Therapists in Witkoppen

Photo of Justin Scott, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Justin Scott
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Witkoppen 2068
It is safer for many people to hide who they really are in order not to feel vulnerable to the world and others, it is a way of protecting themselves from being hurt. Despite this, it is still very painful when we are not known or seen by others. We really want to be found, to be understood and to be loved by others.
It is safer for many people to hide who they really are in order not to feel vulnerable to the world and others, it is a way of protecting themselves from being hurt. Despite this, it is still very painful when we are not known or seen by others. We really want to be found, to be understood and to be loved by others.
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Photo of Jody de Reuck - Jody De Reuck, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Jody De Reuck
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Witkoppen 2068
My ideal client is anybody who has suffered with a mental health issue such as, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, trauma, difficulties with a relationship or a desire to truly self actualize. This client is truly fed up and ready to heal or doesn't want to waste time just growing in awareness, but truly wants to see shifts in patterns of behavior and thinking.
My ideal client is anybody who has suffered with a mental health issue such as, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, trauma, difficulties with a relationship or a desire to truly self actualize. This client is truly fed up and ready to heal or doesn't want to waste time just growing in awareness, but truly wants to see shifts in patterns of behavior and thinking.
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Gugu Precious Ekwelibe
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Witkoppen 2191
If you're grappling with emotional distress, or facing challenges like stress, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, or depression, know that your proactive step in seeking help is commendable. Your unique journey deserves tailored, short-term interventions, and I'm here to provide that safe space. Whether you're aiming to overcome immediate obstacles, empower your human development, or enhance overall well-being, your decision to seek professional support signifies resilience and commitment. You're not alone; let's take the first step toward a healthier, more resilient you together.
If you're grappling with emotional distress, or facing challenges like stress, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, or depression, know that your proactive step in seeking help is commendable. Your unique journey deserves tailored, short-term interventions, and I'm here to provide that safe space. Whether you're aiming to overcome immediate obstacles, empower your human development, or enhance overall well-being, your decision to seek professional support signifies resilience and commitment. You're not alone; let's take the first step toward a healthier, more resilient you together.
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Dr Jeanne Meiring Educational Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Witkoppen 2068
Hi there! I work with people of all ages to address emotional and behavioural issues as well as scholastic challenges in children and adolescents. I am a person centered therapist, meaning that I believe that all my clients have unlimited potential that can be developed. I’m also a pragmatic person who seeks solutions for problems with my clients and provide tailored tools to deal with emotional problems. I worked in the academic field where I trained counselors and teachers, before focusing on private practice full time. I was a senior lecturer at NWU and contract lecturer at UP in Educational Psychology and Education.
Hi there! I work with people of all ages to address emotional and behavioural issues as well as scholastic challenges in children and adolescents. I am a person centered therapist, meaning that I believe that all my clients have unlimited potential that can be developed. I’m also a pragmatic person who seeks solutions for problems with my clients and provide tailored tools to deal with emotional problems. I worked in the academic field where I trained counselors and teachers, before focusing on private practice full time. I was a senior lecturer at NWU and contract lecturer at UP in Educational Psychology and Education.
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Photo of Siphumulile (Phumi) Nqoko, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Siphumulile (Phumi) Nqoko
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johannesburg North 2188
In life, we face many challenges that affect us on different levels. These may include stress, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma and many others. How we deal with these challenges is important so that we can be mentally and physically healthy and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes, we just need someone to lend an ear and other times we need a professional to guide us in our process of healing. When working with clients, I believe that each client has the internal resources that can facilitate change and that thorugh a safe and non - judgmental space this can be achieved.
In life, we face many challenges that affect us on different levels. These may include stress, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma and many others. How we deal with these challenges is important so that we can be mentally and physically healthy and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes, we just need someone to lend an ear and other times we need a professional to guide us in our process of healing. When working with clients, I believe that each client has the internal resources that can facilitate change and that thorugh a safe and non - judgmental space this can be achieved.
