Counselling in Margaret River, WA

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Sage Psychological Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
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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Blake Johns Counselling
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Margaret River, WA 6285  (Online Only)
Suffering is not usually the type of thing we RSVP for. Maybe it's something heavy you've been carrying all your life, or maybe you've just taken too many hits. Sometimes it's helpful to have a professional to bounce off, to walk some of the journey with, and help get us unstuck. So, is it time to re/discover you? Whether it's just having a chat, shining a light on dark corners, unpacking shame, or exploring new directions, we can team up together. Let's work together to create the life you want to live. I have extensive qualifications and experience in therapy to ensure you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
Suffering is not usually the type of thing we RSVP for. Maybe it's something heavy you've been carrying all your life, or maybe you've just taken too many hits. Sometimes it's helpful to have a professional to bounce off, to walk some of the journey with, and help get us unstuck. So, is it time to re/discover you? Whether it's just having a chat, shining a light on dark corners, unpacking shame, or exploring new directions, we can team up together. Let's work together to create the life you want to live. I have extensive qualifications and experience in therapy to ensure you feel heard, supported, and empowered.
(08) 6219 3998 View (08) 6219 3998
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Saarah Bone
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285
Saarah is a Registered Psychologist who is dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion and curiosity, from anxiety and depressive disorders to adjustment difficulties and trauma. Her passion lies in supporting adults in managing anxiety and facilitating the recovery journey for those overcoming trauma. Saarah's experience also extends to assisting couples in navigating relationship difficulties. With her guidance, individuals and couples alike find a safe space to explore their emotions, build resilience, and foster healthier connections.
Saarah is a Registered Psychologist who is dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion and curiosity, from anxiety and depressive disorders to adjustment difficulties and trauma. Her passion lies in supporting adults in managing anxiety and facilitating the recovery journey for those overcoming trauma. Saarah's experience also extends to assisting couples in navigating relationship difficulties. With her guidance, individuals and couples alike find a safe space to explore their emotions, build resilience, and foster healthier connections.
(08) 6727 9007 View (08) 6727 9007
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Charis Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285
I offer a person-centred psychotherapeutic model of counselling with the therapeutic relationship being the core of my work. I use a quiet reflective approach, gently assisting clients to achieve their desired outcomes. My experience includes Grief & Loss, Trauma & Abuse, Depression & Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Chronic Illness and Mental Health. I tailor the Counselling to each person's individual needs using a variety of therapeutic approaches to holistically assist clients obtain the best outcomes. I am also a Professional Supervisor using a reflective model of supervision - I supervise a variety of professionals.
I offer a person-centred psychotherapeutic model of counselling with the therapeutic relationship being the core of my work. I use a quiet reflective approach, gently assisting clients to achieve their desired outcomes. My experience includes Grief & Loss, Trauma & Abuse, Depression & Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Chronic Illness and Mental Health. I tailor the Counselling to each person's individual needs using a variety of therapeutic approaches to holistically assist clients obtain the best outcomes. I am also a Professional Supervisor using a reflective model of supervision - I supervise a variety of professionals.
(07) 4519 1398 View (07) 4519 1398
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Sophie Burren Psychology
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285  (Online Only)
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
Sophie is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes referrals from those experiencing adjustment difficulties in their life; and health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of distress post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief & loss, anxiety/depression, and chronic illness etc; she is also passionate about the mental health of other healthcare providers; specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making.
(08) 7110 0870 View (08) 7110 0870
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Horse Connection
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285
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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Karin Sephton
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285
I feel passionate about assisting people to achieve positive life changes and gain lasting relief from lifelong pain and trauma. I believe that a therapist can work better with the suffering and distress of others not only through professional and ongoing theoretical training, but also with a true knowledge of themselves.
I feel passionate about assisting people to achieve positive life changes and gain lasting relief from lifelong pain and trauma. I believe that a therapist can work better with the suffering and distress of others not only through professional and ongoing theoretical training, but also with a true knowledge of themselves.
(08) 7079 4354 View (08) 7079 4354
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Enlighten Mental Health
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285  (Online Only)
Enlighten Mental Health is an online Telehealth practice. We see a range of clients for Psychedelic integration (aftercare and harm reduction) PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, anxiety, OCD, Borderline personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues and much more. We have focus on defence clients, psychedelic integration (people who use psychedelics), and use evidence based modes of therapies. We are allies of the rainbow community. Please book online via our website or call us on 02 6198 3226.
Enlighten Mental Health is an online Telehealth practice. We see a range of clients for Psychedelic integration (aftercare and harm reduction) PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, anxiety, OCD, Borderline personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues and much more. We have focus on defence clients, psychedelic integration (people who use psychedelics), and use evidence based modes of therapies. We are allies of the rainbow community. Please book online via our website or call us on 02 6198 3226.
(02) 5118 9009 View (02) 5118 9009
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Form Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Margaret River, WA 6285  (Online Only)
Form Counselling is dedicated to the practice of person-centered therapy.I specialize in providing therapy for grief and loss, life changes, carer emotional support, depression, anxiety, anger, substance or behaviour dependencies and other life adversities.
Form Counselling is dedicated to the practice of person-centered therapy.I specialize in providing therapy for grief and loss, life changes, carer emotional support, depression, anxiety, anger, substance or behaviour dependencies and other life adversities.
(08) 6109 8074 View (08) 6109 8074

