Depression Therapists in East London

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Sheila Da Silva
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
Depression – Anxiety – Panic – PTSD – Anger – Relationships – Loneliness and Isolation – Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors – Self-Esteem – Work Stress – Shame – Neglect – Abuse – Social Inhibition – Family Concerns.
My mission is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient. So that anyone who is struggling with life’s challenges can get help anytime.
Depression – Anxiety – Panic – PTSD – Anger – Relationships – Loneliness and Isolation – Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors – Self-Esteem – Work Stress – Shame – Neglect – Abuse – Social Inhibition – Family Concerns.
My mission is to make professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient. So that anyone who is struggling with life’s challenges can get help anytime.
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Liesl Eliastam
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The areas I focus on are: anxiety and depression, stress and burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is working with clients who want to develop themselves at a personal and relational level. My ideal client is someone who has experienced great difficulty in life, whether it's an issue that persists from childhood or is more a recent trauma or setback; someone who understands that they need help and want to move forward in their lives, bringing tangible and sustainable change.....and freedom. I get excited about the transformational aspect that therapy can bring.
The areas I focus on are: anxiety and depression, stress and burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is working with clients who want to develop themselves at a personal and relational level. My ideal client is someone who has experienced great difficulty in life, whether it's an issue that persists from childhood or is more a recent trauma or setback; someone who understands that they need help and want to move forward in their lives, bringing tangible and sustainable change.....and freedom. I get excited about the transformational aspect that therapy can bring.
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Dr. Portia Monnapula-Mazabane
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5201
She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist based at Umhlanga in private practice. She offers psychotherapy focusing on emotional, cognitive, and behavioural components to assist individuals in coping with daily challenges and difficulties. Her expertise includes working with relationship conflicts, anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders, postnatal depression, family-related challenges, grief, acute post-traumatic stress, workplace-related stress, and conflict management. She holds a PhD in Psychology, where she passionately researched the stigma surrounding mental health.
She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist based at Umhlanga in private practice. She offers psychotherapy focusing on emotional, cognitive, and behavioural components to assist individuals in coping with daily challenges and difficulties. Her expertise includes working with relationship conflicts, anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders, postnatal depression, family-related challenges, grief, acute post-traumatic stress, workplace-related stress, and conflict management. She holds a PhD in Psychology, where she passionately researched the stigma surrounding mental health.
031 562 1570 View 031 562 1570
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Ntandokazi Ngxishe
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
East London 5201
As a dedicated counselor, I specialize in helping individuals navigate a range of challenges, including behavioral issues, substance use, depression and anxiety, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma and PTSD, stress, and career guidance. Utilizing both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
As a dedicated counselor, I specialize in helping individuals navigate a range of challenges, including behavioral issues, substance use, depression and anxiety, sexual abuse, bereavement, trauma and PTSD, stress, and career guidance. Utilizing both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
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Naledi Nobathembu Mqhayi
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5201
I offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches to address various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
Are you trying to find meaning in life? A sense of belonging or you simply do not know how to put back the broken pieces in your life? You've been thinking about talking to someone but do not know where to start? Well look no further because I am here for you. Seeking professional help can be overwhelming but empowering once you do it. With my expertise in psychotherapy, I am dedicated to creating a confidential, warm, and culturally sensitive environment where healing both the body, mind and soul is my top priority.
I offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches to address various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
Are you trying to find meaning in life? A sense of belonging or you simply do not know how to put back the broken pieces in your life? You've been thinking about talking to someone but do not know where to start? Well look no further because I am here for you. Seeking professional help can be overwhelming but empowering once you do it. With my expertise in psychotherapy, I am dedicated to creating a confidential, warm, and culturally sensitive environment where healing both the body, mind and soul is my top priority.
