Counselling in Rockingham, WA

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Emma Wilkinson
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
Emma has 14 years of experience working with people who are healing and overcoming complex trauma, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment and dissociative disorders. She is especially interested in people resolving past hurts and trauma from childhood abuse and neglect. Emma is a wise, genuine, compassionate, gentle and non-judgmental, creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, working collaboratively to achieve your goals. Emma is passionate about journeying with you to discover freedom from the past and living in a manner that allows you to be seen, heard, validated and known as a person with worth and value.
(08) 6490 9045 View (08) 6490 9045
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Lifeward Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
(08) 6490 9789 View (08) 6490 9789
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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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Dara Counselling service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Are you the person who absorbs all the stress and worries within your relationships, constantly giving to others, yet, you often feel like your own needs are not met, or that you are not valued enough. You are not alone! Trying to be there for everyone whilst neglecting yourself can be exhausting but you already know that, maybe that's why you are here. Remember, reaching out for support is a sign of strength, it can help you recognise and work through the reasons why you might be focusing on others and ignoring your own needs.
Are you the person who absorbs all the stress and worries within your relationships, constantly giving to others, yet, you often feel like your own needs are not met, or that you are not valued enough. You are not alone! Trying to be there for everyone whilst neglecting yourself can be exhausting but you already know that, maybe that's why you are here. Remember, reaching out for support is a sign of strength, it can help you recognise and work through the reasons why you might be focusing on others and ignoring your own needs.
(08) 6490 9142 View (08) 6490 9142
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Ann Rowe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Melanie Brown
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Being female can be tough. Periods, pregnancy (or not), perimenopause & menopause, painful sex, hormone issues, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, gender roles, the mental load; it's wild. I've worked with women for many years & am now focused on guiding women through the rollercoaster of perimenopause - a new stage of hormonal chaos! I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief & loss, postnatal issues, parenting difficulties, & relationship issues. I also see people with sex and intimacy struggles and gender dysphoria, & am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and kink-aware therapist who sees pleasure as a human right.
Being female can be tough. Periods, pregnancy (or not), perimenopause & menopause, painful sex, hormone issues, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, gender roles, the mental load; it's wild. I've worked with women for many years & am now focused on guiding women through the rollercoaster of perimenopause - a new stage of hormonal chaos! I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, grief & loss, postnatal issues, parenting difficulties, & relationship issues. I also see people with sex and intimacy struggles and gender dysphoria, & am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and kink-aware therapist who sees pleasure as a human right.
(08) 6490 9668 View (08) 6490 9668
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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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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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The Counsellor Collective
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Director Eleanor and the team at The Counsellor Collective believes developing the counselling relationship with clients is essential for building trust and achieving positive change. We are passionate about creating safe spaces to be heard. We enjoy seeing clients find strategies for life that bring transformation in their day to day living. The team enjoy working with a wide range of people, walking alongside them on their healing journey. The Counsellor Collective aims to create safe spaces to process trauma as well as grief and loss to find healing and hope again. Convenient locations in Manning, Mount Lawley and Rockingham
Director Eleanor and the team at The Counsellor Collective believes developing the counselling relationship with clients is essential for building trust and achieving positive change. We are passionate about creating safe spaces to be heard. We enjoy seeing clients find strategies for life that bring transformation in their day to day living. The team enjoy working with a wide range of people, walking alongside them on their healing journey. The Counsellor Collective aims to create safe spaces to process trauma as well as grief and loss to find healing and hope again. Convenient locations in Manning, Mount Lawley and Rockingham
0493 874 700 View 0493 874 700
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Clear Mind Directive CMD Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Heather Mary Kell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
Are your relationship difficulties causing you pain and distress? Do you want to improve your communication and hit a lot more goals? Are you struggling to find balance in your home and work life and the stress of a FIFO partner?
(08) 9509 6129 View (08) 9509 6129
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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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Sofia Kouznetsova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Interested in building healthier and more satisfying relationships, but do not know where to even start? Or are you seeking a safe space to explore your identity and heal your relationship with yourself? You’ve come to the right place. I am an accredited social worker and therapist dedicated to providing compassionate, inclusive and non-judgemental individual and relationship counselling. My therapeutic philosophy is all about celebrating diversity and recognising the unique strengths inherent in each person. Working from a holistic and person-centred perspective, I ensure that every client feels seen, heard, and respected.
Interested in building healthier and more satisfying relationships, but do not know where to even start? Or are you seeking a safe space to explore your identity and heal your relationship with yourself? You’ve come to the right place. I am an accredited social worker and therapist dedicated to providing compassionate, inclusive and non-judgemental individual and relationship counselling. My therapeutic philosophy is all about celebrating diversity and recognising the unique strengths inherent in each person. Working from a holistic and person-centred perspective, I ensure that every client feels seen, heard, and respected.
(08) 9516 2921 View (08) 9516 2921
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Growing Hope Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Jo Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
A Social Worker with 23+ years experience. I provide services online and mobile outreach (in community). My counselling style is person centred, trauma informed and flexible, meaning I'll use my skills, knowledge and experience to deliver counselling suited to your individual needs.
(08) 6493 7946 View (08) 6493 7946
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Annette Trimble (Safety Bay Psychology)
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm a Clinical Psychologist who has experience working with parents and infants, individuals, and couples.
Hi, I'm a Clinical Psychologist who has experience working with parents and infants, individuals, and couples.
(08) 9515 9510 View (08) 9515 9510
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Connections WA Andrea Groom
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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New Hope Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Kylie Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168
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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Transformative Mind Health & Wellness
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Rockingham, WA 6168  (Online Only)
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
Welcome to Transformative Mind where the health of your mind is our expertise. Our supports are based on the idea that humans can adjust their thinking based on new information. At Transformative Mind (TMHW), we use a number of approaches and techniques to meet the individual needs of each client, however the foundation of all support services is rooted in our passion for bringing more mindfulness and mind awareness to mental health. We believe in neuroplasticity, that changing and that mindfulness and mental health are just as important as your physical health. Our team will support you towards becoming the master of your mind. ​
(08) 9515 3937 View (08) 9515 3937
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rockingham, WA

30+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Rockingham, WA who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Rockingham, WA see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
7% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rockingham?

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.