Counselling in Kwinana Town Centre, WA

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Emma Wilkinson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
(08) 6490 9045 View (08) 6490 9045
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Clear Mind Directive CMD Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167
I have been a mental health practitioner/clinician for over 15 years. Qualifications in Counselling, Health Science, Mental Health, Behavioural Science and Education; Certified Professional ASD Clinical Specialist. I use various therapeutic methods with clients trauma, BPD, Autism, ADHD, and other MH. I specialise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT. I am a credited member of the Australian Counselling Association, WA Association of Mental Health, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association and National Association of ATSI Health Practitioners. To Book an appointment visit www.cmdcounsellingservices.com.au/services-and-fees
I have been a mental health practitioner/clinician for over 15 years. Qualifications in Counselling, Health Science, Mental Health, Behavioural Science and Education; Certified Professional ASD Clinical Specialist. I use various therapeutic methods with clients trauma, BPD, Autism, ADHD, and other MH. I specialise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT. I am a credited member of the Australian Counselling Association, WA Association of Mental Health, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association and National Association of ATSI Health Practitioners. To Book an appointment visit www.cmdcounsellingservices.com.au/services-and-fees
(08) 6493 7767 View (08) 6493 7767
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The Counsellor Collective - Lucinda Pretorius
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167
Lucinda is a committed, intuitive, warm and empathetic counsellor who believes that every person deserves to be heard, understood, and supported on their path to good health and personal growth. Her objective is to help individuals discover their purpose and reach their full potential through meaningful experiences, healing from trauma, and self-discovery. Lucinda has expertise in anxiety, digital addictions, and self-harm, and works with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and family counselling. Her strengths-based, fun and interactive approach to counselling allows for hope and meaningful change.
Lucinda is a committed, intuitive, warm and empathetic counsellor who believes that every person deserves to be heard, understood, and supported on their path to good health and personal growth. Her objective is to help individuals discover their purpose and reach their full potential through meaningful experiences, healing from trauma, and self-discovery. Lucinda has expertise in anxiety, digital addictions, and self-harm, and works with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and family counselling. Her strengths-based, fun and interactive approach to counselling allows for hope and meaningful change.
(08) 6109 8134 View (08) 6109 8134
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Transformative Mind Health & Wellness
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167  (Online Only)
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
(08) 9515 3937 View (08) 9515 3937
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Jess Rogers
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kwinana Town Centre, WA 6167
The decision to start therapy can be a little overwhelming. I respect your decision to come to therapy and will work with you to make the process as easy and as smooth as possible. I am passionate about providing therapy that is person-centered, compassionate, empathetic, and holistic. I tailor my interventions to each individual’s needs and draw from a range of modalities. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgemental space that allows room for the exploration of difficult thoughts, feelings, and events. I pride myself on being an empathetic listener and have been known to sprinkle some humour into sessions where appropriate.
The decision to start therapy can be a little overwhelming. I respect your decision to come to therapy and will work with you to make the process as easy and as smooth as possible. I am passionate about providing therapy that is person-centered, compassionate, empathetic, and holistic. I tailor my interventions to each individual’s needs and draw from a range of modalities. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgemental space that allows room for the exploration of difficult thoughts, feelings, and events. I pride myself on being an empathetic listener and have been known to sprinkle some humour into sessions where appropriate.
(08) 6206 8083 View (08) 6206 8083

