Therapists in Port Alfred

Photo of Donnaé Maree Godley, General Counsellor in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Donnaé Maree Godley
General Counsellor, MSocSci
Verified Verified
Port Alfred 6170
Amidst these times of disruption of the world as we knew it, many are experiencing a deep sense of loss, uncertainty, fear for the future and a sense of hopelessness. Some have lost employment, others have lost friends and family through death, for most, the stability of everyday reality has changed dramatically. Consolidating these experiences, allowing the processes to evolve and find expression, in a holistic and meaningful way, can assist in lightening the load that is ours to carry. In adapting to change we are able to reimagine, see possibility and potential and embrace a new way of being that strengthens our resilience
Amidst these times of disruption of the world as we knew it, many are experiencing a deep sense of loss, uncertainty, fear for the future and a sense of hopelessness. Some have lost employment, others have lost friends and family through death, for most, the stability of everyday reality has changed dramatically. Consolidating these experiences, allowing the processes to evolve and find expression, in a holistic and meaningful way, can assist in lightening the load that is ours to carry. In adapting to change we are able to reimagine, see possibility and potential and embrace a new way of being that strengthens our resilience
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Photo of Kau Social Work and Life Coaching Services, Social Worker in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Kau Social Work and Life Coaching Services
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Alfred 6170
As a Social Worker and a Life coach, I support clients by providing them with tools to take action. I used evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and address their needs, and develop strategies for coping with and overcoming these challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have a strong interest in unlocking people' potential to maximize their well-bein. I have a huge belief that all of us have the potential to be magnificent, we just need nourishment and light to move forward.
As a Social Worker and a Life coach, I support clients by providing them with tools to take action. I used evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and address their needs, and develop strategies for coping with and overcoming these challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have a strong interest in unlocking people' potential to maximize their well-bein. I have a huge belief that all of us have the potential to be magnificent, we just need nourishment and light to move forward.
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Wayne Kelsall Hadley
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Alfred 6170
Hi thank you for your interest in my profile, I would really like to help you get into recovery and can assure you I will make this journey as pleasant as it is rewarding. I have first hand experience and knowledge of addiction and it’s crippling effects, not only on you but on your loved ones and friends. Let’s break free from its grip and make the one thing you wish for a reality. Sobriety, and the ability to drop the monkey and finally LIVE, make memories and enjoy the beauty that life has to offer. It appears an impossible task now, however that’s the disease talking, don’t listen to it. “Recovery Is Possible”
Hi thank you for your interest in my profile, I would really like to help you get into recovery and can assure you I will make this journey as pleasant as it is rewarding. I have first hand experience and knowledge of addiction and it’s crippling effects, not only on you but on your loved ones and friends. Let’s break free from its grip and make the one thing you wish for a reality. Sobriety, and the ability to drop the monkey and finally LIVE, make memories and enjoy the beauty that life has to offer. It appears an impossible task now, however that’s the disease talking, don’t listen to it. “Recovery Is Possible”
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Online Therapists

