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Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO) is an end-to-end online therapy platform. Our counsellors in Australia provide affordable and high-quality support. 

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Choose Your Counsellor

Check out each counsellor’s expertise, specialisations, approach, and interests in their profiles. View their short videos to make sure they’re the right match for you.

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To book a session with your preferred Therapist, click ‘Book a Session’ on their profile. Choose the service type, medium, and date, and view the price and availability before booking.

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Start Counselling

Create a TYHO account to manage bookings. Fill out the Intake Form and prepare questions for your first session. Work with your counsellor on a structured Therapeutic Plan.

Why Counselling With TYHO?

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Our team of expert counsellors in Australia use an LGBTQ-affirmative approach and a trauma-informed lens to provide a highly effective solution to your unique needs.

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Online Counselling in Australia: Introduction

In this section, we provide essential information that will significantly improve your therapy experience with us. You’ll find everything you need to know about:

  • What counselling is
  • Types of counselling
  • How to find an online Australian counsellor

What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of ‘talk therapy’ (also known as psychotherapy). Therapy is a structured process where you can learn evidence-based tools to handle personal, familial, and professional issues.¬†¬†

We face several complex feelings and experiences from our childhood, both positive and negative. These early experiences often shape our adult lives in many ways.   

At times, managing all your emotions and thoughts can be overwhelming. Hence, online counselling in Australia offers a space to explore your past issues (eg childhood trauma), solve current problems, and set goals and timelines for your future. 

During counselling in Australia, you will have a space to explore and express your emotional struggles, such as feelings of sadness (See: ‚ÄúWhy Do I Feel Sad for No Reason?‚ÄĚ), quick temper, shame, guilt, or issues with self-confidence.¬†¬†¬†

Similarly, you can also seek help for problems like work-related stress, procrastination, parental stress, and so on. 

Your session will be guided by an experienced TYHO counsellor in Australian cities, including Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and more.

Why TYHO counsellors?

TYHO counsellors in Australia are highly qualified and have a minimum of 3-6 years of study and an additional 1-2 years of hands-on clinical training. 

We have counsellors who offer both online video and audio therapy sessions. Moreover, we hold all our online counsellors in Australia to a high standard and align with TYHO values. 

At TYHO, we value openness and inclusivity and believe that each and every client has the capacity to live a truly fulfilling and happy life. 

Our counsellors in Melbourne have the expertise to support a diverse clientele ‚Äď including women, men, LGBTQ+ people, couples, children, elderly people, and families.

Please note: All experts, whether they are psychotherapists, counsellors, or psychologists, are collectively referred to as ‚ÄėTherapists‚Äô on our platform.

Benefits of Speaking with a TYHO Counsellor:

  • Improve and manage your mood
  • Change negative thought patterns into positive ones
  • Regulate your emotional responses (eg resolving arguments without shouting)
  • Improve your social and interpersonal skills
  • Make and maintain both platonic (such as friendships and family ties) and romantic relationships

Our counsellors specialise in the latest scientific approaches, like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Our goal is to empower you to confront life’s challenges independently.  

Hence, online counselling at TYHO would mean that you don‚Äôt just talk during sessions ‚Äď instead, your counsellor will actively provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make the changes you want to live a happier life.¬†

More importantly, TYHO counsellors in Australia approach every session empathetically and without judgment.

Rest assured that your counsellors will respect your personal decisions and goals and offer short- or long-term support during your mental wellness journey.  

How can I find a counsellor in Australia?

At TYHO, you can easily select a counsellor in Australia by browsing through their comprehensive profiles. 

In the detailed profiles, you will find information on each counsellor’s area of expertise, qualifications, areas of focus, certifications, and additional skills.¬†

You can explore the list of issues each counsellor can handle in the ‘What Therapists Can Help With’ section.¬†

You will also find information about the therapeutic approaches our online Therapists use. TYHO counsellors share their hobbies, the languages they speak, and their professional journey in their profiles.

Additionally, the Therapist’s brief introductory videos are available to help you gauge their counselling approach.

