Psychodynamic Therapists in Witkoppen

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Photo of Shawni Botha, Psychologist in Witkoppen, Gauteng
Shawni Botha
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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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.
087 250 2837 x24
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Witkoppen 2068
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Justin Scott
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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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.
087 250 0162 x21
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Witkoppen 2068
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Jody De Reuck
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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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.
087 250 0162 x47
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Witkoppen 2068
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Siphumulile (Phumi) Nqoko
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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I am a psychologist who works from a psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural perspective.
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.
087 250 0412 x38
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Johannesburg North 2188
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Nqobile Nokukhanya Nzimande-Modau
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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My approach to therapy is psychodynamic in nature.
People come to therapy for different reasons. Many people come because of difficulties they are currently experiencing, which can include long periods of distressing feelings or thoughts, struggling to cope, relationship problems, and/ or difficulty dealing with a particularly distressing situation. Other people come to therapy simply to gain a better understanding of themselves and more fulfilment in their lives and relationships. Therapy is a unique experience and a relationship between you and a professional. It is very normal to not fully understand its nature at the outset.
087 250 2389 x59
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Woodmead 2191
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Gizella Harding
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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I received training in different psychological modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.
I have a special interest in working with attachment, infant & child mental health, relational trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, personality and mood disorders.I assist and support people through their greatest suffering and the most painful moments of their lives through psychotherapy. I am passionate about assisting people, through the therapeutic journey to recognize their strength and resilience, and to step forward with grace and courage. I have found great fulfillment in my role as a psychotherapist, as I am permitted to carry in my heart and mind the stories of other people’s love, hurt, trauma, struggles and growth.
087 250 0719 x25
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Bryanston 2191
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Lungile Lechesa
Psychotherapist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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 I work predominantly from psychodynamic and behavioural (CBT and DBT) psychological approaches, which will be tailored to suit your particular needs.
Seeking psychological services can be a confusing and daunting experience however I aim to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic environment where we work together in gaining insight into your difficulties and experiences; and carve out space for healing, growth, fulfilment and meaning in your life.
087 250 0536 x87
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Fourways 2191
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Zolani Metu
Psychotherapist
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BSW (Social Work & Psychology), MSW (UCT) || Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (IAPS) || SACSSP-1042781 || PR No: 0972975 || M&G Top 200 Young SA- Health (2021) || Mandela Rhodes Scholar 2017 || Queer Therapist.
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Fourway Gardens 2191
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Zarius Grove
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
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I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore difficulties that prevent them from functioning at an optimal level. Clients may not always be consciously aware of their own patterns of thinking and behaviour and my aim is to make them aware of these patterns.
087 250 2219 x60
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Sandton 2191
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Candice Britz
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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I am a compassionate Counselling Psychologist working with diverse groups of individuals from multicultural backgrounds. I strive to facilitate a safe therapeutic environment for optimal well-being.
087 250 0536 x26
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Sunninghill 2191
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Stacey Fong
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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Our personal journey is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, moments of joy and incidences of hardship. As we ebb and flow through life, there may be times where difficulties arise and our usual ways of coping lose their effectiveness. Engaging in therapy can prove beneficial in navigating these challenges, providing a possible path for healing and growth. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is not only for the difficult times, but also for those moments of clarity, a sounding board upon which the healthy mind can evolve and discover new ways of being.
087 250 2219 x62
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Bryanston 2191
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Kavishka Moodley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
As your counselling psychologist, I am equipped with treating various mental health concerns. I am kind and warm and endeavor to be understanding of your experience. I have wealth of experience ranging from private practice, tertiary institutions & corporate. I have expertise in treating adults, adolescents and have a special interest in couples therapy. Understanding that the environment is important, I do know that committing to a therapy session may come with uncertainty. However, I would love to ease that anxiety by answering any questions you may have. Your psychological well-being and functioning is of utmost importance to me.
087 250 0513 x22
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Fourways 2055
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Casey Forman
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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Casey currently assists individuals of all ages. Her key areas of interest include assisting children and adults with anxiety; depression; special needs; grief and loss; trauma; and career development and guidance.
087 250 0782 x39
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Lonehill 2191
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Yolan Moodley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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Most people just want to be happy. While that can certainly be achieved through counselling, I believe happiness is an emotion, like others, that comes and goes. Instead I work with you to create more peace, joy and fulfilment in your life. These are deeper long-lasting goals that are the foundation of life satisfaction. Over and above the specific concern you wish to work on, I aim to help you connect with who you really are as a person and facilitate the path to who you would like to be.
071 342 1910
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Douglasdale 2191
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Itai Propheta
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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Life can be challenging and complicated. Our past experiences have a way of influencing how we manage the challenges life brings and we can often find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour, which can create even more difficulties. Therapy is a space to explore these patterns and to have an experience which is safe and challenging at the same time.
087 250 0536 x14
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Sandton 2191
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Vuyiswa Christina Halana
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
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My name is Vuyiswa Halana and I am an Educational Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Masters in Educational Psychology. I am based in Fourways, Johannesburg. My interests lie in working with children, teenagers, adults, parents, families and couples from different cultural backgrounds.
087 250 2748 x56
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Fourways 2055
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Mandy Florence
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
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I work in a long term psychoanalytic way which is suitable for patients who would like to work deeply with their issues and feelings. Patients who are hoping to grow in themselves and and enrich their emotional and interpersonal experiences would find this a rewarding approach.
087 250 2389 x40
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Lonehill 2062
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Nicole Cooke
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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I firmly believe that your greatest instrument in life is you, as you are. Yet, the work of self understanding is endless and we all continue to learn throughout our life stages. I offer psychological services to individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I assist clients with a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties that range from mild to moderate severity, as well as assisting with general life difficulties, adjustments, and personal development .
087 250 0914 x50
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Bryanston 2191
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Photo of Alida Bonnet, Psychologist in Witkoppen, Gauteng
Alida Bonnet
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with teenagers, young adults and adults. I believe that every person would benefit from seeing a psychologist, when they are ready. This is a warm and empathic space where you can come as you are to gain support for working through whatever challenges you may face. It is a safe, judgement-free environment. I strive to create a collaborative partnership with my clients that aims to empower them to gain insight, find their existing resilience and resources of strength, and take action toward their true desired change.
087 250 2748 x20
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Sandton 2191
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Laura Traver-de Sousa
Counsellor, MA, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
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I am a Registered Counsellor and Play Therapist in Private Practice based in Gallo Manor, Sandton, Johannesburg. BPsych (Hons) (MGI) Masters in Psychology (NWU) HPCSA No: PRC0014621. My focus is holistic, integrative and adapted to the needs of each individual client. I am determined to facilitate a process of empowerment that utilises my clients’ strengths, motivation and willingness to recover. I ensure that no unrealistic expectations are set, and practical applications are put in place and that ones well-being comes first.
087 250 0412 x79
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Sunninghill Gardens 2191
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.