Therapists in Pretoria

Photo of Tshepo Precious Nkosi, Social Worker in Pretoria, Gauteng
Tshepo Precious Nkosi
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
We are living in a world where life challenges can overshadow our mental health , that is where our services comes in. We enables people to cope with the stressors of life. We are committed to fostering resilience. Our mission is to facilitate self-discovery, equipping individuals with the tools to navigate life's challenges. Together, we will regenerate, reclaiming control and embracing a journey of growth and empowerment. As we foster self- awareness , nurturing resilience, we believe this will ignite the power within individuals to take control of their daily challenges. We look forward to embarking on this journey together,
We are living in a world where life challenges can overshadow our mental health , that is where our services comes in. We enables people to cope with the stressors of life. We are committed to fostering resilience. Our mission is to facilitate self-discovery, equipping individuals with the tools to navigate life's challenges. Together, we will regenerate, reclaiming control and embracing a journey of growth and empowerment. As we foster self- awareness , nurturing resilience, we believe this will ignite the power within individuals to take control of their daily challenges. We look forward to embarking on this journey together,
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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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Matoane Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184
Matoane Psychological Services focusses on strengthening individual, couple, family and group psychological wellness through a holistic and integrated approach. At Matoane Psychological Services we believe that every individual has the capability to attain their highest level of psychological well-being, given a conducive environment. Through the skilful expert knowledge and experience of our psychotherapists, we facilitate a process of enabling every individual to successfully navigate life’s “bends in the road”.
Matoane Psychological Services focusses on strengthening individual, couple, family and group psychological wellness through a holistic and integrated approach. At Matoane Psychological Services we believe that every individual has the capability to attain their highest level of psychological well-being, given a conducive environment. Through the skilful expert knowledge and experience of our psychotherapists, we facilitate a process of enabling every individual to successfully navigate life’s “bends in the road”.
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Glad social services
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
I am a Counsellor that provide a fresh perspective on an issue. I further give people a better understanding of their understanding of their own emotions. I promote one's self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life.
I am a Counsellor that provide a fresh perspective on an issue. I further give people a better understanding of their understanding of their own emotions. I promote one's self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life.
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Charmaine Keitumetse Mojapelo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0184
I work predominantly from a systemic approach. This approach considers people in relationships, dealing with interactions, interactional patterns and the context in which this occurs in. I take special care in forming a genuine connection with my clients and place importance on creating a warm, empathetic environment in order for optimum personal growth and healing to occur.
I work predominantly from a systemic approach. This approach considers people in relationships, dealing with interactions, interactional patterns and the context in which this occurs in. I take special care in forming a genuine connection with my clients and place importance on creating a warm, empathetic environment in order for optimum personal growth and healing to occur.
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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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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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Julia S
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0184  (Online Only)
I assist adults, between the ages of 18 and 65 years, who have experienced, or are facing, the following challenges: Trauma, Narcissistic & other forms of abuse, Domestic & Intimate Partner violence, Identity & Self-Concept issues, Interpersonal issues, symptoms of PTSD, Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Self-esteem issues & other day-to-day challenges.
I assist adults, between the ages of 18 and 65 years, who have experienced, or are facing, the following challenges: Trauma, Narcissistic & other forms of abuse, Domestic & Intimate Partner violence, Identity & Self-Concept issues, Interpersonal issues, symptoms of PTSD, Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Self-esteem issues & other day-to-day challenges.
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Pertinacity Counselling Centre, Pretoria
Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 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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Thuli Mdluli
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0002
My role is to work with people to manage or overcome their psychological distress and improve their well-being. I work with clients on evidence-based integral therapeutic approaches based on the client's therapeutic needs. I draw upon commonly used approaches such as Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Counselling, Systems and Family Therapy, and Interactional Pattern Analysis.
My role is to work with people to manage or overcome their psychological distress and improve their well-being. I work with clients on evidence-based integral therapeutic approaches based on the client's therapeutic needs. I draw upon commonly used approaches such as Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Counselling, Systems and Family Therapy, and Interactional Pattern Analysis.
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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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Kokoro Counselling and Play Intervention
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pretoria 0184
