Psychologists Sydney / Online Psychologists

Find the best online psychologist for you

Feeling off lately?

If life’s demands have you feeling more anxious, stressed, or depressed than usual, or you want access to professional online psychologist services to tackle a specific mental health condition, we’re here to help.

Working with a psychologist online

We know it’s not always easy to find time in your busy schedule to squeeze in a visit to a therapist’s office—and right now it can be especially difficult.

Online sessions with a psychologist can offer the best way to access specialised mental health care and well-being support from the comfort of your own home.

Associated Counsellors & Psychologists is Australia’s preeminent network of registered and vetted psychologists and counsellors. We connect people seeking support for mental health challenges with psychologists for online or face-to-face sessions.

We believe that everyone deserves access to mental health care, no matter where in Australia they live—or how remote. If you’re struggling with something and you want to talk about it, you’ll find a safe space where you can work through things with one of our online psychologists.

We also believe that mental health care should be convenient and accessible to anyone who needs it, regardless of their financial situation, that’s why our online psychologists offer Medicare rebates.

Get in touch to start working with the online psychologist who best suits your needs or to ask any questions.

Online psychologists for individuals, couples and families

Our online psychologists are available to help everyone, whether you’re seeking support for yourself, someone else, help with relationship conflicts, or you’d like to resolve issues within your family.

Sometimes the people you are closest to are the hardest to have a meaningful conversation with. Our highly trained psychologists help people all over Australia figure out how to communicate better with their family members and loved ones in online and in-person sessions.

Online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy. In fact, it may even have more impact when we take into account broader matters such as greater access—we can simply reach more people through online sessions with a psychologist.

The convenience of connecting with others online means partners and family members may also be more open to therapy.

Associated Counsellors & Psychologists can connect you with a psychologist who has the experience and past successes in supporting individuals, couples, and families with a range of specific issues via online therapy.

The best online psychologist is the right one for you

Everyone’s situation and needs are different, so it stands to reason that the best online psychologist for one person isn’t necessarily right for someone else. It’s about finding the best option for you, which can be difficult without assistance or guidance.

We can help. Associated Counsellors & Psychologists represents an extensive network of professionals across Australia—we’re uniquely placed to connect you with the best online psychologist for you, no matter the issues you’re facing.

The size of our network means that one of the experienced and compassionate psychologists we work with, is very likely to be available to focus on the areas you need help with. Please contact us and we can make some recommendations.

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Related topics

  • Is online treatment with a psychologist as good as face-to-face treatment?

    Yes, numerous peer-reviewed studies show that online therapy results in similar therapeutic outcomes as those gained from face-to-face therapy for mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression.

    It’s best to find an online psychologist from a reputable platform such as Associated Counsellors & Psychologists so you know you’re connecting with a registered and pre-vetted mental health professional.

  • Can I move between online and face-to-face sessions with a psychologist?

    Yes, Associated Counsellors & Psychologists can connect you with a suitable therapist who offers both online and in-person services near you.

    This is an excellent option for many people during these difficult times as getting to an in-person appointment may be harder than normal. Please get in touch and we will get back to you with recommendations.

  • Can I consult a psychologist online in Australia?

    Yes, many psychologists in Australia offer online therapy, and accessing mental health support online is becoming more popular both here and worldwide.

    There’s a wealth of evidence showing that online therapy is as effective at treating certain mental health issues and conditions as in-person therapy. If you’d like to try online sessions with a psychologist to see if it suits you, please get in touch with us.

  • Are online psychologists legitimate?

    Yes, psychologists who work with clients online are providing a legitimate service. Online psychologists are required to maintain the same level of training and practice standards as psychologists working face to face.

    Of course, as with anything online, there is the potential for people to misrepresent their skills or training. It’s always wise to check that the online psychologist you intend to work with is registered with a governing body here in Australia.

    Or access online psychologist services through a trusted network such as Associated Counsellors & Psychologists. All of the psychologists in our network are pre-vetted by us, so you can ensure you’re receiving quality mental health care from a licensed professional.

  • Can virtual psychologists prescribe medication?

    No, psychologists are unable to prescribe medication, whether they’re working with a client virtually or in person. In Australia, as with many other places in the world, only medical doctors like General Practitioners and Psychiatrists can prescribe medication to treat or manage mental health conditions and issues

  • Can an online psychologist diagnose me?

    Yes, psychologists can make a diagnosis of a mental health condition, whether they’re working with a client online or in face-to-face sessions. General practitioners may also diagnose certain mental health conditions (such as depression or anxiety) or they may refer their patients to a psychologist.

    It’s important to remember, though, that diagnosis is only one aspect of treatment. Some psychologists prefer to not diagnose unless their client wants a concrete opinion. The reason for this is to avoid potentially stigmatising labels, and also to prevent clients from seeing themselves as ‘ill.’

    For those clients who want a diagnosis to gain a concrete idea of the issue, psychologists working online or in-person can offer this.

  • How much does an online psychologist cost?

