Therapists in Auckland

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Photo of Nadav Avny - Nadav Avny - Consultant Clinical Psychologist, MA, Psychologist
Nadav Avny - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1072
Are you feeling stressed? Struggling with anxiety? Suffering from depression? Coping with the impact of trauma? Working through grief? Keen to improve your wellbeing? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Dealing with challenges at your workplace? Lacking a sense of direction or purpose in your life? Navigating complex life changes? I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. I later completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy, focusing on Gestalt and Existential Psychotherapy, and I have been
Are you feeling stressed? Struggling with anxiety? Suffering from depression? Coping with the impact of trauma? Working through grief? Keen to improve your wellbeing? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Dealing with challenges at your workplace? Lacking a sense of direction or purpose in your life? Navigating complex life changes? I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. My clinical psychology training was psychodynamic. I later completed training in Integrative Psychotherapy, focusing on Gestalt and Existential Psychotherapy, and I have been
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Photo of Tenisha Kumar, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Tenisha Kumar
Counsellor, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1041
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Namaste. My name is Tenisha and I am an Aotearoa-born Fijian-Indian. I offer short term counselling and long term therapy to adults, couples and young people (16+ years). I'm a qualified, registered counsellor (PMNZAC) and have spent the last 10 years providing therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. As an ethnic woman of colour, I'm committed to providing culturally responsive mental health support, especially for our ethnic and migrant communities through continuous professional and personal development.
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Namaste. My name is Tenisha and I am an Aotearoa-born Fijian-Indian. I offer short term counselling and long term therapy to adults, couples and young people (16+ years). I'm a qualified, registered counsellor (PMNZAC) and have spent the last 10 years providing therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. As an ethnic woman of colour, I'm committed to providing culturally responsive mental health support, especially for our ethnic and migrant communities through continuous professional and personal development.
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Jenny Cooper
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 1071
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim is to help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
Welcome. Life can be hard, messy and challenging for many reasons and we often become stuck in a negative space, trying the same strategies to ‘feel better’, only to find things often get worse. My aim is to help you get ‘unstuck’ and move towards a life that feels meaningful, purposeful, and aligns with what you value. I have worked with a diverse range of people and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to explore your experiences and improve your well-being. Clients I work with present with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, past trauma and addiction.
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Photo of Mark Mercier, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Mark Mercier
Psychotherapist, PBANZ
Verified Verified
Auckland 1026
Not accepting new clients
I have over 10 years experience working as a therapist which has included working privately and in public health and NGO settings. I am passionate about and enjoy working with clients who strive to create positive change in their lives. The guiding principle of my therapeutic approach is to try to best support the attainment of each client’s specific personal goals - be they related to the creation of a positive sense of self, the forming and maintenance of satisfying relationships, or general life-fulfillment.
I have over 10 years experience working as a therapist which has included working privately and in public health and NGO settings. I am passionate about and enjoy working with clients who strive to create positive change in their lives. The guiding principle of my therapeutic approach is to try to best support the attainment of each client’s specific personal goals - be they related to the creation of a positive sense of self, the forming and maintenance of satisfying relationships, or general life-fulfillment.
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Photo of Averil Lagerman, MA, MNZAC, Counsellor
Averil Lagerman
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0626
Now open to new clients, visit my personal website for detailed info and my availability. While being a human isn’t always easy, there are ways to make it easier and more fulfilling - anyone can learn to make significant improvements to their lives and relationships with insight, new tools, a bit of humour, and the right support. I particularly enjoy working with people who experience anxiety or are too hard on themselves, and anyone ready and willing to do the work of making changes to patterns that no longer serve them.
Now open to new clients, visit my personal website for detailed info and my availability. While being a human isn’t always easy, there are ways to make it easier and more fulfilling - anyone can learn to make significant improvements to their lives and relationships with insight, new tools, a bit of humour, and the right support. I particularly enjoy working with people who experience anxiety or are too hard on themselves, and anyone ready and willing to do the work of making changes to patterns that no longer serve them.
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Photo of Alison Ramsay, MSc, Psychologist
Alison Ramsay
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1052
Not accepting new clients
Kia Ora, I'm Alison. I work holistically to explore how every aspect of a person’s life contributes to their challenges and their wellbeing. I am passionate about helping people to find new ways to understand themselves, make sense of and break unhelpful patterns. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and collaborative, enabling clients to feel safe and supported to explore the issues that bring them to therapy.
