Therapists in Port Elizabeth

Photo of Madeleine Swart, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, 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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Photo of Deon Jude Swartz, Psychologist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Deon Jude Swartz
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
I typically find tremendous reward in helping people, from children to adolescents and adults who experience difficulties in dealing with life crises from personal identity to addiction. I also work with trauma debriefing and counselling and psychotherapy in individual, group and marital contexts. I have a lot of experience in dealing with psychometric assessments for educational placement purposes as well as neurological assessments.
I typically find tremendous reward in helping people, from children to adolescents and adults who experience difficulties in dealing with life crises from personal identity to addiction. I also work with trauma debriefing and counselling and psychotherapy in individual, group and marital contexts. I have a lot of experience in dealing with psychometric assessments for educational placement purposes as well as neurological assessments.
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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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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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Joubert Psychology | Psychometric Assessment
Psychometrist , HPCSA - Psychometrist
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
Joubert Psychology offers Psychometric Assessment in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and specializes in Scholastic Screening, Special School Placement, ADHD Screening, School Readiness, Exam Concessions, and Career Guidance. Tara-Lee Joubert is committed to providing comprehensive assessment.
Joubert Psychology offers Psychometric Assessment in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and specializes in Scholastic Screening, Special School Placement, ADHD Screening, School Readiness, Exam Concessions, and Career Guidance. Tara-Lee Joubert is committed to providing comprehensive assessment.
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Photo of Nicole Marchenko Psychometric Assessment , Psychometrist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Nicole Marchenko Psychometric Assessment
Psychometrist
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
Nicole Marchenko Psychometric Assessment specializes in Scholastic Screening, Special School Placement, ADHD Screening, Cognitive Ability, School Readiness, Behaviour, Concessions, IQ, Career Guidance and Memory Assessments.
Nicole Marchenko Psychometric Assessment specializes in Scholastic Screening, Special School Placement, ADHD Screening, Cognitive Ability, School Readiness, Behaviour, Concessions, IQ, Career Guidance and Memory Assessments.
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Photo of Zintle Yokwe, Psychologist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Zintle Yokwe
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
I am passionate about mental health and through therapy I seek to positively transform lives and ensure holistic growth for individuals. The approach that I often use is informed by the client’s presentation and needs. Seeking psychological assistance is a brave step that shows strength rather than weakness. People continuously strive to better themselves and I am happy to provide a safe space that allows them to do that.
I am passionate about mental health and through therapy I seek to positively transform lives and ensure holistic growth for individuals. The approach that I often use is informed by the client’s presentation and needs. Seeking psychological assistance is a brave step that shows strength rather than weakness. People continuously strive to better themselves and I am happy to provide a safe space that allows them to do that.
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Photo of Kim Castle, Psychologist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Kim Castle
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of all intrapsychic and interpersonal issues that a person may be experiencing - such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger issues, issues related to self-esteem, work difficulties, bereavement and relationship issues etc
I specialize in the treatment of all intrapsychic and interpersonal issues that a person may be experiencing - such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger issues, issues related to self-esteem, work difficulties, bereavement and relationship issues etc
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Photo of Rahila Waka, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Rahila Waka
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elizabeth 6000  (Online Only)
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
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Photo of Wayne Kelsall Hadley, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Wayne Kelsall Hadley
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6001
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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Photo of Gali Slotow, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Gali Slotow
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000  (Online Only)
Have you been finding yourself struggling lately? Do you feel heavy hearted with feelings of hopelessness? Are you emotionally exhausted? It's okay to ask for help. You are safe here, and you are not alone. As Carl Rogers once said "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." Reaching out is the first step into the direction of the good life that you seek. Whether you and your partner are experiencing some rough patches, if you as an individual are finding your anxiety levels have risen, or if you have unresolved trauma that you can feel creeping in and taking it's toll, I can help.
Have you been finding yourself struggling lately? Do you feel heavy hearted with feelings of hopelessness? Are you emotionally exhausted? It's okay to ask for help. You are safe here, and you are not alone. As Carl Rogers once said "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." Reaching out is the first step into the direction of the good life that you seek. Whether you and your partner are experiencing some rough patches, if you as an individual are finding your anxiety levels have risen, or if you have unresolved trauma that you can feel creeping in and taking it's toll, I can help.
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Photo of Kobus Fourie, Registered Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Kobus Fourie
Registered Counsellor, MA, HPCSA - Ind. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
Past Hurts Men and Women, Young Men in need of healing.
Past Hurts Men and Women, Young Men in need of healing.
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Photo of Marguerite Black, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Marguerite Black
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
