Counselling in White Gum Valley, WA

Photo of Karin Sephton, Psychotherapist in White Gum Valley, WA
Karin Sephton
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
White Gum Valley, WA 6162
I feel passionate about assisting people to achieve positive life changes and gain lasting relief from lifelong pain and trauma. I believe that a therapist can work better with the suffering and distress of others not only through professional and ongoing theoretical training, but also with a true knowledge of themselves.
I feel passionate about assisting people to achieve positive life changes and gain lasting relief from lifelong pain and trauma. I believe that a therapist can work better with the suffering and distress of others not only through professional and ongoing theoretical training, but also with a true knowledge of themselves.
(08) 7079 4354 View (08) 7079 4354
Photo of Katie Woodley-Smith, Counsellor in White Gum Valley, WA
Katie Woodley-Smith
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
White Gum Valley, WA 6162
I am a practiced counsellor, with a specialised interest in attachment trauma. The way our early life experiences create a blueprint for our relationships that may no longer be serving us in our adult circumstance. Unresolved attachment trauma can cause us to repeat the same painful relationship patterns until we go back to the source and heal the original wounding. My job is to build a comfortable and safe space for you to explore any issues that may be holding you back from creating the life and connections you long for in all your relationships, especially the one with yourself.
I am a practiced counsellor, with a specialised interest in attachment trauma. The way our early life experiences create a blueprint for our relationships that may no longer be serving us in our adult circumstance. Unresolved attachment trauma can cause us to repeat the same painful relationship patterns until we go back to the source and heal the original wounding. My job is to build a comfortable and safe space for you to explore any issues that may be holding you back from creating the life and connections you long for in all your relationships, especially the one with yourself.
(08) 6333 0717 View (08) 6333 0717
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Danielle Passmore
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
White Gum Valley, WA 6162  (Online Only)
I typically work with people who lead full and busy lives who often feel burnt out and exhausted, looking to find a way back to flourishing and wellbeing. I also work with people who are going through relationship challenges of all shapes and sizes, and people who wish to break free from old, limiting childhood patterns that keep showing up to hinder their full potential. My hope is that clients who work with me are reconnected to their deepest sense of who they are, to their strengths, gifts, and their capacity to love themselves and their lives. I work with individuals and couples.
I typically work with people who lead full and busy lives who often feel burnt out and exhausted, looking to find a way back to flourishing and wellbeing. I also work with people who are going through relationship challenges of all shapes and sizes, and people who wish to break free from old, limiting childhood patterns that keep showing up to hinder their full potential. My hope is that clients who work with me are reconnected to their deepest sense of who they are, to their strengths, gifts, and their capacity to love themselves and their lives. I work with individuals and couples.
(08) 9473 6346 View (08) 9473 6346
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Traumawise
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
White Gum Valley, WA 6162
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
0478 748 942 View 0478 748 942

