Female Therapists in Craighall Park, GT

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Helena Edwards
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
We all have unique stories to tell and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where your stories can unfold. I am sensitive to the larger cultural, spiritual, and family contexts that shape and inform us. I am trained in a number of approaches, such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT), Jungian therapy, Person-Centred therapy, Mindfulness-Based therapy (MBT), ), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eco-art therapy. This allows me to work integratively to ensure that each person’s unique personality and situation is treated accordingly.
We all have unique stories to tell and I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where your stories can unfold. I am sensitive to the larger cultural, spiritual, and family contexts that shape and inform us. I am trained in a number of approaches, such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT), Jungian therapy, Person-Centred therapy, Mindfulness-Based therapy (MBT), ), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eco-art therapy. This allows me to work integratively to ensure that each person’s unique personality and situation is treated accordingly.
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Christina Pereira
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
Welcome! I'm Christina Pereira, a Clinical Psychologist driven by a passion for helping people transform their lives. I believe everyone deserves a sanctuary where they can genuinely feel secure. My work is fuelled by my desire to build collaborative relationships where people are able to gain mastery over their difficulties and relationships. I work integratively, meaning I use different modalities depending on the needs of the person, making therapy fit the person and not the other way around.
Welcome! I'm Christina Pereira, a Clinical Psychologist driven by a passion for helping people transform their lives. I believe everyone deserves a sanctuary where they can genuinely feel secure. My work is fuelled by my desire to build collaborative relationships where people are able to gain mastery over their difficulties and relationships. I work integratively, meaning I use different modalities depending on the needs of the person, making therapy fit the person and not the other way around.
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Safia Dockrat
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
I am a clinical psychologist working with adults and couples. People choose to start therapy for different reasons. Some may be facing a distressing time, whereas others may have long-standing difficulties which hold them back from a more fulfilling life. Therapy provides support and insight to effectively manage your difficulties, whilst accounting for your unique experience. It is a space to process your emotions, explore your behaviours and better understand yourself and your relationship dynamics. Couple's therapy can help you to understand and constructively address complex relationship dynamics to promote emotional connection.
I am a clinical psychologist working with adults and couples. People choose to start therapy for different reasons. Some may be facing a distressing time, whereas others may have long-standing difficulties which hold them back from a more fulfilling life. Therapy provides support and insight to effectively manage your difficulties, whilst accounting for your unique experience. It is a space to process your emotions, explore your behaviours and better understand yourself and your relationship dynamics. Couple's therapy can help you to understand and constructively address complex relationship dynamics to promote emotional connection.
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Paige Stroucken
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
Feeling truly seen is transformative. I work psychodynamically to facilitate deep understanding into one’s ways of relating and being in the world. Acknowledging all parts of oneself with honesty and compassion can lead to meaningful and lasting change. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
Feeling truly seen is transformative. I work psychodynamically to facilitate deep understanding into one’s ways of relating and being in the world. Acknowledging all parts of oneself with honesty and compassion can lead to meaningful and lasting change. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
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Dr. Phillipa Haine
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
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Sharon Tsarafi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
We all struggle to cope with the challenges of life from time to time and starting therapy can offer you a grounded space of support. I am a Clinical Psychologist and offer a nurturing and private space, for you to unpack your thoughts and gain clarity. Psychotherapy is an ideal platform to explore your pain, give words to unspoken trauma and help you manage when you feel overwhelmed, down or anxious. My way of working lends itself better to medium or longer-term psychotherapy as I enjoy doing depth work with my patients. This includes exploring how our earliest experiences influence how we see oursehow we connect with others.
We all struggle to cope with the challenges of life from time to time and starting therapy can offer you a grounded space of support. I am a Clinical Psychologist and offer a nurturing and private space, for you to unpack your thoughts and gain clarity. Psychotherapy is an ideal platform to explore your pain, give words to unspoken trauma and help you manage when you feel overwhelmed, down or anxious. My way of working lends itself better to medium or longer-term psychotherapy as I enjoy doing depth work with my patients. This includes exploring how our earliest experiences influence how we see oursehow we connect with others.
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Jacqui Seiler
Social Worker
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2024
Hi, My name is Jacqui. I came upon the decision of going into Social Work and Play Therapy in 2018. What guided me to this decision was the realization that I had a passion for helping people and for working with children. I think my personality is what makes me able to communicate so easily with children. I am a person who is fun, loving and caring and if a phrase could describe me it would be that “I am a child at heart”. What I offer here at Pondering Possibilities is a service that will help you and your child navigate the stressors of life, through activities focused on therapy and play. Look forward to meeting you soon.
