Therapists in Free State

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Photo of Nadia Smith (Music Therapist), Art Therapist in Free State
Nadia Smith (Music Therapist)
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
There is an innate responsiveness to music in human beings. We all respond to rhythm, melody, and harmony regardless of physical or mental disability, injury, or illness. Using music, we creatively build a bridge between what we feel inside, and what we vibrate into the world. Music therapy creates opportunities for connections with self and others.
There is an innate responsiveness to music in human beings. We all respond to rhythm, melody, and harmony regardless of physical or mental disability, injury, or illness. Using music, we creatively build a bridge between what we feel inside, and what we vibrate into the world. Music therapy creates opportunities for connections with self and others.
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Photo of Cherise Sander Clinical Psychologist , Psychologist in Free State
Cherise Sander Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Taking the first step is usually the most difficult part of your journey for growth. I am here to walk along this journey with you.
Taking the first step is usually the most difficult part of your journey for growth. I am here to walk along this journey with you.
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Photo of Nadia du Toit, Psychologist in Free State
Nadia du Toit
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
As we move through life, we are often faced with many challenges and sometimes even moments that turn our lives upside down. Traumatic events and distressing experiences often leave us feeling lost, defeated and unsure. Everyone deals with these situations in their own way. At times, we are able to manage and cope rather well however, some challenges and tragedies can start to feel overwhelming and hard to cope with on our own. I know what it’s like to be caught in turbulent times. That is why I put my heart and soul into helping individuals make sense of these moments, put their life back together and find contentment and purpose.
As we move through life, we are often faced with many challenges and sometimes even moments that turn our lives upside down. Traumatic events and distressing experiences often leave us feeling lost, defeated and unsure. Everyone deals with these situations in their own way. At times, we are able to manage and cope rather well however, some challenges and tragedies can start to feel overwhelming and hard to cope with on our own. I know what it’s like to be caught in turbulent times. That is why I put my heart and soul into helping individuals make sense of these moments, put their life back together and find contentment and purpose.
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Photo of Puleng Agatha Masedi, Psychologist in Free State
Puleng Agatha Masedi
Psychologist, MSocSci
Verified Verified
Our society struggles with prioritizing their mental health. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am here to advocate for mental health through consultation services and group workshops. Acknowledging that you need help and furthermore taking a step towards obtaining such help is not an indication of a "weakness" or " Failure". Rather, it is an indication of courage, strength and resourcefullness.
Our society struggles with prioritizing their mental health. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am here to advocate for mental health through consultation services and group workshops. Acknowledging that you need help and furthermore taking a step towards obtaining such help is not an indication of a "weakness" or " Failure". Rather, it is an indication of courage, strength and resourcefullness.
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Photo of Menanteaux Madeleine Olivier, Psychologist in Free State
Menanteaux Madeleine Olivier
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Life is full of ups and downs. In the end it is the journey that matters most and that teaches us the most. Psychotherapy offer an individual the opportunity to collaborate with a therapist to overcome any obstacles that are hindering their progress or growth. The process of therapy addresses emotional, relational, cognitive and occupational concerns. I collaborate with the client and personalise an approach most beneficial to the client. To me psychotherapy is a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore and better understand yourself, your relationships, and the challenges or difficulties that you face.
Life is full of ups and downs. In the end it is the journey that matters most and that teaches us the most. Psychotherapy offer an individual the opportunity to collaborate with a therapist to overcome any obstacles that are hindering their progress or growth. The process of therapy addresses emotional, relational, cognitive and occupational concerns. I collaborate with the client and personalise an approach most beneficial to the client. To me psychotherapy is a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore and better understand yourself, your relationships, and the challenges or difficulties that you face.
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Marshal Buti Mokoena
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
A highly trained, experienced and professional Clinical Psychologist who can offer empathetic assistance and support with a wide range of psychosocial issues affecting individuals, couples, families and groups in various settings
A highly trained, experienced and professional Clinical Psychologist who can offer empathetic assistance and support with a wide range of psychosocial issues affecting individuals, couples, families and groups in various settings
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Photo of Lineo Dorah Seselinyane, Psychologist in Free State
Lineo Dorah Seselinyane
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am counselling psychologist practicing in Bloemfontein, Ficksburg and Clocolan. As we know life can present with various challenges (challenges with work, relationships, health, identify, trauma etc.) and some of those challenges are connected to the past. Being in therapy can be a great way to make sense of your experience, gain insight, grow and heal. When I work with individuals in therapy I incorporate their culture and spirituality in my treatment because our lives are part of so much more. I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I believe ‘the life you want is on the other side of seeking help’.
I am counselling psychologist practicing in Bloemfontein, Ficksburg and Clocolan. As we know life can present with various challenges (challenges with work, relationships, health, identify, trauma etc.) and some of those challenges are connected to the past. Being in therapy can be a great way to make sense of your experience, gain insight, grow and heal. When I work with individuals in therapy I incorporate their culture and spirituality in my treatment because our lives are part of so much more. I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I believe ‘the life you want is on the other side of seeking help’.