Choosing a counsellor with whom you resonate is crucial. It is not uncommon for people to experience sessions with several Therapists before finding the right match.

After deciding on an Australian counsellor, you can conveniently schedule your initial session with them and embark on your therapy journey.

How Can Therapy Help?

What issues can counselling help with?

People may have different types of issues that affect their lives uniquely. 

For example, a lot of people may have work-related stress, but how it manifests in their lives may differ. Due to this stress, some people struggle to manage emotions, while others struggle to make time for their loved ones at home.   

Hence, regardless of the issue, online counselling in Australia can help you find a balance and improve your mental wellness.  

At TYHO, our counsellors in Perth can help you with issues such as:  

  • Difficulty in decision-making¬†¬†
  • Challenges with assertiveness¬†¬†
  • Interpersonal conflicts¬†¬†
  • Stress-related to work or personal life¬†¬†
  • Managing anger¬†¬†
  • Coping with loss¬†¬†
  • Navigating through separation¬†¬†
  • Solving family arguments or conflicts¬†¬†
  • Dealing with betrayal¬†¬†
  • Adapting to major life changes¬†¬†
  • Pre-martial issues such as marriage roles¬†¬†
  • Dealing with educational stress or burdens¬†¬†

Additionally, you can also seek help to manage mental health conditions such as:   

Please note: To view a complete list of areas our counsellors can help with, visit the full profile of a TYHO counsellor and explore the ‚ÄėWhat Therapist Can Help With‚Äô section.¬†

Do I need a counsellor?

Below are some of the key indicators that you may need professional mental health support. 

Consider talking to a TYHO counsellor in Australia if you:  

  • Want to improve or change your daily habits but are unsure about where to start
  • No longer find pleasure in hobbies or activities that once brought you joy
  • Struggle with regulating or managing your emotional responses
  • Experience a decline in academic, collegiate, or professional performance
  • Face challenges in either falling or staying sleep
  • Persistently struggle with feelings of sadness, nervousness, or irritability
  • Observe significant shifts in your eating patterns (eg binge eating)
  • Find it difficult to establish or maintain bonds with people close to you
  • Have a past marked by emotional or physical harm and trauma
  • Are dealing with loss and coping with a sense of isolation

TYHO’s counsellors are here to help you in articulating your feelings effectively. Gain insights and a new perspective on your personal development through online counselling.

Remember that your issue does not have to be severe for you to seek help. 

Learning therapeutic tools at any stage of your life can help prevent issues and make you self-reliant in handling your problems. 

What questions to ask when choosing a counsellor?

Every question you ask has a benefit during your psychotherapy in Australia. In fact, asking questions is a key step in developing a strong therapeutic relationship (ie the bond you share with your counsellor). 

Seeking counselling in Sydney or Perth allows you to work with your Therapist to explore and understand your problems. 

Your active participation during therapy and your commitment outside the sessions can also significantly improve your progress and mental wellness. 

Consider asking questions like: 

  • What structure will our therapy take? Understanding the structure and plan behind your therapy will help you think of and believe in the process to achieve your therapy goals.
  • What is the expected duration of my therapy? Gaining some awareness of the session frequency and overall timeline will help you plan your sessions into your lifestyle. Anticipating the number of sessions also means that you do not have to compromise on other daily activities.¬†
  • When should I expect to notice progress? Knowing when you can expect improvements can give you a good boost of eagerness and commitment to therapy.¬†
  • What are the potential challenges with this therapy method? Knowing what to anticipate, including any challenges, will help you plan ahead of time to tackle them. Your online psychologist in Australia will also guide you through the specifics of the chosen therapy method and other options.
  • Can you describe your therapeutic approach? Therapists differ in their methods – some might follow a structured approach with specific assignments and skill development. In contrast, others might adopt a more flexible style (eg changing approaches frequently or based on need). Understanding their methodology will give you clarity on what to expect from the therapy sessions.
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Types of Counsellors in Australia

At TYHO, our online counsellors in Australia provide both short-term and long-term therapy.   

Try short-term therapy if you need help with a temporary or immediate concern. For example, you may need help adjusting to a new country, guidance to choose your career, or help to move on from unrequited love.   

