Counselling in Perth, WA

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Chelsea Bramich
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Shenton Park, WA 6008
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and I offer support to individuals and couples across the lifespan, and I welcome clients with a wide range of life experiences. I am particularly passionate about working with women and children. I have over 14 years’ experience that relates to mental health, youth, homelessness, substance use, LGBTIQ+ and research. I have experience working with presenting factors such as depression, anxiety, trauma, peri/post-natal/infant mental health, and interpersonal issues. I am trained in Interpersonal Therapy, CBT, ACT, EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mentalisation Based Therapy.
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and I offer support to individuals and couples across the lifespan, and I welcome clients with a wide range of life experiences. I am particularly passionate about working with women and children. I have over 14 years’ experience that relates to mental health, youth, homelessness, substance use, LGBTIQ+ and research. I have experience working with presenting factors such as depression, anxiety, trauma, peri/post-natal/infant mental health, and interpersonal issues. I am trained in Interpersonal Therapy, CBT, ACT, EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mentalisation Based Therapy.
(08) 6490 9745 View (08) 6490 9745
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Matt Sumner
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Nedlands, WA 6009
Matt is a Clinical Psychologist with 19 years’ experience assisting individuals & families to reach their personal goals and potential. He is genuine and straightforward in his approach as he supports his clients through difficult periods and onto meaningful personal change. Matt is person-centred and flexible and aims to maintain trust and comfort with his clients. He believes that assisting people to gain insight into their unique personal history allows them greater understanding and resolution of their current difficulties. Matt has a genuine interest in journeying with people to find their strengths & overcome their challenges.
Matt is a Clinical Psychologist with 19 years’ experience assisting individuals & families to reach their personal goals and potential. He is genuine and straightforward in his approach as he supports his clients through difficult periods and onto meaningful personal change. Matt is person-centred and flexible and aims to maintain trust and comfort with his clients. He believes that assisting people to gain insight into their unique personal history allows them greater understanding and resolution of their current difficulties. Matt has a genuine interest in journeying with people to find their strengths & overcome their challenges.
(08) 9468 6002 View (08) 9468 6002
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James Vlahov
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, WA 6162
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
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Marie-Helene Marsolais
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My clients are the ones who are generally questioning their relationship with alcohol although not identifying as full-blown alcoholic. Most of all, my clients need a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space to talk about it and leave the shame and stigma about alcohol and addiction outside the room to talk freely. My clients are professional workers, FIFO, parents and stay-at-home parents, they are from here and from overseas. They feel tired, trapped, confused, ashamed, and very fed up to feel hangover, miserable, lonely, sometimes anxious, depressed and full of self-loathing. Like me, they may have googled "Am I an alcoholic?".
My clients are the ones who are generally questioning their relationship with alcohol although not identifying as full-blown alcoholic. Most of all, my clients need a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space to talk about it and leave the shame and stigma about alcohol and addiction outside the room to talk freely. My clients are professional workers, FIFO, parents and stay-at-home parents, they are from here and from overseas. They feel tired, trapped, confused, ashamed, and very fed up to feel hangover, miserable, lonely, sometimes anxious, depressed and full of self-loathing. Like me, they may have googled "Am I an alcoholic?".
(08) 9468 7260 View (08) 9468 7260
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Jessica Denz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
If you are struggling with your mental health, interpersonal relationships or just wanting a safe environment to discuss better coping strategies for self development and growth, I would love to meet with you. My passion for mental health and my ability to connect with people easily has created a great foundation for personal and strong therapeutic relationships. Working collaboratively is very important to me as I believe feedback and discussion of sessions are essential to improving each session experience.
If you are struggling with your mental health, interpersonal relationships or just wanting a safe environment to discuss better coping strategies for self development and growth, I would love to meet with you. My passion for mental health and my ability to connect with people easily has created a great foundation for personal and strong therapeutic relationships. Working collaboratively is very important to me as I believe feedback and discussion of sessions are essential to improving each session experience.
(08) 6490 9033 View (08) 6490 9033
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The Counsellor Collective - Lucinda Pretorius
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Manning, WA 6152
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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Danielle Zappavigna
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wembley, WA 6014
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
(08) 6490 9769 View (08) 6490 9769
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Rob Findlay Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
People are most fulfilled when they have meaningful activity and connection to others both in immediate friends and the wider community. We’re happiest when we’re connected to others, connected to nature and have occupation/activity that means something to us. Every person is different and may take a different pathway towards self actualisation. I believe in meeting the client where they are and cooperatively choosing an approach to therapy. I am practical and client centred and believe good mental health starts with learning to regulate our emotions and nervous system.
