Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Growing up and adulting can be challenging. Sometimes we also sustain emotional injuries along the way e.g. through complex relationships or adverse experiences (like being the victim of a crime, car accident, or abuse). If you are interested in a safe space to process and deal with your experiences, I am here to help. It is my job to meet you where you are in your personal journey and to support you in working towards your therapeutic goals. We will work at your pace and on your terms.
087 250 2219 x75
Thobile B Ncane
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
My approach as a therapist draws on the following perspectives: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT ), Solution focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy.
I am a registered private practitioner with a specialty in Counselling Psychology. I did my training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College). I graduated with the following; Honours in Social Sciences with a Psychology Major and Master of Counselling Psychology. I run my part-time private practice in Makhanda (Grahamstown) where I currently consult using teletherapy (Zoom) and face to face sessions. I aim to create an unconditionally accepting and safe environment. One that allows people to reach their full potential, unafraid to experiment and explore their preferred idea of a fulfilling life.
087 250 2837 x78
Sandisiwe Nabo-Bazana Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
My work is predominantly based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ), Person-Centered Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Solution- Brief-Focused Therapy.
I am a counselling psychologist based in Grahamstown. I provide comprehensive, multicultural counselling and psychological support to individuals such as children, adolescents, and adults, presenting with psychological problems. I am fluent in English, isiXhosa. I offer empathetic therapy as well as psychological assessment such as scholastic, career, and personality assessments. Have experience in working with ADHD, Trauma-related, loss and bereavement.
073 982 7947
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
My psychological practice is focused on using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered approach in working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. This is done by providing a safe space with unconditional positive regard towards clients to assist them in their journey to healing, growth and self actualization. As this process occurs through language, I can offer services in English, isiXhosa and Zulu.
087 250 2389 x87
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counsellors
How does cognitive behavioural therapy work?
Cognitive behavioural therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.
When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy?
It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioural therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.
How can I find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else?
To find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioural therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.
Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?
CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.