On the other hand, get long-term support for managing mental health issues or exploring your childhood experiences and the impact they have on your current life. For example, you can cope with a generalised anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder through long-term help.   

However, do note that there is no hard and fast rule. You can opt for an option that best fits your needs and requirements.   

In this section, you can learn more about the type of TYHO counsellors in Australia and how they can help you.  

If you constantly argue with your partner or get angry at them, you may not understand your emotional response or your partner's reaction. Confronting each other ineffectively may only lead to more conflicts.  

Handling relationship issues alone can be frustrating, especially if you are in your first relationship.  

Usually, it is quite hard to figure out the thoughts and feelings of our partner(s). We may not know why they are upset or when they are angry.  

Moreover, if you or your partner do not communicate openly, have unclear boundaries, or often misunderstand each other ‚Äď you may face more issues in the dynamic.¬†¬†¬†

At TYHO, we offer couples therapy in Australia to help you:  

  • Gain insights into each other's perspectives¬†
  • Develop effective conflict resolution techniques¬†¬†
  • Establish boundaries that respect each other's emotions¬†¬†
  • Communicate your desires and opinions¬†¬†

Rest assured, any private details or emotions you share in the sessions are strictly confidential and shared only among you, your partner, and your relationship Therapist.  

Your Therapist will facilitate structured discussions to address areas such as trust, communication, boundaries, or issues with intimacy.

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If you and your spouse are facing difficulties in your marriage or looking to mentally prepare for any upcoming life changes (like starting a family), marriage counselling in Australia can help you. 

Marriage counselling provides the tools to: 

  • Share your emotions in a respectful, non-harmful way
  • Reach common ground in conflicts and arguments
  • Make mutual choices and decisions
  • Explore and define your responsibilities within the marriage
  • Prepare collectively for new responsibilities in your marriage, such as parenting or caring for pets
  • Deepen your understanding of each other's wants and needs

Our Australia-based Online Therapists use a structured and scientific tool such as the Gottman Method to help you and your partner improve your:

  • Affection
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Intimacy

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The environment in which we are raised within our families can profoundly influence the choices we make at a later stage in life.   

Each family has its own distinctive dynamic, which impacts each member in different ways. 

For example, if a family does not have the habit of talking about their feelings - one sibling may resort to suppressing their emotions through alcohol dependence while the other sibling may become overly emotional or sensitive.  

As such, differences across generations, sibling rivalries, misunderstandings, and ineffective communication can significantly impact interactions and understanding among family members.   

Furthermore, shifts in family roles may provoke disputes and create more conflicts among relatives.   

Our team of family counsellors in Australia can guide you in:   

  • Improving communication and interactions within the family¬†¬†
  • Resolving and addressing familial conflicts, such as blame-shifting¬†¬†¬†
  • Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect¬†¬†
  • Acquiring skills for open communication and expression¬†

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Everyone experiences grief differently. However, some common feelings are a heavy burden and a deep sorrow accompanying loss. 

At TYHO, we provide grief counselling in Australia to help you explore the complex emotions that come with your loss. 

Emotions surrounding grief can often be very unique and complex, and not everyone may understand their own responses or those of others. 

For example, some people may find it incredibly hard to cry while grieving, but they may not gain the support they need, as crying is typically the 'expected' response to grief. 

Some of the forms of grief include the death of someone close, ending relationships, parting ways with friends, career transitions, or even the anticipatory grief that arises from the dread of potentially losing someone dear. 

Consider grief counselling with TYHO if you resonate with any of these situations: 

  • You have suffered a loss and struggle to manage your emotions
  • You experience profound sadness or a feeling of emptiness when thinking about your loss
  • You cannot engage in everyday tasks or make future plans¬†
  • You feel a sense of detachment even in the company of others
  • You struggle with unresolved matters or emotions related to the person you have lost
  • Your appetite, mood, and sleep schedules have changed drastically

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the professional qualifications of a counsellor in Australia?

At TYHO, we require all our professional Australian counsellors to have a minimum of a master’s (4-6 years) in counselling or psychology.¬†

Further, we also strictly look for additional years with specific clinical training and research. 

