Female Therapists in Illovo, GT

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Megan Vries
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Illovo 2196
My name is Megan Vries. I am a clinical psychologist, based in Craighall Park, providing therapy to adults and adolescents. There are constant demands placed on adults, including family responsibility, navigating interpersonal relationships, and work demands. Similarly, Adolescence and young adulthood is a challenging period as young people are experiencing cognitive, social, emotional and interpersonal changes. Adolescents may be under significantly more pressure than when they were younger, in that more is expected from them academically and socially.
My name is Megan Vries. I am a clinical psychologist, based in Craighall Park, providing therapy to adults and adolescents. There are constant demands placed on adults, including family responsibility, navigating interpersonal relationships, and work demands. Similarly, Adolescence and young adulthood is a challenging period as young people are experiencing cognitive, social, emotional and interpersonal changes. Adolescents may be under significantly more pressure than when they were younger, in that more is expected from them academically and socially.
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Christina Pereira
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Illovo 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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Sharon Tsarafi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Illovo 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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Stacey Fong
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Illovo 2196
Our personal journey is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, moments of joy and incidences of hardship. As we ebb and flow through life, there may be times where difficulties arise and our usual ways of coping lose their effectiveness. Engaging in therapy can prove beneficial in navigating these challenges, providing a possible path for healing and growth. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is not only for the difficult times, but also for those moments of clarity, a sounding board upon which the healthy mind can evolve and discover new ways of being.
Our personal journey is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, moments of joy and incidences of hardship. As we ebb and flow through life, there may be times where difficulties arise and our usual ways of coping lose their effectiveness. Engaging in therapy can prove beneficial in navigating these challenges, providing a possible path for healing and growth. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is not only for the difficult times, but also for those moments of clarity, a sounding board upon which the healthy mind can evolve and discover new ways of being.
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Carol Anne Nader
Psychologist, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Randburg 2193
Do you need - Strategies to overcome relationship conflicts in your personal or work life? - Couples or marriage counselling?- Assistance with changes taking place in your life ? Help in dealing with a loss? - Support with feeling of depression and loneliness? - Techniques to conquer feelings of shock after a traumatic event? I offer counselling at reasonable rates.
Do you need - Strategies to overcome relationship conflicts in your personal or work life? - Couples or marriage counselling?- Assistance with changes taking place in your life ? Help in dealing with a loss? - Support with feeling of depression and loneliness? - Techniques to conquer feelings of shock after a traumatic event? I offer counselling at reasonable rates.
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The Mindful Move Counselling & Mediation
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Houghton Estate 2198
I'm Brigitte, a mediator and counselor with extensive experience in corporate training and psychosocial support. As a mother of four, I navigate the complexities of blended family life with empathy and resilience. Having gone through a divorce with children and combining families to create new family systems, I understand the challenges of joint parenting, setting boundaries, and letting go. My goal is to assist you in navigating these challenges as well. I know how challenging life transitions, stress, and anxiety can be and the importance of having the right person along this journey with you.
I'm Brigitte, a mediator and counselor with extensive experience in corporate training and psychosocial support. As a mother of four, I navigate the complexities of blended family life with empathy and resilience. Having gone through a divorce with children and combining families to create new family systems, I understand the challenges of joint parenting, setting boundaries, and letting go. My goal is to assist you in navigating these challenges as well. I know how challenging life transitions, stress, and anxiety can be and the importance of having the right person along this journey with you.
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Dr. Thabile Adams
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Lombardy 2090
Not accepting new clients
As a psychologist, Dr. Adams collaborates with individuals to improve their well-being and alleviate distress. Her goal is to give individuals the skills they need to handle crises, improve their problem-solving skills, and build stronger relationships with others. Through the various interventions, she advocates for mental health consciousness. She works with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She also facilitates subject-choice assessments, career guidance and coaching.
As a psychologist, Dr. Adams collaborates with individuals to improve their well-being and alleviate distress. Her goal is to give individuals the skills they need to handle crises, improve their problem-solving skills, and build stronger relationships with others. Through the various interventions, she advocates for mental health consciousness. She works with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She also facilitates subject-choice assessments, career guidance and coaching.
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Ellenecia Buitendacht
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Hyde Park 2196  (Online Only)
We often find ourselves facing overwhelming circumstances at all different stages of our lives in which we need guidance, support, and a safe space to speak and be heard.
We often find ourselves facing overwhelming circumstances at all different stages of our lives in which we need guidance, support, and a safe space to speak and be heard.
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Photo of Lungile Lechesa, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Lungile Lechesa
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Morningside 2057
Seeking psychological services can be a confusing and daunting experience however I aim to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic environment where we work together in gaining insight into your difficulties and experiences; and carve out space for healing, growth, fulfilment and meaning in your life.
Seeking psychological services can be a confusing and daunting experience however I aim to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic environment where we work together in gaining insight into your difficulties and experiences; and carve out space for healing, growth, fulfilment and meaning in your life.
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Tshegofatso Pheladi Kgasago
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Randburg 2193  (Online Only)
I am a registered Counseling psychologist. My compassion and kindness towards individuals who have been marginalized is greatly evident in my several community engagements with diverse populations. I aim at understanding clients through empathetic listening and a non -judgmental stance .By doing so ,I believe this enables an authentic therapeutic relationship which helps the client understand themselves and explore parts of themselves which may have been suppressed by the daily changes we find ourselves in .
I am a registered Counseling psychologist. My compassion and kindness towards individuals who have been marginalized is greatly evident in my several community engagements with diverse populations. I aim at understanding clients through empathetic listening and a non -judgmental stance .By doing so ,I believe this enables an authentic therapeutic relationship which helps the client understand themselves and explore parts of themselves which may have been suppressed by the daily changes we find ourselves in .