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Sally Robson-Thomas, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Sally Robson-Thomas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I support adults, young people and couples to navigate life’s challenges in a respectful and non-judgemental manner. I have worked in rural and urban settings and love to work with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
I support adults, young people and couples to navigate life’s challenges in a respectful and non-judgemental manner. I have worked in rural and urban settings and love to work with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
(08) 6109 8103 View (08) 6109 8103
Photo of Emily Hirshman-Smith Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in White Gum Valley, WA
Emily Hirshman-Smith Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship(s)? Are you feeling confused and wanting some clarity? Are you wanting to change some behaviours, but don’t know how or where to begin? Are you feeling angry, sad, lonely or overwhelmed, finding it difficult to get through the day? Perhaps you’ve answered yes to one or some of these questions. If so, it might be time to talk to a professional Counsellor in a safe and comfortable environment where you can fully explore what’s going on for you, and begin to facilitate change, at a pace that feels right for you. I offer short and long term Counselling to Couples and Individuals.
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship(s)? Are you feeling confused and wanting some clarity? Are you wanting to change some behaviours, but don’t know how or where to begin? Are you feeling angry, sad, lonely or overwhelmed, finding it difficult to get through the day? Perhaps you’ve answered yes to one or some of these questions. If so, it might be time to talk to a professional Counsellor in a safe and comfortable environment where you can fully explore what’s going on for you, and begin to facilitate change, at a pace that feels right for you. I offer short and long term Counselling to Couples and Individuals.
(08) 7078 8383 View (08) 7078 8383
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Nadia Rasheed
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
South Fremantle, WA 6162  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and empathetic counsellor, EMDR practitioner and Supervisor specializing in trauma-informed care, I recognize the profound impact trauma can have on your well-being and your connection to yourself and family. Together, in your sessions, we’ll set collaborative goals for your wellness journey, empowering you to regain control, find relief and feel connected again.
As a dedicated and empathetic counsellor, EMDR practitioner and Supervisor specializing in trauma-informed care, I recognize the profound impact trauma can have on your well-being and your connection to yourself and family. Together, in your sessions, we’ll set collaborative goals for your wellness journey, empowering you to regain control, find relief and feel connected again.
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Photo of Bonnie Beazley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in White Gum Valley, WA
Bonnie Beazley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have over 20 years of experience providing counselling for people with a broad range of mental health challenges. I specialise in working with trauma and cross-cultural mental health as a senior counsellor in a community setting. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and trauma-informed. I value self empowerment and interconnectedness and embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body, spirit, and the environment.
I have over 20 years of experience providing counselling for people with a broad range of mental health challenges. I specialise in working with trauma and cross-cultural mental health as a senior counsellor in a community setting. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and trauma-informed. I value self empowerment and interconnectedness and embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body, spirit, and the environment.
(08) 6206 8971 View (08) 6206 8971
Photo of Kylie Bell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in White Gum Valley, WA
Kylie Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
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
Photo of Linda Barreto Medina, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Linda Barreto Medina
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have been working as a registered psychologist for more than thirty years, helping people to find solutions to the issues that impact their long-term mental health and contentment with life. I also work with people who like all of us need help from time to time to find clarity in dealing with the challenges that life presents to us. I have extensive experience helping people with multiple psychological, emotional, and mental health needs, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, grief &loss, and adjustment process, communication skills, parenting training, couple counselling.
I have been working as a registered psychologist for more than thirty years, helping people to find solutions to the issues that impact their long-term mental health and contentment with life. I also work with people who like all of us need help from time to time to find clarity in dealing with the challenges that life presents to us. I have extensive experience helping people with multiple psychological, emotional, and mental health needs, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, grief &loss, and adjustment process, communication skills, parenting training, couple counselling.
(08) 9473 6380 View (08) 9473 6380
Photo of William Lutton, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
William Lutton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Fremantle, WA 6159
I bring a modern, gentle approach to care as a registered psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of clients, while specialising in stress management, burnout , depression and trauma. I've found best-practice comes from an empathetic, patient approach, with dynamic, integrated support. I'm passionate in supporting adults, teens and their families to feel empowered realising their potential. While developing into healthy, happy, and unique individuals. We can all find ourselves swimming against a current and greatly benefit from genuine support to reach the shore.
I bring a modern, gentle approach to care as a registered psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of clients, while specialising in stress management, burnout , depression and trauma. I've found best-practice comes from an empathetic, patient approach, with dynamic, integrated support. I'm passionate in supporting adults, teens and their families to feel empowered realising their potential. While developing into healthy, happy, and unique individuals. We can all find ourselves swimming against a current and greatly benefit from genuine support to reach the shore.
(08) 9468 7240 View (08) 9468 7240
Photo of Sarah George-Crljenko, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Sarah George-Crljenko
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
A warm, and engaging member of the Aresolution team. Sarah is a registered psychologist who is passionate and experienced in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Sarah is a nationally accredited psychologist skilled in helping individuals and groups with anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, neurocognitive challenges such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD as well as emotion regulation difficulties and anger management. Sarah is skilled in ADHD assessments.
A warm, and engaging member of the Aresolution team. Sarah is a registered psychologist who is passionate and experienced in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Sarah is a nationally accredited psychologist skilled in helping individuals and groups with anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, neurocognitive challenges such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD as well as emotion regulation difficulties and anger management. Sarah is skilled in ADHD assessments.
(08) 6361 7023 View (08) 6361 7023
