Therapists in Pietermaritzburg

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Claire Nonjabulo Ngcobo
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to the world of psychology which has now evolved into a full-on passion. As a registered counselling psychologist, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and together we work towards developing you. I truly care for all of my clients and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek within themselves. I believe in patients being stuck in their lives but that they still hold all the answers and so my job is to elicit those solutions when they can't see them.
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to the world of psychology which has now evolved into a full-on passion. As a registered counselling psychologist, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and together we work towards developing you. I truly care for all of my clients and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek within themselves. I believe in patients being stuck in their lives but that they still hold all the answers and so my job is to elicit those solutions when they can't see them.
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Asanda Ranase
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
I am a Clinical Psychologist trained within a broad range of theoretical modalities in providing psychotherapeutic interventions. My aim is to provide my clients with an emphathic and non-judgemental environment that is conducive to healing, as well as developing insights into their difficulties.
I am a Clinical Psychologist trained within a broad range of theoretical modalities in providing psychotherapeutic interventions. My aim is to provide my clients with an emphathic and non-judgemental environment that is conducive to healing, as well as developing insights into their difficulties.
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Andile Brenda Moyo
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
As an accomplished educational psychologist, I am dedicated to fostering optimal learning environments and promoting the well-being of students through comprehensive assessments and therapeutic interventions. With a specialization in psycho-educational assessments, accommodations and concessions evaluations, school readiness assessments, school placement evaluations, individual play therapy, and online therapy, I bring a wealth of expertise to the field.
As an accomplished educational psychologist, I am dedicated to fostering optimal learning environments and promoting the well-being of students through comprehensive assessments and therapeutic interventions. With a specialization in psycho-educational assessments, accommodations and concessions evaluations, school readiness assessments, school placement evaluations, individual play therapy, and online therapy, I bring a wealth of expertise to the field.
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Sineliso Thabethe
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
I am always humbled by the experience of having to help a person who is troubled by life circumstances and wish to find a safe space for healing, coping and adjusting to their challenges. I enjoy working with children of all ages as I'm also married myself with four children. Hence, I provide therapy and educational assessments to children and young adults. I also enjoy working with adults in families, marriages or any relationships that's seeks to renew its bonds and find new ways of relating. In the past few years I have developed interest in helping people who are struggling with trauma, addiction and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I am always humbled by the experience of having to help a person who is troubled by life circumstances and wish to find a safe space for healing, coping and adjusting to their challenges. I enjoy working with children of all ages as I'm also married myself with four children. Hence, I provide therapy and educational assessments to children and young adults. I also enjoy working with adults in families, marriages or any relationships that's seeks to renew its bonds and find new ways of relating. In the past few years I have developed interest in helping people who are struggling with trauma, addiction and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Bongi Ndumo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
Depression, Trauma, Adjustment issues, Relationship issues, Grief & Bereavement issues, Marital problems, Substance Abuse issues, Parenting skills
Depression, Trauma, Adjustment issues, Relationship issues, Grief & Bereavement issues, Marital problems, Substance Abuse issues, Parenting skills
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Sandile Radebe
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pietermaritzburg 3201
I am a licensed Educational Psychologist, duly registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). My areas of expertise encompass a wide range of professional services, including educational assessments, play therapy, relationship counseling, trauma debriefing, individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
I am a licensed Educational Psychologist, duly registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). My areas of expertise encompass a wide range of professional services, including educational assessments, play therapy, relationship counseling, trauma debriefing, individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
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Hlakaniphile Nokwazi Msane
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Educational Psychologist in private practice, registered with HPCSA. I am an BPsych and MEd Psych graduate from University of Zululand. My areas of expertise include psychological assessment and psychotherapy, counseling and career guidance, research, mentoring and coaching, learner support and development, teacher development and training. I am open to offer psychological services to children and adolescents including learners, youth, adults, and parents and families. Should you or your child experience any learning, behavioural, and emotional difficulties, I am the therapist to consult for support!
I am a licensed Educational Psychologist in private practice, registered with HPCSA. I am an BPsych and MEd Psych graduate from University of Zululand. My areas of expertise include psychological assessment and psychotherapy, counseling and career guidance, research, mentoring and coaching, learner support and development, teacher development and training. I am open to offer psychological services to children and adolescents including learners, youth, adults, and parents and families. Should you or your child experience any learning, behavioural, and emotional difficulties, I am the therapist to consult for support!
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Thokozani Sithole
