Therapists in Bloemfontein

Photo of Daniela Papgis, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Daniela Papgis
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
I am passionate in helping individuals develop an acceptance for experiences, emotions and challenges faced. In order to work towards this acceptance, I aim to assist individuals in developing the necessary strengths, coping strategies and concrete steps in achieving changed behaviour. I also provides psychometric assessments for adolescents,
I am passionate in helping individuals develop an acceptance for experiences, emotions and challenges faced. In order to work towards this acceptance, I aim to assist individuals in developing the necessary strengths, coping strategies and concrete steps in achieving changed behaviour. I also provides psychometric assessments for adolescents,
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Photo of Menanteaux Madeleine Olivier, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Menanteaux Madeleine Olivier
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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Clarina Du Plessis
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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Stephan Pretorius
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
If you're struggling with emotional or daily life challenges, know that you are not alone. I offer a personalized approach to guide and support you on your journey towards healing. With empathy and understanding, I provide a safe and confidential space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
If you're struggling with emotional or daily life challenges, know that you are not alone. I offer a personalized approach to guide and support you on your journey towards healing. With empathy and understanding, I provide a safe and confidential space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
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Lineo Dorah Seselinyane
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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Corinne Badenhorst
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
Hello, I’m Corinne, a psychiatric occupational therapist specializing in creative therapeutic interventions. My goal is to help my clients function optimally in all aspects of life. Through virtual sessions that are interactive and hands-on, we build strong relationships and tackle tough matters together. My own battles with trauma and anxiety have fueled my passion for understanding and managing these challenges. That’s why I’ve dedicated myself to learning about the vagus nerve, the autonomic nervous system, and their crucial roles in mental health and anxiety management.
Hello, I’m Corinne, a psychiatric occupational therapist specializing in creative therapeutic interventions. My goal is to help my clients function optimally in all aspects of life. Through virtual sessions that are interactive and hands-on, we build strong relationships and tackle tough matters together. My own battles with trauma and anxiety have fueled my passion for understanding and managing these challenges. That’s why I’ve dedicated myself to learning about the vagus nerve, the autonomic nervous system, and their crucial roles in mental health and anxiety management.
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Dr. Gert Abraham Van Niekerk
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
Your ideal client is someone who feels they have lost control in some aspect of their life, whether it be emotional control or control over their environment. Recognising that a lack of control can lead to unhappiness, you aim to help these individuals regain a sense of control. Through our work together, we focus on identifying the areas where they feel powerless and develop strategies to restore their sense of agency, ultimately improving their overall well-being.
Your ideal client is someone who feels they have lost control in some aspect of their life, whether it be emotional control or control over their environment. Recognising that a lack of control can lead to unhappiness, you aim to help these individuals regain a sense of control. Through our work together, we focus on identifying the areas where they feel powerless and develop strategies to restore their sense of agency, ultimately improving their overall well-being.
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Photo of Nicole Docherty, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Nicole Docherty
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301  (Online Only)
As a counselling psychologist, I believe it is my job to help people navigate the obstacles on the journey of life. Therapy is for anyone who feels stuck, lost, misdirected, or even just those who are tired. Therapy can act as the GPS that redirects your life and gets you moving in the right direction again. One step at a time. My passion is working with, and helping people of all ages through a wide variety of difficulties. I look forward to our journey together.
As a counselling psychologist, I believe it is my job to help people navigate the obstacles on the journey of life. Therapy is for anyone who feels stuck, lost, misdirected, or even just those who are tired. Therapy can act as the GPS that redirects your life and gets you moving in the right direction again. One step at a time. My passion is working with, and helping people of all ages through a wide variety of difficulties. I look forward to our journey together.
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Photo of Tammy Du Preez, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Tammy Du Preez
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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Cliné Payne
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloemfontein 9301
I have a natural passion for working with people of all ages. I firmly believe that each person's mental health should be a priority and that each person has the capacity to grow. My hope is that every individual will value themselves enough to choose the chance to change and fight for what is important to them.
I have a natural passion for working with people of all ages. I firmly believe that each person's mental health should be a priority and that each person has the capacity to grow. My hope is that every individual will value themselves enough to choose the chance to change and fight for what is important to them.
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Photo of Nico Venter, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Nico Venter
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
Life can be hard. We experience a whole array of emotions while balancing work, personal life, and relationships. At times it feels like the things happening in our life are overwhelming us, which leads to emotions like anxiety and depression. The thought of therapy can be intimidating, but it is a rewarding process of self-discovery and understanding yourself better to deal with the challenges of life.
