Counselling in Woodlands, WA

Photo of Bailey Bosch - The Child Anxiety Clinic Perth, PhD, MAPS, Psychologist
The Child Anxiety Clinic Perth
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
At The Child Anxiety Clinic, we provide an evidence-based anxiety treatment program that will educate and empower your child to master their anxious thinking.
At The Child Anxiety Clinic, we provide an evidence-based anxiety treatment program that will educate and empower your child to master their anxious thinking.
(08) 6383 7840 View (08) 6383 7840
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Trina Marie Michailidis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
I have been working in a professional, caring and sensitive way with individuals and families in private practice (and in their homes) for over twenty years treating a variety of complex mental health issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, AD/HD, autism and women's issues. I have also been delivering the Parenting Together Program (PTP) into homes for over 15 years. PTP is an individualized early intervention program designed for 3-8 years to reduce child non-compliance and improve a secure child-parent attachment to promote and enhance positive long term social/emotional and behavioural outcomes.
I have been working in a professional, caring and sensitive way with individuals and families in private practice (and in their homes) for over twenty years treating a variety of complex mental health issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, AD/HD, autism and women's issues. I have also been delivering the Parenting Together Program (PTP) into homes for over 15 years. PTP is an individualized early intervention program designed for 3-8 years to reduce child non-compliance and improve a secure child-parent attachment to promote and enhance positive long term social/emotional and behavioural outcomes.
(08) 7078 7655 View (08) 7078 7655
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The Kindful Counsellor
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodlands, WA 6018
My name is Daniela Kolundzija, I am devoted to promoting kindness and mindfulness in every aspect of your therapeutic journey. Are you a woman who is feeling isolated and alone in your grief due to stressful life changes, eg. employment/career, relationships, living arrangements, physical and mental health? You are not alone. Change often requires us to lose someone or something. I am here to help you navigate through change, grief and loss in a safe and nurturing way, and offer effective strategies to cope so that you may find solace and resilience as you journey through grief.
My name is Daniela Kolundzija, I am devoted to promoting kindness and mindfulness in every aspect of your therapeutic journey. Are you a woman who is feeling isolated and alone in your grief due to stressful life changes, eg. employment/career, relationships, living arrangements, physical and mental health? You are not alone. Change often requires us to lose someone or something. I am here to help you navigate through change, grief and loss in a safe and nurturing way, and offer effective strategies to cope so that you may find solace and resilience as you journey through grief.
(08) 6245 0301 View (08) 6245 0301
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Andy Hall
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
I specialise in ADHD Assessment and therapeutic intervention. I am a general psychologist and a sport's tragic, with a passion for Australian cricket and for the St. George-Illawarra Dragons NRL team. My work focuses on diagnostic assessment and treatment for neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and Autism in school-aged children, teens, and adults. My assessments are not only informed by interviews but also by testing that makes comparisons with people of similar age and gender to help inform whether the behaviours represent "full" ADHD, autism, only traits of the condition, or are masking other areas of concern.
I specialise in ADHD Assessment and therapeutic intervention. I am a general psychologist and a sport's tragic, with a passion for Australian cricket and for the St. George-Illawarra Dragons NRL team. My work focuses on diagnostic assessment and treatment for neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and Autism in school-aged children, teens, and adults. My assessments are not only informed by interviews but also by testing that makes comparisons with people of similar age and gender to help inform whether the behaviours represent "full" ADHD, autism, only traits of the condition, or are masking other areas of concern.
(08) 6490 9856 View (08) 6490 9856
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Paul McNeela
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodlands, WA 6018
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
I'm comfortable working with teenagers to seniors. I welcome clients with life adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, social phobia, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, ASD, ADHD and male MH issues. I have broad experience with individuals, couples and families. Clients perceive me as trustworthy, competent, knowledgeable, down to earth and approachable. I endeavour to explain psychological interventions and concepts in a collaborative manner that is accessible, jargon-free, easy to understand and relevant to clients' circumstances. Contact me by email, text or phone to gauge if I'll be a good fit for you.