More Therapists Nearby

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Poh Gan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Success, WA 6164
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
(08) 6120 1806 View (08) 6120 1806
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Argrove Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Argrove Counselling offers evidenced based psychological counselling to help children, adolescents and adults improve their mental health, develop healthy ways of managing and responding to life's challenges. We use a range of evidenced based therapy approaches such as Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based strategies.
Argrove Counselling offers evidenced based psychological counselling to help children, adolescents and adults improve their mental health, develop healthy ways of managing and responding to life's challenges. We use a range of evidenced based therapy approaches such as Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based strategies.
(08) 6120 1789 View (08) 6120 1789
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Josip Vujica
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
(08) 6120 1482 View (08) 6120 1482
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Jason Donaldson
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
What if you got the support you need to deal with the challenges you're facing, create lasting change, be the person you want to be, and live the life you want?
What if you got the support you need to deal with the challenges you're facing, create lasting change, be the person you want to be, and live the life you want?
(08) 9473 6396 View (08) 9473 6396
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Roberto Parraga-Martin IFS & Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Beyond Talk: IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. Struggling with deep issues? Roberto, a seasoned clinician with complex trauma, supports you on a journey to improve your inner harmony. IFS, a powerful therapy, unlocks your hidden strengths & builds self-compassion. Schedule your consultation now!
Beyond Talk: IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. Struggling with deep issues? Roberto, a seasoned clinician with complex trauma, supports you on a journey to improve your inner harmony. IFS, a powerful therapy, unlocks your hidden strengths & builds self-compassion. Schedule your consultation now!
(08) 6490 9816 View (08) 6490 9816
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Indira Chanda
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Success, WA 6164
Indira has over 20 years of clinical experience working in mental health services across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Indira provides supportive, confidential and client-centred sessions. She has a passion for assisting her clients to realise their full inner potential through strength-based counselling. She believes that each client is the expert of their own life and provides a safe therapeutic space where she works collaboratively with clients to identify and achieve positive life goals. Indira is also a registered clinical supervisors and welcomes enquiries from counsellors requiring a regular supervisor.
Indira has over 20 years of clinical experience working in mental health services across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Indira provides supportive, confidential and client-centred sessions. She has a passion for assisting her clients to realise their full inner potential through strength-based counselling. She believes that each client is the expert of their own life and provides a safe therapeutic space where she works collaboratively with clients to identify and achieve positive life goals. Indira is also a registered clinical supervisors and welcomes enquiries from counsellors requiring a regular supervisor.
(08) 7701 9738 View (08) 7701 9738
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AM Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Jandakot, WA 6164
At AM Psychology & Counsellor Services we offer you accessible counsellor and psychology services, whether you are struggling with any of the commonly experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, or some other issue or worry our counselling services offer you the experience and care to help you.
At AM Psychology & Counsellor Services we offer you accessible counsellor and psychology services, whether you are struggling with any of the commonly experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, or some other issue or worry our counselling services offer you the experience and care to help you.
(08) 7078 8198 View (08) 7078 8198
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Kylie Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
(08) 9540 0801 View (08) 9540 0801
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Jo Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
(08) 6493 7946 View (08) 6493 7946
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Lifeward Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
(08) 6490 9789 View (08) 6490 9789
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Victoria Wilkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Hi, I'm Victoria and I'd like to help you work through this difficult time. It’s not easy reaching out so I’m pleased you are making the first steps. I have a background in both Social Work and Counselling which is helpful as I can draw from both disciplines to best support you. I started my career in the UK as a Children and Families Social Worker and have since gained a broad range of experience in the therapeutic field including trauma, mental health, family, and relationship-based issues. I also have a passion for supporting people with ADHD and tapping into their neurodiverse strengths from a lived experience.
Hi, I'm Victoria and I'd like to help you work through this difficult time. It’s not easy reaching out so I’m pleased you are making the first steps. I have a background in both Social Work and Counselling which is helpful as I can draw from both disciplines to best support you. I started my career in the UK as a Children and Families Social Worker and have since gained a broad range of experience in the therapeutic field including trauma, mental health, family, and relationship-based issues. I also have a passion for supporting people with ADHD and tapping into their neurodiverse strengths from a lived experience.
(08) 6245 0312 View (08) 6245 0312
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Arnica Gregory
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
If you are a new parent facing the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, childbirth, or early parenthood. Or, If you are experiencing anxiety and sense of helpless due to your children's challenging behaviors. Or if you are a young person struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, seeking guidance and support to cope with the complexities of adolescence, school and friendship. You have found a right person. I speak fluent English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients from multicultural backgrounds.
If you are a new parent facing the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, childbirth, or early parenthood. Or, If you are experiencing anxiety and sense of helpless due to your children's challenging behaviors. Or if you are a young person struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, seeking guidance and support to cope with the complexities of adolescence, school and friendship. You have found a right person. I speak fluent English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients from multicultural backgrounds.
(08) 6171 3663 View (08) 6171 3663
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Making Space Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Making Space Psychology is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. My clients are in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. They may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. My clients often recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. They like to walk and talk or engage in an activity whilst they are undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
Making Space Psychology is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. My clients are in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. They may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. My clients often recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. They like to walk and talk or engage in an activity whilst they are undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
(08) 6219 3797 View (08) 6219 3797
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Sally Robson-Thomas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Jandakot, WA 6164
I support adults, young people and couples to navigate life’s challenges in a respectful and non-judgemental manner. I have worked in rural and urban settings and love to work with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
I support adults, young people and couples to navigate life’s challenges in a respectful and non-judgemental manner. I have worked in rural and urban settings and love to work with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
(08) 6109 8103 View (08) 6109 8103
Photo of Angela Ranallo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kwinana Town Centre, WA
Angela Ranallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atwell, WA 6164  (Online Only)
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
Angela Ranallo is an accredited mental health clinician and supervisor with AASW.  She is a member of Australian College of Social Work (ACSW) signifying advanced clinical practice. Angela is a Medicare Australia registered provider, a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). Angela Ranallo has operated an independent counselling and family therapy service in Perth, WA since 2008.   Angela has over 26 years’ professional experience in counselling, family therapy with a focus on:
(08) 6490 9034 View (08) 6490 9034

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kwinana Town Centre, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Kwinana Town Centre, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
80% Child
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Police Health
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Kwinana Town Centre, WA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kwinana Town Centre?

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.