Hi, My name is Jacqui. I came upon the decision of going into Social Work and Play Therapy in 2018. What guided me to this decision was the realization that I had a passion for helping people and for working with children. I think my personality is what makes me able to communicate so easily with children. I am a person who is fun, loving and caring and if a phrase could describe me it would be that “I am a child at heart”. What I offer here at Pondering Possibilities is a service that will help you and your child navigate the stressors of life, through activities focused on therapy and play. Look forward to meeting you soon.
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Dessy Tzoneva
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
Being human means facing a life with painful moments. Whether you’re searching for a way through the pain, are learning to live with a mental illness, or are trying to make sense of your existence, we can walk the road together.
Being human means facing a life with painful moments. Whether you’re searching for a way through the pain, are learning to live with a mental illness, or are trying to make sense of your existence, we can walk the road together.
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Geordie M Pilkington
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Craighall Park 2196
I work with adults and adolescents who may be feeling very sad and want to make some changes in their lives. I have many years of experience working with people who are suffering from substance abuse disorders and wish to work on their emotional and psychological health, to boost their chances of sobriety. I also work with couples wishing to improve their relationship. I am an LGBTQ-friendly practitioner.
I work with adults and adolescents who may be feeling very sad and want to make some changes in their lives. I have many years of experience working with people who are suffering from substance abuse disorders and wish to work on their emotional and psychological health, to boost their chances of sobriety. I also work with couples wishing to improve their relationship. I am an LGBTQ-friendly practitioner.
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Tintswalo Healing and counselling centre
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Alexandra 2090
Hello, Thank you for reading my profile. I want to welcome and compliment you to make a first step of looking for a person who can help you. I am a registered social worker in private practice and i am based in Bramley, North of Johannesburg. Respect, Confidentiality and Non-judgemental approach are guaranteed. I offer therapy to people with different life challenges and trauma. I assist people to have good quality of life after dealing with their different life challenges.Feel free to send a message through and together we can. Our relationship will be based in trust. Safe, warm environment will be provided.
Hello, Thank you for reading my profile. I want to welcome and compliment you to make a first step of looking for a person who can help you. I am a registered social worker in private practice and i am based in Bramley, North of Johannesburg. Respect, Confidentiality and Non-judgemental approach are guaranteed. I offer therapy to people with different life challenges and trauma. I assist people to have good quality of life after dealing with their different life challenges.Feel free to send a message through and together we can. Our relationship will be based in trust. Safe, warm environment will be provided.
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Dr. Christel Kieser-Muller
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2146
Trust the process of healing: a Person’s life experiences directly impact on their overall wellbeing.  When we experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. Often underlying emotional problems need to be addressed before a lasting improvement in a person's quality of life can take place. Christel completed her internship at 1 Military Hospital where she was exposed to various aspects of psychodynamic imbalances and trauma-spectrum manifestations within a diverse demographic and cultural client base.
Trust the process of healing: a Person’s life experiences directly impact on their overall wellbeing.  When we experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. Often underlying emotional problems need to be addressed before a lasting improvement in a person's quality of life can take place. Christel completed her internship at 1 Military Hospital where she was exposed to various aspects of psychodynamic imbalances and trauma-spectrum manifestations within a diverse demographic and cultural client base.
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Sindisiwe C Mlotshwa
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Greenside 2034
Often, how we navigate our traumas is informed by our relationships with our primary attachment figures. So, while I have found that "here and now" work is useful, my experience has taught me that there is no point in resolving what is on the surface if we have never attempted to deal with the root of the problem. I therefore pride myself in taking time to thoroughly understand people, so that we can work towards a more long-term form of healing.
Often, how we navigate our traumas is informed by our relationships with our primary attachment figures. So, while I have found that "here and now" work is useful, my experience has taught me that there is no point in resolving what is on the surface if we have never attempted to deal with the root of the problem. I therefore pride myself in taking time to thoroughly understand people, so that we can work towards a more long-term form of healing.
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Maxine R Bekker (Dramatherapist)
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Linden 2104
Maxine is an HPCSA and PCNS registered arts therapist (MA Wits) working in private practice in Johannesburg. She has a special interest in holding space for life transitions (pregnancy, parenthood, birth, death, personal shifts, marriage, divorce) and exploring relationships and intimacy through attachment and concepts of belonging. Her practice is trauma informed and she approaches her work in a gentle, client led manner. She is also a qualified Expressive Movement facilitator and a Family Constellations practitioner, adding a strong foundation in somatic practice and systemic awareness.
Maxine is an HPCSA and PCNS registered arts therapist (MA Wits) working in private practice in Johannesburg. She has a special interest in holding space for life transitions (pregnancy, parenthood, birth, death, personal shifts, marriage, divorce) and exploring relationships and intimacy through attachment and concepts of belonging. Her practice is trauma informed and she approaches her work in a gentle, client led manner. She is also a qualified Expressive Movement facilitator and a Family Constellations practitioner, adding a strong foundation in somatic practice and systemic awareness.
