Counselling in Peppermint Grove, WA

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Merrill Lombard
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
Not accepting new clients
I am provisional psychologist who is empathetic while also solution-focused. I work collaboratively with clients to support and empower them on their journey towards health and wellbeing. I am committed to guiding clients on their journey towards a satisfying and rewarding life. With a genuine and authentic approach, I support clients to become more self-aware, empowering them with the resources they need to overcome challenges they may face, working with clients across the lifespan from adolescence. Areas of interest include autism, ADHD, relationship counselling and depression. I also conduct autism and ADHD assessments
I am provisional psychologist who is empathetic while also solution-focused. I work collaboratively with clients to support and empower them on their journey towards health and wellbeing. I am committed to guiding clients on their journey towards a satisfying and rewarding life. With a genuine and authentic approach, I support clients to become more self-aware, empowering them with the resources they need to overcome challenges they may face, working with clients across the lifespan from adolescence. Areas of interest include autism, ADHD, relationship counselling and depression. I also conduct autism and ADHD assessments
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Claire Hoarau - Aster Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
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Dr David Preece
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Director at the Psychology Centre of Western Australia. I'm also a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, where I train new psychologists and research emotion regulation. I have published over 80 journal articles and book chapters in the psychology field. In therapy, I enjoy working with people to help them achieve their goals and live more fulfilling lives. My work often focuses on helping people to better understand, process, and manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. This can be in terms of addressing mental health difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety) or for personal development.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Director at the Psychology Centre of Western Australia. I'm also a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, where I train new psychologists and research emotion regulation. I have published over 80 journal articles and book chapters in the psychology field. In therapy, I enjoy working with people to help them achieve their goals and live more fulfilling lives. My work often focuses on helping people to better understand, process, and manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. This can be in terms of addressing mental health difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety) or for personal development.
(08) 6490 9979 View (08) 6490 9979
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Tailoring Therapy
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
My name is Federica, I am a registered Psychologist and Sexologist and the Director of Tailoring Therapy. In my years of being a therapist, I have developed the belief that psychological interventions and therapy should be tailored to the person's uniqueness. In my approach, I aim to provide knowledge and education, develop awareness, and encourage change, if that is what you are seeking.
My name is Federica, I am a registered Psychologist and Sexologist and the Director of Tailoring Therapy. In my years of being a therapist, I have developed the belief that psychological interventions and therapy should be tailored to the person's uniqueness. In my approach, I aim to provide knowledge and education, develop awareness, and encourage change, if that is what you are seeking.
(08) 6493 7840 View (08) 6493 7840
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Nerida Lovell
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
I am a grief counsellor and I offer bereavement support and counselling for carers, parents and anyone else who spends their time and energy helping those around them, rather than looking after themselves. Offering a welcoming space for you to feel at ease in talking about what's troubling you (which I know can be really hard), my job is to provide the support you need to make positive changes in your life. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions if you prefer to get a bit of exercise while you talk! Feel free to email me to ask any questions.
I am a grief counsellor and I offer bereavement support and counselling for carers, parents and anyone else who spends their time and energy helping those around them, rather than looking after themselves. Offering a welcoming space for you to feel at ease in talking about what's troubling you (which I know can be really hard), my job is to provide the support you need to make positive changes in your life. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions if you prefer to get a bit of exercise while you talk! Feel free to email me to ask any questions.
(08) 9271 3914 View (08) 9271 3914
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Dr Cameron Williams - The Healing Dock
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
“Hello! I’m Cameron, and I'm thrilled you’re here. Whether you're new to therapy or returning, your courage is commendable. The path to healing and personal growth isn’t always easy, but it's a significant step towards relief, understanding, and a ‘better you’. I'm a dedicated psychologist, offering flexible after-hours and weekend sessions, in-person or via Telehealth (Aus-wide). My journey in psychology has been enriched by working with diverse people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and complex relationship dynamics. I'm also passionate about assisting those with ADHD to unlock their personal strengths.