People are most fulfilled when they have meaningful activity and connection to others both in immediate friends and the wider community. We’re happiest when we’re connected to others, connected to nature and have occupation/activity that means something to us. Every person is different and may take a different pathway towards self actualisation. I believe in meeting the client where they are and cooperatively choosing an approach to therapy. I am practical and client centred and believe good mental health starts with learning to regulate our emotions and nervous system.
(08) 6206 8920 View (08) 6206 8920
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Nicholas Fares
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Perth, WA 6005
Deciding to seek support is a big step, and I'd like to make it easier for you. I have a wide range of experience across different life stages. I've worked as an NDIS psychologist and behaviour specialist, in schools within the Department of Education, delivered outreach psychological services in aged care, and offered private psychological services to adults. This experience enables me to tackle a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to more complex developmental and psychological conditions. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with men and couples.
Deciding to seek support is a big step, and I'd like to make it easier for you. I have a wide range of experience across different life stages. I've worked as an NDIS psychologist and behaviour specialist, in schools within the Department of Education, delivered outreach psychological services in aged care, and offered private psychological services to adults. This experience enables me to tackle a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to more complex developmental and psychological conditions. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with men and couples.
(08) 6109 8152 View (08) 6109 8152
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Rahul Gadhoke
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Rahul holds a Masters in Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor in Business and Arts (Majoring in Psychology). Rahul understands that each person has their own unique mental health journey. Most people would describe him as a friendly, easy-going, compassionate, and understanding person. Being a regular travelle and having lived in five different countries, he brings a strong understanding of various cultural differences into his practice. Rahul also has a keen interest in sports and performance and has experience in applying Psychological techniques to help improve performance. Rahul takes a collaborative approach, providing a
Rahul holds a Masters in Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor in Business and Arts (Majoring in Psychology). Rahul understands that each person has their own unique mental health journey. Most people would describe him as a friendly, easy-going, compassionate, and understanding person. Being a regular travelle and having lived in five different countries, he brings a strong understanding of various cultural differences into his practice. Rahul also has a keen interest in sports and performance and has experience in applying Psychological techniques to help improve performance. Rahul takes a collaborative approach, providing a
(08) 6336 9997 View (08) 6336 9997
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Amrit’s Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Karrinyup, WA 6018
Embark on a journey of transformative therapy with me. With over 20 years of personal and professional development, I specialize in healing relationships, enhancing communication, and boosting self-esteem for couples and individuals. Offering mobile therapy sessions, I bring the session to you, eliminating appointment stress. Live the life you Love!
Embark on a journey of transformative therapy with me. With over 20 years of personal and professional development, I specialize in healing relationships, enhancing communication, and boosting self-esteem for couples and individuals. Offering mobile therapy sessions, I bring the session to you, eliminating appointment stress. Live the life you Love!
(08) 6490 9266 View (08) 6490 9266
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Davina Morley
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Hilton, WA 6163  (Online Only)
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
I am a queer relationship therapist and registered psychologist, working with LGBTIQA+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, and including pansexual, non-binary, and people of diverse sexuality, gender and bodies who use other words to describe themselves or do not label their sexuality or gender). I work with relationships and couples of all sexualities, genders, bodies, and non-monogamous and polyamorous structures including relationship anarchy. I understand barriers to accessing services that marginalised people face, and I try to be as safe as possible for you in therapy.
(03) 8413 7355 View (03) 8413 7355
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Toni Jackson
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
I specialise in working with women and LGBTQI+ folk who are wanting support with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. Many of my clients experience stigma and micro-aggressions on a daily basis. Some of the main reasons people choose to see me are because they struggle with feeling 'not good enough', or they have difficulty coping with overwhelming emotions, or they are struggling in a world that doesn't seem to accept them. Some of my clients feel disconnected from themselves and are wanting support to work out who they are. Most of my clients would like to feel safer.
(08) 9521 4353 View (08) 9521 4353
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Aaron Williams
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
As a supporter of neurodiverse teens and adults, I help them embrace their uniqueness, leverage their strengths, and develop strategies to meet their goals, particularly when managing the complexities of ADHD. This condition can exacerbate issues such as low mood, anxiety, relationship stress, emotional intensity, academic or professional struggles, and daily forgetfulness.
