Sexual Abuse Therapists in East London

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Bandipe Langeni
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
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I am a registerd counsellor and my focus is on short term primary interventions that seek to alleviate emotional distress. I work from a solution focused approach, taking into consideration the uniqueness of each client as well as their needs.
087 250 0616 x89
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East London 5241
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Rudolph Leon van Niekerk
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
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You might be going through a temporary setback struggling to get back on top of your game in your life, relationships, sport, career or business. I want to assist you to regain your top performance and figure out the way forward in becoming successful. Life is too short to stay stuck in mental or emotional experiences that keeps us from developing or progressing towards our optimal ability. Its time to settle the past and refocus your future.
087 250 0412 x41
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East London 5201
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Shaney Strydom
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
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I offer a one-on-one approach, each client is unique and special to me. Life its self is difficult, therefore I aim to assist in lessening that difficult load through techniques and guidance. Its your Life, and You should be able to live it.
087 250 2962 x73
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East London 5241
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Dr. Portia Monnapula-Mazabane
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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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
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East London 5201
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Lukha Horn
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
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An ideal client is someone who is willing to put in the work. Change cannot happen if the client doesn't work just as hard as the counsellor. They need to be committed and ready for a journey that might not always be easy, because growth can sometimes hurt. An ideal client is one that wants to better themselves, break unhealthy cycles, as well as find healthy ways to cope in all areas of their lives. They must be willing to become vulnerable, open and honest. Not for the sake of others - but for themselves.
087 250 0902 x72
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East London 5201
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.