“Hello! I’m Cameron, and I'm thrilled you’re here. Whether you're new to therapy or returning, your courage is commendable. The path to healing and personal growth isn’t always easy, but it's a significant step towards relief, understanding, and a ‘better you’. I'm a dedicated psychologist, offering flexible after-hours and weekend sessions, in-person or via Telehealth (Aus-wide). My journey in psychology has been enriched by working with diverse people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and complex relationship dynamics. I'm also passionate about assisting those with ADHD to unlock their personal strengths.
0485 840 409 View 0485 840 409

More Therapists Nearby

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Debra's Karma Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
My name is Debra, and my mission is to support clients in resolving personal and relationship concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and burnout. I focus on enhancing each individual's self-awareness and overall wellbeing through a range of fully integrated, evidence-based treatments. These enable clients to apply their personal strengths and values to their specific situations. With a Bachelor of Counselling, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My extensive experience in mentoring programs complements my professional qualifications.
My name is Debra, and my mission is to support clients in resolving personal and relationship concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and burnout. I focus on enhancing each individual's self-awareness and overall wellbeing through a range of fully integrated, evidence-based treatments. These enable clients to apply their personal strengths and values to their specific situations. With a Bachelor of Counselling, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My extensive experience in mentoring programs complements my professional qualifications.
(08) 6490 9950 View (08) 6490 9950
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Shelley Ranger
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Nedlands, WA 6009
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I work with adolescents, young adults and adults to help them in understanding themselves and others. Deciding to access counselling is often a big decision and it can take a while to find a psychologist that you feel safe, comfortable and at ease with, someone "who really gets you" so to speak. I am able to work with clients who are experiencing mild to acute mental health issues and have experience working in a more acute inpatient setting.
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with clients across the lifespan. I work with adolescents, young adults and adults to help them in understanding themselves and others. Deciding to access counselling is often a big decision and it can take a while to find a psychologist that you feel safe, comfortable and at ease with, someone "who really gets you" so to speak. I am able to work with clients who are experiencing mild to acute mental health issues and have experience working in a more acute inpatient setting.
(08) 6388 9857 View (08) 6388 9857
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Inner-Truth Counselling and Psychotherapy - Jenean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Nedlands, WA 6009
Sessions available in Wembley or video. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience. I specialise in working with adolescents, youth, adults and trauma survivors including supporting repair of relational trauma. Graduating in 2003 with Masters and Diploma in Social Work. Other qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Regression Therapy. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). I am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) and can use EMDR to support trauma processing as well as transforming other issues.
Sessions available in Wembley or video. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience. I specialise in working with adolescents, youth, adults and trauma survivors including supporting repair of relational trauma. Graduating in 2003 with Masters and Diploma in Social Work. Other qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Regression Therapy. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). I am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) and can use EMDR to support trauma processing as well as transforming other issues.
(08) 9515 9849 View (08) 9515 9849
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Nick Averbuj
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Dalkeith, WA 6009
I pride myself on being on of the few psychologists who will help you investigate the underlying processes behind your difficulties. If you're prepared to commit to the therapeutic process to create meaningful change, then I hope you will contact me. Achieving sustainable change is not quick process, so if you're in need of immediate tools to alleviate symptoms in the short-term, I encourage you find one of the great professionals who offer more of that service. On the other hand, if you feel there are unconscious processes that you're ready to explore, my psychoanalytic approach might suit you more.
I pride myself on being on of the few psychologists who will help you investigate the underlying processes behind your difficulties. If you're prepared to commit to the therapeutic process to create meaningful change, then I hope you will contact me. Achieving sustainable change is not quick process, so if you're in need of immediate tools to alleviate symptoms in the short-term, I encourage you find one of the great professionals who offer more of that service. On the other hand, if you feel there are unconscious processes that you're ready to explore, my psychoanalytic approach might suit you more.