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Asisithi Sejosengoe
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist and am currently based in East London. My work mainly entails providing comprehensive counselling and psychological support to individual adults, adolescents and children above the age of 13 years with psychological problems. I am fluent in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu. I offer a wide range of individual therapy, pre-/ post-natal counselling, grief and trauma counselling. I work predominantly from these theoretical frameworks; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist and am currently based in East London. My work mainly entails providing comprehensive counselling and psychological support to individual adults, adolescents and children above the age of 13 years with psychological problems. I am fluent in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu. I offer a wide range of individual therapy, pre-/ post-natal counselling, grief and trauma counselling. I work predominantly from these theoretical frameworks; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
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Oyama Sifanele Specialist Wellness Counsellor
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London 5241
I am a Specialist wellness Counsellor, using person-centred approach and focusing on emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental health, Trauma, addiction and relationships.
I am a Specialist wellness Counsellor, using person-centred approach and focusing on emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental health, Trauma, addiction and relationships.
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Staci Francis
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
Dealing with adjustment & emotional difficulties can be overwhelming. Therapy can be a space to acknowledge your growth, achievements & strengths too. I provide a compassionate & natural approach to therapy. I enjoy integrating alternative and natural forms of treatments with other practitioners to best suite my client's needs.
Dealing with adjustment & emotional difficulties can be overwhelming. Therapy can be a space to acknowledge your growth, achievements & strengths too. I provide a compassionate & natural approach to therapy. I enjoy integrating alternative and natural forms of treatments with other practitioners to best suite my client's needs.
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Nolwazi Somtsewu
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
I am a registered Counselling psychologist, with 16 years' experience in supporting clients with career planning and management, study, personal challenges affecting their wellbeing, performance and life satisfaction. I also help with employment preparation, adjustment to preparation for retirement. I am compassionate, and love to help clients to empower themselves to lead meaningful and fulfilling life. I am a firm believer in human potential and working collaboratively with my clients for their personal growth. My services are online and face to face, to individuals, groups, and organizations.
I am a registered Counselling psychologist, with 16 years' experience in supporting clients with career planning and management, study, personal challenges affecting their wellbeing, performance and life satisfaction. I also help with employment preparation, adjustment to preparation for retirement. I am compassionate, and love to help clients to empower themselves to lead meaningful and fulfilling life. I am a firm believer in human potential and working collaboratively with my clients for their personal growth. My services are online and face to face, to individuals, groups, and organizations.
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Mental Health Practitioner
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London 5201  (Online Only)
You might be living with HIV and struggling to accept your status, you might find it hard to disclose to your new partner or your family members, you might even find it more harder to disclose to your child that is also living with HIV contracted from birth. You might be struggling to adhere to treatment and your suppression might be affected, you will be then at the right place to talk about issues and be assisted in knowing how to disclose , adhere and cope with living with HIV. You might be find yourself thinking of taking your own life and being hard on alcohol use, you will be in a space helping you rediscover your worth.
You might be living with HIV and struggling to accept your status, you might find it hard to disclose to your new partner or your family members, you might even find it more harder to disclose to your child that is also living with HIV contracted from birth. You might be struggling to adhere to treatment and your suppression might be affected, you will be then at the right place to talk about issues and be assisted in knowing how to disclose , adhere and cope with living with HIV. You might be find yourself thinking of taking your own life and being hard on alcohol use, you will be in a space helping you rediscover your worth.
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Alexa Bickell
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5201
Not accepting new clients
Struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Concentration Difficulties, Insomnia or other Sleep Disturbances, stress-related illnesses, or relationship issues? Or do you just want to improve your well-being, daily functioning and relationships with loved ones, co-workers or your working environment in general? Today, right now, could be the right day and moment for you to take the 1st step forward towards your goals and wishes and contact me for a chat and an appointment.
Struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Concentration Difficulties, Insomnia or other Sleep Disturbances, stress-related illnesses, or relationship issues? Or do you just want to improve your well-being, daily functioning and relationships with loved ones, co-workers or your working environment in general? Today, right now, could be the right day and moment for you to take the 1st step forward towards your goals and wishes and contact me for a chat and an appointment.