Photo of Naledi Nobathembu Mqhayi, Psychologist in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Naledi Nobathembu Mqhayi
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5201
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.
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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Photo of Madeleine Swart, General Counsellor in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Madeleine Swart
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
I am a General & Pastoral counselor. I have specialized training in Trauma Counseling and Trauma Debriefings, Domestic Violence Advocacy & Sexual Assault Counseling. I also received specialized training in Relationship Counseling (ie. marriage counseling, betrayal trauma, infidelity), Pregnancy-Related Counseling (ie. post-partum, infertility, miscarriage, abortion), and Counseling for First-Responders that involves managing job-related stressors with general life. As a registered Emergency Services Chaplain, I frequently assist members of SAPS, the Metro, Traffic Officers, Paramedics, Firefighters, etc. and their families.
I am a General & Pastoral counselor. I have specialized training in Trauma Counseling and Trauma Debriefings, Domestic Violence Advocacy & Sexual Assault Counseling. I also received specialized training in Relationship Counseling (ie. marriage counseling, betrayal trauma, infidelity), Pregnancy-Related Counseling (ie. post-partum, infertility, miscarriage, abortion), and Counseling for First-Responders that involves managing job-related stressors with general life. As a registered Emergency Services Chaplain, I frequently assist members of SAPS, the Metro, Traffic Officers, Paramedics, Firefighters, etc. and their families.
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Melonie Elizabeth Gobel (Tmp)
General Counsellor, MSocSci
Verified Verified
East London 5241
My ideal client is an individual grappling with persistent sleep disturbances that significantly impede their daily functioning and overall quality of life. This client may be experiencing sleep difficulties such as insomnia, restless sleep, or frequent awakenings & desires a natural and sustainable solution to improve their sleep quality. These individuals often experience chronic sleep deprivation, leading to heightened stress, impaired cognitive functions, and compromised emotional well-being. They would be willing to explore and actively engage in healthy lifestyle habits and holistic practices to support better sleep.
My ideal client is an individual grappling with persistent sleep disturbances that significantly impede their daily functioning and overall quality of life. This client may be experiencing sleep difficulties such as insomnia, restless sleep, or frequent awakenings & desires a natural and sustainable solution to improve their sleep quality. These individuals often experience chronic sleep deprivation, leading to heightened stress, impaired cognitive functions, and compromised emotional well-being. They would be willing to explore and actively engage in healthy lifestyle habits and holistic practices to support better sleep.
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Photo of Siphiwe Ramalwa, Social Worker in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Siphiwe Ramalwa
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Motherwell 6211
Greetings. I'm based in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. Life can be challenging to navigate and taking the first step toward therapy can be daunting. When you take this courageous step, you will be met with warmth and empathy.  I work with clients who are struggling with trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, coping skills and depression. I also render pre-marital, couple counselling as well. I am intentional about building a relationship with my clients that is rooted in trust and safety. We will work together to reduce emotional distress, recover hope, and build resiliency. Face to face and online.
Greetings. I'm based in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. Life can be challenging to navigate and taking the first step toward therapy can be daunting. When you take this courageous step, you will be met with warmth and empathy.  I work with clients who are struggling with trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, coping skills and depression. I also render pre-marital, couple counselling as well. I am intentional about building a relationship with my clients that is rooted in trust and safety. We will work together to reduce emotional distress, recover hope, and build resiliency. Face to face and online.
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Joshua Blignaut Registered Counsellor
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Willow Glen 6025
Are you looking for individual, relationship or group counseling? I provide counselling service’s personalized to each client to guide them through their challenges and making sense of the thoughts and emotions. I aim to create a space in which clients can explore and challenge themselves in pursuit of their counselling goals without feeling judged. I provide my services to clients both in-person as well as online in order to overcome barriers such as distance and busy work and life schedules.
Are you looking for individual, relationship or group counseling? I provide counselling service’s personalized to each client to guide them through their challenges and making sense of the thoughts and emotions. I aim to create a space in which clients can explore and challenge themselves in pursuit of their counselling goals without feeling judged. I provide my services to clients both in-person as well as online in order to overcome barriers such as distance and busy work and life schedules.
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Photo of Siyabonga Roderick Tom, General Counsellor in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Siyabonga Roderick Tom
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King William's Town 5600
Are you facing marital problems or you want a solid foundation (Premarital Counselling) for your marriage to stand firm. MTB is here to render helpful and fruitful Counselling sessions at your most comfortable space.
Are you facing marital problems or you want a solid foundation (Premarital Counselling) for your marriage to stand firm. MTB is here to render helpful and fruitful Counselling sessions at your most comfortable space.
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Photo of Bongani Bongaz Ndzendze, General Counsellor in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
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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Mandisa Z Hadebe
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
East London 5241
I work collaboratively in a holistic and insightful way to enable my clients to change and take control of their recovery and journey. It is my belief that "everything you ever needed for yourself is already within you" my job is to help you find it.
I work collaboratively in a holistic and insightful way to enable my clients to change and take control of their recovery and journey. It is my belief that "everything you ever needed for yourself is already within you" my job is to help you find it.
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Barry De Klerk
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Humewood 6013  (Online Only)
This is my calling, to serve others! There is nothing I love more than to work with someone towards hope and a new beginning. I am a creative, flexible and passionate practitioner. Don't hesitate to contact me and let's put the puzzle back together one piece at a time.
This is my calling, to serve others! There is nothing I love more than to work with someone towards hope and a new beginning. I am a creative, flexible and passionate practitioner. Don't hesitate to contact me and let's put the puzzle back together one piece at a time.
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Photo of Dr. Angelique McConney, Psychologist in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Dr. Angelique McConney
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Summerstrand 6001
