Therapists in Parkhurst

Photo of Sarah Croxford, Psychologist in Parkhurst, Gauteng
Sarah Croxford
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193  (Online Only)
Investing in your psychological well-being can help you realize your fullest potential and achieve more satisfying and stable interpersonal relationships. I provide short term and long term therapy to people with various concerns ranging from feelings of emptiness or discontent in daily life, to those individuals requiring assistance in dealing with changing circumstances, as well as clients dealing with illnesses that cause intense and persistent distress. I work with adolescent, adults and couples. Finding the right therapist may be a daunting task, you are welcome to contact me with any questions prior to booking.
Investing in your psychological well-being can help you realize your fullest potential and achieve more satisfying and stable interpersonal relationships. I provide short term and long term therapy to people with various concerns ranging from feelings of emptiness or discontent in daily life, to those individuals requiring assistance in dealing with changing circumstances, as well as clients dealing with illnesses that cause intense and persistent distress. I work with adolescent, adults and couples. Finding the right therapist may be a daunting task, you are welcome to contact me with any questions prior to booking.
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Bêne Otto
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
Welcome, my name is Bêne. I am a passionate and professional Counselling Psychologist practicing online and in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. I am honoured to work with adults and adolescents facing a variety of life challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, relationship difficulties, and bereavement. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced the loss of a loved one and am in the process of doing my PhD on disenfranchised grief. Whatever brings you to therapy, I hope to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with you and walk alongside you on your journey of healing.
Welcome, my name is Bêne. I am a passionate and professional Counselling Psychologist practicing online and in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. I am honoured to work with adults and adolescents facing a variety of life challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout and work-related stress, relationship difficulties, and bereavement. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced the loss of a loved one and am in the process of doing my PhD on disenfranchised grief. Whatever brings you to therapy, I hope to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with you and walk alongside you on your journey of healing.
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Richard-John Chippindall
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
I am a competent, skilled, and compassionate clinical psychologist working primarily with individuals and couples. I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom presenting with a wide variety of issues, including emotional, psychiatric, and health-related difficulties. I have trained in a number of different models of psychological therapy and draw from all these models when treating patients. I also offer group Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy (MBCT) courses, an evidence-based treatment for relapsing depression and other emotional and psychological conditions.
I am a competent, skilled, and compassionate clinical psychologist working primarily with individuals and couples. I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom presenting with a wide variety of issues, including emotional, psychiatric, and health-related difficulties. I have trained in a number of different models of psychological therapy and draw from all these models when treating patients. I also offer group Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy (MBCT) courses, an evidence-based treatment for relapsing depression and other emotional and psychological conditions.
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Itai Propheta
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
Life can be challenging and complicated. Our past experiences have a way of influencing how we manage the challenges life brings and we can often find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour, which can create even more difficulties. Therapy is a space to explore these patterns and to have an experience which is safe and challenging at the same time.
Life can be challenging and complicated. Our past experiences have a way of influencing how we manage the challenges life brings and we can often find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour, which can create even more difficulties. Therapy is a space to explore these patterns and to have an experience which is safe and challenging at the same time.
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Siyanda Msibi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
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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Daniele Broadley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2120
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Linden (Randburg) and find it particularly rewarding to work with teens (15+ years) and young adults at my practice. Whether you are a pupil dealing with the pressures of high school, a matriculant adjusting to being a student, a graduate embarking on the world of work, or navigating the complications of life in your thirties, adolescence and young adulthood is a time marked by numerous transitions and unique pressures that can cause great overwhelm. That said, it is also a time of immense growth and self-discovery - both of which can be facilitated and enhanced through therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Linden (Randburg) and find it particularly rewarding to work with teens (15+ years) and young adults at my practice. Whether you are a pupil dealing with the pressures of high school, a matriculant adjusting to being a student, a graduate embarking on the world of work, or navigating the complications of life in your thirties, adolescence and young adulthood is a time marked by numerous transitions and unique pressures that can cause great overwhelm. That said, it is also a time of immense growth and self-discovery - both of which can be facilitated and enhanced through therapy.