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
Thokozani Sithole is a Counselling Psychologist registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from the Stellenbosch University. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Consulting Psychology from the University of South Africa. I started working as a Psychologist in the year 2014.
Thokozani Sithole is a Counselling Psychologist registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from the Stellenbosch University. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Consulting Psychology from the University of South Africa. I started working as a Psychologist in the year 2014.
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Monique Hill Online Drama Therapist
MA
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201  (Online Only)
Life can throw curveballs in our path from time to time, and these transitional periods can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and isolate us from our friends and families. Going through significant events such as exams, starting at university, thinking about getting married, getting divorced, changing jobs, or even moving house or country can bring up all sorts of emotions and struggles. At the end of the day, we all want to be able to navigate all of life's challenges with the least stress possible, feeling grounded and supported and ready to face the day.
Life can throw curveballs in our path from time to time, and these transitional periods can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and isolate us from our friends and families. Going through significant events such as exams, starting at university, thinking about getting married, getting divorced, changing jobs, or even moving house or country can bring up all sorts of emotions and struggles. At the end of the day, we all want to be able to navigate all of life's challenges with the least stress possible, feeling grounded and supported and ready to face the day.
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Muhammad Coovadia
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pietermaritzburg 3201  (Online Only)
"It is not the challenges that define us, but how we respond to those challenges."
"It is not the challenges that define us, but how we respond to those challenges."
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iSisa Wellness Hub
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
As a compassionate and empathetic wellness counselling therapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys towards wholeness and well-being. I understand that each person has their own distinct needs, goals, and aspirations. You may be seeking a safe space to process life's challenges, cultivate self-awareness, or develop resilience. Perhaps you're looking to break free from limiting patterns, nurture meaningful relationships, or simply find peace in a chaotic world. My approach is centred around empowering you to tap into your inner strength .
As a compassionate and empathetic wellness counselling therapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys towards wholeness and well-being. I understand that each person has their own distinct needs, goals, and aspirations. You may be seeking a safe space to process life's challenges, cultivate self-awareness, or develop resilience. Perhaps you're looking to break free from limiting patterns, nurture meaningful relationships, or simply find peace in a chaotic world. My approach is centred around empowering you to tap into your inner strength .
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DD Conco Private Social Worker
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
The ideal clients' issues may include stress, anxiety, work-life balance, depression , family problems, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, gender based violence anger management. Clients need therapeutic ways to cope with their challenges and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their pattern of behavior. The clients goals is to develop coping skills for overwhelming emotions, increase self-esteem and reducing negative self-talk. The ideal clients want to live a more fulfilling and balanced life and they are willing to put in the effort to make it happen.
The ideal clients' issues may include stress, anxiety, work-life balance, depression , family problems, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, gender based violence anger management. Clients need therapeutic ways to cope with their challenges and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their pattern of behavior. The clients goals is to develop coping skills for overwhelming emotions, increase self-esteem and reducing negative self-talk. The ideal clients want to live a more fulfilling and balanced life and they are willing to put in the effort to make it happen.
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Namsile Faith Zamangidi Mabaso
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3200
In my practice I use a person-centred approach, ensuring that I allow us to know each other and provide an environment that allows you to feel free to share, knowing that you are not judged and all conversations are treated with confidentiality. Through attentive listening, I aim to first establish where you are as a client. We would then look at what the presenting problem is and guide you through to acknowledge how you have contributed to the situation you are in. We look into what your expectations of the session are and work through a treatment plan to ensure your expectations can be met.
In my practice I use a person-centred approach, ensuring that I allow us to know each other and provide an environment that allows you to feel free to share, knowing that you are not judged and all conversations are treated with confidentiality. Through attentive listening, I aim to first establish where you are as a client. We would then look at what the presenting problem is and guide you through to acknowledge how you have contributed to the situation you are in. We look into what your expectations of the session are and work through a treatment plan to ensure your expectations can be met.
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Tammy Styles-Educational Psychologist
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
I work therapeutically with children and adolescents for emotional and psychological difficulties. I adopt a systems approach when working with children and adolescents since they are embedded within their family and school contexts. I provide psychological assessment services for investigating challenges in and barriers to learning, neurodevelopment and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I work therapeutically with children and adolescents for emotional and psychological difficulties. I adopt a systems approach when working with children and adolescents since they are embedded within their family and school contexts. I provide psychological assessment services for investigating challenges in and barriers to learning, neurodevelopment and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