As a supporter of neurodiverse teens and adults, I help them embrace their uniqueness, leverage their strengths, and develop strategies to meet their goals, particularly when managing the complexities of ADHD. This condition can exacerbate issues such as low mood, anxiety, relationship stress, emotional intensity, academic or professional struggles, and daily forgetfulness.
(08) 6361 2933 View (08) 6361 2933
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Finding Your Light
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Churchlands, WA 6018  (Online Only)
I am a warm and compassionate counsellor who believes in the power of genuine connection and empathy. My down-to-earth approach, creates a welcoming space where clients can feel heard, understood, and accepted without judgment.
I am a warm and compassionate counsellor who believes in the power of genuine connection and empathy. My down-to-earth approach, creates a welcoming space where clients can feel heard, understood, and accepted without judgment.
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Gizella Dudas
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
South Lake, WA 6164
I’m a passionate Systemic Family Therapist, working with individuals, couples and families. The integrative, person centred & strength-based approach I use in therapy will ensure the best outcome in managing difficult relationships, separation or divorce, self harm and/or school avoidance in adolescence, prescription medication or illicit substance misuse, alcohol abuse, grief and loss of a loved one, and many other life developmental stage complexities. My trauma-informed approach provides safety, emotional growth, and strength building for all clients in need of support. I'm available for face to face and online or phone sessions
I’m a passionate Systemic Family Therapist, working with individuals, couples and families. The integrative, person centred & strength-based approach I use in therapy will ensure the best outcome in managing difficult relationships, separation or divorce, self harm and/or school avoidance in adolescence, prescription medication or illicit substance misuse, alcohol abuse, grief and loss of a loved one, and many other life developmental stage complexities. My trauma-informed approach provides safety, emotional growth, and strength building for all clients in need of support. I'm available for face to face and online or phone sessions
(08) 9473 6348 View (08) 9473 6348
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Counselling with Lisa Cregan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Attadale, WA 6156
Not accepting new clients
Do you require support and guidance with disability, ageing or chronic health-related conditions? I am a registered Counsellor and Accredited Social Worker. My background includes providing counselling and disability and aged-care service delivery with State and Local government agencies.
Do you require support and guidance with disability, ageing or chronic health-related conditions? I am a registered Counsellor and Accredited Social Worker. My background includes providing counselling and disability and aged-care service delivery with State and Local government agencies.
(08) 9468 6034 View (08) 9468 6034
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Jasmine Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Como, WA 6152
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
(08) 6333 0719 View (08) 6333 0719
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Claudia Zappalenti
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
I have over 10 years of experience and a deep passion for helping people just like you. I will apply a strength-based approach, using only evidence-based therapeutic modalities, to suit your unique needs and empower you to transition successfully through your challenges. Whether you are facing relationship issues, challenging life transitions, cultural issues, professional dissatisfaction or other emotionally challenging life events, I can help you to become more aware of your strengths and assist you in engaging in successful coping styles and letting go of ones that are not serving you well.
I have over 10 years of experience and a deep passion for helping people just like you. I will apply a strength-based approach, using only evidence-based therapeutic modalities, to suit your unique needs and empower you to transition successfully through your challenges. Whether you are facing relationship issues, challenging life transitions, cultural issues, professional dissatisfaction or other emotionally challenging life events, I can help you to become more aware of your strengths and assist you in engaging in successful coping styles and letting go of ones that are not serving you well.
(08) 6185 0804 View (08) 6185 0804
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AURE: Psychology, Counselling & Therapy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Vines, WA 6069
I am currently embarking on my PhD journey. Please note that I am currently taking on returning clients, selected clinical cases of trauma/ complex-trauma, family of origin challenges and autism/ADHD assessments, clinical supervision and professional development. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working with children to adults and have worked in private, NGO and government sectors
I am currently embarking on my PhD journey. Please note that I am currently taking on returning clients, selected clinical cases of trauma/ complex-trauma, family of origin challenges and autism/ADHD assessments, clinical supervision and professional development. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working with children to adults and have worked in private, NGO and government sectors
(08) 7701 9633 View (08) 7701 9633

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Perth, WA

900+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in Perth, WA who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
80% Depression
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Medicare Rebates
55% Bupa
49% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Perth, WA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Perth?

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.