(08) 7078 8199 View (08) 7078 8199
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Tristan Abba
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cottesloe, WA 6011
I am a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology leading a team of psychologists in West Leederville with extensive experience providing individual therapy to children, teens, and adults. I help clients who are experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, facing family conflict, having difficulties managing ADHD and life stressors, and those who have experienced trauma. My practice is person-centered, neuro-affirming, and takes a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided face-to-face or via telehealth services.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology leading a team of psychologists in West Leederville with extensive experience providing individual therapy to children, teens, and adults. I help clients who are experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, facing family conflict, having difficulties managing ADHD and life stressors, and those who have experienced trauma. My practice is person-centered, neuro-affirming, and takes a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided face-to-face or via telehealth services.
(07) 3186 0226 View (07) 3186 0226
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Naomi Terpsis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
I am passionate about helping you become psychologically flexible. No, I won't try to fix you, because you're not broken! I won't try to challenge your thoughts or feelings, because they are valid! I will help you understand what motivates you and I will teach you how to live a life that is meaningful - to you! My lived experience with ADHD gives me special insight into how and why you have been struggling to master your ADHD Superpowers! I respect your needs and tailor sessions to suit your time and finances - and I am committed to providing you with meaningful therapy on your very first session!
I am passionate about helping you become psychologically flexible. No, I won't try to fix you, because you're not broken! I won't try to challenge your thoughts or feelings, because they are valid! I will help you understand what motivates you and I will teach you how to live a life that is meaningful - to you! My lived experience with ADHD gives me special insight into how and why you have been struggling to master your ADHD Superpowers! I respect your needs and tailor sessions to suit your time and finances - and I am committed to providing you with meaningful therapy on your very first session!
(08) 6118 6433 View (08) 6118 6433
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Bronwyn Lenyszyn
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
Are you navigating the complexities of relationships, marital issues, domestic violence, divorce, complex family dynamics, youth challenges, learning disabilities, or health issues? My clients often find themselves overwhelmed by these personal struggles, seeking a compassionate person to help them. They need a counsellor who not only understands their experiences but can also offer practical and empathetic support tailored to their needs. A counsellor who has lived experience and can truly understand. I can offer that support and hold your hand through your healing journey.
Are you navigating the complexities of relationships, marital issues, domestic violence, divorce, complex family dynamics, youth challenges, learning disabilities, or health issues? My clients often find themselves overwhelmed by these personal struggles, seeking a compassionate person to help them. They need a counsellor who not only understands their experiences but can also offer practical and empathetic support tailored to their needs. A counsellor who has lived experience and can truly understand. I can offer that support and hold your hand through your healing journey.
(08) 9473 6366 View (08) 9473 6366
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Jessica Wilkes
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Fremantle, WA 6158
The Make It Well is a creatively responsive, embodied Counselling and Art Therapies service that welcomes you, as you are, supporting you in empowered embracing and expanding of all aspects your whole self. Jess at The Make It Well offers confidential, tailored sessions using a Person Centred, integrated approach. Whether you are seeking support to: navigate specific mental health and wellbeing challenges; safely explore of parts of your self; seek clarity or expansion... or whether you are curious about the possibilities of a Counselling or Art Therapy journey...The first step is to get in touch.
The Make It Well is a creatively responsive, embodied Counselling and Art Therapies service that welcomes you, as you are, supporting you in empowered embracing and expanding of all aspects your whole self. Jess at The Make It Well offers confidential, tailored sessions using a Person Centred, integrated approach. Whether you are seeking support to: navigate specific mental health and wellbeing challenges; safely explore of parts of your self; seek clarity or expansion... or whether you are curious about the possibilities of a Counselling or Art Therapy journey...The first step is to get in touch.
(08) 6206 8125 View (08) 6206 8125
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Melanie Ward
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mosman Park, WA 6012
Are you struggling to deal with an unexpected life event such as the end of an important relationship, the death of someone you love or a life transition that came out of nowhere? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stuck? Do you have a general sense of unease in your life? Grief and loss is a challenging emotional experience that can create immense feelings of sadness and confusion about how to cope. Counselling provides a confidential space to explore what has been going on for you and allows you to feel heard and understood.
