Therapists in Johannesburg

Photo of Emmanuel Davel, Psychologist in Johannesburg, Gauteng
Emmanuel Davel
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and have worked in a major trauma hospital and a private Psychiatric Hospital. I have extensive experience with survivors of trauma, as well as in treating anxiety and mood disorders. My focus is to equip you with healthy coping mechanisms and empower you to navigate through life’s challenges. I approach patients in a non-judgemental and collaborative manner, allowing them to reach their personal goals. I work with admitted in-patients at Akeso Clinic Parktown and Johannesburg Surgical Hospital and out patients at my practice.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and have worked in a major trauma hospital and a private Psychiatric Hospital. I have extensive experience with survivors of trauma, as well as in treating anxiety and mood disorders. My focus is to equip you with healthy coping mechanisms and empower you to navigate through life’s challenges. I approach patients in a non-judgemental and collaborative manner, allowing them to reach their personal goals. I work with admitted in-patients at Akeso Clinic Parktown and Johannesburg Surgical Hospital and out patients at my practice.
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Shoni Beatrice Mhangwani
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2001
I am a specialist wellness counsellor who is very much passionate in counselling. I provide counselling services on Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, HIV as well as learning difficulties and career counselling amongst others but not limited. I attend to clients holistically with a view to reset their lives to enhance their productivity and to regain their sense of belonging.
I am a specialist wellness counsellor who is very much passionate in counselling. I provide counselling services on Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, HIV as well as learning difficulties and career counselling amongst others but not limited. I attend to clients holistically with a view to reset their lives to enhance their productivity and to regain their sense of belonging.
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Dzunisani Innocent Baloyi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2000
Struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, trauma etc.? Have you been having problems in your relationships? Have you been experiencing troubling emotions and thoughts? Or you are not quite sure what is the problem? Not to worry, I am here to assist you!
Struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, trauma etc.? Have you been having problems in your relationships? Have you been experiencing troubling emotions and thoughts? Or you are not quite sure what is the problem? Not to worry, I am here to assist you!
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Pandelani Muthuphei
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
We all go through ups and downs in life. Although we can manage most of the things we go through, sometimes we may need someone to help us manage some of the challenges that we going through as they can be overwhelming. Therapy is a safe space to help us unpack and deal with what could be overwhelming me. Having an objective mind walking you through your own mind.
We all go through ups and downs in life. Although we can manage most of the things we go through, sometimes we may need someone to help us manage some of the challenges that we going through as they can be overwhelming. Therapy is a safe space to help us unpack and deal with what could be overwhelming me. Having an objective mind walking you through your own mind.
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Philasande Consulting
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johannesburg 2001
Lindelani Philasande Magubane is a black male counsellor and certified NLP & Life coach. Mr L.P. Magubane holds a Bachelors of Psychology Degree and B. Com Honours in Industrial Psychology. He completed both his qualifications at the University of Zululand. He has an experience of 5 years in private practice. He has worked with kids and adults. Lindelani Magubane: He follows an integrated framework and combines different therapeutic approaches to suit the unique needs of each person, according to their specific circumstances, needs and personality. Mr Magubane is registered with the Health Profession Council of South Africa
Lindelani Philasande Magubane is a black male counsellor and certified NLP & Life coach. Mr L.P. Magubane holds a Bachelors of Psychology Degree and B. Com Honours in Industrial Psychology. He completed both his qualifications at the University of Zululand. He has an experience of 5 years in private practice. He has worked with kids and adults. Lindelani Magubane: He follows an integrated framework and combines different therapeutic approaches to suit the unique needs of each person, according to their specific circumstances, needs and personality. Mr Magubane is registered with the Health Profession Council of South Africa
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Simphiwe Anita Nkambule
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2001  (Online Only)
I am an ASCHP registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor who provides clients with advanced and effective programs. Adept in assessing the conditions of clients, keeping record of progress and suggesting powerful solutions. Committed to reinforcing positive feelings, behaviours and developing mental, emotional and behavioural goals in collaboration with the client.
I am an ASCHP registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor who provides clients with advanced and effective programs. Adept in assessing the conditions of clients, keeping record of progress and suggesting powerful solutions. Committed to reinforcing positive feelings, behaviours and developing mental, emotional and behavioural goals in collaboration with the client.
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Mosiwa Maselesele
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2001
It is of great importance to me to create a safe environment for my clients to work through their everyday difficulties. Life is tough but so are you. You do not have to walk this journey alone, let's walk it together to ensure that you are functioning at your best and reach your fullest potential. Tribulations and shortcomings should not be given the power to define and dictate how we live our lives but rather let's take our power back and use it to optimise our daily functioning through counselling. One wise person once said: "If it is out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." Grow through what you go through.
