Therapists in City of Johannesburg

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Photo of Dr. Marilyn Cathleen Saunders, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Dr. Marilyn Cathleen Saunders
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Midrand 1685
I am passionate about seeing lives changed and clients reaching their full potential, even though there may seem to be no hope. In my sessions I view every individual as unique and do not treat my clients with a “one size fits all approach” I believe that even though clients may have similar problems their experience and the way they view their problems are different from others.
I am passionate about seeing lives changed and clients reaching their full potential, even though there may seem to be no hope. In my sessions I view every individual as unique and do not treat my clients with a “one size fits all approach” I believe that even though clients may have similar problems their experience and the way they view their problems are different from others.
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Photo of Debbie Jennifer Howes, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Debbie Jennifer Howes
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mondeor 2091
I specialise in identifying and reprocessing the underlying unconscious belief systems and emotional patterns at the core of all problems . Gain experiential insights into the nature of the origins of your repetitive cycles and patterns and make the changes on all levels.
I specialise in identifying and reprocessing the underlying unconscious belief systems and emotional patterns at the core of all problems . Gain experiential insights into the nature of the origins of your repetitive cycles and patterns and make the changes on all levels.
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Photo of Mandy Florence, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Mandy Florence
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Midrand 1684
I work in a long term psychoanalytic way which is suitable for patients who would like to work deeply with their issues and feelings. Patients who are hoping to grow in themselves, and enrich their interpersonal experiences would find this a rewarding approach.
I work in a long term psychoanalytic way which is suitable for patients who would like to work deeply with their issues and feelings. Patients who are hoping to grow in themselves, and enrich their interpersonal experiences would find this a rewarding approach.
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Photo of Nhlanhla Zondo, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nhlanhla Zondo
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
We are living in trying times where life pressures can be overwhelming on our bodies and mind. Stress has become part of our daily lives at the detriment of our mental and physical health resulting in Depression & Anxiety. Psychotherapy 'Counselling' is an avenue to enlist emotional and psychological support as well as find healthy ways to combating stress. Counselling also assists in learning effective communication skills and conflict management skills essential in personal and work relationships.
We are living in trying times where life pressures can be overwhelming on our bodies and mind. Stress has become part of our daily lives at the detriment of our mental and physical health resulting in Depression & Anxiety. Psychotherapy 'Counselling' is an avenue to enlist emotional and psychological support as well as find healthy ways to combating stress. Counselling also assists in learning effective communication skills and conflict management skills essential in personal and work relationships.
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Muntuwenkosi Wilfred Sibisi
Social Worker, MA
Verified Verified
We all have difficult moments in our lives as part of the changing world. Most of us strive to live happily and peacefully, but difficult situations come with a lot of strain which collapses our lives mentally and emotionally. I use an eco-systems approach which provides a paradigm for understanding how systems and their interactions maintain individual's behavior. Therapy is a healing process and an essential tool to maintain healthy social functioning in all systems that we interact with.
We all have difficult moments in our lives as part of the changing world. Most of us strive to live happily and peacefully, but difficult situations come with a lot of strain which collapses our lives mentally and emotionally. I use an eco-systems approach which provides a paradigm for understanding how systems and their interactions maintain individual's behavior. Therapy is a healing process and an essential tool to maintain healthy social functioning in all systems that we interact with.
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Photo of Emma Thomas, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Emma Thomas
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an enthusiastic and hard working individual. I have always had an interest in working with children, adolescents and young adults to reach their full potential. I am a firm believer that with the right support and guidance individuals can reach their full pottential. I have worked within the education field for a number of years. I am currently working with individuals varying in age to help support and guide them into reaching their full potential.
I am an enthusiastic and hard working individual. I have always had an interest in working with children, adolescents and young adults to reach their full potential. I am a firm believer that with the right support and guidance individuals can reach their full pottential. I have worked within the education field for a number of years. I am currently working with individuals varying in age to help support and guide them into reaching their full potential.
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Photo of Candice Britz, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Candice Britz
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rivonia 2128
I am a compassionate Counselling Psychologist working with diverse groups of individuals from multicultural backgrounds. I strive to facilitate a safe therapeutic environment for optimal well-being.
I am a compassionate Counselling Psychologist working with diverse groups of individuals from multicultural backgrounds. I strive to facilitate a safe therapeutic environment for optimal well-being.
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Photo of Susan Hsu, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Susan Hsu
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in family relationships and parenting issues. I also work with individuals, adolescents, and older children presenting with other challenges such as depression, trauma, and anxiety.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in family relationships and parenting issues. I also work with individuals, adolescents, and older children presenting with other challenges such as depression, trauma, and anxiety.