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Photo of Siyanda Msibi, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
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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Photo of Ethelwyn Rebelo, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Ethelwyn Rebelo
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2146  (Online Only)
I work with adults on a variety of issues. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I carry out psychological assessments for clinical and legal purposes. If you are looking for a gentle, grandmother-type of therapist - that is me. Your therapeutic goals will largely be your own and you will lead the way. As we go along together, I will assist you to explore and make use of helpful techniques. In a career that began in the late 1980's I have worked with South Africans in both the private and the government sectors and so I have experience with people from all walks of life and cultures.
I work with adults on a variety of issues. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I carry out psychological assessments for clinical and legal purposes. If you are looking for a gentle, grandmother-type of therapist - that is me. Your therapeutic goals will largely be your own and you will lead the way. As we go along together, I will assist you to explore and make use of helpful techniques. In a career that began in the late 1980's I have worked with South Africans in both the private and the government sectors and so I have experience with people from all walks of life and cultures.
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Photo of Paige Stroucken, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
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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Photo of Kea Malebane, BSocSci Hons, General Counsellor
Kea Malebane
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Rosebank 2196
My ideal client has taken the first step of bravery to delve deeper into whatever is troubling their hearts. I imagine them to set expectations and goals for me to mark what they would like to achieve within my practice. I imagine my client to want a safe space, which I will gladly hold for them. I imagine them to be openminded, willing to learn and actually work on themselves. Healing is not linear, and it definitely takes them doing their inner work to heal. I imagine for my clients to not be dependent on me, but rather see me as their crutch or someone to hold their hand in times where their life does not feel balanced.
My ideal client has taken the first step of bravery to delve deeper into whatever is troubling their hearts. I imagine them to set expectations and goals for me to mark what they would like to achieve within my practice. I imagine my client to want a safe space, which I will gladly hold for them. I imagine them to be openminded, willing to learn and actually work on themselves. Healing is not linear, and it definitely takes them doing their inner work to heal. I imagine for my clients to not be dependent on me, but rather see me as their crutch or someone to hold their hand in times where their life does not feel balanced.
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Photo of Megan Philippa Clerk - Megan Clerk, Educational Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych., Psychologist
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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Photo of Sonja Broschk - Sonja Broschk Coaching and Mediation Practice
Sonja Broschk Coaching and Mediation Practice
Verified Verified
Norwood 2192
First and foremost, I am a child champion but I am also a relationship coach, divorce mediator, entrepreneur and mother. I have been in the relationship coaching arena for over 10 years, providing personalised and first-class coaching and mentoring to my clients. I offer a bespoke, holistic approach to coaching, as combine my psychological education, which gives me an extensive insight into the make-up of a person, with all the skills and abilities my diverse background brings with it. I also work with children of divorces, as they often get forgotten or left behind - but they need to be heard and I am their speaker, I am hear them!
First and foremost, I am a child champion but I am also a relationship coach, divorce mediator, entrepreneur and mother. I have been in the relationship coaching arena for over 10 years, providing personalised and first-class coaching and mentoring to my clients. I offer a bespoke, holistic approach to coaching, as combine my psychological education, which gives me an extensive insight into the make-up of a person, with all the skills and abilities my diverse background brings with it. I also work with children of divorces, as they often get forgotten or left behind - but they need to be heard and I am their speaker, I am hear them!
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Esther Engelbrecht
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Victory Park 2195
I am passionate about supporting people with anything they bring to the session. I offer a safe space and I listen. I want to work with my clients to safely explore their thoughts and feelings. Together, we can uncover roadblocks and find new ways to deal with stress and conflict. Explore possibilities and rediscover motivation. Learn how to be more compassionate with yourself. I believe everyone has the potential to thrive, and I would like to help my clients find their unique path.
I am passionate about supporting people with anything they bring to the session. I offer a safe space and I listen. I want to work with my clients to safely explore their thoughts and feelings. Together, we can uncover roadblocks and find new ways to deal with stress and conflict. Explore possibilities and rediscover motivation. Learn how to be more compassionate with yourself. I believe everyone has the potential to thrive, and I would like to help my clients find their unique path.
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Evimero Wellness Counselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Oaklands 2192
I believe in creating an authentic connection with each individual that seeks my support. This is vital during your journey with me as it provides you with a safe, trusting, non-judgmental space to be yourself. I wish to provide you with the tools and understanding to feel empowered and overcome situations and challenges that seem unbearable. My approach is a holistic one grounded in being person centered as we are not single occurrences but rather a culmination of everything happening around us.
I believe in creating an authentic connection with each individual that seeks my support. This is vital during your journey with me as it provides you with a safe, trusting, non-judgmental space to be yourself. I wish to provide you with the tools and understanding to feel empowered and overcome situations and challenges that seem unbearable. My approach is a holistic one grounded in being person centered as we are not single occurrences but rather a culmination of everything happening around us.
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Amy Crankshaw
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Randburg 2193
In my practice as a therapist, I am inspired by the philosophy underpinning Kintsugi. The art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer, highlights fractures rather than concealing them, creating something stronger and more beautiful than before. Similarly, therapy invites us to embrace our wounds, acknowledge our vulnerabilities, and find beauty in our resilience. Through compassionate reflection and introspection, we discover that our cracks and scars do not diminish our value but add depth to our story and strength in our wholeness.
In my practice as a therapist, I am inspired by the philosophy underpinning Kintsugi. The art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer, highlights fractures rather than concealing them, creating something stronger and more beautiful than before. Similarly, therapy invites us to embrace our wounds, acknowledge our vulnerabilities, and find beauty in our resilience. Through compassionate reflection and introspection, we discover that our cracks and scars do not diminish our value but add depth to our story and strength in our wholeness.
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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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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.