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Photo of Clarina Du Plessis, General Counsellor in Free State
Clarina Du Plessis
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
You can call on me when you feel low or anxious - maybe you suffered a loss; you're unsure about the future of a relationship; or just feel that you not living the life you were meant to. I am here to help. I utilize various methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Since opening the doors of my practice, I have provided clients with a wide range of services. From less complicated circumstances, to extremely traumatic and complex crisis situations- my services are individualized to suit everyone’s needs.
You can call on me when you feel low or anxious - maybe you suffered a loss; you're unsure about the future of a relationship; or just feel that you not living the life you were meant to. I am here to help. I utilize various methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Since opening the doors of my practice, I have provided clients with a wide range of services. From less complicated circumstances, to extremely traumatic and complex crisis situations- my services are individualized to suit everyone’s needs.
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Photo of Siphiwo Mthethwa, Psychologist in Free State
Siphiwo Mthethwa
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
I enjoy working holistically with clients and their families in order to ensure the best possible outcome. The approaches I prefer to use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic. I adjust my methods to best suit the needs of the client. In every session I am aiming to create an environment that is safe and nurturing to the therapeutic process.
I enjoy working holistically with clients and their families in order to ensure the best possible outcome. The approaches I prefer to use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic. I adjust my methods to best suit the needs of the client. In every session I am aiming to create an environment that is safe and nurturing to the therapeutic process.
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Photo of Ruben Langenhoven, Psychologist in Free State
Ruben Langenhoven
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours openly. Working integratively, with interventions tailored to each person's unique needs, I aim to empower my clients to develop insight and resilience.
I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours openly. Working integratively, with interventions tailored to each person's unique needs, I aim to empower my clients to develop insight and resilience.
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Photo of Anri Pawson Clinical Psychology PTY (ltd), Psychologist in Free State
Anri Pawson Clinical Psychology PTY (ltd)
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a firm believer of the fact that every single person has a life story worthy of being heard. Some stories might seem messy, chaotic and unfinished. Others might seem intriguing, exciting and “figured out”. Point is, everyone has their own story. And as a person who is completely passionate about being a clinical psychologist, I see myself as a friendly, approachable and compassionate human being who will give her best in making this daunting process of seeking therapy a little less scary. I am looking forward in hearing your life story and creating a space where you feel safe enough to be vulnerable and open to share.
I am a firm believer of the fact that every single person has a life story worthy of being heard. Some stories might seem messy, chaotic and unfinished. Others might seem intriguing, exciting and “figured out”. Point is, everyone has their own story. And as a person who is completely passionate about being a clinical psychologist, I see myself as a friendly, approachable and compassionate human being who will give her best in making this daunting process of seeking therapy a little less scary. I am looking forward in hearing your life story and creating a space where you feel safe enough to be vulnerable and open to share.
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Photo of Limpho Khauhelo Mangope, Psychologist in Free State
Limpho Khauhelo Mangope
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sasolburg 1947  (Online Only)
You are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, emotionally drained, you feel like giving up; you have to make difficult decisions about your life; you are uncertain about choices; you feel confused about your very own emotions; it is not a sign of weakness to ask for guidance. All these happen to the best of us. Having someone to listen, to reassure and validate is important to everyone. Let me be that person! Our emotional well-being is important to us and to our loved ones.
You are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, emotionally drained, you feel like giving up; you have to make difficult decisions about your life; you are uncertain about choices; you feel confused about your very own emotions; it is not a sign of weakness to ask for guidance. All these happen to the best of us. Having someone to listen, to reassure and validate is important to everyone. Let me be that person! Our emotional well-being is important to us and to our loved ones.
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Photo of Dimakatso Nyirenda, Social Worker in Free State
Dimakatso Nyirenda
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Are you living with HIV and might be struggling with a new diagnosis? Are you finding it difficult to accept your status, disclosing to partner, children, family and friends? Do you feel like your condition is depriving you from living to the best of your ability and is affecting your day to day life like productivity, eating and sleeping patterns? Do you feel like you have lost sense of belonging? I would love to assist you navigate and overcome all of the above mentioned challenges in order for you to start living life positively with HIV.
Are you living with HIV and might be struggling with a new diagnosis? Are you finding it difficult to accept your status, disclosing to partner, children, family and friends? Do you feel like your condition is depriving you from living to the best of your ability and is affecting your day to day life like productivity, eating and sleeping patterns? Do you feel like you have lost sense of belonging? I would love to assist you navigate and overcome all of the above mentioned challenges in order for you to start living life positively with HIV.
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Photo of Karla Badenhorst, Psychologist in Free State
Karla Badenhorst