Do you feel emotionally exhausted & worn out by life? As Registered Wellness Counsellor, I provide a nurturing, compassionate space in which all ages and any issues, esp. depression, grief & PTSD are embraced in a spirit of unconditional care. I'll help you GROW and build your STORY towards wholeness through solution-focused CBT, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Expressive Arts & Narrative. My work includes evidence-based assessments & reports...I am dedicated to help you stop self-sabotaging self-talk, to be free of unwarranted shame, fear; self-doubt & change unhelpful perceptions/attitudes. Start to feel BETTER & HEAL today...
Do you feel emotionally exhausted & worn out by life? As Registered Wellness Counsellor, I provide a nurturing, compassionate space in which all ages and any issues, esp. depression, grief & PTSD are embraced in a spirit of unconditional care. I'll help you GROW and build your STORY towards wholeness through solution-focused CBT, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Expressive Arts & Narrative. My work includes evidence-based assessments & reports...I am dedicated to help you stop self-sabotaging self-talk, to be free of unwarranted shame, fear; self-doubt & change unhelpful perceptions/attitudes. Start to feel BETTER & HEAL today...
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Photo of Marietha Robbertse, Psychologist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Marietha Robbertse
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
I am an competent and compassionate psychologist, working mainly with younger children and adolescents. I do psycho educational assessments and therapy and is experienced in helping individuals to handle the daily challenges that can so easily lead to anxiety and depression.
I am an competent and compassionate psychologist, working mainly with younger children and adolescents. I do psycho educational assessments and therapy and is experienced in helping individuals to handle the daily challenges that can so easily lead to anxiety and depression.
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Henning Gericke
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
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Photo of Karen Jooste, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Karen Jooste
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000  (Online Only)
When you feel that your life has become unmanageable, it can be difficult to know which direction to go in. It takes bravery to reach out and to admit that you feel overwhelmed. You need a place where you will feel accepted and not judged. I offer on-line addiction counseling sessions to adolescents and adults. I offer a space where you will feel safe and supported. I have worked in the field of addiction for 8 years and I have a degree in Social Sciences, specializing in substance abuse. I work from a positive psychology approach, focusing on a range of treatments such as DBT, CBT and Motivation Interviewing.
When you feel that your life has become unmanageable, it can be difficult to know which direction to go in. It takes bravery to reach out and to admit that you feel overwhelmed. You need a place where you will feel accepted and not judged. I offer on-line addiction counseling sessions to adolescents and adults. I offer a space where you will feel safe and supported. I have worked in the field of addiction for 8 years and I have a degree in Social Sciences, specializing in substance abuse. I work from a positive psychology approach, focusing on a range of treatments such as DBT, CBT and Motivation Interviewing.
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Photo of Donnaé Maree Godley, General Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Donnaé Maree Godley
General Counsellor, MSocSci
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
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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Richard R Balasar
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
Richard is dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges, achieve personal growth, and unlocking their potential. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bergamo, (Milan), Italy. His academic background and work equips him with a deep understanding of human behavior, psychological processes, and therapeutic interventions. This knowledge and approach, allows him to blend traditional psychological principles with practical strategies for real-world application.
Richard is dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges, achieve personal growth, and unlocking their potential. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bergamo, (Milan), Italy. His academic background and work equips him with a deep understanding of human behavior, psychological processes, and therapeutic interventions. This knowledge and approach, allows him to blend traditional psychological principles with practical strategies for real-world application.
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Photo of Bandipe Langeni, Registered Counsellor in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Bandipe Langeni
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
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.
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.
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Photo of Vasintha Pather, Psychotherapist in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Vasintha Pather
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Port Elizabeth 6000
Developmental trauma and systemic trauma can have a significant impact on our functioning as adults. I specialise in childhood and attachment trauma, as well as systemic trauma relating to race, gender and organisations. I support my clients - mostly leaders and organisational practitioners - to deepen their capacity to integrate and heal from these difficult life experiences, to embody their emotions, and to restore connection with their innate wisdom, creativity and joy. Growth through the therapeutic process offers possibilities for deeper meaning and effectiveness.
Developmental trauma and systemic trauma can have a significant impact on our functioning as adults. I specialise in childhood and attachment trauma, as well as systemic trauma relating to race, gender and organisations. I support my clients - mostly leaders and organisational practitioners - to deepen their capacity to integrate and heal from these difficult life experiences, to embody their emotions, and to restore connection with their innate wisdom, creativity and joy. Growth through the therapeutic process offers possibilities for deeper meaning and effectiveness.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Elizabeth

20+

Average cost per session

R600

Counsellors in Port Elizabeth who prioritize treating:

78% Self Esteem
70% Anxiety
67% Stress
63% Bereavement
63% Coping Skills
52% Relationship Issues
48% Depression

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Discovery Health
92% Bonitas
83% GEMS

How Counsellors in Port Elizabeth see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Elizabeth?

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.