Online Counselling for Fezile Dabi

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Leonie Lubbe
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parys 9585
About Me: I studied communication studies and psychology at the North-West University from 2001 to 2007. After my Masters degree and internship, I also worked at the NWU for 11 years. At the university I worked with students on a emotional and therapeutic level, and also did career- and study-related counselling. ​ I am registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is currently in private practice in Parys, Freestate. I am also a mom, wife and business owner. ​ I truly care for my clients, and work diligently to help them heal, grow and make changes where needed.
About Me: I studied communication studies and psychology at the North-West University from 2001 to 2007. After my Masters degree and internship, I also worked at the NWU for 11 years. At the university I worked with students on a emotional and therapeutic level, and also did career- and study-related counselling. ​ I am registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is currently in private practice in Parys, Freestate. I am also a mom, wife and business owner. ​ I truly care for my clients, and work diligently to help them heal, grow and make changes where needed.
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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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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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Jessica Fouche
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parys 9585
When families thrive, that is when society will thrive. Each member of a family deserves support and care where they are at. I work with people who want to put the work in, in a supportive environment. Most mothers, and parents, are trying their best but still coming up short. They want to feel more empowered in their parenting role, thrive in their relationships, have a meaningful life outside of parenting. Neurodiverse families deserve support, psycho-education, and guidance from an affirming therapist who knows what they are going through.
When families thrive, that is when society will thrive. Each member of a family deserves support and care where they are at. I work with people who want to put the work in, in a supportive environment. Most mothers, and parents, are trying their best but still coming up short. They want to feel more empowered in their parenting role, thrive in their relationships, have a meaningful life outside of parenting. Neurodiverse families deserve support, psycho-education, and guidance from an affirming therapist who knows what they are going through.
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Maleshane Mokgosi
Psychologist, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.