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At Talk Your Heart Out (TYHO), our expert online Therapists in Australia are committed to helping you achieve your goals.  

We only accept the top 10% of Therapists who meet our high standards. 

We are here to support you every step of the way.

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About
TYHO Therapists in Australia

How are TYHO Therapists selected?

We use the term ‚ÄėTherapists‚Äô to collectively refer to all TYHO professionals, including counsellors, psychologists, and psychotherapists in Australia.

At TYHO, we follow a strict vetting selection and screening process. During the screening, we evaluate the professional to check if they have:

  • A minimum of master‚Äôs degree in counselling or psychology
  • Required training in therapeutic approaches and specialisations
  • Core values aligned with TYHO

TYHO core values include:

  • Empathy¬†
  • Non-judgementalism
  • Inclusivity
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives

We are deeply committed to providing the best mental health care possible. TYHO online Therapists in Australia have lived and worked in different countries or organisations. 

Hence, your preferred Therapist may also draw from their unique skills and life experiences to support you in a way that suits your needs. 

We provide: 

  • Therapy in Sydney
  • Therapy in Perth
  • Therapy in Melbourne
  • Therapy in Brisbane
  • Therapy in Adelaide

What is the difference between Care and Empathy Therapists?

At TYHO, we have two different types of Australian Therapists ‚Äď Care and Empathy. The major difference between the two comes down to several factors.¬†

The Therapists are categorised based on the following factors:

  • Therapists‚Äô specialisation ‚Äď We categorise Therapists based on whether they continue working for a specialist certification such as the Gottman Method. If so, their service might include additional costs and management.¬†
  • Demographics of the Therapist‚Äôs clientele ‚Äď In this criterion, we analyse who the Therapist works with (eg employees, caregivers, or teenagers). For example, if the Therapist provides child therapy, we make sure to keep the service affordable.¬†
  • Therapists’ availability ‚Äď This criterion depends on how many slots the Therapist has and how many slots have already been scheduled.¬†

Regardless of the category at TYHO, all Therapists in Australia are selected through the same rigorous process. 

In addition, all our online Therapists can help with several psychological conditions listed on their profiles. Some of the issues they help with include the following: 

  • Mild to moderate depression
  • Mood disorders (eg bipolar disorder)
  • Narcissistic personality disorder (eg especially in romantic relationships)
  • Chronic anxiety and stress

Above all, the most important thing to keep in mind is the fit between you and your Therapist. The stronger your relationship with your Therapist, the sooner you may start to see progress in your life! 

Who are you seeking therapy for?

For myself

For someone else

How Can Therapy in Australia Help?

What is therapy?

In Australia, online therapy (often referred to as psychotherapy, talk therapy or counselling) is when you talk to a qualified mental health expert like a Therapist or psychologist. 

Therapy is a space for you to discuss your thoughts or feelings that are frequently disturbing or troubling you.   

For example, unhelpful emotions could include feelings of inadequacy, sadness, having issues in the relationship, struggling to communicate, finding it hard to move on from a relationship, or showing signs of extreme mood swings (See: Why Am I So Emotional?) 

The main goals of online counselling are to:  

  • Offer a safe, impartial, and non-judgemental space to express your emotions¬†¬†
  • Improve understanding of yourself and your issues¬†
  • Address and solve complex emotional experiences (eg thinking that your mother hates you)¬†¬†
  • Recognise and modify negative thought or behaviour patterns¬†¬†
  • Equip you with effective methods for coping when distressed¬†¬†

For example, your Therapist in Sydney may use cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or client-centred therapy to help you manage issues like uncontrollable anger, stress, fears, anxiety, or depression.  

Conversely, your Therapist may often use a more specialised and evidence-based approach like dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for helping you with specific conditions such as borderline personality disorder. 

Firstly, person-centred therapy, developed by Carl Rogers, focuses on the idea that each individual has an innate ability to grow and find fulfilment.

Moreover, this therapeutic approach places the client at the heart of the process, ensuring they feel valued, heard, and understood.

However, unlike traditional directive therapies, person-centred therapy does not impose solutions. Rather, it creates a safe environment where clients can explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviours.

In this context, the therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator. They offer empathy and unconditional positive regard.

Furthermore, a key theory of this approach is the belief in the client's inner resources and capacity for self-direction.

For instance, imagine someone grappling with career choices. In such a scenario, rather than offering direct advice, a person-centred therapist might encourage clients to delve deep into their feelings and aspirations.

When would I need psychotherapy?

You can gain the benefits of psychotherapy in Australia if you:

  • Need help managing an existing mental health condition
  • Suspect you might have an issue and want to get diagnosed
  • Want to improve your habits and lifestyle
  • Want to learn healthy and effective coping mechanisms to manage your emotions
  • Need help with personal, family, or professional stress or anxiety
  • Want to understand yourself better

At TYHO, online Therapists in Perth offer support for a variety of issues, including: 

  • Mood disorders like major depression and substance-induced mood swings
  • Issues in relationships (eg Communication gaps and lack of trust)
  • Economic pressures
  • Occupational stress or burnout
  • Specific fears such as social anxiety¬†
  • Substance dependencies
  • Traumas from early life
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Please take note that the above list is not exhaustive. Our Australian psychologists are equipped to address several other issues that might impact different aspects of your life, such as family dynamics, marriage, career, childhood experiences, and more.