(08) 9468 7246 View (08) 9468 7246
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Paula Nicolaou - Older Adult Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping and empowering individuals 50 years and over to cope and heal from the challenges they face and achieve life fulfilment through enhanced mental health, connection, functioning and wellbeing. I offer a nurturing emotional space based in kindness, genuineness, openness and respect to facilitate compassionate reflection and meaningful growth.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping and empowering individuals 50 years and over to cope and heal from the challenges they face and achieve life fulfilment through enhanced mental health, connection, functioning and wellbeing. I offer a nurturing emotional space based in kindness, genuineness, openness and respect to facilitate compassionate reflection and meaningful growth.
(08) 6493 7335 View (08) 6493 7335
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Inner-Truth Counselling and Psychotherapy - Jenean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
Sessions available in Wembley or video. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience. I specialise in working with adolescents, youth, adults and trauma survivors including supporting repair of relational trauma. Graduating in 2003 with Masters and Diploma in Social Work. Other qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Regression Therapy. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). I am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) and can use EMDR to support trauma processing as well as transforming other issues.
Sessions available in Wembley or video. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years experience. I specialise in working with adolescents, youth, adults and trauma survivors including supporting repair of relational trauma. Graduating in 2003 with Masters and Diploma in Social Work. Other qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Regression Therapy. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). I am a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) and can use EMDR to support trauma processing as well as transforming other issues.
(08) 9515 9849 View (08) 9515 9849
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Sarah Holloway
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Woodlands, WA 6018
The fact that you are reading this means that you are already taking steps to improve your wellbeing. Starting therapy can feel like a big step, and I hope that I may be able to make it an enjoyable and very worthwhile step. I work with adults and adolescents for a range of emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, difficulty regulating emotions, self-harming and suicidal ideation, and low self-worth. I aim to work collaboratively with my clients to find the right way to improve the quality of their daily life in a sustainable way, to minimise discomfort. This is a welcoming space, free of judgement.
The fact that you are reading this means that you are already taking steps to improve your wellbeing. Starting therapy can feel like a big step, and I hope that I may be able to make it an enjoyable and very worthwhile step. I work with adults and adolescents for a range of emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, difficulty regulating emotions, self-harming and suicidal ideation, and low self-worth. I aim to work collaboratively with my clients to find the right way to improve the quality of their daily life in a sustainable way, to minimise discomfort. This is a welcoming space, free of judgement.
(08) 6493 7133 View (08) 6493 7133

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Photo of James Vlahov, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
James Vlahov
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Stirling, WA 6021
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
I practice a unique blend of clinical and organisational psychology. My therapy sessions are conversational, personal, playful, and guiding. Therapy is about a client and a psychologist starting from an idea: That things could be better. Maybe by a lot, maybe just by a little; either way, something worth working for. Something that justifies facing challenges, shaking things up, taking some risks. As a therapist I don't pretend to know all the answers. My skill is to ask the right questions.
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Louise Knight
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Sorrento, WA 6020
Finding a counsellor that is a good fit for you is important, and not always easy. Sometimes we have a clear idea of what we need, we just don't know how to get there. Other times we have no sense of what we need to change, only that something needs to. I will provide a safe space for you to learn about yourself so that you can develop knowledge and skills that you can use in your everyday life.
Finding a counsellor that is a good fit for you is important, and not always easy. Sometimes we have a clear idea of what we need, we just don't know how to get there. Other times we have no sense of what we need to change, only that something needs to. I will provide a safe space for you to learn about yourself so that you can develop knowledge and skills that you can use in your everyday life.
(08) 6219 3603 View (08) 6219 3603
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Teresa Goddard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Karrinyup, WA 6018
As a Clinical Psychologist I have experience working with a range of mental health issues, like depression and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, anger and stress management, difficulties with self-esteem and self-compassion, disordered eating habits, adjustment difficulties, chronic illness, sleep difficulties, trauma and work-related issues. I pride myself on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients of all ages and enjoy working from a person-centred and psychodynamic approach.