Life can be hard. We experience a whole array of emotions while balancing work, personal life, and relationships. At times it feels like the things happening in our life are overwhelming us, which leads to emotions like anxiety and depression. The thought of therapy can be intimidating, but it is a rewarding process of self-discovery and understanding yourself better to deal with the challenges of life.
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Photo of Anri Pawson - Anri Pawson Clinical Psychology PTY (ltd), MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Anri Pawson Clinical Psychology PTY (ltd)
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloemfontein 9301
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 Lizettte Muller - Lizette Muller Psychology Practice (Pty) Ltd, MSc, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Lizette Muller Psychology Practice (Pty) Ltd
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloemfontein 9301
Asking for help might be the bravest thing you ever do! Life is a journey that might be hard and even overwhelming sometimes. You may feel stuck and lose all hope. I can provide a safe space where I will listen with empathy and compassion to your life story and help you to make sense of your journey and to heal and grow. Discovering the strengths that lie within yourself can be a rewarding process that will equip you to deal more effectively with life's challenges.
Asking for help might be the bravest thing you ever do! Life is a journey that might be hard and even overwhelming sometimes. You may feel stuck and lose all hope. I can provide a safe space where I will listen with empathy and compassion to your life story and help you to make sense of your journey and to heal and grow. Discovering the strengths that lie within yourself can be a rewarding process that will equip you to deal more effectively with life's challenges.
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Photo of Samuel Moetji, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Samuel Moetji
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
Are you an individual or a family struggling with the following: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma related issues, Adjustment problems, Marital or Relationship issues, or struggling to adjust to your loss, divorce or changes in your life? Are you finding it difficult to cope with personal, academic, work or social issues. I offer psychotherapy for these and other related problems. I am here for you, so feel free to contact me.
Are you an individual or a family struggling with the following: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma related issues, Adjustment problems, Marital or Relationship issues, or struggling to adjust to your loss, divorce or changes in your life? Are you finding it difficult to cope with personal, academic, work or social issues. I offer psychotherapy for these and other related problems. I am here for you, so feel free to contact me.
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Photo of Obakeng Phefo, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Obakeng Phefo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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 Dr. Renee Small, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr. Renee Small
Psychologist, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with specialisation in child and adolescent psychology. I am committed to promoting well-being in children, adolescents, and families. I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, which includes a focus on attachment and meeting clients at their basic need of safety and security. I use Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) as part of my intervention for trauma, anxiety, and grief. BWRT is a technique that harnesses the brain's ability to rewire itself. It helps individuals process and reframe traumatic experiences more effectively.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with specialisation in child and adolescent psychology. I am committed to promoting well-being in children, adolescents, and families. I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, which includes a focus on attachment and meeting clients at their basic need of safety and security. I use Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) as part of my intervention for trauma, anxiety, and grief. BWRT is a technique that harnesses the brain's ability to rewire itself. It helps individuals process and reframe traumatic experiences more effectively.
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Nadia Smith (Music Therapist)
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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 Nadia du Toit, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Nadia du Toit
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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 Levérne Nicole Van Heerden, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor, General Counsellor
Levérne Nicole Van Heerden
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301  (Online Only)
I assist clients in achieving wholeness within the integrated oneness of body, mind, and spirit, therefore improving their overall well-being. I provide support to clients in enhancing their quality of life by overcoming conflicts, enhancing relationships, dealing with general challenges, managing the challenges of life, and achieving inner peace.
I assist clients in achieving wholeness within the integrated oneness of body, mind, and spirit, therefore improving their overall well-being. I provide support to clients in enhancing their quality of life by overcoming conflicts, enhancing relationships, dealing with general challenges, managing the challenges of life, and achieving inner peace.
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Simoné Vink
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
As a Clinical Psychologist, I feel passionate about helping individuals discover their strengths, cope with daily challenges, and assist them in coping with or working through emotional distress in a safe environment. I offer play therapy to children 4-12 years of age and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I feel passionate about helping individuals discover their strengths, cope with daily challenges, and assist them in coping with or working through emotional distress in a safe environment. I offer play therapy to children 4-12 years of age and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bloemfontein

50+

Average cost per session

R600

Counsellors in Bloemfontein who prioritize treating:

70% Stress
65% Anxiety
63% Coping Skills
61% Bereavement
60% Self Esteem
58% Relationship Issues
51% Depression

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Discovery Health
97% Bonitas
90% Momentum

How Counsellors in Bloemfontein see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bloemfontein?

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.