Depression Therapists in Pietermaritzburg

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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Thokozani Sithole
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
I hope to assist people with a vast range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma and loss, life challenges, career difficulties and other life stage challenges.
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.
I hope to assist people with a vast range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma and loss, life challenges, career difficulties and other life stage challenges.
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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Sibongiseni Lungisile Zuma
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
In the practice I specialise in working with depression, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorders.
Sibongiseni Zuma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has had experience in both the public and private sectors of health. I provide evidence-based psychological interventions through an intentional and holistic approach, collaborating with the multidisciplinary health team when it is required.
In the practice I specialise in working with depression, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorders.
Sibongiseni Zuma is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has had experience in both the public and private sectors of health. I provide evidence-based psychological interventions through an intentional and holistic approach, collaborating with the multidisciplinary health team when it is required.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 experienced. 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 experienced. LET me help you break the CHAINS of Generational Trauma & set yourself and children FREE for GOOD.
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Elihlithemba Social Services
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
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Nkanyiso Khumalo
Social Worker, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
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Edesha Moodley
Psychotherapist, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Pietermaritzburg 3201
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Nazanin Madadi-Coetzee. Meet Me On Skype
Registered Counsellor, MA, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Claremont 3201
In 45 years of my life, I have experienced losses, grief, immigration, divorce, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, pain, emptiness, and despair.
Changing, healing, and transforming one to become strong, fulfilled, and content is my passion. With more than a decade of experience and serving thousands of clients from around the globe and South Africa, I am dedicated to help you to bring healing to your personal issues and relationship matters. My focus is in the field of marriage, relationship problems, helping clients to heal trauma, anxiety, depression and suppressed anger, addiction, codependency, and grief therapy. I love to teach self mastery.
In 45 years of my life, I have experienced losses, grief, immigration, divorce, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, pain, emptiness, and despair.
Changing, healing, and transforming one to become strong, fulfilled, and content is my passion. With more than a decade of experience and serving thousands of clients from around the globe and South Africa, I am dedicated to help you to bring healing to your personal issues and relationship matters. My focus is in the field of marriage, relationship problems, helping clients to heal trauma, anxiety, depression and suppressed anger, addiction, codependency, and grief therapy. I love to teach self mastery.
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Letta Selamolela: Letta Consulting Solutions
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sunnyside 3201
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or any emotional distress. You can receive online psychotherapy and any form psychotherapy
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or any emotional distress. You can receive online psychotherapy and any form psychotherapy
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Dr. Dirk Kotze
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Howick 3290
A client once asked me: “Don’t you get tired of listening to people’s problems for so many years?” I intuitively responded”: “How can I get tired of listening to their solutions?” I have for most of my life been training and supervising counsellors at two different universities. At the same time always running a private practice part time to ensure I learn from my clients: How they tell their problem saturated stories; and then how we together discover the alternative stories from which they then build their solutions and a preferred life story.
A client once asked me: “Don’t you get tired of listening to people’s problems for so many years?” I intuitively responded”: “How can I get tired of listening to their solutions?” I have for most of my life been training and supervising counsellors at two different universities. At the same time always running a private practice part time to ensure I learn from my clients: How they tell their problem saturated stories; and then how we together discover the alternative stories from which they then build their solutions and a preferred life story.
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Online Therapists

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Helen Jennifer Anderson
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gillitts 3610
If you are suffering emotionally, whether from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictive patterns, or any other psychological struggle, I will support your therapeutic journey with unconditional positive regard and expertise.
I work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families who need psychological assistance and/or relationship tools. I am a compassionate psychotherapist, with an additional certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist. I am also qualified to run Imago "Getting The Love you Want" workshops for couples. I do not believe that labelling a client as a "problem" is helpful; rather, the therapeutic process with me is about creating self-awareness, and working together to find creative solutions to the challenges that are facing each person that walks through my door. I encourage personal growth in all my clients.
If you are suffering emotionally, whether from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictive patterns, or any other psychological struggle, I will support your therapeutic journey with unconditional positive regard and expertise.
I work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families who need psychological assistance and/or relationship tools. I am a compassionate psychotherapist, with an additional certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist. I am also qualified to run Imago "Getting The Love you Want" workshops for couples. I do not believe that labelling a client as a "problem" is helpful; rather, the therapeutic process with me is about creating self-awareness, and working together to find creative solutions to the challenges that are facing each person that walks through my door. I encourage personal growth in all my clients.
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What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.