Note: You can seek marriage counselling if you need help with your marriage. Similarly, you can go for family counselling if you experience issues such as parental stress. 

Visit your preferred Therapist‚Äôs full profile to explore all the issues they can help you with. See the ‚ÄėWhat Therapist Can Help With‚Äô section for more information.¬†

A lot of people have a misconception that therapy is usually the last resort, especially only when the struggle is too unbearable. 

However, it is important to realise that online therapy in Australia can help you at any stage of your life and for any reason. 

Early intervention can not only help in comprehending and addressing problems when they first arise but also in recognising and understanding emotions that might be unfamiliar or unrecognised.

What types of therapies are available in Australia?

At TYHO, our Therapists in Australia use therapeutic approaches based on:

  • Your specific needs
  • Therapist‚Äôs areas of expertise
  • Your objectives for therapy

Note that the therapeutic approach chosen will be decided collaboratively between you and your Therapist based on the presenting problems you identify together. 

In certain cases, your Therapist may use a single approach for specific issues. For example, if you have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), you might benefit from exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. 

As a part of ERP, your psychologist in Australia may give you exercises and gradually help you to confront your fears in a controlled environment. 

Exposure techniques are especially helpful in managing or reducing compulsive behaviours.

Alternatively, your Therapist might integrate multiple modalities (such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy) to help you with issues like anxiety, work-related stress, interpersonal conflicts, grief, and mood disorders.

Lastly, remember that various mental health professionals in Australia may use diverse methods. 

For example, child psychotherapists may use storytelling or play therapy to help children process and articulate their emotions. 

On the other hand, couples counsellors may use love maps or intimacy exercises to help couples deal with their problems.  

Usually, TYHO therapists in Australia use approaches such as the following: 

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Additionally, TYHO offers a range of therapy services in Australia, such as: 

  • Individual therapy
  • Premarital counselling
  • Stress management therapy
  • Anger management¬†
  • Child Counselling
  • Grief therapy
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Online Therapy in Australia: TYHO Services

Starting therapy for the first time can be scary. Hence, we will share some valuable information to improve your therapy experience with us. Moreover, if you have doubts or questions at any time regarding therapy or your Therapist, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

With TYHO, you have the flexibility to either opt for short-term or long-term therapy.  

The long-term option allows you to seek therapy for as long as necessary. Short-term therapy is usually helpful if you want to solve a specific personal issue, such as moving to a new country, sex-related issues, or having financial stress.  

Additionally, TYHO Therapists in Brisbane and other Australian cities offer therapy sessions through both video and audio sessions.   

In this section, we share more information about the specific services offered by TYHO, which include:  

  • Individual therapy¬†¬†
  • Couples therapy¬†
  • Family therapy

Note: Please click the ‚ÄėRead More‚Äô button for more details.¬†

Individual online therapy sessions at TYHO are designed to support your journey towards making healthier and positive changes in your life. 

You can talk to your Australian Therapist via online therapy sessions ‚Äď either audio or video calls.¬†

You will have a secure, private, and confidential space in these sessions. Everything you share with your Therapist in Adelaide or your psychologist in Melbourne is not disclosed to any third parties. 

However, your confidentiality in therapy may have only a few limitations. If your Therapist thinks that you are a direct threat to yourself or someone else's safety, the Therapist has a legal obligation to inform your emergency contact person. 

Australian Therapists at TYHO use dialogue-exchange methods to address and solve your challenges. 

Issues your Therapist may address include self-doubt, interpersonal difficulties, or internal conflicts in various types of relationships (eg parent-child, siblings, partners).

Additionally, talk therapy is highly effective in managing conditions such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, OCD, and PTSD.

Our services are available to a diverse clientele, including adults, adolescents, seniors, and children.

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Being in a romantic relationship is exciting. However, you may end up facing several challenges that:  

  • You do not know how to solve¬†¬†
  • Overwhelms you¬†¬†
  • Hurts you or your partner¬†¬†

Some of the most common reasons why couples get hurt in a relationship include:   

  • Miscommunications¬†
  • Crossing boundaries¬†
  • Lack of boundaries¬†
  • Misunderstanding¬†
  • Arguments¬†¬†
  • Not having the same values or beliefs¬†¬†

At TYHO, we offer couples counselling in Australia to help couples:   

  • Get to know each other better
  • Learn tools to deal with arguments¬†
  • Create boundaries without hurting each other¬†
  • Communicate individual needs¬†¬†

If you live with your partner or are considering getting married, we suggest you book a relationship therapy session. 

Rest assured, all your therapy information will be kept private between you, your partner, and your Australian Therapist.  

Lastly, your Therapist will use a structured therapeutic plan to help you focus on areas such as trust, communication, and intimacy.