Life can be tough. We live in a world with so much pressure on everyone, young and old. There is so much pressure and expectations to be and behave in a certain way, with little room to check in with ourselves. Amid all of this we are sometimes confronted with challenges that disrupts us in ways that we cannot cope by ourselves, and we need some support. As a therapist, it is important for me to create a space where each individual feels comfortable and safe enough to authentically share their experiences and challenges without fear of judgment, irrespective of their beliefs, backgrounds or the social systems they are part of.
Life can be tough. We live in a world with so much pressure on everyone, young and old. There is so much pressure and expectations to be and behave in a certain way, with little room to check in with ourselves. Amid all of this we are sometimes confronted with challenges that disrupts us in ways that we cannot cope by ourselves, and we need some support. As a therapist, it is important for me to create a space where each individual feels comfortable and safe enough to authentically share their experiences and challenges without fear of judgment, irrespective of their beliefs, backgrounds or the social systems they are part of.
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Photo of Sheila Da Silva, Psychologist in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Sheila Da Silva
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
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.
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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Luke Morgan Bands
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
I believe that each person is an incredibly unique and complex being. I do my utmost to fully understand who you are. Whether you have a specific goal for therapy, or whether you are sitting with a vague sense that something in your life is just not right, I want to help you understand it. I believe that people's experiences of relationships play a role in how they view themselves and others. I therefore prioritize creating a safe space to explore your concerns.
I believe that each person is an incredibly unique and complex being. I do my utmost to fully understand who you are. Whether you have a specific goal for therapy, or whether you are sitting with a vague sense that something in your life is just not right, I want to help you understand it. I believe that people's experiences of relationships play a role in how they view themselves and others. I therefore prioritize creating a safe space to explore your concerns.
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Qhawe Agyapong Plaatjie
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Broadwood 6070
My name is Qhawe Plaatjie, and I am a dynamically trained Clinical Psychologist. I am also well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), both of which form my main interventions. However, my approach goes beyond just healing; I strongly believe in helping individuals discover and become the best versions of themselves. In my practice, I place great emphasis on building a strong and trusting relationship with my patients. I firmly believe that this relationship is the cornerstone for achieving meaningful change and healing.
My name is Qhawe Plaatjie, and I am a dynamically trained Clinical Psychologist. I am also well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), both of which form my main interventions. However, my approach goes beyond just healing; I strongly believe in helping individuals discover and become the best versions of themselves. In my practice, I place great emphasis on building a strong and trusting relationship with my patients. I firmly believe that this relationship is the cornerstone for achieving meaningful change and healing.
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The First Steps
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Framesby 6045
You're tired of wAndering around wOndering if you're living someone else's life! Its not uncommon to ask: 'Who, am I'? The more time passes the less you seem to gain answers and may feel lost. You want find the truth to live a satisfied and fulfilled life where just being yourself matters. And where you simply want to find out your purpose, calling and gifts to be useful and successful in it. Let me help you find and be yourSELF.
You're tired of wAndering around wOndering if you're living someone else's life! Its not uncommon to ask: 'Who, am I'? The more time passes the less you seem to gain answers and may feel lost. You want find the truth to live a satisfied and fulfilled life where just being yourself matters. And where you simply want to find out your purpose, calling and gifts to be useful and successful in it. Let me help you find and be yourSELF.
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Motshabi Catherine Mokolobate
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001  (Online Only)
I believe that mental health is an integral part of our well-being which is underpinned by an appreciation of the intricate interplay between the mind, environment, and physiology. Life challenges should not steal your joy but rather be an opportunity for personal growth. I believe that attitude is key therefore changing your perspective about life is a big step towards healing and living a better quality of life. Just like physical health mental health is something to be celebrated and worth investing in. -Carpe Diem-
I believe that mental health is an integral part of our well-being which is underpinned by an appreciation of the intricate interplay between the mind, environment, and physiology. Life challenges should not steal your joy but rather be an opportunity for personal growth. I believe that attitude is key therefore changing your perspective about life is a big step towards healing and living a better quality of life. Just like physical health mental health is something to be celebrated and worth investing in. -Carpe Diem-
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Eugene Essendrup
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London 5241
Good day I am a psychologist who really wants to help. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, distress, trauma, loss, phobias or any other day to day issues that prevents you from functioning effectively please contact me. Kindest of regards and remember no matter what it will always pass.
Good day I am a psychologist who really wants to help. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, distress, trauma, loss, phobias or any other day to day issues that prevents you from functioning effectively please contact me. Kindest of regards and remember no matter what it will always pass.
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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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Alfred

< 10

Counsellors in Port Alfred who prioritize treating:

100% Life Coaching
100% Family Conflict
67% Bereavement
67% Parenting
67% Spirituality
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Substance Use

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Momentum
100% GEMS
100% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Port Alfred see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Alfred?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The majority of General Counsellors featured in the directory align themselves with reputable professional bodies, particularly the Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners. All Registered Counsellors listed must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for general counsellors in South Africa, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in South Africa.

Psychologists have five years training in psychology, have completed an internship over 12 months, and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. They must be registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Registered Counsellors must have at least four years of study at a university or college, such as the Bachelor of Psychology and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. General counsellors, such as Supportive Counsellors, Holistic Counsellors, and Wellness Counsellors, registered with the ASCHP must possess at least an NQF Level 4 qualification. Social Workers must possess a Bachelor of Social Work and must have completed an approved internship in the social service sector.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in South Africa could be between R600 and R1,500. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are registered with the HPCSA and professional organisations such as PsySSA or the ASCHP are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client, or as required by law, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.