Therapists in Pretoria

Tiny Maluleke
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pretoria 0002
Your mental health is everything, so..... prioritise it , you need to take care of your mental health in order to be productive in each an every role you play whether in your family , school or workplace and community as whole. It takes a well mental health to function effectively. Take care of your mental health and For those around you ,by resolving difference amongst yourselves and further by seeking professional help . Seeking professional help doesn't show your weakness.
Your mental health is everything, so..... prioritise it , you need to take care of your mental health in order to be productive in each an every role you play whether in your family , school or workplace and community as whole. It takes a well mental health to function effectively. Take care of your mental health and For those around you ,by resolving difference amongst yourselves and further by seeking professional help . Seeking professional help doesn't show your weakness.
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Kongkong Sarah Matlala
Social Worker, MA, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Helping clients express their feelings, emotions is my main focus. That will be done in a non-judgmental manner, respective, and in a friendly manner. With more than 5years experience in social work, clients will recieve my warmth, loving and wholeheartedly gracious services they may need as I have provided my past clients. The other focus will be on spiritual level which might ignored and has a lot of impact on our psycho-social challenges that we face. Our sessions will be focusing on client's holistically which will reveal the cause and solution thereof. Our clients will receive follow-up sessions even after our interaction.
Helping clients express their feelings, emotions is my main focus. That will be done in a non-judgmental manner, respective, and in a friendly manner. With more than 5years experience in social work, clients will recieve my warmth, loving and wholeheartedly gracious services they may need as I have provided my past clients. The other focus will be on spiritual level which might ignored and has a lot of impact on our psycho-social challenges that we face. Our sessions will be focusing on client's holistically which will reveal the cause and solution thereof. Our clients will receive follow-up sessions even after our interaction.
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Julia S
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0184
I assist adults, between the ages of 18 and 65 years, who have experienced, or are currently facing, the following challenges: Trauma, Narcissistic & other forms of abuse, Domestic & Intimate Partner violence, Self-criticism & Self-doubt, Dysfunctional interpersonal relationships, Anxiety & Overthinking, Stress & Burnout, Self-Doubt & low Self-worth, as well as other day-to-day challenges.
I assist adults, between the ages of 18 and 65 years, who have experienced, or are currently facing, the following challenges: Trauma, Narcissistic & other forms of abuse, Domestic & Intimate Partner violence, Self-criticism & Self-doubt, Dysfunctional interpersonal relationships, Anxiety & Overthinking, Stress & Burnout, Self-Doubt & low Self-worth, as well as other day-to-day challenges.
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Youth Psyche Matters
BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
I am general counsellor and behavior technician. My counselling approach is aimed at providing a safe space for individuals to comfortably expresses a range of complex emotions that they might be experiencing. The goal is to help the client explore these feelings and to navigate thoughts and behaviors that the present and past hurdles might evoke. It is through the journey of self awareness and self discovery that we are able to identify the impact that our past and present hurdles may have on various aspects of their lives.
I am general counsellor and behavior technician. My counselling approach is aimed at providing a safe space for individuals to comfortably expresses a range of complex emotions that they might be experiencing. The goal is to help the client explore these feelings and to navigate thoughts and behaviors that the present and past hurdles might evoke. It is through the journey of self awareness and self discovery that we are able to identify the impact that our past and present hurdles may have on various aspects of their lives.
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Matoane Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184  (Online Only)
At Matoane Psychological Services we understand that life is characterised by challenges, difficulties and unfortunate circumstances. Our professional psychologists are here to provide an environment that will contain your state of uncertainty and provide a conducive space for self-reflection and regeneration. We strive to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
At Matoane Psychological Services we understand that life is characterised by challenges, difficulties and unfortunate circumstances. Our professional psychologists are here to provide an environment that will contain your state of uncertainty and provide a conducive space for self-reflection and regeneration. We strive to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
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Girly Mamhlophe Nkosana
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0002
My passion is to help individuals cope with life challenges and obstacles that seem impossible to overcome on their own. I have helped individuals cope with trauma, depression, family and work related stressors. The aim is to create a safe space with non judgmental attitude where an individual can be heard and respected irrespective of their background. By incorporating Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based and Person Centered Approach, I am able to help a client have a different perspective to their challenges. The journey is not meant to be walked alone. Allow us to be there for you throughout the journey.
My passion is to help individuals cope with life challenges and obstacles that seem impossible to overcome on their own. I have helped individuals cope with trauma, depression, family and work related stressors. The aim is to create a safe space with non judgmental attitude where an individual can be heard and respected irrespective of their background. By incorporating Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based and Person Centered Approach, I am able to help a client have a different perspective to their challenges. The journey is not meant to be walked alone. Allow us to be there for you throughout the journey.
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Rahila Waka
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0084  (Online Only)
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
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Pertinacity Counselling Centre, Pretoria
Social Worker
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pretoria 0002
Therapy is not a 'magic pill' or a quick fix,but rather a healing process. Each person has an inherent potential to self-actualize while being encouraged for deeper self-understanding and to adapt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is an effective tool to assist you in navigating through life and living your best. " We repeat what we do not repair".I have precise constellation of skills and practice methodologies in conducting (individual,couple, groups, families) therapy and working with organisations for trauma defusing and debriefing.