It is of great importance to me to create a safe environment for my clients to work through their everyday difficulties. Life is tough but so are you. You do not have to walk this journey alone, let's walk it together to ensure that you are functioning at your best and reach your fullest potential. Tribulations and shortcomings should not be given the power to define and dictate how we live our lives but rather let's take our power back and use it to optimise our daily functioning through counselling. One wise person once said: "If it is out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." Grow through what you go through.
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Bomikazi Lupindo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092  (Online Only)
My psychotherapy approach is client orientated, integrative and has a holistic focus. I utilise knowledge, tools and techniques from multiple psychotherapeutic approaches to understand the cause and perpetuating factors contributing to my clients’ difficulties. This allows me to work collaboratively with them, to help them work through and overcome their problems. My focus emphasizes balancing clients’ psychological, emotional, relational and physical well-being to help them learn to manage all aspects of their lives. My aim is not only to help my clients, but to give them the tools and insights they need to notice problems arise.
My psychotherapy approach is client orientated, integrative and has a holistic focus. I utilise knowledge, tools and techniques from multiple psychotherapeutic approaches to understand the cause and perpetuating factors contributing to my clients’ difficulties. This allows me to work collaboratively with them, to help them work through and overcome their problems. My focus emphasizes balancing clients’ psychological, emotional, relational and physical well-being to help them learn to manage all aspects of their lives. My aim is not only to help my clients, but to give them the tools and insights they need to notice problems arise.
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Sehorane Mavis Lehlomela
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2000
My name is Sehorane Lehlomela affectionately known as Seho, a Social Worker who has interests in working with children and adults who experience life challenges. I specialize in trauma counselling, health and wellness, marriage and family counselling as well as stress related issues. I know seeking professional help is not easy for people especially for men whom the society portrait as strong. It is okay, i am here to listen to you, help you every step of the way until you are okay.
My name is Sehorane Lehlomela affectionately known as Seho, a Social Worker who has interests in working with children and adults who experience life challenges. I specialize in trauma counselling, health and wellness, marriage and family counselling as well as stress related issues. I know seeking professional help is not easy for people especially for men whom the society portrait as strong. It is okay, i am here to listen to you, help you every step of the way until you are okay.
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Photo of Uriel Counselling, General Counsellor in Johannesburg, Gauteng
Uriel Counselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
I am a registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor with extensive experience of working with multi-problem individuals from different communities. My approach to counselling is tailored to cater for each and every client's needs. I am open to working with clients who are eager to come out of their nutshells and unpack their life challenges in a safe and kind space. My practice is called Uriel Counselling, Uriel meaning the "the Angel of light", if you feel you are in a dark space, Uriel Counselling is your go to light.
I am a registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor with extensive experience of working with multi-problem individuals from different communities. My approach to counselling is tailored to cater for each and every client's needs. I am open to working with clients who are eager to come out of their nutshells and unpack their life challenges in a safe and kind space. My practice is called Uriel Counselling, Uriel meaning the "the Angel of light", if you feel you are in a dark space, Uriel Counselling is your go to light.
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Ruan Swanepoel | Me Therapy
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2000
Strategic business and career coaching & purposeful life coaching is my passion. Ambitious and career orientated professionals will benefit from the coaching process as it allows you to challenge your critical reasoning, leadership and strategic thinking skills.
Strategic business and career coaching & purposeful life coaching is my passion. Ambitious and career orientated professionals will benefit from the coaching process as it allows you to challenge your critical reasoning, leadership and strategic thinking skills.
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Nicole Schuitmaker
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
Psychotherapy provides a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to explore and better understand yourself, your relationships and your challenges or difficulties. I am fluent in Afrikaans and English. I am trained in a number of approaches, such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solution-focused Therapy. I work integratively, depending on the needs and best interest of the client.
Psychotherapy provides a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to explore and better understand yourself, your relationships and your challenges or difficulties. I am fluent in Afrikaans and English. I am trained in a number of approaches, such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solution-focused Therapy. I work integratively, depending on the needs and best interest of the client.
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Kalie Naidoo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
I relate well to clients of all ages, race and cultures.
I relate well to clients of all ages, race and cultures.
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Meraki Counselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092  (Online Only)
My name is Mariska van der Meulen and we offer quality counselling at affordable rates. I chose the name Meraki as it really speaks to me about the supportive, non judgmental environment in which healing takes place. It is a Greek word meaning "to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself in your work". We are 7 therapists at Meraki and our aim is to create a safe, compassionate and understanding space where we can explore solutions and find new empowering ways of dealing with challenges.