Some of the other factors we look into include the following: 

  • Certifications in areas of expertise
  • Inclusion and diversity in their approach¬†
  • Clinical skills like open-mindedness and non-judgementalism
  • Languages they speak¬†
What is the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

At TYHO, we use the term ‚ÄėTherapists‚Äô to refer to our skilled team of counsellors, psychologists, and psychotherapists.¬†

Every mental health expert at TYHO is not only qualified but also extensively trained in their area of expertise. 

For example, a counsellor who handles low self-esteem may have training in motivational interviewing, whereas a psychologist in Australia who handles relationship issues may have certifications in the Gottman Method. 

At TYHO, there is not much difference between a counsellor and a psychologist, as all professionals have extensive experience in managing all types of issues and conditions. 

Australian Therapists may use methods such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and narrative therapy, to name a few. 

Our online Australian-based counsellors at TYHO are skilled at addressing a wide spectrum of individual, familial, relationship, and workplace challenges.

Moreover, our psychologists are equipped to help in managing complex mental health issues and disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

A difference between the two professionals at TYHO is that psychologists can use diagnostic tests and assessments. 

Therefore, you can choose a professional here regardless of whatever issue you are currently facing. 

Each Therapist’s comprehensive profile on our website highlights the specific areas they specialise in, their credentials, and their therapeutic techniques. 

For help in choosing the right online counsellor in Australia, feel free to email us at [email protected].¬†

Additionally, we’re available on WhatsApp for immediate queries (simply click the WhatsApp icon at the bottom right to start a chat).

How long does counselling last?

Typically, a single session with TYHO lasts for about 60 minutes. The total number of sessions you need can vary based on your (or couple‚Äôs or family’s) requirements.¬†¬†¬†

For example, some people may need bi-weekly sessions as they travel a lot or are occupied with work. At the same time, others prefer having weekly sessions.  

Usually, TYHO clients often opt for weekly sessions. This regularity helps them maintain and improve their therapeutic alliance ‚Äď which ultimately results in positive therapy outcomes.¬†¬†¬†

As you continue therapy, you might want to adjust or change the frequency of sessions. The changes can be made based on your circumstances (ie which may usually change weekly or after a long time) and the goals you aim to achieve through therapy.   

For example, if you had sought out therapy for a temporary problem and resolved it Рyou may wish to change the frequency to twice or thrice a month. On the other hand, if you are keener on exploring your childhood trauma, you may benefit from sessions every week or twice a week.  

We suggest that you discuss the most recommended and convenient schedule for your therapy sessions with your Therapist.  

When should I see a counsellor?

Often, counselling is mistakenly thought to be solely for overcoming life’s hardships and obstacles. However, this is just one aspect of its purpose. People seek counselling for a variety of other reasons as well.¬†

Such reasons range from:

  • Improving or developing healthy habits¬†
  • Gaining clearer insights into thought processes and coping mechanisms
  • Improving the ability to set boundaries¬†
  • Increasing assertiveness¬†

For example, with couples or family counselling, the primary objective would be to improve communication skills among partners or family members. 

When you should see counsellor may depend on several aspects in your life. 

For example, if you frequently tend to fall sick to a cold ‚Äď you might need regular medications to reduce the flu.¬†

On the other hand, if your symptoms only occur once or twice a month ‚Äď you may need a lower dosage or fewer visits to the doctor.¬†

Similarly, you can reduce the frequency if you learn to cope with your problems within a few sessions. 

However, if you need more help or experience more issues in other aspects of your life ‚Äď you can continue to seek sessions until you gain some confidence and self-reliance.¬†

There’s also a prevalent misconception that your problem must reach a certain level of severity before seeking counselling.¬†

Many compare their issues to those of others, wrongly believing that their concerns aren’t significant enough to seek professional help. This delay can lead to increased difficulty in coping as problems may escalate.¬†

It’s essential to recognise that each person’s experiences are unique. If an issue matters to you and you feel inclined to discuss it, speaking with a counsellor in Australia can be beneficial.

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