Often asked to recommend a practitioner, it puzzled me that meaningful information relevant to choosing a therapist was not readily available to the general public. The benefits of such a resource were compelling, and in December 2003, fate and inspiration spurred me into action: the first step was to create an accessible Directory where Australians could select from a range of search criteria and browse the profiles of accredited counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists.
Launched on 15 September 2004, Goodtherapy.com.au was met with enthusiastic support from mental health professionals and the wider community. Today, Good Therapy continues to move forward - albeit slowly and one small step at a time.
Thank you to all who in the spirit of collaboration, help to make "good" therapy an evolving reality.
On 27 September 2005, Good Therapy Australia was incorporated as a national not-for-profit organisation and registered health education charity. Good Therapy's Board ensures that day to day operation and planning is consistent with our ethos, as outlined in Good Therapy's Vision. The board consists of three non-executive directors and one executive director, committed to fulfilling this duty with integrity and care.
Che McLeod, Founding Director (Since 2004)
Ross Bennett, Director and IT support (Since 2011)
David Bryan, Director (Since 2005)
Jessica Bryan, Director (Since 2007)
Tim and GK (Weblife), Development of Good Therapy's website (Since 2004)
Daniel Bryan, Sponsor of Good Therapy's Image Library
Tilly Hipper, Assistant Web developer
Pieter du Plessis Creator of Good Therapy's logo
Tax deductible donations and practitioner registrations make this free community service possible, and are thus greatly appreciated.