Online Therapists

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Sunrise Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
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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Paul McNeela
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, WA 6255
I've worked in CAMHS for 10 years, gaining wide experience in providing therapy to older children, adolescents and families. I have also worked in Adult mental health services for 15 years and have interests in adults with depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts and male mental health issues. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients have described me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
I've worked in CAMHS for 10 years, gaining wide experience in providing therapy to older children, adolescents and families. I have also worked in Adult mental health services for 15 years and have interests in adults with depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts and male mental health issues. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients have described me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. 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
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Kerry Morrison - Social Worker Coach Hypnotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
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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Reaching Forward Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
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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Naomi Witham
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
Dunsborough, WA 6281
I bring a unique blend of creativity, insight, mindfulness and over 20 years of professional experience to my practise as a therapist to assist with the full range of emotional issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and personal fulfillment. I have a Masters in Counselling and am a qualified life coach and with training in hakomi, narrative and yoga therapy.
I bring a unique blend of creativity, insight, mindfulness and over 20 years of professional experience to my practise as a therapist to assist with the full range of emotional issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and personal fulfillment. I have a Masters in Counselling and am a qualified life coach and with training in hakomi, narrative and yoga therapy.
(08) 9520 8492 View (08) 9520 8492
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Renee Cassidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
Big emotions and feeling out of control, or perhaps shutting down are 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, or perhaps shutting down are 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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Helena Green
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
Nearly all of us have challenges in life. Perhaps some of the most difficult for us to adjust to are those concerning our intimate relationships, and sexuality. Relationship problems and problems with sex are two of the most common issues that people bring to counselling with me... these aspects of life frequently result in much distress within each of us, and much conflict if you're in a relationship. Let's face it, it's not easy talking about relationship problems and sex when we're already feeling distressed.
Nearly all of us have challenges in life. Perhaps some of the most difficult for us to adjust to are those concerning our intimate relationships, and sexuality. Relationship problems and problems with sex are two of the most common issues that people bring to counselling with me... these aspects of life frequently result in much distress within each of us, and much conflict if you're in a relationship. Let's face it, it's not easy talking about relationship problems and sex when we're already feeling distressed.
(08) 9126 9360 View (08) 9126 9360
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Core Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
Depressed? Anxious and overwhelmed? Do you feel confused or disconnected, causing 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? Do you feel confused or disconnected, causing 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
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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Cate Simpson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Bunbury, WA 6230
I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients have difficulty in managing emotions and personal relationships and may have been diagnosed with complex trauma, dissociative disorders or borderline personality disorder but people also come to see me for many other reasons as well. Some of the the other concerns that I see clients for on a regular basis include Depression, Anxiety, Relationship concerns and grief and loss. Ive been around for a while and worked in a diverse range of areas including community mental health, Youth, suicide/self harm programs, sexual assault and LGBTQIA .
I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients have difficulty in managing emotions and personal relationships and may have been diagnosed with complex trauma, dissociative disorders or borderline personality disorder but people also come to see me for many other reasons as well. Some of the the other concerns that I see clients for on a regular basis include Depression, Anxiety, Relationship concerns and grief and loss. Ive been around for a while and worked in a diverse range of areas including community mental health, Youth, suicide/self harm programs, sexual assault and LGBTQIA .
(08) 7078 8218 View (08) 7078 8218
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Libby Packer
Counsellor, PsychD
Verified
Redgate, WA 6286
Do you know how you tick but sometimes don't understand why you do the things you do? I believe at times we can be the 'expert' of our own lives but we need help to understand the road we are on and someone to convene with. What about the direction your life is going? Are you or a loved one (partner or child) experiencing difficulties in your inner life (negative thoughts or emotions) or relationships with others? If you think you could benefit from having someone with whom you can discuss these issues and gain wisdom to live a happier and more purposeful life then I am the person.
Do you know how you tick but sometimes don't understand why you do the things you do? I believe at times we can be the 'expert' of our own lives but we need help to understand the road we are on and someone to convene with. What about the direction your life is going? Are you or a loved one (partner or child) experiencing difficulties in your inner life (negative thoughts or emotions) or relationships with others? If you think you could benefit from having someone with whom you can discuss these issues and gain wisdom to live a happier and more purposeful life then I am the person.
(08) 9516 0107 View (08) 9516 0107

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Margaret River, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Margaret River, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Bereavement
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Medicare Rebates
40% Bupa
40% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Margaret River, WA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Margaret River?

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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.