    The cost of an online session with a psychologist starts from $180 with Associated Counsellors & Psychologists. A Medicare or health fund rebate may apply. Please contact us to find out more.

    Online sessions with a psychologist are priced very similarly to in-person sessions because the only difference is the setting, you still receive the same level of care and for the same duration per session.

  • Do online psychologists in Australia bulk bill?

    Some psychologists offering online services may bulk bill, but as a general rule, it is increasingly difficult to access bulk billing for therapy with a psychologist in Australia.

    Associated Counsellors & Psychologists does not offer bulk billing at this time, however, we can arrange online therapy with a psychologist who offers Medicare rebates. You can find more information here.

  • What’s the difference between a psychologist and a therapist?

    Therapist is an umbrella term that encompasses mental health professionals who work with clients, including counsellors and psychologists. While both are therapists, there are a few differences between the two.

    In Australia, accredited psychologists must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Psychological Science and a Master’s degree or a PhD in Psychology. Accredited counsellors must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling or an equivalent qualification.

    It’s important to note that the educational division as it relates to a therapist’s title (be it counsellor or psychologist) doesn’t always mean that the latter is more highly trained. There are plenty of counsellors who hold PhDs and just as many psychologists who hold a Master’s.

    Psychologists are also able to diagnose mental health conditions and disorders while counsellors do not. Often though, this isn’t of importance as many psychologists prefer to avoid diagnoses as they can be stigmatising.

    Counsellors can help with a broad variety of mental health challenges and are the first choice for many Australians seeking therapy. If you need a Medicare rebate, though, a psychologist is the best option.

  • Do I need a referral for online psychology in Australia?

    No, you don’t need a referral to receive online therapy sessions from a psychologist in Australia. However, if you would like to receive a Medicare rebate for these sessions, you will need a referral from your general practitioner.

  • If I see an online psychologist, does it go on my Medicare record?

    Only if you’re accessing a Medicare rebate for the online psychologist’s services. If you do not access a rebate and opt to pay the full cost privately, this will not be recorded on your Medicare record.

  • Is seeing an online psychologist worth it?

    Yes, if you’re struggling with a mental health condition an online psychologist is a great way to get support. If you just need someone to talk to about a specific life challenge, or just want to talk through some feelings, a counsellor may be a better option.

Counsellor Reviews

I have needed to switch therapists for a long time now but didn’t know where to find the specific one I needed until I came to Counselors Sydney. They found me a suitable new psychologist so quickly! I was really happy that it's now standard for most psychologists to provide an online service.

Greta V. April 6, 2022

Friendly team, fast process, and overall really handy service to have.  As it turned out, I did not gel well with the psychologist provided, but they did arrange a replacement very quickly.

Lyle S. April 6, 2022

Associated Counsellors Sydney helped me to quickly find myself an online therapist and book me in.  I am so used to working with people from home, it made more sense to see someone online that go out. They take care of you, asking only the important questions, and make sure their recommendations suit you as best as possible.

Deanne F. April 6, 2022

I used Associated Counsellors Sydney to help a friend find an online psychologist last year and came right back when it was time to find my own. Super quick work on their part again! Very satisfied customer over here!

Evie J. April 6, 2022

The past few years have left me pretty run down but I did want to find a psychologist. Counsellors Sydney allowed me to see all my options at the same time and I dodged a headache. I have already found someone I intend to start working with.

Thomas S. April 6, 2022

Quick process, super easy to understand. I appreciated how well they listened and how quickly I received a response. I have had mobility issues since suffering a workplace accident so was happy to learn I could see an online psychologist. A great system that speeds up an otherwise daunting process! I’ll be recommending you guys to all my friends.

James F. April 6, 2022

I’ve received therapy on and off since my childhood, and every time I move, I have to find another therapist. The time and energy it takes me are just too much, which is where Associated Counsellors Sydney was great. It’s such a quick and easy process and they found me a suitable therapist on the first try!

Terry O April 6, 2022

Just wanted to thank the wonderful team behind Counsellors Sydney. Thank you for listening to me and matching me with some great psychologists! You acted so fast on my behalf and I am confident my online appointment next week will go well, thanks again, guys.


Alia L April 6, 2022

I’ve been putting off therapy because I couldn’t be bothered but Counsellors Sydney did all the hard work for me. You just submit a form and have a quick chat on the phone and then they send you a list of candidates that suit your needs! So quick and efficient and I’m sure they have recommended some great psychologists.  I have my first online session tomorrow.

Leila H April 6, 2022

I have specific mental health issues that I wanted to be addressed and needed a specific sort of counsellor. Counselors Sydney asked all the right questions in a short phone call and had sent me recommendations within two days for a counsellor who is able to see me online. They were really professional and were very accommodating.

Taylor G April 6, 2022

I struggle with anxiety and was struggling to find myself a therapist, it was too confronting. I found Counsellors Sydney and realising they offered an online service,  thought this was the perfect way to help myself. I am really happy with how it went, I only had to have one short phone call with them and now I'm booked in with a counsellor tomorrow.

Billie K April 6, 2022