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Bongani Bongaz Ndzendze
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Haven Hills 5247
To lend a comprehensive and specialized counselling support. To provide a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness education and career goals. Objectives are to promote behavior change, promote optimal mental health. Empowerment to manage emotional turmoil. To improve communication amd coping skills, to strengthen self-esteem and enable clients to identify goals and potential solution to problems. I have ability to apply interpersonel skills entering into a helping relationship. Apply counselling techniques to support, guide, debrief, encourage a client
To lend a comprehensive and specialized counselling support. To provide a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness education and career goals. Objectives are to promote behavior change, promote optimal mental health. Empowerment to manage emotional turmoil. To improve communication amd coping skills, to strengthen self-esteem and enable clients to identify goals and potential solution to problems. I have ability to apply interpersonel skills entering into a helping relationship. Apply counselling techniques to support, guide, debrief, encourage a client
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Bokang Methola
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southernwood 5201
My practice specialises in comprehensive cognitive assessments for both paediatric and adult patients dealing with various brain-related conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, CVAs (strokes), epilepsy, infectious & metabolic diseases, as well as neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. I provide thorough feedback to patients and families to aid in understanding diagnoses and exploring treatment options. Additionally, I offer evaluations for work capacity and medico-legal purposes post-accidents or illnesses.
My practice specialises in comprehensive cognitive assessments for both paediatric and adult patients dealing with various brain-related conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, CVAs (strokes), epilepsy, infectious & metabolic diseases, as well as neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. I provide thorough feedback to patients and families to aid in understanding diagnoses and exploring treatment options. Additionally, I offer evaluations for work capacity and medico-legal purposes post-accidents or illnesses.
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Luke Jonathan Wittstock
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Vincent 5217
I am an East London-based clinical psychologist, trained especially to provide psychotherapy within the humanistic and ecosystemic schools of psychology. I therefore pay very particular attention to a client's unique process, the context in which they find themselves in, and how they interact within those contexts. Owing to my ecosystemic psychology training, I have has also been trained as a family therapist. My masters research focused on the relationship between psychology and religion. I am currently also interested in existential psychology, positive psychology and the psychology of boys and men (Cell: 0845180875).
I am an East London-based clinical psychologist, trained especially to provide psychotherapy within the humanistic and ecosystemic schools of psychology. I therefore pay very particular attention to a client's unique process, the context in which they find themselves in, and how they interact within those contexts. Owing to my ecosystemic psychology training, I have has also been trained as a family therapist. My masters research focused on the relationship between psychology and religion. I am currently also interested in existential psychology, positive psychology and the psychology of boys and men (Cell: 0845180875).
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JustLive Coaching & Counselling-JustLive (Pty) Ltd
General Counsellor, MPsych, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
North Bank 5201  (Online Only)
I am a Mental Health Counsellor & Life Coach - outgoing, flamboyant & caring describes some of my attributes. I’m passionate about people, their development, education and training, life coaching, empowerment, life enrichment & motivation. Additional to loving people, I love art, & simplicity & adore animals & nature. I balance my life by running & hiking, being a book enthusiast, obsessed nature lover, & passionate about my family.
I am a Mental Health Counsellor & Life Coach - outgoing, flamboyant & caring describes some of my attributes. I’m passionate about people, their development, education and training, life coaching, empowerment, life enrichment & motivation. Additional to loving people, I love art, & simplicity & adore animals & nature. I balance my life by running & hiking, being a book enthusiast, obsessed nature lover, & passionate about my family.
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Liezl Ramoo
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gonubie 5257
087 250 2910 x12 View 087 250 2910 x12
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Philani Sinyala
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Haven Hills 5247
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Online Therapists

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Ngqoba Health & Wellness Practice
General Counsellor, MSocSci, MPsySSA
Verified Verified
Whittlesea 5360
Are you stressed? Are you feeling hopeless? Are you exhausted and feeling like giving up? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety or depression? You're not alone, come for therapy and your life will never be the same again.
Children, Youth and adults experiencing difficulties in life and failing to cope with their stressors. If you need a professional to talk with and get assistance in dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and relationship problems come if you seek to see change in your life.
Are you stressed? Are you feeling hopeless? Are you exhausted and feeling like giving up? Are you dealing with stress, anxiety or depression? You're not alone, come for therapy and your life will never be the same again.
Children, Youth and adults experiencing difficulties in life and failing to cope with their stressors. If you need a professional to talk with and get assistance in dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and relationship problems come if you seek to see change in your life.
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Thotyelwa Leontine Leontine Giyose
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queenstown 5320
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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.