Kia Ora, I'm Alison. I work holistically to explore how every aspect of a person’s life contributes to their challenges and their wellbeing. I am passionate about helping people to find new ways to understand themselves, make sense of and break unhelpful patterns. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and collaborative, enabling clients to feel safe and supported to explore the issues that bring them to therapy.
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Photo of Dmitri Clatyr - Clatyr Create life according to your rules, Counsellor
Clatyr Create life according to your rules
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Auckland 0632
I'm removing any emotional blocks, Resistance, fear and insecurities to allow you to manifest the life of your dreams! Manifest your ideal relationship, money, health and live the life you always dreamed of!
I'm removing any emotional blocks, Resistance, fear and insecurities to allow you to manifest the life of your dreams! Manifest your ideal relationship, money, health and live the life you always dreamed of!
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Photo of Sarah Colgan, MPsych, Psychologist
Sarah Colgan
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1050
Not accepting new clients
Sarah is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. Health psychologists recognise the complex interactions that occur between our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical health. They use evidence-based practice to enhance people’s overall psychological and physical wellbeing. Sarah's areas of interest include: stress/burnout managing significant life transitions, worry or anxiety, low mood or depression, psychological strategies to self-manage chronic pain, adjustment to a health condition or chronic illness, optimising wellbeing, professional supervision.
Sarah is a New Zealand Registered Psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. Health psychologists recognise the complex interactions that occur between our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical health. They use evidence-based practice to enhance people’s overall psychological and physical wellbeing. Sarah's areas of interest include: stress/burnout managing significant life transitions, worry or anxiety, low mood or depression, psychological strategies to self-manage chronic pain, adjustment to a health condition or chronic illness, optimising wellbeing, professional supervision.
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Aaron O'Connell
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1024  (Online Only)
If you are considering psychological therapy, we are here to give you a brief overview of how the process works, what to anticipate, and how to make the most of your sessions. Please contact me directly to see if I am the right person to help you. CBT and ACT are modern, well-structured, and time-limited therapy approaches. The first session typically follows a structured process, where I ask a series of questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key psychological processes that may be contributing to your distress. At the end of this session, I often provide a verbal summary to ensure that it resonates with you.
If you are considering psychological therapy, we are here to give you a brief overview of how the process works, what to anticipate, and how to make the most of your sessions. Please contact me directly to see if I am the right person to help you. CBT and ACT are modern, well-structured, and time-limited therapy approaches. The first session typically follows a structured process, where I ask a series of questions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key psychological processes that may be contributing to your distress. At the end of this session, I often provide a verbal summary to ensure that it resonates with you.
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Photo of Jaimi Flood, MPsych, Psychologist
Jaimi Flood
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Auckland 1024
Not accepting new clients
I am a trained psychologist, registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential setting to discuss your concerns. I have experience working with children (ages 6+), adolescents, young adults, and parents with presentations of anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem concerns, motivation challenges, problematic behaviour, and difficulty getting on with others.
I am a trained psychologist, registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential setting to discuss your concerns. I have experience working with children (ages 6+), adolescents, young adults, and parents with presentations of anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem concerns, motivation challenges, problematic behaviour, and difficulty getting on with others.
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Photo of Gerry Douglas - Gerry Douglas for EMDR Therapy, MNZCCA, Counsellor
Gerry Douglas for EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, MNZCCA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0626
Gerry Douglas works professionally as an EMDR Clinician, Relationship Counsellor, & Learning Difficulties Remediation Specialist. His ethnic heritage is Scottish and Pacifika (Fijian and Samoan). He has a warm inclusive manner and more than 25 years of experience. Gerry’s professional point of difference, for both counselling and the remediation of various learning disabilities, incorporates resetting the neurophysiological substrate that underlies and facilitates behaviour. Many reasons for seeking counselling, and the underlying source of numerous learning disabilities, are directly linked to neurophysiological dysregulation.
Gerry Douglas works professionally as an EMDR Clinician, Relationship Counsellor, & Learning Difficulties Remediation Specialist. His ethnic heritage is Scottish and Pacifika (Fijian and Samoan). He has a warm inclusive manner and more than 25 years of experience. Gerry’s professional point of difference, for both counselling and the remediation of various learning disabilities, incorporates resetting the neurophysiological substrate that underlies and facilitates behaviour. Many reasons for seeking counselling, and the underlying source of numerous learning disabilities, are directly linked to neurophysiological dysregulation.
