The focus of my work is to provide a space where clients can empower themselves, believe that they can make changes in their lives, achieve their goals and passions and succeed in their life journey. Clients are the experts and heroes in their lives and my role is to provide a space where they can explore.
Do you battle to understand the behavior of others? Perhaps you want to resolve conflict or improve your relationship with a loved one/family member/friend/colleague. Maybe you just need motivation or someone to help you achieve a specific goal in life/at work. It might possibly just be that you're in school and unsure of your unique learning style and how to prepare and study for exams. Or perhaps you're a Grade 9 student and you want to know what subjects to choose for Grade 10...
About Me: I studied communication studies and psychology at the North-West University from 2001 to 2007. After my Masters degree and internship, I also worked at the NWU for 11 years. At the university I worked with students on a emotional and therapeutic level, and also did career- and study-related counselling. I am registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is currently in private practice in Parys, Freestate. I am also a mom, wife and business owner. I truly care for my clients, and work diligently to help them heal, grow and make changes where needed.
Your Local Clinical Psychologist - Here to Guide You Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the greater Vanderbijlpark area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Since opening the doors of my practice in 2021, I have provided patients in the Vanderbijlpark area with a wide range of psychological services.
Hi my name is Thami and I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist based in South Africa. I have come to realise that most of the time, "people's feelings are influenced by their thoughts "( Aaron Beck). In order to achieve your goals, you need to work on the meaning you attach to different circumstances you find yourself in.
As a psychological professional my goal are to empower individuals, groups, relationships, adults and children to gain control over their lives and help them to develop their true potential. By providing therapy, counselling and psychological assessments I what to make a positive impact in people’s lives regardless of their background. Whether it is trauma, bereavement, occupational, conflict, marital or relationship problems, child development or behavioural issues, addiction, mood disorders, self harm or abuse.
Are you worried about your mental health in this COVID-19 LockDown? Follow my FaceBook Page on: https://www.facebook.com/ZAssessments/ for tips on surviving LockDown. I provide a safe, warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to work through difficulties such as: WORKPLACE: job insecurity, disciplinary, restructuring, retrenchment, conflict with co-workers/management, career changes, poor performance, poor sleep, burnout etc. RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY: Separation, divorce, parental alienation, interpersonal conflict etc. PERSONAL: Anger management, depression, anxiety, codependency. CAREER GUIDANCE for teens. LIFE CHANGES and trauma.
I am passionate about working with individuals who have endured abusive relationships or traumatic experiences. I appreciate openness and honestly and have a deep respect for how difficult the therapy process can be. Following a traumatic event, a deep sense of loss can leave you stuck and unable to see your capability to make sense of and move forward from the event/s. In accordance, the goal of therapy is to enable clients to discover themselves in a new way that will allow them to find their path to recovery.
Sometimes relationships are hard and painful, but there is a way to bring restoration, connection and life back into our relationships. Whether you want to enhance your connection, recover after an affair, adjusting to life changes and challenges, learn communication skills, dealing with conflict or trying to cope and deal with relational issues - I can assist you and guide you along the journey. Sometimes relationships are hard and causes al lot of frustration, anxiety, pain and the feeling of disconnection. Ultimately we were made to enjoy healthy and flourishing relationships.
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.
My areas of specialty include marriage/couple's counselling, counselling children using play therapeutic techniques, psychometric assessments to assist with career counselling and subject choice, suicidality, mood and behavioural changes, sexual identity concerns, transitions, family counselling, trauma, bereavement/grief/loss and anger management.
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.
As a Clinical psychologist, I am passionate about promoting mental health and facilitating personal and interpersonal growth. I can assist with a wide range of emotional difficulties ranging from daily life stressors to experiences of loss and trauma, relationship hardships and life transitions or adjustments. I have experience with a variety of modalities, such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, DBT and Family Systems interventions. Working collaboratively with the client from an integrated perspective, I am aim to tailor the therapy to meet the client’s needs and individual goals.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Vereeniging are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Vereeniging then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Vereeniging, or Child Psychologists in Vereeniging.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Vereeniging psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Vereeniging specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.