Counselling in Port Kennedy, WA

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Growing Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Hi! I'm Kiara. I provide compassionate, non-judgmental support for children, adolescents and young adults (up to 30 years old) to help you overcome any life challenge, build hope, create strong foundations for your future years, as well as your capacity to cope with more confidence and self-belief.
Hi! I'm Kiara. I provide compassionate, non-judgmental support for children, adolescents and young adults (up to 30 years old) to help you overcome any life challenge, build hope, create strong foundations for your future years, as well as your capacity to cope with more confidence and self-belief.
(08) 9515 6737 View (08) 9515 6737
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Connections WA Andrea Groom
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Andrea is an experienced Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Andrea is grounded in Rogerian psychotherapy, which lays out a strong foundation for creating a safe and supportive environment. Andrea is a seasoned child, adolescent and family therapist. Andrea also offers professional supervision to other mental health professionals. Andrea has an interest in Autism, ADHD and trauma She is also an EMDR practioner. Working in the frameworks of interpersonal neurobiology, somatic therapy, ACT, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness practices. Andrea is able to offer a supportive space for you.
Andrea is an experienced Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Andrea is grounded in Rogerian psychotherapy, which lays out a strong foundation for creating a safe and supportive environment. Andrea is a seasoned child, adolescent and family therapist. Andrea also offers professional supervision to other mental health professionals. Andrea has an interest in Autism, ADHD and trauma She is also an EMDR practioner. Working in the frameworks of interpersonal neurobiology, somatic therapy, ACT, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness practices. Andrea is able to offer a supportive space for you.
(08) 9551 7764 View (08) 9551 7764
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Kylie Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
Hi there, I'm Kylie and I work with busy mothers. I hear you: what you want more than anything right now is to have a calm, connected family life. It's a challenge to manage young kids, part time work and running a house, especially when life throws up a hurdle or two. I understand that you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning and that it just feels so overwhelming. I know how much you want to cherish your babies and be cherished by your partner as well. I have helped many mothers find a way out of the overwhelm into knowing that they are definitely good enough. And I can help you, too.
(08) 9540 0801 View (08) 9540 0801
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Vanja Beric
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Are you feeling stuck and unhappy in your marriage or relationship? Frustrated by constant arguments and conflicts? Do you want to fix your relationship and reclaim the joy in your life?
Are you feeling stuck and unhappy in your marriage or relationship? Frustrated by constant arguments and conflicts? Do you want to fix your relationship and reclaim the joy in your life?
(08) 6490 9117 View (08) 6490 9117
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Clear Mind Directive CMD Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
I have been a mental health practitioner/clinician for over 15 years. Qualifications in Counselling, Health Science, Mental Health, Behavioural Science and Education; Certified Professional ASD Clinical Specialist. I use various therapeutic methods with clients trauma, BPD, Autism, ADHD, and other MH. I specialise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT. I am a credited member of the Australian Counselling Association, WA Association of Mental Health, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association and National Association of ATSI Health Practitioners. To Book an appointment visit www.cmdcounsellingservices.com.au/services-and-fees
I have been a mental health practitioner/clinician for over 15 years. Qualifications in Counselling, Health Science, Mental Health, Behavioural Science and Education; Certified Professional ASD Clinical Specialist. I use various therapeutic methods with clients trauma, BPD, Autism, ADHD, and other MH. I specialise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT. I am a credited member of the Australian Counselling Association, WA Association of Mental Health, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association and National Association of ATSI Health Practitioners. To Book an appointment visit www.cmdcounsellingservices.com.au/services-and-fees
(08) 6493 7767 View (08) 6493 7767
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Ann Rowe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
At Focus Psychology, you will receive compassionate care and support. Lets talk about what you're struggling with and work together to create a stronger, more positive outlook. Maybe its learning some positive coping skills to manage stress and anxiety; increasing insight into what's holding you back; improving self-esteem and reducing self-criticalness; or processing difficult emotions. You are worthy of happiness and joy. Give me a call and lets talk about it.
At Focus Psychology, you will receive compassionate care and support. Lets talk about what you're struggling with and work together to create a stronger, more positive outlook. Maybe its learning some positive coping skills to manage stress and anxiety; increasing insight into what's holding you back; improving self-esteem and reducing self-criticalness; or processing difficult emotions. You are worthy of happiness and joy. Give me a call and lets talk about it.
(08) 9551 7607 View (08) 9551 7607
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New Hope Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
Individual & Relationship Counselling! At New Hope Therapy we provide counselling and psychology services. Nadine is an experienced couples counsellor trained in Gottman therapy. She is passionate about supporting relationships and working through challenges such as conflict, intimacy and communication. Heather has over 10 years experience working in mental health. She provides support to individuals across the lifespan. We are passionate about providing a calm and confidential space to work alongside you in supporting your mental health, relationships and wellbeing.
Individual & Relationship Counselling! At New Hope Therapy we provide counselling and psychology services. Nadine is an experienced couples counsellor trained in Gottman therapy. She is passionate about supporting relationships and working through challenges such as conflict, intimacy and communication. Heather has over 10 years experience working in mental health. She provides support to individuals across the lifespan. We are passionate about providing a calm and confidential space to work alongside you in supporting your mental health, relationships and wellbeing.
(08) 9516 1953 View (08) 9516 1953
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Jo Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Port Kennedy, WA 6172
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
(08) 6493 7946 View (08) 6493 7946