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Photo of Zahra Howell, NZPsS Member, Psychologist
Zahra Howell
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1024
I am a New Zealand registered counselling psychologist, providing therapy for adults in Mount Eden, at Practice 92 and in Ponsonby at Resilience Psychology. I provide therapy for individuals dealing with a wide range of challenges and concerns such as feeling low/depressed, self-esteem/self-confidence difficulties, stress or burnout, anxiety, fear and worry, trauma, difficulties with relationships, managing emotions, sleep issues, life transitions and adjustments and other difficulties. I believe everyone is unique and I tailor the way I work to each client and their specific needs and situations.
I am a New Zealand registered counselling psychologist, providing therapy for adults in Mount Eden, at Practice 92 and in Ponsonby at Resilience Psychology. I provide therapy for individuals dealing with a wide range of challenges and concerns such as feeling low/depressed, self-esteem/self-confidence difficulties, stress or burnout, anxiety, fear and worry, trauma, difficulties with relationships, managing emotions, sleep issues, life transitions and adjustments and other difficulties. I believe everyone is unique and I tailor the way I work to each client and their specific needs and situations.
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Photo of Cobus du Plessis, MA, Psychologist
Cobus du Plessis
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 2018
Therapy is a specialized conversation, which is both a science and an art. It creates a deep relational connection and a safe space, where we can heal, grow stronger, or just move forward. We do this by discovering who we are, what we want, and how to get there. I am passionate about meeting people, journeying with them, facilitating change, and watching as they become more at ease within themself, with others, their world, and spirituality.
Therapy is a specialized conversation, which is both a science and an art. It creates a deep relational connection and a safe space, where we can heal, grow stronger, or just move forward. We do this by discovering who we are, what we want, and how to get there. I am passionate about meeting people, journeying with them, facilitating change, and watching as they become more at ease within themself, with others, their world, and spirituality.
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Photo of Sheryn Fung, MPsych, PBANZ, Psychotherapist
Sheryn Fung
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PBANZ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auckland 1050
Kia ora & hello. If you are feeling lost or stuck, psychotherapy can be helpful in uncovering & untangling what may be happening for you. Psychotherapy can also help if you are experiencing relationship and/or communication difficulties; if you feel anxious or sad for no apparent reason; if you feel stressed or affected by life and/or world events; if you are interested in a deeper understanding of yourself. In nurturing self-awareness for the past & present, old stories & adaptive patterns, your conscious & unconscious, psychotherapy can help bring about understanding & lasting changes.
Kia ora & hello. If you are feeling lost or stuck, psychotherapy can be helpful in uncovering & untangling what may be happening for you. Psychotherapy can also help if you are experiencing relationship and/or communication difficulties; if you feel anxious or sad for no apparent reason; if you feel stressed or affected by life and/or world events; if you are interested in a deeper understanding of yourself. In nurturing self-awareness for the past & present, old stories & adaptive patterns, your conscious & unconscious, psychotherapy can help bring about understanding & lasting changes.
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Photo of Amanda Salvara, Counsellor
Amanda Salvara
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Auckland 1060  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Amanda, an integrative counsellor and coach, who supports individuals online and over the phone. My approach blends the wisdom of various psychotherapeutic and coaching methodologies to better understand and tailor our sessions to what it is that's needed from our initial call, and what our best route is to help navigate the challenges at hand. This could be for clarity in conflicting areas of life, exploring emotional regulation methods or processing thoughts out-loud, in a safe empathic space and looking at the bigger picture of what insights or solutions may arise.
I'm Amanda, an integrative counsellor and coach, who supports individuals online and over the phone. My approach blends the wisdom of various psychotherapeutic and coaching methodologies to better understand and tailor our sessions to what it is that's needed from our initial call, and what our best route is to help navigate the challenges at hand. This could be for clarity in conflicting areas of life, exploring emotional regulation methods or processing thoughts out-loud, in a safe empathic space and looking at the bigger picture of what insights or solutions may arise.
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Photo of Mary Spencer, MNZAC, Counsellor
Mary Spencer
Counsellor, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620
Understanding ourselves and becoming more aware of what works for us, is a way we can learn to live a more meaningful life. I have over 18 years experience, helping people to change patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are creating problems within their lives.
Understanding ourselves and becoming more aware of what works for us, is a way we can learn to live a more meaningful life. I have over 18 years experience, helping people to change patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are creating problems within their lives.
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Photo of Shannon Tilston, MA, MNZAC, Counsellor
Shannon Tilston
Counsellor, MA, MNZAC
Verified Verified
Auckland 0622