As a Clinical Psychologist I have experience working with a range of mental health issues, like depression and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, anger and stress management, difficulties with self-esteem and self-compassion, disordered eating habits, adjustment difficulties, chronic illness, sleep difficulties, trauma and work-related issues. I pride myself on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients of all ages and enjoy working from a person-centred and psychodynamic approach.
(08) 6219 3860 View (08) 6219 3860
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Renae Buckley
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, WA 6019
Thanks for visiting my profile! About me and how I work.. I'm 34, I work for myself and I love what I do. I love empowering people to set boundaries, express their needs and to build self-love and kindness. I help make sense of your experience by offering a new perspective. I'm a bit of a detective and ask questions to get to the bottom of things. We may explore some of your past to bring insight and clarity to your current difficulties. I help you to see your strengths and to build new skills in order to move forward. I'm open-minded and flexible in my approach and offer people a safe place to share and express without judgement :)
Thanks for visiting my profile! About me and how I work.. I'm 34, I work for myself and I love what I do. I love empowering people to set boundaries, express their needs and to build self-love and kindness. I help make sense of your experience by offering a new perspective. I'm a bit of a detective and ask questions to get to the bottom of things. We may explore some of your past to bring insight and clarity to your current difficulties. I help you to see your strengths and to build new skills in order to move forward. I'm open-minded and flexible in my approach and offer people a safe place to share and express without judgement :)
(08) 6206 8146 View (08) 6206 8146
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Justine Spencer
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Churchlands, WA 6018
At Wisdom Wellness, our goal is to support you through understanding and interacting with your thoughts, emotions and actions more effectively. Our passion lies in assisting you to clarify the values that are truly important to you, moving you towards a more authentic, healthy and meaningful life. Our own values of authenticity, connection, integrity and wellness flow through all of our services. We will always provide a tailored, client-centred approach with the utmost care and compassion.
At Wisdom Wellness, our goal is to support you through understanding and interacting with your thoughts, emotions and actions more effectively. Our passion lies in assisting you to clarify the values that are truly important to you, moving you towards a more authentic, healthy and meaningful life. Our own values of authenticity, connection, integrity and wellness flow through all of our services. We will always provide a tailored, client-centred approach with the utmost care and compassion.
(08) 6490 9177 View (08) 6490 9177
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Claire Hoarau - Aster Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trigg, WA 6029
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
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Leoni Higgins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Leoni Higgins is not currently accepting new clients - A General Registered Psychologist, but a “Jack/Jill of all trades, Master in one” (I hold a Masters in Applied Psychology). I utilise best-practice, evidence-based methods when working with individuals or organisations, with keen observational skills, and an uncanny ability to connect with most folk. I take an empathic approach to assisting individuals (and organisations, drawing out the perspectives of all involved), without judgment or discrimination. I'm passionate about a person-centric approach. Whatever the context, people come first.
Leoni Higgins is not currently accepting new clients - A General Registered Psychologist, but a “Jack/Jill of all trades, Master in one” (I hold a Masters in Applied Psychology). I utilise best-practice, evidence-based methods when working with individuals or organisations, with keen observational skills, and an uncanny ability to connect with most folk. I take an empathic approach to assisting individuals (and organisations, drawing out the perspectives of all involved), without judgment or discrimination. I'm passionate about a person-centric approach. Whatever the context, people come first.
(08) 6244 5974 View (08) 6244 5974
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Marina Vaccaro
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warwick, WA 6024  (Online Only)
Emotional Birth Preparation, Birth Trauma healing and Postpartum emotional support are my expertise. With my experience in Counselling and Midwifery, I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment where clients can work towards their goals using a collaborative and strengths-based approach. I work with parents and individuals from a variety of backgrounds and pathways of life with the goal of empowering them in their journey called life. I can also speak Italian and German as I migrated here from Europe.
Emotional Birth Preparation, Birth Trauma healing and Postpartum emotional support are my expertise. With my experience in Counselling and Midwifery, I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment where clients can work towards their goals using a collaborative and strengths-based approach. I work with parents and individuals from a variety of backgrounds and pathways of life with the goal of empowering them in their journey called life. I can also speak Italian and German as I migrated here from Europe.