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Megan Vries
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
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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Robbie Pearman
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
I am a Counselling Psychologist situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, in close proximity to the areas of Rosebank and Sandton. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families addressing current challenges with a Solution Focused approach. These challenges may include some more common complaints such as depression and anxiety, or those trying to come to terms with a trauma or bereavement. My approach is focused and therefore short-term in nature. As such long term time commitments is uncommon. I hope this can help people achieve significant change whilst offering them a more cost effective therapeutic approach.
I am a Counselling Psychologist situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, in close proximity to the areas of Rosebank and Sandton. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families addressing current challenges with a Solution Focused approach. These challenges may include some more common complaints such as depression and anxiety, or those trying to come to terms with a trauma or bereavement. My approach is focused and therefore short-term in nature. As such long term time commitments is uncommon. I hope this can help people achieve significant change whilst offering them a more cost effective therapeutic approach.
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Dessy Tzoneva
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
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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Steven Richard Sawyer
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
I am a psychologist who truly loves doing psychotherapy. I believe the psychotherapeutic relationship is the critical factor in healing. I am intensely interested in and caring for my clients. Theory and technique follow. I have 25 years of experience as a psychologist in a broad range of settings and contexts with an M.A in Psychology and full registration with the licensing council. I also held full licensing capacity with the BPS while in the UK. Get in touch if you need help!
I am a psychologist who truly loves doing psychotherapy. I believe the psychotherapeutic relationship is the critical factor in healing. I am intensely interested in and caring for my clients. Theory and technique follow. I have 25 years of experience as a psychologist in a broad range of settings and contexts with an M.A in Psychology and full registration with the licensing council. I also held full licensing capacity with the BPS while in the UK. Get in touch if you need help!
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Yolan Moodley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
Most people just want to be happy. While that can certainly be achieved through counselling, I believe happiness is an emotion, like others, that comes and goes. Instead I work with you to create more peace, joy and fulfilment in your life. These are deeper long-lasting goals that are the foundation of life satisfaction. Over and above the specific concern you wish to work on, I aim to help you connect with who you really are as a person and facilitate the path to who you would like to be.
Most people just want to be happy. While that can certainly be achieved through counselling, I believe happiness is an emotion, like others, that comes and goes. Instead I work with you to create more peace, joy and fulfilment in your life. These are deeper long-lasting goals that are the foundation of life satisfaction. Over and above the specific concern you wish to work on, I aim to help you connect with who you really are as a person and facilitate the path to who you would like to be.
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Photo of Dee Margaret Muller, Psychologist in Parkhurst, Gauteng
Dee Margaret Muller
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
What has happened? Often when the initial shock wears off we will say, "I am okay now". Thus we underestimate the impact of the frequent traumas and stressors in our lives. Over time these pockets of tears, fears and pain affect our relationships, leaving us in feeling more alone. I am a Clinical Psychologist with a medical and stress related background. My integrated therapeutic focus is on interpersonal relationships and the emotions that can affect them. I work with individuals, couples and/or with the parents of children who are having difficulties.
What has happened? Often when the initial shock wears off we will say, "I am okay now". Thus we underestimate the impact of the frequent traumas and stressors in our lives. Over time these pockets of tears, fears and pain affect our relationships, leaving us in feeling more alone. I am a Clinical Psychologist with a medical and stress related background. My integrated therapeutic focus is on interpersonal relationships and the emotions that can affect them. I work with individuals, couples and/or with the parents of children who are having difficulties.
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Meraki Counselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Parkhurst 2193  (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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Nompumelelo Cynthia Mbongwa
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