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Photo of Nhlayiso Shaun Shiviri, Registered Counsellor in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nhlayiso Shaun Shiviri
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midrand 1686
I prefer to work with any individual who is willing to alleviate, and change their current life challenges. Any person currently going through trauma or any personal issues, where one has lost hope and faith and perceive that there is nothing worth more living for. An individual who is failing to adjust into their current circumstances and which is now affecting their daily life routine either professional or personally. With special attention focused on working with the client to address these issues effectively.
I prefer to work with any individual who is willing to alleviate, and change their current life challenges. Any person currently going through trauma or any personal issues, where one has lost hope and faith and perceive that there is nothing worth more living for. An individual who is failing to adjust into their current circumstances and which is now affecting their daily life routine either professional or personally. With special attention focused on working with the client to address these issues effectively.
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Photo of Moira Vallet, Registered Counsellor in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Moira Vallet
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Psychometrist
Verified Verified
Sandton 2196
The services I offer here will assist you on your journey to reach a state of mindful trust. You will begin to trust that your thoughts and ideas are intelligent, worthy and acceptable too. I will offer you blogs, courses, assessments and opportunities to share your life experiences in reaching your growth mindset, focusing on: how to improve your emotional intelligence; how to build resilience; how to trust your mind; how to overcome anxiety and get going with your life; developing your strengths; improving your weaknesses, and seeing yourself in a well rounded way. Website: www.mindfultrust.com
The services I offer here will assist you on your journey to reach a state of mindful trust. You will begin to trust that your thoughts and ideas are intelligent, worthy and acceptable too. I will offer you blogs, courses, assessments and opportunities to share your life experiences in reaching your growth mindset, focusing on: how to improve your emotional intelligence; how to build resilience; how to trust your mind; how to overcome anxiety and get going with your life; developing your strengths; improving your weaknesses, and seeing yourself in a well rounded way. Website: www.mindfultrust.com
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Photo of Kgomotso Quentinne Masokoane, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Kgomotso Quentinne Masokoane
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling in your relationship? Work stress getting to you? Thinking of a career change but not sure where to start? I am here to help you. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and teens. It is my passion to assist individuals develop themselves by equipping them with skills that they can easily apply to their daily lives in order to tackle work-life issues that can cause distress in their daily lives. I am versatile in that I can offer therapy in English, seSotho, SeTswana and isiZulu.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Work stress getting to you? Thinking of a career change but not sure where to start? I am here to help you. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and teens. It is my passion to assist individuals develop themselves by equipping them with skills that they can easily apply to their daily lives in order to tackle work-life issues that can cause distress in their daily lives. I am versatile in that I can offer therapy in English, seSotho, SeTswana and isiZulu.
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Photo of Nozipho H Nkosi, Registered Counsellor in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nozipho H Nkosi
Registered Counsellor, MSocSci, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Midrand 1686  (Online Only)
Do you know what your purpose in life is? Mine is to facilitate how you navigate through life in order to find that purpose. I am a HPCSA Registered Counsellor in part-time private practice with over 8 years experience in counselling for individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I believe in creating a space for my clients to grow and develop. I see individuals as people who already have the potential to grow, learn, unlearn and gain mastery in their lives. I am just a catalyst or facilitator in cultivating that potential.
Do you know what your purpose in life is? Mine is to facilitate how you navigate through life in order to find that purpose. I am a HPCSA Registered Counsellor in part-time private practice with over 8 years experience in counselling for individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I believe in creating a space for my clients to grow and develop. I see individuals as people who already have the potential to grow, learn, unlearn and gain mastery in their lives. I am just a catalyst or facilitator in cultivating that potential.
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Photo of Ingrid Nagaya, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Ingrid Nagaya
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fourways 2055  (Online Only)
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Fourways, South Africa. I have been in private practice for more than 12 years. I offer individual and couples therapy to adolescents and adults. My current areas of interest are eating disorders, interracial based relationships, post-traumatic stress disorders, stress and anxiety based disorders, depression, infertility based difficulties and couples counselling.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Fourways, South Africa. I have been in private practice for more than 12 years. I offer individual and couples therapy to adolescents and adults. My current areas of interest are eating disorders, interracial based relationships, post-traumatic stress disorders, stress and anxiety based disorders, depression, infertility based difficulties and couples counselling.
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Photo of Shoneez Amien, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Shoneez Amien
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of counselling experience. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, guiding them to healthier and happier ways of being.
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of counselling experience. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, guiding them to healthier and happier ways of being.