Are you struggling to deal with an unexpected life event such as the end of an important relationship, the death of someone you love or a life transition that came out of nowhere? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stuck? Do you have a general sense of unease in your life? Grief and loss is a challenging emotional experience that can create immense feelings of sadness and confusion about how to cope. Counselling provides a confidential space to explore what has been going on for you and allows you to feel heard and understood.
(08) 9468 7247 View (08) 9468 7247
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The Wellbeing Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
East Fremantle, WA 6158
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
(08) 6206 8958 View (08) 6206 8958
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Cheralee King
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Fremantle, WA 6158
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Family Therapist with a passion for supporting clients to develop self-awareness and address issues that can cause imbalance in every day life. Using an integrated person-centered approach, I work with clients to set achievable goals working towards improving their quality of life. I feel strongly about working alongside clients to support their journey in a way that works best for them, while challenging them to seek new and more effective ways to view their world.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Family Therapist with a passion for supporting clients to develop self-awareness and address issues that can cause imbalance in every day life. Using an integrated person-centered approach, I work with clients to set achievable goals working towards improving their quality of life. I feel strongly about working alongside clients to support their journey in a way that works best for them, while challenging them to seek new and more effective ways to view their world.
(08) 6219 3902 View (08) 6219 3902
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Sarah Ramunno
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
I am a clinical psychologist with a special interest in working with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, assertiveness, PTSD, perinatal mental health, interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about delivering best practice care to my clients and provide evidence-based treatments for a range of difficulties. I enjoy working with clients in developing skills and strategies to begin to change problematic patterns.
I am a clinical psychologist with a special interest in working with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, assertiveness, PTSD, perinatal mental health, interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about delivering best practice care to my clients and provide evidence-based treatments for a range of difficulties. I enjoy working with clients in developing skills and strategies to begin to change problematic patterns.
(08) 6490 9815 View (08) 6490 9815
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Farhana Siddique
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Claremont, WA 6010
I am an AHPRA registered Psychologist with a 14-year career background working in corporate, coaching and counselling roles across the public and private sector. I am passionate about working with individuals to enhance their quality of life and promote lasting psychological and emotional well-being. I use a collaborative approach with emphasis placed on mutual trust and respect, to empower individuals to grow, achieve and flourish throughout their life span.
I am an AHPRA registered Psychologist with a 14-year career background working in corporate, coaching and counselling roles across the public and private sector. I am passionate about working with individuals to enhance their quality of life and promote lasting psychological and emotional well-being. I use a collaborative approach with emphasis placed on mutual trust and respect, to empower individuals to grow, achieve and flourish throughout their life span.
(08) 7078 7516 View (08) 7078 7516
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Brent Munro
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Nedlands, WA 6009  (Online Only)
Fear of the unknown is very common and is probably why most people are reluctant to start therapy. If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, worried for the future or feeling down and depressed then I encourage you to take the step to find a therapist that you click with. Using strategies that we know works is important, but it is also known that the relationship with your therapist is the most important thing in helping you to move forward. I work with many members of the community, and am especially equipped to work with LGBTIQA+ clients. I also have a lot of experience working with trauma.
Fear of the unknown is very common and is probably why most people are reluctant to start therapy. If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, worried for the future or feeling down and depressed then I encourage you to take the step to find a therapist that you click with. Using strategies that we know works is important, but it is also known that the relationship with your therapist is the most important thing in helping you to move forward. I work with many members of the community, and am especially equipped to work with LGBTIQA+ clients. I also have a lot of experience working with trauma.
(08) 7701 9589 View (08) 7701 9589

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Peppermint Grove, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Peppermint Grove, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
75% Medicare Rebates
75% NDIS

How Counsellors in Peppermint Grove, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Peppermint Grove?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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