(08) 6206 8207 View (08) 6206 8207
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Kinship Psychology Services
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Herdsman, WA 6017
At Kinship, our central focus is to cultivate a safe and trustworthy environment. So that those seeking help feel emotionally comfortable and are able to connect with our dedicated, compassionate and skilled professionals. Here, we collaborate with our clients, emphasising a strengths-based approach to achieve lasting therapeutic outcomes. We work with people who have experienced trauma in their life, those feeling emotional distress, suicidal thoughts or relationship difficulties and those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, complex grief, stress or adjustment difficulties.
At Kinship, our central focus is to cultivate a safe and trustworthy environment. So that those seeking help feel emotionally comfortable and are able to connect with our dedicated, compassionate and skilled professionals. Here, we collaborate with our clients, emphasising a strengths-based approach to achieve lasting therapeutic outcomes. We work with people who have experienced trauma in their life, those feeling emotional distress, suicidal thoughts or relationship difficulties and those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, complex grief, stress or adjustment difficulties.
(08) 6490 9050 View (08) 6490 9050
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Bright Spark Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Balcatta, WA 6021
For over two decades, Rob has dedicated himself to actively supporting individuals through their diverse paths. From children embracing the nuances of Autism and ADHD to teenagers and adults figuring out where they fit in, Rob is there to offer assistance. His focus centres on ADHD and Autism, where he sheds light on youngsters' journeys as they discover their strengths, handle focus, and navigate social situations. For adults, Rob provides understanding on anxiety, depression, and finding balance in work and life, acknowledging the challenges of today's world.
For over two decades, Rob has dedicated himself to actively supporting individuals through their diverse paths. From children embracing the nuances of Autism and ADHD to teenagers and adults figuring out where they fit in, Rob is there to offer assistance. His focus centres on ADHD and Autism, where he sheds light on youngsters' journeys as they discover their strengths, handle focus, and navigate social situations. For adults, Rob provides understanding on anxiety, depression, and finding balance in work and life, acknowledging the challenges of today's world.
(08) 6206 8745 View (08) 6206 8745
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Ella Dilber
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Karrinyup, WA 6018
Adults and children seeking clarity on cognitive and emotional issues. I provide assessments for SLD, intellectual functioning, and ADHD for clients aged 4+. For therapy, I work with individuals aged 15+, addressing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, work stress, relationship breakdowns, lifestyle support and more. They seek comprehensive assessments and tailored, strength-based plans for improvement, aiming to enhance job readiness, manage life stressors, and improve relationships. Children need supportive educational plans and emotional resilience strategies.
Adults and children seeking clarity on cognitive and emotional issues. I provide assessments for SLD, intellectual functioning, and ADHD for clients aged 4+. For therapy, I work with individuals aged 15+, addressing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, work stress, relationship breakdowns, lifestyle support and more. They seek comprehensive assessments and tailored, strength-based plans for improvement, aiming to enhance job readiness, manage life stressors, and improve relationships. Children need supportive educational plans and emotional resilience strategies.
(08) 6388 9856 View (08) 6388 9856
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Nicole Cowper
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Coming to therapy can be daunting so it is important to me to make sure I get to know you and what you want from the experience. I am an open person with a keen interest in birds, video games and a wry sense of humour who is happy to discuss the absurdities of life. I generally work with ADHD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and much more. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse people in particular to help improve day-to-day function, meet goals, and improve overall wellbeing. I can provide assessment for neurodiversity for those who are unsure or wanting to find out more.
Coming to therapy can be daunting so it is important to me to make sure I get to know you and what you want from the experience. I am an open person with a keen interest in birds, video games and a wry sense of humour who is happy to discuss the absurdities of life. I generally work with ADHD, trauma, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and much more. I am passionate about working with neurodiverse people in particular to help improve day-to-day function, meet goals, and improve overall wellbeing. I can provide assessment for neurodiversity for those who are unsure or wanting to find out more.
(08) 6493 7208 View (08) 6493 7208

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Woodlands, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Woodlands, WA who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
63% Parenting
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Other

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare Rebates
33% Other
33% Bupa

How Counsellors in Woodlands, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Woodlands?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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