Therapy is not a 'magic pill' or a quick fix,but rather a healing process. Each person has an inherent potential to self-actualize while being encouraged for deeper self-understanding and to adapt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Therapy is an effective tool to assist you in navigating through life and living your best. " We repeat what we do not repair".I have precise constellation of skills and practice methodologies in conducting (individual,couple, groups, families) therapy and working with organisations for trauma defusing and debriefing.
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AMMPCounselling
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184
Working with trauma presents as a space that can be messy and produce multiple forms of obstacles, but it is through working with some history that may be hurtful and confusing that growth takes place not only for the client but for me as a counsellor. Identifying that the need is to firstly speak and be heard, held in the moment, guided in understanding their current physical and psychological reactions due to their traumas. Goals align around either a physical need or psychological motivation to have better/healthier coping mechanisms. As said in their needs, being heard and held in a space allows for a sense of freedom to let go.
Working with trauma presents as a space that can be messy and produce multiple forms of obstacles, but it is through working with some history that may be hurtful and confusing that growth takes place not only for the client but for me as a counsellor. Identifying that the need is to firstly speak and be heard, held in the moment, guided in understanding their current physical and psychological reactions due to their traumas. Goals align around either a physical need or psychological motivation to have better/healthier coping mechanisms. As said in their needs, being heard and held in a space allows for a sense of freedom to let go.
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Thembela Zini
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
I believe people are experts in their own lives and have the resources needed to reach their psychological wellbeing and therapeutic goals. My job is to facilitate that process by working collaboratively with them by offering a safe space
I believe people are experts in their own lives and have the resources needed to reach their psychological wellbeing and therapeutic goals. My job is to facilitate that process by working collaboratively with them by offering a safe space
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Gracious social work services
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Are you looking for the following services? Marital therapy, family therapy, addiction counseling, guardianship, trauma debriefing and bereavement counseling. You can get them from us.
Are you looking for the following services? Marital therapy, family therapy, addiction counseling, guardianship, trauma debriefing and bereavement counseling. You can get them from us.
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Mpho Njane Lily Mbewe
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Academic Qualifications and Registration Completed her MA (Counselling Psychology) at Rhodes University in 2014 and is registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0123757). Has post qualification training in impact therapy, NBI and and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy- Level 1) Work Experience Has worked with a wide student population in various Higher Learning Institutions. She is an educator at a private Higher Learning Institution (SACAP) and engages with a diverse student population within this environment. She joined Pretoria Psychologists in 2018.
Academic Qualifications and Registration Completed her MA (Counselling Psychology) at Rhodes University in 2014 and is registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0123757). Has post qualification training in impact therapy, NBI and and BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy- Level 1) Work Experience Has worked with a wide student population in various Higher Learning Institutions. She is an educator at a private Higher Learning Institution (SACAP) and engages with a diverse student population within this environment. She joined Pretoria Psychologists in 2018.
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Matshidiso Molotsi Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0002  (Online Only)
Life can present with difficulties at an individual, couple, family, group, organisation, and community levels. These difficulties and their impact on clients present in different ways. My approach to client service is person-centred, which considers the diverse needs and the contexts of each client. I also use a systems approach to psychotherapy, which addresses clients’ difficulties in the context of their relationships.
Life can present with difficulties at an individual, couple, family, group, organisation, and community levels. These difficulties and their impact on clients present in different ways. My approach to client service is person-centred, which considers the diverse needs and the contexts of each client. I also use a systems approach to psychotherapy, which addresses clients’ difficulties in the context of their relationships.
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Danica Freimond
Social Worker
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184
My name is Danica Freimond (pictured on the right with my husband, Sean). I am a registered social worker with a passion to leave people better than I found them. I work from the person-centred approach and place a high value on your innate ability to change and grow. Just because we cannot see a mental health problem, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Mental health should carry the exact same weight as a broken leg; you wouldn't walk around on a broken leg, don't walk around with untreated mental health problems; reach out for help! "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" C. R. Rogers
My name is Danica Freimond (pictured on the right with my husband, Sean). I am a registered social worker with a passion to leave people better than I found them. I work from the person-centred approach and place a high value on your innate ability to change and grow. Just because we cannot see a mental health problem, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Mental health should carry the exact same weight as a broken leg; you wouldn't walk around on a broken leg, don't walk around with untreated mental health problems; reach out for help! "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" C. R. Rogers
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Nurturance Counselling Services
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
No matter how difficult life may feel at this moment, together we can discover the solutions and changes that you want in your life. I sincerely believe that using therapy to provide support and assistance in a compassionate, non-critical, understanding environment is my life calling. At Nurturance Counselling Services we value the sacred spaces we create with our clients. We help people to grow, heal and become who they want to be. we believe that people are experts in their own lives and have the resources needed to reach their psychological wellbeing and therapeutic goals. Our job is to facilitate that process.