Along this life journey we may get thrown a curve ball and may be facing difficulties that feel overwhelming and our usual coping mechanisms fail us. A soldier can only run so far on a wounded limb, until they pay attention to it and dress it up for healing. So it is with life. We may need to tend to, dress, and heal the wounds. Therapy can be a powerful mechanism of healing, growth and restoration. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who may be experiencing a wide range of including emotional, relational, psychiatric and health-related difficulties.
Along this life journey we may get thrown a curve ball and may be facing difficulties that feel overwhelming and our usual coping mechanisms fail us. A soldier can only run so far on a wounded limb, until they pay attention to it and dress it up for healing. So it is with life. We may need to tend to, dress, and heal the wounds. Therapy can be a powerful mechanism of healing, growth and restoration. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who may be experiencing a wide range of including emotional, relational, psychiatric and health-related difficulties.
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Sharon Tsarafi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
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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Richard Rajkumar Balasar
General Counsellor, MA
Parkhurst 2120
Richard is dedicated in helping individuals navigate life's challenges, achieve personal growth, and unlocking their fullest potential. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bergamo, Italy. His academic background and work equips him with a deep understanding of human behavior, psychological processes, and therapeutic interventions. This knowledge and approach, allows him to blend traditional psychological principles with practical strategies for real-world application. "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul" Carl Jung
Richard is dedicated in helping individuals navigate life's challenges, achieve personal growth, and unlocking their fullest potential. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bergamo, Italy. His academic background and work equips him with a deep understanding of human behavior, psychological processes, and therapeutic interventions. This knowledge and approach, allows him to blend traditional psychological principles with practical strategies for real-world application. "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul" Carl Jung
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Sonja Broschk Coaching and Mediation Practice
Parkhurst 2193
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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Melanie Vivienne Anthony
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
I offer short and long-term therapy for adults, adolescents and couples, focus on providing a kind, thoughtful and non-judgemental space within which to work with my clients. I treat anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship conflicts, sexual and sexual orientation, the elderly, among other issues, tailoring the treatment to my clients’ individual needs. I believe in the spirit of the human condition to overcome adversity and awaken the unique potential within us and assist the process of dynamic growth. I offer national and international online and telephonic sessions; and face to face consultations at my practice.
I offer short and long-term therapy for adults, adolescents and couples, focus on providing a kind, thoughtful and non-judgemental space within which to work with my clients. I treat anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship conflicts, sexual and sexual orientation, the elderly, among other issues, tailoring the treatment to my clients’ individual needs. I believe in the spirit of the human condition to overcome adversity and awaken the unique potential within us and assist the process of dynamic growth. I offer national and international online and telephonic sessions; and face to face consultations at my practice.
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David Clive Chessman
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified
Parkhurst 2120  (Online Only)
Please note I am fully booked mornings until 20th April 2024 . Developing the skills to cope with difficulties is what we seek to achieve . I provide a means of facing challenges together with an enjoyable collaborative learning experience . I share with you a grounding in evidence based skills on mindfulness , emotional regulation , distress tolerance , and effective interpersonal relationships .If you are coping but with limitations this is where I can assist . I am registered with the ASCHP with the Designation Specialist Wellness Counsellor , and an associate member of the Psychological Society of South Africa .
Please note I am fully booked mornings until 20th April 2024 . Developing the skills to cope with difficulties is what we seek to achieve . I provide a means of facing challenges together with an enjoyable collaborative learning experience . I share with you a grounding in evidence based skills on mindfulness , emotional regulation , distress tolerance , and effective interpersonal relationships .If you are coping but with limitations this is where I can assist . I am registered with the ASCHP with the Designation Specialist Wellness Counsellor , and an associate member of the Psychological Society of South Africa .
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Stacey Fong
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Parkhurst 2193
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Parkhurst

20+

Average cost per session

R1030

Counsellors in Parkhurst who prioritize treating:

95% Relationship Issues
95% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Stress
64% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Discovery Health
82% GEMS
82% Bonitas

How Counsellors in Parkhurst see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Parkhurst?

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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.