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Photo of Shumi Beauty Kali, General Counsellor in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Shumi Beauty Kali
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Counselling is another way for me to show compassion, empathy, support and care for others. People feel alone, left out, unheard, irrelevant, tired, worthless, unconnected, unwelcomed, sad, anxious and fearful. Being able to reach out and take someone’s hand and provide consistency and stability while they navigate the hard stuff. Individual counseling is a process through which the Client and the
Counselling is another way for me to show compassion, empathy, support and care for others. People feel alone, left out, unheard, irrelevant, tired, worthless, unconnected, unwelcomed, sad, anxious and fearful. Being able to reach out and take someone’s hand and provide consistency and stability while they navigate the hard stuff. Individual counseling is a process through which the Client and the
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Photo of Shanell Chantel Sampson, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Shanell Chantel Sampson
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mondeor 2091
Hi, thank you for clicking on this page. I thought it would be nice for you to know. Through my own journey, I came to the realization, that there are some things I cannot do fully by myself. That very often there is some kind of move that has to happen for me to attain change. I used to think of this as degrading. Now, my understanding is, there is nothing degrading about it. It is simply alignment. As a Counselling Psychologist, I learnt, people approach therapy because here there is a new way of seeing. They often find that as the world keeps on moving forward, here, is the space we create a moment to stand still for them.
Hi, thank you for clicking on this page. I thought it would be nice for you to know. Through my own journey, I came to the realization, that there are some things I cannot do fully by myself. That very often there is some kind of move that has to happen for me to attain change. I used to think of this as degrading. Now, my understanding is, there is nothing degrading about it. It is simply alignment. As a Counselling Psychologist, I learnt, people approach therapy because here there is a new way of seeing. They often find that as the world keeps on moving forward, here, is the space we create a moment to stand still for them.
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Photo of Fran Webster, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Fran Webster
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2191
I work with children from two years, adolescents and adults that are experiencing behavioural, emotional, academic and career-related problems due to difficulties with adjustment. Having had much exposure and experience with different types of trauma, I am passionate about working with all spheres of trauma, particularly with children. Career assessment and subject choice for scholars is an area I enjoy assisting with. Having worked with many individuals that develop psychological issues from studying subjects that they are not passionate about, or being in a career that does not promote self-actualisation.
I work with children from two years, adolescents and adults that are experiencing behavioural, emotional, academic and career-related problems due to difficulties with adjustment. Having had much exposure and experience with different types of trauma, I am passionate about working with all spheres of trauma, particularly with children. Career assessment and subject choice for scholars is an area I enjoy assisting with. Having worked with many individuals that develop psychological issues from studying subjects that they are not passionate about, or being in a career that does not promote self-actualisation.
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Photo of Talia-Jade Magnes, Social Worker in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Talia-Jade Magnes
Social Worker
Verified Verified
Norwood 2192
I am a qualified social worker with a focus on psychotherapy. Beginning my career in the adoption & child abuse fields, I developed a deep interest in trauma. I offer in-depth psychodynamic therapy; focusing on individuals, families, &couples. I have extensive experience with teenagers, and families, both in my private practice and within psychiatric care.
I am a qualified social worker with a focus on psychotherapy. Beginning my career in the adoption & child abuse fields, I developed a deep interest in trauma. I offer in-depth psychodynamic therapy; focusing on individuals, families, &couples. I have extensive experience with teenagers, and families, both in my private practice and within psychiatric care.
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Photo of Katy Wood, Registered Counsellor in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Katy Wood
Registered Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At times, life can be truly challenging. Sometimes, all we need in these trying days is a non-judgement ear to listen, voice of reason or a sounding board. Therapy provides this exact space. Speaking to a therapist does not mean you are unwell but rather, that you need a little help along the way - just like the rest of us.
At times, life can be truly challenging. Sometimes, all we need in these trying days is a non-judgement ear to listen, voice of reason or a sounding board. Therapy provides this exact space. Speaking to a therapist does not mean you are unwell but rather, that you need a little help along the way - just like the rest of us.
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Photo of Willa Wagenaar, Psychologist in City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Willa Wagenaar
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Life is a life long journey of learning, a quest, a rites of passage. It takes courage to grow up and develop a better version of yourself, to create your own inner peace and a sense of well-being.
Life is a life long journey of learning, a quest, a rites of passage. It takes courage to grow up and develop a better version of yourself, to create your own inner peace and a sense of well-being.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in City of Johannesburg

500+

Average cost per session

R833

Counsellors in City of Johannesburg who prioritize treating:

73% Anxiety
71% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
65% Self Esteem
63% Depression
62% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Discovery Health
86% Bonitas
80% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in City of Johannesburg see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in City of Johannesburg?

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.