Depression Therapists in Bloemfontein

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Nadia du Toit
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with a focus on depression, anxiety, bipolar mood disorder, trauma and stress related problems, and addiction.
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.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with a focus on depression, anxiety, bipolar mood disorder, trauma and stress related problems, and addiction.
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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Marshal Buti Mokoena
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9323
As a clinical psychologist, specialises in anxiety, depression and trauma related issues.
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
As a clinical psychologist, specialises in anxiety, depression and trauma related issues.
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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Dawie Fivaz
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloemfontein 9301
Issues that Dawie work with include but is not limited to: Trauma and stress related problems, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorders, ADHD and Child disruptive and conduct disorder.
Dawie Fivaz is a Counselling Psychologist working from BloemWell in Bloemfontein. Dawie obtained his master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Free State and makes use of an integrated approach when working with clients. He works with clients from child hood to old age, all cultures, and backgrounds. However, he has a special interest in working with individuals that is in their midlife and the unique challenges faced during this life stage.
Issues that Dawie work with include but is not limited to: Trauma and stress related problems, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorders, ADHD and Child disruptive and conduct disorder.
Dawie Fivaz is a Counselling Psychologist working from BloemWell in Bloemfontein. Dawie obtained his master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Free State and makes use of an integrated approach when working with clients. He works with clients from child hood to old age, all cultures, and backgrounds. However, he has a special interest in working with individuals that is in their midlife and the unique challenges faced during this life stage.
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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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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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Heart to Heart Online Counselling-Dr Piet van Zyl
General Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9323  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are your relationship in shambles? Alfred Adler said, Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. That is what you will find at Heart to Heart. I am a registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor with more than 40 years of experience in counselling individuals and families through various hardships and traumas. Why don’t you arrange a 10-15 minute Complimentary Session with me to see how online counselling works and if I am the counsellor you are looking for? Whatsapp, email or call to arrange the session.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are your relationship in shambles? Alfred Adler said, Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. That is what you will find at Heart to Heart. I am a registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor with more than 40 years of experience in counselling individuals and families through various hardships and traumas. Why don’t you arrange a 10-15 minute Complimentary Session with me to see how online counselling works and if I am the counsellor you are looking for? Whatsapp, email or call to arrange the session.
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Frederick Van Niekerk
Psychologist, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
Frederick van Niekerk has 14 years experience in mental health, both as Registered Counsellor and Clinical Psychologist. He completed his M.Soc.Sc in clinical psychology in 2016. He currently works in the SANDF and private practice.
Frederick van Niekerk has 14 years experience in mental health, both as Registered Counsellor and Clinical Psychologist. He completed his M.Soc.Sc in clinical psychology in 2016. He currently works in the SANDF and private practice.
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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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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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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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Karla Badenhorst
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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Ruben Langenhoven
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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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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Margrieta Van Dijk
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
On our life's journey we sometimes feel stuck, anxious, overwhelmed or just that our journey is not going the way we have imagined it. You may feel that something is holding you back, relationships are a struggle or you feel divided in yourself. As a psychologist I offer therapy to anyone who feel they need some help and support to understand themselves and others better and develop frameworks and coping skills to negotiate the rhythms of life. Be it at work, with relationships, family and child raising matters or just developing and finding yourself. My clients include adults, adolescents and children from the age of 10 up.
On our life's journey we sometimes feel stuck, anxious, overwhelmed or just that our journey is not going the way we have imagined it. You may feel that something is holding you back, relationships are a struggle or you feel divided in yourself. As a psychologist I offer therapy to anyone who feel they need some help and support to understand themselves and others better and develop frameworks and coping skills to negotiate the rhythms of life. Be it at work, with relationships, family and child raising matters or just developing and finding yourself. My clients include adults, adolescents and children from the age of 10 up.
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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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Puleng Agatha Masedi
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
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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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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Lize Vd Walt
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloemfontein 9301
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” (C.S Lewis) To reach out to a psychologist might feel scary and overwhelming but it might also be one of the bravest things you can do! I am willing to take your hand through your difficulty, and allow you space to talk, to be, to vent and to ask the questions you are so afraid to answer alone. Sometimes therapy can be challenging, maybe overwhelming and at times difficult, but you are not alone and in the end I hope that you can say “it was worth it all”. May this be a meaningful experience for you.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” (C.S Lewis) To reach out to a psychologist might feel scary and overwhelming but it might also be one of the bravest things you can do! I am willing to take your hand through your difficulty, and allow you space to talk, to be, to vent and to ask the questions you are so afraid to answer alone. Sometimes therapy can be challenging, maybe overwhelming and at times difficult, but you are not alone and in the end I hope that you can say “it was worth it all”. May this be a meaningful experience for you.
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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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Shaheedah Jane Henney
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bloemfontein 9301
I am dedicated to supporting your journey towards holistic well-being. I offer in-person and online sessions! At Remindful Counselling, I believe that true wellness encompasses not only the physical aspects of health but also mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony. I am committed to guiding you through this transformative process, helping you navigate life's challenges and empowering you to unlock your full potential. With a focus on personalised care, I offer a range of services tailored to meet your individual needs.
I am dedicated to supporting your journey towards holistic well-being. I offer in-person and online sessions! At Remindful Counselling, I believe that true wellness encompasses not only the physical aspects of health but also mental, emotional, and spiritual harmony. I am committed to guiding you through this transformative process, helping you navigate life's challenges and empowering you to unlock your full potential. With a focus on personalised care, I offer a range of services tailored to meet your individual needs.
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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.