I am Chandré, a dedicated and compassionate Registered Counsellor specializing in children support via play intervention, teenagers and families. With a profound background in education and a personal journey that led me to discover my true passion for counseling, I am committed to helping families and young individuals overcome challenges and enhance their overall well-being. In my practice, I take a wellness and holistic approach to counseling. I believe that true healing comes from addressing all aspects of an individual's life—emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.
I am Chandré, a dedicated and compassionate Registered Counsellor specializing in children support via play intervention, teenagers and families. With a profound background in education and a personal journey that led me to discover my true passion for counseling, I am committed to helping families and young individuals overcome challenges and enhance their overall well-being. In my practice, I take a wellness and holistic approach to counseling. I believe that true healing comes from addressing all aspects of an individual's life—emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.
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Michelle Beneke
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
I am a therapist who work with individuals. I see children, adolescents and adults. Each patient is a person with a unique biography which include both their joys and struggles. I focus on the person and through our relationship I do my best to help them to understand their thoughts and feelings and to get to know why they feel and behave the way they do. On our journey together we explore whatever they bring, be it a thought, a feeling, a relationship, a dream, a stuckness or a symptom. Therapy, like other relationships, can be difficult. The difference is that this relationship’s purpose is to bring healing and acceptance
I am a therapist who work with individuals. I see children, adolescents and adults. Each patient is a person with a unique biography which include both their joys and struggles. I focus on the person and through our relationship I do my best to help them to understand their thoughts and feelings and to get to know why they feel and behave the way they do. On our journey together we explore whatever they bring, be it a thought, a feeling, a relationship, a dream, a stuckness or a symptom. Therapy, like other relationships, can be difficult. The difference is that this relationship’s purpose is to bring healing and acceptance
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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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Kamogelo Kwapa
Registered Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0084
You feel unfulfilled and empty? That there is more to life but don't know where to start or what is holding you back? Well, you have taken the first step and you should be proud of yourself because I am. Imagine screaming your lungs out and not feeling heard, crying yourself to sleep every night, feeling misunderstood and not being able to articulate how you are feeling. I know that feeling and I am here to help you. The journey to healing is honestly not an easy one but is also not impossible. Self-discovery is a never-ending journey and can be overwhelming, but once you face your truth, it liberates and empowers you.
You feel unfulfilled and empty? That there is more to life but don't know where to start or what is holding you back? Well, you have taken the first step and you should be proud of yourself because I am. Imagine screaming your lungs out and not feeling heard, crying yourself to sleep every night, feeling misunderstood and not being able to articulate how you are feeling. I know that feeling and I am here to help you. The journey to healing is honestly not an easy one but is also not impossible. Self-discovery is a never-ending journey and can be overwhelming, but once you face your truth, it liberates and empowers you.
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Joachim Fana Lance Mureriwa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Do you have an addiction or Addictions? Starting in 2024, the priority of this practice is the assessment and treatment of addictions. There are two categories of addiction. The first is addiction to drugs, such as alcohol, dagga, others. The second is behavioral addictions, such as shopping, gambling, sex, and others. The guiding treatment philosophy is that addictions are neurological disorders and not moral failings. Treatment is in hospital or as outpatients, and compliments treatment at Rehab centers. Methods of treatment include, counselling, behavior therapy, EEG biofeedback, and collaboration with other health practitioners.
Do you have an addiction or Addictions? Starting in 2024, the priority of this practice is the assessment and treatment of addictions. There are two categories of addiction. The first is addiction to drugs, such as alcohol, dagga, others. The second is behavioral addictions, such as shopping, gambling, sex, and others. The guiding treatment philosophy is that addictions are neurological disorders and not moral failings. Treatment is in hospital or as outpatients, and compliments treatment at Rehab centers. Methods of treatment include, counselling, behavior therapy, EEG biofeedback, and collaboration with other health practitioners.
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Chandapiwa Khoarai
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pretoria 0002
Working with individuals, couples, families with various issues such as depression, anxiety, work-related stressors, adjustment issues, bereavement etc.
Working with individuals, couples, families with various issues such as depression, anxiety, work-related stressors, adjustment issues, bereavement etc.
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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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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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pretoria

100+

Average cost per session

R650

Counsellors in Pretoria who prioritize treating:

70% Anxiety
68% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
65% Depression
65% Self Esteem
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Discovery Health
91% Bonitas
80% GEMS

How Counsellors in Pretoria see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% 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.