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The values, beliefs, and actions we learn within our family play an important role in shaping our adult lives.   

Moreover, family dynamics (ie how they interact with each other) are vastly unique and can affect everyone in the family in different ways.  

Below are some of the common factors that could cause problems in a family:   

  • Generational differences¬†¬†
  • Sibling rivalries or competitiveness among siblings¬†¬†
  • Miscommunications¬†¬†
  • Unhelpful interactions such as shouting or blaming¬†¬†

Furthermore, changes in family roles can also create more conflicts.   

For example, in some cultures, if a younger sibling takes over the family business, there might be a change in the family roles. This is because older siblings are usually expected to handle family business. 

The shift in cultural roles within a family could lead to feelings of resentment or low self-esteem among older siblings.  

In other cases, however, the older sibling might be more understanding. Yet, the younger one may feel pressured or overwhelmed with the responsibility.  

TYHO family Therapists in Australia are equipped to help you:  

  • Improve your relationship with your family members¬†¬†
  • Resolve and address family conflicts¬†¬†
  • Create an atmosphere of reciprocal respect¬†¬†
  • Develop skills to communicate openly¬†¬†¬†

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose which therapy to use?

You can choose a therapy after talking to your Therapist about your specific needs, presenting problems, and therapy goals. 

During the first few sessions, your Therapist will ask you several questions about your life. The topics could include:

  • Your medical history¬†
  • Mental health history¬†
  • Family history¬†
  • Presenting problems
  • Relationships
  • Personal and therapy goals

After acquiring a full picture of your life, your Therapist may then determine an approach that best fits your needs. 

During this time, you can ask your psychotherapist in Perth any questions you may have regarding the therapeutic approach. 

What 3 types of therapy have been found to be most effective in treating depression?

All types of depression (mild or chronic) are common mental health conditions. Nearly 1 in 7 Australians have depression at some point in their lifetime. 

If you are depressed, you might not only feel sad but also have problems with sleeping, eating, energy levels, concentration, self-esteem, and social relationships. 

In some situations, people with severe depression also think of harming themselves. Depression also makes it continually hard to find happiness and joy in life. 

What therapy works for you depends on several factors, such as:

  • Your personality
  • Type of depression
  • Your treatment preferences (ie whether you prefer medication or a combination of medications and psychotherapy)
  • Your Therapist‚Äôs specialisations and suggestions
  • Your therapy goals

At TYHO, depression counselling can help you with all types of depression through approaches such as mindfulness-based therapy and narrative therapies. 

2021 study shows that depression-focused psychotherapy (ie which could include all the above approaches) is the second most effective therapy to treat depression and prevent relapse.

The same study also shows that a combination of medications, psychotherapy, and somatic therapies (eg electroconvulsive therapy) is the most effective way to reduce and manage symptoms of depression. 

Where can I find Therapists near me?

To find an online Therapist near you, please visit this link: https://app.talkyourheartout.com/. 

Here, you can use the filter and select options from the below sections:

  • Issues
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Service Type
  • Medium

Based on your preferences, the filter might show a list of Therapists in Perth or Sydney. You can then visit the full profiles of all Australian Therapists to find the best match. 

Below are some tips for finding an online Therapist in Australia: 

  • Read their description
  • Go through the list of issues the Therapist can help with¬†
  • Research about the Therapist‚Äôs qualifications and backgrounds
  • Watch their short videos to get to know them better

Additionally, you can also attend a few sessions with your preferred Australian Therapist to see if you like them. 

The key point to notice if the Therapist is the right fit for you is to see if you feel comfortable and safe talking about all issues ‚Äď without any filter.¬†

If you do not feel comfortable or want to change your Therapist, please feel free to do so. 

Finding the best match may take some time and effort, but prioritising finding someone you can genuinely connect with may set the foundation of therapy!

How do I know if my online Therapist is right for me?

Only you can determine if your Australian Therapist is right for you. However, below are some of the key points you can look out for: 

  • Active listening: Your Therapist should pay attention to what you say and actively show their engagement. This could include asking questions and clarifying their doubts. Non-verbal engagement could include nodding, noticing your body language, and maintaining eye contact.¬†
  • Communication skills: Your Therapist should be able to simplify complex ideas for you and clearly describe symptoms in a way you understand. A good Therapist in Australia will also encourage you to build on your communication skills.¬†
  • Unconditional acceptance: No matter how you feel or think, your Therapist should accept you without any conditions. A good indicator is when they concentrate more on your needs rather than forcing you into actions you are not comfortable with.¬†
  • Feedback: Your Therapist may know best about what therapeutic approaches to use. However, you are the best judge of your life. Hence, if something does not work out for you, your Therapist should take your feedback seriously and personalise their therapeutic plan based on your needs.¬†

Try to attend at least three sessions before you decide if it’s worth continuing sessions with your Therapist. 

The first few sessions might be a time for rapport building. Hence, it might take some more time for you and your Therapist to understand each other’s needs and personalities. 

Reach out to us via email at [email protected] or WhatsApp us if you need help selecting or changing an Australian Therapist.¬†

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