More Therapists Nearby

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Bethany McMahon
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
I am a warm, empathetic psychologist and have a collaborative approach to therapy with a focus on creating a safe and supportive environment where people feel empowered to explore their lives. I have ten years’ experience working with people facing complex difficulties through my work in the justice system and enjoy helping people develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with people presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including: trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, family of origin, interpersonal/relationship issues, addiction, neurodiversity and parenting struggles.
I am a warm, empathetic psychologist and have a collaborative approach to therapy with a focus on creating a safe and supportive environment where people feel empowered to explore their lives. I have ten years’ experience working with people facing complex difficulties through my work in the justice system and enjoy helping people develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with people presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including: trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, family of origin, interpersonal/relationship issues, addiction, neurodiversity and parenting struggles.
(08) 6493 7337 View (08) 6493 7337
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Tranquility Counselling,Psychotherapy & Career Dev
Psychotherapist, MC, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Secret Harbour, WA 6173
Psychotherapy/counselling can seem challenging; however, I invite you to reflect on yourself, discover your inner voice and true self. Therapy is a very personal experience, it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Feeling heard by someone who is interested in our life is what makes us feel seen enabling us to be vulnerable. Feeling seen enables us to live authentic to who we are as unique individuals. Therapy is also about encouraging you to consider different ways of thinking, trying new strategies and learning new skills. Rewiring the brain on a better path/future forward.
Psychotherapy/counselling can seem challenging; however, I invite you to reflect on yourself, discover your inner voice and true self. Therapy is a very personal experience, it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Feeling heard by someone who is interested in our life is what makes us feel seen enabling us to be vulnerable. Feeling seen enables us to live authentic to who we are as unique individuals. Therapy is also about encouraging you to consider different ways of thinking, trying new strategies and learning new skills. Rewiring the brain on a better path/future forward.
(08) 9515 9758 View (08) 9515 9758
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Heather Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Baldivis, WA 6171
Bookings can be made at www.psychwiseclinic.com.au or by phoning 0410 000 995. Welcome! I am a dedicated clinical psychologist registrar providing support to children, adolescents and adults. My aim is to empower clients to overcome challenges by creating an authentic therapeutic relationship built on knowledge, compassion and understanding. I am committed to providing a space where you feel heard, valued and supported. I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your goals!
Bookings can be made at www.psychwiseclinic.com.au or by phoning 0410 000 995. Welcome! I am a dedicated clinical psychologist registrar providing support to children, adolescents and adults. My aim is to empower clients to overcome challenges by creating an authentic therapeutic relationship built on knowledge, compassion and understanding. I am committed to providing a space where you feel heard, valued and supported. I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your goals!
(08) 9515 8469 View (08) 9515 8469
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Peta Green Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baldivis, WA 6171
Hi, I'm Peta, and I understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. I strive to offer a safe, non-judgmental space for adult clients to explore and make sense of what is going on in their life and identify what may be contributing to the difficulties that has brought them to therapy. I work closely with clients to develop an individual plan that suits their needs, goals, and preferences, focussing on their strengths to develop and improve coping skills. I Draw on a range of evidence-based practises and regularly review progress to make sure my clients are getting the most effective treatment possible.
Hi, I'm Peta, and I understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. I strive to offer a safe, non-judgmental space for adult clients to explore and make sense of what is going on in their life and identify what may be contributing to the difficulties that has brought them to therapy. I work closely with clients to develop an individual plan that suits their needs, goals, and preferences, focussing on their strengths to develop and improve coping skills. I Draw on a range of evidence-based practises and regularly review progress to make sure my clients are getting the most effective treatment possible.
(08) 9516 1295 View (08) 9516 1295
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The Counsellor Collective - Lucinda Pretorius
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Kylie Rees
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
I have a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and work collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. I focus on building a safe empathic environment and feel honoured to walk alongside them in their therapeutic journey.
I have a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and work collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. I focus on building a safe empathic environment and feel honoured to walk alongside them in their therapeutic journey.
(08) 9560 5994 View (08) 9560 5994
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Nicola Cooper
MSc
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Nicola is a psychotherapist, and credentialed Mental Health Nurse. She is empathetic, authentic, and honest and has integrity. She has a person-centred approach, working collaboratively in a non-judgemental and trauma-informed way. Nicola enjoys working with adolescents and adults experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, emotional dysregulation, body image concerns and eating disorders in a variety of settings.