No matter how difficult life may feel at this moment, together we can discover the solutions and changes that you want in your life. I sincerely believe that using therapy to provide support and assistance in a compassionate, non-critical, understanding environment is my life calling. At Nurturance Counselling Services we value the sacred spaces we create with our clients. We help people to grow, heal and become who they want to be. we believe that people are experts in their own lives and have the resources needed to reach their psychological wellbeing and therapeutic goals. Our job is to facilitate that process.
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Pretoria Psychologists (Pty)Ltd.
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Pretoria Psychologists (Pty) Ltd boats more than 40 years of combined experience in mental health services. The practice was established in the 1990s by Dr. Elaine Bing and Jacqui van Staden. Currently, this dynamic practice is managed by Nkateko Ndala-Magoro. We are a multidisciplinary team who offer a range of services within our expertise and speak all 11 South African languages.
Pretoria Psychologists (Pty) Ltd boats more than 40 years of combined experience in mental health services. The practice was established in the 1990s by Dr. Elaine Bing and Jacqui van Staden. Currently, this dynamic practice is managed by Nkateko Ndala-Magoro. We are a multidisciplinary team who offer a range of services within our expertise and speak all 11 South African languages.
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Matshediso Julia Nkgoeng
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
social functioning, emotional and mental wellbeing of the client. , Addressing economic inequality and promoting financial building. Goals :Positive coping strategies.- Provide emotional support for identified psychosocial stressors - Assist client to identify personal strengths and attributes that may help her make positive changes - Identify resources that the client may rely on for support.
social functioning, emotional and mental wellbeing of the client. , Addressing economic inequality and promoting financial building. Goals :Positive coping strategies.- Provide emotional support for identified psychosocial stressors - Assist client to identify personal strengths and attributes that may help her make positive changes - Identify resources that the client may rely on for support.
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Hlomani Enock Fumani
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
As a clinical psychologist, I offer short-term and long-term therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups who are navigating the complexities of their minds and emotions. My role is to create a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and explore ways of resolving psychological complexities. I view each individual, couple, and family as unique and deserving of respect and dignity. My approach is to co-create therapy with clients through an evidence-based integrative approach for each unique client’s condition.
As a clinical psychologist, I offer short-term and long-term therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups who are navigating the complexities of their minds and emotions. My role is to create a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and explore ways of resolving psychological complexities. I view each individual, couple, and family as unique and deserving of respect and dignity. My approach is to co-create therapy with clients through an evidence-based integrative approach for each unique client’s condition.
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Senyatsi Tema
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184
Over the years I have trained to become a Clinical Psychologist, I was intrigued by the studies in the field of Psychology on how they conceptualize psychological and psychiatric problems. Through the experience in the field I have realized no single theory can be expected to explain the complexity of an individual’s unique mind. I am working with individuals, adults, couples and families to allow reconnection to hope and humour.
Over the years I have trained to become a Clinical Psychologist, I was intrigued by the studies in the field of Psychology on how they conceptualize psychological and psychiatric problems. Through the experience in the field I have realized no single theory can be expected to explain the complexity of an individual’s unique mind. I am working with individuals, adults, couples and families to allow reconnection to hope and humour.
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Veronica Sivhabu
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Relationships, families and individuals are affected by many events that happen in daily lives. Events like, death, divorce, infidelity, work pressure, lack of communication, children issues, mental illness etc. have an impact on individuals, relationships and families. I help individuals, relationships and families to cope with daily events, impart coping skills and improve psychological well being.
Relationships, families and individuals are affected by many events that happen in daily lives. Events like, death, divorce, infidelity, work pressure, lack of communication, children issues, mental illness etc. have an impact on individuals, relationships and families. I help individuals, relationships and families to cope with daily events, impart coping skills and improve psychological well being.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pretoria

100+

Average cost per session

R615

Counsellors in Pretoria who prioritize treating:

68% Relationship Issues
68% Anxiety
66% Coping Skills
64% Stress
63% Depression
63% Self Esteem
62% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Bonitas
89% Discovery Health
79% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Pretoria see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pretoria?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The majority of General Counsellors featured in the directory align themselves with reputable professional bodies, particularly the Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners. All Registered Counsellors listed must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for general counsellors in South Africa, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in South Africa.

Psychologists have five years training in psychology, have completed an internship over 12 months, and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. They must be registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Registered Counsellors must have at least four years of study at a university or college, such as the Bachelor of Psychology and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. General counsellors, such as Supportive Counsellors, Holistic Counsellors, and Wellness Counsellors, registered with the ASCHP must possess at least an NQF Level 4 qualification. Social Workers must possess a Bachelor of Social Work and must have completed an approved internship in the social service sector.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in South Africa could be between R600 and R1,500. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are registered with the HPCSA and professional organisations such as PsySSA or the ASCHP are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client, or as required by law, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.