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Siyanda Msibi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Randburg 2194
Life can get away with us and may make it difficult to keep in touch with yourself (whoever that is, whatever that looks like) and that is why I value the concept of taking care of yourself/myself, be it spiritually (religion, nature, art, etc), physically (picnicking, hiking or gym), mentally (reading and doing puzzles) and emotionally (talking, drawing, music, etc). We live in a high pressured, and at times critical society which can make it difficult to navigate even the most "mundane" tasks. I believe that having a safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore various issues is necessary in tension release & self-discovery.
Life can get away with us and may make it difficult to keep in touch with yourself (whoever that is, whatever that looks like) and that is why I value the concept of taking care of yourself/myself, be it spiritually (religion, nature, art, etc), physically (picnicking, hiking or gym), mentally (reading and doing puzzles) and emotionally (talking, drawing, music, etc). We live in a high pressured, and at times critical society which can make it difficult to navigate even the most "mundane" tasks. I believe that having a safe, non-judgmental space in which to explore various issues is necessary in tension release & self-discovery.
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Sarah Hathorn
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saxonwold 2132
I am a clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I work psychodynamically, meaning I believe in the unconscious, and that our feelings about ourselves and others are often rooted in our early experiences. At the same time, I am attuned to the social factors that shape our ways of living in the world, and consider each individual holistically in their context.
I am a clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I work psychodynamically, meaning I believe in the unconscious, and that our feelings about ourselves and others are often rooted in our early experiences. At the same time, I am attuned to the social factors that shape our ways of living in the world, and consider each individual holistically in their context.
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The Marriage and Family Institute SA
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2196
With experienced Clinical Psychologists to offer help in navigating the challenges of life, we are here for you. Life is difficult, yet for every difficulty, there is a solution and a way out. Psychotherapy assists in unlocking and opening up the pathway for you to find your own solutions. At the Marriage and Family Institute, our approach is to focus on your unique needs as an individual, couple or family and work with you to find solutions that lead to growth, and harmony with self and others.
With experienced Clinical Psychologists to offer help in navigating the challenges of life, we are here for you. Life is difficult, yet for every difficulty, there is a solution and a way out. Psychotherapy assists in unlocking and opening up the pathway for you to find your own solutions. At the Marriage and Family Institute, our approach is to focus on your unique needs as an individual, couple or family and work with you to find solutions that lead to growth, and harmony with self and others.
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Megan Clerk, Educational Psychologist
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parkmore 2196
Working with children through to adulthood, I enjoy working with a variety of issues. Ideally, clients wanting to work on emotional (or behavioral) difficulties, personal development, self-insight & improving their general emotional well-being - in other words, being invested in their process - yields the best therapeutic results. Change is a process & through a collaborative therapeutic process, clients can benefit from my experience & education as I guide them through understanding their past experiences, & impact on present life, clients can gain insight, learn skills & grow from therapy at any age.
Working with children through to adulthood, I enjoy working with a variety of issues. Ideally, clients wanting to work on emotional (or behavioral) difficulties, personal development, self-insight & improving their general emotional well-being - in other words, being invested in their process - yields the best therapeutic results. Change is a process & through a collaborative therapeutic process, clients can benefit from my experience & education as I guide them through understanding their past experiences, & impact on present life, clients can gain insight, learn skills & grow from therapy at any age.
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Kimona Premjith
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Morningside 2196
My goal is to work together with the client, in a warm and empathic environment to uncover and understand the root causes of emotional difficulties. I explore with the client, unhelpful and unhealthy patterns of being and relating to others, from childhood throughout to adulthood. My goal is to help the client become aware of these behaviors so they might work towards healthier ways of coping and relating to others, thus living a more emotionally fulfilling life.
My goal is to work together with the client, in a warm and empathic environment to uncover and understand the root causes of emotional difficulties. I explore with the client, unhelpful and unhealthy patterns of being and relating to others, from childhood throughout to adulthood. My goal is to help the client become aware of these behaviors so they might work towards healthier ways of coping and relating to others, thus living a more emotionally fulfilling life.
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Bronwen L Davies
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parkmore 2196
Do you need help with any of the following: Depression, or other mood disorders? Anxiety or stress? Relationship difficulties? Grief and bereavement? Coping with cancer, as a patient or family member? Personal growth and self acceptance? Religious trauma or de-converting from religion? Gender identity?
Do you need help with any of the following: Depression, or other mood disorders? Anxiety or stress? Relationship difficulties? Grief and bereavement? Coping with cancer, as a patient or family member? Personal growth and self acceptance? Religious trauma or de-converting from religion? Gender identity?
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Photo of Jeanette Steenkamp, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Jeanette Steenkamp
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2146
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.