Nicola is a psychotherapist, and credentialed Mental Health Nurse. She is empathetic, authentic, and honest and has integrity. She has a person-centred approach, working collaboratively in a non-judgemental and trauma-informed way. Nicola enjoys working with adolescents and adults experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, emotional dysregulation, body image concerns and eating disorders in a variety of settings.
(08) 9468 7242 View (08) 9468 7242
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Dr Sophie Henshaw
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Are you dealing with narcissistic abuse from an antagonistic boss, partner, family member or friend? Impacts include increased self-doubt, burnout, depression, anxiety and overall lower quality of life. With over 25 years helping clients overcome workplace bullying and disentangling themselves from high conflict people with difficult personalities, I'd love to help you too. If you want to thrive, recover from grief or trauma or simply learn how to say "no" effectively, let's work on it together. Recover your sense of purpose, connect with your spirituality and get the twinkle in your eye back - learn to love your life again.
Are you dealing with narcissistic abuse from an antagonistic boss, partner, family member or friend? Impacts include increased self-doubt, burnout, depression, anxiety and overall lower quality of life. With over 25 years helping clients overcome workplace bullying and disentangling themselves from high conflict people with difficult personalities, I'd love to help you too. If you want to thrive, recover from grief or trauma or simply learn how to say "no" effectively, let's work on it together. Recover your sense of purpose, connect with your spirituality and get the twinkle in your eye back - learn to love your life again.
(08) 9551 7655 View (08) 9551 7655
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Meg Waters
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
I am an experienced, compassionate, and genuine Clinical Psychologist who offers a wide range of assessment, report writing and counselling services for those over 16 years. I have worked in private practice, forensic settings and as a school psychologist over the years. My approach is warm and friendly and I endeavour to make you feel safe and at ease from the initial session.
I am an experienced, compassionate, and genuine Clinical Psychologist who offers a wide range of assessment, report writing and counselling services for those over 16 years. I have worked in private practice, forensic settings and as a school psychologist over the years. My approach is warm and friendly and I endeavour to make you feel safe and at ease from the initial session.
(08) 9470 5597 View (08) 9470 5597
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Jess Rogers
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
The decision to start therapy can be a little overwhelming. I respect your decision to come to therapy and will work with you to make the process as easy and as smooth as possible. I am passionate about providing therapy that is person-centered, compassionate, empathetic, and holistic. I tailor my interventions to each individual’s needs and draw from a range of modalities. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgemental space that allows room for the exploration of difficult thoughts, feelings, and events. I pride myself on being an empathetic listener and have been known to sprinkle some humour into sessions where appropriate.
The decision to start therapy can be a little overwhelming. I respect your decision to come to therapy and will work with you to make the process as easy and as smooth as possible. I am passionate about providing therapy that is person-centered, compassionate, empathetic, and holistic. I tailor my interventions to each individual’s needs and draw from a range of modalities. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgemental space that allows room for the exploration of difficult thoughts, feelings, and events. I pride myself on being an empathetic listener and have been known to sprinkle some humour into sessions where appropriate.
(08) 6206 8083 View (08) 6206 8083
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Dr William Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168  (Online Only)
Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. As a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
Ultimately I am human like you with a story and life experiences like you. As a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist I can offer you support at this time with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
(08) 9560 6957 View (08) 9560 6957
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General & Menopause Aware Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Golden Bay, WA 6174
Linda is a highly experienced counsellor and also a professional supervisor for counsellors, clergy and pastoral carers. She is especially passionate about supporting women who identify as perimenopausal / menopausal, and is committed to using informed, evidence based services to support mental health and wellbeing. This can impact every area of experience: at home, work, socially and beyond with significant challenges to wellbeing. In couples work, she also supports relationships to best understand and navigate these changes and challenges. Linda also has extensive experience and understanding of grief, loss, trauma, and PTSD.
Linda is a highly experienced counsellor and also a professional supervisor for counsellors, clergy and pastoral carers. She is especially passionate about supporting women who identify as perimenopausal / menopausal, and is committed to using informed, evidence based services to support mental health and wellbeing. This can impact every area of experience: at home, work, socially and beyond with significant challenges to wellbeing. In couples work, she also supports relationships to best understand and navigate these changes and challenges. Linda also has extensive experience and understanding of grief, loss, trauma, and PTSD.
(08) 9521 4310 View (08) 9521 4310

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Kennedy, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Port Kennedy, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Depression
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% CUA Health

How Counsellors in Port Kennedy, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Kennedy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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