Photo of Davina Morley, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
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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Ince Road Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
My name is Vanessa and I am an individual and couples counsellor. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, domestic violence, suicidal ideation and self harm. I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse. In my work with couples, I aim to help couples rebuild connection, communication and intimacy, and to understand the ways their past experiences may impact upon the way they relate to others in the present.
My name is Vanessa and I am an individual and couples counsellor. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, domestic violence, suicidal ideation and self harm. I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse. In my work with couples, I aim to help couples rebuild connection, communication and intimacy, and to understand the ways their past experiences may impact upon the way they relate to others in the present.
(08) 6206 8642 View (08) 6206 8642
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Blue Dragonfly Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton Hill, WA 6163
Hi, I'm Caterina. I am offering Telehealth and face to face appointments with adolescents and adults (12 years and above). Having worked in mental health for most of my life (25 years) I am highly experienced and hugely compassionate. I view mental health through a trauma lens and like to ask what has happened to you not what is wrong with you? I believe mental health is not who we are at our core.
Hi, I'm Caterina. I am offering Telehealth and face to face appointments with adolescents and adults (12 years and above). Having worked in mental health for most of my life (25 years) I am highly experienced and hugely compassionate. I view mental health through a trauma lens and like to ask what has happened to you not what is wrong with you? I believe mental health is not who we are at our core.
(08) 6219 3341 View (08) 6219 3341
Photo of Emmelie Sparkes, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Emmelie Sparkes
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hello! My name is Emmelie. I am a provisionally registered psychologist working at Neira Psychology in Fremantle. I love working with clients across the lifespan, with a range of presenting concerns. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing big or challenging emotions like anxiety, anger, or sadness, or perhaps you are struggling in your relationships. Maybe things are tracking ok, but you’re looking to enhance and maintain your overall well-being. I'll work with you to make sense of where these difficulties may be coming from, offer helpful strategies and support, and, above all, I'll do so with warmth, compassion and patience.
Hello! My name is Emmelie. I am a provisionally registered psychologist working at Neira Psychology in Fremantle. I love working with clients across the lifespan, with a range of presenting concerns. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing big or challenging emotions like anxiety, anger, or sadness, or perhaps you are struggling in your relationships. Maybe things are tracking ok, but you’re looking to enhance and maintain your overall well-being. I'll work with you to make sense of where these difficulties may be coming from, offer helpful strategies and support, and, above all, I'll do so with warmth, compassion and patience.
(08) 6219 3006 View (08) 6219 3006
Photo of Nicholas Fares, Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Nicholas Fares
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
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
Photo of Kelly Hefferon -, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in White Gum Valley, WA
Kelly Hefferon -
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
North Fremantle, WA 6159
I’d like to put you at ease. As an accredited mental health social worker and clinician with over 20 years of experience, I specialise in supporting young people, individuals, couples and families impacted by adverse life events, behavioural issues, mental health challenges, relationship issues and trauma. My many years of experience and practice in this field allows me to formulate, develop and implement individualised therapeutic plans to work with you, to make a brave space for you to share what is happening in your life and support you to find your way forward.
I’d like to put you at ease. As an accredited mental health social worker and clinician with over 20 years of experience, I specialise in supporting young people, individuals, couples and families impacted by adverse life events, behavioural issues, mental health challenges, relationship issues and trauma. My many years of experience and practice in this field allows me to formulate, develop and implement individualised therapeutic plans to work with you, to make a brave space for you to share what is happening in your life and support you to find your way forward.
(08) 9473 6364 View (08) 9473 6364
Photo of Melanie Ward, Counsellor in White Gum Valley, WA
Melanie Ward
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Are you struggling to deal with an unexpected life event such as the end of an important relationship, the death of someone you love or a life transition that came out of nowhere? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stuck? Do you have a general sense of unease in your life? Grief and loss is a challenging emotional experience that can create immense feelings of sadness and confusion about how to cope. Counselling provides a confidential space to explore what has been going on for you and allows you to feel heard and understood.
Are you struggling to deal with an unexpected life event such as the end of an important relationship, the death of someone you love or a life transition that came out of nowhere? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stuck? Do you have a general sense of unease in your life? Grief and loss is a challenging emotional experience that can create immense feelings of sadness and confusion about how to cope. Counselling provides a confidential space to explore what has been going on for you and allows you to feel heard and understood.
(08) 9468 7247 View (08) 9468 7247
Photo of Michela Cochrane ClearHealth Psychology Fremantle , Psychologist in White Gum Valley, WA
Michela Cochrane ClearHealth Psychology Fremantle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, registered psychologist, and a qualified teacher, and I completed a Master's in Clinical Psychology. I can offer therapy in English and Italian and offer Medicare rebates. My work is based on evidence-based practice to ensure clients receive the best possible care. While I love to take a systemic approach with a solution-focused tinge, I believe that every therapy school ( CBT; ACT; EMDR; Psychodynamic, to name a few) has made many useful contributions; that's why I try and adopt a supportive and flexible approach using easy-going, creative, and expressive mediums to meet the individual needs.
I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, registered psychologist, and a qualified teacher, and I completed a Master's in Clinical Psychology. I can offer therapy in English and Italian and offer Medicare rebates. My work is based on evidence-based practice to ensure clients receive the best possible care. While I love to take a systemic approach with a solution-focused tinge, I believe that every therapy school ( CBT; ACT; EMDR; Psychodynamic, to name a few) has made many useful contributions; that's why I try and adopt a supportive and flexible approach using easy-going, creative, and expressive mediums to meet the individual needs.
(08) 6219 3796 View (08) 6219 3796

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in White Gum Valley, WA

< 10

Counsellors in White Gum Valley, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Spirituality
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
67% Other
67% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in White Gum Valley, WA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in White Gum Valley?

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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.