My name is Mariska van der Meulen and we offer quality counselling at affordable rates. I chose the name Meraki as it really speaks to me about the supportive, non judgmental environment in which healing takes place. It is a Greek word meaning "to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself in your work". We are 7 therapists at Meraki and our aim is to create a safe, compassionate and understanding space where we can explore solutions and find new empowering ways of dealing with challenges.
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Thrive Your Mind Counselling and Coaching
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johannesburg 2000
I am Jaen Milton, Specialist Wellness Counsellor at Thrive Your Mind. There is nothing more fulfilling for me than helping people who are struggling with mental and emotional health issues. I approach my work with empathy, compassion and integrity because I value people deeply. I have an understanding of personalities which allows me to facilitate healing, restoration, and growth in those I work with. Your well-being is my priority and I am committed to providing you with unwavering support. My goal is to create a trusting environment where you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at your own pace.
I am Jaen Milton, Specialist Wellness Counsellor at Thrive Your Mind. There is nothing more fulfilling for me than helping people who are struggling with mental and emotional health issues. I approach my work with empathy, compassion and integrity because I value people deeply. I have an understanding of personalities which allows me to facilitate healing, restoration, and growth in those I work with. Your well-being is my priority and I am committed to providing you with unwavering support. My goal is to create a trusting environment where you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at your own pace.
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Brainwise
General Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2000
I am a coach working in the area of self-awareness. my ideal client wishes to develop deep self-awareness and is unafraid to understand their own subconscious and unconscious saboteurs. As a coach, I take an outcome-oriented and practical approach to moving forward. it is not therapy but is transformational in allowing clients to access their own inner wisdom ad take steps towards change
I am a coach working in the area of self-awareness. my ideal client wishes to develop deep self-awareness and is unafraid to understand their own subconscious and unconscious saboteurs. As a coach, I take an outcome-oriented and practical approach to moving forward. it is not therapy but is transformational in allowing clients to access their own inner wisdom ad take steps towards change
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Elohim Christian Counseling
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092  (Online Only)
The Individuals that feel as though no-one will understand or who have been told time and time again that they are the ones at fault, either in their relationships or at work. The individuals who feel alone and who cannot speak out due to hidden manipulation and control within a home or who are insidiously abused within a relationship. The individuals who feel that they are the ones who have destroyed their families lives, the individuals who want a safe space, a listening ear and supportive dialogue. The individual who wants clarity of mind, effective coping mechanisms and understanding, these are the individuals I counsel.
The Individuals that feel as though no-one will understand or who have been told time and time again that they are the ones at fault, either in their relationships or at work. The individuals who feel alone and who cannot speak out due to hidden manipulation and control within a home or who are insidiously abused within a relationship. The individuals who feel that they are the ones who have destroyed their families lives, the individuals who want a safe space, a listening ear and supportive dialogue. The individual who wants clarity of mind, effective coping mechanisms and understanding, these are the individuals I counsel.
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Photo of Precious Connections Counselling, General Counsellor in Johannesburg, Gauteng
Precious Connections Counselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johannesburg 2000  (Online Only)
Building trust with my clients is my utmost priority. As a specialist wellness counsellor I believe in creating a safe, non-judgemental space where you can openly express your thoughts and emotions. My approach is collaborative, focusing on understanding your unique experiences and working together to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing. I am committed to your wellbeing and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your journey towards mental wellness.
Building trust with my clients is my utmost priority. As a specialist wellness counsellor I believe in creating a safe, non-judgemental space where you can openly express your thoughts and emotions. My approach is collaborative, focusing on understanding your unique experiences and working together to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing. I am committed to your wellbeing and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your journey towards mental wellness.
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Ivy Jane Mugambi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
Growth is often uncomfortable and messy. That is why I commend my clients for showing great courage to own their journey to mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Growth is necessary.
Growth is often uncomfortable and messy. That is why I commend my clients for showing great courage to own their journey to mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Growth is necessary.
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Dr Diane Preddy psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg 2092
No issue or concern is too small to warrant attention! Utilising psychology and philosophy from both Eastern and Western wisdom we will work together in a neutral and accepting space to reach your goals and improve your life. Monday- Friday 8-3pm. Cash practice
No issue or concern is too small to warrant attention! Utilising psychology and philosophy from both Eastern and Western wisdom we will work together in a neutral and accepting space to reach your goals and improve your life. Monday- Friday 8-3pm. Cash practice
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Johannesburg

100+

Average cost per session

R615

Counsellors in Johannesburg who prioritize treating:

79% Anxiety
77% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Discovery Health
80% Bonitas
78% Momentum

How Counsellors in Johannesburg see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.