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Cayley Wood (Jorgensen)
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Sandton 2191
"We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them." Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the stones in your path? Don't worry, you are not alone and you don't have to do this alone. I believe in a strengths-based counselling approach, emphasizing the resources that my clients possess and how these can be applied to a positive change process. As a Registered Counsellor, my focus is on providing supportive counselling services, the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, psychological screening and assessment, as well as psychoeducation.
"We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them." Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the stones in your path? Don't worry, you are not alone and you don't have to do this alone. I believe in a strengths-based counselling approach, emphasizing the resources that my clients possess and how these can be applied to a positive change process. As a Registered Counsellor, my focus is on providing supportive counselling services, the promotion of mental health and wellbeing, psychological screening and assessment, as well as psychoeducation.
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Photo of Dr. Phillipa Haine, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr. Phillipa Haine
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fourways 2191
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
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Photo of Precious Mokwala, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Precious Mokwala
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside 2191
Not accepting new clients
Hello there, my name is Precious Mokwala and I'm a registered clinical psychologist. I'm passionate about mental health and helping people thrive. My areas of interest include but aren't limited to depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, substance use disorders and personality disorders. I'm also invested in helping individuals manage ongoing psychosocial stressors, relational difficulties and identity issues. Therapy is always tailored to the needs and goals of all patients to ensure that they get the most out of the therapeutic process.
Hello there, my name is Precious Mokwala and I'm a registered clinical psychologist. I'm passionate about mental health and helping people thrive. My areas of interest include but aren't limited to depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, substance use disorders and personality disorders. I'm also invested in helping individuals manage ongoing psychosocial stressors, relational difficulties and identity issues. Therapy is always tailored to the needs and goals of all patients to ensure that they get the most out of the therapeutic process.
011 706 2269 View 011 706 2269
Photo of Ursula Lau - TalkingSpace, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
TalkingSpace
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bryanston 2191
The teardrop captures the struggle to cope with the pain and emptiness of our lived experience. It also embodies our capacity to be moved – to feel joy, mastery, beauty and love. This statement captures new possibilities for transition, growth, creation and becoming. Therapy is the space that offers a dialogue between your inner states of mind and the world outside of you where conflict and struggle often play out. As you put words to these experiences, you start to see the patterns of your relationship to the world and the people in it. Getting to this place is wonderful as you begin to live the change that you seek.
The teardrop captures the struggle to cope with the pain and emptiness of our lived experience. It also embodies our capacity to be moved – to feel joy, mastery, beauty and love. This statement captures new possibilities for transition, growth, creation and becoming. Therapy is the space that offers a dialogue between your inner states of mind and the world outside of you where conflict and struggle often play out. As you put words to these experiences, you start to see the patterns of your relationship to the world and the people in it. Getting to this place is wonderful as you begin to live the change that you seek.
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Chris Glover
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fourways 2055
Welcome, my name is Chris. I am passionate about providing a safe, affirming and empathetic space for people to process their most painful difficulties, learn more about themselves, nurture healthy relationships and live more fulfilling lives. I have a special interest in working with adults and couples struggling to process past traumas, navigate a crisis or break free of destructive patterns. However, I am honoured to work with people going through various emotional and life difficulties. I hope to develop a strong therapeutic relationship as we navigate your healing journey together.
Welcome, my name is Chris. I am passionate about providing a safe, affirming and empathetic space for people to process their most painful difficulties, learn more about themselves, nurture healthy relationships and live more fulfilling lives. I have a special interest in working with adults and couples struggling to process past traumas, navigate a crisis or break free of destructive patterns. However, I am honoured to work with people going through various emotional and life difficulties. I hope to develop a strong therapeutic relationship as we navigate your healing journey together.
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Thandeka Thandi Mvakali
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fourways 2191
I offer therapy and coaching to people in various life circumstances e.g. experiencing anxiety or sadness, experiencing grief from loss; experiencing stress from traumatic events ; transitioning to a new job or considering a different career; couples seeking to deepen their relationship or having challenges; professionals seeking to be effective in their work or lives.
