
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Susan Valerie Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
I work with individuals and couples and children from age of 10+. Issues usually surround relationship issues, trauma, separation, grief and loss; domestic violence. Developmental stages - adjustments to life stages, mental health issues - depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
I work with individuals and couples and children from age of 10+. Issues usually surround relationship issues, trauma, separation, grief and loss; domestic violence. Developmental stages - adjustments to life stages, mental health issues - depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
(08) 7078 8297 View (08) 7078 8297
Rise Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
West Busselton, WA 6280
My ideal client is male or female, couple or single adults. Also, women aged between 20 and 70, with dilemmas around work, relationships, running a home and family, staying sane whilst staying married. Ideally, willing to look at change, growth, accepting the hardships and turning them into strengths. Their goals are a contented and flourishing life as a single, or a positive relationship & family life, hope and courage for the future. Individuals or couples gaining strength in their role as a partner, FIFO worker or at home with children. They may feel stuck, depressed, alone, needing support, encouragement & I will help them
My ideal client is male or female, couple or single adults. Also, women aged between 20 and 70, with dilemmas around work, relationships, running a home and family, staying sane whilst staying married. Ideally, willing to look at change, growth, accepting the hardships and turning them into strengths. Their goals are a contented and flourishing life as a single, or a positive relationship & family life, hope and courage for the future. Individuals or couples gaining strength in their role as a partner, FIFO worker or at home with children. They may feel stuck, depressed, alone, needing support, encouragement & I will help them
(08) 6725 1236 View (08) 6725 1236
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Transcending Trauma
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Donnybrook, WA 6239
Leigh is a Holistic psychologist & IRM bodyworker that integrates Somatic, Transpersonal, Energetic & Cognitive Psychology. Leigh's main treatment focus is all types of trauma, with an emphasis on sexual trauma for veterans, ADF & civilians. Additionally she is skilled & experienced working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, IBS, eating disorders, bullying, panic, phobias, self-esteem, grief & loss, habit management & wellbeing. Leigh helps individuals overcome negative thinking patterns, limiting beliefs & emotional challenges, as well as addressing, stuck habits & destructive addictive behaviour.
Leigh is a Holistic psychologist & IRM bodyworker that integrates Somatic, Transpersonal, Energetic & Cognitive Psychology. Leigh's main treatment focus is all types of trauma, with an emphasis on sexual trauma for veterans, ADF & civilians. Additionally she is skilled & experienced working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, IBS, eating disorders, bullying, panic, phobias, self-esteem, grief & loss, habit management & wellbeing. Leigh helps individuals overcome negative thinking patterns, limiting beliefs & emotional challenges, as well as addressing, stuck habits & destructive addictive behaviour.
(07) 4357 3294 View (07) 4357 3294
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Renee Cassidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Vasse, WA 6280
Big emotions and feeling out of control and shut down are all symptoms of a distressed nervous system. Or is anxiety, depression, anger, stress, shame, and/or sleeplessness affecting you? Adverse childhood experiences often result in symptoms of like the above and; flashbacks ,lack of capacity to remember parts of your child hood/adolescents/adulthood; or you may feel as though you are stuck in the past or in a constant fright, flight, freeze or fawn response. These symptoms are often related to complexed PTSD and are trauma responses, or perhaps you dissociate. With support you will recover. Do you have symptoms of ADHD?
Big emotions and feeling out of control and shut down are all symptoms of a distressed nervous system. Or is anxiety, depression, anger, stress, shame, and/or sleeplessness affecting you? Adverse childhood experiences often result in symptoms of like the above and; flashbacks ,lack of capacity to remember parts of your child hood/adolescents/adulthood; or you may feel as though you are stuck in the past or in a constant fright, flight, freeze or fawn response. These symptoms are often related to complexed PTSD and are trauma responses, or perhaps you dissociate. With support you will recover. Do you have symptoms of ADHD?
(08) 6727 9000 View (08) 6727 9000

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How can I find a therapist in Kingston?

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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.