It is my goal that individuals leave the counselling experience feeling more empowered and hopeful in facing a personal or relationship issue that once felt insurmountable. I am passionate about offering you techniques for overcoming hardship and uncertainty. With the right strategies and insights, you can learn to master your internal experience, enhance overall pleasure, and build a healthier relationship with yourself and your loved ones.
It is my goal that individuals leave the counselling experience feeling more empowered and hopeful in facing a personal or relationship issue that once felt insurmountable. I am passionate about offering you techniques for overcoming hardship and uncertainty. With the right strategies and insights, you can learn to master your internal experience, enhance overall pleasure, and build a healthier relationship with yourself and your loved ones.
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Photo of Anna Keyter, MA, NZAC - Provisional, Counsellor
Anna Keyter
Counsellor, MA, NZAC - Provisional
Verified Verified
Auckland 1052  (Online Only)
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
I work mainly with adults online, using Zoom. My clients come from various backgrounds, including all sexual or religious orientations. I walk alongside you to decide on your treatment plan. If you experience depression, anxiety, work-related or relationship issues, you could benefit from my service. I work with you to realise your goals by working from an eclectic (various therapies) perspective to support you.
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Photo of Elaine Allison, MA, Psychologist
Elaine Allison
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Auckland 0620
Elaine is a Senior Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Elaine has lived in New Zealand for over 25yrs. Elaine helps her clients using a warm, empowering approach to assist her clients achieve their goals in the most appropriate way. Using a wide variety of approaches such as CBT, positive psychology, DBT and mindfulness etc. Elaine has over 27 years experience working with adults, teenagers, children and families. Elaine has worked in the UK and New Zealand within the Health Service, NHS, G.P. surgeries, Social Services, Special Education and in private practice.
Elaine is a Senior Registered Psychologist in New Zealand and a Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Elaine has lived in New Zealand for over 25yrs. Elaine helps her clients using a warm, empowering approach to assist her clients achieve their goals in the most appropriate way. Using a wide variety of approaches such as CBT, positive psychology, DBT and mindfulness etc. Elaine has over 27 years experience working with adults, teenagers, children and families. Elaine has worked in the UK and New Zealand within the Health Service, NHS, G.P. surgeries, Social Services, Special Education and in private practice.
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Roberta Lynn Berresford
Psychologist, NZPsS Member
Verified Verified
Auckland 0629
Indigo Assessment and Counselling has a welcoming suburb setting. We have an excellent receptionist/office manager who looks after all of us and those wanting to get in touch with any of us superbly. We have 4 very experienced registered psychologists and 2 very experienced counsellors. We work with children, teenagers and adults. We work with individuals, couples, families and friends. We work from our offices or in homes, schools and businesses. We work with zoom when neeeded. Check out our website. Ring us 09 444 6859
Indigo Assessment and Counselling has a welcoming suburb setting. We have an excellent receptionist/office manager who looks after all of us and those wanting to get in touch with any of us superbly. We have 4 very experienced registered psychologists and 2 very experienced counsellors. We work with children, teenagers and adults. We work with individuals, couples, families and friends. We work from our offices or in homes, schools and businesses. We work with zoom when neeeded. Check out our website. Ring us 09 444 6859
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Auckland

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Auckland who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
74% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD
55% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Southern Cross
32% AIA
32% Partners Life

How Counsellors in Auckland see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Auckland?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, 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?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). To be listed in the directory, psychotherapists must be registered through the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellors listed in the directory should have a minimum training of NZQF 6 or higher, and many are registered with a professional body, such as the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

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 counsellors in New Zealand, 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?

Psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists  can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in New Zealand.

Psychologists possess a minimum of a master's degree in Psychology and are registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Psychotherapists typically hold the equivalent of a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy, depending on their programme of study. Many psychotherapists have themselves undergone psychotherapy as part of their training. In order to be a member of NZAC, Counsellors must have a bachelor's or master's degree in Counselling and complete ongoing professional development and education.

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 New Zealand could be between $100 and $200. 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. To access these services you will need to be assessed and referred by your GP or family doctor. However, you will have limited choice regarding the specialist and the length of treatment that will be assigned to you. In addition, Community Mental Health and Addiction services are also available through your local District Health Board (DHB).

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?

Professionals registered with the Boards and/or who are members of professional organisations are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. 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 a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.