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.
Life over recent years has changed dramatically. The fast pace of development in technology is further influencing and changing how we work, live and socialise on a daily basis. As the day-to-day demands increase, we need to develop skills and find ways to consistently deal with everyday challenges which at times, can feel overwhelming.
I offer counselling and life coaching. Clients will come to me with a range of problems and often feel confused. In our work we will clarify the problem and see what is most challenging for you at the present time. We will discover where this confusion arises in the body and mind and be able to see what started it. Perhaps this has been triggered in the past: by an environment, people, a person, upbringing etc. The work we do is non-judgemental and my purpose is to help you find your way out of the confusion and suffering, so you can find success, purpose and meaning in your life. I will be with you all the way
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.
Registered Counsellors are there to help you deal with personal issues before they get out of hand. We aspire to prevent mental disorders from developing rather than treating them once they have developed. We don’t work with people who have a clinical diagnosis, but we are able to refer you to the right type of psychological practitioner who can. I can help you work on areas such as Grief and Bereavement, Self-Esteem and Body Image Issues, Acute Depression & Anxiety, Overcoming Trauma, General Coping and Adjustment Challenges, Behaviour Management (children), and COVID-19 Related Stress
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 see a range of clients, including those that are generally happy and successful in their lives but are facing a challenge with relationships or work and need some extra support in that area. Part of the work I do is to teach skills to help my clients move forward to be where they want to be. Ultimately, mental health and wellness is the focus.
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 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.
If you are struggling to deal with overwhelming emotions about childhood traumas, life transitions, self-development, family and romantic relationship challenges, chronic illness and any other life challenges, you need support that is non-judgmental and prioritises your wellbeing. Psychotherapy and counselling are beneficial in assisting you to cope and thrive in your daily life. Where needed, appropriate referrals to other practitioners will be made to ensure that you are taken care of appropriately and holistically.
I am Pinky Gqeba-Tshuta, a Specialist Wellness Counsellor in private practice (Umtata). I offer counselling and life coaching services to adults, adolescents and children who are struggling with their everyday life's challenges. I use my psychological intervention strategies and experties to walk along side my clients to take them back to their place of being okay.
I am a Registered Counsellor currently based in Durban. I offer counselling, play therapy, group therapy, career and scholastic assessments and children’s workshops. The psychological intervention I offer is short term, supportive counselling and coping skills training. I work collaboratively with my clients to facilitate growth during life transitions and I cater the treatment I offer according to my clients' individual needs. I aim to offer a warm therapeutic environment in which clients can gain a deep insight into their lives and overcome distress.
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.
Is life requiring you to make a big change? Have you lost a loved one through death, divorce, or in some other way? Or, do you have to “move on,” but you are not sure how? Perhaps your career has come to a standstill? You know that it is time for a change? The children have moved out? What lies ahead? Or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with an illness and it’s time to deal with some big questions? How to proceed from here? Perhaps you are just a guy and don’t know what to do with all the feelings and events in your life? Or you’re someone suffering stress and burnout? You've been through too much, seen too much, lost too much?
Wellness is our greatest tool in preventing illness. It is our greatest asset to achieving happiness. So why is wellness not something we all strive for on a daily basis? And I don't mean to be well in the sense that we are free from disease- I mean to be free, healthy and happy in all aspects of our lives: be it social, occupational, physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological. My role will be to assist you in your wellness journey by assessing areas that may need improvement, while always remembering what you are doing right. I also hope to be a sounding board on days that you may need clarity or when it all feels too much.
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. Someone who is actually already creating part of the change, although he/she might not yet be aware of it. Even people in a lot of emotional pain, reporting for therapy, is expecting something, however small their hope or expectation might be. This includes, anyone experiencing trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, abusing a substance or feeling anxious or depressed.
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
Everyone is going through a tough journey of psychological problems. As your guide I am here to help you land safe on your destination. By working together with you for a better and prosperous solution .
I’m Gemma, I have an unwavering passion for holistic well-being and helping individuals through the challenging times they find themselves in. I’m a modern-day therapist seeking to assist with age-old problems.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Port Elizabeth are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Port Elizabeth then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Port Elizabeth, or Child Psychologists in Port Elizabeth.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Port Elizabeth psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Port Elizabeth specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.