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Carel Pj Mouton
Social Worker, MA
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3200
I aim to enable men and women to thrive by becoming the best version of themselves. The process addresses trauma, anger, stress and anxiety within themselves and their relationships through emotional awareness and practical interventions. During the sessions, I strive to enable my clients to experience physical and emotional relief from stress, anxiety and embodied trauma.
I aim to enable men and women to thrive by becoming the best version of themselves. The process addresses trauma, anger, stress and anxiety within themselves and their relationships through emotional awareness and practical interventions. During the sessions, I strive to enable my clients to experience physical and emotional relief from stress, anxiety and embodied trauma.
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Melloney Smith
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3200  (Online Only)
I am a counsellor who helps others reach their goals and work through trauma, I help others by guiding them in the right direction and assisting them with self-discovery. I help with your emotions and self-expression and assist you with new ways to express your emotions. I serve the public, adults, and children. Anyone who reaches out for help deserves to be helped to the best of my ability. Mental and emotional health is what I focus on, and I find the best therapy method for every client. I'm a loyal and open person. I aim to empower others, help them grow, and reach their full potential.
I am a counsellor who helps others reach their goals and work through trauma, I help others by guiding them in the right direction and assisting them with self-discovery. I help with your emotions and self-expression and assist you with new ways to express your emotions. I serve the public, adults, and children. Anyone who reaches out for help deserves to be helped to the best of my ability. Mental and emotional health is what I focus on, and I find the best therapy method for every client. I'm a loyal and open person. I aim to empower others, help them grow, and reach their full potential.
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Ask Mareli Counselling
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3200  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Mareli Csabai, a dedicated counsellor passionate about supporting your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I recognize the importance of the whole person in the counselling journey. Your unique story is valued, and I'm here to support you on this holistic journey towards well-being.
Hello, I'm Mareli Csabai, a dedicated counsellor passionate about supporting your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I recognize the importance of the whole person in the counselling journey. Your unique story is valued, and I'm here to support you on this holistic journey towards well-being.
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Johan Le Roux
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pietermaritzburg 3200
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. If you are unhappy with your life at the moment, I would love to explore with you how we can inspire a better future. By simply understanding and accepting ourselves and our current situations, it can lead to a happier and healthier future.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. If you are unhappy with your life at the moment, I would love to explore with you how we can inspire a better future. By simply understanding and accepting ourselves and our current situations, it can lead to a happier and healthier future.
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Nomkhosi MaNgwabe Qwabe
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3200
The Present is the WINDOW into the past. Be aware of your past and examine the SCRIPT you were given from your family bloodline. I'll love to help you rewrite it with GOD. When it comes to traits that we carry both the BIBLE and SCIENCE have much to say. Our journey through life is shaped by the legacy of those who came before us for better or worse. It is important to understand that the type of family history that get passed down through generations reflects the same recurring problems and troubles that all our ancestors experience. LET me help you break the CHAINS of Generational Trauma & set yourself and children FREE for GOOD.
The Present is the WINDOW into the past. Be aware of your past and examine the SCRIPT you were given from your family bloodline. I'll love to help you rewrite it with GOD. When it comes to traits that we carry both the BIBLE and SCIENCE have much to say. Our journey through life is shaped by the legacy of those who came before us for better or worse. It is important to understand that the type of family history that get passed down through generations reflects the same recurring problems and troubles that all our ancestors experience. LET me help you break the CHAINS of Generational Trauma & set yourself and children FREE for GOOD.
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Roxanne Goodchild Specialist Wellness Counsellor
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201  (Online Only)
You are unique, with your own strengths and weaknesses. With the right perspective and tools, you can overcome great challenges. In fact, there is much to be gained by working through your 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. My ideal client is someone who needs a safe space & an empathetic ear to work through their difficulties, and to discover the hope that lies beyond what they have experienced.
You are unique, with your own strengths and weaknesses. With the right perspective and tools, you can overcome great challenges. In fact, there is much to be gained by working through your 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. My ideal client is someone who needs a safe space & an empathetic ear to work through their difficulties, and to discover the hope that lies beyond what they have experienced.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Pietermaritzburg

20+

Average cost per session

R700

Counsellors in Pietermaritzburg who prioritize treating:

63% Behavioural Issues
56% Depression
56% Stress
52% Anxiety
52% Bereavement
52% Coping Skills
52% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% GEMS
100% Bonitas
91% Momentum

How Counsellors in Pietermaritzburg see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Pietermaritzburg?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.