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am Counselling Psychologist in private practice with a passion for working with individuals of all ages. Therapy is a process that can be beneficial to anyone, but especially for those who feel stuck at a certain point in their lives, experience difficult thoughts or emotions, or who have been exposed to traumatic events.
I am Counselling Psychologist in private practice with a passion for working with individuals of all ages. Therapy is a process that can be beneficial to anyone, but especially for those who feel stuck at a certain point in their lives, experience difficult thoughts or emotions, or who have been exposed to traumatic events.
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Photo of Thami Mbonambi, Psychologist in Free State
Thami Mbonambi
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Thami and I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist based in South Africa. I have come to realise that most of the time, "people's feelings are influenced by their thoughts "( Aaron Beck). In order to achieve your goals, you need to work on the meaning you attach to different circumstances you find yourself in.
Hi my name is Thami and I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist based in South Africa. I have come to realise that most of the time, "people's feelings are influenced by their thoughts "( Aaron Beck). In order to achieve your goals, you need to work on the meaning you attach to different circumstances you find yourself in.
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Photo of Neville Dean Robertson, Psychologist in Free State
Neville Dean Robertson
Psychologist, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
My aim is to provide an empathic and comfortable environment that enables you as client to engage in self exploration and self-understanding. Often, I feel that the challenges or symptoms we experience tip our lives out of balance. Providing you with the necessary tools and knowledge to regain balance and work towards sustainable change and a more fulfilling life remains a fundamental goal. My experiences include a variety of therapeutic frameworks (i.e., Schema therapy, CBT and DBT) and thus prefer to work from an integrative perspective.
My aim is to provide an empathic and comfortable environment that enables you as client to engage in self exploration and self-understanding. Often, I feel that the challenges or symptoms we experience tip our lives out of balance. Providing you with the necessary tools and knowledge to regain balance and work towards sustainable change and a more fulfilling life remains a fundamental goal. My experiences include a variety of therapeutic frameworks (i.e., Schema therapy, CBT and DBT) and thus prefer to work from an integrative perspective.
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Photo of Obakeng Phefo, Psychologist in Free State
Obakeng Phefo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a safe, containing and non-judgmental space in therapy. My goal is to ensure that you feel seen, heard and understood. Once my client feels safe, I work collaboratively with them to find ways to cope and address issues that affect and cause them pain.
I provide a safe, containing and non-judgmental space in therapy. My goal is to ensure that you feel seen, heard and understood. Once my client feels safe, I work collaboratively with them to find ways to cope and address issues that affect and cause them pain.
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Photo of Ask Mareli Counselling, General Counsellor in Free State
Ask Mareli Counselling
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Mareli Csabai, a dedicated counsellor passionate about supporting your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I recognize the importance of the whole person in the counselling journey. Your unique story is valued, and I'm here to support you on this holistic journey towards well-being.
Hello, I'm Mareli Csabai, a dedicated counsellor passionate about supporting your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I recognize the importance of the whole person in the counselling journey. Your unique story is valued, and I'm here to support you on this holistic journey towards well-being.
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Photo of Tammy Du Preez, Psychologist in Free State
Tammy Du Preez
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I enjoy working with individuals from all age groups. I also assist with couples therapy and family therapy. I try my best to create a environment where clients can feel safe enough to share their challenges and trauma. I respect and treat each individual with the unique personality traits and characteristics they present with and choose a therapeutic stance that matches you.
I enjoy working with individuals from all age groups. I also assist with couples therapy and family therapy. I try my best to create a environment where clients can feel safe enough to share their challenges and trauma. I respect and treat each individual with the unique personality traits and characteristics they present with and choose a therapeutic stance that matches you.
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Photo of Flourish with Retha van Zyl, General Counsellor in Free State
Flourish with Retha van Zyl
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Life is tough. When day-to-day responsibilities and difficulties overwhelm us, we need a reminder that we are capable of dealing with life’s challenges. At Flourish, you will find a safe space where you will be seen, heard and validated. We will work together to help you deal with challenges; to attain resilience on your personal journey to wellness; and to live a balanced life. I help you identify your strengths, which serve as building blocks for creating meaning as you see it. Ek is Afrikaanssprekend en bedien jou graag in die taal van jou keuse - Afrikaans of Engels.
Life is tough. When day-to-day responsibilities and difficulties overwhelm us, we need a reminder that we are capable of dealing with life’s challenges. At Flourish, you will find a safe space where you will be seen, heard and validated. We will work together to help you deal with challenges; to attain resilience on your personal journey to wellness; and to live a balanced life. I help you identify your strengths, which serve as building blocks for creating meaning as you see it. Ek is Afrikaanssprekend en bedien jou graag in die taal van jou keuse - Afrikaans of Engels.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

R650

Counsellors in Free State who prioritize treating:

65% Stress
64% Anxiety
63% Bereavement
61% Relationship Issues
59% Coping Skills
57% Self Esteem
55% Depression

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Discovery Health
92% Bonitas
89% GEMS

How Counsellors in Free State see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Free State?

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.