I offer therapy and coaching to people in various life circumstances e.g. experiencing anxiety or sadness, experiencing grief from loss; experiencing stress from traumatic events ; transitioning to a new job or considering a different career; couples seeking to deepen their relationship or having challenges; professionals seeking to be effective in their work or lives.
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Photo of Shanté Dalhouzie, HPCSA - Counsellor, Registered Counsellor
Shanté Dalhouzie
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Sandton 2191
Not accepting new clients
Flourish Well-being is an independent psychological practice, under which I offer mental health services. I find purpose in assisting individuals on their life journey. My aim is to assist individuals and/or families on their path to achieving emotional and mental stability, assisting children, adolescents and adults struggling with challenges in daily life or overcoming traumatic events.
Flourish Well-being is an independent psychological practice, under which I offer mental health services. I find purpose in assisting individuals on their life journey. My aim is to assist individuals and/or families on their path to achieving emotional and mental stability, assisting children, adolescents and adults struggling with challenges in daily life or overcoming traumatic events.
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Wellness with Lindz
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryanston 2191
Life can be overwhelming, the problems and challenges you face might make you feel helpless and hopeless. Wellness with Lindz is there to support you, to empower you to become your own agent of change, but importantly, to reclaim control of your life. I am not here to fix, rather to work together with you to find solutions to your problems. My services are not only related to people who experience challenges or problems in life, phase of life adjustments, how to handle good/ positive things in your life forms part of my service provision. How can I help?
Life can be overwhelming, the problems and challenges you face might make you feel helpless and hopeless. Wellness with Lindz is there to support you, to empower you to become your own agent of change, but importantly, to reclaim control of your life. I am not here to fix, rather to work together with you to find solutions to your problems. My services are not only related to people who experience challenges or problems in life, phase of life adjustments, how to handle good/ positive things in your life forms part of my service provision. How can I help?
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Photo of Rebaone Kgosamang, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Rebaone Kgosamang
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sandton 2191
Life's challenges can prove to be overwhelming especially during times when it feels as though those around us do not quite understand how to be there for us. Sometimes we find that we are able to overcome those difficulties; however, it is not always that we manage to achieve this. Each person is faced with problems ranging from relationship issues, poor stress tolerance, adjustment difficulties to anxiety and depression, among others. This is when the help of a warm, attuned and compassionate professional comes in handy to help you navigate and manage better with life's stressors.
Life's challenges can prove to be overwhelming especially during times when it feels as though those around us do not quite understand how to be there for us. Sometimes we find that we are able to overcome those difficulties; however, it is not always that we manage to achieve this. Each person is faced with problems ranging from relationship issues, poor stress tolerance, adjustment difficulties to anxiety and depression, among others. This is when the help of a warm, attuned and compassionate professional comes in handy to help you navigate and manage better with life's stressors.
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Photo of Lekha Daya, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Lekha Daya
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bryanston East 2191
Waitlist for new clients
The journey of life is one of survival, joy and intense moments of struggle. It can feel overwhelming and at times like you are stuck. I believe that every person can benefit from seeing a psychologist to work through their challenges. I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand their minds, behaviours and how their past and present may impact their futures. I focus on talk-based and somatic psychotherapy, integrating various psychological approaches based on your needs. My passion for holistic mental health care stems from the belief that all parts of us are intimately interconnected, and we do not exist in isolation.
The journey of life is one of survival, joy and intense moments of struggle. It can feel overwhelming and at times like you are stuck. I believe that every person can benefit from seeing a psychologist to work through their challenges. I enjoy working with individuals who want to understand their minds, behaviours and how their past and present may impact their futures. I focus on talk-based and somatic psychotherapy, integrating various psychological approaches based on your needs. My passion for holistic mental health care stems from the belief that all parts of us are intimately interconnected, and we do not exist in isolation.
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Sonja Broschk Coaching and Mediation Practice
Verified Verified
Johannesburg North 2153
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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Photo of David Clive Chessman, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor, General Counsellor
David Clive Chessman
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Sandton 2191  (Online Only)
I hold a BA in Psychological Counseling and BA Honors in Psychology. Registration ASCHP. The coaching I provide is holistic which means we collaborate on improving your physical and mental coping skills associated with the stresses of daily life. This can include difficult relationships , worrying , and other forms of normal situations that have become overwhelming for you . If you have a suspected or diagnosed mental condition such as clinical depression it's important to seek and consult with a registered HPCSA practitioner/psychologist.
I hold a BA in Psychological Counseling and BA Honors in Psychology. Registration ASCHP. The coaching I provide is holistic which means we collaborate on improving your physical and mental coping skills associated with the stresses of daily life. This can include difficult relationships , worrying , and other forms of normal situations that have become overwhelming for you . If you have a suspected or diagnosed mental condition such as clinical depression it's important to seek and consult with a registered HPCSA practitioner/psychologist.
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Roxanne Goodchild Specialist Wellness Counsellor
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Beverley 2191  (Online Only)
You are unique, with your own strengths and weaknesses. With the right perspective and tools, you can overcome great challenges. There is much to be gained by working through our challenges- a fuller, more authentic and abundant life. But admitting that you're facing troubles, that you need assistance or that you do not feel fulfilled is the first step. Reach out if you need a safe space & an empathetic ear to work through difficulties, and to discover the hope that lies beyond what you have experienced. "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in given circumstances"
You are unique, with your own strengths and weaknesses. With the right perspective and tools, you can overcome great challenges. There is much to be gained by working through our challenges- a fuller, more authentic and abundant life. But admitting that you're facing troubles, that you need assistance or that you do not feel fulfilled is the first step. Reach out if you need a safe space & an empathetic ear to work through difficulties, and to discover the hope that lies beyond what you have experienced. "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in given circumstances"
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Photo of Tyler Barberis, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Tyler Barberis
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fourways 2191
Perhaps you've been through a difficult experience, or a major life change. You might be battling with depression, or anxiety, or another emotional difficulty. Maybe you're struggling in one or more of your relationships, or you might be trying to change one or more unhealthy habits. Any of these challenges can make life unnecessarily difficult. If you're ready to do the work, I'm ready to work with you to get back on your feet, learn to say no, find different ways to cope, let go, or find the support you've been missing.
Perhaps you've been through a difficult experience, or a major life change. You might be battling with depression, or anxiety, or another emotional difficulty. Maybe you're struggling in one or more of your relationships, or you might be trying to change one or more unhealthy habits. Any of these challenges can make life unnecessarily difficult. If you're ready to do the work, I'm ready to work with you to get back on your feet, learn to say no, find different ways to cope, let go, or find the support you've been missing.
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TM Counselling - Fourways
Registered Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandton 2191
In facing the daily challenges encountered by children, teens, and adults—such as low moods, anxiety, grief, and helplessness—I am here to offer support. I aim to serve as a knowledgeable and compassionate ally, guiding individuals through the complexities of their lives. In my practice, lies a deep appreciation for the nuances of human experience and the importance of individualised care. I am dedicated to investing the time and effort necessary to help my clients untangle their challenges and develop tailored solutions that resonate with their unique circumstances. Central to my approach is the promotion of self-compassion.
In facing the daily challenges encountered by children, teens, and adults—such as low moods, anxiety, grief, and helplessness—I am here to offer support. I aim to serve as a knowledgeable and compassionate ally, guiding individuals through the complexities of their lives. In my practice, lies a deep appreciation for the nuances of human experience and the importance of individualised care. I am dedicated to investing the time and effort necessary to help my clients untangle their challenges and develop tailored solutions that resonate with their unique circumstances. Central to my approach is the promotion of self-compassion.
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Number of Counsellors in Witkoppen

< 10

Counsellors in Witkoppen who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Momentum
100% GEMS
100% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Witkoppen see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Witkoppen?

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.